Thursday, February 20, 2014

Throw Back Thursday: TOPSHOP Make-Up Review

  Happy Thursday! I thought it would be nice to revisit a post that I wrote about Topshop makeup when I was new to the line and decided to go on a splurge and write a review about their beauty products. I hope you enjoy it!

  I have been quite curious about Topshop make up for quite a while now. As I would often stare at the $13.00 nail polish (more expensive than 0PI) and the $16.00 eyeliner (a dollar cheaper than M.A.C) I couldn’t help but wonder whether it is possible for a store that carries fabulous clothing to also carry fabulous makeup?

  In the past the high price range always stirred me away, but when I discovered that Topshop was having a big sale- up to 50% off, I saw this as my opportunity to pick up a few items.

Here is what I bought:





Eyeliner: (KOHL) $3.00 on sale


  The Topshop eyeliner I purchased was pretty good. Although it did bleed a bit, it stayed on my water line and lash line for the whole day.
For $3.00 on sale from I thought it was a good purchase.



Lip liner: (Wheels on Fire) $5.00




  The lip liner did a good job. I used it as a base for my red lipstick and it lasted for a really long time. Bravo!


Lipsticks: Mischief & Rio Rio $7.00 each 



Mischief

  This Topshop lipstick is amazing and has become one of my favorite lipsticks to wear everyday. I love it! I think I'm having another Tom Cruise moment. The color is vibrant (red) yet not dramatic so you can wear it out and about to run errands and even in the office. I also find that this lipstick lasts quite long and has a nice fruity smell. 

Rio Rio 

  This lipstick is a really lovely red-organge color that  will look good on all types of skin complexions. Although, the lipstick goes on quite smooth,  it is a bit more matte than Mischief so it is best that you  moisturize before applying the lipstick on or it can come out a bit choppy- which isn’t too pretty. Similarly to the lipstick discussed previously, Rio Rio lasts for quite a long time and has a nice fruity scent. 

  It's also important to note that the packaging of the lipstick is also quite nice and really represents Tophops unique style/brand.  

  The final verdict: I think the lipsticks and lip liner were pretty good quality (even at full price), but if your interested in purchasing Topshops eyeliner its best to wait for it to go on sale. Hopefully this post was helpful to those who are interested in venturing out into the Top Shop beauty sphere!


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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I Have Been Nominated For The Liebster Award!



I am happy to announce that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award! The purpose of this award is to recognize up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers.  

A special thanks to blogger Stephanie Silv. Lui for nominating me for this award!

Stephanie asked me 11 different questions about myself that I have answered below. Hopefully this gives you a better idea about me!

1. Which clothing brand will you always go for, no matter what?
Club Monaco would be the brand I would always go for the reasons that it is a brand that is classy, sophisticated and elegant. Also, Club Monaco has great sales, which is good for both my wallet and closet!

2.  Top 5 favorite makeup products and why? 

L’oreal telescopic mascara: It is such a great mascara that makes my eyelashes look fabulous and is an incredibly affordable drugstore product.

Rebel MAC lipstick: One of the more popular lipsticks at MAC and also happens to be my favorite. I love that this lipstick is such a universal color that looks great on everyone. Whenever I wear this lipstick, I feel great about myself. Tip: Always wear what makes you feel great about yourself!

Naked Palette 2 (Urban Decay): I'm a huge fan of this palette. It comes with 12 different shades that can be worn by themselves, or mixed together to create an amazing eye. Another great thing about this palette is that the eye shadows are highly pigmented and last so long. This is definitely one of my favorite palettes!

HD Makeup Forever foundation: This is my go to foundation that I wear on a daily basis. The foundation feels light on my face and gives me the dewy look that I always want! Love this foundation!

MAC Kohl eyeliner (smoulder):  This eyeliner works great for me. I love the texture of this eyeliner and that it is such a dark, rich color on my eyelids. I have tried other brands out of curiousity to find that I always return back to my MAC eyeliner. 

3. Describe what paradise is for you.
Paradise for me is a vacation where I can sit down and relax while having the sun glisten on my face  and eat a croissant. Imagine doing this on a park bench in Paris, France. Doesn't it sound lovely?

4. What is in your bag right now?
I’m notorious for carrying a huge bag with me everywhere I go, which is probably why I have so much stuff in my bag. On a daily basis I carry a notepad to jot down notes, a novel that I am currently reading, my makeup bag, a few pens scattered around, a pair of socks cause my biggest nightmare is that my feet will somehow get wet from the snow and will be cold all day long, two wallets (not sure why I continue to do this) and a pair of sunglasses. 

5. Which places would you love to travel to?
I have been to a few countries before, but I have a few countries I would love to visit: South Africa, Thailand and Kenya. 

6.  One quote you always live by.
A quote I live by, which I think is really true to me: When you say its impossible, another person is making it possible. This quote is helps me to keep pushing myself and to realize that everything is possible, no matter how difficult it may seem.

7.  One thing you will never wear and why?
I never say never; however, because you never know how your sense of fashion can change over the years- which happens a lot to me. Plus, I think I am open to wearing most things, but in this current moment I don’t think I a huge fan of creepers. I think it looks great on other people, but I just can’t see myself wearing it. So for now I will not jump on the creepers trend.

8.  What are your favorite drinks you will always order?
I am such a vodka and cranberry girl. I think its because its simple, tastes good and has the right kick that is appropriate for me. If I want something a bit stronger, I would go for a rum and coke. 

9. If you could change one thing about this world, what would it be and why?
Ultimately if I could do one thing to improve the world, I would end all wars as clich├ęd as that sounds. I am such a pacifist and it bothers me that people hate and fight each other. World peace would be the ideal!

10. Tell me one weird fact about you.
Seeing a fruit fly makes me super itchy that sometimes I need to leave the room.

11. If you could treat yourself once a month with anything, what would it be?


I think its important to go eat good food and treat yourself while your young. So, with that being said, I think I would treat myself to a fine dining once a month. It doesn’t have to be really expensive, but I think its a great and fun experience to enjoy a 3 course meal once in a while.


Now that I have been nominated for an award, it is now my duty to nominate 11 other emerging bloggers. Here are the bloggers that I nominated:

Here are my questions for you:

11.    What fashion trend(s) are you most excited about for this spring?
22.   What are your top 5 makeup products?
33.  If you had to pick up and move to another country for one year, where would you go? (Possibly for  work or inspiration)
44. What is one of your favorite skincare lines?
55.  What was your inspiration to start a blog?
66.  What is your favorite movie that you saw this year?
77.  What 1 item/product can you not live without?
88.  Which stores do you love to shop at?
99.   What is your dream job?
110. Who is your favorite blogger at the moment?
111. And finally, what three words would best describe you?


  The Rules:
  You must link back to the person who nominated you.
  You must answer the questions given to you.
  You must pick 11 nominees (that have less than 200 followers) to answer
  11 questions you choose for them.
  You cannot nominate the person who nominated you.
  You must tell the nominees that they have been nominated by you.

   Thank You once again Stephanie for nominating my blog!






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