Before I jump into today’s article, I would just like to mention that I absolutely love splurging on statement pieces but when it comes to shorts or very seasonal pieces, I usually pass. So that being said, this article will be about statement shorts being a yay or nay, and where to essentially buy the affordable ones.

Topshop is one of my favorite places to shop when I need something that’s going to be unique and out of the ordinary. Topshop is great for pieces of clothing that’ll make not only yourself but others say ‘Wow where did you get those…’ Now in terms of shorts they have ah-mazing choices like these ones:

Although they’re not the most ‘summer appropriate’ pair of shorts, they are definitely the most versatile that I have to show you guys today. They would look so sick for a night out with a pair of nude platform sandals or wedges, with a white bodysuit – omg. And my favorite thing about these shorts is that they’re little round silver balls, instead of studs. For some reason I don’t like the look of studs, I find it looks over dated, but these little embellishments make it look cute and unique. Other than that they’re quite affordable for statement shorts.


Now these are living proof that high-waisted shorts with a tie around the waist is a MUST for anyone’s closet. I’m not crazy about the colour, but I’m almost certain that I would get over it because they’re just so perfect. I also know for a fact that this design of short is flattering on any body type because of the cinched waist, and will give you the appearance of long legs with the vertical lines. Also very affordable.

Zara, aka my favorite clothing store for literally EVERYTHING. Overall their clothing is very affordable, whether it’s Winter or Spring, you can always find simple or really edgy pieces for a good price. As for statement shorts, they have a huge variety on sale right now but these really stood out to me the most:

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These shorts are perfect for the summer season, or any sunny destination. They have that tropical vibe that would look great with tanned skin and cute black slides. It seems to be a pattern with this post, but these shorts also have a cinched waist, that look great on everyone (as I already mentioned). Another thing I really enjoy with these shorts is the colour palette chosen for this pattern; the darker tones compliment each other and would be so much easier to style since you have a variety of colours.

H&M is another favorite of mine. It’s the middle ground between Forever 21 and Zara, in my opinion. Really good basics, and eye-catching pieces for a great price as well. You would probably see me just as often in H&M than you would in Zara to be honest. When it comes to statement shorts and just shorts in general, there was a huge selection but this pair stood out to me the most:

The first thing that caught my eye about this pair of shorts was the scalloped detailing; it’s so delicate yet the drawstring adds that casual look to it. Perfect for a day at the beach or running errands. I don’t normally gravitate towards purples but since it’s a pastel I would definitely grab it to style cute summer fits with it. Another plus is that they’re super affordable just like the rest of their collections.

To conclude this article, statement shorts are a solid YAY for me. As long as you find a good quality to good price ratio then it’s definitely worth it for the spring/summer seasons. I would love to know, in the comments below, which statement clothing do you purchase the most?

Until next time xxx














I am back for part two of my festival makeup ideas. Yesterday I attended my first mini festival of the season and let me tell you…it was the greatest way to start the summer. The music was great, vibes were great, even the food was great. And as I was leaving the festival yesterday, which was held at Parc Jean Drapeau for those who are curious, I couldn’t stop thinking about the next time I would be able to glow up my face and body and wear fun jewels on my face again. So what better time to post another article than today, when the feeling about being at a festival is still fresh in my brain.

Before I show you guys the makeup look I created, here is the beautiful Cartia Mallan on Instagram, aka my inspiration for summer makeup for the rest of my eternity. Not only is she talented, but she’s also such a beautiful human being inside and out. Moving on, I really liked what she did with the glitter under her eyes; she used thick and fine glitter, the first half a pretty silver colour and the bottom half a dark pink.

Since this was my first time applying glitter in such quantity under my eyes, I did not want to apply too much because I was worried that it wouldn’t look clean and professional. So I took a light hand to my under eyes with a glitter gel and a precise concealer brush. I know for a fact that when it comes to re-creating this look the second time, I will add a lot more and most likely in a gradient effect.




I bought the glitter from Michael’s, which probably isn’t the greatest for my skin, but honestly it was just so pretty that I couldn’t resist. Moving on, I added a small wing to extend my eyes a bit more, which is the most flattering on me when I apply falsies. Other than falsies, I also wanted to add colour to my face (seeing as the glitter was quite white/silver on my fair skin) so I added a bright red liquid lip and Benefit’s Hoola Bronzer to create more dimension to my face. As for highlighter, it’s a bit difficult to notice it on the pictures but when I re-create this look for a festival I’ll have this summer, I will most likely apply a darker champagne shade since I won’t be as ghostly looking (fingers crossed).

I LOVED creating this look for you guys, and hopefully it gave you a bit of inspiration for the festival season.

Until next time xxx



Let’s get one thing straight, festival season is quickly approaching and I cannot be any happier (not even exaggerating). It’s like celebrating my birthday 3 more times a year. I’ll be obvious and say that festivals can ruin either your white shoes (like it did mine, RIP) or white clothing because of all the dirty dust from the certain field or land that you’re on. Moving on, this is the first makeup look that I came up with in terms of festival makeup, which means that a definite part two is shortly on its way;


I sat down last week and literally said to myself: “today you’re gonna practice re creating makeup looks for festival season” and very luckily, I came up with this glowy cool-toned alien looking makeup. I can actually say that one of my favourite parts of this look is the dots over each of my eyebrows, it’s such a unique touch. So anyways, when I sat down I didn’t have a clue what I was going to do so I decided to at least start by putting a cool- tone brown in my crease, and it just flowed easily from there. Then came the glitter, which is an older collection from Mac, and the most beautiful loose glitter I’ve ever seen in my life. It actually doesn’t apply like a loose glitter (which is super messy) but instead applies like a pressed glitter and goes on the lid like butter (gross comparison but y’all get my point). I then continued by doing a subtle wing with a coloured gel formula eyeliner from Smashbox, just to give my eyes a bit more dimension. Following that, I applied my favourite false lashes from Quo, and they’re my most-used lashes because of how beautiful and natural-looking they are.

Then comes the fun part…for the little alien dots above my eyebrows, I started with a jumbo eye pencil from NYX in Milk I believe, but seeing as it’s a jumbo pencil the dots were coming up way to big. So I switched it for a regular white Annabelle eyeliner, and was able to create much smaller dots. I wanted to add a fake lip ring so bad using the same eyeliner so I did, but had quite the struggle doing so. Seeing as I applied my lipstick first (obviously) it kept transferring on the WHITE pencil so every time I made one swipe of eyeliner in the desired area, I would wipe the transferred lipstick off, re apply, repeat. But none the less it worked so the 10 minute struggle was worth it.

To finish the entire look off I added a subtle highlight that I ended up layering over and over just to make it a little more opaque, and a dewy fix spray from Nyx to intensify the glow even more.

Just to give you guys an idea of how I decided to proceed with this makeup look once I knew I wanted to do something different…this is the look that I essentially was following by the end, mainly for the dot placements and fake lip ring:


Source: Jamie Genevieve on Instagram

Who else is excited for festival season?!

Thank you guys so much for reading and until next time xxx


Simple Everyday Makeup Look


For this article I wanted to incorporate the makeup look that I do pretty much everyday; whether it be for school or work. I find this super easy to do for days that I’m running late or days that I just want to be comfortable and easy breezy. The only time I’ll force myself and glam it up is if I’m going out for drinks or dinner, pretty much for occasions, but I will make sure to show you guys how I do my makeup for nights out. My essentials for any simple makeup is a few coats of mascara and a medium-full coverage concealer, because that’s like the foundation to any look (for me personally).

Here are the steps that I always take in order to achieve my everyday makeup look:

Step One:


Firstly, I start by moisturizing my face with this Clinique lotion that I could literally not live without; it works great for my dry skin and doesn’t leave my face feeling tacky once I apply it. Right after I apply the lotion over my entire face, I continue with an under eye cream from Jouviance. Although I don’t have dark circles, I still find my under eyes a bit dull and flat (especially after an all nighter of studying), so that’s why I went with a cream that was a 3 in 1. When I apply this light cream, my under eyes suddenly become vibrant and alive. Plus, it helps my concealer blend a lot better with a creamy base.

I go on to complete step one by doing my brows (the most important part). I start by brushing my eyebrow hairs as per normal, making sure to have a “clean” surface to work on. I then outline where I want my eyebrows to start and finish with a liquid eyebrow pencil in the colour Light, by Stila. I can’t even remember the last time I didn’t use this for my brows and don’t want to, considering my life dependency on it (dramatic but true). To fill the outlined area of my brows, I then use the Benefit Brow Duo in Light as well, which I’ve also been re-purchasing for the longest time.

Step Two:


This step is crucial for me, seeing as concealer is like my foundation and I usually cannot leave the house without it. I use the Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous in the shade Fair, with my newest black beauty blender, which I definitely see myself re-purchasing very soon. I apply concealer under my eyes in little triangular shapes and gently apply the excess on my cupid’s bow, lower forehead, and chin. To set my entire face I take Rimmel’s Stay Matte powder in translucent, which is amazing for a drugstore powder.

Step Three:


For my third step, I do my contour, blush, and highlight which is personally my favourite step because you could do the most minimal contour and highlight, or you could do them super dramatically, all with the same products and brushes. For my contour I use the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Contour in Light, and I apply this with my contour brush from Real Techniques. Unfortunately the contour powder, of this duo, can be used up very quickly so I am currently looking for a single contour powder that would replace this one. I then apply light blush to my cheeks with this Personelle muted pink, almost a light brown shade that is very pigmented and really smooth. To finish off this step, I apply highlight to the highest points of my face, meaning my cupid’s bow, the tops of my cheek bones,  down the bridge of my nose and right under my brows, with the highlight shade in the same contour palette from L’Oréal.

Step Four:


Last but not least, I will curl my lashes with this ancient eyelash curler from Revlon and apply one generous coat of mascara, with the L’Oréal Telescopic mascara in carbon black. I wait a good 5 minutes for that coat of mascara to dry, until I go back in and curl my lashes again to get them as long as possible. Then I usually take the Lash Sensational mascara from Maybelline and go in with another generous coat of mascara, and VOILA.

This is the finished look…


What’s your go-to product that you can’t go a day without? Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time xxx