THISWASFOREVER | Fashion and Beauty Blog by Emily Chan

WANG BRA

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Alexander Wang x H&M bra, H&M wrap coat, Dynamite faux leather pants & denim top, DSW shoes

I didn’t intend on getting anything from the Alexander Wang x H&M collection…but in the end, I caved in. The sports bras were on the top of my list of “needs” from the collection because aside from being great gym wear, I could wear them over a top. (I’m still in search for the white top with the perforated pattern…anyone want to offer me theirs in an xs?) Also, nothing makes me feel more warm than being completely engulfed in this potato-sack of a coat. I want to be completely submerged in it…especially with this -18 degrees weather.

LAVENDER MOON GIVEAWAY

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Mood [Content]
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I am giving away one of my best sellers from Lavender Moon‘s Autumn 2014 collection: The Tryst Necklace.
Length: 14″ + Extension
Drop: 2.5″
Material Type: Tin Alloy
Closure: Lobster Clasp

It’s really simple to enter, just use the rafflecopter below. Winner chosen randomly, open internationally. Good luck!
 
PS: Double your chances of winning by entering the other giveaway of the same necklace on @LavenderMoonDesign instagram account. Details can be found here.
a Rafflecopter giveaway



Photo credit: Diana Horsfall of Different Colors and Different Styles

SAILOR MOON 20TH ANNIVERSARY OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE REVIEW: RIBBON IPHONE 5/5s CASE

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Mood [Cold]
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift – I Know Places]


I couldn’t resist buying these two cell phone cases! I waited a few months to absorb in all the cuteness of these cases prior to using them…HAHA, I’m joking. Okay…I’m not! :) First of all, I support official merchandises. So even if there’s other versions of the case on sites such as eBay, I personally will not buy those for 2 reasons: 1) The quality is not as good as the real thing and 2) being an artist, I know how much time and effort are placed into every piece of artwork.
 

These two phone cases were around $25 CAD plus shipping. Thus, pretty hefty for phone cases. But if you’re a Sailor Moon enthusiast like myself, then nothing else matters. They are great quality cases with amazing packages. The rubber is not like most cases iPhone cases, it’s much more durable and less bendable. It covers my phone perfectly and protects it with every drop.
 

You can still purchase the pink case on YesAsia, most other websites have already been sold out. If you’re interested in other Sailor Moon products, I suggest visiting this site to see more items.

THE BODY SHOP VITAMIN E AQUA BOOST SORBET REVIEW

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Mood [Cold]
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
An instant cooling sensation for all day hydration. This silky-soft moisturiser hydrates and refreshes skin with an ultra-light light formula.
-Feels like a burst of freshness on skin
-Quenches skin’s thirst
-Enriched with wheatgerm oil
 

INGREDIENTS
Aqua/Water (Solvent), Glycerin (Humectant), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Alcohol Denat. (Solvent), Silica (Absorbent), Butyrospermum Parkii Butter/Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter (Skin Conditioning Agent – Emollient), Sodium Acrylates Crosspolymer-2 (Absorbent), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Crosspolymer (Film Former), Ammonium Polyacrylolydimethyl Taurate (Emulsifier), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil/Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil (Emollient), Glycine Soja Oil/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Menthol (Fragrance/Cooling Agent), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), C12-13 Pareth-23 (Surfactant), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), C12-13 Pareth-3 (Emulsifier), Menthoxypropanediol (Flavour), t-Butyl Alcohol (Denaturant), Benzyl Salicylate (Fragrance Ingredient), Geraniol (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colorant).
 
FOR BEST RESULT
Apply to face and neck after cleansing and toning using fingertips.
 

WHY I LIKE THIS PRODUCT
This lotion, I don’t even think I can call it a lotion, but rather a sorbet that is infused with all the vitamin E that you’ll ever need. Not only that, but it also has wheatgerm oil, shea butter and soya oil that helps to nourish the skin. It has a really cooling and refreshing feel once applied onto the face. I love how to absorbs oil and deliver a velvety matte finish.
 

The texture is something that I have never tried before. As you can tell from the photo above, it’s indeed like a sorbet. I like this lotion for its ability to retain moisture but I must admit, I’m not a fan of the texture because it doesn’t react well with my foundation. (I wonder if anyone else have run this problem?) I have tried many different types of foundation and different application methods, but it still leaves residue on my face every time I use this sorbet with any foundation. Thus, I cannot use this lotion in the morning and only at night for me. However, besides this point, it’s a good lotion for anyone who wants moisture without having to sacrifice that matte finish.
 
The Body Shop Vitamin E Aqua Boost Sorbet is now available at The Body Shop. For those in Toronto, there’s also a great Groupon right now for $15 for $30 Worth of products at The Body Shop. Click here to purchase!

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

MILITARY JUMPSUIT

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Mood [Okay]
Currently Playing [Taylor Swift – All You Had To Do Was Stay]



H&M military jumpsuit, vintage faux fur coat, DSW heels (Buy here), Lavender Moon Tryst Necklace (Buy here)

The $20 jumpsuit that caused so many controversies and resulted in an apology from H&M. (Read here). Of course, it’s also never my intention to offend anyone by buying this garment or wearing it. In fact, I didn’t even know about this controversy until I started planning for this post. Whatever your stance is on the issue, just keep in mind that what we wear is just a minuscule representation of who we are.

AVON LUCK FOR HER EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY REVIEW

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Create your own luck! Join the exclusive Avon Luck for Her waiting list! Avon Luck for Her is a sparkling fragrance for the woman fortunate in love and life. The luxurious fragrance instantly seduces with dazzling notes Sparkling Citrus and luscious red berries blended with creamy white florals and warm sandalwood. Celebrate your lucky moments from day to night with this long lasting fragrance.
 
INGREDIENTS
SD ALCOHOL 40-B, WATER/EAU, PARFUM/FRAGRANCE, BENZOPHENONE-3, BENZOPHENONE-1, BENZOPHENONE-2, ETHYLHEXYL METHOXYCINNAMATE, TRIS(TETRAMETHYLHYDROXYPIPERIDINOL) CITRATE, RED 4/CI 14700, YELLOW 10/CI 47005.
 

WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
I think I screamed a little when I first opened the box. Bow? Gold? I can’t imagine a better combo. I had a little trouble opening the top because it was seal very firmly. Other than that, I am in LOVE with the packaging! The bottle alone, already looks really good on my dressing table.
 

The scent is also very lovely. It has notes of Bergamot Italian Orpur and bursts of luscious, juicy Red Currant and Red Berry. On top, it has a mixture of red rose petals, night blooming jasmine, creamy vanilla absolute and velvet sandalwood. It’s a very beautiful smell.
 

If you love this smell, I recommend also getting the body lotion and the shower gel as well. I have the body lotion next to my bed because my hands always tend to get really dry before I go to sleep.
 
Price: Avon Luck for Her $35 CAD
Available: November 2014
Where to Buy: Available through Avon Independent Representatives and www.avon.ca
 
RATING
Product (5/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

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.