Home decor items I’ve been wanting

So, I never blog much about home decor but besides make up and fashion, home decor is something I truly enjoy! It’s probably my main passion at the moment where I thought about changing careers and going into interior design. 

I do have a particular style which involves a lot of mirrored furniture, crystal, glass, neutral tones and occasional glitter lol. 

I am moving in December and although I don’t NEED anything I definitely WANT a while bunch of stuff. 

I went to Pier 1 and Homesense yesterday and saw some cute items I really want. 

I am totally obsessed with crystal things such as the stand of this lamp. I already have a trey, candle holders like this and this lamp would fit right in. $99 Homesense

To go along with my crystal collection, these decorative balls are everything! $22 Pier 1

These glittery little balls are super cute and only a $1 each from Pier 1 as well. I purchased 2 of these for my coffee table centre piece. 

I also got this from Pier 1 last night too! Although it’s a Christmas tree ornament I don’t plan to use it as such. This can fully be on my vanity or a shelf as a decorative piece. $4.95 each. 

Now, I feel like you will either love or hate this and I absolutely love it! It would go great with my living room theme . It’s  $60 and I’m trying to be cost effective too so I’m not sure if it’s worth that  ugh.  

To add to my glamourous crystal collection lol I really like these glasses but I don’t necessarily need them so they are low on my list. Plus I would probably have a heart attack whenever anyone would drink out of them.

I also really liked this too and I’m not entirely sure what it is bit it’s pretty lol 

Ahhh there were so many beautiful things and I cannot believe stores already have holiday stuff up on the shelves. In my opinion, although some of these items are seasonal I fully think you can use them as every day decor as long as it’s done tastefully! 
Nina XO 

My Fall 2016 essentials 

Fall is my favourite season and even though it’s very short lived in Toronto I enjoy every minute of it !

Here are my staple items for fall 2016. 

Soft pink wool coat 

I am loving nude tones but then again who isn’t these days? I am obsessed with long wool coats and I just got two gorgeous ones in beige and baby pink. It’s perfect for fall and completes any outfit. 

Suede over knee boots

I used to hate grey  but I absolutely love it now.  Over the knee boots are everything ! This is not just 2016 fall staple but pretty much every year. 


Yes chokers.  They’re back with a vengeance. And I went crazy and bought like 50 lol. My favourite is pairing up leather or velvet choker with some bling. 

Bold deep lip 

It doesn’t have to be deep red, browns and purples or even black lipsticks are so popular!

Big comfy sweater 

I love oversized comfy sweater with some tights and sneakers  or even worn as a dress with high boots!

Leather cap 

I also went nuts and got a bunch of these in beige, black, pink and white. You can dress it up or down and works amazing !
Let me know what your fall essentials are!

Gothic look

So,Gothic type of look definitely isn’t my type of style but then again I consider myself to be versatile and so lately I find myself reaching for deep and dark tones.  I know fall time brings that whole look about anyway….

I absolutely love this lipstick. It’s actually a mix of two : Kapow by Colourpop and Dark Cherry by NYX.  Even though they are completely two different textures, Kapow super matte and Dark Cherry creamy and glossy it worked. I got this amazing deep plum tone. 

The second one is NYX turnt up lipstick in wine and dine. Another gorgeous deep red/plum tone. 

Who else never thought chokers would come back? Ugh. Even once they did I thought nope never I will not give in to this trend and now it’s my first accessory I reach for. 

Happy Monday yall. 😋

Nina XO 

Favourite fall lipsticks 

Hello beautiful people🙂 it’s been a long time but I have a good reason for neglecting my blog. I finally gathered the courage and had my wisdom teeth surgery. I am still recovering but I am so relieved that it’s behind me now.  

This is something I have been so afraid of and put it off for almost 10 years!!! But I must say the surgery itself was nothing! The aftermath is worse. It is very painful and uncomfortable but it is to be expected. Anyway, I’m much better and I’m so glad I did it. 
This is my day to day fall time look. It’s quick and easy and suitable for office, running around, or pretty much anything. 
My go to lipstick during fall is Honey love by MAC. It’s a matte lipstick from Toledo collection. It’s a beautiful caramel shade that suits any skin tone. I wear this during the day especially to work. This is the picture above. 

Another all time fave of mine is MAC’s Rebel. It’s such a gorgeous deep red/burgundy shade.

And lastly Trap by Colourpop. It’s from their matte collection. I adore this  muted grey/brown shade. 

I do have some other nudes and burnt orange shades I love to wear during this season but this year I find myself reaching for these 3. 

What are your favourite fall lipsticks? 
Nina XO 

Loving my new shades from Glow Glam 💖

I actually received them some time ago but I have been dealing with wisdom teeth issues so I have been pretty miserable and haven’t posted much at all.

I’ve been meaning to order these sunglasses for a while now. There are many dope styles but these stood out. The name of these beauties is Cali Rose.

They are a pretty good quality as well. Very sturdy and sit comfortable on your face.

With shipping costs it came to $50 CAD and it took a week for the package to arrive.

I’m having wisdom teeth surgery on Wednesday which is something I’ve been putting off for 8 years but here I go lol 

Have a wonderful weekend XO

Nina XO 

Graffiti Alley Toronto

Hello loves! I went to a part of Toronto a little while back where there are a few alleys with amazing graffiti art. So yes graffiti is illegal but from what I read is that once a year the city gives 24 hours where you can graffiti legally here. Anyway I have been in this country for 21 years  and never checked this out but it was amazing. I think it’s really hard to do this and takes great talent so I wanted to share some pictures with you all!

I went with my boyfriend and I wish I had someone to take a few photos of us because it would’ve been really cool to frame a few of these but here’s one we got lol

What do you guys think? Isn’t it pretty cool? 

This is what I love about Toronto. There are so many hidden and random but cool things to see and do.
Nina XO

Fri-daze MOTD

Happy Friday! It’s Labour day here so I’m looking forward to the long weekend. I have been meaning to straighten my hair for a while now and finally got around to doing it. I mean you might be wondering what the big deal is, but straightening my hair is a long and tedious process which I get annoyed and tired half way through. I also try not to do it as it’s not the best thing for my already damaged hair. 

But here we go….

I also trimmed it a bit. Not that it matters because the chemical damage from years of abuse prevents my hair from frowning past my bra strap. 

Lips: I’ve mixed Gerard cosmetics Enchante and Coffee Bean lipglosses. I actually like this combo. 

I’ve also ordered Glow Glam sunglasses and I’m hoping they arrive today. Have you guys seen these? There are different styles but these are the ones I got in pink. 

Nina xo 

Day time smokey eye

Hello beautiful people! I can’t believe I’m about to say this but I’m tired of summer. I cannot wait for fall. I love fall fashion, fall smell in the air, just general the feel of fall. Unfortunately, fall is extremely short lasting in Toronto. 

Anyhow, I haven’t done a smokey eye look in a really long time. Today my face needed a little “pick me up” so I decided to do a bit more than I normally do for office days. 

Maybe this isn’t what you would consider a smokey eye but to me whenever I wear a dark eye shadow it’s smokey! lol 

On my lips, I’m also wearing one of my favourite nude lipsticks, MAC’s Blankety. 
What’s your favourite season? And why? 

Nina xo

Wedding flow 

No not my wedding lol. I went to a family wedding this weekend with my parents. It was really nice as we barely all get together like this anymore. I really did not want to wear a dress so I went with this black jump suit from H&M. 

Black is always classy and elegant. And I really like the style of this jump suit. 
I wanted to add a gold belt but decided against it. Although it doesn’t photograph well, the jump suit has a belt with tassels already. 

This is my amazing mom who decided on a jump suit herself! 

Paired it up with nude /gold sandals from Aldo which I’m surprised to say were incredibly comfortable. I find Aldo shoes very rough on my feet but these were great. 

Make up: 

Face: Vichy foundation/ Elizabeth Arden highlighter in rose gold/ 

Eyes: Naked 2 palette / MAC liquid eyeliner/ Smashbox full exposure mascara 

Lips: MAC Heroine 
Hope everyone had a great weekend. 

Nina xo  

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