January 2016Pastel Whimsy: January 2016

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Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Touch of Spice ❤ Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare

Like so many others, I have been borderline obsessed with liquid lipsticks lately.  My favourite liquid lipstick brands are Sephora, Julep, and of course, Kat Von D!  I own three shades so far, Lovesick, Double Dare, and one of the Lolitas.  I have no idea which Lolita I own, I tried googling it and got pretty confused.  All I know is that it looks dark, dark brown on me, and is not very flattering, so it has just stayed in my drawer!  I got it in one of the Sephora Lip Favourite sets.

The other two shades I have are absolutely wonderful.  Lovesick is my most worn lipstick of 2015, it is a gorgeous pinky, mauve shade, which I will make a post about soon.  The other shade is Double Dare, which you can see on my lips in the pic above!  It is described as a "Cocoa Blush" on Sephora's website.  I think it is a really lovely spice colour.  These colours seem to be getting more, and more popular lately.  I would describe this shade as medium intensity.  It is not a nude, but not really an "in your face" colour either.

These lipsticks are super easy to apply, and go on perfectly in one coat, in my experience.  I want to try more, but whenever I go to swatch them at Sephora I can't find one I want to try.  I want to try one of the nudes, but I am not sure which would look good on my fair skin tone.  Any recommendations?

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Happy New Year!

I have always adopted the mentality that a new year is blossoming with new opportunities, and fresh starts. I am committed to making 2016 the best year yet!  No more waiting for happiness to kick me in the teeth, I am going to become an active participant in my life, and seek out the joy in every day.  I've thought a lot about my resolutions for this year, and came to the following conclusion.

So often our New Year's resolutions involve making decisions to be less in someway. To weigh less, to spend less, to care less about what other people think. This year I am going to make the resolution to be "more" instead. To love more, to sleep more, to be more health conscious .
More grateful.
More present.
More patient.
More aware of the impact I can make on the world just by being a little bit more every day.

To give myself more room to make mistakes, and to ask questions.

To be more comfortable in my own skin, and to know that I'm doing my best.

To realize that the more I rush through life with blinders on striving for that next arbitrary goal that will bring me "fulfillment", the more I am missing all the little things along the way that are the true key to happiness.
Here's to 2016, the year I resolve to be more in awe of my life, and the amazing people who are in it.
What's your "more" this year?