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July 2015

Summer sales are here!!!

Lulus  All in Good Cheer Tulle SKirt
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All in Good Cheer Tulle Skirt               (photo credit http://www.lulus.com)

Hi there! This post is going to be short and sweet! I’m taking a break from beauty posts to share information about some fun summer sales that are happening right now. I love to buy shoes and apparel during end of season sales! I can still wear them since the season isn’t actually over yet and I can save them for the following year. Below is a list of five brands/ stores I like that are currently having an end of season sale. Continue reading “Summer sales are here!!!”

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hello everyone! So it’s been a few days since my last post. Today I’m actually going to take a little break from my usual beauty & fashion posts, since I’ve been nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! Thank you so much to Claire from  My Life in Words for the nomination! I am honored to be included in such a wonderful international community of bloggers!  I listed to rules below, followed by my answers,  my questions and my nominations

Rules:

1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.
4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.

My Answers

1. If you could travel to any country where would you go?

I’d like to travel through Asia since I’ve never been and see some of the major cities (Seoul, Hong-Kong and Tokyo).

2. What is your all time favorite beauty product?

Without a doubt, black liquid eye liner. I’ve been wearing it since I was 16 years old.

3. Which clothes shops do you enjoy shopping at most?

For work/everyday apparel, I like Ann Taylor and Banana Republic because they have petite sizes. I also like to shop at H&M and Express. For formal and evening wear, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdales have a nice selection. Online, I love Asos and Lulus.

4. What made you start a blog?

I’d been thinking about starting a fashion/beauty blog for many years. I finally decided this summer I should just go ahead and give it a try instead of just talking about it. In Shakespeare’s words, “Action is eloquence”.

5. Lipstick or eyeshadow?

Definitely eyeshadow. My favorite evening look is a smokey eye with a neutral lip

6. What’s the last makeup item you purchased?

NYC Cityproof lip crayon

7. Name something you love and something you hate.

I’m gonna stick to beauty & fashion here.  I love earrings and statement necklaces, I hate Crocs clogs.

8. Favorite skincare brand.

At the moment, I really like Burt’s Bees for skincare because it’s a more natural brand and also pretty affordable.

9. Favorite makeup brushes.

Lately I’ve been using Sonia Kashuk brushes and some e.l.f. ones, but I’d like to invest in more expensive brushes eventually.

10. What’s the eyeshadow palette you always reach for?

I don’t have an all time favorite. RIght now, I’m using either the Stila In the Moment palette, which has a variety of mauve/purple eye shadows or the Physician’s Formula Natural Nude palette. I really want to try the Urban Decay Naked palette, but I’m going to wait since I have so much eyeshadow right now!

My Questions to You:

  1. If you could be a character from a book or movie, who would you be?
  2. What’s the beauty item you can’t live without?
  3. What’s your favorite foundation and/or BB/CC cream?
  4. Who do you think is the most stylish actress (or other celebrity) of all time?
  5. Favorite liquid liner.
  6. Do you wear any makeup when you exercise? If yes, what?
  7. Do you have a wardrobe staple? What is it?
  8. What’s your impulse purchase, new shoes or a new handbag?
  9. Favorite bronzer.
  10. What’s the most expensive makeup you’ve ever splurged on?

My Nominations:

I nominate:

  1.  A Brash attitude
  2. Online Beauty Finds
  3. The Pretty Pomegranate
  4. A Beautiful Whim
  5. Polished by Amy
  6. The Girl in the Little Black Dress
  7. With All My Affection
  8. The Radiant Cherie
  9. Beauty and a Little Extra
  10. Amiable Charm
  11. Mjacks1225
  12. Beauty and A Little Extra

Thanks for reading, I enjoyed being nominated for this Award! Congratulations to the bloggers I nominated! Can’t wait to read their answers to my questions!  (p.s. I decided to break the rules and nominate 12 bloggers instead of 10!!!)

Stay tuned for my next post!

CPF 

Enter My “Mini” Giveaway! (International Contest)

Awesome giveaway!

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Purple Dream or Midnight Magic?

After taking a break from blogging for a few days, I decided to continue with my series of eye shadow looks from the Stila eye shadow palette and lookbook In the Moment. Also, I will be a guest at a friend’s wedding in a few days, so I thought I could experiment a bit and choose a look for the event. The first look I tried is called Purple Dream. Continue reading “Purple Dream or Midnight Magic?”

In the Moment

My last post was about my latest makeup purchase, the Stila eyeshadow palette In the Moment. Another fellow lifestyle blogger (Arielle – her blog is called With All My Affection) suggested I do looks with the palette. I thought it was a great idea and It just so happens that this eyeshadow palette comes with a Lookbook so I decided to  write a separate post for each look to start. Today I’m writing about the first look, which is called Wide Eyed Wonder.

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I modified the look a little bit. I wanted a lighter daytime look, since I was just going out to run errands.

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To get it closer to the sample picture, you need a heavier hand and you have to wet the brush. You need at least two brushes, an eyelid brush and a crease brush. Also it can look more glamorous if you apply lashes. In the pictures I’m just wearing mascara (PhysiciansFormula Organic Wear Fakeout Mascara in Ultra Black). Overall I was pleased with the look, and I did think that it made my eyes look a little bigger and wider. It’s also very easy to replicate. That’s all for today’s look. Stay tuned for the next one!

Disclosure: I purchased my own Stila palette

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