Happy Chinese New Year

Today is Chinese New Year and besides stuffing my face with Chinese food, I will be celebrating this festive occasion with Benefit Canada at Sephora in Fairview Mall. Details here. Also, don’t forget to enter this contest if you haven’t already for a chance to win all the amazing Benefit products I used to create my CNY look. To kick start the Year of the Horse, here’s some more photos from my Chinatown photo shoot.

Happy Chinese New Year!

Photography by Carolyn Roberts

Dress: French Connection | Coat: Guess | Shoes: Nine West | Necklace: Aldo | Ring: Hong Kong | Makeup: Benefit Cosmetics


Laduree Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Lucky Charm Box

On my last day in Hong Kong a few weeks ago, I couldn't resist getting my hands on some macarons from Laduree. It turns out that Laduree is also celebrating Chinese New Year with a limited edition Lucky Charm box. Adorned with gold horseshoes for the Year of the Horse, this pretty little box contains eight mouthwatering macarons. This made for an exciting parting gift for myself and an even better companion on my 15 hour flight back home.



Chinese New Year: The Year of Good Luck & Glamour with Benefit Cosmetics

Chinese New Year is this Friday and I’m celebrating with Benefit by teaming up with the cosmetics company to create a Chinese New Year themed look. Although 2014 is the Year of the Horse, Benefit is declaring it the Year of Good Luck and Glamour -- although isn’t it that every year? As such, I wanted to create a rich, glamorous look that is easy and effortless. 

Chinese New Year is all about big celebrations and bright, vivid colours, with red being the most predominate, followed by gold. I fashioned my entire look around that theme, with soft yet slightly smokey gold eyes, bold and matte red lips, and an overall luminous glow. Red symbolizes joy, luck and prosperity -- I loved playing around with this luxe colour while adding that touch of glam to my look.

This weekend, Benefit is celebrating CNY in style at 5 different Sephora locations across Canada. I will be getting my Chinese New Year on at Fairview mall on Friday -- come by and say hello! For more information, click here.

And what would Chinese New Year be without handing out some good fortune? Benefit is giving away a gift basket of all the products I used to create my look. Enter the contest below for a chance to win these amazing goodies. Good Luck and Glamour!

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Sneak Peek: Hong Kong & Australia

I know I’ve been MIA for the past month; I just returned from my amazing trip to Hong Kong and Australia and am settling back into the swing of things. I will be blogging about my adventure over the next little while starting on Monday so be sure to check back! For now, here's a sneak peek at some of the things I captured. To see more while I was there, follow me on Instagram here and Twitter here.