For those of you who don’t know, I was nominated for Digital Fashion Influencer of the Year (!) at the 2018 CAFA’s (Canadian Arts + Fashion Awards). It was a huge shock and a wonderful surprise. Ultimately I didn’t win (the lovely Maripier Morin did), but I had an amazing night and I feel so honored and thrilled to have been nominated. It’s easy to keep trucking along and get lost in what you’re doing on a day-to-day basis, but to be recognized for the work that I’m doing (and that I love doing) inspires me and motivates me to expand on my creativity.

I thought it would be fun to take you guys with me on a GRWM for the CAFA gala. I teamed up with Joe Fresh (who is a sponsor of the CAFA’s) for my makeup look – I wanted something different and that would photograph well (more defined makeup tends to look better in photos). Here I’m showing you my makeup look, taking you with me as I get ready at the Fairmont Hotel, and poking-fun at my biggest diva moment to date (a wardrobe change for the afterparty!).

Lastly, I want to say a massive thank you to you guys – I love connecting with you on a daily basis and you truly make my job a joy. There is no August Diaries without you.

Solace London Remi dress | Cuchara earrings | Edie Parker clutch | Stuart Weitzman Nudist heels | GOEN.J red one shoulder dress

Joe Fresh products used:
Illuminating primer in Champagne
Daily Boost Fluid Foundation in Bisque 
Bronzer in Sand
Eyeshadow in Cinnamon, Cacao, and Pretty Penny
Illuminating concealer in Light/Med
Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder
Lash Plump Mascara in Black
Tinted Brow Fix in Taupe 
Lipstick in Wine + Ruby 
Blush in Melon
Bronzer duo in Golden Tan 

Available here or in-store at Loblaws + Shoppers Drug Mart

Big thank you to Joe Fresh for their support of Canadian arts + fashion and for sponsoring this post!



  1. Lynette
    05.01.2018 / 10:52 pm

    Congratulations Jill!!! I agree and feel that you won too! You are my favourite all around blogger and I always look forward to all your posts! Been a huge fan for a long time. Your makeup and dress was gorgeous! Love the mustard color on you.

    Lynette xo

  2. Rachel
    05.04.2018 / 9:42 am

    Beautiful looks! Can you provide the name of the designer for your after party outfit?

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