Friday, March 27, 2015

Nothing lasts forever, but this is gonna take me down

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Zara blazer (current season option here), Urban Outfitters tee (tons of great options on sale here), Helmut Lang asymmetrical bra, H&M faux leather pants (current season here), ShoeMint Milly boots (similar here), Gucci Lady Lock Mini in black patent

Thursday, March 19, 2015

So call me when you're not so busy just thinking of yourself

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FCUK ombre jacket (another great open jacket option here, and here in colour!), ASOS tartan blanket scarf, Old Navy knit sweater (similar here), GAP 1969 boyfriend jeans (current season here), Zara beanie (similar here), ShoeMint Milly boots (similar here)

Man, March is totally kicking my butt! I started off my birthday month by getting food poisoning (I think the third year in a row means it's officially a tradition..) followed by a bout of the flu that currently has me croaking like a little old lady who smokes three packs a day. On the upside, feeling the sun tickle my face these past few days has given me enough of a boost to power through the rest of the week.

Hope everyone is staying healthy enough to enjoy the longer days!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kaleidoscope of loud heartbeats under coats

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Wilfred dress via Aritzia, eBay fleece tights, Zara OTK boots, Tory Burch double-wrap bracelet, Gucci Lady Lock Mini in Black Patent

Friday, February 13, 2015

The rest of the world was black and white but we were screaming in colour

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I really fell head-over-heels for my L'Oreal Infallible lipstick.. so much so that I ran out to Target and bought three more! Not only did I pick up the shade that I had my eye on (Perpetual Apricot), but I also grabbed Cherry Noir and Teaberry.


The Infallible line seems to have gotten a make-over. Instead of the small, lighter-shaped packaging, these 2-step lip colours now come in a slim, double-ended tube.


One end contains the lip colour with a large doe foot applicator, and the other side is a twist up balm with a pull off cap.


Cherry Noir is a bit misleading in the name. It's more of a dark plum as opposed to a dark red. It's a great vampy fall colour regardless. 

Continual Crimson is a great basic blue-based red. 

Teaberry is a MLBB (My Lips But Better) kind of shade. It's a neutral pink that leans more on the mauve side with very subtle shimmer.

Perpetual Apricot is a wearable orange. It has this amazing gold shimmer that gives it a sort of metallic finish.

 From L to R: Continual Crimson (taken after eating!), Teaberry, Perpetual Apricot, Cherry Noir


I wasn't joking about the lasting power on these babies. The inner part did fade (more like flake off.. I don't think I applied enough balm!) after devouring a greasy brunch and coffee, but it wasn't noticeable unless you pouted.. and honestly, who walks around like that anyway?

Some tips on these liquid lipsticks:
1. It can apply a bit streaky, so I would suggest redipping back in the pot to do your upper lip.
2. Don't smoosh your lips together right after you apply! I really can't stress this enough. It gets tacky fairly quickly and if you don't let it fully dry before you smack your lips together, it will get blotchy.
3. Be verrry generous with the balm and make sure to reapply it throughout the day as I find this really 'locks in' the colour. Don't miss the inner part of your lips!
4. You NEED an oil-based remover to take this off.

These lipsticks are $11.99 at your local Walmart, but if you hurry, you can grab some at 30% off at your nearest Target liquidation sale!

Friday, February 6, 2015

I watch us go round and round each time

Just thought I'd check in and show you guys my favourite purchases of January!


MICRO MODAL ASYMMETRICAL BRA
Image from HelmutLang.com

Yes, this is expensive for what it is (basically a band of fabric), but I love the asymmetrical straps! I finally took the plunge after flip-flopping on this bra for the better part of a year, and I could not be happier. Plus, the 30% off discount sure didn't hurt! This looks amazing layered underneath slouchy tees and sweaters. You can wear the straps both over one shoulder, or split between the two. I'm slightly embarrassed to admit that I've worn this more than a handful of times in the short amount of time that I've had it!



                    
                    Continual Crimson 213
Image from LorealParis.com

I have an unreasonable amount of lipsticks, but this one has easily jumped to the top of the favourites list. If you're looking for a food-proof, kiss-proof, apocalypse-proof lipstick, then look no further. This thing does not budge, even after a greasy meal and tons of lip-licking! I highly suggest using the balm throughout the day to 'lock in' the colour. From what I've gathered, different shades are offered in different countries, so I suggest hitting up your local drugstore to see what's available. I've got my eye on Perpetual Apricot next!


Image from UrbanOutfitters.com

I love a good pre-layered sweater! This knit is an oversized fit without being too baggy, and I love the lace hem. It's not too delicate, so you don't have to worry too much on whether or not it's going to snag. It's not really a 'thick' knit though, so you might want to consider layering a thermal underneath for colder weather. I really love the way it's styled on the model, although I will most definitely be wearing shorts underneath when I attempt the same look!

Did you guys purchase anything this month that you really love?