Who Doesn’t Love A Good

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This is my favorite time of year: end of financial year, clearance sale time. Brands are all sale-ing everything. Hello Jimmy Choo for 70% off!!!

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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

 

That is all for today’s post. Tell me what you think. did you like this formating?

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Discoveries: Laura Mercier

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Over the years I’ve heard amazing things about Laura Mercier, their foundation, their lipgloss, etc. But I’ve never actually tried it but I’m planning to grab some things soon. Please tell me in the comments what your favorite Laura Mercier products are and what I should get.

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Protect Your Eyes This Spring/Summer With the RIGHT Sunglasses

It’s hard to know exactly sunglasses are suitable for your face shape and the hottest accessory for the spring/summer season is always the sunglasses so I hope this post will help you decide. There are 6 basic face shapes: oval, oblong, round, square, and heart, and it may be very difficult to place yourself into one specific category and that’s completely normal. So lets just delve right into it.

Note: the photos used in this post are not mind and I did not create them.

OVAL

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You typically have very balanced proportions and your chin tends to be narrower than your forehead and you may have high cheekbones.

If you have an oval face, you’re very lucky. You’ve got the most versatile face shape. You can where any type of sunglasses but softer angular shapes will play up an oval face.

OBLONG

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You typically have a longer face with narrower cheekbones and chin. You may have a larger nose and a taller forehead.

If you have an oblong face, you want to counteract the fact that your face is longer than it is wide by avoiding narrow frames and frames with embellished tops. Rather, go for the oversized or wrap ones.

ROUND

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You typically have fuller cheekbones with a narrow forehead and jawline. Width and length are basically the same.

If you have a round face, you want to make your cheekbones seem more in line with the rest of your face. Avoid rounded frames as this will accentuate the roundness of your face. Try wide and rectangular frames.

SQUARE

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You typically have a broad forehead and a square jawline. Your face is generally more angular.

If you have a square face, you are wanting to counteract the angularity by adding curves. Thus, avoid shades with geometric shapes and a rectangular frame. Rather, go for round, oval or cat-eye frames.

HEART

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You typically have a wider forehead and cheekbones but a narrower chin. Your face kinda looks like a heart. 🙂

If you have a heart-shaped face, you are wanting to counteract the wider top part. Avoid heavily embellished frames but opt for cat-eyes or round frames instead.

The Miracle Pair

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Butterfly flames like the ones above are flattering on all face shapes. You can’t go wrong with them.

 

That brings me to the end of my post. Tell me what your face shape is and what are you favorite shades! I want to know. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed it. See you tomorrow.

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Lash BLAST! DiorShow Waterproof Mascara Review.

Hey guys. I know I kinda said yesterday that I’ll do the rest of that post today but it turns out that people aren’t exactly loving that one so maybe we’ll switch it up. If you do want me to continue it, please tell me in the comment section below. Also, if you have any posts you’d like me to do, please put that underneath too.

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Now today calls for the review of my all time favorite mascara. And honestly, I’ve tried WAY too many mascaras (!) and honestly every time I try to venture away from this, I just keep on returning to it. Something about the way it can just hold a curl so so perfectly, the way it doesn’t smudge, everything about it is so perfect for me (and do keep in mind that this is completely a personal thing so this may not work for you).

Anyways. Because I have really stick straight and really stubborn eyelashes, it’s very difficult to get it to behave. I’ve honestly used so many things that are all amazing in their own ways but none of them have the combined effect like this one does.

The plump round brush means that it works the product into your lashes really well as well as building volume and holds a curl so perfectly. This is honestly a really deeply pigmented mascara that is said to be the “cult favorite of makeup artists and lovers of thick glamorous lashes”. And I honestly can’t agree more. After all of the mascaras I’ve tried, this one is the best.

Just as one example, I applied this mascara at around 10 o’clock this morning and my lashes were still looking curled and full (for me anyways) by about 8 pm. I didn’t have to touch up today at all! In 10 hours, it didn’t budge! Not a tiny bit! That is so amazing. 

The only problem I find with this is that because the brush is just so big, it catches my eyelid quite often so I get this very… interesting… looking line above my lashes. But I suspect that’s only because of the way my eyes are shaped. It’s also hard to remove because I use the waterproof version. I haven’t used the non-waterproof version but I’d suspect it’d work just as well.

Some people would find fault in that it retails for $US 24.50 but honestly speaking, all high end mascaras pretty much retail the same.

One thing really do support about this mascara  that is not about the product itself is that (as far as I’m concerned), it’s cruelty free. I honestly am so so SO against animal testing and to know that this product is cruelty free gives me even more reason to love it.

I’ve also heard that this product is comparable to Smashbox’s Bionic Mascara so you may want to go and check that out.

My other favourites are: 

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Anna Sui Super Mascara: product itself it really amazing BUT it clumps so easily.

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Covergirl Lash Blast Fusion: it doesn’t hold curls as nicely

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Benefit BADgal: it doesn’t hold curls as well

 

That is the end of my post. I highly recommend this mascara for anyone who would like to try out a new mascara.

Tell me in the comments below what your favorite mascara is.

 

Thank you so much for reading and see you tomorrow.

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Inspiration: Fashion Missions PART 1!!!

It’s Monday and you have an early morning class. Uh. As if you can be bothered to work up a glamorous outfit right? I mean Mondays are meant to be for getting over your weekend madnesses and the warm-up day before the read week of fashion begins.

So start with sometimes easy, student-like and chic:

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Read: comfortable navy scarf, any plain grey v-neck t-shirt, a nice deep red drape/waterfall cardigan, your favorite blue jeans, a pair of boots (if it’s chilly) and some nice uber simple accessories.

Phew! Monday went by without a single problem. Not one fashion disaster. But it’s time for the Tuesday. Tuesday’s time to have fun. You don’t know what cute man candy you could be running into today 😉 Give yourself two options, a day wear one that you can easily transform for the night.  

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The bright colors are perfect for a fresh daytime look: nice and feminine.
Read: a nice white blouse is always great in the daytime but also so versatile. the cute A-line skirt will make your waist seems smaller and your legs longer and thinner, the cute accessories are perfect for the more casual daytime feel. Wear some nice espadrilles or wedges for the daytime. If you’re going out in the evening, just pop on some nice tights, a pair of pumps and a black jacket (in this case, another cardigan). 

Wednesday is said to be the worst day but don’t let this drag down your fashion! I’m thinking something totally in contrast to Tuesday. Monochrome! As much as it doesn’t get the YELLs that other trends do, you should definitely not underestimate the power of a monochrome outfit. It looks chic and pulled together effortlessly.

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Read: The most comfortable pants you own, an extremely cool printed top, a nice pump AND an amazing blazer. Pair this outfit with the perfect bag and you’re set. What more do I need to say?

So that is all for my FASHION MISSION Part 1. Tune in tomorrow for Part 2 where I’ll be finishing the mission with some amazing party and date outfits. Make sure you don’t miss it by following ParisienLight.

Tell me in the comments below which one is your favorite outfit.

Thank you so so much for reading. I hope you liked this post. See you tomorrow.

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Pinch and a Punch for the First Day of…. MAY!: April Favorites

AHHH! I can’t believe it’s May already and time for another Monthly Favorite! I’m excited though because that means it’s almost my birthday *little celebratory dance* Anyways. So you know how I have a very structured monthly favorites post? Well I want you to tell me in the comments what you think of this layout in comparison to just chatting about what I liked.

Disclaimer: None of these photos that follow are mine.

Make-up

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This month, I’ve just been absolutely addicted to my MAC Bare Study Paint pot. It’s just something I sweep over my lid because it’s just so easy! The color is just so natural but the shimmer in it makes my eyes just look more awake. I adore this shadow.

Skin Care (Face)

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I have to say, apart from my Clarisonic which is just amazing, the actual skin care PRODUCT that I’ve been using every day and that has just worked so so well for me is the Origins Checks and Balances Foaming Cleanser. It’s so so gentle and together with my Clarisonic, helps to make my skin just that much better.

Skin Care (Body)

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I’ve been using my Body Shop Cactus Brush with my LUSH products pretty much every single day this month (like ever other month) and even though this is not a new edition, I’ve just been noticing how good it is now because as we go into the colder months, my skin just gets so so dry and gross but this is just buffing away that surface layer of dead skin that tends to look horrible in the colder months.

Hair Care

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LUSH’s Conditioner called Retread. I didn’t even have to think about that one. My hair’s just been not behaving that the ends become really really frizzy and dry and split ends emerge non-stop (damn the cold weather) so this has just been so so amazing. I literally bought this around the beginning of last month and I’m halfway through it and my small LUSH American Cream Conditioner.

Nail

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I recently got 3 new OPI polishes and I’ve had on Penny for Your Thoughts for the past week or so and I’ve been loving it because although it a light coppery-orange color, it looks quite nice and natural on the nails (obviously not that natural but you know what I mean). There are some pink reflects in it that makes it just that little bit prettier. Not bad OPI, not bad at all.

Fragrance

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I’ve been wearing my Victoria’s Secret Body Mist in Coconut Passion and I honestly cannot explain how much I love this scent. Oh. My. GOD it smells amazing. Only annoying thing is that it’s a body mist so therefore doesn’t last long at all. But if I wanted anything for my birthday, it would be a Victoria’s Secret fragrance. Eternal love! I honestly had the hardest time deciding which body mist to get.

Fashion

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I got this really amazing blazer that just looks amazing because you must know that my style can get rather preppy so I just ADORE blazers, I just honestly have so so many. But I just love this blazer so much and it’s just become my favorite that quickly. (Note: mine is slightly different from the one in this picture).

Accessory

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Definitely my Miu Miu handbag. Hands down. I just love it so so much and I use it to go out shopping or if I have a class, every single time. (Note: Mine is in a pale nude pink color rather than this color).

Book

I read Fight Club this month, I’ve never watched the movie but I thoroughly enjoyed the book, yeah 🙂

Movie

Haven’t watched any :S

Youtuber

Other than the usual suspects, I’ve been really really loving Evelina Barry from Evelinicutza (a new discovery this month).

Blogger

I absolutely adore leblogdebetty. Her posts are always really great, I love her fashion sense and even better is that she look so much like my friend Julia.

Thank you so much for reading. Tell me down below in the comments what your favorite things of April were.

Disclaimer: All of these products mentioned were bought by me with my own money. This is not a sponsored post and all opinions expressed in this post is honest and my own.

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Tag Time: 15 Weird Questions Tag

This was actually a request from a friend of mine (yayayayayay (that was me being excited to get a request)) and the main purpose of me doing this post is to display how strange I am, so here we go.

OH! and before I forget, PLEASE leave in the comments below any request of anything that you’d like to see me do a review/tutorial/etc on 🙂

#1. What’s a nickname only your family calls you?
Hahaha. Well actually, my family doesn’t really have an English nickname for me but in chinese, my nickname that I’ve had ever since I was a baby was the chinese for “soft” because I was really soft and squishy when I was a baby and it’s like a standard endearing name so my family basically all call me that.

#2. What’s a weird habit of yours?
I touch my neck and my necklace, a lot, when I talk. I used to tug on my hair. OH! I get distracted so easily, so when I’m talking, I’ll literally stop in the middle of my sentence and then talk about something else and when I finish talking about that, I then literally finish that original sentence EXACTLY where I left off.

#3. Do you have any weird phobias?
I’m horrified of going on Ferris Wheels. Well actually, the truth is, I’m not always scared but 3 out of 5 times, I will absolutely FREAK THE HELL OUT when I’m on one.

(Well, actually, the truth is I have quite bad anxiety and it’s usually rather under control but I do get into situations where I’m just not able to control it sufficiently and I just go into from mild to serious panic attacks and I guess being in a tiny contraption, floating in air just seriously triggers those panic attacks.)

#4. What’s a song you secretly LOVE to blast and belt out when you’re alone?
Um, all songs? I love the belt out so many. OH! A great one would be Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne.

#5. What’s one of your biggest pet peeves?
Flakey people, I just HATE flakey people, and with that comes the lateness peeve. I get so so SO annoyed at late people. I don’t mind if you’re late once or twice for like a few minutes but once it gets too much, NO. I get so so frustrated. I hate it when people make really loud noises when they eat. That just sends shivers up my back. And thirdly, I hate people who just don’t understand limits. Like there is so far you can go with a joke or something. Don’t go past that.

#6. What’s one of your nervous habits?
I talk. A lot. My mouth goes faster than I can think when I’m nervous. Like in an interview where I’m really nervous, I just talk non stop. And the really funny thing is, I come off as really confident when I’m really now.

#7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Always the right side.

#8. What was your first stuffed animal and it’s name?
Honestly speaking, I don’t give my stuffed animal names. I’ve never had. I have TONS of stuffed animals, all of which don’t have names. And I honestly don’t remember my first one.

#9. What’s the drink you ALWAYS order at starbucks?
Usually hot chocolate if I’m in a rush and just grabbing something. But other than that, I just choose something that looks interesting because I’m very adventurous when it comes to drinks.

#10. What’s the beauty rule you preach.. but never ACTUALLY practice?
This is a hard one generally because I don’t preach many “beauty rules” and the ones I do preach, I follow otherwise that would make me rather hypocritical wouldn’t it? Um, I guess something to do with makeup because I’m not that vigilant with makeup.

#11. Which way do you face in the shower?
Towards the water if I’m not washing my hair and away from the water if I am. I guess I’m a weird one.

#12. Do you have any ‘weird’ body ‘skills’?
Oh I don’t know. My joints hyperextend? I actually don’t have any body skills haha.

#13. What’s your favorite ‘comfort food’/food thats ‘bad’ but you love to eat it anyways?
Ice cream. Always the ice-cream. And home made cookies. But my mom doesn’t make them and she doesn’t let me cook in her kitchen so it’s not really an issue.

#14. What’s a phrase or exclamation you always say?
I say “haha” so much when I type but honestly, it’s mainly because I laugh so much in real life. I say “i’m crazy” a lot. I say “shizzle” a lot too. I do swear quite a bit but I’ve gotten a lot better now. I just say stuff like shizzle, f*ck, b*tchass, etc. Nothing really rude like the c word, or the other worse f and d and g words because those are really rude. They’re not even swearing, they’re just unnecessary.

#15. Time to sleep- what are you ACTUALLY wearing?
I wear my underwear (or panties as people call them), a t-shirt and a crop top/tube bra underneath it.

That is it for this tag. I tag all of you who want to do it to do it.

Thanks for hanging out with me, doing this tag. I had fun. See you tomorrow.

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