Saturday, September 7, 2013

Vintage Dress from Rome

Last week was the first week of school, so I was so excited to get to wear all of the new clothes that I bought this summer.  One of the dresses I was most excited to wear was this great vintage dress that I bought in Rome. 

The dress is a vintage dress from the 1960s.  The belt and the ring (that you can barely see) are both from JCPenny's.  And the ankle boots are from River Island.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

First Day of School/Chanel Lipstick Review

A few days ago school started again.  I have had a very unusual but amazing summer.  I had the opportunities to go to France, England, and Italy.  Even though this summer was filled with adventure (and shopping), I was actually rather excited to go back to school.  I was most excited to see all my school friends again, and I was especially excited to wear all of my new clothes.
On the first day I wore a new dress and a new pair of ankle boots that I bought in London.  The dress is from Miss Selfridges and the boots are from River Island.  However the belt is just from JC Penny's.
The Lipstick I am wearing is a Chanel lipstick that I bought on my trip to France.  The exact lipstick I purchased it Chanel ROUGE ALLURE  Luminous Intense Lip Colour in shade 94 "Extatique".
This lipstick is beautiful.  When I first opened the tube, it was just perfectly sculpted, and the Chanel logo was (and still is) perfectly imprinted.  The first time I used this lipstick, I didn't use a base underneath it.  When you wear it, it's a great somewhat metallic pink colour.  But when you don't wear a base beneath this lipstick it doesn't last super long.  I was a bit disappointed in that, so I went out and bought myself a lip liner to use as a base.  Living in a small town, I knew that I wouldn't have access to buying a matching Chanel lip liner (I also didn't have time to buy it online).  So instead I went to my local Ulta store and bought the NYX lip liner pencil in 816 Fuchsia.  This shade matches pretty well.  At first I thought it was a bit dark, but it sill works really well.  Wearing this lip liner as a base, I applied the lipstick at about 8:15 and didn't need to reapply until after 3:35.  Together, they are a perfect combo. 
The lipstick is more expensive than the average drugstore brand.  It runs for about $32.  However the lip liner is a drugstore brand, so it's only $3.50.  This Chanel lipstick was a great treat for myself, and I'm really glad I bought it.  My favorite lipstick brand ever, though, would have to be MAC.  But overall, these are still great. 
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