Hey hey, you beautiful humans! Welcome back for another Monthly Beauty Favourites post — and the last one of 2017 (I’m still having a hard time believing the year is almost over!). For a completely different change of pace, my November 2017 Beauty Favourites are relatively short ‘n sweet, containing just 6 products — it was a busy month for me, with lots of events and even more behind the scenes work on some larger projects (which I’m excited to share with you in the New Year!). That said, I tend to stick with what I know beauty-wise when I’m short on time — but I did place a new Colourpop order and discovered my favourite palette of 2017 (doesn’t hurt that it’s just $16.00, either!). Last month my lip product choices were all over the map and I didn’t have a particular shade or formula I reached for consistently, but I did discover (and rediscover) a handful of body care, fragrance and nail products!
If you’re looking for some transitional beauty recommendations that will carry you through the holiday season, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m sharing a budget friendly palette full of stunning, metallic neutrals, a glitzy, plum toned blush, the perfect cool weather polish that goes with everything, a nourishing, multi purpose oil for the hair and skin, a delicious lip scrub to give your winter pout a little extra TLC and a luxurious transitional fragrance perfect for December’s festivities. If you have a few minutes to spare on this beautiful Sunday afternoon, find a cozy reading nook and let’s dive into a few of my favourite things — I’ve even included a few holiday gifting ideas for the beauty lovers in your life!
And just like that, another month has flown by (how is 2017 almost over?!). Welcome back for another monthly soundtrack, where I compile all my most listened to tracks in one tidy little playlist for you to enjoy! My November 2017 Soundtrack is an eclectic, 50 song playlist featuring tons of new artists and a melange of different genres — we’re talking everything from electronic to indie and hip hop to instrumental. This month, there’s even a new track from an artist who personally reached out to thank me for including one of his tunes in a previous playlist (I’m totally digging Infinitefreefall’s newest release, Belonging, which you’ll have the pleasure of listening to today!). Now that’s what JustineCelina is all about!
Fellow fashionistas, welcome back for my third AW17 TREND GUIDE and final set of photos we shot in the Alberta Badlands — this time, at dusk! Tonight I’m thrilled to share a bit of an edgier look than you’re typically used to seeing here at JustineCeina, but as I mentioned, I’ve been totally reinspired fashion wise this autumn and really experimenting with my personal style (and having tons of fun in the process!). It was also a lot of fun to experiment with different lighting conditions — since we shot this look in the last 15 minutes before the sunset, these photos have a bit of a moodier vibe to them. I think it suits the outfit perfectly!
Tonight I’m Falling for Floralsall over again and styling a selection of seasonal trends through fresh eyes — including autumn / winter florals, soft leather, velvet, faux fur, circular shades and red. If you’re looking to elevate your personal style or refresh some wardrobe staples as we transition into winter, this post is for you! Tonight I’m wearing a both old and new favourites — this is a look I’ve worn quite a few times this season and received tons of questions about. If you’ve always wanted to explore moody florals, find your perfect (faux) leather jacket or red lip and aren’t sure where to start, you’ve come to the right place! Pour yourself a delicious glass of vino (or fix yourself big mug of herbal tea!) and get cozy for an in depth style chat, complete with tons of shoppable links and alternatives for every price point and body type (would you believe my dress is under $30?!).
You guys, this is my favourite FLOWER content Rebecca and I have ever created together — and it has some pretty stiff competition, if I do say so myself! We shoot our flower content quarterly — so I’ve been sitting on these images for over a month now and the anticipation has been killing me (if you follow along over on Insta Stories you’ll have seen sneak peeks of this arrangement almost every week since I captured it!). I had so many ideas for this post name, but I finally decided to just call it what it is — The Most Beautiful Autumn Arrangement, Ever! Rebecca really outdid herself today and I couldn’t be more excited to share this truly stunning, unique autumn arrangement with you in a fresh installment of our FLOWER EDUCATION series.
When you think of flowers, you probably automatically think of spring and summer, right? Well, Rebecca Dawn Design and I happen to think some of natures most beautiful blooms, berries and foliage are actually available right now — and tonight we’re showing them off! Embrace the rich, velvety tones and textures of the season with this charismatic, artfully undone arrangement featuring an eclectic medley of Bittersweet, Agonis, Echinacea Pods, Celosia, Crocosmia Pods, Crocosmia, Chrysanthemum Poms, Commercial Mums, Liqustrom, Knifeblade Acacia, Eryngium, Echinacea Pods, Ruby Silk Grass, Astrantia, Astilbe, Cotinus, Hanging Amaranthus and Peach Avalanche Roses set in a warm, autumnal palette inspired by the Pantone Fall 2017 Fashion Trend Report. If you’re planning an autumn event, hosting a party, or perhaps browsing for inspiration for a fall wedding, you’ve come to the right place!
As someone who firmly believes they were born in the wrong decade, I’m thrilled to bring you my second AUTUMN 2017 TREND GUIDE dedicated to my love (obsession?) of 70’s inspired style! I’ve been having so much fun with fashion this season — and although I have been shopping for new items, I’ve also really been challenging myself to make the most of my existing wardrobe, get creative and revive old pieces. Today’s TREND GUIDE features a healthy mixture of old and new — unified by an eye for seasonal colour trends (why yes, I drew inspiration from the PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report!).
Adventure to the picturesque Red Deer River valley in the heart of the wild, wild west with me today as I chat about a handful of my favourite 70’s inspired Autumn 2017 trends — including teddy bear coats, vintage fall florals, statement boots, boho (faux) leather accessories and warm toned, autumnal makeup. This TREND GUIDE also features tons of shoppable links at every price point, along with strategies for integrating seasonal trends into your your personal style and making them your own! I’m wearing a mixture of investment and affordable pieces today and have included a few tips about about how to decide what’s worth the splurge and when to save your cash, or wait for a sale. Oh, and I’m finally introducing you to my favourite vegan leather handbag brand after discovering them this summer (did I mention my bag is currently on sale for under $20?)!
Happy snowy Sunday, beautiful people! I’m elated to be curled up in a cozy sweater and fuzzy slippers with a big mug of chamomile tea this weekend working away on my October 2017 Beauty Favourites post — it’s a cold one in Calgary! If you’re looking for an excuse to hole up inside and avoid stepping foot into the frigid outdoors this weekend (and getting out of your sweatpants!), you’re in luck. Pour yourself a warm cup of whatever your little heart desires (mulled wine, perhaps?!), grab your iPad, phone or snuggle up in front of your laptop with your softest throw and let’s chat autumn beauty!
October was a bit of a whirlwind — it included a lot of travel, a new haircut and desire to refresh my look, shake things up and discover new products! I had a love affair with red lips and liquid lips — and wore one red in particular most of the month whenever I felt like something bold. I also became totally smitten with a pretty autumnal shade from the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick range, continued to practically bathe in Colourpop Super Shock Highlighters, rediscovered my love for an innovative mattifying product and found an incredible, inexpensive nude eyeliner that makes my eyes look bright and awake (trust me, last month I needed all the help I could get!). In the FRAGRANCE and SKINCARE categories, I got acquainted with an ultra pampering, uplifting body soufflé from Crabtree & Eveyln and reacquainted with one of my favourite autumn scents. It was somewhat of a minimalistic month for me beauty wise, as it took me awhile to figure out what worked best with my new fringe (which I’m still loving, by the way!), my eyebrows and eye makeup have definitely taken a back seat (no one can really tell I haven’t plucked or filled in my brows or spent those extra few minutes blending my eyeshadow — and it’s kind of amazing!). Let’s dive into my October 2017 Beauty Favourites, shall we?
Autumn is in full force — and today Rebecca Dawn Design and I are celebrating the best this season has to offer with a fresh batch of DIGITAL BLOOMS to welcome November! This month’s 3 free tech wallpapers are inspired by the gorgeous, warm hues of the PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report complimented by an array of hand foraged autumn foliage, twigs, berries and pumpkins. November 2017’s Digital Blooms are an eclectic, textural melange of Agonis, Asclepias, Black Birc, Bittersweet, Celosia, Chrysanthemum Poms, Commercial Mums, Continus, Crocosmia Pods, Echinacea Pods, Gooseberries, Heucheria, Liqustrom, Nandina, Solidago, Ornamental White Pumpkins and Squash, Sedum and Stirlingia. There are so many new-to-JustineCelina varieties of seasonal flowers and foliage in November’s free tech wallpapers — and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Click through to choose from 3 free tech wallpapers and capture the fleeting beauty of autumn on the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long! This month, we’ve also included a coloured background option inspired by Pantone’s Neutral Grey and November’s moody skies to switch things up — darker backgrounds are something many of you have requested and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this versatility moving forward (ask and you shall receive, my friends!). For November we’re offering up 2 designs on our standard marble background and 1 moodier design set over a beautiful, flat grey backdrop. We hope you enjoy this month’s free tech wallpapers as much as we loved creating them for you! And if you’re as crazy about this selection of seasonal blooms as we are, stay tuned — Rebecca created the most stunning autumn arrangement I’ve ever seen and it’s coming to our FLOWER EDUCATION section later this month!