Monday, September 14, 2015

Fall Beauty Must-Haves

Today I wanted to share with you some of my beauty must-haves for the fall season, many of which were inspired by the board you saw in my post here. Maybe it's because we had quite a long and hot summer this year, but I was mentally getting into the mood for fall pretty early on, and I ended up putting together a list of products I'd already begun to eye in the drugstore.

You'll see lots of those products below, combined with some other fall finds Beauty YouTuber Gerry from The Bunnie Hole introduced to me to during our recent London Drugs Beauty Video collab. You can watch the video here (coming soon!) to see what other beauty products Gerry is excited about for fall!

Keep reading below to see where you can find all the products featured. To make it easy on your wallet, everything here can be found London Drugs!

Mauve, Grey, Muted Nails

Subtle Blush & Strobing

Berry, Vampy Lips

Smoky & Graphic Eyes

Annabelle EyeInk Liquid Eyeliner Duo (coming soon to London Drugs!)

Prestige Velvety Smoky Eye Pencil (coming soon to London Drugs!)

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fall Beauty Inspiration

Just like fall clothing, I can't help but get all crazy excited about changing up my beauty from summer to fall. Do I love my bright summer lipsticks and liners? Of course, but change is always nice after months of the same-old looks.

Matching my current fall fashion colour obsession with camel, navy and wine, I am searching out wine-toned lipsticks like there's no tomorrow. Vampy and berry lip shades have been at the top of my fall beauty shopping list, in everything from matte lipsticks to cream formulas and glosses. That and I'm very much looking forward to doing more with my eye make-up than just a simple cat-eye. Time to pull out the neutral/brown eye shadow palettes! And of course, it wouldn't be fall without a sultry smoky it's time to stock up on lots of soft, smudge-able pencil liners to achieve that look.

Based on the inspiration board you'll see below, I've also compiled a list of beauty must-haves, which I'll be sharing with you next week. That way, you'll know exactly what products you'll need to try out these inspiring looks!

What beauty trend are you most looking forward to this fall?

 (Left to right, top to bottom): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

Friday, September 4, 2015

Eco-Luxury Boutique The Closet YVR Launches in Vancouver

I first met Helen Siwak of The Closet YVR when she kindly helped me style the cast of Hamlet last year. It's truly amazing to see her incredible collection of thrifted luxury goods finally find a much-deserved home in Gastown: a big step from what used to be an all-online shop!

The Closet YVR is an eco-luxury boutique that carries not only designer fashion resale, but also local eco-friendly products and fashions. Mixed among the shoes, scarves and beautiful dresses are all-natural soaps and straight-from-the-runway designs from local fashion talents. Her pre-loved designer items are definitely worth perusing; you'll find everything from Dior to Gucci and more. The shop will even offer personal eco-styling services and wardrobe consultations from Lead In-House Stylist Dominique Hanke.

And it doesn't stop there, every month, The Closet YVR will host pop-up shops in the boutique, giving more local designers and artisans a chance to have their products available for you to shop!

The most adorable Valentino blazer in plaid (of course, it's an obsession) caught my eye while I took a look through the racks of luxury clothes; check it out below, I feel like it's the perfect transitional piece for fall, no? 

If you're in the Gastown area in Vancouver, pop by the boutique at 360 Carrall St, say hello to Helen and check out the beautifully curated collection of eco luxury fashion! The Closet YVR is open from Monday to Saturday, 11am-6pm, or by appointment on Sundays.

With founder of The Closet YVR, Helen Siwak, in an Armani dress & Bulgari pendant from Modaselle

Me & You Body vegan soap & La Cigale personal grooming products 

Vegan treats for the VIP guests & handmade Eco Monsters by Bracken Hanke

Handmade pendants by Tracey Tomtene in silver, pewter & copper: who needs the 'Do Epic Shit' one??

Armani hat, Ted Lapidus scarf, Missoni maxi dress, JC de Castelbajac Pluie tote

'Gassy Jack' made a pit stop by the store too, although he chilled on the floor more than he shopped...

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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