Fun and Flirty | Makeup Look

Monday 11 February 2019

If you did not see my Instagram stories over the weekend I've been obsessing over Korean/Japanese soap operas lately and it just got me inspired to create a make-up look that feels and looks light, airy and natural because who doesn't love a no makeup makeup look? I went by @erie.plaza.boutique in Leamington (big thank you to Anisha and Daniela for your help) and got a few goodies to create a flirty look that would be perfect for Valentine's day (but really any day)! As a busy mom of two I'm always looking and gravitating towards products that will enhance my existing face without taking too much time and effort.

With that being said I picked out a few items that I thought would not only give me that effortless look but also become products I hope to enjoy on the daily. Starting with the base of my face I ended up choosing Camera Ready CC cream by Smashbox. I wanted something that was light as foundation can be quite heavy and having that SPF factor is always a bonus. My girlfriend Lisa was kind enough to come over and give me some tips which I thought I'd share with you on how she achieved this look on me. She used the beauty blender by Lise Watier (dampened) and started with pea sized amount of CC cream (always start small and build up). I was pretty impressed with this particular sponge as it features a flat edge that helped blend the product into my skin. The CC cream itself was a great match (light/medium) and gave me enough coverage without totally blocking out some of my freckles and did not feel super heavy on my face.
Up next grabbed a pretty apricoty-pink blush by L'Oreal in their new Paradise Enchanted line. It's described as a fruit-scented powder blush with a velvety soft texture. I would like to say it was not that great smelling but was quite velvety and applied decently with OK colour pay-off. I applied only onto the apples of my cheeks to give a soft glow. For an even more luminous look I grabbed Stila's Heaven's Hue Highlighter in Kitten and goodness what a beautiful product! I believe this is a great universal highlighter that would be perfect on all skin tones that gives just enough to maintain a natural glow (the ultra-fine particles as described totally helped soften the highlight). Lisa also applied this on my lids over some light brown eyeshadow. Do not forget to highlight the nose and cupids bow!

Saving the best for last, I can already confidently tell you all after two days of using Clarins' Water Lip Stain in Rose Water I am totally obsessed! It is definitely a new must-have product for myself that totally enhances my lips (I gotta go back for the orange). I love how the product is totally buildable! For those who just need a bit of colour this is exactly what you're looking for. It's non-drying and does not even feel like you have anything on your lips! I had reapplied chapstick on top throughout the day with no issues. To give that more natural lip stained look Lisa actually patted some concealer onto my lips and then emphasized the stain at the centre of my lip. This product dries quite quickly and I love the smell of it!

To finish off the look I loosely curled my hair and tied it up (leave some strands out for a more flirty look) with a cute hair scarf. I love how fun this looks without being too fussy. We're actually doing a pretty low-key Valentine's Day (sushi with friends) so this look is totally what I was envisioning! It really took no time at all (less than 20 minutes) and I'm pretty sure it will become my normal routine because of how easy it is! Hope you enjoyed this look and wishing you all a great little Valentine's Day with those you love!

xo, Toonny

Disclaimer: Shoppers Beauty Boutique in Leamington was kind enough to provide product for review, however all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company and/or its affiliates in anyway.  


Fresh New Beginnings

Wednesday 16 January 2019

Oh hey there! Yes it's me I am finally back after almost a year hiatus but I am feeling pretty inspired! I wanted to start off the year on the right foot and make realistic goals that would enhance my whole being which includes my mind, body and spirit. So I thought I'd come on here to chat a bit about what I'll be aiming for and hopefully acquire some great habits along the way!

If you haven't been following my Instagram page I have recently reconnected with Marie Kondo's magic of tidying and it has made a world of a difference not only to our living space but my mind! I have been able to clear the clutter which has totally enhanced my way of thinking and living. This brings me to my first goal of attempting to minimize my wardrobe. I am still in the process of figuring out what all I need but a capsule wardrobe is in the works! After going through my closet I realized I had so much I was just holding on to for the wrong reasons like 'one day I'll be skinnier' or 'we'll have a fancy event to go to eventually' but in all reality I need to enjoy the clothing I have NOW. So hoping to share this process with you all once I've worked out all the kinks! 

In the meantime this romper by Wooly Doodle has been a staple piece that has definitely brought me so much joy! I love how comfortable it is and trust me when I say it washes so well and feels just as good as the first time you put it on! I have worn this for so many occasions from parties, baby play dates to WORK! Yes, this thing can really give you so many looks and is definitely a piece I wear weekly! I love how effortless yet put together this look is for weekends with the kids.

| Sunnies: Moschino | Necklace: Made By Mary | Romper: Wooly Doodle | Jacket: Levis | Bag: Fawn Design | Shoes: J Slides |

This year I really want to push myself creatively and find all the things that bring joy to me in every part of the word. So in keeping with the mind aspect I've taken up hand lettering and hoping to share what has worked for me! So far I've purchased Sarah from Chalk Full of Love's book and have been practicing at night. I also want to BLOG more. I have so much to share and say and would love to catalog this more consistently. So starting now I hope to pop on here weekly! 

As for body, I want to feel healthy. I have been committed to Kayla's BBG guide (I'm on week three!) and gradually trying to incorporate healthier foods and choices. I cannot believe how far I've already come as my endurance has improved and the workouts are becoming more tolerable! I hope to get back into running as it has always been something I love to do. I've already signed up for my first half marathon for the year coming up later this May and I find signing up for something totally helps you get back into the swing of things. 

As if these goals weren't enough my last one will be one that will probably take the most time but is something I know that will enhance me as a whole being. Meditation has always been such an intriguing concept I have always been fond of reading and understanding. Yes I will admit I sometimes put a lot on my plate but hey I've always been this way. However, sometimes I find anxiety and stress can totally get the best of me and it's time I gain that control and treat my spirit with the respect it deserves. I hope being at peace with myself will only enhance all my abilities as a person, mother, and spouse. Looking forward to sharing all my progress with you and tell me what are some of your goals for 2019?


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