my makeup vanity | DIY.





Hello again, world! My gosh, it has been so long since I was last able to post something up! Ever since the end of September, I have been in the long process of moving into the new house and let me tell you… it is not easy when you’re working a full time job that requires you to be there 24/7! Luckily though, I’m mostly settled into the new house and my room is slowly coming together! First thing I was so excited to build was my makeup vanity! It was a mission to put this space of mine together, but I could not be happier and in love with how it turned out!

I also got a little creative and decorated my makeup brush jar holders! They looked so plain before, so I thought why not add a little glam to have it stand out. Listed below I’ll have all the stores I shopped at to build my vanity, as well as where I got the materials I used for my makeup brush jars!

I’ll do my best to keep the posts going and I’ll try not to go MIA for too, too long! Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to everyone! xx.


  • Makeup vanity table – IKEA (“Malm”)
  • Mirror and Vanity Lights – IKEA (Mirror – “Kolja” | Lights – “Musik”)
  • Mirror Stand – Target
  • Makeup Organizers (On the table) – Winners
  • Makeup Organizer (In vanity table drawer) – Homesense
  • Fur Rug – Homesense
  • Vanity Chair – Homesense


  • Glass Jars – Walmart (you can find these almost anywhere, or use whichever ones you prefer!)
  • White clear beads – Michaels Arts & Crafts
  • Rose Gold Pearl and Beads on Jar – Michaels Arts & Crafts Store
    These strips are SO easy to use! You just peel and stick them however you’d like them to be on the jar. They come in other colors as well!

Miss Teenage Canada!

Sunday, July 20th | Thursday, July 24th | Saturday, July 26th:

What a week it has been!! It sureย has been a hectic one, but it will also be one I will never forget. Sometime during mid last week, I got a message from a colleague, asking me to take part with the Motives team to do makeup for the girls of the Miss Teenage Canada 2014 Pageant! Without hesitation, I agreed and was super stoked for this opportunity, as I have never been a part of anything like this before – ever. Although I was very excited, I was also very scared and extremely nervous, only because I didn’t feel as if my experience level was anywhere near compared to the makeup artists that were going to be there doing the girls’ makeup as well. I’ve done simple makeup looks here and there for friends and family before, but I haven’t had much experience doing it professionally on others before. Finding out that the pageant was also going to be televised did not really help ease my nervousness at all either. With that being said, knowing that I wasn’t as experienced as the rest of the team made me doubt myself a little… but I asked myself, how will you ever know what you’re capable of if you never take the jump to just at least try?

This experience was such a great one and made me realize my true potential and drive to succeed in being the best I can be at what I love to do. During this experience, I have had the opportunity not only to learn and grow, but I have also had the pleasure of meeting some pretty amazing people who made this experience even more memorable than it already is. From meeting fellow makeup artists and colleagues to making new friends with some of the pageant girls to meeting Luke Bilyk from TV Show Degrassi, I’d say this experience was a lot more eventfulย than what I had expected it to be.

After an experience such as this, there is quite a lot that I have learned and taken from this. Most importantly, I learned to just believe in yourself during times of doubt. Whenever you feel like you can’t do something or you’re too scared to take such an opportunity when it arises, just remind yourself of the love and passion you have for what you do – that love and passion is what’s going to fuel your drive to be the best that you can be.


“Success in life comes when you simply refuse to give up, with goals so strong that obstacles, failures and loss only act as motivation to keep going.”


Below are some of my fav pictures that help sum up this memorable experience! ๐Ÿ˜€

P.S. I apologize for the Iphone picture quality! I didn’t have a chance to take these with my DSLR! ๐Ÿ™ So sad that the lighting and colors of my makeup looks didn’t pick up as well with my Iphone, but I suppose these will have to do!