July 29, 2011


Happy Friday everyone! I had a tough week and it might have been apparent in my last few blog posts. But I just got home and am so excited about the weekend! I have a girls night out tonight and tomorrow hubby and I are going to Montreal for a couple of days. Monday is a holiday too so long weekend should help me relax, yay!

I touched up my roots last night and also got my hair dresser (my mom) to straighten my hair for me. I rarely every wear my hair straight so I thought I share a picture with you. My hair is actually quite fine (but I have a lot of it, which makes them appear thicker) and wavy but I'm way too lazy especially in the summer to use a flat iron on them:

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What do you guys think? The makeup is simple here. I know I had my summer staple cheek duo of Nars Irresistiblement Bronzer and Deep Throat blush on my face and my HG summer lip combo of Chanel Genial RA and Venus Glossimer on lips.

Have a great weekend everyone!

12:40 PM

July 27, 2011


Hey lovelies! I'm coming down with a random summer cold with totally sucks! I can't even take any sick days coz I'm so friggin busy at work. So the stress is not helping with my cold going away any faster. On the up side, this coming weekend is a long weekend and hubby and I will go to Montreal for the last weekend of "Just for Laughs" festival. It should be a nice break for me

I did this look to go with my ruffled pink shirt on Monday. I love brights pinks (as you may have noticed). I didn't want to do pink lips though so I went for creamy corals. Hope you guys like this look.

Face
F&B Foundation - N3
Ben Nye Powder
X-Rocks blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Post Haste e/s - lid
Coppering e/s - crease
Embark e/s - outer v
Ego e/s - inner lid
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
UD bourbon 24/7 - lower lashline
Dark Diversion f/l - to line
Marcelle Power Volume mascara

Lips
Mouth Off l/l
Marcelle Paris Rose l/s

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And for outfit of the day, I wore this cute hot pink ruffled top by Banana Republic. I really like ruffles but I have a larger bust so I have to be careful with them. This shirt fits fine though and doesn't over accentuate anything luckily. Navy linen pants are by Mexx and wedges are by Nine West:

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12:16 PM

July 26, 2011


Hey beauties! I have another look from this past weekend for you. Hubby and I attended a close friend's engagement party held at a beautiful state house in Perth. I was wearing a purple dress and wanted to do smokey eyes (but not purple) so I went for plum and gray. Nars Eurydice duo is one of my favourites for creating a smokey eye with a twist and I find both sides unique in my collection.

Hope you guys like this look :)

Face
Lise Watier 12 hour Foundation - Neutre
Sculpt
Azalea Blossom b/o

Eyes
Fresco Rose p/p - base
Ego e/s - inner lid
Nars Eurydice duo - raspberry shade on lid, gray shade on outer lid
Copperplate e/s - crease
Poison Pen e/s - inner crease
Nars Pandora e/s - black shade on outer v
Reflects Very Pink glitter - lid
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Lips
Nars Roman Holiday l/s
Going Casual c/g

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And here's a picture of the outfit of the day. Dress is by BCBG and shoes by Nine West. I really like this flowy dress though it's not something I'd go for typically. It's a different shape for me (I'm more of a shift/form fitting dress kinda girl). But hubby loves it on me so I like it too ;)

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July 25, 2011


Hello lovelies! Hope you all had an amazing weekend. Mine was certainly quite busy. On Friday, one of my closest friends had her baby about two weeks early so we went to visit her right after work. He's the most adorable little thing ever! Then on Saturday I went to another friends birthday which started in her apartment and ended on the dance floor at her favourite bar.

Now Saturday night was a super humid balmy night so I really didn't even want to wear makeup. But I did it anyway. I just went simple on the eyes and wore a bright lipstick a la Nars Heat Wave. Here are some pictures for your viewing pleasures.

Face
Lise Watier 12hour foundation/concealer - Neutre
Nars Laguna Bronzer
Nars Madly blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
UD Half Baked e/s - lid
UD Naked e/s - crease
UD Buck e/s - outer v
UD Virgin e/s - highlight
BB Chocolate Brown g/l - to line
Lancome Definicils Pro mascara

Lips
Inglot Red l/l
Nars Heat Wave l/s
Nars Babe l/g

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And I did a french braided updo for hair of the night. It could do with less fly-aways but it was way too humid for anything to hold sleek. The do itself held through all the drinking, dancing and jumping though, lol!

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And here's a picture of me attempting to sit pretty in my friend's warm and over crowded apartment:
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And here's a pic of me and the birthday girl much later that night:
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July 21, 2011


Hey beauties! I wore this look to go see "Horrible Bosses" with hubby. We both loved it! I def recommend it as a light comedy that will make you feel good. I know I've done looks similar to this before but it was too hot to think of anything super creative. I cannot wait for fall really!!

Hope you guys enjoy this look. It's simple but still pops.

Face
F&B Foundation - N3
Ben Nye powder
Sculpt
Nars Desire blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
MUFE #93 - lid and crease
Golden Olive p/m - mid lid
Vanilla p/m - highlight
MUFE #183 - outer lower lashline
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
Cargo 3 in 1 mascara

Lips
Trimmed in Pink l/l
Pink Nouveau l/s
Palatial l/g

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July 20, 2011


Hello beauties. I had almost forgotten about this look that I did last Saturday. We had a few friends over for dinner so I took the opportunity to glam it up! I went for an overall bronze look and added gilded shadow and a dramatic eyeliner shape. Summer is the perfect time for this types of bronzey looks and I'm taking full advantage of my newly acquired tan.

Hope you guys like this look.

Face
F&B Foundation - N3
Ben Nye Powder
Sculpt
Otherwordly blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base for above crease
Cashflow p/p - base for lid
Sugarpill Goldilux p/m - lid
Blonde's Gold p/m - inner lid
UD Naked e/s - crease
UD Virgin e/s - crease
UD Buck e/s - outer v
Blacktrack f/l- to line
MUFE 6k e/l - lower lashline
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Lips
Bronzilla l/s
Gold Rebel l/g

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And this was my outfit of the night. Continuing my love affair with maxi dresses, I picked up this sort of animal print maxi on the sales rack at Winners last week for $20, score! Though I think the dress is a "bit" short but whatever at that price I didn't care :D

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July 19, 2011


Hello beauties! You all know I love my red lips, I wear them day and night and regardless of the occasion. They're the easiest way to glam and incorporate nicely with my daily wardrobe.

I picked up Chanel's Exces Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss on a whim this past weekend. I must say I'm already in love! I've been wearing this two days in a row and I think I'll sport it again this weekend. I already loved the Extrait de gloss formula (I have Emoi in my collection) as it's non sticky and pigmented, looks great on top of a lip liner (with no lipstick) and it makes my lips soooo juicy!

Face
Prolognwear Foundation - NW25
Nars Sin blush
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Sheiseido H4 Hydro Powder e/s - base for lid
Inglot AMC #72 - crease
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Chanel Cassis e/l - to line and smudge
Diorshow mascara
Vanilla p/m - tearduct

Lips
Inglot Red l/l
Chanel Exces Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss

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And here's my hair of the day which was braided again; this time into a side french braid started from the back. I'm obsessed with braiding my hair this summer. I mean I always like braids this time of the year but this year it's like every other day. It's easy and keeps hair outta my face though, and we're still going through a heat wave here :( oh and try and ignore the random flyaway, lol! I only noticed it after:

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July 19, 2011


Hey beauties! I've meant to do this tag a long time ago and just never had a chance to photograph these products till last weekend. The lovely Ev at Mozarella and Makeup tagged me to do my favourite products. I changed it to 10 most used as I figured whatever I've used a lot has got to also be a fave :) Alright, here we go:

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1. MUFE Face & Body foundation - I only have 1/4 of this amazing light water foundation left. I love the cooling feeling MUFE F&B gives to my face upon application.

2. MUFE Full Cover concealer in #6 - this concealer covers EVERYTHING! I mean it, I've never have seen a better concealer for my old acne scars.

3. Nars Deep Throat blush - have had this blush for nearly 4 years and use it about 3 times a week and you still cannot see the pan! Deep Throat is a gorgeous peachy pink, awesome on light medium skintones.

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4. Lancome Hypnose mascara in Black - this has been my HG for 6 years now! I usually have about 7-8 mascaras in rotation and none ever get even close to the awesomeness of Hypnose. It adds volume to my long lashes, is super black and feel light and never flakes off.

5. Chanel Cassis e/l - this is the best smokey purple kohl liner there and I love that it's very blendable, does not smudge, does an amazing job of making the hazel peepers pop!

6. MAC Blanc Type e/s - can you see that I need another pan soon? Lol! I use Blanc Type as my daily brow highlighter. It's a great matte ivory shade, applies smoothly and blends well.

7. Bobbi Brown Cobalt Ink g/l - This dark navy gel liner is my preferred way of defining my eyes (I like it better than gel black). BB does superior gel liners that do not budge ever!

8. MAC Painterly p/p - this is my 3rd jar of Painterly which is my everyday eyeshadow base. I only have a teaspoon left too, lol! I like MAC's cream formula paint pots and the flesh pink shade of Painterly is great for my skintone and all my eyeshadows.

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9. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre - The lighter version of Chanel Chance is my summer fragrance and you can't see in this pic but I def need a new bottle soon. It smells fresh and slightly floral (not too much so though, I don't like very floral scents) and like Chanel always does them, CHIC!

10. Nars Niagara l/s - The pinky coral shade of Niagara makes it a summer staple but I also wear this lipstick year around. It's on the sheerer side but incredibly buildable. This is a shade that will suite most skintones.

Alright my dear readers, you're all tagged. Feel free to do a post on your top 10 most used/fave products. Let me know if you're doing the tag so I check out your post :)

July 18, 2011


Hey lovelies! I have a quick post for you featuring an outfit of the day plus a simple summer FOTD.

Maxi length in dresses and skirts is all over the place this summer. As a relatively tall girl (I'm 5'7") I fully embrace this trend since maxis never seem to overwhelm my figure. I also love the easy breezy feel maxis have about them. I'm incorporating another trend in this outfit of the day by going for colour blocking. I kept it subtle by staying in the same colour family. Teal tank top by Le Chateau, maxi navy dress by BCBG, leather flat sandals by Gap, China Glaze Custom Kicks is on my nails:

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I did super simple look for the last day of work before weekend. I used my beloved MUFE aqua cream in #20 to line my eyes, added Lancome Hypnose mascara to the lashes, wore MAC F&B (N3) and Nars Deep Throat on my face and added subtle colour to my lips using Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Antigone:

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What are some of your favourite summer trends?

July 17, 2011


Hey beauties, hope you've enjoyed your weekends so far. It's a pretty hot one here in Ottawa and made me think of another summer fave to blog about, gel liners:

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When it's hot out, we all want to wear less makeup. One of the ways to look put together and summer appropriate yet not pile on products is to wear a bright eyeliner. I would say at least 3 times a week this is all I do, bright gel liner + mascara and head outta the door. My go-to liners this summer are Makeup Forever Aqua Cream Liners in #20 (gorgeous bright blue) and #22 (emerald green).

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MUFE #22 on left and #20 on right

I love the MUFE aqua creams as they are bright and opaque in one stroke (I typically use MAC 209 and line around my eyes, upper and lower lashline). You get quite bit of products for the price which is $25CAD and the most important plus, they last all day long on me. I'm not a believer in using eye base when just applying eyeliner. These babies stay put through heat and humidity from morning to evening. I'm quite practiced with lining so it really takes me 2 minutes to do both eyes and yet I get so many compliments when I wear either of these two shades and no other makeup.

Here's some swatches on my hand for you gals:

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MUFE #20 on top and #22 on the bottom

Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Have you tried the MUFE Aqua Cream Liners? What is your fave way to accentuate your eyes in the summer?

July 15, 2011


Hey lovelies! Wow, we're already in the middle of July! Time went by very quickly for me this summer. It's probably because I don't even have time to breath at work. Sometimes I'm surprised at my own ability to still keep up with the blogging through this stressful time. But I guess it makes me happy.

I used one of my favourite pigments, Gold Stroke, for yesterday's look. I wanted to red lips initially but decided to keep things a bit more muted. You probably also notice that I wear a LOT less face products these days. I just don't like the feeling of layered stuff on my face in the summer. So I do sun block + foundation + one blush most days.

Hope you guys like this.

Face
Pro Longwear foundation - NW25
Nars Sin blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base for above crease
Artifact p/p - base for lid and crease
Prance e/s - inner lid
Gold Stroke p/m - lid
Smoke Signal p/m - outer v and to set liner
UD Naked e/s - transition shade
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Dark Diversion f/l - to line
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Lips
Nars Sex Machine mvp
She Loves Candy l/g

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In the summer, I keep my hair away from my neck as I have VERY low heat tolerance. I alternate between various updos and braided hair styles. Since I prefer my hair on one side of my face vs behind my neck, most styles I do start with a low side pony. For this particular style, I did the low pony and then wrapped a section of hair around the elastic and hid it. Then fish braided the rest of the hair, voila! Super simple and cute, hubs loved this style :D

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July 14, 2011

Hey beauties! I went for off seasonally chic dark lips yesterday as I was just in the mood for more drama on the lips. If you've been following my blog for a long time, you've seen me write about how dark lips were my first makeup love and that I still gravitate towards them. That's probably why fall is my favourite makeup season.

Now since we're in the middle of July I blotted the colour a little bit but come October I would wear these lips full on, lol! I actually can't wait, I'm already tired of the heat and humidity :/

Face
MAC F&B foundation - N3
Ben Nye powder
Chanel Plum Attraction blush

Eyes
Painterly p/ p - base
Illegal Cargo e/s - lid
Ego e/s - inner lid
Graphology e/s - to cut and blend crease
Poison Pen e/s - above crease
Vanilla p/m - highlight
Inglot purple g/l - to line
Lancome Definicils Pro mascara

Lips
MUFE 12C l/l
Rougette Mattene

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12:12 PM

July 13, 2011


Hey lovelies! I so wish I was on vacation right now. I'm incredibly busy at work and so tired in the evening that I have absolutely no time for socializing. That makes me wish I was away on vacation. I can't take time off till October though (when we're planing on going to Europe). In the mean time, I make myself happy by wearing makeup that reminds me of the the ocean somehow.

Hope you like the look:

Face
MUFE F&B - #32
Ben Nye powder
Nars Irresistiblement Bronzer
Instant Chic blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Inglot teal g/l - base for lid
Nars Star Sailor duo - gold shade on inner lid
Inglot AMC Shine #59 - mid lid
Teal p/m - outer lid
Plumage e/s - outer v and crease
Inglot AMC Matte #371 - above crease
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Undercurrent p/g - lower lashline
Siahi f/l - to line
Lancome Definicils Pro mascara

Lips
Honeylove l/s
Nars Virgin Kiss l/g

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July 12, 2011


Hey lovelies! I have a super simple look to share with you today. I ended up sleeping in on Monday so the makeup had to be simpler. I got quite bit of compliments on it though, maybe I suite simpler makeup better. I guess the simple makeup also worked as it was a very hot and humid day (31deg + humidity, yuck!). Hope you guys like this :)

Face
Lise Wartier 12hour foundation/concealer - Neutre
Nars Madly blush

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Cork e/s - lid
Wedge e/s - crease
Espresso e/s - outer v
Vanilla p/m - highlight
UD Bourbon 24/7 - lower lashline
Lancome Black Art Liner - to line
Diorshow mascara

Lips
Trimmed in Pink l/l
Chanel Emoi l/g

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I really liked the dress I had worn with this look but obviously I forgot to take outfit pics :( Instead I have for you the casual outfit I wore to my parents BBQ party on Sunday. Tank top is by RW &Co, navy relaxed shorts by Gap and peep toes by Nine West:

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July 11, 2011


Hello beauties and happy Monday. I had an amazing weekend so I'm in a great mood this first day of the week. I present you the second product in my series of Summer Faves: MAC Face & Body Foundation:

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Note - before reading this review, note that I have combination skin and neutral to cool undertones. My skin burns quickly when directly in sunlight.

Formula and Application - MAC F&B is a light water based foundation that is perfect for use in hot and humid months. Since the bottle comes with a nozzle shape applicator, I just squeeze a bit out and spread using my fingers (sometimes I use MAC 187). F&B dries with a slight sheen so I usually set it with a bit of translucent powder. I love how natural it looks though, my scars get covered but you can see my skin. I find F&B to be sweat and water proof and usually don't need to touch up during a hot and humid summer day.

Packaging and Price - F&B comes in a squeezable plastic bottle with a nozzle applicator. You get quite a bit for your buck too as you pay $39CAD for 4oz of products. This to me is one of the best deals you can get for a foundation that performs as great as F&B.

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Colour Match - F&B is categorized into N(Cool) and C(Warm) shades starting from C/N1 to C/N9. Since this is a light textured foundation, you will definitely find a shade that matches you. I used to wear shade N2 but as I'm quite bit tanner this summer I've moved up to shade N3 which is a great match for NW25/30.

Hope this review was helpful to you guys. What is your favourite summer time foundation?

July 9, 2011


Hey lovelies and happy Saturday! This is the most beautiful weekend weather-wise and I'm spending quite a bit of outside. I have for you a look I did on Friday night outing with the girls for martinis. I did a smokey shimmery plum look and paired it with my all time MAC fave lipstick, Snob.

Hope you guys like the look.

Face
Lise Watier 12 hour foundation/concealer - Neutre
Stark Naked bpb
Pearl Blossom bp

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base
Below Ground GPS - base for lid
Inglot Pearl #440 - inner lid
OCC Clove p/m - lid
Inglot AMC #378 - outer lid
Blanc Type e/s - highlight
Graphology e/s - outer v
Chanel Cassis e/l - to line
Lancome Hypnose mascara

Lips
Snob l/s
Going Casual c/g

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And I wore this mini strapless dress from Bedo. I've had it since 2008 but then for most of 2009 and 201 it didn't fit me. It seems that my workouts have paid off and now I fit into it again though, yey! The lace applique peep-toes are by Roberto Vianni:

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12:20 PM

July 7, 2011


Hey beauties! I'm on an out of town site visit today and left the house at friggin 6 am. Already so exhausted. I cannot wait for the weekend and swimming in my parents pool, yey!

This is yesterday's look; I did smokey teal eyes with Nars Rajasthan duo. The teal side is such a rich shade I cannot stop using it! I'm also still taking for advantage of my tan and wearing glowy cheek products. Yey for summer glow :)

Face
Pro Longwear Foundation - NW25
Nars Laguna bronzer
Chez Chez Lame powder

Eyes
Painterly p/p - base for above crease
Delft p/p - base for lid/crease
Aqua e/s - above crease
Jewel Blue e/s - crease
Nars Rajasthan duo - teal side on lid
Aquavert e/s - inner lid
Vanilla p/m - highlight
Cargo Swimmable e/l - aqua shade on lower lashline
Lise Watier Black Teal e/l - to line
Cargo 3 in 1 mascara

Lips
Naked l/l
Woo Me kissbale lip colour

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And some pics in natural light:

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