• 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

     


  • 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

     


  • 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

     

     


  • Sep 18

    Makeup Favourites

    September 18, 2014 • 10:00 am

    | 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 |

    SHOP MY FAVS

     

     
     

    I've had a few of you ask me what my go-to makeup product are, so today I'm sharing my every day favourites! Stay tuned for a makeup routine post next week!

    xo

    Jilly


  • Sep 17

    Perfume Obsession

    September 17, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Scent is very important to me...and I'm known to collection quite a few at a time! Today I'm sharing just a few of my favourite perfume staples...and FYI...a lot of these are my FOREVER scents!!!!

     

    1. Saks Fifth Avenue Bond No. 9 New York For Her - This eau de parfum is a chic, contemporary scent with notes of sparkling jasmine, vetiver and smooth vanilla...think all-white feminine bouquet. (And my fav!!)

    2. D&G 3 L'ImpératriceSucculent exotic fruits and bright pink florals give way to a musky, appetite-arousing base. This scent is vibrant, magnetic and energetic - perfect for MOI! Notes include rhubarb, red currant, fresh watermelon accord, sandalwood and grapefruit wood.

    3. See by Chloé - I can't get enough of this scent...it's an extremely addictive floral fruity fragrance that fuses juicy apple blossom accord with playful florals and seductive musks.

    4. Happ & Stahns 1842 Rosa Alba - This super cute vintage-esue bottle is full of pink peppercorns and Darjeeling tea with a burst of grapefruit, wisteria and the scent of ancient Alba roses, then softened with amber wood and cashmere musk.

    5. My Daughter Frangrances: Joyful - If you're looking for a phthalate + paraben free feminine scent, this is the one for you! Joyful is a fragrant love letter of orange flower, lime blossom, rose, jasmine and creamy sandalwood. Perfect for those casual days on the town!

    SHOP MY SCENTS

     

     

    xo

    Jilly


  • Sep 15

    Check Mate

    September 15, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Happy Monday beautiful people!!!!! Feeling great after an amazing photo shoot in Kelowna with my favourite people this weekend!!!! I'm absolutely loving this weather and treating it as an extension to Summer! Sharing one of my go-to work outfits today featuring one of my FAVOURITE prints as of late.... the windowpane! I just can't seem to get enough of this check print lately....and I'm pretty sure I have about 5 different windowpane pieces at the moment hehe ;)

    Shift Top | Windowpane Trousers | Heels | Necklace | Sunnies | Watch | Lipstick | Nail Polish

    SHOP MY LOOK

     

     
    Have an amazing week everyone!!!
     
    xo
    Jilly