Wednesday, September 2, 2015

L'Oreal Professionnel Wet Domination: A quick review

L'Oreal Professionnel Wet Domination: A quick review

What it is: A line of professional hair products — including the Professionnel Wet Domination Extreme Splash Elastic Wetlook Gelee and Shower Shine Lacquer Shine Spray — that give hair the look of wet strands, minus the sogginess.

Beauty bonus: This is the softest full-control product we've ever tried — no crispy strands here!

Beauty bummer: Not going to lie, the super-sleek look takes some getting used to.

Overall: These products offer amazing shine and control.

Having used gel in the past ('memba those big tubs of coloured gel? #throwback) as a way to control curly hair, we were skeptical about how these products would perform. But the doubts were quickly laid to rest.

The clean-smelling products are easy to use, and quickly dry to a pliable, but firm hold. The total lack of crunch was such a surprising beauty bonus!

While the wet look might not be for everyday use, when you're in the mood, these products provide a perfect way to pull off the sleek, just-stepped-out-of-the-shower look that has been spotted from runways to street-style blogs.

Would recommend: Yes, if you've been coveting the wet look spotted on runways, or are just looking for an alternative to traditional crunchy gels, this line is for you!

Price: $25.50 each
Available at: L'Oreal Professionnel salons and en.lorealprofessionnel.ca

Monday, August 31, 2015

Cool Kats

Sanuk Kat Meow shoes blogger

I love being surprised by brands — and I don't mean with presents.

When a fashion purveyor releases a collection or piece that is surprisingly stylish and a bit boundary pushing, it's a win-win for everyone (the brand and the shoppers) and it's something I like to celebrate.

These printed flats from Sanuk are just one such release.

I have found the entire Kat collection to be super stylish, easy to wear and always comfortable, of course — factors that have served to draw me further into the Sanuk fold. (See more of my Sanuk Kat collection here and here.) 

Not that me, or my feet, are complaining.

Happy Monday and thank you for stopping by!

Shoes: Sanuk c/o | Jacket: Aritzia | Jeans: Topshop | Shirt: Forever 21 | Bag: Coach | Jewelry: Birks, Movado, Tiffany and Co. 
Aritzia Babaton trench blogger

Friday, August 28, 2015

Weekend shop: Bench Canada Fall 2015 top picks

Weekend shop: Bench Canada Fall 2015 top picks

I love autumn!

From the cozy knit hats to the cute ankle boots — and everything in between! — I can't get enough of this chill season.

That's why, when a brand rolls out an Autumn/Winter collection chock full of some of my favourite types of cool-weather fashion options, I just can't get enough.

Case in point: the latest release from Bench.

This is a brand that I had honestly overlooked for quite a while. But in recent seasons ... let's just say, they've been grabbing my attention. (See examples of my Bench love here, here and here.)

The Autumn/Winter 2015  range boasts a slew of pieces that I could imagine adding to my winter wardrobe. (Including but not limited the pieces pictured above!)

I can imagine wearing:
- The blue tunic turtleneck (1) for comfy cozy weekends come winter.
- The cute hat (2) from the streets to the stables and on to the slopes.
- The snow-white coat when I'm so cold my face is about to freeze off and I'm cursing the existence of the entire winter season (this is inevitable).
- The fuzzy hoody (4) over a black midi dress for an unexpected hit of texture (didn't see that coming, did ya?)
- And the skinny-jeans-and-boots-meets-casual-coat-and-hoody look (5), well, just about everywhere.

See, I've got it all planned out.

And just because more is always more, I have these four fancies on my fall wish list too. It looks like it's going to be a grey winter in more ways than one.

I will wear this with everything, I promise.

Because you can never have too many black tote bags, right?!

With a pair of sneakers and a chambray shirt — like, duh.

Is it a sweater? Is it a dress? I don't know, but I like it.


Shop the full Fall 2015 Bench collection here.

And as if it didn't get any cooler than the already pretty cool (or is it warm!? :P) clothes, the brand partnered with U.K. recording artist Jess Glynne for the latest collection. Let's just say I've been lurking the brand's Instagram just a leee-ttle bit more than usual because of it. #truth

Check out a few of the snaps below:


Post sponsored by Bench Canada

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

White and ivory

Forever 21 eyelet crop top, Aritzia Babaton Jude skirt and Prada saffiano handbag

It's funny how some colour pairings can be so contentious — blue and green, pink and red, orange and ... well, you get the point.

But what about white and ivory?

I, for one, love this pairing but my sister, who is often the one behind the lens of Covet and Acquire, hates it.

Too bad for her, though, because I still made her shoot these photos. Hehe. #sisterproblems

Happy Wednesday and thank you for stopping by.

Top: Forever 21 | Skirt: Aritzia | Bag: Prada | Sandals: Aldo | Sunglasses: Le Chateau c/o

Forever 21 eyelet crop top, Aritzia Babaton Jude skirt and Prada saffiano handbag

Monday, August 24, 2015

Rimmel Wonder'lash Lift Me Up mascara: A quick review

Rimmel Wonder'lash Lift Me Up mascara: A quick review

What it is: A mascara formulated with cucumber extract and vitamins to condition lashes all day long.

Beauty bonus: The hourglass-shaped brush makes application easy and mess-free. And the cucumber scent is quite nice, too.

Beauty bummer: If you're looking for out-to-there length from a mascara, this one isn't for you.

Overall: This mascara is an OK choice from Rimmel, which is a drugstore brand that we've come to expect big things from.

It delivered good coverage that lasted all day without a flake in sight — and surprisingly, the light cucumber scent is pleasant. Who knew lashes could be perfumed?

While it didn't provide spectacular length, this mascara definitely left lashes feeling decidedly un-crispy.

Would recommend: We like a mascara that gives falsie lash-like results — who doesn't? — and this one fell a little short. The cucumber extract makes for a fun experience, but we might just skip picking up another tube.

Price: $6-$8
Where to buy: Drugstores nationwide
—Review by Covet and Acquire Beauty Editor Kirsten Harris

Friday, August 21, 2015

Weekend shop: 5 must-have jumpsuits for fall

Weekend shop: 5 must-have jumpsuits for fall

It has been a while since I've put together a weekend shop — and I think it's time to change that.

Jumpsuits are an all-in-one outfit that is as easy to throw on as jeans and a tee ... and is about 1,000 times more chic.

Looking for a fun new style for fall? Shop five of my faves above. (Full confession: I already bought no. 1 and no.5!)

Happy Friday and thank you for stopping by!