It was beauty overload here at JustineCelina headquarters last month — in the best way possible! October marked the beginning of my partnership with Sephora Canada and I published my first two posts in a series of six that we’ll be working on together this year. As you can imagine, there was a whole lot of liquid lipstick and fragrance testing going down last month as part of my research for my 5 Liquid Lipsticks to Try This Fall and Autumn / Winter 2016 Fragrance Edit posts (have you read them yet?!). So naturally, most of my October Beauty Favourites are liquid lipsticks and fragrances! In October I fell in love with three gorgeous liquid lipsticks in fall’s hottest shades — as well as a vampy, demi-matte traditional lipstick. I also gravitated towards two beautiful fragrances and discovered the best liquid black eyeliner I’ve ever tried! If you’re looking for even more beauty content, cozy up on this beautiful November evening and let’s chat about my beauty loves for October 2016!
My love of fragrance extends as far back as early childhood. I’m sure most of us remember watching our mothers perched at their vanities, applying perfume — the finishing touch that completed their transformation. I was always enthralled by that process, even as a young girl. Fragrance has always had a special allure for me and over the years I’ve collected quite a few favourites. In my eyes, there’s nothing more feminine or sophisticated than a captivating scent. Even on more natural days, I always apply a fragrance in the morning — it’s a luxurious part of my routine that helps set the tone for my day. The right fragrance always gives me a burst confidence and makes me feel empowered!
In my AUTUMN / WINTER 2016 FRAGRANCE EDIT, I’m sharing my all-time-favourite cool weather fragrances — you know, the ones that pair well with cozy sweaters, red wine and a toasty fireplace? Like fashion, beauty and food, I also transition my fragrance along with the seasons. During the summertime I tend to favour crisp, clean, fruity scents — but bring on the drama during the autumn and winter! My favourite cool weather fragrances are deep, comforting and warm. Many of my choices are unisex, so you can share them with your partner (what’s sexier than that?), or keep them all to yourself. Dive into my comprehensive guide to ten of-the-moment fragrances available at Sephora Canada from Elizabeth & James, Mason Margiela, ToykoMilk Dark and newcomer Derek Lam — including holiday gift ideas!
The leaves are turning, the air is crisp and fall is just around the corner — who’s ready to learn about autumn flowers? I’ve partnered with Rebecca Dawn Design to make flower education accessible here at JustineCelina and today we’re continuing our flower education series with An Introduction to Autumn Flowers. While most of us tend associate flowers with the spring and summer months, fall’s cooler weather also yields gorgeous seasonal blooms — and we’re excited to share them with you!
In today’s informational post we’re answering your most common questions about flowers and sharing some insider tips and tricks. You’ll learn about what’s in season, how to identify flowers, what to look for when purchasing, as well as how to care for and condition them. Rebecca also shares her inspiration for this stunning autumnal arrangement! We hope it inspires you to embrace autumn’s arrival by bringing fresh flowers into your home. If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving dinner and looking for some floral inspiration or have always wanted to learn about fall flowers, you’ll love this post!
Have you ever wanted to learn about Flower Arranging? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Today Rebecca Dawn Design is sharing her expert flower arranging tips and showing us how to create this colourful summer arrangement in a step-by-step, illustrated tutorial! I’m so fortune to be able to work with Rebecca to bring flower content to JustineCelina and I want to take a moment to acknowledge just how lucky we really are to be able to learn from her. In addition to being my friend, she’s also one of the industry’s most talented flower designers and a fantastic teacher. I’ve learned so much being able to work alongside her and I couldn’t be happier or more excited to be able to share it with all of you! Today Rebecca is spilling her flower design tips and insider tricks as Milton Photography captures it all on film — so grab a notepad and a glass of wine and let’s learn how to arrange flowers together!
Happy Canada Day to my Canadian readers! Today we’re celebrating Canada’s 149th birthday with all of the gorgeous seasonal blossoms our country has to offer in another installment of Digital Blooms! This month our 3 flower-based designs have a peony focus and a soft, ethereal colour palette inspired by Pantone’s 2016 Colour of the Year Rose Quartz (are you sick of me talking about rose quartz yet?!). If you love peonies as much as we do you can enjoy July’s most beautiful blooms on the background of your computer, tablet or phone! As always, these downloads are 100% free with no strings attached. Click through to get these gorgeous peony-based designs onto your tech and enjoy an endless summer digitally!
My June Soundtrack is a 75 track playlist full of dreamy, summery tunes and good vibes! If you’re looking for a fresh soundtrack for roadtrips, summer parties or just some great background music for sunny days I’ve got you covered. A few standout tracks this month include a cool rendition of Sixpence None The Richer’s Kiss Me (anyone else remember that song from our teenage years?), Cold by Grabbitz feat. LAYNE, Sniffle Party’s Peach Dream and Seven Strangers by 90 Pounds of Pete. I also fell hard for Brett‘s album Mode and added 5 of my favourite songs to June’s Soundtrack. This month’s album cover is a preview of what’s in store for July’s Digital Blooms — so stay tuned for lots more peony themed goodness! Also, how adorable are my new heart shaped sunglasses?
We love tulips here at JustineCelina. Who doesn’t?! Every Spring, tulips make their debut in gardens and markets across the country to welcome the season. They’re cheap and cheerful, and we’re constantly inspired by their vibrancy, simplicity and ability to transform any space. Today’s All About Tulips post is another installment in a our flower education series, where Rebecca Dawn Design and I team up to teach you about seasonal blooms. Inside, you’ll learn about our favourite varieties, what to look for when purchasing tulips and how to care for and condition them so you can enjoy them for up to 10 days. We also share our inspiration for this gorgeous cascading tulip bouquet. If you’ve always wanted to learn more about tulips, grab a notepad and let’s chat about everyone’s favourite spring flower!