Why do you wear makeup? TAG | The Cute Little Beauty Blog

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First off I just want to apologize for the lack of posting these past few weeks, school beginning has swamped me!

I was tagged by the lovely http://thebeautyspotbloguk.wordpress.com/. Her blog is fairly new, and I am so glad she tagged me. Any who, let us begin the tag.

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1. When did you begin loving makeup?

I began loving “makeup” around 10 or 11 . And makeup is in quotations because it wasn’t the true makeup I used today. At that age, I applied shimmery lotion to my face (not super shimmery, more radiant I mean), my Hello Kitty Apple Balm, pink nail polish and a palette of light blue eyeshadow.

2. How do you feel without makeup?

I feel okay without makeup. I actually don’t wear or own foundation because I thankfully don’t have bad skin. I am a little insecure with my dark circles though, I cover them up every day. I guess I don’t feel bad without makeup but like anyone I’m a little insecure :)

3.  What do you like about makeup?

I like it because it’s fun. It’s a way to change your appearance and you can reflect your personality and style through the colour of your eyeshadow or the shade of lipstick you’re wearing. It’s also an art, being able to apply “paint” to your “canvas”.

4. 3 Holy Grail items?

Ummmm……. Lets do one of each (eyes, lips, face). For lips, hands down my Nivea Lip Butter in Vanilla & Macadamia. It smells heavenly, is creamy and really moisturizes my lips. For eyes, I’ve been loving Wet n Wild’s ‘Walking on Eggshells’ eyeshadow trio. For face, my Nars Creamy Concealer is a must!

 

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Blogging Schedule | 2014

Hey lovely people!

Just wanted to tell you guys this next little while will be a busy time for me because I’m in school once again (R.I.P Summer 2014), and with that means I won’t be able to blog as much as I’d like to. With that said, I will still be blogging! I plan on putting out two posts a week!

Thanks and I love you all so much,

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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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Black Crop Top – Couldn’t find link :(

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!