Saturday, June 4, 2011

BEAUTY: A Twist To French Manicure

The title is self-explanatory, so without further ado I hope this will inspire you to do this on your own.

P.S. I have always been so low maintenance with my nails just because I have to play piano and can't grow my nails because of it. Which part of your body are you low maintenance with? :)

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Source: http://in.88db.com :
Black tip french manicure

 Swirls and Celebration
Red Cherry 

 Sun Flower on The Meadow
 Icy Blue Tip
 Elegant Flower
Pirates of The French Manicure

Source: http://www.blingup.net/ :
Crystal and Pearl Beads
 Pink French Nail with Crystal
 Striped Nail Tip
 Circus Black
 Red French Nail Tip with Leopard Hearts

Source: http://nailartexpress.blogspot.com
 Bridal Flower
 Icy Snow Flakes
 Green Glittery Bamboos
 Maroon Crystals
 Glittery Christmas Tree




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Polkadot Tip
 Golden Glitter
Musical Tip

Good luck bling-ing up your nails!
 Cheers,
Laveryn xoxo

Sunday, May 22, 2011

HOME: PINK bedrooms

If you haven't checked out my other post on blue-themed bedrooms, go do it here http://lillovelythings.blogspot.com/2010/11/blue-themed-bedrooms.html

And now! I know a lot of girls (and guys) LOVE pink furniture or just about anything pink. Here I am delivering these pink bedroom inspiration to you. Hope you can recreate these in your own bedrooms. Good luck!


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Vintage Pink with Chandelier


Absolutely adorable rosy vanity!

Cinderella's pink room

This is wonderful but I would eliminate 
all the Barbie writings and get a queen-sized bed!

Painted tree on a pink wall


Source: http://afiraluvies.blogspot.com/
Black and Pink <3

I'm cheating a lil bit, but look at how adorable
this almost pink (actually lavender) room is!

And lastly...Of course I had to include
Betsey Johnson's room <3

So which ones are your favorites?
Have a wonderful pinkie day!
Laveryn xoxo

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Beauty: When should we start using anti-aging products?


If you're like me, who's only 19 years old and you're wondering whether or not you need to use any anti-aging products, then you've come to the right post!

I've never had any wrinkles or fine lines in my 19 years of life. However, it is important to realize that the skin will produces less oil as we age, and once the wrinkles or fine lines show up, it is extremely difficult to remove them.
So, prevention is crucial! I would say that anti-wrinkle cream is not essential for me right now, but it is very important to keep my skin hydrated and nourished.

Other than toner and moisturizer, what I currently use is the Lancome Génifique Youth Activating Serum. This is an amazing product that is not exactly anti-wrinkle but it claims to give a more youthful looking skin in just 7 days. As far as more youthful looking skin, I do not see that much of a difference because I am still youthful :P But I do notice a HUGE difference in the tone and texture of my skin. My skin is so much softer and I notice that the colour of my skin is now more even. This transformation happens in less than 7 days so I was really impressed with the product.
It is a little pricey. Obviously the bigger bottle you can get, the more you save. I got the 1.7 oz for $98 which will last for approximately 6 months, so not too bad! If you're not sure, you can always ask for the 7-day trial (you have to ask at the counter because they usually have it there. If they don't they are usually kind enough to give you a sample with a small container).

CONTROVERSIES! I know a lot of people are against using anti-aging skincare at a young age because people are afraid that the skin will stop producing the natural anti-aging elastin earlier. Well, here's what I do:
1. Moisturizer and toner are still my essential everyday routine, but for the youth activating concentrate, I only use it am and pm every other week. I do not wish to have my skin "addicted" to the youth activating concentrate because I'm afraid of the withdrawal effects.  
2. Sunscreen is a MUST! I cannot stress this enough. A lot of people do not get how harmful the sun can be! Go out with a sunscreen that has at least SPF 30 and re-apply every 3 hours.
3. Hydrate yourself by drinking enough water. Simple yet very effective.

Take care <3
Laveryn xoxo

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Fashion: Got your Boyfriend's Blazer?

Feeling like stealing your boyfriend's blazer once in awhile? Here's how you can wear them fashionably! Boyfriend blazer gives a great uplift to an outfit. Paired with tights, you'll have an edgy look. Paired with denims, you instantly make yourself look more classy. So here are some great ways you can utilize you boyfriend's blazer. Happy stealing! ;p

1. With tights 











2. With dresses


 3. With denim







Disclaimer: All photos are from www.lookbook.nu. I do not own any of these photos. Please contact me at lillovelythings@gmail.com If you own any of these photos and you want me to take it off the post. Other than that, please enjoy!

Have a lovely day!!
Cheers,
Laveryn xoxo

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beauty: FREE Beauty Products on Your Birthday

Wanna treat yourself with some beauty products on your birthday? Without further ado, here are some of the many things you may be interested in getting.


1. Sephora birthday gift
What you have to do: Sign up for their beauty insider membership and show them the beauty insider card on your birthday month and you'll get a birthday gift from them.
You can collect points in the card when you make any purchases in the store, and redeem the points.
They may change the gift every year. 
The picture above is the first one I ever got, 
next was philosophy's shower gel in vanilla cupcake.

2. Aveda (up to $24 value gift)
What you have to do: Sign up for the birthday program here http://www.avedabday.com/marieclaire and you'll get a free gift with up to $24 value. Unfortunately this offer is only valid in the US (Please correct me if I'm wrong. I live in Canada and have been trying to get this gift :] )

3. Body Shop
What you have to do: Sign up for their member card (which cost $10) but you can use this $10 on your birthday month. This card expires one year after you purchase it, and you can get 10% on all the products you purchase during the year. In addition, you can get and redeem points when you purchase their products.


 4. Victoria Secret
What you have to do: Get on their mailing list here http://www.victoriassecret.com/catalogue-request and you'll get $10 coupon off any $10 purchase.

5. Smashbox
What you have to do: Join their FREE rewards program here: http://www.smashbox.com/Pretty-Points-Registration
and you'll get a free birthday package on your birthday month. You'll also get a deluxe sample when you make an order on their website.
Unfortunately smashbox stores are not available in some countries, so check out their store locators on their website.




Have a wonderful birthday!
p.s. You are more than welcome to add to the list :]
Cheers,
Laveryn xoxo 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

FASHION: How to Wear Your SNEAKERS

Wearing sneakers doesn't always have to be boyish. You can look feminine, casual, dressy, etc while wearing the same old comfy sneakers. Here's how to do it creatively. Enjoy!


1. With dresses and long tops
  
Studded blazer will give you that edgy look


 The sneakers are what you need to make this a fun outfit


Don't be afraid to experiment with colors.
Turquoise and pink go amazingly together

2. With long denim pants




3. With shorties








Disclaimer: All photos are from www.lookbook.nu. I do not own any of these photos. Please contact me at lillovelythings@gmail.com If you own any of these photos and you want me to take it off the post. Other than that, please enjoy!

Cheers!
Laveryn xoxo