Friday, 19 September 2014

Sneak Peek: Inglot Toronto

If you've never heard of Inglot, you are in for a treat my friends. They recently invited me to participate in a little blogger sneak peek of their new store opening this Saturday in downtown Toronto, and as a big fan of the brand I was thrilled to take part and bring you a look at what this amazing brand is cooking up in Toronto!

Inglot has a long history with makeup in the fashion and stage industry, but wanting every women to be able to have access to what renowned Makeup Artists possess, they created a customizable buildable palette called The "Freedom System". This system is custom built from a huge range of complexion, eyes, lips and cheeks, with over 1500 shades to choose from.

Palettes are available in so many different sizes it really is customizable to the hearts content. Just look at all the colours and textures we had to choose from! I was in makeup heaven playing around with all the products they had to offer.
While I headed home with a Freedom Palette this time around, they also had an entire walls full of lip products and nail polish, including a revolutionary O2M nail polish system that is the first and only breatheable polish on the market. Believe me, I had to hold myself back from taking the entire store with me.
I am so excited to have another brand in the city selling amazing products for affordable prices. The eyeshadow singles cost $10 each, which is around the same price you pay for a single eyeshadow in a Canadian drugstore from brands like L'Oreal. I was finally able to select the perfect shades for my custom quad, and can't wait to test them out and share my full thoughts with you next week! 

They have stores all over the world, so I highly suggest visiting their site online to see if there is a store near you. Torontoians, the Inglot Boutique will be opening their doors at 19 Dundas Square for the Grand Opening this Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Thank you so much to Inglot for this amazing opportunity to visit your brand new location!

Have you ever purchased anything from Inglot? If you have I would love your recommendations for future visits!

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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Beauty Basics: Starter Kit Under $40

We all know it - makeup can get expensive, especially when you're first trying to build up your collection. Sometimes I think if I lost all my makeup, where would I start? Well, keeping with my Beauty Basics series, whether you're a makeup newbie or just generally a baller on a budget, this "starter kit" will give you a complete everyday look for under $40! 
Foundation: Cover Girl Stay Fabulous $9.79 
I have heard rave reviews from ladies with all skin types for the Cover Girl Stay Fabulous foundation. It gives great coverage without feeling heavy, and will last you a full day of work or school. Easily sheer it out by mixing with your moisturizer for ligher coverage!

Concealer: Maybelline Fit Me $4.99
While I love a good cream concealer, liquid concealers are good for doing it all. Covering up your undereye circles,   bringing down hyperpigmentation, and covering blemishes can all be quickly and easily achieved by this highly pigmented and blendable concealer option.

If you're a dry-skined gal, you may not even need to top the Stay Fabulous with a powder, since it is a long wearing formula. However, if you tend to get a bit shiny during the day Rimmel's Stay Matte is the perfect powder for the "set it and forget it" type of girl.

Blush: ELF Mellow Mauve $3
Deeper pinky-tan/mauve blushes are perfect for double duty: perking up the face and sculpting the cheeks. This ELF blush will give you a similar look as my beloved Tarte Exposed, but at a much more wallet friendly price tag. 

Eye Primer/Shadow: Jordana Made to Last Pencil $3.99
These Jordana Pencil's aren't kidding around when they say made to last. They are the perfect one stop shop for budge proof color, so they make for an excellent base or all over wash of colour. The shade Continuous Almond is just slightly lighter than my skin, so it works to even out my eyelids and limits smudging or transferring of my everyday eyeliner.

Liner: Jordana Fabuliner $1.99
Basic winged liner is a great quick look for everyday. Even at a low price point, Jordana's Fabuliner out performs similar products from other brands, and its pen style applicator is easy to use for any skill level.

Mascara: Jordana Best Lash Extreme $2.99
Jordana really hits it out of the park with their eye products. Their Best Lash Extreme mascara is not only the least expensive mascara I have tried, but also the best for adding volume and drama! 
Lips: Maybelline Color Whisper in Lust for Blush $5.99
Even if you're not much of a lipstick person, these Maybelline Color Whispers are great for adding a little bit of colour without the heavy feeling of a traditional lipstick. There are tons of colours to choose from, but Lust for Blush is my go to "my lips but better" option.

And the grand total? $38.23! What would you include in your makeup "starter kit"?

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Monday, 15 September 2014

Weekend Wedding

This weekend Tyler and I traveled up north for a mini-destination weekend wedding. Tyler enjoys fashion almost as much as I do, and since he was looking particularly dapper I made him share his OOTD. His biggest tip: never buy anything full price. He buys all of his designer items at outlets, or online through sites like Ebay or forums like Watchuseek where people buy and sell their high end watches at a fraction of retail price!

Suit & Shoes: Hugo Boss | Shirt: Canali | Tie: Burberry Brit | Belt: Ralph Lauren Polo | Watch: Omega Speedmaster Pro
The weather took a turn in the frigid direction on the day of the ceremony but the rain managed to stop right on time, and the day ended with a spectacular sunset that I shared  yesterday on Instagram

What did you do this weekend?

Linking up to: B Loves Boston & Tucker Up!

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