Oscars 2016: Best & Worst Dressed

As we all know, this year’s Oscars Award Show was “interesting”. With the uproar over the lack of diversity of nominees (#OscarsSoWhite), to the frankly, quite boring selection of movies for Best Picture, I didn’t really plan on watching.

I couldn’t help but tune in though at 11:30pm, just to see my boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio win his much-deserved Oscar. In actuality, I cheered so loud when he won that I woke up my husband. Hey! LEO DESERVED IT!   Continue reading Oscars 2016: Best & Worst Dressed

Bag Bliss: Alexander McQueen Heroine Tote

So, it’s safe to say that my Chanel Bag saving is dead in the water. Yes – I’m disappointed in myself. Sigh.

I was severely sidetracked when the opportunity presented itself to own this beauty: the Alexander McQueen Heroine Bag. Continue reading Bag Bliss: Alexander McQueen Heroine Tote

How To Deep Condition Your Hair Using Natural Oils

Hi all!

Here is my latest YouTube video on how I deep condition my hair using a coconut, almond and castor oil mixture.

 

The star of this video is Kreyol Essence’s Haitian Black Castor Oil available on the Malachite + Elephant website.

Haitian black castor oil (HBCO) is notable because it is better suited to hair and skin than the highly popular Jamaican black castor oil (JBCO). JCBO tends to be thicker and more sticky…not ideal as a skin moisturizer and can get a little goopy for hair. Continue reading How To Deep Condition Your Hair Using Natural Oils

How To Get That Perfect Shot – My Favourite Photos of 2015

I’ve always enjoyed photography. It’s an art form that I’ve had an interest in since I was a kid. There is something about capturing a touching moment, fun times, incredible landscapes or unbelievable happenings that really resonates with me.

The actual camera itself fascinates me too. How a relatively simple little machine can produce such beautiful art is incredible. Some great examples below from the Time Magazine annual photography contest can attest to this. Continue reading How To Get That Perfect Shot – My Favourite Photos of 2015

Moto Jacket Street Style

As I sat in the living room on Valentine’s Day happily munching away on the chocolates my hubby bought me, I stared outside at the Arctic-tundra like conditions dreaming of spring.

Despite it being -500C outside, I’m heartened knowing that there is only a few more weeks of horrible winter left. You know what that means? Spring fashion is right around the corner. Continue reading Moto Jacket Street Style

4 Great Ways To Brighten Your Space For Spring

Around this time of year, I start thinking about summer constantly.  I look miserably at my big, heavy winter coat and clunky boots and long for hot, sunny days.

5 Great Ways To Brighten Your Space For Spring | www.styledomination.com
I can barely remember when it was warm enough to wear shorts. Photo credit: Tracey Jazmin Photography

Continue reading 4 Great Ways To Brighten Your Space For Spring

The Lowdown on Shopping for Sizes Online

When technology made it possible for us to buy clothes online, it saved us trips to the mall and hauling a bunch of shopping bags from store to store. Although we do love shopping, it definitely should be considered as a form of exercise considering how much walking and carrying bags we have to endure. But the one thing that many women still seem to not get quite right is estimating their size without the help of a fitting room. Shopping online may be convenient, however the beauty of trying on clothes in store is that you can immediately ask for a size up or down when you feel that the items don’t fit right. Statistics displayed on The Guardian may indicate that 47% more people are purchasing clothes and footwear online compared to two years ago, yet some of us are still struggling to get the handle of it. Continue reading The Lowdown on Shopping for Sizes Online

Colourpop Cosmetics Haul: Lippie Stix & Eyeshadows

Happy Valentine’s Day, all!

In between mouthfuls of Valentine’s Day chocolate, I took the time to review my little haul Colourpop Cosmetics. Let’s just say I’m super happy with the items I bought.

My video below highlights Game Face and Plaid eyeshadows and Pitch and Bichette Lippie Stix I ordered before Christmas.  Give the video a watch to see the full review.

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Wash, Rinse, Repeat: The Double Cleansing Method

One of the little things in life that makes me very happy is a set of fluffy, white, Downy-scented towels.  You can find a set in every bathroom in my house.

This love was tested by crappy facial cleansers.  Sick of having my white towels looking like they’d been shot by Homer’s makeup gun, I decided to set out on a difficult quest to find the perfect cleanser that effectively removed all of my makeup without stripping my face of its natural oils. I thought it was high time to start double-cleansing to ensure I’m washing all that makeup off on a daily basis. Continue reading Wash, Rinse, Repeat: The Double Cleansing Method

The Allure Of The Incredibly Expensive Candle

During my trip to Paris in 2014, I popped into an opulent little shop on the Rue de Seine named Cire Trudon. Dark and moody, this little boutique’s walls were covered in rich black and gold wallpaper and displays made of black, lacquered wood.  I stared in awe as the sales associate greeted me in the typical “laissez-faire” French attitude. Continue reading The Allure Of The Incredibly Expensive Candle