Simple Date Night Outfit – Spring 2019

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. I hope the month of May brought more flowers than showers. I am here in Calgary trying to figure out what to wear each day to fit the weather…(only Calgarians understand this struggle SMH). Gear up for June though, cause it’s pretty much here which means its halfway through the year. Reevaluate those goals if need be or pat yourself on the shoulder if the checklist is getting smaller.

Now, let’s get to this month’s topic!!!

This post is all about a cute simple date night outfit made with things that you can find in your closet or in the mall this season. As many of you know I’m a huge foodie and wine person, so going out and trying new things is one of my favourite activities. The outfit I put together is accessible and can be found at any of your local retailers.  All tags and links are provided on the photos. Just click the photo and it will take you directly to the site.

H&M Canada Black Skinny High Jeans 

Zara Canada Printed Shirt. Mixed print. Wrap closure with self-tie. 
Zara Canada High Heel Mules With Methacryla 

Medium Watches The Debut Black/ Gold Mesh (currently on sale)

To achieve my makeup look I shared a few of the basics below. Links are also available.

Primer: Fenty Pro FILT’R

Concealer: LA Girl Pro Concealer- In the Colour Fawn

Foundation: MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF – In Colour NC55

Contour/Highlighter: NYX 3 Step to Sculpt Face Sculpting Palette- In Deep Tone

Lip Colour: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream – In The Colour Kitten Heels.

Eyeshadow: Sephora Pro Editorial 2.0 Palette

Eye Lashes: Ardell 103 Black

Hair: Conair Canada Tourmaline Ceramic 1-Inch To Curling Wand

Hope you enjoy the look and find it simple but yet stylish. As always thank you for getting this far on the blog. Until next time selfish readers.

~S.C~

Battle of The Prints

Hello everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. It’s the last month of the year so let’s make it count!. This post is all about the fashion wave that took over social media this Fall/Winter season. By reading the title you can kind of have an idea on what this trend is all about… Prints Baaaabaaay!!!. I’m not going to lie though the snake prints that was all over my timeline has been giving me LIFE. I am seriously obsessed with all the fun ways all these fashionista have been putting their looks together. I took a page from the many fabulous people online and came up with my take on this trend. As per usual I kept it cute, simple and affordable for my everyday women out there. I know those bills are catching up right before New Years ladies.

Enjoy the looks and let me know how you would style your prints. These outfits are probably what I am considering for New Years Eve.

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“For the love of cake”

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Boots: Zara Canada
Dress: Zara Canada
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Dress: H&M Canada
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Boots: H&M Canada

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Green Purse: Zara Canada

As always thank you for getting this far on the post. I hope you all enjoyed the photos and was inspired to create your own outfits with animal prints.

 

~S.C~

Cabo Vacation Lookbook: Outfits Ideas

 

Hey everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column.  I would say happy spring but if you live in Calgary you know there is no spring in sight. But luckily I was able to experience some sun during my Cabo vacation.

Last month I and a group of some amazing women went to Cabo San Lucas to celebrate my girl’s bachelorette and let me tell you, things went a bit wild- – –  But I have to say it’s a girl’s trip dream come true.

What I’m most proud of when it comes to my outfits are how affordable they were. As you all know, The selfish Column is always here to save you a buck or two and that will NEVER change. I hope you enjoyed my first ever lookbook because I enjoyed creating this and can’t wait to see how all of you respond to it.

Now let’s get to business, THE FASHION.  These looks were just a snippet of what I wore on the trip and hopefully, it inspires you on your next vacation.

Mexico Dress
Dress From Forever21 $24.90 CAD
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As a girl that love her blacks and whites and all the natural colors this print definitely allowed me to still be comfortable.
Mexico Pant 3
Top: Forever21 $24.90CAD
Mexico Pants
Did you really go on vacation if you didn’t wear white jeans pants?. These Pants are last summer’s look from H$M Canada.
Mexico Pants 2
Heels are a classic summer look from Call it Spring. I bought these about a year ago and can’t remember the price but rest assured they were on Sale.
Jump Suit 2
This jumpsuit was perfect for the beach, loose and comfy.
Jump Suit
Jumpin’ Jumpin’ Jumpin’   Jumpsuit: Forever21 $24.90CAD            Sandals: Forver21 $17.90CAD
Lemon Pants 2
I took risks this time around, and I feel confident about my decision.  I found that I actually look good in patterns and my skin tone pops when the suns around.
Lemon Pants
Top: Forever21 $22.90        Lemon Jeans: Forever21 $30.90CAD
Lemon Pants 3
The Real Housewives of Atlanta vibes with all the shade!!!!
Mexico All White 3
Purse: Forever21 $15.00CAD (Sale)          Top: Forver21 $20.90CAD
Mexico All White 2
White Sandals: Forever21 $17.90CAD                       Sunglasses: Forever21 $10.43CAD (Sale)
Bathing Suit 3
Believe it or not, I have a bag of Swim Wear pieces that I take to every vacation I hit up. I haven’t changed them or purchased a new suit in about four years. Maybe this year I should start shopping, LOL. To keep it fresh I mix and match my bottoms with different color tops.
Bathing Suit
Bathing Suit Full Piece: HM Canada
Bathing Suit 2
In the sea but never lost at the shore

 

Most of my items are from Forever 21 Canada; yes I am an adult and I still shop there, and no I am not ashamed of it. (Plus these pieces are freaking cuteeeeeeee.)

As always thank you for stopping by The Selfish Column… until next time selfish readers.

 

~S.C~

 

Back To School Makeup Essentials For The Girl On A Budget– Dark Skin Addition.

Hi everyone and welcome back to The Selfish Column. I know what you’re all thinking, where the heck have I been? Truthfully, there is no excuse other than I have been living and working. I want to first say thank you to everyone that has supported me thus far and continue to support me on all my social media outlets. As you can see from the title I am here to talk about my everyday makeup guide. Please know that what works for me may not work for you. To be honest I was not planning to write about this seeing how I have always talked about my lack of makeup skills (I wasn’t trying to get roasted ya’ll —- The internet is savage)…….. BUT since a number of you guys have asked me to talk about the basics for my on the go look, of course, I had to share. Ironically, my favorite items are mostly drugstore products which I find gives me that finished look. I have listed my favourite six items below.

Drugstore Makeup List:

 

 

 

 Essence Waterproof Brown Eyeliner in the Color 02 But First, Espresso: 
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I actually use this to color on my eyebrows before I highlight them. This works for my eyebrow hairs compared to other darker colors and blends well with my skin. Believe it or not, I also use this to highlight my cheekbones and my nose when I feel like being fancy on a budget (It’s real out here people LOL).

 

Essence Kajal Pencil in the Color 01 Black:  
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I use this color for my eyeliner. For my skin tone, this is a perfect black eyeliner. It is dark enough when I first apply it without the need to go over my eyelids twice. You definitely get more use from this product because you don’t have to apply it over and over again for it to show. When I say it’s black it’s BLACK ladies… (cue Tupac).
 

Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Mascara:

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This mascara works wonders on my none existent eyelashes. This mascara is dual sided and not only volumizes my lashes but lengthens them as well. Listen if you know the struggles of these lashes of my mine, this is a miracle mascara.
Essence Longlasting Lipstick in the Color 28:
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I just love nude lipstick, how can you not. Nude color lips are so easy to transition from day to night and goes well with any outfit. This lipstick is so long lasting that I find that I can get away with applying it once. As a woman with such “voluptuous” lips, I find that this color enhances this feature without overdoing it. This is not your typical nude color lipstick only because it has a very brown undertone. This color comes out very natural on my lips and compliments my skin. I love mixing this color with NYX Liquid Cream.
 
 
Essence Long Lasting Lipliner in the Color 02 Hot Chocolate: 
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This color gives me LIFE. This brown chocolate liner goes so well with so many of my nude “lippies” that it has become an essential. BUT, the number one reason why I love this lip liner is that I also use it as my eyebrow color. YES people, you read correct, I use this as brow liner. Three bucks can go a long way on The Selfish Column!!!
 
NYX Liquid/Cream Lipstick in the Color 07: 
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Not gonna lie, I fell onto this color. I received it as a gift and was somewhat hesitant to use it. It took me few weeks to start using it but when I did (HOLY) this has become glued to me. I adore this color, it has become my go to liquid lip cream. I use this literally daily!!! I just love love love this color. NYX has been killing the game.
Well, ladies and gents I hope you enjoyed my list for my go to makeup essentials for all your in between needs. Please know this is just the basic in makeup products that people use on a daily. My goal was to bring something that is affordable and still get’s the job done. Seeing that back to school shopping is coming up I thought these six items would be perfect for the students that are on a budget and living that campus life. Please comment and share your thoughts on these items I love hearing what other people are using out there. Have a great day my loves.
~S.C~