OOTD: Autumn Bells

This year I decided that I would try to incorporate some fall colours into my wardrobe. Maybe I was too early, but I couldn’t find a lot of fall colours that I enjoyed… then I stumbled upon this beautiful dark crimson top from Simons, and decided to make an outfit around it.

Top: Simons / Socks: Either from Ardenes or Japan / Shoes: Aldo / Shorts: Asia Fashion Wholesale

This outfit was actually inspired by Rin from Fate/Stay Night. I always wanted a nice crimson top like hers and I adored the zettai ryouki (absolute zone) style she had going on with her black skirt and thigh highs. My outfit is a variation, but it incorporates all the elements. If I had black hair I would have also done some twin tails too!

The top is a great fall staple. It’s warm, and makes you feel like a wizard cruising the cold winds!

What kind of outfits are you inspired by? What is your favourite autumn outfit? Let me know in the comments section below!

Thanks for reading my post today 🙂

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. I just really like Simons. 🙂

BITE Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Kale – REVIEW + Video

This is one of my favourites in the Amuse Bouche Lipstick line. Kale is a rich, dark green lipstick that is almost black, and it’s the perfect way to complete your vampy or bold look!

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It’s look black here, but it’s more of a dark-black green in the tube

I recommend exfoliating your lips until they are smooth, as this really emphasized the dry flakes on my lips. It is not transfer-proof as it will get on everything you put your lips on, but I tried blotting with a tissue several times and that helped lessen the transfer amount. It’s kind of messy to apply, so if you have a lip brush handy, I would suggest using that to put on this lipstick. (I didn’t have one with me.)

It’s VERY pigmented and vivacious, so I would recommend pairing this with a simple eyelook, but it can definitely go well with a heavier makeup look too! It all depends on your style. For me, the lipstick just screams out loud, so I would wear this if I’m too lazy to work on my eye makeup. I think it would go well with some false lashes too.

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Subtle/edgy makeup look

 

The finish of this lipstick is creamy with a subtle shine. It’s long-lasting, and when you wash it off, it looks like you ate some kind of green goo, so you’ll need a strong lip makeup remover to wash it off or you’ll have to try a few washes to get this off, which in my opinion, is pretty impressive because that’s how you know it will last a long day!

I definitely recommend this product. It’s fun & bold!

Here’s a video review:

Disclaimer: All opinions are of my own and I purchased this product with my own money.

If you liked this review, let me know in the comments below what you thought and if you have used Kale before, or let me know if you’re thinking of getting it! Please click on the follow button for more posts like this. 🙂

 

Physicians Formula Mineral Wear®Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation – REVIEW

About three months ago, I was on the hunt for a wallet-friendly, but good BB cushion foundation. I did my research on several BB cushions, most were out of my league as they were either from Korea (I would have to wait approximately one month to obtain them) or super expensive. I almost shelled out $80 CDN for IOPE’s BB cushion at one of the Asian supermarkets here in Calgary, but decided that it wasn’t worth it as I could pay much less if I could wait a month. I had something going on where I wanted to test out the BB cushion in advance, but I was too late to the game….

…and then I cruised through my trusty Shoppers Drug Mart one day and saw THIS:

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It was only about $20 CDN, so I thought it was a good deal as I was looking for something that was not going to cost me a lot of money. I also wanted something that was in-stock, and there it was, right in front of me because I was going on a business trip in a few weeks and I wanted my makeup to look good!

I immediately tested it out the next day and I must admit, the first impression wasn’t the greatest. My expectations were a little too high though, I was hoping for a foundation with medium coverage. I tested out for few more days and it has grown on me. It’s easy to build up to a medium coverage, but it can look cakey. For light coverage, it’s perfect but I still needed to use concealer.

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Without BB cushion

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With the BB cushion 😀 Notice how there are still red spots where I didn’t use concealer, but went over with the BB cushion

It’s super lightweight, which I absolutely adore. Very easy to travel around with and it’s not messy nor does it leak from the packaging.

I enjoy wearing this on a daily basis as it’s easy to touch up with and it’s super light. It really feels like you have no makeup on and I don’t think it’s obvious that you’re wearing foundation either.

I don’t really like the design on the packaging as it reminds me of a cushioned seat cover… if it had polka-dots or was plain & simple, I would probably like it more. I do think that this design allows it to be more durable when traveling, and protects the product inside.

I quite enjoy the super sealing cover inside. It acts as a barrier between the puff (sorry, mine is getting quite dirty as you can see I use it quite often!) and the foundation andkeeps the foundation from drying out.

I would highly recommend this BB cushion if you’re looking for something that isn’t too expensive, lasts long, provides light/medium coverage and is lightweight. It’s great for people who don’t like wearing foundation all the time and just want an even base for their everyday makeup.

Disclaimer: Product is not sponsored and was my own purchase. My review is my honest thoughts 🙂