A few years ago OOTD Magazine tagged me on their Instagram feed. The photo was actually of Jill, and when I finally found her Instagram I developed an immediate girl crush. Jill started The August Diaries as a creative outlet during her academic years. It has since grown into a stunning visual diary of her life experiences, travel adventures, style inspiration, and beauty tips + tutorials. While I’ve never met Jill in person, I’ve fallen in love with her through Instagram (and Instagram stories). Her witty sense of humor and incredibly chic personal style make Jill one of my favorite ladies to follow. There’s no one who does beauty videos and tutorials better (seriously she makes it look so easy). So without further ado, I am very excited today to share a bit more about this stylish Canadian.
My ideal Saturday
A lazy morning with my fiancé and our dog. I’m not a good cook but I love to make breakfast and read a book or the paper. Then we would take the dog on a long walk and have friends over for dinner (where my fiancé cooks, obviously).
Jeans + a tee, with a blazer or leather jacket
All-time favorite beauty or skincare product
This is hard since it’s part of my job to constantly test new beauty products… But I’m not sure that I could live without my Cle de Peau concealer – it really is worth the expensive price tag! On the other hand, I’ve been using Cetaphil cleanser + moisturizer since I was a teenager and it’s still one of my beauty must-haves.
Best career advice for other women
You can be kind and supportive at the same time as being an ambitious and strong leader.
Favorite social media platform
Instagram (@theaugustdiaries) because I’m a visual person. I also love that Insta stories are now part of the platform.
Favorite way to unwind after a busy day?
Take the dog on a long walk and have a glass of wine with my fiance.
Something most people don’t know about you
I’m a big sports fan! I played soccer all of my teenage life. I didn’t have brothers growing up but I love hockey and could watch sports all day.
Words you live by.
Be kind to yourself and to others.
Favorite travel destination
I don’t know if I could choose one! I have an unquenchable thirst for travelling and hope to it for the rest of my life. My next big trip will be to Italy with my mom!
Bikini or one piece?
Bikini… although I do love a good one piece that can go from the beach to drinks + dinner.