Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Winter Shimmer

I don't think that there's anything that brightens up a dreary day quite like a little shimmer. Okay, maybe more than a little. But I can help it! I'm completely shimmer and glitter obsessed. I'm not sure why, I never used to be. But that past year, I haven't been able to get enough of it.
Some of these products have a lot of shimmer, and some not so much. A lot of these are also really old, but I did my best to find a link to them somewhere on the Internet. And some of them are new, but the links wouldn't work, so I had to look elsewhere.
This polish has a high concentration of very fine glitter. I love the ladylike colour, and the texture really stands out. The colour also seems to change depending on what light it's in. It was one of my first textured polishes, and I absolutely love it.
The one I linked to isn't the same as the one in the photo, but it looks quite similar. I quite like pairing this shadow with a more natural makeup look and a generous helping of mascara. While the cream formula of the pink really enhances the colour, I find that it's not too overwhelming.
This is certainly not a product for those scared of loud makeup. It's extremely pigmented and really stands out. While not something I'd choose for everyday use, I think it's a gorgeous shadow.If you're not afraid of glitter, I think it's perfect!
I swatched this in this post. While this is very different from the first polish, I think that it's very pretty. It has larger glitters but is still classy and feminine. It came in a set with a polish to layer it over, but I think that it could be very versatile.
I'm officially in love with this palette. Though not all of the shadows are shimmery, I felt the need to include it in this post. I think that the shades are both elegant and natural, and quite easy to wear. This palette may require a post of it's own, so if you'd like one, please let me know!
Mark First Blush
The highlighter in this is amazing. It's very reflective, so if you use to much of it, it looks a little clown like. If you use the right amount, however, it adds a gorgeous radiance to your skin.It also has the cutest floral packaging.
This is the gloss that made me fall in love with lip glosses. I use this when I want to go for a nude lip, it makes my lips look fuller and adds a little extra shine to them. Most glosses make me feel rather childish, but this one can look elegant if you don't use to much.

Have you tried any of these? What are your favourite shimmery products?


Friday, 18 December 2015

Flowers + Lace

Ever since I got this dress last spring, I've been dying to wear it in the autumn leaves. And while I did, I was to busy to take photos of it.The snow totally sneaked up on me! I've been wanting to try taking photos in my room for a while, so I thought that this would be the perfect time to try it. I'm actually really happy with how they turned out.
I love everything about this dress. I love the 3/4 sleeve length, and the skater cut of it. I also love the sound it makes when I walk: the sound of rustling leaves. That may just be the fabric, but what's a pretty dress without an imagination to go with it?
I love these shoes, too. They're kinda cheaply made and not all that good for walking in, but they're oh so cute! I've been looking for a good pair of oxfords, so I had to pick them up when I saw them in a thrift store.
I got these socks last autumn, and never really wore them. Now I'm not sure why! They're super cozy, even under pajama pants.
This necklace was originally an earring, but I've been wearing it as a necklace ever since October. I'm not sure why, but I love it! Maybe it's because it seems so magical.

Thrifted dress similar
Old socks similar
Old necklace similar//similar
Thrifted shoes

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Noirvember Review

I'm not sure if any of you know, but I'm absolutely obsessed with old movies. It might be because I grew up on them, it's all me and my parent watched when I was little.
When I heard about Noirvember, a whole month for film noirs, I though that I had to watch some. I only got through four, but I have many more from the library, just sitting on my shelf waiting to be watched. I thought I'd share a little review of the four I watched, if any of you are interested!

Double Indemnity 1944
"How could I have known that murder sometimes smells like honeysuckle?"
Personally, I think this is a perfect introduction to film noir, and it's the first one I started with.
 Phyllis Dietrichson is stuck in a loveless marriage. Walter Neff is an insurance agent who comes to her house about her husband's car insurance. When Walter convinces her to purchase and accident insurance policy for her husband and then kill him, she takes his help. He helps her to receive twice the normal payment with a double indemnity clause, and aids her in the murder. But can they get away with it?
Laura 1944
"I don't know a lot about anything, but I know a little about a lot of things"
 Detective Mark McPherson has been called to investigate the murder of the beautiful Laura Hunt, found dead in her apartment. He learns more about her life by interviewing her friend, the rich Waldo Lydecker, and her fiance, Shelby Carpenter. But when Laura herself appears, the mystery takes a whole different turn. Who was the murdered girl? And why was she killed?
This Gun For Hire 1942
"What's the matter? You look like you've been on a hayride with Dracula."
Hit man Phillip Raven kills a blackmailer and is payed by his employer in marked money. Ellen Gram, a performer and the girlfriend of the cop after Raven, is employed to help investigate Raven's employer. However, when Ellen comes face to face with Raven, the situation becomes even more of a mess.
Niagara 1953
"Let me tell you something. You're young, you're in love. Well, I'll give you a warning. Don't let it get out of hand, like those falls up there. Up above...d'you ever see the river up above the falls? It's calm, it's easy, any you throw in a log, it just floats around. Let it move a little further down and it get going faster, hits some rocks, and..in a minute it's in the lower rapids, and..nothing in the world - including God himself, I suppose - can keep in from going over the edge. It just - goes."
 Two very different couples are on vacation in Niagara: Rose and George Loomis, and Polly and Ray Cutler. Rose and George have a dangerous relationship- George is prone to vicious mood swings, especially when he suspects Rose of fooling around with another guy. And when Rose plots to kill her husband, Polly gets sucked into the crime, purely by accident.

Have you watched any of these? What's your favourite film noir?