June Favorites 2016

For the month of June, I wanted to make a favorites for some of the beauty products that I’ve been using. I found the links for almost everything if you’re interested in any of the products.

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Victoria Secret Temptation

 

Victoria Secret has some amazing perfumes, but sometimes they are a bit expensive. This scent is the perfect blend of floral, but not too sweet. It’s a lasting scent, but it’s also light too. I’m loving this perfume and recommend it to anyone. I got it in stores for $11.35, but online it is a couple dollars more.

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Chapstick

I use this all the time, and the lemon one is probably my favorite. If you’re not huge on lipstick or don’t want the stickiness that comes from lip gloss, this is a great alternative. Your lips still get a nice glossy sheen without the sometimes thick mounds of lip gloss.

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Peach Bellini Body Mist

Bath & BodyWorks recently had a huge sale, where body mists and body creams were $3-$4 and I couldn’t help but pick up a few things. I’m not huge on body mists because they don’t last as long as perfumes, but I really loved this peach bellini scent. It’s great for the summertime.

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Peach Bellini Shea Cream

I also bought this ultra shea body cream because I sampled a bit in the store and it left my skin feeling soft and smelling amazing. If I wasn’t going to wear perfume, I’d definitely pair the body cream with the body mist for a more lasting scent.

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So I picked this up in London, and it was a last minute buy in one of the local shops nearby. It was $5, and I liked a majority of the palettes given. When I actually used it, I realized that this was perfect for blending. Because I have darker skin, sometimes the amount of browns and beiges can be limited, which is a bit frustrating. This palette had a great range of browns and even gave some nice navys and purples if I were to use it at night.

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Italian Citrus Sun Body Mist

This Italian Citrus Sun scent is also very light. It’s a nice almost grassy smell and the citrus smell balances out the rest of the mist. This is one I’d use if I were running errands or just going to class because it’s a nice refreshing scent for more casual days. The prices went up slightly, but I still think they’re worth trying out.

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Pantene

I am in love with this shampoo. I think I’ve tried every shampoo brand there is, and I can’t believe how well Pantene works for my hair. My hair is curly, course and very thick, so finding the right shampoo has been a challenge. I also use a lot of heat on my hair, and this shampoo works so well on my ends so they don’t look fried. The frizz factor was also a concern of mine, but it ended up making my hair less frizzy and dry. I’ve tried many expensive products too thinking it would help my hair, but this one leaves my hair feeling very healthy.

Hope you enjoyed this post! 🙂

 

 

 

The Bachelorette’s Fashion Profiles

This week, we don’t get an episode of The Bachelorette, but instead, I thought I’d do a fun post about the past Bachelorette’s style. I love how distinct The Bachelorette’s styles have been. They each have their trademark. Here’s a guide to their style!

From left to right: Kaitlyn Bristowe, Ali Fedotowsky, Jojo Fletcher and Desiree Siegfried

If you like Kaitlyn’s style…

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I had a lot of fun making Kaitlyn’s profile. She has a youthful, fun-spirited style and it really shines through both on the show and through social media. I picked out a lot of casual sweaters and tees because she has a tomboy vibe. She does have a modern twist to her style though by wearing bomber jackets and leather jackets. For dresses, she’ll wear bodycon dresses and I thought the little button down tied to the waist added some edge.

 

If you like Ali’s style…..Ali

Ali’s style is very girl next door. I gave her some brighter pieces because I constantly see her wearing colors and prints on her Instagram. I also added some bobo pieces with the fringe and tassels. Mostly, I wanted to focus on color for Ali’s style. She used to have a very simple style, but it had definitely transformed into a more girly vibe.

If you like Desiree’s style….

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I love that Desiree has a much different style than past leading ladies. The mom-to-be has a sweeter style and I notice she wears a lot of lace and fit and flares when it comes to dresses. I also added some edgier pieces like a leather jacket because she does balance out romantic pieces.

If you like Andi’s style….

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Andi had a very classic feel to her pieces when she was The Bachelorette. I gave her a more modern blazer with the cut and color. I also gave some preppy prints such as gingham and polka dots. She also had a very casual style so I added some simple black jeans and the chambray dress.

Finally, if you like Jojo’s style….

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Jojo has a very summery fun style. The long sleeved romper seemed very Jojo because she doesn’t shy away from color and her clothes are very whimsical. The clutches seemed very bold and fun too. I also did an off the shoulder dress and a strappy crop top because she does have a lot of hot trends in her wardrobe.

To make these collages, I was able to use Polyvore.com. It’s an awesome website and it’s free so I definitely recommend it!

I don’t claim to be some sort of expert on their styles, but I thought these were good representations of their fashion sense. I hope you enjoyed this post.

 

Summer Profile: Arielle Tan

For this summer, I decided to try something new, where I feature different fashion bloggers, writers, Youtubers and stylists. I’m a huge fan of Arielle Tan’s blog, and love her minimal style. Check out her mini profile below, and definitely check out her website!

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Meet Arielle Tan: Twenty-something Vietnamese girl born and raised in Montreal. I created With All My Affection to share my love for food, fashion, beauty and travel to hopefully inspire people to try new things and to live their life to the fullest. With All My Affection is my simple love story with life. And this journey has just begun!

Describe your style in three words:
Classic, Feminine and Minimal

Your favorite summer accesory is:
I can’t choose between necklaces and sunglasses. I always need to wear these two to complete my outfit!

If you could travel anywhere this summer, it would be to:
Europe, it is my favourite destination. Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, UK… anywhere in Europe, I will be more than excited to go!

Check out Arielle’s blog here: http://withallmyaffection.com/

Also, be sure to follow her Instagram account. I left the link below her photo.

I have more profiles coming up soon 🙂

 

Summer Wishlist

The summer weather is slowly but surely getting warmer, so here is my summer wishlist for the summertime. I’m excited for some of these trends that I found on Pinterest.

White on white trend // white laser cut our jumper & sports bag Alexander Wang
Sheer Paneling– I been loving the sheer paneling trend. I think it’s fun because it gives a peek of skin with a modern, sleek feel to each piece. I really like the paneling that goes into sweaters like the one above. With a more conservative neckline and boxy feel, the paneling works here.
Netflix, Nachos, And Naps Muscle Tank | This ivory tank features "Netflix, nachos, and naps" graphic on the front. Tank has a super lightweight, soft, stretchy, semi-loose fit. So comfy and cute! Style this popular top with some skinny jeans and an oversized cardigan for a cute outfit. | Chapter24:
Graphic Tanks– I’ve been loving graphic tees with different sayings on it. I bought a few pullovers and tees like this, but I think the tanks are great for workouts or for lounging around.
Long Arrow Brass Pendant Necklace:
Long Necklaces– I’ve been wearing more flowy tops and dresses lately and my statement necklaces don’t always work for more whimsical looks. Long dainty necklaces are perfect for the summer. I  love this gold arrow one I found on Pinterest.
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Off the Shoulder Tops– I was hesitant about this look, but once I tried it on, I really loved the laidback vibe these shirts give. They’re great for the summertime and it’s definitely a new trend I’m a little more open-minded about.
Grey Patchwork Long Sleeve Casual Mini Dress
Sporty Dress– I love the baseball tee look, and when I saw this dress, I decided to add it. This dress would look cute and casual with converse sneakers.
Distressed High Waisted Shorts Vintage Denim Shorts | Jean Cut Off Shorts xs s m l xl xxl:
Distressed Shorts– I really love the high-waisted look for shorts. Instead of going with basic cutoffs, I opted for distressed shorts. 

Hope you liked my summer wishlist! 🙂

My Thoughts on Project Runway

So I took a break from Project Runway reviews because I’ve been busy with classes. We’re down to the final four, and I wanted to do a quick summary on the eliminated contestants and final four.

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Edmond: Edmond is my favorite to win. Personally, I like his aesthetic the best. It’s clean, fresh and innovative. I loved his red bombshell dress. Out of all the designers, he is the most strategic with the concepts of the  challenges.

Kelly: Kelly from the deli has had quite the transformation. I think she’s another force to be reckon with. She finally gets how to edit down her crazy ideas, and her taste level has elevated. Her silver tin dress was perfection,and her brick dress was surprisingly chic and playful. I think she could have a great collection as long as it’s cohesive.

Ashley: Ashley’s storyline has focused a lot about her insecurities. I think she has the potential for a fun, flirty collection, as long as she’s confident. I also think she does romantic styles very well too. Her standout moment for me was the photograph fit and flare dress.

Candice: For some reason, I’m not as invested in Candice’s pieces as the other three designers. Her red dress was stunning, but I agreed with Nina. She could’ve done more. I am excited to see her black edgy style in a collection.

Merline: I love Merline’s personality. She’s so positive, and I think her work is underrated. I agree that her last dress was lackluster compared to the others though.

Swapnil: For some reason, Swapnil got the weirdest “I don’t care,” edit. I think he wanted to win, but he was distracted. Looking back, his earlier pieces were much better than what he ended with.

As far as the other designers, I knew they were goners. Laurie, Joseph, and Lindsey were not surprises. Blake was kind of surprising because he was starting to grow on me during his last few episodes.

Other than that, the final four will all probably go to fashion week because Tim will use his save on whoever is kicked off. I can’t remember the last time there was a final three anyway. I’m pretty happy with what the designers left, so I’m looking forward to the last few episodes.

Project Runway Review: Episode 4

On Thursday’s Project Runway, designers were asked to make a twist on a classic New York look. I thought there were a lot of  great looks, and I my top 3 is slightly different.

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Merline– Merline did the best in my opinion. Blake’s was innovative, but Merline’s was innovative and well thought out. The materials looked luxurious, and I can see this walking the streets of New York City.

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Blake– I could see a lot of people not getting this look, but I liked it. It was new and different, and Blake has  a very young, fresh aesthetic. The play on color is also an interesting combination. However, the construction was not good, and the fit wasn’t perfect. That superhero blue color has also proven to be well-received on the show. ( Sean’s fringe dress for Heidi, Char’s 1 hour dress)

Ashley 3

Ashley– She should have been in the top 3. This looked like something Blair Waldorf would wear, and I loved it. I thought this was polished, well-constructed, and tasteful.

Swapnil 3Swpanil– I love Swapnil’s crazy style. I wasn’t as high on it as the judges just because I wasn’t a fan of the sheer material, but I thought this was another strong look. The back is the best part of the look, and it was a clever twist on ruffles.

Candice 3

Candice– This was a great dress. It was flawless in construction, and it made a powerful statement. I didn’t like the jacket, but the dress was strong enough to make the top 3.

Edmond 3

Edmond– I thought we were getting a zippered jumpsuit! That would’ve been amazing. Instead, we got a solid jacket and simple skirt. It was good, but not my favorite.

Laurie 3

Laurie– This looked a little forced to me. I like the amount of work in the jacket, but I’ve seen this before. It reminds me of Kini’s looks from last season.

Joseph 2

Joseph– This was a good look, but there wasn’t anything new about this at all. They’re designing for Marie Claire, so why make a peplum dress?

Kelly 3

Kelly– The play on the white tee was a good idea, and it had Kelly’s signature. It was a good, safe look. It’s too bad all that detail was put into the shirt because it wasn’t seen on the runway.

Jake 3

Jake– Jake kind of annoys me, especially after last week’s team challenge. His taste is questionable, and I don’t really know what his design aesthetic is. Heidi definitely lit up a little when she saw this. I knew she’d like his look.

Lindsey 3

Lindsey– I loved the jacket,but the crop top and skirt were wrong with the jacket. The jacket would look fresh and new with a short little black dress or a sheer cutout dress. She chose the wrong shoes and styling.

Amanda 3

Amanda– This was not a good look. It looked frumpy and ill fitting, but I liked the concept on the dress. I have hope for Amanda, and hope she makes a comeback like Sean did last season. Also, she reminds me so much of Youtuber, Ingrid Nilsen.

Gabrielle 3

Gabrielle– The coat would’ve been so cute with a short colored shift dress. The dress was so unfinished.