As someone who firmly believes they were born in the wrong decade, I’m thrilled to bring you my second AUTUMN 2017 TREND GUIDE dedicated to my love (obsession?) of 70’s inspired style! I’ve been having so much fun with fashion this season — and although I have been shopping for new items, I’ve also really been challenging myself to make the most of my existing wardrobe, get creative and revive old pieces. Today’s TREND GUIDE features a healthy mixture of old and new — unified by an eye for seasonal colour trends (why yes, I drew inspiration from the PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report!).
Adventure to the picturesque Red Deer River valley in the heart of the wild, wild west with me today as I chat about a handful of my favourite 70’s inspired Autumn 2017 trends — including teddy bear coats, vintage fall florals, statement boots, boho (faux) leather accessories and warm toned, autumnal makeup. This TREND GUIDE also features tons of shoppable links at every price point, along with strategies for integrating seasonal trends into your your personal style and making them your own! I’m wearing a mixture of investment and affordable pieces today and have included a few tips about about how to decide what’s worth the splurge and when to save your cash, or wait for a sale. Oh, and I’m finally introducing you to my favourite vegan leather handbag brand after discovering them this summer (did I mention my bag is currently on sale for under $20?)!
Happy snowy Sunday, beautiful people! I’m elated to be curled up in a cozy sweater and fuzzy slippers with a big mug of chamomile tea this weekend working away on my October 2017 Beauty Favourites post — it’s a cold one in Calgary! If you’re looking for an excuse to hole up inside and avoid stepping foot into the frigid outdoors this weekend (and getting out of your sweatpants!), you’re in luck. Pour yourself a warm cup of whatever your little heart desires (mulled wine, perhaps?!), grab your iPad, phone or snuggle up in front of your laptop with your softest throw and let’s chat autumn beauty!
October was a bit of a whirlwind — it included a lot of travel, a new haircut and desire to refresh my look, shake things up and discover new products! I had a love affair with red lips and liquid lips — and wore one red in particular most of the month whenever I felt like something bold. I also became totally smitten with a pretty autumnal shade from the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick range, continued to practically bathe in Colourpop Super Shock Highlighters, rediscovered my love for an innovative mattifying product and found an incredible, inexpensive nude eyeliner that makes my eyes look bright and awake (trust me, last month I needed all the help I could get!). In the FRAGRANCE and SKINCARE categories, I got acquainted with an ultra pampering, uplifting body soufflé from Crabtree & Eveyln and reacquainted with one of my favourite autumn scents. It was somewhat of a minimalistic month for me beauty wise, as it took me awhile to figure out what worked best with my new fringe (which I’m still loving, by the way!), my eyebrows and eye makeup have definitely taken a back seat (no one can really tell I haven’t plucked or filled in my brows or spent those extra few minutes blending my eyeshadow — and it’s kind of amazing!). Let’s dive into my October 2017 Beauty Favourites, shall we?
Autumn is in full force — and today Rebecca Dawn Design and I are celebrating the best this season has to offer with a fresh batch of DIGITAL BLOOMS to welcome November! This month’s 3 free tech wallpapers are inspired by the gorgeous, warm hues of the PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Report complimented by an array of hand foraged autumn foliage, twigs, berries and pumpkins. November 2017’s Digital Blooms are an eclectic, textural melange of Agonis, Asclepias, Black Birc, Bittersweet, Celosia, Chrysanthemum Poms, Commercial Mums, Continus, Crocosmia Pods, Echinacea Pods, Gooseberries, Heucheria, Liqustrom, Nandina, Solidago, Ornamental White Pumpkins and Squash, Sedum and Stirlingia. There are so many new-to-JustineCelina varieties of seasonal flowers and foliage in November’s free tech wallpapers — and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Click through to choose from 3 free tech wallpapers and capture the fleeting beauty of autumn on the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long! This month, we’ve also included a coloured background option inspired by Pantone’s Neutral Grey and November’s moody skies to switch things up — darker backgrounds are something many of you have requested and we’re thrilled to be able to offer this versatility moving forward (ask and you shall receive, my friends!). For November we’re offering up 2 designs on our standard marble background and 1 moodier design set over a beautiful, flat grey backdrop. We hope you enjoy this month’s free tech wallpapers as much as we loved creating them for you! And if you’re as crazy about this selection of seasonal blooms as we are, stay tuned — Rebecca created the most stunning autumn arrangement I’ve ever seen and it’s coming to our FLOWER EDUCATION section later this month!
I’m back tonight with the first of many AUTUMN 2017 TREND GUIDES coming to JustineCelina this year and I couldn’t be more excited to share it! I look different — and I certainly feel different as well. Since taking the plunge and indulging in the eyelash skimming fringe I’d been lusting after since the summer, I’m finding myself completely renergized when it comes to all things fashion, style and beauty. So, we’re changing things up around here — this TREND GUIDE is dedicated to refreshing your personal style for a new season! In addition to diving head first into a handful of this season’s hottest trends, I’m also sharing my favourite ways to revitalize my look without breaking the bank (I shopped my own closet to pull this look together — gotta love that!).
Have the changing seasons left you craving change, as well? Girl, you’re in good company — pour yourself a delicious, juicy glass of red wine and hang out with me for a little while tonight while we chat about sleek locks, red, checks (plaid’s sophisticated sister!), ruffles, soft leather and bad ass boots in this unconventional autumn look. I’m also sharing some tips on how to style this look for a professional settings, simply by changing up a few pieces! Oh, and that archaic rule about no white after Labour Day? We don’t worry about that around here!
You guys, I seriously can’t believe Canadian Thanksgiving is this weekend! 2017 just is flying by. Every month when it comes time to round up my picks for these Monthly Beauty Favourites posts, it’s hard to believe it’s been a month since my last! As I mentioned, September was the busiest month of the year for me both personally and professionally — but I actually discovered quite a few new beauty products, as well as rekindled the flame with a few long time favourites. My September 2017 Beauty Favourites span categories here at JustineCelina — it’s an eclectic, cross category mixture of products at every price point!
Kick back with a delicious chai latte and cozy up for some quality girl time — let’s chat about all things makeup, hair, skincare and fragrance! Last month my favourite products included a foundation and lipgloss from Rhianna’s new makeup brand (yes, I too got caught up in the FENTY hype!), to a new, anti-aging eye gel from Paula’s Choice (there were a lot of late nights and early mornings in September!), a bold, spicy orange liquid lip that I seem to gravitate to every autumn, a budget friendly, nudish lipliner with an autumnal spin, a stunning copper eyeshadows (a must for us green eyed gals!), a very well loved three-in-one volumizer, texturizer, and dry shampoo that smells absolutely heavenly, a sensual, cozy fall fragrance and another set of amazing, natural looking lashes from my favourite lash brand (they’re brand new for A/W17 and you can find them at Walmart!). If the changing leaves have inspired you to refresh your beauty routine this fall, you’ll love my September 2017 Beauty Favourites!
Welcome back for another installment of DIGITAL BLOOMS where I team up with my friend and crazy talented flower designer Rebecca Dawn Design on the first of each month to create 3 free tech wallpapers inspired by seasonal blooms and current trends! This month, we’re drawing inspiration from PANTONE Fall 2017 Fashion Color Reportagain — but this time, we’re honing in on Tawny Port, Butterum, Ballet Slipper and Golden Lime to showcase the moodier side of fall florals (I’ll also be wearing fall florals later this month — keep your eyes peeled for fresh TREND GUIDES coming to JustineCelina in October!).
If you’re ready to embrace autumn’s dark side, we’ve curated a stunning selection of some familiar and new-to-you blooms — including Ranunculus, Carnations, Astrantia, Scabiosa, Queens Anne’s Lace and Saracena Lilies arranged in undone harmony. Throw on your coziest sweater and fluffiest slippers, pour yourself a second cup of coffee and settle in on this crisp Sunday morning to browse October 2017’s free desktop wallpapers. We hope you enjoy these moody fall florals on the background of your computer, tablet or phone all month long! Let us know which design you chose this month in the comments below — we love to hear from you!
Happy Saturday, everyone! I’m really not quite sure how it’s the last day of September… but that means it’s time for a fresh playlist! September was an extremely busy month for me and this was the soundtrack that kept me going as it roared by. My September 2017 Soundtrack is a 3 hour playlist of everything that delighted my ears last month — from easy listening instrumental, to emerging alternative, to chill deep house to a sprinkling of hip hop and R&B. There are also new releases from a couple of my favourite artists this month, including Alt-J and ODESZA. My September 2017 Soundtrack is an easy listening playlist full of good vibes — perfect background music for whatever you’re up to this weekend!