Thursday, July 3, 2014

London Drugs Beauty Event

Who doesn't dream of being whisked away by helicopter to a hangar filled to the brim with all the latest beauty products and the experts to help you get the most out of them (oh and the cocktails don't hurt either!)?

This is the first year I've attended the annual London Drugs Beauty Event, and I couldn't have been more blown away! Not only did I walk away in my leopard high heels with a bag full of products to try out, but the beauty experts of each brand shared the most helpful tips and advice on how to get the most out of each product. My biggest takeaways from the night? Revlon Gel Envy nail polish is my new best friend (that stuff really lasts!), Prestige cosmetics have the most amazingly pigmented Total Intensity eye shadows I've ever seen, and Chella is now my go-to brand for brows. London Drugs is now officially my hot spot for everything beauty!

You'll find out more about the individual beauty products as I try them out with my weekly outfit posts, so stay tuned!

Dress - thrifted, Necklace - Stella and Dot, Ring - Forever 21, Purse - Forever 21, Shoes - Shoecult by Nastygal (similar here)

Cocktails, anyone?

Amazing & trendy nail art from Revlon

Look, it's London Drugs colours! Wearing the season's hottest nail colour: blue

Mini makeover from Revlon (Revlon Colorstay eye liner in Jade & Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Shanghai Sizzle)

These hot hues from NYX can be used as eyeshadow, blush, whatever you like! And apply their awesome NYX white pencil underneath, and the pigment become even more vibrant!

Vancouver Vogue's photographer Chantale gets a hair makeover from got2b!

Chantale wins a brand new Silk'n Flash & Go hair removal system! We gave it a try- doesn't hurt a bit, just a small dose of heat

Red Carpet Manicure has the most amazing assortment of gel nail colours! I'm starting with their polish Star Power: hot hot pink

Not only the most glamorous presentation, but also the most glamorous accessories. c.A.K.e jewellery is exclusive to London Drugs in Canada!

This pale pale gal may finally try a faux glow! I've been promised by the lovely people at St. Tropez that their tanning mousse will do the trick flawlessly (I'll tell you when I have the results!)

Prestige cosmetics is a new brand to me, and I couldn't possibly be more in love! Never have I seen such pigmented eyeshadows before! Highly highly recommend picking some up from London Drugs!

Happy Styling! xo


Thursday, June 5, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

The summer clothes are out in the thrift stores in full force! All kinds of cute shorts and shirts to be had: you just have to search!

These shorts have a 'JCrew' sort of style to them; I love the bright damask print. They'll go great with an equally bright top.

Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Gap
Section: Shorts
What I Paid: $4.99
What They Cost In-Store: $60

It's rare to find the same thing twice in the thrift store, so when I passed on this skirt the first time and regretted it, I snatched it up as soon as I saw it again! Another bright colour to add to the wardrobe.

Store: Salvation Army
Brand: H&M
Brand: Skirts
What I Paid: $3.99
What it Costs In-Store: ~ $30

Neutral heels are an absolute staple in any girl's wardrobe, and I already have a pair, but open toed heels are better for summer time than the usual close toed neutrals. These will go great with a crisp white tea length dress!

Store: Value Village
Brand: Aldo
Section: Shoes
What I Paid: $9.99* (Were originally $20, got 50% off !)
What it Costs In-Store: ~ $70

Happy Styling! xo


Monday, June 2, 2014

Nautical Style: Part 2

For the second day of our boating excursion during the May long weekend, I opted for an equally nautical look (of course), which was the result of a very impromptu shopping spree at Old Navy prior to the trip! Their nautical flip flops were just way too adorable to pass on; they even have little anchors on them, after all. I built the outfit around my linen pants, which you may have seen on my Los Angeles post from last summer. Linen is such a breezy fabric, and I love how it looks as part of a nautical outfit. I bought a linen blouse from Old Navy as well, which you'll see in one of my summer posts I'm sure. You don't have to be on a boat to wear nautical style linen though, it looks great on the beach too!

Photos courtesy of Trixie Pacis

Sweater-Old Navy, Shirt-Old Navy, Pants-Angel Kiss(via Ross Dress for Less), Hat-The Hatter Company, Earrings- Forever21(similar), Shoes-Old Navy

Happy Styling! xo


Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

There is a theme here this week, and it's called cashmere! <3

It's always a victory when I find good quality 100% cashmere in the thrift store, partly just because it's often worth quite a bit, or because it's just so soft!

This will make a cute top for work. It's super soft (of course), and the bow sleeves are just adorable. 

Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Jones New York Luxe
Section: Sweaters
What I Paid: $5.99
What it Costs In-store: ~ $200

I always look longingly in the window of the Mount Cashmere store in downtown I couldn't have been more excited to finally have my hands on not one, but TWO of their cashmere sweaters!

Store: Salvation Army
Brand: Mount Cashmere
Section: Sweaters
What I Paid: $7.99 each
What it Costs In-store: $176 each

I would like to point out that this total haul is worth $552! I'd call that a successful thrifting trip, non?

Happy Styling! xo


Monday, May 26, 2014

Nautical Style: Part 1

I couldn't have been more excited for our May Long Weekend boat trip! I have been obsessing over nautical style for weeks now, leading up to the trip, and was glad to finally have a chance to put all the outfits in action! The key colour combo for the weekend was obviously white, red, and navy, which made it easy to mix and match. Layering was also a necessity because of the 'iffy' weather; tanks and light button ups are great for that. Plus, cable knit sweaters make a great add-on if it gets colder. And don't forget the boat shoes! An absolute must for any nautical outfit.

Photos courtesy of Natalie Boey & Trixi Pacis

Jacket-Old Navy, Blouse-Urban Behaviour, Tank-Aritzia, Jeans-Zara(thrifted), Shoes-Soda, Hat-thrifted

Happy Styling! xo