Monday, 31 March 2014

Minty Green

If anyone knows me at all they know I love anything mint. Chocolate, candies, lipgloss, the colour I LOVE IT ALL! So when I was shopping last week and I stumbled across this lovely mint green blazer there wasn't a question I was buying it. 

Since Spring isn't completely making it's presence known yet in Ontario where I live, my wardrobe is in the uncertain state, torn between winter and spring. Today, it was a little warmer than it has been, so I pulled out my mint blazer to wear to my office job. I paired it with grey leggings and black booties (which are now covered in mud :(,) I added this gold necklace with a cross on it to tie it together, and I love the look. 
Blazer: StreetWear Society, Tank: Garage Necklace: Urban Planet 

For my makeup I broke out the Inglot Freedom System my mom and sister got me when they were in New York City last summer. I had never really found the perfect time to use the colours because to me they scream spring and summer, and I didn't actually get it until August. So this morning I thought perfect, a great time to bust it out and have some fun. 

I wanted to keep it simple, because of the look I was going for, so I used my maybelline Colour Tattoo in Barely Branded as a base and then used the light shade all over my lid with my sigma E55 brush. I took the orangey sunset kind of shade in my crease and I used the E.L.F Essential Blending Eye Brush (I cannot believe it was only a dollar!) and then this micabeauty blending brush to soften out any harsh lines. I got the brush in my ipsy bag two months ago. I then took the minty green colour and used it under my eyes, taking the sigma E65 brush and gradually went along the colours the further away from my inner corner. 

On my lips I'm wearing MAC's Viva Glam V. For me it's almost this perfect "you're lips but better" colour and for some reason I am obsessed with the scent of it. 

What colour makes you scream spring? 

Friday, 28 March 2014

Hello! Bonjour! Hola!


My name is Mikayla, I'm  21 (almost 22!) years old. I'm in my final weeks of university and absolutely crazy about all things fashion and beauty related. I live in Canada, a lovely country covered in snow about 8 months of the year. For the past four years my life has revolved around a lot of stereotypical Canadian things, I'm in school for a Bachelor of Arts in History and Canadian Studies (yes, I have studied my own country for 4 years) and working at one of my many local Tim Hortons. For those of you who don't know, Tim Hortons is to Canada what Starbucks is to the rest of the world. Next year, I embark on a one year college program to study Human Resources Management, and want a job in Toronto! 

I decided to start this blog because I have spent countless hours on the internet reading blogs and watching videos about makeup, beauty, fashion and more and want to have a place to write about some of my favourite things. I've always been a girl who loved to dress up, go shopping and try on new things, the same applies to my love of makeup. I am always on the look for something new, and being a student, affordable. I've actively been wearing makeup for the last 10 years of my life, I competitively Figure Skated (which required dramatic makeup to be visible on the ice).  

Lately, my life has been consumed with university, two jobs, and a social life. One of my best friends is my biggest makeup pal, we go shopping at our Shopper's Drug Mart (like a CVS or Walgreens) a couple times a week, and the girls know us by name! I'm hoping this blog is a way for me to transition from all of the things that keep me busy, to being unemployed and graduated (haha!) 

I guess, Hello, welcome to my blog, and I hope you want to read it! because I really want to write it! 

xo, Mikaylaaas

ps. if you want to see my face, this is me!