Monday, 24 November 2014

Alternative Holiday

Even though I am always one to pile on the jewelry, sometimes an outfit doesn't need a ton of accessorizing in order to shine. I've had this belt probably since high school, but it has seen a surprising amount of wear considering it is pink and sparkly. I've found that it works best when it can be the star of the show - and what better way to do that than to pair it with a simple black dress.
Dress: Forever 21 {similar} | Belt: Old {similar} | Clutch: Handmade {similar} | Bracelet: Forever 21 {similar} | Ring: Tiffany & Co. {exact}
Even though it may be a bit a-typical, I think this could be a great look for early festive parties this season. The little hints of sparkle give the holiday feel without being quite so literal in colour palette. Pastels are in for winter this year right?

Do you have any basic accessories that instantly perk up your look?

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Holiday Makeup Must-Haves

Having to scrape off the morning ice from my car officially signals to me that the holidays are right around the corner. Before we know it we will be off to holiday soirees, so here are a few simple ways to take your everyday look to holiday perfection.
Graphic Liner
This is definitely not limited to holiday, but I think a basic graphic liner look is the perfect base in order to build a holiday look. It can easily take you from day to night with a few simple additions for those after work parties. Consider adding a gold liner on top of your typical black for that extra bit of holiday glamour!
Red Lips
Nothing says holiday like a bold red lip. Bright red's with blue undertones are traditionally festive, but if you are looking for something a little bit different, you can check out what I've been loving this season.
A Little Bit of Sparkle
I will be the first to say I am a big fan of glitter, and there is no better time to get your glitter fix than the holidays! Go bold with a glitzy eye, or work it in more subtly by getting some use out of your favourite glitter polishes. Don't let the opportunity to sparkle go to waste!
Fresh Skin
This is the time of the year when even oily-skinned girls can lay off the heavy powder. Nothing looks prettier in dim holiday lights than a little glow! Think about skipping the powder all together for a fresh and natural look, or topping your makeup with a setting spray instead to keep everything in place without looking powdery. Top it all off with your favourite cream or powder highlight and you'll be looking candlelit all night long.
Stay tuned to see how I use these products to create my favourite looks for the holidays!

What's do you use for your signature holiday look?

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Monday, 17 November 2014

Fashion Friendly Frames {Firmoo Review}

Oh Monday, why do you always come so soon? For someone who is usually low key, I had a pretty dramatic weekend – my first blogger event, college roommate reunions, friend emergencies, and it all culminating in a tire blowout on the highway during a snowstorm. Let's just say, busy days and late nights made this a definite glasses-only weekend.
Dress: TJ Maxx {similar}| Vest: Old Navy {exact} | Glasses: c/o Firmoo {exact}
Necklace: Ebay {similar} | Braclet: J. Crew {exact} | Tights: Target {exact}
I was recently sent these glasses from, and I have to say I've fallen in love! Even though ordering eyewear online can seem a bit intimidating, they provide detailed measurement information as well as a virtual try-on system which made me confident that even these larger frames would fit the small head/chubby cheeks combo I've got going on.

Firmoo's customer service was incredibly helpful when I had prescription questions, and the package arrived quickly and included a mini repair kit that I'm sure will come in handy down the line. All this combined with reasonable prices for frames and lenses has me definitely re-evaluating the $300 I've spent in the past on a single pair of designer glasses.

They are currently running a First Pair Free program on select frames (head over to this page for the details) or you can use the code "THEVIEWISBEAUTIFULBLOGS4 " to get $15 off any of their classic frames before December 15th!

Would you consider ordering glasses online?

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