{Beauty} NYE Makeup Essentials

posted on: December 31, 2012

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Kahlia Adams' NYE Makeup Essentials:

1) Strong Brows
2) Gold Glittered Eyes
3) Dramatic Lashes (we found these at the dollar store for $2!)
4) Contoured Cheeks
5) Blue-Tones Matte Red Lipstick

Add some sequins or your favourite little black dress and you're ready to welcome 2013 looking your absolute best!

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Have a beauty or makeup question?  Any how-to's or tutorials you'd like to see?  
Tweet @KahliaMakeup or book an appointment with her at kahliaadams.com!

The Best of 2012: Outfits

posted on: December 29, 2012

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Thanks for joining me this year, fashionistas.  Looking forward to an even more stylish 2013!

The Style Common x Joe Fresh

posted on: December 28, 2012

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Joe Fresh Rose Gold Sequin Tank Top - now on SALE! // Black/Copper  Aritzia Wilfred Pirouette Jacket - now on SALE // Second Denim Yoga Jeans // Silver Disco Pumps from Guess (old) // Burgundy Clutch - borrowed // Purple Amethyst Ring from Front and Company // Makeup by Kahlia Adams

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It has taken me years to figure out how to dress for my figure.  It's quite a challenge to balance wearing items that suit my body type, but still keep me comfortable.  Since I'm a pretty classic hourglass figure, I can usually be found rocking tops tucked into high-waisted skirts/trousers or long tops over skinny pants.

Recently The Style Common gals were challenged to explain how we'd style up this gorgeous rose gold Joe Fresh sequin tank as everyday figure-flattering wear.  I decided to play-up the length of the top and wear it over my fav pair of skinny dark denim.  To cover my arms and emphasize my smallest point - the waist, I layered on a cropped jacket (though, a cardigan would work just as well).  Threw on some sparkly heels and a clutch, et voila!  The perfect way to rock sequins out for the evening.
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See how all the members of The Style Common rocked their Joe Fresh Holiday Sequins on TSC Lately!

Oh, you fancy huh?!

posted on: December 26, 2012

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Polka Dot Blouse a gift from England // Second Yoga Jeans // BB Dakota Fur Vest from ModCloth // Spiked Necklace from Forever 21 // Bag from Zara // Fox Ring from Front and Company // Steve Madden Boots // Makeup by Kahlia Adams

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I was so intimidated by this fur vest last year, and this season I can't get enough of it!  Isn't it funny when that happens?  It's just so neutral and dresses up any of my long sleeve blouses.  A great investment too, believe I got it on sale last year.  Speaking of sales, I have to go.  I'm hitting up my favourite Vancouver boutiques including Barefoot Contessa, Oak+Fort, Front and Company, and The Archetype to see what kind of deals they're offering today.  Sure, I could save my Christmas money or...

Happy Boxing Day my fellow fashionistas xo

Christmas with the Quans

posted on: December 25, 2012

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Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. All the best over the Holidays and always.

xo The Quans

{Gift Guide} For The City Girl

posted on: December 21, 2012

Gifts... for the CityGirl

Gifts for the City Girl by Michela Byl

J.Crew printed sweatshirt, 49 CAD // Burberry trench coat, 1,375 CAD // Zara box clutch, 79 CAD // River Island , 24 CAD // J.Crew vintage earrings, 115 CAD // Glove // Club Monaco // FOSSIL® Accessories Travel:Women Vintage Revival Camera Case SL4084, 78 CAD // BCBG Max Azria , 38 CAD // Meredith Wendell , 290 CAD // Agenda Feathers 2013: Peter Pauper Press: Lifestyle |..., 13 CAD // Tall Wellington Boot | Rubber Rain Boots | Hunter Boot Ltd, 135 CAD

Chopped + Bundled

posted on: December 20, 2012

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Winter Coat second-hand from Front And Company // Dark Denim Skinny Jeans c/o Second Yoga Jeans // Chunky Knit Mustard Yellow Scarf from ModCloth (old) // Leopard Print Pumps by Seychelles // Grey Co-Lab Bag (old) // Gold Holiday Cocktail c/o Social Experiment // 

Makeup by Kahlia Adams // Hair Cut by Michael at TRiM Hair Salon

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{Photos by Jen of Her Waise Choice}

As of last week, my hair was in a state of emergency.  The length was so out of control.  It was at the point where only the ends would curl, I constantly found nests of knots in the back, and I was wearing my hair up in a bun more often than anyone should.  And so, I called in for backup and saw Michael at TRiM for a fresh haircut.

Most people who see me just comment on the fact that my long hair is gone, but I LOVE this change.  It's so much healthier, easier to manage, and perfect for our trip to Mexico next week.  My hair grows like a weed anyway, so in a month you won't even be able to tell I cut it :P

Did you do anything shocking (yes, this is classified as "shocking" in my world) with your hair this year?  How did yours turn out?

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