Stepping away from beauty for a moment, let’s chat about another one of my hobbies… crafting! As I’m in my new place now I’m starting to get more into decorating again. Decorating for Christmas is fun, however, I wanted to create something more winter-centric as Christmas is a very short time of the year vs. winter lasts quite a few months. Thus, my Snowmen Wine Bottles were born. I had seen a few ideas on Pinterest that I liked but none of them entirely captured what I wanted so I ended up winging it in the end. So let’s look at how I created my Snowmen Wine Bottle Art! I took pictures of a few of the steps and can fill in the blanks! Continue reading
Holiday party season is upon us! While I am personally more of a hermit (hello fellow introverts!) I do enjoy putting together makeup looks for the occasion. There are three things that I think are essential to any classic makeup look I put together… silver eyeshadow, glitter and a red lip! So let’s chat about three products that I think fit the bill for holiday party essentials! Continue reading
Even though we have just passed Halloween, if you have been in any stores lately it is very evident that Christmas is up next! When I was a kid I would get so excited for Advent Calendar season whether it was a traditional chocolate one or the mini Christmas trees my mom set up for my sister and I where we would get a little ornament each day in December to decorate it. Given my obsession with all things beauty the idea of a Body Shop Advent Calendar is pretty exciting to me! It’s like a grown-up version of something I already love and get excited about! Continue reading
I feel like I’m way behind on my usual holiday makeup looks for the Christmas season but the time has just been flying by. With how accelerated time feels this may end up being my only holiday look for this season, but we’ll see! I’m trying to cram in as much as I can before going out of town this weekend between trying to see all my loved ones and getting ready to go. This holiday look isn’t anything dramatic or bold, but is a look that is easy to pull together. I’ve done a gold/neutral eye paired with a merlot red lipstick. I think this is a stunning combination! For my eye makeup I’ve busted out my tried and true Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette.
Tis the season of lots of shopping, fa la la la la, la la la la… Ever get stumped and not sure what to get one of the ladies in your life? Me too! Similar to last year’s Holiday Gift Guide for Her, I thought I’d take another crack at this for 2017! This was extra hard because I’m done my Christmas shopping (or like…. 99% done) so I didn’t want to include anything I’ve actually purchased so that it isn’t spoiled. As well, I did a lot of my shopping at local craft shows. If you have any going on near you, go check them out! It was super inspiring and I got nearly all my gifts for both her and him purchased! But if that isn’y an option, here are a few easier to attain suggestions!
- Sephora Brand | Crazy for Clay! Mask Set Who doesn’t love treating themselves to a face mask? This set would be great as it comes with four different masks and each one has enough product for a few uses!
- Bath & Body Works 3-Wick Candle I had this on my list last year but I thought I’d mention my new favourite scent for this season. I still love Marshmallow Fireside but…. Campfire Donut is pretty amazing too!
- Photobook I love giving gifts that are personal! I personally love giving photobooks that document your relationship with the person you are giving the gift to. This is perfect for anyone that you’re super close to on your shopping list!
- Sephora Favourites | Give Me Some Nude Lip Set Got a makeup fiend on your shopping list? Sephora makes so many great favourites sets! This nude lipstick set has some great products in it and includes one full sized product.
- Scarf This is the perfect time of year for scarves and really, who could say they have too many? They are a staple in almost every lady I know’s wardrobe and the more variety, the better, I say!
- Gift Cards Another repeat from last year but it still stands! If you are stumped, most people I know love a good gift card! I know my husband and I always appreciate restaurant gift cards as it results in a nice date night out!
Holiday exclusives… I can’t help but get caught up in them. They are always so sparkly and festive, as well as limited. When I saw the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum I was instantly drawn to it. It is a beautiful metallic berry shade which looked like it would be stunning on the lips. It is part of the Sephora Holiday Kiss Collection which is a series of limited-edition lipsticks exclusive to Sephora.
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum
Right down to the packaging the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Spiced Plum is straight up adorable. The details on the box and tube make it extra special. Continue reading
Hi guys! First of all, I want to say Merry Christmas!!!!!! Time, as always, has blown right by and Christmas is upon us!
So, before we get into the usual links, I just wanted to spread a little holiday joy!
So, if you missed any posts this week due to the usual pre-Christmas chaos, you’ll find links to all of the past week’s posts below.
Wishing you all a fun and safe Christmas & a beautiful week!
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Hi guys! For today’s holiday look, it’s also a makeup of the day post as I’m sharing what I am wearing for Christmas Eve. I have a family dinner tonight so I decided to do another festive look for the occasion. I say festive or holiday look loosely, as I’d wear most of these looks any time, but I find they all work well for the holiday season. I’ve been dying to use the shade Smashlee in the Violet Voss x Laura Lee Palette and just haven’t gotten around to it, so today seemed like the perfect time.
Hi guys! Today’s holiday look encompasses one of my favourite parts of this time of year, a classic red lip. And of course, for this I had to use one of my favourite reds, Too Faced Melted Matte in Lady Balls. I get so many compliments when I wear this colour and I definitely wear it more than ever during the holidays. Each time I wear it, I secretly hope that someone asks me what colour I’m wearing because this shade has such a great name. The looks I get when I say I’m wearing “Lady Balls” makes it so worth it.
Hi guys! I have my third and final Christmas manicure for you today and it features some Santa suit accents! I’ve seen this manicure all over Pinterest and I couldn’t wait to try it out for myself. I can’t believe this is my last Mani Monday before Christmas. But, I’m excited to get back to doing some every day manicures and nail art. The accent nails were not super time consuming so you could give each nail a Santa suit if you are so inclined.
OPI Chip Skip
OPI Nail Envy in Maintenance
OPI I’m Not Really a Waitress (2 coats)
OPI Alpine Snow (ring fingers only)
OPI Black Onyx (ring fingers only)
OPI Goldeneye (ring fingers only) Continue reading