Monday, June 29, 2015


So, I don't know if you are a fan of American Apparel, but it's basically all I wear. That being said, I'm pretty familiar with their models - well, tbh, I'm familiar with like, one, and her name is Barbara Ferreira and she's my favorite person on Instagram at the moment.

Barbs doesn't model for AA anymore, but she's definitely moving forward with her career, and I'm so happy to see her appear more frequently in magazines and watch her Instagram followers tot up every day. I mean, obviously she's beautiful, but that's not all that's endearing about her!! Embodying the rise of the Social Media Model generation led by Kendall Jenner, there's a lot to learn of her life from her online presence. Follow her for three seconds on Instagram or Twitter and you'll know what I mean - it feels like she's your best friend when she snaps her daily munchies or when she bitches about the prejudice she faces as a plus-sized model. She's so relatable that sometimes you even forget that she's kind of famous, until you tweet at her or comment on her Instagram pictures and realize hundreds of other people are doing the same.


P.s. She has a hat line, BARBIECLUB and you should hit up her website bc the hats are super cute!


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Let's Pretend I Never Left

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lol hi.

Wow. The last time I wrote on this blog, I'd been talking about moving to New York, and now I've spent almost a year there. I'm really disappointed in myself because so many amazing things happened during the year and if I'd just pushed myself to keep writing, I'd have a whole blog worth of memories now.

But no point sulking over what's been done. All I can do is move forward and make an effort to remind myself how fun blogging is this summer.

Today - God I have so much to share - I think I'm gonna start off easy and just talk about makeup. Mostly because it's easy to write about and I only have about twenty minutes before my mom starts bothering me to come downstairs and spend time with the family...

Basically, I'm really boring because I'm whenever I've found something that works for me, I tend to stick to it forever. And NARS products definitely work for me, so pretty much everything I own is NARS. It's something I definitely need to change, so I guess it's good that I'm running out of makeup - I can branch out and trying new stuff?? Though if I'm being perfectly honest with myself, I probably won't. LOL.

The reason I've fallen into the warm, loving embrace of the NARS products is that they're just so great for people of darker skin tones. For a while I plundered on through life with the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Trinidad, until I decided that wearing foundation everyday was annoying and stupid. I'd also started using the Makari Toning Milk (which I HAVE to talk about in another post), so my skin became brighter and I had to switch makeup colors.

I took the opportunity to invest in the NARS - surprise, surprise - Concealer in Amdande, which was basically a concealer stick  - see below - that I'd smear over my face everyday and touch up with blush. It was an AMAZING product because it blended in so nicely with my skin and it hardly looked like I was wearing makeup at all. It was also matte which worked for my skin, since it gets oily later on in the day. The only issue I had with the concealer was that it lasted for about three weeks tops with the way I was using it. And this was kind of a deal breaker for me as they're quite expensive and I didn't feel like spending $52 every month replenishing my concealer.

SO, I switched to... the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer! As you can see I'm a real risk taker lol. The concealer is liquid, and I found I immediately liked better. I'd been wary of it because of my oily skin, but it wasn't really an issue I found. The radiance makes my skin look, well - radiant, haha. The coverage is better, and it blends in amazingly. It does last a little longer than the stick concealer, but not by much. And it doesn't usually last all that long... I'd say about four to six hours of really good coverage, but neither did the stick concealer. Also, I don't use a primer or powder on a daily basis, so maybe I'm the one to blame.

NARS Concealer - $25
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer - $29 

tl:dr; The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer is better than the NARS Concealer, and while they're amazing, they're both way too small for $24- $29 and if I found an equally good concealer with their quality but in larger quantities, I would drop them in a second.

♥ D

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Floppy hats are back back back again

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bad hair days are kind of like your annoying aunt that visits every Saturday and points out every single one of your flaws at the dinner table and you really just want her to go away but she won't because she's your aunt and she's there to stay

Rough, I know. Sometimes, the best way to deal with these horrible, insecurity-filled days is to throw something on your head. And if you're looking for something a little more chic than a baseball cap, which will only surely worsen your bad hair day, floppy hats seem like the perfect fit. They've been around for FOREVER; take a look below at the one on Natalie Wood's head circa mid 20th century (even though her hair is perfect) compared to model wearing one from American Apparel. So not much's changed.

Some of my favorite celeb looks:

Amber Heard visiting her boo, Johnny Depp, on the set of Black Mass.
Tanya Burr in her latest YouTube video. 
Kendall Jenner on the cover of the third Miss Vogue
Cara Delevingne fronts Polish young fashion label Reserved's Spring/ Summer 2013 Be Inspired photoshoot

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Game of Thrones Star, Sophie Turner, Hair Secrets

Saturday, July 19, 2014

It's hard to find someone who hasn't jumped on to the Game of Thrones bandwagon. Even Beyonce once said she spent her evenings watching the war-and-sex-filled HBO series. Beyonce. And it's no wonder why. Every single character on the show has such a compelling and interesting story that it requires a lot of strength to pull yourself away from the screen, even if you are one of the most famous artists in the world. 

Personally, besides drooling at Jon Snow and sobbing for Jamie Lannister, I often find myself doing something in particular while watching Game of Thrones: staring at Sophie Turner's (or should I say Sansa Stark's) hair. Maybe after watching Doctor Who and watching the bundle of glory that was Karen Gillan's hair, I've found myself obsessed with redheads. And Sophie Turner wears it very well; so well I was convinced it had to be her natural hair hair color. Imagine my surprise when I came across this website to find that it isn't at all!

Hair designer of the show, Kevin Alexander, stated: "Sophie Turner (who plays Sansa Stark) is naturally a baby blonde. When she first came on she was only 13 or 14, so instead of using peroxide or permanent color, we made a concoction of watercolors,'' says Alexander. ''We use three or four different colors to make that red. It has to be redone every 7 to 10 days because it washes out.''

Interesting, to say the least!

Regardless of hair color, Turner's quickly becoming a favorite of mine. She very recently appeared on the cover of Nylon Singapore, on which she speaks about being Sansa Stark. (see picture above). You can find more from the spread here.
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ASOS Jelly Shoes Review

Friday, July 11, 2014

Hello beauties!

Summer's here and what a fine one it is this year! For some indiscernible reason, this summer has been pretty satisfactory and lovely in terms of the weather. It's only been unbearable a couple of days here on the East Coast, and has yet to reach the 100's. Then again, we are only in July! Perhaps I should save my thoughts until September. 

Anyway, in the dawn of fine weather comes the rise of cute shoes. Long gone are the days of Uggs and combat boots, and summer shoes are free to roam the streets once again. One particular trend, however, I've noticed are the rise of jelly shoes. Now, I am not only an observer of old fashion styles making a comeback, but a supporter, but I admit I initially cringed at the sight of these jelly shoes making a re-appearance. They reminded me of the cheap and tacky shoes of my childhood and so I resolved to stay as far away from them as possible. 

However, I couldn't resist for too long. Finding a pair of jelly shoes on ASOS for only $19 and desperately in need of new summer shoes, I made a brave decision to add them to my cart, and as soon as they arrived on my doorstep, my opinions of them changed completely. Now, of course, this might not apply to all jelly shoes out there, but the ones from ASOS particularly are comfortable, fit well (I tend to hover from a 10 to 11 and the 10's fitted perfectly) and simply appropriate for any situation. Versatile colors like white or black can really take you a long way, and are also easy to wash. I'm more surprised than anyone at how quickly I fell in love with them. For the next two weeks, they were all I would wear anywhere. My only regret was not getting them way sooner. 

I'm really glad I decided to get these shoes, not only because I've received countless compliments on them, but because for once, I picked something out of my comfort zone, something I'm not known to do. I think with the pleasant experience I received with them, I'm much more likely to take fashion risks in the future, which seems like a pretty good thing :)

If you'd like to check out a pair for ASOS, you can check HERE. Can't recommend this website enough. Basically free shipping, free returns, excellent customer service, quality stuff, and they offer a discount for broke college kids like me. So that's always a plus. 

What do you think about jelly shoes? Own a pair? I'd love to know! :)

♥ Dayo
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The Kendall Jenner Inspired Shoe List

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hello beautiful people!

As you must know, Kendall Jenner's been soaring high in the celebrity news radar as of late. And to be honest, I've always, well, been jealous of her perfect face and equally perfect body (and her publicity relationship with Harry Styles, but we'll save that for another day). She's always seemed to me as the most easy-going Kardashian (I love them all regardless lol), with her reserved personality and her casual style that would make anyone else look like they were walking around in a sack but somehow she manages to pull off. Although before, Kendall's style used to be a little easier to imitate when she shopped at affordable stores like Brandy Melville and Urban Outfitters. Now that she's become more involved in the fashion world, naturally, her style has evolved into rocking expensive designers. But through-out, Kendall has remained faithful to one thing: high heels

Say anything you want about Kendall, but you've got to give her props for rocking six-inch heels when she's already close to six feet, when I, who am the same height, flinch away from anything that aren't flats because I'm scared to stand out. Enough! It's time for me stand tall, literally, and put on some goddamn heels! If Kendall can do it, while looking beautiful and confident, then so can I. So I've drawn up this list of potential shoes that are in style, cute, and affordable for all (but mostly me lol).

1. Womens Ladies Chelsea Style Low Heel Casual Elasticated Ankle Boots
    Where to buy: Amazon 
    Price: $39.99
2. Sandra Block Heel Concealed Platform Chelsea Ankle Boots
    Where to buy: SPYLOVEBUY
    Price: $35.30
3. Wide Fit Black Chelsea Block Heel Ankle Boot
    Where to buy: New Look
    Price: 12 pounds
4. Womens Heeled Booties High Heels Block Shoes Platform Chelsea Ankle Boots
    Where to buy: Ebay
    Price: $33.84

Which one is your favorite? :)

♥ Dayo
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Graduation Gifties

Saturday, May 31, 2014

I've never really been much of a handbag girl, honestly. I usually tend to stick with a small cross-body bag, or even just my wallet on my lazy days. But I have officially and legally graduated, I am now on my way to bigger and better things (college!) and it's time to start dressing in such a fashion! I'm guessing this means carrying around bags that aren't ratty :(

Luckily, I don't have to go out and buy one because I got a really cute bag as a gift from my dad and stepmom! 

Quite surprised as my dad is kind of atrocious at getting gifts; he usually throws me some money and is done with it. So I'm guessing this was my stepmom's doing. I'm really happy with it, because the color makes it pretty versatile, and it's the perfect size! It's pretty roomy too :) I can't wait to carry this around New York coming August!

If anyone is interested, I did some digging on the Guess website and found something pretty similar!

♥ Dayo

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