When I snapped this photo, I didn’t realize that I subconcsiousy styled it to include all the things I have a passion for ! I wanted to capture my new Louis chair but ended up sharing a few pieces of me in the photo as well. How amazing is it that a photo can speak volumes without making a sound.
Who’s ready to welcome 2018 ? I am !!! 2017 was a great year and I saw lots of professional and personal growth I’m hoping 2018 brings more growth for my blog and my makeup artistry business, which I have to say brings me so much joy! I’m m so happy I found this passion of makeup + blogging , albeit even if it was later on in my life. Truly I believe that if you have a dream and it makes you happy you should chase it at all costs!
I used to always worry about failing in this industry. At first when I started doing makeup I had a small kit with all drugstore brand makeup ( Maybelline masacara is life people!!) I was practising on my sisters, mom and friends and I didn’t have any paying clients and I was ok with that. But then it came to a point where I really wanted to get paid as a makeup artist because I had invested so much time, effort and money into my skills, so one day I answered an “ad” on facebook for a bride looking for a makeup artist for her wedding which was the next day as her makeup artist backed out on her last minute. On a whim, I PM’d her and she responded back with “let me see some of your work”. I sent her some pics and she liked them and booked me. I was ecstatic, she was super super sweet and the appointment went well and I couldn’t have been prouder of myself !! Read more
One of my favourite stores for trendy, casual and work wardrobe pieces is definitely Zara! I know I’m not the only one who walks into the store and wants everything! It seems Zara continues to create pieces that land on every bloggers most wanted list and I’m no exception. I found a few…ok more than a few pieces that I need to incorporate into my fall wardrobe this season.
Happy Canada Day to all my Canadians across the world celebrating and honouring our beautiful country! Regardless of where we Canadians call home come July 1 2017, I know we’ll all be celebrating our amazing country from coast to coast! It’s no secret that I love my home and I’m a true patriot.
What’s not to love about Canada?
We have :
a great diverse culture that incorporates a multitude of religions and languages
we invented and dominate hockey AND birthed Wayne Gretzky ( well Canada didn’t….Mrs.Gretzky did but still, you know what I mean)
we’re a peaceful nation and EVERYONE in the world welcomes us to their country
we have the cleanest water than any other nation ( it’s true!)
1/3 of Microsoft programmers come from the University of Waterloo in Canada ( that’s not really that interesting but it’s a Canadian fact and we should be proud of it!!)
and last but not least we gave the world Bieber Fever…..right???
OK OK so my list isn’t comprehensive but you get the point….* insert dj Khaled voice * WE THE BEST!
With all seriousness,we are so lucky to live in this peaceful and diverse country!
I said it before and I will say it again, Thank you Canada !. Thank you for accepting this young refugee and her family into this amazing country and giving us another chance at LIFE! If I could hug you,Canada, I would but for now I honour you by continuing to teach my children the morals and values that we as Canadians hold so dear; to accept others for who they are regardless of their colour, creed or wealth status; to lend a helping hand to your neighbours when in need and most of all to come together as a community to give back to the place we all call Home.
XO Happy Canada Day!!!
P.S Here’s a look I did using the MAC Proud To Be Canadian Lipstick. I loved it so much I had to show it off to you all! Enjoy!
I’m always curious about what products other women carry around in their makeup bags so I thought I would share with you what I currently have in mine.
It seems that every month my makeup bag gets fuller and fuller with little treasures I find in the form of lipsticks,liners, foundation and mascara wands ! My bag travels everywhere with me !!I ‘ve been known to apply my makeup on the go like on the metro, in a cab and recently in my classroom! I’m a busy girl so when I need to freshen up I make sure I have all my essentials with me.
If you live in Ottawa, you’ve either seen or heard that the Rideau Centre has been transformed into a fashion and art hub! Actually it’s considered more of a concept change with it’s first introduction of Nordstrom, Tiffanys,Ted Baker,and of course the well-to-do food court. The architectural change is the brain child of B+H Architects. From it’s surrounding areas to the indoor architectural design, CF Rideau Centre is a glorious site. I was lucky enough to be invited to an exclusive evening event celebrating the CF Rideau Centre continous expansion before the grand opening TODAY! I had exclusive access to over 230,000 square feet of shopping heaven and first hand viewing of the new boutiques including Maison Simons, H&M, NYX, Massimo Dutti, VANS,SKECHERS, DISNEY, Frank& Oak,and Anthropologie, just to name a few. Oh yeah, I also got to mingle with some of the CF executives. Not a bad way to spend a Wednesday night!
I was most excited to see what new fashion trends the new retailers would bring to the Capital and I was thoroughly impressed. What an exciting time to live in Ottawa! Here is your exclusive look at what you can expect on opening day August 11 2016! ENJOY!