Month: December 2016



If you read SAF on the regular, you probably know how much I love make-up! It can be a bit of an obsession of mine, as I can spend hours trying out new products with different looks, seeing what works with my everyday routine and then tweaking as I go. Yet, as much as I gravitate towards natural and fresh looks, I love to experiment with make-up that is a bit more daring and bold. For example, in winter I love wearing a smoky eye with neutral lips to holiday events and will do the polar opposite during the day, focusing on contouring my face while keeping my make-up light and fresh.

These holiday palettes exclusive to Smashbox are perfect for both! They were created in collaboration with Meryl Pataky, bringing three kits containing colours that were specifically selected from the photo studio pros in LA. They offer a variety of shades and come packaged in a gorgeous, sleek box that requires pretty much no wrapping if you’re thinking of gifting this for the holiday season.

First in the kit is the Contour palette, which lets you bronze, highlight and define features. I found these colours blended effortlessly and gave me a great matte finish, lasting throughout the day without fading. Personally I wish this specific one came in a bigger size with a warmer bronze option, but all in all, this is definitely a great palette to own.

Next up is the Be Legendary lipstick palette, which gives you a variety of comfortable mattes that are high in pigmentation. I found these lip colours to be a bit sheer on me, which I still loved. I think these are perfect for everyday, especially since they are moisturizing and great on the go.

The Photo Op eye shadow palette is the last in the set, which gives eyes a rich, blend-able colour. I did find there was a tiny bit of fall out when using these, but loved the colour selection. They are very pigmented and easy to blend, especially once applied over a primer (love this one).

Overall, I loved the quality of all three in this set and would definitely think this would make a great stocking stuffer for someone who loves to travel or for someone that carries their make-up on the go. You can purchase this set here (just went on sale!)

What about you guys, have you tried any of these palettes from Smashbox? Let me know below. xoxo

Also be sure to follow me on instagram as I will be giving one lucky winner a chance to win a palette kit of their own over the weekend!

Thank you to Smashbox for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. #ambassador



Happy Tuesday loves! Hope you are all having an amazing week so far! As always, I am rockin’ my favourite colour, blue! I guess I will always be unconsciously drawn to it, forever adding more wonderful pieces in different shades to my closet.
This particular coat from Zara is on rotation (similar), not only because of it’s colour, but because of how great it looks with just about anything! It’s such a versatile piece and I especially love the size and fit. So cozy, yet chic at the same time!
For today’s look, I opted to style this coat with a classic stripe Vince sweater underneath (similar), white jeans and pumps, finishing it off with a new favourite brand that I am so happy to share with you. They’re called Olive and Piper! Their rings are beyond stunning and are well on their way to becoming a personal favourite of mine. So good layered with other delicate pieces. I love how their jewelry really helps define the overall look and feel of an outfit, adding that finishing touch of sophistication. Anything that can be worn multiple ways is a must for me! Love it. So easy to mix and match!
What do you look for in a perfect coat or accessory? Do share. xoxo



Saying a quick hello and sharing a few images of a favourite casual outfit that I wore a couple of weeks ago. Though technically speaking, most of what I am wearing in today’s post you’ve probably seen before (here + here), especially these jeans from American Eagle and this Chloe cross-body.

I can definitely say these are pieces that I can’t help but gravitate towards time and time again, simply because of the way I feel when I wear them. Throughout each season, I’ve learned to fill my closet with these types of items because if you’re like me, you’ve probably learned the lesson of never buying items that are just hang-worthy. These are ones that eventually end up in the back of your closet, never to be seen or worn ever again. Trial and error I tell you! From that point on, I’ve focused on adding items to my wardrobe that are ‘very me’ and love-worthy…things that make me feel good! And these are definitely two of many that I love.

What about you guys, what items do you have on rotation? Let me know below. xoxo