Tag Archive | Summer

11 Wilt-Proof Makeup Tricks

Makeup melting off your face in this humid summer heat?  Me too!  Fortunately, Flare magazine has shared 11 tidbits to help weatherproof our makeup routine.

Tip #1

Benefit Cosmetics The Big Easy Liquid To Powder SPF 35 Foundation.  For the oily prone, this base dries to a powdery finish to keep shine at bay throughout the day.

Benefit Cosmetics The Big Easy Liquid to Powder SPF 35 Foundation

To see 10 more hot weather makeup tips from Flare magazine, click here.



Stella & Dot Summer Sale Includes Leopard Print iPad, Mini iPad, & Laptop Cases

Stella & Dot Summer Sale

Summer is upon us and Stella & Dot is offering one sizzling hot deal just to their Canadian customers! Save up to 40% with brand new markdowns on necklaces, earrings, charms, and more. You can find an accessory to match all of your summer outfits. This exclusive Canadian sale runs through May 19th.

POST UPDATE MAY 22:  These items are now on sale within the UNITED STATES and PUERTO RICO.  Prices shown below are in Canadian dollars.

I am happy to see that Stella & Dot’s leopard print tech accessories are included in this sale! I already have their gorgeous Chelsea Leopard Tech Wallet, which is not currently on sale. But the other 3 items in the Chelsea leopard print tech accessories collection are on sale, as well as the Chelsea Zebra Tech Wallet.

Stella & Dot Chelsea iPad Case - Leopard

Chelsea iPad Case – Leopard $50.40 (Reg. $84)

Stella & Dot Chelsea Mini iPad Case - Leopard

Chelsea Mini iPad Case – Leopard $38.40 (Reg. $64)

Stella & Dot Chelsea Laptop Case - Leopard

Chelsea Laptop Case – Leopard $25.20 (Reg. $42)

Stella & Dot Chelsea Tech Wallet - Leopard

Chelsea Tech Wallet – Leopard $64

Stella & Dot Chelsea Tech Wallet - Zebra

Chelsea Tech Wallet – Zebra $38.40 (Reg. $64)

Stella & Dot Chelsea Tech Wallet - Zebra (open)

Chelsea Tech Wallet – Zebra (open) $38.40 (Reg. $64)

Also included in Stella & Dot’s summer sale is their Bring It Jewelry Roll – Elephant. I have this jewelry roll in the Espresso Ikat pattern, which is not currently on sale. This travel jewelry bag organizes 4 pairs of earrings, 5 necklaces, plus rings and bracelets. The microsuede inside keeps your jewelry scratch-free. I love that this jewelry bag is flat and saves space in my suitcase. There are 3 additional patterns to choose from, which are not currently on sale.

Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll - Elephant (closed)

Bring It Jewelry Roll – Elephant $35.70 (Reg. $42)

Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll - Elephant (open)

Bring It Jewelry Roll – Elephant (open) $35.70 (Reg. $42)

Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll - Espresso Ikat

Bring It Jewelry Roll – Espresso Ikat $42

Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll - Red Ikat

Bring It Jewelry Roll – Red Ikat $42

Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll - Cerise

Bring It Jewelry Roll – Cerise $42

Stella & Dot Bring It Jewelry Roll - Multistripe

Bring It Jewelry Roll – Multistripe $42

  • $7.95 Canadian shipping + free returns
  • $5.95 US and Puerto Rico shipping + free returns

What is your favourite Stella & Dot purchase?  What’s on your wishlist?


One Last Summer Fling With Orange!

I have been in love with the colour orange this summer.  Now that we’re halfway through August and the days are getting shorter, I’m already starting to feel bummed about having to put my bright orange summer pieces away in the fall.  I’ve enjoyed sporting orange in my makeup, clothing, and accessories, such as this free Glytone beach bag I got with my order from Beauty Store Depot.

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Glytone beach bag

Glytone bag

Ooops!  Looks like I’ve disturbed the princess from her afternoon nap on the deck.

Disturbed from her nap

Wearing orange has perked up my mood and energy, helping me hike up to the summit of Mt. Thom in the summer afternoon heat in this ruffle tank top from Cleo.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…  Whew!  The view was worth it!

Orange tank top from Cleo

Tall tree on Mt. ThomCultus LakeMt. Thom summit view

My wonderful husband brought me home a beautiful bouquet of flowers with some orange Gerbera daisies for our 10-month anniversary (woo hoo!).  I grow Gerbera daisies every summer, but these ones are spectacular!

Orange Gerbera daisies

Yes, orange has been good to me this summer.  I’m going to finish off summer with a bang, wearing orange, orange, and more orange!

What colour are you going to miss when summer is over?

Sizzlin’ Summer Colour!

Vancouverites – you just can’t satisfy them!  We complain a lot about the copious amounts of rain and cloudy skies we get here.  We yearn for summer most of the year, but then on days like today (102 degrees in the shade), we complain that it’s too hot!  But we do treasure these precious summer days and try to make the most of them.  If you can’t beat the heat, join it!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t get enough of the colour orange this summer!  It just makes everything pop, from lip gloss to nail polish to clothing to shoes.  Here are some orange Franco Sarto peep toe shoes that I recently got at Marshall’s.  They are flaming orange but look reddish orange in the picture because it was taken indoors at night time.

Orange Franco Sarto wedges

Orange Franco Sarto slingbacks

To see my coral glitter-fade manicure from last month, check out my previous post Colour Is In!  Today I was ready for something bolder on my nails.  Big thanks to my patient husband for taking a gazillion pictures of my orange French tips and orange wedges from different angles until I was happy.  It sure helps that we’re newlyweds.  And that I picked up some ice cold Alexander Keith’s for him on my way home from the nail salon.

Orange French tip nails 1

Orange French tip nails 2

Orange French tip nails 3

What colours are YOU loving this summer?

Colour Is In!

Want to be on-trend this summer?  The biggest fashion statement you can make is colour!  Choose bright, fun colours for your makeup and clothing.  If you don’t like drawing too much attention to yourself, don’t worry, just add a splash of vivid colour to your accessories.

An easy place to introduce colour into your look is your nail polish selection.  What’s hot in manicures these days?  Acrylic nails, French twists, glitter fades, metallics, and accent nails.  Now throw in some bright colours and you’re on-trend!

Below is the coral mani & pedi combo that I am currently sporting.  I chose a softer shade for my glitter-faded nails, and a bolder shade of orange for my toes (OPI’s Dress to Empress), with white flowers as an accent.  The camera doesn’t do the glitter fade justice.  It’s much prettier in person!


The manicurist was kind enough to take some pictures for me in the nail salon.  When I sent a picture to my husband, this is what he sent back to me:


I’m still laughing!  See, colours ARE fun!

What are your favourite colours for summer?