made up with mer : purple lips … and not because it’s f*-ing cold outside …

I find a good little pick me up in the winter months is a sweet new lip colour.

Have you tried a good purple lately?  A little more quirky than your classic red, but equally as enjoyable for a night out or a jeans, white tee and army jacket kind of day (layered under your parka of course!).  I recently tried MAC Rebel paired with a Bite beauty gloss.  For a lovely sheer magenta, try Bite Beauty’s lush fruit lip gloss in Mangosteen.

What do you think? Do you have a favourite purple lip? Are you willing to try this one?


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bridal beauty preview : fall/winter 2015 …

reserve your spot :


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scene+heard : the artist project, toronto

Just wanted to share a picture of some of the beauty looks we did for
the team behind The Artist Project, Toronto.

The bp team partnered up with The Artist Project for the first time just last year,
so we were super elated when they contacted us to bring us back this year.

This is just one half of the extremely talented and beautiful
(and super organized – the event is HUGE!) team
and we had a blast working with them.

A very big thank you to Laura, Candace and Alisa for
joining me yesterday at the event.
And a very big “cheers+congrats” to The Artist Project TO
for another successful year!


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recess from regina : deborah lippmann in Naked …

Nude coloured nail polishes are shades that I keep near by on days that I want to keep my nails simple.  A colour that is great for all skin tones is Naked by Deborah Lippmann. It’s a sheer bare beige colour that would be great for those who are looking for a natural looking colour for work or who doesn’t want to wear a bright or dark colour.

One coat of this is great if you are looking a sheer coverage. For myself, I used three coats to get a full colour coverage on my nails. I like how quickly it dried in between coats and without using a top coat, the colour has a glossy shine to it.

Naked by Deborah Lippmann can be found at Murale ( for $20.00.

**Disclosure: This product was sent to BlushPretty as a press sample for editorial consideration.**

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from the runway : marissa webb, fall/winter 2015 …

I’m currently obsessed with Marissa Webb and her fashionable ways, especially given that she’s the mind behind Banana Republic, I store I adore. I’ve been following her religiously on Instagram, and just this past weekend I received word on the makeup look for her namesake design label during its trip down the NYC runway for Fall/Winter 2015.

Maybelline is back at it for New York Fashion Week, and the face for Marissa Webb’s line was created by some of our favourite Maybelline products including, The Nudes (who doesn’t LOVE this palette?) however, not for the eyes (SURPRISE!).  Instead, the artistry team decided to use a taupe shade from the famous palette to contour the cheeks. Genius!

The look itself was inspired by Bianca Jagger, and what stands out for me is the fresh, clean skin. It’s breathable and dewy. The soft look was created using Maybelline’s Dream Wonder Fluid Touch Foundation for the base. To conceal, Face Studio Master Conceal was applied, with attention to the brow area to soften them up the appearance of the brows.

I think the overall look is perfect and wearable for everyday, very much in tune with Marissa Webb’s style.

I heart this look and am looking forward to seeing more from New York Fashion Week and Maybelline!


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