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Allo! And Happy New Year!

Ugh. I’ve had a serious case of the winter blues….well, more like the icy ass cold I-don’t-want-to-do-anything kinda blues. Is it just me? Do you feel this way too? This extreme cold, ice storms and such has got me in grumps hibernation mode.  It’s so hard to do outfit posts without wearing a sleeping bag over top your abominable man snow suit. I wanna be jamming with dem squirrels and bears sleeping in warm cozy…..yurts? =\

Well, I’m coming out of it and I’m back. It’s a new year indeed! I’m happy to FINALLY announce I am now offering makeup services and sharing beauty posts in addition to my fashion & outfit posts!
This is a long announcement overdue. Last year I obtained my certificate from the Complections College of Makeup Art & Design and have already worked on a few special events that I can’t wait to share with you.
I’m officially a MUA and I’m at your service!

Change is good! Have a look around the site, there’s a few more nick knacks added for your convenience!
About Klickclash has been re-vamped for you to peep. A Beauty category has been added to navigate beauty related posts only, and makeup jobs I’ve worked on the most beautiful women.

For questions, comments, bookings, info & rates, use my new Contact page! Can’t WAIT to hear from you!

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Posted In: Beauty, Fashion, Random
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beautimous maximus.

Wow! Well geez. I had one action packed weekend chalk full of only the best in makeup and hair. I spent it with none other than my bff Papertalk, my sole influence of all things girly back when I used to be a mega monster tomboy.

First was the IMATS show (International Make-up Artist Trade Show), quite fitting since both Papertalk and I are both certified makeup artists. We were like kids in a candy store and I had to keep myself from spending my life savings.

My winners of the day!

  • Minked Lashes – their official launch was on that weekend. At first I thought they were just any other false lash brand since I’ve pretty much seen them all. Nonsense. These lashes are just DIVINE and they had an excellent show special offer that was just too good to refuse. You can choose from either mink fur lashes or horse hair, either are exquisite quality. They are lightweight and give the perfect amount of drama for the night out, and NOT drama queen action. They had lash specialists size and place lashes on you if you made a purchase with them. A fantastic offer, I was impressed. Papertalk and I bought a pair of lashes in Arabella and they are just to die for! My free pair of lashes were a more natural look called Adelle that was tame enough for daytime with just enough flirt and flare.
  • Ben Nye Luxury Powder - Normally known for theatrical and stage makeup, Ben Nye has a luxurious loose powder that Kim Kardashian swears by, and it’s true this stuff is magic. We were lucky enough to snag some bottles just before it sold out! It’s perfect for highlighting and keeps your face beautifully matte.
  • Ben Nye Final Seal – Good Lord. This is the holy grail all you oily skin peeps! The best setting spray to keep your makeup matte as hell. Can you tell I’m all about the matte?
  • Real Techniques Makeup brushes – Holy batman, some of the best brushes I have ever used! Also lucky to snag before the sell out. They are the softest things you will ever apply makeup with! Sigma, where you at?
  • Lioele - If you don’t know, now you know. This Korean line of cosmetics ain’t playing around. I would trust all their amazing products. BB Cream and gel eyeliner are the absolute best in my books.
  • Other faves:
    • Our particular favourite “bargain bins” where just a crap load of stuff is dumped into bins and tables and ladies of all ages go bananas for deals. Names like ELF cosmetics, Sigma, and Real Techniques were found in the bunch, and it was every woman/man for themselves. Warning: Training in martial arts or contact sports is a must before approaching bargain bins if you want to get anything good. Good stuff goes pretty darn fast.
    • Cheap brushes – you’ll find a number of brush companies with these gigantic booths filled with so many brushes you didn’t even know existed and it actually made me feel overwhelmed. I swear there could’ve been a brush for your nostrils in there. Super affordable. Quality? Meh. It’ll do the job. The price is totally right.

     

Losers/Disappointments

  • NARS – Grrrrrrrrrrrr #noshowspecials #everythingwasregularprice #whydidyoucomehere
  • Sigma – Was nowhere to be found and I swear I saw them on the map (could’ve been my own stupidity, I was still disappointed)

Conclusion? Going to IMATS was totally worth it. I got to discover great makeup brands at a fraction of high brand prices, and give new makeup brands a chance at my face! There were way more winners than disappointments, so I will definitely go again next year!

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Getting lashes sized just for me at Minked Lashes booth! These are now my absolute favourite lashes ever!
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Uh. Getting his package worked on.
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Amazing work at the Makeup Forever booth. Girlfriend just stole my soul.

 

What’s makeup with your hurr did?

The very next day, Papertalk and I got to attend the 2013 Contessa awards, showcasing the very best in hair all across Canada!
The lavish gala was filled with such talented, artistic and stylish people! I couldn’t handle it, it was people watching at its best. I stood there frozen most of the time, too shy to take strangers’ photographs. Admiring dresses, accessories and of course, hairstyles!
We got to enjoy a delicious dinner, a spectacular circus show in between award segments, and appreciate the decor, and of course…what’s a gala without SWAG. Yes we like that.
For a full recap of the evening and to view the winner’s list, click here.

contessa-7contessa-4contessa-6contessa-11Back to black! You can never go wrong with classic and sultry black! I decided on this dress last minute to balance out my one heck of a hair-do. I am wearing an Intimissimi dress and Jeffery Campbell shoes. My ultra rad hair-do was done by my amazing and talented friend Adafih Padmore! Papertalk is wearing a dress from Forever 21 and shoes by Enzo Angiolini.
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Thank you KH! <3

Posted In: Beauty, Fashion, Parties/Events, People I <3, photography
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down to earth.

What? Wait. What do you mean it’s November?

Is anybody still out there? I went bananas on another hiatus full of weddings, events, birthdays and life in general, so I apologize for my absence and I THANK YOU for still reading this! <3
Fall is my 2nd favourite season (next to summer) full of layers, chunky sweaters, scarves and toights. Yeah, I said toights.  Options start to get a little nutty and I take just a little longer getting ready because of that.
Also. Who doesn’t love an earth tone palette? Fall colours are so rich and beautiful, you can really extend your wardrobe, and play mix and match with warm shades vs. cool tones.

I love, love love, these Jeffery Campbell oxford cut out flats. They are the cutest in the summer and sophisticated in the fall. I just can’t handle how amazing they are. One of my most favourite pairs of shoes ever.

What are your favourite fall items?

blouse: intimissimi
skirt: zara
shoes: jeffery campbell
jacket: h&m
purse: 3.1 phillip lim for target
infinity scarf: american apparel

Posted In: Fashion, Outfits, photography
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street spirit.

Hi all! Hope you enjoyed the weekend.

Here’s my first installment of my 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target haul. I’ve checked out twitter and I’m loving all the combos I’m seeing. Everyone’s doing great on pairings! That BOOM! sweater gets so much play, I never get tired of seeing it….maybe because it looked horrible on me and I ended up leaving it behind :(
So here’s mine. I just love the chunky knit sweater I scooped up with the jeweled detailing on the one side. I copped it in a medium for some saggy loose bags action. I love my tops over sized, (most of the time) so much I forget what I look like under there.
This zipper crossbody tho!!! Perfection and class. Love it.
Stay tuned for more 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target haul action packs!

sweater:  3.1 Phillip Lim for Target
skirt: Zara
tight: Uniqlo
boots: Rag & Bone
purse: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target

Posted In: Fashion, Outfits, photography