Sunday, January 11, 2015

#GoldenGlobes2015 | Top 5 Fashion Looks!

The Red Carpet is always about the GOWNS! For the 2015 Golden Globes, the beautiful women of Hollywood dressed to the nines. My favourite trend was the silvery toned gowns!

Here are my Top 5 Fashion Looks from the night!

Reese Witherspoon | Calvin Klein
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Jennifer Lopez | Zuhair Murad
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Kate Beckinsale | Elie Saab
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Kate Hudson | Versace
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Julianne Moore | Givency Couture
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It will be interesting to see these gowns being translated from Award Runway to the retail customer. Typically the most popular award show dresses that are trending are re-worked for Bridal Wear!

#GoldenGlobes2015 | Top 5 Beauty Looks!

Love, love, love awards season! For me, the reason I enjoy these shows is that I get the opportunity to see art, fashion and beauty collide! In addition, we get to see and experience amazing films and the people behind these great works of art.

From all of the lovely looks from the 2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet, I picked my Top 5 favourite looks in beauty and fashion. Everyone looked amazing, but I picked My Top 5 Beauty Looks!

1. Reese Witherspoon | Soft Glam
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2. Amal Clooney | Bold Lips
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Jessica Chastain | Hollywood Golden Glam
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Jennifer Lopez | Smokey Glam
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Allison Williams | Movie Star Glam
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Loved the glamorous yet soft focused looks for beauty! All of these looks are easy to replicate and can work for any upcoming special occasions or celebrations for 2015! 

Product Wish List | 2015 Winter

I have come across some really gorgeous things in the last few weeks that I want to pick up for myself. Some are already available and others are yet to be launched which I am patiently anticipating.

Here is a quick snapshot of a few things on my Wish list for the season, and why I love them!

1. Hourglass Modernist Eye shadow Palette

  • Artistic palettes in multiple colour combinations
  • Colours look very pigmented
  • Gorgeous Ombre wave pattern

2. Nars Palette

  • These shadows are gorgeous as singles
  • The top ones were put together in this convenient palette
  • Great item for a new makeup user or a Pro

3. Anastasia Liquid Lipsticks

  • The "Brow Queen" has launched these gorgeous liquid lipsticks
  • Amazing colours
  • Beautiful pigment

4. Kate Spade Eat Cake for Breakfast Mug

  • Cutest statement mug ever :)
  • Starts your day happy
  • Love anything (EVERYTHING) with statements

5. Moleskin Sketchbook

  • I currently have a moleskin note book which I absolutely love
  • Sketchbook would force me to draw and doodle more
  • Brings out creative expression

I am looking to get these goodies in next few months and of course I will share with you the pretty details of these lovely items!

Friday, January 9, 2015

New Collection | Giorgio Armani Eye Tints

Giorgio Armani has launched these absolutely STUNNING eye shadows called Eye Tints! The shade range is amazing and the product makes shadow application a breeze. It transforms from liquid to solid which makes eyeshadow application quick and easy.

Product Details:

  • 12 Luminous Shades  
  • Formula transforms from liquid to solid
  • 16 hour wear
  • Smudge-free & Crease-free wear
  • Wear it as an eye shadow or eye liner


  • #1 Obsidian
  • #2 Minuit
  • #3 Jade
  • #4 Emeraude
  • #5 Onyx
  • #6 Green Iron
  • #7 Shadow
  • #8 Flannel
  • #9 Cold Copper
  • #10 Senso
  • #11 Rose Ashes
  • #12 Gold Ashes

I decided to have some fun with these products and created a dramatic look for both eyes as well as lips! Dark hued Ombre lips are very popular and can be seen in fashion and worn by many makeup lovers on Instagram. Here is my take:

Products Used
Eye Tint in Minuit and Jade
Eyes to Kill Mascara
Maestro Liner

Eye Tint in Minuit and Jade for the accent Ombre effect
Giorgio Armani Eye Pencil in Black
Nars Navy Lip Pencil

You can pretty much create any look you desire with these gorgeous products! I love that the Eye Tints are so versatile because it allows for soft to intense makeup looks! The Eye Tints are available at Holt Renfrew Sherway and are a must for makeup lovers!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Food | Curry Chicken with Potatoes & Wild Rice

I love to cook and typically I spend the time to shop, prep and create an epic meal. But with life today, I have learned 3 different ways to make one of my favourite dishes, which is Curry Chicken and Rice! Each version tastes great and has subtle changes but in the end make for a delicious meal. I like that depending on my day or schedule, I can pick the version that works for me.

This is the quick-fast version and is a one-pot recipe that uses Rotisserie Chicken and cuts the cooking time in half, and it turns out great!! 

  •          1 Rotisserie Chicken, Skin Removed
  •          1 Large White Onion or 2 Medium Onions, Diced
  •          5 Roma Tomatoes (Or 1 Large Can of Stewed Tomatoes/ 2 Containers of Cherry Tomatoes)
  •          10 Small Potatoes, Halved with skin on
  •          2 Cups Wild Rice
  •          1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  •          2 Tsp Chopped Garlic
  •          1 Tsp Chili Flakes
  •          1 Tsp Salt
  •          1 Tsp Turmeric* Some people will opt to get Curry Powder, which is not the same as turmeric.
  •          1 Tsp Garam Masala (Optional)
  •          Handful of Chopped Cilantro (Optional)
  •          Water, ¾ filled in the pot
  •          2 Tbsp of Margarine or Preferred Cooking Oil

Since this recipe includes chicken that is already cooked and prepared, you only need to spend time on making sure that your sauce is prepared.

On high heat, in a large pot, add margarine and place a piece of chopped onion into the pot to ensure the margarine is hot. Then add the remaining onions. After a minute of stirring the onions with the melted margarine, add Garlic and chili flakes. Mix together.

Reduce the heat to Medium High and sauté onions until they are golden then add the remaining spices (Salt, Turmeric, Garam Masala). Stir and mix together. Add about a cup of water to this mixture after 5 minutes to de glaze the bottom of the pot.

Add 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice and the Tomatoes. Stir together until mixed. Lower the heat to Medium and partially cover the pot for 5 mins. Once liquid is released from the tomatoes, add Potatoes. Stir the mixture until the potatoes are properly coated.

After about 5 minutes or so, add remaining water to the pot. Increase the heat to high, uncovered until it comes to a boil. Add half of the cilantro to the pot. Stir and add the chicken along with the rice. Mix well and reduce the heat once it comes to a boil for a final time.

Reduce the heat to medium low, uncovered and keep checking on it until the rice is cooked along with the potatoes. Once cooked, shut off the stove, and cover with lid until ready to eat! Before serving, top bowl or plate with a touch of Cilantro and pair it with a crisp green salad!

Stay tuned for more Food Blog Posts for 2015!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lifestyle | Happy New Year - Welcome 2015!!!

The start of the new year brings hopes, resolutions along with the multiple ways you may want to spend or celebrate the new year. Along with the new year comes with the the list of things you want to complete. 

My wish for myself personally is to do the following:
- Blog More
- Spend time with Loved ones
- Take at least 2 trips for 2015
- Continue making healthy choices
- Documenting and acknowledging more of the positives of the day
- Spend less time on irrelevant details and spend quality time
- Keep pushing forward no matter what
- Spend less time on Social Media, spend more time being social
- Write more and read more

Makeup wise, I would like to do the following:
- Attempt to do makeup videos
- Do more makeup looks as well as adding more creative aspects to the looks I do
- Review trends but make them work for me and for my clients (ie. Instagram Brow etc)
- Do more makeup reviews 
- Blog More (On both lists!)

These personal notes are more of a blueprint of what I would like to accomplish for this year. This is the perfect time to reflect and reset. Keep yourself in mind on what you need to do for you and everything will fall into place. I am going to share what I posted to both Facebook and Instagram yesterday:

Whether its a time to get glammed up, get the party started, get dinner or drinks, get pyjamas on, get little ones in bed, get your blessings in order, get your self set up in front of the TV/Netflix, get hyped for the new year ahead...whatever it may be...Be Thankful, Be Present, Be Supportive, Be Patient, Be Understanding, Be Optimistic, Be Kind and Be Open to the moments and not things that 2015 will bring. Happy New Year everyone!

Whatever you decide to do or reset for 2015, I wish you courage, support and love! Hope everyone had an amazing time ringing in 2015 and wishing and sending all my best to you! xoxo