Friday, 27 November 2015

Bedroom Christmas Decor: 2015 Edition

Hello loves! It's already been two weeks since I decorated my room for the Christmas season (yes I got really excited!). I made a post similar to this one back in 2013 (click here if you're interested). Most of my decorations are the same apart from a few new pieces, but I also changed my arrangements. If everything goes well, my boyfriend and I should be moved out into our own house next year, so perhaps I'll be able to blog about all the Christmas decorations in own new house! I'm really excited to have my own tree (or should I say trees?)! But for now, here is my bedroom decor:
 The little animals are new from 2014. I bought them at Target which unfortunately no longer exists in Canada! I've had the vase and ornaments for ages. I believe they're from Loblaws. The candles are from Bath and Body Works of course!
My nutcraker is super old, from Rexall I believe. I think he looks adorable next 
to my makeup brushes!
This little Nativity scene is actually a tea light holder. I embellished it with a pine ornament. I keep makeup wedges handy beside it (these little shelves are part of my vanity).
This is my messy shelf on which I put some decor items and some crafting items I want to keep out of my cat's reach. The lights are from Dollarama and so are the ornaments.
How festive!!

Are you a Christmas decoration fanatic? Thanks for stopping by! xo

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Milani Lipstick in Matte Naked

Hello beauties! I wanted to share my new love for Milani lipsticks with you! As you know, I've recently been stepping out my comfort zone and actually wearing lipsticks, and I've been having a lot of fun. I heard a lot of good things about Milani lipsticks on YouTube and Pinterest, so I decided to try them out myself. I picked up "Pretty Natural", a dark pink that compliments many skin tones, and "Matte Naked", which is the lipstick I will be raving about today. It's absolutely gorgeous! "Matte Naked" is a matte brownish-pink nude shade which I think is perfect for fall and winter. The texture is quite amazing, it's super smooth and creamy. Although it is a matte lipstick, is doesn't make my lips feel dry at all. I like to wear it alone without a lip liner. It's a quick one-step lip product! "Matte Naked" has a sweet scent, like a cake or a yummy bakery treat. However I can only detect a smell as I'm applying it, the smell doesn't stay on my lips. It fades pretty evenly even after eating, and touch-ups don't mess up the texture or make it feel too cakey.

I'm a huge fan of Milani lipsticks so far! They look so luxurious with their chic gold packaging, but they are super reasonably priced at drugstores!!

What's your take on Milani lipsticks? Do you own any? Thanks for reading! xo

Saturday, 14 November 2015

FOTD: Soft Smokey Eyes & Pink Lips!

Happy Saturday beauties!! It's a cold and grey day so I decided to bring out the color! Bright pink lips aren't really in season right now, but why not have a little fun? It is the weekend after all. 

Too bad the lipstick doesn't match my sweater!!

Products used:
-Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder in "120 Classic Ivory"
-Pixi by Petra Beauty Bronzer in "Summertime"
-Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lipstick in "Orchid Petal"
-L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Mascara in "Black"
-Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer in "Light" (the label wore off! I did not use the attached lipgloss for today's face)
-Maybelline The Blushed Nudes palette
-L'Oreal Paries True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in "N2 Classic Ivory"
-Avon Ultra Luxury Brow Liner in "Light Golden Brown"
-Avon Perfect Brow Gel in "Dark Brown"
I'm in love with this pink! It also smells like candy and feels like a super smooth gloss ♥

Thanks for stopping by!! xo

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette: Review and Swatches

Hello beauties! I've seen this cute little palette popping up everywhere: in magazines, on Instagram, and of course on YouTube. When I saw it on sale at my local Rexall I snatched it up! I've been trying really hard not to buy new eyeshadows lately since I'm doing a project pan, but I caved in. Everyone needs a little treat sometimes, right? I've been using it for a few weeks now and I'm really impressed with it. The Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette comes with twelve eyeshadows which are definitely great quality for the price. The top row contains the "blushed" nudes (pinkish shades), and the bottom row contains "true" nudes (beiges and greys). Most of the shades are shimmery which is perfect for me because I'm not a big fan of matte eyeshadows.

Here are some swatches and a look I wore using this palette:

Top row: some of the shades are quite light and that don't show up well on my arm (you can see some shimmers but that's it!).

Bottom row: these shades are much more pigmented!
My favorite shades in the palette are the copper in the top row (second from the right) and the brownish-grey in the bottom row (third from the right). For this look I started by applying the white shade (top row, first on the left) all over my lid as a base and to highlight my brow bone. Then I applied the copper shade all over my lid and blended the the dark pink shade (top row, first one on the right) into the outer corner.

Overall I'm very happy I got it this palette!! Thanks for stopping by! xo

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

OOTD: Faux-Leather & Leopard Print

Hello loves! Fall is in full swing and I felt like digging my faux-leather skirt out of my closet. I've had this skirt for almost two years, but haven't worn it often because it was just a tad tight on me. I've actually lost a bit of weight since January and it fits much better!! I've shown this skirt on my blog when I first bought it with a slight variation of this outfit here. I just really like pairing it with leopard print!

I had a hard time getting my camera to focus today so this is my annoyed look... I ended up taking the photos in my bathroom and couldn't get a full body shot!! However the pictures are much better than in the old blog post so I'm thankful for that.
Cardigan: H&M
Tank top: Denver Hayes
Skirt: Dynamite
Booties: Call It Spring

Thanks for stopping by!! xo