Locked in a Bow Tie

Welcome back lovelies!

It has been such a crazy summer/fall this year. Between graduating, competing in a pageant and moving away for university I have been so busy. Recently, I have been piled up in homework because University is so stressful! Hence, why I have been quite distant from blogging.

I do love living with roommates and being away from home, but I miss living in a smaller town. I realized when it comes to big cities I shy away from them. For those who don’t know I have moved two provinces away from my home and I cannot wait to see my family and dog again and go on more photoshoots!

Anyways, what takes my stress away is blogging and fashion so let us proceed to my favorite outfit of this summer. For this look I am sporting an amazing outfit from Zaful’s collection. I paired a black velvet top with strings designed on both sleeves along with some bow tie pants. I have been seeing this style of trousers blow up on Instagram and when i saw them I absolutely fell in love. They are classy and preppy!

I love the way these two pieces from Zaful compliment each other, very much like yin and yang with the black top and beige pants. This outfit can provide for a casual day out, a night out or even a formal party! It is so versatile and stunning. Everytime I would wear this look out, people complimented me saying I looked gorgeous.

I hope you guys love this look as much as me! And please comment down below if this has been one of your favorite looks on me so far.

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Maybelline Nudes vs e.l.f. Mad for Matte

Welcome back everybody!

It’s been so long since I have reviewed something on my blog and I forgot how fun it is! I am going to try and review more products to show a little bit of personality through what my likes and dislikes are. I think its really important to showcase your opinion of a company or a product to educate other people on why or why not you recommend this product. Everybody has different needs and what you disliked in a product, somebody else may really love.

So today I will be reviewing two different drugstore eye shadows and hosting a competition between them. These two eye shadows, I find, are the most talked about on the internet out of the drugstore and I wanted to see which one was better and why. The two eye shadows that I will be comparing today are the Maybelline Nudes and the e.l.f Mad for Matte palettes. I will have four different categories that I will judge these two products on and then make a final decision on which one is the better palette.

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The first one I want to talk about is the Maybelline Nudes palette. I have seen a lot of negativity swirl around this palette on YouTube and I wanted to see for myself why people disliked this palette so much.

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Formula

The formula in this palette is not that great. It feels like chalk and is not creamy at all. The shimmery shades are alright as some of them are nice and buttery, but ALL of the matte shades are so dry and it just feels like you are applying chalk to your eyelids.

Pigmentation

Pigmentation for the matte shades is not that great. While performing the swatches of the matte shades, I had to apply at least three layers to get it to show up on my arm without any patchiness. However, some of the shimmery shades are gorgeous and have high pigmentation.

Lasting Power

I think that the lasting power of this palette is nice. If you apply an eyelid primer prior to applying the eye shadow, the look will stay for about six hours.

Fallout

There is a lot of fallout from this palette! The main reason being that the shades are so chalky and powdery, it cannot resist the fallout. Not only is there fallout in the palette, but also when you are applying it to your eyelids, some of the fallout ends up on my cheeks.

Overall this product is not terrible, but I only like it because of some of the shimmer shades. The shimmer shades, I can make work, but the mattes are something I would not go for. The packaging is also very cheap, but I do admire how you can view all the colors through the transparent cover.

The next palette is the e.l.f Mad for Matte palette. This palette has received a lot of positive feedback from beauty gurus and I thought I’d try it out myself. The color scheme was awesome, and the packaging was so slick, it was inviting.

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Formula

The formula of this pallette is great! When swtaching the colors and applying them to eyelid, it felt so creamy and smooth. It was not at all chalky or dry, just smooth and buttery.

Pigmentation

The pigmentation in this palette is alright. It is much better than the Maybelline’s palette, but I feel there are some darker shades that have low pigmentation, but it is very buildable.

Lasting Power

These eye shadows last me such a long time! I can go 8-12 hours wearing this palette and not have the shades budge on my eyelid. Hats off to the lasting power of a drugstore eye shadow palette.

Fallout

When I used this palette, I experienced very little fallout since the formula was really creamy.

In conclusion, it is very obvious which palette I am for and which I am not for. I absolutely adore the e.l.f Mad for Matte palette over the Maybelline Nudes palette. The e.l.f’s palette was creamy and provided good pigmentation which promotes easy application. The Maybelline’s palette is purely made out of chalk which is very hard to work with as it does not blend! If you were thinking about purchasing a drugstore eye shadow palette, I would highly recommend purchasing the e.l.f’s palette.

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Stripper Shoes Trend ft. FSJ Shoes

Hey guys!

Welcome back to another post everybody. My life has completely changed and has become so busy, it’s pretty much like New York around here lately. I have switched into a different province for university and doing things all on my own is something that is quite challenging for me. However, it is something new that once I get used to, I will love it. This also applies to the new trend that I have been loving lately in the year of 2017.

The trend of the stripper shoes or stripper heels has become very popular around the city and let me tell you that these shoes are the most elegant ones that I have spotted in my entire life. The heels are super high, and they are super classy. They complete any look you name! Name a casual jeans and a tee, stripper heels will kick in the glamour for you and if you are already heading out on a Friday night in that little black dress why not spice up the look even more by adding some stripper heels!

The best stripper heels I’ve seen so far are from FSJ shoes. Their collection of the stripper shoes are the most unique ones that I’ve laid my eyes on and they are absolutely  affordable! The name of the heels really sparks peoples interests: the stripper heels, this is because this is a term that has not been in the market too long. With that being acknowledged, these heels are not at all what their name gives the impression of. They add glamour, class and sparkle to your look.

As I mentioned earlier that the stripper shoes go along with any outfit, I thought why not pair them up with different outfits to show you guys how they would work. So the stripper heels I’ve selected are all from FSJ Shoes stripper heels collection. I hope you guys love this new trend as much as I do and I hope you guys definitely check out FSJ Shoes to see their range because I promise you, you will fall in love with at least one pair that you want sitting in your closet at all times or on your feet every Saturday night.

Please comment down below your favorite outfit out of the following or if you enjoyed this trend!

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Women’s Apricot Peep Toe Ankle Strap Stiletto Heel Stripper Heels Sandals

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Women’s Black Peep Toe Platform Stiletto Heel Stripper Shoes

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Black Stripper Platform Heels Ankle Strap Stiletto Heels Sandals

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Ivory and Gold Stripper Heels Glitter Ankle Strap Platform Pumps

Transforming an Outfit from Day to Night

Welcome back you guys!

So today I have an interesting post for you and by that I mean I have never done something like this before. In this post I have created a look that can easily transform from a day outfit to a night outfit using statement jewelry! This challenge was created by AuRate New York which is a jewelry company in New York. When I first went on the company’s website I was wowed! Their jewelry looked so delicate and fine, I wanted everything!

Not only do they have the best looking gold in town, but their jewelry is also ethically crafted. Their materials come from places such as Japan and the South Sea. They choose to purchase their diamonds and pearls from conflict free areas! How cool and considerate is that? This company has stolen my heart by being so compassionate and delivering only the best of what they could possibly provide. Another high point of this company is that their pricing is fair compared the inflated prices of other jewelry crafters. Not only that, but with every purchase made an underprivileged child receives a book.

For the first time in my life have I discovered two individuals behind such a company that provides a bundle of joy with every purchase! When I was trying to create a day to night look it took a while to figure out how to pick only a few pieces from their collection. So for the day look I chose a little black dress from TOBI, paired with a white blazer from H n M and some formal heels. With this look I paired a cute small necklace from AuRate New York known as their Diamond Bezel Necklace and some of their Huggie Earrings with Black Diamonds.

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To dazzle this look up for the night without changing too much I decided to add some more layers to the necklace by choosing some more pieces from AuRate New York’s collection. I layered on their Asymmetrical Pearl Collar and Connected Necklace. Also to spice this look up I changed the earrings to their Hoop Earrings and also changed the shoes into these high platform stripper heels from FSJ Shoes. These shoes are lightened up with glitter making sure you’re in the spotlight at midnight! Oh and don’t forget to take the blazer off, it adds a sexier vibe. Be sure to check out the complete earrings collection to spice up your outfit!

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I hope you guys loved my version of a day to night look. Please leave your thoughts in the comments below. I love reading your guys’ comments and seeing different views!

Style It ft. Ziggit

Hello lovelies!

It’s great to be back after so long and being so busy with packing. If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I am shifting gears to Ontario in a few days so its been like a rush hour kinda week, rush week, around my house lately. Anyhow, I’m back with something incredibly special to me. A few weeks ago I got approached for a collaboration and I thought OMG my first collab! I thought that this day would never come, but no matter how big or small my first collaboration with a company is, it will always be the most special one!

I got approached by a company named Ziggit who designs little emoji pins that are adorable! They sent me the pins I chose and wanted to see my creativity in how I style them. These pins are incredibly easy to use and do not harm any article of clothing. You just pin them on where you want them and they will stay until you want them to! They have emoji pins, alphabet pins and they also have a chance for you to make your own customized pins.

So here are some pins that I selected and the different ways I incorporated them into my outfits! Please let me know what style you adored the most and how you would style your Ziggit pins in the comments below.

I also wanted to say a huge thank you to the people who repeatedly support my blog. This first opportunity for a collaboration would not have approached me if it weren’t for your continuous support that you guys shower me with all the time, so thank you to all of you and I love you all. ❤

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Heart Eye Emoji, Zombie Emoji, Whatever Face, Smirk Face, Rainbow Tongue Face, Laughing Face

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Hashtag Emoji, Taco Emoji

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I Heart You, Lip Emoji

 

Summer Lace

Hey lovelies!

I absolutely adore the summer time because that is the time to flaunt some legs! As summer approaches where I live, it gets so humid and incredibly hot. That is an indication to go out and buy some summer fashion! The most classic summer outfits are shorts or a skirt and tank top, however in the recent decade there is a new trend emerging and it is taking over the summer fashion. Yes, ladies and gentlemen it is the era of the rompers!

I personally love the rompers so much because they are super comfortable and look adorable. Most women love to flaunt some floral dresses or maxi dresses, but I, myself do not like dresses so much. Dresses have restrictions, like you have to sit a certain way and act a certain way when you wear them. However, with rompers you are not worried about your romper flying up with the gust of wind and causing you embarrassment.

So this look today is not the typical type of romper I would generally wear during the summer season, but it really looked unique and sparked my lust for it. It is a nice black and white, lacey romper with a silk tie in the middle, waist area that holds the whole look together. This outfit could make for a great party wear when you don’t feel like putting on a dress or going overally fancy. It is very rare when something casual like a romper can be styled to use in a formal atmosphere and this romper surely fulfills that.

I hope you guys loved this look and let me know your thoughts on it in the comments!

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Real Techniques Review-Eyeshadow Brushes

Hey guys!

Welcome back to another Real Technique brushes review. These brushes are honestly my secret to perfect blended makeup. I did a review earlier this year, but that was for their face brushes. Today I bring to you guys another review only for two of their most used and most famous eyeshadow brushes.

I had been waiting os long to get my hands on some eyeshadow brushes since I had none. I was not an eyeshadow type of person, but I decided to finally try it out so I waited adn waited to pick up these Real Techniques brushes. I knew that I wanted no other brand except for this one. I bought both of these brushes in a set, which can easily be found online or at any drugstore.

Their brushes are execptionally soft and get the job, they are made for, done. These two brushes are so easy to blend with and the blend any eyeshadow, drugstore or high end, to perfection. They are incredibly soft on the eyelids and make any eyelook look stunning!

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1.The first brush is the Deluxe Crease Brush . This brush is for the transition shade in the crease. It is a thick brush for the crease to blend in the transition shade before applying darker shades to the eye.

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2.The second brush is the Base Shadow Brush. This brush is for the next shade darker than the transition color. This brush is used to build up the eye shadow right inside the crease. The shape of it is perfect for inside the crease and to build up the corners of the eyelids!

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I hope you guys enjoyed another brush review! In conclusion I just want to say that I am honestly a big fan of this brand and they are really affordable. It is really worth trying them if you guys haven’t! Let me know in the comments below what you guys think of this brand and please recommend other brands to me as well.