My 24th Birthday


Twenty Four years have crept up on me; they’ve come and gone whether welcomed or not. I’m beginning to experience that stage in life where birthdays are dreaded rather than anticipated, yet each and every year I question that judgement since my birthday is always one of the most wonderful days of the year. To start, my birthday falls around Thanksgiving weekend every year. A time when the weather is changing, the leaves are coloured, and the hot coffee is ever-flowing. But the most important part is my wonderful family and friends who make me feel so special.

My weekend consisted of lots of family visits, lots of hugs, and lots of food – everything I could have asked for. I received some wonderful gifts and even managed to squeeze in a little shopping for myself! Nothing better, eh? I stopped off at Sephora and picked up just a few things, including the Sephora 2015 Birthday Gift from NARS, the Mini Velvet Lip Pencil in Cruella and the Mini Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. I then grabbed the ever-coveted, often lusted after, Elizabeth and James White Nirvana eau de perfume, as it’s something I’ve wanted for so long and finally decided to treat myself with. And finally, the Tarte Coloured Clay CC Undereye Corrector in the shade LightI, which can hopefully deal with these dark circles under these 24 year old eyes.

As gifts come, this year was great! My family spoils me. I got the cutest Cath Kidston Button Spot Mini Satchel bag and a gorgeous Cath Kidston British Birds Patterned Wool Scarf, both adorable pieces picked up across the pond on one of my mom’s recent trips. My sister got me the cutest earrings and birth stone bracelet from Freedom at TopShopAnd last but not least, Corey hit a home run with a new Nikon remote for my D40 along with an Aperture Amaran Halo Light that I can’t wait to play with! And to round it off, an adorable set of pencil crayons with the Enchanted Forest colouring book


And, just for fun, instead of heavy drinking and dancing, my friends and I decided to have a low-key fun night at a Toronto escape room. We went to Trapped Canada in Markham and it was so fun. We failed…..but they did mention to us that only 4.8% of groups have been able to complete that room. It was impossible. Can’t wait to try it again!

So cheers to that start of my 25th year. Can’t wait to see what it brings!


Lipstick and L’Attitude is 2!


Lipstick and L’Attitude is 2 years old! Happy Birthday!

What started out as my little space to muse about my love of beauty has turned into something much bigger then I ever expected. And seriously, I ain’t that big here. I must not have had very high hopes. But two years later, I’m very surprised (and a little impressed) that this blog has become something that I take pride in, something I work my hardest at, and something that I have stuck with.

There are ups and downs; days I struggle with the writing, the pictures, the content. There are even a few days where I want to give up. But I always bring myself back to the big picture: this is mine. My own. Something I write for myself and something that people don’t have expectations of me for. And if they do have expectations….I don’t care. I’m my own blogboss. (#blogboss).

I’m so excited to move forward with my blog – and am expecting year 3 to bring some exciting things. I’ll be bringing exciting new topics, some fresh new pictures, and a little something something from me and Revlon (been waiting 6 months for this!). Within the next month, once I get my sh*t together, I’ll be hosting my very first “Lipstick and L’Attitude’s Favourites Giveaway” to share my favourite and most talked about products with you!! Stay tuned, stay tuned, stay tuned.

And thank you, everyone, for always being here and supporting me in this little endeavor. 39450734432217051214

WOMF – Birthday!!


Yesterday was my 22 Birthday! My friends and I went out on Friday to paint the town red (oh Whitby…you never fail to disappoint). But either way, I had such a great time!! My friends are the best! Although my pictures are not the greatest, this was my birthday face:

– No7 Beautifully Matte Makeup Base

– Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

– Soap & Glory One Heck of a Blot

– MAC Sunbasque Sheertone Shimmer Blush

– Covergirl Flamed Out Shadow Pencil in Melted Caramel Flame

– Barry M Eyeshadow Pencil EP7 Purple

– Maybelline Eye Precise Liquid Eyeliner Pen

– Maybelline Winged-Out Falsies Mascara

– Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Bordeaux