During the colder months, I'm all about a moody lip, flawless skin, and matte, smokey shadow. But come summer? I'm all about that glowy, dewy, fresh look. Fresh off the beach and headed straight to the bar for a drink. You know the look. Well, Nudestix is making getting that dew easy this summer with their Skin Glossing Pencil. Check it out!
Highlighting. Strobing. Glossing. Whatever term you want to use, dewy skin is really having a moment right now. But I've struggled with finding a product that isn't full of glitter or sticky like the coveted Make Face Gloss. Skin Glossing Pencil sits in a happy middle ground of being just tacky enough to give off that high gloss look, but is a subtle champagne colour that doesn't scream chunky glitter.
It blends so naturally into skin, and I like to swipe it across my cheekbones, bridge of my nose, and cupid's bow. It's also great for using on eyelids to get that editorial, wet look.
The Skin Glossing Pencil has become a part of my every day routine as of late, and combined with Glossier Skin Tint, Nudestix Brow Pencil and Gel Lip Color in Rebel, they make a simple, summer look.
More love for Nudestix here, here, and here.
Are you into the strobing trend that's so hot right now? What are your favourite products for achieving the look?
*This product was kindly provided by Nudestix. All opinions are 100% my own, and I would only endorse a product I truly love. Nudestix is a fantastic, Canadian homegrown brand, and I love all of their products!
If I could work in any other field of work, I've got it entirely narrowed down to working in Glossier HQ. I know, very precise. Doing anything really, but their marketing campaigns are really what gets me every time. For their two most recent releases, they were on opposite ends of the spectrum from the highly curated and hype-building Flavored Balm Dotcoms, to the no-warning drop of Haloscope. Marketing on point! I've had the Balm Dotcoms for a while now, and have been playing around with Haloscope for the last 2 weeks or so. My thoughts below!
Glossier's original Balm Dotcom is a staple in my purse, bathroom, and office. It's the perfect no fuss, stay-put balm for lips, and also cuticles and extremely dry patches. I missed out on Coconut last summer, but picked it up this round, along with Rose, Cherry and Mint as a trio. And I love them all!
My favourite amongst the four is definitely Rose. It's got an ever so subtle tint, and the smell is divine! Coconut comes in at a close 2nd, with both Cherry and Mint having great formulas (but I just like Rose and Coconut the most).
Haloscope is the product taking full advantage of the current dewy, glowy, strobing trend. And it's a fab product at that! It's not glittery, but rather shimmery in a subtle way. And thanks to the oil core, there's no dryness, yet it doesn't melt off my face mid-day either.
In other news, both Stretch Concealer and Generation G are back in stock!!! Check out my full review on the Phase 2 set here (and more Glossier reviews here). I'm definitely going to be picking up more shades of Generation G stat!
And if you want 20% off your first order, use this link here.
Well what a miserable weekend it's been! Yesterday was an absolute deluge, and it isn't much brighter today. Rainy weekends definitely call for staying indoors, binge watching TV shows on Netflix (now that Game of Thrones has departed us for what will feel like forever, I'm back on House of Cards!), and catching up on my to-do list. Oh and staying in pyjamas for as long as possible ;). What are your favourite things to do on a rainy weekend?
I'm also happy to finally share a little side project of mine: The @WillTravelForPhotography instagram account! I wanted to create an account dedicated to travel photography, for myself and fellow travellers to share their photos, stories, and recommendations. Check it out & give it a follow!
And speaking of travel, my fall is shaping up to be quite hectic! It's funny how there seems to be nothing for stretches, and then bam! All my work meetings appear at once. Bookended between a family cruise out of Miami and our annual trip to Hawaii will be meetings in Miami, Tampa Bay, and San Francisco! Finally going to get some use out of my Nexus card!
Here are some links to check out on this rainy Sunday:
A history of red lipstick.
Things to bring to make any airplane seat feel like first class!
Books being made into movies this year. Really excited for Girl On The Train and The Light Between Oceans. I've also added some new books to my ever growing list I want to read.
A great article on this season of Game of Thrones. The withdrawal is a struggle.
Some great workouts you can do at him in a small space.
Whether you're planning on relaxing by your own pool, spending weekends on the lake, or taking your summer vacation in a tropical destination, sun safety is important regardless of the location. I broke down some essential sun safety tips last summer, and today I wanted to share my favourite facial sunscreens for both spending time outdoors in the summer & for travel!
Happy Sunday! Notice anything different around these parts? I re-branded my blog! Welcome to Window Seat Style!
To be quite honest, I've been in a bit of a blogging slump for the last couple of months. Work was insanely busy (but good busy), my dad has major surgery, and life just kind of got in the way. By the time the weekends rolled around, I couldn't even be bothered with editing some photos. But you know what? I really missed blogging. I've kept up with Instagram pretty well, but I missed the creative process of creating content for this space. I thought about it a lot, and after 2 years of blogging, I think I've really focused in on what I want to share on this slice of the internet, which are my greatest passions: Travel, fashion , and photography!
So while re-branding was scary, and the internet is chock full of the "Go ahead!" and "DON'T DO IT!" camps, my following is very small, it didn't seem that difficult to transfer over to a new domain name, and I wanted to take this space in a direction that was more...me! Everything seems to be working correctly for the moment, although I still haven't quite gotten my previous domain name to forward to the new one...does anyone know how to do that? If so, please email me :P
So thank you to this wonderful community for sticking with me! I'm not sure all of you realize how important this creative space is for me. I don't blog full time, and don't intend to, but rather I work full time with patients who have ALS. I absolutely love my job, but it can be very emotionally draining, and I am so grateful to have a space to escape to and be creative in.
So with that, I leave you with some links to check out! But get out there and enjoy the wonderful summer weather!
Both the fashion and photography worlds lost a legend yesterday as Bill Cunningham passed away.
I think I'm going to have to add all of these magical places to my travel bucket list.
The secret behind Kate Middleton's flawless legs.
Need to inject a little oomph into your wardrobe? Check out these questions a stylist would ask you to get you started!
The perfect iced vanilla coffee recipe. Looks soooo good!
A fantastic editorial piece on the war on doctors in Syria. Both awful and fascinating at the same time.