L’OREAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE NAIL COLLECTION EXCLUSIVE NUDES REVIEW & SWATCHES

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
What’s next from Paris… now! Your dream colour is now at your fingertips with Colour Riche® Nail Colour. Our formula delivers intense, luxurious colour and up to 10 days of shine. Available in a delicious spectrum of must-have shades, the collection is curated by L’Oréal’s exclusive Colour Designer, Orrea Light, to bring you the most glamorous colours straight from Paris. Our new easy-to-use brush provides ideal coverage for the ultimate chic look. Indulge in the alluring world of Colour Riche® Nail where there’s a perfect hue to match your personality, style and mood.
 

 
INGREDIENTS
Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Propyl Acetate, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Tosylamide/Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, Benzophenone 1, Silica, Diacetone Alcohol, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Alumina, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tin Oxide, Stearalkonium Hectorite, May contain:, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 6 (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 34 (CI 15880), Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Black 2 (CI 77266)
 
FOR BEST RESULT
Shake gently. Apply 2 coats.
 
WHY I LOVE THIS PRODUCT
Nudes have always been my go-to colours for anything from eyeshadows to lipsticks to nail polishes. Thus, I feel like I will definitely be loving this collection. And, I do! Overall, I am extremely happy with the colour pay-off from these polishes. They glide on really smoothly on my nails and 2 coats are sufficient to get the vibrant colour.
 

The Eva Nude is hands down my favorite from the entire collection since it is a light warm caramel nude. I tweeted it and posted the photo on Instagram when I first tried it and instantly fell in love with it. Remarkable radiance for a sun-kissed effect. This nude really compliments my skin tone and truly captures a glowing complexion.
 

The Doutzen Nude is fresh and feminine. It’s the ideal nude for anyone who likes an elegant pinky colour. It actually have a bit of a taupe colour to it. I can’t imagine this colour not complementing any skin tone. The polish goes on in thin coats and dry time is short.
 

The Liya Nude is a darker nude that leans towards a gorgeous deep purple neutral shade. This colour is really safe and can match any skin tone. But it is still very flattering. The formula is perfect. I used just two coats in my swatches. I can also really appreciate that the colour is still very appropriate for conservative work environments even though it’s a darker polish.
 

The Julianne Nude is classified as a dusty salmon. It’s an interesting take on a nude colour polish. When it’s dried, it becomes a bit darker that I would argue it looks a bit brown. This is my least favorite colour out of the collection just because it doesn’t look too flattering on me.
 
Suggested retail price for the nail colour is $6.99 CAD
 
 
RATING
Product (4/5)
Cost (4/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

LANCÔME GRANDIÔSE WIDE-ANGLE FAN EFFECT MASCARA REVIEW

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Mood [Lethargic]
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
This grand mascara reinvents a new application technique with its new Swan Neck Wand™. Grandiose provides length, curve and volume all-in-one as well as access to all lashes from corner to corner and root to tip.
 
SWAN NECK WAND™
-ACCESS TO ALL LASHES FROM CORNER TO CORNER AND ROOT TO TIP
ELASTOMER BRUSH
-PREVENTS CLUMPING
-PRECISE APPLICATION
-HIGHLY GRASPING even for smaller lashes
INNOVATIVE FORMULA
- ULTRA BLACK PIGMENTS
- ROOT TO TIP LASH INTENSITY
- LONGWEAR FLEXIBLE POLYMERS
- 24H NO FLAKING- SOFT & SUPPLE LASHES
 

INGREDIENTS
Water, Paraffin, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Acrylates, Copolymer, Cera Abla/Beeswax, Copernicia Cerifera Cera/Carnauba Wax, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Steareth-2, Cetyl Alcohol, Acacia Senegal/Acacia Senegal Gum, Rose Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, 2-Oleamido-1, 3-Octadecanediol, Disodium Edta, Propanediol, Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulosed, Caprylyl Glycol, Panthenol, Ethylenediamine/Stearyl Dimer Dilinoleate Copolymer, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance, [+/- May Contain CI 77499/Iron Oxides].
 
FOR BEST RESULT

 
 
1) Fan out outer lashes

2) Lift center lashes

3) Extend interior lashes

 
WHY YOU SHOULD SKIP THIS PRODUCT
So before I jump into this review and explain why I don’t like this product, I will tell you that there are a few things that I absolutely love about this mascara. The swan neck wand is hands down, the BEST mascara wand that I have ever tried. Indeed, it does make the application of the mascara very easy. I am able to access all my lashes without any problem; from root to tip, corner to corner.
 

Aside from the wand, the brush is also great! It is a elastomer brush with high grasping, precise application. The size of the brush is also smaller than most brushes on the market and I really like that. I don’t have big eyes and long lashes, thus, the smaller brush is just perfect for me. I can even use the brush horizontally for my lower lashes as well.
 

So what disappointed me the most about the mascara is the formula. It’s supposed to be an innovative formula with ultra black pigments and long wear flexible polymer that can be wore for 24 hours without flaking. Like most mascaras, it simply does not hold my curls. Once again, I have short, stubby, straight lashes and thus, not many mascaras can satisfy my needs. Sadly, the Lancome Grandiose Mascara is no exception.
 

 
RATING
Product (1/5)
Cost (3/5)
Ease of Use (5/5)
Packaging (5/5)

 
 
**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes**

NO PAST NO FUTURE

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Mood [Okay]
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Forever 21 tank top and polka dot pants, Converse Jack Purcell shoes, ela editor’s metallic stud pouch in silver (buy here), Ardene mirrored wayfarer

I firmly believe that nothing, no matter good or bad, in our lives happen by accident or by chance. Therefore, everything has been intricately planned. There are no duplicate journeys, which makes each one of us unique in our own ways. Our past ultimately points to who we will become in the future. As humans, we are bound to make mistakes. But that’s okay because what’s important is that we learn from them and then we never repeat them again. There’s no need to be ashamed of our past failures and wrongdoings. Try to remember this the next time when life throws you a curve ball: no past, no future.

PURSE REVIEW: ELA EDITOR’S METALLIC STUD POUCH IN SILVER

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I am very happy to announce a new series that I will be launching on THISWASFOREVER. After some positive response on my social media and a few weeks to gather my thoughts together, it seems like many of you are interested in reviews of my handbags collection. I want to start this segment on my blog to help those of you who are contemplating on buying certain designer brands, to better understand your options and choices. I can’t guarantee how often these posts will be up because they do take a huge amount of time to complete. Furthermore, I want to reiterate that I do purchase my own handbags/purses with my own money. I do have a full time job and do save up to a few months before I make a huge purchase. When you buy things with your own hard-earned money, it’s just that much more fulfilling.
 


So here is the first post of my Purse Review series. I decide to start this series with a brand that I have only come to love in the past year, ela. The basis of ela, an accessories brand co founded by Ela and Martin Aldorsson (CANADIANS!), is the idea of humble luxury, where refined and sophisticated silhouettes strive to showcase, rather than upstage, the wearer. From subtle asymmetry to luxe hardware and leather, every design element is infused with a high level of craftsmanship, materials and a signature aesthetic. All ela bags and leather goods are crafted in Spain using premium leather and hardware.
 

Name: Editor’s Metallic Stud Pouch In Silver
Brand: ela
Size: 11″ width, 8.5″ height
Where to Buy: ela website, Holt Renfrew, eluxe.ca
 

Exterior: The exterior of this bag is a silver metallic colour that is made of 100% leather. The studded leather features an etched logo and cute lock/unlock icons. It was also designed by a Canadian duo, and crafted in Spain using top quality leather. It came with a zipper closure to ensure that everything stays in place. I don’t like how easily the the exterior can be scratched, so make sure you store it properly and make sure it’s not at the bottom of your closet. Also, finger prints will be common against the metallic silver exterior.

Interior: As you can tell from the photo above, the interior is of a purple lining. Since the bag itself is flat, it can look very bulky if you put too much item inside. My wallet, cell phone, lip balm and keys are probably all that can fit inside this bag.

Functionality: This is definitely not a “hands-free” bag since it is a clutch.

Weight: Very light since it is a small clutch.

Price: $198 CAD is the retailed price. Just a tip: I would suggest following ela on Instagram to find out when the brand is having warehouse sales in Toronto. That’s how I picked up this clutch for a portion of its price.

Other Things that I Like about this Bag: This standout clutch doubles as a case for your iPad or e-reader. It matches with everything and can make any outfit that much edgier.
 






Forever 21 leather overall skirt & flower tank top, Converse Jack Purcell shoes, ela editor’s metallic stud pouch in silver (buy here), Ardene mirrored wayfarer

AVIVA DRESS: ONE-STOP SHOPPING FOR ALL BRIDES, BRIDESMAIDS AND ALL SPECIAL OCCASION EVENTS

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Just like every 8-year-old girl, I had always dreamed of the perfect wedding, which of course included the most beautiful and extravagant dress I could imagined. Names like Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Pronovias, Marchesa started to surface. But as I grew up, I started to realized how impossible and impractical it was for me to spend a fortune on a dress that ideally, I would only wear once. I started to believe that a wedding shouldn’t have to cost an arm and a leg and the dress should be both beautiful and affordable. I do realize that my beliefs are very aberrant and not everyone, especially girls, will agree with me. But try to hear me out when I say that a wedding is just a day while a marriage is a lifetime.
 
So for those small percentage of brides-to-be out there who share the same beliefs as me, then let me introduce you to Avivadress.co.uk, the world’s leading online wedding apparel destination. AvivaDress’s goal is to provide complete one-stop shopping for all brides, bridesmaids and all special occasion events. They strive to provide you with the most current selection, the most complete size range (1-Petite to 54W, custom made), the best prices and the largest variety of styles.
 

Avivadress.co.uk has its own wedding apparel factory. They are family owned and operated. Their factory have been specialize in producing wedding apparel and special occasion dress over 10 years, has more than 100 employees; among them are many professional designers & technicians. Their product are all made by the best material, such as the satin fabric (Italian, Japan, Taiwan), Bead and sequin (Austria, Japan, Taiwan) swarovski crystal (Austria, Czech).


Company Information:
HCW Limited
CN: 62577883-000-01-14-9
Address:
HO KING COMM CTR,FA YUEN ST MONGKOK
KLN,HONG KONG


There are so many stunning wedding dresses to choose from and most of them are under $200 CAD! Since they will actually make the dress for you, you can customize your own colour and size to your fitting. And you know what else? They have bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and evening dresses all available as well. Once again, you can customize these dresses to your liking. Check out some of my favourite choices below:




You also don’t have to worry about ordering from Aviva Dress because they guarantee that they will make you satisfied with the products and services. They are in business to make you happy. Therefore, if that means working overtime, then it will be done! Aviva Dress will try our best to do the order process wonderfully. So the next time you need a dress for a special occasion, consider ordering from Aviva Dress.

WHITE BOTTOM

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Zara boyfriend jeans & ankle strap sandals, Dynamite Clothing top, Firmoo glasses (buy here), Forever 21 necklace

I have always avoided anything white on the bottom ever since I started to care about what I put on every morning. Most of you girls can probably figure out why but besides that obvious reason, I have always thought white to be so unflattering, especially white pants. I still don’t have the courage to own a pair of white skinny jeans just yet, but these high waisted boyfriend jeans from Zara are already entering new grounds for me. Happy Friday everyone!

SHOWER SLIDES

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Garage Clothing overalls, Zara top, Addidas original shower slides, Cheap Monday rucksack, Marc by March Jacobs watch
 
Hello 90′s! Adidas slides or “shower slides” are quite possibly my favorite trend of 2014. Sure, there are many versions of these shower shoes on the market, such as Céline and Isabel Marant, but nothing can compete with the original Adidas ones. There’s just something very nostalgic about the three stripes of these slides. I guess that’s why they are deemed as “classic” for a reason. Second, comfort is key and these slides are of ultimate comfort. Plus, they match anything that you can throw on. Try wearing them with socks…if you dare to venture into that realm.