Keeping My Beauty Products Organized

I am crazy about being organized, especially when it comes to my beauty products! When making purchases I am selective, which is the reason why my collection isn’t massive. I don’t like hoarding things and not using them. Everything has a purpose in my life and that’s just the way I like it! The great thing about having a selective collection of beauty products and a small organizer is that it doesn’t take up too much space. All the products are contained in one place, making it easy and efficient for me to find what I am looking for. This is my little storage unit:

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Wondering where I got this little beast of an organizer? Wal-mart! What I love about it is that is is affordable, durable and the simple shades do not make it an eye sore to look at. They come in different colours, sizes and patterns so I’m sure you’d be able to find one that works best for you in no time! Fun fact: I used to dance so the handle and two locks at the top made it very easy to transport to different dance competitions! You don’t even need to be a dancer to own one of these. It gets even more exciting when it’s opened up – so many compartments that extend out making it easy to access the bottom! How awesome is that?! Like I said, easy and efficient!

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Each compartment is dedicated to a specific makeup category. For example: lips are at the top because they are my most used beauty products. Due to the fact they are my most used, they are also my favourite so naturally that’s what I have most, which explains why they take up two compartments. I try to divide them – drug store on one side and high end on the other. I used to divide them by separating the lipsticks and lip-glosses (as seen in the picture blow). Some people wouldn’t do it that way, but hey, it’s my storage and I like to be super organized (you should see my agenda – colour coded and everything!).

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Here are some pictures of my other compartments:

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The bottom has all my bigger products – eye shadow palettes, falsies, compact mirrors, etc. This storage unit really has great depth!

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Interested in knowing more about my collection and storage? I am a YouTuber and a little while back I created a video where I explain in depth my makeup collection and storage. Feel free to check it out below!

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xoxo,

Erica

More People Should Be Like Dogs

More people should be like dogs? More people should be like dogs! I’m not talking about the aggressive ones that attack. I’m talking about the ones that come running to the door when they see you walking in and greet you by wagging their tail and giving you lots of licks and hugs. The ones that are constantly happy to see you. The ones that are sad when you have to leave. Yes, those kinds. Why do I think people should be more like them? Well let me tell you…

Like I said, dogs always come running to the door to greet you once you get home, even if you left them for the day to go to work or school or wherever you needed to be. I for one am guilty of not always greeting the ones that I care about (and ones that I don’t know so much) with much enthusiasm. I have taken them for granted and am working each day to not be that way. Everyone deserves to be greeted with lots of love and happiness. It really changes the mood, you know?

Dogs give love and lots of it. They never ask for it in return. They just give and give. How beautiful is that? It’s so pure and selfless. Why can’t people be more like at? Well they can – it’s a conscious choice. I think with enough “practice” it will eventually become a habit and one won’t really have to think about it.

Dogs follow you around. I’m not saying be a stalker! That’s one of the last things people want from other people. What I meant was, dogs like to be in your company and spend quality time with you. Don’t you ever notice that they can get upset when you’re on your electronics and not playing with them instead? Put the electronics down. Trust me you will feel a lot better playing with your dog. Translation? Spend quality time with the people who are in your presence and give them your full and undivided attention. You will start to feel more connected to them and build a stronger bond.

I am sure there are plenty of other dog qualities that people can be more of, but those are the ones for me that stand out the most.

I hope you all have a beautiful day!

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xoxo,
Erica

Lipstick Collection

It’s Thursday and I figured I’d do a little tbt (throwback Thursday).

Who doesn’t love lipstick!? I know my collection is small compared to a lot of other people, but hey, we all have to start somewhere, right? Which one of these do you like? What’s your favourite? Let me know in the comments!

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Lipsticks mentioned:

MAYBELLINE:
– #920 Nude Lust
– #930 Truffle Tease
– #235 Warm Me Up
– #645 Red Revival
– #860 Pink Pop
– #865 Fuchsia Flash
– #870 Shocking Coral
– #E190 Royal Red

Unknown brand:
– #450 Pearl Spectra

REVLON:
– #001 Nude Attitude
– #660 Berry Haute
– #011 Stormy Pink

KIKO:
– #607

RIMMEL:
– #10

NYX:
– Aria

MAC:
– Lollipop Loving
– Del Rio
– Diva
– Pop Circle
– Show Orchid

MARC JACOBS:
– Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

xoxo,
Erica

My Claws

Every once in a while I like to get my nails done for special occasions. Out of all the times that I have gone, this colour has to be my favourite thus far. It’s called Hydrangea. Wondering where exactly I go? Nails For You of course! They have multiple locations, but I’ve only been to the one near the Eaton Centre in Toronto. If you find yourself there, ask for Katie. She does an amazing job and she’s quick too!

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I get bio gels instead of acrylics (only because I heard acrylics are worse to get), but I’ve only ever had bio gels so I couldn’t say for myself what the difference is. I get them almond shaped because it makes my fingers look longer and they look like a softer version of claws. 

I adore when my nails are all done up, but the downside is when I have to take them off because my nails become weak and are more prone to breakage. That happens when I’ve had them refilled each month for a year. When I finally removed them I allowed my nails to grow back to their healthy natural state. I think that this is important for me to do before getting them done again (and of course if there is a special occasion because it gets very costly to get these bad boys done) because I don’t want to keep damaging my nails.

Always consider which option is best suited for you because everyone is different!

Nails For You: HERE

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

xoxo,
Erica

 

Let’s Do The Twist

It’s Friday, Friday! Gotta get down on Friday! Anyone else remember that? It really is Friday and boy, am I glad that it is. The week has gone by really quickly for me and even though the weekend is pretty much here, I don’t really have one because I also work on weekends. But who says I can’t have a little fun even if I work tomorrow? Not I! I won’t be partying or doing anything crazy like that because I want to be able to function the next day haha. For those of you who do plan on going out tonight and/or this weekend I have an outfit idea for you…

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I know the weather here in Toronto is getting a little colder, but when you’re a Canadian you don’t really feel all that cold until the later months so this dress could work (possibly with a little back leather jacket so you don’t get sick?). This olive bodycon twist (actually a knot, but twist sounds so much more fun!) dress is one of my favourite pieces from my wardrobe! I love how simple it is, yet unique all because of that one part of the dress. It just adds that extra BAM! Am I right or am I right? The cut of this dress is so flattering and comfortable. Even though it is a summer dress, one could wear it into the early months of fall and throw on a cute jean or leather jacket. All outfit details are below.      

Dress: SOLD OUT
long sleeve knit with knot: HERE

Heels: SOLD OUT
similar ones: HERE

Have a great weekend!

xoxo,
Erica

Work, Work, Work, Work, Work

The first day is always nerve-racking, am I right or is it just me? First impressions count. Whether we like it or not they do. The first day for any occasion is a big deal for me. Even though I am usually nervous I find that it helps if I feel great and confident in what I am wearing (it really helps decrease those nerves of mine). I’m a little late on posting this post because my first day was about a week ago, but hey, better late than never!   

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This is my go-to power suit. I can never go wrong with my blazer and pencil skirt paired a cute top and heels. It’s so easy to just throw on a bodysuit or a shirt with these two simple pieces. Since the weather is still warm, I opted for lighter colours to contrast with my black heels, skirt and purse. Like I always say – wear what makes you feel comfortable and confident! I’m not telling anyone that they have to wear what I wear or look like me. I’m simply just sharing. All outfit details are below. 

Blazer: SOLD OUT
similar one: HERE

Bodysuit: HERE

Skirt: HERE

Heels: SOLD OUT
similar pair: HERE

Purse: HERE

Talk to you guys on Friday!

xoxo,
Erica