Stanford Beauty Week

Well hello there everyone. It’s been quite a few months since I sat down here and typed up a blog entry, hasn’t it! Since April, man. You guys. The summer is almost gone and I’m not sad about it. I love the warmth and sunshine, but when it’s time to bust out the layers and not be overheated in just wearing jeans and a tee – that’s my vibe right there. Be comfortable in jeans and not be sweaty.

I want to tell you about a fun event I went to over the weekend. Stanford Shopping Center invited me to their first annual beauty week kick-off event (and I got the e-mail while we were away in Canada), so I’m happy the timing all worked out and I could attend just 2 days after I landed my feet on California soil. Beauty Week is happening right now (sept 16-22) at select Simon Malls.

If you’re coming here from my blog, from Instagram – I saved everything on my highlight reel and I’ll do my best to link everyone who attended (their IG’s, mainly because I can’t go huntin’ down their blogs too – though it’ll be easy to find since it’ll be in their bio’s pretty much). But we’re workin’ with a crunched timeline. Blog as fast as you can, get those pics up, and rearin’ to go, all while baby (omg no, toddler) is down for his nap.

Brunch and Bubbles was a private event for a select amount of Bay Area Bloggers which happened on Sunday September 15. It was executed gorgeously. Everything ran so incredibly smoothly, it was quite well done. The food from Terrain Cafe Palo Alto was exquisite and I ate multiples of most (lol). The brands/stores that were available got up and spoke about the brand. But best of all I met a ton of new San Francisco Bay Area local-to-me-ladies that share similar interests. That was a mouthful, wasn’t it.

Let’s get onto the few photos I took.

As I stated in my IG stories sometimes I’m a lil’ awkward (lol). I get nervous when people take my pic. But I also want to have a little pic of myself from the event. So, I do strange things like put my hands here as if I had to pee (I did not have to….lol).

So I take self-timed-selfies on a bench and hope for the best sometimes…

OOTD: Suzy Shier (Canadian store) cardigan (brand new – in stores now)
Old Navy waffle tank
American Eagle belt from 2003 (or so)
Articles of Society Jeans ( you can find them at Nordstrom)
Vince shoes
Banana Republic clutch. One of my first purchases when I moved to Ontario, Canada years ago.

Thank you again to Stanford for inviting me, for the generous gifts, the fantastic brunch, and future friends.

Say hi to the local IGers here!

Katie Melanie Lam
Rebecca Cafiero
Giulia: palm trees and pellegrino 
Christine at trend envy
Christine
Katrina at the hella young
Miranda at how art thou,
Gianna at lifestyle by gianna
Giana Siska

 

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BECCA Cosmetics | Ultimate Lipstick Love

BECCA Cosmetics launched 30 new shades of silky satin lipsticks in a lipstick collection called Ultimate Lipstick Love, just in time for Valentine’s Day. These 30 shades range from neutral nudes, cool nudes, warm nudes, to cool reds and warm reds.

Do you know what undertone of lipstick suits you best? BECCA Cosmetics sent a card along with the press package (#GiftedByBECCA) that came with these 6 lipsticks I received, see below.

BECCA says the lipsticks give an immediate appearance of plumping and moisture to the lips. I wouldn’t say they plump your lips per say (I didn’t notice anything), but they’re heavenly buttery and smooth, and glide effortlessly onto your smoochers. They’re formulated with avocado and olive oils. Think about that when you’re applying the lipsticks. I feel like that’s a great way to describe how they glide onto your lips. Easily. Like a piece of avocado. Mmm.

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love has been in stores since mid-January and retail for $18USD | $24CDN.

Now onto the swatches and colours that I received. Top to bottom: Sugar, Petal, Bare.

Top to bottom: Scarlet, Cherry, Garnet

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Nude) in Sugar, a cool light pinky beige

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Nude) in Sugar, a cool light pinky beige

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Nudes) in Sugar, a cool light pinky beige

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Nudes) in Petal, a cool rosebud

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Nudes) in Petal, a cool rosebud

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Nudes) in Petal, a cool rosebud

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Warm Nude) in Bare, a warm light pinky beige

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Warm Nude) in Bare, a warm light pinky beige

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Warm Nude) in Bare, a warm light pinky beige.

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Warm Red) in Scarlet, a warm true red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Warm Red) in Scarlet, a warm true red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Warm Red) in Scarlet, a warm true red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Red) in Cherry, a cool vibrant red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Red) in Cherry, a cool vibrant red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Red) in Cherry, a cool vibrant red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Red) in Garnet, a cool rich red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Red) in Garnet, a cool rich red

BECCA Cosmetics Ultimate Lipstick Love (Cool Red) in Garnet, a cool rich red

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BECCA x Chrissy Teigen Lip Icing Glow Gloss Kit

Now Halloween is over I can finally talk about Holiday collections. Christmas collections! These BECCA Cosmetics lip glosses are a limited edition set, collaborated with the glowy (and hilarious) beauty herself, Chrissy Teigen. They’re minis, keep that in mind. Clutch-sized, even. You know, for all those holiday parties coming up. I personally love the pigment payoff, some more sheer than others. But they’re easy to wear, for folks like me who can’t figure out where their lip line ends or create a crisp line for those deep forever lasting lipsticks. It’s something you can’t mess up, these glosses. And I love’em.

Here’s the lowdown.

The formula isn’t sticky. Great!

These glosses are 4 brand new shades.

The cost? $29USD / $35CDN.

They are lightly scented of vanilla. I couldn’t tell, really. But I’m not looking for smelly glosses.

Creme Brulee is a sheer shade, the sheerest of them all. A pinky nude with an iridescent pearl.

Cinnamon Bun is more of a bronzey shade with a golden pearl.

Sugar Plum is a mauve with a golden pearl.

Candy Cane a gorgeous red with a white pearl.

Who will buy a set? You?

 

 

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