2015 British Fashion Awards


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You have no choice but to look incredibly fashionable at the British Fashion Awards. Last nights red carpet was just that. Rita Ora was definitely my fave; her Chanel dress was gorgeous. Cheryl, Victoria, and Jourdan all wore caramel smokey eyes with a matte nude lip. Lady Gaga’s new toned down version of herself still left room for embellished eyelids.

Images from dailymail.com

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Egyptian Magic

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I had forgotten about Egyptian Magic until recently when I started using a sample size. It’s one of those cult products that I came across years ago backstage. A lot of artists had it in their kit for rescuing dry skin anywhere on the body or to create highlights on the face it’s the perfect multi-purpose balm. Also as an added bonus there are only six ingredients in Egyptian magic, no fragrance, additives, parabens, or chemicals.






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Victoria’s Secret After Party


The infamous Victoria’s Secret fashion show took place last night, and finished with a huge after party. New additions to the spectacular line up of models included Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner who got their inaugural wings, and joined the cast of probably the most widely known fashion event of the year.

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Balmain for H&M


I knew it was going to be crazy, but with so many pieces that I had to have, I dragged myself out of bed at 3am on Thursday. With my sister in tow we joined what turned out to be a rather large queue. Our confidence levels of obtaining exactly what we came for didn’t falter even after receiving a shop time of 945am. We peered into the window at 9am and saw the once fully stocked shelves and racks now almost bare. At that point we realized that not only were we not getting anything on our list, but that we’d be lucky to leave with anything other than a speck of Balmain dust!

Once inside I grabbed one of everything left which was literally only 5 different styles out of the entire collection. I settled on the velvet burn out top in black and dress in green. Unlike my sister who left completely empty handed. I’m really hoping next year they choose a designer I couldn’t care less about so I can save myself the drama.


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Best of Toronto Fashion Week: Mikhael Kale SS16


Last week in Toronto we started of fashion week with Mikhael Kale’s collection. The makeup look designed by Grace Lee was one of my favourites of the week. The high shine effect on the face was achieved with generous amounts of gloss applied on all the high points as well as through the eyebrows. The girls bodies were slicked with baby oil gel to continue the wet look. A dab of fuchsia was pushed onto the lips, and the top lashes were coated with mascara completing this very cool look.

1. Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel 2. Maybelline Falsies Push Up Drama 3. Maybelline Color Blur No. 5 4. Maybelline Lip Gloss

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The Best of Paris Fashion Week SS16


The grande finale of the spring collections wrapped last week in Paris. One of my favourite looks was the glitter brow created by Val Garland at Giambattista Valli. The vibrancy and the sparkle of the glitter stood out beautifully against the models almost bare faces.

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Shu Uemura Ultime8 Oil in Essence

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I’ve been addicted to Shu Uemura skincare for years now. The obsession began with cult favourite Cleansing Oil and from there I branched out into an entire skin care regime. So of course I had try the new Sublime Beauty Oil in Essence. Subtly scented with iris and musk, and with a unique oil texture that feels a bit like a gel. The best thing about the product are the age reversal claims. Ingredients like Proxylane that penetrates to the epidermis and lifts skin. Geranium oil increases the skins collagen for diminished lines, and cashmere like texture. After only a few uses I like how my skin feels and looks.

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Dark Lips for Fall



Update your fall makeup look with a version of the deep lip colours seen on the runway. Tone the look down by tapping the lip colour on top of lip balm. For maximum intensity apply a similar tone lip liner all over the lips and then add the lipstick on top.

YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Prune/Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution in Liberty Love/MAC Lipstick in Diva/Kat Von D Studded Kiss in Black Cherry

Images from vogue.com & fashionising.com 


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The Best of Milan Fashion Week SS16

The beauty looks from the Milan runways seemed more varied than in seasons past. Prada’s gold lip, Missoni’s cyan eyes, and Fendi’s exaggerated banana line were a few of the stand outs from the week.

Images from fashionising.com & vogue.com

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The Best of London Fashion Week SS16


London fashion week is always short but sweet with some of the best beauty looks of the season hitting the runway. The stocking face makeup at Gareth Pugh made me think of a crew of glamorous bank robbers–slightly disturbing yet so cool. Having worked on almost all these shows in the past, when I’m not in London like this season, to say I miss it is an epic understatement.

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