Hello all my fellow fashion fanatics and beauty junkies! It's been too long, literally almost a year since I've last blogged. Life has been really busy with school, new jobs, commitments, and business opportunities. I've missed blogging so much and I'm now back and in full force. It's almost a new year and with that, a clean state to start things over and resume what I love doing: chatting about fashion, beauty, the arts, and life. I have some exciting news that I'll share with you real soon but in the meantime look out for lots of beauty reviews, fashion inspiration, book reviewing, contest giveaways, and tons more! On that note, I'll end off with a kiss and some ootd photos from this week which I hope will inspire you! (For daily photos and ootd's follow me on Instagram @ mehimarykim).
Cardigan: Free People | Blouse, Skirt, & Scarf: H&M | Boots: Spring Shoes
Trench coat: Uniqlo | Hat, Necklace, Dress, Boots: H&M
Tickled with joy to be back and blogging! Happy :)
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Looking for the perfect red lip? Look no further! M.A.C Ruby Woo is your winner. It's my #1 go to red lipstick. I have my fair share of red lippies but none quite does it like Ruby Woo. It's the perfect shade of red imaginable and is super flattering. I just love this baby so much. I'm just going to go on and on about how much I love this lipstick, so let me tell you the details you need to know:
1. A matte finish and is highly pigmented (you can layer on gloss for shine).
2. It's not particularly drying but I'd exfoliate your lips nonetheless for smooth application.
3. I don't really have any bleed issues with it but if your lips are prone to bleeding, I'd suggest pairing it up with a lip liner.
4. Pretty long lasting but you'll need to reapply throughout the day to maintain its gorgeous colour.
5. It's a true red (slightly cool toned) that I think would flatter all skin tones because it's a pretty much a neutral red shade.
I've been wearing this all fall and winter and have been getting compliments everytime I rock this baby out. It's definitely a bold statement shade so be prepared for some attention. A perfect day to night colour, you can wear it with a lighter eye during the day and pair it with smokier makeup for the night. I feel instantly more sexier and glam with it on :)
My verdict? Go get it now! I don't care what kind of red you're looking for or what your skin tone is, just get it. You won't regret it.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Who says florals are solely pretty things of the spring and summer? Ice flowers that bloom within ice and snow in the harsh winter weather are a work of delicate beauty. They almost seem magical; one touch will transport you to an enchanted, winter wonderland. That was my inspiration behind wearing floral print in the snow. Paired up with a acid wash, denim shirt and black boots, I can dream away about fantastical lands filled with wonder, ice queens, magical creatures, and dashing heroes. Have a happy snow day!
Credit: Plant Whatever Brings You Joy
Shirt: Gmarket (Korea) / Dress: UO / Boots: UO
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Say hello to my sparkly friend, skull face. I've been developing a growing fondness for "skullies" and it's just a plus that skull and cross graphics are now trending. The high-low cut of the shirt is perfect for wearing with any bottoms, whether it's jeans, leggings, shorts, or some fitted pants. I feel dangerous with my spiked up boots. Step aside sidewalk, my bad ass, inner diva is struting.
Denim jacket: H&M / Hi-low shirt: H&M / Wedges: Urban Outfitters
I love my new darlings. Who can resist studs? I know I still got it bad for them. The studs are actually super sharp. Protection weapon and style fix at the same time; perfection.
Some new magazines I picked up during the weekend. How come I've never heard of this amazing U.K. magazine, Company?! I saw it randomly at my local bookstore, picked it up, and fell in love. I wish it would appear on newstands on a regular basis. It reminds me of Nylon (another favourite) but the cute tea cup sized sister. Really like the look of this month's Teen Vogue and Elle Canada. Happy reading to me.
Weekend haul of some pretties. Excited to try out these Katy Perry Lashes, they look very flirty and fun. I use Biore Ice Cleanser every morning; it has a cooling effect on the skin and never fails to wake me up. Another plus: I have sensitive skin and it doesn't break me out. First time trying L'oreal Color Riche Caresse Lipstick in Pink Cashmere. It's suppose to go on smooth and moisturizing like a balm. I shall report back! I know, I know, another pink? Really? Yes. A girl can never have too many pink lipsticks.
I grabbed The Vintage Fashion Journal on a whim for $4.99 while waiting in line at Urban Outfitters. The best $4.99 I've spent! So adorable. Cloth material hardcover with pretty illustrations on the inside. The artist inside me cries with joy.
I'm going away with some friends to Montreal for my birthday weekend. Very excited! I'll be happily blogging from there. Hope to eat some great food (Poutine, here I come), party hard, and discover some amazing vintage shops.
Happy early weekend!