Back to School Clothing Wishlist | 2014

Yes…. the dreaded word ‘school’

But to make it more fun, I’m sharing with you my clothing/fashion wishlist for back to school! And after I receive all my back to school clothes (I’m online shopping this year!) I will do a haul :)

1. American Apparel Easy Jeans – The ‘Easy Jeans’ from American Apparel are raved about so much! They seem to fit everyone and when I see them they always so so lovely! I have my eye on the medium stone wash pair and yea, they’re expensive, but I wearily ever rare jeans (I love jeans, but never find ‘the ones’) so if they’re good, it’s worth it!

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2. Free People Galloon Lace Halter Bra- These bras look so fashionable and lovely! I’ve seen some of my favourite Youtubers rock  them and I adore the ivory one. I think it’d be great to wear under my muscles tees and shirts! It just gives a lovely touch to every outfit.

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3. Brandy Melville Nadine Top- Brandy Melville has so much of my fashion love at the moment, and I just adore their ‘Nadine’ style tops! They’re so simple and I love the contrasting necklines and arms.

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those are just a few of my back to school wants! Comment below a few of yours, and until next time

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Arsty Pics #1 | Backyard Photographs | Lifestyle 2014

Hello Hello Helloooooo Everybody!

I decided to start a new little lifestyle series here on my blog! Basically, it’s just some artsy shots of things I’ve come across and I decided they were worthy of sharing with you guys! Today’s artsy photo theme (As in the title) are some pretty finds from my backyard! Below each of the five pictures I go into a little detail about the picture! Enjoy :)

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I have the luxury of having these lovely raspberries behind my home! We actually ate them a few days ago (I had to make my family wait to eat until I took this picture, hahaaa) they were so delicious! I also just love the look of them for some reason….

 

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I adore this picture for some odd reason, probably because I find moss so intriguing and interesting. This photo was taken right in front of my garden shed and I just thought it looked oh-so-lovely.

 

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This picture had been calling my names for weeks before I finally took it! It just looks so simple but I love it so much. All it was was a pile of bricks with a orange ball on top beside my deck, but I just think it’s so fun!

 

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I found these peculiar plants behind my shed in a pile of leaves and thought they were so lovely! They remind me of little dust devils or tumble weeds, but they’re so miniature!

 

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I just find the plants and the industrial background (A.k.a the side of my house) so contrasting and lovely!

And that, ladies and gents, concludes my first post in this series! Please comment if you’d love to see more, as I won’t post the second instalment unless it gets 5 likes from other wordpress users!

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June Favourites 2014

*Little apology, this is a little late, but I lost my power for an entire week, sorry! Also I wanted to get some content out but wasn’t able to take any pictures, so I found some online, but they are all of the exact items!

It’s that time again, when a new month is born!

I didn’t do a monthly favourites last month, so I knew I had to do one this month! So let’s begin before I get into a ramble..

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Makeup in the Summer for me is none or minimal, so I like wearing super light and natural looking products. For lips, my Almay Liquid Lip Balms are A-Maz-Ing. The shades “Blooming” and “Rosy Lipped” are my all time favourite of the shades, as they’re very natural. What I like about these products is they’re a 3 in 1. They are moisturizing, glossy, and at a tint of colour which is perfect for the summertime! I always have one in my purse for easy access. Another plus, they’re only seven or eight dollars! (Read my review of the shade ‘Blooming’ here: http://thecutelittlebeautyblog.wordpress.com/2013/08/09/almay-liquid-lip-balm-review-blooming-pink-pout/)

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Like I stated above, I like to go pretty light on makeup, but when I use it I always use mascara! It just does wonders at opening up the eyes. Alas, I’ve been using a combination of two lovely mascaras! The first one, that I apply one coat of first is the Maybelline Great Lash with the heart shaped brush, I just love the length and separation it gives to the lashes (side note- I find the formula gets better and better the longer it’s been opened). Then, over top I apply a coat of Lancome’s Hypnose Doll Mascara because it adds more length as well as the perfect amount of volume. The combination layered it just fantastic and I adore it.

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Summer is the season for messy, beachy waves and I’m blessed with natural curls, but I do love amping them up! For that, I’ve been using three lovely products to get the job done. Firstly, when I’m in the shower and I’ve shampooed my hair, I use the John Frieda Frizz Ease Curl Conditioner. I live it in while I shower (so like 5-10 minutes) then I wash it out. I’ve noticed with just that product alone, by hairs curl has just been more curly, and even softer! After I’ve showered I come in and apply my Not Your Mother’s Kinky Moves Curl Cream, which helps to amp up my natural curls even more. Lastly, when my hairs not soaking but damp, I apply beach spray from Garnier and scrunch and twirl my hair, to give lovely loose beachy curls. And on days I don’t wash my hair, I apply the beach spray to rejuvenate it. Overall, it’s a great trio to perfect that imperfect beach hair!

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Fashion wise, summer is one of my favourite times to get dressed! I just love the styles and trends. This month, I’ve been loving my cream crochet shorts I purchased from Wal-Mart in the early springtime, they just are really pretty and I love the detail. Also, I love muscle tees and crop tops for the summertime and have been wearing the heck out of one I got from American Eagle that says “MTV” on it (Pic below is be wearing it!). Another one been wearing non-stop is a cropped white muscle tee with a watermelon graphic on it! It was only 5.95 at H&M (Pic below is of me wearing it!).

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I definitely up my music game come summertime, but instead of rambling on twice about my top tunes, I’ve just posted a summertime playlist of my fav tunes! Read it here: http://thecutelittlebeautyblog.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/my-top-tunes-for-summer-lana-del-rey-calvin-harris-and-more/

I also thought I’d give a shoutout to my favourite Youtubers this month (and there are a lot), instead of saying anything about them, just click each name to be brought to their channel, so you can all experience they’re awesomeness! Tyler Oakley, BeyondBeautyStar, Asypn Ovard, BeautyBaby44, MissMeaghanMakeup, Zoella, Kailee Mackenzie, and EssieButton.

See ya in a few days lovelies!

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Disclaimer: The John Frieda Shampoo was sent to me by John Frieda Canada but it doesn’t effect my opinion!

 

 

 

My Top Tunes for Summer | Lana Del Rey, Calvin Harris, and More!

Aloha!

The warm weather (and humid, cue frizz ball hair) is the time for music! So I thought I’d share with you my current music picks. They go all across the board from slow to fun and upbeat so I’m sure there’s at least one song you’ll love as much as I!

1. ‘Florida Kilos’, ‘Shades of Cool’, & ‘West Coast’ by Lana Del Rey: If y’all didn’t know already, Lana has released her new album, ‘Ultraviolence” and I’m lovin’ it (not to sound like Mcdonald’s haha). Though I don’t like the whole album, I enjoy all these three songs! ‘Shades of Cool’ is has lovely instrumentals and beats, as it is quite slow but very enjoyable! Also ‘West Coast’ is on the slower side as well. ‘Florida Kilos’ however is fast and slow if that makes sense, and has a faster beat. Overall greatness out of these three songs!

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2. ‘Summer’ by Calvin Harris: This song just screams Summer (even the name, c’mon) and its just fun to jam out to! It’s just fun when you want a song to listen to, to put you in the ‘summer’ mood. Cue me humming to this song ALL SUMMER LONG

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3. ‘Turn Down For What’ by DJ Snake: If you’re into super fast, heavy beats then this is your song! It’s that kind of song that sticks in your head and just makes ya wanna dance! Hence, fabulous for summertime

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4. “Live Your Life” by Rihanna & T.I: This is an oldie but a goodie, and again a great tune for summer  (These all are!). It’s just a fun, energetic song that makes ya wanna sway!

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5. ‘Chandelier’ by SIA: This song isn’t one you wanna dance to, but I just love it. There’s something utterly mesmerizing about it and I’m always repeating it over and over in my head. Also, the video is super creepy and lovely all at once. Even better, the dance in it is danced my Maddy from Dance Moms so go check it out! Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vjPBrBU-TM

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6. ‘Boom Clap’ by Charlie XCX: This song was actually in the hit movie ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and I stumbled upon it on iTunes and really enjoyed it! I think it’s a great song when you want it to be more upbeat but not super energetic. It’s just really awesome!

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Hope you enjoyed my top tunes for Summer, and come back in a couple days for my ‘June Favourites’ post!

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Bits n Baubles | What’s in my Room #1

Hey Gals and Guys!

I thought I’d share with you guys some bits and baubles from my room that I enjoy! I find them quite tumblr-esque and I like them all a lot!

 

1. Firstly is my lovely little dreamcatcher! It’s so lovely and makes me have better dreams. And yes the pictures are edited, but the dreamcatcher is an orange-brown and it has a little turquoise stone in the ‘catcher’ part. I think it just adorns my window quite nicely!

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2. This second lil guy is my pride and joy! Firstly, I bought a mason jar at a thrift store for 50 cents, and painted the outside with my paints to have a minty-turquoise. Then, I bought a succulent for around 4 dollars and planted it into the mason jar! I think it’s so so gorgeous and I think it makes for a great lil D.I.Y for the Summer. Another bonus, with succulents and cacti, the watering if very minimal so if you forgot to water it, it’s no biggie! Overall I think its a lovely addition to my room.

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3. Lastly, I have my two journals that call my night stand their little humble abode. The journal on top says “The Best is Yet to Come” and it just makes me happy, and I love writing to-do lists and other things in it! The other journal is one I made a collage on (with pictures from Tumblr) and I really love it! Every morning, I write down three things I’m grateful for and at night, good things that happened that day!

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Hope you enjoyed all these little goodies from my room! I just moved into my new place so my rooms finally shaping up, so I thought I share some of my favourite little details!

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Hey Everyone!

My blog has been lacking and yup, I’m well aware. I’ve recently just not been into blogging! These past few months have been really jam packed and my writers block has been quite heavy. I really wanna start blogging again, but just about what I want. Maybe not all beauty, but branching out. I might do some outfit of the weeks, D.I.Y’s, and I might start doing videos or something maybe! I also think maybe doing some life updates would be fun!

Also, happy summer!

xox,  Ali

Makeup Haul | Marcelle, Mac, Nars, & More! | #TheySeeMeHaulin | Summer 2014

Hey There Beauty Cuties!

I have a makeup haul here for you lovely people today! It include some luscious lippies, fab eye products, and some little odds and ends. With that said, here’s the haul!

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  • NYC Expert Last Lip Color in ‘Smooch’: I saw this little lassy on the end of an aisle the ‘NEW’ sign catching my eye. I ruffled through the colours, coming out with this MLBB shade. It’s a lovely, creamy, pink that I think will be perfect to just keep in your purse for any occasion. The only negative thing with this product is it can settle into fine lines if your lips are too dry so be sure to apply a smidgen of lip balm before applying!
  • Nyx Butter Lipstick in ‘Fun Size’: I’ve heard glorious raves about these new lipsticks, so I jumped onto the bandwagon. I chose yet another pink (it is my forte) but it leans more on the nude side. It’s really creamy, glides on smoothly and helps to moisturize the lips. It also has quite good colour payoff, though was a tad sheerer than I anticipated.
  • Nyx Butter Gloss in ‘Angel Food Cake’: This gloss was recently released as one of the new shades from the Butter Gloss line, so naturally I had to pick it up! It smells heavenly, and gives the perfect my lips but better shade. I’d be great for when you want colour, but shine also!

 

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  • Maybelline Master Precise Eyeliner: I’ve been wanting a liquid eyeliner for ages and I finally caved! It’s a felt tip liner, and so far I still have yet to master the cat-eye with it (more like a raccoon) but I hope to someday! My only qualm is that it is so difficult to remove (even with Bioderma!).
  • Marcelle Eyebrow Pen: Marcelle recently sent me some more goodies (thanks<3) and this eyebrow been was among them! It is literally an eyebrow pen, and at first glance it made me thing of ferociously dark brows so I was a little hesitant. After trying it, it’s made it’s way to being one of my holy grail brow products. It fills the sparse spots in like a dream! I definitely recommend it to everyone.
  • Marcelle 2 in 1 Retractable Eyeliner in ‘Azurite’: Also from Marcelle, I got a retractable eyeliner in a lovely navy colour. It’s fab for adding a pop of colour to your eyes without being overly dramatic. Perfect for the summer months!

 

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  • Sally Hansen Nail Polish in ‘Discco Ball’: I has been longing for a glitter polish, alas I bought this iridescent glitter polish that adds the perfect touch of glam onto your nails!
  • Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in ‘Vanilla’: I’ve heard so many good things about this concealer, I just had to buy it! And I’m sure glad I did, because it’s so amazing! It’s perfect for dark circles and acne, plus it doesn’t settle into fine lines or look cake-y at all! I think it’s definitely worth the investment.
  • Mac Cosmetics Eyeshadow in ‘All that Glitters’:  This is one of the most famous shadows from Mac along with ‘Woodwinked’, and being a sucker for shades like it, I just had to buy it! It’s a lovely peachy champagne and is perfect to just sweep on your lid and go!

Hope you enjoyed my haul and come back soon for a hair & skincare haul!

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Disclaimer: The Marcelle products were sent to me by Marcelle but this post isn’t sponsored and my opinions are 100% true and real. x