Monday, October 24, 2011


I read about Sephora's Friends & Family event on Nicole's Guide To Style on the weekend. Click here to get a 20% off code [UPDATE: The code only works in the US which sucks for all of us here in Canada]. It's a great opportunity to stock up on the basics or try a few new products. I'll be stocking up on:

Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat: highlighter makes me look well rested even on my worst days. There's a reason models, actresses and beauty editors swear by this!

Stella McCartney Parfum: This has been my go-to fragrance for years. It's the only perfume I wear and I get compliments on it all the time!

Blinc Kiss Me Mascara: I swear by this mascara. It is really amazing for people who wear contact lenses (like me) and like easy to remove mascara. I could probably find a mascara that delivers more dramatic impact but I love how easily the 'tubes' slide off when removed and it doesn't ever smudge, clump or flake.

Make Up Forever HD Microperfecting Primer: I've been using this primer for more a while and I'm always amazed at the staying power it gives my makeup.

And here are a few new products I might try:
Clinique Lid Smoothie Antioxident 8 hour Eye Colour: I've heard a lot of good things about this cream shadow. I'd like to try the Bit of Honey and Cashew Later colours.

Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey: I've never tried Clinique colours but this is a staple I've heard a lot about.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Perle: You know how obsessed I am with YSL lipsticks/glosses so obviously I need to try this.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011


If you would ever consider wearing these!

Obviously Hunter is trying to branch outside of the functional wellies box but these are beyond ridiculous! Can you believe they're being sold on Shopbop? The lace up detailing and obnoxious beige rubber heel is SO UGLY! But they were good for a lot of laughs at work when we saw them so that must count for something...

And these...I have no idea who makes them but they are hilarious! I saw the photo on Ivanka Trump's Facebook page and they crack me up! Not really sure what they're trying to accomplish - are they supposed to be stylish for standing on the deck of a yacht or functional for scuba diving?!?!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I always love when magazines or blogs do 'What's in the Bag' features. I know this isn't original and lots of people do these but I thought it could be a fun post.

Right now I'm carrying a black Chanel GST with gold hardware. This is a fantastic bag because it fits so much (as you can tell). Inside the bag I have: Louis Vuitton wallet, Louis Vuitton orange epi change purse, Louis Vuitton makeup bag, Chloe sunglasses, hand cream, hair brush, keys and a pen.

Up close view of my makeup bag

The contents of my makeup bag...

Here's the breakdown of my makeup: Chanel mirrored compact and translucent powder, Purell, Floss, Kiehl's Mango Lip Balm #1, Kiehl's French Rose and Golden Berry lip gloss, Stella eau de parfum, YSL Touche Eclat, blotting papers, Tutti Dolci Raspberry Granita lip gloss, Chanel Glossimers in 106 and 107, Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Escale, Tom Ford Blush Nude Lipstick, YSL Golden Gloss 10 and 19, YSL Volupte Sheer Candy 3, YSL Tinted Lip Balm 2, hair elastic and band-aids.

So I definitely don't carry as many lipsticks and lip glosses when I wear a smaller purse but when I have room I can't help but pack them all in...definitely a weakness. Also missing from these photos are my blackberry (which pretty much doesn't leave my side and was being charged) and my parking ticket from last Friday...

Saturday, October 8, 2011


Alice + Olivia Arie Tie Collar Blouse in bright pink. I know I've been obsessing about a lot of blouses lately but the colour and bow on this one is perfection!

This J. Crew Silk Polka Dot Tee is super cute. I love it paired with the red pants in the photo but I also think it'll look great with jeans.

This M Missoni Studded Tiger Cross Body Bag is really cool. I especially love the classic Missoni lining.

Friday, October 7, 2011


Rachel Bilson is out and about doing media for Hart of Dixie and has been looking great. It's only been 2 episodes but I'm already hooked on the show. It's campy and completely ridiculous (um, Rachel is playing a heart surgeon) but I can't help but love her and the ridiculous situation the show is based on. It's definitely worth tuning in!

I LOVE the black jacket and pink dress she's wearing in the first two photos. The structure of the jacket (and puffy shoulders) is fantastic and the ruffle detailing on the dress is really fun!

The lace dress and pink jacket are also pretty great. 

The black jacket looks fab again with this adorable polka dot dress. I love the colour blocking at the bottom of the dress and the white/red/blue combo. I'm so glad she's back on TV!

Getty Images, Film Magic, Fame Images

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Elie Saab's Spring 2012 collection was full of Hollywood glamour gowns. The line featured flowy and sparkly dresses in a range of vibrant colours. I can see these on a lot of red carpets in the future. 


Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 was full of cotton candy coloured skirts and dresses, complete with feathers and lace. The shapes/structures were very cool but Kate Moss' little white dress that closed the show was definitely the show stopper.

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