Christmas in January No. 2

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Another busy December has come and gone which means it’s time to celebrate! I work for a large Canadian company that is bombarded with crazy schedules and assignments each and every Christmas-time (as you may have noticed from my recent travel schedule and hectic moods). So when our busy period winds down and everyone can breathe a sigh of relief, we celebrate. We have our Christmas party in January and I kinda like it that way. (see last year’s party here)

Our celebration took place this past weekend and I couldn’t have had a better time. It’s one of the only times Corey and I get to dress up and go all out! He wore his Calvin Klein suit and I put on a old dress that I’ve only ever been able to wear once before. A little black and white Taylor number from the Hudson Bay Company many moons ago (you don’t always need to splurge for something new, this one got me a lot of compliments!).

Of course my favourite part of the entire evening was getting ready. I’m currently working on editing a Get Ready With Me video and am still unsure as to whether I’m going to post it, but for now here is what I wore on my face for the evening! A co-worker of mine thought I had it professionally done!….I pat myself on the back. The pictures don’t quite do it justice:


Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage Foundation in Medium Sand

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser (under eyes, beside nose)

The Body Shop’s Bronzing Powder in Medium Matte (slight contour)

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (forehead, chin, nose)

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Tipsy

The Balm Mary-Loumanizer (blended at the top of cheekbones)


Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown

Urban Decay Naked 2: Blended using MAC 217

           –  Bootycall (all over lid) YDK (inner corner and under eye) Busted (outer corner)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Rimmel Kohl Liner in Jet Black

L’Oreal Miss Manga Mascara

Sephora Flutter Lashes for corner lashes


Sephora Universal Waterproof Lip Liner

Bite Sephora Loves Bite Event – Coleen’s Signature Lip


O.P.I Deutsch You Want Me Baby?

If I Could Only Choose One


Everyone has their favourites, right? You hear about mine at the end of each month…yet they always seem to be changing. One month I love this, the next month I love that. But what if you couldn’t flip-flop between favourites? What if you could only choose one? Hmmm…..

Okay so there is no way I expect anyone to pick one singular item….what I mean is: what if I could only choose one lipstick, one mascara, one foundation? What would you pick if you could only pick one?

I’ve come up with my list (some items not pictured). It wasn’t easy and may be slightly shocking. But if I could only choose one I would choose:

Primer: Lancome La Base

Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum

Powder: Rimmel Stay Matte

Concealer: Maybelline Dream Lumi

Blush: Nars Orgasm/Laguna Palette

Eyeshadow: ELF Warm Palette

Eyeliner: Kat Von D Tattoo Liner

Mascara: L’Oreal Miss Manga

Lipstick: BITE’s Sephora Loves BITE Event personal creation

Brushes: Real Techniques

Face Wash: Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser

Toner: Clinique Clarifying Toner 2

Serum: The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Serum

Moisturizer: Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

Hair Product: Catwalk Curls Rock Amplifying Cream

Purfume: Chanel Coco Mademoiselle

So there you have it. Why, may you ask, do I have drug store brands rather than high end on my favourites? I’m not going to lie, I am a firm believer in the fact that drug store brands actually have a lot more to offer. From my many years of trials and tribulation, I truly believe that these would be my top picks. So, for now, if I could only choose one these would be it.

Do you think you could choose just one? If so, what would it be?

OOTD: Holding on to Summer


Dress: J.Crew

Belt: Banana Republic

Shoes: Birkenstocks

The days are starting to get a little cooler – off and on sunshine and storms. Early September and back to school time always sees a odd arrangement of summer attire mixed with autumn wear. A mix of those who wish to hang on to summer for as long as they can, and those who can’t wait for the cooler sweater weather that’s upon the horizon. So for a little shopping trip with friends this past weekend, I decided to hold tight to the final warm days of summer before I excitingly dive into my scarves and leather jacket in the up coming weeks. I’ve had this dress for years and have always had the most awkward time arranging it. I used to put t-shirts or stripped long-sleeves under it and I ended up looking like a school marm. But with a black bandeau and a belt, this dress is perfect for warm weather wanderings. 

Ps. Like my lipstick? I’m so in love with my personal lipstick from that Sephora Loves Bite event