Kiki Makeup Bag

These are my must haves for the moment as I adore makeup, skin care and everything it encompasses this is a every changing list and as it changes I will continue to up date it with you.

1-Eye bright by benefit is a white-pinkish chubby pencil that is applied to the waterline of the eye (the inner rim of the eye) to instantly brighten the eyes making them appear bigger and less tiered!! A must try!

2-Warm soul mineralized blush is a warm tan colour with a beautiful shimmer that’s  just perfect for a natural slight glow, that can be worn with everything!!

3-Extended play is a lightweight mascara that curls and extends the lashes while adding a beautiful glossy black finish!!

4-Ample pink is pluming lip gloss in a gorgeous neutral pink shade perfect for everyday!!

5-Lord it up (love the name lol) is a pearl-glide eye pencil that is super smooth and stays put,  in a gorgeous dark brown with gold specks!! This pencil is dark enough to add drama and easy to wear day and night!!

6-Prep and prime radiant rose highlighter pen is a rosé coloured creme that highlights darkness under the eyes or on the high plains of the face!! Helping perfect the skin!!

7-Strobe creme is a moisturizer that has a beautiful luminosity to it which makes the skin look healthy and hydrated!!

 

The Vest

ZARA vest, Costa Blanca tank, H&M jeans, Alfred Sung heels, MAC “Honey Love ” lipstick

I find as I am getting older my appeal to flashy things is in a constant battle. Do i love it? Do i hate it? But when I first saw this embellished vest my sister had purchased from her travels to Spain, I was in love. It had beautiful embellishments and the cut and colour are great. Its a piece that can be dressed up or down. Only challenge is to permanently keep it in my closet!

Kat

It appears to be a change in jewellery design and I am finding more and more designers are leaning towards the use of vintage and reworking it.
Kathleen Coveny of Kat’s jewelry has been collecting vintage brooches for some time when she decided to venture out and combine her love of vintage & her design background of jewellery into her beautiful jewellery line.
Her line is a collection of necklaces, bracelets, and reworked vintage rings. The attention to detail, selection of beautiful beads and precious stones is evident in her pieces. How about her cuffs making a grand statement on a brides wedding day? I also love that it’s a Canadian brand with Kathleen execution from start to finish. She personally handpicked the vintage reworked pieces and personally ensembles each design.
To shop her beautiful collection check out her Etsy shop @ http://www.etsy.com/ca/people/katstreasureshop?ref=pr_profile

Giveaway

I can’t launch my new website without having a giveaway.
To win this Shourouk inspired necklace all you have to do is the following.

1- MUST follow Coconutlace.com website (located on bottom right hand corner of page)
2- In comment box write “I follow. I win”

Want to double your chance of winning? Tweet, share and refer friends & family to the site(must follow contest rules) and must mention the referred person to have both names entered.

Contest is open internationally
Winner will be announced Friday,August 30th

Good Luck
XX CL

Style

Vintage jacket, Club Monaco jersey tee, DIY shorts, ALDO heels,MAC “Ruby Woo” lipstick

A few weeks ago I posted a pic on Instagram asking my followers opinion on the denim & vintage jacket look (as you all recall my hubby gave it a no go lol). It made me think, why are we always seeking the approval of a look when it feels just right for us? Isn’t style about expressing your self and what you feel comfortable in? Although I do think sometimes some looks require an honest opinion, God knows I’ve committed many fashion crimes!

Kiki Makeup Bag

Kiki’s must have for perfect, polished, healthy skin!!

Skin care is a must for everyone and should be started around 14 or 15… what you use is up to you, you have to find what works for you and your skin type!!! Remember what ever routine works for you to do it day and night, always!!

I start with a make-up wipe to break down products like mascara, foundation, and lipstick……then I use my Clarisonic Mia with MAC’s lightful cleanser which deeply cleanses the skin.

Using Mac lightful soften lotion,  a water-like product that makes the skin like a sponge so it better absorbs any serums or creams that are applied after.

Now I apply my serum MAC’s lightful essences, followed by an eye cream, MAC’s mineralized charged water moisture eye cream, and finally your moisturizer, I use (a shocker lol) MAC’s complete comfort creme!!

Just a note on MAC’s lightful products they have a highly charged marine bright formula complex that helps minimize fine lines, dark spots, reduce redness and brighten the skin!! I highly recommend it!!

When applying eye cream make sure to but product around the entire orbit of the eye, underneath, side and lid!! When applying moisturizer don’t forget you neck and chest, they show signs of aging faster then the face!!

Black

Moon top & bottoms, Hudson’s Bay Clutch, ALDO heels

I remember in college I worked for a short time at Club Monaco and I had this idea that I would be like a kid in a candy store getting to choose beautiful treats! But to my horror, they had a strict dress code of black dress pants & white shirt. I cant express how much I dislike dress pants and the dress code solidified my feelings. However, I do like these dress pants and wear them willingly and even though I can’t explain my change of heart, I can say that they are comfortable and not your “traditional” dress pant trouser. Sometimes all we need is a simple detail in a piece to make us see the beauty of it.

 

Projecteo

I have been open about my addiction to Instagram and if you follow me you would notice that I love to take pictures. I am not an aspiring photographer but I do enjoy the element of capturing a moment and sharing it with others. When I was recently approached by Projecteo to test out their miniature Projector I was ecstatic! It’s the only projector that allows you to create slides from your Instagram. Its as easy as signing on to Instagram and selecting 9 images which are then printed onto a wheel. I loved the idea since it allows you to have a hard copy of your images in a small, fun and fully functional gadget. The actual projector is so small it fits into the palm of my hand. But don’t let the size fool you. The images are beautifully vibrant and clear. All that is required is a dark room to view the projected pictures. I also liked that they stayed true to the old school projectors and has a retro appeal. This is a small projector that I will be keeping on display as a conversation starter and an appreciation to photography!

To place an order to learn more about Projecteo check out the website at http://www.getprojecteo.com

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