Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Work Outfit 2

Hello lovelies!

It is the most beautiful day in Seattle!! So I wanted to share the bright and classy work outfit that I wore today. 

Coral has become a very popular color and, when used carefully, can be perfect for the office. I recommend not wearing patterns or other bright colors when you have such a statement piece on. But coral is a beautiful color and perfect for spring, so don't let it's brightness intimidate you. My coral top is a very soft cotton blouse by LNA. I paired it with a navy blue pencil skirt from H&M because I love the combination of navy and coral. 

For shoes, I wore my Chinese Laundry tan, patent leather pumps (which I got on Amazon for $25; great way to use those random Amazon gift cards). Pumps are the classic work shoes and everyone should own at least one pair. I also have regular leather ones in black, and both pairs are easily wearable all year round. But I like the tan ones as it gets warmer outside, since black can be a bit dark. 

My bag is not pictured, but I brought my big black H&M bag (see my first work wear post) which is the absolute best bag for the office. 

Comment below if you have any suggestions for future posts and I hope everyone has a happy Wednesday!

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Revlon Color Burst Matte Lip Balm

Hi Everyone!

It's officially getting warmer! And of course, more sun means brighter colors. Now, I generally go for bright reds and pinks when I'm looking for a bright color, but everyone needs an orange lipstick and this is by far my favorite of the bunch.

This is the Revlon Color Burst Matte Lip Balm in #245 Audacious. I love this lip balm and cannot wait to try it in more colors. It is extremely moisturizing and long lasting, so I find that this is the perfect balm for a long summer day. Being a balm, it is not super pigmented, but it definitely holds true to being an orange lip color. Also, I love the fact that it is matte; being such a bright color, sparkle and shine would be overwhelming as a lip color.

I've posted my first work wear outfit and hope you all enjoyed it! Leave me comments of any of your bright summer lipsticks, I always love trying new colors!

Happy Thursday!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Work Outfit

Hello Lovelies!

So as I mentioned in my last post, I have just started an office internship. Seeing as I need to dress more formally than before, I have been looking for work wear that is still fun and bright. Unfortunately, I haven't found anything like that so here is my take on work wear for younger people.

Today was about 55 degrees F and there was a chance of showers so I donned a hooded raincoat over my dress and tights.

My jacket is a navy blue raincoat from Jigsaw London. My bag is from H&M.

Dresses are always nice in the work place; they look formal and are comfortable when you're sitting at a desk all day. However, one has to make sure the dress is long enough and covers your chest well. A good rule of thumb for the office is just above the knee and no cleavage. This dress was a little bit shorter than I would usually wear to work, and it was colder today, so I wore a pair of tights to solve both problems. I finished my work look with a pair of black flats. Seeing as I take the bus to work and have a few blocks to walk, flats are very practically. They are also formal, conservative, and will always be acceptable in the office.

My dress is beige with a navy stripe on the side and a built-in belt and it is from Forever 21. My tights are classic black tights from J Crew, although any tights will do. And my shoes are black ballet flats (I think they're called Cece) also from J Crew.

Hope you all enjoyed this! Like and comment if you'd like me to keep posting these; I should be posting a new lipstick review later in the week.

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 18, 2014


Hi everyone!!

So I am about to start an internship next weekend. I will be working in a fairly casual office, but it is an office nonetheless and my highschool clothes won't be quite nice enough. 

I have yet to find a great blog or website that gives girls my age (18) ideas for work wear that is formal but still fun. So, as I start my internship, I figured I would start blogging about my outfits here, explaining what is and is not appropriate, and how to wear color and patterns in a "office acceptable" way.  

There will still be lipstick reviews every week, but hopefully I will also post an outfit or two per week. If there's anything else you'd like to see me cover or review on this blog, just let me know. 

Happy Friday everyone!!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms

Hello Everyone!

While lipsticks are lovely and usually the most pigmented lip products out there, balms, stains, glosses, and tints still have their place in this world. Lip balm is especially important for those of us who are prone to chapped lips. Personally, because I have struggled with keeping my lips moisturized while wearing lipsticks, I enjoy using tinted lip balms for an easy, every day look. Thus, today's product is the Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balms, specifically #15 Cherry Me and #85 Oh! Orange!

First of all these balms both smell amazing, exactly like the fruits they are named after. Secondly, they are highly nourishing, so they're a good choice for a nightly routine as well as wearing out and about. Oh! Orange!, in the black packaging, has been my nightly staple for months, although I will wear it during the day occasionally. This particular color does not have a lot of coverage or pigment, which can be a drawback despite how good it is for your lips. Which brings us to Cherry Me, in the orange packaging. This color, a bright red, is much more pigmented than Oh! Orange! and therefore I find myself wearing it much more often. Also, the Cherry Me color has and SPF of 20, which makes it perfect for summertime, when it is often too hot for lipstick anyways.

Available at Target, most drug stores, and online at for $3.99.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick

Hello Lovelies,

Today's lipstick is the perfect pink pout, something we need in our makeup bags. Whether it's 100 degrees outside or snowing, a pretty pink lip adds a feminine touch to any outfit. My favorite girly pink color is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in #036 Kiss.

I really enjoy the Rimmel lipsticks; they are highly moisturizing and quite pigmented, therefore making them very easy to wear. They come in a huge array of colors, from nudes to brights, and are available at most drug and beauty stores in most countries. Also, these lipsticks are not matte, although they are not very glossy either. There is definitely a sparkle to these colors and a shimmer that makes them wearable all year round.

Pink is by far the most common lipstick color, and these days cosmetic companies have created \every shade imaginable. Still, there is something rather unique to this pink, which is why I find myself wearing it so often. Though bright, I love how this color makes as much of a statement as a red lip, while still being a very feminine color. It would be a great compliment to a more masculine outfit, such as a leather jacket or biker boots.

Available online at for $5.49.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Maybelline Color Whisper

Hi Everyone!

Today I wanted to review my go to red lipstick. Red lips will always be classic and elegant, even as trends come and go. No matter your skin tone, a red lipstick is a great way to make a bold statement, complement dramatic eye makeup, or dress up your make up for an evening event. Personally, I use the Maybelline Color Whisper lipstick in #45 Who Wore It Red-er.

First of all, I love the Color Whisper line because the lipsticks are very wearable and subtle, which make them perfect for every day use, as well as easy to wear in the evening. I am personally not a very bold person, especially with makeup, and therefore do not often choose dramatic red lips. But when I do think that red would complement my outfit this lipstick is perfectly red, yet subtle.

Because it is a Color "Whisper" the pigmentation is about medium, however this lipstick is very moisturizing and does not come out too shiny. However this is not a matte lipstick and it does have a bit of sparkle to it. It looks great under a red lip gloss as well as on its own.

Available at most drugs stores and, this lipstick is usually priced at $7.49.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Clinique High Impact Lip Color

Hi Everyone!

This is one of the first lipsticks I ever bought, and it took me a while to be confident enough to wear it. It is one of two Clinique lipsticks that I currently own and I love both of them. These lip colors are super pigmented last quite a while. The packaging is also quiet nice, since it is actual metal and looks very classy on my makeup table. Although I have fairly dry lips, I do find myself needing to apply lip balm before this lipstick since it is not the most moisturizing product I own, so that is something to keep in mind.

I originally bought it because it was a nice red color, which looks nice with my pale skin, but when I actually put it on I found that I has undertones of orange which make it perfect for spring time! Personally, I think of this color as an in between seasons color, although it could be worn year round. I usually find myself wearing this during the spring and fall. It is a matte lipstick, which I love for the daytime, but it can also be worn with a gloss over it. This lipstick looks great in the evening, with slightly more dramatic eye makeup, and is a perfect alternative to the classic red lip. I also love that it has SPF 15, which is extremely important for the spring and summer.

This lipstick is $15.00 and is available at and

I hope you all have a wonderful Thursday and don't forget to leave comments with suggestions :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick

Hi Everyone!

Happy Wednesday, especially to those of you on spring break. Since today was warmer than usual I decided to wear a dress and go for a more girly look. Thus I chose a baby pink lipstick, which was all the rage last year and is still an understated and gorgeous color for this spring. I've found that days where I would wear a nude lip color during the winter, I tend to grab a lighter pink during the spring and summer, just because it brightens up my make up and dark blushes are no longer in season. My favorite light pink is The Body Shop Colour Crush Lipstick in #200 Peachy Pink.

I absolutely love this color, especially for the weather right now. It is super easy to wear and since it is a mild color it can be worn with pretty much anything. Perfect for daytime or evening, office or school, I have a feeling this will be a staple color again this year.

As for the lipstick itself, I really enjoy that it is a matte lipstick, but doesn't have the chalky effect that some matte lip colors can have. It also happens to be super moisturizing, something else that is unusual for a matte lipstick. Overall I love this lipstick and would gladly purchase it in more colors!

The Body Shop products are available online at or at This lipstick cost $12.50 from both sites.

As always comment below with any requests!