Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The new LBD an #ootd








Zara Dress; Coach Bag & Shoes; Guess Jacket; Clover Ring from Night market; "J" Ring from New York; I have no idea where my Necklaces are from; Lipstick is Film Noir from MAC

Monday, April 27, 2015

First, we're going to moisturize





At the beginning of any makeup tutorial that you've ever watched, a good beauty guru will tell you that they've moisturized their skin. These three moisturizers work in different ways and are my favorite ones currently.

The Moisture Serge by Clinique is remarkable. I bought it because of all the hype I heard about it from various youtubers & bloggers. I had high expectations and at first I didn't really enjoy the gel formulation but after a couple days something magical happened and I have no idea why I second guessed its brilliant moisturizing abilities. The gel is kind of a medium weight and the jar says you can use it on top of makeup so that's a plus if you plan on taking it around with you.

The First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair cream is of a thick consistency. It's what a typical moisturizer is like. It feels like its working the second you put it on your skin and throughout the day I've noticed that my skin still feels hydrated.

Lastly, the Dramatically Different Moisturizing lotion by Clinique is a yellow tone which doesn't show up on your skin at all. I think it's that color to even out the tone of your skin. This moisturizer is the most light weight out of the three. I use this on days where I have time to let this sink it before applying my makeup. Because it's thinner, I tend to use a little more since my skin type is normal-dry.

I'm interested in diving into some higher end cleansers, any recommendations?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Trio of staples





These three new items have graciously made their way into my life and surprised me.

After having a mini sample of the Kat Von D Tattoo eyeliner I was sold! The mini that I had previously owned (and used the heck out of) didn't last for a very ling time and I feel like after a couple week of using the full size version its dong the same. The product still comes out and glides on perfectly but I feel like the tip of it needs to be tested a couple times (on my hand) before I attempt the flick. I don't know if that's just how this product runs out or if I need to shake it more before I use it. Still, overall this product is a keeper!

I have never been a big fan of the Maybelline mascaras because they don't cost a lot and I think most of them have plastic wands. I bought the Rocket Volum' on a whim just to see how it would work out. Aside from the fact that there is like 20 different mascaras they have on the shelf this one works pretty well. It could be a potential re purchase. It holds a curl pretty nicely & it make my lashes thicker for sure. It's definitely not a disappointment like I thought it was going to be.

I was gifted this NARS mini matte lip crayon (not sure of what the color is) but it applies so nicely and thought its a matte finish it doesn't dry like a stain.It's easy to use and is going to come in handy for Spring!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Half way there an #ootd








Crepe bomber jacket - BAR III (Macy's in NY)
Dress - H&M
Sandals & Sunglasses - XXI Forever 

The school year has ended and I can't believe that I am half way though my degree. Makes me wonder if the next 2 years will go by quicker or slower. Quicker I hope.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Replenish & Stuff





It's about that time where the semester has finally ended and i'm not sure about you, but I know that all that crazy stress has shown through on my skin.

To combat the weirdness, I've been using the Vitamin C Reviver Duo from the Body Shop. I don't use the step 2 (eye cream) as much as I use the Step 1 which is a roller ball applicator with a serum that cools my under eye area and just feels good. Is this doing anything for my skin? Not sure, I don't have puffy under eyes but I can say that the area around my eye feels prep'd for makeup and feels refreshed in the morning

Good ol' Vaseline has been helping me out with a bunch lately, I saw a post (several posts) on Pinterest with Vaseline hacks and its great. If you're not already using it to buff onto dry skin you need to. You should also start using it in replace of your brow gel, put down fly-away hair, and even use as a base to intensify eye shadows.

This is my first Burt's Bees lip balm, it's scent is Grapefruit, which I seam to be obsessed with at the moment, and the function of this balm is "refreshing". It smells like heaven and if I'm not wearing lipstick this is what I have on.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The bags under my eyes aren't Prada no more.





Lets be honest, we've all probably had that moment when we realize that our drugstore favorites just don't work like the real deal stuff does. I have officially retired my Hard Candy concealers for this shiny new glory.

I love NARS, I think I can say it's my favorite makeup brand & I held off buying this even though all the blogger & vlogger reviews were great because I just couldn't justify the price. Which kinda doesn't make sense because I have no problem buying a NARS blush...The point is, I finally gave in and purchased the Creamy Radiant Concealer in the color Ginger/Medium 2.

I've only used this a couple time but I can already tell you that I love it. It doesn't crease and it doesn't look heavy on the skin. I think the translucent powder from NARS would pair nicely with this. Maybe that will be my next splurge after I finish my Bare Minerals translucent powder.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Got some new Specs



I've literally been waiting to find a good pair of glasses for about a year now. The big problem with this is that I'm  just a little picky. I want something that is unique and classic, and that also suits my personality.

This pair that I have finally become obsessed with is by a brand called Superdry. I believe this company is a UK based brand that uses Japanese and Americana inspired influences.

The lovely frames that I purchased caught my eyes (haha #punny) because it's like a black version of a typical tortoiseshell print. These match to absolutely everything and were a very reasonable price.

I used to wear my previous glasses around the house but I didn't feel very comfortable wearing them out of the house because I didn't really feel myself in them. I am so excited that these new specs have made their way into my life.

Besides that, how are you all? Surviving this semester/year so far?

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jungle


Do you ever see a photo somewhere are just suddenly become obsessed with it? It's something about the way it was taken and the color used. The contrast. the texture. I could literally list all the E's and P's but you can Google them if you'd like.

There is something about this picture that I am so engulfed in. The minty, sea-foam green and the palm shadows are so relaxing. Something about this photo gives me some weird inner peace. I guess this helps since I've been having some late nights with assignments.

More fashion coming soon..maybe

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Risk taking is going to be a thing in 2015.

Cupcake an #ootd





Got dressed up because sissy pants wanted to take me for a post birthday lunch. One of my favorite restaurants opened up right outside one of my favorite malls and it was all in all a great afternoon.

I'm wearing my Zara coat (staple), Talula blouse from Aritzia which is like 4 years old now, Forever 21 high waisted pants and black heels.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter repair team



Colder months mean dry skin and to prevent that from happening here are my 4 top products I use:

1. Holiday Berry Cream - Beyond Belief 
I walked in to Sally's Beauty Supply just to browse and by the cashier there was this hand cream...for 2$. I couldn't say no to it! It smells like Christmas, and festivity and the holidays. It’s a great little moisturizer and surprising since it was only 2 bucks.

2. Vaseline 
I saw a pin on Pinterest about 13 ways to use Vaseline so I wanted to get the mini tub. Surprisingly there's not an actual difference I could find between the lip therapy and the original. I ended up getting the small one and I've been using it a lot, especially around the sides of my mouth/lip area. 

3. Ultra Repair Cream - First Aid Beauty 
Best moisturizer! Its semi thick I would say and it sinks nicely into the sink without the feeling of it drying out too fast.

4. Blistex 
My dry lip go-to saviour! I wear matte lipsticks all the time so sometimes my lips tend to turn on me. Whenever they are cracked or extra dry I turn to this to make them better and healed.


 Any go-to products you use?

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hat's off an #ootd


Hat & Boots, Forever 21; Sweater, H&M; Pants, Loft


Before I got majorly sick this was a cute little outfit I wore to uni. Really happy with my hat purchase from Forever 21. I also saw a cute navy one at Aldo and I'm not going to lie, I was very tempted.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Toque an #ootd



A mirror OOTD? Leggo.

So long/short story about my cardigan, I bought it in New York City at Beacon's closet, it’s by Asos, and it was originally a shirt dress type of thing. After wearing it for a bit in the summer I thought, this would look so much better as a drape style cardigan thing. It was easy as taking my seam ripper to the front seam and ripping the seam out (redundant).

Paired with my H&M 13$ sweater that I love and that all my friends love and bought multiples of (you know who you are), my Aritzia leggings, and my TNA toque which was also kind of a daily. since I sliced off the visor part of it then sewed it up so it would look like a proper toque.


Sometimes you got to change things up for the better.

To keep me warm in the cold I got on my trusty Zara coat and a scarf that my sister gave me which I believe is from Forever 21.

How’s your weekend going so far?


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