Fashion Inspiration: Pinup Edition

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  Pin up girls are widely appealing to popular culture and iconic in the world of fashion, glamour and beauty. There have been many iconic pin up girls in the past that are still celebrated today such as, Marilyn Monroe, Dita Von Teese and Betty Grable. There have been many controversies in regards to pin up girls and how it is corrupting societal morality and degrading towards woman hood. However, some believe it is considered to be a positive post-Victorian rejection of bodily shame and a healthy respect for female beauty. Pinup fashion has been questioned in regards to being an actual feminist. I see how it can be difficult to rationalize loving a fashion style that came from a time where women were oppressed more so than they are today. But that’s not all true.

There are some reasons why the pin up fashion in the 50’s is actually empowering for women. It embraces all the different body types. There is not specific requirement or a standard you have to meet to be a pin up girl, enforcing a positive message that size doesn’t matter! You get to embrace your inner quirk! Pin up fashion allows women to express there own style in many ways, whether its colour, different hairstyles, tattoos or clothes pairing. There are no rules! Do what you please, In the fashion industry there are trends and styles that are considered fashion suicide or unattractive. Whoever gave them the right to decide? Like that’s not degrading to women telling them how they carry themselves or what they wear is uncouth. You know who can be and wear whatever the hell they want? The pin up fashion community, that’s who! Granted the pin up version of the 21st century has the media turning them illicit, but isn’t everything in the media illicit today? It was never portrayed that way in the early years and that’s not why we embrace it today! Another reason to embrace pin up fashion is because they encourage strength! They aren’t shy and awkward, they are ballsy, strong and can stand their own ground. Who wouldn’t want to be a supporter of that?

So can you enjoy pin up girls/fashion and be a feminist? Yes, yes you can

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“When things get you down, make the best of your own life rather than worrying about what everyone else thinks.”
Dita Von Tees

“If you’re going to do something wrong, do it big, because the punishment is the same either way.”
Jayne Mansfield 

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
Marilyn Monroe

“The practice of putting women on pedestals began to die out when it was discovered that they could give orders better from there.” – Betty Grable 

Until Next time! xx

Stylebook: Summer 2015 Edition

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 Summer means you can start to bring out all the cute outfits from your closet! From Daisy Dukes to Flirty dresses, the fashion possibilities are endless! Here are looks that I came across and think are super cute for Summer 2015! Hope you like the looks and let me know which one is your favourite in the comments!

Happy Summer! xx

Peach Anchor Printed Dress

Peach Anchor Printed Dress

Boho look with loose tee & flirty shorts.

Boho look with loose tee & flirty   shorts.

Pink, yellow & navy candy stripped Maxi Dress

Pink, yellow & navy candy stripped Maxi Dress

Neon Pink Back Bow Dress

Neon Pink Back Bow Dress

Brown Strip Shift Dress

Brown Strip Shift Dress

White Boyfriend Tee & Denim

White Boyfriend Tee & Denim

Red Polka Shift Dress

Red Polka Shift Dress

Black & Cream Combo Maxi

Black & Cream Combo Maxi

Mismatched Boho & Shorts

Mismatched Boho & Shorts

Boyfriend Overalls w/ White Crop Top

Boyfriend Overalls w/ White Crop

Candy Stripped Shift Dress

Candy Stripped Shift Dress

Sunset Graident Dress

Sunset Graident Dress

 Hope you guys enjoyed these cute summer looks! What summer looks would you rock?
– Until next time! xx

Review: Too Faced – Better Than Sex Mascara

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The Better than Sex Mascara by Too Faced is by far the best mascara I have ever laid my hands on! I will have to grab as many as I can get my hands on! *Makes grubby fingers”. So is this most raved about product better than sex? How bout I let you decide… This mascara is built around the idea of getting full-blown Bambi lash volume. It is intensely black mascara with an hourglass shaped brush that gives you the maximum volume while separating each lash in the process. The hourglass shaped brush is suppose to be inspired by a women’s curves designed with stiff bristles to boost the performance, if you know what I mean. 😉 One or two coats add noticeable length and volume, add a few extra coats and you’ll have yourself Bambi lashes on fleek for sure! It is waterproof resistant and this bad boy won’t budge at all once its dry. Still, it does take a few minutes for it to dry properly but who’s complaining if it’s supposed to be better than sex right?

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The name alone screams Holy Grail product, but can we talk about how cute the packaging is. The light pink packaging is cute and appealing. The steel pink tube with the stamped and engraved typography is nicely done. The package goes with the name, that’s for sure! Although it is quite pricey, do you really want to put a price on something that will take you to lengths you couldn’t imagine? See what I did there. 😉 But really, you know how they say the best things are made overtime? It took Too Faced two years to perfect this product, so you best believe they are delivering! So really who needs false lashes when you have Better Than Sex? Really guys, go get yours now and thank me later!

– Until Next time! Xx

Lashes & Lingerie | Adore Me

Hi everyone! This post is about to get a little hot. Being a Women, you know there’s something that makes you feel a little bit sexier when you have a hot little number of Lingerie on. Adore Me has some hot numbers to make you feel a little sexier and more confident. There’s just something about having cute Lingerie that makes you feel a little more powerful!

Whether you pair it up with a nice pair of high heels or one to many accessories, it should make you feel more confident and bold! Down below is my pick for some sexy Lingerie and the latest trends that will top this look off!

|| The Black & White Affair ||

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This black and white look screams sexy and sultry. The White Fleur Contour set from Adore me pairs really well with their Kelsey Kimono Robe to top the look off. To complete the look you can throw on a pair of flirty lashes from Velour and paint your lips red in Ruby Woo Mac. Dressing it up more with a big statement piece necklace and sexy black heels and finally topping it off with a few spritz of Coco Noir by Chanel!

Go check out Adore Me’s Sexy Adore Me and find more flirty and cute looks that you might like. See what makes you feel sexy! Until next time.. Enjoy! xx

Top Eyeliner’s: Drug Store & Name Brand!

 I’m going to share with you my most liked eyeliners that I use and will stand by! I have favourites from both Drug Store and Name Brand products so some are a little bit pricey but totally worth it! Hope you enjoy!

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The Kat Von D Tatto Liner “Trooper”
Are you really surprised? TATTOO Liner says it all! You would think it’s felt tip, but it’s totally not! The picture doesn’t do justice but the tip is made up of little bristles making it a very fine and pointed brush! It’s easy to use once you get the hang of it and I can go to sleep knowing when I wake up my eyeliner will still be plastered to my eyelids! Yeah, it’s that good.

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They’re Real Push-Up Liner
This Eyeliner can be a little tricky to use with the applicator, but I like the way my eyeliner comes out with this product! It is a really intense black and the product is really creamy. If I’m going to use a gel like liner, this would be it! The product lasts all day and is a little difficult to remove, so I recommend an oil based make up remover to get rid of it!

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Wet n Wild Mega Liner
This is the best drug store liquid liner brand I’ve come across and its super cheap! It has a brush applicator and is a very intense black. It goes on smooth and it’s easy to create a thin line for a subtle look. It goes on clean and drys quick! I definitely recommend this if your looking for a cheap liner that works wonders.

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Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil
Creamy pencil liners that last forever and come in a wide variety of colours! These pencil liners are waterproof and very pigmented. If your looking for good quality pencil liners, these are it! They are creamy and blend-able that will dry after 30 seconds and will not budge!

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MAC Fluidline Gel Liner
This Gel liner is ultra smooth and very pigmented. It has a velvety finish to it and goes on intense. Apply it with a eye line brush and create whatever look you want, whether is thick for intensity or a thin subtle line. It is long lasting and smudge proof. It comes in a wide variety of colours and can be great to use for a pop of colour.

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Stilla All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner
This is a waterproof felt tip eye liner that is intense in colour. It lasts all day and goes on smooth, without any pulling or smudging giving a clean line with precision. Its easy to use and comes in an array of different shades to choose from. It’s a great liquid liner for beginners that haven’t mastered the craft of eye liner!

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Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner
This liquid linear uses a felt tip applicator and glides on smoothly giving your eyes an intense black line. It’s great for a drug store brand and isn’t too pricey. It’s long lasting and great for users with oily skin combination. It has great reviews and is another awesome drug store liquid liner.

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Sonia Kashuk Eye Definer
This Eye definer is a great drug store Eye pencil to invest in! It really rich and pigmented which gives it a smooth application. It comes in a couple of dark shades that are gorgeous. It blends well and stays in place all day, its gentle on the eye and very easy to apply!

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Lise Watier Liquid Liner
This is another liquid liner that I use every now and then, It’s a very intense black and gives you a clean line. It can be a little tricky with the fine brush applicator, I wouldn’t recommend it for beginners. The fine brush makes it easy to line right at the base of your lash line which helps make your lashes look fuller.

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Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencil 
This is another Cream Pencil that gives an intense look whether its smokey or a clean line, it gives a rich and intense colour. It has a smooth and creamy glide which avoids pulling on your eyelids, It lasts all day and is smudge proof which is great for the summer! It works great on your waterline and is very pigmented.

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These are my top favourite eyeliners in both Drug Store and Name Brand products. I do like using liquid liner the best for the intensity it gives, but these are my go-to in a wide variety of liners.
Enjoy!! xx

Celebrity Fashion Inspiration: Hollywood Glam

Hey everyone, I wanted to share some of my celebrity fashion inspirations that reflect my style and outfits that I really love. Hope you enjoy this Hollywood Glam edition!

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AnnaLynne McCord

She has been one of my fashion inspirations since 90210. I loved her style on the show as Naomi Clarke, but I like her own style much rather than Naomi Clarke.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The Victoria Secret model looks stunning in angel wings thats for sure, but her everyday style is amazing. Always trendy and put together, I love her style and her outfits when she’s seen out never disappoints.

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Rachel Bilson

I use to watch her back when she was on The O.C and now I love her even more on The Hart of Dixie. Her style on the show is always fashionable and in good taste, just like her very own style when she’s out and about running errands.

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Megan Fox

I’ve always loved her style and outfits. From being comfortable, trendy and fashionable all her outfits are amazing. She has amazing taste in heels, I find myself in love with many of her stunning footwear.

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Audrina Patridge

I grew up watching The Hills and I fell in love with Audrina’s style. I find that she is one of my top fashion inspiration next to her on screen good friend LC. I love her street style when she’s wearing skinny jeans/denim and loose tanks and T-shirts. If I had to choose one celebrities style, It would be her.

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Lauren Conrad

The Hills being my favourite show growing up, I loved watching LC’s different styles on the show. While I enjoy Audrina’s street style, I really love Lauren Conrad’s style when it comes to more flirty and floaty feminine dresses. When I want to dress with less edge, It would definitely be her style!

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Hope you guys enjoyed this Celebrity fashion inspiration look book. I love the style’s of each one of these stunning ladies and find most my ideas and outfits inspired by them!

Enjoy. xx

HIT or MISS: Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 9.26.38 PMRimmel London came out with a lip colour line that lasts you throughout the day! The Rimmel London Provovalips 16 HR Kissproof Lip colours come in 10 different shades. It’s a two step lip gloss that is pigmented in colour, almost like a liquid lipstick. Step 1: You apply the colour to your lips and keep the lips apart for 60 seconds to let the colour set. Step 2: You apply the top coat on to lock the colour and give it moisture to your lips.

Down below are the 10 available colours in the Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Line:

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So is this product a HIT or MISS?
The packaging is really cute and it has a doe foot sponge applicator on both the ends. The product itself is runny rather than a thick consistency, so be careful. The lip colours don’t have any specific scent to them. I applied two layers of the product just to make it more pigmented, but the pigment is good overall. After applying the lip colour doing both steps, my lips weren’t dry and it went on and felt smooth on my lips. The product doesn’t make your lips feel tight and you can layer it without making your application look too thick. I tested it to see if the product would transfer but it stayed on without any transfer right after I applied it. After going about my day, several hours passing it did not smudge and the lip colour was still on my lips and did not make my lips feel dry. I didn’t have to touch up my lip colour through out the day and took it off at the end of the day with an oil based make up remover. All in all, I believe the product did what it was suppose to do and it lasted throughout the entire day. My favourite shades are Dare to Pink, Pucker Up, Play with fire and Heart Breaker.
This lip product is definitely a HIT ladies! If your looking for a drug store brand lippy that lasts all day, this would be it!

Enjoy! xx

50 shades of Grey: O.P.I Collection

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More like three shades of grey, two silver tones and one red. Yeah… It’s ranked the #1 movie right now, of course it would have it’s own limited edition nail polish line. The movie has gotten a lot of buzz in the media and everyone is going 50 kinds of crazy about it. But I have to say, the colours in the O.P.I nail polish line of 50 shades of grey are pretty amazing. All six colours are my style and are in trend right now.

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O.P.I is my all time favourite nail polish brand, the quality of it is amazing, I find it is easier to put on the other brands and has great consistency. I would recommend O.P.I hands down as the best. Down below is a better look at all six colours in the line.

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.03.29 PMMy Silk Tie – “This silky, gleaming silver has got me all tied up”

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.03.43 PMRomantically Involved – “I’m in a deep relationship with this luscious crème red”

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.04.06 PMDark Side of the Mood – “This brooding, stormy charcoal is dangerously gorgeous”

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.04.17 PMShine for Me – “This shimmering silver with subtle blue sparkle really turns me on!”

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.04.24 PMCement the Deal – “I’d sign anything to get my hands on this stony, cool gray”

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 4.04.32 PMEmbrace the Gray – “Let this chic, moody gray crème become one with you”

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“The Fifty Shades of Grey book series is one of the greatest publishing sensations of all time, with more than 100 million copies sold to date. Fans have fallen in love with the characters and are eager to see them translated onscreen. The collection captures the mood, feelings and emotions of this film with assorted hues of gray, ranging from glittering and gleaming silvers to cool gray crèmes to dark charcoal. The collection also features a rich crème red to represent passion. “The collection bottles the film’s passion, luxury and power in six beautiful nail lacquers ideal for expressing sensuality through beauty.”

– Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Co-Founder & Brand Ambassador.

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Get your O.P.I 50 shades of Grey nail polish line while they have them, it’s limited edition and the colours are gorgeous. Even if your not a fan of the world wide sensation of 50 shades, the colours are still worth it! Enjoy! xx

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Hey everyone, I got nominated by the pretty lady Sarah Besaw to do The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you hun for nominating me. Please go check out her amazing blog, no seriously… go check it out! The rules are, you have to come up with 7 facts about yourself and list them below. You have to nominate five other bloggers and let them know you nominated them! 🙂 Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 10.29.50 PM

1. My favourite animal are penguins, I love all things penguins because well, I mean who doesn’t love penguins?

2. I enjoy everything beauty/fashion related and collect make up.

3. If I could thrive on only two foods alone, it would be coffee and chocolate, not the healthiest I know but it’s my addiction. I’m a big fan of Starbucks as well.

4. Call me a geek, but I enjoy reading and writing. My kindle is my baby, I read almost everyday, things like romance, mystery and autobiography books.

5. I am a people person and like to help others. The field I am currently studying works towards making a difference and helping people that need help.

6. Music is an important aspect of my life, I listen to it everyday. I’m not picky and enjoy listening to anything that sounds good rather than a few selected genres.

7. I hate talking/typing in slang and incorrect grammar makes me mad. Dere no reason u should be talkin like dis. Seriously? haha.

Hope you enjoyed these seven random facts about me! 🙂 I nominate:

My Fashion Poetry

MakeupAlwaysFitsMe  

Vittoria Anna

The Pretty Canary 

Vive Beauty

Thanks for reading guys, check out these amazing blogs listed above. Enjoy! xx