what's in my make up bag/medicine cabinet?

so i've had a few requests to go through my favourite beauty products. i'm not really an expert on the topic, i've always been a clothes person over make up and hair but here are the things i love to use.

night regime: i am a loyal clinique buyer after years of trying different lines at different price points, these work the best for me. i use to have problems with my skin and thanks to their acne solutions line and a fabulous dermatologist i can now say i have as close to perfectly clear skin as one can get. i don't use the a.s. moisturizer every night, only if i have a breakout. i usually use the continuous rescue antioxidant moisturizer and the marcelle vitamin c eye cream. there both so hydrating and make my skin so soft.
day regime: i only cleanse my skin with water and moisturize in the morning. i use clinique youth surge with spf normally and always after treatments. it's amazing and perfect for twenty somethings trying to fend off the aging process. i also use either jergens or olay's self tanner infused moisturizers with spf if i need some colour, especially in the winter. if i have a late night i love the anti-puff garnier skin renew cooling eye roller. for treatments i love microdermabrasion. i use a life refine, local drug store brand in scrub form and philosophy micro delivery mini peel pads. i've recently acquired bliss triple oxygen instant energizing mask too but i haven't been using it long enough to give a true review. the key for day is moisturizer and protect with spf
for hair less is more. i love a messy bed head texture so i adore sea sprays and dry shampoo. i use sunsilk's sea mist and bumble and bumble sea spray. for dry shampoo i try and find affordable options and stock up on pssssst whenever i'm in the u.s. otherwise oscar blandi and klorane make a good ones. kevin murphy motion lotion was recommend to me by my stylist charlotte at parlor. it helps me achieve the kristen stewart messy wave look i love on my sidebar.
make up: i'm very simple. i often don't wear any but these are my go tos. for lashes i love imju fiberwig. it's a japanese tube product. it coats the lash and thickens and lengthens it but it never smudges and washes off with water. this is key b/c i hate raccoon eyes and left over mascara face in the morning. if i want a more dramatic or traditional look i go for bad gal lash by benefit and dior show but i ♥ fiberwig. i have to get it online or in the states as it's not sold in canada.

nail polish: an addiction, i love unusual colours. my favourite brands are rimmel, o.p.i. and la. girl flair. i wear the la girl colours the most b/c they're so affordable and come in such cool shades. i'm wearing a lilac on my fingers and a periwinkle on my toes from them right now. i also love the colours that rescue beauty does but i haven't been able to get my "nails" on those yet.
lips: i'm all about gloss, pinks and nudes. my favs are top left to right: rimmel birthday suit lipstick, revlon shiny sheer peachy sheen spf15, mac fullfilled lip volumizer (my fav!), revlon nude lustre lip gloss. btm left to right: mac popster lip conditioner spf 15(hello kitty line), mac honey bare gloss, and the must have, rosebud strawberry lip balm. i can't survive without it.
eye shadows: i love pinks, nudes and browns. i might use a green or blue liner but i stick to a more natural look for shadows. left to right: stila colour ?, mac pink venus, mac stars 'n' rockets, mac grand entrance, urban decay scratch, mac sweet lust and the rimmel eye twist due in 7050.
lastly my big thing when it comes to make up in getting a good glow so i have a little highlighter addiction. for a perfect base i use the balm, balm shelter tinted moisterizer spf 18 in light medium. i also love the balm concealers and use both light/medium and medium depending on the time of year. it's great for covering any imperfection. i also use ysl touche eclat in "2" for under the eye and contours. it's so expensive but it works so i'll keep buying it.
for highlighting i use ck runway radiance illuminating cream in pearl glow or benefit moon beam if i want a dewy finish, as they're creams. i usually use mac mineralize skinfinish though. i'm obsessed with these. i use the mcqueen limited edition in new vegas for drama and golden highlights and live for the more pinky "soft and gentle" for everyday. it's a perfect product. lastly physicians formula shimmer strips in sunset strip is a great bronzer/highlight/eye shadow. it's perfect for travel b/c you only have to bring one product and it does the job well.

that's it, sorry for the long post. hopefully i didn't bore you guys ;) 
this post is dedicated to jessie a. and if you like a good food blog check out hers, the foodie and the beast. it's so well written plus, completely charming and fun just like the girl who writes it.


rainbow sprinkles

this sweater always reminds me of cake. which makes me happy.
top: zara
leggings: aritzia
sweater and boots: vintage
necklace: diy


a man's sweater and a mini skirt

i love this combination. the over sized, cozy cashmere sweater with a barely there mini just poking through. it's sexy but not in an overt way. of course, i amped up the sexiness with the crochet tights and over the knee boots. probably one of the last cold weather looks for a long while.

had to mention i went to see wolverine yesterday and thoroughly loved every moment. i'm such an xmen freak and i adored the cartoon as a kid. hugh jackman officially replaces george clooney atop my older man sexy list but taylor kitsch takes the cake in that move ♡. gambit was always my favourite.
top and boots: vintage
skirt: mango
necklace: diy


afternoon daisy delight

how perfect is this picture?
daisies, an overgrown graveyard, vintage florals, long hair, knee socks and miu miu.
when i saw this on gala's blog today i had to re-post it. she's always inspirational and has some of the best blogger style on the net. it doesn't hurt that she has a mulberry collection at least as big as mine and numerous other covetable designer pieces. plus, she mixes them into her wardrobe in an effortless way that it elevates her vintage and topshop finds and they never over power her look. she my favourite spanish girl in london.....
check her out if you're not a follower already.

hang on my arm

fall bag love. studded miu miu clutch and mulberry shimmy tote.


new sunnies ☀

lace print sunglasses with rose coloured lenses, f21
in love.

omg ♡

this is why i love blogs.

they introduce you to things you never knew you wanted but never want to live without. thanks to the amazing emma of ragpony i can no longer function without these on my feet. hopefully come fall i'll be able to get my hands on them and they'll be under 1000$ miu miu fall09.

zipped up or buckled in?

i can't decide. i love the red but i love the zippers too....
balmain fall 09


don't speak

abbey is such a special model. so unique looking, with tons of vulnerability but the tattoos, piercings and attitude give her a lot of edge too. 

i love her outfit, especially the harness boots, they're a maz ing. knee length blue dresses with patterns like this always remind me of gwen stefani in the don't speak video. it's so cool how images can just stick with you, that was such a huge song/video for me growing up.
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blue jeans and black leather

so stunning. noot's probably in italy right now shooting new moon. i can't wait to see her on the big screen. 
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zion national park

the second part of my utah trip started after i finished volunteering at best friends and began exploring the nearby national parks. there are so many natural wonders in the southern utah area but we only had time to see zion and bryce canyon. these are my shots from zion. when we headed out to it from kanab we passed through coral sand dunes national park which was dusted with a layer of snow. luckily it was much warmer in the park itself and ended up being a beautiful day. the scenery was amazing and my mom and i did the emerald pools hike and the riverside walk. breathtaking. after a day in the park we had dinner in springdale and stopped by best friends on the way home for some pictures. that's where we discovered that all the horse pastures get taken over by bull deer herds when everyone leaves the sanctuary for the day. so cool. zion is a great park, really user friendly and absolutely stunning. i would definitely visit again. i'm wearing: alternative apparel hoodie and baseball burnout raglan, zara wolf tee, ebayed shearling hiking boots and lululemon leggings

sparkle serena

she gets so much shit for what she wears sometimes
but blake looks amazing here
great way to wear sequins in an effortless way
love the hair too
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this is how you rock vuitton..

johanna kneppers
shot by jacob sutton
june 2009 elle us
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megan fox in elle june 2009
shot by alexei hay
in versace, wang and kors
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