Here’s a little more info about me!

What is your skincare routine?

In the morning’s I have currently been using Philosophy’s Purity Cleanser, Clinique Toner, Benefit It’s Potent! eye cream, and Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion.  At night, it’s usually the same routine but I use my Clarisonic Mia with the Purity cleanser.  Occasionally, I will swap out the Purity cleanser for a Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil if I have a full face of makeup (and too lazy to use a makeup remover).

I have been religiously using Clinique’s Three-Step system since I was 16 and haven’t really strayed since then.  I highly recommend the skin care regimen as it can be quite pricey but it leaves you with nice skin. There is a reason that one bottle of the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion is sold every 10 seconds.

How do you curl your hair?

I have five different curlers, but before you judge and call me a hoarder, they are all different. For a clipless curler, I love Sultra The Bombshell One-Inch Curling Wand; for a standard curling iron, I use Hot Tools one-inch curling iron (in pink, obviously 🙂 ); and I also have Verge by One Styling S-Curler for old-school S-waves and the Bubble Wand – or as my friends and I like to call it, the anal beads – for the imperfect curl.  I also have the Rowenta Curl Active on lazy days (it has an automatic barrel that turns at the press of a button).

I go through phases with my curling irons, but when I want to do my curls quick, I usually just reach for my traditional Hot Tools curler.

Prior to curling, I spray a heat protectant, I have been rotating between the Moroccan Oil one and another one by Kenneth Bernard, a Chatters brand.

What kind of dog is Ziggy?

Ziggy is a standard American Eskimo dog. My parent’s dog Chase (who is also featured on my blog) is a miniature American Eskimo (he is quite small so I’m thinking he was the runt of the litter).

What are some of your favourite products?

  • Urban Decay Primer Potion
  • Rosebud Salve
  • CoverGirl Stay Fabulous Three-in-One Foundation
  • YSL Volume Effect Faux Cils mascara
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er in Blacquer
  • Clinique Three-Step System
  • St. Tropez bronzing mousse
  • Thierry Mugler Angel perfume
  • Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy perfume
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty LipGel in Strange Magic
  • Clarisonic Mia
  • Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils

What are your favourite nail polishes?

  • OPI Mod About You
  • SpaRitual Knowledge is Power
  • OPI You Don’t Know Jacques!
  • Essie Sand Tropez
  • China Glaze Aquadelic
  • Sally Hansen Shell We Dance

How tall are you and what shoe size do you wear?

5’3 in height.  As for shoe size, I can fit in anything from size seven to eight.  Usually I’m a 7.5 though in most shoes.

What do you like to shop?

In Canada: Forever 21, MAC, Sephora, Sears, Lululemon, The Bay, H&M, Simons (a Quebec brand), Aldo, Zara, Holt Renfrew, Garage, Dynamite, Smart Set, Victoria’s Secret.

In the United States: Macy’s, Victoria’s Secret, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales.

Can I make a blog post request or submit a guest blog post?

Yes, please! Email me through my contact form.  I usually reply to every email I get (unless it’s spam of course).

What blogging platform do you use?

A Pop of Colour is self-hosted on wordpress.org.  I use Go Daddy as the host.

What camera and computer do you use and how do you edit photos?

I have a MacBook Pro (13 inch) and a Nikon D3000.   I just use the lens that came with the camera.  To edit photos I use Adobe Photoshop CS4.  I don’t do a lot of editing on my photos, I mostly just adjust the lighting and add a watermark.  I will occasionally use the spot healing brush to get rid of some flaws (I do this rarely).