Sunday, December 28, 2014

Recent Favorites: Beauty

Recent Beauty Favourites

Here are a few beauty favourites I've been loving recently. 

This foundation has been my go-to lately, the coverage is medium to full and build-able. This foundation leaves my skin looking natural and not totally matte which I prefer. It covers my blemishes and lasts all day long! I rarely have to touch up as well. I recommend this foundation to anyone with blemishes who likes a full coverage look.  

Recently tried this primer, it has a matte texture to it and easily buffs into the skin before my foundation. I like how it controls my oil and keeps my makeup in place for the entire day! It also tames any redness which is a plus.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Snow Day

Keep Warm..


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Winter OOTD

Daytime Winter Look


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Gift Guide

THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! Here is another, Holiday Gift Guide for the man in your life! Here are a few ideas I came up with that are boyfriend approved! Hope too inspire you, if your having any trouble! xx (Click on the links below)

2. Boots 
 6. Sports Tickets 


Wednesday, December 10, 2014


Woah, Its December.  
I have been so consumed with finals these past two weeks, it has been hard to create my upcoming blogposts. BUT I am finishing up this week and head back home to Ottawa on the weekend. The next couple of days will be busy but I have some awesome posts planned for this month, so stay tuned!!  
In the mean time, here are my latest Instagram posts. I post frequently and I am a little obsessed... 
Give me a follow so you don't miss out! - @roseblvdblog 


Friday, December 5, 2014

Ahh, Finals!

Tips to Help Get Through Finals
 Finals are just about to begin, or for some are just starting. What a not so wonderful time of year...Here are some things I do when I'm stressed out that help me get through the last few weeks of the semester, with FINALS. These may vary for some, but are just a few things that I find help!
1. Get a good nights sleep
Trust me, sleep makes all the difference. It gives your head a rest and your body some time to re-charge. If you can't sleep late at night, take a nap during the day. Any little bit of extra sleep will help. This will help your studying so much more. You will learn better when your not exhausted and running on little rest. Take this bit of time for your self and hit the books when your awake, feeling recharged and fresh. 


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

All About the Pants

Coloured Bottoms 
Coloured pants were a big trend a few years ago, and I think they can make a comeback. When I recently went through my closet I noticed 8 pairs of black bottoms and only dark denim. I knew I needed a change. Black Friday just happened so as any fashion lover would, I went to a few stores that I knew had sales going on. I was lucky enough to grab a pair of my favourite pants from Zara at 30% off! Okay, sooo they may not be bright and stand out but at least they are not black. I am so in love with these forest green pants that I haven't been able to take them off! Maybe its because they remind me of an Elf and Christmas is around the corner.. BUT these pants are great for adding some extra colour to a black and white wardrobe like mine. I paired these pants today with a fuzzy sweater and some knee high boots! I already feel the winter wind and I don't think Im ready for it.


Sunday, November 30, 2014

DIY Candle

Cinnamon Vanilla Candle // DIY

This is a super cute and easy DIY that anyone can make. This cinnamon vanilla candle makes a cute gift and is a nice way to dress up any plain candles you have at home. The smell of this candle is amazing too. When the vanilla candle burns, it warms up the cinnamon sticks to infuse the scent all around the room. Perfect for this time of year! 

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Countdown Till' Christmas

OMG It is almost December and I am already in the Christmas spirit. Yes, Christmas movies and music have already begun... So in honour of December coming around the corner, I put together a Stocking Stuffer Guide! For those of you who never know what to get, here are some ideas of cute gifts to add to a stocking for either your girlfriends, sisters or moms. I would totally love to receive any of these gifts. Stockings are a fun & great way to give cute & tiny presents. I love opening my stocking Christmas morning to see all the goodies and essentials you need throughout the year. Feel free to mix and match some of these items, these are just a few ideas. Plus I can't be the only one who gets a chocolate orange in their stocking every year! If you guys liked what I put together, let me know. I would love to put together more gift guides before Christmas! 
Get the product by clicking the links down below. 


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Outfit on a Weekend

Saturday Mornings 
Woke up early this morning & had some running around to do before I leave the city for the night. It was surprisingly not as cold out today, so I swapped the parka for my wool coat instead. Here is a simple look I wore this morning. I also decided to pull out my corduroy pants, these kept my legs so warm while walking around. These pants look simple and are a little loose which is perfect for busy days.  Hope y'all have a great weekend, stay warm! xx

Get the Look:
Pants: Joe Fresh
T-shirt: Aritzia
Coat: Aritzia 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Hair Talk

Hair Care Routine

Today I want to discuss my hair care routine, what products I use and how I style it! I don't have perfect hair but I do try to take care of it as best I can. First things first, I do colour my hair. Recently I had my hair ombré for over a year and before that a deep burgundy for a long time as well. I did love both, and sometimes wish I could go back to them for a few days (wish that was possible). 


Saturday, November 15, 2014


For the days when the weather is not in the negatives, you are able to get away with a skirt or shorts. Adding knee high socks with boots makes it acceptable for the colder months, especially if you may be stuck inside all day. Today I paired my Knee Highs with a black skort, and tied a plaid shirt around my waist to give the look some added colour. Adding a leather jacket on top to add some edge and warmth, If its freezing out, swap the socks for tights.
Happy Saturday!

Boots: Steve Madden
Leather Jacket: Danier Leather  (not available anymore) 


Friday, November 14, 2014



I am so excited to announce that Rose Boulevard is my new blog! After growing and wanting more from my blog than when I first started, I knew at some point I needed a change. I wanted the blog to reflect more of my style and who I am. This was a hard decision because I have worked so hard from the beginning to achieve the attention I have now and I did not want to throw that all away. Rose Boulevard is my new blog name with a new look. I still have all my posts from before on here if you want to go back and take a look! Safe to say I am very happy to finally launch Rose Blvd. The layout reflects more my style, simplicity and minimal. I really hope you guys enjoy it as much as I do, and I am very excited for more to come! This is just the beginning, let me know what you think in the comments!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cold Weather

Early Cold Mornings
Mornings have been coming too fast lately, safe to say it has been a struggle getting out of my warm cozy bed. As the colder days fast approach, I am starting to pull out my favourite winter accessories. I needed to bundle up a bit more this morning before I left for classes. I fell in love with this coat by Wilfred last winter, and am so happy to bring it back out again. It's a simple coat that can be dressed up or down. I have also been loving this Blanket Scarf and definitely thinking I should invest in some more, they are so big and so warm. What is your favourite winter accessory? Leave a comment down below xx 


Thursday, November 6, 2014


Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C
Was it Worth It?

I am sure everyone has seen Minkoffs Collection and this bag especially, all over Tumblr, Instagram and the Blog world. That is probably because it's a great bag all around. This style is classic & chic, two of my favourite things and with gold hardware to top it off its perfect for a day & night look. This bag is great for a shopping day, grocery day and a night out. I use this bag all the time when I go out at night, it's the perfect accessory for many outfits and holds the right amount of stuff.          

Sunday, November 2, 2014

October Goodbye

Weekend Recap

I cant believe it is already November, Halloween weekend went by so fast. Here is a recap of one of the costumes I wore over the weekend. Thankful to have one of my best friends come visit me in the city for an eventful weekend. We checked out this awesome cheesecake cafe one night as well in our costumes of course, Carole's Cheesecake Company in Yorkville area, I recommend anyone in the area to check it out.  I hope everyone had a fun and safe weekend and I have to admit I am already excited for Christmas. xx 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Breakfast at Tiffany's 
Audrey Hepburn inspired Halloween costume! 


Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall Look

Casual Vibes 
It's Monday once again, I feel like this day comes faster than any other. Good news is, it's the beginning of a new week, a fresh start. Business casual is what I was thinking today and here is what I came up with! Heading back to the big city now, all details down below xx 

Jeans: Zara
Blazer: Forever 21
Shoes: Steve Madden
Sunglasses: Rayban Wayfarer  


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Nova Scotia

East Coast Weekends 
 Happy Saturday! So happy to be on reading week and even happier to have received a surprise plane ticket to visit my love this past weekend in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Long distance is hard but the outcome is even better. Quick outfit I wore this morning on our way to brunch, with overcast skies and light showers throughout the day, it made for messy hair and cold hands. I'm seriously in love with this blanket scarf though. 

With a quick pack before I left, and a limited closet since I was back home for a few days. The scarf and jacket sort of clash but for the weather I had to make an exception to stay warm. 

Jacket: Aritzia (colour not available anymore) 
Scarf: Aritzia
Shoes: The Gap 


Monday, October 20, 2014


Things I've Been Loving 
hello october

Few things I've been into this month. October has to be one of my favourite months of the year, I love everything about fall, and the weather is starting to cool down which means layering is around the corner. I love layering lace bralets with light t-shirts and tank tops, add a cardigan or a blazer with this wool hat and you are ready for fall. 

Any colour that is burgundy or plum is what I am in love with around this time of year, I love the shade Rebel from Mac and this new polish from Essie called Macks, is a beautiful deep red with a couple of coats.

Lace Bralet - Aritzia
   Wool Hat - Urban Outfitters
Lipstick - Mac Cosmetics
Nail polish - Essie


Monday, October 13, 2014

OOTD • Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!
     Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend with family and friends. So much to be thankful for in this beautiful life. Could not have been happier to be home for the weekend with my family and friends eating amazing food. Back to the city for now though.

Blanket Scarves and Fur, perfect for this autumn day! Safe to say it was "sweater weather", no jacket was needed today. I love how cozy and put together this outfit is, perfect for a turkey filled dinner. Links will be left done below of what I wore. Hope you all had a great weekend xx 


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LUSH Review

Fall Lush Product Review •

Now that fall has officially arrived so has everything pumpkin spice. Fall is one of my favourite seasons, full of cozy sweaters, scarves, candles and scents. But these have to be a new favourite of mine this season. Stepping into Lush being drawn in by the amazing fall display they had of all their new goodies, I had to walk out with some new bath products. I will leave a direct link down below of their new fall collection. xx

Saturday, October 4, 2014

OOTD • Fall Inspired

Fall Look 
Felling Basic, Casual Outfit for a beautiful fall day in the city. Paired this look with black ankle booties as well! Outfit details down below xx 

|Outfit Details|
Dress - Aritzia
Plaid Shirt - Aritzia (old)
Leather Jacket - Danier Leather 


Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Eyebrow Routine

All About the Brow 
There is no doubt that everyone is talking about eyebrows, the good ones and the bad ones. Eyebrows are a staple to any makeup look, even before the craze began. Here are my favourite brow products that I have been using for almost a year now and safe to say I don't think I will stop. The legendary brow queen Anastasia Beverly Hills has all you need for the perfect look. Almost a step by step of how I fill in my eye brows, Hope you enjoy! 

BEAUTY TIP: Give the tweezers a rest, yes they are great for stubborn hairs but do not use tweezers to pluck and shape your eyebrows, get them done! You won't regret getting your eyebrows done the proper way by either waxing, sugaring or threading. 

Quo Angled Eye Shadow Brush 
Eyebrow Spoolie 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Wedding Bells

Tis The Season'
It's Wedding Season

     Fall has officially begun but we are still holding on to our last weekend of summer! The beautiful weather has not stopped which made for a perfect wedding day. It was a great honour to have attended such a beautiful wedding this past weekend on September 27th here in Ottawa. Congratulations to the gorgeous bride and handsome groom. Since many have been and will be attending weddings this coming season I thought I would share the look I wore to attend this special day. 

Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica