“August” Favourites!

So I realized I’m pretty late on the whole August favourites type post, so I was originally planning on skipping it…but then I thought, reading everyone else’s favourites are the posts I most look forward to, and it’s my blog so…..heck, why not?!
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August was my “this is the last of summer so live it up” month, and my favourites revolved around that.

I tried to wear bright colours (loving on the mint and coral) and show off my tan as much as possible. Heading out of town for a wedding, I got these gorgeous bangle bracelets ON SALE from Aldo Accessories, and I have gotten compliments on them every time I wear them. I am just obsessing over coral, mint and gold right now so any outfits I can wear this with you know that I am!
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Tarte’s Lights, Cameras, Lashes Mascara
Next, I picked up the Lash Stash pack last month from Sephora (most amazing deal by the way) and have been using Tarte’s Lights, Camera, Lashes…and am obsessed! I have been asked twice if I am wearing false eyelashes. I love how much volume it is giving my lashes, but not clumpy or spidery like Too Faced’s Better Than Sex can sometimes do. Still in love with my Too Faced mascara, but am loving Tarte’s for work.
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Revlon Nail Polish — “Teak Rose”
I’ve mentioned before I am a sucker for Revlon nail polish. I just think it has amazing colour payoff, dries fairly quickly and doesn’t chip, all for a great price. I recently picked up Teak Rose and I am IN LOVE. It is a fairly warmed toned dusty rose, that is an absolutely gorgeous colour without being too dramatic. I have so many outfits that go with this polish and I know it looks delicate and pretty and chic!
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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette
I actually almost returned this in the first week I got it…if I lived near a Sephora, I would have. I just did not think this was doing anything for me, and after experiencing Laura Mercier’s highlighter, I wasn’t sold — especially with a price tag like this palette has. But I continued to wear it, and it continued to grow on me….and now if I forget to put it on in the morning, I really notice that glow from within look is missing. It just gives the skin an overall beautiful glowy look — thats totally natural looking. My favourite of the palette is by far the middle shade, Incandescent.
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Smashbox Eyeliner
With recently picking up Sephora’s Draw the Line eyeliner value set, I figured I should probably use up other liners I have first (I am a liner hoarder, I will admit) so I have only begun to use Smashbox’s black crayon eyeliner…and I love it! Great colour pay off, and I use it on the waterline and it sticks all day. I often veer away from wearing crayon liner at work for fear of panda eyes, but this stuff stays put!
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Shopping Haul!

Soooo…I may have spent quite a bit of money this weekend. Makeup, clothes, flats, a necklace, anniversary gift…..here is my Toronto visit shopping haul!

The visit to Toronto was to visit potential apartment options since my boyfriend is about to move to Toronto for a job. Sidenote: yes, I am extremely sad we will be long distance for a while…however, I have to think of the positive, and  I am excited his career is moving forward. It also means an excuse to visit Toronto more often!

So, we stopped at Yorkdale mall where I did some mad shopping.

From Lululemon I bought:
Power Y Tank
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Yes, it looks like a plain black tank top that we all know since its Lululemon, was pretty expesnive. However, my justification is that I LOVE Lulu tanks for working out, it breathes, it has a built in bra, and is incredibly comfortable. Lulu has my favourite workout shirts, as well, it can double as an undershirt for every day wear too!

I was actually pretty disappointed in Banana Repulic. I have been loving their office wear lately, and that was the one store I wanted to make sure I went to. However, I didn’t really find anything I loved, and I am already debating on returning what I bought.
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While I like this shirt well enough, it was quite expensive and frankly, nothing special enough for its price.

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This dress actually goes knee length on me, which is actually pretty hard to find and required at my work. While I do really like the dress, it isn’t currently super flattering on me. I got it in hopes of motivating me to shed a few pounds, but now I’m worried even if that happens I still won’t find it flattering and I just wasted a bunch of money. Also debating on returning when I go back to Toronto.

From Sephora:
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Then I headed to H&M, which I always know I will have success in! haha
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Not usually a huge fan of rouging, but I think I will enjoy wearing this around the office.

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The blazer was more cream coloured that I got than pictured above.
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From Tristan:
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And those were my purchases! Like I said, I think a couple of things will be returned….also, it wasn’t lost on me that basically everything I bought was either black or white (haha) but I feel those colours are always work appropriate and can be matched with standout pieces.