So, rather than pointing out how sorely I am lacking in make-up skills – I thought I’d share some of the products that captured my attention. Although I’m the furthest thing from a beauty guru, these products certainly make me feel like I am.
A Pop of Color
After years of searching for the perfect eyeshadow, I may have finally found. While many shadows never go on as they appear, the ColourPop Super Shock Shadow is a beautifully pigmented shadow that packs a whole lot of punch. The colors go on bold and last all day. I may after committed the ultimate beauty no-no after having gone to bed with my eyeshadow still on. It was much to my surprise the next morning when the color appeared as rich as when I put it on.
I’ve been a long time fan of Marc Jacob’s Daisy collection and can’t help but get excited when they release new scents. Daisy Dream isn’t new by any means, but their rollerball collection is a major plus in my book. The applicator makes is easy to carry in your purse and takes up little space in your make-up bag while traveling; never mind the soft floral scent that makes it great for daytime use.
Smooth as Silk
Not only does this product go on as smooth as silk; it has the longest lasting power of any lipstick I’ve ever used. By now, most of you have heard of ColourPop – having made its storm across social media. it didn’t take me long to see why it got people talking. While most matte lips are extremely drying and tend to clump after wear, this stain goes on smooth before setting. The Ultra Matte Lips is both inexpensive and worth every penny.
Double the Volume
After having been given this mascara as sample, it quickly became my go-to for long lashes. Clinique’s Lash Doubling Mascara can transform your lashes with just the flick of the wrist. The basic tapered brush catches each lash giving them a natural fullness which makes it perfect for everyday wear.
Fresh as Daisies
Just like the perfume, the Daisy Dream Luminous Body Lotion has a light and airy scent that adds a feminine touch. While some lotions can be greasy and leave behind a residue, this lotion absorbs quickly into the skin and has it feeling smoother with each use.
It was only a few short years ago that my wardrobe was made up of vintage garments and thrift shop finds. You could have described my style as an eclectic hot mess that somehow managed to work. I’ve come a long way since then and have been coming into a style that is all my own. Though I don’t wear my retro pieces much anymore, I continue to look for pieces that give me the same spark. People wear vintage, not just for the uniqueness, but for the confidence it brings.
Your clothing should make you feel special. You should never wear a garment that makes you feel anything less than amazing. Some people look at clothing as just something to keep their bodies from being bare, while others see it as just a trend to be followed. I don’t think it is either of those. I think they are beautiful fabrics that have been thoughtfully crafted to show off your personality. Never wear something just because, wear it because it makes you feel like you belong on the set of The Devil Wears Prada or you just had your makeover moment in a cliche drama.
Romper: Missguided, Shoes: H&M
It’s not very often that a clothing item finds its way into your wardrobe and gives you all the confidence in the world. Every girl has that one item, the item that gives them all the confidence in the world. This item is essential and should be what you wear when you conquer the world. These shoes are it. Besides the fact that they several inches to my short frame, they give that little boost every outfit needs.
(Shirt: Express, Vest: Forever 21, Jeans: Hollister, Shoes: H&M)