THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

3D ROSE

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Mood [Serene]
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift – Style]






3D Rose Top – Baby Pink from Lookbook Store, Joe Fresh jeans, Target Mossimo purse & flats (both current season), Daniel Wellington watch (buy here), Firmoo glasses (buy here)
 

The soft, mesh rosette of this sweater not only adds unique texture to the delicate look, but makes for the perfect romantic feature. It’s super girly, super soft and I am endlessly in love with it. The sweater is slightly cropped, making it ideal for high-waisted jeans, skirts and shorts. It just might be the foolproof piece for Valentine’s Day.

LEND ME YOUR EAR, LUNA

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Mood [Okay]
Currently Playing [None]



Lavender Moon Luna’s Ear Piece (on sale here), Joe Fresh Girls jacket, Gap Kids dress, Nine West shoes

I’ve always loved how a single accessory can really bring together an outfit. An ear cuff is such a simple way to add a touch of chic to any outfit. This Luna’s Ear Piece by Lavender Moon can be downplayed when paired with a sporty jacket or combined with a red carpet gown, like Emma Watson, to add just the right amount of edge. This ear piece is currently on sale until the end of this week on the Lavender Moon website.

KAIA BAMBOO TAPIOCA BEADS CUSTOMIZED CLEANSING KIT REVIEW

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Mood [Happy]
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift – Wonderland]


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
The most natural way to cleanse. Everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The first customizable cleansing kit allows you the versatility in customizing your cleanser (including the consistency) by adding droplets of different liquids. You can intensify or lessen the degree of exfoliation with each cleanse, making it perfect for ultra sensitive skin.

kit includes: daily cleansing powder (1.5 oz), moringa oil (0.125 fl.oz), and bamboo mixing spoon

 

The kit includes moringa oil (a fabulous dry oil) which can be mixed with the beads and used as an amazing makeup remover. The oil is cold-pressed from the seeds of the moringa tree and is indigenous to Africa and India, often being referred to as the ‘miracle tree’ because of its nutrient rich properties. This oil is considered a ‘dry oil’ as it penetrates without an oily residue.
 

This kit is simply adorable and everything about it just screams user friendly!
 

FOR BEST RESULT

 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Guess what girls? Tapioca is not just for our bubble tea! Kaia introduces the most natural way to cleanse with the use of bamboo tapioca beads! Aside from all the great benefits such as: 100% natural, paraben-free, gluten-free, vegan friendly and certified cruelty free, it’s so fun to use!
 
The bamboo tapioca beads act as a gentle, but powerful, exfoliant. It uses micronized bamboo which is high in natural silica. It not only helps to dissolve excess oil in my pores but it draws out dirt found in clogged pores because of the white clay in the formula. I like to massage my face using this product and my favorite cleansing oil. It leaves an extremely clean feeling on my skin and my skin feels really soft.
 

But you know what’s the best part about this product? It’s suitable for any kind of skin! How? That’s because it can be mixed with whatever suits your needs. For example, if you want something simple and basic, just mix the powder with water until it turns into a milky paste. I personally love to mix the tapioca with my cleansing oil because it works great to remove my face makeup. Another way to see this product is as a mask. Simply mix it with a yoghurt paste and leave it on your face for 10 minutes before rinsing it off. See, the possibilities are endless. You can check out some DIY exfoliants and cleansers here on Kaia’s website.
 
Suggested retail price for the nail colour is $38.00 CAD and available at selected Holt Renfrew locations and selected spas and boutiques across Canada and the US.
 
 
RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

WET N WILD’S 2015 COLLECTION MAKEUP BRUSHES REVIEW

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Mood [Freezing]
Currently Playing [One Direction – Half a Heart]


I was so thrilled when I got my hands on these new Wet N Wild makeup brushes because not only are they cruelty-free, they are also extremely affordable. All of these brushes are under $4 CAD! I am loving the packaging and the sleek designs of these brushes. They don’t look cheap at all.
 

Build a Foundation Brush
Before you embark on any project, you’ve first got to build a foundation. And what better way than with the perfect brush? This two-toned foundation brush is the perfect balance of firmness and softness. Made of versatile synthetic bristles for any formula, from cream to liquid, apply your foundation with ease for a streak-free, flawless finish.

Features:
-Made of versatile synthetic bristles
-Perfect balance of firmness and softness for any foundation formula

Suggested Retail Price: $3.99 CAD
 

This is my favorite brush out of the 3 because it really does have the perfect balance between firmness and softness. I have been using this religiously in the past 2/3 weeks and I just always gravitate back to it. I just love how easy it is to blend my foundation with this brush and feels very soft against my skin. It’s not the best foundation brush that I’ve tried but of course, given the $3.99 price tag, it’s a great brush.
 

In Your Shadow Eyeshadow Brush
You live in no one’s shadow, so it only seems fitting your brush be amazing too! With this for your eyes only eyeshadow brush, create any eye look that makes you YOU! The short, rounded natural bristles pick up as much shadow as you need, from a light application to a heavy dose of colour! Want a little inside tip? Don’t sweep it away! Press your shadow on for more vibrant colour!

Features:
-Made of natural goal hairs! Still peta-certified and cruelty-free!
-Short, rounded bristles for perfect eyeshadow application

Suggested Retail Price: $1.99 CAD
 

Wow, $1.99 for an eyeshadow brush! Now that’s a steal! This brush has a rounded end and picks up eyeshadow without any problems. The bristles are soft but not the softest ones that I’ve tried. Personally, I think this eyeshadow brush works better as a smugger for my eyes because I don’t have a huge lid area to work with. I normally would prefer a brush with even shorter bristles than and is more dense this one. But does it do its job as an eyeshadow brush? Yes! This is a good brush for any beginners who are just venturing into the makeup world and wants an eyeshadow brush brush without breaking a bank.
 

The Louder Powder Brush
Turn on the powder! This amped up, plush, brush has soft, curved natural bristles perfect for picking up just the right amount of powder and evenly applying it to your moneymaker!

Features:
-Made of natural goal hairs! Still peta-certified and cruelty-free!
-Short, rounded bristles for perfect powder application

Suggested Retail Price: $3.99 CAD
 

Unfortunately, this brush just doesn’t make the cut in my books. Wet N Wild makes a good attempt at creating this powder brush but the brush just isn’t soft enough for my liking. Plus, it’s not dense enough. Also, when I was cleaning the brush for the first time, this brush turned the water a shade of black. I assumed some of the dye came off so I was glad that it didn’t get on my face. The other two brushes didn’t have this problem, only this one.
 
Will any of you be checking out these Wet N Wild brushes? They will be available in mass market retailers beginning February 2015.

I HAVE NOTHING TO WEAR

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Mood [Cold]
Currently Playing [None]



Romwe Cape, American Eagle t-shirt, vintage distress denim, New Balance sneakers, Lavender Moon necklace

I bought this shirt because it summarized my mood perfectly in the past weeks. I blame this extreme cold weather for making me feel like I have nothing to wear each morning. It’s inhumane how cold it has gotten. On a brighter note, I am wearing a new necklace from my brand, Lavender Moon. (You can sneak a peek here) It’s from the Spring 2015 collection so it’s not yet available for sale. All I can say is to be prepared for some classic, timeless pieces.

SAILOR MOON MIRACLE ROMANCE LIQUID EYELINER GIVEAWAY!

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Mood [Full]
Currently Playing [None]


A New Year = a new giveaway! By this point, I think we all have established what a big Sailor Moon fan I am (evidently proven here). Plus, with all these makeup products and official merchandise from the Sailor Moon Crystal series, I thought it would be a fantastic idea to giveaway one of the Sailor Moon Liquid Eyeliner by Creer Beaute in black. You can read my full review of the eyeliner here.
 

I love this liquid liner and it comes in the most adorable packaging! It’s a homage to anyone who grew up in the 90’s! Please use the Rafflecopter below to enter this giveaway, an Instagram account is needed.
 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 
NOTE:
-This giveaway is open internationally! (I will be shipping the product out myself)
-You must be over 18 or have your parents permission because if you win I am going to need your address.
-The winner will be chosen randomly
-Questions? Email me at day–dreaming@hotmail.com

EOS VISIBLY SOFT LIP BALM IN VANILLA MINT REVIEW

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Mood [Freezing]
Currently Playing [None]


PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
eos Visibly Soft(TM) Lip Balm, enriched with natural conditioning oils, moisturizing shea butter and antioxidant vitamins C & E, nourishes for immediately softer, more beautiful lips.
-99% natural (Petrolatum-free/Paraben-free/Gluten-free/Phthalate-free)
-Long-lasting moisture for immediately softer, more beautiful lips
-Shea butter & vitamins C & E
-Smoothes on clear
-Precisely glides on lips
-Twist-off top
 
INGREDIENTS
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil*, Beeswax/Cera Alba (Cire d’abeille)*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Natural Flavor, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter)*, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Isostearoyl Lactylate, Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stevia Rebaudiana Leaf/Stem Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate
 

FOR BEST RESULT
Simply twist the cap off and glide over the lips.
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
I am so in love with the new packages and the new formulas of these Visibly Soft Lip Balms! I especially love this Vanilla Mint one because mint and vanilla are definitely two of my favorite scents. The first thing you’ll notice is the difference in packaging. These new versions have an adorable and fun swirl design on packaging.
 

As for the new formula, the only difference I see is that these lip balms have coconut oil in them. Even so, I think this makes a difference in the performance of the lip balm because these new versions glide so much smoother than the old ones. It doesn’t take as long for the lip balm to warm up as the older version. My lips definitely feel more hydrated using this newer version than with the original ones and not as flaky.
 

As always, I think you either LOVE these EOS lip balms or you don’t really care for them. As for me, I LOVE them! Not only are the designs so cute, but it’s a great lip balm as well.
 

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