Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pictures I haven't shared....

I was flipping through my picture file on my computer and I stumbled across a few picture that I haven't posted. They are in no order and make no sense so here they are jumbled together for your enjoyment.
Jeanne is the best and I need to read this book!

I have these boots and this picture inspires me to wear them in a more glamorous way.

Not the greatest ad for Chanel but reminds of a group of my friends who I love.

The fabulous dinner I made for my man's birthday. The first time I ever made lamb and it was GOOD!


My favourite picture straight from the web. I use it for every party invite I send out on Facebook.
How I want to feel every morning when I get dressed.

The man who make me feel that way.

Where do I find this amazing jacket??

One of my best vintage finds worn to one of the best night outs with my man to a charity gala. I need more galas:)
Us at LMFAO. So much fun!!

The type of outfit I am always drawn too. In fact I am wearing a striped shirt as I type this.
One of my favourite pictures of myself. Such a fun night. NYE 2010.

One day when I have a large enough space this chair will be mine! And I will be the only person who can sit on it.

Hope you enjoyed the jumble that is my photo folder. Now I'm off to my niece's 1st birthday. I make sure to get the money shot of her and her cake face. Have a great Saturday!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Beauty Products

Working in the film industry in Vancouver can be so much fun, it can also be outside in the rain for hours on end. I would know I worked in it for 4 years as a make-up artist and hair assistant. During that time I used a lot of make-up on a lot of different faces. Now that I am living in the real world and my morning are fairly busy I have my make-up routine pretty much down. I have a basic face that take me about 7 mins and if I want to pump it up I have a few go to options that I can whip up in about 10 mins. (I have A LOT of practice) One morning I will have to slow it down and take some picture of the step it takes to pull off the basic face, for now here are the products I love.
Make-up ALWAYS looks better on a well moisturized face. I love this one because it sinks right in and has an SPF, very important everyday of the year!

I love blush...obsessed is the right word. This tint makes sure I look rosy and awake all day long.

A highlighter to help with the dewy look. I like this one but I am still on the look out for the perfect one.

I am very diligent about skin care so lucky I rarely need this to "hide a blemish" but it also make a great under eye concealer. Plus its cheap.

I have never found the perfect powder for myself yet but the MAC powders are great so at the moment I am using this.

Amazing drugstore bronzer, no orange or sparkle.

I think I wear foundation about twice a year, I love tinted moisturizer and I love this one from Smashbox.

This is my favourite blush EVER! I have been using it since high school and I have true millions of other blush and always come back to CoverGirl Classic Pink. If they ever discontinue it I will cry for years.

Shu Uemura, best curler on the planet. 'nough said.
I am always trying new mascaras but I love this one and have been using it for over a year now. Make my lashes look amazing.

My main pump up go tos. Not shown is my lipsticks: Russian Red and Rebel by MAC.

And they all live in this lovely make-up case given to me by one of my favourite people, Meredith Monroe. Who was on Dawson's Creek for years and is the nicest actor you could ever work with.
Now these are the product I love and am using at the moment, however....I am always into trying new products. Its is so much fun to test out a new colour or find a better powder. At the moment I am on the hunt for a primer and a new powder. If you have any suggestions I'd love to hear them!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

3rd Worst Dressed City in the World!

Ok people we need to get it together! I know I am not the only one who read this article! I understand that we are a very active city, full of people who love to run, bike, climb, yoga, and much, much more, but can we not still have some style.

I had this conversation with a few people at work the other day, that because we are so active we crave comfort and fleece. I know for a fact that you can be active and stylish, they are not mutually exclusive. I love to go snowboarding, dance classes, yoga, hike mountains and climbs walls. I also love fashion! I even consider my work out gear to be stylist, that doesn't mean I wear it outside of the gym! I wear it where it is appropriate.

Where yoga belong.

I want to challenge the rest of you to do the same. I swear a great pair of dark jeans with some stretch are as comfortable as your yoga pants and about a million times more appropriate and stylish at the bar or walking down the street.

So come on Vancouver lets get out of the top ten and become more stylish. I mean we are one of the best places in the world to live...lets try looking like it too!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Not so mellow yellow...

I love getting invited to things, any reason to dress up and I am there. I am known for being a little bit over dressed but I would much rather be over dressed then under dressed. I recently wore this outfit to a jewellery store opening at Oakridge Center. I ran home from work and only had about 30 minutes to get ready.

Shirt: Community Thrift Shop
Jeans: Lushuz
Shoes: B2
Necklace: Warehouse Jeans
Earring: Can't remember

Lucky for me I had picked up this yellow silk shirt at the last event held at Community Thrift store. How awesome it it? It has really made me think that I need a few other silk t-shirts, they work for any event! Throwing on this shirt and some fab shoes and I was out the door.

In fact this outfit really didn't get seen by enough people...I think I'll wear it to my friend's birthday dinner tonight.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Missing in action....

I know, I know...I've been a horrible blogger. The thing is my man got an ipad and I have been addicted to it! All I can say Fruit Ninja....anyways I'm back and here is what I wore today.

Jacket: Le Chateau
Jeans: Lushuz
Boots: Aldo
Tee: American Apparel
Hat: Borrowed from my man
Lipstick: Rebel from MAC
I have been extremely busy with work the last few weeks and this morning I was exhausted! I throw this on and was out the door for a long walk with Rusty, the puggle. It is amazing how helpful a nice sunshine filled morning walk is at refreshing my mind and spirit. I love how it gets my day off to a good start.  After my morning walk it was off for some more work but hey you gotta pay those bills.

See you all tomorrow!