What’s In My Makeup Bag?

When it comes to makeup, I wish I could say that I didn’t wear any and that I just walked out of the house looking like I am on the cover of Vogue magazine. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Makeup has been part of my everyday routine for well over a decade, and something tells me it always will be. But, to be honest, I like makeup. I like the transformation and I like seeing myself go from tired mom to “Oh okay, maybe she got at least 6 hours sleep last night.” I am not a makeup artist by any means, in fact I really envy those girls that constantly do their makeup flawlessly. It’s a real skill. I do however appreciate makeup and quality products. I am a creature of habit and when I find something I like I normally stick with it. I have a couple of girlfriends that I would place under the category of “makeup experts” so I have picked up some great product recommendations from them throughout the years. The absolute worst part about makeup is that you pay for what you get. I have tried countless eyeshadows, mascara, foundations etc. and for the most part, the ones I tend to use usually have a bit of a price tag. None the less, I thought I would share what is in my makeup bag!

Enjoy! x

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Kate Middleton: Best Looks

Anybody who knows me knows that I love the Royal family. I mean, I really love them. I think growing up in Canada, we have such a connection to the UK that you are bound to know all about the UK, their customs, and of course their Royal Family.

When I turned 20 I took a trip to London, UK with my grandparents and that entire trip just made my admiration with the Royal Family so much more prevalent.

One of my favourite people to follow in the family is Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. It is hard not to love the Duchess- she seems like such a genuinely sweet, kind person, and she really is the epitome of class.

One of the things I love about Kate Middleton is, girl knows how to dress. I mean I know she is “a face” of Royalty and needs to represent herself in a certain way, but there really isn’t an event or outing where she doesn’t look perfectly put together and classy. I don’t just love the way she dresses, but I love that she takes on a modern spin to her title. Of course she wears the best designers and the most beautiful pieces but she is known to be an outfit recycler- which I admire very much, especially in the position she is in. Kate Middleton really can go from casual to ballroom fancy and she looks great in it all.

In lieu of the Duchesses 36th birthday yesterday, I am celebrating with her best looks. These are 30 of my personal favourite looks worn by the Duchess throughout the years. Let me tell you, it was hard to choose just 30.

Enjoy!

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Lindsay’s Favo(u)rite Things

Hey y’all!

I’ve decided to re-vamp, re-style and re-name my blog and this time, a novel idea, stick with it! To kick off my new blog, my first post is one of my favourite “segments.” Ever since I can remember during this time of year I have anxiously awaited “Oprah’s Favorite Things.” Whether it be an episode on her talk show or in her magazine I have always loved that she did this every year. If you live under a rock and don’t know what Oprah’s Favorite Things is, it’s a list she compiles of her favorite things throughout the year. She suggests gift ideas and shares why she loves each item. In lieu of OFT, I give you: Lindsay’s Favo(u)rite Things! A list of my must haves and great gift ideas! Enjoy! Xx

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2016 VMA’s: Best Dressed

Unfortunately my list for best dressed at the VMA’s this year is quite short!

I’m very disappointed in the fashion choices -or lack thereof- that the stars chose to walk the red carpet in. The VMA’s are a fun show that I think should push the creative edge of fashion into a little bit of a more edgier category.

Here are the stars who did it right! :

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Mommy Monday’s: Take Home Outfit

I have been asked by about 5 different people “What are you going to take baby Grace home from the hospital in?!”, “Do you have a take home outfit yet?” etc.

I hadn’t obviously given it much thought but I figured, I probably should…she needs to come home in something right?!

Here are my tips for finding the perfect take home outfit:

  1. Remember, not many people are probably going to see this outfit.
  2. You have a newborn…put them in something comfortable. I.E.: Probably not a frilly tutu. They’re a little baby with sensitive skin, be fair!
  3. This is just a personal preference but I like classic pieces and less…tacky pieces. I am not a huge fan of take home outfits that say things like “Here I am world!” or “I’ve arrived!”
  4. Gender appropriate. Now, I know everybody thinks they have the cutest newborn in the world. Am I right? But more times than not…in the first month or so it’s hard for others to immediately identify whether or not your bouncing baby is a girl or boy. So, put them in something that’s either adorably feminine or boyishly cute! If you’re not a pink person, no worries, you don’t have to put your little girl in something that you don’t like! There are a million different colours and patterns out there that scream girl! Or, how about a precious ribbon headband?! So many options.
  5. Have them match. If you have more than one piece of your take home outfit like I do…onesie, hat and blanket, make them cohesive so that when you’re snapping pictures, your baby looks even more adorable than he or she already is!

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Wish List Wednesday: Hair Tie Bracelet

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I am one of those people who ALWAYS has a hair tie on their arm. I am constantly throwing up my hair when it gets in the way of anything.

I wish I could just keep a hair tie in my purse and be contempt enough with that, but, I feel naked without one on my arm. I also hate it. I strongly dislike the way it looks. I never really thought about it until a good friend of mine pointed it out. Apparently having a hair tie on your hair is one of her biggest pet peeves. The first time she basically twitched until I took mine off my wrist and ever since then I have been super aware of the ugly black elastic that sits on my arm beside my beautiful arm jewelry. Total clash!

I came across this ingenious hair tie bracelet. These bracelets are from the company Bittersweet by Maria Shireen and the come in silver, rose gold and gold.

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