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Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Have I ever mentioned how much I love flannel shirts? No?

Okay well I love them because they’re soft and they’re cozy and they make me feel stupidly snuggly and very 90’s grunge at the same time. And I love Grunge.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Flannel: Forever 21, Striped Tee: Victoria’s Secret, Pants: H&M, Shoes: H&M

These were actually taken before my Thanksgiving photo’s and I’m 100% certain that I was just running errands for thanksgiving.

Do you notice the Howl monster trying to hide behind me?

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

Hair: Color Ion Fuchsia and Lavender, thrown up into a messy bun.

On My Face: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Foundation, Nars Deep Throat Blush, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, Makeup Forever Aqua Liner, Makeup Forever Smokey Extravagant Mascara, NYX Snow White Lipstick, The Balm Mary Lou Manizer Hightlighter, Marc Jacobs The Lolita Palette,

The Post about dying my hair will be up this week, probably on Tuesday, and then I have a couple other posts that I have planned, including a tiny makeup haul.


Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays: Stripes and Plaid

I love this photo because it has both mine and Howl’s feet in it, like he wanted to show off his feet too.

The Balm Cosmetics Haul

I’ve been hearing good things about The Balm for awhile now, but I’m always hesitant  to buy anything that I’m not able to swatch. But I know that Miss Cannady loves Hot Mama and that Leighannsays is a big fan of their products so I decided to pick somethings up.

I picked up Hot Mama:

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

Frat Boy:

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

and Mary Lou Manizer

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

I couldn’t resist swatching before these photos were taken, so sorry about that. And Speaking of Swatches, I made sure to do a set of swatches for you guys.

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Balm Cosmetics Haul

Left To Right: Frat Boy, Hot Mama, Mary Lou Manizer

I haven’t worn them yet, but I kinda really can’t wait too. It’ll be nice to wear something other than Deep Throat by Nars for a change. Because even though I’m pretty sure it’s my all time favorite, sometimes I just want something different.

I definitely want to get some eyeshadows from the Balm next, but I’m torn between Meet Matte Nude or Nude’Tude. Is there anything else you think I need to try from The Balm?


The Brits have all the best makeup or I’m in love with Illamasqua

I went to Sephora a few days ago for a new face mask and plans to pick up the Nails Inc polish in Stratford. They didn’t have it, and I was absolutely heartbroken over it, so I decided to console myself with a polish from Illamasqua. You’ll see everything else I bought tomorrow, in my haul post. But today I felt like doing a Veruca Salt style post and talking about things I want.

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Brits have all the best makeup or Im in love with Illamasqua

Fashion and Happy Things!   The Brits have all the best makeup or Im in love with Illamasqua

The Polish I picked up is from their new spring collection IMPERFECTION, Speckle. So of course I’m completely in love with it. Then I realized that I’ve never tried anything else from the brand, and that needs to be remedied very very soon. So I had a little look at their website.

Now I’m sure you’ve noticed that I post wishlists and gift guides kinda frequently (The gift guide for knitters is coming soon, but I haven’t quite patterned out all the details yet – did ya see what I did there?). This is because I constantly have a bunch of them in Google Drive, and the notes on my phone and in my little bloggy book, and anywhere else I can jot down things I want. Sometimes writing it down helps, other times it only makes it worse. This time it made it worse.

When you factor in that Illamasqua is a British Beauty Brand and is a bit avaunt-guard in their color range, and products, it was bound to be love for me. I just can’t help it. I mean I wouldn’t wear lime green opaque lipgloss, but I sure as hell love to look at it. Bright pink however I am all over that. It might not suit my skintone, and my husband won’t kiss me, but still bright lips, cheeks and nails are my thing.

So here is my “want list” of Illamasqua items.

First up is the Powder Blush Duo in Lover and Hussy. These colors are bright and beautiful but still very wearable. I’m completely in love with them. I also really want Sophie and Nymph which I completely blame on Haley from Beauty Rambles. She has them both and they look gorgeous, come to think of it she also has Hussy and it looks amazing on her.

And from the Cream Blush Range Rude, Dixie and Libido. Libido actually looks terrifying in the swatch, but if you apply it very lightly I think it would give you an amazing flushed glow.

So of course then I’ll be needing their new Blush Up Brush. I’m certain it would take me ages to learn to use it, but it’s something new and I don’t feel like I properly apply my blush anyway.

Then I have a ton of the Lipcolors I’m in love with. I adore that they do lip swatches on the website so you can see how the color looks on. Immodest is my favorite,  it’s a gorgeous matte bright pink, and despite that description I could totally see this being my favorite every day lipstick. I’m also a huge fan of Obey, Over, Scandal, and Eurydice, ooh, ooh, ooh and Brink and Magnetism. And those are just the lipsticks.

From the Sheer Lipglosses I want Torture, Devine, Electrify, and Lily Rose. The sheer glosses are beautiful and definitely suitable for daily wear. Perfection for spring and summer nearly barefaced makeup. Just something to make your lips look glossy and kissable.

I’m only completely in love with 2 of the intense lipglosses though and those are Mistress and Indulge. They’re both very bright, but they could easily be pulled off with a mostly bare face and some serious mascara, but I would probably skip the eyeliner.

I’m kinda interested in trying their Light Liquid Foundation or maybe their Skin Base Foundation.  I know I love my Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua and I think it’s the absolute perfect foundation, which I’m running very low on, so I’m currently using Dr. Jart+’s Black Label BB cream, but I still think these would be interesting to try. I have no clue what shade I’d be since I’m the absolute lightest color in the Chanel Foundation and the BB Cream doesn’t come in shades.

I’m also kinda interested in the Masquara, because while I adore my YSL Shocking Mascara, it is very Bam in your face and sometimes you need something that’s a bit less.

Which brings me finally to the Nails. Fragile, Mottle, and Scarce are gorgeous speckle polishes like the much beloved namesake polish pictured above and I’m in love. And being that I’m generally obsessed with polishes I’m also really in love with the look of: Lament, Gamma, Nomad, Rare, Noble, Collide, Obsess, Devotee, and of course Raindrops and Pink Raindrops because aside from the names of the last two they’re actually gorgeous.

I’m more than aware that the above list is so full of things I want that even Veruca Salt would be ashamed, but I can’t help it everything is so gorgeous that I want to collect it all like Fafnir the Dragon collects treasure.

Stylish Sundays or Floral Kicks

So I’ve finally decided what day I’m going to post my outfit posts and how I’m going to title them. In case you didn’t notice. Also I loved Bullwinkle as a child. But Mr. Peabody and Sherman was my favorite.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays or Floral Kicks

Just a warning, it was an absolute miserable day when these photos were shot. It was cold cold cold, and I was super de duper unhappy about it.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays or Floral Kicks

I’m wearing a Trench Coat from Express and my absolute favorite scarf from H&M. I actually got the Coat in a sale, for about a 4th of its original price. My favorite bit is that the sleeves are lined with a coral/hot pink color that looks really cute when you turn them up, which I usually do. The scarf is an infinity scarf in dark raspberry pink and a lighter kind of strawberry smoothie type pink. It’s super soft, and very snuggly without being to bulky. I have my absolute favorite Sunglasses from H&M on my head, they have burgundy frames.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays or Floral Kicks

My top is from Madewell and my trousers are H&M. I love this top, its a baseball style tee with Hot Pink stripes and Navy blue sleeves. another one that I got an amazing deal on. They had a really great sale last year and I actually bought quite a bit. The pants are my absolute favorite. I love them so much that I have them in both blue and black. I would have bought them in all the colors but I thought that was to many. I really regret not buying them in the blush color.

Fashion and Happy Things!   Stylish Sundays or Floral Kicks
These shoes are from H&M a few years ago. They reminded me of shoes my mom would have worn in the late 70’s. I’m absolutely impatient for spring and flowers everywhere, so I decided to put the flowers on my feet. These were super cheap at only $7 and are great for just kind of kicking about if I’m not doing anything special. 
I kinda really loved this outfit, even though I froze my ass off. I’ll definitely be repeating this or some variation of it, when it gets warmer.  
For details about my makeup, see my Nars Deep Throat Review. 

In Love with In Love

I’m so “In Love” with Lancôme’s spring collection. It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a collection and thought I need things from this collection. Especially everything Emma Watson is wearing in the ad, she just looks so stunning.

I kinda can’t help it as I mentioned before I Love, Love, and this collection is called In Love, which I find to be just darling. Now since I’m not the sort of blogger who gets sent things, I haven’t actually gotten my hands on this collection yet. But everything looks darling, and I can’t wait to go buy things.

Which will be happening soon actually, I’ll purchasing a blush, polish and if I’m avery lucky blogger lipstick next week, provided my finances allow. The blush is a necessity, since I’ve hit pan and then some on my beloved Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach, the polish is to replace Sweet Heart and a few others that are that baby pink neutral that just don’t quite hit the mark, and the lipstick is because I flat out adore it.

 Wondering which ones I’ll be picking up? Well I’m having a hard time decided between the two blushes, which are 20 POMMETTES D or 10 PÊCHE JOUE-JOUE, I really want 20 POMMETTES D because I love the fresh pink shade, but I know I should go for 10 PÊCHE JOUE-JOUE because I’m very pale, and I generally wear peach colors the best. I’ll have to wait until I can swatch them. The nail polish that I plan on picking up is the 301M Sugar Rose, which looks like a lovely baby pink and will replace at least two of my nail colors easily. I’ve had two Lancôme polishes now and they’re my absolute favorites to wear, but both shades are very wintry colors and I, like all the collections in stores, am feeling very springy. I actually have a running list of colors I want from the Vernis In Love line and I will be trying very hard to save my pennies and buy those. The lipstick I’m in love with is 110 Urban Ballet which is described as a bright satin pink, but these lipsticks are described as Neon Translucent which being translucent would make it infinitely more wearable. I really want these as I love sheer lip colors (the sheer YSL’s are on my to try list as well), actually I really want all of them but Urban Ballet is my favorite.

Also I should note I changed my nails to Essie’s Turquoise and Caicos

Fashion and Happy Things!   In Love with In Love
and Essie’s Super Bossa Nova 
Fashion and Happy Things!   In Love with In Love

I didn’t change the design only the colors, but I think I’m going to change it tonight, to what I don’t know but you’ll find out in my next post.