THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

SKATER

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Abercrombie Kids skater skirt, Target Mossimo purse, New Balance sneakers

It seems like forever since my last update. Aside from trying to recover from being sick, I decided to cut more of my bangs. Thanks to this little video, it was a breeze. I usually trim my own bangs because I simply do not have enough time to visit my stylist regularly and my hair grows pretty quickly. I would recommend getting a professional pair of hair cutting scissors; don’t just use a regular pair from around the house. The sharper the blade, the less likely you’ll create split ends.

MARK AVON WONDERFLEUR COLOR SWING MIX IT UP EYE COMPACT REVIEW

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Mood [Sick]
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift – Bad Blood]


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Limited Edition Wonderfleur Color Collection: 3 gorgeous plums plus 3 ultra-plush neutrals!
This ingenious palette swings, with three of fall’s hottest shades on one side and three essential neutrals on the other. All shades feature a silky, velvet texture and can be applied dry or wet for extra intensity. 0.04 oz. net wt. each shade
 
INGREDIENTS
(Unavailable)
 
FOR BEST RESULT
Always apply a primer prior to using any eyeshadows.
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
These Mark. Avon colour swing eye shadow palettes are my favorite from the brand because not only do they contain 6 great colours in one small compact, but the shadows are great quality! They are velvety and oh so smooth to the touch. Thus, even using your fingers is sufficient to apply the shadows.
 

On one side of the compact, you get these beautiful purple hues. They are just incredibly stunning. The colours are not only perfect for Fall but for Summer as well. The colours can be used when wet or dry.
 

The you “swing” the palette over and you get these 3 gorgeous taupe, gold and brown shadows. Being a huge, huge fan of neutral colours, you can probably understand why these 3 are my favorite. They blend so nicely together and 3 colours are all your need to create the perfect everyday look.
 

I love using the lighter shade in my inner corner, the medium shade in the center of my eye and finally, the darkest colour in the outer corner. It’s so PRETTY! I have been using this palette non-stop for the past months. Though the shadows are soft, they do lack some intensity. But they are highly build-able, so packing more onto the eye is highly suggested.

Unfortunately, this specific Colour Swing Compact is limited edition and sold for $26.00 CAD. I really hope Avon will make more of these Colour Swing Compacts because they are SO GOOD!
 
RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (2/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

MAXI SEASON

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Abercrombie Kids maxi skirt, Kate Spade bag, Target flats, Call it Spring sunglasses
 

I love maxi dresses and skirts. However, standing at only 5’1 and some, finding the right length can be problematic. I have tried on many maxi dresses before and they always, always drag on the floor. Even with some added heights from my heels, most dresses still fall onto the ground. So what’s my solution for finding the perfect maxi dresses? Head over to the kids department. This maxi dress from Abercrombie Kids fits perfectly for anyone who’s around my height and size. A pair of flats is all I really need to complete this look. While the largest size from the kids section usually fits me but I have bought clothes before that looked like it would fit but was too small. Thus, my advice is always to try on the item before actually buying it because looks can be deceiving.
 

FLARE BEAUTY BOX ONLY $9 (CANADA) REVIEW

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Whether you favour bold trends or a more minimalist look, these goodies will lay the foundation. Wishing you a beautiful (and beauty-filled) season!
 

Score this season’s hair, makeup and skin-care essentials, chosen by FLARE’s beauty team. You can try out some of my favorite P&G Beauty products for such a low cost. Each box is only $9 CAD ($10.17 with taxes), which includes shipping and handling! It’s such a steal because some of these full size products already retails for more than $9.
 

FLARE Fearless Beauty Box
Included in this FLARE Fearless Beauty Box is:
-COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Succulent Cherry 3.5 g (full size)
-OLAY Ultra Moisture Body Wash 50 mL (travel size)
-COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom Mascara by LashBlast in Very Black 13.1 mL (full size)
-HERBAL ESSENCES Rejuvenating Shampoo & Conditioner 100 mL each (travel size)
-OLAY Fresh Effects Clear Skin Swirled Mattifier Sachets 0.5 mL x 2
-SPECIAL OFFER! Vidal Sassoon Hair Colour Coupon, up to a maximum of $16.99, expires June 30, 2015
 

FLARE Classic Beauty Box
Included in this FLARE Classic Beauty Box is:
-COVERGIRL Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast in Very Black 13.1 mL
-OLAY Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex 7 mL sample tubes x 2
-COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in nude shade 3.5 g (full size)
-PANTENE Expert PRO-V Advanced+ Keratin Repair Split End Fuser 100 mL (full size)
-OLAY Ultra Moisture Body Wash 50 mL (travel size)
-SPECIAL OFFER! Clairol Nice ’n Easy Coupon, up to a maximum of $16.00, expires June 30, 2015
 
My Thoughts: As I had mentioned above, these boxes are worth the buck! I can see myself using all of the products in the boxes (except for the Olay Regenerist Wrinkle Revolution Complex, which I will gladly gift to my mother). That CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara by LashBlast is one of my favorites, along with the Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash and the CoverGirl lipsticks. Not to mention, I can now lighten my hair for Spring thanks to the Vidal Sassoon or Clairol Nice ’n Easy Hair Colour Coupon!
 

Grab your #FlareBeautyBox here!

CERAMIC GLAZE NAIL POLISH REVIEW & SWATCHES

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Ceramic Glaze®. Exceptional quality, long lasting shine. A brand inspired by today’s trends and tomorrow’s innovation. Ceramic Glaze® introduces 23 shades of brights/neons, classic and contemporary shades in Canada, available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart. Exceptional quality nail lacquer.
 

All Ceramic Glaze® polishes are formulated with:
• Adhesives and plasticizers that secure polish to all nail types – preventing chipping and providing flexibility.
• A special clay like material that works to fortify and harden nails.
• The same ingredients that gives porcelain and ceramic its shiny, glaze finish.
• Extra pigments and dyes that create a uniquely saturated colour for even coverage.
 

Ceramic Glaze® is manufactured by American International Industries, recognized as a leader in the nail polish and treatment categories with such global brands as China Glaze® and Seche® (known for the #1 Fast Dry Topcoat, Seche Vite). 3 Free: Ceramic Glaze® is created without any added Formaldehyde, Toluene, and DBP.
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Hey Canadians, there’s a new nail polish brand in town: Ceramic Glaze! The bottle might look familiar because it should be. Ceramic Glaze is manufactured by the same company as China Glaze, thus, the similar bottles. Overall, I’m loving with the formula of these polishes. They are smooth and not streaky. The polishes apply smoothly in thin layers without the bulky look. Each layer takes around 5 minutes to dry, but if you use the Seche Vite fast dry topcoat, it’ll be dry in under 5. I would say the wear on these are just a little under 2 weeks before I feel the need to switch colours. Here are 3 swatches of my favorite colours, I love blue/green hues for polishes, so of course I have to try these ones first:
 

First Sign of Spring – this is the most unique colour in the bunch that I have received. I have rarely seen a blue quite similar to this one, which I really enjoy.
 

Smells Like Rain – my favorite colour that I’ve tried since it’s such a beautiful blue hue. It reminds a lot of For Audrey by China Glaze.
 

Newly Minted – this colour is bright, which is just perfect for the hotter season. If you’re not into eye-catching colours, then you’ll have to stay away from this one.
 
Ceramic Glaze Nail Polish, $11, available exclusively at Shoppers Drug Mart
 
RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

YAZBUKEY X SHU UEMURA NAIL COLOR IN DARLING BURGUNDY

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Holding a champagne glass with sexy and glam finger tips next to Mr. Shu Shu is every girl’s dream. Glam-ified nails amplify allure. Available in 4 limited edition colours.
 
FOR BEST RESULT
I would suggest a protective top coat to ensure that the polish extends pass a week.
 

WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP THIS PRODUCT
Beautiful packaging and stunning colour couldn’t save this nail polish. I had really wished that I would love it because A) it was Shu Uemura and B) it was a designer collaboration. However, though 2 coats were enough to achieve the desired opacity, the thin brush really made application tricky.
 

Furthermore, what I really disliked about this polish was the fact that after just a day, I started noticing wear on the tips of my nails. This is rare because my nails can usually take a beating without affecting the polish. However, I needed to switch polishes after 2 days. On top, the polish isn’t cheap. For $20 CAD per bottle, I can find polishes with better formula for a fraction of its price.

 
RATING
Product (1/5)
Cost (2/5)
Ease of Use (3/5)
Packaging (5/5)

THICKER HAIR IS POSSIBLE WITH L’OREAl FIBRALOGY (REVIEW)

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The Shampoo – A gentle cleansing base whose texture spreads easily and evenly for effective, lasting cleanliness.
The Thickening Booster – Ultra-concentrated pre-conditioning booster instantly increases the substance inside the hair.
The Conditioner – A velvety soft texture that is easily spreadable from roots to ends and softens the hair fibre.
 

INGREDIENTS
The Shampoo – Innovation: Filloxane / Substance creation: Filloxane penetrates and diffuses in the hair fibre. Hair expands from within
The Thickening Booster – Ultra-concentrated: Filloxane, a molecule proven to increase the section of the hair fibre, is available at a concentrated dose in this thickening booster.
The Conditioner – Cumulative action: the substance remains in the fibre and increases application after application. Hair becomes progressively thicker.
 
FOR BEST RESULT
The system works best when all 3 products are used together. Start with the shampoo, then the thickening booster and finish it off with the conditioner. I especially love the Thickening Booster, I’ll go more into details below.
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
I’ll be honest, I was a little skeptical at first of actually believing that a shampoo and conditioner can actually make my hair thicker. But boy, was I wrong! Let’s get inside the science of it first. The exclusive Fibralogy technology allows Filloxane, a multi-talented actives ingredient that has the ability to switch from liquid state to a solid state, in its liquid state to deeply penetrate the hair fiber from the inside-out and from root to tip. Inside the hair fiber, Filloxane molecules create internal multi-connections creating a new hair substance. Scientifically proven – Filloxane adheres to the hair fiber and remains inside it for up to 10 shampoos for long lasting, cumulative action.
 

These 3 little products are going to change your life, well your hair. You’re supposed to see results after 5 washes, but I only noticed dramatic difference after about 10 washes and with the use of the Booster. I tried just using the shampoo and conditioner, but with the Booster together, it made a huge difference. Start with the shampoo, then after washing it out, add the Booster all over your hair and DO NOT rinse! Then apply the conditioner and rinse out both the booster and the conditioner. Over about a week’s time, you’ll wake up with much fuller hair.
 

Here are the photos! The result is extremely noticeable with my short hair. I don’t have any products in my hair nor any styling. I simply woke up and my hair is full and voluminous. You know what’s the best part? The whole range of Fibralogy hair care line is available at your local drugstore and Walmart. I’ve even seen it on sale for only $5 CAD per bottle.
 

RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (5/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)
 
 

**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes but opinions are my own**