26 June 2014

Burning Heart look

Hi! I feel like I bring this up every time, but long time, no blog.

The other day I was inspired to recreate a lovely face: Ellie Goulding in her new video for Burning Heart. It's an everyday look that I found was easy to create with only a few products. You're pretty much set if you own UD's Naked 3 palette! I only used colours from there, and one from Naked 2, but it's not going to make or break things.

I didn't bother with falsies and my liner wing is a bit long, but I think it turned out pretty good!
The products I used:
☆ primer - rimmel fix and perfect
☆ liquid foundation - avon ideal flawless in "light ivory"
☆ powder - avon smooth minerals in "porcelain" 

☆ blush - stila "precious pink" (but only very light! almost non-existent)
☆ brows - nyx brow kit in for blondes, nyx eyebrow marker in "medium"
☆ eyes - naked 3 palette (strange, limit, nooner), naked 2 (tease)
               wet n' wild liner in "dark brown"
               l'oreal voluminous & sephora full action mascaras (layered!)
☆ lips - MAC "creme cup" (a bit too pink) followed by nyx soft matte lip cream in stockholm, then blotted a bit of my porcelain powder because it was too dark/bright still! but it ended up being a good combination

And as you can all see, I am happy with how I do my brows now! This is how I do them every day. I was hesitant to do something "dark" and big, but I love them. I usually post about how I have no clue how to handle them, but until I try something else, here's my usual face!

I want to try and do this more.. where else do you guys get inspired to copy certain looks? Just films and videos, or anywhere else?

11 May 2014

A wishlist

I haven't blogged for a very long time, and now it seems that all of a sudden I want to blog about several things at once!

First of all, I moved to the basement of my house and I have amazing lighting! Funny, isn't it? I'm now a basement dweller, but I have a top-notch window that makes photographs much nicer. I took a photo of my makeup the other day that I will be posting soon, and hopefully will do often in the future!

Second, I am shuddering with anticipation of the MAC Alluring Aquatics collection. I have spent all of my free time on Specktra looking at swatches. I already picked out what I want to get, so now I'm just counting down the days! Expect to see a post about it soon when I get my little hands on some of the products.

Third, I ordered a few of the NYX Macaron Lippies and I'm just waiting for those to come to my door! I'll swatch and review those when they arrive and I get the  chance.

Lastly, and this is today's post - I want so many things right now. So here are some things I want to make mine as soon as possible!

I tried this on the other day! And I haven't gone into a store that wasn't H&M or Forever 21 and tried on anything in along time, so I naturally assumed I'd need a pretty large size (I'm not a big or overweight person by any means, but the sizing in such stores is ridiculous and I often need a size 10 in pants/jeans where I usually expect to be a 28in waist (usually a 4 or 6). The size 0 at Gap fit me like a glove, but they only had the mint/navy stripe at the specific store I was in. Going to look for the white/navy in my size elsewhere! But it's so cute and looks great on (check link if you don't believe me, there's a model photo).

Rudsak is my dream shop. I walk in and want to own one of everything. The style is perfect. The leather is beautiful. The shapes and colours are a great mix of punk and minimalist. I love these shoes more than anything else I've lusted over in the mall lately. I am definitely going back because they're ON SALE! I recently bought a tan pair of shoes nearly identical, but who doesn't need black and white brogues??

More Rudsak beauty. I recently bought a new purse (black with silver accents/studs) but my wallet is a cheap brown leather one from Etsy! And for some reason a lot of the black wallets I like have gold accents, not silver. I want everything to match. I really like this one, the metallic and crinkly bit is almost glittery in real life.

I only have a "menswear" looking, oversized gold watch right now that is pretty heavy. I love it to death, but I'm finding I really want to own more watches. My boyfriend is to blame.. he has something like 15 different ones to choose from on any given day! It's nice to have variety. I recommend Swatch, too, because they're affordable and have really good warranties. Their nicer looking watches are made from a really light materal, so they're very comfortable. And best of all, super affordable! Nothing is really over $255CAD.

I love the tulip skirt from the Gap. I want it in every colour. It's light and comfortable, the shape is interesting, and it has pockets! Summer is all about skirts and dresses for me, and this is perfect.

On sale finally! I've been staring at it in store for a couple months now, but it seemed like something I could hold off on. I like that I waited, because now I'm going to make it mine. They have other colours and they're all so cute for the summer.

I just really like pink. And dots. And blazers. Self-explanatory. Also, this store is amazing.

show me your lists! Spring cleaning has to happen to make some room for new items..

11 March 2014

For the first time in a long time..

 .. I feel I have something to say.

I have been lusting over the Vivienne Westwood/Melissa Lady Dragon heels for a couple of years. The past couple of weeks, I have been lurking Ebay and other various sites for my size, affordable, payable with Paypal, with shipping to Canada. It hasn't been an easy task; that's a lot of specific criteria! I first fell in love with the Dove/Red Heart and Lychee/Red Heart. Unfortunately, because my search was so narrow, I wasn't going to be able to pick up a colour I really wanted. I still wanted the shoes so badly, though! I thought to myself, the Mango isn't bad. I can work pink hair and blue hair, why the hell not rock bright yellow shoes? I wasn't even sure what size would fit, because I heard a lot of mixed reviews on how these shoes fit large, small, and true to size. I usually wear 6, 6.5, or 7, so I went with the 6. They are perfect. I also love the colour way more once I saw them in real life. I couldn't be happier. They are incredibly comfortable and smell great (sweet, candy/plastic).

On the topic of makeup: I cleaned out my storage and threw some things out. I have a lot of eyeshadows and palettes I never or at the very least rarely use. I am going to challenge myself to do looks with makeup I don't typically use for a while and I want to post each day's face. Finally, something to motivate myself!

How are you all doing? I have never had much of a following here, but we'll see who's still around. How do you feel about the Lady Dragons?

28 December 2013

another blog post before 2014

..sorry they are so few and far between! I thought I would want to blog more lately (not in school full time the last semester, new city so less friends/commitments as before I moved, etc). It will sound like another empty promise if I just say I plan to do more with this, so I won't say anything anyone will try and hold me to. I want to, I really do. I will try. I might just make it more general than "here are some photos and reviews of products," because I don't buy nearly as frequently as other bloggers do. I want to talk beauty and fashion and music because that is my jam.

Anyway, I hope everyone had a good Christmas! What kind of goodies did you get? I'm over the moon, deliriously happy with my Naked 3 palette, it's easily one of my favourite gifts. Do you have it, and what do you think?

1. Christmas Eve getup. You can never have too much pink. 
2. Boy chose acid pink Docs for my gift! They are never coming off.
3. Naked 3.
4. I have wanted a navy blazer with gold buttons forever. Dreams came true boxing week shopping. 

12 September 2013

Baby's First Video

Okay, it's not beauty-related. But I made a Youtube video! I get so nervous and self conscious, I fancy myself a writer and I'm NOT usually one for public speaking. But I was pretty passionate about saying a few things about judging other peoples' looks and style, so I did my little piece. It's long, so you don't really have to watch it. I kind of just ramble about how I'm sick and tired of people putting people down and talking behind their backs about their faces, bodies, styles, and choices. Some things people cannot change. Some things, people do just because they LOVE it and it's THEIR lives. I am trying so hard not to see someone wearing something I wouldn't and make a comment under my breath or to my friends about "that ugly shirt" or "that isn't appropriate for her body type." I just don't care anymore. I think people should be happy and confident in their skin, and I have no right to stomp all over them when they walk into a room feelin' FINE about their outfit for the day. Just.. stop yourselves! It's hard at first, but then you feel much less like a giant jerkbutt and you find a new appreciation for people with different styles than your own.

Let me know in the comments what you thought - if you take the time!

PS. I'll probably be blogging more. I shirked some responsibilities and I'm not back in school full time again until January. Woohoo!