Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fab Fives and Luscious Lips - from Adrie

So much for my 365 lip colours. But that's okay, I still have lots to share. This summer I wore minimal make up with sheer to moderately coloured lips. Here are a few of the lip colours I always tend to grab when I'm going out or even when I'm on the go.

1. MAC "Sandy B" Lipstick

2. MAC Fanfare Lipstick

3. NARS Orgasm Lipgloss

4. NYX Beige Megashine lipgloss.

5. MAC Pink Lemonade Lipglass

*Sigh* Summer is over, now time to rotate to the Fall Faves. As much as I am going to miss the warm summer nights, I love autumn.

From Adrie

Friday, August 5, 2011

Glitter and Grace - from Adrie

Oh goodness, I have just been artistically reinspired but I have a fascination with a new medium: Nail polish. This is going to be trouble.

I have a thing, maybe a problem, and some might even say I have a disease with make up. Despite my enormous collection/kit, I have been feeling a bit uninspired. To accomodate myself to this uncivilized heat, I've limited myself to the "dewy" look. Tinted moisturizer instead of foundation, bronzer with blush, and gloss instead of heavy lipstick. Boring, I know but its quite liberating.

To find relief in my own down time and space, I've really started to appreciate the comfort of manicure/pedicures. I think their pretty sexy. Not just the end product of how your nails look, but the whole experience of it. It's such a nice treat.

My friend and I came up with this idea: I have to attribute some of the inspiration from Cupcakes and Cashmere upon seeing some of her nails.

Nail polish is making a fierce come back.

{Innocence by China Glaze, and Black by Finger paints with Black glitter...in case you can't see the texture.}

Glitter in the presence of Grace, I'll say.

Until next time,

From Adrie

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Royal Blooz and the Bitches Brew - from Adrie

Describe a colour when you think of Fall/Autumn. If that resembles warmth, golden hues, red-browns...well unless you are talking about the ritual falling of leaves in Toronto, Canada, I don't like it.

For me, I have always liked the blue and grey tones. Nothing beats a grey smokey eyes and a subtle blue-tone pink lip. Gotta be careful with the pink lip, you don't want to look like a jersey whore now...ah I kid.

Anyway, I have noticed on various beauty blogs and I have noticed that a lot of the Fall/Winter 2011 trends are leaning towards the blue tones again, just like 2009. Yes I remember when, why? Because I bought a MAC eyeshadow palette called "Grey" back in 2009.

I'm so excited to see what else is coming and how many more blue things I can add to my vanity and wardrobe. Here is what I have so far:


Cornflower Blue Dress from Theory

Vintage navy blue dress

Bridesmaids dress from Henkaa in royal blue


Dark blue Levi skinny jeans

Navy Blue Cardigan from Zara

Navy blue Deep V-Neck T from American Apparel


"Grey" Quad from Backstage F/W 2009 for the perfect smokey eye with the blue to tease.

MAC "Blooz" Eye Kohl. One of my first MAC purchases, if you can't tell.

Midnight blue nail polish in "Russian Navy" by OPI


Scarf imported from India

Necklace to wear with a black tube dress.

Semi-precious Lapis pendant

Vintage head piece with lace.

I did a bit of research on the hues of blues and I stumbled upon a colour called "Duke Blue" associated with Duke University. When I read that, the first thing I thought of was their basketball team. Well I know where I am going if the lockout prevents me from going to Boston.

Until next time,

From Adrie