Just Blushing

Monday, April 27, 2015


It wasn't until recently that I began to up my blush game. It really pulls a look together, especially when you're working the no make up make up look. I find I gravitate more to peachy tones since they seem the most natural shade and light pink on occasion.


The two blushes that have been on heavy rotation lately are:

Such a cult classic! A darker peachy tone with just the right amount of shimmer (read: very little). I love how pigmented their blush is, a little goes a loooooong way.

This powder blush is a more neutral colour with a hint of peach. Like NARS, MAC also has a very pigmented blush, I never have to reapply throughout the day. (As all limited edition MAC items, this one sold out - definitely worth checking out on eBay)

I don't know what I did before this brush came into my life. It's the perfect size for cheek coverage. It's also the softest thing ever. 


I haven't really got behind the whole "contouring" hype, I can't handle having that many layers on my face let alone factor in the time it takes to build said layers on my face into my day, it's just not practical. I do, however, subscribe to light highlighting under the arch of my brow and contouring in some cheekbone (but not too much). When I do take part in this artful trickery, my go-to's are:

Another sold out product but it's because it's sooooo good. And pretty! Look at that art deco pattern, who wouldn't want this on their vanity?

Perfect for subtle highlighting and contouring - it's a double whammy! It's a tad on the shimmery side so I usually reserve this one for the evenings. 

The best part about the chubby stick is they travel well. They're handy, easy to use, and don't require a sharpener.

Photographs - Sandy Joe

The Witchery Giveaway

Saturday, April 25, 2015


While at Coachella I had the opportunity to drape myself in raw gemstones courtesy of my sister's company, The Witchery. They were the perfect accessory for the desert! Not only do I get to enjoy layering on the jewels, but one lucky reader can start their gemstone addiction by entering to win this Agate Geode necklace.

If waiting isn't for you, enjoy 15% off store wide with discount code "ThePrettyWitchySecrets"- Aside from the Agate Geode,  my personal favourites are the Amethyst Core dipped in gold, the Amethyst Slice dipped in silver, and the Captured Quartz necklace.

Contest ends on Friday, May 1st 2015. Good luck! 

Rancho Mirage

Friday, April 24, 2015


Sunglasses / Crochet Top / Tank / Leggings / Purse / Sandals c/o Le Chateau

I have yet to discover a corner of Rancho Mirage that isn't lush with plants and rows of manicured lawns not to mention completely photographable. The landscaping there is something to write home about. In stark contrast, Edmonton is brown, dusty, and covered in a layer of gravel left over from the winter. To say it's uninspiring is an understatement. Last week, however, I was still in the sun enjoying crocheted sweaters and candy coloured sunnies like I lived in Palm Springs. 
Photographs - Craig Volkerink