Inspiring Posts

Inspiring Posts So many inspiring blog posts this week, it was kind of hard to narrow it down to just 5 but I’ll be sharing the rest next week because they are just too good to not share. I’ve been feeling the post long weekend downer pretty hard these past couple of days, long weekends are great while they are happening but so hard to refocus and get back on track after they are over. But it’s ok I’m feeling better already and I  can’t wait for this weekend and for some more sun. Here are some great inspiring posts to keep you and me inspired.

1. Love the idea, from A Subtle Revelry, of serving steak tacos in a box. They’re meant to be a party favor but I love the idea for any taco night.

2. Julia in the perfect spring or summer outfit, the best mix of casual and dressy.

3. Anna from Vivianna Does Makeup has all the beauty answers I could ever need and this post about highlighting without highlighter is amazing.

4. A Sweet Escape’s round up of 10 inspiring gallery walls really made me fall in love with the idea all over again.

5. Lidy’s Spring Geometric Banner is the perfect spring DIY project that won’t take weeks to recreate.

xo-Caitlin

Monochromatic Makeup | Nude

Monochromatic Makeup|Nude

Makeup is all about the subtle changes for me, I like to try (emphasis on the try) to make my skin as uniform and fresh as possible. The rest is really up to how I feel that day, but it never strays too far from a combination of defined eyebrows and lashes and possibly too much blush. One thing that I love is monochromatic makeup, where you only use one colour for your eyes, lips and check (matching nail polish would also be really nice). I think this is probably a general rule that you should follow for applying makeup, sometimes it can definitely be broken but sometimes really hot pink blush and red lipstick just don’t look nice together. Nude is one of my favourite monochromatic makeup looks, mine is extremely subtle but this look can obviously be taken up a notch very easily to fit your taste and style.

Monochromatic Makeup|Nude

2. Define your eyes, for me this mean lots of Maybelline Falsies Flared mascara, for you it might mean eyeliner and false lashes. One thing I will say is don’t be shy about this step and the next because you don’t want your features to be lost.

3. Define your eyebrows, this is my favourite step of any makeup look and I use Maybelline Define-a-Brow.

Monochromatic Makeup|Nude

4. Bronzer to add colour and definition to your face. I used Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer along the backs of my cheeks, top of my forehead, over the bridge of my nose and down my neck. I did this every subtlety because I’m fair in general and very pale right now because it’s the end of winter, I didn’t want to look scary and orange.

5. I then used Tarte’s Exposed blush, this step is completely dependent on your skin tone and what you think nude is. The Tarte blush is a slightly red brown on my skin, but maybe nude to you is just using a bronzer.

Monochromatic Makeup | Nude

6. I added a little bit of bronzer to my eyes just to carry the nude colour through out my whole face. I don’t ever wear eyeshadow but I love the warmness that the bronzer brings to my eyes. This step might include lots of pretty nude and neutral eyeshadow for you.

Monochromatic Makeup|Nude

7. For the lips I used the Revlon Lip Butter in Crème Brulee. I would go for a ‘your lips but better colour’ here but if your want your look to be monochromatic make sure the lip colour you choose is close to the same colour as your blush, it can obviously be a different tone.

Monochromatic Makeup | Nude

It’s subtle I know and hopefully you can actually see the difference. This is the first look in a four part series on monochromatic makeup that I can’t wait to share with you in the coming weeks, the next three will have more colour I promise.

xo-Caitlin

Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend {Pretty Easter eggs (first seen here)}

I always love Easter weekend, it’s the first long weekend of the year, Spring is starting to show itself and chocolate. Easter chocolate and candy it definitely my favourite so there was lots of that, including an Easter egg hunt on Sunday morning (Yes I’m 25). Me and my sister finally got our hair cut it’s been a while and I’m super happy with mine. Many dates with the boyfriend and the best homemade breakfast on Sunday morning. Hope you all had a great long weekend.

Easter Weekend {A new and shorter hair cut}

Easter Weekend {Hidden eggs on Easter morning}

Easter Weekend

Easter Weekend {Being the only child still at home, I got all the eggs}

Easter Weekend {Sunday morning breakfast}

Easter Weekend {The boyfriend actually d0ing the dishes}

xo-Caitlin

Easter Nails

Easter Nails

When I saw these cute and colourful Easter eggs at Target I was so inspired by their tones and shades that I bought them right away (that plus they were .75 cents each). Then I realized that they were arranged in the packaging in a sort of ombre fashion and it was pretty obvious that an Easter nails post was going to happen. Surprise surprise I had nail polish to match each of the eggs in my collection already, was there ever any doubt? I tired out the pink and coral colour combination for this weekend and I have to say I really like it, not usually into these kinds of colours for my fingers but I have been converted. Did any of you do an Easter themed manicure for this weekend? And I hope you have a lovely and fun holiday weekend.

Easter Nails Ciate Headliner// Revlon Waterfall (limited edition)// Milani Dress Maker (limited edition)// Essie The More The Merrier// Essie Naughty Nautical

Easter Nails Sephora by OPI Access 24/7/(discontinued)/ Essie Madison Ave-Hue// Essie Pink-A-Boo// Essie Sunday Funday// Maybelline Sweet Clementine (limited edition)

Easter Nails

Easter Nails

Easter Nails

Easter Nails

xo-Caitlin

Inspiring Posts

Inspiring Posts I’m so excited that it’s finally starting to look and feel like spring here (let’s just ignore the snow from Tuesday), last weekend I went for two walks and the sun on my face was pretty amazing. Needless to say I’m feeling inspired (as per usual) by all things spring and anything that reminds me of warm weather and the summer to come. Here are my favourite inspiring posts from this past week, which includes a few of my all time favourite blogs and Essie nail polish, anything that involves Essie nail polish is good in my books.

1. Salted chocolate diablo cookie ice cream sandwiches, it’s all in the name people, and I think I found my soul mate in a dessert.

2. These copper airplant holders from Poppytalk are too cute, the world is having a copper moment and I’m on board.

3. A DIY rope sign that spells out the word ‘relax’, the perfect project for this summer.

4. Beautygeeks’ post of the new Essie Summer Neon collection, why must Essie do it so right every single time? That plus Karen’s perfect nails make me want the entire collection, but guess what I’m not buying nail polish this year.

5. These vegan pesto Parmesan breadsticks from Minimalist Baker look so good and they’re vegan which is great.

6. Kendi’s denim top is definitely on my wish list for this summer.

xo-Caitlin