Archive | April, 2012

Color On The Walls

21 Apr
Color On The Walls

Motel top
£22 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Skirt
$68 – topshop.com

Jimmy Choo pumps
$695 – net-a-porter.com

Jimmy Choo tote bag
$1,495 – net-a-porter.com

AllSaints earrings
$65 – allsaints.com

Dorothy Perkins belt
$21 – dorothyperkins.com

Chanel nail polish
$26 – nordstrom.com

Hair styling tool
$88 – bestowboutique.com

Rose Scent Candle In Jewelled Box
£9.95 – dotcomgiftshop.com

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Check it Out: Dip Dye DIY

21 Apr

Hey everyone! check out this quick and easy Ombre Dip Dye Shirt DIY from Dulce Candy:

The inspiration for this comes from Phillp Lims Mens Summer 2012 colleection:

I really love the dip dye effect and i hope to see more of it in the future.

If you’re not big on D.I.Y’s you can always get this trend at Zara and Topshop:

$ 29.90 CA – Zara 

$59.90 CA- Zara

$68 US – Top Shop 

Hope you enjoyed this quick post!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

J’adore

21 Apr
J'adore

Miss Selfridge dress
$74 – missselfridge.com

Warehouse jacket
$107 – warehouse.co.uk

Jimmy Choo pumps
$695 – bergdorfgoodman.com

Clutch
€198 – jades24.com

Earrings
€45 – zenggi.com

Forever 21 necklace
$1.50 – forever21.com

Jane Norman scarve
£15 – janenorman.co.uk

NARS Cosmetics eyeshadow
$34 – narscosmetics.com

Bath body
bonanza.com

Midnight in Paris

20 Apr
Midnight in Paris

Topshop dress
$320 – topshop.com

Christian Louboutin pumps
$625 – net-a-porter.com

Clutch
$40 – mimiboutique.com

Kate Spade earrings
$38 – nordstrom.com

Lancôme eyeshadow
$43 – lancome-usa.com

Yves Saint Laurent lipstick
$32 – yslbeautyus.com

Zinnia Floral Rug, 6′ Round
$599 – neimanmarcus.com

Top 5 Makeup Bag Staples

15 Apr

Hey everyone, Lilia here!  Today ill be sharing with you my Top 5 Makeup Bag Staples. These 5 products are my everyday go-to products that I adore. I don’t usually wear that much makeup during the day, so the products mentioned in this post are pretty much all I use for the most part.

1) MAC Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer

$17 US / $21 CA

This concealer comes in a variety of shades so it is really easy to find the right shade for your skin tone! It provides a long lasting coverage that applied nice and smoothly. This lightweight, creamy concealer is great for everyone. I have dark under eye circles and this concealer does a great job of covering them up and overall brightening my eyes. I don’t recommend this product for those with dry skin, since it does look a bit cakey when applied to dry skin

2) BareMinerals SPF 15 Matte Foundation from Bare Escentuals

 $28 US /$36 CA

I absolutely love this foundation since it provides a great long lasting coverage and it works amazingly with my skin, I have written a product review on this foundation so click here to read more about this product because i highly recommend this to anyone looking for an amazing foundation.


3) Smashbox Liquid Liner 

$22 US/ $25 CA

Before this liquid liner, i had always used L’Oreal Lineur Intense Felt Tip Eyeliner however after I had purchased this product I will never go back to any other liquid liner. This liner stays put literally all day. My eyeliner looks fresh all day up until the moment I take off my makeup at night. This felt tip pen liner applies smoothly and easily, perfect for that classic cat eye.

4) Urban Decay Primer Potion 

$20 US/ $24 CA

I don’t use eye shadow everyday but when i do wear shadow, this eye primer keeps it looking fresh all day, without creasing. I haven’t tried any other type of primer like the Too Faced Shadow Insurance , so I cannot compare this product to any other, but it works great! I also have oily eyelids but if I just apply this primer (with no shadow over top) it totally fixes the problem.

5) Falsies Mascara by Maybelline 

Last Product! I find that drug store brand mascaras work just as great a higher price mascara from Sephora or MAC. This mascara makes my lashes look longer and voluminous, without clumping. I like the winged brush because it applies easier than just a regular brush. Many other drug store mascaras are great like: Lash Blast by Covergirl, Voluminous by Loreal and Colossal by Maybelline, however I really prefer this mascara over any other drug store brand!

Hope you have enjoyed the mini review of these products and have found this helpful in finding your next favorite makeup! Don’t forget to Like/Comment/ Follow 🙂 

Let us know YOUR Top 5 Makeup Bag Staples!

xoxo, Lilia. 

Sunday Brunch!

15 Apr
Happy Easter!

Paul Joe Sister black top
$240 – stylebop.com

Elizabeth and James lightweight jacket
$584 – my-wardrobe.com

Ksubi denim jean shorts
$180 – net-a-porter.com

Vintage looking shoes
$50 – lebunnybleu.com

Madewell canvas bag
$142 – madewell.com

Marni neon necklace
£185 – net-a-porter.com

Monki oliver sunglasses
€10 – monki.com

Tocca perfume
$34 – journelle.com

Christian Dior lacquer nail
$23 – nordstrom.com

Homemade Face Masks!

12 Apr

Hey Everyone! Recently, I’ve been big on trying out homemade beauty treatments like all natural face masks. You don’t need to be spending big bucks for beautiful, healthy skin since these face mask recipes are all made with ingredients you can find around home.  I have tried these out and they have worked wonderfully on my skin. My face felt amazing after using these, but don’t use them all at once because it will be too much for your skin to handle. Hope you enjoy these quick and easy homemade face masks 🙂

Oily Skin Mask: 

  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/2 cup Oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Mix all these ingredients together and apply to clean skin, leave on for 10-15 minutes and then wash off.

Acne Mask: 

  • 1 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1 tbsp Baking soda

Just mix these two ingredients together, and apply onto your breakout/acne. You don’t need a lot since you are only applying to current breakouts and acne prone areas on your face.

All Around Mask: 

  • 1 tbsp Hot Chocoloate mix (YES, this includes hot chocolate mix)
  • 2 tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Cream
  • 2 tbsp Oatmeal

Mix all these ingredients together, and apply all over a clean face. This face mask is going to smell tasty, but try not eating it because it doesn’t taste as good as it smells! Wait until the mask drys and then wipe off and wash your face. This mask can be refrigerated for a few days if you don’t use the whole thing the first time around.

While you use these masks, you can even cut up some cucumbers to place on your eyelids, this reduces puffiness of the eyes and it feels so relaxing! Hope you try out these masks and tell us what you think of them!

xoxo, Lilia 🙂

12 Apr

 

I hope life treats you kind

White blouse
€190 – veryeickhoff.com

Burberry trench coat
$1,195 – parkandbond.com

Dolce Gabbana floral skirt
$559 – mytheresa.com

Spiked high heels
€78 – modekungen.se

Prada leather bag
£1,250 – flannelsfashion.com

See by Chloe heart jewelry
$55 – couture.zappos.com

Pieces flower jewelry
$16 – asos.com

Jennifer zeuner jewelry
laneknight.com

Gothic ring
£3.95 – chaoticclothing.co.uk

Bruuns Bazaar leather belt
£20 – bruunsbazaar.com

Dolce Gabbana nail lacquer
£18 – harrods.com

iittala Aalto Finlandia Tall Vase
$145 – hivemodern.com

DIY- Cherry Blossom Tree Wall Decor

10 Apr

Today’s DIY project  is a fun wall decor idea that is very simple to do.

It takes two hours max and only costs around $15 to make!

Perfect for adding some color to your room and it’s a great inexpensive gift idea.

Check out how we made it below and remember you don’t need to have a lot of artistic ability to achieve a great finished product!

Inspiration:

 

Materials: 

1 white canvas (10×30)- $12

Any paint that you prefer (Got this paint from the dollar store!)

A few paint brushes

sketch: 

Sketch the lines on the canvas and paint away…

Hope you like it,

Many more to come,

Xoxo

Maya and Lilia

Spring/Summer Nail Polishes!

9 Apr

Spring is here ladies! Get these awesome nail polish colors that will finish off your look.

Strawberry Margarita –OPI:

Such a sweet color. Apply several coats.

Do you lilac it? –OPI

Repurchased several times. Good Colour for all seasons, but this soft purple is perfect for the warm weather months.

Absolutely Shore -Essie 

A soft, chilled-out sea foam green that practically screams: Brin-g on the Beach! 

Buy it here: (x)

She’s picture perfect- Essie

Click to buy here:(x)

she's picture perfect

Pink- a-boo- Essie 

Apply a few coats of this one!

Click  to buy here: (x) 

pink-a-boo

Essie vs. OPI

OPI nail polishes are more pigmented then Essie.

We’ve  found that OPI chips unless you put a few layers of clear top coat . Essie doesn’t chip that much.

OPI has a larger selection of colors, but we like the smaller selection that Essie offers.

Let us know what your favorite colors for the spring are and if you like Essie or OPI better!

Xoxo

Maya and Lilia