Saturday, November 29, 2014

My Fall Beauty Secret... Chanel

 Hello everyone! It was Thanksgiving this week in the United States which is one of my favorite times of the year spent with friends and family eating delicious food and remembering everything we’re thankful for.  Trevor came home this week from school which made Thanksgiving all that much better. We spent the week seeing movies, baking delicious treats, and eating until we were stuffed with Thanksgiving dinner. 
Whilst getting ready for all of the holiday festivities I realized that quite a few of my absolute favorite make-up products through the Fall are from Chanel! I’ve acquired these pieces over time as Chanel make up is fairly expensive, however these products would make lovely Christmas gifts for your wish list, and it is always a good idea to splurge on yourself every once in a while!
Firstly, I am absolutely obsessed with the Les 4 Ombres compact eye palette. My palette is the 202 Tisse Camelia, and I find is absolutely stunning.  It features 4 highlight pigmented rich and velvety soft eyeshadows. The colors include a lilac/brown shadow, an icy/blue highlighting shadow, a dusty pink shadow with a subtle gold shimmer, and a dark smoldering purple/brown crease shadow. What I love the most is that this palette is so diverse in the looks it can create ranging from a more natural day look to a dramatic smoky eye.  Along with it I love to wear the Chanel volumizing mascara. It is probably the best mascara I’ve ever boughten.  My lashes always look the longest and the fullest when I use it and it never clumps or flakes.
Purchase the Les 4 Ombres 202 Tisse Camelia here: Chanel Eye Palette for $61
Purchase the Le Volume de Chanel Mascara here: Chanel Volumizing Mascara for $30
At the beginning of November I treated myself to a new lipstick at the Chanel counter and I chose the Rouge Allure intense long wear lip colour in the shade The Envoutante.  The formula for this lipstick is so amazing as it is incredibly smooth and highly pigmented. I love dark lips for the Fall and this has been my go to throughout the season. 
Purchase the Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Long Wear Lip Colour here: Chanel Lipstick for $35
Lastly, I’ve been looking for ages for the right lighter through out the Fall and Winter. I have a pretty fair complexion and I prefer to stay pale which means that sometimes gold toned highlighters don’t look right on me.  So I was so excited when I found the Camelia de Plumes silver toned highlighting powder .  I was attracted to it purely for the packaging as I think it is so beautiful but once I brushed it on I fell in love. It is so smooth and gives the most subtle shimmer to the tops of my cheekbones and any where else I wish to highlight.
Purchase the Camelia de Plumes Highlighting Powder Here: Chanel Highlighting Powder $71

These have been my absolute favorite beauty products through the entire Fall and I'm sure they will continue being my favorite through the Winter. They are definitely treats but would make great gifts for your wish lists this Christmas. Are there any beauty brands you have loved through the Fall? Leave a comment if you have! Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Sweater Weather Tag!

Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing with you guys the Sweater Weather tag! I had so much fun answering these questions about my favorite time of the year and now I am getting so excited for Winter and Christmas!! I hope you guys enjoy the video and I officially tag all of you! I'd love to see your responses so be sure to leave a link or comment below! Here are all of the questions if you want to answer them! :) Happy Thankgiving!!
1. Favorite candle scent? 
2. Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
3. What's the best fall memory you have?
4. Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner? 
5. Best fragrance for fall?
6. Favorite Thanksgiving food? 
7. What is autumn weather like where you live?
8. Most worn sweater? 
9. Must-have nail polish this fall? 
10. Football games or jumping in leaf piles
11. Skinny jeans or leggings?
12. Combat boots or Uggs? 
13. Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
14. Favorite fall TV show? 
15. What songs really gets you into the fall spirit?

Monday, November 24, 2014

Ipsy Glam Back | Girl Meets Glitter

Hello everyone! It has been absolutely ages since I have posted anything here or on my YouTube channel as I have been so extremely busy back at school in my last quarter studying Fashion before I graduate. It has been nearly impossible to make any time for blogging.  But I'm back! And now I get to share with you the November Ipsy 'Girl Meets Glam' glam bag.  I have been oohing and ahhing over it since it came in the post last week and I can safely say it is one of my favorite bags yet!
My first favorite I received is the delicious Be Delectable from Cake Beauty hand cream in the scent lemon and cream.  Oh. My. Gosh. It smells amazing. I just want to eat it!  My hands tend to be extremely dry in the Winter so I was so happy when I saw this product as I am always looking for something new to try for moisturizing my hands. This cream is crazy moisturizing without feeling greasy or sticky. Infused with shea butter, coconut oil, and aloe vera, it feels ultra-nourishing and was immediately thrown in my bag!  
You can buy the full size here: Be Delectable from Cake Beauty for $12
When I first pulled out the J. Cat Wonder Lip Paint I thought I was grabbing an OCC Lip Tar. I've been coveting their matte lipsticks at Sephora for a while now but just haven't had a chance to pick one up.  Although this is not from OCC, I still got really excited to try it.  Yes! It is a bit messy especially if you decide to apply it with your fingers like me, but it has beautiful pigmentation and stays on my lips all day!  The color is perfect for Fall and Winter and overall I absolutely love it.
It may not be OCC, but it is much friendlier on your purse and I think it may be just as lovely.  Mine is in the color 'Queen of Harts' Find it here: J. Cat Wonder Lip Paint for only $4.99
Now I don't usually experiment with colorful eyeliners as I much prefer a classic black or natural brown but I surprised myself with how much I loved the Ultra Olive Starlooks eyeliner.  This pencil eyeliner is super smooth with a sultry cool olive color with just a little sparkle that can glam up your eyes for any holiday party.  It is definitely a special occasion eye pencil but I do think I will use it when I want to play up my eyes! 
You can buy it here: Starlooks Ultra Olive Eye Pencil for $17
I'm not quite sure how I feel about the Temptu liquid highlighter. I've never used a liquid highlighter before which quite possibly could be the reason that I struggled with it, but I just found myself still reaching for my Chanel Camellia Highlighting Powder over this.  I just found it annoying as I tried to apply it and found it dripping down my cheek bones. It does create a beautiful highlight so maybe I just don't know how to apply it?
Try it for yourself here: Temptu Liquid Highlighter $28
Last but not least is the Clarisea Sea Salt Solution Powder Exfoliant.  Oh how I love this!  This is the loveliest exfoliator to create glowing skin through the Fall and Winter. I have super sensitive skin so I was apprehensive about trying this but it is really gentle on the skin and instantly left my skin feeling brighter. Try it here: Clarisea Sea Salt Solution Powder Exfoliant for $18.

All in all, I absolutely loved this glam bag. Ipsy has become my favorite beauty subscription service as I almost always love the products I'm sent and because I always get excited when I see the shiny pink bag in the mail! Again, I'm sorry I've been so MIA but I do have lots of exciting posts coming for the holidays so stay tuned! 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Getting Fit | New Video!

Recently, I began working out a bit and even got myself a gym membership!  I didn't feel that I needed to lose weight or anything of the sort, however I came to a point where I decided I wanted to make a lifestyle change. In this week's video I decided to share with you some of my tips and tricks to getting started and staying motivated!  I am feeling so much healthier, more energized, and all around happier since I've been getting a little more active! There are so many ways you can incorporate exercise into your daily routines and it can really make a difference in your lifestyle! I hope you guys enjoy this different kind of video! Leave a comment below with how you stay active or what activities you might think of starting!