Sunday, March 8, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Have you ever noticed that when you do a google search about seasons, you'll find one celebrity pic on various seasonal analysis sites. For example, on one site, Jennifer Lopez is seen as a Soft Autumn, yet on another site, she's True Autumn or Soft Summer? What about Julian Moore and Marcia Cross? Sometimes they are used as classic True Autumn types and other times, they are in the 'Spring' Category? What gives??? Well, I just came across a few interesting photos of myself on various sites. One one site, someone said I was a soft autumn, on another my photo was used as a typical 'clear spring'??? On my own blog, I've been everything under the sun LOL - so what can one conclude about this? I personally think that colour analysis, just like beauty is in the EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. In fact, I feel like I finally have PROOF - We've all been exposed to the Gold and White VS Black and Blue dress photo that's been all over the internet. How is it that we can look at the same photo and each see something so different? In my experience, I can post so many makeup looks and everyone is going to see something different. I can also see celebrities sporting different makeup looks - some I will like, others I wont. Another person may like something I don't or see something I don't. Does that make either or us right or wrong? Everything depends on how we look at things and in all honestly, there is no right or wrong - there is only our 'interpretation' of it!
If I've learned anything about colour, the way we see it, the way we judge others based on colour, I've learned some important lessons: 1) Wear what YOU love 2) Wear what YOU know looks great, regardless of outside opinions 3) TRUST your own colour judgement 4) Never stop experiementing, playing around and learning about colour 5) Remember - its YOUR colour journey - be the Hero of your own story - OWN your experience!!!
Friday, February 27, 2015
I was just looking over some of my past posts, when I came across a post I did about answering a few questions about myself. It's been almost two years since that post, so I decided to answer the questions again - I hope that you enjoy this little break from my makeup posts and I hope that it gives you a better glimpse into who I am as a person!!!! Ok - Here it goes..................................... 1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:15 am - yes, I'm a morning person. I love my morning routine and taking my time to get ready. I know 5:15 sounds crazy early, but it works for me! 2. How do you like your steak? When it comes to steak, 'Medium' although I like Medium-Rare on ocassion. Steak is a 'treat' for me - I prefer eating fish and chicken (in moderation). 3. What was the last film you saw at the movies? Big Eyes - starting Amy Adams 4. What is your favorite TV show? Vikings - although I also like Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (Yolanda is my favourite Character - I love her European Flair) 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? This is a tough one, I'd love to live in Paris, but in all honestly, I'd love to really live on a rustic farm or in the mountains, eating everything organic, waking up to fresh air, living a very simple and natural life. It sounds so surreal and almost escapist, but I'd love to live on a Montana Farm or live on a Tuscan Farm 6. What did you have for breakfast? Starbucks Soy Chai Latte and a Croissant (not the healthiest breakfast I know) 7. What is your favorite type of food (i.e. cuisine)? Rustic-Orangic Cooking - I love rustic pasta dishes or organic meat/seafood dishes. Lately, I've been craving Shrimp, lots of chopped veggie salads. I love Italian and French cookings, but I'd love to learn to make Spanish Tapas too. I have many vegan friends too and I love many vegan dishes, esp the soups and organic salads! 8. What foods do you dislike? I dislike fake, cardboard taking foods. Going to Paris made me a bit of a food snob - so anything less than 'awesome food' just doesn't cut it for me! 9. Favorite place to eat? I love French Bistro's and Authentic Italian Rustic Restaurants. Currently, I'm loving Merlot restaurant in Toronto. Also, I love trying new vegetarian places too, 'Live' in Toronto is one of my faovurite places! I love their soups. When I'm pressed for time, Panera breads is great - I love the rustic inspired sandwiches, soups and pastas!!! 11. What’s your favourite car? I'd have to say that even after many years, Jaguars are still uber classy for me! 12. What are your favorite clothes? Something that is Classy yet Chic - for everyday, I like clothes that have a preppy edge, yet still chic. For evening, I like a little bohemian flair. I would say, I love 3/4 shirts, cardigan sweaters, scarves, scarves and More Scarves. I like basic, simple clothes amped up with simply, preppy and chic accesssories! 13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? I'd visit a remote area of China or Tibet. I've also found the landscape beautiful there. I love the idea of visiting a small village vs a huge city! I feel that you learn more about life talking to locals in remote, rustic villages! 14. Is your cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? ALways 1/2 full 15. Where would you want to retire? I'd love to retire to a small cottage type home somewhere in the mountains, maybe in British Columbia or Montana somewhere! I love the idea of a simple. yet very happy, fulfilling life! 16. Favorite time of day? Morning - I've very much a morning person!!! 17. Where were you born? Toronto, Ontario, Canada 18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Soccer and Hockey 19. Are you a morning person or a night person? Morning - 110% 20. Do you have any pets? Yes, I'm completely in love with my beautiful cat Duchess - I love her to bits! She is so smart, affectionate and such a great companion on days when I'm all alone! 21. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Yes I have exciting news, but no, I'm not ready to share it - I will as soon as I'm able!!! All is well!!! 22. What did you want to be when you were little? I've always wanted to be creative, be it an artist, author or 'cowboy' lol, yes, at one point I've wanted to be a cowboy!!! :) 23. What is your best childhood memory? Spending time at my grandparents house, esp when I would stay over for a weekend - I loved watching classic movies with my grandmother, watch her cook and listen to her stories. I love and miss my grandmother very much!!! 24. Are you a cat or dog person? Definitely a Cat person!!! I like dogs too, but cats speak my language lol 25. Do you ever want to get married? It depends - I've honestly very happy right now in my life. If the right person comes along, then for sure, but I'm actually having the time of my life being single right now. I'd rather see life evolve as a journey! 26. Any pet peeves? Of course, I wouldn't be human if I didn't have a pet peeve - my pet peeve is ignorance and seeing someone bully another person - we need to stop putting others down in order to raise our own self esteem. 27. Favorite Pizza Toppings? Olives, garlic and feta cheese! 28. Favorite Flower? Roses - classic, yet eternally beautiful! 29. Favorite ice cream? Strawberry or Mocha 30. Favorite fast food restaurant? Subway! 31. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Probably Holt Renfrew 32. Do anything spontaneous lately? Yes, I acted on an impulse based on my intuition and it worked out to my advantage!!! Sometimes acting on spontanety is listen to God's wisdom combined with being open to your intuition! 33. Like your school/job? Currently yes - But I feel change is good too!!! 34. What was your last vacation? Chicago 35. Last person you went out to dinner with? My friend Amy (tonight) 36. What music are you listening to right now? 70's - I love my XM radio and Stingray 70's music chanel - my faovurite is 70's folk! 37. What is your favorite color? GREEN 38. What are your favourite hobbies? Painting, writing, cooking, working with clay and other artistic mediums and Makeup of course! 39. Coffee or tea drinker or other? I love teas - Pu'erh, Oolong, white/green tea and herbal tea!!!
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Fully embracing a colour palette and stepping into a season is different than just experiementing with different seasons. There is a certain level of commitment that comes with fully embracing a new look persona. In welcoming back the warm/true autumn palette, I decided that I wanted to celebrate this new 'colour commitment' with a hair colour change. My hair has always had a subtle warm/slightly golden undertone, but I wanted to step into the copper/copper-blonde and uber-warm brunette shades. The stylist I went to see had such a great eye for colour and she literally read my mind. She knew I wanted something warm, rich, but leaning towards the copper family. She and I discussed a new base and we went with a medium toned copper-brown base. The highlights she did were in the copper-blonde family and she mentioned that they would morph into a warm pure light copper shade. The photo here is day after I got the colour done, so the highlights appear slightly lighter then how they will eventually look. I can't help but ask myself why I waited so long to do this? Embracing the wamrth of my palette and truly bringing it to every aspect of my style persona has been the missing peice of the puzzle. WHen all the emelents come together in colour harmony/unity, you really get to see the full effect of colour analysis. Its about wearing your colours in your clothes and accessories choices, finding a harmonious makeup look in your colours and embracing a hair cut/style and colour that brings everything together. Adding elements of personal style to your colour persona helps this harmony fuse together so perfectly. If you know your colour season and already have some clothes/accessories/makeup put together, don't stop there - embrace a hair colour that will compliment your palette, literally bring your palette to life head to toe - you will see the effects of truly embracing your season!!!