July 31, 2014

OSiS+ Session Label Salt Spray

Summertime means lots of time spent at the beach, and even when I can't get down to the sand, I want to make sure my hair still looks the part. As such, beachy waves have been my go-to hairstyle this season.

To get the look, OSiS+ Session Label Salt Spray has been my current salt spray of choice. It works over damp or dry hair though I personally use it on dry hair that's just been curled for extra volume.

The product dries matte and adds some nice grip to the hair, leaving it feeling thicker and fuller. It also doesn't impart a sticky residue which I've noticed certain other salt sprays do. Unlike those other salt sprays, however, there is no distinct "beachy" scent. In fact, it doesn't really smell like anything to me. Guess this could be a good or bad thing depending on what you're after!

P.S. If you're interested in seeing exactly how I add texture to my stubbornly straight/fine hair using salt spray, be sure to check out my beachy waves tutorial for step-by-step instructions.

July 27, 2014

Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish

I was first introduced to Canadian indie polish line, Trust Fund Beauty, back in February of this year and have been a fan ever since. Aimed at bringing out your inner rich bitch (no matter what your financial situation), Trust Fund Beauty offers a range of themed colour collections featuring witty, tongue-in-cheek names like "Pre-Nup", "Nip Slip", and "They're Just Jealous" to name a few examples. Added bonus? All the polishes are 5-free.

The chic rectangular bottles are priced at $15 CAD, though you can try their sample trios if you're not sure what colour to choose -- and there are many to choose from! I'm sharing three of my favourites with you today: Virgin?, Just Talk to My Lawyer, and Rehab and Repeat.

Virgin? is a pale milky pink that's a great dupe of my eternal favourite, OPI Bubble Bath. These types of shades can sometimes be difficult to work with since you really need to layer up to reach opacity. This is three coats.

Just Talk To My Lawyer is hard to describe... it's a dark brown initially but as you layer it, it begins to lean more red. Given my occupation, I went for this one based on the name alone, obviously. But it'll be a great Fall colour!

Rehab And Repeat is a forest green with a hint of silver shimmer particles. The polish is jelly-like and very pretty. This is two coats (I probably could have done three but the patchiness was not nearly as noticeable on my nails as it turned out to be in photos).

July 21, 2014

Denim (in)Vest(ment)

As someone who was actually a child in the 90s, I've been actively avoiding a lot of the 90s trends that have been resurfacing. After all, daisy-covered dresses and overalls are a little too "real" in terms of recent memory for me. However, one item I haven't said "no" to is the denim vest. I love vests (proof here, here, and here) so it should really come as no surprise that it's been a go-to piece for me this summer.

Dress: Urban Outfitters (here) / Denim Vest: Talula (Aritzia) (similar)
Shoes: Converse (here) / Hat: New Era (in black)