Tag: What's in my makeup bag

Hello lovelies,

I don't know about you guys, but I am really nosey and I love seeing what is in other peoples purses and/or makeup bags. It is also a great way to discover new things that you would never have thought to carry with you. Last month I posted a What's in my purse blog and said I would also show you what is in my makeup bag, that I carry around with me everyday, so here we go...

-3 lipsticks from the Rimmel moisture renew collection
    -180 vintage rose
    -340 lily extase
    -600 soft coral
-Mac snob lipstick
-Mac lip gloss in wee coquette
-Urban decay mini lip junkie in naked
-Sugar lips lip balm in fresh
-A garage lip balm
-Revlon photo ready concealer in 001 fair
-2 bath & body works hand sanitizers
    -angel cookie
    -(I already finished this one before writing this and I don't remember the name, mistletoe something,  but it smelled like a fresh Christmas tree)
-Stila smudge stick eye liner in angelfish
-A compact mirror that belonged to my mom
-2 hair ties
-A makeup sponge
-A sample of vera wang princess perfume
-A sample of smashbox hyperlash mascara

What do you like to carry with you in your makeup bag?

I hope you all like this post and check back tomorrow for a really pretty jewelry display DIY



Chanel no.9 -ootd

Hello lovelies,

Today's post is going to be an outfit of the day featuring a few new pieces that I showed in my previous post.

"Chanel" tee - Rickis
Cardigan - Reitmans (old)
Jeans - garage
Shoes - ardene
Necklace - fr21
Watch - aldo

What do you think?

As you all will notice I have a new layout for my blog, finally!!! I really want to start putting more time into my blog and this was the first step. I was also thinking of starting a weekly post on celeb fashion and "how to get the look". What do you think?

Please comment below with any and all thoughts/suggestions, I am all ears!!!

Thank you so much to all of you for helping me on this little journey of mine and I can't wait to continue on this ride with you all!!! (I know I sound like a cornball, but I truley mean every word)



New in fashion & hair

Hello lovelies,

The weather this past week has been really ugly in Ontario, so I haven't really gone anywhere other than work and haven't been inspired for outfits. With that being said I thought it would be a great time to show you all some of the new goodies that I have gotten lately. I don't really go shopping often and this time around I have quite a few things. Some are gifts and some are things I just needed to get and I wanted to try new products instead of re-buying the same products.

The one thing that I am so excited about in this post is the shoes that I got. All three pairs I bought at Ardene and they were only 3 for $10. Regular price they are still really cheap, only $14.50 each. I have worn two of them so far and I am really happy with the quality. They are so comfortable and durable too. Being on my feet all day at work makes it hard for me to find comfortable shoes, but so far they are all more comfortable then shoes that I have paid 10x the price for.If you have an Ardene near you run there now, they have so many cute styles. (Tip for shopping at Ardene, power centre locations have a much wider variety than most mall locations and the stuff is much cuter too). You can find some styles "here" on their website too, but they have soo much more in store.

All of the jewelry was a gift from my boyfriends mom, that she bought back home in the Philippines. I am so in love with the gold one that has the pink jewels, I wore it in my last Valentine's outfit post.

The coloured pearl earrings are all so cute and they are all pastel, perfect for the Spring.

The purse was also a gift. She bought a bigger purse and this little one came inside of it. This would be perfect with almost any outfit, since it is a neutral colour.

I needed to get more bleach and toner(wella t18) for my roots and I wanted to try a new bleach, so I picked up a new one and I love it. I've never used quick blue before and i have wanted to try it for quite some time now, so my roots wouldn't be so bright this time around. This stuff works really well and I would recommend it to anyone who does their own hair. (Comment below if you want a full review).
While at Sally's it was also time to renew my membership and they had a promotion going on for the month of February. When you renew you get to pick a free Ion or Silk Elements product worth $8.99 or less. I picked this Silk Elements cholesterol conditioning treatment. I have used it once so far, right after doing my roots and it made my hair so silky smooth.ble

I also needed a new face moisturizer and have heard a lot about this beauty brand "simple", so when I saw it at wal-mart I thought why not give it a shot. This moisturizer is really gentle and I like it a lot.

I have been eyeing this chanel t-shirt for, forever at Rickis and I had to cave. It was the last xs and at a cost of only $22.50 it is now mine. The material is so soft and the colour around the bottle is actually all sequins. To all of my international readers, Rickis is only in Canada and does not have international shipping, sorry :(. But you can find tees like this in so many places now such as "here" and "here"
At Rickis I also got this adorable hair bow for only $2.99, it is so cute! ( find similar bow here) If you are in Canada and don't have a Rickis near you check out www.rickis.com.

That is everything that I have gotten and please bare in mind that this is a collective haul over the past week or so and I am in no means bragging about anything that I have shown. This post is merely just a way to show you all some new products that I have and am loving and that you may want to check out for yourself.
If you want a review on any of the hair or beauty products shown then please leave a comment below and I will for sure do a more in depth post about them.

What are products or items are you all loving right now?

I hope you all enjoyed this post and the weather near you is better than mine lol. Have an awesome weekend and I will see you all in my next post!!!



My Valentine's Day outfit

Hello lovelies,

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!! What are you all up to tonight?
My boyfriend and I actually celebrated Valentine's on Tuesday,  so we wouldn't have to wait forever to get into a restaurant. We went out for dinner and a movie and had a nice night out.
Tonight we just celebrated with a quiet steak dinner and wine at home.

Here is what I wore for our date....

Chiffon blouse: Rickis
Jeggings: guess
Moto jacket: dynamite
Booties: winners; rampage
Purse: guess
Necklace: a gift bought in the Philippines
Earrings: also a gift bought in the Philippines,  but you can find them almost anywhere
Watch: aldo

Hope you all have/had a romantic evening!!!



Tiffany blue ootd & motd

Hello lovelies,

Lately I have been really obsessed with mint green and teal, as you will notice by my outfit and makeup....


Stripped crop sweater - ardene
White tank - american eagle
Jeans - garage
Leg warmers - ardene
Watch - aldo


- Maybelline color tattoo in too cool all over lid
any teal colour all over lid on top of too cool
- urban decay tease in crease and outer v; this will help to tone down the teal
- urban decay verve in inner corner
- black liquid eye liner winged out

- Mac snob - dab onto lips
- Rimmel moisture renew in vintage rose on top
(My fav lip combination at the moment)

I don't have a teal nail polish so I mixed three colours until I got this beautiful tiffany blue shade

What is your fav. colour trend of the moment?
Please comment below, I love reading all of your thoughts.



Valentine's Day outfit ideas

Hello lovelies,

Whether you have a hot date or a girls night out, we all want to look our best on Valentine's Day. Here are some outfit ideas that I picked out for such a  special night out. I hope they give you different ideas of what you might wear, if you are still unsure.

  Topshop blouse $70   
   H&M jacket $59.95
   Dynamite jeggings $44.90
   Aldo clutch $40
   Steve madden pumps $99.95   
   H&M bracelets $9.95  (black)
   Aldo bracelets $18 (pink/cream)

   Guess red peplum dress $98
   Dynamite pink peplum dress $44.90
   Fr21 dress $29.80

Would you wear any of these options?

What are you doing for Valentine's Day?




Hello lovelies,

If you read my posts regularly then you would know that lately my boyfriend has been getting really into photography and does some of my blogpost shoots for me. I just wanted to share with you all some of the other shoots we have done together.

What do you all think?

To see more shots click on the link on the top right under portfolio. If you or someone you know is interested in doing a professional photoshoot, or if you just want some professional headshots or portraits done and live in the Toronto area then contact frankarzaga@yahoo.ca for more details.

Look out for another Valentine's Day inspired post tomorrow.



Valentine's Day makeup

Hello lovelies,

Valentine's Day is only one week away and it ia one of my holidays to celebrate. Here is my makeup look for this special upcoming holiday.

On such an occasion as this you are going to be up close and personal with your guy, so dont wear too much foundation. Use a BB cream or tinted moisturizer and set with a translucent powder.

Dab Maybelline color tattoo in too cool all over lid.

Using the stila written in the stars palette pat the lightest pink shimmer colour in the inner corner.

Brush the darker pink shimmet colour over the rest of your lid and over crease.

Brush the shimmery burgundy colour into crease and in outter v and blend out.

Use a white eyeliner pencil on inner corner of lower lash line.

Line upper lash line with mac fluid line in dark diversion. Also line lower lash line to the centre.

Using a pencil brush line inner corner with urban decay verve on top of white liner.

Apply a volumizing mascara for a flirty look.

Line water line with stila smudge stick liner in angelfish.

Highlight brow bone, top of cheek bones and cupuds bow with urban decay bootycall.

Contour with a light plum colour on cheekbones. For blush a light pink colour.

Lightly dab mac snob and then on top use rimmel moisture renew in vintage pink.

All done!!!

Hope you all like this look. Comment below with your thoughts and tell me if you try this yourself.



Nerd meets chic - spring outfit no.5

Hello lovelies,

Today's cozy spring outfit is one of my favourites. It is cozy and comfy while still being cute and fashionable....

Ardene sheer blouse $22.50
A button blouse is a staple piece and this one is soo cute and girly. This top would look great tucked in with...

Zara printed jeans $79
I am really loving patterned jeans lately, if you couldn't already tell and this paisley pair is just gorgeous.

H&M cardigan $34.95 
This oversized cardigan is the perfect layering piece to add to this outfit. It is so soft and warm.

Garage knit eternity scarf $16.90 
I absolutely love eternity/infinity scarfs for all year round. Not only do they keep our necks warm in the winter, but they work with any outfit. 

American Eagle watch $24.50
A big bold watch in a bright colour...

Aldo ring $10 
This ring is a statement in itself and is so pretty.   

Garage belt $12.90
A staple and this one is a unique style that I've never seen before.

Ardene glasses $8.50 - so adorable I had to buy a pair for myself

Aldo noronen purse $60
An over the shoulder bag, just big enough to fit an e-reader or a small tablet, whilst studying at the library or for running off to a meeting.

Fr21 cowboy booties $39.80
Cowboy boots have always been my favourite and now they are addibg zippers!!!

Would you wear this outfit?
Comment below with your thoughts!!!



Burgundy chic - spring outfit no.4

Hello lovelies,

Today's cozy spring outfit is a little more dressy. I thought this would be a good outfit for if you work in an office, or if you have a lunch date with the girls. You could even change up the boots to pumps instead for a date night with your man.

Dynamite studded chiffon tunic $36.90       
You already know how I feel about chiffon and it has studs...

Fr21 racing stripe skinnies $29.90 
So cute and so easy to dress up or down.

Zara frilled leather $269
This jacket is stunning and I love that it has a peplum.

Fr21 buckled ankle boots $47.80
I love the detailing on the back of these and they add a nicr pop of colour.

Ardene leopard print scarf $9.60
A neutral animal print that kerps our neck warm...

Zara shopper bag with buckles $90
Perfect size for the office or school.

Garage studded bracelet $7.90
Garage anchor ring $7.90
Aldo earrings $12
The jewelry all just soeaks for itself...

What do you think of todays outfit?
Comment below and let me know!!!



Pink lady - spring outfit no.3

Hello lovelies,

This week has been crazy for me, I have not been able to post anything the past couple of days. So without further edu, here is cozy outfit no.3.

Ae sweater $44.95       
Comfy, cozy and pink, goes with everything. You can also wear a light cami under this if you get cold as easily as I do in the winter.

Garage jeans $49.50
Cute patterened jeans are just the way to go and I adore this polka dot pair.

H&M blazer $59.95
A cropped black blazer dresses this look up in the blink of an eye. Good for if you dont want to be too casual. Also greart for some extra warmth.

Aldo figone watch $35    
A gorgeous shiny watch... do I really need to say anything else. The rose gold goes perfectly with the pink hues of this entire look.

Aldo faulker tote $60  
A big bag like I've said before is perfect for any day, school, work, casual and I love this neutral colour.

H&M scarf $14.95
Instead of a necklace to keep our necks warm.

Steve Madden mansfeld $129.95
These boots dress up the look with a slight edge and also make it easy to trekk through the snow in.

Hope you all like this one. The next look should be up tonight or tomorrow.


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