Thursday, 15 October 2015

Melt Space Cake

I’ve been on the Melt Cosmetics mailing list for about a year. Every time I got an email from them, I read it anxiously, hoping, wishing, dreaming, of one thing: a Space Cake restock notification.

From the moment I heard of this shade, I knew I needed it. Everything about it spoke to me, from the beautiful mid toned cool grey colour to the sci-fi-esque name.

So obviously the moment I got the email I had to buy it.

When I checked my tracking and saw it was coming, I anxiously sat in the living room all morning, watching for the mailman. The moment he was out of sight, I ran to the mailbox and opened it to find a beautiful (if slightly damp from the day’s downpour) box.

It took everything in me to take pictures before I put it on.

Once the photography session was over, I ran to the mirror to try it out.

And I was slightly disappointed. With the $19 price point, plus conversion and shipping, I paid a fair bit for this lipstick. For that much I expected smooth application, no problems.  But it’s a very dry formula and it drags across your lips somewhat unpleasantly.

As is I feel like its best applied with a lip brush, as it’s quite difficult to apply neatly straight out of the tube. It would also really be nice if they carried matching lip liners, because I think that would be the best way for a really crisp looking line without all the effort of the brush.  Even with the brush I definitely needed to go back in with concealer to make things look perfect.

But as much as application was a little bit of a letdown, the colour wasn’t. I love it so much. It makes up for any other drawbacks.  And I honestly think it’s the most wearable shade in my collection of unusual lipstick colours.

It wore well for 9 hours, with a minor touch up after dinner and it was still in fine shape before I took it off to go to bed. 

Overall I'm very happy with this lipstick, and super excited to wear it again!

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Fall 2015 Lookbook

Lately I've been trying to get out of a rut. Part of this process has been trying to dress really nicely whenever I leave the house. Another part has been asking my friend Mathuri to take OOTD pictures of me whenever we hang out. So I figured I should put them to use and make a little belated fall lookbook.

So let's get started!

This outfit was supposed to be very different. But then I spilled something on my other shirt and the bow tie I misguidedly tried to make in under an hour with no prior experience didn't turn out, so I just threw on a different button up and a cardigan and went with it. I definitely like this version better anyways.

shirt: American Eagle (similar) cardigan: Tommy Hillfiger 
(similar: Old Navy) skirt: home made (similar: Forever 21)

I'm slowly getting over my fear of shapeless clothing, and this dress is helping a lot. Nothing says "I don't need a defined waist" like a cute flowy a-line dress. The nice drapey cardigan doesn't hurt either. 

Also I highly recommend getting one of these ASOS oversized scarves, cause they're the coziest things ever and they come in lots of patterns and I wore mine as a blanket when I got cold at the grocery store last week.

dress: H&M cardigan: Walmart (similar: H&M)
scarf: ASOS (similar) boots: Call It Spring

Plaid = fall = plaid, right? Enough said. 

jacket: Marshalls (similar: H&M) dress: Marshalls (similar: H&M)
beanie: Journey's boots: Call It Spring

I wanted a dress with a hood, and I couldn't find one, so I made one. I'm considering selling them in my Etsy store because I feel like this is a niche in fashion that needs to be filled. 

jacket: H&M (similar) dress: home made 
sunglasses: Forever 21 (similar)
belt: Target bootsCall It Spring

What are your favourite looks for fall?