Sunday, March 11, 2012

Spring Essentials Part 2

A continuation of spring's must have items!

The Asymmetric Skirt
Zara, $60

Zara, $60

Topshop, $70

The Floral Pants

Alice + Olivia, $300

H&M, $20

Zara, $80

The Pleats

Topshop, $100

Sparkle and Fade (Urban Outfitters), $60

Dorothy Perkins, $35

The Metal Toe Cap

Jimmy Choo, $375

Louboutin, $1095
Zara, $109

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sprung (Fashion Post)

This is my first fashion post on this blog! I'm thinking this is going to be a regular thing, so expect more of this! :)

Ahh, spring has come--at least, in our favorite retail stores. The weather in Vancouver has been nothing short of abysmal lately, so it's not time to bust out the spring dresses just yet. Here are some key pieces to invest in though, as I'm seeing nice-ish weather starting next week :) Also, you don't really need sunshine to rock that frilly skirt, do you?



Topshop,  $55
  Zara, $49.90

J Brand, $215
Rag and Bone, $187


Zara, $80
H&M, 12.95

Mang0, $60

                                           T By Alexander Wang, $80


Wilfred, $225

BCBG, $350

Zara, $160


Topshop, $60
Levi's, SALE $50


Friday, March 2, 2012


Here are some products that disappointed me in the past month!

Rimmel Extra Wow Lash Mascara 

I should've known better than to expect more out of a $5 drugstore mascara. Although, I've tried some inexpensive mascaras that are quite good. This Rimmel one isn't one of them. It did absolutely nothing for my lashes, and for something that has the word "WOW" in its name I expected a lot. It's not worth it, not even $5.

L'Oreal Magic Perfecting Base

This "primer" does nothing that a primer is supposed to do. The texture is sticky and tacky, and does not feel good on the face at all. It feels like a thick layer of vaseline all over your face. I wore this for a day and it did not make my makeup stay on better. Putting this on is just like applying unnecessary gunk on your face. For $12 a pop, this was a huge waste of money.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

What's In My Bag?

I haven't posted in a while! I am on vacation and have not been home for the most part. Anyway, I'm back now.

This is a What's In (makeup) My Bag? post. Basically, I have a makeup bag that I always have with me. It contains just the basic things that I use when I'm on the go, things that I need for just touching up.

1. Makeup bag - Forever 21 
2. Vanilla scented hand lotion - Cake 
3. Vanilla scented hand sanitizer - Bath and Body Works
4. Kabuki brush - Too Faced
5. Lip Balm - Maybelline Baby Lips in Quench
6. Studio Fix concealer - MAC
7. Blush - Bobbi Brown in Apricot
8. Translucent matte powder - Laura Mercier
9. Liquid Eyeliner - Maybelline by Eye Studio
10. Mascara - Covergirl Lash Blast Volume

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Smell My Fingers

A great way to kick off the spring season is treating yourself to Dior's Garden Party nail polish collection for Spring 2012. Yeah, it might be too early to put away the boots and the coats... but you'll forget all about the nasty weather when staring at your lovely nails.

The 'collection' has two shades: Waterlily and Forget-me-not

Waterlily (left) and Forget-Me-Not (right)

Since I have never tried Dior's nail polish before, I was a little wary about getting both. Just because it is a high-end line does not mean that it will be impeccable. This was also my very first scented nail polish, and I didn't really know what to expect. I'm not a fan of anything scented, really. So, I decided to get only Waterlily for the meantime. 

I am a little underwhelmed by the packaging. I suppose that it's simple and clean though, just like Chanel's 

Bottle & Cap cover
Keep in mind that I took these pictures with my 4s. I am way too damn lazy to take out my DSLR just to snap photos of a nail polish. Lol. That being said, the color that you see in these pictures don't even close to the real deal.

On my nails!

Waterlily is a gorgeous soft, jade green with subtle shimmer. Some people who have tried this polish are bothered by the floral scent. Personally, I don't hate it but I don't like it either. I thought that the scent would go away after the polish dries, but it actually lasts! I must have washed my hands at least 20 times since applying this yesterday, and the scent is still there. It is not a strong scent and can really only be smelled if you go and sniff your fingers.

I cannot really do a comprehensive review of Dior nail polish as I've only tried this one--which I DO like. Is it as good as Chanel polishes? In my opinion, no. The formulation is good, although I find that it's quite thick and heavy. I did have some difficulties applying it, but that might just be because I'm not used to it. The brush, however, is FANTASTIC. It is slightly larger than the regular nail polish brush and has an angled tip.

It's more than probable that I will go get Forget-Me-Not as well. It's such a beautiful purple! Also, I'm definitely not waiting until Spring actually rolls around to rock these babies!

Thanks for reading :)