Fall Makeup Favourites.

Hello everyone! Happy Friday!


Truth be told, I am sitting on my couch writing this while it pours with rain outside. Hot coffee in my hand it feels only suitable that I am writing about my Fall Makeup Favorites.


I recently bought the NARS Extreme Effects shadow and have fallen in love with it very quickly. It’s the perfect blend of Fall colors. I love buying from Hudsons Bay because you always receive a bunch of freebies with your order, making it that much more exciting. This time around I got a free eyeshadow primer from NARS and a whole goodie bag from Clinique!

The palette itself is just stunning. NARS is hands down one of my favorite high-end brands. The quality of the shadows are pigmented, yet apply buttery soft.


Along with my NARS eyeshadow, I’ve been obsessed with the NYX Soft matte lip creams. My go-to shades right now are Copenhagen and Stockholm. I had to re-stock these shades because I ran out of my selection from last year. I know this might be different from other opinions, but I really like how light they feel on the lips after they dry. I dont like how some liquid lipsticks feel thick and chalky. These are an absolute dream to wear.

Those colours though! Such a fall aesthetic 😍

Also I’ve been looking at Tik Tok lately… Should I use it? Am I missing out if I don’t?

I feel like it’s going to be something where I don’t like it at first, and then suddenly I’ve fallen deeply into it and totally obsessed. I am still not entirely sure how to use it.

Anyway, TGIF everyone! What are your plans this weekend?

I’m going to carve pumpkins and drink a bit of wine with my friends. 🎃 🥂

Welcoming Autumn

Hello everyone!

I feel like I’m welcoming Autumn with an especially warm hug this year. It’s as though I am finally able to breath deep and catch a glimpse of a more relaxed pace. Does anyone else feel this way?

Besides being relaxed, I am so excited for all the fun Autumn activities we are still able to enjoy during these ever changing times.

Things I am looking forward to this Fall are: enjoying everything in Pumpkin Spice Flavour 😋 Staying in watching movies on stormy nights. And more mushroom picking adventures with Alex and our pup!

What are your favourite Fall traditions? 🎃

Stormy Sunday Outfit Of the Day ☔️

Hello loves!

I was greeted with blustery weather today and did not want to leave bed! 💤

However, one heroic mug of coffee later and here I am!

Excuse my chippy polish, I’m very overdue for a manicure!

On days like this I giggle because I feel like I roll out of bed, and then find an outfit that is as cozy as possible to feel like I’ve never left! Does anyone feel that way?

To start, I’ve been living in my chunky knit sweater from Forever 21. It’s slightly cropped but still long enough to cover the stomach and feel cozy.

Next I am loving my fingerless gloves! As always if you’re a photographer, or anything that requires nimble fingers these gloves are the way to go.

Lastly are a few items that are my makeup favourites.

The e.l.f lipstick in the shade ‘Praline’. The perfect cool tone nude.

E.l.f eyeshadow trio in ‘Brown Bonanza’.

Last but not least my Matt and Nat wallet, and some cute 90’s-ish palm tree beaded earrings.

Have a fabulous Sunday everyone and I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

~M<<<<<<<

My Autumn in Photos 📷

Hello loves!

How are we doing on this splendid day?

I thought I would share some photos with you today that represent a little slice of my life.

I’m usually geared very much towards the beauty and makeup side of my blog, but that tends to leave out my lifestyle and anything that kinda lets you get to know me. Plus, if you’re a photography buff like me, you may appreciate this post just for that 🙂

Autumn is such a wonderful time to me, representing change and the slowing of seasons (until Christmas that is) which makes it one of my favourite ones to photograph. It’s still light out for the most part until daylight savings (hello extra hour of sleep 🎉) and the colours are breathtaking. It’s like watercolour comes to life!

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I can’t help but love the sudden shift in the last 4 photos! It’s like Canada said “Okay Halloween is over now? Say hello to my friend Winter!”

The snow lasted 4 days which was nice, alas it has all melted now. I don’t mind though, just makes me look forward to the next snowfall! And incase you’re wondering the book is an enviromentally frindly guide to all things Christmas.

I hope everyone has been enjoying their day!

~M

October FX Makeup! 👻

Hello everyone! How are we doing today?

Since I love Halloween and Fall, I wanted to try something special for the month of October. Every week in October I want to try a new makeup look, whether it’s gore, beauty, or fantasy.

I just wanted to try something fun and different, something like this which I’ve never tried before!

Anyhoo for this weeks instalment I wanted to try colourful and a bit abstract. The first thing that came to mind was Mermaid! 🐠

This is kind of my take on a heartbroken Mermaid, which I have no idea how my brain concocted that idea.

I knew I wanted to do a Mermaid, and had the prosthetics made and ready to go, but I just needed the rest of my character.

The prosthetics are made out of super lightweight clay (from the dollar store), and set using liquid latex, which is great for holding colour.

Surrounding that are ‘barnacles’ sculpted out of Ben Nye scar wax.


On the face I used:

👻 Rimmel Lasting Finish 25 hour foundation in Ivory

👻 E.l.f setting powder

👻 NYX ‘On the Go’ Palette (using vivid pink, green and purple shades)

👻 Milani Vital Brights (green and pearl)

👻 Covergirl Total Tease Mascara, very coated to look spidery, and smudged under the eye.

👻 I kept the lips muted with foundation to keep the eyes and face the focus of colour.

I also wanted to keep this very drugstore friendly, especially since not everyone has time (on money) to go and buy all new makeup just for Halloween. There are lots of great spooky options right at your fingertips.

Thank you guys for reading and please leave a comment telling me what you love most about this season! 🎃

Have a wonderful day!

Xoxox~M

Its been a while!

Hello everyone! I’m back after many busy days! With work, social life, and Halloween all in one bunch its been a busy time. Over that time, I did get the chance to go into the city and get my kicks in shopping and enjoying the city life. With that, I get the chance to gander through all the shops, and discover styles I never knew I could love so much.

Of course while being in the city we stopped at all the usual places (Lush, Bath and Body works, ect.) This time we looked at some clothing too, and stopped by the old Navy. Why not? Good prices and they had festive pajamas so I couldn’t say no.
That’s where I found my seasonal dream dress!

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I think it has the most beautiful pattern! I love a good black and pop of color. Not to mention the neckline. It’s like a mix of hippie and prim proper (somehow that makes sense in my head.) The sleeves are also wrist length and loose fitting. (Though they are hidden under my Vero Moda leather jacket :p)

The leaves were the selling point. The watercolor look had me enchanted! I’m going through a real phase where I’m in love with anything that has a watercolor look to it. I honestly think it started when I watched Charlie Brown just before Thanksgiving!

What new fall fashions are you guys getting into right now?
Hope you all had a happy Halloween!

~M

Autumn Lush Order 🎃

Hello lovely people!

If it wasn’t already obvious, I recently had a little Lush shopping spree. Wait did I say little? Maybe a tiny bit lush of a Lush spree than I thought (See what I did there?)  :p

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What can I say! Tis the season for bathing and skin care. Not to mention, nothing gets me in the seasonal spirit like a trip to the Lush store!

Starting from the top left are my skin and hair care purchases!

💋Mask of Magnaminty face mask
💋93,000 Miles shower jelly
💋Shine So Bright split end treatment

All of these smell like a dream and are so soothing to my skin. My MVP, or Most Valued Product of this group so far is the Mask of Magnaminty. It makes my face smooth as a baby and my skin was instantly healthier feeling, and my pores felt much cleaner.

From the bath section starting from the top left we have:
★Shoot for the stars Bath bomb
★ So White bath bomb
★Tisty Tosty bath bomb
★ Lord of Misrule bath bomb
★ Honey Bee bath bomb
★ Sparkly Pumpkin bubble bar 🎃
★ Butter Bear bath soak

I am so excited to use these seasonal products and tell you all about them!

What are some of your favorite seasonal Lush products your excited for?
I’m excited to use my sparkly pumpkin!

~M

Seasonal Outfits

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Autumn Greetings everyone!

I know its been a while since I posted last and I’m here to break the dry spell! After Thanksgiving It got very busy for me, but also trying to having much needed down time.

Anyhoo, I’ve come today to discuss one of my favorite topics: Fashion.

As the days and weeks chug along, we get closer and closer to the holiday season. And following our holidays, or just any night outs, comes the perplexing question: Do I dress formal? Am I supposed to dress casual?

My most favorite quote, spoken from the lips of anyone who’s ever gotten ready with their friends is: “Wait, were we supposed to dress up?”

I can tell you now my friends, I am here to calm your worries and hopefully cast a lifesaver into the ocean of ideas.

I firmly believe that people should dress for their comfort levels. If you feel most comfortable dressed up, or more so in casual attire than do so. These are merely my go-to outfits for nights out and special occasions. 🙂

#1: Casual Cozy Dress

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For this look I have paired a casual dress with a thin long sleeve sweater. To top off this simple look I accessorized with a gold heart buckle belt, and my favorite snake skin heels. My favorite feature of this outfit (that I firmly believe carries the whole look) is the cute 50’s style neckline and pleats of the dress. The gorgeous aqua color of the dress also pairs well with the  black accessories.

You can switch up any colors and patterns for this outfit. The base being: Long sleeves + Collar layered over top + cute shoes of your choice!

#2: Comfy Combo:

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A lot of the time people associate dressing up with…well, dresses. But dresses can bring many woes and, how you say, ‘breezy situations”.  So for a dressy yet sturdy look I paired black and aqua together once again (definitely not on purpose I swear). My bottoms are a lovely pair of canvas beach pants. Typically worn in summer I love these pants and cannot bare to bid farewell in the long winter months. My shirt is a simple black pleated shirt. 

An easy combo made from: Flowing, eccentric pattern top + solid color slacks or dress pants + your fave pair of comfy heels or other shoe choice.

Last but not least:

#3: Sweater, Collar, Cool jeans love.

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Okay, I may have ran out of cool names for this outfit, but It does not take away from how much I adore it! (And ignore the smudge on the picture…I need to clean my mirror apparently)

If it wasn’t already obvious I have a love for collar and sweater combos! this layer is sort of the opposite of the first outfit with the collar placed underneath. My jeans and boots add the pop of color this outfit needed. I often pair this with my riding boots as an alternative to the chunky heels if I’m bustling around town.

A match made in heaven made up of:

One part multi use long sleeve + a hint of a cute lacy collar shirt + Floral funky jeans + A dash of chunky heels or riding boots = Perfection!

Now, I refrained from naming brands since I wanted to focus mainly on the template of these looks, so anyone can put them together with their own wardrobe.

I hope you enjoyed this post! I certainly had fun putting it all together! And if you did have any curiosity of the brands just leave me a comment and I’d be happy to share! Let me know if you’d like to see more like this.

Do you guys have any favorite outfits for the holidays? Let me know! 🙂

~M

Thanksgiving Weekend

Over here in Canada we just had our thanksgiving weekend!
Even if I am not quite in the fall spirit, thanksgiving is always the holiday that brings me right to it.
With all the cuddly fall necessities being launched I thought it would be necessary to grab a few of my favorites!

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I hit up Bath and Body Works to grab some fabulous candles. All of them smell amazing!
With the help of some of my favorite YouTubers I managed to track down my favorite smells quick as a bunny.

The first one I already had in mind was ‘Sweater Weather’, which didn’t fail to ell amazing! Somehow it smells like sweet apples in fresh air, and a hint of men’s cologne. That is just what it smells like to me personally and I love it!

The second I grabbed is called Autumn, which is quite self explanatory as to why I went right for it. It’s a light fresh scent with a hint of vanilla. Simple as that and so wonderful!

The last one is called ‘Marshmallow Fireside’. Its smells exactly the way it sounds. Deliciously festive! This is one I picked up for my boyfriend since his love of candles is just as strong as mine.

The big treat I got myself was this single wick, to die for, scented candle. It is called ‘Leaves’, and it is essentially the entire fall season beautifully wrapped up in one candle.

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  I hope everyone who celebrated Thanksgiving this weekend had an amazing time. What is your favorite thing about the holiday if you celebrate it? And to others who celebrate in November, tell me what you look forward to most about Thanksgiving!
Ciao!

~M

Favorite Fall Lip Colors!

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Much the same way a Pumpkin Spice Latte is a staple tradition of fall, finally getting to don your favorite  autumnal lip color is just as sacred. The beautiful purple plums and deep reds that would usually be considered to bold for Spring and Summer have finally come out to play! (To be fair, I often do not play by the rules and wear some of these lip colors year round.)

My biggest tip for rocking these awesome colors is to always start with a clean and moisturized canvas. The canvas being your lips.  I always begin with my Bubblegum lip scrub from lush! This is such a lifesaver. There was a time in my life I had no idea you needed to exfoliate your lips just as you do the rest of your body.

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As for moisturizing my two main products to hit up are just a plain lip balm by Blistex called Lip Medex. Sturdy and long lasting it is bar far the most soothing for the dry cold months. My other faithful lip balm is the Baby Lips Dr.Rescue. This is great if you want a little bit of color as well as healing properties.

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Time to get to the good stuff! Let’s just dive in shall we?

#1. The ever luscious Kate Moss Lasting Finish in #10.
The perfect color to pair with a crisp walk on the pier! All you need is a fun partner and a hot cocoa!
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#2. Iced Amethyst 265 by Revlon.
A lovely plum shade that isn’t too light nor too dark. I struggle with darker colors washing me out, but this manages to capture the rich purple and sparkles with out being too much!
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#3. Revlon Color Stay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion.

This is one of the best color stains I’ve come across. It sounds strange to say that even as it wears off throughout the day, the color still looks amazing. As lip stains tend to, it has a wee bit of trouble staying in place at first but practice makes perfect!

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#4. Clinique Spiced Apple.

This one is an oldie but a goodie. You can see I’ve nearly used it up! Its one of those lipsticks you find that is the perfect color. It isn’t too flashy for casual outings, and just bold enough to be formal. I’ve had it for way too long and I’m due for a new tube soon!
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That is my list of must have fall lip colors! They are all moderately priced, and very lovely! These are all colors that go well with a paler skin tone, since I, myself am on the paler side.
Here is a swatch of all the colors and how they look on.
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Hope you enjoyed! Cheers!

~M