Sunday, April 24, 2011

Review: Maybelline Fit Me Blush

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past few months, chances are you've seen the new Fit Me commercials. And if you're a sucker like me, you probably wanted to try it out.

I picked up the Fit Me blush in Deep Rose (pictured) from Rite Aid for about $5, but prices will vary greatly depending on your location and the store you go to.

Sheer is the name of the game for these blushes. I was worried that the blush I picked out would be too dark and pigmented, but I faced the exact opposite problem. I found myself running my blush brush back and forth over this blush trying to pick up product.

But when I finally got some on my brush? It was love. It gave me that "just been kissed" flush that I love, and it was just sheer enough to be natural.

As for staying power, that's where the good news ends. I applied this at 7 in the morning, and by noon, it was almost undetectable on my face. What a shame.

RAVE: Fekkai Shea Butter Conditioner

I have really long hair (never cut it in my life), and as a result, split ends are an issue! My hair gets pretty dry, and I need a conditioner that's going to give my hair the moisture that it's craving.

I played around in the drugstore for a while, trying to find a good conditioner, and while I did find some, they just weren't cutting it.

Fast forward to this little guy. At $23 a bottle, he's no cheap buy, but I can fully recommend it. As soon as I stepped out of the shower, I felt a difference in my hair. It was crazy silky and soft.

What about the shampoo? Yeah. What about the shampoo. I've been using the Dove Moisture Therapy shampoo for a long time and I have no intention on changing that. Best. Shampoo. Ever.

Monday, February 28, 2011

a leap at spring

tomorrow's the first day of march. I live in the northeast. do the math. it's no secret that I can't wait for spring to come.

Uniqlo striped boatneck tee
13 GBP -

20 GBP -

Steve madden sandal
$40 -

Vintage style ring
$9.99 -

ASOS skinny belt
$22 -

Striped Boatneck Tee- $21 at
Louche Julie Ditsy Waist Skirt- $33 at
Steve Madden Women's Girls Night Sandal- $40 at
Ring Me Up Ring- $10 at
Skinny Boyfriend Plaited Leather Belt- $22 at
Le Vernis Nail Color- $27 at

On their own, these pieces are those basic guys that sit in the bottom of your dresser, waiting for you to come up with an exciting outfit to pair them with. Well this, my friends, is that outfit. I love the subtle yet sweet combination of the stripes and flowers, and the skinny belt at the waist really pulls the look together. I like the casual feel of the gladiators, but you could use any shoe you want. The cute ring is a nice touch (and is a steal at only $10!), and the deep blue nail polish is an unexpected accent to this outfit.

Prom dress
22 GBP -

20 EUR -

Twisted shoes
$37 -

ASOS round toe shoes
$45 -

TopShop metal jewelry
$25 -

Vintage looking jewelry
$26 -

Ladies Belted Prom Dress (this is a prom dress?!)- $35 at
Cardigan- $27 at
Leigh T-Bar Patent Ballet Pumps- $45 at
Stepping in Time Brown Oxford Booties- $37 at
Elissa Vintage Cocktail Ring in Rock N' Rose- $26 at
Open Wings Ring- $25 at

I'm a hopeless vintage addict. Thrift stores are essentially my second home. I know this outfit might be a bit vintage for some of you, but when I saw this dress, I honestly could not resist. I chose two shoes because I know not everyone likes the look of oxfords with dresses. However, I'm not crazy about the color of these flats, I'd probably do a black one. None the less, I love the muted gray color of this cardigan- it really pulls everything together. The rings add a touch of glam to this look, but you could easily play it up with another necklace.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Don't you guys wish I had better ways to start off these posts?

After all, they're all some form of me apologizing for not updating my blog.

High school is tough, haha. I digress.

Let's kill off those February blues with some Modcloth therapy.

New Pet Plant Top -$30

Can we just talk about how perfect this top is? The pattern on this is so cute and it just works. Plain and simple. I'm admittedly not a jeans person, but come on now: imagine this with some dark was skinny jeans and oxfords. I rest my case.

Attic Apartment Tunic- $50

I'm not going to force this masterpiece on you. You either love it, or you hate it. Personally, I'm obsessed with this. Depending on it's length, I'd probably wear it with tights and flats or oxfords...ahh. This reminds me of one of those unique little things you'd find thrifting. So out of the ordinary.

Fountain Fixture Dress- $50

Would you just look at this badboy? I hate buying formal dresses in stores because I feel like none of them are unique, but this? This is in a class of its own! The cascading ruffle down the side is an elegant yet bold statement, and I've never seen anything like this before. All you really need is maybe some dangly earrings or a statement ring. *drools slowly*

And as much as I'd love to continue this Modcloth lust, I have some ellipses that ache to be graphed. Ew.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bonjour mon amis!

oh, hello there :)

I know, I know. 4 months, no post. I have no excuse. ahem. New posts to come!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

things lise loves: Revlon ColorStay Mineral Mousse

this is a product that's caught my eye many a time on YouTube, but I never really wanted to fork over the $14 for a drugstore foundation. A few weeks ago, though, this stuff came on sale at Rite Aid, so I bit the bullet and bought it.

For anywhere between $12 and $14, you get 1 fluid ounce of foundation. Now my HG foundation, the MAC Face and Body foundation is only $32 for 4 ounces, aka $8 an ounce.

Just a little fun fact- when I was in India, I saw this stuff retailed for about Rs 1000, which is more than $20 in the US. Stuff is supposed to be cheaper in India....crazy!

However, after playing around with this stuff for a bit, I discovered the major difference between these two- the MAC one is very light coverage, so you do need quite a bit of it, while this stuff is very pigmented, so a little bit goes a looooong way.

It's not quite as mousse-like as the Maybelline Dream Mousse foundations, but I do still like the texture. It's a rich, creamy foundation (that squeezes out- love! no more waste, like with the original ColorStay!), and I use it mainly under my eyes, over some concealer, and around my nose. The coverage is heavy enough that it could almost past a concealer, but light enough that it's not cakey.

This stuff stays put for a very long time (hence the ColorStay), and doesn't get all gross and melty in the summer.


i'm back!

but not in black :(

ahem. excuse the lame ac/dc reference.

so loooooooooong time, no see, right? well i was in india for 5 weeks, and i've kind of been getting back into my regular schedule. but expect new posts very very soon- like in 10 minutes!!

love you all so insanely much :)