Saturday, February 25, 2012

My hat muse

I'm a huge fan of Rosie Huntington-Whitely in case I didn't mention that already. Not only she's stunningly beautiful but she also has an amaaazing style! She does inspire me a lot and sometimes I take certain details from her looks. I love how she wears fedora hats! She often does that and it looks fantastic on her! I was on the hunt on a hat similar to hers but the prices start from about 100 euros. I'm not quite ready to pay this much for a hat so I just spotted a lovely sparkly fedora in Bershka and I really love it. I like hats in general, they are just so cool and complete a look but the problem with them is that you cannot wear them when it's windy out. Which is 80% of the time where I live. 
Anyway, I'll surely get more hats for the spring-summer season and wear them with some cool sunglasses. Pairing hats with Ray Ban aviators or wayfayers is my fave look!

Do you like hats or it's a no no for you? ;)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lipstick army

I love lipsticks, let's just make that clear. I don't think I will ever have enough of them. I think it's such a feminine and powerful tool. Yes, I just called lipstick a tool. It can boost your confidence in only a matter of one swipe. You can leave lipstick prints on your cups(hence the blog name) or napkins which I find very sexy or get your man weak at the knees. 
Red lipstick in particular is my favourite. The perfect red to me is probably a cool pink toned red in a very deep colour. Lipstick has to be rich and creamy, smell lovely and last at least a while. Although, I don't mind reapplying my lipstick, it's an enchanting process by itself.
Being of a pale, very pale complexion that is, I think I can pull of red or simply dark vampy lip quite well. Nude lipsticks don't really work for me, they just make me look deadly, washed out and just boring. So, to make a contrast and give some colour to my fair self, I like to rock a bold lip.
Orange based reds look terrible on me, or even just true reds, I don't have the right colouring for that. I think you should have more tanned or olive skin to pull these off. Gimme burgundys, plums, wines, pink reds, blue reds anytime, I'll rock them like nobody's business:)

I've been wearing this lately quite a lot and it's one of my fave looks, especially perfect for winter. Nothing much on the face, nothing or champagne wash of colour on the lids, lots of mascara and a bold lip. BOOM! You've got a super sophisticated glamorous everyday look which is more than easy to achieve! I love that. Quick and easy? I'm game.
The list left to right:
Dior Rouge Rose Diablotine/Devilish Pink 880
Armani Silk #1
Armani Silk #30
Dior Addict 770 Ultra Prune/Shiniest Plum
Chanel Allure #28 Romantic
YSL Rouge Volupté #12 Forbidden Burgundy
Armani Mania #12

Here's just some of the pictures of me playing around with the lipsticks. Don't ask which shades I'm wearing, they are all mixed up and I cannot recall.

Get your lipsticks out, gurls!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Self indulgence on Valentine's day

I do not care about Valentine's day. Does someone? I mean, do you people really think that this is the day when you are supposed to show love for your partner/boyfriend/lover/dog? My answer is no. However, this global Valentine's day shopping craze acted for me as a perfect excuse to do some shopping. Not that I needed to but just to treat myself with a couple of things I've been wanting. Did it satisfy my soul? Definitely so!
I feel like everything is very spring-like. Bring on colour to my life! Can you not wait for the spring also? 
Now onto the things I got. Some Zara sale purchases going on here. Are they ever gonna end their sales?  That's too dangerous for me. Even if I think I got everything I wanted, between unnecessary things I find VERY necessary items. So, I got pink jeans. Yeah, I know I'll look like a walking cotton candy or an ice cream. I mind it not. A sweathshirt with  French words (because they cannot use English, French= chic). I like it a lot actually, would even wear it out for casual days. 

Next up beauty products because how you can ever have enough of those? Not me.
I got two Mavala nail polishes:
spring ready peachy shade- Samoa
and a delicious milk chocolate shade- Velvet
love them!
Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Emerveille because it's too beautiful not to get to and I wanted a
champagne-y all-over-the-lid-wash-of-color type of thing in a cream form. This is perfect, quick and easy for the mornings and gives that glowy bright eyed look for the daytime.
Dolce & Gabanna Rose The One perfume. I'm in love. It's such a beautiful rose! Musky rose, very young and modern. Nothing like the powdery old lady rose (although I love those sometimes). It's radiant, feminine and classy. Think of a well mannered sophisticated young lady in a black dress with a   glass of pink champagne in her hands.  
To complete my self indulgence on this very (not)important day, I had to finish it with some mouthwatering cake. It's Napoleon, probably the mostly well made I've ever tried. My soul is officially happy.

How was your Valentine's day, girls? Hope you had a great time! 


Friday, February 10, 2012

Pretty lil things...

Ladies, hide your wallets! Look what Kiki de Montparnasse and La Perla came up with on Net-a-Porter right now! I'm slightly salivating...

 Oh and I want this T-shirt from Zoe Karssen. It just screams my name!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Ieva goes to buy a dessert...

  And here's what she comes home with...It's always like this, isn't it? Wether I go to buy only bread or milk, I always end up with a bunch of unnecessary things. This was my trip to go and buy something to eat with my evening tea. I feel like the grocery store staff is very smart, they always put out the most tempting things right on your way. I go my usual grocery store path and just pick up everything that's distracting my bread-focused attention.

Pretty packaging? Check. Reasonably healthy/unhealthy? Check. Pretty colors? Check. This is very typical of me.

I almost indulged myself with some Phyto hair care products (been wanting to try them) but then had to remind to myself that I'm only here for some tasty snack!

-Heart shaped bagel. to tasty for words!
-Milford Strawberry and Vanilla tea
-Glade Honey and Chocolate candle. This is amazing! I got so excited when I saw it, it's a candle made for me! And it is slightly reminiscent of Tom Ford Black Orchid perfume. My mum confirmed that, she said it's typically your type of candle plus you have a perfume like this! Well, they both contain chocolate note so what do you expect. Anything Black Orchid-like is a win win for me!
-Kalev Marzipan and Almond chocolate bar
-Lilac mug with polka dots. No explanation needed.
-Alpen Raspberry and Yoghurt cereal bar
-Dirol Strawberry gum
In case you were dumb and didn't know what it was. It's a mug. It's lilac and it has dots on!! Thank God there was a sticker explaining what it is, I would not know what to do with this ceramic thing!
On another note, I wore red lip today. The nude lip worshipers may think I'm crazy, maybe I am but I love that! At first I wasn't feeling very brave goofing around with my red lips but then I thought, what the hell, why would I be uncomfortable about that! Life is too short to care what other people think of you. I may not want to wear red lips when I'm 70, let's enjoy it now! 
I've been particularly loving this look as you see in the pics below: Minimal skin and eyes and a deep lip. I feel like I can pull this look off very well being super pale and having blond hair. Nude lips would make me look like a walking dead.
I think this may turn into my everyday look for the upcoming weeks, months or until I get bored of it. 
I've also noticed that the amount of attention I get increased x3. Not only from girls, I must say male audience definitely favors a red lip! 

This lipstick is the bomb! I've found my perfect red! All the props go to Diana This is exactly what I've been looking for! It's a pink red, such a delicious raspberry colour, I cannot get enough of it! It's cool toned and that's what I need my red to be. 
I must say, however, that I have't tried Red Lizard by Nars. Just yet. I'm pretty sure it will be the ultimate red of reds for me but until then this is my perfect pre-Red Lizard red! 
I love the texture, the finish and application. The lasting power is pretty amazing too! The pictures were taken after 4+ hours of wear and a consumption of an ice cream! What do you say?
On my face: Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua B10, Loreal True Match powder in Golden Beige, Nars Deep Throat blush, Wet n'Wild eyeshadow in Brule all over the lid, Rimmel Lash Excelerator mascara.
Mac lip liner in Red Enriched (love!)
Rouge Dior 880 Rose Diablotine

What are your fave reds, ladies?


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Elie Saab spring

I've always been a fan of Elie Saab dresses. They are every girls dream I suppose. If I were to go to Oscars (highly doubt that), I'd surely wear Elie Saab. His collections are often mind-blowing but look at that! Seriously? I can hardly handle the beauty of these dresses and God, those colors!