Tuesday, 24 January 2017

All the Colours of the Rainbow | e.l.f Palette Review

"When I die press my ashes into a smoky eyeshadow palette." 
If you've been following my blog for any length of time, you'll know that my ride or die eyeshadow has always been the Smashbox Full Exposure palette. It was the first palette I ever bought and I used it (conservatively) 90% of the time over the last three years. 

About a week before Christmas I was walking through Wal-Mart when I spotted this e.l.f. palette and immediately had to have it. It was only $19.99 for 64 amazing shades. I had heard so many positive things about e.l.f. as a brand that there wasn't a doubt in my mind that I would be going home with a new palette. 

This has become my new go-to palette, sorry Smashbox. 
I'm obsessed with the shade selection to start- there is every colour I could ever want and then some. Beyond that I love how many options there are when it comes to shimmer vs. matte. 
The colour payoff is pretty good for such a modestly priced eyeshadow palette. The shimmers tend to be more pigmented than the mattes but both are easily build able. Fallout definitely occurs with the majority of the colours in this palette (tapping off the brush helps significantly) so I would recommend waiting to do face makeup until your eyes are finished. 
The rose gold shade (with the deep indent in it) is probably my favourite out of the whole palette. It does a great job of making my blue eyes look extra blue!

If you can get your hands on this palette I would highly recommend it! It's a drugstore standout for sure. If you have any other drugstore palettes to recommend please do let me know!

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Snaps | Photo Diary

"A polaroid reveals life at the current moment. I'm capturing you in this square."
Taken by: Josh
Since my amazing boyfriend bought me a Polaroid Snap camera for Christmas that smile has seemingly been tattooed on my face! It is absolutely one of the greatest, most thoughtful gifts I have ever received. It's so convenient to carry around and the instant prints are so cute! As a photographer, I'm a huge fan of my DSLR that allows me to take as many photos as I want to get the perfect picture. However, I've enjoyed the challenge of getting a semi-decent picture in a single take.

Here are some of my favourites!
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If you have been thinking about getting an instant camera I would recommend this one for sure! I love it so much, and the look of it is os much nicer than the popular FujiFilm Instax. One of the best features (in my opinion) is the SD card slot so all the polaroids you snap get saved in addition to the physical print. If you want to know anything about the Polaroid snap don't hesitate to leave a comment!

Monday, 9 January 2017

Skirts & Snow | OOTD

"I'll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour." -Wednesday Addams
There's no reason skirts and dresses can't work in winter. Living in Canada, of course it gets quite cold. However, if you cover up with warm layering pieces, skirts and dresses can be a year round fashion piece. 

Cardigan: Sears 
High neck crop top: Garage
Black mini: Garage 
Nylons: H&M
Thigh high socks: Urban Planet 

I usually complete an outfit like this with a pair of heeled black boots. I love this look- it's definitely a go to this time of year! It's put together and presentable while still being casual thanks to the slouchy cardigan.