Showing posts from 2018

spring wish list

It's almost the end of the semester for me which means I'll be able to go home soon and enjoy the spring weather (which is non-existent since there is currently an ice storm as I'm writing this). I thought I'd put together my current wish list which is full of some very spring inspired items!
f a s h i o n

topshop dad shoes
hair clip
adidas belt bag
pop & suki matchstick bobby pins
(use code LILYYTAY15 for 15% off at pop & suki)

b e a u t y

lazy sunday morning
unpa lip scrub
tony moly peach hand cream
glossier lidstar in lily
glossier cherry balm dot com
(or use my link for 10% off Glossier)

h o m e  d e c o r

boy smells candle
ikea ball lamp (photo @marbleflora)
vintage pink dishes similar from ikea (photo @alwaysjudging)
ikea circle mirror (photo @laurenladnier)

march favourites

March is already over which is kind of crazy since I'll be finishing my first year of university in the next couple weeks and moving out of my dorm room! I put together a list of a couple of the things I enjoyed from last month which mostly consists of skincare and music.


The lovely people from Wishtrend sent me the new Klairs Supple Preparation Unscented Toner and I have been obsessed with! It's super hydrating which is great since my skin has still been pretty dry lately from the weather. The texture is really cool since it seems really thick in the bottle but it comes out watery and absorbs into the skin so nicely (no sticky feeling!) I also really like how it's unscented since it can be overwhelming when a lot of the products you're using in your routine all have a different scent. 
A link to the toner here
Also check out more of Wishtrend's products here

I'm still obsessed with Glossier Solutioncause it has worked so well for my skin! I obviously still g…

spring essentials

Spring is one of my favourite seasons cause it starts to get me excited for summer! I just love spring colours, fashion and the weather so I thought I'd share some of my essentials!

Gold Jewelry

Mejuri sent over the cutest gold bracelet that I've been wearing non-stop lately and I love pairing it with hoop earrings.
Mejuri Bracelet

Updated Fragrances

I always like to switch up my fragrance when the season changes so I've been wearing Glossier You a lot and also the Replica Glow filter! Both are smell super warm and comforting which is perfect for spring!
Glossier You
(or use my link for 10% off:
Glow Filter

Straw Basket

Ankle Crop Denim

I love ankle length jeans for the warmer months especially the ones that Re/Done does!

a look at chemical exfoliators

Before Glossier announced they were releasing a chemical exfoliator I had never really thought about trying one, and although I had heard about them in passing, I didn't really know how they worked. Basically from what I've read, they help to remove dead skin cells in a way that physical exfoliators can't and are less harmful to the skin than using a scrub.
For the past 2 months I tried out two different chemical exfoliators so here are my thoughts on them!
Glossier Solution

For the first month I used Glossier's Solution every night for four weeks. I have oily skin and from what I've heard from others if your skin is on the sensitive or dry side you should steer clear of Solution because many people have had negative reactions to it. I personally loved the way my skin looked and felt after using it!
-reduced breakouts -smoothed and improved skin's texture -reduced the look/size of pores -reduced blackheads -skin looked glowy
-strong smell (almost like cleaner…

january favourites

I haven't done a favourites in a little while so here are some of the things I've been loving in January (and also December).

I've been playing around with some new skincare and makeup and I've really been liking Glossier's Priming Moisturizer and their Skin Tint! I feel like they work really well together! I've also been using some new eye shadows from Miniso that are only $4 each and are such pretty colours!
Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint
Glossier Priming Moisturizer
Gourmand Fragrance
For lips I've really been into the gradient look! I basically just focus the colour in the centre of my lips and blend outwards.
YSL Lip Stain
Armani Lip Lacquer


I've been into two clothing things this month: bright colour and stripes. I think colour is a super easy way to make any outfit more exciting especially in the winter months!


january playlist

stuck with me -the neighbourhood
my my my! -troye sivan
sea -bts
scorpio -lostboycrow
god save our young blood -børns feat. lana del rey
&burn -billie eilish feat. vince staples
intro: serendipity -bts
sad sad girl -terror jr
john my beloved -vérité
serial killer -lana del rey
i'm a sailor not a salesman -lostboycrow
outro: her -bts

best of 2017: makeup edition

Last year I got the chance to play around with makeup a lot more and step outside my comfort zone a little bit which I hope to do a lot more of in 2018! Here are some of my favourite makeup products from 2017!

YSL Instant Moisture Glow
I really like this primer because it's really moisturizing and also blurs my pores and evens out my skin texture.

Cle Cosmetics CCC Cream
I'm not someone who's into full coverage foundation cause it always ends up feeling too heavy on my skin so I really liked using the Cle CCC Cream since it was lightweight but still provided coverage!

Glossier Haloscope
This highlighter is so great for everyday since it looks super natural and dewy on the skin! I have the shade Quartz but honestly all three shades look gorgeous!

YSL Faux Cils Mascara
I'm not a huge mascara fan anymore (mostly because I'm too lazy to take it off everyday) but I still really like this one from YSL when I am in the mood to wear it. It makes m…