Saturday, 13 September 2014

What's In My Ipsy? September 2014

Friday was my favourite day of the month again, I got my Ipsy bag in the mail! For the month of September the theme was "Street Style" and the actual bag is super cute! I like the metallic silver with the studs, this bag is going to find itself in my schoolbag! 

Hikari Lipstick- Cabernet ($13.00)

Pacifica Natural Mineral Eyeliner- Fringe ($11.00)

Crown Brushes Dual Eye Brush, Flat Shader and Pencil 
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair 1fl.oz (full size: 5.25 oz $26.00)
Leanni Eco 3 in 1 Revolution Light (2 fl.oz $17.48)
I'm really impressed with my Ipsy bag this month and can't wait to try some of these products out- especially the deep repair hair masks! Look back for reviews as I sample these products! 


Thursday, 11 September 2014

Girls with Curls Shampoo, Conditioner and Curl Gelee Review

Girls with Curls is a recent product line launch by Dippity Do does anyone else think of the hair gel from their childhood when they hear that name? I have found this line at London Drugs, Walmart and Target for around $5 a product. The line has the curl shampoo, curl conditoner, curl gellee and curl cream. I have the shampoo/conditioner and the gellee. Overall, I am impressed with the line, I do find that it helps my curls look more defined and not as flat or shapeless and frizzy.

The Gellee is a really unique product as far as my curl care goes, it's not a gel but it's not a mouse, it's more like a whipped gel. The directions tell the user to apply the gellee to wet hair from roots to ends be warned: too much will make your roots a sticky mess apply cautiously and scrunch. I find this works best my flipping your hair over your head and applying like you would a mouse, scrunching as you go.

The combination of shampoo/conditioner/gellee really does help my curls in particular look more curly, my sister has found the shampoo/conditioner a little too drying for her hair, but on me I think it removes the rest amount of oils to really let my curls form and last.

I would rate this system:
8/10 for price, at just $5 a product, washing 2-3 times a week the bottles should last a fair amount of time, and the small amount of gellee required for my long thick hair is really doing the job, promising a long lasting use of the product.
8/10 for overall experience, I find it works and will repurchase when I run out.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

What's On My Nails? Ciate Polish Haul and Review

Recently Barrie got a Sephora- which has made my days currently! I was once a makeup junkie with NO access to Sephora OR MAC so obviously my sister and I had to pop in.. we just had to right?

While I was in Vancouver I had noticed the Ciate London Nail Polish mini sets and swore I would buy one before I left.. I didn't, which meant I was required to buy it here. I tried to pick more seasonal transition shades, perfect for the summer-fall feeling right now. 

How these little packages work is really quite unique, you pick 3 mini polishes, ranging in colours to nail art (they have one that has little studs in it!) and put them in the cute little box, and it's $22.50.

The pack is really easy to justify, 3 polishes, although minis are cheaper then 3 other nail polishes, and what are the likelihood that I will ever actually finish a bottle of nail polish? That's just how I justified it 

My Picks: Chinchilla, Mistress & Apple and Custard 

I of course had to take of my old polish and try one of the colours right away. So I picked Chinchilla! 

Overall I am enjoying the colour, it's been on for a couple of days without a base/top coat and there aren't any chips. It applies really smooth, but thin, it required 2 layers to get this pigmentation, overall I am happy with the polish and can't wait to try my other ones! I can see myself buying some of their other colours. 


Monday, 8 September 2014

Fall Fashion Inspiration

Recently, the weather and I have been feeling like it should feel more like fall. As I prepare my closet for fall, and the ever looming winter, bringing out my cable knit sweaters, leggings and boots I have been spending a lot of my spare time on Pinterest gathering some inspiration. 

I love me some Pinterest it's a GREAT way to kill time! so below are my 5 new fall inspirations

I love the layer of the denim blouse and cable knit sweater, and the boots are fantastic! I have most of the pieces already, which is why I think I'm drawn to this inspiration 

Another thing I already have the majority of the pieces too, I like the look of the rustic leather, with the military style jacket, I have one, was just never sure how to style it.. now I do! 

I originally posted this for the hair, but I have to say the whole style is on point, love the slouchy sweater! 

Lauren Conrad is one of my style icons, I adore everything she wears! I really like this poncho style sweater, it just looks so versatile to dress up or down, this is something on my wishlist for sure! 

I love denim blouses in the fall, they just seem so laid back and casual! The entire outfit is perfection! 

Well, that's it, my fall inspiration! What are some of your fall inspirations!? 

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Day Five: Four Back to School Outfits

In Canada, and I believe the US September 1st is a national holiday- labour day, which is quickly followed by the first day of school. Since my first week of school was only 4 days, I have decided to show you what I wore for my first week of grad school!

Currently in Ontario, it is unseasonably like summer (usually it's like fall right about now) so my outfits have ranged from more fall weather appropriate, to straight up shorts.

For my orientation, I wore these Mint Green pants I got from Maurice's 1 1/2 years ago, and a recent purchase from Stitches I shop there ALL the time! I really like this chevron top! I wore my vans and curled my hair.

For the official first day of school I wore my denim jeggings, not even sure where I got these from.. oops and a thinly knit top... from Stitches. I continued to keep my hair down and curly, really getting my wear out of these curls!
continuing migraine issues prevented me from actually getting a picture the day I wore this outfit... sorry! 
It was quiet warm so I decided on my white capris and my white and black stripped top with leather shoulder pads.. all from Stitches. Even in this lighter wearing outfit it was still quite toasty. I did wear my hair down with a headband and super soft curls, but since I came home and went to bed I wasn't able to get a picture :(

Today, it was supposed to reach the low 40's with the humidex.. aka freakin' hot so I wore my favourite warm toned hunter green shorts from my trusty store Stitches and a warm toned coral chiffon blouse.. surprise... Stitches. Since it was hot, and I was still a little sensitive from my migraine, my 3rd day hair was thrown up into a top knot.
That migraine was a killer! but I got all the outfits photographed! 

Day Four: Back To School Makeup!

For yesterdays post (I suffer from migraines, and yesterdays was a killer).. I have put together my back to school/work/life look using my recently purchased Lorac Pro Palette.

I do prefer a more neutral look for day to day life, and this is no exception with school. Graduate school is very overwhelming, so something quick to look like I wasn't sick last night, or like I actually slept is the goal.

Blended Taupe into the Crease
Nude in the inner corner
Lt. Bronze brushed onto the eyelid 
Primed Eyelids with Urban Decay Primer Potion
Revlon Matte Eyeliner in Midnight Blue
Maybelline Volum' Express Mascara in Black
ELF HD under eye setting powder to set concealer 
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Very Fair
Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
Benefit Rockateur Blush
Milani Wax Pencil in Clear
Milani Brow Fix in Light 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Day Three: My Schoolbag Essentials

I got my schoolbag from Target, it's just a duffle bag with lots of room to store my laptop and binders and everything a college girl needs. 

Inside I have my laptop, binder and textbook, my planner and pencil case, as well as a water bottle ad some snacks. I do share a car with my sister so some days I'm at the school longer then when I have class, so I bring extra books to do more homework. 

Tune in Tomorrow to see a Back to School Makeup Look!