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OOTD and FOTD: My LBD from YesStyle for NYE

Hope everyone had a safe and happy Christmas! We lost power from a massive ice storm, so keeping warm was definitely a priority. I’m getting a little sick, but I refuse to miss another New Year’s Eve. One year I was down with the flu and it was horrible being alone and sick in the house while everyone was out.

I’m wearing a Little Black Dress for New Year’s Eve. Everyone’s got their favourite LBD – mine is this one by 59 Seconds from YesStyle.ca

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OOTD and FOTD: Not-So-Ugly Holiday Sweater Party

My workplace was having a party where we were supposed to wear ugly holiday sweaters. Some people showed up with ugly non-holiday sweaters, some with non-ugly holiday sweaters. I saw this sweater on YesStyle and thought that sweater was wintery enough to be a holiday sweater.

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OOTD and FOTD for the Cold Weather

It’s been below 0°C (or 32°F for all you other folks) all day today and I always have trouble dressing for cold weather. I usually end up in my skinny Bootlegger jeans and a t-shirt under a nice warm hoodie. I’m clearly deviating from the norm today. There’s no natural light today and I have no place in the house suitable for a photo shoot. So, I apologize in advance for my distracting Pokemon poster (yes, I did line up and watch the movie in theatres back in ’99 and got some exclusive Pokemon cards out of it).

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FOTD and mini shopping spree!

So I thought I’d try out the Mai Couture lip gloss I received in my April Glymm Box as well as a makeup look for my date this weekend 😉

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Blush: theBalm and PANDORA’S Makeup Box swatch and comparison

I’ve always thought that having one blush was good enough – when you find the perfect colour for your complexion, you shouldn’t need another, right? It would just look weird… right? Here are the two blushes I own and have tried: theBalm’s Hot Mama! and PANDORA’S Makeup Box blush in St. Tropez.

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3/4″ FITI Babii Nano-Ceramic Tourmaline Styling Iron Review

I got this straightener for $1 CAD when I ordered my Clarisonic Mia 2 on Fabove.ca last month. (Yes, you read that right. $1.00 CAD!) The offer is still on now, if you’re looking to get a Clarisonic.

I’d left this FITI iron at Dark’s place because I already had my Solia hair straightener (featured here) at home, and it’s always nice to have a straightener for those bad hair day emergencies.

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Sephora and TheBalm haul from October

Back in October, I made a post commending my friend angelandthings for hauling makeup for us from the US.  I got everything back in January, but have barely started using any of it yet! I am obsessed with getting eye makeup especially, but hardly ever wear makeup on a daily basis. And while the variety is lovely to have, I find myself sticking to the same few products for a neutral look, just because I’m too lazy to get something new or I’m not adventurous enough to wear vibrant colours without an occasion.

Here is the Sephora haul:

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  1. 2 full sized 0.21 oz Aqua Creams: 13 Warm Beige; 15 Taupe
  2. 2 x 0.025 oz Aqua Eyes: 0L Mat Black; 2L Pearly Brown

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