Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Y'All!

Don't you just love Halloween! The chance to play make-believe and see how imaginative people get with their costumes. I was planning on dressing up as Black Swan, luckily I didn't, the Halloween party that I attended this weekend had two gals dressed as the infamous ballet dancer! I donned another style of tulle and brought out my inner fairy with wand and all to create Tinkerbell. 

This ethereal Sherri Hill dress was borrowed from my friend photographer Amy Lee- it's actually her prom dress. Did you know that Kendra Jenner, Kim K little 'sis, is the face of the Sherri Hill brand?

FACE: Cover Girl & OLAY Simply Ageless Serum Primer, Cover Girl Invisible Medium Concelear, and Cover Girl 555 Soft Honey Clean Pressed Powder
EYESHADOW: Maybelline Color Explosion 025 Pink Eyeshadow, and Tarina Tarantino Jewel Shadow Violet Storm

EYELINER: Pupa Rapid Liner
LASHES: Maybelline LOL Great Lash in Very Black
CHEEKS: Joe Fresh Style Peach Cheek Tint with a touch of Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure Bronze
LIPS: Maybelline Color Sensational 805 Pink Freeze Lipstick
Finished with a spritz of Calvin Klein Euphoria perfume!

My deadly handsome beau and I! Aww, love I tell you 

Look Peter, I've found my shadow!


Candice aka Tinkerbell

Friday, October 28, 2011

NAIL IT: Colorful Graphic Nails Tutorial

As most of you know, I like sporting multi-hued nails. It actually began about two years ago after a trip to beauty-heaven Pharmaprix, I came back home with two new polishes that I was dying to try on. I simply couldn't pick which one to wear first, so I chose both of them- sometimes Life does allow you to have it all!

Lately, I've been experimenting with different nail designs (must be in my genes, my mom is a trained manicurist!) 
I came up with this pretty neat graphic look. I chose three different tones of blue, but feel free to try complimentary colors for a bolder effect.

*NOTE- I didn't use any decals or tape, but they could come in handy for exact precision lines.

Here's what you will need:
  • Base and top coat, the 2-in-1 polishes make everything easier;
  • Nail file;
  • Buffer block- they leave nails shiny and provide a smooth surface for polish. My fave is the 4-step buffer as it can also be used as a nail file;
  • Cuticle cutter;
  • Cuticle pusher;
  • Three (3) different nail colors;
Before you begin, soak hands in lukewarm water for about 10 minutes. I like adding a drop of conditioner to moisturize my nails.

Take your time! 
You can always place tape in the middle of the nail for more precision. If you do, ensure that polish is completely dry before you remove the tape.

I just love this quaint ceramic bird that I got at Zone boutique!

For some helping guidance, place a half-moon cut-out strip on nail once polish is completely dry, and then apply color to tip.

TIP: Always, and I mean a-l-w-a-y-s apply a second coat! Your polish will last longer and it provides reinforcement for anti-breakage. 
Also, never forget the top coat for a shiny finish.

That's it, easy breezy! Hope you enjoyed and looking forward to hearing your feedback. If you have any cool nail designs up your sleeve, let a gal know :)


Monday, October 24, 2011

Goofballs are also Creative

I can't help but crack up when I look at this pic. It's so typical of Amy Lee and I- we're real goofballs feeding off of each others amusing antics. What we also have in common is a DEFINED CREATIVE VISION. I keep thanking my lucky stars for the Universe putting this little doll muffin on my path!
Amy Lee as a Photographer and myself as Artistic Director, we are launching editorial issues which will be part of the Montreal In Fashion content for you dear readers. The inaugural issue will be featured this week, so come back to see what kind of PRETTY PERVERSE PICS we've come up with.
Until then, check out these behind-the-scenes shots for a sneak peek...
Also part of the MiF team, is makeup maven Cath- she's a beam of light and hysterically funny!

Cute couple! Don't you just love HBF (helping boyfriends!)

She might have just graduated, but Amy Lee's work speaks for itself. 
Check out her stellar portfolio at

Enjoy your week lovelies!


Saturday, October 22, 2011

What's In Fashion Montreal: COLOR BEIGE TREND at La Braderie de mode québécoise

Neutral colors look great on everyone, especially the color beige which is very sophisticated and versatile as you can always jazz up your look with a pop of color. Here are some fashion finds from Montreal designers that are offering the beige color trend at La Braderie de mode quebecoise.

(location: second floor, right room, towards back)

Ca va de soi
(location: second floor, left room, towards front)

2 Roses
(location: second floor, left room, towards middle)

Marie Saint Pierre
(location: basement floor, left of stairs, towards front)

Eva Monde
(location: second floor, left room, towards middle)

Melissa Nepton
(location: second floor, left room, towards middle)

(location: second floor, right room, towards back)

(location: second floor, right room, towards front)

(location: basement floor, left of steps, towards back)

(location: second floor, left room, towards front)

BONSECOURS MARKET (350 rue St-Paul Est)
Saturday, October 22 + Sunday, October 23: 10am - 5pm


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