NYE Look: Champagne Toast

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I had all of last week off as I had four days of vacation left that I wasn’t allowed to carry into the new year. It was so quiet and relaxing – just what I wanted. I am back to work tomorrow, and am absolutely dreading going back to face the music.

Anyways, today I wanted to share a second New Years Eve look. The last look I did was a dark smoky eye, but I wanted to try a lighter, sparkly eye for a less dramatic NYE look as well.

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Holiday Gift Ideas

I am getting this post up later than I had anticipated, but the last few weeks have been crazy busy and I just started (and finished!) my gift shopping this past weekend…whoops! If you are a last minute shopper like I was this year, here are a couple of gift ideas that might inspire you. To support cost savings initiatives, all gifts are under $50.

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Festive Christmas Look

This is the THIRD time I’ve tried to do this look! I wanted to post this look before my Holiday Makeup Favourites, but the first time looked terrible. Then,  stashmatters mentioned thatshe thought these colours would look good together so I was encourage to try again. Second time did not work because the lighting was horrible. I have been finding it very difficult to photograph makeup looks due to the fact that there’s only about 8 hours of weak sunlight during the winter, and on weekdays I am not at home when the sun is out. Anyways, the second time I tried to do the look again, the sun was setting and it was already too dark. Third time’s the charm!

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40 Questions About My Beauty Routines and Preferences

I saw that lipstickonthelake did this tag and was interested in doing it myself! Please check out her blog if you’re not already following it 🙂


1. How many times do you wash your face daily? Once in the morning (just with water) and once before bed (with makeup remover/cleanser).

2. What skin type do you have? Normal-dry to very dry.

3. What is your current facial wash? Shiseido White Lucent Brightening Cleansing Foam.


4. Do you exfoliate? Yes, usually about twice a week.

5. What brand do you use? I have almost exclusively used Shiseido for all of my moisturizers/cleansers since I was a teen – for masks and exfoliators I use Glam Glow, and for sheet masks I tend to try out different Japanese/Korean brands.

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Holiday Must Haves

Christmas is coming in 19 days, but there’s so much going on in my life right now that I have been a complete Grinch this year and have not been in a festive mood at all. In the last week or so, I’ve been putting in a lot of effort to get myself in the Christmas spirit – we found the time to put up the tree, I started listening  Christmas music this weekend as I got ready to go out…it’s still not working! As another way to make me get in the Christmas mood, I thought I would share my favourites that usually get me through the holiday season, as well as some new purchases I know I’ll be using a lot this Christmas.

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November Favourites

Another month, another favourites post! I didn’t really have an opportunity to try new makeup, and as weird as it sounds, I didn’t get much time to even think much about makeup. I’ve also included random favourites this month. I’ve been entertaining the idea of doing this for all of my favourites posts – haven’t decided if I actually will moving forward.

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