Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Outfit Of The Day 0.1 | Granny

Hello everybody!

As you may know, I live on the East Coast of the Canada and, it seems like the weather is having a bipolar attitude. Everywhere else is super warm, sunny, people enjoy their summer debut! And here, in my little town, it's cold and raining. I am not lying. It's been raining for a month. The sun is acting like a bitch, shows here and there for 20 minutes, and here it's gone! So excuse my lack of 'summery' in this OOTD, this is just another spring look still and sadly!

The Cat Dress is from an online store from eBay. I can't find it but it came from Hong Kong, I think. It's pretty cheap but when you purchase from Asia, you have to be careful with their sizing, they are so tiny, I was lucky this dress suit me despite the fact it was a one size dress but I did bought something recently and it doesn't fit me at all. Anyway, I love this dress even though it's kind of granny, I don't care I love granny style! 

The Sofa Bag is from Value Village, which is a thrift store. I believe there's always at least one sofa texture bag in any thrift stores. This is what I see the most when I go there. So, if you love it, go look at your nearest goodwill store! ;)

The Jesus Wooden Bracelets was a viral last summer. But I got mine 3 years ago, when I was in china town in New York, I saw some and I bought them 1$ each! Now, every stores seems to have it, I know Aldo have some.

I just add up a pair of burgundy plum tights that has some texture in it and a pair of brown moccassin and here I am,  being granny from head to toe! I hope you love this style, I'll try to make more of these, any questions, please ask!

See you very soon!
 Leena Liddell xxx

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Dream Room!

Hello everyone,

I've been thinking a lot of myself in a brand new room away from my parent's house, alone in the city. I know I might fantasize too much and I can't afford everything right away I'm all alone, I'm sure it will take time and everything will be set in a collective way but I can't help myself but thinking about all the things I should put on a Room Wish List. Maybe I'm just a dreamer, but I know one thing for sure; every time I dream about it, I just can't stop smiling like a baby in front of a candy shop. I just can't!

Let's get into it!

I'll start slow with my perfect size, color, shape and dimension. When I was young, I wanted to have a ''Harry Potter under stairs'' room style, now that I have it, I even regret to have dream about that kind of room! There's nothing, I swear, nothing to envy to this poor Harry Potter's under stairs room. 

My perfect size room is definitely a square. I love symmetry, I know it's weird, but I prefer when it's very neat, white and sleek. Even though sometimes my room is everything but clean! As I said, I like it very light, natural light, very bright. I found bright room very relaxing and therapeutic. So, the color I'd chose would be either a creme white, or a light mint pastel, or some white with a pink pastel tone. These colors are some I found on Home Depot online store that I really like and I'd totally see myself in there 4 walls painted!
Vienna Lace Satin | Leaf
The next important thing after the colors of the walls, it's obviously furniture. In this Dream Room, I'll stick with these two colors, since they work well together, I think the colors of the furniture I'll chose would suit both colors! I could even paint 2 walls creamy-pinky and 2 walls light mint. If you didn't know, decorators always paint two colors one in front of the other. So, the pink would face the mint and vice versa.

I went on Ikea online store to see some cool and cheap furniture. The first thing I think when doing a make over, is the master piece and I believe a bedroom is meant to sleep in, so I went on the bedroom/bed section. They don't have many choices but everything was very cute. I kind of been torn with a big plain bed frame or made of bars or rungs. I actually don't know the real therm. I chose the classic rungs bed. I find it versatile because you can either rock it as a fancy, glamous lounge style or as a prairie, rustic one. Both are very cute, my personal preference is rustic. All the way little house on the prairie.

The next furniture I looked for was some bedroom storage. Chests and dresser drawers. 2 years ago I was into dark wooden, but right now, I'm more into the white color. Again, from Ikea, (Maybe I would've call this article dream room from Ikea), I choose some whity chests and drawers.

I think this very cute 6 drawers white chest practical. I am the kind of girl who puts all of her clothes in her wardrobe but I don't hang my underwear (if you do, please comment below because it is so weird). I also don't hang ''plain'' shirt that I usually wear under sheer shirts and finally I don't hang my sports clothes and my really big jumper and my jeans/skirts. It takes too much room. So these three little drawers are perfect for underwear and little stuff like that, if you have many and the 3 left bigger drawers are perfect for the ''winter'' kind of clothes and pyjamas.

 Extra decorations on 
Oval Mirror, flowers,  Vanity tray, ...
I also like little night stands, I don't know if I'd like 2 nights stand or just one. Because of my symmetry issue, I'd choose 2, but if you know me, you'll know that I am a collector. I'll collect a lot of decorations because I just can't stick to one, but in this mental dream room, I'll chose 2 night stands and I'll be mentally clean and neat! I'll put an overview picture below. So, these are practical for stuff we need when we're in bed : alarm clock, books, phone charger, a place to put a cup of water, tea or coffee and cute decorations. Of course. Maybe some jewelry and stuff in the last drawer. Things we don't use often but not that often. Pyjamas or extra sheets!

On these night stands I'd put these few things; alarm clock, photo frame, books, magazines and my diary.

What's next? Let's see, I think I don't have any curtains in this cute room, right? Ok, let's see what would suit this awesome room. I think I'd chose something withy and floppy with maybe some flowers and or lace? I don't know yet, I'll just add some plain white blinds. What about my bedlinen and pillows.
I found what I needed on Ikea, again, I just love Ikea, it is so cheap
and pretty. For the bedlinen, I found this pretty flower prairie pattern, looks very whity and cute. I saw the curtains that fit but I just thought it would be too much of this pattern, so I opted for some white sheer but it has some flowers, through the fabrics but they are white as well so it's perfect! And I found some very cute pillows to decorate the bed. I think 3 or 4 pillows could change a complete room, it's such a cute little piece of art. Is bed decoration an art? I don't know, if not, I'll make it an art!

I think I'd like some light in this room. Ikea have a tons of lights, in different shape. I love when there's one big light in the middle. It makes the room more symmetric. The one I chose is a creamy round one. I think it totally suits the look of this room, It's not to flashy so the master piece is clearly the bed area, which is what I personally like. I also like the texture of this ceiling lamp.
I also like to see my head to toe outfit, because I'm that girly. I just think a large mirror is always an essential in a girly room. Again, not too flashy because I like it neat but, it's still a nice mirror! And as you can see by the size of this mirror, my mental room is pretty big!

And what's a girly room without a vanity spot? I don't have a vanity desk, but I'll buy one in my next room for sure. I mean, I can't go on without that fancy stuff! That vanity is from Ikea and I guess in the two drawers, I'd put some jewelry. I love the clear white, it's very fancy. I find it quite expensive for a Ikea!

When I do my makeup, I like to sit, so I need a chair to fit this marvelous piece! That is one simple chair but I think it would be pretty with a pillow on it. Fancy!

Another thing I'd like to see in this room would be a bookshelf. Because I've tons of books and I love to read I think it's important to have a bookshelf to store your books or your movies/series. And add more decorations. That bookshelf from Ikea -surprise surprise- is white and I love the prairie texture. It's just lovely with the flowers pattern! What I'd add up in this bookshelf to just pimp it a bit would be a fake flower pot, because I love flowers, as you may see, I just think it's cute and preppy!

I just use the word cute a lot, but I don't know what more to say but cute cute cute! And I'd also put some candles on that bookshelf, mainly those from Bath & Body Works! They can fill a room in a snap! They smell like heaven, I can't stay 2 minutes in my room without lighting at least one!

Last, thing I'd add to this, well huge, room would be a desk! And If you can fit all of these in your room, well you are one lucky girl! I'd die to have those stuff in my room. But anyway, this is the desk from Ikea, small and well it's a computer desk. I'd put papers and books in that desk. stationery stuff, maybe a calendar, an agenda, some pens and pencils in a pot, some colorful post-its... I'd keep that area clean because it would be the ''serious'' area! The works/office area! I'll add this office chair and everything is set!

SO finally this article has come to an end! Hope you enjoyed it even if it was a long one. I think I'm gonna start playing The Sims again because I might get crazy a bit and purchase all of this in my tiny little room! Tell me in a comment below what's the thing you prefer in this article, tell me how you'd do your dream room! Don't watch to many room tour on YouTube, you might get sad/envious! See you very soon! (Maybe next time I'll do the perfect wardrobe set!? Tell me in a comment if you would like to see my dream wardrobe!)

Leena Liddell xx

Friday, June 7, 2013

Makeup / Beauty June Wish List Budget!

Howdy do every one!

After watching tons and tons of May favorites I came to the conclusion that I can't go trough my subscriptions uploads videos without creating a mental wish list! So, may is now over and I also did my own May Favorites video, I want some products for June! Surprise, surprise! Here is the wish list for the month of June! Most products are from YouTuber I follow and was on their monthly favorites. So here we go!

The first makeup product I really really want to have, it's this gorgeous absolutely marvelous Yves Saint Laurent lipstick. Everyone was raving about these lipstick and I just can agree, the colors of this line especially, which is Rouge Volupte Shine, is so pretty. I spotted the color #12 which is Corail Incandescent. YSL is, I have to say, expensive, but it's a high fashion makeup brand so we have to deal with the fact, well in my case, I can't always get la crème de la crème. Not that drugstore makeup line are bad but you know, I love being fancy a bit! 34$

The next product I want to try is a coral blush. I'm always buying true pink, sweet pinky or dark pink blush and I never think of buying something more extravagant and I just want to get out of my comfort zone a bit so I went on Sephora to check their blush and I found this lovely coraly colour called Torrid. I love the shimmery in this blush, I love the summer feel and I just think the product goes well with it's name! Again, NARS makeup line is a little bit expensive but I just can't get my eyes off this wonderful sparkling colour! 29$

To complete this facial summer look, I want a bronzer to add under the cheekbones to define and sculpt my face a bit. I don't really am familiar with bronzer/sculpting color or product because I never felt the need to do so, but like I said, I want to go out of my comfort zone and this is something I wouldn't do normally.

The bronzer I choose is from TARTE and I heard a lot of good thing about that brand, but I personally haven't try this one yet. The reason why is that I didn't need anything but there's my chance to try this brand. As I said, I am not familiar with the bronzer effect on my face so I choose something natural but still showy. I don't see the point of wearing a bronzer if we can't tell the difference. So here's what I choose, it's called Park Avenue Princess Matte! I love this name! So as you can see with the photo, this bronzer doesn't have any shimmery effect and I just don't want to add too much glitter and shimmer on my face. The blush has some, my eyes, my lips... well I don't want to look like a disco ball. It just don't suit me well. This product is from the line Matte Waterproof Bronzer and I just think it's might be quite practical for the summer season because we get hot, wet, we sweat more than during the winter... well you know, sometime your makeup might fade faster and with the waterproof guarantee, I'll feel more safe. 29$ 

FYI: NARS has blush and bronzer duo compact, which I think it's so great but they don't have the coral blush in this duo, but if you're saving but still want to get so fancy stuff I think it ca be a great deal! This is the duo I'd choose. Orgasm blush (peachy pink shimmer) and Laguna bronzer. (sheer light brown shimmer) 41$

NOTA: So, I'm done with the fancy expensive stuff, I'll spoil my budget in a snap! For now on my June wish list costs 92$! This is if I don't buy the NARS duo, but if I do it will cost 75$, wich is 17$ less than the first choice. I just add this nota to show you how a wish list can get freaking high and if you have other stuff to prioritize in your budget you should maybe go with the 75$. Maybe I will go for that one instead of the other because I need my money for some other stuff but I just don't want people to think that, just because it's fancy it works better. You can find equal products, you just need to compromise and be wise. In the next part of this article I'll do a drugstore wish list.

As much as I love going trough the fancy counters I also love the drugstores. Obviously because it's cheaper. I went for the Color Burst Lip Butter line from Revlon. They have many cute colors and the one I fell in love with is the Tutti Frutti. I love the orange, coral tone of it. I think the orange lipsticks is a trend right now and I totally am going to try some because I think it looks perfect for the summer! And it's totally affordable! The photo look a lot more pigmented than what it actually is it's more like a pigmented gloss than a lipstick. 5,99$

The next product I want is a coral blush, so I looked for it and what I found is gorgeous. Just look at the photo how lovely it is! It as a mixture of shimmer, coral and a slight touch of gold. It is just beautiful to look.

It's the Baked Powder by Milani and this color is Corallina. I just think it's a perfect coral blush! 6,37$

The next item I wanted to add to my makeup collection is a bronzer. I really want to find 'THE' bronzer. As I said, I am not looking for something too shimmery and I found the Fit Me line in Light Bronze by Maybelline really practical because you have different shade wich I think it's a little more rare with the some drugstores line, I don't know, maybe I'm wrong. I wanted to go with the Rimmel Bronzer Pressed Powder but I think it's way to dark for me so this one is quite an in-between. 4,40$

And last but not least, I want some new brushes and I think I might get brushes before anything there because I am literally running out of brushes, how does something like that can happen? Anyway, the brushes I want are really good and cheap. A mac brush tend to costs at least 15$ and up. This for only one brush. I don't know why brushes are that expensive, I am definitely not a makeup artist but I just think it's crazy. The brushes I spotted are from Real Techniques. I found them ridiculously cheap for brushes.

The one I want the most is the Starter Set. It includes 5 real size brushes for your eyes and a case. All of this for only 18$.

The other set of brushes I want from Real Techniques is the Core Collection for the base. It includes 4 real size brushes for 18$ as well.

So the Drugstore budget costs 16,76$! Which is 75,24$ less than the first wish list or 58,24$ less than the duo blush first wish list option.

Final Budget with brushes
  • First Choice (Fancy makeup) - 128$
  • Second Choice (Blush duo instead) - 111$
  • Third Choice (Drugstores) -  52,76$
I am not saying that it's bad to purchase fancy makeup, I'm just saying that if you're living with a thigh budget you need to know how to do compromises. I will probably buy the YSL lipstick, the Revlon lipbutter, the Nars blush, the Fit Me bronzer and the brushes. There's many many combinations so you don't HAVE TO do one or another or you can just save and put your wish list on a larger deadline or however you want it to be. But just remember to pay the rent before!

Leena Liddell xx

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