Life Lately

Some snippets of what I’ve been up to lately, according to my iPhone and camera! Enjoy!

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Layering light pieces for spring (last seen here).

SAMSUNG CSCOne of my many palm tree pictures from a quick trip to Florida.

SAMSUNG CSCYou can’t go wrong when your morning is spent playing tennis and shuffleboard!

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Making a quick stop for tea and coffee at my favourite pink hotel in Florida.

image Nothing better than a walk on the beach to end your day.

image-1Enjoying a delicious lunch at one of my favourite restaurants with my love.

March Favourites

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Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball / Urban Decay Lip Pencil in Turn On / SST Cosmetics Lipstick in Drama Queen / Becca Highlighter

This past month I’ve found that I’ve really stuck to my tried and true beauty products. I’ve gotten in to somewhat of a routine with my everyday makeup, consisting of a heavier look for those days where I’m headed out or meeting friends and than a softer more natural look for running errands. Whether it’s a full face of makeup or a lighter more natural look, these four products pictured above have been in heavy rotation for both looks this month!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Rollerball: I’ve had this perfume for quite some time, and actually purchased the rollerball version first, before forking out the money for the full bottle. I’ve since tossed the rollerball aside since I now have the bottle for all my perfume needs. However, this past month I’ve found myself reaching for the rollerball version and tossing it in my purse or overnight bag more and more. Not only is this hands down my favourite scent and go to perfume, but I love how easy it is to travel with the rollerball, or have it handy to freshen up throughout the day. I highly suggest looking in to a rollerball version of your favourite perfume!

Urban Decay Lip Pencil in Turn On: In the fall I had been looking for a lip colour whether that be a pencil, gloss or lipstick that was almost the shade of my lips, but slightly darker and more brown (thank you Kylie Jenner). I was able to find a decent match for that in the Makeup Forever Lip Pencil in Light Rosewood . However, now that spring has finally arrived I’ve been leaning towards much brighter pink colours and have found myself wanting a lip colour that again is almost the shade of my lips but a bit more pink and bright. This Urban Decay one caught my eye on a quick trip to Sephora and I’ve been in love ever since. It’s a great pink shade that’s perfect for spring and summer!

SST Cosmetics Lipstick in Drama Queen: I was fortunate enough to try out the SST Cosmetics lipstick this past month and really didn’t know what to expect when I received it. I hadn’t heard of this makeup brand before, but was excited to find out that they are a Canadian brand (yay for supporting Canadian talent). What was even better, was that the lipstick was actually so amazing. The formula is perfect, and the lipstick is almost a soft matte but is so smooth and hydrating. I’m also in love with this light pink shade and I know it will be one of my go to colours for spring and summer!

Becca Highlighter: I purchased one of these highlighters last summer in the shade Opal and instantly fell in love. However, the past few months I wasn’t as crazy about it and couldn’t really figure out why. I then realized it was definitely because my oh so pale skin needed a lighter shade than the Opal colour I was using. So, I purchased the lighter Moonstone shade and have fallen back in love with Becca highlighters. They blend so well and a little goes a long way! I love applying some to the tops of my cheeks and to my brow bone.

Inspired By

Inspired By-Mar16

1. Learn how to wash your makeup brushes in a few simple steps. (theeverygirl.com)

2. Try these sweet substitutions for healthier baked goods. (bonappetit.com)

3. The best ways to stay on track when working from home. (bestfriendsforfrosting.com)

4. Tips for how to take the best Instagram shot. (theglitterguide.com)

5. Ideas for how to make sweet potatoes taste even better. (refinery29.com)

6. How to wake up to less puffy eyes in the morning. (thebeautydepartment.com)

Mixing Patterns In Home Decor

When I was decorating my bedroom (last seen here), I knew I wanted to add a few different patterns and a good dose of colour. It wasn’t until after it was finished that I heard a few comments from friends and family about how they would never think to combine such bold patterns together. So, this got me thinking, where else could you mix and match patterns? I’m a true believer in “going for it” when it comes to home decor. I think why not give something a shot (things can always be returned) and I really try to not live by any rules. I think home decor should be fun and it should a representation of you and your style. So I complied a list of rooms and decided to create a little colour/pattern scheme to show you guys just how easy mixing patterns in home decor is! If you look below you’ll probably notice my love of stripes shining through. I think stripes are always the perfect pattern to add to any room. They aren’t overwhelming, but they still add a pop of colour and layer to any room. If you have a busy pattern picked out already, definitely try adding a stripe pattern in to the mix! I promise it will work!
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Bedroom: Curtains / Pillow / Pillow / Headboard
Office: Chair / Bench / Rug
Family Room: Rug / Pillow / Pillow / Curtains
Dinning Room: Curtains / Chair / Rug