With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, finding an outfit perfect for your celebrations is coming down to the wire. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, and this year I chose to play up the romance factor with my look. Together with the lovely Samantha of La Beauté by Samantha, we created a look which is sure to be the perfect touch of romance to your Valentine’s Day festivities.
When I combine thoughts of both romance and fashion, I automatically think of lace! My obvious go-to colour for the occasion would be pink (or even red) but that doesn’t mean you have to be limited. A black, white or even grey lace dress could totally play the part perfectly as well.
But the entire look of romance would not be complete without a little dazzle via hair and makeup. I opted for my usual curls to create a lot of texture and volume. For my makeup, Samantha helped me complete the entire look with the perfect touch of romance. Here’s what she had to say about the look:
I wanted to create a soft romantic look for Sarah, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Using the Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette, I created a soft smokey eye to make Sarah’s beautiful eyes pop! I started off with the Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the eyelid to make the shadow pop and to ensure a lengthly wear. I used the shades Chic and Classic all over the lid to create a base and moved to cool plum shade in Fierce to deepen up the look and create more definition in the crease. To finish off the shadows, I added a touch of Glam, a shimmering champagne. No shadow was used on the bottom lash line to keep things on the light side. Mascara was added to the bottom lashes to finish off the eye look. For Sarah’s lips, I went with the Smashbox Be Lengendary Lipstick in Audition. Its cream formula was the perfect touch to finish off the look!
Be sure to check out Samantha’s Instagram page here to see more of her beautiful work or shop her selection of beauty products including beauty blenders and beauty blender bling rings.
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Having a bright, white smile has always been a priority of mine. But with the combination of some of my favourite beverages such as wine and coffee, a toothbrush and toothpaste don’t always cut it! My teeth are also super sensitive so I’m always a little uneasy when it comes to trying out a whitening option.
Smile Brilliant definitely changed my views on whitening. I love that their whitening system is completely customizable. Here is a step by step of the process:
- First, they send you the whiting kit with instructions on how to make your teeth moulds (which is SUPER easy). After these are complete and sent back to Smile Brilliant, soon after a package arrives in the mail with custom trays created exactly to your teeth!
- When it comes to whiting, you easily place the whitening gel in the trays and place the trays on your teeth. The system is customizable in that you can leave them in for as little or as long as you like at a time.
- Another thing I love is that after the whitening process, Smile Brilliant provides a desensitizing gel that reduces some of that uneasiness whitening can have on your teeth.
- Best of all, it’s a simple system that works!
For more information about Smile Brilliant‘s whitening system, check out their 7 Things to Know Before Buying Teeth Whitening.
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Winter outfits can be tricky. On days when it is absolutely freezing, it’s easy to snuggle up in 6 different layers for the ultimate warmth. And as easy as it is to snuggle up in multiple layers, it is just as easy to let your winter outfits become frumpy. I love wearing dresses year round, and shockingly that includes the winter months too. But there is no way I would step out the door in -20 degree weather with any bare skin. That’s why tights are actually a lifesaver to me during those cold months to keep me nice and toasty while still looking stylish. Finding cute patterned ones never hurts either. I adore this tights and dress combo. Although they may be fairy simple, they keep me feeling ultra stylish, no matter the weather.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll have seen me raving about my new love for hair perfume. Honestly, until I was gifted hair perfume I never knew there was such a thing. Hair perfume is non damaging to hair like other perfumes may be. This scent from Chanel is so soft and feminine, it’s the perfect topper to a great outfit.
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