Fashion

Fashion Finds: Floral Dresses for Summer

Dynamite Halter Maxi Dress

Wilfred BEAUNE DRESS | Aritzia

Wilfred Beaune Dress in oak/citrico

Romwe Plunging Strappy Back High Slit Florals Dress

Free People Gorgeous Jess Wrap Dress in red combo

Dynamite Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Dress in black floral

Dynamite Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Dress in white floral

Dynamite Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Dress in white floral

Dynamite Smocked Off-The-Shoulder Dress in leafy floral

Borgo De Nor Beatrice Floral Print Maxi Dress

Borgo De Nor Beatrice Floral Print Maxi Dress (on sale!)

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Gucci Rose Garden Print Silk Dress

Chanel Look 57 Spring-Summer 2018

Polo Ralph Lauren Floral Silk Maxi Dress in pink

Phase Eight Alexandra Floral Shift Dress in red

Colori Fabian Robe Fleurie Accent Lacets en ivoire/rose

Jessica Howard - Floral Print Maxi Dress, Orange, hi-res

Jessica Howard Floral Print Maxi Dress in orange

Floral Print Beaded Chiffon Dress, Blue, hi-res

Laura Floral Print Beaded Chiffon Dress in blue

Sandra Darren – Sleeveless Floral Print Dress, Blue, hi-res

Sandra Darren Sleeveless Floral Print Dress in blue

Maggy London - Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress, Black, hi-res

Maggie London Floral Print Cold Shoulder Dress in black

 

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Fashion

OOTD: Basic

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Shop this look: Segments merino wool top (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | Michael Kors tote bag | Aldo booties (on sale!) | Polo Ralph Lauren belt (oos; find similar here) | Civion nail bracelet | George aviators (find similar here)

I cannot say how many times I have worn this outfit without fail! It easy to put together, and can be done with almost any wardrobe! When broken down, it is just the combination of basic pieces everyone owns: black long sleeve top, blue jeans, black leather belt, brown booties, brown leather bag. As I have mentioned in an older post, I always try to coordinate my metallic accents, in which this case is gold. The gold matches across the belt buckle, metal details on my bag, trim on my aviators, and jewelry.

On another note, in a collaborating with Civion, a jewelry company based in New York, I have discovered some beautiful accessories that are really in for the season, as seen with the nail bracelet. Their pieces are a great addition to my wardrobe and really help play up and complete any outfit! Use my promo code LILYBELF25 for 25% off your next Civion purchase!


The trim of my mirror can be seen in most of the pictures above. Here is the link to buy my mirror.

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Fashion

OOTD: Striped

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Shop this look: Calvin Klein Jeans denim jacket (exclusively sold at Costco in-store; find similar here) | Company Ellen Tracy striped cami (oos; find similar here) | Polo Ralph Lauren belt (oos; find similar here) | RW&Co white jeans | Civion nail bracelet | George aviators (find similar here)

I am loving how simple this outfit is! Perfect for warmer spring weather with a basic cotton cami paired with a denim jacket. I am not going to lie, I have been basically living in this jacket; it is so easy to style and is super comfortable!

I have recently been collaborating with Civion, a small jewelry company based in New York. I find their pieces perfect to revive my wardrobe just in time for the warmer weather, and have fallen in love with their nail bracelet! It is definitely a major trend this year! Use the promo code LILYBELF25 for 25% off your next Civion purchase!

For this look, my inspiration did not come from other outfits or even clothing for that matter, but rather a certain hairstyle. If you follow Missy Sue on social media, you would know she is absolutely darling when it comes to hairstyles, and thus is what initially sparked the idea to put this outfit together.

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Fashion

Fashion Find: Light-Wash Denim

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Zara Authentic Denim Pinafore Dress

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Off-White Front Pocket Dungarees

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Travel

My Trip in Old Québec

Hello everyone! If you have watched my Instagram stories a while back, you will have seen that I spent a weekend in Old Québec, located in Québec City. It is reknown around the world as a historical community full of charm and enchantment. Bursting with culture, delicious food, and gorgeous architecture, it is definitely a place everyone should have on their travel bucket list!

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Hôtel du Parlement

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Porte St Louis

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Rue St Jean

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Château Frontenac

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Base Ville

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Terasse Dufferin

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Salade de poulet épicé  à la méditerranéenne: melon, tomates, concombres, oignon, olives, feta et menthe fraîche.

Restaurent: Cochon Dingue. La MEILLEURE tarte au sucre ce trouve ici! ~ They have THE BEST  sugar pie!

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Beauty

Major Makeup Haul

Hello! As we transition into Spring, it is time for new makeup; darker shade of foundation, new concealer, bronzer, self tanner… Since I have purchased and tried so many new makeup products recently, I thought I would review them in this post. In addition to that, I am sharing some of my all-time favourite beauty products! Enjoy!

Loreal foundation

L’Oréal Paris Foundation Infallible in 302 creamy natural

I have been using this foundation ever since it came into the market last year, and so far it is the best foundation I have ever used. I love how it has a creamy texture and is weightless, hence does not appear caky on my face. It offers full coverage (unless you have a giant soul-sucking pimple, which to be honest, I do get occasionally), and has a matte finish, which is perfect for my oily complexion. For the shade, I use 302 during Winter & Spring and 303-304 during Summer & Fall (depending on how tanned I get). When wearing the 302, if I want more bronzed/darker skin, I will just apply a bit more bronzer. This trick really helps to save money instead of constantly buying different shades of foundation throughout the year.

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Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer in vanilla (light 2)

I have never needed to purchased concealer before since my foundation was always enough to cover any blemishes. However, this year my pool-pimples (what my coworkers and I call our pimples that arise from the highly-chlorinated pool water at work) have gotten more severe and I needed another layer of product to help conceal them. I asked around and everyone agreed that Nars was the best brand of concealer, and so I purchased it. I am happy with the results and really gives me that extra coverage. I only use it sporadically and only on the areas that need it. This prevents having too many layers of makeup on my face so that it does not look caky.

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L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Designer Eyebrow Pencil in 303 dark brunette

I have been using eyebrow pencils by L’Oréal ever since I started filling in my brows around four years ago. I like this particular recipe because you do not need wax to seal the product in, it last all day and does not smudge in water (perfect for when I am teaching in the pool!).

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L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara in blackest black

This is my all-time favourite mascara! Mascara, in my opinion, is the most important beauty products a girl can have. I have definitely shopped around looking for the perfect recipe until I found this one. It brings and volume and length I look for without clumps. I like to apply three coats per eye, in order to achieve my desired eyelash length.

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L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara in blackest black

This is the waterproof version of the previous mascara, and it is even better! It gives me even longer lashes with almost no clumps. I wear this one quite frequently since I am in the water teaching most of the time, and holds up really nicely. For sure has my 5-star rating!

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Elizabeth Arden Eye Pencil in smokey black (part of the 2017 Holiday Blockbuster)

For eyeliner, I usually only tight-line my upper water line. I find that wearing liquid eyeliner above my lash line weighs down my eyes and makes them appear smaller. I like this particular eye pencil since it is smooth to apply and does not smudge or leak as much as others I have used in the past.

physician's formula BB

Physicians Formula Super BB All-in-1 Beauty Balm Powder SFP 30 in light/medium

I have recently discovered this product and absolutely love this as an alternative to a full face of primer, foundation, and concealer. When applying, I can immediately see it blending away any blemishes, evens out my skin tone, and reduces the visibility of pores.  It leaves me with clear skin and a very natural-looking makeup. I usually do this type of lighter makeup for the gym, for work (when I am in the pool), or during hot summer days.

physicians formula bronzer

Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow-Boosting Pressed Powder in light to medium

This is my all time favourite bronzer! It applies very smoothly onto my skin and leaves it feeling soft. It is the perfect shade of bronzer, leaving me sun kissed and not too orange. I usually only use the matte or satin finish bronzer since my skin is oily and usually already looks shiny.

Use my code FRIENDQMYTZ2CRAM6X for 50% off your next Physicians Formula purchase!

elizabeth arden holiday blockbuster

My current favourite blush (middle palette) is from the Elizabeth Arden 2016 Holiday Blockbuster. Unfortunately, it is no longer available for sale. The blush is the perfect shade of pink for my skin tone and leaves my cheeks a with a natural rosy glow. I mostly use the pink shade to the right-hand side of the palette.

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BH Cosmetics 28 Color Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

This has been my favourite eyeshadow palette since last year. I use it almost on a daily basis (unless I am doing my “fast no-makeup makeup look”). The pigments come out really well on my skin and the powder is soft and applies easily. #1 and #2 are always my go-to colours, either for a very subtle eyeshadow or for the base of other colours. #3 is used along my upper-lash line to create a smudged eyeliner look (I find that it adds definition and volume to my lashes). Lastly, #4 is sometimes used as a highlighter in the inner corners of my eyes or above my upper lip to give the illusion of plumper lips.

st tropez self tanner

St Tropez Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mousse

This is my all-time, absolute FAVOURITE bronzing product! It really gives me that deep tan that I am looking for without turning orange. It applies really well with the applicator mitt (I really recommend using it, it is the best method of application). It keeps my skin smooth-looking and hydrated without being sticky. Also, I work at a highly-chlorinate pool, thus a chlorine-resisting self-tanner is necessary. This one has proven to be the best, and does not come off in the water. During the summer, when I am in the pool 10hrs a day, it will only start to come off after 4 days (which I think is really good considering the amount of chlorine and dry skin that flakes when working at a pool).

 

 

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Insta Recaps

Instagram Recap: April 2018

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Happy Easter!

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Inspiration Tuesday- Blushing Blossoms

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld Gayness blush bag (oos; could only find used blush bag here & here; new black version & new taupe version) | Dalia sweater (oos; find similar here) | George pink aviators | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here)

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OOTD: Barbie

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Shop this look: Dynamite leopard blouse (oos; find similar here) | Kensie jeans (oos; find similar here) | H&M suede booties (oos; find similar here) | Danier shoulder bag (oos; find similar here)

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Inspiration Tuesday- Pretty in Pink

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Shop this look: RW&Co ruffle blouse (oos; find similar here) | Dynamite pants with leather band (oos; find similar here) | Aldo booties (oos; find similar here)

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OOTD ft. Calvin Klein

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OOTD: Oversized Blazer

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Shop this look: Karl Lagerfeld blouse (oos; find similar here) | Chanel bag (Fall 2017 limited edition) | RW&Co jeans | Costco pearl necklace

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Inspiration Tuesday- In Mint Condition

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OOTD: Boyfriend Denim

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Shop this look: Zara blouse (oos; find similar here) | Zara pants (oos; find similar here) | Forever 21 bag (oos; find similar here)

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OOTD: Navy & White Fila

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Inspiration Tuesday- Nautical Navy

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OOTD: Denim on Denim

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Comfortable Road Trip Outfits

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