THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

THE MULE

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Mood [Cold]
Currently Playing [One Direction - Steal my Girl]









Lavender Moon Temple Necklace (Buy here), Vivienne Tam leather jacket, H&M sweater (Current season), Phillip Lim for Target sweatpants, Zara mules, Michael Kors Mini Selma messenger

A couple of new things – these mules from Zara are irresistibly delicious and perfect for any occasion. They can bring together a more causal outfit or complete a simple slipdress. Either way, they are foolproof. My somewhat new Michael Kors mini Selma. Lately, I’ve adapted the motto of “the smaller, the better”…I wonder how long this will last for.

THISWASFOREVER ON INSTAGRAM

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Mood [Okay]
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Birthday polaroids from a few weeks ago with the boy with a really yummy blueberry cake. It’s still weird to see the boy with such short hair…haha!
 

I have some really amazing girlfriends who know exactly what I want! Say hello to my new Hourglass ambient lighting blush palette! Not to mention, Compost Cookie!
 

Okonomiyaki (お好み焼き) or a Japanese savoury pancake containing a variety of ingredients. It was so delicious and easy to make~ Check out this Youtube video by Jun!
 

Every order from Lavender Moon is sealed with love and care. Lavender Moon is also on Facebook now. Please show your support by liking the page. As always…thank you!
 

Some of my favorite Asian snacks that I picked up to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. Yes, we are both October babies and our birthdays are exactly a week apart.
 

Hokkaido Ramen Santouka are so good. If anyone is in Toronto, make sure to drop by this place. I suggest going on a weekday later in the night so you don’t have to wait outside. The lines can be long.
 

Finally, I recently went to Outlet Collection at Niagara. I scored $5 skirts at the local J. Crew. It was indeed a “kill price”. To see more daily updates of my life, make sure to follow me on Instagram @thiswasforever

ANYTIME IS #GAMETIME WITH MATTEL

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Mood [Sleepy]
Currently Playing [A Great Big World - Already Home]


I probably speak on behalf of many people who are in their 20’s when I say that we are busy creatures and time is always running low. Aside from being a teacher, I also write articles for this blog and manage my store on the side. Thus, once in a while it’s good to have some R&R. It’s not a secret that I love playing board games. (See my last game post with Mattel here). A great way to wind down a busy week for me, is to simply have a night in. But even if you plan on going out, these Mattel games, make game time anytime.
 

Who doesn’t love some UNO fun? Portable and great entertain for 2 to 10 people. This little game can be slipped into your purse and can go anywhere you go! Here’s a little tip: I like to add 2 decks together if I play with more than 5 people because it makes it so much more fun!
 

This is another favourites of mine from my childhood…Mad Gab! You and your teammates have 30 seconds to sound out three puzzles. For example…”ASK RUDE ARRIVE HER”. Do you “hear” the answer? A SCREWDRIVER! I’ll let you in in on a little secret: even years of playing this game, I still suck at it.
 

Big Picture Apples to Apples Game will prove that a picture is worth 1000 words? And a million laughs! It’s family friendly and everyone will be able to make hilarious comparisons by playing outrageous picture cards.
 

I save the best for last…Bounce Off! is definitely my favourite of the bunch. Maybe there’s just something about bouncing balls that reminisce my childhood or some other unexplained reasons, but whatever they might be, I love this game. It’s simple, flip over a challenge card to determine the pattern you must attempt, then race to recreate it by bouncing balls into the grid. The first to complete the pattern wins the card and the first to earn 3 cards wins the game.
 

I won many times againist the boyfriend :)
 
Finally, check out this amazing video of shoppers in Canada who were in for a surprise: Mattel Games transformed what looked like a regular poster into a live game that offered surprise Pictionary challenges – and even more unexpected prizes. Truly #GameTimeCAN!

MAYBELLINE FACE STUDIO MASTER GLAZE GLISTENING BLUSH STICK REVIEW AND SWATCHES

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Mood [Cold]
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift - Out Of The Woods]


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Face Studio Master Glaze Glisten Blush Stick makes cheeks go dewy and gently glazed with sheer blush color. Liquid shimmer pearls + shea butter glide provide blendable blush color and smooth, even application.
 
INGREDIENTS
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polyethylene, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Nylon-12, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ozokerite, Polyvinyl Laurate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Butyrospermum Parkii Butter / Shea Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Propylene Carbonate, Silica,Alumina, Tin Oxide, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone, Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Magnesium Silicate.
 

FOR BEST RESULT
Glide over cheekbones towards the temple. Blend with fingertips and build for desired color impact.
Expert Tip: Rushed for time? Master Glaze can also be used on eyes or lips for a sheer color glaze wherever you need it.
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Remember those NYC Blushable Creme Sticks that I first reviewed when I started this blog around 4 years ago? And then they got discontinued? Well, finally another company has decided to recreate something similar to those and I am in love all over again!

I am in love with the formula of the Master Glaze because they are super smooth and very easy to apply. Thus, don’t get too heavy-handed when you’re applying them. I like to apply the product to the apple of my cheeks and blend it out with my ring finger all around my cheeks. These Maybelline blushes are packed into a black tub with a twist up bottom. However, don’t twist the product all the way when you’re using it in order to avoid breakage.
 

L to R: Barely Pink & Nude

Just look at how pigmented it looks? It does look like they have a hint of silver in them but I would still classify them as a semi-matte finish. I personally love the Nude colour because it can be used as a light bronzer as well. The staying power of these are around 8 hours, which in my opinion is pretty amazing. I think if you have lighter skin tones, it’ll work even better on your skin.

These Maybelline Master Glaze blushes are available at your local drugstores for around $8.99 CAD. I highly recommend picking them up.
 
RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (4/5)

CRYSTAL STATEMENT

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Mood [Hungry]
Currently Playing [None]






Lavender Moon Clearer Light necklace (Buy here), Lowrys Farm cropped sweater, Abercombie lace dress (current season), Rockport boots, Kate Spade Small Laurel in black

I’d been meaning to update more in the month of October, but with the launch of Lavender Moon and many birthday celebration dinners/coffee dates/bubble tea runs, it just didn’t happen. I hope I’ll get back into the rhythm this week…but no promises. Happy Monday beautiful!

FLASH GIVEAWAY: DEMI LOVATO WORLD TOUR IN HAMILTON, ONTARIO

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Mood [Excited]
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ATTENTION DEMI LOVATO FANS! Though I was invited to attend Demi Lovato World Tour in Hamilton next week, unfortunately, something came up and I will not be able to attend. Thus, I am going to be giving out my ticket to the show to one of you lucky readers! Here are the details:

What: One (1) ticket to Demi Lovato: World Tour (with special guests: Andee, Christina Perri, Spencer West, MKTO)
When: Monday, Oct 20, 2014 07:00 PM
Where: FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton, ON
How: The ticket will be at Will Call Box Office, so your name and telephone number is required upon pick up.
REQUIREMENT: Tag all your photos from that night with @Tampax #BeRadiant. You’ll be taking all the photos on my behalf :)
 

ACT QUICK because the winner will be chosen by the end of today! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter this giveaway:
 
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JET SET INTO FALL WITH REVLON TO STOCKHOLM & A GIVEAWAY!

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Guess where I’m jet setting off to with Revlon? To Stockholm! Okay, while I really be setting foot in an airplane, my makeup is inspired by the styles and trends of Stockholm. You know what’s the best part of this look? You’ll also get a chance to win everything that I have used to recreate this Revlon look for yourself! (Stay tune until the very end to find out how you can enter)
 

Here is the little passport that Revlon sent me along with the step by step instructions on how to create the Stockholm inspired look. Here are all the products that I used: Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Bone ($3.49 each), Revlon Color Stay Skinny Liquid Liner in Blackout ($10.49), Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara in Blackest Black ($10.49), Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Stockholm Chic ($13.59), and Revlon Color Stay Gel Envy in Double Down, Ace of Spades and Diamond Top Coat ($8.39 each)
 

Here is the Stockholm look! I personally am in love with the lip colour! It’s very subtle and can be worn on a regular basis. Here are the steps on how you can achieve the look:
1) Sweep Bone over your entire lid and apply liner from the middle of the lash line outwards. Extend the line straight past the eye’s outer corner.
2) Apply Onyx starting at the inner corner of the eye meeting the existing liquid liner at the center of the lid. Coat lashes with mascara.
3) Glide Stockholm Chic onto lips for a bold finish.
4) Complete the look with Ace of Spades or Double Down before applying top coat.
 

I’m going to briefly review some of the Revlon products that I’ve used. Some, surprisingly blew my expectations out of the waters and others, not so much. Let’s take a look!
 
Revlon ColorStay Moisture Stain in Stockholm Chic

I am shocked at how much I love this Moisture Stain! Remember I said how much I loved the one by Maybelline before? Well, it has just been replaced! This one not only has the function of a stain but at the same time it’s quote moisturizing. Now, don’t get my wrong, it’s still not a balm/gloss but it’s probably the most moisturizing lip stain that I’ve tried to date. I love it so much that I bought a few more…hopefully I’ll get on reviewing them soon.
 

The wear time is around 5 hours before I need to reapply due to a lack of moisture. However, the colour still stays on my lips due to the stain. Here is the swatch.
 
Revlon Bold Lacquer Mascara in Blackest Black

This is another product that surprised me. By this time, you probably know my terrible luck with mascaras. With my stubby, straight, Asian-lashes, it’s rare for me to find a fitting mascara. However, this mascara is quite amazing. Not only does it lengthens but my curls are kept curled all day long. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the photo below!
 

I have short lashes, so this is as good as it gets! *wink* No wonder I need false lashes.
 
Revlon Color Stay Skinny Liquid Liner in Blackout

As as avid user of liquid liners, I am impressed by this one by Revlon. The pigmentation is very good and the liner is one of the thinnest ones that I’ve ever used. But at the same time, it is also a downfall because it takes a longer time to create a thicker line. However, if you’re new to using liquid liner, this one is quite easy to get a use to.
 

Stays all day on my eyes without giving me panda eyes…that’s an extra point in my books.
 
Revlon ColorStay ShadowLinks in Onyx and Bone

These are probably the most affordable single shadows on the market at the moment. They are also highly customizable since you can just attach them together with a click or detach them.
 

The downside is that not all colours have the same pigmentation and they are a bit chalky, which makes blending the colours a bit more frustrating.
 
Revlon Color Stay Gel Envy in Double Down, Ace of Spades and Diamond Top Coat

Another brand has come out with a gel-polish that doesn’t require a light. What I have to say is that the Revlon version the gel polish is the longest lasting ones that I’ve tried. I have had mine on my nails for over a week and still without a chip. Plus, the colour choices are much better than other brands.
 

However, the downside is that these polishes take a long time to dry! I had to repaint my nails 3/4 times because it kept on smudging. That can be very frustrating.
 

So this is it! The complete Stockholm look by Revlon. If you want to win all these items that I have mentioned above, you can check out the 2 simple rules to enter the contest:
 

1) Follow THISWASFOREVER on Instagram.
2) LIKE the picture that I have posted about this Revlon Stockholm look with my FOTD

 
 
Note: Contest is open to Canadian residents only; 18 years of age or older. Contest closes on October 17, 2014.