THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

NEW WET N WILD WILD SHINE NAIL POLISH REVIEW (SWATCHES)

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Wet N Wild launched in 1979 with these nail polish and up to this day, they are still their top-sellers. Why? Not only are they just straight up awesome, but they’ve got every colour, texture, and effect that anyone can possibly think of: creams, metallics, glitters, you name it! After decades of these flying off shelves, Wet N Wild are pretty sure that you already have a couple stashed away, but with so many colours, one can always add a new one – or double up!
 

I’m pretty sure one of my first polishes growing up was from Wet N Wild because it’s true, they have so many colours and they’re just so affordable! Now, they have a NEW formula and NEW packaging! They are oh so chic! They are also formaldehyde, toluene and phthalates FREE!
 

(Left to Right: Putting on Airs, Tickled Pink, Be More Pacific)
 

(Left to Right: Bijou Blue, Who is Ultra Violet?, Ready to Propose)
 

Overall, these are great polishes for their price of only $1.99 SRP per bottle. Some colours are better than others. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed the metallic shades more than the creams, which is very rare coming from me. There’s just a shine to the metallic colours that the cream ones don’t have. I love love love Ready to Propose, which is a stunning gold colour. The creams aren’t bad either; they are pretty smooth, though some colors more than others. On average, I only needed 2 coats to get complete opacity.

The wear on these aren’t the best; on average, they last for around 3-4 days before I see chipping. The one thing I had hoped Wet N Wild would have changed with the new packaging is offer a new applicator. Sadly, they didn’t and the brush is still small and flimsy. But for $2 a bottle, I really don’t see the harm in trying some of their colours.
 
These are available now at mass market retailers.

YAZBUKEY X SHU UEMURA BLANC: CHROMA CLEANSING OIL REVIEW

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Brighten and polish your love like Tina – she’s always looking for clarity in her relationships. Brightening and polishing gentle cleansing oil for whitening concerns. The blanc:chroma is a light-textured cleansing oil that polishes away accumulated melano-stains (dead cells containing melanin on the skin surface that cause uneven and dull skin tone) for brighter, transparent and smoother skin.
 
FOR BEST RESULT


 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Shu Uemura collaborates with Paris based accessory and jewelry designer Yaz Bukey for a frivolously fun and irreverently chic collection. Yaz Bukey is a fairy tale heroine come to life- the Paris-based Ottoman princess descends from Egyptian royalty. She reigns over her own queen-dome, the Yazbukey brand, worshipped around the world for its tongue-in-cheek feminine sophisti-pop.

I love the story of this collaboration. It’s about 4 women who happens to fall in love with the same guy, Mr. Shu Shu. Each girls needs her own Shu Shu, but only one can be the champion of love.
 

This specific cleansing oil is part of the “blue” collection, which is represented by Daring Tina. She is daring and creative, a daughter of a Japanese artist mother and French singer father. Tina is a charismatic magazine fashion editor who’s creative, daring and looks stunning in avant-garde fashion.

Being a huge fan of cleansing oils, I don’t know why it has taken me so long to try the infamous Shu Uemura one! Shu Uemura cleansing oil was developed from the knowledge that Mr. Uemura gained while working as a foremost hollywood makeup artist in the 1950s. The secret to Shu Uemura cleansing oil is protecting the skin’s delicate balance while removing make-up and impurities in a single step.
 

After using this cleansing oil for a week, I can declare that it’s the best cleansing oil that I’ve ever tried. This is better than Shiseido, Bobbi Brown, L’Oreal & Garnier! It melts all my makeup off without any problems, even waterproof mascara. It’s very light weight yet, it’s very powerful. My long-lasting eyeliner does not stand a chance against this cleansing oil. What I love even more, is that my skin actually feels refreshed after using this. No oily slick feeling at all, rather my skin feels squeaky clean, which makes me feel like I don’t even need a second cleanse.

Though I can see this huge bottle lasting be around 4 – 6 months, since I only need around 2 pumps, the price at $92.00 CAD is very high. (I guess if you do the math, it’s around $16 per month, if it lasts for 6 months). Overall, I think that if you wear makeup on a daily basis, I think this is absolutely the product to look into because you don’t have to worry about residue. The collection will be available at select Hudson’s Bay, Sephora and Holt Renfrew locations as well as online at www.shuuemura.ca as of May 2015.

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

GET YOUR BODY READY FOR SUMMER WITH JEALOUS BODY SCRUB

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
All Natural Coffee Scrub with Premium Robusta Coffee, Organic Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Raw Brown Sugar, Sea Salt, Vitamin E and Minerals. Tough enough to improve your skin’s imperfections yet leaving your skin feeling sexy & smooth after every use.
 
-The coffee grounds stimulate blood flow which help reduce the appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins, psoriasis & acne
-The brown sugar & sea salt exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin
-The cold pressed organic coconut oil hydrates & moisturizes your skin
-The vitamin E & minerals protect and repair your skin
 

INGREDIENTS
In each package, there’s a mixture of ground coffee (that has never been brewed before), cold pressed coconut oil, sea salt, raw brown sugar, vitamin E & minerals. All of our scrubs are made in Vancouver, Canada (with lots of love of course).
 

FOR BEST RESULT
Take the scrub with you in the shower/tub, get wet, take a handful of the scrub, and rub it on your body in a circular motion, leave it on for 5-10 min, then rinse it off.
 
WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
An all-natural body scrub that’s perfect for eliminating skin imperfections? Yes, please! It reduce appearance of cellulite, eczema, stretch marks, age spots, varicose veins, psoriasis and even acne. The first thing you’ll notice about this little packet of joy is the amazing coffee aroma. It definitely feels up the entire washroom, which is one of the reason why I love using this in the morning. I work in the afternoon, thus, I have enough time in the morning to relax with this little scrub.
 

I love the way the scrub feels on my skin and I noticed how smooth and glowing my skin feels even after the first use. For maximum result, you’ll supposed to use Jealous 3-4 times a week. I used it for 5 days straight and my skin definitely feels smoother and tighter, especially behind my thighs.
 

Since the product contains coffee, if you don’t clean your tub carefully, it’ll stain. Thus, make sure you wash everything out carefully, especially the shower curtain. Also, be careful not to get any water in the package and store in a cool place after each use. So I would suggest only scooping out one handful of the product at a time.
 
Jealous Coffee + Coconut Scrub is $17.95 and available only online here. They offer free shipping within Canada and USA.

RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (3/5)
Ease of Use (4/5)
Packaging (5/5)

CAMERA LENSES FOR YOUR IPHONE/SMART PHONE FROM TMART

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As a photographer, I am guilty of not always carrying my DSLR around with me because of its weight and size. Sometimes my handy iPhone is all I need since the quality of the camera has greatly improved in the recent years. But sometimes when my phone is not enough, I like to carry these little universal 3-1 lenses to maximize my photos.
 

So what are these lenses? Think of these like a little add-on to your phone’s camera. You can easily switch out the camera lenses and the clip makes it really easy to put onto your phone. The clip has a soft coding so it’ll not damage your phone.
 
Specifications
Fish-eye Lens: 180 degrees
Material: Metal High-quality Aluminum
Glass Lenses: Multi-coated Optical Glass
Magnificatons: 0.67X Wide
Lens: (7 x 2 x 2.5)cm / (2.76 x 0.79 x 0.98)”(L x W x Dia)
Weight: 56 g / 1.98 oz
Color: Black
Compatiable with: iPhone/iPad, Samsung, HTC, Tablet PC, Laptops
 

This is how the clip looks like and the lenses are small and interchangeable. The macro and wide angle lenses are together and the fish-eye one is on its own. They can be clipped onto your phone like this:
 


It can also be clipped onto the front camera so your selfie can fit more people! Are you ready to see the results? Please keep in mind that both photos are taken at the exact spot. One is with normal iPhone lens and the other is with the add-on lens.
 



Pretty cool right? You can definitely see the huge difference in the second photo. The angle of the photos are definitely wider and distorted. I also love the macro lens because it can get so close to the canvas bag and still be in focused.
 

Another great advantage is that all the lenses are small and easy to carry around. Slip them inside the pouch that comes with the lenses and you can easily put them in your purse. You know what else is outstanding about this product? It’s currently on SALE on TMart for only $8.99 CAD! On top of that the online store also offers fast and FREE shipping to Canada. This is a must get product if you love taking photos with your phone!

MINIMAL

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Luc Luc shirt dress (buy here), Lavender Moon Forever Necklace (buy here), Target boots, Zara lunchbag purse, Stila Color Balm Lipstick in Gemma

I love shopping online, that’s not really a secret. With my busy work schedule, I usually don’t have the time to make a trip to the mall anymore. Plus, clothing prices have been on a steady increase, so buying directly from where the clothes are made, might be the better choice. One thing I look for when I’m shopping online, aside from clothes that are different, is free shipping. This is where Luc Luc comes in. This website offers pieces that are great for everyday (like this shirt-dress I am wearing) and more unique pieces (like this). Of course, they also offer free shipping on top of their outstanding prices. I don’t think I need to leave my home anymore! Haha!

PRINT ON PRINT

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H&M Divided sweater & t-shirt & bag, Forever 21 skirt, Zara knee high boots, vintage glasses

This is my definition of print on print…maybe it’s more like a clash of prints. Print on print is not as tricky as it looks but if you are scared by the explosion of colours, I would recommend starting small: with a printed belt or printed shoes. You can even mix a bolder print with a monochromatic one to balance out all the colours. The key is to have fun, after all, it’s just fashion and it should be fun.

 

AVON RARE AMETHYST FRAGRANCE REVIEW

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About the Scent – Category: Sparkling Fruity Chypre
Avon’s new fragrance of the Rare Collection, which includes perfumes inspired by precious and semi-precious stones and precious metals (Rare Diamonds, Rare Emeralds, Rare Gold, Rare Pearls, Rare Rubies, Rare Sapphires …) is named Rare Amethyst. The fragrance is announced as a glamorous, captivating and sensual gem. The face of the perfume is model Irina Shayk. The fragrance is available as 50 ml Eau de Parfum.
 
Notes:
1) Wet Plum – Adds a succulent, sweet and sensuous touch
2) Violet – Brings a smooth floralcy to the fragrance
3) Sandalwood – Adds rich warmth and luxury
 

Another great scent from Avon with a gorgeous bottle. I feel like with each new perfume, the bottles just keep getting better. It definitely has a very powerful plummy smell to it. But the smell is really pleasant, sweet and comforting. The plum and sandalwood are the stars of the show, making the violet the middle note. What I love most about this perfume is that it fan be worn in any season, which is cost-efficient. On me, it lasted for about 3 hours before I needed to respray. and it’s not a problem since a 50 mL bottle only sets you back $25.00. I highly recommend this perfume for any woman.
 
Avon Rare Amethyst Fragrance 50 ml retails for $25.00 CAD. Available as of April 2015 through Avon Independent Sales Representatives or online at www.avon.ca (Update: on sale now for only $16.00!)