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January Blues, 2018 Plans + My 300th Blog Post! | Winter 2018 Top Fashion Trends | Calgary Fashion + Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Business, Fashion, Fitness, Goals, Life, Local Love, Makeup, Pantone, Planning, Vintage, Wellness, Winter

JANUARY BLUES, 2018 PLANS + MY 300TH BLOG POST!


I kept flip flopping back and forth about this post — and that’s part of the reason it’s getting to you on February 1st, rather than January 1st. Should I just publish the TREND GUIDE I had originally planned for these photos? Should I save these thoughts for a traditional New Year, New Goals style post, or my 3rd Blogiversary? Should I open up about all these things? Or should I just proceed with regularly scheduled programming? Do people like more personal posts? Is it okay to publish 2 posts in one day? Will anyone even notice or care?

These are exactly the kind of over analytical, consuming thoughts that I can pretty much guarantee all creatives, bloggers and content creators have faced at one point or another while they’re in the process of creating whatever it is they create. But today, instead of the FASHION content I had originally written to accompany these images, I’m going to share something that’s been on my heart and my mind for the entire month of January. This year, there will be no New Year, New Goals post, like I’ve published every January since starting JustineCelina almost 3 years ago. There aren’t any styled flatlays with planners, coffee and flowers today — because here’s the truth. If you want to make real changes in your life, all the planners, scheduling tools and cute stationary in the world won’t do it for you. Only you can do that for yourself. So today, it’s just me.

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème Photos, Review, Swatches // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Reviews, Sponsored

MARC JACOBS BEAUTY LE MARC LIQUID LIP CRÉME REVIEW & SWATCHES

It’s rare that I publish dedicated review posts, but every once in awhile I fall so hard for a product that I know I just have to share it with all of you! Such is the case with the Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Liquid Lip Crèmes — a newer range of comfortable (yes, really), lightweight, ultra pigmented, extremely luxurious liquid lipsticks. Sound too good to be true? I promise you, it isn’t. You may remember me introducing them to you initially in my Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide — and since then, I’ve become completely smitten!

This weekend I’ve partnered with Sephora Canada to bring you a comprehensive review of the entire Le Marc Liquid Lip Crème range. If we’ve hung out in person over the past couple of months and you’ve asked me about my lipstick, chances are I’ve been wearing one of these (I’ve been purposely keeping them out of my Monthly Beauty Favourites posts so that I could share them all with you in this dedicated review!). Each shade from the range is absolutely stunning, consistently formulated and just easy to wear. We all know how obsessed I am with blush, peach and neutral tones this spring and these liquid lips are a neutral lovers dream! Each of these 6 shades are perfectly on trend for the season, yet wearable year round. If you’ve always wanted to try a liquid lipstick but thought they’d be too drying or simply not for you, I might just change your mind with these innovative lip crèmes from Marc Jacobs Beauty. They’re my top recommendation for anyone looking to invest in a luxury liquid lipstick this season! Continue Reading

Spring / Summer 2017 Fragrance Edit // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Fragrance, Reviews, Sponsored, Spring, Summer

SPRING / SUMMER 2017 FRAGRANCE EDIT

Welcome back for another installment of my seasonal FRAGRANCE EDIT! This time, I’m sharing my top recommendations for Spring / Summer 2017 — the fragrances I love to wear as we transition into warmer weather and sunshiny days! I like to go lighter, brighter and fresher in both my beauty routine and fragrance rotation during the spring and summer, transitioning my fragrance collection along with the seasons. Today I’m working with Sephora Canada to introduce you to 8 beautiful fragrances perfect for balmy spring weather and carefree summer days including 4 Longtime Favourites (including a fragrance I’ve worn for over 10 years!) and 4 Recent Obsessions!

If you’d like to explore the exciting world of designer fragrance this season but don’t know where to start, I’ll be your tour guide! Come gather around my vanity as I chat about my favourite fragrances from Givenchy, Dolce&Gabanna, Versace, Maison Margiela, Guerlain, NEST, fresh and Commodity. Today I’ve selected an array of my most loved scents ranging from fresh and fruity, to crisp and clean, to warm and soft, to light and bright — there’s something for everyone (and every budget) in my Spring / Summer 2017 Fragrance Edit. This post is also a fantastic resource for those of you looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas!  

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5 Fresh Neutral Lip Combos to Try this Spring // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Natural Products, Sponsored, Spring

5 FRESH NEUTRAL LIP COMBOS TO TRY THIS SPRING

For me, spring is synonymous with experimentation — especially in the beauty department! It’s a time when I feel inspired to refresh my makeup routine, go lighter and brighter, try new trends and explore new colours, finishes and formulas. With the first days of spring finally upon us I’m already embracing the softer side of the season — on my lips! Spring 2017 is all about the un nude lip. These new nudes include a spectrum of matte, metallic, cream and gloss finishes ranging from fair nudes to the richest, deep neutrals. With so many new lip trends surfacing this spring, almost every brand has released new formulas, finishes and shades — and I’ve put them to the test behind the scenes here at JustineCelina!

Today I’ve teamed up with Sephora Canada to share 5 Fresh Neutral Lip Combos to Try this Spring — including my favourite traditional lipsticks, liquid lipsticks, glosses and hybrid formulas, paired with coordinating lip liners, across a full spectrum of neutral shades! Each of these 5 lip combos was carefully curated to showcase the best Spring 2017 has to offer in a variety of shades, formulas, finishes and price points. There’s something for everyone — whether you can’t resist a classic nude lip, tend to favour natural products, love your liquid lipsticks, live for luxury or just want to try something totally unique (there may be a glittery, duo chrome gloss on the menu!). If you’re looking for some beautiful new lip products to update your beauty routine this spring, here’s what’s on my hit list! Continue Reading

Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Nails, Natural Products, Reviews, Sponsored, Spring, Trend Guides

SPRING 2017 BEAUTY TREND GUIDE

There’s something about the springtime that evokes the urge to refresh and start anew — whether it be in our lives, in our homes, in our wardrobes or in our makeup bags. With Spring Equinox dancing on the horizon (it’s less than a week away!) and new beauty launches galore, I’m thrilled to bring you my Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide in partnership with Sephora Canada! Next to holiday, spring is my favourite time of year for beauty. This season there are so many limited edition collections, trends to explore and innovative formulas to discover — this post has been months in the making and I can’t wait to share my favourites with you!

Whether you’re looking for a few new products to inject the spirit of spring into your beauty routine or a crash course on my favourite beauty trends and how to wear them, you can find it in my Spring 2017 Beauty Trend Guide! This spring beauty mega post is dedicated to bringing you the best of the best across categories. I’m also chatting about the highlighting craze, metallic textures, the un-nude lip, a new wave of hybrid liquid lipsticks, my favourite products for a springtime flush and how I’ve been nursing my nails back to health after years of gel polish! You know the drill — if you have an hour to spare, pour yourself a chilled glass of rosé or a cup of herbal tea, get comfy and let’s chat about all things spring beauty! Continue Reading

My Routine for Flawless Looking Skin // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Reviews, Skincare, Sponsored

MY ROUTINE FOR FLAWLESS LOOKING SKIN

Whenever I’m getting ready for a party or event, I have a fail proof routine to ensure my skin looks its best — and today I’ve partnered with Sephora Canada to share it with you! These are my top-shelf, reserve-for-special-occasion products and techniques that I recommend to everyone. My Routine for Flawless Looking Skin is simple, step-by-step guide to help you achieve an extremely long wearing, flawless looking base that you can pair with any makeup look. I use this routine often for during the holidays or anytime I know I’ll be photographed and want to amp up the glam factor!

Today I’m dishing on every product and technique at the core of my special occasion prep. I’ve used this routine on friends and family of all ages and skintones (I’m usually the one helping out with wedding and event makeup!) — so know that its been extensively tested! If you’d like to learn more about how to achieve flawless looking skin this holiday season, I’m covering everything you need to know — from skincare, to makeup products, to sponges and brushes. Gather around my vanity and get ready for a crash course on flawless looking skin! Continue Reading

5 Festive Lipsticks to try this Holiday Season // JustineCelina.com
Beauty, Makeup, Natural Products, Occasions, Reviews, Sponsored, Winter

5 FESTIVE LIPSTICKS TO TRY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

There’s a good chance that if you read my blog, you love lipstick just as much as I do. Today I’m elated to continue to the lipstick lovefest here at JustineCelina and have teamed up with Sephora Canada to bring you my favourite 5 Festive Lipsticks to try this Holiday Season! Whether you’re a red lip connoisseur or you’re still searching for your perfect shade, there’s truly something for everyone in this post. I personally believe that a great red lipstick possesses some sort of magical power — anytime I swipe one of these shades on I instantly feel more confident, empowered and beautiful!

I’m sharing my top red lip picks across categories and in a variety shades, finishes and formulas — there’s been some serious red lipstick testing going down at JustineCelina headquarters lately! If you’re feeling bold this season, I’ve also included some on-trend metallic lip options ranging from all the way from subtle to full-on glitter (which surprisingly is more wearable than you may think!). If your lipstick game could use a festive touch this holiday season I’ve totally got you covered — grab a peppermint mocha let’s chat about some of my favourite red lip options for Holiday 2016 this weekend!

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