Category Archives: Make-Up

Fall Fashion!

I love fall! Everything about fall is wonderful: the weather, the scarves, the boots, pumpkin spice lattes, apple pie, mittens, sweaters… everything! It’s cozy and comfy and the weather is wonderful!

I recently purchased a pair of riding boots, which are amazing – I thought I would share some of my fall outfits that are staples in my closet this season.

First off…. This photo was from our family photos we took at the end of the summer.  I love tunic style tops, they are comfy and look great and can be worn so many ways.  I found this one at Rickis and paired it with a great necklace I picked-up last winter from Level10.

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Next we have my outfit from the pumpkin patch.  I wore mint skinny pants (which I got for $7!), a black tunic sweater from Ricki’s and my favorite denim jacket.  I accessorized with a Sitka knit scarf and my riding boots.  The best part is it is comfy and looks great!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This photo was taken when I was visiting my friend in Vancouver, actually from the weekend I bought my boots! I paired my boots with skinny jeans and my favorite polka-dot shirt and yellow cardigan.

 

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Another tunic for the win! This tunic I picked up last winter, I paired it with some grey leggings (super comfy), one of my favorite sweaters and my boots!

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I love accessorizing, and when I find pieces that are staples.  This year my boots are that item, I wear them with everything! And since fall is my favorite, rocking boots & scarves is the very best.  Worm outfits, lattes, sunshine and crisp weather = a very happy me! 🙂

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My Favorite Things :: Make-Up!

It’s Friday night, and for the first time in a long time, I just want to sit quietly, listen to music, read my favorite blogs, check out my favorite shopping sites, and update my own blog. My mind has been going crazy with ideas of projects, photos, thoughts, but I have not sat down and written in too long. So, here we go.

Last weekend, the boy and I were in Winnipeg visiting his parents. I knew I had to replenish a few of my make-up must haves, and considered doing it before we left, but also knew that Polo Park Mall had a Sephora which is always fun and bonus for me, I had some new make-up I wanted to try and knew I could pick it up there. Off to Sephora I went, replenished my must-haves, picked up a few new treats and off we go.

Tonight I want to share my fave products, my 5-minute(ish) face, and my go-to’s!

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My daily faves include:

smashbox halo hydrating perfecting powder :: smashbox Halo longwear blush :: Bobbi Brown eye shadow pallet in Lilac Rose :: Bobbi Brown Corrector :: Bobbi Brown Concealer :: smashbox camera ready BB cream :: smashbox photo finish primer :: make-up forever mascara

So, it may seem like a lot of products and a little complicated, but its quick easy and looks great and feels light and simple!

Step One: After washing my face, I apply the smashbox primer. This is a big thing for me. Even on days I don’t want to wear any make-up I put this on, it just smooths out pores and gives your skin a little life. But I put it under my make-up and love it for 2 reasons. First, it makes my foundation go on much smoother and last a lot longer, it also helps that I don’t need as much foundation to get the coverage I want. Bonus!

Step Two: Apply BB cream all over face – I love the lightness of a BB Cream, its heavier in coverage than a tinted moisturizer but not as heavy as a foundation.

Step Three: Corrector and Concealer. I just started using Bobbi Brown Corrector & Concealer and am hooked. Her products feel great, go on smooth and have an excellent finish. The corrected is just that, corrects the color (under eyes, blemishes etc) and then you use to the concealer to blend it in to match your complexion.

Step Four: I use the Halo Perfecting Powder all over my face. This is an expensive product, but you hardly need any and it lasts for a long time. It feels very light and gives a beautiful finish.

Step Five: smashbox Halo blush. It goes on amazing, and gives a beautiful color to my cheeks that can be simple and natural or a little more bold and beautiful.

Step Six: Eyes. I have my new eyeshadow pallet by Bobbi Brown with some beautiful neutral colors that can be taken from day to night. They go on smooth last all day, and give me lots of different looks. I often will use a black eyeliner and then always finish my look with mascara. Currently I am trying the make-up forever mascara I got as a sample from Sephora.

Although that may seem like a lot of steps, it really isn’t too many and doesn’t take much time. It can be shortened or lengthened depending on the event, time of day or whatever else might be a factor. But these are my go-to products.

Here’s a photo from other night following this routine!

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