The past month has been all about lipstick! It seems like every day there’s a new lip collection landing on my doorstep. Maybe it’s the influence of the Kylie Jenner lip kits or maybe its influence from the Fall 2016 runway shows, but lipstick is definitely having the biggest moment in makeup right now. It’s not just any lipstick we’re talking about, it’s bold, bright and anything but basic. Anything goes, from bright purple to black. I plan to finally break out my pink lipstick rut and be a little adventurous with my lip colours this fall.
Let’s start with this incredible lineup of new NYX lip products below. I can’t get over the range of colours. I seriously thought these must be eye products when I first opened them, because some of the colours are so extreme. But, sure enough they are for your lips. There’s seriously a colour for everyone. NYX Liquid Suede & Cosmic Metals go on like a gloss, but the outcome feels and looks like lipstick. The colour is very saturated and lasts a long time. Liquid Suede in Pink Lust is my favourite!
I love beauty products that work double or triple duty. The new BITE The Multistick does just that and can be applied to lips, cheeks and eyes. I love the idea of throwing just one of these into my purse instead of having to tote around 3 different products. They come in 18 different shades and create a great monochromatic makeup look. The Multistick apples like a cream and wears like a powder. There’s 35% powder in each bullet and they are also silicon-free.
Which colour do you like best?
Dior lipsticks are always my fall staple. I love the rich colours in these Rouge Dior Lipsticks below. The colours range from iconic reds to vibrant corals, alluring pinks, romantic rosewoods and bold mattes. The lipsticks have a satin-to-matte highly pigmented finish. They are designed for 16 hours of longwear lip colour without streaking or drying out lips.
I love the fun vibe of these new Katy Kat Matte Lipsticks by Katy Perry for Covergirl. The packaging makes me happy and the colours are just as cute. My favourite shade is “Pink Paws”. I’ve had it on repeat this summer. It’s such a perfect shade of pink.
KATY KAT SWATCHES
BITE Beauty is a Toronto based brand that really knows a thing or two about lip products. These lip goodies from BITE below are everything you need to keep your lips in great condition all year round. Especially now that the colder weather is just around the corner, it won’t be long now until we’re all battling chapped lips. BITE refers to these as the 6 essentials. They include the Opal Lip Gloss, Amuse Bouche lipstick, line and define primer, matte creme lip crayon, high-pigment pencil and an agave lip mask.
I’m most excited about the agave lip mask to keep lips hydrated during the winter months. If I don’t do a lip treatment I find my lips get really chapped and my lipstick goes on in clumps. The lip mask has a bit of an exfoliant to help remove any dead skin cells and keep lips smooth.
Here are some of the colours that the BITE Amuse Bouche lipstick comes in. There’s 34 shades to choose from and the lipsticks feature natural ingredients with 12 nourishing oils. The colours are bold and rich. I’m definitely partial to the Cotton Candy shade.
Smashbox lip products are my go-to whenever I visit Sephora. When the below collection landed on my doorstep I went a little crazy. These pretties are the new Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks. They go on like a dream and the colours are perfect for fall. The formula is long-wear (up to 8 hours), water-resistant and infused with a lip-smoothing Primer Oil complex. There’s 20 shades to choose from including “BAWSE”, the fiery red shade that was made in collaboration with social media star Lilly Singh.
Eos is launching a new shimmer collection of their popular circular lipchaps and they sent along this glittery package below. I love the design of the glosses below and now they add a little shine to your lips. Great to use over lipstick to keep lips moisturized. Also, wouldn’t these make a cute stocking stuffer?
Which lip products are you most excited to try this fall? Will you be a little daring with your lip shade choices and try out some of these crazy new shades? Let me know which one’s you’re loving the most!
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a HUGE fan of The Bachelor + Bachelorette + Bachelor in Paradise. I literally haven’t missed a season since the show started. I love hosting girls night at my place every week so that we can all watch together. The show provides alot of laughs, many cringe-able moments and so many times where we are screaming at the TV out of frustration. It’s such an addicting show! Even my boyfriend can’t look away when he walks into the room. Like most men, he claims he doesn’t like the show but then can’t turn away once he catches a minute of it.
The recent season of Bachelor in Paradise was one of the best seasons yet and ended with 3 proposals. We are all wondering who will and won’t last. It also brought us more from fellow Canadian, Daniel, who we all agreed was the most entertaining part of the show. They need to make him the next Canadian Bachelor asap!
This Friday night, my girls and I will be attending the Eligible Magazine’s TIFF Bachelor Party at Everleigh in Toronto. I’m so excited! There’s a VIP party from 8pm – 10pm featuring Robby Hayes, Jared Haibon, Brett Melnick and Vinny Ventiera. It will also be hosted by Tenley Molzah. Then, there’s a general admission party that starts at 10pm.
Would love to see you there!
You can purchase your tickets HERE.
As another Summer is about to come to a close (where did that summer even go?!), I’m attempting to squeeze every last bit of fun out of Summer ’16.
I recently had the pleasure of attending 2 concerts at The Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto and both were really memorable ways to spend a beautiful night under the stars watching some of my favourite bands perform. However, as I get older I find I’m less excited about the other parts involved in attending a concert, such as long lines, waits for the bathroom and big crowds of people. I’m sure a lot of you can relate. Things that never bothered me at age 18, now make me cringe as a 30 year old. Which is why I was super excited to partner with American Express Canada to experience the concerts like an Amex Cardmember. This summer, I learned Amex offers its Cardmembers exclusive access to some of the hottest events across the country. I gained Front Of The Line access to both concerts in Toronto, which meant accessing the venue using the Front Of The Line entrance with no lines and a lounge to chill out in before the concert (away from the huge swarms of people). We were able to order drinks and food and enjoy them on comfy couches. The Amex Lounge also had its own separate bathroom, which meant no long waits and we could actually watch the concert instead of waiting in the hour line for the bathroom! It made the night so much more enjoyable and special.
Check out what I wore below! I should really invest in a pair of cowboy boots for next summer!
Beautiful views of the city from the Amex Lounge!
To help you get the most out of what’s left of Summer ’16, I’ve put together my list of the ‘Top 6 Things To Do Before Summer Ends’.
Attend an Outdoor Concert
I like to be outside as much as physically possible in the summer and I find attending an outdoor concert is one of the best ways to spend a beautiful summer night outside. Whether you make it a date night or a girls’ night, it’s always a great time. I’m a huge fan of country music and I had the pleasure of seeing both Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line in concert this summer. They were both incredible live! The vibe at the Molson Amphitheater is always amazing. Everyone seems so happy to be outside. Whether you’re at the front by the stage or on the grass area, everyone is always up dancing and having a great time. My favourite moment was when Florida Georgia Line performed the song “Dirt”, one of my favourite country songs. We were front row dancing and so close to the stage that we could reach out and touch them. It was definitely one of my most memorable moments of the summer.
If you’re looking to upgrade your concert experience, visit AmexInvites.ca to see how you can gain Front Of The Line access to your next concert! No lines + great seats + private lounge = the best night ever!
Take a Last Minute Trip
With fall quickly approaching, it’s the perfect time to plan a weekend or long weekend getaway. If you don’t have a full week to spare, I find New York, Vegas or Bahamas are great destinations when you can only spare about 3-4 days. You can still have a blast and experience A LOT in a short amount of time at any of these destinations. Plus, the flights aren’t long at all so you can spend more time vacationing and less time traveling.
Explore Local Festivities
We all have those local bucket list items that we’ve been meaning to do this summer. Or maybe there’s a yearly event you’ve always wanted to attend. I love researching local festivities happening in and around Toronto and making a point to make them happen! If you’re theatre buff like me, there are quite a few shows happening at the Ed Mirvish Theatre and Sony Centre for the Performing Arts that you can see this fall with Amex Invites. This year, I finally made it to the Terre Bleu Lavender Farm when it was in full bloom, and the Winona Peach Festival (is there anything yummier than an in-season peach?). I also took my yearly trip to the CNE. Next up on my bucket list is attending the Beauty in the Beast production and attending a Mermaid class. I cannot wait!
Road tripping sounds like a great idea, but I feel like most people never actually do it. I love picking a random destination, hopping in the car and just GOING! If you live in the Toronto area, I recommend the Bruce Peninsula for your next road trip destination. Most people have never been out this way. It’s only a 3 hour trip from Toronto. You can stop halfway at Cobble Beach if you like to golf and then continue on to Tobermory. Camp or rent a cottage to stay overnight and make sure you visit The Grotto!
Stay-cation at a Local Spa or Hotel
Have insurance benefits from your work that you haven’t had a chance to use this summer? Take advantage of that massage therapy credit and put it to use at a local spa! I like to make a day of it and pick a spa that is either at a hotel (so you can stay the night!) or one that offers free water therapy so you can extend your stay by using the hot tubs and pools. I always book an RMT massage since I get the money back using my benefits and then book a facial or body wrap. It’s the best way to maximize your spa experience.
Have a Movie Theatre Marathon
You know those lazy, hazy dog days of summer where the humidity makes it almost impossible to enjoy yourself outside unless you’re by a lake or pool? If you don’t have a lake or pool handy, take a trip to the movie theatre to take advantage of the cold air conditioning and enjoy a movie theatre marathon. Find 2 movies that are playing back to back and purchase tickets for both. Most importantly, plan out your snacks. I always have the hardest time picking between popcorn and nachos. For the first movie, I would start with popcorn + chocolate. For the second movie, I’d go nachos and candy. I love spending a little extra to go to the VIP theatre so you can relax in lazy boy chairs and have your food and drinks served to you. New movies on my must see list: Sully, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Masterminds, La La Land and The Girl on the Train.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!
You can unlock more memorable experiences by visiting www.AmexInvites.ca to learn more about some of the hottest upcoming events!
Thank you to Amex Canada for sponsoring this post. All views and opinions expressed are my own.
September is here and there’s that feeling of new beginnings in the air. It’s the same feeling I get on January 1st. It’s time for a fresh start. Within the next month the weather will get cooler and it will be time to bust out the fall fashion and beauty looks. That “back to school” feeling never really leaves you, even when you are no longer in school. Lately I’ve felt the need to purchase new office supplies, clothes and my 2017 agenda. Even though I’ll just be going back to work and it’s still 30 degrees outside, I still can’t help but feel like Summer has now come to an end. It’s bitter sweet as I love fall, but I’m always upset when summer is over.
I’m starting to get excited for fall fashion and beauty. To me, it’s always the most exciting. Today, I’ve teamed up with Shoppers Drug Mart with the below Quo Cosmetics contest!
The winner will receive the below Quo Cosmetics limited-edition Back to School Collection from Shoppers Drug Mart.
– Quo Daily Beauty Palette
– Quo Taking Notes Beauty Palette
– Quo Hall Monitor Clutch
– Quo Get A Grip Magnetic Brush Set.
To enter, simply follow @PinktheTown and @ShoppersDrugMartOfficial on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and follow the instructions!
Good luck! Contest closes this Friday.