Picking out your dress for New Years Eve

CYMERA_20141212_202027In the country where I was born, New Years is a big deal. The entire country celebrates. People dress up in their fanciest outfits and party all night long. I mean, it’s serious business. So even though I don’t live there anymore and I am in Canada I still have that mentality. I feel like although here people party as well, a lot of times, New Years is spent low key. I cannot have that!

A few posts ago, I told you about Prom Times and their gorgeous gowns. When I say I have to have the fanciest, prettiest, dress as my New Year oufit, I ain’t lying lol.

 

I have seen a few dresses I am in love with and I wanted to share them with you, because after all what girl doesn’t like looking at pretty dresses :)

These dresses are not strictly for New Years. They can be worn for any special party, event, etc. But here are some items they feature on their website. I have selected these from their various sections, cocktail dresses, evening dresses and prom dresses even!

This is a beautiful flowy soft pink v-neck dress.

pinkI love gold as I am sure you’ve noticed from my posts, anything from my clothing to my accessories. Here is an elegant gold dress I adore.

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If you are truly anything like me, then you love colour and detail all at the same time. I am quite over the top with a lot of my clothing choices. This dress got it going on!

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Lastly, here is a shorter, more simple dress that I could wear to not only New Years, but any night out on the town. Red is a power colour and when you put it on, I just feel like I can conquer the world!

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Let me know guys what you normally do for New Years? How do you celebrate? What do you wear?

BTW, I cannot believe it’s almost 2015!!!!

Nina xo

Vampy look

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This past Saturday I’ve attended a Christmas party and I’ll show you my outfit in a separate post but I really love my make up look. I wore black and white so I really wanted to glam it up with make up and do dark deep tones.

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Skin: Vichy Foundation (of course!) / MAC Warm Soul blush / Sephora Microsmooth baked luminizer

Eyes: Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow / L’Oreal Army Brat eyeshadow (brown shade ) / NYX dream catcher eyeshadow palette

I’ve applied Essence Metal Glam gold shadow all over my eyelid, accentuated outer corners and shaded with the dark brown from L’Oreal Army Brat and finished it off with a nude on my crease from the NYX dream catcher palette.

Rimmel Liquid Eyeliner / Flower Zoom in Mascara by Drew Barrymore

Lips: MAC Rebel lipstick and MAC Bespoken For lip pencil.

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I’ve applied the pencil first, by lining my lips and filling them in to achieve the dark vampy look.

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I have really been into dark and deep make up tones lately. I cannot remember last time I wore a pink or nude lipstick. I am going through a phase of darker the better lips!

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Nina xo

Studded out – NOTD

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I adore anything with studs and spikes. I do have to admit that although I love how nail decorations look, they do get annoying because they get caught in everything, especially my hair and fly off! But surprisingly these studs are holding on strong! I think it’s because they are not as raised, they are quite flat down on the nail.

CYMERA_20141206_144204The studs are from my  Born Pretty online store order and if you’ve checked out those posts you can see all the great nail stuff I got, these studs being one of them.

I just dabbed a bit of nail glue all over my nail and with the dotting tool I applied each stud one by one and finished it with a clear top coat, to seal it. And no, it did not take long :) 5 mins!

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Nina xo

Few new products I’ve been loving! (product reviews)

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Sephora Micro Smooth Baked Luminizer / Rimmel London ScandalEyes Thin and Thick Liner / Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow/Drew Barrymore Flower Zoom In Mascara

I just wanted to share a few make up items I have been absolutely loving lately!

1. Sephora Micro Smooth Baked Luminizer in Star Dust $17 CAD

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There are two shades of this luminizer. One is more yellow/white gold (the one I got) and the other is leaning more towards pink.
I love this one because the glow it leaves you with s just perfect. It’s subtle and natural. It is not chalky at all and there are no glitter particles. It is smooth and compliments any skin complexion. I love my cheeks to glow on the regular while others prefer to do it for a night time look, or special occasion. I think it’s more so of which product you use. The really sparkly ones , sure, they are not appropriate for every occasion but this one is. You can dab only a little bit to brighten up your skin or dab a little more to really glow!

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2. Rimmel London ScandalEyes Thin and Thick Liner (slanted tip) $4.99 CAD

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I love Rimmel liquid eyeliner and it is the one I use the most. I noticed this pen liner on sale at a drug mart so decided to try it. Although I still prefer my liquid liner I’ve been using for years, this one is not all the way bad.
It is extremely easy to use and I would definitely recommend this to the ladies that have a love/hate relationship with liquid liners or that are not experienced using one but would like to try.
The tip is shaped in a way that you can use is as a marker and you have control how thick or thin you want your line to be. You can do various flicks as well.

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The only thing I would prefer is for it to be a little more intense and pigmented. I feel the black is more on the faded side.

3. Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow in Golden Up $2.49 CAD

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How beautiful is this shadow? I love Essence , in case you haven’t seen me say that the other 55 times lol. I haven’t had a chance to really use this yet but I cannot wait to do some looks with it. It is really glittery but it also depends how much of it you use. It can be applied lightly for a more opaque look or a little more heavily applied to really see the gold shine through.

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4. Drew Barrymore Flower Zoom In Ultimate Mascara (3 in 1) $10.99 CAD

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I heard she was coming out with her make up line and didn’t know what to make of that. But hey everyone these days is coming out with perfumes and such so ….
My friend Marall and I were at Walmart the other day and both picked this up to see what the big hype about it was.
Well, it has an adjustable wand! The tip of the applicator brush twists, 3 times to change the look of the brush. (see pic below) and lets you control the length and volume. It is pretty neat.

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It applies well, it separates the lashes nicely. It does not clump up and it is easy to remove. Other than that, I don’ think it’s magical as advertised but for the price and the adjustable wand, I really do like it.

 

Have you guys tried any of these items? If you have, what do you think?

Nina xo

FOTD : Gold metallic eyes perfect for this time of year!

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Although you probably won’t see me wearing shimmery or metallic eyeshadows applied like this all over my eyelid too often ( I do use them as accents) I figured this time of year is appropriate. And you can never go wrong with gold … anything.. in my opinion.

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I love how shimmery eyeshadows open up your eyes and brighten up your entire face. For those days when you are tired and you need all the help you can get from make up to make you look presentable (at work), dabbing a little shimmery eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eye, really makes you look awake and your eyes brighter. Or in my case, just apply all over lol

I am wearing: (Pics of all products used below)

Eyes: L’Oreal Color Riche Eyeshadow Compact in Army Brat. (only the gold )
Rimmel 2-in-1 Slanted Felt Tip Liquid Eyeliner
Drew Barrymore Flower Mascara

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 Face: Vichy Dermablend Foundation
Rimmel Match Perfection Blush in Medium Dark
MAC Warm Soul Blush/Bronzer

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 Lips: MAC Rebel Lipstick (applied very lightly and without lip pencil, to achieve the more pinkish, lighter look)

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Dresses, Dresses and more Dresses!

CYMERA_20141202_112703Hey lovlies! I did a post some time ago about beautiful dresses for fancy occasions and aside from being beautiful they were affordable and there was a dress for everyone’s taste and body! Now I am here to tell you about their new website with even more gorgeous gowns. www.promtimes.co.uk

There are dresses literally for every occasion, from prom to bridesmaids to cocktail dresses, in every style and every colour.

With New Year celebrations coming up this could be a good source of looking up dresses that you will not see on another woman and that it won’t break your pocket like majority stores at the mall.

Evening dresses section features long gowns for a more festive event and I just love this one! You can’t go wrong with black and lace. It’s always an elegant and classy choice, appropriate for almost all occasions.

black laceFor all my younger readers, I know prom time is not near just yet but I know that a lot start looking for their dress well ahead of time. Prom Times has a wide selection of prom dresses to choose from to truly make you feel like a princess on this special day. I love the colour of this dress, it’s a soft coral shade with gold touches and this compliments any skin tone. The back is my favourite part.

promAlthough I would say that Prom Times website features a lot of special occasion dresses, there are also some sexy cocktail dresses for a night out. Such as this sexy mini right here.

short laceIf you still want something short but not as tight fitting, this would be a great choice and you can’t go wrong with a pretty lilac shade.

lilac dressThe good thing is, they always have promotions and sales going on! They also offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount. Please see their website for all the details. The site is very easy to get around and filter down the results to find just what you are looking for!

Great thing is also they have reviews about most of their dresses from customers who have purchased them along with the pictures of them wearing them! You can find all the info you may wonder about here, anything from quality of the fabric, to shipping and delivery times!

A girl can never have too many dresses!

Nina xo