22 Shades of Lipsticks

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Hi dolls! I'm back with another make-up post for you. I've been bumming around the house lately (slow down, midterm break please?) but I didn't think that's an acceptable excuse to not blog anything just because I don't have make-up on or because I'm dressed in my jammies all day long. So, I got up and collected all my lipsticks in hand and began to play swatches on my arm! Fun! 
(L-R)
Wet 'n Wild | Bare It All
Wet 'n Wild | Just Peachy
Topshop | Whimsical
MAC | Honeylove
Wet 'n Wild | Pink Suga' 
All of these are heavily matte, apart from Whimsical as it is slightly satin. For a good while now I've been so loyal in using Bare It All (as featured in my everyday make up post), it's such a go-to nude shade and because Wet 'n Wild Megalast Lip Colours are retailed for an incredibly cheap price (€2.99!!) you really can't make a fuss about using up too much of the product even if consumed in just a short period of time. Unlike Honeylove (pardon the state, I just can't let go) although it is my absolute nude shade I haven't gotten around to replacing it (or even discarding it) just because I feel like I could live with my second top fave Bare It All anyway so why spend an extra €16.51, right? These nude shades are great not only for everyday use in college or at work, I've rocked them even at parties and night outs when I don't feel like having to worry about re-applying or making sure the colour stays within the penciled lines, and especially when I know I'm boutta be feasting on a lotta munchies.. All in all, nudes are great. Ha.
(L-R)
Rimmel | Drop of Sherry
Rimmel (Kate ♡) | 08
Elizabeth Arden | Starlight
Clinique | Bamboo Pink
Revlon | Pearl Cappuccino 
MAC | Dressmaker, Dressmaker
Avon | Perfect Peach
Honestly these are the lipsticks I wear the least. Not because the colours or the texture are unpleasant in any way at all, I just don't think glossy/glistening lips flatter me personally. The latter half of those in the picture above are still great nude shades I have to say, I'm just not one to sport shimmery or satin lips altogether. Why do I have them in possession then, you might wonder? Well because when I initially gained interest in wearing make-up, I've been a little insecure about my lips and so I've been kind of wary about drawing attention to them, that's how I've picked up so many subtle shades even then - I just didn't realise it wasn't enough that they were of nude shades, but that their texture did not compliment me either. I write this in hopes that you don't get discouraged from wearing non-matte lip products! It's all just a matter of experimentation and right judgement of what it is you feel completely comfortable in. So if you feel like a princess with your lips shimmering: shimmer away, princess! (The swatch pic above, as well as the rest, was taken without flash btw, that's how lushly incandescent these are!)
(L-R)
MAC | All Fired Up
Wet 'n Wild | Smokin' Hot Pink
NYX Matte | Shocking Pink
Rimmel | Pink Blush
Avon | Pink Pop
Maybelline Baby Lips | Pink Punch
Wearing pink on my lips never felt as pretty as when I swatched all these Barbie-ness on my arm! Very seldom would you see me wearing any of these shades even though I think they're absolutely too pretty for words. I guess the main reason why is because I feel like they highlight the yellowness of teeth, generally, so obviously I expect myself to stray away from that as much as possible.. Another reason why I only wear these pinks on rare occassions is possibly because I don't really wear much feminine-coloured clothing anyway, especially this past season. But just after typing that and now that I think about it even if you were wearing an all-black outfit, it would look hella smokin' when worn with a lip colour so vibrant like Shocking Pink - so um, I really have no excuse, damn it. Can we actually just take this moment to acknowledge how HOT Shocking Pink is, it's ridiculous! I love it so much even though I've only ever worn it once and I wish to change that, it's such a loud pink with a cool purple undertone and ugh, just so rad it's almost too luminous. It's important I bring attention to how Smokin' Hot Pink dupes All Fired Up so hard, you can tell on the swatch! So if you fancy the colour but you're hesitant to spend by sixfold, you know what to do sista'. The last three pinks are just sah cute, but cute is not really what I aim for so they're not the most ideal for me. They are also very sheen unlike the first three matte ones. I am aware that Pink Punch is a part of the Maybelline Baby Lips lip balm collection, I included it in this post anyway because it does provide a tint of colour on your lips although very natural, as well as doing a satisfactory job on moisturising and hydrating your lips ofcourse. 
(L-R)
MAC | Smoked Purple
MAC | Rebel 
NYX | Chaos
Wet 'n Wild | Stoplight Red
Absolute weapons. In contrary to my mention of wariness in bringing attention to the shape of my lips when it came to wearing pinks, I am strangely gutsy when it comes to all four of these lippies. There's simply no explaining why, apart from my fave matte nude I feel like these four spell me out - bold and daring. They are all nicely cool-toned, too. The two reds are somewhat complementary of each other with their shades. Stoplight Red, just like all the Wet 'n Wild lipsticks featured, appears matte; Chaos on the other hand applies creamy but still stays put for a relatively good amount of time. Rebel leaves a satin finish and is ironically not as rebellious as Smoked Purple. Rebel undeniably looks darker in the tube than on skin, at least for me it does. It's a great berry lipstick, it's much easier to pull off for everyday use compared to Smoked Purple. It's quite disappointing that Smoked Rebel is showing as a russet kinda colour on the swatch, I guarantee you that when it's applied on the lips it's proper Smokey Vampy Purple! It's the darkest shade of lipstick I own to date (thanks to my sister's fab Christmas present choice, ily) although I've been longing to score myself the MAC Hautecore Lipstick for aaaaaages. For now, I can do without it as spring is supposedly peeping around the corner now, I think.. But I'll def' have it on lock soon! 

And that is it to wrap up my little lipstick collection, as it stands now. I hope you pick up two or a few of the lipsticks I listed above, and don't forget to tag or @ me when you Instagram it! 
Sending you dolls my kisses in all 22 shades,

- D

ROMWE Wishlist | All Black Everything

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The current season being supposedly "spring" is no reason for you (or atleast me) to ditch all the black clothing items. Although it's sweet to finally be able to wear more candy colours, I can never stack up on enough black in my wardrobe. So, I decided to go on an online window shopping scroll on my trusted online store Romwe, and present to you my best item picks in black. 

I hope you love these products as much as I do! And if you're not much of a black-wearer, Romwe has so much more to offer so browse through their site because you're sure to find something that'd please your taste! If you have clicked the links listed above you will see for yourself that they sell at really good prices and the free shipping service (if you buy over $50) then just comes as a bonus. You can also save up to 60% off when you make your first order, so who's really winning here?! 

Leave a comment or tweet me if you'd like to check out more of my wish lists featuring different online retailers! 

- D


What Dee Wore #2 | feat. Topshop & AA

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I'm back with another outfit post! On the 7th of March 2015, I went to my dear friend Igor's 21st birthday celebration at Crowne Plaza Northwood. The previous night I was at another 21st birthday party and I'm so stoked to blog all about it (if you're a How I Met Your Mother fan you'd be stoked to read all about it too!) However this outfit post is being published first because I am yet to collect the raw files from that night from the photographer (and because Iana is an absolute gem for letting me use her camera on this night and sending these pictures to me so soon). 
I am in lust with this maroon ensemble even though I put it together so last minute! I knew I wanted to wear this American Apparel Velvet Mid-Length Pencil Skirt seeing as I've only worn it once before (last year on my 19th birthday). So then I went out to hunt for a crop top that would match it - Miss Selfridge and Topshop being the first two stops because size 4 hallelujah - and luckily I came across this Topshop Lace Bralet in the same colour! (Well if you have OCD you know.. it's close enough). I paired it with the black court heels I got from Penneys (or Primark) that I've featured on my previous outfit post (which will be featured lots and lots more times in my future posts because it's the best ever). 
To accessorize I'm wearing a dashing silver pair of dangle earrings which again I've only worn once before (this time on my 18th birthday), Guess Stoned Bubble Watch in gold, and Louis Vuitton Nano Monogram Bracelet

Above are a few (of the many) shots I took with the lovely Cheralou who have inspired me to get a kick-start on my blog when she approached me to guest-feature on hers just last month (read about it here). 
Include an iPhone quality selfie because why not? 

I'd also like to take this time to say Thank You to all who have been showing so much love for my blog as well as my Facebook fan page. With lots of love and appreciation,

- D




What Dee Wore #1 | Khaki kind of day

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What better way to give an impression that you spent half an hour planning your outfit - when you really just can't be bothered - than throwing on a khaki parka jacket over a basic all-black ensemble? For my first outfit post I thought I would introduce to you what I'm all about: Minimalist Fashion. Recently I have reduced the amount of (unnecessary) items in my closet and have left only the practical, comfortable basics (a.k.a the kind of outfits that make you feel fabulous and indomitable all the time - and you know exactly what I'm talking about because we all have a few of those outfits). This 'fit is so minimalist only two blocks of colour feature, I even ditched decking accessories. 
I'm wearing BDG Parka Jacket in Khaki that I got from Urban Outfitters in the January sales originally priced €100+ discounted to €25! When do you ever get a steal like that from UO especially for a jacket?! Although they didn't have a size small in the sales rack anymore (I got it in M) I still couldn't pass out on such a bargain. It fits me like a longline would but I honestly prefer it this length! It's perfect for throwing on on seemingly lazy days, and because it is quite lightweight there's plenty of room underneath to layer on long sleeves and maybe another jacket like how I'm wearing it. The pockets are also a bonus (aren't they always?) in the way that I could easily chuck my phone and other things in there but most importantly my hands! I don't like wearing gloves so I definitely appreciate that these huge pockets keep my hands warm. Unfortunately this parka is sold out from their website so I cannot provide you a link. 
I discovered that the H&M ribbed roll neck crop top is also sold out, they do however have ribbed polo-neck top available although it's not cropped like mine. Topshop's ribbed roll neck crop top is very similar to what I'm wearing, the only difference is that the material is a little bit finer. I got my Zara rigid shopper last December to welcome my birth month, and I've been using it non-stop ever since. It's made to be the perfect college hand bag for me - the size, the rigid shape, the compartments and durability come very practical for all my college necessities like A4 notepads, laptop, chargers and purse. But before that realisation the bag's structure and colour above all is what made me fall in love with it at first sight. 
It makes me weep noticing how my Topshop MOTO Black Joni Jeans are slowly washing off to a charcoal grey colour. Why you gotta play me like this Topshop? If you know me well you'd already know I only f*ck with high waisted jeans - Joni Jeans specifically because no other pair of skinny jeans have fitted me so snug. And because I only own two pairs, this and Pretty Mid-Stone, I think it's safe to say I live in two pairs of skinny jeans. 
Would you believe I got this black court heels with ankle straps from Primark for €12? When I caught sight of these shoes in the shop I quickly hounded for a size 3 pair. And indeed I scored jackpot. There's not many things to say about this pair but that it is my feel-sophisticatedly-sexy favourite footwear. 
Suppose I might as well include this photo of Ceejay and I, he's not looking his worst and I appreciate him for patiently taking my outfit photos. Thank you ;) 

- D