• Sep 30

    Bowen Island Sanga Retreat Giveaway

    September 30, 2014 • 10:00 am

    It's GIVEAWAYYYY TIME ON JH.COM!!!!!!! Today I'm teaming up with Sanga Living and we're giving away a Sanga Digital Detox & Yoga Retreat on Bowen Island ... and it's ALL INCLUSIVE!!!!!!

    MORE GOOD NEWS!!! All of my lovely readers will get 15% discount off any booking of the Digital Detox Retreat on Bowen Island by using the code RelaxJillian at checkout!!! Don't worry your little hearts out, if you win this giveaway, your money is refunded 30 days before you go!!!!!!! 

    Retreat Dates: November 30th - December 3rd, 2014

    Participants must reside in British Columbia, Canada to enter. All entries outside of BC will be invalid. To learn more about this retreat, head to Sanga Retreat's website or Instagram

     

    ENTER HERE!

     

    Good luck everyone!!!

     

    xo

    Jilly


  • Sep 29

    Blushing for Fall

    September 29, 2014 • 10:00 am

    As we transition into fall, (which I am beyyyyyond exicted about!!!) I thought I'd pay one last homage to my love of pastels, blush tones and whites! I'm all about breaking the rules when it comes to seasonal colours...don't get me wrong, I do love fall fashion, but too many dark fall tones can get quite depressing!! Separate these pieces to mix them with deeper colours, and they're all the perfect fall staples!

    Blazer | Top | Jeans | Heels | Bracelet | Earrings

     

     
     
    Happy Monday!!!!
     
     
    xo
    Jilly

     

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  • Sep 26

    BC Tree Fruits Fried Apple Rings

    September 26, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Whoever invented FRIED APPLE RINGS should be granted guaranteed access to heaven!!! I have been seeing them everywhere on Pinterest lately so decided to make my own version (with a pinch of salt)  … GENIUS and SO easy!!!!! 
     

    Ingredients
     
    4 large BC Tree Fruits McIntosh apples
    1 cup of flour 
    1 1/2 tsp of baking powder 
    2 tbsp of sugar 
    1/2 tsp salt 
    1 tsp vanilla
    3/4 cup of half and half 
    1 egg 
     
    Directions
     
    1. In a bowl, combine 2 cups of sugar,  1 tsp salt, 1 tbs of cinnamon for coating.
     
    2. In a large skillet warm up a pound of shortening.
     
    3. Sift all dry ingredients together. Mix all wet ingredients together in separate bowl.
     
    4. Slice your apples, core them and use a round cookie cutter (or jar/glass) to create your apple rings. 
     
    5. Turn the temperature for your shortening up to medium (not too hot or it will burn!) 
     
    6. Dip your rings in the wet bowl, then the dry bowl, and then into the shortening. Flip when brown. Toss into sugar cinnamon bowl, set aside and repeat until all your apples have turned into little bites of heaven … then enjoy! 
     

     

     
     
    Happy apple ring eating!!!!!
     
     
    xo
    Jilly
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  • Sep 25

    Everyday Makeup Routine

    September 25, 2014 • 10:00 am

    I know you've all been requestins a post on my beauty routine, so TODAY'S the day!!!!! My lovely makeup artist Kaitlin Hargreaves is sharing my favourite makeup products and every day routine with all of you!!!

    First I PREP the skin with MAC fast response eye cream, gently massaging under and around the eye. Next, I use Eminence coconut moisturizer. Be sure to use Embryolisse moisturizer for very dry skin.

    Moving onto the face, I gently buff MAC Face and Body foundation in C4 all over the face and blend down onto the neck. For under eyes, I use either MAC studio finish concealer in nw20, or MAC prolong concealer in nw20, blend it in in a v shape and all the way up and around the eye to the brow. For any blemishes or discolouration on the face, I use studio finish concealer in nc30. Blend it all in until it's seamless. I finish the skin with Christian Dior nude powder foundation on top in 030 to give a bit of extra coverage and to mattify the skin.

    For the brows, I use a small dab of Makeup Forever Aqua Brow in "ash". Dip a coarse brow brush in and apply using small hair strokes, elongating the tail and squaring off the centre. 

    Fo the eyes, I apply MAC Paint in "tan ray" all over the lid and slightly up into the crease - this is a base for the eyeshadow as  this prevents any creasing and helps the shadow stay put all day. With a duo fibre eyeshadow brush, I buff MAC's "cork" and "satin taupe" all over the lid, blending it nicely into the crease. Next, apply "Kat Von D" inked liquid eyeliner on the top lid, winging it out slightly. Tightline the inner waterline with Christian Dior "carbon" black waterproof eyeliner, and make sure to apply to both the upper and lower waterline. Next, apply a coat of Christian Dior "maximizer mascara base" and then 2 coats of Christian dior "extase" mascara in black.


    For the cheeks, I contour with a Ben Nye medium brown powder color from the top of the ear towards the mouth, ending two finger widths from the mouth. Apply Christian Dior blush in "lucky pink" on apples and bring upwards onto cheek bones and temples. Lightly dust Christian Dior nude bronzer in "Cinnamon" on high points (forehead, temples, cheeks, nose, chin.)

    Lastly, line the lips with choice of color - I like MAC's "what a blast" (orange  red) and "kiss me quick" (cool red). Top the liner with your choice of lipstick. I like MAC's "you say tomato" (orange red) and Christian Dior's "999" (cool red).

    Finish off with Merle normal's "expert touch finish spray".

    And VOILA, you're done!


    Makeup Forever Aqua Brow | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer | Christian Dior Powder Blush Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick | Christian Dior Nude Compact | Diorshow Extase Mascara  MAC Fast Response Eye Cream | MAC Face and Body Foundation 

     

     
     
    Thanks Kaitlin!!!! And HUGE thanks to Janis Nicolay for these beautiful photos!
     
    xo
    Jilly

     

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  • Sep 24

    SHOP YOUR SALE STYLE

    September 24, 2014 • 7:00 am

    Pretty In Pink

    Light Pink Trouser | Watermelon Trouser | Striped Turtleneck | Gold & Black Necklace | Leopard iPhone Case | Leopard Pump | Pink Cambridge Satchel

     

    Boho Boyfriend

    Chunky Cardigan | Black Fedora Baseball Tee | Combat Boots | Boyfriend Jeans Cross Body Satchel

     

    Cambridge Casual

    Cambridge Knit Turtlekneck | Red Tote Bag | Umbrella | Riding Boot Striped Phone Case | Button Blazer | Leather Legging

     

    Have ANY of you lovelies checked out the AMAZING last minute sales going on!?!? Today is the LAST DAY of the J.CREW SALE!! I have posted some of my FAVORITE picks from the sale depending on each one of your style's!! You receive 25% off all of my picks above simply by entering the code SHOPFORFALL. Who doesn't love last minute fall deals??... I know I do!!!

    Some of the other AWESOME sales going on are Old Navy 25% OFF with code: LEAF, Gap 25% OFF with code: HAPPY, Banana Republic 30% OFF with code: BRTODAY, and Vince Camuto 25% OFF with code: FRIENDS. Be sure to check them all out before the sale season ends!!!

    DON'T MISS OUT!!!


    xo

    Jilly

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  • Sep 22

    Camo Crazy

    September 22, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Can't get enough of this CAMO trend right now...basically theeee perfect transition as we head into Fall, wouldn't you say?! Sharing a few of my favs with you today!!! And if you're scared of prints, muted camo is a GREAT place to start!

    Chambray Shirt | Tshirt | Camo Pants via Aritzia (similar)

    Converse Shoes | Sunnies | Watch

    SHOP MY LOOK

     

     
     

    Floral Camo Tote via Gap | Floral Camo Straight Khakis via Gap | Camo Scarf via Gap    Camo Espadrilles via TopShop | Backpack via Herschel | Camo Skinny Jeans via Nordstrom   Camo Print Leather Skirt via Sam Edelman | Camo Drawstring Trousers via Current/Elliott 

    SHOP MY CAMO FAVS

     

     

     

    Have a happy happy Monday!

    xo

    Jilly

     

     

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