I’m Feeling Wet n Wild

Wet n Wild Lipsticks

The title of this post is very misleading. This is not a Girls Gone Wild post. It’s about makeup (but you knew that).

I have this notion that I don’t care how terrible I look, if I have on lipstick I feel like this:

Beyonce serving

I don’t care if I wake up 20 minutes before class and all I have time to do is wash my face, brush my teeth and make negatives positive, I am “gone with the wind fabulous” if I have on some lipstick. #DontDoMe

This is my justification for any lipstick that I buy, especially the MAC ones that leave dents the size of the grand canyon in my pocket (I only have two). However, Wet n Wild is about that life. Wet n Wild MegaLast Lipstick colors are only $1.99 and are (dare I say it) almost MAC quality. Listen. I put one of these lipsticks on in the morning, had an egg sandwich for breakfast, coffee to wake my tired ass up, and a chicken burger with fries to calm the demon in my belly that ferociously uprises at 2 p.m. In all three of these cases I saw where some lipstick came off, but at the end of the day around 5 p.m., lipstick was still on my lips. How ’bout that?

I purchased them from drugstore.com and the colours of the lipsticks in the photo below are (L-R): Sugar Plum Fairy, Stop Light Red, Mauve Outta Here, and Cherry Bomb. You do not have to offer your kidney to buy makeup because there are a lot of brands like Wet n Wild that offer good quality makeup #onthecheap.

Wet n Wild Lipsticks

Wet n Wild Lipsticks
Wet n Wild Lipstick Swatches

I also like e.l.f. Cosmetics because they too provide good makeup for awesome prices. I’ll be honest, I don’t know much about primers, but I’ve been using the e.l.f. Studio Mineral Infused Face Primer ever since I started priming my face. There is probably a product out there that is a million times better, but for $6 I’m rocking with it for now.

I was also feeling a little “blushy” and I grew tired tired of the same two blushes I wear all the time. I’m not that adventurous with blush. I’ll wear blue lipstick, but I refuse to buy blushes that are lighter than a rosy pink. I just don’t think Barbie face will work for me. So I picked up the e.l.f. Studio Blush in Blush Rose (sorry I forgot to swatch). For $3, I wasn’t even expecting this thing to show up on my face, but this blush is very pigmented. It doesn’t last as long as the brand that begins with an M and ends with a C, but I think it is beautiful.

Okay. My silly behind was spending $12 (or however much it is) on a MAC eyebrow pencil before I watched one of those eyebrow tutorial videos on YouTube. Homegirl was using a good ole $3.09 costing Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil on her eyebrows and here I was wasting my money on an eyebrow pencil that doesn’t even last that long. I regained sense and bought the Rimmel pencil, but the problem is that I bought dark brown. Apparently dark brown doesn’t mean dark brown anymore because  that shit had me looking all light in the eyebrows. As far as quality goes, it’s perfect. It glides on very easily, but the formula of the pencil gives you just the right amount of friction you need. That’s one thing I didn’t like about the MAC pencil: it was too smooth so I couldn’t control it as much.

I also picked up some of that damn Ben Nye powder in the colours banana and topaz (that every body and their mamas are talking about), but we’re gonna discuss those a little later (perhaps after I figure out how to use them) #blend.

Much love,

Brittany

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e.l.f. blush "blush rose"

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Black Friday Shopping Vlog

Happy Sunday! I just wanted to show you all some photos from my Black Friday shopping trip (although I did not shop that much because I prefer online shopping). I only went to go in H&M because I always see nice things that people buy from there. However, the store wasn’t exactly what I was expecting.

Anywho, below is a thanksgiving/shopping vlog and below that are pictures from MAC, Sephora, and Guess. The bottom two photos are bags from Michael Kors (a brand that I absolutely LOVE). I’ll show the things I bought soon. Stay tuned!

Love, Brittany ❤

Trend Alert | Black and White Color Blocking

 Trend Alert: Black and White

Day before yesterday, I was taking a look at the new Marc Jacobs Spring 2013 collection and there were a lot of black and white items. Yesterday, as I was stalking the internet and getting my shopping carts ready for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I also noticed a lot of black and white items, mainly dresses; hence, trend alert :).

I think the dresses are very chic and as I’m getting older, about to graduate in less than a year, I’m incorporating more mature pieces into my wardrobe. For those of you thinking, “my gosh, black and white is so plain,” you can pair these items with bright colored shoes or purse to spice it up.

If these were shirts, you could pair it with a colored pant or skirt. Picture a black and white top, with a red (or any other bold color) pencil skirt that hits below the knee, black pointed toe pumps, and simple gold accessories. I’m getting excited just thinking about it :). In fact, I think I might wear a similar outfit this Christmas.

The items in the photo above are as follows.

1. Belle Curve Black and White Dress – lulus.com

2. Illusion Pencil Dress – topshop.com

3. Contrast Jacquard Dress – forever21.com

4. Get In Shapes Black and White Leggings – lulus.com

5. City Classified Yappy Patent Cap-Toe Flats – lulus.com

I also found some other items that I thought were pretty eye-catching. The dresses in the photo below are on the pricier side, but the Pintuck Coated Jersey Dress (left) is gorgeous and unlike any dress I’ve seen recently because it has a ‘wet faux leather look’ on the sides. The Wide Multistripe Sweater Dress is perfect for the working gal along with black stockings and some pumps.

Trend: Black and White Dresses

The photo below features a contrast lapel blazer that is pretty basic and will go with almost anything in your closet. I absolutely love the two boots at the right of the picture; the one at the top are black toe cap anle boots from Dorothy Perkins, one my favorite online stores. You can’t see it that well in the photo, but the shoe features a snake-skin island platform, and the pattern is also on the back of the boot – it gives people a reason to stare. 🙂

The boot at the bottom is from Truth or Dare by Madonna, and is called the feline platform pump. I really like some of the shoes from this line, like these, which I believe is exclusively sold at Macy’s. I also found another black and white shoe that is not photo’d below: Ivanka Trump Barina Platform Pumps. They’re patent leather so they offer some shine. 🙂

Finally, the black canvas tote is by BCBGMAXAZRIA and I just love this brand! I recently got one of their popular bracelets for my birthday. Click here if you’re interested in seeing it.

Hope you enjoyed the items I found! I think it’s time for me to hit the sac because I’m beginning to mistype simple words and my lids feel like lead.

All the Best, Brittany

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