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i'll wear whatever i want. ................................................. “I’ve apparently been the victim of growing up, which apparently happens to all of us at one point or another. It’s been going on for quite some time now, without me knowing it. I’ve found that growing up can mean a lot of things. For me, it doesn’t mean I should become somebody completely new and stop loving the things I used to love. It means I’ve just added more things to my list.” ................................................ Jeremiah 29:11

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Clinique High Lengths Mascara (find here): I have a whole review on this mascara. This is my favorite mascara so check out the review to hear why!

Dior Capture Totale Multi-Perfection Eye Cream (find here): I never used to wear eye creams but I’ve noticed my eye area feeling a bit dry and tight lately so I’ve been using a sample of this Dior cream and I have been loving it!

Coach Lip Gloss Trio (similar here): I used to hate lip glosses  but recently, I’ve been loving them more and more. This trio from Coach are non sticky and give a gorgeous gloss on top of any lip stick. 

Mood Matcher Luxe Twist Stick (similar here): I feel like I talk about this a lot but I love this lip product! It changes to a custom matched color when you apply it so you know it will look great no matter what!

Lancome Baume in Love- Urban Ballet (find here): You can’t not have pink lips for Spring. I have a review of this product up on my blog so go check that out!

Juicy Couture- Couture La La Rollerball (find here): I’ve been changing up my perfumes more and more. I used to only wear Aquafina Pink Sugar but that got a bit boring, so I switched to this less sweet, more florally fragrance!

Physicians Formula Blush (find here): I usually stray away from blushes with shimmer but this one is perfect for adding color and a healthy glow to your cheeks. It’s the perfect pink for spring!

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For some reason, I always had a negative opinion of this mascara before I even had a chance to try it. This is the Clinique High Lengths Mascara and it’s one of the most unique mascaras on the market. 

The brush is unlike any other mascara. It is a long, curved silicone wand with bristles on only one side, almost like a fine toothed comb. I thought this would do absolutely nothing to my lashes but boy, was I wrong. I usually get very annoyed with my eyelashes. They’re naturally very long so I often have trouble with getting them to look orderly and not all tangled and clumped together. But this wand was able to brush out my lashes, like a comb would brush out your hair. It separates each eye lash while adding noticeable length and definition. Plus, I find it gives a nice curl to my eyelashes which is always a bonus because I don’t physically curl them with an eyelash curler. 

Even though the wand is what makes this mascara so cool, the formula is also super awesome too. It’s a great true black color that doesn’t flake throughout the day. But because it’s not waterproof, it comes off easily at night with makeup remover. I can’t stand mascaras that are hard to remove. 

The only problem I experienced with this mascara was the lack of volume it contributes to my lashes. It’s great at adding length and definition but if you are looking for volume, this won’t do it for you. However, I’ve been using this as a layering mascara. I apply a coat of this first and then use my Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara (review here) overtop which adds lots of volume! If I experience any clumps, I’ll run this wand through my lashes once more to separate the lashes. And voila! Perfect Lashes!

Find the Clinique High Lengths Mascara here

I have been waiting for the first sight of sunshine and warm weather to begin wearing all my sunglasses again after this dreadfully long winter. 

These sunglasses are from Firmoo.com, one of my favorite sunglass and eyewear websites. I’ve also reviewed a pair of regular eyeglasses from Firmoo so check that out as well when you have a chance here.

I’ve been looking for a simple pair of sunglasses and these ones fit the bill perfectly. They’re a tortoiseshell with dark lenses. My favorite part about them is the size. I have a pretty small face so I always have trouble finding sunglasses that aren’t going to slide off or make me look like I’m playing dress-up with my mommy’s sunglasses. I think these ones suit my face shape fairly well!

I know it can be a bit tricky to guess if a pair of glasses will suit your face or not, so to eliminate that, Firmoo has a great virtual try-on system in which you can upload a picture of your face or use a model’s face to see what the glasses look like on your face! Also, if you’re still not convinced that these are the glasses for you, you can try out the First Pair Free Program. This program allows you to pick out a pair of eyeglasses entirely for free! How could you say no to that?!

Check our Firmoo: http://www.firmoo.com/

First Pair Free Program: http://www.firmoo.com/free-glasses.html

Sweater- Altar’d // Leggings- All About Eve // Jacket- All About Eve // Boots- Go Jane // Necklace- Deadly Ponies // Sunglasses- Firmoo

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So, I guess you could say I have the best friends in the world. A whole bunch of my friends got together and bought me the most gorgeous wallet in the whole world. Um hello Marc, how are ya doing. 

This is called the Classic Q Wingman Wristlet Wallet and it’s basically perfect. I have been needing a new wallet for quite some time. If you can remember, I used to have an obnoxious metallic silver Coach wallet and it was super ratchet. This one is definitely a lot prettier. Like look at it! And a whole lot more practical too! It’s very smartly designed. It has 5 card slots, 2 slit pockets for bills and receipts, a zippered compartment for change, and my favorite part, a pocket for your phone. It’s the perfect university wallet. When I go grab a bite to eat on campus and I don’t want to bring my whole backpack with me, I can just slip my wallet over my wrist with the attached strap and carry my phone inside it too! Handsfree walking! Perf. 

Plus, it’s absolutely gorgeous and I still drool every time I look at it. Marc Jacobs, will you marry me? Kay thanx bae.

(Click the box to shop)

So, for my birthday, my lovely friends, Emily and Heather (Thanks guys <3) got me the Lancome Baume in Love in the shade, Urban Ballet. I have been lusting over it for the longest time and it is the most amazing lip product ever.

First, let’s talk about the packaging. The whole Spring collection has the cutest packing, it’s all pink and girly and perfect! 

Secondly, the texture of this is amazing. I guess this could be considered a tinted lip balm but it is really so much more than that. It is a super sheer hot pink but it almost changes to a brighter pink on your lips throughout the day. Two of my best friends bought this product as well and it looks absolutely amazing on their lips as well, it’s so universal! It is also super moisturizing and I love how glossy it applies. 

There is not one thing I would want to change about this product. It is the prettiest lip balm/lip color that I own! I believe this is a limited edition product so pick it up while you still can!

Find it at Shopper’s Drug Mart or here 

Now that the first day of spring has come and gone, it’s time to put away the dark, gothic nail colors and pull out the pastels. The new collection from SquareHue has the perfect colors for spring.

SquareHue is a monthly subscription service that delivers three nail polishes a month for only $14.99. That’s only $5 a bottle! This month’s theme is from the Passport Collection and is Paris. These three colors are absolutely gorgeous. The first color, Arc de Triomphe is a nude rose color with a hint of pink shimmer. The next color is called Champs Elysées and I know that this is going to be one of my most-worn polishes this season! It’s the perfect pastel green. It reminds me of Easter and grass and happiness. The last color is called Notre Dame and is a glossy cream. I think a cream nail polish should be a basic in anyone’s collection but for some mysterious reason, I didn’t have one before this. 

Overall, I was extremely pleased with this box. The nail polishes are high quality, they didn’t chip and they went on streak-free. I love that the colors were specifically chosen for the season and I think the whole collection is stunning! 

And, as if it couldn’t get any better, SquareHue donates a portion of your subscription to help other organizations. So. not only will you have the best lookin’ nails around town, but you will also be a charitable person. Win-win situation? I think so.

Check out SquareHue: http://www.squarehue.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

You have no idea how happy I was to wear only a sweater outside today. Even though there is still that bright white snow on the ground, the weather has been considerably warmer lately. But isn’t that what you would expect when it is now officially Spring?

I went for a very preppy look today. I feel like I should be going to a country club or playing some golf. Those are preppy activities right? 

For my outfit today, I am wearing one of my favorite sweaters that is surprisingly from Old Navy. It has a bright pink fox on it and I think it is absolutely adorable. I layered a cream blouse underneath it to dress it up and make it look extra classy. I have been looking for the perfect blouse for forever and I finally found one from Elizabeth and Clarke. Elizabeth and Clarke is such a cool concept. Each season, they send you a box with a couple of gorgeous shirts like this one for a fee ($20 to $30/shirt). I love this blouse. It is made of a beautiful Crepe de Chine fabric and you can tell that it is great quality!

As for the rest of my outfit, I wore a pair of blue jeggings, and of course my black Hunters. You can’t not wear Hunters when the snow is melting! My crystal necklace is from Accessory Mercado and I think it adds the perfect sparkle to this outfit. As you can tell, the sun was brightly shining today, so I added a pair of sunglasses that I have been waiting to wear all winter.

Check out Elizabeth and Clarke: https://www.elizabethandclarke.com/

Shop my outfit here (click the box):

Sweater- Old Navy // Button-down- Elizabeth and Clarke // Jeggings- American Eagle // Boots- Hunter // Necklace- Accessory Mercado // Bracelet- Presh // Sunglasses- Bleu Dame

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Alberta should probably be considered a desert now instead of the prairies. Except for the horrible presence of snow, there is no moisture in this province and my lips are reflecting that. I am in need of a good lip balm more than ever now.

These lip balms from Noya are amazing! They are all-natural with only a few ingredients so they are truly great for your lips! There are four scents available on their website: Classic, Cherry, Vanilla, and Spearmint. The Classic lip balm has no scent or flavour. The Cherry lip balm was surprisingly one of my favorites. I usually hate anything cherry scented but this one doesn’t smell artificial at all so I really enjoyed it! It smells like an actually cherry. The Vanilla lip balm is very sweet and yummy. I also really enjoy the Spearmint scent. It’s a very minty, refreshing smell! 

As for the texture of these lip balms, they really perfected the formula! They have a very slick feel, not too heavy or thick, but they still feel very hydrating on the lips. 

Say hello to my new favorite lip balms hooray!

Check out Noya Beauty: http://noyabeauty.com/

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It’s official guys, winter is ending. I have never been so happy to see the pavement of the sidewalk or the absence of big winter parka. And today, Oakley makes a guest appearance in this outfit. How cute is he?! He was so excited to be a model for a day. 

For today’s outfit I started with this sweater from Altar’d. I really love the boho feel of this sweater. It’s a cream open knit so it won’t be too hot transitioning into spring with a taupe lace underlay which gives it the girly vibe that I love. I paired it with these awesome leggings from All About Eve that have leather patches on the knees. I love little details like these! For shoes, I wore my combat boots from Go Jane that seem to go with everything. It’s not warm enough to go without a coat yet, so I added this military-inspired jacket that is also from All About Eve. For accessories, I wore this velvet chain necklace from Deadly Ponies that picked up the color in the leggings, tassel earrings and some pretty gold rings. I went for dark nails from Urban Outfitters. 

Sweater- Altar’d // Leggings- All About Eve // Jacket- All About Eve // Boots- Go Jane // Necklace- Deadly Ponies // Sunglasses- Firmoo

As you all know, I work at Shoppers Drug Mart in the Beauty Boutique which gives me a chance to learn about and try out a wide variety of products. Because of this, I’ve been able to really narrow down my skincare favorites and perfect the routine for what works best for me.

First, I wash my face. I don’t use any makeup wipes or anything because I find they make my face breakout more. I used my Clarisonic (review here) and my new favorite cleanser, La Roche Posay Effaclar Foaming Gel. This one has a pH of 5.5 which I find helps keep the oil at bay better than a neutral cleanser. Also, La Roche Posay is very gentle for sensitive skin so this helps to leave my skin feeling fresh and soothed.

I also like to exfoliate my face a couple times a week. I’ll use the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant every second day and the Aveeno Fresh Essentials Exfoliating Scrub (review here). Both are very gentle so they won’t irritate. The Dermalogica Microfoliant is a fine-milled powder so you could even use this one daily if you desire.  

As for moisturizer, I’ve really been enjoying the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion (review here). I’ve done a whole long review on this on my blog but long story short, this one does a very nice job at moisturizing my face without being too oily and making me breakout.

For acne treatments, I use one from my dermatologist. I find that over the counter products just don’t cut it, so definitely see what your dermatologist recommends for you! I also use the Neutrogena Sore Pimple Gel. As gross as this sounds, when you have a painful breakout, this gel is super effective at “freezing” it and calming it. It’s a lifesaver sometimes!

Face masks are definitely a bonus in my routine. The Cupcake Fresh Face Mask from Lush is one of my favorites. (review here) I also love using the Sisley Creamy Mask with Tropical Resins just on my breakouts over night so it can dry them out. 

As for eye products, I don’t use much but I use this Annabelle eye makeup remover to take off all my eye makeup. I used to not be a huge fan of makeup remover but this one is amazing! I received this from Shoppers Drug Mart and I am so impressed with it! It has a cool pump which makes it super handy to use and the formula, which contains Cucumber, is absolutely amazing! I also use this Aveeno Fresh Essentials eye roller (review here) underneath my eyes to diminish any bags and wake me up!

So, that’s my routine! I know that it’s a quite a lengthy process but I believe each and every product plays a very important role in helping my skin not suck as much. (Is that the right way to say it? Yes.)

I recently talked about the Moodmatcher Luxe Twist Sticks on my blog but I also received the 20th anniversary set with three limited edition lipstick shades. I am happy to say I am just as pleased with these!

This set comes with three colors, Blissful (Red), Sunny (Yellow), and Wicked (green) as well as a Hi-Shine Lip Polish (Clear). The lipsticks are encased in a shiny silver tube, they look so pretty! I always love lipstick packaging, is that weird? Nah. Like the Twist Sticks, these lipsticks also react with your body’s chemistry and change color so you don’t have to worry about having green or yellow lips. Refer to the swatches above (From right to left: Blissful, Sunny, Wicked). Blissful turns into a more sheer red. Sunny is a gorgeous light pink, while Wicked is a deeper, more rosy color. They are all so pretty. The set also includes the Hi-Shine Lip Polish which I am such a fan of! It is a non sticky gloss that you can apply over your lipsticks to add some extra shine throughout the day. It feels so moisturizing on your lips which I love! 

This is the perfect set to try out some of the Moodmatcher line! You won’t be disappointed!

Moodmatcher 20th Edition Set: http://www.moodmatcher.com/index_products_mm.cfm?Page=MM%20Fran%20Wilson%20Moodmatcher%20Luxe%20Lipstick%20Gift%20Set&Prod=15

Check out the Moodmatcher line: http://www.moodmatcher.com/

Moodmatcher Luxe Twist Sticks review: http://when-im-older.com/post/78658638277

Check out Fran Wilson: http://www.franwilson.com/

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I’ll probably regret putting a picture of me wearing a face mask that might resemble something not so pretty. But yolo right? Just kidding, I’m weird. I feel like people often don’t pay much attention to face masks. Are they just seen as a symbol for a typical tween sleepover? But they’re so much more than that. (insert dramatic music)

This is one of my favorite face masks from Lush. It’s one of their fresh face masks, meaning it’s only good for two weeks and it has to be refrigerated. That’s a bit of a pain.

But that’s really the only downside of this mask. It contains cocoa powder and sandalwood so it will calm the skin and it’s specially made for acne-prone skin so it will fight those breakouts! Hurrah! With most face masks, I find that they don’t really make a difference but when I use this one, my face just feels so much cleaner and smooth. It helps rid my face of the excess oils that will clog my poor pores. (HA poor pores). Even though it doesn’t clear up my face (no face mask has the power to do that unfortunately), I really find that my skin is better off after I use this product. Plus, it smells like a cupcake and who doesn’t want to smear their face with a cupcake? I dunno man. I just don’t know.

I try to apply this face mask every second or third day. I’m a bit forgetful though. Plus, who has the time for that? But, to get the best value out of this product, you do want to apply it as much as you can before the two weeks are up and it expires. Just don’t go all crazy and apply it everyday because that will dry up your skin like a raisin and that ain’t cute. Nuh uh.

To sum it up, this face mask is cool and so are you.

Pro-tip: Apply this face mask and wear it to school. It will help you make friends. True story. (not really).

Check it out here: http://www.lush.ca/Cupcake/06095,en_CA,pd.html#start=7

Chemistry is pretty cool, but it’s even cooler when you combine it with makeup. The are the Moodmatcher Luxe Twist Sticks from Fran Wilson. The twist sticks’ innovative formula react with your lips to create a one-of-a kind color! How cool is that? When I first received these and glanced at the colors, I thought they were just novelty lipsticks and I really didn’t expect much out of them.

However, that all changed when I grabbed the blue twist stick. As soon as the color touched my lips, it turned into a gorgeous pink, no blue in sight! (thank god!) All of the colors are really gorgeous! The red twist stick is a sheer rose color. The pink is (obviously) a pretty bright mid toned pink. The orange is such a beautiful coral color, perfect for summer! The next three colors are more cool toned. The yellow is the palest shade, a light pink. The green is a darker pink, more of a neon and the blue is a gorgeous mauve pink (it’s more of an orchid color).

Not only are all of the colors amazing, I am most in love with the formula. These twist sticks are enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E so they are super moisturizing on your lips! I’m sure you’re all aware of how dry my lips are, but these feel so nice on! They start off with having a glossy finish but fade to a matte finish throughout the day! They claim that they last 12 hours. I’m not sure if I’ve ever worn mine for a full 12 hours but they definitely last longer than an average lipstick which is fab!

Shop the collection here: http://www.franwilson.com/index.cfm?Page=Fran%20Wilson%20Mood%20Matcher%20Luxe%20Twist%20Sticks&PagePath=82,86,283

Check out Fran Wilson: http://www.franwilson.com/

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Remember when I couldn’t wait for fall and winter to arrive? What was I thinking? I am so sick of the snow but at least I can continue to wear comfy cozy sweaters like this one from Sugar Love Boutique. I have been wearing this sweater quite a few times in the past week, more than I would like to admit, but it is just so darn comfy! It’s a light knit with cutouts in the back. I’m usually not too big of a fan of cutouts but I don’t mind these ones as much when I pair a solid color t shirt underneath that doesn’t distract from the overall outfit. 

Speaking of tees, this one is from Buy Me Brunch. I own far too many grey graphic tees but they are my weakness. These are my go-to tops when I can’t decide on what to wear. This one has a lion in front of a sun. Pretty random but pretty perfect. It goes with my whole animal t shirt obsession. I also love the fit of this shirt. It is loose with an oversized scoop neck. You can’t go wrong with this style!

For bottoms, I wore my favorite jeans from Articles of Society. They are a coated denim in a deep oxblood color. I then wore a simple pair of black boots which I usually reserve for wearing to work but I thought they went nicely with the outfit.As for jewelry, I’ve been pretty basic with it lately. I’ve been favouring my Marc Jacobs watch and wearing it almost everyday (apologies to my other watches). My rings are from Noul (formerly Loft 82) and I loooove them.

Trevi Sweater- http://www.sugarloveboutique.com/collections/jackets/products/trevi-sweater

Check out Sugar Love Boutique- http://www.sugarloveboutique.com/

Sweater- Sugar Love Boutique // Tee- Buy Me Brunch // Jeans- Articles of Society // Boots- Target // Watch- Marc by Marc Jacobs // Rings- Noul (formerly Loft 82)

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If you had of asked me a week ago if I would ever cut my hair short, I would have said no. So what changed in just a week? I’m not really sure but one day, I woke up and decided I needed a change. It was definitely a spontaneous decision. I haven’t regretted it yet so that’s good! I’ve had long hair for my whole life and as everyone says, it was my security blanket. I felt like I was known for my long hair and I was very tired with it. So, I chopped it off. I know this isn’t really considered “short hair” but it’s definitely the shortest hair I’ve ever had! 

As you probably guessed, my inspiration for this haircut was Kylie Jenner. Check out her instagram if you are unaware of what her hair looks like. She rocks the short hair so I figured I could too. I was so nervous going in for my haircut. I was once again switching hair salons as I hadn’t found a keeper yet so I was taking a huge risk. I went to Ponytails and Horseshoes here in Edmonton and I am pleased to say I loved my hairstylist! Her name is Elizabeth and she completely captured my vision, yay Elizabeth! I showed her pictures of Kylie Jenner and then asked for blunt ends, framing around the face and a more messy, relaxed style. I wasn’t originally going to go this short. I wanted it maybe an inch longer but she convinced me this would be a nice transformation. I totally agree don’t you?