Blake Lively Inspired Ponytail

Blake Lively is definitely one of my hair inspirations and I loved this look she wore a while back and thought it would be perfect for the Holidays. This is for the girls who are daring and “ballsy” with their hair. It would be perfect for some one who is going strait from work to a Holiday party. Hope you enjoy and try it out even if you don’t think it’s your style, you may change your mind!


Gather all your hair into a regular ponytail. You can choose to make it slick and tight, or loose and textured.



Back comb the pony so that it will appear thicker.



Taking the top half of the pony, braid it into a fishtail braid. *OPTIONAL



This is where you can have fun. Taking clear elastics start creating balls in your pony. You can make them all different sizes or keep it uniform.






Christmas Twist || Easy Updo

This hairstyle is super easy to do and it looks like you spent a lot longer than you actually did on it. Great if you’re running late for a dinner or party, this hairstyle is chic, elegant and perfect for the holidays.


Starting off with the bottom section of your hair, roll it around your fingers in one direction and pin into place.



This hairstyle works best in sections, so depending on how thick your hair is will decide how many sections you should do. Make sure you roll every section in the same direction. This will create the “french twist” effect.



With the top and final section, back comb the roots so that you have volume. I like to feather out some pieces so that it looks more effortless and tousled.



Twist the final section and secure with bobby pins.






Holiday Makeup || Red lips

Well, it’s almost ONE WEEK till Christmas. Can you believe it? I still haven’t done my shopping, definitely a last minute person in that department. I hope you are all as excited as I am and that you all have the most wonderful day.

This makeup look today is such a classic look that you can wear to a Christmas party or even New Years (don’t worry I’ll still do a NY look). I added a bit more sparkle to the eyes because, why not?!

Hope you enjoy!


After applying your foundation routine, really sculpt out your cheeks. This look looks awesome with a defined contour.



Take a neutral brown and use it as your transition colour. Take your time and really blend this out.



Taking “swiss chocolate” from MAC I concentrated the colour on the outer and inner corner of my eyes. Leave the centre of your lids clear because thats where the sparkle will go. Mimic what you did on the upper lid onto the lower lid as well.






Take a light gold shadow and press it onto the empty space we left earlier and then coat a couple layers of gold sparkles on top. (My camera didn’t pick up the full intensity).



I added some false lashes and a bit of liner to the upper and lower water line (optional). I used “ruby woo” from MAC which is a matte red to complete the look. Feel free to add gloss on top but I loved how the matte contrasted against the sparkly eyes.


Good luck!


Victoria Secret Fashion Show 2014 | MAKE UP

As most of you may know, tonight is the airing of the 2014 Victoria Secret Fashion Show. A night to get together with your girls (although I’m sure the boys wouldn’t mind joining in) and watch beautiful, fit women strut their stuff in jaw dropping costume lingerie. Being a Fashion Merchandising graduate I was always in awe of the themes and how incredible every look is.

I’ve been following some of the models on social media and love the makeup and hair they rocked for the show. As always it’s soft and sexy but this year they really focused on extra glowy skin, defined eyes and a glossy pink lip! I hope you guys all enjoy this pic-torial and give it a try for yourself! Who doesn’t want to be a angel anyways?

Step One:

All the models already have flawless skin and it didn’t look like they were wearing any foundation so I used MAC face and body since it has a natural, dewy finish.


Step Two:

To highlight and accentuate the high points of my face I used MAC Pro Longwear concealer. Concentrate this to the centre of your face. *Don’t forget to set with powder!


Step Three:

Taking a light pink shimmer shadow, dust this all over your lid right up to your brow bone.


Step Four:

Using a bronze/topaz colour start blending it out at the outer corners of your eyes. This will give your eyes a “sexier” shape.


Step Five:

To define it even more take a dark bronze colour and really blend this right at your lash line and fade it out. To add some flutter to my lashes I added the Ardell demi wispies lashes.


Step Six:

To give me an all over glow I took MAC “give me sun” bronzer all over my face and lightly contoured with it. For a pop of colour on my cheeks I used MAC “well dressed” blush.


Step Seven:

For that “angelic” glow I used The Balm “mary loumanizer” on all the high points of my face.


Step Eight:

Finishing off the look with MAC “angel” lipstick (how fitting) and NARS “turkish delight” gloss on top.





How To: Fake Fishtail

This post is for all those girls out there that have a hard time doing cool braids or fishtails with their hair. This is seriously the easiest hairstyle and it looks EXACTLY like a fishtail but even better. I hope this helps you out and that you love it as much as I do!



Step One:

Starting at the back of your head, grab two pieces of hair and tie them together with a clear elastic (you can get these at shoppers for $5.00). Once you’ve secured it with the elastic, pull the lower half through the hole that the upper pieces leave in between.


Step Two:

Grabbing another two pieces do the exact same thing. Make sure the hair you grab is all different sizes so that the end result has more texture.


Step Three:

Continue the first step all the way to the ends of your hair and secure with an elastic. This method of using elastics ensures your hair will stay all day where as a regular fishtail can fall out if you don’t have all one length hair.


Step Four:

For extra fullness, lightly tug at random pieces to make it more messy and effortless.


Good Luck!