Scent Me!

I think anyone who has seen my room and/or my bathroom cabinet knows about my not so secret obsession with perfume so here are 3 of my favorites. If you want to see any perfume reviews, pop your suggestions down below and I will post one!

I have little out of 5 rating by my lovely friend, Ann, who’s adding a third person perspective to this reviewing. 

Freak by Illamasqua

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This perfume is DAMN unique. I’ve never smelt anything like it. It has a strange concoction of scents that range from poison hemlock to frankincense. Definitely one of my favorites. 

Top notes: Black Davana, Opium Flower and Belladonna.
Heart notes: Poison Hemlock, Datura and Queen of the Night blossom.
Base notes: Frankincense, Oud and Myrrh.

Ann says: 3 out of 5

Black XS by Paco Rabanne for Her

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Positively my favorite scent of all time. It has an indescribable allure. Think musky strawberries.

Top notes: cranberry, pink peppercorn and tamarind
Heart notes: hellebore noir rose, black violet and cocoa blossom
Base notes: patchouli, Massoia wood and vanilla

Ann says: 4 out of 5

Burberry Brit for Her

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One of my early purchases that I’m still in love with. It has vanilla, amber and tonka bean giving it that depth that I adore.

Top notes: green lemon, frosted pear and white almond
Heart Notes: white peony
Base Notes: vanilla, amber, mahogany and balsamic Tonka bean accords

Ann says: 4.5 out of 5

 

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I’m so EXCITED!

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My favorite book EVER has been turned into a movie starring Logan Lerman (drool) and Emma Watson (squeal). I’m actually so excited.

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What about you? What are you looking forward to this year?

 

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Mr Dreamy, For Your Hands

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If you’re like me and you’re constantly wearing nail polish because it has become an addiction over the years, you will know how dry your nails get. 

If you’re in winter right now, you know how dry your skin gets.

 

Over the past 2-3 weeks, I’ve had the joy of trying out 2 of LUSH’s amazing products (Lemony Flutter and Tiny Hands) and here’s what I think in about 3 words: they are amazing.

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Lemony Flutter is like a moisturizing paste for your dry skin and you can use it anywhere, and I do. I use it as a foot cream, a nail/cuticle cream and a cream on my elbows and knees. I love the thick consistency and it smells quite nice.

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Tiny Hands is like a little non exfoliating body butter for your hands. It is just amazing. At first you put it on your hands and it feels like the “oil” doesn’t wash off but you go over to towel off the water and BOOM your hands feel amazing and the “oil” just soaks in immediately.

I mean, honestly, there is nothing worse than the feeling of dry skin and/or looking down to see dry nails and cuticles but these two products have been miraculous. I’ve been using then every single day. I love them both and I would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone who’s battling with dry skin and even then, we always look after our body and our face, but we always forget about our hands!

 

That is all for today’s post. Tell me what you think of these products if you’ve ever used and what are your holy grail hand products.

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NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SPONSORED POST AND ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE 100% MY OWN.

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One of the first pics I took right after landing in Athens on my first trip to Europe (amazing)! Symbolism?

Hey guys. I’ve had this blog for a tiny while now and I’m actually so so so THRILLED by all of the amazing positive feedback that I’ve gotten back from you guys. Thank you so much. So here’s me saying that you’re amazing.

This blog is still in its birth stages and down below in the comments section, feel free to ask anything that you’d like to know about be (obviously it has to be appropriate) and any post requests that you may have for me.

Again, thanks so much. I’m so grateful.

 

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Hairstyle Question: Straight Fringe/Bangs

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So for the longest time (literally years upon years upon years), I’ve had a side-swept fringe (and for the sake of comprehension, I will be calling them bangs from now on because that’s what they are). But I’ve been considering a hairstyle change inspired by Carly Rae Jepsen.

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So many people are going for these!

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What do you guys think of the straight bang?

Tell me!

 

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Bikinis Just For You

The summer has come for those of us in the northern hemisphere so here is a guide to the perfect swimsuit for you.

If you’re not as embellished in the top:

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Try ruffles and fringes and embellishments because they will create the optical illusion of more volume up there.

Go for the obvious padding.

Try the triangle tops because they draw attention to that area.

Horizontal stripes will make it appear as if your are better adorned.

 

If you’re back end is bigger:

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Try for some bottoms with rings to keep them on your hips, hiding that extra you have.

Boy shorts will ward off any potential wedgies and will still show you off.

Try for a deeper neckline to draw attention upwards.

Go for a darker colored bottoms to slim you down and avoid small patterns on the bottom to avoid any extra attention that widen your hips.

 

If you’re rather busty:

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The v-neck will be very flattering, drawing the nice amount of attention chest-ward while elongating your figure and minimising the fullness.

Go for a thick halter neck as it will flatter and secure them.

If you’re well adorned, underwires are your new best friend, do not forget about them

Try one with a wide supportive band. For your busty girls, support is the most important thing!

 

So that is all for this post. Tell me what you think in the comments below.

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WHAT! May’s Over!

I can’t believe how FAST this month has past right by. Here are my May Favorites

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  • Makeup: Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion: I’ve been wearing this more over this month because it’s drastically easier to take off because it’s not waterproof and it coats my lashes lightly and evenly.
  • Skincare (Face): Origins VitaZing Moisturizer: I’ve honestly never been into wearing things with spf in it because I’m slightly allergic but this one is so good and it just works with me so well. I love the fact that it has a sheer tint release too.
  • Skincare (Body): Happy Hippy Shower Gel: it’s such a refreshing smell and I just love how it works.
  • Hair: Moroccan Oil: there are many reasons why I like this but there are also quite a few against this, but I’ve just been putting it in my ends to make it seem a lot glossier and nicer.
  • Nail: OPI NYC Ballet Collection Care to Danse: I love this lilac color. Even though it is sheer, it don’t go on streaky and is just a really amazing color.
  • Fragrance: Paco Rabanne Black XS: again with this but I got one and a body moisturizer for my bday so I decided to get crackin on it.
  • Fashion: my burgundy jeans: the add some color but it isn’t bright so it’s in keeping with the autumn feel.
  • Accessory: Scarves! It’s getting chilly now so out come the scarves!
  • Book: The Handmaid’s Tale: I’m actually studying this so… I actually haven’t read anything else this month (naughty me).
  • Movie: Not a movie but the Sherlock BBC series. I love it so so SO much. It’s made amazingly well.
  • Youtuber: lilcammo93 it’s nice to find an Australian youtuber
  • Blogger: Extra Petite i love her. 😛
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That is all for this month’s favorites.

I hope you enjoyed it.

What were your favorites?

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Make Up Starter Kit

Hey guys. To continue this whole lineage of “10 wardrobe must haves” and “10 accessory must have” and stuff with a makeup post with the same idea. This is basically a list of the most basic elements needed in a makeup kit for any sort of everyday look. I’m basically making this post for those of us who haven’t used makeup before or are just starting a collection and hopefully this list will help you out. Not every element is “necessary” but these are the basic ones. The ones with (*) next to it are completely optional but are nice to have. 

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When starting off a makeup kit, you might want to go for some more drugstore ones if you just want to try it out yourself but if you’re willing to go and spend some money and hit a good pot the first time round, maybe go to a makeup counter and get the MUA to help you. Personally, I recommend researching the products before getting them. I know how daunting that is but that’s okay. Maybe separate them into chunks to make it less scary.

I know the first time I started my makeup collection was when I got into a performance group that require us to have a whole set of makeup that I needed so I honestly went into the makeup store and bought stuff blindly and to be honest, I was so overwhelmed and so… ignorant of makeup then that whatever the MUA said I was like “yeah okay” but now I realised I probably should have done some research.

Hopefully this will break down the makeup counter for you. And remember, blogs and youtube are you best friend in these situations

Face:

  • Primer (*): this is to keep the makeup on your face. this is more necessary with those of us with rather oily skin (like me) or the makeup might slide right of your face.
  • Foundation: This is for evening out your skin tone and prepare if for whatever goes on top. This is so essential for face makeup however if you have rather flawless skin and you don’t want to go straight for the foundation, try tinted moisturizer.
  • Concealer: this is for covering up blemishes, discoloration and under eye circles. This usually should be well matched to your skin tone.
  • Setting Powder (*): to set your foundation and concealer afterwards.
  • Blush and bronzer: Blush is to add color back to your face and bronzer is what I use to give my face shape (contour) and definition.
  • Translucent Powder (*): powder to help set your makeup throughout the day.

Eyes: 

  • Eyeshadow base (*): again to keep makeup on your eyes and may not be 100% necessary for those of us starting off who don’t have oily skin.
  • Basic neutral eye palette: so crucial to any eye look and so easy
  • Black eyeliner: to define the eye
  • Black mascara: to define the lashes
  • Eye lash curler (*): to give your eyes and lashes a lift. this is essential to me but not everyone
  • Eyebrow pencil: to define your eyebrows to frame your face (I’m so naughty with this one)

Lips:

  • Lip balm: moisturize the lips
  • Lip gloss (*): enough said?
  • Lip stick (*): I recommend a neutral pink to nude color to begin with.

That is all for this post. Tell me what your essentials are down below

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OOTD: Summer to Fall

Today’s outfit it an easy representation of how to take spring/summer pieces to fall/winter.

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Let me break it down for you

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A wine burgundy colored circle scarf from an art house label Exception de Mixmind by Ma Ke.  It came with a chunky knit jumper.

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A tannish-grey Ralph Lauren cardigan a pattern on the cuff and on the bottom hem.

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Jewellery details: watch, 2 bead bracelets and my ring: this is rather standard for me

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Anatomy of the outfit: a Max & Co basics navy blue tank top with some rouching in the front area and the skirt.

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That is the completed look (not in photo is my black opaque tights and brown leather riding style boots from Max & Co

 

The skirt is from the H&M “divided” range. I think they had a collection of these going with a shirt and dress in this print too. I adore this dress. It’s so cute and versatile. I bought this in the summer months but because the fabric is a little heavier cotton than your regular summer skirt, it is really easy to wear it in the wintertime. I love the tulip shape of it too as it slims me down. An added bonus is its pockets!

What do you think about this outfit? Tell me in the comments below!

Note: pretty all the items in this outfit are bought at sale time (honestly, not that rich 😛 ) therefore impossible to find them online right now 😛

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