Current Favourites 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

To keep this intro short and sweet, I'm not one of those people who constantly try out new products and always have new favourites every month. I usually stick to products for months at a time so I thought I'd share not only my beauty favourites but fashion and lifestyle ones as well! I spent a lot of time working on the photography for some of the photos so I hope you enjoy that :)

Zara Lace Top

  • Okay, this is definitely a fashion favourite of mine and if you’ve kept up with my outfit posts, you’d know that I’ve featured this lace top from Zara a few times in a row. If only you saw my daily outfits at work...I wear it ALL the time. It’s such a versatile and classy piece that it’s impossible not to love it. Zara doesn’t carry the white one anymore but they do have a dark green and blush pink version of it now!
  • Mendocino Straw Hat

  • Straw hats have been a huge thing this summer and I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect boater hat since last summer but also not too wide of a brim. I never liked hats on myself until recently so it takes me a while to find the perfect one to fit my head (I actually have a bigger head than you’d think). I stumbled across this one at Mendocino and instantly knew I had to get it. It was also on sale for $20 (compared to the original price of $58) so I thought it was a steal.
  • EyeBuyDirect Sunglasses

  • This is another obvious favourite of mine. I am SO happy I got the chance to work with EyeBuyDirect because their sunglasses are my summer staple piece. Sunglasses (especially reflective ones) make blog photos 9348029483902x better so that’s why you’ll catch me wearing them in all my photos.
  • Estée Lauder Sheer Tint Moisturizer

  • Back in June, I had the opportunity to attend the #LauderLovesCanada event hosted by Cityline’s beauty expert, Dave Lackie. If you follow along with Dave’s social media, you’d know they have the most amazing gift bags they give to the attendees. For this event, I fell in LOVE with the beauty looks that they had makeup artists for. One of my favourite products that I’ve been using daily since that event is the sheer tint moisturizer. It’s easily a favourite because it adds an instant glow to your face, evens out your skin tone and it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any sort of makeup.
  • Estée Lauder Pure Envy Colour in Naked Ambition

  • During the same event where I got the sheer tint moisturizer, they had two lipsticks from their Pure Envy line that they gave and one of them has become my go-to colour. I’ve been looking for a brownish-nude for a while but after wearing this one, I can’t live without it. It’s a limited edition that was inspired by Canadian maple! I actually left it in my desk at work over the weekend a few weeks ago and pretty much had a heart attack over it. The pigmentation is great and it does stay on your lips even after eating (not like liquid lipsticks but you can still see the colour a lot)
  • Biotherm Aquasource Hydrating Jelly

  • I recently got the chance to review Biotherm’s Aquasource Hydrating Jelly and let me tell you, I LOVE THIS. It’s totally made a difference in my skin. You can read the review I wrote on this and the Biotherm Aquasource BB Cream for more of an explanation! PS: Thanks so much to my blogger friend Mikayla for being totally okay with me taking photos at the pool in her apartment!
  • NYX Micro Brow Pencil

  • I started filling in my eyebrows last year but never realized how essential it is for me now until I ran out of my micro brow pencil and couldn’t go to the NYX store for a couple of weeks. I know NYX is sold at Rexall and Shoppers but it was $1.50 more and I wasn’t about spending that extra bit (even though it's an essential). I love how affordable it is and how it’s basically a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz (which I’ve used and loved as well!)
  • Fossil 1954 Perfume

  • I tend to get tired of perfume scents easily and never EVER finish a bottle. In high school, I had one of the those PINK body mists and then was also gifted one but I barely touched it so whenever my friends went to my locker, they were the ones who used it. I never thought I'd get a perfume from Fossil but when they launched it, the sales associate gave me a few samples and I was in love. I didn't want to spend $60 dollars on it though because I had a feeling I wouldn't finish it and/or get tired of it. Luckily, I was gifted it and still, after over a year of owning it, I am still obsessed with it!
  • Note: I borrowed my friend's flowers and we went outside our building at work to take these photos where we were stared at. Anything for the flatlay right?
  • The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

  • This past summer has changed my life in SO many ways; from meeting a bunch of new people that I absolutely love and adore to focusing more on myself, I’ve never felt so happy. One of the people I met over the past summer (who I'm so incredibly thankful for) recommended me this book to read. I’m not much of a reader (only when they’re tutorial books) so I didn’t think I’d see myself getting into it, especially since it’s 400 pages but I have. It’s a great motivational book and even though I already live by a bunch of the success principles that are stated, it’s quite a learning experience. I actually just finished the book last week :)
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    Leave a comment down below what your current favourites are :)

    4 comments on "Current Favourites 2016"
    1. The pictures are stunning Adrienne!! I've seen those hats slowly make their way into our stores here for our spring and summer! Will have to try one out haha

      Rai |

      1. LOVE YOU RAI. I keep forgetting that your seasons are not the same but yes please try a straw hat out :)

    2. First off, I love how creative your flay lays (for lack of a better word - product shots?) are. I'm inspired! I've been eying up the NYX eyebrow pencil, too, but haven't made the jump. There are a lot of great and affordable eyebrow products in drugstores - I think the high end pencils are usually not worth the money. The Estee Lauder lip color is to die for! I actually looked it up while reading this post and was very taken with the slight shimmer that's in there.

      Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

      1. Ahh thank you so much Alyse! I definitely put a lot of work into the product photography for this post so I'm really glad you noticed :) I'm more of a drugstore person when it comes to makeup so dupes are my life haha. YES. The slight shimmer is fab; I haven't touched any other lipstick since I got that and I think I'll still be using it during fall as well


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