Have you ever faced down a crazy week and not known how you’d get through it still looking bright-eyed, bushy-tailed and chic? For me, that week was TIFF – and the weeks surrounding it. I had the opportunity to create social content for a brand behind a ton of the hottest TIFF bashes and let’s just say it was a bit bonkers. I was lucky enough to visit a bunch lounges that catered to both media and celebrity to prepare us for the week. If you’re facing a week that’s equally bonkers, here’s what you need to survive.
You know when you buy a piece and suddenly find yourself making excuses to wear it constantly? That’s what happened with this casual-luxe little black dress from Club Monaco that I picked up the week before TIFF. The easy silhouette coupled with the perfect luxe knit fabric with a touch of shine went from a celeb-packed party at Soho House to karaoke night with the girls to a debate watching party with the campaign team with the help of different accessories. All within a few days. Trust me, you want this in your closet. Now – to find the perfect moto jacket to top it off! If you know where I can find it, leave me a link in the comments!
I’ve been in a bit of a makeup rut with the same slapdash shadow/liner/concealer/lashes routine but that all changed with the help of a single eyeshadow palette gifted to me at EGPR’s Essentials Lounge. The silky, neutral shadows in the Dior Eye Reviver Backstage Pros Illuminating Neutrals Eye Palette come with instructions and tiny applicators that are actually useful to create the perfect look. Yes, I use the applicators that come with the palette. Even better: I use every single colour, from the primer to the gel liner. Can you say that about any other palette? Pair it with waterproof DiorShow mascara for stay-all-day power.
Strange hours, unhealthy food options and high-stress can make anyone feel a bit run-down. During the weeks surrounding the Festival, I relied on trips to Greenhouse Juice Co. to stock my fridge with vitamin- and nutrient-rich cold-pressed juices. Oh, and their Forest Hill location has been sending me off with the most delicious, jacked-up (with coffee!) smoothies – perfect for hunger pangs and a case of the tireds. Sometimes you need to fuel your soul, though, and for that, I grabbed the delicious Simply 7 Snacks Quinoa Chips from my Bask-It Lounge gift bag for the crunch, flavour and feel of a chip without the guilt.
The internet has been abuzz about the Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop and it’s 100% worth the hype. After a generous correct & conceal routine, apply this along your cheekbones, in the inner corners of your eye and on your cupid’s bow (I use my BeautyBlender) to get the ultimate glow – no matter how tired you are. It’s a bit terrifying in the pan, but I promise you won’t look like a disco ball. I’ve been wearing it daily and honestly can’t get enough! Shout out to Stella for encouraging this purchase. She’s basically my highlighting Sherpa.
Last but not least, the thing that every digital gal should have in her purse at all times. I’ve been embarrassed more than once at conferences for being the one person who works full-time in digital and yet doesn’t have an external charger. Well, I finally found a pretty one that is up to the challenge of keeping me tweeting from 9-5 (ha!) and beyond. This metallic gold and cream-striped Kate Spade beauty charges my phone to full capacity 2-3 times! Worth it.
That’s all for now! Let me know which items you’ll be getting your hands on in the comments xo