Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Night Of Beauty

I recently attended the launch event for the new Calvin Klein BEAUTY Fragrance held by Coty and Fashion Magazine. The party was at Jamie Kennedy's cafe at the Gardiner Museum. I love this event space, I had never been there before and found it quite beautiful. Great DJ as well, the music was excellent!

I am now also a big fan of this fragrance. It has more of an elegant, sophisticated smell but it's not too overbearing to wear on a daily basis, which I love. The smell lasts a long time but isn't head-achy like other sophisticated perfumes can be. After it's lingered on my skin for a little while I find it begins to have a very warm smell, which is especially nice for the winter months. I think this is the perfect fragrance for the holiday season because it can take you from day to night.

The fragrance was inspired by the beauty of calla lilies and was created by Sophie Labbe. Definitely a new scent worth checking out!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Yes Please!

Add it to the wishlist:
CHARM by Kate Spade available in Pink and Pewter for $350.00


It's like someone read my mind! As soon as I posted about Taylor Swifts CMA look on the red carpet being tired and over-done she REALLY switched things up for this weeks AMA's. I love so many things about this look on her. The straight hair is a nice change, the false eye lashes
add a great glam factor, and the porcelain skin is flawless. The colour of her hair is my favourite part. It's STUNNING! I think I will be bringing this picture with me the next time I head to the salon.
I do prefer the pony-tail look but it's still nice to see her taking risks with her hair and wardrobe.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lanvin for H & M - Holiday Wish List - Part Two

This marks post #2 of my holiday wish list. I just checked the Lanvin for H&M collection online which hits stores November 20th. I am officially in love. Prices seem steep for an H&M collection but from the looks of these pictures it looks like it'll be worth it. I'll be heading there on Nov 20th to try and narrow my selection down to one item.... Wish me luck!!!!

This coat is beautiful.

Loving the cut of this LBD.

I have a feeling I will end up buying this little pink number. Makes me want to get up and do the Cha-Cha

So Cute!!

Dying to try this skirt on. It also comes in black.

I'm a sucker for a one shoulder dress and the cinched waist on this one will make it flattering for any girls figure.

Will you be checking out this collection? What pieces do you have your eye on?

Monday, November 15, 2010

CMA's Beauty Recap

I'm a big country music fan. Sadly, I've been slacking on my TV watching as of lately and missed the CMA's.... but through the magic of the internet I didn't have to miss the beauty looks. Here's a look at some of my favourite hits and not-so-favourite misses.

HIT! As per usual Carrie Underwood gets it right. She looks flawless in this stunning gown and as always, I am loving the colour of her hair.

Big MISS for Leighton Meester who normally looks amazing.... but this dress isn't doing her any favours and really washes out her complexion. Also, she could have really used some more eye makeup.... black eyeliner... something! Her eyes look so tired.

HIT for Gweneth! Love the side swept hair, love the slit and side peek-a-boo of this dress, plus the colour scheme is amazing. Grey and pink together is my favourite.

Somewhat of a MISS for Taylor Swift.... She needs to stop doing the whole long red dress thing... She's done it too many times and it's boring and ages her in a not so good way.

MISS.... Do I even need to explain this one? I LOVE Kellie Pickler. I think she is hilarious and I'm a fan of her music.... I know she idolizes Dolly Parton but that doesn't mean she has to look this tacky.

HIT! Love this STUNNING pink dress worn by Miranda Lambert. The sweetheart neckline and off the shoulder straps are so flattering. This is my favourite dress of the night.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Loving today......

Perfect for this chilly weather and looks great with any outfit.

I'm loving: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in "Plum Luck"
And SpaRitual in "Shoot For The Stars"

Diggin the grape nail look?

Whats your favourite shade?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Holiday Wish List

This marks entry #1 for my Holiday Wish List this year.

I haven't even smelt this fragrance yet, and frankly I don't care what it smells like. It was love at first site when I saw this Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb fragrance on the pages of LouLou Magazine's November issue. This limited edition for Christmas 2010 fragrance appears to be wearing a pretty pink tutu which I absolutely ADORE!


Through all the broken hearts, boring dates, blah connections, feeling unappreciated, settling for something less then you deserve, situations that turn out to be something they are not, people who change, people who let you down, people who don't follow through, or people who just don't see you for who you really are, hope can be lost. Maybe not all at once, maybe it's a gradual loss that you don't even realize... until one day that hope you were losing comes back to smack you in the face, to show you exactly what you were missing.

There are certain connections in life that only happen a handful of times. The kind of connection that happens so suddenly and instantly, that you can't picture how your life was before it existed. The kind of connection that is completely effortless and wonderful. It's hard to pinpoint how and why these connections can happen with one person and not with another. It's completely unexplainable. But some things in life are better left unquestioned. Sometimes it's better to just go with it, embrace it, and enjoy every moment of it...for however long it lasts, no matter how scary it can be.

Melt into the mushiness, kisses, butterflies, and laughter. The things that make life exciting, fun, and worth all the hard times. The things that make life BEAUTIFUL.

The Facebook

Went to see The Social Network this weekend. Really glad I did. Great movie. Really well done and interesting. Had my full attention the whole way through. Not sure how much is true and how much isn't but the story was fantastic!

Can we please talk about Armie Hammer for a second. The guy who played the twins, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss in the movie. Definitly a highlight for any girl who sees this movie. The athletic All-American eye candy was very enjoyable to watch. I had no idea the twins were actually played by one guy! Very impressive!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Simply Gorgeous

I'm pretty sure I've never stopped to stare at a magazine cover like I stopped to STARE at this one. I can't get over how beautiful the Marc Jacobs dress is that Kate Hudson is wearing on the cover of this months Elle. So unique. So feminine. Not to mention, Kate Hudson looks perfection wearing it. Dress envy.

Holiday Scent

My scent for this holiday season is Winter Candy Apple from Bath and Body Works. I'm obsessed! So far I have the hand sanitizer and the wallflower plug in air freshener which is making my condo smell absolutely divine!!!!
There's something about the smells of the holiday that really make me happy. I can't wait to start decorating my place for Christmas so the view matches the smell.
Head over and pick up a product in this scent if you are ready to get in the holiday spirit.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I recently had the pleasure of helping out with the It Gets Better Canada Project, an initiative started in Canada by Arren Williams and Tommy Smythe and was inspired by Dan Savages project started in the US. A youtube channel was set up in response to a series of suicides by gay teens in the US. People from different walks of life can post videos on the channel telling their stories and encouraging teens to understand that they can survive the bullying and move on to lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Tommy and Arren worked with many talented Canadians to create an inspirational video. Check it out below.

I was so happy to help out with this project in getting the word out to the media and helping at the fundraising event to premiere the video. It was a very emotional evening. I couldn't help but shed some tears during the video, hearing the emotional stories of the individuals in the video and their messages of hope for bullied teens. This project is so important for teens who may feel helpless and like life will never get better. They need to know that life gets easier after highschool when they start to surround themselves with loving people who aren't close minded. I hope these videos make their way to the kids who need to see them most and not only stop these suicides, but also stop the bullies and hate.