Summer Red Lip and Polka Dots

The end of my first real summer is coming to a close. I live in Indiana for most of the year for university and it is getting chilly! The leaves are falling and the wind is crisp! I love and hate the cold. I love the autumn holidays, the incredible multi-colour leaves, the lovely smells (cinnamon, pumpkin, spices, sweet vanilla!). Basically, I’m a cliche girl who enjoys fall jajaja

Anyways, before I go on and on about Fall. This was an interesting summer where I took a god-awful six week statistics course. Of course I needed a beautiful red lipstick when I got the Sunday blues about going back to class!

I used a combination of MAC’s Viva Glam I and Rimmel’s Exaggerate Lip Liner in Diva Red (024).
Viva Glam I is a beautiful dark brick red. But I don’t feel like it has a lot of brown in it though, it’s mostly just a more intense, deeper red. I really prefer this color to MAC’s Russian Red (don’t kill me!) because Russian Red is a bit brighter. It looks amazing on everyone! I just don’t feel like it suits me well 😦 The Rimmel Lip Liner is a brighter pink-tinged cherry red. It’s not an exact match but I just picked it out really quickly and I wasn’t bothered by matching it exactly (but maybe this part is more important than I think it is) and it was cheap so hey! Why the heck not!

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I decided to wear this Polka Dot dress from F21 that my father and stepmom got me. I really like how simple and classy it is! Sorry about the wind and the seat belt! Safety first jajaja

I wore this combo the other day at my University the other Saturday. I was initially intimidated but it was a simple day studying with my two good friends so I decided to give it a whirl! Do you ever feel intimidated to wear such a bold lip color around school/friends/people you know?

ImageMr. Hobo hopes you all have a great week!

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Summer (Confusion): Revlon’s Peach Pango Lip Gloss & Lover’s Coral Lipstick Swatches

Hello everyone! I live in the snow for most of the year and this is the first time in two years that I am experiencing a full blown summer because I am usually in Argentina during the summer in the U.S. (down there it is winter when it is summer here). When I come back to the U.S. I experience the very end of summer right before classes resume. So I have had a plethora of new experiences which include farmer’s tan, clothing confusion, and makeup confusion… as well as nail polish confusion. I have gotten pretty used to what colors I wear on myself and now that I am tan I am having a difficult time dressing myself and well… painting myself. It is unbelievable how much of a difference skin tone makes when wearing certain colors! I used to ALWAYS wear berry colors on my lips and nails because it went well with my skin tone and now I look like a clown when I wear them!

Anyways, during my 2-year-long winter I had at times desired to wear “summery colors” (especially peach/orange) but of course most did not look good. The other day (like 4 weeks ago) when I was perusing blogs I came across Revlon’s new releases and I decided I wanted to try Pango Peach and Lover’s Coral.

Pango Peach is a creamy pinky/peachy color with golden shimmers that almost look like flakes. It’s not very sticky and has a strange smell that is not gross and fades away!

Lover’s Coral looks very intimidating but actually goes on a very sheer (which I love) wash of pinky/orange.

I’ve included tons of photos to show the glitter/flakes and colors so ya’ll know what I’m talkin bout. (It was an overcast day at the park so the flakes might not shimmer as much)

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These lip swatches are not very accurate because it was overcast and my lips are pretty pigmented now because of the sun and the shadows are all wrong! But I included it in case you have a similar skin tone to mine and also because I really appreciate when bloggers take their time to post lip swatches (even though these are shoddy).

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Thanks for reading!

MAC Creme in Your Coffee Lipstick Swatch

Hello everyone! I’ve taken an unexpected hiatus from blogging due to the demands made from my wonderful statistics class… *cue vomit*
Although I appreciate the education, am learning tons and getting the course out of the way, I don’t expect I will ever take to math.

Anyways, this week I was in San Francisco with my father and stepmother and we had a great time! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit such a lovely city.
While there I got MAC’s rosy brown MLBB lipstick “Creme in Your Coffee”. I had been wanting this color for ages but I couldn’t justify it’s simplicity. Especially because I own MAC’s “Syrup” and I felt it was too similar (judging off online swatches). However, Syrup is truly more of a plummy mauve on me.

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This lipstick is a cremesheen finish. It’s not overly drying but I do like to use it with a lip balm under it to give a more glossy finish.
Overall, I really enjoy this lipstick and I’m looking forward to wearing it more often in the fall when my skin gets paler.

Clichéness, Awkward Lace & Tatas… Hormone Talk & Lipstick Promises

a : lacking social grace and assurance <an awkward newcomer>

Yep, so that’s what awkward is. Yep, I definitely fall into that ‘category’, if you will. I never understood the American use of the word awkward as in, “I was awkwardly standing there.” I cannot understand how someone can stand somewhere in an awkward manner. Anyways, I will be lacking some social grace within this post but hopefully making up for it with a hopeful lipstick promise.

So… Breasts. I recently went to buy new bras. I was aware that my breasts had reduced in size. I am 20 years old, never been pregnant, and am not on any hormone altering medication, nor have I lost any weight. When I was 18 they grew overnight and I had an extremely hard time finding stores that carried my size. I foolishly loathed my breasts instead of loving and accepting myself. After a while I got over my abnormal size. When I went in to get sized a few weeks ago I found out I had lost an entire cup size! I went to Frederick’s of Hollywood and bought the same style I had before… only one cup smaller 😦

I was surprisingly sad and dumbfounded at the news! I had finally accepted that it is what I had and I was OK with it. Ah humans. We desire what we don’t have and when we have it we uselessly long for what once was before our desires were granted.

So ladies and gents, this is a cliche message but nevertheless required a lot of courage to spew (it’s not a simple thing… to talk so freely of one’s undergarment fluctuations). Desperately try to appreciate what you do or don’t have at the moment. I don’t mean material possessions nor people around you, not that I am disregarding the importance of others, but be a little self-centered and love yourself. Now that I am 20 years old I have observed my body make small changes here and there from age 16. Some I have eagerly welcomed, other changes… not so much. I’ve tried to adapt a new perspective to the inevitable perpetual changes, I look in the mirror and tell myself… “Enjoy what you got, kid.”

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” – Dr. Seuss

So… now onto appreciate my new size AGAIN. This is made infinitely easier by the lacy design of the comfy flattering bras. I got one in black and nude (essentials).

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So I’ve got to ask, can this be an alteration of my hormones? I currently do not have health insurance to go find out! If this has happened to you as well please do dish if you don’t mind!

Here is a photo of a new lipstick I recently purchased and I promise I will be posting about soon! I lerve it so much!

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http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/awkward; http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/3160-today-you-are-you-that-is-truer-than-true-there