Monday, 28 April 2014

Shoes: Spring & Summer Must Haves!

Hello my dear readers! Today's post is going to be devoted to every girls weakness... SHOES! Now I've always been a shoe lover but recently my shoelust has become a little out of hand. And when I mean a little I mean a lot. Every time I go shopping I feel the need to buy a new pair of shoes! There is something so wonderful in having a new pair of shoes to fawn over. So for this shoe post, I'm going to be giving you my top pick for casual everyday, sophisticated office, and night out shoes.

Alright lets get started! 

Casual Everyday Shoes: For this look I chose a pair of flat gladiator inspired sandals. These gorgeous black and gold (Sigh, you know that's my weakness) sandals from Zigi Girl which are the Arrow style are my idea of the perfect spring/summer sandal. They are something that will look great with a pair of jeans and tee, but you can also dress up with a maxi skirt and crop top. 

Brand: Zigi girl
Style: Arrow 
Price: $80.00 regular
Black & Gold - I have this one
Cream & Gold

Office: Every girl wants the perfect office, shoe that are comfortable but stylish and very trendy. My perfect fit is the sexy yet sophisticated two toned ankle strap mid heels. Not only do I love the 2.75 inch heel for a work space environment, but the ankle strap and pointed toe creates a stylish and gorgeous look for any work space. Plus they are super cute too wear if you have to go out right after work! No need to bring an extra pair of shoes. Not to mention they are super affordable! 

Brand: Call it Spring
Style: Collalbo
Prince: $40.00 regular
Bone - I have this one

Night Out: For a night out on the town, what girl doesn't want a comfortable and cute shoe to wear out? I found that these Steven Madden knock offs are my favorite night out shoes. They have a bold yet sexy, 5 inch heel. And the chucky look to them is very trendy. I also love how you can show off your summer pedicure in this sandal heel style. Even though their heel looks a little intimidating the shoes themselves are super comfy! 

Brand: Delicious Shoes
Style: ? 
Price: $60.00 regular
Black - I have this one 

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Nails for a Princess: Jasmine

Hi everyone! I'm so excited to introduce my new series here on my blog. If you follow me on twitter then you already know what this is. Since I have an obsession with painting my nails and all things Disney, I thought what's better than combing the two together! That's how I created my new Disney princesses inspired nail art series called 'Nails for a Princess'. I'm really, really, REALLY excited about this guys (if you haven't already been able to tell). I think this could be really fun and I hope you guys like it just as much as I do.

For all my non-nail artist viewers don't stress, I'm going to being doing a range of nail designs from beginner all the way to expert nail art. I want to make this something that covers a range of difficulties so even my beginner nail painters can give them a try.

The first design I have for you today is inspired by the lovely princess Jasmine from Disney's Aladdin.

Disney Princess: Jasmine (Aladdin)

Difficulty: 1.5/5 

What you'll need:
- a light blue nail polish (I used Essie's Mint Candy Apple)
- a sparkly gold polish (preferably with fine glitter)
- a matte top coat 
- a nail file

1. First use your file and shape your nails into a point.
2. Paint each nail two coats with your light blue polish. Then LET DRY.
3. Paint one coat of your top coat on each nail. Then LET DRY.
4. With your gold polish using the side of the brush make a line at the tip of your nail from the outer corner of one side of your nail to the middle, then do the same thing on the other side of the nail towards the center. And there you have it a supper easy nail design that resembles Jamine's outfit and looks super stylish!

Please tweet me @Dream_inStyle and add a picture if you want, if you've done this nail art design and use the hashtag #DISprincessnails. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Product Review: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick

Long time no blog! Seriously I feel bad for not blogging since last month but exams got the better of me. Anyways I'm back and ready to give you guys a new post. Today I wanted to share with you a drugstore lipstick brand I've tired out. It is the Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick, it was 25% off at my local drugstore so I thought there was no better time to try it out.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Other than this being on sale what first attracted me to these lipstick was the fact that it had a matte nude lipstick. I have been looking for one forever but haven't been satisfied with anyone I've found. Then when I saw the gorgeous deep purple color I just couldn't resist. The two colors I got were Nude Attitude 001 and Black Cherry 477. And just look at the packaging guys, if you follow me on twitter (@Dream_inStyle) then you know of my obsession with black and gold. Sigh... They are just so beautiful. 

Let's start with Nude Attitude first, when I swatched this color on my hand it was a really nice nude with an orange undertone. Then when I got home and tired this I found I really wasn't all that pleased with the formula. It being a matte color I knew the formula would be dry but this was very opaque as well. It wasn't until I used a lip scrub and added an lip balm underneath and a few generous coast I was pleased with the color. It was cheap to begin with so I'm not too disappointed but I just wished that it was more pigmented.

The other color Black Cherry also has the same problem it's not pigmented enough. But on the other hand it is a cream formula so it does go on a lot nicer than the nude. You do however have to add several coats to get it as dark as it appears in the tube. But once you do the color is really gorgeous. Also it's important to use a lip scrub before hand to get rid of any dry skin. 

All in all these lipsticks are okay, they didn't blow me away and I didn't hate them, it might take a few extra steps to get the finished look you were going for but when your done your lips do look really good. I've gotten a lot of complements from these lipsticks especially the Black Cherry. 

Price: $7.50 


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