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5.05.2015

best of platforms

platform shoes

4. Choies



I've been on a mad hunt for the perfect platform shoe for my upcoming trip to London and Italy.  A good platform is not only much easier to walk in than a traditional heel, but they SO much more comfortable while still giving you that added height. Perfect for long travel days, festivals or a full day of shopping!

Which is your favourite? I'm kind of leaning towards a black strap and wooden platform...(but I'm very tempted to splurge on THESE perfect Prada ones!)

Xo, Andrea
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5.02.2015

Off Duty Blogger


how to wear stripes
ripped jeans
proportions
simple outfit
how to wear stripes
how to wear stripes
ripped jeans
how to wear stripes

Jeans - H&M / DIY - Same idea HERE
Top - Forever21
Watch - Superstore :)

Ever wonder what bloggers wear when they are just sitting at home doing nothing? Well, this is one version you might catch me in. Assuming of course its mid-day and I'm not already in my pj's.

The reason this is more of an "off-duty" outfit is because it's not very photogenic for my body type. Although I love a good t-shirt a jeans ensemble, the proportions just don't work for me.  I tend to hold most of my "extra" weight in my hips and thighs.  Because of this, I tend to grab for A-line dresses, skirts or long (and very oversized) tops that drape over my hips and help to make them appear smaller and slimmer.  Dressing your body is all about an illusions and how to eye perceives the shapes your creating with your clothing!  Once you get to know what works for your body type, loving your clothing and your body is so much easier! Also, the camera does add 10lbs (as the saying goes). So, for all these reasons, very rarely will you catch me in an outfit of this nature on the blog.  But I thought I'd share this outfit for demonstration purposes :)

Xo, Andrea

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4.29.2015

L'oreal Infallible Foundation

L'oreal infallible foundation review
L'oreal infallible foundation review
L'oreal infallible foundation review
L'oreal infallible foundation review
L'oreal infallible foundation review
L'oreal infallible foundation review
L'oreal infallible foundation review




For years I wore nothing but Mac powdered foundation. It always did the trick and I really had nothing against it.  But like girls do, I had a hankering to try something new.  So, a few years ago, I made the switch to liquid foundation. I started out with the Revlon Photoready foundation and I loved it until I realized that it had tiny little sparkles in the formula!  It drove me nuts! I couldn't get the stuff out of my makeup brushes!

So after hearing Samantha Schuerman rave about the L'oreal infallible foundation, I had to give it a shot. It had to be better than my sparkle face foundation I was using, right? 

My skin is sensitive and combination (both dry and oily).  I don't break out often, but when I do, it's often because I've changed a product in my routine. Luckily, this foundations formula was perfect for my skin type.  It's a medium to full coverage and that my sensitive skin agreed with (yay no breakouts!)! It leaves me with a smooth, demi-matte finish that keeps me from looking greasy while maintaining a natural healthy glow. It's really easy to blend in, and isn't difficult to work with at all.  Overall, it's a very well rounded foundation that I think would be suitable for most skin types.

However, the colour selection wasn't great.  I ended up picking shade 102 after a few trial and error picks. The shades lighter than 102, I found to be very grey and the darker shades were quite orange.  The 102 is definitely the perfect colour for me.

 I also found that it did last well throughout the day (although I wouldn't necessarily say it lasts 24 hours, as it suggests). Even on a hustle and bustle kind of day, it held up pretty well.  I actually took these pictures at the end of the day (approximately 6 to 7 hours after application and no touch ups) just to show how it holds up on an average day. I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of this drugstore foundation, to say the least! I haven't looked back since!

Have you tried it?! What did you think?

Xo, Andrea

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4.27.2015

VIDEO : Spring Essentials 2015



My sister and I have blast putting these videos together, I hope you like it!

Katlyn:
Sunglasses - Similar Options HERE and HERE
Light Spring Jacket - Similar option HERE

Andrea:
Leather jacket : HERE 
Studded Boots - Similar options HERE and HERE
Watch - Similar options HERE and HERE
Tote Bag - Similar options HERE and HERE

Xo, Andrea
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