Aug 26, 2015

The Perfect Fall Outfits: Polyvore

The temperature is starting to drop and the air is feeling slightly more crisp.  To me, and every other woman out there, this means fall is just around the corner.

Fall happens to be my favorite season and I think I can say that it's most women's favorite as well.  I say this because it's time for leggings, scarves, boots and sweaters, oh my.  There is nothing a gal loves more than to find the perfect pair of knee-high boots or that fabulous pair of leggings that make your bum look oh so great (Lululemon, anyone?).  Sigh, I love fall.

I was perusing Polyvore today and stumbled on so many gorgeous outfits that I couldn't wait to show them to you.  Are these not perfect for fall?

BF.Cable knit sweater.

Fall Tartan

~ Fall day ~ Love you Rainie ♥♥♥

Got that FALL Feeling

My Fall Love

fall photoshoot- 2015

I Love Fall

This last printed sweater in this set is just gorgeous!  What do you think glossers?  Would you wear these looks?


Aug 25, 2015

Lip Haul: Rimmel's Lasting Finish Color Rush Balms

At the prompting of a friend, I recently purchased the Rimmel Chubby Sticks.  (Thanks Lori!)

Okay, I call them chubby sticks because they are as chubby as Clinique's version and their name is WAY too long to remember.  However, they are in fact, called Lasting Finish Color Rush Long Lasting Intense Color Balm. ...Wow, quite the mouthful.

Despite the long name, they are actually amazeballs.  From left to right, I purchased Viva Violet, On Fire, Keep Mauving and Rumour Has It.

Keep Mauving is such a gorgeous nude tone.  It's actually my newest favorite lip balm!  The color is great when paired with a smoky eye OR any bright eye color.  Love it.

Viva Violet is a vibrant violet tone that works really well with my magenta hair, thank goodness, as the red tones do not look as good!  This one is great for a punch of color and keeps your lips moisturized!

On Fire is an orange red that, unfortunately, does not look great on me.  It's definitely not a tone that works with my skin tone as it's too warm.

Rumour Has It is gorgeous.  It's a bright mulberry tone that packs a huge pop of color.  I will definitely be getting this one again.

I purchased these at $8 a piece and for a lip balm, I am still very impressed.  The color packs a lasting punch and your lips stay nice and moisturized.  Not too bad for a drugstore find!  Anyone else tried these colors?  Thoughts?


Aug 24, 2015

FOTD: Bold Blue Eyeliner

I am so in love with Sephora's Colorful Shadow & Liner pencils.   Not only are the colors fantastic, but the price is perfect ($18 CAD) and they last all day with one application.

The color I am wearing here is called My Boyfriend's Jeans and it's an electric blue that I feel makes my eyes POP.

As for the rest of my face, I am wearing all the following amazing things:

Younique Cream Foundation in Organza
NYX Concealer in Porcelain 
Younique Powder Foundation in Velour 

Mark Touch and Go Shimmer Cream Cubes 
ELF Studio Blush in Peachy Keen

High Beam Highlighter
Sephora Collection Colorful Shadow & Liner in My Boyfriend's Jeans
Younique 3D Fiber Lash Mascara (1 coat only)

Younique Lip Gloss in Luxe

There you have it ladies.  Tell me, what do you think of the bright blue?  Is this a trend you'd wear?

PS - I'm leaving you with a shot of me and my little guy, Benjamin.  He's almost 3 months now!!  Please excuse my no makeup!!!


Aug 17, 2015

Magenta Hair: My New Trend

So, this past week we were in Calgary visiting my sister and her hubby.  While there, in addition to her meeting Baby Ben, she colored my hair using a balayage technique and I am now the proud wearer of magenta/purple hair!!

I am so loving my new hair color and feel so inspired.  I've always wanted a crazy fun color but being that I work in a fairly conservative industry, I thought it best to be bold while on mat leave.  I should mention that my sis is a super talented stylist and amazing colorist and when given the opportunity to have her style my hair, I always jump at the chance.

Thanks, Lisa, you did a fantastic job!!


Aug 11, 2015

The Bold Look of Floral

The Bold Look of Floral

A long time ago, back when I was in high school, I thought floral prints were passe.  Truly, my mom would try to make me wear them and I would run out of the house screaming because, according to me, floral prints were not cool.

However, now that I'm in my 30's, I realize how amazing floral prints really are.  And not only floral prints but anything containing a flower is also cool.  I am loving the look of floral scarves, heels and even floral purses.

Guess my mom was right, all those years ago.

What is your favorite (albeit SECRET) trend?


Aug 10, 2015

Upcoming Products for Younique: Launching September 1!!

I am so excited to share with you the new, upcoming, products Younique is releasing on September first.  OMG, they are seriously amazing!

We are getting eye shadow palettes...


Liquid foundation and liquid concealer...

Brow gel and brow liners...

I am literally so excited!  Remember, if you're interested in placing an order in anything don't hesitate to email me at OR visit my site at


Aug 5, 2015

GUEST POST: Creative Ways to Display Your Purses

Handbags and purses are a favorite accessory for many women. They’re widely known as the fashion item that always complements, and the perfect purse can take your outfit to the next level. But if your collection is too large, it can be hard to display them all. Too often you decide to throw out a purse you really love because of limited space, or you deny yourself the joy of buying the perfect bag because you don’t know where to put it. Since we at Modernize love offering tips for displaying cherished items in a unique way, here are some creative display ideas to organize your closet and turn your beloved bags into art.  

One favorite decorator’s secret is to create a gallery wall made completely of handbags. This statement lets everyone who enters your home know about your love for fashion. Just hang some vintage hooks along your wall, one for each  bag, eventually filling the entire wall. The display can be sporadic or organized, depending on your personal taste. There will be no question about your love for accessories with this display, and you’ll be able to easily see each purse when choosing your outfit for the day. Hang your pretty hooks on a brightly painted accent wall, or try an all-white wall so that your bags can be the focus.

via Driven By Decor

Some of your handbags may not have handles, and for these clutch-style bags, hook displays will not work. Try a modern shelving unit to display this style of bag. One fun option uses the U-shaped cubbies of a wine rack to display your clutch bag selection. Choose a rustic style to contrast the chic purse fabrics. Your clutches will be easy to grab and will make a big impression on anyone who sees them.

via Roomnations

For your most treasured bags, surround the purse with a frame to make it a focal point in your home. If you’ve received an heirloom-style bag or have a purse of sentimental value, hang it carefully on your wall. Find an old vintage frame from a flea market and paint it with a fresh coat of metallic-colored paint. Surround the special purse with your new gilded frame and take pleasure in making the purse an art piece and wow factor to your decor. 

via A Fine Farmhouse

A final suggestion for creatively displaying your purses is sourcing old store fixtures. You can often find used store fixtures at closeout sales, flea markets, or online. These fixtures will organize and display your purses like a pro. Your purse assortment will look as good as a boutique, and everything will be well organized and easy to access. You can often haggle to get the best price for these used displays, and they are often collapsible and easy to store when not in use. Your wardrobe will look like a chic boutique window, and you’ll be so proud to show off your collection.

 **A big thanks to Kelsey, from Modernize, a fabulous home remodeling site.  Check it out for inspiration, tips and tricks.**

Aug 4, 2015

BH Cosmetics: Huge Palette Haul

I've heard of BH Cosmetics for a long time though never actually tried the line before.  I know, strange.  A friend and I decided to place an order and FINALLY give the line a try.

I, of course, ended up with 4 new palettes and some lipstick because that's how I role.

I purchased the Special Occasion Palette, the Glamorous Blush Palette, the Forever Smokey Palette, the Forever Nude Palette and Creme Luxe Lipsticks in Coral Escape, Berry Bite and Te Amo.

The Special Occasion Palette contains 39 colors in divided between blush (9 colors) and eyeshadows (30 colors).  All are absolutely lovely.

The Glamorous Blush Palette is the reason I placed the order though.  It contains 10 fabulous colors that can all be blended together to make your perfect shades.  Love it.

The Forever Smokey and Forever Nude palettes were on "Buy 1 Get 1 Free", hence why I got both.  Here's the Forever Smokey Palette which contains 2 blushes, 2 lip glosse,s 1 highlighter and 6 eyeshadows.

The Forever Nude contains the same amount as the Forever Smokey Palette, just in more muted shades.

Last but not least, check out the lipstick colors,  They are beautiful and rich.  I've been rocking the Coral Escape almost everyday since receiving them!  From left to right the colors are Coral Escape, Berry Bite and Te Amo.

What are your favorite BH Cosmetics products??


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