5.5.16

HOW TO: DUSTY ROSE MAKEUP LOOK

Ever since I got the Covergirl Turnaked palette in roses, I have been experimenting with pinks and purples. I usually prefer neutrals when it comes to eye makeup, but this palette is definitely a must have for spring. I've been getting inspired by the blossoms on the trees, and flowers. Unfortunately the lighting makes the look appear very muted, but in person it is super pretty, especially for spring!

4.5.16

HOW WE WORE IT: SPRING CHAMBRAY

The weather is finally getting warmer in Ottawa, so for this month's How We Wore It, I was actually able to create an outfit that wasn't heavy! I absolutely love the photo we were sent as inspiration! The chambray top, pastel pink skirt and tote immediately jumped out at me.
Instead of doing a dress/skirt look, I made my outfit a bit more casual and "mommy-fied". I've mentioned this before, but leggings have become my go-to bottoms since having Calvin. So easy to move around and super comfy!! I've had this bleached chambray top for quite a while now, but lately I have been loving wearing it more as an open jacket for some nice layering. This scarf has been my favourite for spring/summer for a couple years. It's super light weight so it doesn't make me overheat, and the colour is not too bright so it's still in my comfort zone.
I can't believe this is the first outfit post with my diaper bag! I've had this bag for almost a year and it seriously the greatest bag ever!!! There are an endless amount of pockets, comes with a changing pad and straps onto your stroller super easily! It's definitely on the pricier side, but so worth it
sunglasses: H&M, diaper bag: Little Unicorn, chambray top: Old Navy, black top: Gap Outlet, leggings: Old Navy, shoes: Aldo

Don't forget to visit the blogs listed below to see how everyone styled their outfits! Want to be a part of next months How We Wore It? Head on over to Deide's blog and sign up for a chance to participate in this fun collaboration! :)

Deidre at Deidre Emme
Emily at Emmy Jake
Brooke at Silver Lining
Suerra at Sierra's View
Justine at Little Dove
Kiana at Glitter & Donuts
Amber at amber nicole blogs
Tayler at The Morrell Tale
Patricia at haifisch
Kelsi at Lovestrong
Emma at Ever Emma
Jenn at GiveThisGirlCoffee
Shelbie at R+S Brereton
Nellwyn at The Cardinal Press
Ruth at My Little Nest

3.5.16

FIRST IMPRESSION: ESSENCE COLOUR CORRECTING CONCEALERS

I remember growing up my mom used green concealer all the time. I always thought colour correcting was a thing, but apparently recently it's become super popular and hyped. I thought I would give it a go using the colour correcting concealers from Essence.

What colour correcting products have you tried?

2.5.16

BOOK REVIEW: FINDING AUDREY

Synopsis:
An anxiety disorder disrupts fourteen-year-old Audrey's daily life. She has been making slow but steady progress with Dr. Sarah, but when Audrey meets Linus, her brother's gaming teammate, she is energized. She connects with him. Audrey can talk through her fears with Linus in a way she's never been able to do with anyone before. As their friendship deepens and her recovery gains momentum, a sweet romantic connection develops, one that helps not just Audrey but also her entire family.

Review:
This book guys! Oh my gosh it is so good!!!! I literally read it all at once during Calvin's nap a few days ago. I could not put it down! As much as I love the main character (Audrey), her mom is probably my favourite. She is hilarious!! So overtop and paranoid. The novel is written in first person and is narrated by Audrey. I love that you never find out the details of "the incident". It's pretty obvious what the situation was, but we never find out the specifics. It allows you to imagine what might have happened. The romance between Linus and Audrey is so adorable. A great story, with great characters and perfectly written. Highly recommend.