The ‘natural’ look

Hey Loves!

So makeup is NOT my forte… but I love it. I love to experiment with makeup, and make myself look different. I have learnt a LOT of tricks over the years as a wardrobe stylist, from my lovely makeup artist friends.

Although I am not as fabulous as them and never will be, I wanted to start documenting some of my makeup looks and start to experiment with you.

Look 1… I am going El Natural… basically because I have NO clue what I am doing.

Here are the products I used:

BASE:

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FOUNDATION: CHANEL – PERFECTION LUMIÈRE #40 BRUSH: REAL TECHNIQUES – EXPERT FACE BRUSH

BRONZE:

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BRONZE: CHANEL – LES BEIGES #40 BRUSH: REAL TECHNIQUES – BLUSH BRUSH

BROWS:

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PENCIL: MAC – SPIKED SPOOLIE: N/A

LIPS:

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LIPSTICK: CHANEL – ROUGE ALLUE 108

RESULTS:

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A ‘natural’ glow.

xoxo Fil

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3 looks 1 pair of shoes

After receiving this fabulous pair of Doc Martens, it seems that my shoe obsession has gone a little stir crazy!

Doc Martens are a British heritage… a MUST HAVE item… So quite obviously they are GLUED to my feet this winter.

With my lust for my Doc Martens so ever strong I put together a lookbook with 3 (and a 1/2) ways to wear your Doc Martens in the winter… enjoy.

LOOK 1:

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Sweater: H&M White T: Zara Velvet Leggings: H&M

LOOK 2:

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Dress: River Island Jacket: Vintage Tights: Who knows!

LOOK 3:

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Jacket: Vintage Dress: Topshop Tights: Still no clue!

LOOK .5

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Dress: Topshop Tights: Aaaaaa

xoxo Fil

Polish’d

Hello loves!

So it’s week two of my Ciaté London Mini Manor 2014 blog post.

This week I decided to use two colors… you know being all trendy at that!

These nails make me feel like a sparkly Barbie, using ‘Mineral Love’ and ‘Strawberry Milkshake’…. YUM!

Enjoy the pics… BTW sorry about the bad paint’man’ ship.

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xoxo Fil

Glitter shoes!

Hello my loves!

This morning I finally received my shipment from Zara. I have been DREAMING about these shoes, well the Saint Laurent version… but what a dupe! What a bargain!

These Zara glitter booties are such a staple in my closet already… and it’s only day one!

PicMonkey CollageHow perfect are they! Wear with Jeans, leggings, skirts, dresses ANYTHING!!

Here are some pics of my outfit of the day!

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They can be ordered here: http://www.zara.com/ca/en/sale/woman/shoes/glitter-booties-c541568p2381517.html

TIPS:

– Comfort level 8

– The glitter stays on

– No grip on sole so can be slippy

– They had sold out of most sizes, I am a small 7 but ordered a 6 1/2, they fit perfectly

Happy shopping

xoxo Fil

Outfit details:

Top: Forever 21

Jeans: Aeropostal

Shoes: Zara

Polishaholic

I was lucky enough to receive the Ciaté London Mini Manor 2014 calendar as a Christmas present… it’s a NAIL POLISH ADVENT CALENDAR!!!

What’s included? 24 GOSH DARN AMAZING NAIL POLISHES!

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I love the Ciaté calendars as it’s a way to try different nail polishes without forking out an absolute fortune.

However just a note they do usually retail in Canada for about $75… which cheaper than buying all the colours. But is still an expense … so here’s a hint … if you wait until after Christmas, this set is dramatically reduced, you can get them as cheap as $25!!!

Anyway I have decided that every Friday I am going to do a swatch… I am going to paint my nails my fav colour of the week.

This week its:

ESPADRILLES, it’s a stunning ruby red. Perfect for the snowy time… it makes me feel all wintery and Dorothy like. We’re not in Kansas anymore!

xoxo Fil

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BACK IN 2015

I’M BACK!

Well it’s the first Monday of 2015, which means for most of you it’s back to the daily work grind. For me being self employed, this means attempting to get my chocolate and turkey filled butt to the gym!

I admit I am NOT a gym rat… in fact I hate it! I am envious of people that love the gym.

Yoga = hate it gives me a headache

Running = apparently I have a weird run

Swimming = I might drown

Anyway 2015 is my year to turn myself into a definite GYM RAT.

Day one:

Well my progress so far is my outfit… got that sorted!

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TOP: FOREVER 21

PANTS: NIKE

SHOES: NIKE

DRINK: EVERYTHING

xoxo Fil

CHICAGO

indexHey Guys!

I am so sorry I have been MIA… however my life has taken over … SUCKY! I do hope to get back into the spirit of writing as I was loving it.

But just a little update I am currently in Chicago and LOVING it… I mean who doesn’t love Chicago???

So as I am in Chicago I thought I would let you into my TOP 5 things to do while your in the windy city.

 

1. BILLY GOAT TAVERN

The famous Billy Goat Tarvern is DEFINITELY a place you have to go. Established in 1934 this place has seen it all. So take it from me YOU GOTTA EAT HERE… oh and order a double double.

2. CLOUD GATE

Cloud Gate or as I (and many many others) like to call it ‘The Bean’. Is just a really cool sculpture by Anish Kapoor’s located in Millennium park. Great place to take some ‘selfies’.

3. NAVY PIER

It’s hot, it’s summer, you want a beer or a margarita? Head to Navy Pier located right on the water (obviously) this place has some serious people watching and guess what! You can walk around with a drink… epic!

4. JOHN HANCOCK OBSERVATORY

You can’t go to the city and not see the city from the sky. The 360 views at the John Hancock building are unreal… and if you dare try the TILT. Which is basically a glass window which you stand in and it TILT’s to scare the crap out of you. AWESOME.

5. MAGNIFICENT MILE

Or MAG MILE as ‘us’ Chicagoan’s say, is the PERFECT place to get your shop on… stuffed with high street names such as TopShop and High ends names such as Burberry… this mile of shopping has something for everyone!

 

Hopefully you are heading to Chicago at some point and if not… set a date! You will love it.

 

xoxo Fil