Sunday, July 17, 2016

LKISStyle: 4 Summer Trends That are Going to Last into Fall 2016

Don't you hate it when you invest in something trendy and then, oops, it's already out of fashion by next season?! Well, here are 4 super-duper trends that are going to stand the test of seasonal-style-time. 

1. Light Dusty Pink: 
One of the Pantone colours of the year is rose quartz and I am happy to say that this soft pastel-y pink is gonna carry through the colder seasons coming up. 


2. Ruffles: 
Girly and full of fun movement, ruffles are gonna get you going on those nights when autumn winds and rain may have you feeling a little sluggish. 

3. Off-The-Shoulder
We have been bearing our shoulders all summer (I mean, we all have, right?!) and I am happy to say that this body part is gonna continue to get lots of "air" time this fall. 


4. The Choker:
A happy homage to the 90s, I am so into this My So Called Life Trend. It's huge now and it's gonna be huge later, so feel free to channel your inner Angela Chase and jump on the bandwagon. 



xxx

LKISS

Sunday, July 3, 2016

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, 5 Tips on Surviving Plane Travel in Style

 I am heading to Europe soon (wahoo!) and it got me thinking about all the ways I like to make plane travel a little more, well, civilized.  It's like if I have to head on a tin can through the air in a herd of cattle and eat coagulated weirdness served on mini-dishes from the 70s, at least let me have it together by the time the flight is over, ya know? 
So, here are a some tips for surviving plane travel in style this summer! 

1. The Jogging Pant Faux Pas
Inevitably, I see someone boarding the plane in a sweatsuit and I think to myself: Why?! I mean, I get that comfort is essential, but can't we grab a pair of chic pants with a drawstring or pants with some good stretch instead? Let the adjustable waist be your friend on a long haul. 

(Pictured Splendid, Theory)

2. The Scarf Must 
A great cashmere or pashmina scarf will be your best friend. It will keep you cosy on the plane, act as a great night cover up at your destination and can always add a shot of colour or intrigue to what would otherwise be a basic outfit (because, face it, we all tend to pack mix and match basics like black, white, denim and grey). 


3. The Face Refresher
I am not a person who needs to exit the plane with a full face of makeup or anything, but there is something to be said about refreshing your face after a long (and squished) flight.  Grab a mist or water spray to perk up your skin after all that recycled air. 

(Pictured: Fresh, Caudalie, Bliss

4. Cheat a Shower
Have to get off the plane and head to your event or meeting? Dry shampoo is a godsend. It absorbs excess oil and gives your blow out the boost it needs after being squashed against one of those little oval airplane windows.

(Pictured: Elizabeth and James, IGK, Klorane, Milk)   

5. Layering and the Unstructured Blazer
Okay, so you want to be comfortable, right? But you also want to look like you fly in business class (even if you are actually flying coach). Layering gives you the flexibility to minimize perspiring and freezing throughout the travel process, which are both pretty common occurrences when flying. Also, a blazer in a stretch fabric or that is a deconstructed style (in other words it is not too stiff and gives you the ability to grab your bag off the conveyor belt without a Tommy-Boy-Fat-Guy-In-Little-Coat moment) will give you the polish you need for your cozy get up (i.e.: leggings and a T-shirt or your drawstrings pants and a tank).

(Pictured: Selected GavinaNew LookASOS)

Bon Voyage!
xxx
LKIS

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

LKISBeauty: New Colour Correcting Youtube Video Up! (Tips and Product Review)


Ever wanted to know how to use makeup up that is green?  Purple?  Yellow?  Well, enter a colour corrector! Here is my video on what to do with those wacky skincare colours and my review of the Wet 'n Wild version of the colour wheel. 



xxx

LKIS

LKISStyle: Beauty Segment on Global, Fighting Summer With Beauty Products

Here is my latest segment on Global chatting all about the havoc summer can wreak (frizz, sweat, chlorine, sun damage) and how we can fight it!


xxx
LKISS

Monday, June 27, 2016

LKISStyle: New Year's Beauty Resolutions

Okay, it's 2013: That is enough to blow anyone's mind!  Where did the year go??  Well, it's time to start anew and that is the best part of new year's.  The opportunities are endless and new beginnings seem infinitely possible!  

What is the best way to start a new year?  Sure, sure, you can vow to get back to the gym, wear those sequined pants you bought five months ago or read that book you know you would love if you could just get into it.  Well, while I love the idea of getting in shape, or expanding your mind, I think the best and easiest way to start fresh is to pump up your beauty routine, and here are my favourite new year's resolutions for 2013. 

1. Make moisturizing easy: 
Check out this 3-in-1 product from Jouviance that totally makes moisturizing a cinch.  I am positively obsessed with it and it will make being constantly on-the-go totally doable. Saving time and saving my face?  Yes, please!



2. Get glowing: 
My dearest Glamglow...this product does not dissapoint!  A fantastic way to rejuvenate your skin and literally glow.  Talk about taking care of yourself. 



3. Know your A, B, C's:
Already on the BB bandwagon?  Try the new CC products or all the additional BB products, like these ones from Marcelle, that are hitting stores everywhere! 



4. Blur the Lines: 
A quick and not-so-dirty solution to fine lines and skin imperfections.  Blurring cream is the answer to every girl's skin-dream (check out my post on the "blur" here: http://montreal.virginradio.ca/blog/Style/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10465987). 





5. Blend Your Brains Out: 
The key to beautifully applied makeup is blending.  This year try making sure your makeup is always blended to perfection for that flawless look...well, Beauty Blender is the perfect tool to create a seemlessly blended look.  It puts disposable sponges to shame. 



6. Extend your lashes:
Try wearing false lashes.  Try it.  Please!  You won't be disappointed!  For more tips on how to wear fake eyelashes check it out here: http://blog.glossybox.ca/glossythoughts-on-the-mystery-of-fake-eyelashes/



7. See Red: 
If you've never done it, start.  Red lipstick is the ideal method of brightening up your face...this is a trend that is never dying and will help you be the star of the show in this new year. 



8. Get a Solid Foundation: 
Okay, if you are into looking flawless, but not so into looking cake-y, trust me, Bare Minerals by Bare Escentuals will blow your makeup mind (thanks Merrill!).  A mineral powder that evens you out without any risk of clownishness is my new full out obsession for 2013...and PS, it also has SPF in it!



9. Sparkle: 
Want to shine?  Try adding a touch of highlighter to your face once you are done applying your makeup.  Where?  On your cheek bones, the bridge of your nose and you can even highlight above your eyebrows. Here are two of my absolute favourites from Personnelle and Smashbox!




10. End the Sun Worship: 
I know we all say don't sit in the sun...and then, guess what?  A lot of us still do!  So, I have devised several tips on how to get that bronzed look without kicking your skin's butt (so to speak). Sefl-tanner from St. Tropez is the bomb, literally.  Then try bronzer year round for a nice golden glow, like this gorgeous one from Rimmel London.  Finally pick makeup with SPF in it, like the awesome lip balm from Fresh (see number 8, too!).





It's a new year, so rather than a "new" you, just try a few beauty resolutions for a better you, because you were already pretty darn good. 

Happy New Year!

xxx

LKIS

Sunday, June 12, 2016

LKISStyle: Must-Have-Teva-Style-Sport-Sandal-Trend, Seriously



Okay, I am here to break some news...move over Birkenstocks...
(Pictured Clockwise starting at the top: Teva, Aldo, Marni

...sport sandals are back.  Maybe not the Tevas you remember from the mid-nineties (although, those work, too). But designer versions of this rather technical sandal are all the rage and guess who bought into trend?


Yup: This gal is hopping on the bandwagon and rocking a pair that I just snapped up at Geox! They are a special edition, designed by Patrick Cox and frankly I am loving the wicked combo of style excellence and extreme comfort. 

Here's my get-up today with my Teva-style sandals...get on the trend bandwagon with me, Feeps (that's short for fashion peeps), it's a great one.  




xxx

LKIS



Sunday, June 5, 2016

LKISStyle: On Virgin Radio, How to get Your Sunscreen on

I will admit it: I hate putting sunscreen on.  It just seems messy and sticky and, frankly, annoying. But this necessary evil is a part of our summer enjoyment.  And, if it isn't part of your summer-prep, then it's time to rethink it.  

Here are 6 tips on how to make sure you are doing sunscreen right: 

1. Moisturize: 
Here's my number one tip.  Mixing your sunscreen into your body moisturizer takes the thinking out of it.  And, I can say I really don't want to think about sunscreen. 


2. Make it your Tanner 
Gonna self tan? Mix in sunscreen with your fave self-tanner (mine is St. Tropez, hands down) and then head out for your day in the sun with adequate protection and great colour setting in. 


3. Routinize 
Just make it something you do. Try to put it on every time you get out of the shower.  That way you will be applying it at least once a day (I really hope) and you will get it on all your parts, which means you have protection everywhere. 


4. Reapply 
The thing with sunscreen is it does wear off.  This means you gotta make sure to keep it handy (in a fabulous Tote, obvs) and grab it after a dip in the pool or a sweaty frisbee session. 


5. Pick the right one
So, I have heard that after a certain number it makes no difference (SPF 1 million doesn't do extra) and I have also heard that the higher you go the better (SPF infinity plus 1). My take is: Put it on.  I feel like if you are putting any on, whether it is SPF 10 or 70 billion, at least you are headed in the right direction. And, if you really want to do it right go for SPF 30.  According to the American Academy of Dermatology, this is your safest bet. 
6. Get one that can multitask
Anti-aging sunscreen, firming sunscreen, tinted sunscreen...there really is something for everybody.  Why not let your sunscreen to do a little extra work while you are diligently incorporating it into your life. 

You are now ready for fun in the sun (screen). 

xxx
LKIS