Holiday Get Ready With Me

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Holiday party makeup look

Products used:
RMS “un” cover-up – I have 00 but apparently they now have an even lighter shade
Lily Lolo mineral concealer in Blondie
Benecos eye shadow base
Red Apple Lipstick eyeshadows in Brownie Points, Clean Slate, Buttercream, and Black Magic *
100% Pure lip & cheek tint in Pink Grapefruit Glow
Dr. Hauschka volume mascara in pearl anthracite
Alverde lip liner in Aubergine
Lavera lipstick in Matt n’ Plum

and my nail polish is Little Ondine in Red Red Wine *

 

 

* these products were sent as gifts, I asked if I could test out this product but anything I receive for free is always under no-obligation and all reviews are my own thoughts and opinions

 

I’ll have a Green Christmas

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It’s December! Here are some tips and ideas of things you can do to make the holidays a little greener.

(Please note: this video was kindly sponsored by Greenvelope)
Give mindfully
  • Give gifts you know will get used instead of random stuff. Experiences, consumables, your time, charity donations, and digital gifts (subscriptions, games, e-books, music, etc.) all make great gifts without waste.
  • Avoid glossy wrapping paper and wrap gifts with recycled or upcycled materials, or things that can be reused.
  • Send digital cards and invitations which saves paper (and often plastic) as well as shipping and trash. Greenvelope offers beautiful, paper-like designs and useful features.

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Ask for conscious gifts
  • Ask for things you know you’ll use, support sustainable and ethical brands, or ask for donations to an organization or charity you support.

 

Use natural or secondhand decorations

There are lots of easy and beautiful DIY’s using natural materials, check out my Green Christmas board on Pinterest for some inspiration 🙂

This year my DIY decorations included (click links for tutorials- some are in different languages so use google translate):

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Host greener parties and dinners

And instead of buying a new party outfit, shop your closet or get one secondhand!

 

 

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season! xx

Minimalism & Sustainability

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For me minimalism and sustainability have always been connected. A big part of the environmental issues of our stuff is how much of it there is, so reducing how much stuff you purchase is a wonderful way to reduce your impact. Living more minimally also often means that you can “buy less and buy better”- buy fewer things but invest more in them so you can afford to buy higher quality items and support brands that manufacture in an ethical and sustainable way.

Versatile Makeup

I love products that are versatile and can be used for multiple things, especially with trying to have minimal beauty products and a ‘makeup capsule‘.

 

Products mentioned:
100% Pure Tinted Moisturizer (in Alpine Rose)
Red Apple Lipstick custom eyeshadow palette with Brownie Points, Black Magic, Clean Slate, and Buttercream *
100% Pure Lip & Cheek Tint (in Pink Grapefruit Glow)

 

Do you have any versatile and multipurpose products you like using?

 

 

* this product was a gift from Red Apple Lipstick but anything I receive for free is always under no-obligation and all reviews are my own thoughts and opinions

Why Clothes Don’t Fit

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I decided to make this video is because in the last couple months I’ve:
– overheard some girls in a dressing room complaining about how their chests were too small for the clothes
– had a client say they are a “weird” shape so clothes don’t fit
– had another client list off the “problems” with their body
– saw a comment about how a person’s hips were too big to fit pants
and these are only the remarks I noticed and remember!

Unfortunately too often with conversations and thoughts about how clothes fit, people will find fault with themselves instead of the clothes. Instead of “this shirt is too tight in the stomach” it’s “my stomach is too big”.

This is a discussion I want to have and also explain a bit about how fitting clothing generally works, because I never knew that a lot of brands will fit on only one body type. Also it is important to note that not all brands only design for only one body shape and some brands spend a lot of time developing a fit that reflects their customer.

I would love to hear your thoughts!

 

Further reading about vanity sizing and size standardization:

The absurdity of women’s clothing sizes – apparently standards were last updated in the 70s and currently a company (ASTM) has standard size charts but you have to pay to see them (so I couldn’t compare them) and I also couldn’t find much about how they got those numbers.
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Our Green Wedding

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Some of the things we did to try and cut down on the environmental impact of our wedding 4 years ago and also a few things I would do differently now.

 

A change I would make is sending digital invitations, you can save paper, energy, and also money! I really like Greenvelope’s card and invite designs*, the also have helpful features like maps and RSVP tracking

 

 

 

 

Photos by Ryan & Beth Photography see more photos from our wedding.

Our favourite charity, the David Suzuki Foundation

 

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How to find your Personal Style

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Finding and developing your personal style can help you to feel comfortable, confident, and beautiful in your clothes. Style can also be a wonderful tool for personal expression.

Some people have a very clear sense of their style but for others just figuring out the clothes you like can be challenging. This video includes some of my thoughts and tips on personal style and where to start with developing yours.

 

Do you feel you have a good sense of your personal style?

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