September 28, 2016

Beauty Muse: Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation

The seasons are changing and that means a switch in my beauty routine is needed. Last spring I was introduced to the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation. I was excited to try her products for the first time, but not totally eager to try a foundation since I've never been one to wear heavier make-up. Quickly I learned the Magic Foundation went beyond just a cosmetic and also contained skincare elements benefiting the overall look, feel and health of the skin. I've got problematic skin so I'll try just about anything promising results. Not only did I like the overall feel and application of the foundation but I really did see my skin getting better over time. I suffer from a lot of scaring and discolouration on top of my annoying acne so seeing my skin tone even out, dark spots fade and blemishes clear up I was hooked to keep using it. The picture below is after using the Magic Foundation daily for just over two months. When summer hit I did switch back to my tined moisterizer for a lighter feel, but now that fall has arrived I was excited to pick up a new bottle to start using again. If you are in the midst of switching up your beauty routine also then I highly recommend trying this stuff out!

September 20, 2016

World's Cutest Pants

Ummm, where did summer go? Time really does fly by when you're having fun/ working hard. Luckily warm weather is still lingering for us to enjoy just a little while longer. Today's look may be all black but that doesn't mean it's anywhere close to being boring. Everything was styled around my absolute favourite pair of denim right now. I spotted these fringed cuties by Paige Denim on a Sincerely Jules Instagram post back in June and it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT! Since I'm impulsive I immediately searched for them online to purchase. Sadly, they were sold out literally EVERYWHERE. Damn you Jules! I love you but this was probably all your fault due to your amazing style and worldwide influence. My boyfriend, the optimist, assured me that everything works out and that eventually they would be mine. What I didn't know was he set alerts on nearly every online shop that carried these pants so he would be notified the moment they were restocked. To my amazement my size did get restocked and he ordered them the moment he was notified. Even though they came all the way from Sweden they were in my closet only a week later and I still wear them every opportunity I get! I'm happy and my boyfriend is just as happy now that he no longer has to get his women's fashion emails that were flooding in daily! I couldn't resist throwing in my fringed clutch and this Brave Leather choker to the sass of this look. The other thing you have to consider wisely are your shoes since the fringed detail runs along the ankle line. These Jason Wu mules I got a few years ago are still one of my favourite pair of shoes. They are comfy AF due to their low heel and thick strap along the top of the foot but the buckle detail is just the coolest. It's a huge detail but somehow just works effortlessly with these cropped pants. Ciao for now xx
 Choker: c/o Brave / Bodysuit: Mendocino / Pants: Paige Denim / Sunnies: Quay / Shoes: Jason Wu / Purse: Figue / Watch: c/o Nicole Vienna

Photographer / Tania Martinez