Tay’s Thoughts- Covergirl Clump Crusher

It’s been a while since I used a Covergirl mascara. It used to be the only brand of mascaras I would use. I’ve tried the Eyelights (that one’s being discontinued by the way, so if you love it, be sure to pick one up before they’re all gone!), Lashblast original, Lashblast Fusion, Lasblast Length, everything! But the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara is by far my favorite! This mascara promises 200% more volume without any clumps. Personally, I see more dramatic length than volume. But Covergirl is correct about zero clumps. The curved plastic brush is awesome at applying enough product to your lashes but also eliminating any clumps at the same time. The only thing I don’t like about this mascara is the formula. When this mascara dries, it’s very stiff which would be great for holding a curl but for me, I like when my lashes are soft and touchable. Other than that, This mascara is amazing and I will definitely be repurchasing it!

Covergirl Clump Crusher: http://covergirl.ca/en_ca/beauty-products/eye-makeup/mascara/clump-crusher-mascara

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The Start of Autumn

So, I think some of you may be realizing by now, that I can’t wait for summer to end and autumn to start. I’m quite certain the only good thing about fall is that I can finally start to wear cozy sweaters. And I’m positive I will be wearing this sweater from Mexy Shop quite a few times throughout autumn. This knit tunic is so cute! It is the perfect length to be worn many different ways. It can be paired with tights and heeled booties for a more fancy look; perfect for christmas parties! Or, it can be worn more casually like how I chose to wear it today. I paired it with plain black leggings, black ankle booties, and layered a knit infinity scarf overtop to complete the cozy, simple vibe. This sweater is available in many other colors like blue, black, red and beige. I love the green color I got mine in. I don’t know own many green items of clothing but I absolutely love this color for fall and winter. Plus, I like to think it makes my eyes look extra green!

Check out my other Mexy Shop review: http://when-im-older.com/post/59306420543

Knit Tunic Top: http://www.mexyshop.com/collections/knits/products/2379 

Check out Mexy Shop: http://www.mexyshop.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Tay’s Thoughts- Benefit Stay Flawless Primer

Benefit is easily my favorite makeup brand. I have always loved their fun packaging and innovative products. Fun fact: I first started using Benefit makeup when I was only 10; I used the Bad Gal Mascara for dance and have loved it ever since! Anyways, the Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer is Benefit’s newest product. I have a love-hate relationship with primers. Sure, they’re great at making your makeup stay on all day but a great number of them also happen to make my skin breakout. However, this primer is very nice to my skin and doesn’t make it break out! I love the texture of this too. It’s very silky and smooth and helps my makeup last all day. Plus, the packaging is adorable too! I love the girly combination of polka dots and hot pink! There are both pros and cons to the stick application. It is very easy to apply as you can just quickly run it over you face and blend it out with your fingers. However, I feel as if bacteria can be spread more easily as you are applying this product directly to your face from the container. Other than that, this primer is great at helping your makeup stay fresh all day!

Stay Flawless 15-Hour Primer: http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/stay-flawless

Transition

With each day that passes, it’s getting closer and closer to sweater weather and I couldn’t be happier. This sweater from Mexy Shop is the perfect transition piece between the seasons. With the airy holes and the drapey look, this sweater is perfect for chillier summer days or late summer nights. Not to mention, this is the most comfy and stylish sweater ever! It features an asymmetrical hemline, a cute decorative pocket and a wide neckline that can be worn off the shoulder. This sweater can be worn so many ways. I decided to pair it with stacked heeled ankle booties and rose gold accessories, but this sweater would also look great over a summery dress or skirt to dress them down. I love all the clothes on Mexy Shop and I’m sure you will too! I received a couple of other items from them, which I will also be sure to feature them on my blog so watch out for those!

At-a-Slant Knit Top: http://www.mexyshop.com/collections/knits/products/2331

Check out Mexy Shop: http://www.mexyshop.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Tay’s Thoughts- Marc Jacobs Blush

Marc Jacobs is easily my favorite designer. But because I am a poor 18 year old trying to save up for university, I don’t own many of his collections or pieces. However, as soon as I heard word of his new beauty line, I knew I had to splurge on one thing. So, I hurried over to Sephora, and picked out a blush. This is very irregular for me. Usually, I have to listen to tons of reviews and really research what I want. But the whole Marc Jacobs Beauty line is so beautiful, I was just spontaneous in choosing what I wanted. And let me tell you, everything about this line is perfect. The packaging is flawless and so far, all the products are absolutely amazing!

I picked out this blush for my one splurge item. It is called the Shameless Bold Blush in the color Tantalizing. And I know what you all are thinking, this doesn’t seem like the type of color I would go for. But as the makeup artist at Sephora said, I probably have way to many pinks and peaches. I am so happy I went with the color! It is so pigmented and easily build-able so I can pick between having rosy cheeks or going for a very defined, glam look. It is the perfect color for autumn and winter. I have been wearing it everyday and I am falling more and more in love with it!

Let’s talk about the packaging now. It is absolutely stunning. It comes in a shiny black compact with an included mirror. A little travel brush also accompanies it which will be perfect for travel, it is actually a decent brush! Then, the two items are enclosed in a black pouch. It makes the little blush seem so luxurious, I love it!

So all in all, I am absolutely obsessed with this blush and I am so glad that Marc Jacobs didn’t disappoint. I am already picking out my next item from the line… uh oh…

Check out Marc Jacobs Beauty: http://marcjacobsbeauty.com/

Shameless Bold Blush: http://www.sephora.com/shameless-bold-blush-P380706?skuId=1505270

Crochet and Lace

I have to admit, one of the main reasons why I am so excited for the end of summer, is that I will be able to start wearing sweaters again! And this sweater from Altar’d State is definitely gonna be my first to wear. The Crochet Sweater is a soft acrylic knitted sweater that is available in this beige color as well as a dark coral. My favorite part about this sweater is definitely the lace peeking out from the hem. It adds such a cute and feminine detail to the top. This sweater is going to be such a great transitioning piece between the summer and fall and carrying into winter. It’s very lightweight but can also be easily layered with other pieces for colder days. I paired this sweater with my favorite leggings, mustard-colored ankle boots, and cute cream socks. I was very impressed with the clothing at Altar’d State. All of their pieces are so unique and have such a girly touch that I always look for so go check out Altar’d State!

http://www.altardstate.com/shop/apparel/tops/altar-d-state-crochet-comfort-sweater.html

Check out Altar’d State: http://www.altardstate.com/

want me to do a review? message me here or email me at taylord450@yahoo.ca

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Mally Cosmetics

I have to admit, when I first received this package from Mally Beauty, I thought the primer and lip glosses were going to be pretty average. Typically, I am not a huge fan of either but I was pleasantly surprised with these products! They turned out to be absolutely amazing!

This Evercolor Poreless Face Defender is unlike anything I have ever tried. It has a smooth, silky touche that is dabbed on using a sponge. However, instead of putting this under your makeup, this is applied to your finished makeup. This product is amazing at minimizing fine lines and the look of pores. Plus, it helps your makeup stay on all day and can be reapplied to keep your face look matte. I also love the packaging of the Poreless Face Defender. One side contains the actual product, while the other side contains the sponge and a handy mirror. This is such a great item to have in your purse for touchups throughout the day!

The next item I received from Mally Beauty is a set of 3 Evercolor Lip Lacquers. In the past I hated lip glosses because of two reasons, they were incredibly sticky and went on sheer. But I am very pleased to say, these lacquers were the total opposite of any glosses I have ever tried before. Everything about this product is absolutely perfect. They are not sticky at all and their pigmentation is incredible. They are almost like wearing a lipstick except with added shine and gloss. Plus, these lacquers contain special oils to help condition and hydrate your lips. What more could you want in a lip product! The colors are so beautiful as well and are perfect for the summer months. There is a mid tone pink perfect for everyday wear, a bright coral that screams summer, and a beautiful red that can be applied sheer for a casual look or built up for a more fancy occasion.

I was extremely impressed with both of these products from Mally Beauty. I don’t think I’ll ever use a different primer or lip gloss ever again! These are definitely my new go-to products so go check out Mally Beauty!

Evercolor Poreless Face Defender: http://www.mallybeauty.com/homepage-featured/evercolor-poreless-face-defender

Evercolor Lip Lacquer Trio: http://www.mallybeauty.com/evercolor-lip-lacquer-trio

Check out Mally Beauty: http://www.mallybeauty.com/

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*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Hi-Low Skirts and Lace

I have been drifting more and more towards skirts this summer. Believe it or not, I used to not even wear skirts a couple years ago! But now, skirts have become a staple in my closet. I especially love this one from Cozi Bear Boutique. It’s a trendy high low style, and made of a comfy cotton material. They are available in five gorgeous colors but I pick mine in this summery mint color! I paired this skirt with my favorite white lace top and a grey and white chevron infinity scarf which is also from Cozi Bear Boutique. Chevron has become such a popular print lately so I knew I needed to find a chevron printed item. This scarf is very lightweight so it’s perfect for hotter weather. The price of both of these items were very inexpensive so be sure to check out Cozi Bear Boutique!

Hi-low Skirt: http://www.cozibearboutique.com/product-p/hilow.htm

Check out Cozi Bear Boutique: http://www.cozibearboutique.com/

want me to do a review? message me here or email me at taylord450@yahoo.ca

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.

Periwinkle is the prettiest color

So, I have this weird obsession with periwinkle. I feel as if there is a large absence of periwinkle in my closet and my life. Because of this, I was super excited to see that Nectar Clothing had the perfect periwinkle circle skirt. This Periwinkle Princess Skirt is a comfy polyester spandex blend with an elastic waistband. I let this skirt be the bright pop of color in the outfit by adding a neutral cream lace crop top, also from Nectar. This Mad for Mod Daisy Top has a high neckline with a sheer daisy and scalloped dots print. It’s cropped hem goes perfectly with the high waist band of the skirt. To complete this outfit I added some gold accessories, and a neutral colored clutch.  I am such a huge fan of Nectar Clothing. They have such cute, trendy and feminine clothes so go check out Nectar Clothing!

Mad for Mod Daisy Top: http://www.nectarclothing.com/mad-for-mod-daisy-top/

Periwinkle Princess Skirt: http://www.nectarclothing.com/periwinkle-princess-skirt/

Check out Nectar Clothing: http://www.nectarclothing.com/

want me to do a review? message me here or email me at taylord450@yahoo.ca

*ftc disclaimer: I was sent these products for free but all opinions are my own.