I’m very predictable when it comes to dressing up and doing my make-up. I rarely drastically change my style to the point of no recognition, and when I do, there’s always some sort of template that I follow. I’ve tried and tested this template enough to know what works best for me and my changing moods, and I’m pretty sure most of you have already noticed the slight changes that I do to keep my outfits as classic and elegant as possible.
One of my most favorite techniques to quickly change how I look is by using different colored lipsticks! I’m so obsessed that I feel totally incomplete without them (the same way I can’t go out without earrings on).
We all have our own morning routines, and mine usually end with a lipstick in hand. I only choose what lip color to wear after I’ve finalized my outfit! I am a personal style blogger after all! I’m assuming beauty bloggers would base their outfits on the color of their make-up? (It would be interesting to do a survey among different kinds of bloggers, lol)
Anyhow, the reason why I leave the lip color last is because it’s my way of deciding what kind of vibe I want to exude throughout the day, and because it is so powerful that it can make the simplest outfits look so much dressier than they really are.
It works the opposite way too. Think your outfit is a little fancy? Try a more subdued lip color to balance it out.
Below are some examples of how lipstick colors can complement daily outfits:
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Wild Tango)
When beige/nude is too pale, pink is too girly, and red is too intense, go for a coral shade. I particularly love Wild Tango because it has slight pink undertones in it that makes the color super flattering.
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Viva Red)
Wearing this bright cherry red color seems to always make people overlook the fact that I’m lazy to accessorize. Count on Viva Red to also give you an instantly sexy look without any skin exposure!
(L’Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Dewy Beige)
One would expect to wear bright lipstick with neutral outfits, but sometimes I like to keep it simple and understated so as not to look too intimidating or too out of place during the day. Dewy Beige is one of those my-lips-but-better colors that need to be in every girl’s bag! I asked my boyfriend which of these three looks he liked most and he chose this one because it makes me and my lips look friendly (a.k.a. kissable? lol).
Enjoy Valentines Day, everyone! It’s also a pay day weekend so it’s definitely the best time to splurge on these sexy new lipsticks!
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L-R: Pearly Rubie Follie, Pearly Flirty Berry, Pearly Viva Red, Touch of Amaranth, Pop Up Pink, Fairy Touch, Beige Sienna, Pearly Think Pink, Pearly Berry Allure
L-R: Orange Power, Cherry Crush, Spring Rosette, Crayon Sunset, Red Valentine, Lincoln Rose, Raspberry Syrup, Blaze Red
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Jumping on the midi circle skirt bandwagon with this one. You can pair anything with this skirt and still end up looking ultra feminine. This is exactly why everyone needs to have at least one of these in their closets.
Apparently, I’ve also caught the holiday fashion bug with the colors I used for this outfit. How is it already November? My heart and mind are still stuck in June!
Went all-out pastel and girly with this one, as I am clearly milking the last few weeks before I shift to my favorite fall/winter fashion. Somehow, without me realizing it, my spring/summer style has immensely matured throughout the years (I mean, compared to this from ‘11). Well, admittedly, I’ve been a little lazy, turning towards simpler, more practical stuff that don’t really require that much fuss. Dresses are a no-brainer as you don’t have to think too much about styling separates. Aging, whyyoudothis
I don’t know if my parents and siblings had anything to do with my favorite color, but I’ve loved blue for as long as I can remember. Give me 50 shades of blue, and I can assure you that all of them can be pulled off easily by almost anybody. In my opinion, blue is a little understated, but classic in its own little way. A cool cobalt blue can actually deliver just as well as flaming hot red! Sky blue is also a versatile color that can be used for all seasons. Usually, we associate this light kind of blue with spring/summer, but contrary to popular belief, they can also work well for fall/winter. Here are two examples that demonstrate the power of this super cool shade! It has largely to do with what you style your items with. In this case, pairing light blue with black, white and metallic silver is a good idea.
Spring/Summer’s got dreamy, flirty watercolor prints this 2013! Definitely for those who have always wanted to wear art on a daily basis! Bless whoever brought these prints back as the trend includes both ends of the spectrum - soft pastels on one end. and bright, vivid colors on another. I love it when trends give you options to choose from even if they follow the same theme! I guess I have a thing with the concept of being one-dimensional, though I’m pretty sure I have a tendency to become one-dimensional myself. Or at least with the very little stuff I reveal on this blog. By now you’ve all probably established that I am a huge introvert and don’t go out socializing with new people a lot or revealing so many things about my private life (travels excluded), so… here’s a cool related article before I run off to my own world again!
Apartment 8’s Blair is back with her signature girly look! This top is yet to be released, and I’m so excited to be the first one to wear it. The halter neckline is definitely rocking it this season, but don’t you just love the little ruffle detail on the side? So fresh! Watch out for the white version soon too!
This blush and white theme (plus some help with Mr. Photoshop and Ms. Lighting) is emphasizing my tan so much! Loving every bit of it as for the first time in my life, I seem to look more mature and sexy than the usual cutesy-cute. What do you think?