Thursday, 25 October 2012

Stella Eau de Parfum by Stella McCartney

Stella by Stella McCartney
I am not exaggerating when I say that I've been coveting this perfume for a little over two years. What first intrigued me was the bottle; it was simple, it was ombre, it was purple. But what really piqued my interest was the rose fragrance.

Initially I thought the rose would be a bit over-powering, but when it comes in contact with the skin the amber notes balance it beautifully, creating a very unique yet classic fragrance indeed. I really do believe that this perfume is everything feminine; it's mysterious, it's sensual, it's sophisticated.

Stella can easily be worn day and night and it has exceptional staying power. What I really love about this perfume is the way I feel when I wear it; very mature and quite lady-like...with a dash of mysterious excellent. It is quite pricey, as the 50ml bottle cost me $85 dollars, but believe me when I say it is worth every penny. I definitely wouldn't hesitate to say that Stella is my new signature scent.

Let me know what your signature scent is! that and I hope you're enjoying the cooler weather!

xx mindy

Thursday, 18 October 2012

MAC Blush in Breezy

MAC Breezy
Breezy was my first ever blush from MAC. I told the lady at the counter that I was looking for a classic, natural flushed-pink colour and breezy is what she recommended. It is a sheertone shimmer blush and the colour is described as a 'plum with pearl' on MAC's website where you can visit here!

This blush looks amazing on fair skin, if of course applied with a light hand, and I'm sure it would look lovely on darker skin tones as well. Surprisingly, it looks stunning when paired with a red lipstick that has a fair amount of blue undertones.

MAC Breezy swatch
Breezy is a beautiful colour for fall that will give you a nice 'natural' flushed-pink I-spend-a-lot-of-time-outside look! I feel that the plum-red colour gives off a very mature vibe that is perfect for the colder months ahead. Next time you stop at MAC counter definitely give it a gander. It is an underrated blush but it definitely has a lot to offer!

xx mindy

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Thrifty Finds: Autumn Attire

My favourite items to pick up while thrifting are definitely sweaters. They're easy to wear throughout the colder months, during the school year AND! they are an easy way to add some colour to your wardrobe.

I've been wearing this oversized green Gap sweater ever since I got my hands on it for $5. It is in the size XL but the v-neck makes it very wearable despite the borderline-excessive billowy-ness.

I got this red Topman sweater from a pile of free secondhand items at my dorm. It is a size S and I love it so much specifically because it's red. For a girl who wore nothing but black until only a couple years ago, this is shocking very good progress.

Notice the ethereal glow.

These Nevada black suede boots ($9) are very special purchase because I usually never find any footwear while thrifting. Not only are they my size, but they were practically brand new and unworn. Needless to say, it was destiny.

Hope you're all managing to stay warm!!

xx mindy