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To figure out whether you have warm or cool skin tone, review this checklist to  e n l i g h t e n  you:

1. V E I N S – check your inner wrists; WARM if your veins are more greenish and COOL if they are more on the blue side.

2. J E W E L R YWARM if you suit gold jewelry and COOL if silvers look more fab on you.

3.  S U N  E F F E C TWARM if you have the ability to develop a golden tan and it is typical to have freckled skin too (EXCEPTION would be those on the extreme fair side like pale-warm toned Amy Adams who only burns) .  COOL if you are fair and only burn, or if your medium to dark skinned you either burn, turn pink then develop a dark/bronzed tan.

4. C L O T H I N GWARM if natural earth tones suit you: cream, beige, light peach, orange-reds, olive green, browns.  COOL if white, black, blue based red, blue & purple compliments you best.

5. H A I R  – WARM if your hair has golden/honey undertones.  Think golden blonde, caramel and rich chocolate brown. COOL if you have blue undertones.  Think ash blondes, deep reds, cool browns and jet black.

6. E Y E SWARM if you have hazel, green, greenish-blue, amber or golden brown eyes.  COOL if you have deep brown, black brown, gray blue or dark blue, hazel with gray flecks eyes.

Remember, there are different variations of warm and cool skin tones: you could be pale, fair, olive, medium or dark.

There is also such thing as NEUTRAL meaning you sway both ways (like me!)… If this is the case for you, you probably had mixed answers but one thing that is pretty certain is you will sway stronger to one side than the other.

Here are a some celebrity examples to help put it into context:


Amy Adams has a fair warm skin tone.  She would apply to the warm group who is too fair to tan.


Ashley Olsen is also on the fair warm tone side too but also has the ability to tan.  Her hair is on the lighter blonde side but has golden highlights coming through to compliment her skin tone.


Same applies for Jessica Biel – she has a fair warm tone and honey blonde hair really suits her.


Jennifer Aniston has a medium olive warm skin tone which enables her to achieve a glowing golden tan.


Jessica Alba is also medium olive warm toned and suits those honey blonde-brown locks and gold jewelry and clothes.


Beyonce is dark warm skin toned and gold suits her to the tee!


Moving into cool skin tone girls, Anne Hathaway has a fair cool tone which matches beautifully with blues and dark cool brown hair.

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Rachel McAdams also has a fair cool skin tone with subtle pink undertones and this copper orange hair colour looks gorgeous on her.l


Lea Michele has cool olive skin tone and that white silver dress really makes her features pop.

Lupita Nyong’o is dark cool and that turquoise blue really works wonders on her skin tone.

I hope this post assists you when making your everyday beauty decisions.


Peachy Ash


dressTurquoise is Gorgeous in Many Forms

Turquoise is a colour that exudes positive energy & can make a bold statement.

One of the most timeless gemstones to be worn throughout the ages is Turquoise.  Turquoise is a beautiful sky blue gemstone that is usually opaque in appearance and has wonderful blotches and veins.  It has been a favourite for many people and while extremely popular in the ancient world (especially Ancient Egypt and Persia) continues to be popular for today’s fashion sensibilities as well.

The colour turquoise is associated with meanings of refreshing, feminine, calming, sophisticated, energy, wisdom, serenity, wholeness, creativity, emotional balance, good luck, spiritual grounding, friendship, love, joy, tranquility, patience, intuition, and loyalty.

With Turquoise being a natural tone that reflects the earth’s sky and sea, it is no wonder why it is used in many fabrics, jewelry, furniture & other design pieces…
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xo Ash

Above images were sourced via Pinterest.

There are other ways for a lady to show a hint of sexiness and seductiveness with her outfit other than busting out the twins in a low cut dress and & push up bra or exposing the midriff (for me, its just showing off my food belly hehe).

BABY GOT BACK – and I don’t mean your derriére like Sir Mix A Lot is referring to.  Showing off a bit of back is so underrated.  The right backless top or dress could show off those sexy traps that you’ve been working so hard on in Pilates.

A sheer back blouse or a deep drop back dress can really go a long way in tastefully displaying a woman’s beautiful figure.

Here are some of my favourite examples below…

So next time you want to add some spice to your outfit for date night, try to go for the backless loveliness look.

xo Ash


High waist jeans and that top! <3backless



I have become obsessed with leopard print fashion lately.  I think adding a leopard print piece (synthetic of course!) to your outfit makes a strong, confident yet sleek statement.

What is drawing us fashionista’s to leopard print so much?

Aside from the obvious distinctive pattern of dark spots called rosettes which create a beautiful pattern against their light fur, here are some further interesting facts they may also draw you to embody the leopard in your closet…

  • The leopard is the most elusive and secretive of the large felines. They are extremely difficult to trace and locate in the wild.
  • Leopards are astoundingly strong. They are pound for pound the strongest of the big cats. They are able to climb trees, even when carrying heavy prey.
  • Leopards are renowned for their agility. They run up to 58km/h and can leap 6m horizontally and 3m vertically.
  • They are very strong swimmers.
  • Like our pet kitties, leopards will growl when angry and purr when content.

From scarves, hair accessories, sunnies, purses, shoes to jackets, the leopard print looks good on most fashion pieces, and here are some of my favourite Leopard looks right now…



eva3Eva Mendes.  Sultry and elegant from the sound of her name to her style.

From the streets to movie premieres, I think the secret to Eva’s amazing fashion sense is her ability to accessorize really well.

She’s very strategic when it comes to adding the right sunglasses, hair pieces, shoes, purses and jewelry to her outfits.  She has that ability to turn a drabby lounging outfit into a flawless elegant look just by a doss of fancy sandal platforms +  colourful sunnies + a flashy purse.

I confess that I put very little thought into my accessories when I am hastily getting ready to head out the door.  Although, I may take some more time and thought next time with accessorizing because selecting the right accessories could make or break an outfit.

So, Accessorizing Lessons to take from the Ms. Mendes are:

  • If your clothing is bright and/or is busy with patterns/prints, keep the accessories to the minimum and select classy simple pieces so you don’t overdue the ensemble.


  • If your outfit is more plain jane, then have fun choosing accessories with pops of colours and prints/patterns like red hot ray bans, a flower pattern head scarf, a paisley printed handbag or leopard printed shoes!


  • Lets face it, Eva has one of the rarest and hottest accessories of all – the RYAN GOSLING.







Rachel McAdam is the Diane Keaton of our generation.

She is an established, respected & extraordinarily talented actress.  The diversity in the roles she takes on is also carried through to her multifarious style.

She exudes sophistication, subtle edginess, practicality and sex appeal all in one beautiful bundle.

A blonde bombshell wearing Emilio Pucci on the red carpet to riding her bike around her Toronto neighborhood in joggers and flaming red hair, Rachel always carries herself with class and innate beauty.

Really, she is one of the only few females I’ve seen that can streak her hair pink and make it look elegant.


xo Ash