New Perfume: Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture
Okay, so I never really LOVED LOVED this perfume. I’ve always been more drawn to Viva La Juicy Noir and Peace, Love and Juicy.
However, the opportunity came up for me to trade a perfume I never used for this lovely scent, so I took it.
Sure I don’t ever pick it up in Sephora when it’s next to it’s better smelling companions, but it is a light fresh scent. A tad floral for my usual tastes, but I find that it is rather sophisticated.
Pretty happy with the scent. Although it doesn’t hold a candle to my all time favourite, Our Moment.
Looking to try some new scents, but we’ll see!
Love,
Bowtie

New Perfume: Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

Okay, so I never really LOVED LOVED this perfume. I’ve always been more drawn to Viva La Juicy Noir and Peace, Love and Juicy.

However, the opportunity came up for me to trade a perfume I never used for this lovely scent, so I took it.

Sure I don’t ever pick it up in Sephora when it’s next to it’s better smelling companions, but it is a light fresh scent. A tad floral for my usual tastes, but I find that it is rather sophisticated.

Pretty happy with the scent. Although it doesn’t hold a candle to my all time favourite, Our Moment.

Looking to try some new scents, but we’ll see!

Love,

Bowtie

More Empties: Oral Care

I guess this isn’t really a beauty empties post but more of an oral care/what I use in my bathroom.
So we have a toothpaste: Colgate Optic White.
I really liked this toothpaste! And it was actually quite whitening, which was nice. I used it all up. I haven’t repurchased it because I still have some toothpaste at home but once we run out I will go back and buy this again!

Mouthwash: Listerine Green Tea
I’ve always found that Listerine mouthwash is the most effective, however I never enjoyed how it was always too minty. Like, super harsh in terms of intensity.
So I got this to try. 
First things first: it tastes NOTHING like green tea. It tastes like cherry cough drops.
To me at least. 
Still, other than the fact that it tastes nothing like it says, I liked it. It feels fresh and clean without the super intense feeling.
I have already repurchased a big bottle of this and have been using it religiously!

Well, that’s all for today then

Love,
Bowtie

More Empties: Oral Care

I guess this isn’t really a beauty empties post but more of an oral care/what I use in my bathroom.

So we have a toothpaste: Colgate Optic White.

I really liked this toothpaste! And it was actually quite whitening, which was nice. I used it all up. I haven’t repurchased it because I still have some toothpaste at home but once we run out I will go back and buy this again!

Mouthwash: Listerine Green Tea

I’ve always found that Listerine mouthwash is the most effective, however I never enjoyed how it was always too minty. Like, super harsh in terms of intensity.

So I got this to try. 

First things first: it tastes NOTHING like green tea. It tastes like cherry cough drops.

To me at least. 

Still, other than the fact that it tastes nothing like it says, I liked it. It feels fresh and clean without the super intense feeling.

I have already repurchased a big bottle of this and have been using it religiously!

Well, that’s all for today then

Love,

Bowtie

Pressed Powder got a revamp?
So, a while back Lipstick introduced this powder to me and it has pretty much been the only pressed powder I’ve used since. 
It’s cheap and nice and actually has a colour to match my skin tone.
Oddly enough, this is the only powder where Lipstick and I are in the same shade.
Anyway, on my recent trip out to the pharmacy/drugstore, I found that they’ve revamped the powder. It is now a BB-control oil powder.
I’ve bought it in the same shade as my old powder.
I’ll let you guys know if there’s any difference once I try it out!
Also, the new packaging look super sleek, which is nice.

Love,
Bowtie

Pressed Powder got a revamp?

So, a while back Lipstick introduced this powder to me and it has pretty much been the only pressed powder I’ve used since. 

It’s cheap and nice and actually has a colour to match my skin tone.

Oddly enough, this is the only powder where Lipstick and I are in the same shade.

Anyway, on my recent trip out to the pharmacy/drugstore, I found that they’ve revamped the powder. It is now a BB-control oil powder.

I’ve bought it in the same shade as my old powder.

I’ll let you guys know if there’s any difference once I try it out!

Also, the new packaging look super sleek, which is nice.

Love,

Bowtie

H&M Haul!
Yup, so I’ve been doing a bit of shopping and trying to add work-appropriate clothing to my wardrobe.
So while I was there, I noticed that Men’s dress shirts are cheaper than ladies dress shirts. Which is a good thing for me I guess since all the ladies sizes are too small in the shoulder.
Only issue is that my hips never fit the men’s shirts. And we also have the unfortunate boob gape.
Anyway, I got this lovely chambray shirt, some socks and some hair accessories.
You’ll be seeing some of these in my OOTDs soon!

Love,
Bowtie

H&M Haul!

Yup, so I’ve been doing a bit of shopping and trying to add work-appropriate clothing to my wardrobe.

So while I was there, I noticed that Men’s dress shirts are cheaper than ladies dress shirts. Which is a good thing for me I guess since all the ladies sizes are too small in the shoulder.

Only issue is that my hips never fit the men’s shirts. And we also have the unfortunate boob gape.

Anyway, I got this lovely chambray shirt, some socks and some hair accessories.

You’ll be seeing some of these in my OOTDs soon!

Love,

Bowtie

Music Mayhem!

Soooooo…. it’s that time again!

Time for me to tell you about my top three songs at the moment!

1. Lucky Strike by Maroon 5

I know, I know, Overexposed was out such a long time ago.

Somehow I managed to totally miss this song until now.

The tune is so catchy I’ve been listening to it on repeat but I can say that I still don’t know the lyrics.

Maroon 5 always has nice songs. Good Job Maroon 5.

Can you believe it’s only their fourth album though?

I remember the first of their songs that I’d heard. It was She Will Be Loved from Songs About Jane. It’s been, what, 10 years since that???

Other awesome songs from Overexposed: Payphone, Love Somebody, One More Night, Daylight

2. All Of Me by John Legend

If you’ve been following my music mayhem rants for a bit now, you’ll notice this is a little out of character for me.

I’m all about upbeat, fast songs with a great bass or a catchy tune.

Credit for this selection goes to my mom. 

My mom loves slower songs. 

While this song really isn’t my usual style and took some time for me to warm to it, it is really beautiful.

They music and the lyrics are poetry. Or something awesome like that.

Other awesome songs like this: Actually I have no idea on this one, sorry guys.

3. Grey Area by Sam Tsui

Okay, this sure isn’t new. It is from the album Make It Up that came out last year I think.

I discovered Sam Tsui on YouTube a few years back while browsing.

I actually found out about him, through a friend of his, Kurt Schneider, who is now a music producer of sorts.

I actually saw Sam perform live last year in Cleveland at the Alex Goot concert.

the contents of the song remind be of The Other Side by Jason Derulo

Other songs from Make It Up:Make it Up, Wherever you are, Don’t want an ending, Next Big Thing

Okay. I’m gonna stop here.

Tell me what songs you like!

Love,

Bowtie

Manicure Monday: Now, isn’t this familiar?
Hello dear readers of our blog!
Once again, the time has come. I know you wait for this every week.
Even if it is only to laugh at my failed attempts at manicures.
It’s okay. Sometimes we need to laugh at ourselves.
I have no idea what to call this but I’m pretty sure you guys have seen a similar manicure about a month or two ago.
The main difference is that I decided I was dexterous enough to draw triangles this time.
It didn’t turn out TOO badly. Thank goodness!
Polishes Used:
OPI Bubble Bath
Revlon Expressionist in Ulterior Motif

Clearly I need some new ideas. HELP!
Love,
Bowtie

Manicure Monday: Now, isn’t this familiar?

Hello dear readers of our blog!

Once again, the time has come. I know you wait for this every week.

Even if it is only to laugh at my failed attempts at manicures.

It’s okay. Sometimes we need to laugh at ourselves.

I have no idea what to call this but I’m pretty sure you guys have seen a similar manicure about a month or two ago.

The main difference is that I decided I was dexterous enough to draw triangles this time.

It didn’t turn out TOO badly. Thank goodness!

Polishes Used:

OPI Bubble Bath

Revlon Expressionist in Ulterior Motif

Clearly I need some new ideas. HELP!


Love,

Bowtie

Empties!
We have another two empties again! It’s that odd time of year where I suddenly am running out of everything at the same time.
1. L’oreal EverStrong Deep Replenishing Masque
Let’s be honest I only bought this because I loved the shampoo and conditioner.
I didn’t notice much difference in my hair after using this and I don’t enjoy the smell, so I’m not going to repurchase this. 
I’d rather stick to my GLISS colour-treated hair mask or my colour depositing hair mask from NaturVital.
2. Nivea In-Shower Conditioner
I remember when this first came out. I was just like, ‘conditioner??? for your body? WHAT??? who even uses that?’
Well, apparently, I do.
As much as the idea weirded me out, this works out well for a lazy person like me who can’t be arsed to apply lotion after I’m out of the shower and in my clothing.
The only issue I have with this is that it may be a little hard to wash off sometimes. It also likes to gather in my armpits, which is super annoying.
Other than that, I LOVE IT. I do actually feel more moisturized, weirdly enough.
I will repurchase it eventually, but I’m thinking of trying the one for dry skin, not because I have dry skin but because it smells better.

That’s all!
Love you guys!
Bowtie

Empties!

We have another two empties again! It’s that odd time of year where I suddenly am running out of everything at the same time.

1. L’oreal EverStrong Deep Replenishing Masque

Let’s be honest I only bought this because I loved the shampoo and conditioner.

I didn’t notice much difference in my hair after using this and I don’t enjoy the smell, so I’m not going to repurchase this. 

I’d rather stick to my GLISS colour-treated hair mask or my colour depositing hair mask from NaturVital.

2. Nivea In-Shower Conditioner

I remember when this first came out. I was just like, ‘conditioner??? for your body? WHAT??? who even uses that?’

Well, apparently, I do.

As much as the idea weirded me out, this works out well for a lazy person like me who can’t be arsed to apply lotion after I’m out of the shower and in my clothing.

The only issue I have with this is that it may be a little hard to wash off sometimes. It also likes to gather in my armpits, which is super annoying.

Other than that, I LOVE IT. I do actually feel more moisturized, weirdly enough.

I will repurchase it eventually, but I’m thinking of trying the one for dry skin, not because I have dry skin but because it smells better.

That’s all!

Love you guys!

Bowtie