Sunday, December 25, 2016

Everlane Ribbed Wool-Cashmere Turtleneck & V-Neck

Everlane Ribbed Wool-Cashmere Turtleneck V-Neck Sweater
Welp, it's been an insane past several weeks, hence my absence, but things have finally calmed down enough for me to post about the Ribbed Wool-Cashmere sweaters from Everlane that I've been wearing non-stop for the last couple months. I'll be reviewing several more in future posts, but for today I've got the Ribbed Wool-Cashmere Turtleneck ($120) and V-Neck ($98) to share with you!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tom Ford Winter Soleil Holiday 2016 | Swatches & Review

Tom Ford Winter Soleil Holiday 2016 Collection Swatches Review
 Today I've got Tom Ford's Winter Soleil Holiday 2016 collection swatched and reviewed, and it is gorgeous. I've been meaning to get this photographed and posted for awhile, but things inevitably got busy over the last couple of weeks...and then Sephora forgot to send the second of the two palettes from the collection probably because VIB Sales were so hectic. So anyway, I will have that palette photographed soon and will update this post. But anyway...

Friday, November 18, 2016

Everlane Brixton Boot & Cashmere Square Turtleneck

Everlane Brixton Boot Cashmere Square Turtleneck Review Photos Sizing Fit Information
 Back with another Everlane review today! This time for the new Brixton Boots ($225) and Cashmere Square Turtleneck ($155) which I picked up recently, both in black, to feed my addiction to all black ensembles and cozy casual warmth.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

A Weekend in Chicago

LondonHouse Chicago Hotel Review
A few weeks ago, I finally got around to going to visit one of my best friends, who has lived in Chicago for the past three years, during which time I have literally not been to visit even once. So we planned a trip, I booked a ticket and finally, I flew my sorry self on out there to have ourselves a weekend visit.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Everlane Cocoon Coat

Everlane Cocoon Coat Review Photos
Outfit Details: Sweater c/o Margaret O'Leary // Jeans from Zara (old) // Shoes c/o Matt Bernson (also here) // Crossbody Purse in Navy c/o Linjer
Everlane's Cocoon Coat ($265) is the second of two luxurious wool coating options that were launched in the last month. It's the sister to the Belted Wool Shawl Coat (reviewed here), which offers a little less structure and a more cropped silhouette.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Perfect Blue Velvet Curtains

Pottery Barn Shiny Velvet Curtains Navy Blue Review Photos
 I know that y'all have all caught onto the velvet obsession that's sweeping the world, so I'm here to inspire major velvet lust with the perfect blue velvet curtains from Pottery Barn that you're gonna want to order ASAP for your living room, bedroom, mudroom, bathroom, kitchen, garage...ya know, basically anywhere with windows that you could put some curtains, because they're just that beautiful.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Everlane Belted Wool Shawl Coat

everlane belted wool shawl coat review photos
 I've been on the hunt for the perfect robe style, tie-waist coat for quite awhile, but I've never found quite the perfect one until now. Everlane's Belted Wool Shawl Coat ($265) debuted a few weeks ago, and when it arrived in the mail last week, I was dying to see how it would look and fit. I got it in size 00 in the Gray colour, and I was thrilled to find that it was a perfect fit.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fall Cashmere Edit: Margaret O'Leary

Margaret O'Leary Cashmere Fringe Poncho Scarf Boucle Boatneck Directional Rib Pullover Review Photos
Autumn is here with its crisp, chilly weather, and never has there been a better time to break out the sweaters. And when it comes to sweaters, nothing oozes more comfort, softness, warmth and luxuriant, enveloping coziness than cashmere. And if there's anyone who knows cashmere, inside and out, it's Margaret O'Leary.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 8

By Georgia Grace Beauty Bulletin No. 8

I've got more Holiday 2016 goodness to share with you today - it seems to just keep on a'comin', and I'm definitely not complaining.

Monday, October 31, 2016

111Skin NAC Y2 Collection + Y Theorem Repair Serum | Review

111Skin Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2 Space Anti Age collection review photos
111Skin is a powerhouse of a brand that is based in London at the Harley Street clinic of Dr. Y. Alexandrides which is frequented by a well-heeled clientele that insist on the most cutting edge in evidence-based dermatological breakthroughs to keep their skin at the peak of health and to best position it to gracefully weather the passage of time. I first discovered 111Skin through a sample from SpaceNK iconof the Y Theorem Repair Serum NAC Y2 iconand was immediately converted...and as it turns out, so were a lot of others...

Friday, October 28, 2016

Linjer Crossbody Purse in Navy

Linjer Crossbody Purse Navy Review Photos

 Linjer. An independent design studio run by creators Jennifer Chong (a fellow Dartmouth alumna) and Roman Khan that specializes in high quality leather goods and timepieces that are meticulously crafted according to time-honoured, artisanal standards and that feature the brand's trademark, Norwegian minimalist aesthetic...

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection Total Matte, Smoky Glow & All-in-One Couture Palettes | Swatches & Review

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection Total Matte Smoky Glow All in One Couture Palette Swatches Review
Dior's Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection also includes several limited edition special palettes which are especially pretty and useful! I picked up three of them, although there is one more variant of the big palette available that I passed on. You can find them here and here at Nordstrom. Keep reading for the full review! For my full review of the rest of Dior's Holiday 2016 collection, see here!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Everlane Luxe Wool Ribbed Long-Sleeve Dress

Everlane Luxe Wool Ribbed Long-Sleeve Dress Review Photos
If you've been looking for the perfect stretchy, soft wool dress with the perfect amount of form fitting-ness to add a touch of sexy without being uncomfortable or giving off a "trying too hard" vibe, then look no further than Everlane's Luxe Wool Ribbed Long-Sleeve Dress ($110).

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection | Swatches & Review

Dior Splendor Holiday 2016 Makeup Collection Swatches Review Photos Look Face
 Dior's Splendor Holiday 2016 collection is here, and it is splendid indeed. It's completely chockablock with gorgeousness...I don't really know where to start. It's currently available at a wide selection of stores online: Nordstrom, Saks, Macy's and Bloomingdales to name a few. Keep reading for swatches and photos of everything! I'll also be doing looks with all the items so you guys can see how they translate to the face, but those will probably go up on this page around the end of next week. For swatches & review of the 3 black zippered palettes, see here!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Everlane Luxe Ribbed Wool Boatneck

Everlane Luxe Ribbed Wool Boatneck Review Photos Sizing Information
Everlane's Luxe Ribbed Wool Boatneck ($85) is the second item from the Luxe Wool collection that I picked up. I bought it in size XS in the Navy blue colour, and it's proven to be a hardworking basic long-sleeve top for both casual and more snappy dressing situations.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation | Swatches & Review

Chanel Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation Swatches & Review
It's been awhile since I've done a foundation Friday, but I've got a very worthy pick for you all today! Chanel launched it's brand new Le Teint Ultra Tenue Ultrawear Flawless Foundation ($60 for 1 oz.) earlier this fall. It is said to give a fluid, seamless, second skin effect, with light diffusing complexes that give the skin luminosity and absorbent powders that give the skin a long-wearing, matte finish. To my own eye, the formula is clearly meant to replace Chanel's previous long-wearing, matte finish formula: Perfection Lumiere, which was discontinued awhile ago and which was previously one of my holy grail foundations.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

NARS Velvet Lip Glide | Swatches & Review

NARS Velvet Lip Glide Swatches Review On Lips All Shades
 The all-new NARS Velvet Lip Glides ($26 for 0.20 oz.) just dropped at Sephora at the beginning of October. I've been waiting in anticipation for the launch of this formula ever since seeing Temptalia's swatches and review of them, as they looked like a potential love for me. As is turns out, they 100% are.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Everlane Luxe Wool Ribbed Turtleneck

Everlane Luxe Wool Ribbed Turtleneck Review Photos
 I keep having a "new favourite" this-and-that as the result of all Everlane's new releases, which is probably becoming annoying, but that's too bad yall. I can't help it. Today I am writing 'bout my new fave turtleneck, Everlane's Luxe Wool Ribbed Turtleneck ($88). Plz don't hate me though u guyz, it iz perfect.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Blue Velvet in the Living Room

By Georgia Grace Petrol Blue Velvet Pillows Living Room
 With Autumn upon us, I've allowed myself to indulge my crush on velvet by outfitting the living room with a couple creations in a gorgeous blue velvet by Stout...

Friday, October 7, 2016

Everlane Luxe Wool V-Neck

Everlane Luxe Wool V-Neck Sweater Review Photos
 Next up in Everlane's Luxe Wool collection is the V-Neck sweater ($78), which comes in a manageable selection of basic, universally flattering colours and is as close to a wardrobe staple as they come.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick

Buxom Shimmer Shock Lipstick Review Swatches Photos Lip Swatches Volatile Flasher Uncontrollable Fireball Dynamite Aftershock Va-Va-Voltage Thunderbolt
Buxom recently launched a new lip product - the Shimmer Shock Lipstick ($18 for 0.07 oz.). It comes in a twist up, pencil format that's become increasingly popular for its ease of application and cute, chubby profile, and it is supposed to be a lightweight gel lipstick that delivers multi-dimensional shimmer, alluring colour and slick shine. I ordered a bunch of shades from the line-up to swatch and review, and I have to say I am quite smitten!

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Everlane Premium Wool Flannel Crop & Full Leg Pants

Everlane Premium Wool Flannel Crop & Full Leg Pants Review Photos
Premium Wool Flannel Crop Pant worn with Luxe Wool Ribbed Turtleneck in Black, XS and Heel Boot in Black
 Pants pants pants. Everlane just released a new collection of Premium Wool items, which included two new pants silhouettes, which I proceeded to promptly order. I plumped for size 00 in both. The Premium Wool Flannel Crop Pant ($125) has a straight, slightly tapered and cropped leg, while the Premium Wool Flannel Full Leg Pant ($135) is just the opposite - a wide, full, straight and untapered leg that interestingly is basically the same thing as a palazzo pant but in a cozy, soft, warm wool flannel that is perfect for fall. Scroll on for more photos and a full review of both!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Everlane Luxe Wool Square Cardigan

Everlane Luxe Wool Square Cardigan Review Sizing Fit Information Petite
 The Luxe Wool Square Cardigan is my favourite item from Everlane's new Luxe Wool collection - perfectly cropped, fitted in exactly the right areas and loose in exactly the right areas, available in a few chic, go-with-everything colours in finely knit merino wool that is warm yet has a beautiful drape...it's already a go-to in my autumn wardrobe.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Park Hyatt Maldives, Hadahaa: Part I

park hyatt maldives hadahaa review photos hyatt gold platinum diamond member free nights
We recently returned from a dream of a trip to the Maldives, during which we were incredibly fortunate to be hosted by the Park Hyatt Maldives, Hadahaa. The entire experience was absolutely unforgettable - words simply fail when tasked with conveying the beauty that was so vividly present all around us, so this post (and the ones that will follow) are going to be quite photograph heavy...but I'm sure you won't mind ;) 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 7

It's that time of year again when all the beautiful holiday collections get announced! I've got some pretty photos of a few of my faves to share with you, so read on for more details! (with the exception of Chanel's Hyperfresh collection, which I believe is one of it's interim collections between the Fall and Holiday collections)

Monday, September 26, 2016

Everlane Luxe Wool Square Turtleneck

Everlane Luxe Wool Square Turtleneck Review Photos Sizing Information
Just in time for the chilly weather that's come our way over the past few days, Everlane has released a few new additions to its Luxe Wool Sweater collection. The "Luxe Wool" fabric is an ultra-fine knit of ultra-finely spun merino wool fibers, which results in a finished fabric that is soft and warm with just the right amount of stretch and a lovely drape. I picked up a few items from the collection to add to my autumn wardrobe. First up is the Luxe Wool Square Turtleneck, which I got in size 00 and Heather Grey.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Everlane Modern Tassel & Modern Croc Loafers | Review

Everlane Modern Tassel Loafer Photos Review Sizing Fit Information
For all y'all loafer addicts out there, Everlane has really been beefing up its sartorial lineup over the past month or so. In addition to the original Modern Loafer and the Modern Smoking Loafer, Everlane has just launched the Modern Tassel ($180) and Modern Croc ($180) variants for Fall. Keep reading for more deets and photos!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Back-Zip Tee | Review

Everlane GoWeave Back-Zip Tee Shirt Top Review
The last member of Everlane's GoWeave Collection (dresses reviewed here and here) is the Back-Zip Tee ($88). It comes in Black, White and Blue - I picked it up in size 00 in the blue colour and have been having a lot of fun wearing and styling it!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Everlane Stretch Ponte Skinny Pant & Tube Skirt | Review

Everlane Stretch Ponte Skinny Pant Review
 Ponte ponte ponte - that perfect, thick yet stretchy fabric that you'll find everything from dresses to pants hewn from these days. In one of its latest releases, Everlane recently jumped on the ponte bandwagon with the debut of the Stretch Ponte Skinny Pant ($78) and the Stretch Ponte Tube Skirt ($55).

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Collection, Fall 2016 | Swatches & Review

 Okey dokey you guys. Chanel is bringing out the big guns with its release of the all new Rouge Allure Ink ($37 for 0.20 oz.) for Fall 2016. From the promo photos, I thought the colour range would be kind of mundane...but I couldn't have been more wrong! I clearly got lulled into a false sense of security by the disappointing Rouge Coco Stylo. Rouge Allure Ink is anything BUT a disappointment. So far I haven't found anywhere online where these are available, but I'll be sure to include links once I do!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Oribe Haircare Favourites

 I'm pretty basic when it comes to haircare in general - I usually use John Frieda or Organix shampoo and conditioner and the let my hair air dry. Recently, however, I've been trying out a few new items from Oribe to incorporate into my routine, and I've been loving all of them for different purposes. Long-time readers will know the experience of a product is equally important to me as the efficacy of the product when evaluating its quality and deciding whether or not to purchase. It stood to reason that I wanted the products I incorporated into my haircare routine to provide more than a utilitarian function - I also wanted them to elevate my experience of doing my hair from mundane to a special ritual. Oribe's products have been home runs for me on both fronts, as I've found the ones I've tried thus far to both be highly effective and to make the process of doing my hair a pleasure that I savour!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

My Kat Burki Skincare Routine: Restorative Dual Acid Peel, Rose Hip Revitalizing Serum, Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream & Complete B Vital Hydration Mask

Kat Burki Skincare Review Rose Hip Revitalizing Serum Vitamin C Intensive Face Cream Complete B Vital Hydration Face Mask Dual Acid Restorative Peel
Space NK's Autumn Beauty Event (preview here) has officially begun for N.Dulge members, and in honor of it, I'm sharing a post that I've been very excited about for quite awhile on Kat Burki skincare! Kat Burki's skincare line is one of the very well-kept secrets of the beauty world: txhe formulas are cruelty-free and are chock full of ingredients derived from naturally occurring sources and optimized in order to achieve maximum potency and bioavailability in the final form of the ingredients, which means that they are in a form that is most readily absorbed by your skin cells.  

The resulting product formulas are a compelling blend of naturally derived bioavailable actives and cutting edge laboratory optimized ingredients which pack a serious skincare punch and feel like an absolute treat to use. Kat Burki's PR team hooked me up with a skincare regime of my choosing, which I've been testing for over a month now and which I've been chomping at the bit to tell you about. Keep reading for all the deets!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit Preview

Space NK Autumn Beauty Edit Gift with Purchase Review
Last week I received a special delivery courtesy of Space NK - a black leather and mesh pouch stuffed chock fulla beauty, skincare, haircare, and makeup goodies! The pouch and its contents are part of Space NK's special September "Autumn Beauty Edit" event, which will be hosted across all 27 of Space NK's U.S. locations and online on September 9th for everyone, and on September 7-8th for N.Dulge members who will have early access.

During the event, pampering and prepping will be available galore - just in time for NYFW! The latest in autumn trends and looks from Space NK's AW16 campaign will be available for you to test drive, and you'll get to meet with brand representatives for makeovers, facials, advice and tips. Check with your nearest location for event times, featured experts and services. As an exclusive for the event and while supplies last, you will receive this amazing goody bag when you spend $250 or more. It's chockablock with a selection of must-haves from 29 of Space NK's favourite brands and contains well over $400 worth of product.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Paris Marriott Champs Elysees | Review

Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel Review
For our week in Paris, we elected to stay at the Paris Marriot Champs Elysees, due to its central location and its intimate atmosphere of quiet luxury...

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Dior Rouge Extreme Matte & NEW Rouge Dior for Fall 2016 | Review & Swatches

Dior Rouge Extreme Matte & New Rouge Dior Swatches of All Shades Review Fall 2016

Somehow I wrote this post and then erased it, so here goes again! Dior just dropped it's two new lipstick ranges: Dior Rouge Extreme Matte and Dior Rouge Dior, both of which are $35 for 0.12 oz. They amazing amazing amazing, so I'm gonna cut straight to the chase and move on to swatches. I haven't had very much time to test, literally I just took these swatches yesterday. But I will give my first impressions and update with more specifics like full wear time later. All shades available here at Nordstrom right now!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Everlane Modern Oxford | Review

Everlane Modern Oxford Blush Review & Photos
 Everlane is keepin' 'em comin' with the fresh new kicks - the latest in their Autumn/Winter starting lineup is the Modern Oxford ($175), which comes in an array of four tasty colours that are all perfect for the chilly months ahead. Everlane was kind enough to send me a pair, so I plumped for a Blush pair in my regular size 6.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Foreo Luna Mini & Play | Review

Foreo Luna Mini & Play Review & Comparison
Foreo recently launched the Luna Play ($39), a mini-er version of its Luna and Luna Mini devices, and Space NK was kind enough to send me the Luna Play iconto play with a little while ago (pun intended). I picked up the Luna Mini ($99, original version) myself to compare with the Play. Below are my thoughts on both devices!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Beauty Bulletin, No. 6

Launches, launches, launches!!!!! More launches! No one can comprehend my excitement. So many goodies and they just keep on a'comin. Today we've got new NARS, Buxom, Anastasia and *dun dun dunnnn* DIOR to discuss...

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless V-Neck Dress | Review

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless V-Neck Dress Review
The Everlane Japanese GoWeave Sleeveless V-Neck Dress ($98) is part of Everlane's recently released Japanese GoWeave collection and is one of two dresses included in the collection. It comes in white and black - I ordered mine in white, size 00. Keep reading for the full review!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Everlane Silk Split-Neck Shirt Dress | Review

Everlane debuted another dress with the launch of its Oxford & Silk Shirting collection - this time in silk! The Silk Split-Neck Shirt Dress ($130) comes in a lovely black and white stripe and can be worn as both a tunic and a dress.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Snowe Home Bedding | Review

Today we are talking about bedding. Have you ever wondered where you can find a set of sheets or duvet cover or down pillows that are luxurious to the touch and high quality at a reasonable price point? Well, I myself have wondered this to myself on many a sad occasion. I say sad because I've never really found the perfect answer to this query (spoiler alert: until just now; enter Snowe). Bedding is one of those affairs in life that seems like it should be really straightforward and simple - get some sheets, get a comforter, get some pillows, put them on bed, go to sleep. But like so many matters in life, it is, in reality, not so simple, especially especially ESPECIALLY if you are a stickler for quality. Which I am.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Everlane Relaxed Silk Shirt & Slim Silk Shirt | Review

It's been awhile since Everlane has hit refresh on its selection of silk shirts, but they finally did last week with their launch of the new silk and oxford shirting collection! Today I'm reviewing the two new silk, button-up blouse profiles: the Relaxed Silk Shirt ($88) and the Slim Silk Shirt ($78).

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Front-Zip Dress | Review

Everlane Japanese GoWeave Front-Zip Dress Review
 Everlane has just launched a new collection of items designed using the Japanese GoWeave fabric that they piloted last year with their GoWeave trouser collection. I loved the fabric of the slacks, so I was really excited about trying out these new launches, which include the Sleeveless V-Neck Dress, the Back-Zip Tee and the Front-Zip Dress that I am reviewing today.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No. 20 Eyeshadow Palette | Swatches & Review

 Marc Jacobs has just released a gorgeous, 20-shade, eye palette for Fall that is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora. The Style Eye Con No. 20 consists of a very healthy mix of matte, shimmer and glitter shades in warm, neutral and cool finishes with which to create a huge array of looks. It's really a makeup lover's dream, being the equivalent of 4 regular sized Style Eye Con No. 7 palettes (swatched here) in terms of the number of shades included. Each individual eyeshadow pan is 0.03 oz., which is only a little bit smaller than the 0.05 oz./pan in the No. 7 range of palettes.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Easy DIY Timeless Scandinavian Modern Headboard

DIY Scandinavian Chic Bare Wood Headboard
 Found: the perfect, timeless, Scandinavian, bare wood headboard. The best part? You can make it for under $50. Lol. I made it this past weekend, and hilariously, I was actually on my way to making a slipcovered headboard, and this was just going to be the frame (probably still is, since I already have the stuff to upholster and slipcover it). But I happened to put it behind the bed after assembling it to check and make sure the dimensions looked right with the bed and was immediately struck by how bomb it looked on its own. Accompanied by the fact that the lumber for this costs a grand total of $45 and that it takes barely any time to make, I figured that I would make a quick tutorial for this.

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