Fashion, Style

Best Dressed At The Billboard Music Awards 2018

Here are some of my favourite looks from the Billboard Music Awards! Although, this wasn’t the BEST red carpet I’ve seen…it still was fun to see all the unique celeb looks!

Janet Jackson

2018 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals Anyone getting Carrie vibes from this look? I love how effortless chic this look is!

Darren Criss

2018 Billboard Music Awards - ArrivalsI’m a sucker for men who add their own unique twist to the plain suit. LOVE the faded baby blue on this all black look!

Demi Lovato 

Billboard Music Awards, Arrivals, Las Vegas, USA - 20 May 2018I’m all about prints this season and I love how bohemian chic Demi looks!

Shawn Mendes 

2018 Billboard Music Awards - ArrivalsGrey suits are so tough to pull off for men but Shawn makes this whole look super stylish!

Mila Kunis

Billboard Music Awards, Arrivals, Las Vegas, USA - 20 May 2018Slay, Mila! SLAY! I love everything about this outfit! and HER HAIR!

Justin Hartley

2018 Billboard Music Awards - ArrivalsYou really can’t go wrong with an all black ensemble when you look like this! 😍

Hailey Baldwin

2018 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals, Las Vegas, USA - 20 May 2018The fit of this dress is amazing on H! Everything from the hair to accessories is gorgeous!

 

Images courtesy of Hollywoodlife.com & People.com

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Beauty

Review: Esqido Unisyn Lashes in Smoke & Fire & Companion Eyelash Glue

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I’ll be honest. I have NEVER worn false eyelashes before this particular review…and I’m not even sure why. I wonder if it’s the fear of having glue on my eyes or if it’s because I predominantly wear glasses. But that’s a whole different conversation! When I first laid my eyes on these lashes by Esqido, I was in love!

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What is it: The lashes I picked are called Smoke & Fire. They’re from Esqido’s Unisyn lashes line. According to Esqido, Unisyn is the world’s first true premium synthetic false eyelashes that are made with a blend of ultra-fine synthetic fibres for an ultra-natural look. AND if you know me, then you know I love my lashes to look natural but in the most dramatic way and that’s why I went with these lashes! I also got their Companion lash glue. The lash glue is clear, latex-free and strong enough to last all day! One of my favourite things about this brand is how easy it was to choose lashes for my particular need. On their website, they have a questionnaire designed to help you find your perfect lashes!

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The Good: Oh My Goodness. I am SO glad I found these lashes in my life. I mean look at how gorgeous it looks! It was so easy to use these! They were soft yet sturdy enough to apply. Once I applied them to my eyes, they didn’t budge, didn’t irritate my eyes and felt super natural. Also, I want to mention that I wore these with AND without glasses and let me tell you: despite being super long and voluminous, they didn’t interfere with my glasses or my vision at all…SCORE! Because of that very reason, I can’t wait to continue to incorporate falsies in my life more. Also, how adorable is the packaging of this product? I love the faux marble print background! The lashes itself are super easy to store in there and are also incredibly soft! I’m also in LOVE with the lash glue! The applicator is one of my favourites and I just love how easy it was to use, especially given this was my first time using lashes! No ifs, ands or buts here at all with this glue. It dried clear, it kept my lashes on and I was able to remove it easily too! The Smoke and Fire lashes have now become my go-to lashes for a night out! I’m being insanely honest when I say this: I genuinely like wearing false lashes because of this product! I just love how it transformed my makeup look.

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The Bad: N-O-T-H-I-N-G!

Before/After:

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I mean you can see how dramatically my look changes yet it looks SO natural! 

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Overall Rating: 10/10 (you can purchase these on their website &/or Holt Renfrew Canada!)

 

 

Fashion, Style

Best Dressed At The Met Gala 2018

I love looking at all the fashion from the Met Gala! Here are some of my favourite looks from last night!

Blake Lively

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018Blake looks AHMAYZING in this outfit. Everything about this is so stylish!

Kerry Washington

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsI am loving metallics and shimmers this season! Kerry looks gorgeous in this gown!

Bella Hadid

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018This whole ensemble is so Bella (lol see what I did there…)! It’s gothic chic!

Katherine Langford

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018The colour combo of this outfit is stunning! Katherine’s makeup was one of my favs!

Hailee Steinfeld

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsOh my! This is exactly what I envision when I think of a Fashionista Princess! Love!

Gigi Hadid 

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsEverything about this is beautiful! Gigi slays in this ensemble!

Gabrielle Union 

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsI LOVE A BOLD COLOUR AT THE MET!! Also, can we talk about those diamonds? 😍

Mindy Kaling

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsFirst of all, how amazing does she look? Second of all, HOW AMAZING DOES SHE LOOK?

Priyanka Chopra

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018I love PC in a maroon velvet gown. The headpiece is my fav piece at the Met this year!

Rihanna

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018Shine bright like a diamond, Riri! Seriously, she came to slay!

Diane Kruger

rs_634x1024-180507162249-634.diane-kruger-met-gala-2018-arrivals.ct.050718Y’all, DK never disappoints when it comes to the Met! Love this shade of blue on her!

SZA

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala - ArrivalsThis dress gives me such Goddess vibes! I love how well she styled this!

Kim Kardashian

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018I basically want this exact smoky eye 24/7. Kimmie looks STUNNING in gold!

Winnie Harlow

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018My 6 side girl is KILLING it! Can we please appreciate that headpiece?!

Amanda Seyfried

The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, Arrivals, New York, USA - 07 May 2018I love this shade of yellow! Everything from the hair to the sleeves of this is perfect!

 

 

Images courtesy of HollywoodLife.com & People StyleWatch

Beauty

Review: Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer in Tan Sand & Light Medium

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You guys, these might be the best concealers I’ve ever used. Tarte’s Shape Tape Contour Concealers have been raved about ever since they were introduced into the beauty world!

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What is it: A full-coverage concealer that brightens and smooths your skin for a flawless matte finish! The reason why it’s called “shape tape” is because these concealers can also be used to contour and literally “shape” your face. It’s perfect for all skin types and skin tones. No matter what your skin problems are, these babies will help you achieve the makeup look you’re looking to create! In fact, they claim you don’t even need to set these concealers at all! Ingredients include mango seed and shea butters that are meant to naturally illuminate your complexion! I picked up the shade Tan Sand and Light Medium. I use Tan Sand during the summer as well as to cover any blemishes. I also use it as an eyeshadow primer and if I want to do a cut-crease look! I use Light Medium under my eyes and as an eyeshadow primer, IF I want brighter eyeshadow colours to pop!

 

The Good: Y’all. This concealer is amazing. Like I can’t even stress how amazing these are! The formula of these are so creamy. It’s easy to blend and it doesn’t feel like you have anything on! My favourite part about this product has to be the applicator wand! It’s so easy to apply that even someone who knows nothing about concealing and contouring can master it! The other thing I love about this is the fact that it doesn’t move once you’ve applied it. I’ve never had it crease! It also stays on for what seems like forever and I’m all about this! I honestly think everyone should own this concealer. It’s matte. It’s so blendable. It’s perfect. The concealers aren’t watery are very opaque without being cakey!

The Bad: N O T H I N G!

Overall Rating: 10/10 (You can get yourself one at tartecosmetics.com or your local Ulta store for $27, that’s where I got mine!)

Beauty

Review: Charlotte Tilbury’s Unisex Healthy Glow Hydrating Tint

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I think I’ve found the perfect way to get the ultimate sun-kissed look without the hassle of a self tanner courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury. When the lady at the Charlotte Tilbury counter at Holt Renfrew tried this on me, I had to do a double take. My skin looked like it was transformed into something I had never experienced before…and with that kind of result, I knew I had to have this particular product in my life!

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What is it: The Unisex Healthy Glow is described as an “all-year hydrating summer tint moisturizer”. Now, I wouldn’t really call this a tinted moisturized because it’s a one shade fits all product. When you squeeze the product out, it comes out like a moisturizer. There’s no visible “tint” but when you start working it in your face, it starts adding a tan type glow to it. It truly is magic. This product is unisex and morphs into any skin tone for the perfect natural looking glow! It’s hydrating and has natural moisturizing activates which contain a combination of moisture regulating ingredients that mimic bouncy lipids in your skin. The packaging is small enough to fit into your makeup bag! You can wear it alone or under foundation.

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The Good: Okay, remember earlier when I told you I had to do a double take when I first tried this product on? Well, I still do it every single time I use this product. The moment I blend this onto my skin, I find that my pores disappear. My skin looks like it’s got a natural glow! In fact, every time I have this on, I get complimented on how glowy my skin looks! In fact, none of the people believe me when I say it’s makeup and not my skin! I’ve used this under makeup and by itself…and personally, I prefer to use this product by itself. I find it doesn’t really do anything spectacular for my makeup if I use it as a primer but when I use it on its own, it’s like magic! My skin is smooth and even toned! The colour blends perfectly and I love this for days I don’t want to spend time on makeup. The formula itself is hydrating and really easy to use. I recommend using your fingers vs. using tools to apply it, just to get it to blend better. If you have oily skin, I suggest you set it because I did find about after 8 hours, it did crease a tiny bit! Other than that, this is a phenomenal product! You get the perfect natural glow without all the extra makeup products and that’s mainly why I love using this. A little bit goes a long way with this product. I use about 3 drops on my face to achieve the perfect glow! It does give my face a little bit of colour but nothing that’s super overwhelming or wacky! It’s really natural and very easy to blend.

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The Bad: The only thing I don’t like about this product is the fragrance. It smells like the coppertone sunscreen I used to lather on when I was younger. I hope in the future, they make it fragrance free!

Overall Rating: 9/10 (You can get yours at Charlotte Tilbury’s website or at your local Holt Renfrew cosmetics department!)

Beauty

Brand Obsession: Huda Beauty

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If you’ve read my past reviews about some of the products from Huda Beauty, then you already know how obsessed I am with what this brand has to offer. The creator behind this brand is Huda Kattan (you can read more about her on her wikipedia page).

How I heard about this brand: The Internet & Youtube. I stumbled across one of her videos years ago and I’ve been a fan ever since. In fact, she is one of my main inspirations and reason why I started blogging. She introduced her namesake makeup line with the introduction of false lashes, famously worn by Kim K.

 

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First Item Purchased: Believe it or not, it wasn’t the lashes. In fact, it wasn’t even me who made that first purchase. My mom had heard through friends in Dubai that Huda Beauty had one of the best liquid lipsticks at the time. We collectively decided to try them out and was glad when Sephora was offering the brand through their online store. I blogged all about it here.

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Favourite Item So Far: Her first eye shadow palette. Goodness, I have used that palette so much that I’m not even sure what I would do if I were to hit pan on majority of these shadows (since it is limited edition). I won’t lie though, the Golden Sands highlighter palette comes SUPER close (the highlight is b l i n d i n g).

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Why I’m Obsessing Over This Brand So Much: It’s fun. It’s relatable. It’s beautiful. You’re definitely getting your money’s worth. Everything I own is super pigmented and I’m very happy with the products.

What I’m Looking Forward To From This Brand: I haven’t tried the foundation and the primer…so there’s that. BUT, I really want Huda Beauty to come out with an eye lash kit, that has a mascara, individual false lashes and smouldering liner. I’m counting down to that!

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What Should You Get: The eyeshadow palettes! Even though her original palette was limited edition, she has come out with mini eye shadow palettes that are perfect for travel! There are 9 shades and a mirror, what more can one want! Also, if you’re going to try any of their liquid lipsticks or liners, Bombshell and Famous are my favourites! You can currently purchase these through Sephora’s website or her own website!

 

Beauty

Review: NYX Vivid Brights in Vivid Envy & Vivid Sapphire

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I’m a sucker for coloured liquid liners. Something about the bright pop of colour just does it for me! When I was at the NYX Cosmetics store, I picked these two shades up on whim. In my head, I was thinking that it’s okay if these liners don’t work out because they were only $10 each. I mean could these really be as bright and vivid as the bottle claimed?

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What is it: As I mentioned, these are bright coloured liquid liners that are supposed to give you intense colour payoff all while remaining long wearing. I picked up the shades Vivid Envy and Vivid Sapphire. Vivid Envy is a gorgeous bright green. Vivid Sapphire is an intense bright blue. It’s not in a pen format but rather a wand (when you see the picture you’ll understand what I mean). It’s pretty simple to use, even if you’re not comfortable using liquid liners. The applicator is perfect for making thin or thick lines with ease! It retails for $10 (CDN).

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The Good: I have never been this impressed by a liquid liner. Especially one that is under $15. Let me first begin by saying how pigmented these liners are. The above picture is only one swipe of the colour. I took it before it dried so I can show you how pigmented the colours are. The formula of these are super creamy and easy to apply onto your lids. I found that it didn’t dry super fast but it wasn’t slow either. Once it was dry, the liner was matte and bright…just like its name! It was easy to use the wand to apply the liner and I was able to make my lines as thick or thin as I wanted. Another impressive quality of these liners are the fact that I was able to use it on my lower lash line and it didn’t irritate my eyes. This product is also super long wearing. My eyeliner didn’t move until I used makeup remover to remove it!

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The Bad: N O T H I N G!

Overall Rating: 10/10

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