sometimes, there’s just too much on your plate, and when that happens, you need to realize that you can do it all, but you can’t do it all well. what i’m doing this week is prioritizing getting my new beauty business up and running (this includes a photoshoot with framework magazine’s june issue profiling me and the new business!)
chasing your dreams takes serious focus, so that’s what i need to do this week: focus. please give me a free pass? check in with me on twitter, because i’ll need to take a break sooner or later, right? see you next week and in the meantime, don’t forget that little quote above. xo
another week is behind us, and i’m dedicating this weekend to really getting my life in order. i am totally unproductive when things are disorganized, so i need to prioritize the mundane. this includes thrilling tasks like washing the windows, getting rid of clutter, cleaning the car and (the fun part), fine tuning some details for my new business. speaking of which, i’m working with my first client this weekend, and stay tuned, because on saturday june 1st i’ll be making the big announcement on the right here! i hope you’ll join me here on the big day and show your support – it means the world (if you’re following me on twitter, you’ve seen a bit of a buzz about it…). exciting!
have a great weekend! x
i made this creamy (vegan) tortilla soup this week and it was delish!
this new photo app is all over instagram – it’s super cute and fun
i still swoon over (my editor at glitter guide) taylor sterling’s beautiful gold and pink wedding – it’s perfection… and you have to watch the vid
43 things that will make you feel really old… it worked for me (sigh)
so, gizoogle.net is pretty hilarious – google for the snoop dogg generation (side note: i literally had to google to see if ‘dog’ was two g’s or just one)
over the period of a year, i probably spend a fortune on fresh flowers for our bedside tables (my faves are white roses as evidenced here). i love the freshness live plants bring to a room, and figured it was time to get creative and kill the weekly flower budget. i hadn’t considered succulents before, but now, i’m obsessed. they’re modern and simple, and i love the fact they really are like a little piece of art in themselves. they come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and are low-maintenance which is always a great thing for plant murderers like myself.
we also came up with a way to add a little romantic touch to ours…
living in vancouver, we see more than our fair share of rain (more like 300 days a year of it!), and i always thought i was a-ok in my anorak, wellies and umbrella, but after i headed out in my trout rainwear, it was obvious that wearing an actual rain coat was something i’d been missing out on.
trout is a rare find: their rain coats are actually stylish and functional! these jackets made by trout are fantastic and hit every mark on a fashionable rain warriors check list: fashion forward, waterproof (not just water resistant like most on the market), and totally quality… and they look like your every day spring trench! each style has a huge hidden hood to keep you (and your hair and makeup) protected with a relaxed easy fit that can be worn rain or shine. did i mention the jackets are made right here in vancouver? i seriously love that.
the line was founded by sisters jenn lancefield and ashley mcdonald (how fun would it be to work along side your sis?!) and i had the chance to chat with them about their rainwear focused line.
so, i may not be the most “punk” girl in town (i do like my studded accessories, leopard print, and gold chains… so maybe just a touch) but i can put my own glam spin on the makeup aspect of the term!
beauty.com partnered with glitter guide and asked their beauty editors to create a full makeup look with products from their website translating the punk trend to the every day. i was given free creative reign with one catch: create the look around a red lip. i love rocking red lips, so i couldn’t wait to pick out some products to pair with ‘em. all products are listed in the original post here. how cute does kara look with her pop of coloured eyeliner?
over the coming weeks, i’ll share a few of the products i chose which have quickly turned out to be new faves… as per my personal/blog rules, you won’t catch a mention of anything i didn’t love. the lipstick i’m wearing is beauty queen’s fire red – it’s smooth, sheer and creamy. obsessed.
get 20% off your purchase through to may 17 (friday). unfortch, beauty.com doesn’t ship to canada.
(beauty shots by britney gill and all makeup mentioned is sponsored by beauty.com)