Just in Time for the Weekend: False Lashes You’ll Love

Doesn’t every woman want long, full, Kardashian-like lashes? Well I sure do. As much as I love mascara (like this $5 NYC one!) sometimes I want a little more. On special occasions or a big night out I need some extra help in the lash department, and luckily there are some great products out there.

The KISS Ever EZ Lashes are exactly that – easy! These are the best fake lashes I’ve ever found, and in my many years of competitive dance recitals that’s really saying something. These lashes are so simple to apply and come in natural and glam styles. They’re lightweight, reusable, and they look awesome. 

KISS Ever EZ Lashes

KISS Ever EZ Lashes

I’m not one to normally wear falsies and I would never pay for lash extensions, but these false lashes look so natural. I don’t want to end up looking like I’m at a dance recital on a daily basis but adding a little extra oomph to my eyes is okay with me. These KISS Ever EZ Lashes look like natural lashes, just with really great genetics and an awesome mascara. I don’t feel overdone when I wear them and they’re casual enough for a fun night out or a special event. 

They come in a pack of two pairs for just under $7 or in a pack of 5 pairs for just under $13. Seriously, for that price and the simplicity of these lashes you just can’t go wrong! They even include a little applicator to help you get them on. I prefer using my fingers but in some tricky situations this applicator was quite handy. 

Pro Tip: Keep in mind that the glue is not included in these packs so be sure to pick some up yourself! 

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson

Hart of Dixie, starring Rachel Bilson

I just started binge-watching another show on Netflix and all I can focus on is the main character’s makeup. The show is Hart of Dixie, starring the adorable Rachel Bilson. Not only is she a total style icon (hello, dressy shorts!) but her makeup looks always make me want to press pause and whip out my eyeliner.

Rachel Bilson has brown hair and brown eyes, just like me, and I think that’s why I relate to her looks so much. I feel like I can actually try them myself. Jamie King, the other female lead in Hart of Dixie, is a blonde, blue-eyed beauty, and as much as I love her Southern belle looks, I know they would look much different on me.

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

After watching a few episodes (okay.. binge-watching season one in a few days) I have come to love the makeup looks Zoe Hart rocks. Even in a small town she has her eyeliner game on point and always has a great neutral lipstick. In addition to some great pictures of Dr. Zoe Hart, I’ve also complied a few products to help get the adorable, sassy, doe-eyed look that Rachel Bilson rocks on the show.

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

Rachel Bilson as Dr. Zoe Hart on Hart of Dixie

To get her heavily lined eye look I would recommend a smooth gel-like liner that is easy to blend and smudge. A great option for this is the L’Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner. This creamy liner is a breeze to apply and can be blended for a smooth, smoky look.

For full lashes like Dr. Zoe Hart, try the Maybelline New York The Falsies Volum’ Express Mascara. The curved brush gets every lash and the falsies-inspired formula offers lots of volume and length.

Dr. Zoe Hart always has glowing skin and you can get the same rosy glow and a subtle bronzing with one just product, Maybelline New York Dream Bouncy Blush in Coffee Cake. This golden-hued blush is a great way to add a slight highlight to cheekbones without going for a super-girly pink shade.

To get the neutral lip looks that Rachel rocks try one of the CoverGirl Jumbo Gloss Balms. These sheer gloss balms come in 16 pretty shades so you can find the perfect one for your everyday look. You can check out my review of them here for more information.

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

Get The Look: Rachel Bilson on Hart of Dixie

So there you have it. An easy how-to to get the adorable look that Dr. Zoe Hart, a.k.a. style icon Rachel Bilson, wears on Hart of Dixie. Now I’m only on season one so far so don’t tell me any spoilers but let me know if you watch this show too! 

New York Color Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara

For $5 You Can Get Big Bold Lashes From NYC

Happy Friday beauties! Just in time for the weekend I have an awesome and totally affordable mascara that you don’t want to miss!

New York Color Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara is my newest mascara obsession. It separates and defines every lash while coating them in the darkest formula you can find. I get extreme lashes in just two coats and it’s one of the most affordable mascaras on the market! This mascara is $4.99 and is the perfect addition to any makeup bag.

New York Color Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara

New York Color Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara

The brush is super simple and I think that’s why I like this mascara so much. There are no gimmicks, no specialty bristles or fancy brushes to confuse you. It’s a classic mascara wand and it works perfectly.

New York Color Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara

New York Color Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara

No lash is left uncovered by this mascara. It’s easy to apply and it gets every little lash to ensure a full fringe and stunning definition. For under $5 how can you say no to this? NYC’s Big Bold Volume by the Lash Mascara is a total showstopper and such a steal. Don’t miss out on this mascara!

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

My Two Polish Picks From The OPI Nordic Collection For Fall 2014

New seasons always bring new styles and that doesn’t only apply to fashion. As excited as I am about boots and legging, I’m also excited about Fall beauty products. From dark berry lipsticks to new nail polish shades, Fall brings a new colour palette to play with. I’ve picked out two fabulous nail polish shades from the new OPI Nordic Collection that will be perfect for Fall.

As always this collection has some adorably themed names including Do You Have This Color in Stock-Holm? (which actually was out of stock when I went shopping!) and Going My Way or Norway. All of the shades are great Fall choices but the two I picked are My Dogsled is a Hybrid and My Voice is a Little Norse.

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

OPI My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

My Dogsled is a Hybrid is a beautiful light sea-foam green shade. It looks like a lighter version of the classic Tiffany blue colour from China Glaze, aptly named For AudreyMy Dogsled is a Hybrid is a great soft shade that will really complement the darker tones of Fall. I can totally see this mani popping when paired with brown, plum, or grey outfits.

My Voice is a Little Norse is the one glitter of the collection, and it’s a versatile polish for any season. It has a holographic sparkle and a slightly grey coloured base. It looks awesome over a lot of different colours, including red, black, and navy blue. I can see this shade being quite handy when it comes around to the holidays, since a little sparkle can spice up and special occasion.

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse over My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

OPI My Voice is a Little Norse over My Dogsled Is a Hybrid

Although these are the two I fell for, the whole collection consists of some great nail polish shades. Which ones are your favourites from the OPI Nordic Collection?

ImPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in Wink Wink

A fast and fashionable manicure in minutes: ImPress Press-On Manicure review

The ImPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails is a total lifesaver and great go-to solution for a fast and fashionable manicure in minutes. These nails are no-fail perfect fixes for when I need an instant manicure. They come in a huge range of colours and patterns, with classic shades, funky nail art, and everything in between. They take only a matter of minutes to apply and last up to a week with no chipping or fading.

For a girl who owns hundreds of bottles of nail polish you might wonder why I would ever use fake nails, but the truth is sometimes they’re a real life saver for me. If I have a big event coming up or my nails are broken and in bad shape, a quick-fix of fake nails is the perfect cover-up. If I break one nail I usually try to ti hide it with a Band-Aid but it if I have two or more that get too short I usually opt for a package of the ImPress Press-On Manicure to save the day.

ImPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in Wink Wink

ImPress Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in Wink Wink

These nails don’t require any glue so they don’t damage your nails. I would never get fake nails done at a salon but with these there is no concern about ruining my real nails. They come in an adorable package that looks like a nail polish bottle and offer 24 nails (12 sizes) so it’s easy to find a fit.

They have plastic tabs which peel off to reveal the sticky layer under the nail, and with a little bit of pressure you can just press them onto the nail of your choice. Simple and super quick! They really do last quite a while and I have always gotten a week or wear out of them. Sometimes I paint over them if I get bored of the colour, but they last for days without any wear and tear!

Pro Tip: Each nail has a number on the underside to tell you the size – I keep a note in my phone with my sizes for each finger so it saves me time whenever I want to apply!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

I’m already a huge fan of Marc Jacobs Dot and Marc Jacobs Honey, and of course Marc Jacobs Daisy, so when I heard about the new scent, Daisy Dream, I got really excited!

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream is a bright floral and fruity scent that is super feminine and delicate. It isn’t too strong and it has some really great notes within the scent. Below is the description of Daisy Dream.

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream

The fruity-floral fragrance has a light and airy touch, bursting with top notes of blackberry, grapefruit, and pear. The heart notes are introduced with a bouquet of jasmine, lychee, and blue wisteria, and a medley of white woods, musks, and coconut water reveal the base notes. 

I can definitely detect the grapefruit and pear top notes and the jasmine heart notes. The white woods, musks, and coconut water base note leaves a lasting scent that is gentle and pleasing. I continually asked my boyfriend for his opinion on this scent throughout the day and he genuinely liked it. He even notice the difference from when I originally sprayed it to a few hours later when it had dried down a little.

Overall this is such a lovely and girly scent that I will be reaching for again and again. It’s soft for summer but I can see myself wearing it in the Fall to bring back some light summer memories and wake up in the colder weather.

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Massage Soap

Have you ever heard of a massage soap before? I hadn’t until The Body Shop’s Wild Argon Oil Massage Soap. It’s a bar of soap that has the shape of a massage bar with little knobs on one side of the bar. It gives a great cleanse with a delicious scent, and provides a tension relieving massage at the same time.

The Body Shop's Wild Argon Oil Massage Soap

The Body Shop’s Wild Argon Oil Massage Soap

The knobs are quite big so they won’t wear away quickly and the soap itself is a nice triangular egg-like shape so it’s super easy to hold, even in my tiny hands!

Is sounds a little strange to hear the words oil and soap in the same product name but the the whole Wild Argon Oil range is made with organic Community Fair Trade argan oil from Morocco. All of the products (more posts coming soon!) have really moisturizing and softening results that are great to smooth and smooth dry summer skin.

The Body Shop's Wild Argon Oil Massage Soap

The Body Shop’s Wild Argon Oil Massage Soap

With the sun, sand, and water taking a toll on my skin this soap is the perfect product to help my skin look and feel soft all summer long. You can read more about the Wild Argon Oil Massage Soap here at thebodyshop.ca and check out how cool it is.