American Apparel Medium Wash Easy Jeans Haul & Review | Back to School Part 3| 2014

Hey!

I recently ordered a pair of American Apparel ‘Easy Jeans’ and I thought I’d do a little haul of them, and give you guys an in depth review because they are quite expensive! Any who, lets get started…

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1. Unique Attributes: First off, above I have two photographs of the jeans that I took on myself, and one from the website. Some things very distinct about these jeans compared to other are they’re very highwaisted (and make it very easy to pass crop tops as regular tops, especially at school!). Another unique attribute is they have no front pockets, which I enjoy and I think it gives a sleeker look, however it might not be everyones cup of tea.

2. Colour: As for color, I purchased these in the ‘medium stone wash’. I really like the colour, and find it works well with most tops. It is very true to colour, because as you can see above my pictures pretty well match the websites picture, so props to American Apparel.

3. Fit & Size: When it comes to fit, they fit so nicely! They really hug your legs, and they aren’t so tight they are suffocating your legs, but still hug your legs really well. Another thing is I have bad problems with not being able to get my heel through jeans, but with these jeans, no problem! As for fit, I got and XS and I’m 5’6 so if you’re questioning what size, size down.

Overall, I really enjoy these jeans and if you’re willing to shell out the cash, I think they’re totally worth it!

Hope you enjoyed, and come back soon for an H&M haul!

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Back to School D.I.Y | Tumblr Inspired Notebook Cover | 2014

Hello internet friends!

I decided to take a little break from back-to-school clothing hauls, so today I thought I’d do a back-to-school D.I.Y for you all! It’s super fun and great to personalize, and the finished look is so pretty! One little note, the pictures are filtered, because the natural lighting sucked that day, but, you get the picture!

The back-to-school season has arrived once again! And I actually enjoy this time of year, many dread it. To make this back-to-school season more exciting for some, and less dreadful for some, I have this super fun Tumblr Inspired notebook cover. (Click on any image to enlarge it!)

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Supplies:

  • Scissors
  • 1 piece of blank paper
  • Printer (with paper)
  • Glue stick (or any form of glue/adhesive)
  • The Internet
  • A Notebook

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Step 1: After you’ve gathered your supplies, go on the internet (I suggest Tumblr) and find images you like and put them into a word document, and print them out. I suggest having a theme; whether it be colour or what’s on the images (Mine is black, white, and green).

Step 2: Once you’ve printed the sheet(s) out, cut the images out individually using scissors.

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Step 3: Get your piece of paper, and cut and adjust it to fit the cover of your notebook. Next, arrange images onto the paper until you are satisfied with the look. (The image doesn’t show the paper, but I used it)

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Step 4: Once you’ve chosen the look for your notebook cover, take a picture with your phone or camera, so if something happens in the gluing process and things move around, you know how to re-arrange it.

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Step 5: Using your glue stick (Or whatever you choose) glue down the images to the paper, one by one. Smooth out each image with your hands and knuckles to prevent bubbles.

Step 6: When you’ve finished gluing the images down, glue the paper to your notebook. Again, use your hand to smooth out any bubbles. Cut off any excess if needed. This is optional, but I had this sticky clear stuff you cover posters in so they stay intact, and I put that over it.

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And you’re finished!

I hope you enjoyed this fun and easy back-to-school d.i.y! If you try it, tweet me pics or tag me on instagram (Twitter: @cutelil_b_blog Instagram: @thecutelittlebeautyblog)

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Brandy Melville Try On Haul | Back to School Haul Part 2 | 2014

Hello!

I’ve been getting lots of back-to-school clothing, and my Brandy Melville online order just came, so I thought I’d share them with you! I only ordered tops, so I’ve paired everything with my leggings and my white crochet shorts. Enjoy!

Mirella New York Top:

This top is a lovely tank top with slits on the bottom on each side, and a new york skyline and new york graphic. I love the way it looks with leggings and a cardigan.

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Striped Nadine Top:

The ‘Nadine’ top with black and white stripes is to die for! I love the stripes, and the black contrasting neckline and arms. And I can’t go without mentioning the softness! I feel like I’m wearing pyjamas, and frankly that’s okay with me ;)

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Light Pink Victoria Top:

I know I said the last top was soft. But this is the softest thing in my wardrobe. No joke. It’s soooooooooooo soft! I freaking adore it. The cut and collar really go well, and I love the dusty pink colour. Overall, it’s a great basic!

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Vintage Camera Caleigh Top:

This top is made of a very thick, but soft material. I love the cuffed sleeves, and I think the graphic is so tumblr-y. It was the most expensive thing I got, but I love it!

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Sadie Wave Top:

I love muscle tees, so I couldn’t pass this one up. It’s a simple, soft, long black flowy top with a wave graphic that just channels the beach. I think it’d be great with black leggings and a flannel!

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Grey Nadine Top:

I ordered to Nadine tops, this being the second. I love the soft gray other in contrast with the black neckline and arms. It is also soft, but it’s not as soft as the other Nadine top!

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Black Sachi Halter Top:

This was the most inexpensive top I ordered, a simple black halter. I thought it’d be a great layering item, and isn’t a cropped halter so it hits most leggings and jeans without showing stomach, or if any very minimal. I also think it’s great to pair with printed pants and patterned pieces.

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Hope you enjoyed my haul, and come back for part 3 (Garage!)

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Forever 21 Haul | Back to School Haul Part 1 | 2014

Hello!

Forever 21 happens to be one of my favourite stores for its inexpensive prices and trendy styles. My order I placed online came in a couple of weeks ago, so I decided I’d do a try on haul for you all, so you can all see what the items look like! I will also put a link to the item :)

1. Floral Crop Top – http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/women-top-crop-tops/p/rose-print-crop-top-2000122788–1001

I think this cream crop top with pink floral is so cute and feminine. I just think it fits really well, and goes perfectly with high-waisted pants. Also, if you want to wear it with leggings but your school has a strict dress code, tie a flannel around your waist for a super cool outfit!

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Blue Knit Tee – http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/women-top-basic/p/favorite-soft-knit-tee-2000062740

This shirt is a great basic, but kinda a little more fun because its blue! I think it’s a great piece when you wanna be comfy, or let your necklace be the attention grabber of your outfit. I find it works best with leggings!

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Aloha Crop Top – http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/p/boxy-aloha-tee-2000059755–1001

As soon as I saw this top online I just knew it was mine! I don’t own a lot of red (No red shirts, actually!) but this caught my attention. It reminds me of the ‘Nadine’ tops from Brandy Melville , except its cropped. I really like the red colour with the darker red neckline and arms for contrast. The ‘aloha’ graphic is also really fun! I love the way it looks with my American Apparel easy jeans, because it hits right where my jeans are.

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This top is a great basic (I have like no basics, so I bought a bunch!). I think it’s great to layer with and to go with printed bottoms. Plus, it was super inexpensive!

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Baseball Tee – http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/p/burnout-baseball-tee-2000066875–1001

This baseball shirt is sooooo cute! I love the dark charcoal sleeves and neckline in contrast with the dark heather fray middle. I think it’s a great basic piece to wear with leggings, and I think wearing it with a necklace would look really cool. Also, I envision myself wearing this with a fishtail braid, to balance out femininity and sportiness!

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Floral Leggings – http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/women-bottom-leggings/p/dainty-floral-leggings-2000069875

I’m a leggings lover, and I fell in love with this print! The pattern is so cute and delicate, and I have a soft spot for floral, so it was a win-win. They’re super comfortable and fit great, but aren’t so tight your legs are being suffocated. I think its a great piece to wear a graphic muscle tee (which I have enough of to build an army) and cardigan!

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Black Flowy Tank – http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/women-top-basic/p/casual-knit-tank-2000069466–1001

Another great basic I purchased was this suuuuuper soft flowy knit tank! It’s a super soft material that drapes really nicely and looks really great with patterned pieces, and I just adore it :)

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Printed Joggers – http://www.forever21.com/shop/ca/en/p/baroque-print-joggers-2000107363–1001

Lastly, but definitely not least are this awesome printed joggers! I just think they’re so soft and comfy, and basically feel like pyjamas, but they’re waaay more fashionable and trendy. I also think the print is really great, and isn’t super in-your-face. I think it’s great if you wanna dress comfortable but still wanna look fashionable and put together!

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Hope you enjoyed today’s haul, and come back for four more more very soon (Brandy Melville, Garage, American Apparel, and Brandy Melville Jewelry)

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How I Would Dress for a Vacation at the Aria in Las Vegas | 2014

Hello!

I’m very excited to be working with vegas.com to bring you some outfits that I would wear at the Aria Hotel in Las Vegas! Funny thing is, last year I actually spent three days at the Aria in Las Vegas, so I already have experienced it and are well equipped with what I would wear if I went back! Since I am a teenager, I’m going to be showing you outfits for activities that teenagers can do in Las Vegas! So, let’s begin..

And a quick little disclaimer, I am working with vegas.com but I am not being paid to do this, I just thought when they reached out to me it would be perfect as I’ve been there!

Outfit 1 | ‘My Sweet Floral’ | A Visit to M&M World

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My first outfit is for floral and feminine lovers alike! I love the simplicity of the black crop top, and the delicate pattern of the lovely blush pink roses. And just as much as this outfit is sweet, so is the destination I’d wear it to, M&M World! M&M World is a huge 3-4 story building with everything M&M! When I was there, I filled a bag of every colour of M&M’s imaginable  (any colour, even pastel and metallics!).

What I’m Wearing

  • Crop Top – Forever 21
  • Skater Skirt – H&M

Outfit 2 | ‘Fruit Filled Fun’ | Shopping Day!

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This outfit I find just oh-so adorable! The cutesy watermelon graphic is so lovely paired with my medium wash high waisted jeans. I’d wear this on a shopping day. I loved window shopping in Las Vegas at designer stores, and shopping at makeup stores (Mac, Sephora, Inglot).

What I’m Wearing:

  • Crop Top – H&M
  • Jeans – American Apparel

Outfit 3 | ‘A Night Out’ | Admiring the Lights

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Las Vegas at night is a sight to see. The colourful lights and building are something that easily mesmerizes me. The allure of it all is so lovely, so your outfit should be too! To be seen with all the colourful lights, one needs to dress just as bright! This pink romper has a lovely bohemian print, including tiny little elephants :)

What I’m Wearing:

  • Romper – Target

Outfit 4 | ‘Floral At The Pool’ | Chilling by the Pool

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After visiting M&M World, shopping, and admiring Las Vegas, chilling by the Aria’s pool is a must! Before I go into my outfit, I just want to say the pools (Yes, pools!) are so fantastic! I had the pleasure of swimming in them last year, and relaxing poolside. So to match the pools marvellous vibe, I have this simple and put together outfit! The top is a simple halter, and easily goes over your bathing suit. The floral shorts make a great pair, and I guarantee you’ll look great poolside.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Halter Top – Brandy Melville
  • Floral Shorts – H&M

Outfit 5 | ‘Dressy Dinner’ | Eating Out

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Now that you’ve had a relaxing time poolside, it’s time to dress up for a lovely dinner at Aria’s humungous buffet! For a dressy but still casual vibe, this floral skater dress fits the bill perfectly! And to pair with it if it gets chilly, I’m wearing a long cream knit cardigan.

What I’m Wearing:

  • Dress – Garage
  • Cardigan – Winners (Brand: Ginger G)

Hope you enjoyed the outfits I’d wear at the Aria, and if you ever go to Las Vegas, I re-recommend everywhere I’ve mentioned!

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Disclaimer: I’m working with vegas.com to bring you this post, but I’m not sponsored or being paid in any way. Everything is 100% my opinion and thoughts!

 

Lazy Day Lifesavers #2: A No Water Needed Cleanser aka Marcelle BB Skin Enhancing Cleanser

Hey There Beauty Cuties!

What up buttercups?!? Feeling all hyper writing today hehee! Today I’m coming at ‘cha with the second instalment in my “Lazy Day Lifesavers” series, in which I share products that I literally could not survive without on those lazy days. (Read my first lazy day lifesavers post here: http://thecutelittlebeautyblog.wordpress.com/2014/03/19/lazy-day-lifesavers-1-vaseline-spray-go-moisturizer/) This weeks “Lazy Day” spotlight is shining strong on my Marcelle BB Skin Enhancing Cleanser, that needs NO water. You heard me right.

Read on fellow fashionistas and beauty enthusiasts alike!

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When I first received this product from Marcelle (but no worries, even though it was sent to me this post isn’t sponsored!) I was actually a tad frazzled on what this product was. It said “BB” so immediately I thought BB Cream, but after reading further I came upon the conclusion that it was a cleanser, but it had a fantastical twist…no water needed! This claim made me so excited! Not gonna lie, cleansing my skin is something I’m pretty skimpy on when it comes to skincare, so taking out the main reason its a pain to me out makes me ecstatic! And, it appeals to the lazy side of me. No more “Ugh, I’m too tired to wash my face”. All you do is apply this to your face (it feels like a thin lotion), rub it into your face as if it was lotion, and then wipe it off with a cotton round.

All in all, this cleanser is basically magic and is amazing when you’re feeling lazy.

Hope you enjoyed and come back soon for another “Lazy Day Lifesaver” post!

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Disclaimer: This cleanser was sent to me by the lovely Marcelle however this post is not paid/sponsored and everything said about the product is the truth (‘Cuz around here it’s the truth and nothing but the truth, Lol) x Ali

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Lip Product Addict TAG | Summer 2014

Why Hello There!

I saw this tag in my Youtube feed a bunch of times and really enjoyed the videos myself, and being a lip junkie I decided to give it a try!

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1. Favourite balm/treatment?

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For balms, I love my Nivea Lip Butters! I’ve tried all the scents/flavours, and the ‘Caramel Cream Kiss’ and ‘Vanilla Macadamia Kiss’ are my two favourites! They are super moisturizing, smell delicious, and are overall lovely! Also, they’re only two or three dollars. For treatment, I adore my popcorn lip scrub from Lush! It’s basically sugar you rub on your lips (With a kettle corn like flavour) and then you lick it off! It’s great to remove flakes and get your lips nice and smooth. And not going to lie, being licking it off is super fun!!

2. Best eye-catching red?

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I’m not really a red lipstick wearer (I find it accentuates the yellow of your teeth) but I do have the Make Up For Ever Rouge Intense Lipstick! It’s a lovely intense red. It’s actually a miniature size because I got it for free at Sephora!

3. Best luxury & best drugstore? – I’m gonna have to skip this question as I forgot to photograph anything, sorry!

 

4. Best MAC lipstick?

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I decided to share with you two Mac lipsticks, because I only have two and they’re both my favourite! The first one, ‘Lovelorn’ is a lovely pink that is slightly pinker than my lips so it looks very natural put a little bit more…fun! The second colour is ‘Patisserie’ which is a lovely natural pinky nude, that is just a little more brown undertoned than my natural lips, so a very nice everyday shade!

5. The most disappointing?

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I rummaged through my collection in search of the most disappointed, and came across these guys. First up, are these ‘Vinyl Jelly’ lip liners from Rimmel.  One thing to note is these were limited edition a looooong time ago, and I happened to find them at a Big Lots and gave them a shot! Sadly, they give very little pigment and would’ve been better in lipstick form because the sheer colours are very pretty but kind of useless as a lip liner. However, I do keep them around because the colours are very pretty! And secondly for most disappointed, is the Lacquer Balm from Revlon in ‘Demure’. I was so utterly excited for this! Alas, the colour is gorggggeous but there are small little glitters in it that just are very gritty and make the experience of them on your lips very unpleasant, however the other shades in the collection don’t seem to have this, I just haven’t tried them out because I gravitate towards more natural pinks and this was the only one!

6. Liner – yes or no?

For liner, I’m gonna have to go with no. Lipstick is a thing I just like to swipe on, and I just find liners for lips a hassle! I own one and it works well for its purpose, but I just never line my lips. Also, I find it difficult because one must have a lip liner to match each lipstick, and I find that to be quite annoying frankly. However, if you line your lips then that’s your choice, but that’s just my opinion.

7. Best gloss?

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For gloss, I just had to chose two because I love them both oh so much! Firstly, is Mac’s Cremesheen Glass in ‘Just Superb’ which is a lovely light pink (Basically translucent on the lips). It’s not sticky at all, and it smells so lovely! My other favourite is the Almay Liquid Lip Balms, I have two shades ‘Blooming’ and ‘Rosy Lipped’ (pictured above) and they’re fabulous! Since they’re a balm, they’re perfect at moisturizing, smell faintly of vanilla, give good colour (Sheer, but still colour), and is overall great! A little side note, I love non-sticky glosses because I find sticky glosses quite an unpleasant thing, and I know that means it doesn’t stay on as long, but I’d rather have to keep applying every so often then have sticky lips, at least that’s my preference!

8. Something extra!

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For my something extra, I thought I’d include this lovely lipstick from Nyx. It’s the Nyx Butter Lipstick in ‘Fun Size’, which is a lovely nude pink. I just thought it was worth mentioning because it’s my favourite drugstore lipstick!

Thanks for reading and come back soon,

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