Thursday, May 22, 2014

I. Can't. Stop. Buying. Makeup.

The title says it all lol I'm obsessing over new makeup products lately! I also purchased new brushes from Sigma. After watching more YouTube videos than I'd like to admit, almost every beauty guru I watch uses these brushes! So I went with 12 of the most talked about brushes and they are honestly amazing. The quality is like Mac, if not better, for half the price. 

From left to right:
Mac pigment, Josie Maran argan illuminizer(A-MAZ-ING) Chanel foundation(#20), Opi nail polish(don't pretzel my bottoms)Stila illuminizer(kitten) Mac cream color base(shell) Mac pressed pigment(deeply dashing) and Stila eyeshadow(kitten)

Bottom photo, from left to right:
Chanel blush(tempting beige), hourglass blush(ethereal glow) Bobbi brown foundation(cool beige) Mac fix plus, Anastasia Beverly Hills contour kit, hourglass ambient lighting powder(diffused light) and Bobbi brown shimmer brick(bronze)

From top to bottom: F80 flat top kabuki,  F10 powder/blush, F05 small contour, F35 tapered highlight, F40 large angled contour, E25 blending, E45 small tapered blending, E15 flat definer, E20 short shader, E40 tapered blending, E65 small angle, E30 pencil. 

Love Nicole
Xoxoxo

Casual Wear

I would love to say I look glamorous everyday, wearing heels and makeup but that is not the case. At all. I pretty much live in sweat pants, leggings, off the shoulder sweaters, no makeup and a hat or pony tail! Of course when taking these photos, I forgot to include photos of my hat on but I probably wear a hat a few times a week, especially when I'm on three day hair lol (washing less really does make it grow twice as fast) I've attached a photo
 of the hat I live in!

Some of you may find this post boring but this is truly what I wear on the daily and all I ever share is when I'm dressed up so I thought this would be a nice change :) let me know if you like posts like this and of course I'll continue! 

My outfits are pretty basic. I buy all the same pieces in different colors lol. I stick to neutrals. Black, white, grey and beige.  I try to break out this habit and buy colors  but I can't! I'm a neutral girl at heart <3



Crop top: Aritzia
Leggings: LNA
Sweater around waist: Zara
Flats: Chanel 

Tank: Aritzia
Leggings: Aritzia
Shoes: Isabel Marant 

Off the shoulder sweater: Aritzia
Leggings: LNA
Flats: Chanel 

Favorite off the shoulder sweater: Zara
Leggings: Aritzia
Flip flops/ Tkee

T shirt- Aritzia
Sweats - Zara
Flip flops: Tkee
This t shirt I wore in the photo above is this t shirt from Aritzia. I originally bought it In black and went back for the white and grey. Definitely a new staple in my wardrobe. The quality is amazing and the fit is perfection!!! Photos below of the white and grey.

Long sleeve top: Helmut Lang
Sweater around waist: Zara
Leggings: Aritzia
Shoes: Isabel Marant

Crop top: Aritzia
Leggings- Aritzia
Sweater around waist: Zara
Flats: Chanel

Top: Zara
Sweater around waist: Zara
Leggings: LNA
Flats: Chanel

A simple way to change a regular top to a crop top is to tie it with an elastic at the back and tuck it underneath!
Same outfit as above with Valentino Sandals 

 Tank: Aritzia
Sweater around waist: Zara 
Leggings: Aritzia
Sandals: Valentino

T shirt: Aritzia
Leggings: LNA
Flip flops: Tkee

T shirt: Aritzia
Sweats: Zara
Flip flops: Tkee

Sweater: Zara
Leggings: LNA
Flip flops: Tkee

The hat I wear all the time.

It seems like all my basics are from Aritzia now. I rarely ever bought anything from Aritzia in the past because I felt everything was over priced. The quality really is amazing and for basics, it's worth the $40 a t shirt or tank if it'll last a few years. For silks and dressier clothes, I do prefer other brands such as helmut lang, Vince, theory, equipment etc but for basics, I'm all about Aritzia lately! 

Sorry for the horrible lighting and quality of the photos, I promise I'll start using my Canon camera soon :)

Let me know what else you guys would like to see! I've purchased more makeup, new brushes and skincare so I'll do those posts soon as well. 

Love Nicole
Xoxoxo

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Steal Of The Week! $60 Jeans!

I've been looking for a great pair of ripped jeans since I saw Kim K in her ripped light skinnies (photo posted below) these are from American Eagle and they were only $60!!!(now on sale on the website for $39.99) I don't think I've ever purchased a pair of jeans that cheap.  They come with a darker denim patch underneath the rips but I didn't like that so I cut them out to make them look more destroyed! I'm honestly in love with them and the best part is, they're so comfy and stretchy!
Wearing American Eagle jeans, Aritzia top, Saint Laurent Heels, Chanel bag

Notice the dark patches underneath the rips? 
Without the dark patches! Much better :)


Love!! 

Outfit breakdown 
Nude Aritzia top

American Eagle jeans

Saint Laurent sandals 

Chanel Caviar flap bag 


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Recent Outfit Details

This is going to be another short post, but I promise a longer post soon!!! I've had every intention on blogging all week but I lost my camera charger :( i wanted to start posting better quality photos and have my photos taken as opposed to my regular mirror selfies! So as soon as I find my camera charger, I'll have that post up asap! It's on casual outfits, sweats, leggings, off the shoulder sweaters etc so definitely my favorite kinds of outfits!

Aritzia top (I folded it, tied it up with an elastic at the back and tucked it up) that's a great trick if you're not looking to invest in crop tops if you're not sure they're your style or whatever reason! 
Levi's vintaged high waisted jean shorts (ordered off eBay) with house of holland tights which were purchased online, topshop, asos and karmaloop sold this brand when I purchased these.
My fave booties by Christian Louboutin. Chanel flap bag.

Top by Vince. Skirt by Bcbg. Heels by Saint Laurent. Bag by Chanel

Aritzia maxi skirt. American Apparel body suit. Chanel gst bag. Tkee flip flops.

I just found this cashmere sweater by Theory from winners on sale for $18!! Theory sweaters generally range from $200-$300 so I'm pretty excited about this steal! I'll be posting another shopping haul soon too :)



Love Nicole
Xoxoxo