Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Winter Fluffy Outfit

Winter Fluffy Outfit, Pom Pom Shoes, Camera Bag
Winter Fluffy Outfit, Pom Pom Shoes, Camera Bag
COAT: URBAN OUTFITTERS // SHOES: SAM EDELMAN // TOP: FOREVER 21 (SIMILAR) // JEANS: URBAN OUTFITTERS // BAG: MARC JACOBS 



Honestly I'd rather be wearing a t-shirt and a pair of shorts and just enjoy the sun, but I do like the fact that with the current colder ass-freezing weather I can bundle up, look like a mini bear, and be fine with that. About a month ago I came across this reversible jacket from Urban Outfitters and this is probably one of my best purchases this year as it is the coziest jacket ever created on this planet earth. Ever since I got this in the mail, I've had the hardest time taking it off as I just want to go to bed wearing it. If you are interested in purchasing this though, make sure to get a smaller size as this was huge and I had to size down to XS/S instead of my usual M.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Maxi but Midi on Me: Floral Dress OOTD

Zara Floral Dress OOTD: Knee High Boots, Maxi Dress, Sweater, Oversized Sunglasses
Zara Floral Dress OOTD: Knee High Boots, Maxi Dress, Sweater, Oversized Sunglasses

DRESS: ZARA FLORAL DRESS (SIMILAR) // BAG: MARC JACOBS // BOOTS FRANCO SARTO (SIMILAR) // SWEATER: FOREVER21 (SIMILAR)


I am a shortie, and that means when it comes to maxi skirts and maxi dresses, I am literally dusting the floors with them as I walk unless I am wearing 3 inch+ heels. Pants and jeans come in multiple lengths, so why don't brands like Zara come up with something in petite sizes? But thankfully, there are some midi dresses that hit right at my ankle, and today I wanted to share with you all my favorite midi dress.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick Swatches, Review, FOTD

MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick Swatches, Review, FOTD
MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick Swatches, Review, FOTD

MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick Swatches, Review, FOTD
MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick Swatches, Review, FOTD

I actually don't have much to say in today's post other than that if you are looking for an intensely pigmented yet wearable burgundy lipstick that isn't took dark nor too light, here's one for you and I think you'll love it--MAC Dionysus Liptensity Lipstick (shop here). It is described as a deep plum shade on the website, and this pulls neither warm nor cool so I can see this flattering pretty much ever skin tones!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My Top 10 Favorite MAC Products + Current Wish List


Hi everyone! I feel like this month is pretty crazy for me in terms of shopping as Sephora had the 20% off sale, then it was time for Thanksgiving and I went all crazy during that entire week--and just when I thought I was done, MAC announces 25% off MAC products until December 4th! So here I am with my checkout cart growing longer and I thought I'd do this post to help out anyone who is struggling to figure out what he/she wants and also to organize my brain a bit.

So first, I wanted to share with you my all time favorite MAC products and these are products that I absolutely refuse to live without and have not found (better) alternatives. These are products that I can rely on and wear on all the important events of my life. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cold Weather #OOTD: Starry Starry Night

OOTD: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Star Print Dress, Marc Jacobs Shutter Bag, Black Suede Knee High Boots
Cold Weather #ootd: Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren Star Print Dress, Marc Jacobs Shutter Bag, Black Suede Knee High Boots

DRESS: DENIM & SUPPLY RALPH LAUREN (on sale) // BAG: MARC JACBOS // BOOTS: FRANCO SARTO (SIMILAR) // CARDIGAN: (SIMILAR

Who else is worried than now that we have finished digesting our Thanksgiving food, snowstorm will just hit us hard and getting groceries will be a total pain in the a$$? Growing up I lived in all these tropical countries and didn't get to enjoy snow until I went to college. I remember how happy I was when I saw snowflakes falling on my shoulders for the first time in a decade--I was calling my friend who was from Hawaii and literally jumping and screaming in total childish excitement, "ARE YOU SEEING WHAT I AM SEEING?" Who would've known that the same girl will grimace at the sight of snow and refuse to go out unless life depended on it? But here I am stuck in Chicago and I probably will not get the chance to live somewhere warm/tropical for the next two or three decades of my life, so I'll have to learn to deal with it.

Enough of that, here's an outfit featuring one of my current obsessions: Stars. From bags, dresses, shoes, eyeshadow palettes, etc, I am obsessed with everything that has star prints on it. And here's a dress that I picked up which has velvet and ruffle trimmed neck and cuffs, details that I couldn't just skip. There's also a similar star-printed blouse (click here) that I also bought but had to return as the sizing was a bit off. 

For the past few weeks, I've been wearing this dress by itself with a pair of ankle boots, but now that it is much colder, I decided to wear it with a long cardigan coat and knee-high boots. This dress also looks great with any oversized sweater especially given the pretty details on the neck and cuffs, so I'll probably be rocking this dress all throughout this winter all the way to spring of next year (It's obvious I have found the one that my soul loves).

So what are you obsessed ? What is your favorite pattern? Please share! :)

XOXO,

HaeMin




Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick

Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review

I used to be a firm believer that people with yellow-based skin tones like I do should stay away from pastel tones, particularly lavender, as these shades do nothing to help brighten the skin tone but they rather emphasize the yellowness. Recently however I have been obsessed with lavender, especially with lavender sweaters, even though I still admit it really isn't the most flattering color on my skin tone, I also realized that it also isn't impossible to wear. If I have the right makeup on, it actually looked pretty good, so the challenge was with the makeup. It was even more a challenge because although I could wear the most basic brown eyeshadows and nude lips, I wanted something more.

Hence I went on a mission to find the BEST lipstick to match this lavender sweater, and I literally went to the nearest Sephora store, swatched all shades of purple on my arms and lips while wearing this very lavender sweater, and found the one. I even searched to see if I could find anything that is cheaper than this, as Bite Beauty's Amuse Bouche Lipsticks retail for $26 which isn't the cheapest lipstick in the market or in Sephora (I am most comfortable around $15~$20), but unfortunately I couldn't. So if any of my readers know of a better alternative, please let me know! 

When the sales associate in Sephora said "how about this one?" I literally said no, that's too dark, that will just be purple and I am looking for lavender. She agreed that it looked too dark and we moved on to swatching Urban Decay's Vice lipsticks. There were a couple of shades that I thought would look beautiful, but they either literally washed me out, looks grey on the lips, or made me look too goth, and the sales associate and I literally cringed at how they miserably matched my lavender sweater. Also UD's Cruz is another one that swatches similar to this one but it is almost magical to see how different it looked on the lips compared to Spritzer. Defeated I was going to just wear my nude lipsticks when I decided to give this one a shot. So long story short, Bite Beauty's Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick (@Sephora) was the most perfect lavender lipstick.
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review

This lipstick is in a very simple packaging and I do love how the tip of this lipstick is shaped like the lipstick itself. It has a lemon scent to it which I personally am not too crazy about (It Cosmetic's CC Creams have the same scent). But the scent alone sort of gives the illusion that this lipstick is super hydrating--not to say that it isn't hydrating though. 

Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review

This lipstick is super pigmented and feels like butter on the lips, but as you can see in the photo below it does emphasize the lines.

Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review

On the website, Spritzer is described as a plum rose shade. When I first swatched this, I thought it was going to be too purple, too dark, and I did not even bother to apply it on the lips to try it out. But the reason why this lipstick worked on me is because how it has this warm pink undertone to it rather than blue. In the photo below you can see this lipstick sheered out on the edges, and the shade turns to this very beautiful light pink-purple shade!

Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review

So to get the color I want, I just lightly apply it on the lips and use a q-tip or a brush to sheer it out. Even when I sheer it out it does last me a long time as long as I am not eating anything greasy. My lips are super dry and flaky, and if you apply this in its full intensity this lipstick's moisturizing texture can feel very forgiving. However when I sheer it out, it feels matte on the lips.

Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review
Bite Beauty Spritzer Amuse Bouche Lipstick - The Most Perfect Lavender Lipstick Review

What are your thoughts on this color? Do you own one that looks similar to this? (If so PLEASE let me know!!)

XOXO,

HaeMin