Oh so Pretty

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As much as we hate to admit it, the Summer is coming to an end and although we generally side with warmer, sunny weather, we can’t help but feel excited about some of the 2017 Fall trends. We’ll be sharing a report featuring all of our favourites in the coming weeks, but for now we’re going to focus in on one: metallics!

All things shiny are taking over with the seasonal shift, both in fashion and beauty, and you won’t hear any complaints from us here at RAOP. We are already eating up Dries Van Noten’s oversized oil slick jackets, Chanel’s glittery boots paired with glittery tights and of course Nina Richi’s full length metallic flamingo pink outfits.

Luckily this elegant and expensive looking trend doesn’t have to break the bank this fall. We put together an affordable metallic look with the help of Walmart’s fully loaded beauty section. Everything we used is on-trend, fairly-priced, good quality and most importantly, cruelty-free too! Here’s what we used to channel our favourite FW17 trend:

Hard Candy Metal Eyes Chrome Eye Shadow Kit ($8.98)

ELF Highlighting Dewy Drops ($5.97)

ELF Blending Sponge ($5.97)

Ardell Faux Mink Lashes ($9.97)

Hard Candy Clump Free Volumizing Mascara in Electric Blue ($6.98)

Hard Candy Baked Illuminating Duo ($8.98)

From eyes to cheeks and everything in between – Walmart has what you need at great prices to stay on top of the metallic trend this season!

Shop these fall beauty must-haves and more from Walmart in store and online here!

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This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Beauty Box program. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.

Get Creative

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When it comes to Christmas, size really doesn’t matter. I say the less space you have, the more you should decorate. More is more!

We’re lucky to have a fairly roomy apartment compared to most here in Toronto, but we’re definitely lacking when it comes to outdoor space. We use our little patio as much as possible, planting veggies in the summer and leafy greens in the fall. So we thought: why not do up the space for the holidays too? After all, people with houses shouldn’t get to have all the fun!

Determined to light up our patio so bright that it could be spotted from blocks away, we headed to Walmart and loaded up on all the lights our hearts desired. The holiday décor section was actually so sparkly it was almost blinding, and there was no shortage of magical laser projectors and flashing LED string lights.

We decided on rainbow string lights (how fun are they?!) to complement our pre-existing white bulb string lights, and a northern lights-inspired lightbulb that shoots incredible purple, green and blue patterns all over the space you point it at. We topped it all off with this laser projector, which is basically an entrancing light show that covers up to 3000 square feet! It’s the perfect way to light up your neighbourhood, no matter how big or small your home.

What do you think? Too over the top, or just the right amount of #merryandbright?

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Want more #merryandbright? Check out Walmart’s holiday lighting contest here and vote for your favourite house! Each vote means $1 gets donated to the Children’s Miracle Network, up to 25,000 – how’s that for holiday magic?

This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the #MerryandBright program. In exchange for this review, I have received special perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own. To inquire about sponsored posts, please email jess@shineinfluencers.com