Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Honest Review: KKW x Kylie Cosmetics

Hello beautiesss 
I had my eyes on this palette the moment I saw Kim Kardashian West and Kylie Jenner teased it all over their social media. Nude lipsticks are just totally me and no matter how many coloured lipsticks I buy, I always reach for my nudes. I was lucky enough to be able to get my hands on this the day it was released. I literally had an alarm set on my phone and everything haha. I was preparing myself for it to sell out really quickly (which it did) so I wanted to make sure I was ready. 
What automatically intrigued me about this lip kit is that they are lip creme. It's different than any other lip kits that Kylie has come out with because they were generally matte lipsticks or lip glosses. These ones are a lip creme, which are very comfortable to wear on the lips. However, one major downfall with these lip formulas are that they are not long lasting or transfer proof whatsoever. While they are comfortable to wear on the lips, I'm not crazy about a lip product that literally wears away after half an hour and requires continuous re-applying. This lip kit cost me $70 CAD, excluding taxes and shipping. That's about $17.50 CAD for each lipgloss. Some would say that the price is reasonable but to me, they are not. They would be if the quality was there. 

For me, these lip cremes applied so patchy and unevenly. I had to keep re-applying after every half hour because it would just wear away. I love the colours, and I do believe that they are suitable for just about anybody. However, for me, I just have other lip glosses that I would rather reach for. Since I bought this lip kit, it has just been sitting on my vanity since, untouched. I tried two colours and I just didn't like the way they applied and I was unpleased that they would wear away so easily.
I'm so bummed that these lip cremes didn't work out for me because I was so excited about them. I love the idea of them. They are a lip creme formula, almost as if they were a really pigmented lip gloss and more of a creme formula than a lipstick. The colours are absolutely stunning and ones that would be suitable for everybody. Nudes are easy because they match with any makeup style and always complete a makeup look. Again, I love the idea of this lip kit, I just wish it worked out for me. 

One thing I truly loved about this lip kit is the packaging. I think they did a great job and the box it came in was so heavy duty. I love the nude colour scheme of the packaging and how well it suited with the four shades. I love that they kept everything in the nude theme because it made it much more appealing to me. Nudes will forever be the most eye catching makeup. I'm sad this lip kit didn't work out for me, but I'm sure they are worthy for others! :) 
P.S. I am seeing this lip kit for $60 CAD! It has been untouched since I bought it and gently used two out of the four colours. I can send more pictures if asked! Email me, if interested :) 

Thanks for reading & I hope you enjoyed! 

XO Janina 

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Choosing Comfort

Hello beautiessss   
This outfit is my most recent uniform. I have literally worn this same outfit so many times before showing it on this post. Lately I have just been choosing comfort but I have found a nice medium between glamour and comfort. It has been my absolute favourite so far because I still feel my best but I love how comfortable I am. I find that the more comfortable I am, the more I'm willing to explore and be adventurous that day. These converse are a new found love for me. I wear them with absolutely everything! Dresses, jeans, shorts, literally everything. They match with any outfit and whats great is that I'm comfortable. What's even greater is that they are so affordable, especially because I buy mine from the kids' section haha. The benefit of having small feet! Bodysuits and high-waisted jeans have also been my latest go-to. Its just so easy and so simple. 
Outfit details: Bodysuit - Boohoo / Jeans -  Express (similar here) / Shoes - Converse / 
Necklace - Tiffany & Co. / Bracelets - Alex and Ani / 
Hair extensions - Bellami Hair / Sunnies - Desi Perkins x Quay

Thank you for reading & I hope you enjoyed!

XO Janina 

Saturday, 29 April 2017

ABH x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit

Hello beautiessss 
This is my newest addition to my Anastasia Beverly Hills highlight palette family and its a special one. I was more than happy to purchase this palette so I can support one of my all time favourite YouTube beauty influencers of all time - Nicole Guerriero. I have been watching her videos for years and years! Literally since she has ever started her channel and I remember when I first discovered her, I spent an entire night binge watching all of her videos. And to be honest, I still do that til this day - I binge watch her videos all the time, even though I've watched it multiple times. She is definitely deserving of this collaboration and if anything I'm only surprised it didn't happen any sooner. 
This palette contains six metallic powder highlighters and they are all stunning! I especially love Glo Getter and 143 because they are more golden, which are perfect for my skin tone. I find that the shades are so buttery and creamy, which is definitely what you want in a highlighter. These textures glide smoothly on the skin. It also prevents the highlight from grabbing onto dry textured skin. My favourite part about this palette is that every single one of these days also works really well as eyeshadows. I use Daydream and Kitty Kat as my lid colour all the time and it makes for a stunning look. I also love putting Forever Lit on the inner corner of my eyes, and it makes for a great eye brightener. I always get compliments when I wear this palette and I literally get told that "my highlight is blinding". Those are my favourite kinds of compliments haha. Don't miss out on this beauty! 
Image by Glamour

Thanks for reading & I hope you enjoyed! 

XO Janina 

Monday, 3 April 2017

Date Night Glam

Hello beautiessss 
If you were to ask me what one of my favourite things to do of all time is, I would definitely say it's getting glam and going out for date night with my man. The getting ready process to me is so calming. Listening to music or watching my favourite movies as background noise while taking my sweet time doing my hair and makeup is such a nice treat to me. With both of us working full time and only having weekends to spend as much time as we want with one another, I want to make sure I am looking my best. And of course, since I am putting all this effort in getting ready, then babe and I always likes to keep our date nights fun and we are always wanting to try new things and go to new places. One of our favourite things to do is explore and discovering new favourite restaurants to eat at and new places to see.

Sometimes we really enjoy going all out for our date nights. This is important to us because we love having fun and experiencing new things together. I've teamed up with Turo for this post because they gave me a great idea that would surpass babe and I's date night outs. Since I love to be glam for our weekend getaways, I think renting a car is an awesome way of taking an easy extra step to ensure our date nights are done the right way. My boyfriend is also a really big car enthusiast as well so I know for sure a date night like this will be a great surprise for him. Whats great is that Turo offers such a great variety of cars which will allow you to have full control of making your dream date night into a reality. For instance, something like this Chevrolet Camaro and Range Rover is something we would definitely be interested in renting to make our date night more desirable. Plus, I feel like having a car like these for a night out encourages both of you to dress up and be glam, which is always so much more fun. 

I can totally imagine my boyfriend and I also using Turo for our weekend getaways. If there is one thing to know about me, it's that I absolutely love road trips! I always tend to rent a car when we do go away because a) its way more fun b) its more sufficient because it prevents increasing the mileage on my personal car and c) it totally changes the experience of the getaway because having the freedom of choice to rent any kind of car  you'd like makes the road trip that much more memorable. Also, its so fun to take a cool picture with a cool car and post on your socials! You'll definitely have your friends and followers questioning and envy your road trip style!  
Outfit details: Crop top - Zara / Boots - Steve Madden / Skirt - (similar here) / 
Sunglasses - Quay x Desi Perkins / Hair extensions - Bellami Hair
The handsome man behind the camera ;) 

Thank you for reading & I hope you enjoyed! 

XO Janina 

Monday, 27 February 2017

Last Minute Go-To

Hello beautiessss 
I honestly have zero explanation as to why every single photo in this post looks as if I am promoting McDonalds' coffee besides the fact that my fingers were freezing and I wanted to feel the warmth of the coffee hahaha. I can't help but laugh at these pictures because the McDonalds coffee is totally stealing the show. Anyways, you guys are all aware that I was so obsessed with my black over the knee boots for the longest time and wore them in basically every post. However, these brown ones that I discovered by AMI club wear are just as awesome! They fit my legs and thighs so perfectly that it makes it super comfortable to wear. The heel on these boots are also not too high, which is another reason for its extreme comfort. This outfit has always been my go-to. I've worn this outfit multiple times before but for some reason only making it to the blog now. Whenever I don't know what to wear but still want to look casual glam and be comfortable all at the same time, this was the outfit I was walking out the door with. I am also still very much obsessed with these hair extensions and still stand by my claim that they are a complete game changer! 
Outfit details: Dress - Windsor (similar here) / Hair extensions - Irresistible Me in Royal Ash Blonde / Boots - AMI Clubwear / Sunglasses - Desi x Quay / Watch - Fossil / Bag - Gilliam by ALDO / Bracelets - Alex and Ani / Necklace - Windsor (exact dupe here)

Thanks for reading & I hope you enjoyed!