Style Sunday: A Little Bit of Purple In My Life…..

Style Sunday: A Little Bit of Purple In My Life…..

Hey guys!

Quick edition of Style Sunday today. Anybody who knows me well, knows that purple is my all time favourite colour. If there is anything purple on a sales rack or a make up counter or a furniture store ( lol) my eye is instantly drawn to it!

So, I was in the dollar store browsing the aisles, and I was drawn to a cluster of purple faux-flowers. I snatched them up and brought them home and made a flower crown out of them ( Check out my blog on DIY Flower Crowns here 🙂 But now what to wear with it? I dug deep into my closest and brought out some old favourites to create a modern look!

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The purple dress is ancient… like at least 13 years old. Its a simple cotton dress with a empire waist. Such a comfortable dress! As you can see it has a super deep V-neck, but because I was heading to church, ( and because I like to keep my ladies contained :P)  I placed a matching plum camisole underneath. I also added gold necklace from Aldo accessories.
The shoes are also ancient… I see a trend here.. I get rid of nothing… (lol) Theses shoes are a simple 3 1/2 inch stiletto heel. I actually have these shoes in grey and black as well.
As you know, I made my flower crown myself and to finish the look off I kept my face makeup simple… ish. Black eyeliner and mascara, some higjlighter and of course a purple lip!( Kat Von D “Ayesha” mixed with Mac Nightmoth lip liner.

Have an amazingly stylish week folks!
xoxo

Style Sunday: I May Like Pink…

Style Sunday: I May Like Pink…

Hey guys!

Quick style post today. Anybody who really knows me, knows I am not a fan of the colour pink at all. However, recently I have been intrigued by pink in various items like lipsticks and blush and nail polish and phone cases and clothing…. HELP! I think I may actually the colour pink ( the horror! lol 😛 )

So while perusing the racks at Forever 21 ( I swear I should own stock in this store) I saw a lovely dusty pink T-shirt Dress. My mind instantly began racing with ideas of how I could style it. Unfortunately, this particular location didn’t have my size. A few days later, I tried another location and luckily they had it in stock!

So let me show how I styled it today!

Dusty Pink Dress from Forever 21:  This dress is plain and simple. A stretch knit dress made of a blend of rayon and spandex, this dress fits like a glove! With a straight hem line and three-quarter length sleeves, this dress is easy to dress up or dress down. You can purchase this item here.

Nude Heels: I chose a nude pair of heels for this outfit today . On another day, I could see myself pairing this with a deep plum pair of heels. I’ll post a pic of shoes similar to the ones I have down below.

Jewelry: The dress was extremely simple so I felt it was okay to go a little glam with the jewels. My friend gifted me with a beautiful six strand set of  pearls with the bracelets and pearl stud earrings to match. This added the right amount of glam to the outfit! Extreme, yet not overbearing.

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For my makeup I kept it pretty simple. I used my Naked 3 Pallette shades “Mugshot” and “Liar” for my lid shadow along with some black eyeliner and mascara.  On my lips I wore MAC “Nightmoth”  lip liner with Kat Von D “Bauhau5” liquid lipstick!  My foundation was the “NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation in the colour “Benares”

Dress:  $29.90
Heels: $ 20.00 ( i think)
Jewelry:  Gift price unknown 🙂  similar items retail for upwards of $150

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Have an amazingly stylish Sunday!!!
xoxo

Beauty Blog: I May Have A Purple Lipstick Obsession….

Beauty Blog: I May Have A Purple Lipstick Obsession….

Hey y’all

I’m back again with another beauty blog! Awhile ago , I did a post on my favorite red lipsticks. I figured I would continue the trend with my other lipsticks focusing on my purple, pink and nude shades of lipsticks. Today, lets focus on the purples.

While going through my collection of lipsticks and compiling my purple ones, I realized that I might have an obsession with purple lipsticks! I have 8 of them in total. 6 of them are from MAC, 1 from Stila and 1 from the Kat Von D line. So lets jump right in an discuss them.

Let’s start with the MAC shades: Rebel, Up the Amp, Heroine, Men Love Mystery, Smoked Purple, and Cyber.

Rebel: This was one of my first MAC lipsticks and my very first purple shade. This lipstick is purple with a red undertone. It has a satin finish that dries semi matte. It’s a shade I usually wear as a stand alone but it can be paired with a lip liner like MAC’s Currant. This is a shade I reach for more in the fall season.

Heroine: I LOVE this lipstick! It’s probably in my top five favorite lip products ever! I reach for this lipstick at least once a week (lol) It’s a vibrant purple shade. I usually pair this with Currant , Chestnut or Nightmoth Lip liners from MAC. It is a retro matte formula so it is super drying ( similar to the effects of Ruby Woo) but that can be rectified with properly moisturized lips and a lip primer.

Up the Amp: Love this shade. It’s the  purple I tend to reach for the most in the springtime. Its an amplified creme finish. Super pigmented. I wear this with Chestnut lip liner religiously. I particularly love this one because it has a pink undertone, which I find to be extremely flattering on those who are of a darker complexion like me.

Men Love Mystery: Pretty similar to Up the Amp but this is a matte formula. It’s actually a pretty close dupe to MAC’s RIRI Boy lipstick that was a limited edition release. Chestnut lip liner is my go to for this lipstick. I like it well enough but Up the Amp still reigns supreme for me 🙂

Smoked Purple: The perfect vampy purple. I must admit I was a little timid about trying this shade. But boy oh boy when I did …. sold! I like to line and fill in my lips with Nightmoth lip liner before applying it. It is a matte formula so it is another super drying lippie. One of my favorite lipsticks to pull out in the winter season or one a day I’m going for a Gothic glam look 🙂

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Cyber: Cyber is essentially Smoked Purple with a different finish and maybe a tad bit darker. While Smoked Purple is a matte finish, Cyber is a satin finish. This is my least favorite lipstick in my purple collection and I probably wont ever repurchase.

On to the Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick purple that I have in the shade Como. It’s from the Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Summer Collection. I LOVE this shade. It’s like a mash-up of all my favorite purples in a super long-lasting formula. Truly, it’s very similar to Heroine. I really need to repurchase this one because I have been using it allllllllll summer long so far. I love the packaging, the formula just everything about it!

Last but not least, Kat Von D’s L.UV from her Everlasting Liquid Lipstick line. Super drying formula, but this lipstick is truly ever lasting! I could eat, drink, skydive and this lipstick is not going anywhere! Another lipstick that is very similar to Heroine.

If I had to pick a favorite lipstick out of these ones it would be too hard! I love them all for different reasons. If I had to narrow it down,  I would have to choose Heroine with Como as a close second. Como is a pretty similar in shade but I love the long-lasting durability of the formula for those days that I don’t necessarily have time to touch up my lipstick.

What’s your favorite purple lipstick shade? Are there any others I should try? Let me know!

xoxo