Monday, July 21, 2014

NYX Face Awards: Vote for Your Favourite!

NYX is one of those cosmetics brands I grew up with; walking home from school with my girlfriends, we'd stop by the local drugstore and oogle at all the pretty palettes, and - far too often - find a colour we just had to have! Once upon a time, I was all about the amazing array of colours (and really, still am), but now I'm even more amazed by the variety of products. From setting sprays to face primers, NYX has it all. I was even more amazed at the recent London Drugs Beauty event, where I got to try out their newest lipsticks, glosses, liners and eye palettes.

                                    NYX Angel Veil primer                     NYX lip primer                                       NYX Two Timer Eye Liner                    NYX BB Cream

Some of my favourite NYX products from the London Drugs Beauty Event

Showcasing some of the coolest stuff that can be done with NYX products, beauty vloggers are competing for the title of Beauty Vlogger of the Year  as part of the 3rd Annual NYX FACE Awards. Inspired by the booming community of beauty vloggers on Youtube, NYX launched the FACE Awards to support and give recognition to these very talented beauty stars, acknowleding and rewarding them for their passion and creativity.

If you're looking for some really cool beauty inspiration, and want to help support these talented digital influencers, you should definitely check out the NYX FACE Awards contest page. You can help decide which entrants will make it to the final round by voting for your favourite between July 21st and July 27th!

 The finalists will be flown to Los Angeles, CA to put together a professional look that will be judged by a panel of judges at the NYX FACE Awards Event on August 22nd. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $25,000 prize, consultations with pro make-up artists, (gasp) a year's supply of NYX Cosmetics and the opportunity to build a promising career in the make-up industry!

This post was sponsored by NYX cosmetics

Happy Styling! xo


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