Thursday, December 17, 2015

lippies talk

  During fall, I've been experimenting a lot with lip products. Well, when I say experimenting, I mean staying in the same color range: nudes. I've never been a fan of lipsticks/lip glosses (still iffy about the latter) but then, I started to fangirl over Kylie Jenner, aka lipstick Queen. In an interview, she said her favorite were lip liners and even named a few or her favorites. The majority being expensive (MAC, Anastasia, etc) and unavailable where I live, I had to find some drugstore dupes. 

After numerous sleepless nights searching online for swatches and color/formula dupes, I finaly got my hands on three that I really like. I don't have the same skintone as Kylie so most of the colors looks darker on me but I still love them. 

The first one is called Exaggerate lip liner in Eastend Snob by Rimmel who is a dupe for Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip cheat lip liner in Pillow Talk (Rimmel's is slightly darker but gives the same effect). A lot were saying it was a MAC's Whirl dupe but I wasn't convinced... Whirl is more on the brown side, Eastend Snob is pink.

Secondly, I fell in love with Tess Christine's favorite lip liner which is Naked 2 by Urban Decay. The brand not being available in my city, I made tons of research to find this one by NYX called Nude. There is two more I need to try out from the brand to compare but it'll be for a next post because they were sold out in store. This color is my palest nude, I love it when I have a smokey eye or brown tones on my eyes.

And lastly I have the creamy matte lipstick in Nude Nuance by Maybelline which is a dupe for MAC's infamous Whirl lip liner. I was so happy to find this one. Whirl was a color I was dying to get my hands. This one is the same color and a fraction of the price. These matte lipsticks by Maybelline are fantastic in my opinion. They don't dry the lips and stay all day. I highly recomend them!

From bottom to top: Nude nuance by Maybelline; Nude by NYX; Eastend snob by Rimmel

Monday, December 07, 2015

holiday gift guide 2015

As years goes by, the society is turning Christmas (or Hanukkah) into a commercial holiday where it's only purpose is to buying gifts for our loved ones. Children sees it as a contest of who gets the most presents and even write a wishlist for their parents and complain when the list is not completed on the twenty-fifth when in reality, Christmas should be about spending time with your family and loved ones you don't get to see a lot during the year. Being grateful for everything you have and recieve. 

What I mean is, you shouldn't feel pressured to give something to someone. Christmas isn't about giving material presents. But, in case you want to, here's a guide that might help you out during your holiday shopping!

Every year, Sephora comes out with value box sets containing a tons of different products from makeup to skin care and fragrances. These sets are perfect to try out multiple products without splurging for the full size. Still in the makeup/beauty category, you can go for an eyeshadow palette. They seem expensive at first but paying sixty dollars for twelve to fifteen shadows is a good deal. A nice quality bag is one of the best gift to recieve. If Saint Laurent and Balenciaga are too high in the price range for you, try Rebecca Minkoff. Perfume is always a nice thing to recieve, for woman, my top picks are Flowerbomb by Viktor&Rolf and Angel by Thierry Muggler.

If none of these are your thing (or already owned) try these mini printers for smartphones. Your Instagram feed can come to life with these. And lastly, following the social media theme, Miss Kylie Jenner's long promised Lip-kits (lip liner+liquid lipstick) finally came out last week. Three shades are available at the moment but Kylie pomised there is more to come. It's no surprise it's gonna make an apearence on a lot of girls's wishlist!

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Shopping for guys is (in my opinion) the easiest. It looks like it would be the opposite but it's not. Guys aren't as picky as girls. For nicer gifts, you can go for a watch (Emporio Armani has good ones) or quality leather boots. Everyone needs a nice pair of shows - even guys. Strutting arround in sneakers doesn't apply to every situations. And even if they won't admit it, it's nice to have a more put together/grown up pair of shoes. That's why leather boots are great. They goes with everything and comes in so many diferent styles. You can either go for a chelsea, lace up or dress up style. There's a style for everyone.

Next, we have the perfect techno device: the latest iPhone. For a more personal gift (boyfriend by example) a bottle of perfume is perfect. It can seem boring to some but perfume is very nice to recieve from your loved on. My favorite is Blue de Chanel which you can also get as a gift set. It smelles so good! And if you are one a tighter budget a tee shirt from their favorite band will be apreciated.

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And lastly, stocking stuffers! You can put anything in a stocking, literally. Just use your imagination. As I was browsing in stores, I saw brands like NYX, Revlon, OPI, Too faced, L'Oréal came out with pre-made little holiday sets. They're not super expensive and makes an awesome gift. Who doesn't like to recieve fuzzy socks or winter essentials (beanies, mittens and scarves) during the cold season? There's so comfy and keeps you warm during winter. My favorite is gift cards. You can never go wrong with those. All you need if to know the person's favorite stores and you're done.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

sky high // over the knee boot

From left to right: Kylie Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Taylor Momsen, Kylie Jenner

After seeing so many celebrities, street style bloggers and models rocking the over the knee boots trend, I'm definetly gonna make the jump this season. I've always had a weak spot for these type of boots - blame on you Jenny Humphrey - but right now, they're more popular than ever. 

Layer them over jeans or wear them with skirts and dresses to elongate the wear of your favorite summer-y pieces. And your legs won't freeze off! My favorite are the ones by Stuart Weitzman but like most of us, I cannot afford these beauties. My hopes and eyes are wide for an high street dupe. Come on fast-fashion stores, don't disapoint me!

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Monday, October 26, 2015

review: superstay better skin concealer by maybelline

So many new products came out from Maybelline this week! Being one of my favorite drugstore/affordable brand (seconded by L'Oréal), I had to get something. I chose this new concealer from the Superstay range called Better skin. The foundation was available as well but I've seen to many disapointing review on it. I hope to review their new mascara and brow products (duo pencils and palettes) very soon! 

It claims to instantly provides all-day flawless correction. Visibly reduces the appearance of dark circles, spots and imperfections in just 3 weeks. I've only worn this once but I had it on for a fairly decent amount of time (more than twelve hours) and I was very impressed. At first, when I blended it under my eye it was all patchy and didn't cover anything at all but the second eye was flawless. What? After a second layer, both eyes were flawless. Don't drag the product or it will look patchy and won't work at all. Pat it in with a sponge (not a brush!), the result will be much better and satisfying. I was impressed by the longevity of this product. None of my concealer looks 'makeup goal' after more than twelve hours of wear. 

Sunday, October 25, 2015

sorry // explainations

Over the past weeks, I've been doing a lot of thinking - my brain never stops, help me! - and of course, my blog came into the lineup. Lots of decisions have been made and will soon be executed in the following weeks. Firstly, from now on, I won't post a blogpost for the sake of posting something, that's plain dumb and I know I will end up deleting it later on. I also want to put more time into the post I write - something I've been doing already - and will soon be investing into a better quality camera, yay! Right now, I'm cathegorizing all ove my posts and deleting the ones I'm not happy about - which is lots. It's so time consuming... Don't worry, I'm still posting every Monday and Thursday (finally a scheddule!).

xoxo Christina

Thursday, October 22, 2015

going out makeup tutorial // autumn edition

Months has passed since my last makeup tutorial on the blog and lots of products/techniques have changed since. After posting many Snapchats - I'm addicted, ha! - I recieved lots of questions on how I did my makeup. 

  • Infallible pro-matte 24H foundation by L'Oréal (review here).
  • Better skin concealer by Maybelline under the eyes only (review coming soon).
  • Stay matte pressed powder in Transparent by Rimmel.
  • Sunny bronzer by NYC as a faint contour under the cheekbones and on the temples.

  • Mix the top second to left and bottom first shade from the Nudes palette by Maybelline (review here) and apply all over the eye. Blending well with a fluffy brush.
  • Take the matte black from the Full exposure palette by Smashbox (review here) with a flat top brush and use it as a liner to make a cat eye, ending in the middle of the eye. Use tape to have a crisp line! 
  • Add black liner like Smoldering eye pencil by L'Oréal to intensify the look, set with the same black shadow. Remove the tape.
  • Mix the same two colors from the Nude palette for under the eyes to balence the look. 
  • Apply a coat of Voluminous mascara by L'Oréal and Lash sensational by Maybelline on the top and bottom lashes.
  • Duo powder in Deep brown by Anastasia Beverly Hills.
  • Browdrama by Maybelline.

  • Biotherm lipbalm
  • Lip liner in East end snob by Rimmel
Get everything I used for this look!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Paris Fashion week

Paris is my favorite fashion week - followed by Ney York and Milan. I'm a european at heart - and roots - and lots of my favorite designers/shows are at PFW. I was surprised to see tracksuits separates at the start of the Chloé show. It's very unusual of the brand but soon, the festival/free spirited classic vides too over the runway showing various flowy dresses, peasant tops, rainbow colored pleated skirts/dresses, lace up sandals. The 90s vibe was not too far as oversized & frayed denim separates took over for a couple looks. I loved the wide leg overalls. This season, Rousting toned down on the black and used more neutrals colors for his creations with a few pop of color here and there using teal and orange hues. This left me a little sad - I love the monochromatic vibe Balmain adopted over the past seasons, I was sad to see it all go. That being said, the beadings and rufflings though, stayed for the SS16 season, a classic of the house. Suede was the main part of the looks. It was on everything, literaly. From mini dresses to pants and even bodysuits. Disapointment was felt for Isabel Marant who is - one of - my favorite designer. I didn't like the vibe or the show. The sequins leggings are not my cup of tea and I was not a fan of the pants under skirts... It reminds me of cringe-y outfits I used to wear in primary school. Harrem pants and metallic bottows/outwears mixed in with the bohemian, festival-goers tops, a classic of Marant's style. 

Saint Laurent, on another hand, lived up to my expectations. I love the biker, grungy style of the brand, I think it's one of the reason why I'm so obsessed with Heidi Slimane's collection every seasons. Lots of plunging necklines, see-trough dresses - and nip-slips - this season on both minis and long gowns, all in the slip dress style. It's an interesting contrast with the biker look of denim and leather. Oversixed blazers and wide leg pants gave the classic tux a new allure I'm really found of. The hunter boots threw me off a little I have to admis and what was going on with all these tiaras on the models's heads? Bright prints in colorful hues took part of the first segment at Stella McCartney, followed by black&white and its compagnons. Bright knit separates, re-invented polo tee shirt - and in dress form - in it's classic fabric and in denim. The suits were oversized and black, white or nude. I loved the variety of sleeveless jacket with long pants, more summer apropriate than a bulky blazer. For the last segment, a veriety of psychadelic patterned dresses in bright colors. It wouldn't be a (Alexander) McQueen show without victorian looking gowns with ruffles cascading across the body and falling off shoulders, tattered laces   English roses bloomed on a coupledressed in the middle of the collection, giving a stronger old London/Paris vibe the house is known for. Some looks were very costume-y but again, so was the victorian era. This particular dress game me major Katniss Everdeen feels - it must be the bird embroderie.

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Fierce in bodysuits

Bodysuits have finally made it to the fashion world, yay! They're no longer reserved for ballet or other dancing/ice skating activities. I like their sleek, form fitting shape and how it can easily be the focal piece of an outfit - thing these lace up ones we're seen everywhere this summer. 

Bloggers, models and celebrities took part of this trend over the summer, it was everywhere. Selena Gomez, Gigi & Bella Hadid all stepped into the trend wagon. The music festivals were crowded of these one piece baiting suit look alike. Worn with denim cut off , maxi/mini skirts or wide leg pants. They's so easy to style and throw on when you're in a hurry but they're such a pain when you need to use the bathroom... 

Now that summer is over, it doesn't means they are. You cannot style them the same way you did for the estival season (obviously!) but they're wearable. Layering is the key. With a pair of jeans and a jacket or a button up skirt and tights, the transition is ideal. I have a weak spot for all black outfits when it comes to bodysuits. Casual or formal, you always look fierce and powerful in those skin tight suits!

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Monday, October 05, 2015

Milan Fashion week

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After New York and London, it's Milan who takes place in the fashion world, brigning all of us to beautiful Italy for the second time this year. Dolce & Gabbana knows how to please and stayed true to their pattern, once again. The clothes were very feminine and contained various floral prints, making the overall look like a beautiful summer garden. Lace was also quite popular and mixed in very well with the floral patterns. Lettering and patches were used on dresses, skirts and tops giving a crafty, touristic look to the ensembles. A few co-ords were thrown in here and there along the classic silouhaites giving the vintage show major pin-up vibes. The tailored suits were re-invented with either a cropped or oversized jacket. Donatella (Versace) never disapoint with her creations. This season, she opted for a safari vibe including various animal prints in vibrant tones (oranges, vibrant greens, purple, etc.) mixed with military inspired pieces. The modern summer suit - aka co-ords - were also present in diferent posibilities. Or course, we cannot forget the beautiful minis she designed and took a major part in her show. In this collection, all diferent styles are involved, going from sporty sweatshirts to sexy thigh high slits.

A strong nautical vibe was set on the Max Mara catwalk. Lots of stripes, stary patterns, sailor buttons bottoms, rope designs - and actual rope. Wide leg pants, oversized dresses, misbuttoned jackets/coats took a mojor part into Ian Griffiths's collection. Well known for its furry and leather creations, Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi opted for a 'no concept' collection. Puffed sleeves, lots of pleated and smocking effects on playsuits, dresses and shorts. Exagerated pockets were added for a contemporary and practical look on precenently formal dresses. Of course, it wouldn't be a Fendi show without some furry bits and leather accents! My favorite piece - like a lot of us - is definetly this coral playsuit we've seen everywhere since the collection has been revealed. Who knew tailored pantsuits could be worn so casual with a cropped tee on a runway? Believe me or not, Emporio Armani did it for its spring/summer collection which was a well divided between formal and casual. The overall tailoring of the show was crowded with many manly pieces going from boy shorts to oversized coats and flat footwear with a pastel-y palette to balance everything. 

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Monday, September 28, 2015

London Fashion week

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In all honesty, London Fashion is my least favorite. No offence to the city - I love London - but my favorite designers are not showing in this city aside from Topshop Unique and Burberry. Both very attended and awaited shows. Lots of chiffon with youthful prints were used during Topshop Unique. The brand is know for her British youth and fresh style. I was very surprised to see this amountof fur on a spring/summer catwalk, very unusual but none-the-less interesting. Not only is was on coats but also bags and shoes! Menswear inspires tuxedos transformed into longer, tailored dresses and ankle cigarettes. The jumbo polka dots gave a very 40s vibe to the looks, skinny pattents belts acessorized the looks perfectly without overpowering the ensembles. Holey knits worn under menswear jackets giving a sexy, more feminine stlye to the usualy manly piece. 

Next is - one of my personal favorite - Burberry Prorsum. Black and white was, once again, dominating the runway, acompanied by pop of gold on, almost, every looks. The show was beautiful, garden party themed. The romantic dresses were paired with military jackets, lightweight trenches - the brand's iconis piece. Lots of sheer laces, minis and double breasted jackets. Like always, the show was one of my favorite, Christopher never seize to amaze me with his collections. Always a succes!

Sunday, September 27, 2015

review: nip+fab glycolic fix scrub and pads

The Glycolic fix scrub feels a lot like the Vitamin C michrodermabration from The Body Shop in therms of texture. It's thick with lots of very fine beeds. It gently exfoliate the skin and doesn't get stuck in my nails (a pet peeve  of mine) when I use it. My skin feels really soft after I use it and I know the next day will be a good makeup day! Contrarly to other scrubs I've tried in the past, this doesn't makes me break out which is a miracle.

Now onto the Glycolic fix pads! I've spoken about these in a recent favorite of mine (either june or july), I love them. They became a staple in my morning skincare routine. At first, I thought they werepointless and didn't do anything to my skin. But I was wrong! I'm used to products that quickly makes a diference as this one makes a diference after using it for a longer time. During the month I noticed my skin was much more clear and all of my scars were faded (you can still see them but they're not as in your face as they were). It really did improve the look of my skin and completly changed my skincare routine. I use a lot less of pimple creams!

I first heard of this brand by Kylie Jenner which is now their new spokeperson. I was surprised of the low price of the range. I thought the products would be very expensive due to the Kardashian/Jenner's habbits in makeup/skincare. I highly recomend these two products (mainly the pads) and I can't wait to try more of the range soon. Definetly will make a review on them.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

New York Fashion week

This New York Fashion week has been a weird one. I tried to keep up with everything but it was, alas, impossible. For starters, Givenchy's show had been relocated to New York this season to celebrate 10 years reflective of Riccardo Tisci at the Parisian house. The show is one of the most awaited during Paris Fashion week which was strange to be relocated to New York. The looks were very repetitive. Lots of slip dresses, silk and sheer lace, black and white palette with a couple, barely there, creams. Lots of monochrome on the Rebecca Minkoff runway (again) but this time, mixed with soft, cool pastel hues. Silk and lace fabrics mixed with rough leather giving a mixed vibe to the show. For his ten years of succes, Alexander Wang didn't had any specific theme in mind when creating his spring/summer collection. The designer having recently retired from his contract with Balenciaga came out with a variety of destroyed denim, bold stripes, modern military separates, silky nightwear (pajama inspired tops and slip dresses). 

This season, Mrs (Victoria) Beckham took a completely diferent approach with her collection. Her usual buisness woman attires switched up to a fresh start including check prints, breezy silouhaites with a color palette of mostly white with with accents of blues and oranges mixed in. Very diferent from her past collection!Rag and Bone opted for a sportswear inspired theme including slip dresses (a pattern is forming here). The whole show was dominated by navy blue. For Coach, the 70s vibe was at its highest! The  runway was mainly consisted of missmatched fabrics and colorful leathers and suede pieces. Very breezy and light for the most part. Perfect for hot spring/summer days. To close off the week, Marc Jacobs put on a old fashion cinematographic red carpet style runway called: Marc Jacobs: One Night Only! His looks consisted of very retro looking pieces, 40s pin-up inspired and the coloring was centered on red and blues to add on the monochrome (mostly white with a faint amount of black) theme that seems to be ever so repetitive in collections these past seasons (not that we'll ever get tired of it!).

Seeing all these beautiful, new clothes during on the catwalks is only one side of the fashion week. We cannot forget about the amazing street style that's happening during these shows or in-between. This year, Gigi Hadid made head turn the whole week whether it's during an after-party event (that Balmain+H&M dress!) in evening or running from shows to shows during the daylight. Done up or makeup free, Gigi is the Queen of fashion week. Here's a few of my favorite looks!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Autumn seasoning

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Switching season isn't always easy. We keep browsing trough varried magazines and website in hope to find new trends to incorporate into your closet for the upcoming season. It's easy to get tricked and fall down the rabbit hole into the fashion world. There is so mane new trends on the runways but we can't try them all - unless you are rich whic isn't the case for most of us. Now comes September, we need to chose because the shops are pulling out their new stock and the best pieces will quickly sell out. 

My personal tips is to lay out all your basics - make sure you have every basics you need beforehand - and chose five new trends that will a) fits with your current style and b) bring a little fashion touch to your everyday style without overcrowding your current style. You still want to be you, not some fashion-y doll. And most important, never splurge on a rendy item, these are easily sold in fast-fashion stores for much cheaper. 

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Leather jackets are a autumn staple for most of us. Here, I decided to take a little spin on the classic leather jacket and chose one with a shearling panel on the upper body. It adds texture to the (almost) all balck outfit. 

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Polo sweaters have been a new discovery for me over the last autumn/winter. I love the classic look it gives to an outfit while keeping your warm. My favorites are definetly the ones by Acne Studio (oversized ribbed, sweater dress, etc) they look so comfy and warm. 

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Fringes and over the knee boots are one of my favorite combo this year! To some, this fringes two-piece (jacket and skirt) might bee too overshelwing but its neutral, dark color calms down the vibe. Among all the over the knee boots I've seen, Stuart Weitzman's lowland and highland are by far my favorite. The shape and style is just perfect but the price is a bummer...

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In my opinion, ripped jeans goes perfectly with fall's edgy vibe. The dark, moody weather piled with the leaves falling gives a new ambience that matches with the rougher side of fashion. Plaid, ripped denim, studds and leather are all the key to this new season. 

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Walking in booties (or other fashionable shoes) like a top model can be tiring at time. That's what sneakers are for. They've grown on me over the past months and now, I'm growing quite a collection... #Guilty I'm still not ready to commit to training shoes but I quite like the look of Vans or Adidas. They're classic and more structured which leads away from the everyday sneaker look.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Curently craving

I should be banned from Instagram and my laptop. My makeup drawer is full yet, all I'm thinking about is buying new makeup. And to top it all, Kylie Jenner just launcher her website/app where she shares the product she uses which makes me want tu buy them all because who doesn't want to have a makeup game as strong as her? Also, a NYX counter recently opened where I live and I was so excited to see all these new products - the only drugstore who had them had only the old collection - and of course, buy tons! Other than that, the change of season is bringing lots of new products on the market from my favorite brands. 

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Review: Infallible pro-matte 24HRS foundation by L'Oréal

I recently promised myself to not by more than one foundation at a time and to wait till the bottle/tube is completly empty to buy a new one. I prevents me from having too much of the same makeup and waisting my money on things I don't need or having two of the same thing (yes, it happens sometimes...). So far it works and my makeup drawer is thanking me! I had my eyes on this new L'Oréal foundation since it came out last fall (correct me if I am wrong) but its high price (20$) made me a little hesitant to jump and get it. I can almost buy a high end foundation with twenty dollars. I thought it was very exagerated but aren't all L'Oréal products expensive? I waited till it was reviewed online - and raved about - to splurge. I recomend doing that, it can make you save a lot of money. 

The back claims to have a semi-mat finish, lasting 24 hours (I'm a little iffy about that), have a medium coverage and light weight. After trying it, I can agree on a few points but it definetly do not lasts 24 hours. I had it on from nine o'clock (morning) till ten o'clock (night) and the coverage was decent still but not the same as when I first applied it in the morning. Who wears their makeup for 24 hours, anyway? The color matches me perfectly (I use 102 Shell beige) which is a rare thing due to my fair complexion. The texture is quite thick and has a funny smell I can remember what it reminds me of. I apply the foundation with a buffing brush my Real Techniques - which I use for almost all of my foundations. 

I'm glad I spent a little extra money on this foundation and regret nothing, don't let the high price fool you, get it on sale, there's always sales at the drugstore. I give it a 9/10 because it didn't do everything it claimed on the back of the tube. 

Monday, September 14, 2015

August favorites

Gold eyeshadow This month, I've been so busy and on the rush. My eye makeup was only a wash of gold shadow all over the lid and mascara (sometimes a flick too). I'm not one to go for bold colors on the lid, I prefer earthy tones or warm golds (or sometimes pinks from the Naked 3 palette). Since we're in the middle of summer, a gold eye look is perfect and will make you look like a bronzed godess if you add bronzer arround the perimeter of your face, which I've also been doing.

Silkissme eyeliner by L'Oréal Among all the liners I own, I had no black one - shocker. I love how black L'Oréal products are and their staying power is usualy very great. I mainly use it for smokey eye (smudging) since I stopped using liners on my waterline a year ago.

Smokey eye One of the reason I love my Smashbox Full exposire palette is because of it's diversity of both matter and shimery shadows and ability to creane many diferent looks. This month (the last half) I've been into the smokey eye a lot and this palette alone allow me to do a full eye look. All the shadows are great quality and pigmented. I love how the mattes are super smooth which is dificult to find in stores.

Glamoflauge concealer by Hard Candy For a long time, Dermablend by Vichy has been my holy grail correcting concealer but I've been noticing how it was clogging my pores and create breakouts wherever I aplied it. I searched in my makeup stash for something else I could use and found this one by Hard Candy. I found it lasts even longer than the Vichy one and the coverage is pretty much the same. A little goes a long way with this one, though. And it's super cheap as well. Give it a try!

Enchanted wonderstruck perfume by Taylor Swift Out of Taylor's perfume range, this one is my favorite. It's a very sweet scent but not candy-like at all. I highly prefer sweet scent over fruity or ever florals. I don't hate them but they're not my favorites.

Authentic all black Vans I've been outside a lot this month as well as running errands. I was thankfull to have these sneakers in my collection. I prefer them to my pair of battered Converse since they're easier to slip on and go.

Premium denim from Garage I think I finally found my holy grail pair of blue jeans! Garage recently came out with a new line of denim called Premium denim. I've been a fan of their jeans for a long time and recently tried this new cut. They are life changing. If you want soft, quality denim, I recomend you these. They're high wiasted and feels like you're wearing leggings. Their price is higher than the brand's regular line but totally worth it!

The Vampire Diaries I've spoken about this TV show before but I just started watching the other seasons (I only own the first on DVD) and I'm officially addicted. After my Twilight phase I discovered this series and read the books - which I still love. I wasn't a die-hard fan of the series during those years but now that there's more Delena actions, I'm all for it! Definetly team Delena.

The Longest Ride Why did I wait all this time to watch this movie? Another of my stupid decision I guess because this movie was awesome. I had low expectation because of its subject (rodeo, I was clueless for the most part of the plot) but I was very impressed. And I am proud to tell you I had predicted the ending (without reading the book). It's definetly in my favorite Nicholas Sparks movies!

City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare This one is the fifth book from the TMI series and oh my... It was the best so far! I liked City of Fallen Angels but this one was much better - not that the previous was bad. All of my favorite ships finally got together and it gave me major fangirl feels - and heartbreak.

Badland - Halsey I've listened to tons of albums from every genre in my life but no one compares to Halsey's Badland. I love everything about her album. Halsey is honest when she speaks and sing. She sing about real, honest thing even it it's a sad truth. Her voice is very unique and soft, I'm obsessed.

Wildest dreams - Taylor Swift

Taylor's latest video had me screaming at my computer screen. I love it so much. The concept is interesting and have a unique but real ending. Like always, Taylor manage to look breathtaking sporting this 50s look - do I need to mention the black hair? I could go on for hours about this video but I'll limit myself to a few sentences.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Plaid once, plaid twice

Check patterns have been arround for a long time. Decades passed and we still find them abundantly on the fall/winter runways. We all know about the classic tartan from the 90s or the lumberjack plaid but what about the other type of check patterns? Just like tartan, the glen plaid (also known as Prince of Wales check) is originated from Scotland. The tattersall was very popular in the equestrian culture since the 1700s and also on men's shirts. Now, a more familiar called windowpane which is still very popular and comonly used in women dresses (or any buisness attires), coats or mens's suits. And lastly, our classic lumberjack print is a gingham check.

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