Happy New Year | Best of 2012

My Two Best Outfit Posts in 2012

Happy New Year! I hope that you all have enjoyed your New Year’s celebrations. I am just grateful to have made it to 2013 and although msbrittanybass.com is a baby blog, I just wanted to take the time out to thank all of you who have supported this blog and my youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/msbrittanybass.

My 2012 reflection is below, but my goal for this blog this year is to post more regularly. We’ll see how that works out. 🙂

May the best of your past be the worst of your future.

❤ Brittany

2012 Reflection

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Smell Goods | Madonna “Truth or Dare” Fragrance Review

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Selon moi, the finishing touch on an outfit is always a dash of perfume. Even if I’m wearing sweats, with my hair tied, going on a Grocery Store run, I like to smell nice. Earlier this year, I went into Macy’s and sampled Truth or Dare by Madonna, and I’ll admit that I did not really like it at first. However, when I brought the tester home with the fragrance on it, let it sit in my armoire for a while, and smelled it later, I fell in love.

I think the scent is says I’m feminine and a bit girly, but I’m also a grown ass woman. I love finding out about scents and the specific ingredients in them that draw me in. Before I get into this, here’s a little background information about perfumery that may be useful.

The top note of a perfume is what you smell just when you apply a perfume. Top notes are composed of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly and form initial impression of a perfume. [+]

The middle note is the scent of a perfume that you smell just before the top notes dissipate. It forms the main body of the perfume and  mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes. [+]

The base note emerges close to the departure of the middle notes, and with form the main theme of a perfume along with the middle notes. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume and are usually not noticed until 30 minutes after the application of the perfume or during the period of perfume dry-down. [+]

In this perfume…

the top notes are gardenia, tuberose, and neroli…,

the middle notes are jasmine, benzoin tears, and white lilly petals, and…

the base notes are vanilla, amber, and musk.

As you can see, the top notes are overwhelmingly white floral and sweet, and the jasmine dominates the middle note  Even though I absolutely love floral scents, it is the vanilla, amber and musk notes that I love in Truth or Dare. This is when the perfume turns into “I want to do something that I’ll regret in the morning”. Some of my favorite fragrances have a vanilla and musk base notes like Lola by Marc Jacobs, J’adore by Dior, Tresor by Lancome, Daisy by Marc Jacobs, Dot by Marc Jacobs, Pulse by Beyonce, Reb’l Fleur by Rih Rih, and Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture (which also has amber).

As far as the bottle goes, I’m not immediately drawn to it. I’m usually drawn to bottles like those of Marc Jacobs perfumes, but I’ve never seen a bottle like it in my mere 21 years on this earth, so I guess it’s fine. But…if I come across across a fragrance that I like, I will definitely buy it if the bottle is purty. 🙂

To me, this fragrance is a classic and is a nice addition to my perfume collection. I love it and the best part about this scent is that it lasts very long. It’s because it lasted so long (I’m talking days) that I was able to smell the base notes and fall in love with it. Some perfumes don’t even last long enough for you even smell the base note! I’ve only repurchased one perfume in my life, White Diamonds, by Elizabeth Taylor , but it looks like I’ll be repurchasing this when it’s finished.

❤ Brittany

p.s. I told my mom about this when I purchased it and when she picked me up from the airport last week, she had it on. She didn’t even have to tell me what fragrance it was.

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Shoe Profile: Wedge Combo Boots

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This past Friday, I was deeply saddened by tragic events that occurred in both Connecticut and China. I urge you all to keep those cities, those schools, those families, and everyone affected in your prayers. Also, the daughter of one of my religion teachers in high school passed away early Sunday morning as a result of a car accident. If  anything that was reiterated to me this weekend, it is that tomorrow is promised to nobody. Cherish your life and live it meaningfully.

With that being said, I have five papers that are due by Wednesday. Sigh. Because I’m leaving to go home to The Bahamas on Tuesday, I’m trying to hand them all in today. Additionally, I have a Shakespeare exam. Who gives Shakespeare exams?

Before you go feeling all sorry for me, look at the boots in the photo above. These are the shoes that were featured in my latest outfit post and they are still available at gojane.com. I just love how they feature both faux suede and leather, a trend I’m certainly into right now. They are super comfortable, easy to walk in, and have become my go to knee-high boots.

❤ Brittany

p.s. I have a lot of goodies to show you guys 🙂 Follow me on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter

Waffle Knit and Wedges

pinkpants2 Well hello there! So nice of you to join me. When I wore this sweater, it was 30 degrees outside. I had a white tee-shirt on underneath it, but would you believe me if I told you I was warm? Only in Minnesota would one ever consider oneself warm in 30 degree weather. Anyway, this is a pretty simple outfit, something I would wear to class (sans necklace and makeup). The boots are very  comfortable, I’m talking wear for the whole day comfortable. Comment below if you like and fyi, I have pinterest board where I post all my recent purchases. (Video for this look is on my YouTube Channel if you’re interested)

  1. Wedge Combo Boots from gojane.com
  2. Waffle Knit Sweater from forever21.com
  3. Colored Skinny Jeans from forever21.com
  4. Long Cross Earrings from gojane.com. Similar from asos.com.
  5. Gold Collar Necklace from H&M. Similar from macys.com
  6. Gold Watch (old) from newyork&company. Similar from nyandcompany.com and asos.com

Makeup: foundation, foundation, powder, lashes, eyeliner, lipstick, highlight, bronzer.

Until Next Time,

❤ Brittany

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New Lippies and other drugs…

There are some things in life that make me smile. Buying new lipsticks is one of them. I purchased these items a long time ago, but I’m finally getting to make this post and share my purchases with you guys.

I did not take individual pictures of the yes to cucumbers hypoallergenic facial towelettes or the milani eye tech liquid liner, but I’d give them 4 and 3 stars respectively. The towelettes are very soft and take off makeup really well. I sometimes use them when I’m too lazy to wash my face and they get the job done! The milani liner is not the best liner so I wouldn’t recommend this if you are experienced in applying liquid liner because the colour payoff is not the best.

However, if you’re a newbie like me, then this is a nice start. I believe the key to using this product is to hold the applicator to the side, that way you can actually get the product onto your lid. Otherwise, it does not work.

The photo above features two of my favourite false eyelashes: Ardell Lashes in 105 (left) and Revlon Beyond Natural Professional Lashes (right). I wear the Ardell lashes when I want a more dramatic look, that is, when I’m going to the club or to a party 🙂 (I wore them in this video), and I wear the Revlon lashes for an everyday look because they look very natural (I wore them in this video).

 I decided to give the CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer a try after hearing one of my favorite makeup YouTubers, lilpumpkinpie05, rave about it. The colour I got was “ebony bronze” and I use it to contour my cheeks, jaw and forehead (watch this video at 3:06 to see what I mean).

Now for the fun stuff! The lipsticks I purchased were Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate in colour number 04, Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in “Berry Haute” , and CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in “Euphoria”. I love all of these lipsticks; they’re already apart of my favourite lipstick collection because I don’t really but lipsticks unless I’ve done my research on them. They go on really easily and colour payoff is great, especially for the price!

Below are some swatches; The first one is not photo’d above: it’s Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick in “Va va violet”. To the right of that is the rimmel kate 04 followed by berry haute and euphoria (I have on euphoria in this video). As you can see “va va violet” is pretty similar to “rimmel kate 04” (which is also similar to the Azalia Banks MAC lipstick “Yung Rapunzel”). These are all dupes for each other so there’s no need to spend extra money if it’s not necessary (These were on sale when I bought them so that’s my excuse 🙂 ). Oh! Berry Haute is a bit of a dupe for MAC’s “Up the Amp”.

Thanks for reading! ❤ Brittany