Monday, 27 May 2013

Rimmel Scandal Eyes Water Proof Kohl Kajal (Light Blue & Nude)

I'm not much of an eyeliner person but something about the Rimmel Scandal Eyes pencils caught my attention. Seeing the commercial  definitely had an impact on my decision to buy these liners. Nonetheless, I ended up picking up two from my local Shoppers Drug Mart when they were on sale for like $4. When I first tried these kohl liners I wasn't too ecstatic about them, I thought the color would show up more. Don't get me wrong they are pigmented, but in my waterline they seem to look more whitish. I've seen many Youtube guru's apply products like NYX's jumbo eye pencil in milk to their waterline to brighten and open the eyes and quite frankly it looks good. However I'm not a big fan, I feel as though I look really weird! I must say though the more and more I've tested these out I have come to like them. I don't put too much on but I do run it along my waterline 1-2 times lightly. The product itself is wonderful, it applies smooth and color payoff is great. No need to use excessive force to get a decent amount of liner on. They're creamy when applied to the hand and last fair amount of time. After the liner sat on my hand for a couple minutes it was hard for it to budge even though I tried wiping it. 

Overall I think I would definitely buy this product again in a different color. The Rimmel Scandal Eyes eyeliners are the perfect makeup item for summer. Simply add a bit of "oomph'  to your look by adding a pop of color to your waterline. Add a purple, dark blue, green..anything will work and it will automatically bring color to your eyes and make them stand out. I especially love the idea that you can keep your eye makeup to a minimal but still look summery and fun during the hot months!

Have you guys tried these eyeliners out? or have you tried the Rimmel jumbo eye pencils? I haven't but I would like to!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Tried and tested: Stila in the Light eyeshadow Palette

Stila's 'In the Light' Palette makes for a great everyday eye. For those who love golden and bronze colors I think this is for you. As an eyeshadow lover I gravitate towards these kind of colors mostly everyday. No matter how many neutral eye shadows I have, I seem to collect more and more out of any other shade. I think this palette is well suited for any eye color really, I have brown eyes and I love created a warm smokey eye. The colors are great for the day because you can use the slightest hint of color to polish your look off, or you can amp it up by intensifying the crease area with colors like luster & night sky. The eyeshadows do have a slight shimmery metallic tinge to them, however it's not overly sparkly when applied to the skin. I am very pleased with this sample, I've been able to get multiple uses out of it, and many of the colors are still present on the sample card. 
Texture & Application: The first thing that I noticed about these shadows is how well the brushes pick up the pigment, with a swipe or two I had enough eyeshadow to cover my lid. Even when you swipe your finger a generous amount comes on without any fall out! Thing to note here is no fall out at all. All the colors transfer amazingly to the skin, they look silky and blend easily compared to other shadows that are chalky and sit on the surface.

Price point is around $50, and the full size palette comes with an eyeliner. Although more of a high end palette, I think the colors are all wearable and of extremely high quality. Considering my experience with this palette I would definitely grab it given the opportunity. Especially for the summer months it's great cause you can wear eyeshadow without feeling too over done.
 I also really liked how the palette came with this guide, it gives you a suggestion of possible looks!
 TOP ROW (5 Shadows in Total)
BOTTOM ROW (5 shadows in total)
Quick Breakdown
-Texture smooth and silky
-Transfer well onto lids
-No fall out
-Nice finish (metallic/pearly)
-Nicely pigmented
-Comes with 10 shades (all varying) with a full size smudge stick

Thoughts about this palette? Would you consider buying it?

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Tom's for a Fraction of the Price

I have always loved Tom's so when I saw these look-a-likes at Urban Planer for 10$ I knew I had to grab some. As an addition to my sister's gift I got her a pair as well as a pair for myself. They look exactly like the real version, and I love that I can stock up on a couple different colors. I know the actual tom's are quite pricey! I got a third pair (not pictured) which is the same as the grey stripe except it's just a navy blue. Urban Planet had a great selection of shoes, they are decent quality and I'm able to get many uses out of them. Absolutely loving these shoes, I would highly suggest stopping by an Urban planet. They also have the most beautiful clothing, and accessories. 

Do you like Tom's?

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Spring Picks: Clothing & Acessories

All of a sudden it went from beautiful weather to somewhat cold and rainy weather here in Canada! Nevertheless here is a compilation of spring and summer clothing and accessory items that I have my eye out for.

Tops- I absolutely am LOVING the sheer chiffon tops, I love the movement of them and how they flow. They come in an assortment of colors and add the perfect pop of color to any outfit. I haven't bought any yet but my sister has a similar chiffon top (picture below) that pairs great with colored skinny jeans. I also am a lover of cardigans, I swear I have a weakness for them to be exact. The versatility is amazing, I wear them with dresses, tanks, and tees and they wear well with jeans, shorts, skirts, and dresses as I mentioned. I've noticed that button down printed tops are really popular this season as well. I saw quite a few of them at Old Navy and Urban Planet a while back. Lace detailing on tops and summer dresses is also another popular addition to clothing items these days, it adds a great feminine touch that's elegant and flirty. I really adore the white summer lace dress (also pictured below) it's a crisp, clean, and sophisticated look that is never out of style. 
Pants and Dresses- Colored skinny jeans are my go to these days! At first I was super self-conscious about wearing colored jeans just because I thought it would be too much but I was completely wrong!! Every store I walk into has a vast assortment of colored jeans, you name it they've got variations of pinks, and blues, to purples, and pastels. Currently I have a cobalt pair, a light blue pair, and two grey pair of skinny jeans. I would really like to add a mint color, and light pink to my collection. My best friend actually had gone to Super-Store and Joe Fresh has a nice variety of light colors! So far I've worn some of my old dresses a couple of times but I NEED new ones. I really like the ones below, the colors, the style, I like that they cinch in at the waist therefore elongating the legs and revealing a taller figure.

Accessories- As someone who wears a Hijab (head scarf) I love to change up my scarfs and get more bright colored ones. I went to Ardene the other day and was in awe, they had so many printed scarfs, and beautiful Pashmina pastel scarfs. Also flats are another spring/summer go to; they are comfortable, and look fab with anything you pair them with. Studded flats seem to be everywhere, Aldo has so many pairs with either studs, or crystal embellishment on them. Lastly I adore long dainty necklaces for summer.  Chunkier jewelry is also great for nights out, however for daytime accessories this necklace is great. It's inspired by the beach, Aldo also has great necklaces. A bit on the pricier side, but I find their accessories are unique.

What are some of your go to clothing and accessory items for the spring? Have you already swapped out your wardrobe for lighter and brighter colors?
Hope your having a great day, I plan to come aboard the blogging world in full force again as school is finally over.