• Oct 08

    Woman Crush Wednesday + XO Styling Iron

    October 8, 2014 • 10:00 am

    My WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) this week goes out to the LOVELY Cara McLeay. I am SO SO obsessed with her lovely personality, her AMAZING hair and her cute style!!! I swoon over her entire blog. She is also a genius and founder of the XO IRON that I use on my hair on a daily basis...it's a godsend!! Just when I thought I couldn't have more of a woman crush... her newly wed hubby decided to wear a Scrub Captain tank in their wedding pics!!!! HOW CUTE are they... seroiusly in LOVE!!!!

    PS how amazing are her wedding pics!?! Props to Kelly Brown!!!

    If you think her hair looks amazing for her wedding...you'll be stunned to know that Cara's hair looks this good EVERYDAY!!!!!! She uses her XO Styling iron to create beachy, loose, natural waves, and I LOVE using the iron to get this look. To learn more about how to use the iron, check out Cara's amazing tutorial!! 

    Scrub Captain Tank | Trousers | XO Styling IRON

    Not only does the iron work wonders on your hair...it's SOOO beautiful and sleek, wouldn't you agree?! And I've got GOOD NEWS! All of my lovely readers can use the promo code XOJILLIAN at checkout here to get 15% off your purchase! 

    I think that calls for a celebration!! Happy shopping loves!!!!!




  • Oct 06

    Once You Go Black...

    October 6, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Happy Monday everyone and Happy OCTOBER!!!! I can't believe summer is officially over and it's time for all of our wardrobes to change. I don't know about you guys but I LOVE how this weather makes all of my outfits SO cozy!! Wear any chunky knit with a pair of leggings and some cute booties and not only will your comfort levels be thanking you... you'll look OH SO fashionable while doing so!!!! OH AND you can never go wrong with an ALL BLACK outfit... am I right!?! Easy peasy comfy outfits... What could be better!?!?!? 


    Booties | Leggings | Sweater | Clutch | Sunglasses | Lipstick | Nail Polish

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  • Sep 29

    Blushing for Fall

    September 29, 2014 • 10:00 am

    As we transition into fall, (which I am beyyyyyond exicted about!!!) I thought I'd pay one last homage to my love of pastels, blush tones and whites! I'm all about breaking the rules when it comes to seasonal colours...don't get me wrong, I do love fall fashion, but too many dark fall tones can get quite depressing!! Separate these pieces to mix them with deeper colours, and they're all the perfect fall staples!

    Blazer | Top | Jeans | Heels | Bracelet | Earrings


    Happy Monday!!!!


  • Sep 25

    Everyday Makeup Routine

    September 25, 2014 • 10:00 am

    I know you've all been requestins a post on my beauty routine, so TODAY'S the day!!!!! My lovely makeup artist Kaitlin Hargreaves is sharing my favourite makeup products and every day routine with all of you!!!

    First I PREP the skin with MAC fast response eye cream, gently massaging under and around the eye. Next, I use Eminence coconut moisturizer. Be sure to use Embryolisse moisturizer for very dry skin.

    Moving onto the face, I gently buff MAC Face and Body foundation in C4 all over the face and blend down onto the neck. For under eyes, I use either MAC studio finish concealer in nw20, or MAC prolong concealer in nw20, blend it in in a v shape and all the way up and around the eye to the brow. For any blemishes or discolouration on the face, I use studio finish concealer in nc30. Blend it all in until it's seamless. I finish the skin with Christian Dior nude powder foundation on top in 030 to give a bit of extra coverage and to mattify the skin.

    For the brows, I use a small dab of Makeup Forever Aqua Brow in "ash". Dip a coarse brow brush in and apply using small hair strokes, elongating the tail and squaring off the centre. 

    Fo the eyes, I apply MAC Paint in "tan ray" all over the lid and slightly up into the crease - this is a base for the eyeshadow as  this prevents any creasing and helps the shadow stay put all day. With a duo fibre eyeshadow brush, I buff MAC's "cork" and "satin taupe" all over the lid, blending it nicely into the crease. Next, apply "Kat Von D" inked liquid eyeliner on the top lid, winging it out slightly. Tightline the inner waterline with Christian Dior "carbon" black waterproof eyeliner, and make sure to apply to both the upper and lower waterline. Next, apply a coat of Christian Dior "maximizer mascara base" and then 2 coats of Christian dior "extase" mascara in black.

    For the cheeks, I contour with a Ben Nye medium brown powder color from the top of the ear towards the mouth, ending two finger widths from the mouth. Apply Christian Dior blush in "lucky pink" on apples and bring upwards onto cheek bones and temples. Lightly dust Christian Dior nude bronzer in "Cinnamon" on high points (forehead, temples, cheeks, nose, chin.)

    Lastly, line the lips with choice of color - I like MAC's "what a blast" (orange  red) and "kiss me quick" (cool red). Top the liner with your choice of lipstick. I like MAC's "you say tomato" (orange red) and Christian Dior's "999" (cool red).

    Finish off with Merle normal's "expert touch finish spray".

    And VOILA, you're done!

    Makeup Forever Aqua Brow | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer | Christian Dior Powder Blush Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick | Christian Dior Nude Compact | Diorshow Extase Mascara  MAC Fast Response Eye Cream | MAC Face and Body Foundation 


    Thanks Kaitlin!!!! And HUGE thanks to Janis Nicolay for these beautiful photos!


  • Sep 22

    Camo Crazy

    September 22, 2014 • 10:00 am

    Can't get enough of this CAMO trend right now...basically theeee perfect transition as we head into Fall, wouldn't you say?! Sharing a few of my favs with you today!!! And if you're scared of prints, muted camo is a GREAT place to start!

    Chambray Shirt | Tshirt | Camo Pants via Aritzia (similar)

    Converse Shoes | Sunnies | Watch




    Floral Camo Tote via Gap | Floral Camo Straight Khakis via Gap | Camo Scarf via Gap    Camo Espadrilles via TopShop | Backpack via Herschel | Camo Skinny Jeans via Nordstrom   Camo Print Leather Skirt via Sam Edelman | Camo Drawstring Trousers via Current/Elliott 





    Have a happy happy Monday!





  • Sep 18

    Makeup Favourites

    September 18, 2014 • 10:00 am

    | Makeup Forever Aqua Brow | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer | Christian Dior Powder Blush | Christian Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick | Christian Dior Nude Compact | Diorshow Extase Mascara | MAC Fast Response Eye Cream | MAC Face and Body Foundation |




    I've had a few of you ask me what my go-to makeup product are, so today I'm sharing my every day favourites! Stay tuned for a makeup routine post next week!