The Miracle of Micellar Water

I am not a super qualified beauty blogger but hear me out: don't we all aspire to have the french girl beauty routine down pat?

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Beauty Crush: Sophie Rose Garland

In the last few months, my relationship with makeup has reached new heights. I have found myself subscribed to so many beauty vloggers on youtube, following certain makeup artists religiously, and trying to stay in the know with up and coming brands and products. I may not wear a lot of makeup on a day to day basis but this doesn't mean I don't adore those who beat their face, especially if they do it well. What I've come to realize is that there are so many talented people out there who use makeup not only to create beautiful looks, but to inspire the makeup loving community as well.

I want to do my part in reinforcing this community so I've decided to start posting beauty crushes. A beauty crush is someone who inspires me with their makeup choices, whether it be by showing tutorials on how to create looks, or just having amazing paint. the first person (and inspiration to blog about beauty crushes) is Sophie Rose Garland.

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Lost In Reverie’s Festiessentials

How cliché can a blogger get? I know you’ve probably seen a million posts like this already, and I have to admit, I have made a comment or two about how annoying they are, yet here we are now. I think my problem with a lot of the “festival essentials” posts are that the sponsored products in some are so obvious that it takes away and makes it impersonal. As someone who has been attending music festivals since she was fifteen, I’d like to think I know a thing or two about making the most of them. Without further ado, I present Lost In Reverie’s Festiessentials.

{image via Polyvore}

1 Swimsuit

I know that certain music festivals don’t warrant swimwear (Glastonbury, Warped Tour) yet with Coachella starting today; Bestival in June; Bluesfest in July; and Osheaga in August, I’m keeping in mind the sunny summertime festivals. As someone who thrives on spending the summer months outdoors listening to my favourite acts, I like to make sure I look stylish yet am comfortable. The great thing about wearing a swimsuit as opposed to a top is that after the show, you can always go find somewhere to take a dip and cool off. Plus, this Seafolly one-piece would look great paired with the Rag & Bone cut-offs shown in the collage.

2 Comfortable sneakers

At this stage in the game, blisters are second nature to me. I should buy stocks in blister sticks because they’re a huge part of my life yet I hope for others this isn’t the case. Keeping this in mind, a surefire way to get them is by wearing uncomfortable shoes all day at a festival. I promise you that wearing sandals, heels, and even certain boots will have you crying in pain all day long. Don’t make the day just about your appearance and throw on a trusty pair of Converse sneakers so you can dance the night away.

3 Cut-offs

Do I need to explain? Yes? Okay, fine. In the summer months, I live in cut-offs. They’re easy to take from day to night, look great with any top or shoe, and are a classic uniform piece. What better way to enjoy a day of music than knowing you feel comfortable and look cute in your tried and true Rag & Bone jean shorts?

4 Fanny pack

Growing up, my dad always wore a fanny pack. To this day I’m not sure why he chose a fanny pack over a traditional wallet, but it’s a memory that instantly brings a smile to my face. Although he retired the fannypack long ago, fashion has recently jumped on the bandwagon, and for good reason. Fannypacks are the perfect festiessential because it keeps your hands free and everything you need within reach. If you don’t want to look like a geezer, this Alexander Wang pack should do the trick.

5 Reusable water bottle

I hate to sound like a mom but people, please stay hydrated! I’ve heard one too many stories of people dying of dehydration at music festivals and it’s ridiculous because it shouldn’t be an issue. It makes no sense how vendors charge almost $5 for a bottle of WATER when it’s something they should be handing out for free. Recently, festivals have changed this a bit, inventing “free water” zones but I don’t think that cut’s it. To save yourself money and a trip to the medic, pick up a reusable water bottle, like this one from S’Well.

6 Sunscreen

Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer and it’s totally preventable. Don’t forget to stick a bottle of sunscreen in your tote before you go. I recommend Aveeno’s Baby Sunblock, with SPF 55. Keep lathering up throughout the day and your skin will thank you.

7 Charging phone case

One thing I’ve learned the hard way at music festivals is that if you lose your friends, you probably won’t find them again. In a sea of cell phones there’s barely any service, you’re too busy snapping pictures and video of the acts, and you’re texting all your friends to make them jealous. Don’t let that happen to you and make sure you invest in a Mophie charging case for your phone. At $160 bucks a pop it isn’t cheap, but I guarantee you won’t regret it.

8 Makeup remover

After a long day in the sun, your makeup probably won’t look as fresh, and you’ll be itching to take it off. My skin is really sensitive so if I leave makeup on overnight, I get pimples right away. This Bobbi Brown eye makeup remover uses aloe vera to help wash off the makeup without irritating your skin.



The Whisper Collection

I have to admit something… I’ve never paid a lot of attention to the beauty industry. As someone who’s interested in fashion, I do have an interest in beauty, but not nearly as much. I think a big part of it is that the concept of makeup and techniques required to maximize it’s potential baffles me and so in part I don’t have a connection to it as most women do. That said, I have always been someone who cares about her nails. Ever since I went for my first manicure a few years ago, they have been one of my favourite treats when I can go and get one. I’ll often opt for at home manicures or just bare nails but with the release of Deborah Lippman’s spring collection, I know I’ll be paying more attention to painting them. The four shades are muted nudes that are versatile and elegant. The colours are fairly sheer so she has launched a CC base coat which is like a primer for the nails. You can also use two coats of it as a top coat if you want to get a matte effect. If you’re interested in what the polish looks like on, the colours were used during New York Fashion Week at Badgley Mischka, Theory, and Donna Karan. You can buy the polishes at Sephora.

deborah lippman spring collection{image via Racked}

Halloween Nail Art


{photo via Racked}

Sticking to the Halloween theme, here is a post geared for the beauty obsessed. Nail brand NCLA has released this year’s Halloween nail wrap collection and they pack a punch. For those of you, like myself, who haven’t quite mastered the at-home mani, nail wraps are a great alternative. Featuring designs like eyeballs, sugar skulls, and spiderwebs, they are a great addition to your Halloween look.

With six different kinds of wraps available, you have a variety of options: Calavera (sugar skulls), Macabre (skeletons), Oculus (eyeballs), All Hallow’s Eve (spiderwebs and bats), Dracula’s Bride (blood splatters), and Web of Lies (black and white spiderwebs). Each pack includes 26 stickers and a nail file for $16, so you and your friends can play around.

Would you wear festive nail wraps? Let me know in the comments!

Into The Gloss Introduces New Cosmetics Line

{image via Glossier}

For the past few years, I have been an avid reader of beauty blog Into The Gloss. Founded by Emily Weiss, the site features the products loved by powerful women (Top Shelf), trials and tribulations of using products, advice and tips, and much more. My favourite posts on Into The Gloss are their drugstore features as they have a variety of products that are affordable yet do a comparable job to high end products.

After years of running a beauty blog, it only made sense for the team to venture into creating beauty products. In a heartfelt letter posted on their blog, Weiss wrote about how the team listened to the community and is using their knowledge along with what the people want, to create affordable products that women will love. The result? Glossier, pronounced like dossier (gloss-ee-ay).

For the Phase 1 product lineup, Glossier introduced skin care. Weiss writes: “The dream products – Soothing Face Mist, Priming Moisturizer, Balm Dotcom, and Perfecting Skin Tint, are everything you need, in my humble opinion, to immediately look like the best version of yourself.”

You can buy the products separately or get the group for $80 (which, in my humble opinion, is a steal!)