5 Liquid Lipsticks to Try this Fall // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fall, Makeup, On Trend, Reviews


If you know me in real life, you know I love lipstick! I’m also a huge design and colour nerd, and have always approached makeup as an art form (hey — I did go to art college, after all!). This autumn, I’ve been feeling extra inspired by the Fall 2016 PANTONE Fashion Trend Report — if you’ve been following along, you’ll have heard me mention it in my September Beauty Favourites, my first Autumn 2016 Trend Guide, as well as my latest recipe. Colour is something that has always spanned categories in my creative work and it also spans categories here at JustineCelina. Today, autumn colour trends are spilling into my beauty space as I share this comprehensive guide, covering everything you need to know about liquid lipstick this season!

5 Liquid Lipsticks to Try the Fall combines my love of liquid lipstick with seasonal colour trends — I’ve matched my favourite liquid lipstick formulas up to 6 shades from the Fall 2016 PANTONE Fashion Trend Report. I’m thrilled to be bringing this post to you in partnership with Sephora Canada — where you’ll find each one of these lipsticks, along with a list of alternatives (girl, I’ve totally got you covered!). Grab a latte or pour yourself a glass of wine and let’s chat about this season’s hottest liquid lipsticks — including formula overviews, colour trends and limited edition liquid lipstick sets for Holiday 2016! Continue Reading

Autumn 2016 Trend Guide | New Romantic // JustineCelina.com
Fall, Fashion, Hair, Makeup, Music, On Trend


I’m so excited to share the first post in a of a series of AUTUMN 2016 TREND GUIDES here at JustineCelina, where I’m breaking down this seasons biggest trends and showing you how to wear them! I’ve mentioned previously that fall is my favourite time of year for many reasons and fashion in definitely one of them. There’s just something about autumn that makes me want to start anew and refresh my wardrobe to reflect current trends — so today I’m sharing a few of the updates I’ve made and how I like to style my new additions. Today we’re chatting about the new romantic trend and combining 70’s inspired fall florals, waistcoats, rich reds, military greens, statement sleeves, mini bags, velvet, matte lips, chokers, shades of grey, over the knee boots and suede to achieve the look! Oh… and you didn’t think I want going to publish a post without mentioning the Fall 2016 Pantone Fashion Trend Report, did you?

Contemporary Floral Dress | Ecru Waistcoast | Grey OTK Suede Boots (ancient! similar, similar, similar) | Tasseled Saddle Cross Body Bag (similar, similar, similar) | Velvet Choker (DIY — similar, similar, similar) | Dark Khaki Floppy Hat | Gold Faux Stone Ring Set (similar) | Black Frame Round Lens Retro Style Sunglasses c/o SheIn | Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Nahz Fur Atoo

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Apple Pie Steel Oats with Candied Maple Pecans // JustineCelina.com
Breakfast, Creative Process, Dairy Free, Fall, Food, Gluten Free, Life, Vegan, Vegetarian, Wellness


I’m back with some beautiful, orchard-fresh Ambrosia apples, a new recipe and a grateful, renewed mindset! Happy belated Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers, I hope you all enjoyed a weekend full of family, friends, delicious food and a few good drinks. It’s been a week since my last post because I decided to take this weekend off from blogging. It was a combination of events that led me to decide another unplugged weekend was exactly what I needed (nothing serious, but I definitely needed the time away!). I’ll get more into that later in this post — but for now, let’s get to chatting about this recipe!

My Apple Pie Steel Cut Oats with Candied Maple Pecans is inspired by comfort food, holiday flavours and warming, autumnal spices. They’re a simple, delicious way to celebrate fall’s freshly harvested apples and they can be on your table in less than 45 minutes. Who says you can’t indulge an apple pie craving to start your day? This powerhouse breakfast bowl is free of dairy, gluten and refined sugar — and busting with natural sweetness, spices and wholesome nutrition. And yes, it really does taste just like apple pie! Throw on your coziest sweater and let’s make an apple pie inspired dish that you can eat for breakfast — all week long!

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September 2016 Beauty Favourites // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fall, Hair, Makeup, Monthly Favourites, On Trend, Reviews


My love for the season has definitely translated into my September Beauty Favourites! Last month my favourite products were rich and earthtoned across the board. I’m sure I’m not the only one who can’t wait for fall to roll around so I can incorporate some deeper, richer hues into my beauty routine — give me all the autumnal reds, berries, browns and golds, please! I discovered some luxurious, comfortable lipsticks in on-trend shades for fall 2016, a stunning duochrome eyeshadow that’s one of the most unique shades I’ve ever worn, used some of my favourite lip liners all over my lips as matte lipsticks, rekindled my love for Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfectors and totally used up my favourite Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. Stay tuned for some fantastic fall beauty recommendations and an introduction to the Fall 2016 Pantone Fashion Trend Report — you’re going to be hearing a lot about it over the next couple of months here at JustineCelina!

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Digital Blooms October 2016 // JustineCelina.com x Rebecca Dawn Design
Create, Digital Blooms, Fall, Flowers, Free Downloads


Calgarians — can you believe this beautiful fall weather we’re experiencing?! I honestly can’t remember the last time we had such a gorgeous autumn. To celebrate October’s balmy arrival, Rebecca Dawn Design and I are continuing our Indian summer inspired theme in this edition of DIGITAL BLOOMS. Our 3 flower-based designs this month feature a rich, inviting palette complimented by natural, bohemian elements styled with a free-spirited touch. Stunning crimson dahlias and astilbe are arranged with wild grasses to evoke lingering memories of warm autumn days spent exploring nature. October’s Digital Blooms include dalihas, amaranthus, millet, panicum, astilbe and riceflower — if you’d like to learn more about these seasonal flowers and how to care for them, check out our Introduction to Autumn Flowers. Jump to the full post to download October’s Digital Blooms and enjoy them on the background of your computer, tablet or phone — absolutely free!

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September Soundtrack // JustineCelina.com
Fall, Music


Who’s ready for a fresh new playlist to welcome autumn? My September Soundtrack has you covered with just under 4 hours of new tunes! September was a really busy month for me and I’m constantly listening to music while I’m working on various projects — this has been my background music all month long and it’s also the music that’s been playing in my Instagram Stories if you’ve been following along! It’s great music to work, think and create to. A few standout tracks this month include a really dreamy, stripped down cover of The Smashing Pumpkin’s 1979 (my name is the lyrics!), Kasbo’s remix of Mutemath’s Monument, MOOD ROBOT’s Ghost, Attom & Ciele’s Afterglow, Softer Still’s New Age, Bird Passenger’s Cabin Fever, Zammuto’s My Dog’s Eyes and Bon Iver’s new track 33 “GOD” (I could go on!). I’ve also included a few other tracks from MOOD ROBOT — I’m a huge fan of their sound and all of their albums! Come hang out for awhile and treat your ears to 58 fresh tracks this fall. Continue Reading

A Mini Mountain Getaway | VQ Hepburn Mk II Radio in Cream // JustineCelina.com
Entertain, Fall, Fashion, Food, Life, Music, Travel, Wellness, Wine & Cocktails


If you’ve been following along on social media, you may have read or heard a few times how exhausted I was feeling at the end of last week. There are some incredibly exciting things happening behind the scenes right now that can’t wait to share with you soon — but it’s been a ton of work getting them off the ground! I’ve mentioned previously that I’m a major workaholic (I absolutely love what I do!) and sometimes it can get the better of me. I’m definitely more mindful of it these days since balance is something I seem to be constantly pursuing. It can be really difficult for me to step away from my work — especially since I find myself really getting in a groove creatively and wanting to keep up the momentum. But, as I’ve also mentioned previously, I need to remember that while consistency is important in producing great creative work, so is taking care of myself so I can stay inspired and not completely burn out (which I was on the verge of last week). I’m sure many of you fellow creatives can relate!

So, I took this weekend to rejuvenate and rescheduled every commitment I had. Friday evening we grabbed sushi and wine at our favourite place (Kabuku downtown if any of you Calgarians are wondering), gave each other massages set to spa music and went to bed before midnight (yes I know, we’re old). Saturday I chatted with my oldest friend on the phone for 2 hours, caught up on some housework, blog work and basic R&R. I’m talking skipping my daily HIIT workout and doing research for upcoming projects and content from bed with a big cup of freshly ground, french pressed coffee and a big messy bun — and not getting out of my pyjamas until I took an amazing, 45 minute shower (I actually had time to wash my hair!). I even did a face mask, which I used to do every Sunday evening, but sadly haven’t had the energy for lately. On Sunday, we decided to make the most of this beautiful, early autumn weather and head west towards the Rocky Mountains for a wine picnic. I hope you enjoy coming along with us in this photo diary of our Mini Mountain Getaway! Continue Reading