Yves Saint Laurent Lipstick Review – Rouge Pur Couture 39 / Pourpre Divin

[If you’re wondering why, it’s the year of the sheep! designed by anhiee]

Hey guys,

It’s been a while as usual so first of all: Happy New Year everbody : D ! ! 2015 WOHOOO.

Okay now, you have to know I’m obsessed with lipstick. Specially high brand ones. I do not own tons of them but my favourite so far is Lune Rousse from Chanel, which is a really really dark red with no brown undertones. Just red. I’ve always liked dark or bold lips [I don’t own any Lime Crime lipsticks but I’d definitely love them] and have never been satisfied by not high end products.

This winter I started seeing pictures of dark violet [they call it plum but .. ? It’s more like violet to me] lips:

I immediately thought:

So my Mom and I went on a journey, and each time we crossed a makeup store we would spend hours trying to find that perfect dark violet/plum lipstick I saw. Even the employee of MAC [and you know how MAC has awesome bold colours] told me he could not help me finding the perfect lipstick. After studying the pictures a bit I realised the colour was probably a combinaition of a pencil + a lipstick, and I had myself a dark plum pencil but we could not find a great lipstick.

Finally, one day, after months of researches, we found a tester of Yves Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture 39. My mom and I had to do three different Sephora stores to find one because no store was actually ordering it for clients as no clients would buy it!

[Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures but it seems like my phone wouldn’t focus!]

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This is the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 39 / Pourpre Divin Lipstick. It’s a really beautiful autumn/winter colour, 95% violet and 5% plum. I would not recommend using this lipstick with no lip pencil under it because it would turn a tiny bit sheer and a bit more plum [which I personally dislikes]. It costs ~33.00Euros which is very similar to all high brand lipsticks. It’s also quite hydrating. It has to be reapplied approximately twice during the day and it has more of a creamy formula, but it’s no pearly or shiny.

This is definitly one of my favorite products of 2014! Thanks Mom if you’re reading this.

Tell me, what is your favorite lipstick ever?

Fall 2014 Trends – Boots, Boots, Boots

Hey guys,

The weather is becoming a bit difficult those last days, we even had a lot of rain in the South of France, so I had to resign myself to say bye to my wonderful sandals and hello to boots.

Several different trends can be identified when talking about boots. The moto boots has been super trendy last year, and the ankle bootie the year before, and still are, but there’s more and more appearences of the stacked heel nowadays. I prefer over the knee boots, because they keep me warm and look really femine and creators this year have not disapointed us in creating boots that are both rainy-day proof and stylish:

Dr. Martens Boots: 180E

ZARA Boots: 89.95E

TOPSHOP Boots: 180E

H&M Boots: 29.99E

New Rock Boots: 382.60E

Boots can really be worn with everything and anything so go on and have fun with fashion.

Would you dare to wear New Rock boots?

Fall 2014 Trends – Leopard/Animal Prints

Hey guys,

On this episode of Fall 2014 Trends we will be talking about Leopard prints

Yes I am aware « Sping Fashion » is written on it, but this cover of Harper’s Bazaar cannot be ignored.

It can be really tricky to wear leopard prints because they usually tends to slide to the vulgar side of fashion if you don’t pay attention to what you’re matching them with. I’ve personnaly always liked wearing leopard prints, even if my boyfriend hates me wearing them. Here are some pieces of leopard prints I find fine:

Weekday Blouse: 40E

Urban Outfitters Sandals: 62.98E

MOSCHINO Coat: 967E

Weeday Skirt: 45E

TOPSHOP Wallet: 28E

I would totally avoid wearing anything too short or colours with this print. Black is the best « colour » to go with, and go easy on accessories.

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Fall 2014 Trends – Sneakers

Hey guys,

I’ve already briefly talked about this trend in my Digital design trend article but sneakers are definitly a trend right now.

I’ve personnaly never been super found of sneakers until last year. I actually own only one pair of them, I really like this pair of shoes but I’m not super found of flat shoes as you guys might already know ; ) Here are some sneakers that I’ve been liking myself, alternatives to the basic ones:

Nasty Gal Sneakers: 68.43E

Jeffrey Campbell Sneakers: 115.77E

Converse Spiked Sneakers: 77.84E

CREEKS Sneakers: 53E

Adidas Sneakers: 64.99E

They now seem to be wearable with skirts and dresses and there is so much variety that you can go from classy to comfy really easily. The expension of platforms sneakers also make it easy to rock sneakers even if you’re not found of flat shoes so you should definitly give it a try.

How do your sneakers look like?

Fall 2014 Trends – Pastels

Hey guys,

Continuing our fall trend series, I am super pleased to present you the next one: Pastels. And YES, it is possible to wear pastel without looking like your little sister [not that I think that’s wrong anyways].

 

The colours I’ve seen the most on runways and in magazines are pink and blue but mint colour is also very suitable. I’d say blue is the easiest pastel trend to wear because it’s not as feminine as pink and as bold as mint. Here are some examples of what you could wear : )

Blueskirt

H & M Sweater: 49.99E

Chicwish Skirt: 33.23E

The Kooples Blouse: 185E

Pandora’s Box Dress: 27.99$

Topshop Sandals: 68E

If you don’t dare the total look, you can easily pair pastel colours with white, beige, rich brown or black.

Do you think pastel should only be suitable for Spring?

Fall 2014 Trends – Vichy, Plaid, Check, Tartan

Hey guys,

Welcome on this first article of a series of Fall 2014 Trends posts. As it often occurs in fall, the plaid trend strikes again. The british pattern can be found everywhere on the runways and private collections. This for instance is the cover of the fall 2014 Liz Lisa collection:

 

Even my favorite model rocks it on her blog.

Not limits are imposed, you can wear the pattern on your pants, coats and even shoes. I personally prefer it red, but when it comes to houndstooth I’m in love with black and white. I chose for you some pieces that you can buy online and in store : )

H & M Blazer: 49.99E

Jennyfer Blouse: 17.99E

Mango Vest: 59.99E

Zara Top & Bottom: 49.95E each

Pair these with a good burgundy lipstick and you’re good to go!

 

Tell me, would you rock the full plaid look?