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I thought I might switch things up a little today and do a fashion blogger style post. Let me know what you guys think of this format :)

Long story short, I ‘somewhat’ do personal shopping for my sister. She’s so busy with work, she barely has time to go shopping. With me being in the midst of beauty and fashion full time, whenever she has a look in mind, she’ll give me a rundown and I’ll do some research and find her pieces she might like. The rest is…history…as we say in online shopping land :))

I’m featuring a floral blouse and a lace panel skirt I recently found for her which she absolutely loves so I asked her if she’d like to model them for the blog (and you guys) and she gladly accepted. And with both pieces under $20 each, I better get to the details…

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The crossover floral print blouse caught my attention the second I saw it. It really stood out with the dainty flowers and amazing pop of color. It also makes for a great transition piece. You can easily pair it up with shorts and sandals or throw on skinny jeans and boots and a jacket.

As seen in the pictures, we went somewhere in between giving it a casual feel with rolled up distressed jeans, yet still adding an element of glam with nude pumps and a light tan bag:

BLOUSE: Sheinside - white/floral crossover clouse HERE

JEANS: River Island - ripped denim – Similar HERE

BAG: Balenciaga - Giant 12 City tote - HERE

SHOES: Vince Camuto – Westin pumps in Sandbar – HERE

 

Next up is this amazing lace panel skirt. I tried to do it justice in the photos (though not sure how successful); it’s such an eye catching design in person. There’s a short chiffon layer underneath the lace and an exposed zip on the back. The asymmetrical hemline is what adds a delicate touch to this already feminine skirt.

This fabric comes in many different styles and colors of tops and dresses on the same website so be sure to check them out too

Black Asymmetrical Lace SkirtHERE

*The top and the clutch are old items which were purchased from individual boutiques so there are no links to those. The shoes are the same pair as the previous picture.

We had a lot of fun doing this post so I hope you guys enjoyed it just as much…and maybe you too can add a few favorite pieces to your closet in the process :)

 

Thanking my beautiful sister for her help! xx

Sephora Summer Send Off Sale 2014

Hi beauties! Just popping in to tell you about Sephora’s Summer Send-Off Sale. They’re clearing out some of the spring/summer products at up to 75% off which is huge. There are products ranging from makeup, skincare, fragrance, nail polish and hair tools.

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I’ve found so many goodies that it’s impossible for me to single out what you all might be interested in. But I can say there are some gorgeous Tarte, Too Faced, Sephora eyeshadow palettes and gift sets, skincare sets and nail polish packs.

Just click the SHOP THE SALE button below and it’ll take you directly to the sale page so you can check out all the products. The sale is only available online with limited quantities so stock up on all your favorites (and even gifts) before they’re gone ;)
 
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*International customers, you can still take advantage of this sale by using MyUS shipping service. Click HERE for details.

 

Happy Shopping Everyone!! xx

 

NYX Butter Lipsticks

Hi everyone! It was a few months back that I did an introduction post on NYX’s Butter lipsticks. You can see the complete color range of this line HERE. Today however, I’m reviewing four of the shades I’ve had my eye on since their release ;)

NYX Butter Lipsticks

Cotton Candy – Little Susie – Razzle – Big Cherry

There are so many colors within the Butter Lipstick line and as hard as it was to choose from the amazing shades available, I opted for the four colors above. I wanted to test out a shade from their different color families and these four seemed to be the most suitable candidate to represent each category.

NYX Butter LipsticksThe overall texture of these lipsticks live up to their name of Butter as they’re really creamy and apply quite smoothly. The lasting power is definitely better with the more vibrant shades and they also leave a bitten/rosy stain behind even after they wear off. I heard about the lighter/nude shades to apply quite poorly and patchy so I specifically steered clear of the nude shades.

Cotton Candy: Lets get the ‘not my absolute favorite’ out the way first. This color seemed nude enough but the hint of coral undertone made me think it would be a good natural lip option. Unfortunately it didn’t apply the same shade as it is in the tube. I was expecting a soft coral/nude but instead I got a very pasty and light pink. It just didn’t look flattering against my NC30 skin so this is not one I reach out for. Formula was slightly more dry as well compared to the other shades.

Little Susie: This color is truly beautiful! I applied a single coat and blended the color for a sheer coverage which gives off a hydrated natural look to the lips but it’s definitely buildable to achieve the vibrant shade that is in the tube. It also leaves a soft stain behind after it wears off. This is definitely an everyday favorite for me.

Razzle: Razzle was the first color that jumped out at me amongst the many shades available within the Butter Lipstick line. I just loved the blue undertone of the fuchsia pink and the color translates exactly the same on the lips as it is in the tube. Great pigmentation which can be sheered down or built up to a full opaque finish.

Big Cherry: I contemplated between this red shade and another named Mary Janes. In the end I picked Big Cherry as it had a slight more punch in color than Mary Janes and I’m very happy with it. It’s a beautiful classic red with just enough blue and orange undertone which would complement many different skin tones. Coupled with sharp black eyeliner, it’s a stunning color I highly recommend.

NYX Butter Lipsticks

Overall, NYX Butter Lipstick line is a great drugstore alternative if you’re looking for good color payoff, creamy texture and an amazing variety of shades. There really is a shade for everyone and for whatever look you’re trying to achieve. As mentioned in the beginning, I would stay away from the more nude range of colors as I know they apply uneven, a bit more on the dry side and emphasise lines and dryness on the lips.

The only problem I’ve found with this line – as with NYX’s other range of products is availability. I found these four shades in Target (US) and every drugstore I’ve been to had a different group of colors available. I haven’t seen the complete range of Butter Lipsticks anywhere so if you know any stores which stock the full line, please leave it in the comments below for those who are interested ;)

Until then, your best option would be the NYX website HERE or online. Butter Lipsticks retail at $6 each.

 

Have you got any Butter Lipsticks? What’s your favorite shade? xx

 
 

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