Thursday, February 12, 2015

La Vie Est Belle by Lancome

Perfume: La Vie est Belle by Lancome; Nail Polish: Coca-Cola Red by O.P.I

Oscar de la Renta wouldn't have recognized me a few days ago! I tried out La Vie Est Belle by Lancome a few days ago instead of my usual Miss Dior and I must say, I quite liked how different I smelled! Variety is the spice of life after all!

If I had to describe this scent in the word I'd use: luxury. You literally smell wealthy in a classy and professional way. It's also very soothing and very long-lasting. The dry down is quite vanilla-ish and comforting. Try it to see how it works with your body chemistry.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Omnia Coral by BVLGARI

My small perfume collection is tiny but growing. Now I have my eye on another product (been eyeing it since Christmas actually). Check out this bad boy!

My method of testing whether a perfume should be bought or not is if someone who greets me comments on it. I wore a sample yesterday and an old family friend I ran into liked it so much she said she'd sample it when she passes that department store too!

What perfumes have you been interested in or purchased lately?

Friday, December 26, 2014

Review: Miss Dior eau de parfum and Starting a Perfume Collection

For Christmas I've started collecting perfumes. I've pretty much tested all the great ones available on my island. The first one I got is this little lady.

Monday, December 15, 2014

The Importance of Perfume

Perfume is important. I've only recently learnt this fact as for the majority of my life I've been extremely allergic to perfumes. People would buy me perfume for Christmas and I'd smile, say thanks then never wear it. I later threw them in the trash because I knew I'd never be able to wear them (sorry Flower by Kenzo and Ralph by Ralph Lauren).

But lately, for whatever reason, my allergies have calmed down* and now I've found that I can wear perfume again! And I finally understand why it's a big deal.

Frankly speaking, perfume can change one's entire life. Find out how it did it for me beneath the cut!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Review: Tropical Paradise by Free Spirits Cosmetics

Tropical Sunrise by Free Spirits
I promised I'd do a review once I found the perfect orange lipstick and now that I have, here it is!

Some background: Free Spirits Cosmetics is a new but expanding make up line created by Leandra Goodridge, a Barbadian entrepreneur who is also a make up artist.

Now to the review!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Orange Lipstick Lessons

Recently I've been very interested in orange lipstick. But I worried about how I could pull it off because I know it can be a tough colour for dark skin tones to pull off. However, I believed there must be a way. So I went hunting for tutorials on orange lipstick for dark skin tones and I found this gem by Emmy Vargas!

I just wanted to share it because it was a great help to me. I especially liked the lip liners she recc'ed. I'm definitely gonna purchase nutmeg from my local NYX store.
After I try a few orange lipsticks myself and determine for myself the best way to wear them, I'll do a post about it! Please anticipate.

Monday, September 29, 2014

A Few of My Favourite Rihanna Looks

If you've been following this blog for awhile you know I'm a huge Rihanna fan. I don't just love her music, I love her fashion sense and overall representation and branding too. And its because you can never anticipate what Rihanna will do next. Just like you can't predict her tweets, or when her next album is going to drop, you also have no idea what look she's going to try next because she always keeps it fresh!

Unlike another popstar who only wears white, red or gold, Rihanna is truly fearless and willing to try anything at least once. So here are a few of my many favourite Rihanna outfits!

From left: Rihanna attends the Edun fashion show in September 2014 in a white suit without a blouse underneath in order to display the tattoo she got in memory of her late grandmother Gran-Gran Dolly. She pairs it with a sexy body chain and left her makeup and hair simple and understated in order not to take attention away from the beautiful suit and tattoo!

Middle: Rihanna alights from a vehicle sometime in 2013 wearing a Kenzo t-shirt and matching orange high waist trousers. This particular outfit is notable to me because Rihanna manages to pull off something I would never risk: an all-orange outfit. There are some fashion risks I'm unwilling to take but then I see Rihanna breaking fashion rules and taking crazy risks like this and it makes me wonder if I can too!

Top right: The now infamous transparent dress has definitely reserved a place in fashion history. Apart from its transparency, this custom-made Adam Selman dress is notable because each of those shimmering flashes on that dress are actually real Swarovski crystals!

Bottom right: I've spoken about this outfit at length here! Once again, I'm so impressed that she was brave enough to wear a tux as it's normally associated with men. The small touches to feminize it, such as the exaggerated poofed-up shoulders and tapered trouser hem were also appreciated. And you can't go wrong with Dolce & Gabbana, baby!