The Liebster Award

Hello, hello, hello!

How are my little precious sunflowers doing this week? I hope you’re all doing well! Is there anything you’re all looking forward to? I have a four day week – no school on Friday and a four day weekend waiting for me. Heck yes. I have also been trying not to throw my laptop across the room every time it decides it does not want to turn on and although the no laptop lyfe has been pretty relaxing, it is starting to get annoying because I can’t keep up with my blog and post as much as I would like to. Angry emoji face.

Let’s move onto something more positive. Another award? What?! The lovely Daisy from Ladybugs & Pugs has nominated me to do this little award for new and upcoming blogs and it makes me so happy to know someone took me into consideration to do this! It’s crazy to think about this because my blog has been receiving so much support and attention from you guys just a few weeks after I started it! Mama bear appreciates every little bit of support Styling Canvas has been receiving. I just called myself mama bear..

Let’s get started.



  • Mention, link and thank the blog who nominated you
  • Answer the nominator’s 11 questions
  • Nominate 11 small bloggers  and link them below
  • Create 11 questions of your own for your nominated blogs to answer
  • Notify your nominees via social media

Who would win in a fight between Spiderman and Batman? Why?

You can’t just ask someone this and expect them to be okay after thinking it through. What the heck, Daisy? I’d say Spiderman, since he has some badass superpowers on his favour. Not everyone is a rich lil boy like you, Batman. I wish I could climb walls and shoot spiderwebs from my wrists. Wishful sigh.

What always makes you laugh?

Making fun of my dogs. Hold the phone – this might sound like I am some sort of bully but I’m not, I promise. Those two are my precious little babies but oh my god, the things they do sometimes. They never fail to make me smile. And Shane Dawson. One of my favorite comedians.

Who is your role model?

Audrey Hepburn, no doubt about that. She was such a genuine, kind, beautiful person and we don’t have enough of that around here anymore.

Do you believe in aliens?

I don’t think about this a lot because then I end up having one of those dreadful existential crisis I tend to have when I think too much. I do believe there’s life somewhere else other than just planet earth. What do you guys think?

Would you rather travel into the past and meet your great-great-great-grandparents, or into the future and meet your great-great-great-grandchildren?

Definitely meet my great great great grandparents. I am so interested in how people used to live decades ago and I would love to just sit down and have a conversation with them.

What is your favourite movie quote?

 “My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on”, from Forrest Gump.

How would you like to be remembered?

Definitely by doing something good in this world.

What is your signature dance move?

My signature dance move is, I don’t have a signature dance move. I just jump around and yell at people with excitement.

It’s the zombie apocalypse and you can have three fictional characters on your team. Who do you choose and why?

I tried to think of a *~*~ dream team~*~* but I honestly couldn’t come up with a good lineup for that and I would probably die first so THERE’S THAT.

What are your favourite song lyrics?

“Strength will find you sooner than you ever thought it would” Waiting For My Sun To Shine by The Maine. I’m getting this tattooed on my wrist for my 18th birthday!

How do you make a cup of tea?

I’m pretty lazy so I’ll usually just heat up some water on the microwave and then add the tea bag. I’m a sucker for green tea with no sugar.


Now, my victims. Hehe.

Best Day Blogger



Hazel Vice




Relentlessly Red

Kai from Maui

All The Best Beauty

Rachel: beauty : style

And anyone who hasn’t done it – please, do it! I nominate you as well.

Let’s play 20 questions. 😉

I feel like a teenage boy right now and they are not going to be 20 questions, I promise!

1. iPhone or Android?

2. What’s your favorite book and your favorite quote from said book?

3. What’s your favorite makeup product?

4. If I offered to pay you a roundtrip anywhere in the world right now, where would you want to go?

5. If you could tell your fifteen year old self something, what would it be?

6. How do you feel towards the mental image of a dog wearing a hat and riding a tricycle? I ask the important question.

7. If you could meet a celebrity, who would it be and what would you tell them?

8. Are you looking forward to anything this year?

9. Would you like to be a fashion model if you were offered the opportunity?

10. Do you have any pet peeves?

11. What’s your favorite thing about blogging?

Guys, we are less than 90 views away from reaching our first 1000 views on Styling Canvas! We also got to 100 followers this afternoon, which is great, too! This is amazing. It’s been two weeks and it amazes me how much this little idea of me has grown. Thank you a lot for the love and support, I appreciate it so much.

I have a new fashion related post in the oven for you guys and I will most likely be posting it sometime on Thursday so definitely stay tuned for that. I just really wanted to do this so I wouldn’t have to worry about it later on.

I hope you are all having a good week and I’ll talk to you soon. ❤

Creative Blogger Award

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First thing’s first. Thank you all so, so, so much for being so kind to me. The response my last post (you can read it here) received has been overwhelmingly warm and sweet, and reading your supportive comments really made it a bit easier for me to cope with the sadness. There is so much going on in my life at the moment and your kind words mean a lot to me. Thank you. Kiss kiss kiss kiss kissy kissy kiss.

Second; my laptop has refused to turn on since Wednesday and it finally turned on. It’s midnight. Haa… nice one. I missed you so much. I am back and hopefully won’t leave for long again! I am so happy right now, all I want to do is bear hug you all and suffocate you with love.

And last but not least before we move on to the actual topic of this post. I just came back from a nice dinner with a few friends and I got to talk busines$$$ with the girl who will officially help me shoot the outfits for my blog once she clears her schedule and fixes a couple things with her camera! I am SO, SO, SO excited to show you guys the outfits I came up with and offer you good quality content – because that is what you deserve.

NOW. Let’s get started.

I was recently nominated by the lovely Eilidh to do the Creative Blogger Award tag/questionnaire. I have been seeing a lot of people doing these lately and I really wanted to do it as well, but FINALLY, someone nominated me. Thank you, Eilidh!

Da Rules: 

• Thank the person who nominated you and add their blog link.

• Share 5 facts about yourself.

• Nominate 10 blogs and add their blog links.

• Notify the bloggers that you nominated for the award.

• Pass the rules along.

Let’s get started!

1. I am a dog person. And when I say I am a dog person, I am just not saying I like dogs. No, no, no, nope, nope, nope, noupe. Girl. Sis. This so much more than just love for dogs. Sometimes I think I am obsessed with dogs. I will literally drop everything I am doing if it means I will get to pet a dog or play with it. I have two dogs! Nick (who was clearly not named after Nick Jonas.. nope.) and Oliver! Dogs are love, dogs are life.

2. My grandpa was an engineer but he was an artist on his free time. He would draw amazing portraits of my grandma or random people and there is a wall in their home that is filled with his art. I like to think my artistic and creative personality is something I got from him.

3. I love listening to spoken poetry. Sometimes I will fall asleep listening to it and here’s another fun fact, the most played song on my iTunes is actually this – 2087 plays. Hehe.

4. Taylor Swift is my favorite musician. No surprise. But something that will come off as a shocker for most people is that I also really, really like alternative, rock, pop punk and hardcore bands! I have been attending the Vans Warped Tour for the past three years and apart from my birthday and Christmas, it is one of the days I look forward to the most.

5. I’m a leftie. We have desks for two people in school and I sit on the right side, so my friend and I usually hit each other with our elbows while writing and that is actually one of the things we argue the most about!

My victims:

Thanks for being so nice and patient with me. How do you feel about an April favorites sometime next week? Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions.

I hope you’re all having a wonderful week. ❤

Talking dreams

Hello, hello, hello.

How are you doing today? I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far and if you are not, I hope things get better for you. They will.

I came home today from school to find a letter on the mail waiting for me. I got rejected from my first choice college. You see, I got an email last week letting me know I did not get in and I felt rather fine, but I broke into tears when I read the physical letter. I was holding the physical proof that things were not going to be how I wanted them to; it felt real this time. Not gonna lie, I did cry. A lot. I even threw a small pity party for myself because it really isn’t a nice feeling to want something so much, and then being let known that you can’t have it.

I decided to reschedule the lifestyle blog post that I had planned to publish today for another day and write this from scratch instead. As I’m writing this with a little bit of a migraine and puffy eyes from bawling my eyes out, I did realise something. I did not get into this school but that doesn’t mean I should ever give up. If anything, this should give me an even more valid reason to never stop working hard and chasing my dreams. I will just have to work a little bit harder to get there.

I will be going to my second choice university and majoring in Marketing and International  Management. Not graphic design, as I had originally planned. It is kind of a drastic change, huh? Going from art school to business school. I have four years ahead of me and anything can happen in such a long amount of time.

I’m not sure where this is going, exactly. I don’t want my blog to just be defined by makeup or fashion, but I also really want to humanise it and share some of my experiences with you. Sadly, this is not a very exciting or happy one. But one day. One day something good – really, really good will happen – and I will find myself typing a blog post thanking you for the support.

Please, don’t give up on your dreams. No matter how impossible they seem to be. Don’t give up on yourself. Just work hard for what you want and don’t forget to stay humble.

Have a nice day and I will talk to you soon.


Sundaze | Quick – easy makeup for a day out 

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What’s UP. What’s the 411. Hollaaaa at yaaaaa. What else do people say these days? Hey, BAE. I think I puked a little bit inside my mouth as I typed that. Again, another lovely mental image for you to hold on to. Heart emoji. How’s everyone doing today? It’s Sunday! Did you do anything fun today? Do you have any plans for the afternoon? I’m about to head out to have dinner with my parents and maybe (hopefully), we’ll have some ice cream after. 🍟🍗🍦🍨🍧

It’s starting to get really, really, really hot around here. So hot to the point where I think I might put the foundation down for a while, at least until I get used to the warm weather again. I decided to go a little bit natural and simple with my makeup today, so here are some pictures of the products I used and hopefully some of you will use this as inspiration to create a similar laid back look!  



I used my favorite palette – Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar palette on my eyes. I only used the two shades indicated with the cute lil stars. I applied the light, boney color all over my lid and up to my browbone as a base color (don’t forget to prime your lids! I used the trustworthy eyeshadow primer potion by Urban Decay) and the brown shade as a transition color. I applied eyeliner after that, as I religiously do to get my signature cat eye look and I curled my lashes for a flirty look before applying Benefit’s Real Lash mascara and last but not least, added some color to my lips with Nyx’s soft matte lip cream in the shade Istanbul.


What are your go-to products for a quick, simple look? I’d love to know if there are any great products I’m missing out on!

Don’t forget to wear sunscreen if you plan on spending the day out because ya girl went to the beach about a week ago and my arms are peeling now. Not a cute look, trust me. 

I hope you’re all having a good day and I will talk to you soon!

PS. My initial goal was to gain five followers a day and get at least ten views per day on my first month but I’ve gained so many followers on the past couple days and the views have been on the hundredths! How crazy is that?! Thank you all so much. 

Products used:

  • The Body Shop Insta Blur primer
  • MAC’s Pro Longwear foundation
  • Urban Decay’s eyeshadow primer potion
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit
  • Benefit’s Real Lash mascara
  • Kat Von D’s tattoo eyeliner
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills brow gel
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow pomade
  • Jordana’s Extreme Lash mascara

Outfit of the day (#OOTD) | April 16th

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Let me start this one off by saying I initially wanted to post a tutorial on a natural look for school but I woke up with the most terrifying pimple on my chin and.. heck no. I also have been dealing with an annoying cold since Monday night and the last thing I wanted today was to slap makeup on my face just to sneeze everywhere five minutes later and have boogers everywhere. That’s a pretty mental image for you to keep in your mind. 😉 Attractive.

So, instead, I’ll show you what I wore today for school. In all honesty, the last thing I wanted to do this morning was make an effort with my outfit because of my cold and all that jazz, so I just quickly put together this simple but comfortable outfit. Mickey Mouse makes everything better and anyone who thinks otherwise is wrong.

– I know I mentioned on my last post (x) that I was going to wait until I found someone with a good camera to shoot with me but I just figured I might as well just get started already. Maybe one day I’ll look back on this post and go all STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM NOW WE HERE. Also, this is me saying FYou to my insecurities and posing in front of a camera, which was such a weird feeling. Hopefully I’ll get used to this. –

Shorts: Vintage high wasted jeans that I cut and turned to shorts (Would you like to see a DIY on that? I know you guys are smart and I’m sure you can figure out it is easy to just go to a thrift store, buy a cheap pair of jeans and cut them short.)

Shirt: Target.

Shoes: I forgot to take a picture of what I wore today but I was basically wearing a pair of black slip-on Vans. SoOoO comfortable.



My dogs were playing with the ball in the background, so there’s also that. My dogs control my life.

I swear I am more interesting than just a pair of shorts and a t-shirt; this is me hoping that at least one of you will find inspiration from this, somehow. Maybe you are someone whose comfort zone is in jeans. I know that feeling. Why don’t you try rocking some shorts sometime? Rock those thunder thighs like ya girl is trying to do over here. Or try wearing comfy oversized shirts. They are awesome.

I have some awesome things planned out. I just need to figure out how the heck I’m gonna do them! Haha.

Hope you’re having a good week and I will talk to you guys soon!

Coachella’s best dressed: Weekend 1 ↠ Spring/Summer 2015 trends

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First thing’s first. Imagine American Girl by Bonnie McKee playing in the background while you read this. Are you doing it?  It just makes me want to run around a field of sunflowers and then go swimming; please tell me I’m not the only one.  I don’t know what is it with me and my obsession with this song. I am trying to go for the spring – summer kind of vibe, especially if you live in a place where the weather is still cold. A ray of sunshine and a portable beach is currently being mailed your way. Sun emoji. Palm tree emoji. Wave emoji. Flower emoji.

Let’s talk fashion. Coachella fashion.

Something this music festival is famous for apart from it’s A-list guests and on-point performers (let’s not talk about that Drake and Madonna kiss because…………………) is the outgoing looks of some of the attendees, and this year was no exception.

Coachella 1

Gigi Hadid hit the shows in a really cute fringed vest, Guess body chain, and festive pearl embellishments across her forehead. I can definitely see some boho vibes coming back this Spring and Summer.

Coachella 3

*Insert “omg mOMs GFUHDJIKFfdijol;d SQUAD GOALS YASSS SLAAAAYYYY MAMAMA” comment here* Loads and loads of models. I say while eating dessert. Nice one, Isabel.

Coachella 4

Gigi Hadid, Shanina Shaik and Jasmine Tookes. My birthday is in two months and I want a pair of  model legs, perfect skin and lots of girlfriends I can dress all cute and fashionable with and make people comment “mom yasssss” on our Instagram photos.

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Jourdan Dunn, now. Dis bi$$hh. I just. I need a moment because I am emotional. Look at that HAIR, and LEGS, and OUTFITS. Black like my soul. Really though. She did not go way over the top with her outfits and kept the whole thing effortless and comfortable. Clapping hands emoji.

And last but not least, ma homegirl Chiara.

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Now, how could I not include Chiara? Chiara Ferragni paired with H&M this weekend and wore many looks; I’m not saying that I liked all of them, but she was definitely one of my favorites.

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… And this is the lil list of my favorite looks from Coachella this year. Do you agree with me? If not, who where the best dressed for you? Also, will any of you be attending a music festival this summer? I will be attending the Vans Warped Tour for the third time in June so I’ll write a post on  Festival Essentials a few weeks before just in case anyone needs some inspiration or help on what to bring to a festival!

Another thing – I plan on posting more things related to fashion, and I even have some outfits planned out that I am really, really excited to show you. When I started this blog, I knew I wanted to share my personal style through pictures that showed how I style my clothes and all that jazz. This whole thing is still new to me, and although I am more than excited to show you, I also want to really build up the courage to put myself and my body – something I have had insecurities with for a while now and finally starting to embrace it – out there. Also, a cam cam camera. I  just need to find someone with a camera who will do me the big favour of shooting with me until I save up for my own camera. Soon, I hope. :^)

Anyway, that is it for today. Thank you so much for reading and I hope you are having a good week so far!

“It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting.”

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit | Review


Hello, hello, hello! I am back with another review, this time on Anastasia Beverly Hills’ contour kit/palette. I was honestly really excited about getting this beauty right here because I did notice a lot of people going cray-cray over it for the past couple months and for the longest time, I tried to avoid getting it because I was “happy” with my Too Faced Chocolate Soleil bronzing powder but I finally gave in and decided to join the bandwagon to see what this whole hype was about. Embarrassed emoji.

On Anastasia Beverly Hills website, they describe this product as “the premier contour and highlighting palette for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Features 6 perfectly crafted highlighting and contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features.” (x)

This contour kit is available in three different shades: Light to Medium, Medium to Tan, and Tan to Deep and it retails for $40 USD.

I purchased the Light to Medium palette and this one contains six highlighting and bronzing shades – 3 of each. Vanilla, Banana and Sand are the highlighting shades whilst Java, Fawn and Havana are your contouring/bronzing shades.



The first thing I have to say about this product is that it is very pigmented but at the same time, you can build up your way with it. Does that make sense? In other words, there’s enough pigmentation to get a natural, glowy look but if you want a more intense look, just build it up and you will be good to go! Another thing I really liked about this palette is that it will not matter much if I get tan during the summer because I will have darker shades to work with or viceversa, if I don’t leave my room during the winter and turn into a ghost, I will also have lighter shades to work with. It’s a win-win situation!

Right now I’m using the middle highlighting shade (Banana) and the middle contouring shade (Fawn) to sculpt my face and I am obsessed. This is making me want to do my makeup now even though I don’t have any plans for today. I use the highlighting shade – banana- to set my under eye concealer and highlight it at the same time! It’s perfect and it won’t crease, and I use the contour shade – fawn- to sculpt my cheek bones and look like a bad bi$$$hhh.

Overall, I do enjoy this palette and I do think it is worth the price. Do I think it is necessary to have this palette in your makeup collection? Not really, specially if you’re on a budget. You can get away with contouring by using dark foundation/powder and highlighting with eyeshadow. But if you want to get it, definitely go for it!

10/10 smiling puppies