THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

FUR STOLE

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Mood [Hopeful]
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Zara fur stole with hood (Buy here), Forever 21 coat, Abercrombie & Fitch dress, Only crochet vest, Kate Spade Small Laurel in black, Mossimo Supply Co at Target flats

Just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen. The longer you wait for something, the more you appreciate it when you get it, because anything worth having is definitely worth waiting for.

ORAL HEALTH WITH DENTYL ACTIVE AND CREST 3D WHITESTRIPS LUXE SUPREME FLEXFIT

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Mood [Drained]
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I am really fortunate when I say that I’ve never had braces or anything more serious than 2 cavities in my lifetime. I want to credit myself for keeping my teeth in top shape but I really have to thank the good parenting of my mom and dad. Now, aside from brushing twice daily, I have added mouthwashes and whitening strips to my oral health routine. These two products are my favorite at the moment: Dentyl Active Smooth Mint Mouthwash and Crest 3D Whitestrips Luxe Supreme Flexfit.
 

I was introduced to Dentyl Active Smooth Mint Mouthwash around 2 months ago. The product was designed by a leading dentist to provide fresh breath and to also eliminate oral bacteria as well as remove food debris to give your mouth a deep clean. What’s really cool about this mouthwash is that it has two unique phase solution which is completely alcohol free. You have to shake it well prior to usage and it leaves your mouth feeling hydrated rather than a dry feeling like other mouthwashes on the mass market.
 

You can also see it work as it highlights the bacteria and food debris in the sink as brightly coloured masses so you know that it is working. It’s a great well for me to see how much I have missed while brushing. The masses can be easily washed away when you rinse the sink.
 

My other little gem in keeping my teeth in tiptop shape is this Crest 3D Whitestrip Luxe Supreme Flexfit. Crest claims that these specific strips are supposed to work as well as a $500 professional teeth whitening treatment vs. laser. I can’t compare because I’ve never used laser whitening, but I must admit, these strips work wonders on my teeth. I also love the Flexfit technology design that stretches and molds to my teeth. They fit really nicely and it’s a comfortable and no-hassle at home teeth whitening experience. A little tip from me: I don’t leave mine on for more than 30 minutes even though the strips have the same enamel-safe teeth whitening ingredients dentists use.
 
So that’s it…my 2 little secrets to healthy and dazzling teeth! :)

SAILOR MOON STAR POWER LIQUID LINER BY CREER BEAUTE REVIEW

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Mood [Happy]
Currently Playing [One Direction – 18]


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Creer Beaute SAILOR MOON Star Power Liquid Liner helps to draw very fine eyeliner which can be maintained 24 hours. Extra-fine brush with the tip of 0.1mm, easy to draw. Easy application and suitable for beginners to use, leaving the makeup pretty and special. Country of Origin: Japan. Suitable for: All skin type
 

FOR BEST RESULT
For a natural look, draw a fine line along the base of the upper lashes.
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
AHHHHHHHHHHH! I pretty sure that’s what I said when I first saw these eyeliners last year in Hong Kong. As you can probably imagine, I simply cannot hold back my excitement for anything that’s Sailor Moon and it’s makeup too! As far as I am aware, this item is available in most Asian countries but not in mass retailers in North America. You would probably have to purchase from YesStyle.com ($20.00) or SaSa.com ($14.00). The liquid liner comes in both black and brown.
 

The packaging is extremely sweet and dreamy. I love all the design on the liner itself and having Lunar there is an extra added touch. I especially love the box that it comes in because it opens up and has a picture of all the Sailor Scouts! It’s super pretty and cute! I won’t be throwing away the box anytime soon.
 

The tip of the liner is both soft and sharp, which I personally think it’s perfect for creating a cat-eye. I use liquid liner on a daily basis and I think this type of brush is ideal. The feel of the liner is very similar to that of the Dolly Wink eyeliners, which are my HG’s. However, I must admit, the Dolly Wink one is a lot more pigmented than these ones. (The brown one is, especially, not as dark in colour). I need to apply 2 layers of the liner to get the same colour payoff as the Dolly Wink ones, which isn’t all that bad.
 

Another difference is the drying time. Since I have to apply 2 layers of the liner it makes the drying time a lot slower. But, once dried, this Sailor Moon eyeliner is absolutely SMUDGE-PROOF. I can rub it so many times with my finger and it’ll not budge. Take a look at the gif below:
 


It doesn’t move at all. Amazing! Overall, though this eyeliner will not replace my Dolly Wink one, I still think it’s a great purchase and worth testing out. It’s perfect for any Sailor Moon fans like myself, even if it’s just for a collector’s cabinet.

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

HOLIDAY NAILS WITH OPI AND COCA-COLA – BEAREST OF THEM ALL REVIEW

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Mood [Chill]
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
OPI continues their partnership with the Coca-Cola Company for the holidays, and introduces This Bear’s Got Flair! The gift set includes ‘Bearest of Them All’, a unique nail lacquer shade inspired by the iconic Coca-Cola color scheme featuring white hearts mixed with red and white glitter, along with a plush polar bear ornament.
 

“Both OPI and Coca-Cola strive to inspire happiness, encouraging consumers to celebrate life’s little moments of joy,” explains OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador Suzi Weiss-Fischmann. “The Coca-Cola Company’s signature polar bear represents the feelings of warmth and goodwill associated with the holidays. Reimagined as a plush ornament, the Coca-Cola polar bear is the perfect gift to pair with Bearest of Them All. This glitter nail lacquer provides sparkle for the holidays when layered over favorite OPI shades. This Bear’s Got Flair! is sure to bring lots of cheer to gift givers and receivers alike!”
 

WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
I’ve always loved OPI polishes and I loved the previous collaboration between OPI and Coca-Cola (Review here). This product would make a great holiday gift or stocking stuffer for your young ones. Not only is the polish amazing, but it even comes with the cutest little bear ornament. It’s simply adorable!
 

I’m wearing the polish alone here because I want to show how the polish actually looks. Of course, I think it’ll also look great on top of a more “Christmas” polish colour. Also, I think this polish not just suitable for Christmas but I can see someone wearing this for Valentine’s Day as well because of the colours and the hearts. When I was applying the polish, I didn’t have any issue getting the hearts or the glitters to apply. The only complaint that I’ve had with this polish is the removal process. It was a really big hassle to take off all the glitters and hearts. In the end, I had to use acetone to get rid of all the polish.
 
This Bear’s Got Flair! will be available beginning October 2014 for $18.95 CAN at Professional Salons and Spas across Canada.
 
RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

12 DAYS OF BEAUTY GIVEAWAY!

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Mood [Cold]
Currently Playing [Backstreet Boys – Breathe]


I have partnered up with Beauty United for a holiday giveaway for one of my lucky Canadian reader. I will be participating in the Beauty United 12 Days of Beauty photo challenge. In the next few days, up until the 19th of this month, I will be posting 5 photos on my Instagram based on certain themes. (So make sure you follow me there) I will also be throwing in my thoughts of some of the products featured in this prize pack. One lucky reader will win the ENTIRE prize pack at the end of the photo challenge. Here are the prizes:

THE PRODUCTS
Olay Sensitive Body Wash
Secret Oh La La Lavender Clear Gel Deodorant
Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Cream Fragrance-Free
Pantene Daily Moisture Renewal Shampoo + Conditioner
Herbal Essences Naked Cleansing Conditioner
Herbal Essences Naked Dry Shampoo
Head & Shoulders Dry Scalp Care 2-minute Moisturizer Scalp & Hair Treatment
Clairol Hair Colour Coupon
Crest Flex-Fit Whitestrips
COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom Mascara in Very Black
COVERGIRL Eye Shadow Quads in Notice Me Nudes
COVERGIRL Bombshell Powder Brow & Liner Medium Brown

 
The giveaway will be open from Dec 10th – Dec 19th (12:00am) and will be open to Canadian Residents only. The winner will be announced via the Rafflecopter on December 19th, 2014. Good luck everyone!
 
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BIG HOOD

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Mood [Cold]
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Buying Dress hooded coat (On sale here), H&M jeggings, Target boots, Coach Madison Mini North/South Bonded Tote in Python Embossed Leather

I love everything about this coat: the colour, the fit and the humongous hood. I can’t think of a better way to stay cozy than with this giant hood that’s completely made out of fur. One can seriously get buried by it. It is also surprisingly warm; I would say it’s warmer than most of my coats from other retailers. Contrary to the website, I find the colour to be more of a blue hue as opposed to a purple. But it does come in 3 colours , currently available on Buying Dress here and it’s on sale. You can also visit the main site http://www.buyingdress.com for more amazing clothing.