Even though the beauty trends have heavily leaned towards neutrals, nudes, and dusty pink lip colours (such a 90’s throwback), I am still such a sucker for a bold rouge, especially at this time of year. The winter tends to turn my skin a pale, less glowy hue and a red lip can seriously pack a punch. In fact, I’ve been known to throw on a rouge lipstick in a pinch if I happen to have no other makeup on and have to look slightly more put together.
I’ve cycled through many favourites, but at the moment I keep gravitating towards the NYX Pin-Up Pout in Lucy! This cruelty free lipstick is well pigmented and doesn’t bleed or require a lipliner, which I greatly appreciate. This one is definitely on the cooler side and has a slight pink tinge to it. As I’m such a classic kinda gal, I love to pair it with either a winged liquid eyeliner or just lots of lashes without liner. Makes the red lippie the star of the show!
I’m pretty sure it’s actually smoky not smokey, but the makeup world doesn’t seem to care 🤷🏻♀️
I roll my eyes at the guidelines for a smokey eyeshadow for brown eyes, as they always state that purple is the way to go. As though I’m going to slather various shades of purple eyeshadow on my lids and head out for the night. I think not! As stubborn as I am about this, I have to confess something to you. No matter what shade neutral shadow I apply to my lids, it inevitable turns purple! Look at my lids! We put brown and copper colours on my eyes and it all morphed into this silver/purple look. I mean, I know I’m a rule follower, but for even my skin to follow suit. I just can’t win!
Despite the colour change, it was fun to wear a more dramatic eye than usual to our girl’s night at Savio last month. Melissa came over earlier and we took some photos and did these fun makeup looks. If you don’t know my cousin Melissa, you really should. We literally talk on the phone multiple times a day, every single day LOL. She’s just getting back into blogging (it was actually Melissa who helped inspire me to originally start this site, so she’s legit an OG blogger) and she had a fun idea to do Blogmas. Which means that she’s coming out with a brand new post every day until Christmas! You should probably go subscribe and follow along, or at least give her an Instagram follow @melissa_cartier. I know she’d really appreciate it!
Always aiming for maximum ponytail volume ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I have to say that teaming up with Goody has been so fun! When we first kicked off our partnership, they sent a box of their products for me to play around with, which was all kinds of amazing. I have discovered some new go-to accessories and wanted to share a recent favourite with you. The best part? You’ll have the opportunity to WIN a Goody Hair package to try out their accessories as well! More details coming up on my Insta very soon.
Since I don’t wash my Mufasa mane on the daily, quick and easy styles for second (or third, or fourth) day hair are so important. A ponytail is obviously a classic style, but I was so excited to discover a little Goody accessory that helps take things to the next level. With the weight of my hair, a ponytail usually falls flat and the elastic slides down with any movement. This little comb and elastic combo helps keep things secure and gives that fountain effect at the top for mega volume! Though I have thicker hair, I did try it out on a friend who has thinner locks and it also worked well for her.
Be sure to check out my other favourite Goody accessories in past posts here and here! There will also be a HUGE Goody Giveaway on my Instagram in the next few days, so keep an eye out for it!
This hairstyle will be your secret weapon this Holiday Season!
It’s only November, but we all know that the 2017 Holiday Party Season is about to begin. And it really is the most wonderful time of the year! The extra hours with friends and family, all those fun, festive outings. The holiday parties are THE perfect excuse to wear lots of sparkle and even tacky sweaters. It’s the best!
In the spirit of the season, I’ve partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart Mane Essentials to bring you a glam holiday hair tutorial! This simple, 4 step DIY style is the perfect look if you want your hair down and styled, but something with a little more drama than everyday curls.