Turning 31 feat. ABH Modern Renaissance & Tarte x Sephora

Hello everyone! If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t – do it now @staygorgeousLC), you’ll know that it was recently my birthday! Yes, it’s true; I turned 31 years old! This year I didn’t want to splurge as hard as I did for my 30th, so I indulged in a new eyeshadow palette! After reading countless raving reviews for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette, I knew I needed to get my hands on it when it was finally restocked on Sephora’s website. I wanted a new palette that wasn’t just bronzey neutrals (since that usually is my game.) I also took the opportunity to get my VIB birthday gift from Tarte and isn’t that nice? It all matched! (On the outside at least…) Continue reading

EATS: The Aberdeen Tavern

Hello everyone! There are so many great restaurants in Hamilton and I am having the best time discovering them with the HF. One of the more well-known establishments in town is The Aberdeen Tavern (I’ve already written about their newer little brother, The French.) Located at Aberdeen and Dundurn, The Aberdeen Tavern used to be a bank way back when (you can still see the vault in the dining room) – a tidbit which our server told us when we went for brunch a couple of months back. Apparently it was constantly burglarized because of its proximity to the highway. Anyway, we had heard their brunch was one of the best experiences in town so we obviously had to try it out. We started off with their freshly baked scones (sweet strawberry and lime for me, savoury goat cheese and pepper for him) along with coffee and tea. Continue reading

OOAK Spring 2017 Haul

Hello everyone! The One of a Kind Show is back in Toronto for the annual Spring edition and I obviously had to check it out. This time around, I gave myself a budget (no donated items, although I am mad grateful for those who supported my holiday gift guide) and only bought things that I immediately loved. This season’s theme is about celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, so the main competition area featured beautiful handmade/one of a kind Canadian themed creations.

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LAUNCH: Inglot Aquastics Cream Eyeshadows

Hello everyone! It’s been a really long time since my last post – so sorry! I’ve been busy living life and tbh, I haven’t been buying or wearing much makeup lately. But stay tuned because I may have purchased a well loved palette for my birthday and you KNOW I will have to review that for you. Anyway, I was recently invited to the launch of the new Inglot Aquastic Cream Eyeshadows in downtown Toronto. True to form, I arrived fashionably late (not my fault – I had to work at my yoga studio until after the event started) and missed the presentation.

Fortunately, everyone was still mingling and I went straight to photographing and of course, swatching. Here are the shades (shade numbers 11-20.) They all have a metallic finish with a slight shimmer. Beautifully pigmented and so creamy. I haven’t gotten to actually play around with the shade I received (#12 – second from the left) but I’m sure it will be wonderful. Stay tuned for that! The Inglot Aquastic Eyeshadows ($26 CAD) are available in store now and will be available in the online store really soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

For another great post on this event, check out my friend, Melanie’s blog!

Which colour are you most interested in? Are you a fan of cream shadows? Let me know! Thanks so much for stopping by!

EATS: Shakespeare’s 

Hello everyone! Now I understand that Valentine’s Day is really silly in the sense that we shouldn’t wait for a certain day to express your feelings toward someone and it’s definitely a commercially driven “holiday.” But really – I only started getting the FOMO when I started seeing everyone’s social media posts about what their SO got them/did for them. The HF and I decided to not do anything on the actual day (since it was a weekday and it’s a lot for me to drive to Hamilton and back) since he’s not big into V-Day anyway, but little did I know, he had planned a surprise. When I arrived at his place that weekend, there was a pot of tulips waiting for me on his coffee table.But really, we all know that the key to my heart is FOOOOOOOOOOOD. He definitely surprised me when he brought me to one of Hamilton’s oldest fine dining restaurants, Shakespeare’s. Established in 1969, Shakespeare’s has that classic English feel with deep red interior decor and different historical artifacts. They also have gigantic pepper mills…I should’ve taken more photos. Continue reading