Thursday, August 7, 2014

CURRENTLY OBSESSED: TRIBAL BLAZER


I am obsessed with this Tularose Santa Fe Fringe Jacket! I love the pattern, colours and the fringe detailing. It's more of a Spring/Summer blazer but I do think it could transition well into Fall if worn with the right pieces - think a black tee and jeans. I definitely NEED this!




Tuesday, August 5, 2014

RECENT PURCHASES: BEAUTY HAUL

A few weeks ago, I picked up quite the makeup haul and so far I'm in love with all of the products. Here's a breakdown of what I picked up: 

LE BLUSH CRÉME DE CHANEL in Chamade - this is a great bright poppy shade.
YVES SAINT LAURENT CRÉME DE BLUSH in #9 Baby Doll - I've been wearing this every day!
CHANEL ILLUSION D'OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINIOUS EYESHADOW in Mirage - Jordana recommended this and it is the perfect smokey brown shade for everyday.
DAVINES ALCHEMIC CONDITIONER FOR NATURAL & COLORED HAIR in Silver- I bought this after seeing a review for it on Luella & June. Hopefully this will help keep my colour blonde and not brassy.
CLINIQUE CHUBBY STICK MOISTURIZING LIP COLOUR BALM in Supreme Sorbet - this looks a lot lighter IRL than it does in my photos. It's a really pretty pale pink and super moisturizing.

While I was shopping, I also got a number of samples of my go-to skincare products. Isn't the packaging for La Mer and Chanel samples the absolute chicest! 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

BELLE SPOTLIGHT: JUNE BEAUTY WISH LIST

1. CHANEL RESYNCHRONIZING SKINCARE TRIO: Le Jour De Chanel, Le Nuit De Chanel, Le Weekend De Chanel. I picked these up a few weeks ago and they were described to me as a multi-vitamin for the skin. I'm a huge fan of Chanel's Sublimage moisturizer (which I use at night) so I decided to give the trio a try. Le Jour De Chanel has a serum-like consistency. Le Nuit De Chanel is a richer cream and Le Weekend is a lighter cream that slightly tingles when applied. You use each product as their names suggest (morning, night and on the weekend) and they're the first step after cleansing your face and before applying your serum, eye cream and moisturizer. So far I really like all three products and would definitely buy them again. 
2. LE BLUSH CRÉME DE CHANEL in Cheeky: Jordana is wearing this right now and raves about it! I'm a big fan of these cream blushes and already have two of the pink shades. 
3. FRESH SUGAR ADVANCED LIP THERAPY TREATMENT: This is a really great lip balm. It goes on transparent and moisturizes your lips for hours. I use it in the morning to keep my lips moisturized until I put on my lipstick or gloss and at night before bed. 
4. NARS MATTE MULTIPLE in Siam: Amanda picked this up and loves it. The new matte multiples are a great addition to the Nars Multiple family. And this bright poppy red is perfect for creating a rosy cheeked glow and pink stain on the lips. 
5. BENEFIT WATT'S UP!: This golden highlighter can be used as an eyeshadow as well as a golden illuminator all over. I just picked it up and have been using it daily.
6. HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING PALETTE: This was on my wish list around the holiday's but I didn't it up before it sold out. I'm so glad it's back and it's something I definitely need to purchase. I've heard so many great things about Hourglass' Ambient Light Highlighters and this palette let's you try a few different shades. Which is perfect for me since my biggest problem is deciding which shade to try!
7. CHANEL ILLUSION D'OMBRE LONG WEAR LUMINIOUS EYESHADOW in Mirage: This is another recommendation from Jordana. I'm a huge fan of Chanel's cream eye shadows. Emerveille has been my go-to daily colour since it was introduced and Mirage is a great golden bronze that gives a darker, more intense colour. I really need to pick this up!

Monday, May 12, 2014

CURRENTLY OBSESSED: FEELING SUNNY

Now that it's finally starting to feel more like Spring (sort of...) I've been a little obsessed with finding the perfect pair of sunglasses. I know I already have quite a few pairs but it's a bit of a weakness... Plus, since I'm not buying clothes right now so accessories are the only area I can really indulge ;-) The two pairs that have captured my attention are the Karen Walker Super Duper's and Celine New Audrey Sunglasses. 



After seeing the Karen Walker's Super Duper's on a number of bloggers recently (i.e. Blair Eadie from Atlantic Pacific and Krystin Lee from Suburban Faux), I've become slightly obsessed with them. They have a subtle rounded shape that feels oh-so-fresh and stylish. And the arrow detailing on the sides (which matches the case) is really fun.

I've written in the past about my hunt for the Celine Audrey sunglasses (which I love) but I also really love the newest style of Audrey's (they're accurately called the 'New Audrey'). They're similar in shape to the classic Audrey but a little less cat-eyed and a little more square. They're fantastic and so stylish (I highly recommend them). I don't know anywhere that sells them online but they carry them at high end department stores like Holt Renfrew and Nordstroms. If you live in Toronto, I purchased mine from European Optical in Woodbridge. It's a fantastic optical store with a great range of designers and the nicest team of people working there. Plus, the owner Jack wears the coolest red Celine eyeglasses ;-)

Monday, March 31, 2014

BELLE SPOTLIGHT: BEAUTIFULLY BRONZED

I've written about my obsession with Lisa Eldridge's makeup tutorials in the past. Her website is a black hole for me! When I go onto it, the next thing I know hours will have passed and I'll have watched 10 tutorials on makeup application. It's addicting because Lisa makes everything look SO EASY. When she posted this video on How To Wear Bronzer Beautifully I was obsessed. I already had a few of the products she used so I decided to try and recreate the look. Here's what I used:

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CURRENTLY OBSESSED: ZARA ONLINE

I recently went into Zara to buy Kingsley some new jeans. When they didn't have his size the sales girl told me they were available online so I could get them shipped to the nearest store free of charge or if I spent $50 the shipping would be free. I decided to order a few things (it was the first time I've ordered from the new Zara Canada online store) and I was REALLY impressed. I placed my order on a Saturday night and the Monday was a holiday. The package was delivered first thing on Tuesday morning. I couldn't believe how quickly it arrived and it was in the cutest Zara box. I have since ordered from them another two times and I will definitely be ordering online from them again! I got some adorable things for Kingsley (and for the LO we're expecting in June).

Here's what I bought for Kingsley: 




Here are the things I ordered for baby: 

 

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