Clothing Haul | Garage, Target, H&M, & Winners | Summer 2014

Hello lovelies,

It’s hauuuul time again!!

I recently picked up a few summertime clothing items and decided to share them with you :) I’d just like to add I’m sorry for the odd lighting in a few of these, the natural lighting was just washing out the background for some reason, sorry! But any who, let’s begin!

First off, I went to Winners and picked up this lovely black top. It’s black, cropped, has spaghetti straps, and lovely crochet detailing at the bottom to cover your stomach. It’s a lovely summer staple (Especially because crochet is so in!) and it’s by a brand I’ve never heard of, ‘Nella Fantastia’

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Next up, H&M was having a great sale so I picked up a shirt and a pair of shorts! The shirt was not on sale, however it was only 3.95! It’s just a charcoal fray colored muscle tee, and has really deep armholes. I just adore muscles tees a ton and had no plain basic ones, so I went for it! Lastly from H&M I purchased a pair of denim shorts with a floral pattern on sale for 10$. They’re really lovely but my only dilemma is that they’re a little loose (I tried on a 2 and a 4 but they were both too tight!) and the 6’s I ended up buying were a little loose. It was really weird because the 4’s were so tight and the 6’s were so loose I was just like oh c’mon?? I did find a belt to use but I like going belt-less. But they’re cuteness was irresistible so I went for it!

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Target sucks me in and I always manage leaving with something, and this time it happened to be these super cute sleeping shorts! I just loved the pattern and needed new ones, plus they soooooooooo soft! They were only 12.99$

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Lastly, I went to Garage and tried on a bunch of stuff but only ended up with this one fitting me….but it’s still great! It’s this dark teal crop top that is almost halter style I wanna say, but kinda not. I really like it’s high-necked feel as I’m a taller gal. And, it was only three dollars! (Probably due to a weird stain on it, but it’s easily washable…..I hope)

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Hope you enjoyed my summertime haul, and comment below your summertime clothing staples!

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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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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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