Makeup Declutter

Hi guys! Over the weekend I decided to go through my makeup and throw out any I don’t use or separate out a pile for my sister to go through before I throw the rest away. I’m moving out soon so I’ve been cleaning lately and trying to downsize the clothes, makeup and just general junk I have.

I thought that I would share with you briefly what I’m getting rid of from my collection. Enjoy!

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Liquid Lipstick Collection: Review and Swatches!

Hi everyone! After a long hiatus, I really want to get back into posting at least a couple times a month here and thought it would be great to start off with a product that I absolutely love – liquid lipsticks!

At first I was very skeptical trying out this product. My lips tend to get very dry, very quickly wearing matte lipsticks but I decided to purchase a few. The longevity of the product is what won me over and now I have 11 liquid lipsticks in my collection.

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From L-R: Colorpop’s Trap, ABH Sepia, KVD Lolita, Colorpop Bumble, KVD Ayesha, Rimmel London Kiss Fatal, ABH Craft, Colorpop More Better, KVD Nosferatu, KVD Exorcism

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Summer Loving Haul

Hi Guys! I felt the need to go shopping on my day off today so I thought I would share with you what I got! Please ignore the Hello Kitty pj pants in some pictures, clearly I’m not too good at taking photos.

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I stopped by Old Navy first and everything in the store was up to 50% off. I bought the soft shorts at 30% off and the tank top for 40% off. My total for the two was just over $30.

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I got this cute graphic tank from Bluenotes. It was $10. They have a BOGO sale going on but I didn’t see anything else I loved.

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Next, I went to MAC. I got a giftcard for my birthday and finally decided to spend some of it. I really wanted a good nude lipstick, and as much as I love the “kylie jenner” lip, Velvet Teddy is too dark for me, so I purchased Honey Love instead. I also bought Soft and Gentle.

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Finally, I went to Forever 21 because their plus size bathing suits were on sale and I actually ended up purchasing one! I have never worn a bikini before so I’m super pumped! The fact that I’m confident enough to pull this off is an incredible milestone for me 🙂 Also, the top and bottom were both 30% off.

Hope you guys enjoyed! I’m in the process of writing another post so look forward to that! 🙂

 

Summer Makeup & Half Top Knot Hair Tutorial

photo 3 (8)In this post here, I show you how to achieve the half-up top knot hair tutorial, as well as show you some simple summer makeup I’ve been wearing lately. Enjoy!

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First, I prime my face. I’ve been testing out the Maybelline Master Prime and so far I’m liking it. Maybelline is one of my favourite lines from the drugstore, so I’m always willing to try their products over others.

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Next, for a lighter summer foundation, I’ve been mixing my L’Oreal Lumi True Match foundation with the Covergirl BB Cream to give me some light to medium coverage whilst still not having my makeup feeling “heavy” overall. After this, I add my usual Rimmel concealer stick to cover up any blemishes or zits on my face. For my under eyes today, I used my Lancôme concealer (which I had misplaced for months now, but finally found!).

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I set my foundation with my Rimmel Matte face powder and then added the new bronzer I’ve been trying from their line, as well as the Hard Candy Fox in a Box blush in the shade Skinny Dipping to my cheeks.

Moving on to the eyes! By this point I’ve lightly filled in my brows using the Made for Mocha shade my Maybelline. I primed my eyes with Nyx’ jumbo eye pencil in the shade Milk to make the shadows pop, and smudged it out with my finger.

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I’ve been texting out this Wet N Wild palette I bought in the name California Roll. The top two colours I used all over my lid. The orange colour I lightly swept over my crease blending it out. Finally, I added in the red colour with a pencil brush in the outer v and into my crease where I blended it out with a blending brush.

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After I curled my lashes and then added my favourite mascara over top!  Next, moving on to the hair.

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To start you’ll need: a curling wand, hair spray, a thin hair tie, teasing comb, and some bobby pins.

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You’re going to start off by sectioning out the top portion of your hair and securing it with the hair tie.

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Next, you want to take your teasing comb and tease individual sections of that pony tail.

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Now’s the tricky part: you want to take your pony and wrap it around the base of it (where the tie is) until you come to your desired bun shape. It can take a couple tries. It took me about 5 mins or so to finally get my bun right. Once you have the shape, you’re going to secure it with bobby pins. Just start pinning the heck out of it until you feel like it’s not going to fall out if you move around. I probably have about 10 pins in my hair here. So, you could keep your hair like this and be done, but my hair doesn’t really have volume so that’s why I decided to curl it.

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First, I just section off my hair right side from left, and tie one side with another hair tie so it doesn’t interrupt me while I curl the other section.

Then, I take individual sections of hair in each portion and curl it with my wand. I like to curl a few pieces towards my face and a few away from my face to add more volume.

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I do this to both sides of my hair until voila! it’s all done. I spray the heck out of my bun and my curls and I’m ready to go!

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Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! I hope to continue to get the urge to post again soon! 🙂

Fashion in Review III

Hi guys! I’ve been trying to remember to take some outfit selfies when I’m feeling fabulous but it’s been harder with the bathroom renos going on at my house. I did manage to get a couple photos in the past couple weeks, so here’s a glimpse of what I wore.

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I can’t believe that I actually purchased these shoes. Mind you, I bought them from Plato’s Closet for about $60, but still, I don’t think I’m ever going to wear them. I just love the Jeffrey Campbell shoes and especially the Litas! I came to the decision that I would be upset if another person bought them so I bought them instead. Right now, they’re in the box they came in in my closet, but maybe I’ll display them in my own apartment someday!

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I know this isn’t the perfect picture, but I just love what I’m wearing! I have on my most comfiest leggings from H&M and the perfect t-shirt dress from Bluenotes, and the necklace I got from a friend for Christmas. I think I might rock this look at the conference I’ll be going to in May.

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This next outfit is comfier outfit I wore to work. I just have some jeans on from Bluenotes, a Beauty and the Beast tank from Hot Topic, and a long gray cardigan from Costa Blanca. Super casual, but still fun.

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I wore this outfit a couple days ago to work because I needed to feel like a bad b*tch and just feel super good about myself. The day before I had thrown up from eating too much salty bad food (and I haven’t purged like that in over 2 years so I just felt disappointed in myself) so I just need like a rocker outfit to tell myself that I am still effing awesome and strong no matter what. The cardigan is originally from Garage but I purchased it from Plato’s Closet and the dress is from the Forever 21+ line. The bun is my high bun (without a sock bun – all teasing all the time!)

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Finally, this is the outfit I wore today! It was finally beautiful here near Toronto and I have been waiting to break out my maxi dress since Spring arrived. A friend and I walked along a lake/boardwalk today and it was gorgeous, so many people were out and enjoying the weather too. The dress is from H&M and I got it on sale there! The shoes that you can barely see are originally from Streetwear Society but I got them from Plato’s Closet.

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I’m looking forward to more fashion posts with the beautiful spring/summer weather that hopefully will stay for quite some time! 🙂

Spring Haul!

Hi guys! Today I thought I would share with you some clothing and accessories that I’ve purchased recently. I’m going to a conference in May for my job so I needed to pick up a couple things that would be appropriate to wear there instead of my usual tees with skulls on them and such haha!

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First, I bought 3 new pairs of shoes since yesterday! The boots were originally from Club Couture but I got them from Plato’s Closet for $12 and they are a size 8. Normally, I probably wouldn’t have bought them, but my co-workers were like try them on try them on and since I did end up selling items yesterday, I decided to buy them. The two pairs of flats I bought from Ardene’s. They were 2 for $20 and they’re a size 9. I need to toss about 3-4 pairs of flats anyways, so I figure a change over of shoes for spring/summer would be all right.

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Next, I went over to Aeropostale and they were having major sales going on! I got this size L bralette for $14 and it was originally $22. The black one I own from Costa Blanca is getting old, and I think this would look cute under some lace tops I have for the summer.

I also bought two dresses from here as well. They were $55 originally, but they were on sale for $14! A steal no doubt! They are a little short, but I have some gray opaque tights and I have a casual blazer that I think would look good over the colourful one for the conference. Other than that, they would be cute dresses for day drinking on the patio with friends!

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Finally, I purchased this Steve Madden purse at Plato’s in the beginning of March as a birthday gift for myself. It is gorgeous and holds tons of stuff without my shoulders hurting when I carry it around. I also like that it’s brown because I tend to go more towards black purses a lot.

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I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I’m still trying to figure out how to sync my ipod/iPhone with iTunes and not lose all my apps/photos, so I’ll try to do a tutorial this weekend with my normal camera for the time being. Have a great weekend 🙂

Book Babble: Review of Paper Towns

** This review will contain slight spoilers for the end of the novel **

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I will start off by admitting that originally I didn’t want to read any of John Green’s novels because he is so loved, almost over-hyped by all the “nerd-fighters” and I was afraid that I wouldn’t like his novels, wouldn’t see why his books were so great. However, I ended up loving The Fault in Our Stars once I finally read it. But I can’t say the same thing about Paper Towns.

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