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September/October Favourites

September October Favourites

While I much prefer the heat of Summer over the brisk Fall we’ve been having, September and October did at least mark the discovery of a few new holy-grail beauty and fashion items.  Let’s get started!

1. The Body Shop Colour Crush Nail Polish in “Almond Kiss”

The Body Shop’s newly released nail polishes can definitely play in the big-leagues.  Their polish applies easily and evenly, dries fast, and has impressive wear-time.  I especially love the colour “Almond Kiss”, which is the perfect neutral for pairing with your every day work-and-play attire.  Other favourites?  The colour “The Body Shop Green”, (an ode to the colour of their logo), and “Crazy for Blue”, a gorgeous, glossy navy.

2. Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Fast Dry Nail Color in “Cleary Quick”

I always find waiting for nail polish to dry so inconvenient; there are a million other things I’d rather be doing.  That’s way this product has become a staple in my nail polish routine.  Paired with The Body Shop polish above, my nails were fully dry in about 10 minutes, and lasted upwards of 8 days with little to no chips (which speaks to the quality of both this top coat, and the nail polish above). It’s also extremely affordable, and can be purchased for around $4.00 a bottle at Wal-Mart.

3. American Eagle AEO Denim Vested Hoodie

This jacket has been a part of American Eagle’s line for the past few seasons (and has come in other colours as well).  I toyed with buying it in the Spring, but finally purchased it at the end of Summer.  I wasn’t 100% sure that I’d get the wear out of it that I’d like to, but I was wrong.  This jacket is extremely versatile (not to mention super comfortable).  I’ve most recently paired it with a black t-shirt dress, and also with leggings (which you can see in this post, and on Instagram here).  American Eagle offers great sales fairly often (usually around 40% off with free shipping), so be sure to sign up for email notifications!

4. Urban Decay Naked2 Basics

If you invest in one pallet, this should be it.  The eyeshadows are perfection: thick, creamy application, and beautiful tone and pigmentation.  All you need to create a subtle day-look, or evening smokey-eye drama is in this 6-eye shadow pallet.  My favourite colours are “Stark” and “Cover”, which give eyes a “no-makeup” makeup look.  All you need to do is add a little bit of “Undone” to the outer corners of your eye, and your ready for after-work cocktails or a night on the town!

5. NARS Audacious Lipstick in “Audrey”

Newly released by NARS, these lipsticks are flying off the shelves, and all with good reason.  Beautiful pigmentation and smooth application, one swipe is all it takes to obtain long-lasting lips that are sure to make a statement.  The luxe packaging also includes a magnetic-closure lid.  The colour I’ve been loving? Audrey: described on the Sephora website as “red currant”.  In the tube, this colour looks like a darker-toned red, but on the lips, it’s much more like a rich berry or wine tone.  I wore this to a recent event (where food and drink were involved), and never needed to reapply throughout the night.  You can check out a picture of me wearing this on Instagram, here.

6.  Minicci (Payless Shoe Source) Ultra Low No-Show Socks

Time for some real-talk: the truth is, that every time you wear your favourite heels without socks or pantyhose, the dead skin and bacteria left behind (gross, I know) is there permanently.  Shoe cleaners and sprays will help mask any build-up or scent, but the bacteria will always remain.  An easy way to prevent this is by wearing these no-show socks from Payless.  A pair will run you around $3.00 (they come in nude and black), and will help ensure your new shoes stay fresh for many walks and dances to come!

 

What have you been loving? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

 

October/November Fashion and Beauty Favourites!

November Favourites1. “AE Chambray Shirt” by American Eagle Outfitters

This shirt is soft, durable, and extremely comfortable, which means you’ll want to (and can) wear it every day.  A wardrobe staple, it can be worn endless ways: wear it open over your favourite tee or tank, tie it and wear it as a shrug over your favourite Summer dress to help transition it to Fall, layer it underneath a cozy sweater, or simply wear it buttoned up with a great statement necklace on top (my personal fave).   My favourite thing about this top?  The neutral coloured buttons allow you to wear any colour jewellery you’d like (no need to match the gold or silver toned hardware on this beauty!).

2. “Dropping By” Necklace by Mark (Avon)

I have been a fan of the Mark brand for quite some time.  What I love about this necklace is that it’sMark Necklace reversible: one side has sparkle, the other is a matte-silver tone. You also have the option to adjust the length (24.5-33 inches).  It’s easy to match, unique, and great quality.  Feeling adventurous? Try layering it with shorter necklaces for extra pizazz! 

3. Jennifer Aniston Eau de Parfum 

This is one of my favourite celebrity-inspired perfumes, which I purchased when it was first released, but recently rediscovered.  This perfume has notes of jasmine, violet, rose water, amber, sandalwood, musk, and more.  Floral enough for the Summer, but musky enough for the Fall,  you can reach for this scent all year round.  Cool fact? A fan of Summer days at the beach, Jennifer Aniston even designed the bottle to look like a cresting wave.

4.  Mineral Powder Blotting Tissues by The Body Shop

As someone who struggles with oily skin on a day-to-day basis, these blotting sheets are heaven-sent.  A true multi-tasker, this product removes oil from the face, while also distributing a small amount of mattifying mineral powder.  Fool proof as it’s made for all skin types, and wallet friendly at just $5.00 for 65 sheets, grab a pack for the car, your purse, your desk…you get the idea!

5. AEO Statement Ring” by American Eagle Outfitters

This ring has been my go-to since I purchased it last month.  It is big and bold enough to make a statement, yet light and thin enough to be extremely comfortable.  With pretty, intricate detailing, including 3 rhinestones for shine, this ring looks great paired with your favourite dark nail polish.

6. Rhinestone Button Earrings by Payless Shoe Source

Sparkly yet elegant and simple, these extremely affordable earrings go with nearly everything.  Pair them with a pretty up-do to show them off, or your leave your hair down for some unexpected sparkle when you “happen” to flip your hair.  Not a fan of the gold tone? They also come in silver, here.  

7. Revlon Nail Art Moon Candy in “Galactic”  

This is by far, one of the coolest drugstore nail polishes I have found in a long time.  The double ended stick provides both a glossy base coat, and a sparkly, opalescent top coat.  The base coat was so thick and pigmented, I only need 1 coat prior to applying the top coat.  The effect that these polishes give is really unique, and is far from the simple glitter top coats you find in nearly every brand’s lineup.  Check out the Revlon website for all the fun and unique ways you can wear this polish.  The only downside is that it is a little difficult and messy to remove.  The upside? It lasts a really long time, and the compliments will be well worth it!

8. Harmonie Necklace by Aldo in “Light Green”

For me, this necklace was love at first sight (and it was on sale…don’t you just love when the stars align?).  Pair it with a simple crew neck t-shirt or sweater and you’ll go from a lazy Sunday afternoon, to a Friday night on the town.  Not only does it shine beautifully, it’s also extremely durable and has substantial weight to it.  It also comes in other colours, depending on the season.  Keep an eye out for them on the Aldo website, here.

Proof that these really are some of my favourite things this month?  You can find me wearing the shirt, ring, and necklace from this list in the picture from my previous post, here!

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak ~Rachel Zoe