This or That Tag

Hello my lovelies! For this post I am doing something a little different.

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My friend Josie (that’s her to the left) and I decided to do a tag together. We chose the This or That tag, I’ll be doing half of the questions and Josie is doing the other half (Makeup, Nails, and Body). Make sure to check out her blog for her answers. She’s become a good blogging friend of mine and will be the sweetest girl you’ll meet!!

 

FASHION…

jeans or sweat pants?

Depends…at home sweat pants, going out jeans…but I totally prefer sweats

long sleeve of short?

Short, long sleeves make me feel claustrophobic

dresses or skirts?

Dresses.

stripes or plaid? 

Uhh, plaid? No stripes…no plaid….I’m kind of neutral on them.

flip flops or sandals?

Sandals.

scarves or hats?

Scarves, man do I have a bad addiction to scarves

studs or dangly earrings?

Studs. I am not a dangly earrings kind of gal.

necklaces or bracelets ?

Bracelets.

heels or flats?

Flats….but I do love a good pair of heels.

cowboy boots or riding boots?

Riding boots. Hands down riding boots.

jacket or hoodie?

Jacket.

forever 21 or charlotte russe?

FOREVER 21!!!

abercombie or Hollister?

Never shopped at those stores….I think they are basically the same hahaha. As well I don’t really like how they have tween sizes but aim for the teen audience.

saks 5th or nordstrom?

Never shopped at those stores too. Also have never heard of Saks 5th.

 

HAIR…

curly or straight?

Wavy.

bun or ponytail?

Bun, though ponytails are easier for me to do haha

bobby pins or butterfly clips?

Bobby pins. People still wear butterfly clips???

hair spray or gel? 

Hairspray.

long or short?

Long.

light or dark? 

I have no idea….maybe dark

side sweep bangs or full bangs?

Side sweep

up or down?

Down
RANDOM…
Rain or shine?

Rain, because I like to get all cozy and stay in bed and read or watch Netflix

Summer or winter?

Winter….but sometimes it can last too long

Fall or spring?

FALL

Chocolate or vanilla?

CHOCOLATE

East coast or west coast?

I don’t know….I live in central Canada so I don’t visit the east and west often…though I do LOVE Newfoundland.

 

I hoped you enjoyed and make sure to check out Josie’s blog, and follow her on Twitter (@jsphnng) and Instagram (@josieong) !!!!

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Foundation Review

REVIEW TIME on Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation. Well that name is a mouthful.
I bought this foundation on an impulse (which I never recommend because 90% I always end up hating it/the product breaks me out)

I bought the lightest shade available (yeah for being pale!) and it matched my skin pretty well

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I wasn’t too sure about the whole mousse thing because last time I bought a mousse product it felt too heavy/thick and broke my skin out! But I was in a hurry and just bought without really thinking.

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The middle is the product is the foundation. I always wear the Benefit porefessional under my foundation and the brush I use to apply the foundation is the Real Techniques buffing brush. After applying my primer I apply the foundation and blend….and blend….and blend. The foundation does blend pretty easily the issue is that it catches all the imperfections so it looks kind of cakey….but it goes away if you blend!
I would not wear this foundation if I was in a hurry because it takes so long for it to blend.

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This is what it looks like after I apply it, no concealer or anything.
As you can see it does take away all redness and if you are looking straight on my acne looks minimal, but still visible.

The foundation is heavier than I would like, but does a pretty good job.

Here is what it looks like after a few hours, with no touch ups

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As you can see some acne spots became more visible, but overall it looks pretty similar!
My face did stay pretty matte as well. I did set my T Zone area with a powder though.
I do have oily skin, and wouldn’t recommend for people with dry skin because it’ll probably make your dry patches more noticeable.

Overall I would recommend this product.

Xoxo 💗>

Speing Trend #2

NUDE LIPS
Thank the heavens nude lips never go out of style. So go ahead and rock that barely there makeup face with your nude lip and minimum linear and mascara.

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These are my two favorite nude lip colours. The first one has a beige undertone so you have to be careful wearing it otherwise it’ll make you look like you’re sick.

The second is a sheer colour with these tiny gold sparkles that catch the light perfectly leaving your lips with a natural plump.

Stay tuned for the next spring trend!!!

Xoxo

Spring Trend #1

Spring has finally arrived!!
To welcome it I’ve gathered a few trends that you can try out this spring season.

Trend: White

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I’m not a huge fan of the white eyeliner or the white eye shadow, so I’m trying out this trend by lining my waterline and highlighting my inner corner (more dramatic than usual) then blending it out to my lid.
Make sure to use a waterproof liner, I used Rimmel Scandal eyes Eye Shadow Stick.

The next way I incorporate this trend is with my nails!

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Having white nails is a perfect way for people to show off this trend if you aren’t that keen on rocking white shadow.

Make sure to follow all my social media to see when I post my next Spring trend!!!

My Daily Night Skincare

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First I use Neutrogena All-in-One Makeup Removing Cleansing Lotion to remove all my makeup.

Then I’ll splash my face with water to remove the extra lotion and use The Body Shop scrubby thingy to exfoliate my face with the Neutrogena Natural Acne Cream Cleanser.

Finally after washing all that off I brush my teeth. Then I apply Dermalogica Overnight Clearing Gel on my breakouts.

I would recommend ALL these products, I’ve been using them for the past few months and love them.
Got any questions? Contact me!

Xoxo

PROM is Just Around the Corner!

Prom season has started! I sadly will not be attending prom this year, because I’m not in highschool any more.

Lucky for you though, I have gathered a few tips and tricks for a successful prom night!

Tip One: The Dress

You want to fall in love with this dress the moment you see it, and you want it to be unique (so don’t try to shop in your hometown)

I actually ordered my prom dress online. The bonus of online shopping is you get more variety, and there is a less likelihood of someone getting the same one.

One site that I fell in love with is Victoria’s Dress (www.victoriasdress.co.uk) and they ship worldwide!

They have a TON of dress options, and different options for different occasions.

My favourite things of this site?

  • The variety of sizes, yes they even have a plus size prom dresses for all of us full figured ladies.
  • They have a cheap prom dresses selection

I know dress shopping can be a little overwhelming so I picked a short prom dresses and a long prom dresses for different body types to help you out, all these dresses can be found at their website! 🙂

Athletic/Boyish/Rectangle:

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With this body shape you want something that is going to snitch in at the waist to make it appear as though you have that hourglass figure. You also want to invest in a push up bra so your bust will balance out the faux waist. I love the second dress because your bust, butt and waist will be accented to the perfect amount.

Petite/Short:

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If you have a petite body shape, you want something that’ll make you look few inches taller. I personally think a long dress would be ideal with some heels, the solid colour with make you appear taller than you are. If you’re more of a short dress gal, you want mainly a solid colour and killer heels.

Pear:

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Pear shapes want to accent their smaller busts, and hide their larger hips. Go for a soft flowly bottom half and a dramatic design/cut for the top.

Hour Glass:

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You want to flaunt what you got. I LOVE the first dress, it hugs all the right places and subtly flares out, with the sexy leg opening you’ll have your date or all the single guys’ eyes on you. But honestly….you can wear any type of dress you want.

Tall:

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Dress one is for the ladies who have the mile long legs…show them off. The second dress is for ladies, like me, who have long torso…take advantage of it and wear a simple deep cut dress.

Plus:

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If you need that extra support? go ahead and rock those straps. First dress is here and the second here. So you have a curvy figure? Go for solid colours and emphasize your lovely bust. Having the dress snitch in at the waist will create that hour glass figure, while hiding all your lovely bumps.

*All images are from their website*

Stay tuned for more prom tips and tricks

Kylie Jenner Makeup and Hair

As I promised, here is my makeup and hair look.

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Here are the products I used:

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1) mix of Velvet Revoler and Sexspresso in the crease of the eye

2) Velvet Revoler on the lid of the eye

3) Heaven in the inner corner of the eye lid

4) Silk Teddy on the middle/inner eye lid

5) mix between Sexspresso and Erotica and apply the most natural look eye liner in the outer corner of the eye with an angled brush

6) curl your lashes and apply your favourite mascara, if you want apply fake lashes, go ahead!

7) conceal and add your favourite full coverage foundation

8) fill in your eyebrows with a higher arch because Kylie has a high arch

9) contour, and highlight

10) add a nude lip linear and apply Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Elusive

TA DAH! All done!

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Hope you enjoyed it 🙂
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Xoxo