Inspiration Board for August

The month of August is right around the corner (literally) which means its time for another Inspiration Board. This month I will be trying out all sorts of new trends, fighting my fears, and discovering a whole new community. Join me on my adventure of unraveling epic, new things.   


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Beauty and Food


Blackheads- I have been tempted to try out Face Shop’s blackhead removal strips. The strip is black so I can’t wait to see what kind of gunk my nose region has been hoarding.

Breakfast- Despite being a proud foodie, I tend to fall into a routine of same old toast, fruits, and tea breakfast (classy but boring). This month the goal is to incorporate my home grown vegetables into my meals. For starters let’s do a tomato and basil omlette.

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Fashion


Plaid not uniform-  I have always stayed away from plaid prints because they are a constant reminder of those uniform years. However, now I see it in a different light. Its a classy, polished look that can be lowered a notch to fit a relaxed flannel and jeans outfit.

Chambray- Would you believe me if I told you that I have never owned a chambray shirt. Yes its true and I have been told that I have missed out on years of comfort. Let’s grab our shopping bags and buy me a chambray top because it sure seems like an easy piece to pair.

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Lifestyle 


Portrayal of women-  Recently, I read an article from Chatelaine magazine, “Sex just isn’t selling” which caused me to reflect and ponder about the changes this decade faces. Taking women as a case study, the overly-sexualized standards for portraying a woman are now being changed as we are learning to embrace real woman with all their imperfections as well as perfections. My future read will include, “Bad Feminist” as well as “Barbara the Slut.”

Phone freedom- This week our Summer Bucket List challenge was to unplug. After reading that Yahoo’s CEO checks her smartphone 150 times a day (whoaaaa!?!!) I decided to cut back since the last thing I need is to feel permanently glued to my phone.


We would love to hear from you, what has inspired you this month? Let us know in the comments. You can also keep in touch with out adventures via Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram @lipstick_trilogy. 

– Kisses, Kvitka –

The above photos were taken by the bloggers of A Lipstick Trilogy. The photos found on the memo board and notebook were cut out from the ElleCanada, Chatelaine, and Lou Lou magazines. You can visit these sources' webpage by clicking on the magazine titles.
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