Top Beauty Must Haves For Summer

During summer, i find it really hard to apply makeup. First of all, its hot outside and I don’t want to feel like my face is melting or my makeup getting all cakey and disgusting. That being said, it is quite hard to find the perfect products for summer. Besides, you should always have a makeup set for winter and another for summer. Why? The answer is very simple. During winter, your skin tone is lighter and it gets darker during summer, because duh more sun….and you tan, yeah that’s another reason. Even during winter you can actually bear with more heavy weight foundation; however, during summer time, you will be looking for a more lightweight foundation. This will be a review of the products I find are the best fit for summer. So let’s get started!
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My ultimate favorite product right now is the Giorgio Armani fluid sheer and it has been voted as best beauty buy in 2013 by In Style. I have this fluid sheer in shade number 2. This product is very liquid. it is not cream based. It is more similar to liquid foundations that are made by the brand. Now, this product is usually used to blend with your foundation or day cream for that extra glow. I personally do not mix it with anything and use it as a highlighter and use it in the bridge of my nose, cheekbones, and brow bone. The luminosity it gives is just amazing and it lasts for a long time.

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Another product that i have been loving lately is the Diorskin Airflash spray foundation that gives you that perfect airbrushed look. When this product came out, I tried it at Sephora and fell in love. It makes your skin look perfect. It made me look like I have a porcelain skin. But if you do buy this product, i advise you to apply it with a kabuki brush instead of spraying it on your face. Applying it with a brush will minimize the amount of product being used and will allow you to control where the product actually ends up.

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Still with Dior products here! I am a little bit obsessed. Just a teeny bit! Another foundation by dior that I just have been crazy about is the the Diorskin Nude Air Serum. It is just amazing! I am practically speechless. I don’t now what to say honestly. Perfect coverage is a win for this serum and it is sooo lightweight! You don’t even feel it on your skin which makes it perfect for summer. In addition to what all has been mentioned, it is also long-wear and has a velvety finish to it.

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As we stay with the topic of foundation and face, i will now shift to contouring and blush. For summer i usually stick to cream contours for one basic reason: how long the makeup on my face will last. Cream contours last longer than powder ones and to make it even last longer, you will just have to set it with either contouring powder or bronzer which is basically what i do.

What i have been doing lately is contouring with a darker foundation. A few days ago (well it was two days ago..I confess) i popped by Nordstrom and went to their makeup section to pick up a dark foundation. I ended up on settling on Mac’s Pro Longwear Foundation in the shade NW43. I do not have a very dark skin. It is quite fair.This shade might seem very dark, but when you are contouring, you balance it out with the highlighter. Anther thing with using this for contouring is that you do not put a lot of the product on your face and blend it in the place where it is supposed to be. Blending it the wrong way will only make your face look like it is dirty. Contouring does need a lot of practice to become a pro at, but as they say: “Practice makes perfect”!

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No makeup look is complete without blushing those cheeks! Now this might probably sound crazy or weird, but what I have been loving lately is the Nars Illuminators and I’m kind of Uhbsessed! I’ve been using them as blushes ( yeah I know I’m crazy) but they are so perfect and have this amazing shine to them. I have this nars illuminator in three shades ( yes, this is crazy i know, but too beautiful to resist). my favorite one would be the super orgasm which has an orangey pink tone to it. th other ones I have are orgasm which is more brownish and Copacabana that I use as a highlighter on my cheekbones.

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To me these are the top face products to be using this summer. And don’t you think we are done! Did you almost forget about mascara and lips??

Two of my favorite mascaras at the moment have to be Too Faced Better than Sex mascara and Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. The Benefit roller lash basically annuls the use of an eyelash curler. It’s brush is perfectly designed to lift and curl the lashes giving a wide-eyed look. The Too Faced mascara gives the lashes some extra volume as well as perfectly curl them. It does make the lashes look fuller and longer since the brush is designed to resemble an hourglass and  has bristles that allow to maximize the performance of he collagen free formula. In short, these are the best mascaras the business has to offer.

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Another product that i have been loving by Too Faced is their Melted Liquified Long-wear Lipstick. I am telling you: when you get the chance to try this product, you will believe in something called love at first sight. As the name says, it does look like a melted stick of lipstick. the texture is just amazing and it comes in 19 different shades.The shade meted candy is shown in the picture below. Now the brand has also released Melted Metallic Lipstick  that comes in 7 different shades.

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The last product of this post will have to be the Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. My ultimate favorate is Cruella which is a scarlet red shade. These lip pencils are amazing because they actually last for a long time unlike the satin ones that i find don’t last as long. The matte lip pencils have a beautiful creamy texture that dries on the lips in no time but keeps them hydrated and not dry at all. It actually almost acts like a lip stain, sticks to the lips, and does not smudge at all.

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This is it for my beauty must haves for this summer. Hope this review was helpful and let me know if you would like me to review specific products in the future! Until my next post, stay true to who you are xoxo.

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Balmain SS15

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Friday September 26.

Hhmm what happened that day? Oh yeah! Balmain had its Spring-Summer collection down the runway and i must say it was one hell of a collection! while Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls, and Kendall Jenner all walked the runway, it was pretty evident that Olivier Rousteing had formed his oh so gorgeous #Balmainarmy. This collection was quite different. It was too laid back, not the typical emroidery, leather, and animal prints we were used to as soon as Olivier took over the fashion house. And i must say that Olivier is only 28 years old and took over Balmain when he was only 25! It’s every designers dream to take over a well renowned fashion house at such a young age and accomplish so much in such little time. As the last collection was all about leather that was somewhat braided and touches of animal prints and dark winter colors (black, khaki, leopard print…), this collection on the other hand was different. We did see leather, but it was something else. there was colored leather from red to blue to white and yellow. It was sort of a rainbow. Yes, these colors were all in the same outfit. enough talking and i will let you see for yourself.

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Neon sneakers meet classy blazer and my boyfriend

Did i say my boyfriend! Oops! I meant my lovely boyfriend jeans! See what i did there? I left you all wondering if i had a boyfriend. Well if it interests you, i’m single and not ready to mingle. Now that my relationship status is sort of clarified and public( i feel that i shared too much of my private life now yikes!) on to my post. I’ve always been the girly girl who dresses up too formal to go anywhere. Yes anywhere, even grocery shopping. Even my mother always asks if i made different plans than theirs instead of going with them to buy groceries. To spice up things i got these distressed boyfriend jeans and boy how i like them!
As a good trendy mixture i paired the boyfriend jeans with neon sneakers, a classy black ruffled blazer, a basic black polo and my favorite black leather satchel. Don’t forget to mention those lovely cat-eye sunglasses with golden embelishments.
I love this outfit as it breaks my daily outfit routine. Change is good, but not every change is beneficial.
I am wearing:
H&M blazer
Aeropostale polo
G21 boyfriend jeans
Stradivarius leather satchel
Ardene sunglasses

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Dash of red

I present to you the most colorful look i have ever posted on the blog. Well if you count red pants and black top and accessories too colourful, then yes it is the most colourful post yet posted. Right? Ok, we wont have that discussion further more. As the weather is gradually turning to springy summery weather, i can get rid of the big poofy jackets and winter boots. For this outfit, all i wanted is something coloured to scream” hey! I’m in an emotional state that screams for colour!” So yeah, i picked red pants to perfectly describe my emotional state and paired it with a beaded top, leather jacket that i had my eye on since forever, leather satchel, and sparkly beaded loafers.
This look can perfectly transition from shopping attire, meeting outfit, as well as cozy dinner with your loved one or girlfriends!
Hope you like it!

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I am wearing:
Beaded top and leather jacket from joe fresh
Pants from gap
Loafers and sunglasses from ardene
Satchel from Stradivarius

All Black Everything

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Back to blogging! And I must say it feels GOOD!! I actually missed my blog, but i had to take a break and figure out what I want to do and if you guessed it its BLOGING! I know I know i might not seem professional like all famous fashion bloggers today, but with practice maybe i’ll come to be perfect at it? What do you think? I’m having a great time during march break and waiting for the snow to melt! The snow is gradually melting these days and the streets are drowned with water making it even harder to take pictures outside. So i had to accomodate with a simple plain white wall :/ what can i say: pleaseee come back spring!! As easy this might sound the temperature will drop again once more this week embracing us with icy cold hugs. Enough about the weather now and I bring to you the outfit I styled today featuring a skirt because I am so bored of winter already. I love this skirt as it has something really special, a shape we are not quite familiar with a lot. I paired it with a really laid back jumper. The kind you would wear with sweatpants, but not to that extent! It has a leopard print that gives it a touch of sophistication. And to raise the level of sophistication up a little teeny weeny notch i HAD to add heels and not any heels! Spiked heels! What do you think guys? Well, have a great march break everyone! I’m spending mine splurging on some unique pieces for future posts!

Top: joe Fresh ( similar here, and i like this one )
Skirt: h&m ( love this one, and this one )
Heels: g21 (these would go perfectly as well as those )

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