10 February 2015

"Blogger Style" of the Week goes to Samantha from Essex, United Kingdom. She has a flare for denim and peplum tops, and knows how to rock them well.

If your style had a slogan, what would it be and why? 
Hmm that’s a tough one. I would have to say ‘If I like it, I’ll wear it’ because I dress for me and not to please other people. 

Who or what inspires your style? 
I get most of my inspiration from other bloggers because I feel like I can relate more to their style compared to celebrities. I also get inspiration from Instagram. The other day I was just thinking to myself that I may have a problem. I am addicted to taking screenshots (lol). There are so many stylish people on Instagram and I always find myself saving pictures of looks that I like, using them as inspiration and then recreating the outfits to fit my style. I literally have hundreds of screenshots on my phone (lol).

What are some of your fashion obsessions?  
At the moment it’s coats. I’ve been trying to build up a small collection of statement coats in different styles and colours. 

What item(s) in your wardrobe you cannot live without?
My peplum tops without a doubt and denim shirts. I’ve got quite a small collection of both.

What do you think of plus size fashion compared to 10 years ago? 
I think years ago there was this sort of disconnect between brands and fashion for plus size women. It’s only in the recent years that brands have now come to the realization that plus size women are into fashion too and have started creating stylish clothes for plus size women. There’s a lot more choice and variety nowadays.

Any favourite Bloggers? 
Ooh yeah the list is so long but just to name a few: Soraya of Style is My Thing, Shirley B. Eniang of Shirley's Wardrobe, Fisayo Longe of Mirror Me, Melissa’s Wardrobe, Karla’s Closet and Nadia Aboulhosn.

Why did your start 'Lil' Miss Buttercup'? 
I’ve always been into fashion. It’s something that I’ve always loved and hopefully will have a career in one day but my style hasn’t always been on point. I cringe at some of the outfits I put together lol. I came across Shirley’s (Shirley B Eniang) YouTube channel and her blog and that just opened me up to this whole world of blogging I didn’t know about. I liked the idea of dressing up and putting outfits together so I decided to start my own blog as a fun way to document my style.

Heels or Flats? 
Hmm both. I wish I could wear heels all day long but unfortunately I can’t so I always have a pair of flats in my bag.

What is your favourite lipstick of the moment? 
Red Carpet Red by Charlotte Tilbury. It’s just the perfect red! It’s matte but velvety so it’s not as drying on the lips and that’s what I love about it. 
What is one thing your readers would be surprised to hear about you? 
I am very shy! It might not seem like it since I’m always in front of the camera. I’m always amazed at bloggers who take pictures in the middle of a busy street or in a crowded place like how do they do that?! That’s something I want to work on...being more confident and care free. 

You can find more of Samantha's style on her Blog, Facebook, and Instagram.

09 February 2015

I'm certainly a lover of the One Direction band but I'm loving their makeup kits. The band has released more makeup kits with a variety of items such as lip glosses, nail polish with glitter and mascara. These kits are a must have and I'm excited that I got the chance to review them.

The first kit is the Rock Me Nail Kit. This set includes three nail polishes, Happily, Moments and Diana. The consistency of these nail polishes is medium, to get full coverage you would have to apply three coats. Happily is a Royal Blue color , Moments is a Hot Pink color and Diana is a holographic glitter polish that can be applied over other colors or can be used just by itself. The polishes also came with three glitter pots that be used for nail designs, my favorite glitter was Star which is a UV holographic glitter ( I wish this can be used on the eyes). What I love most about this kit is that it is UV reactive, meaning the colors are going to be glowing under UV lights.

The Electro Glam Mascara Set features three mascaras in Why Don't We Go There, Story of My Life and Does He Know?. These bold colored mascaras are the best at giving your lashes and every your hair a pop of color. I must say the colors are very pigmented and the coverage is very build able.  Why Don't we go there is a Cobalt blue color, Story of My Life is canary yellow and Does he Know? is a hot pink. My niece had a great time trying these on as well as my self. These mascaras add a bit of fun to any makeup look.

I must say that I'm loving the bold colors in this kit as well the UV reactive colors. Like the Rock Me Nail Kit the Liquilights Glow Glosses are UV reactive as well. This lipgloss set has three colors, Kiss You, Taken and Through the Dark. These lipglosses are tinted sparkly colors. It has gritty texture when being applied but after a while that goes away. The glosses can be worn alone or over lipsticks. I rather use them over lipsticks when I'm looking for little sparkle on my lips.I also love the flexible and soft applicators of the glosses.

From Left to Right - Through the Dark, Taken and Kiss You

 Makeup by One Direction will are in stores now! You can find them at, Macy's, Dillards, Boscov's, Stage Stores, Beauty Brands and Lord & Taylor.

Have you tried this kit as yet? 
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05 February 2015

February makes it a year since I took the plunge and decided to do the BIG CHOP. That was such a nerve wrecking decision that I made but I'm glad I did it. When going natural everyone and their "grammy" (grandmother) has an opinion about going natural but no one ever says how to actually style your hair or which products to use, when it's all said and done you're left all alone. With trial and error, I found my holy grail products that hasn't fail me yet. My go-to style is a wash 'n' go. I choose this style mostly because, 1. I'm a master at it, 2. It's very convenient and 3. It's always turns out good. As my hair gets longer I will be experimenting with other styles but for now, the wash 'n' go is my best friend. So here is a list of my 'Natural Hair Must Haves'.

1. Wide-Teeth Comb
This is a must to have! I know a lot of naturals to not use combs to detangle but for me, once my hair is wet and it is sectioned  it's easier for me. The wide-teeth comb is also good because it does put stress on the hair when combing compared to a small-teeth comb.

2. Aunt Jackie's 'In Control' 
When I found this, I think I did a holy praise dance in the store. Aunt Jackie's 'In Control' deep conditioner is probably one of the best, if not the best. It controls frizz, defines curls and let's not talk about how moisturizing it is. The smell alone is intoxicating. It always has my hair smelling berry-licious. This will always and forever be my favorite deep conditioner.

3. One and Only Argan Oil
I remember when I started to use this I began to break out on my forehead but after a while I stuck with it and it stopped. I initially use this argan oil on my weave but I noticed when I used it on my natural hair, my hair would not frizz, at all. No frizz? Yes, and that's why it's a must have for me. It's also very moisturizing and it doesn't need to be applied everyday.

4. White Rain Hydrating Extra Hold Gel
Sometimes mistakes lead to the best things. When I got this gel, it was purchased by accident; so I decided to try it and viola, AMAZING! Everyone has that one gel that they swear by and bible this gel is bomb! Not only does it has great hold but it doesn't leave my hair crunchy and flaky. It's definitely the best and it's only $2!

5. Satin Cap
Is an intro really need? We all know who the real MVP is. 

6. InstaNatural Pure Argan Oil
When I'm not using my One and Only, I'm using my InstaNatural Argan Oil. This oil is different from the other one. It has a different consistency and smell. I use this more on my scalp for hot oil treatments and pre-poo's. It's really great at keep my hair moisturized.

7. InstaNatural Argan Oil Hair Mask
Last but definitely not least. This is a new player in the game. This deep conditioner is giving Aunt Jackie's a run for her money. They are doing the same thing but I get different results from them. I love this deep conditioner because I use less of it to cover my hair which is a major plus when your spending over $10 on a product and it's going to last more than three washes.

What are your hair must haves?