Lovin' Lately | Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick

Monday, May 25, 2015

Lovin' Lately | Too Faced Melted Long Wear Lipstick (xo.Janiecy.xo)

I would just like to take this time to proclaim my love for these Too Faced liquid lipsticks. Last month during the Sephora spring sale I picked up two melted lipsticks after hearing nothing but good things. One in melted chihuahua, a beautiful nude, and melted fig, a gorgeous rosy mauve that almost resembles a darker Stila Patina. As some of you might recall from my Sephora haul, I originally picked up melted nude but I had to exchange it due to the fact that it was completely the wrong shade for me.

If you're not familiar with the melted lipsticks they're essentially Too Faced' take on liquid lipsticks. I mentioned briefly in my haul that I feel like I'm a bit late on the whole liquid lipstick bandwagon but I honestly don't think I could have eased into it with a better product. These lipsticks are so creamy and pigmented, they're not at all drying, and thanks to their angled felt tip applicator they're really easy to apply.

The overall formula of these are great, they're highly pigmented so a little goes a long way. They dry to nice satin finish and they're not remotely sticky. On me I can get a least three hours of wear out of these lipsticks, but of course that will depend on whether or not your eating or drinking; because the colour will tend to transfer ever so slightly. Additionally, I find that paired with a lip liner I can avoid that annoying feathering  that takes place around the edges of my lips after hours of wear. I know that Too Faced designed the applicator on these specifically so that you can coat your lips with ease but I actually prefer to use a liner, not only to help the colour last longer but I also like that I get a precised application, especially around my cupid-bow.

 I honestly don't know what else to say about these lipsticks, I so impressed and I truly believe their worth the hype. Oh, and if you're like me and you're looking to get into the whole liquid lipstick thing I definitely recommend these ones. I actually I have my eyes on another one in, melted coral. I think it would be such a good shade for the summer. As always let me know what you think of these Too Faced lipsticks and don't forget to follow xo.Janiecy.xo on Bloglovin' as well as all my other social media platforms.

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Monday, May 18, 2015

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation (xo.Janiecy.xo)

Earlier this year NARS released a few new additions to their complexion range and the all day luminous weightless foundation was one of them. I wasn't exactly in the market for new foundation, as I am still very much in love with my Estee Lauder Double Wear. That being said, there was something intriguing about this foundation, so much so, that I was quick to purchase a full sized bottle without so much as trying a sample. Something I rarely do. Lucky for me, this foundation was making the rounds in the beauty community so I heard the buzz and got the gist. Still, I don't recommend you purchase an expensive foundation without so much as trying a sample first; well, unless your purchase was made during Sephora's annual spring sale. Check out my haul post, if you'd like to see what else I got during the sale.

Brands I'd Like To Try More Of

Friday, May 15, 2015

Brand I'd Like To Try More Of (xo.Janiecy.xo)

The beauty addict inside of me is always looking at new products and adding things to my never ending wish lists, however the practical and ration side of me, not to mention my bank balance, is what keeps my wishlist from growing out of control. That same rational side of myself is exactly why I tend to stick with my tried and true makeup products, though sadly for my inner beauty addict, that means that although my makeup collection houses a variety of makeup brands, I've mostly only tried one or two of their products. There are numerous brands out there that I absolutely adore but have only tried one or two things from; which is why today I wanted to share a few brands that I'd personally would love to try more of.

Wish List #16: Spring Clothing

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Spring is one of my favourite times of year for fashion, next to autumn, nothing get me more excited like the thought of buying new clothes for a new season. Which is why today I wanted to share with you a few clothing items that have sparked my interest as the days grow longer and the sun shines on. 

First up are these Chanel espadrilles dupes by Sam Edelman. I first stumbled upon these beauties while window shopping and I knew that they just had to be mine. Now I don't know exactly how much the Chanel version costs but I just know that this one, with out a doubt, is a huge steal; which is why they're number numero uno on my wish list. Next up is this gorgeous fringe kimono. I've been wanting a nice kimono for a while now, I like how even thrown over a basic outfit it adds something special. I also really like the blush tones in this one; let me know if you can see an aesthetic theme going on with my clothing picks. Moving on, this is sort of the wild card in my wish list. I love how these type of jogger pants look on others and I've always wanted to own a pair of my own, despite second thoughts that they may not flatter my slightly wider hips. Hey, I guess there's only one way to know for sure.

Now, I've never been a huge hat wearer but I do believe they can add a little extra to an outfit. I love how a basic straw fedora like this can really escalate a basic spring/ summer outfit as well as provide some protection from the elements. Don't you just love it when an item is both fashionable and functional. I've also been meaning to add more easy breezy skirts into my wardrobe and I really like the neutral earth tone of this one. Next up are these gorgeous wedges by, you guessed it, Sam Edelman. I first laid eyes on these when my mom whisked them up at an amazing deal; and of course they didn't have any in my size. Though, not to worry, I remain optimistic and that I will surely call them mine. Speaking of calling things mine, doesn't this pair of sunglasses have my name written all over them; I mean they're gorgeous and purple what more is there to discuss. Okay, what about the fact that they are currently out of stock. Yeah, well I'm not about to give up on them that easy. Finally, I know I said that those jogger pants were my wild card in today's wish list but I think they're a close second after these Zara overalls. Overalls have grown in popularity over the year and I've never really gave them much thought as I imagined I would resemble an over grown toddler in them. Though, there is something intriguing about them, and with my desire to step outside of my comfort zone I really do fancy a pair.

And that's everything on my current clothing wishlist, let me know what is on yours. Also let me know if you have ever embarked on a spending ban of your own and if you find it worthwhile. Oh and don't forget to follow via Bloglovin' to stay up to date on all my up coming posts.

Budget Friendly Mother's Day Up-Cycle

Friday, May 08, 2015

Budget Friendly Mother's Day Up-Cycle (xo.Janiecy.xo)

With Mother's Day right around the corner I thought I would share a simple and budget friendly DIY with you. This year I was stuck on what to get my mother for the special day, as it seems like she already has it all. Countless bottles of perfume, more jewelery than her wrists/ neck can hold and honestly I didn't want to go down the materialist route. Now floral bouquets are nice but they die rather quickly, so that is why I decided to go with a house plant. Something that will continue to grow through out the years and I don't know; there's just something but greenery that just livens up a space. Continue reading to see what you'll need.