Monday, October 22, 2012

Nail Of The Day: CAVIAR NAILS?

Hey everyone,

I've abandoned you guys once again!  I just don't learn but I was working on a How I Style so I hope that goes up this week, I have to edit the pictures still.  I hope you can forgive me.  Well today I have a very exciting NOTD post, I haven't done one of these in a very long time!  Anyways, I'm sure you're dying to see my nails (sarcasm).

I apologize for the cavier nail, a lot of the beads have fallen and worn off since I've had it on for a few days.  But the concept is really cool and adds something different to the nails.  I paired Ciaté's "Knickerblockerglory" with the cavier pearls Ciaté polish "Prom Queen" and I am in love.  I think they should come up with a better way to put the cavier pearls on but it looks so nice.

So that was my nail of the day, I hope you all enjoyed and let me know what you think of Cavier Nails is  the comments.  Thank you so much for reading, ily xx.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Outfit Of The Day: Sweet 16 Party! (September 28th, 2012)

He girls!

So yesterday night, one of my friends Sara had her Sweet 16 party!  Since I got a new camera, I came to the conclusion that I should take pictures of what I wore and do an Outfit of the Day!  I actually loved my outfit last night, it was so cute and a lot of people came up to asking where I bought it.  Wow, that sounds very conceited!  Anyways, here is what I wore yesterday night, the pictures aren't that great because I took them at like 2 in the morning, so sorry!

So this is what I wore last night, in wonderful collage form so you can see my whole outfit.  The theme was denim and diamonds so I wore a jean jacket too but since half the party wore jean jackets someone ended up taking mine by mistake.  

I wore this light pink coloured lace top from Aritzia.  It's from the brand Talula but since it's completely lace and my skirt was a bit see-through from the back I wore this "underdress" which was all white from H&M.  I also wore a really nice high-low skirt from Brandy Melville.  I am obsessed with that store and they just opened in Toronto!

I wore these 5 1/2 inch heels from Michael by Micheal Kors.  I got these at Holt Renfrew about a year ago or even farther back quite possible.  I wanted to be comfortable in my heels and I've worn these shoes so many times I knew they wouldn't hurt me.

As for jewellery I received that silver necklace that I turned into a bracelet, since the party was "denim and diamonds",  they gave that out for the diamond part of the theme.  The cross bracelet is from of course, Brandy Melville.

My nail polish was a hot coral pink colour from the brand Sparitual in the colour "Miss World".  On my accent finger I put a coat of Deborah Lippmann's "Happy Birthday" which is super fitting for the occasion.  

So I hope you liked my OOTD!  Thank you so much for reading my blog, and I need to go study for a million and five tests that I have this week.  Let me know what you think of my outfit in the comments below!  Thank-you once again, and I love you all, xx.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Review: L'Oreal Colour Riche Balm

Hi everyone!

Exciting news, I finally got my camera back!  Well the "4 weeks" soon turned into 10 weeks and they called last week saying they could not fix it, so they gave me a new camera that I love.  I can finally make a fashion post and I am extremely excited so I will try to post more.  Maybe not in the upcoming week as I have a lot of tests and projects but I will soon!  Especially since it's officially Autumn, I have a couple of "Autumn" themed blog posts in mind. 

Anyways, I've been talking about the L'Oreal Colour Riche Balms for months and I decided (in the excitement of wanting to take pictures of everything), to write a review on the product!  So without further hesitation, here goes my review!

I made this cute little collage of pictures for you but as I'm looking at it it looks quite small? Perhaps if you click on it the picture will enlarge?  Whatever, I'm moving on!  If you really can't see the quality pictures I took I'll just end up posting them individually.

So the 2 colours out of the 8 shades, I have are "Caramel Comfort" and "Heavenly Berry", the first one is more of a nudish shimmery brown colour and the second is more of well a berry redish-pink colour.  Since these are balms they actually do not give you much colour, it's a very sheer tint and a lot of shine and moisture.  These came out the same time as the Revlon Lip Butters everyone was hyped on a few months back and although I haven't tried the Lip Butters personally, I think that these products have the same concept and I've read many reviews stating that these L'Oreal balms are up to par.

Since I don't like wearing a lot of make-up to school because that involves more effort at the early hour of 6 AM, I tend to go for a very natural look.  I think that these lip balms give a really natural yet shiny look while moisturizing your lips.  These balms are actually very moisturizing.  I bought these after I had the Baby Lips lip balms that made my lips super chapped and these restored them from the damage Baby Lips had done (combined with the force of EOS lip balms of course).

If you're looking for a very sheer and shiny lip product (that smells amazing, and although I do not support eating your lip products, tastes good too), I would recommend these balms for sure.  I am in love with these products and I actually love them more than my CoverGirl NatureLuxe lip shines and I was deeply in love with those up until the L'Oreal Balms entered the picture.  I can't wait to get more of these, and my favourite colour that I own is actually the "Heavenly Berry" (put NARS Dolce Vita on top and it looks so pretty!).  Plus, they are a drugstore brand and relatively cheap!

Thank you so much for reading my review on these lip balms that I've been raving about for months.  I urge you to check them out and try them out as I love them so much!  Let me know if you have any Autumn themed blog posts ideas and I will talk to you all very soon!  You can always catch me on my tumblr: LustFromLove.  I am redoing my blog so bare with me and all the ugliness!  Until next time, xx. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday Questionnaire: September 14, 2012

Hey everyone,

So another Friday has already come and I'm ready to write my Friday questionnaire, even though it's only 5:45pm currently, I am so tired.  School's really taken a lot of energy out of me!

1.) Mood:
Like I said, I'm really tired and stressed out right now!

2.) What are you looking forward to most today?
Sleeping, this week has been so long, actually this day has just dragged on for way to long.

3.) Someone is bringing you breakfast in bed, what is on the perfect tray?

Bacon, eggs, crepes, waffles, and obviously tea!

4.) Current nail polish:

OPI's Royal Flush Blush!

5.) Where do you keep your handbag when you are home?

Hanging on my chair usually...

6.) Current outfit: 

Blue t-shirt from Pink and TNA grey sweat shorts

7.) If you could try on any celeb's hairstyle for a day, whose would you choose?

Lauren Conrad or Nina Dobrev!

8.) Do you sleep with your bedroom door open or closed?

9.) What is the last beauty product you finished?

A MAC MSF Natural powder probably, but that was ages ago...

10.) Weekly goals:

Get plenty of sleep and study for my upcoming tests!

Now, I'm going to go take a nap, I am exhausted!  Thank you so much for reading and remember that you can always talk to me on tumblr my url is lustfromlove!  love you all xx

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wishlist: September 2012

Hey girls,

So I started school this week and I've been so busy so I felt you guys deserved a real post instead of a questionnaire since I didn't do last week's since I was at the cottage for Labour Day weekend. So I haven't done a wish list in awhile and this is the perfect time to do one..  I really want to do a "How I Style: Collared Shirts" but I'm still waiting on my camera to be fixed.  This really has not been my blogging year.  Well this intro is just boring and me updating you which I do way too often... I'm also trying to update my blog's look but that might take awhile because I suck with this stuff.  So here's some new things that I want.

I've seen so many shoes like these recently but these Zara ones are the ones I love the most.  I know Steve Madden, TopShop and Sam Edelman all have different variations but I love the Zara ones for some reason.  These shoes are kind of like the new ballet flats.  I'm lusting over these so bad and I want them in my closet so bad!

I love the high-low trend!  I think it's so cute.  I bought this stunning blue high-low dress from Zara, and I am obsessed with it.  I was browsing the TopShop site looking for a high-low skirt and I saw this one.  I think the double tone makes it super casual.  It looks so cool and cute and ugh, I love it so much.  Hopefully my TopShop has it in the store!

I've had really bad under-eye circles recently and I really want to try this.  However, $40 for a concealer is a bit much. It also is a highlighter which is pretty cool. I'm going to do my research on this product and if it does really work miracles as I've heard it does I'll get a sample at Sephora and if I fall madly in love then I'll buy it.  The packaging is gorgeous too, good job YSL...

I've heard so much about this product from beauty gurus on YouTube.  Sephora finally got this bright pink colour in and I'm patiently waiting for it to hit Canadian stores.  I can't wait to try this for it's crazy pigmentation.  Hopefully it will be out before Christmas!

Believe it or not, I don't actually have one of those compacts to take everywhere to touch up.  I feel like I should get one for the connivence factor because I take a bareMinerals powder and a little brush and the powder gets everywhere.  If anyone knows a good compact please let me know!

My friend actually bought this and it makes her waves look amazing, I'll put a picture at the end of this post but her waves look so good.  I get lazy during the week and just let my hair go in waves so I think this product would be great.  

So I really want a phone wristlet, I think it's so practical to keep in my school bag or to go to the mall quickly.  I've been shopping around for one and this Kate Spade one is my favourite so far.  If you click on the title you'll see a link and different pictures of it and it looks super cool on the inside.  I think more designers should do this a few of them do but I like this design or Coach's design.

So that is the end of my Wishlist for this month.  Let me know what you are lusting over in the comments below.  Also, give me blog entry ideas since I have no camera I am very limited at the moment so be creative!  Thanks for reading, ilyssssm! Here's the picture of my friend's hair, xx.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday Questionnaire: August 24, 2012

Hey loves,

So a lot of my older followers probably remember how I used to do Amarixe's  Monday Questionnaires until she stopped posting them.  Recently she began posting them again but I haven't been on as much to do them on Mondays so I thought I would do them on Fridays instead now.  So every time she does a Monday Questionnaire I will answer the questions on the Friday.

1.) Mood:
Is it weird not to know your mood?  I'm kind of whatever right now if that's even a mood.

2.) What was your favorite board game as a kid?
I'm going to go with the classic Monopoly.  It's one of the first game's I've ever played, my family's really more into card games like Wolf, Mille Bourne or President.

3.) Do you like your current hairstyle/color?

I have my hair wavy right now, I put it in a braid last night while it was wet and sprayed some Aussie Sprunch in it to hold the waves and define them.  My colour is still brunette with highlights.

4.) Current nail polish:

Sally Hansen's Pacific Blue, no surprise there.

5.) When is the last time you went to a theme park?

Last year, there's a really famous theme park close by to my house but I didn't buy a pass this year because a lot of my friends have jobs right now.

6.) Current outfit:

Sports bra and flannel pyjama shorts aka my Summer pyjamas.... I was always in my pyjamas while doing these questionnaires for some reason.

7.) You're at a movie theatre... what snack do you get?

Popcorn or twizzlers!

8.) What is one makeup tip you wish you knew 2 years ago?

I wasn't that into make-up 2 years ago, I wore it once in a blue moon so I don't really know, interesting question though.

9.) What is a really classic/popular movie you have never seen?

There is a list: Titanic (never watched it until the end), the Notebook, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Sixteen Candles, Casablanca, the Godfather, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Jaws etc.... pretty much any classic movie I haven't seen.

10.) Weekly goals:

I don't really have any goals besides to enjoy the rest of my summer.

You can leave your response to these questions in the comments or you can write your own blog post about it and send me the link in the comments and I'll be more than happy to read your post.  I'm getting my camera back real soon so just be patient please.  All of you are amazing!  Thanks for reading! xx :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Hey all,

So I didn't post recently because for the last week I was in NYC!  It was an amazing last minute trip and I just got back yesterday so here is everything I bought in nyc.  I'm going to just start because I bought a lot.  Originally I was going to edit all the pictures with photoshop (some of them are edited) but there are a lot of pictures  so my next post with fewer pictures will have photoshopped pictures.  Also, I used my cousin's camera for this and I still don't have mine, so enjoy this haul:

I'm going by category instead of store by the way! My apologies for the bad edits, i'm tired ok.

This first catergory is dresses!  I got this dress at Brandy Melville, it was my first time shopping there but I really like it besides the fact that it's one size fits all.  This dress is very "hipster" which is unlike my style but I love the cut outs on the side.

This dress is from the brand Silence + Noise and I bought it at Urban Outfitters.  I actually bought another dress but I'm getting it hemmed at the tailor's it's a bit long.  It's very tribal-esque and I don't know if you could tell but there's little studs on the top part of the dress.

This dress is from Gilly Hicks, which is a store from Sydney, Australia that is run by Abercrombie & Fitch.  It's a really cute casual coral dress and it makes me look 10 times more tan!

I am a huge sucker for union jack motifs.  If you follow my tumblr (I'll link it at the end of the post), you know I want to live in London and I'm going to study there for university.  I got this shirt at Forever 21 and I am in love with it!

This shirt is similar to the union jack shirt as it's the same kind of style.  It's from Brandy Melville which is a very "hipster" style store as you can tell.  These sleeve cut off shirts are however very comfortable and on trend.  This one says "infinite love" and under denim high waisted shorts, it's a simple but cute outfit.

This is way more my style!  It's a plain no sleeve collared shirt.  I'm have so much collared shirts it's getting ridiculous but they are so simple and classy so it's ok that I have like 25 by now.  I wear mine with dark was denim shorts!

I thought this would be a cute shirt when I got to beach or swimming to cover up my bathing suit with. I love the colour and I wish I took a picture of the back but I forgot to!  This is also from Brandy Melville

Back to collared shirts, this one is from Topshop (where I get most of my collared shirts).  I have one very similar to this that I've taken pictures of before.  I love the collar on this one though, it's really unique.

I also got this shirt from Topshop and I absolutely adore the back!  It's a lace strip down the middle and just adds something different to an otherwise plain top.

This is a half top from Topshop as well.  I apologize for the blurry picture (and bad edit).  I would never wear this with shorts but under high waisted skirts and high-low shirts it is really cute.  I am also planning on using this for dance.

Well of course I had to buy an "I <3 NY" hoodie.  I was in nyc for the first time and I would not pass that up!

I bought these really comfy flannel boxer shorts to sleep in from Abercrombie.  I sleep in these in the summer because it gets really hot and I love them!

I also bought a pair of stripped ones that are thinner from Gilly Hicks as well.  Can never have to many boxers!

I have an obsession with running shorts, I have a pair of Norts (Nike shorts) and a few pairs of Lululemons.  They are just comfy to wear around the house and what not.  They also inspire me to work out!

I have seen bracelets like these everywhere.  They are super simple, and tiny but really cute!  I really want more.  My concern is they'll break but I feel like this is only a trend and I don't need to invest in a nice high end bracelet from Bendel's just yet.  But who knows if I really like them I will.

No one knows the excitement I had when I found this!  This is my favourite exfoliator ever and it's discontinues in every store.  I found a bunch of these at Woodbury Common Outlets.  I ended up stocking up on these since they are impossible to find.

I also got these cute Kate Spade earrings.  They are little spades and I just like them when I don't feel like wearing my usual studs.

I also got these really tiny studs.  I actually got my second piercing in nyc I'll insert a picture at the end of this post.  I bought 2 pairs of earrings and the other ones are in my ears and I obviously cannot take them out yet since the hole might close.

When I was in Bendel's I somehow got into getting a free make over from a Christopher Drummond make-up artist.  His products are all natural and organic and my Bobbi Brown concealer is running out so I just bought this one.  Also may I just add one of the two make up artists in my new bff.  He's the best person ever.

I went to Century 21 which is basically a giant discount store that sells high end brands.  I got this really cute Marc Jacobs cross body bag and I love it!  It's smaller than my treasured Rebecca Minkoff so that's good.

My old Tory Burch flip flops are completely work out because I wear them so much so after a year of walking around in them I decided to buy another pair.  The gold and black goes with my Rebecca Minkoff bag and I love the leopard print.

I also got a pair of TB sandals.  I got tanned and gold because it goes with everything and I found them super cute.  I needed a new pair of sandals and I thought these were the cutest.

Lastly I got some boat shoes!  I bought a pair of Sperry's because I find them so cute and once I break them in I hope they're comfortable too!  I got an acid washed blue colour and I can't wait to wear them!

So that is it for my NYC haul, I hope you all enjoyed this post.  Let me know what you think in the comments below!  Also if you haven't already follow me on tumblr, I am super active on there, it's kind of like an addiction to me.  You'll also get a really good sense of what I like fashion wise.  Click HERE to go to my tumblr and hit the "follow" button on the top right hand corner!  Also if you have any questions or want to talk to me drop me a message in my ask box!  I also changed my signature to my real name, so let me know what you think of my new blog signature!

Here is the picture of my second piercing from my personal instagram!