Wednesday, February 10, 2016

NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection Nouvelle Vogue: A quick review

NARS Spring 2016 Color Collection Nouvelle Vogue: A quick review

What it is: With a mix of soft pastels, neutral nudes and bold brights, the resort collection for 2016 is fresh and modern.


Beauty bonus: The use of mesmerizing mermaid greens and matte orchid pinks make us dream of azure seas and haute holidays.


Beauty bummer: None! We love it all.


Overall: This collection gets us excited for the changing seasons with the playful, softer colours signalling a welcome break from the drab winter.

The colour palette is quite versatile, with pops of bold colour. The mint green and bright blue may be scary for some, and maybe even appear a bit dated, but we recommend giving them a go. 


We absolutely loved the matte blush, it's a perfect complement to fair winter or jet-set, sun-kissed cheeks. 
Would recommend? Yes
Price: $38 eyeshadow, $39 eyeshadow duo, $39 blush, $34 gloss, $36 lipstick
Where to buy: Sephora, Hudson's Bay
—Review by Covet and Acquire beauty editor Kirsten 


Monday, February 8, 2016

Got colour?

Matrix Color Lounge app review Vancouver beauty blog Covet and Acquire

I'm not the most adventurous when it comes to hair colour.

While my locks have been a bevy of lengths and colours — including black, brown, red and blonde — I've never had the guts to try anything crazy like purple or blue.

Until now.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Love(ly) gifts

Valentine's Day gift guide Vancouver blogger
2  Coin purse 
4  Roses 
5  Crossbody bag 

I'm not the hugest fan of Valentine's Day.

But it's not because I'm some kind of love-hating monster. I just think that we should celebrate love — and the people that we love in our lives — as often as we can, rather than just one day of the year. 

All that aside though, I do think Valentine's Day presents the perfect opportunity to shower loved ones (and even oneself!) with presents. 

Here are my six picks for doing just that. 

Happy (early) Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Silk Bloom Restorative Collection: A quick review

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Silk Bloom Restorative Collection: A quick review

What it is: A hair collection for dry and damaged hair that includes a shampoo, conditioner and treatment mask (each sold separately).  The line harnesses the power of Argan Oil to smooth the hair fibres — and make it feel as soft as silk.

Beauty bonus: Post-use, hair was instantly more silky and tangle-free.

Beauty bummer: The masque doesn't smell the greatest — I found it didn't actually have much of a scent at all.

Overall: I was very impressed with the performance of this line.

I loved the silky smooth feeling of my hair immediately after use. Once dry, my hair felt healthier and looked much more under control than is usually the case. (Sigh, the pitfalls of frizz-prone hair!)

The formula feels gentle yet effective. I used this product line for the first post-dye wash and I was impressed that I didn't see any colour washing down the drain. Phew!

This Shu Uemura collection might just be a game changer for those of us who colour, heat style and overall wage war against our dry, damaged hair.

Would recommend? Yes! It made my just-dyed hair look even fresher post-wash. If that's even possible!
Price: Shampoo: $46 ; Conditioner: $56 ; Mask: $66
Where to buy: Shuuemura.ca  or below!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Best boots

Chloe Susanna boots Vancouver fashion blogger Aritzia Wilfred dress Loeffler Randall Rider bag

Do you ever have those days were you just don't want to think about what you're going to wear, but yet you still want to look stylish?

Well, you just can't beat a great pair of boots for doing just that.

I threw on one of my favourite black dresses, tights and my Chloe Susanna boots recently on just one such day ... and you know what? I felt like I'd put a lot of thought into my look.

Don't you just love when that happens?

Shop a few of my favourite ankle boots after the jump.

Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by!

Coat: Aritzia | Dress: Aritzia | Boots: Chloe | Bag: Loeffler Randall | Tights: George (yes, from Wal-mart!)  
Chloe Susanna boots Vancouver fashion blogger Aritzia Wilfred dress Loeffler Randall Rider bag

Friday, January 29, 2016

Sanuk giveaway!

Sanuk shoes giveaway


The post-holiday period can be such a struggle.

From paying off bills to setting goals for the new year ahead, there is so much to do that is so un-fun. Seriously.

So, what better way to beat the late Jan./early Feb. blues than with a giveaway!?