Monday, September 30, 2013

Favourites | September Beauty

Yes, yes, yes another month has passed. I have had such a great time blogging everyday! Though, I don't think I will be able to keep up with a daily schedule in October, expect more posts to come! As it's the last day of September, I thought I would post my beauty favourites of the month. I feel like I have discovered a lot of new products, and I am excited to share them with you today.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


I really wish I had better pictures for this week. I was so surprised when I was clicking through this week's album of photos. I guess that can happen though, when so much is happening, you fail to document it all. And some things just aren't readily expressed in a photo. Blogging everyday has somewhat taken away from this weekly update, as I am now expanding that wishlist, new beauty item, or make-up look into a whole post.

 [Loving documenting my week with the Currently List. This was last week.]

 [Getting myself into a new crafting endeavor- Project Life.]

 [Halloween Candy & October Allure.]

 [My most exciting event of the week, yet not very photogenic.]

 [Yes, I have already brought out the Halloween decor. Can you spot Rococo?]

 [This week I took a ton of blog pictures, along with cat model shots.]

[I did unsubscribe to Ipsy and replaced it with a Sample Society sub. Excited for my first box.]

Hope you had an amazing week!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Skincare Haul | Michael Todd True Organics & My Konjac Sponge

After sharing my most recent  Skincare Wishlist, I placed a couple of orders to receive some of my coveted products. One, I placed pretty comprehensive order from Michael Todd Organics, utilizing the Ipsy discount code, and two, from Abe's Market a retailer of the My Konjac Sponge who was have a special on the product. Can't resist ordering when there's a sale!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Review | Pur Minerals CC Cream

My lovely friend, Jana, entered a contest on Pur Minerals' Instagram and won us each a product from their line of face bases. Consequently, we both chose their CC Cream. I don't mind the whole "glorified tinted moisturizer" belief. I mean that doesn't sound too bad to me. I tend to prefer lighter coverage and having SPF in the product simplifies my morning routine.


Product Empties #2

Well, I was so close to posting everyday without being late (Forgive me!) I wanted to share a huge batch of empty products with you. I last did an empties post in May and this is what I have been using up since.


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

A Peek Inside My Filofax

I have always considered myself a lover of stationery. School supply shopping is my favourite (even when I am not in school), picking out a new agenda is one of the highlights of my year, and I can never have enough cute sticky notes or interesting coloured pens. I didn't even realize I was only at the tip of the iceberg, until I discovered the world of the Filofax. I have heard of Filofaxes before and have had other six-ring agendas such as DayRunners and even Lisa Frank planners (I had a black glittery one with colourful aliens on it.) This, however, was years ago, and I hadn't thought much about it since. Then about a month ago, I stumbled upon the hashtag Filofax on Instagram. From that moment on, I became instantly addicted and had to get a Filofax of my own.

Long introduction aside, Preston noticed my constant refresh of #filofax and ordered me one of my birthday (after "subtly" asking me what design, size, and colour I wanted.) So here is a peek inside my Filofax Saffiano Personal Organizer in Aqua (Yeah. I knew what he was up to.)


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Top Five Beauty Brushes

I use a lot of different brushes in my daily makeup routine. Even though it can seem complicated, it makes applying various products so much easier when you use the right brush. This was very difficult to do, but I limited myself to choosing only five of my favourite beauty tools to share with you today. 

Monday, September 23, 2013

OPI Alcatraz Rocks Liquid Sand

Well, it definitely feels like fall now in NYC! I thought I would share a new nail polish from OPI's San Francisco collection. I really loved the whole vibe of this collection but had quite a few similar shades already. The one polish that really caught my attention was OPI Alcatraz...Rocks. One, I love textured polishes, two the colours, and three, I love the name (my master's degree is in forensic psychology, so I love a good prison reference...)

Sunday, September 22, 2013


[Loving my organization with my Filofax.]

[New & old buildings on afternoon walks.]

[We are all loving the fall air.]

[Currently on my fall fashion wishlist-a utility jacket.]

[Brooklyn Block Parties.]

[Camping in Prospect Park!]

[Sunday Brunchin' post-camping.]

Hope you have an amazing week!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Clutch Essentials

I am a big bag carrying girl. I like to know that I am prepared for anything and everything. It can be difficult to downsize into a smaller bag and even more so, a clutch. But there are some nights when I know I don't need (or particularly want) to lug around a bag that can literally fit my MacBook on top of all the usual purse items, with room to spare. So here are my essential (& a few just in case) products I would pack in a clutch for a date night, event, or any circumstance of the sort.


Friday, September 20, 2013

Skincare Wishlist

Just thought I would quickly share my current skincare wishlist! I have been really happy with a lot of the products I am currently using and repurchases of those items are definitely on my list; however, I thought I would share some products that I have been wanting to try!


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Nars Radiant Cream Compact Foundation

Nars has been promoting their new Radiant Cream Compact Foundation on their Facebook page this month. Each day at noon eastern time, they offer a different shade in the line, be one of the first 100, and you will get a sample of that shade. I love Nars and wanted to try this out. The shade day I entered on was Mont Blanc. But not only did they send that shade, but Siberia and Gobi as well so you can find your perfect match. Plus they included a sample of their primer!


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Review | Suki Face Balancing Skincare

I mentioned the Suki Balancing Kit when I first ordered it from Birchbox and in my August Favourites. Now that I have been using the products for awhile, I thought I would do a review in case you might be interested in purchasing this kit or some of the products.


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Gold & Cranberry Eyes

The fall weather has finally reached NYC, and I am loving it! Today, I thought I would share this autumn make-up look. It reminds me of the changing leaves and incorporates some of my favourite eyeshadow shades this season, gold and cranberry.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Wet N Wild Eyeshadows | Panther & Nutty

I had been a late bloomer to the Wet n Wild eyeshadow hype but have been redeeming myself over the past year. However, I had been focusing my attention on the 8-pan palettes and neglecting the other eyeshadow offerings. My local drugstore had a buy one-get one 50% off sale, and I decided that was the perfect time to pick up a couple of single shades. I chose Panther and Nutty as they are my quintessential everyday shadows, a matte black and a satin taupe, respectively.


Sunday, September 15, 2013


 [Labeling up a storm with my rediscovered old label maker.]

 [New bits & bobs.]

 [A trip to Chelsea Market to check out #BirchboxLocal]

 [Exploring Chelsea, NYC.]

 [Loving this fall-coloured nail combo.]

 [Finally autumn weather!]

[Scored at #PhillipLimforTarget.]

How was your week?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ipsy | MyGlam September

This week has been all about the subscription boxes here on evlady. I received my Ipsy MyGlam bag for this month last night and am going to share what I received today. Keep reading to see what I received and to hear my verdict on whether I am going to keep this subscription!


Friday, September 13, 2013

Birchbox Local Pop-Up Shop

Happy Friday! I had another post planned for today but decided that I needed to switch it up instead due to this time sensitive information. Today, I went to the Birchbox pop-up shop at the Chelsea Market. It was open during NYFW last week and now it is open to the public! You can purchase many of your favourite items, receive free nail polish/hair/make-up touch ups, and for $15 you can build your own Birchbox (or for free if you spend $50). I thought I would share the Birchbox I built!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall Wishlist

Currently, there have been several items I have been lusting over as perfect fall essentials. 

I love sweaters; I wish I could wear them all year round. Nothing is more comfortable and surprisingly put together than a cozy sweater, skinny jeans, and a pair of boots. I have been loving these open cable pullover sweaters from Target. At 24.99 each, I might just have to pick up this gray colour and the mossy green. The length is great, long enough for leggings, and they are 100% cotton, so no itching or shedding. Next on my fall fashion must-haves are scarves. This H&M circle scarf with an oriental-inspired print is one I have had my eye on. Plus, it would look great over the sweater (which, of course, means I need it). Each season is not complete without a candle haul from Bath & Body Works. I need to pick up a three-wick in Leaves and Autumn. The mason jar candles look very cute as well. I love the sweater printed label. Pumpkin chai lattes are my life in Autumn, so of course I need somewhere to store my drink of choice. While picking up Pumpkin Chai loose leaf from David's Tea, I saw their complete fall collection. So adorable. Their newest designs of Perfect Tea Mugs had instantly won me over. I love the woodland animal print but am determined to add this colour changing leaf design to my mug collection. Even though I am currently not in school, something about the fall just makes me want to be more organized. I have been in a (perhaps unhealthy) obsession with Filofaxes. The Personal Aqua Saffiano was on my birthday wishlist, and Preston let himself be an enabler and ordered it for me. Finally, I can't make a wishlist without a beauty item. The ultimate in fall blushes, Nars Sin, a beautiful berry with gold shimmer,  is sitting on this list waiting to be purchased.

I am imaging me now wearing sweater & scarf with Nars Sin on my cheeks, organizing my Filofax, sipping on tea, with the scents of Autumn filling the room....

What are some of your fall wishlist items?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Plaid Nail Art

My fall themed posts just keep coming! I thought I would use a classic fall design as inspiration for nail art. The design is a plaid pattern featuring many of my favourite fall polishes. A simpler version of the Burberry check.


Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Birchbox | September 2013

Happy Birchbox day! This month's theme is Heritage, celebrating the history of your favourite brands and Birchbox's three year anniversary.  I was very excited to receive this box as one guaranteed product would be a Ruffian nail polish. Nail polish always makes a box an instant winner for me.


Monday, September 9, 2013

Fall Must-Have Palette

This may be a bit presumptuous, since fall is not even officially upon us, but I think this may end up being my favourite eyeshadow palette this season. I ordered some items from Sleek several months ago (see here) including their i-Divine palette in Storm. The metallic texture (along with a few matte shades) and the bold jewel-tones are perfect for the autumn season.

Sunday, September 8, 2013


[Currently reading- The People in the Trees]

[Walking to Target & passing by the Barclay's Center]

[Realizing I have recently acquired way too many owl things.]

[Pre-Birthday shopping in SoHo.]

[New LePens in fun colours.]

[My first pumpkin spiced drink of the season.]

[Celebrating my birthday with this guy.]

Hope you had an amazing week!