Date Night with Smashbox

Mat and I have bi-weekly dates where we escape from our rambunctious 2-year-old, Noah, and have a relaxing night to ourselves. Date night gives us much needed alone time, but more importantly, it gives me another reason to dress up and show-off my favourite products!

A date outfit should make you feel sexy and confident but appear effortlessly put-together. Because dates can be super spontaneous, I love pairing pieces that can work for both day and night. I also tend to throw my hair in a loose messy bun, which adds to the whole “effortless but chic” vibe we’re aiming for. But regardless of what I wear, I always create a look that revolves around a bright coloured lip.



My go-to lip colour is Smashbox’s Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Orange Crush.  It gives me the high-impact colour I look for and has a velvety lacquer finish. Plus, it lasts throughout the whole night, so re-applying isn’t an issue (unless you’re planning on having steamy make-out sessions! or 4-course meals).

The lacquer enhances my lip shape and gives me the best pout ever. I have a smaller top lip, so a tip I’ve learned from Smashbox is to line the lips slightly above your natural lip line in order to create a fuller look. It looks amazing and my lips do a happy dance immediately after!

Smashbox has an awesome collection of how-to videos that share the best lip-shaping techniques to maximize your shapes fullest potential. #SHAPEMATTERS so visit to get pout-enhancing tips and tricks!






OH, and check out the GIF I created for Smashbox’s “Create a GIF, Give a Gift” campaign. For every GIF you create, Smashbox donates product to Look Good Feel Better, an organization that helps people undergoing cancer treatment to look and feel better. Create yours here and enter for your chance to win some awesome Smashbox products!


Big thank you to Chictopia and their brilliant Chictopia Connect program!

‘Orange Crush’ Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer: Smashbox / Alyssa Skirt: Radpopsicles / Alyssa Top: Radpopsicles / Heels: Le Chateau / Chictopia Connect

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