Monthly Archives: November 2017

 

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One thing I love about the online community such as Instagram and Facebook is the wonderful community of people who we can interact with and can share some pretty amazing things!!❤️

I was happy to be approached by a fellow Canadian Annie from Beautycounter to share information about these amazing products.   I had never heard of it and I was pleased to learn more about their mission.

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At Beautycounter, they are committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. and Canadian law: They’ve  banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through their Never List—all while ensuring their products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.

IMG_5964I encourage you to check this out, it’s quite an eye opener when you see what kind of toxic ingredients go into everyday products we use

https://www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/the-never-list/

I’ve never really paid much attention to what ingredients go into the products I use until I was diagnosed with celiac disease and so gluten is something I have to avoid for the rest of my life.   I also am aware that there are a lot of products we use everyday that use harmful products that are not as regulated as you would think.  I had the good fortune of trying some of Beautycounter products and I’m very impressed

1. Skintint Foundation

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Annie picked the perfect colour for me which is sand. Even my daughter commented that this colour looked more natural than my usual foundation. I have to say that it is really moisturizing and light. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy at all which is one of my pet peeves. I took some pictures in daylight to show you

 

Color Intense Lipset

 

This beautiful set comes in a gorgeous navy blue and gold tin and comes with 5 lovely colours. The formula is smooth and pretty and it tastes with a hint of peppermint which I love. There is nothing worse than lipstick that tastes like crayons. Beautycounter liptints are free of parabens and harmful chemicals

Instant Eye Makeup Remover

IMG_5963I have ever been a fan of makeup removers as I hate how greasy they are but I have to say this one is not greasy or oily at all. I now know that it’s without mineral oil or silicones, it uses the power of coconut and macadamia oils to break down pigments and cornflower extract to soothe delicate skin. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. It works well too, one swipe removes lipstick and makeup

I encourage you to check out Beautycounter as I think their products and  mission is amazing. Thank-you to Annie for sharing these lovely products with me ❤️

 

For more information check out the following links

http://instagram.com/anniesyryda

http://www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/anniesyryda

http://instagram.com/beautycounter

If dangerous ingredients in products concern you,  check this link out to see how you can help

https://act.environmentaldefence.ca/page/15837/action/1

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Mad for plaid

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Unless you’re living under a rock you’ll know that plaid is everywhere this Fall, in fact probably for a few Fall seasons.  Forget the stiff, itchy  and stodgy wool pleated skirts but think soft and cozy blanket scarves, cardigans and shawls, cozy flannel button downs and who could forget cozy pyjama pants.  I don’t profess to be an expert, I don’t have an ounce of Scottish blood in me but I do know they are steeped in history and I find it quite intriguing to learn about their history. I also love the colours and cozy styles that I’m so drawn to.

1. Buffalo Plaid/check-there are various stories about its history including that those who wore it hunted buffalo, could be? I also found this more plausible story

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All I know is that I’ve become a little obsessed with buffalo plaid. Especially it’s flexibility in being mixed with other patterns such as leopard prints.

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I also love how buffalo plaid looks great with faux fur and can be dressed up with sparkly statement necklaces and high boots

2. Nova Check. This recognizable plaid is often associated with the luxury brand Burberry and is protected by copyright. I can’t say I own a lot of the “real deal” but I am drawn to its elegant sophistication. The tan colourway is my favourite but it does come in other colours

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3. Gingham I like to call to call this the “summer plaid” as it’s often associated with picnics and summer dresses.

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Gingham was huge this summer and I happily jumped on the bandwagon

IMG_5604IMG_5608IMG_5607IMG_5605I know I’ve only touched on the many different plaids that come in many colours and designs. I think it’s really interesting and next time I pick up yet another plaid item I’ll be sure to check(pardon the pun😂) what pattern it is!

Check mate! 😂😂😂😂

 

High/Low Fashion-Fall & Winter edition

IMG_5344I have a passion for fashion but more than that I love doing it for a great price!  It’s almost a challenge for me. I truly believe anyone can look great and put together with a little patience and planning. So as many of you know, I’m a huge thrifter and fashion enthusiast.  My favorite magazines like InStyle and People Stylewatch often have a celebrity wearing an expensive outfit and then show a similar budget friendly version. This has always been one of my favourite features. I’ve adapted this concept on my Instagram page and I put a different spin on it and use either thrifted or discounted items I find online or outlet or discount stores to compare.

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Being a huge thrifter I like to do this as the price difference is significant.
There are two ways of doing this:
1. First way is to search for outfit inspiration on sites like Polyvore which houses fashion sets that followers have created. Even searching Polyvore on sites like Pinterest and it will yield lots of great results. The key is to take note of how basics like a simple chambray shirt, scarf, skinny jeans, gingham or plaid and how they are mixed and matched together in unique ways. Pattern and colour mixing is huge right now.  Once you know what you need, make yourself a list before you hit your fave thrift or second hand store and you’ll be ready!! This is a  great approach for those of you who get overwhelmed at the thought of digging through racks of clothing at a thrift or discount store. You also don’t walk out of the store with something that goes with nothing, you have a vision!!

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2. The backward way I do it!! Lol

I walk into a thrift store with no clue what I’m looking for, find some great pieces and then work backwards. I love putting outfits together. Once I find my treasures, I put together an outfit and then search online for comparable items and put it all together. I have to say that I do this for the benefit of my followers  that I revel in the fact that I can save money, still be stylish and then share with my followers!

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I do have to admit lately I do draw inspiration for more expensive items that are featured online or on my favourite instagrammers pages and I search for similar items online or in my local thrift store.
Whichever way you do it, you’ll be so proud!  It’s a huge creative outlet for me!

In my part of Canada we have huge temperature fluctuations in a matter of days. I’m not kidding when I say we might have summerlike weather one day and winter the next. Like for example once Halloween ended and November hit, bam snow ❄️❄️

In the Fall and winter I like to look for layering pieces so that includes sweater dresses, vests, scarves, ponchos and pair them with denim, leggings, booties, high boots, the possibilities are endless

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Here are a few High Low sets I’ve put together!  I hope you find the same creative inspiration and enjoy!

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http://www.instagram.com/lyndeestyles