Thursday, January 28, 2016

Good Luck Sock Review

Good Luck Sock Review 1

Let’s talk about socks!

Sometimes we forget that socks are such an important accessory for communicating personal style. Consider a room filled with businessmen wearing professional suits. Upon first glance, they may appear to lack uniqueness since everyone’s wearing black, grey, navy or brown, but it’s that gap that surfaces between their shoes and pant hems when they sit that reveals each person’s individual style; we show our personality when we show our socks.

Mr. Writing Beauty is one of those men who likes to accessorize a neutral suit with a colourful pair of socks. For this reason, we were very excited to try some samples from Good Luck Sock*, a Canadian company that specializes in funky socks and offers a monthly subscription service. With its Sock of the Month Club, Good Luck Sock delivers a pair of socks to your door each month. You can get the subscription for yourself or gift it to someone else with your own unique message that will arrive with the first pair of socks. There are options for both men and women.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Winter 2016 Nail Polish Favourites

Winter 2016 nail polish favourites 1

My nail polish favourites for this winter feature a range of different shades from iridescent glitters to snowy baby pinks to blue and purple jewel tones to rich reds and berries and everything in between.

You can see my nail polish favourites from previous years and seasons by clicking HERE.

Which polish is your favourite from my list below? To see swatches and more detailed posts on the polishes below, click on any names in mint green text.

Romantic Valentine's Day Nail Art

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Here’s one of my darker, more romantic Valentine’s Day nail looks.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentine's Day Beauty Giveaway!!!!

Valentine s Day Beauty Giveaway

I’m giving away these colourful and shimmery beauty products for Valentine’s Day. Whether you love February 14 or consider it your least favourite day of year, you are more than welcome to enter this giveaway.

Products include De Bruyere Paris Red Lipgloss, Prestige Cosmetics Total Intensity Eyeliner, The Beauty Crop Glamazon Stick, Lollipops Paris Nail Lacquer in Voyage A Paris, Manna Kadar Cosmetics Lash Primer, Face Stockholm Lipliner in Yvonne, and Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow in You’re Toast.

You can enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.

Valentine's Day Nail Art Flashback

Valentine s day nail art

In honour of Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share this festive nail look that I created in 2012. It’s fun to look back at these old nail art pictures and reflect on how much Writing Beauty (and my nail painting skills) have evolved over the last four years.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Pretty & Simple Valentine's Day Nail Art

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Valentine’s Day 2016 is just around the corner, so I wanted to post some nail art in honour of it.

This nail look is perfect for those who want to look festive for the day without wearing any obvious hearts that may look out of place by February 15.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Shimmering Snowflakes Nail Art

Shimmering Snowflakes Nail Art 2

I know that winter isn’t everyone’s favourite season, but I think it’s one of the most beautiful. There’s something magical about the way a fresh snowfall can transform a dreary winter landscape by decorating it with layers of bright, glittery snow.

With this nail art, I wanted to capture the beauty and uniqueness of snowflakes by using a combination of white and holographic polish.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

My Favourite Blushes for Winter 2016

Favourite blushes winter 2016

For me, blush is a daily necessity...especially during the winter months. This winter, I have been getting lots of use out of four specific blushes from my collection. While they differ in terms of shade, finish, and formula, they all complement my pale skin beautifully and are versatile enough to work with a range of different skin tones.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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Here’s my first attempt at a healthy recipe for 2016. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day (aside from dessert) and I usually opt for something sweet, so I wanted to try something nutrient-rich that would still satisfy my sweet tooth.

This quinoa has a warm, sweet taste that’s perfect for a cold winter morning. It doesn’t include any refined sugar and is very filling. It’s also easy to customize depending on the types of fruit, seeds, nuts, and other toppings that you have on hand.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Winter Beauty Giveaway!!!!

Winter Beauty Giveaway

Happy 2016!

I wanted my first post of the year to be a giveaway to thank all of my lovely readers for their continuous support.

I chose the combination of products above to create a flawless, winter look featuring bright and defined eyes, flawless skin, and bold lips and nails.

Products include Pop Beauty Kajal Pen Eyeliner in Sooty Black, OCC Lip Tar in Rhythm Box, So Susan Concealer Quad, Nanacoco Nail Polish in Dazzle Purple, Eyeko Black Magic Mascara, and Bellapierre Eyeshadow in Snowflake.

You can enter to win by filling out the Rafflecopter form below.