Saturday, December 28, 2013

♥ My Favorite Way To Wear Naked 3 ♥

Today I'm going to be reviewing Urban Decay's new Naked 3 palette! I've never really cared for any of the Naked palettes before because I have Too Faced's Natural Eye palette and that one has a bunch of pretty neutrals in it. But when I saw the colors for the Naked 3 palette I fell in love instantly. ♥ I love pink and rosy colors so if you love pink you will probably love this palette too, haha!

I like how the palette comes with an eyeshadow and crease brush and samples of UD's primers, but I don't really like how to packaging comes in a metal tin. I'm so afraid that I'm going to drop it and all of the eyeshadows will crumble up! 

These are all supposed to be brand new shades and they are all super gorgeous! There's 12 colors and 3 are matte and the rest are shimmery & metallic/satin. I'm not going to take pictures of the swatches because there's already loads of pictures on other people's blogs with swatches.
But anyways this is how I've been using the Naked 3 palette!
I used Strange on the lid. On the inner crease I used Limit. On the outer crease I used Nooner and Liar. And on the outer crescent I used Factory. Finally I used Strange again on my brow bone as a highlighter. ♥

My phone changed the quality of the picture when I uploaded it to my computer so that's why it looks so funny! This is basically the way I do my makeup with every palette I've ever owned but it's my favorite way to wear my eyeshadow so it's okay, hahaha. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and tell me what you think about the new Naked palette!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

♥ Perfect Plus One Bag from ModCloth ♥

I've wanted this purse for so long and now I finally have it! It was an early Christmas present from my mom and I am so grateful that she bought it for me. The purse is a cute baby pink color with cream colored lace on the front flap. It has a heart shaped lock on the front that keeps it closed and on the top there's a handle and also two rings that you can attach a long strap onto! 
I love this purse so much and it's perfect for everyday use! It's not heavy and it's small on the inside but big enough to hold my phone, wallet, my glucose monitor, and a few other things too.

- Hope xo

Saturday, November 23, 2013

♡ How To Make Your Hair Grow Long & Healthy ♡

Hello! Today I'm making a blog post on how to get your hair to grow long & healthy. 
My hair goes all the way down my back. My hair has been getting thinner the last year or so because I've been very sick. Other than it being super thin my hair is healthy and I've learned quite a few tips and tricks on getting it that way! So here is how you can get your hair to be super long and healthy. 

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I know that sounds really gross but when you wash your hair everyday you are stripping your hair from it's natural oils from your hair follicles which damages your hair! By not washing your hair everyday you're allowing your hair to revive itself on it's own and gives it a natural shine. If you're like me and have super oily hair though you should try a dry shampoo! A dry shampoo is a spray that has ingredients that get rid of the unwanted oil in your hair. They usually cost under $20 and you can find them at places like Target or Walmart.
I use TRESemme Fresh Start and it's only $6!

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When I was 16 I straightened my hair everyday and all it did was damage my hair and make it impossible for me to grow my hair as long as I wanted. I ended up chopping my hair off and having to regrow it back to the length I like. Using heat on your hair is very damaging and it's what causes split ends. To get your hair curly you can always use foam rollers or you can put your hair in pin curls. But if you DO decide to use heat products you should use a heat protectant spray! You can buy it anywhere and they usually cost anywhere under $20. 

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Massaging your scalp will get the blood in your head circulating and that will also help you get your hair to grow! I usually massage my scalp before bed and when I wake up in the mornings. You can also buy a head massager if you wanted to! I've been meaning to buy one myself, haha.

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I like to make my own hair masks but I've also been meaning to try some of LUSH's hair masks.
I do an egg and honey hair mask that I will probably post the tutorial on here someday. Homemade and natural hair masks are better for you and they leave your hair feeling amazing!

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My favorite shampoo is the NEW! shampoo from LUSH. It's for thinning hair and I loved how it made my hair feel! I've also been wanting to try Dr.Peppermint, which is supposed to stimulate hair growth!
LUSH has all kinds of shampoo's and conditioners for every hair type, you can view their shampoo's here.
Left: Dr.Peppermint $12 Right: NEW! $12
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♡ Don't wash your hair with hot water! Hot water and steam opens up your pores so what I do is I wash my hair with warm water and then rinse it with colder water so that my pores can close up.
♡ Don't tie your hair in super tight ponytails! This will damage your hair if done every day and will cause your hair to break off easily.
♡ DRINK LOTS AND LOTS OF WATER! Water is super amazing for your health, your face, and hair!
♡ If you use lots of hair products remember to wash your hair out really good at night time. 
♡ If you want to you should as your doctor about taking Biotin pills! I've been taking them for 6 months now and they help with your hair, skin, and nails as well!
♡ Get a trim every couple of months, it will help your hair grow faster!

Friday, November 22, 2013

♥ Too Faced: La Creme in Marshmallow Bunny ♥

Too Faced's La Creme lipsticks are "rich creamy colors, drenched with luscious, hydrating moisturizers including white lotus flower and power peptides." The white lotus flower and power peptides hydrate, soothe and condition your lips. These lipsticks come in 20 different colors and they're all vegan friendly!
They're $21 and you can buy them on Too Faced's website or at Ulta and Sephora. ♥

Marshmallow Bunny is super shimmery, creamy, and it's a sheer baby pink color. I love wearing pink lipsticks so this color is perfect for me. You can also add this lip color to the center of your lips to make your lips look fuller and to get a cute pouty look! This lipstick makes my lips feel super soft while I wear it and after I take it off as well. It only lasts about 4 hours though if you wear lip liner underneath it. Another downside is that since it is super creamy it leaves lines on your lips whenever you press them together.. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

♥ Cute Finds: Tiny Tangerines ♥

Okay so I was going to talk about Kelly's shop, Tiny Tangerines, in a post during Blogmas but she is going to be closing her shop for the holidays (she deserves it!! from what I've seen on her instagram she's been working up a storm!) and I wanted to post about her shop in case you guys wanted to buy something from her for someone you care about! She sells super cute ear warmers, pins, and hairclips.
Here's a few of my favorite things from her. ♥

Here is a link to her Etsy & here are links to her instagram and tumblr!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

♥ Cute Finds: Fuzzy Pink Sweater ♥

I've been looking for a fuzzy pink sweater ever since Lana Del Rey's H&M campaign last year!
Well, last night I went to Walmart to find new PJ's. I decided to look at their everyday clothing and then I saw this sweater and I instantly fell in love. ♥ It's a lot more fuzzy and a lot less money than the H&M one. It's also not made of animal fur. (which makes it 10000x better!!) It was $12 and it comes in grey, white, black, pastel blue and baby pink! I bought the pink one because I love pink but I want the blue one too.
The color doesn't show up very good on camera but it's a lot pink-er in person! :)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

What I Did Today ♥

I spent my day today with my mom and best friend. We ate Japanese food and went shopping at Daiso. ♥
Here's some pictures that I took from today!

I couldn't eat all of this but what I did eat was delicious. 

Daiso always has the cutest selection of socks!!

Starbucks is selling buy one get one free for their holiday drinks between 2 and 5 pm until the 17th!

I didn't buy very much things at Daiso I just bought stuff for my Christmas crafts and other little things.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Update! ♥

Hello! I'm just making this post to let you guys know about my new url and Blogmas!
I changed my url on here to lilackittens so that it is the same as my Twitter & Instagram. 
I might not be posting as frequently as I have been the next two weeks or so because I'm preparing for Blogmas. If you don't know what Blogmas is it is basically Blogging everyday of December, leading up to Christmas! I have lots of posts planned including DIY, outfit posts, and holiday baking as well. ♥ 
Be sure to check back frequently in December to get ideas for decorations and gifts for your loved ones!

Monday, November 11, 2013

♥ Polka Dots & Peplums ♥

I love polka dots and clothing with peplum's on them so this dress is perfect for me. 
I got it in a 3x because I thought it wouldn't stretch but it is very stretchy and it's a little big in some spots!
It's from Forever 21+ and you can find it here. ♥

Friday, November 8, 2013

♥ Friday Favorites - ModCloth & Summer Twins ♥

These two dresses are on sale right now at ModCloth!

On the Way Home Coat from Modcloth

This cat planner for 2014 is so adorable and it's also on sale from ModCloth!

The perfect plus one bag from ModCloth

I've been listening to Summer Twins all week so they deserve a spot on this post. 
Got Somebody To Dream About and Teardrops On My Pillow are my favorite songs by them. ♥

Thursday, November 7, 2013

♥ Retro and Vintage Clothing in Plus Sizes ♥

♥ High Waisted Pants or Capri's 
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The two pants below on the right are from Torrid and they are the 'Pixie Pants'. I have the dark wash pair on the top and I absolutely love them! The jeans on the right are from Modcloth and you can find them here. Torrid also has a pair of red high waisted capri's for sale here.♥ Pinup Girl Clothing has high waisted capri's but they only go up to a 2x, which really sucks.

♥ Circle Skirts 
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Circle skirts are another lovely thing to have in your wardrobe! I would recommend buying solid colored skirts first, especially if you are on a budget. That way you can mix and match them with different tops. The shop Betty Le Bonbon makes skirts up to a 48 inch waist. Their online store is here and their Facebook page is here. :)

♥ Cute Cardigans and Sweaters ♥
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You can find cardigans and sweaters pretty much anywhere but my favorite places to look is on Etsy. If you're like me and you normally wear a size 20 you could most likely fit into a large or extra large cardigan depending on how stretchy they are and whether or not you like buttoning the cardigan all the way up.
For sweaters I usually try to look for pullovers because I don't really like big/baggy sweaters. Bettie Page Clothing has a few pullover sweaters for sale. They go up to a juniors 4x, size 18, I believe.
You've probably seen this cardigan before because I wear it all the time and have a bunch of pictures of me in it on twitter/instagram! It's vintage and I think it's an extra large and I'm able to wear it with all of the buttons buttoned. (Again, I'm a size 20/2x)

♥ Dresses ♥
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Retro dresses are super duper cute but they're also really expensive! I only have 2 that I've bought in the last 2 years. My favorite places that sell plus size vintage inspired dresses are ModCloth and Pinup Girl Clothing!
My favorite dresses from Pinup Girl Clothing are the vamp dress, christina dress, and the sailor swing dress.

♥ Retro Clothing Stores ♥
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(up to size 18)
(junior plus, only up to size 18)

♥ Handmade Retro Clothing 
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On The Front Line
I will continue adding stores and shops I find so check back on this post every now and then!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

♥ My Everyday Makeup ♥

I am not a makeup professional, I just like wearing makeup so please don't get offended by this post!
♥ FACE ♥
I don't really do a lot to my face. But I use L'Oreal Paris Studio Secrets BB Cream instead of using a foundation because I don't like the cakey feeling that comes with wearing most foundations. I also use L'Oreal's true match powder sometimes. I use E.L.F.'s tone correcting concealer. When I'm done putting on my makeup I use E.L.F.'s setting spray. 

♥ LIPS ♥
My everyday lipstick is one of Revlon's matte lipsticks, I use pink pout but I sometimes use stormy pink.
I use the bubblegum lip scrub from LUSH and I use Maybeline's baby lips when I'm not wearing lipstick.

I use Too Faced's Naked Eye palette that I got for christmas last year. 
I put numbers 1 & 3 all over my eyelid and I put more of number 1 in the inner corners of my eyes. 
Then I put 2 & 4 in the outer corners of my eyes and around in the crease. I ran out of my eyebrow kit a long time ago and haven't had the money to buy a new one so I've been mixing numbers 5 and 6 and applying them to my eyebrows with an angled brush. It doesn't look as bad as it sounds but I will be buying a new eyebrow kit sooner or later hahaha.

 Sometimes people ask me how I got good at doing my eyeliner and all I can really say is that I've been practicing since I was in 6th grade. I don't think my eyeliner is perfect, I think I have my good days and my bad days, but anyways here's how I do my eyeliner!
First I draw a line on the outer corner of my eye going slightly up.
Then I draw another line on top of that line but I draw it so that it is like a corner of a little obtuse triangle.
After that I draw a line across my eyelid, all the way down to the other side of my eye.
And finally, I fill in the tiny obtuse triangle and make sure there are no other empty spaces on my eyes! :)
This isn't my picture, (I found it on tumblr if it's yours tell me!) but it's basically how I put on my eyeliner.

I use the Size Queen mascara from Too faced! I curl my lashes with an eyelash curler and then I apply one coat of mascara. Then I curl them again and apply another coat.

♥ And this is what my face looks like when I'm done putting on my everyday makeup! ♥

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

♥ Current ASOS Curve Wishlist ♥

1 ♥ 2 ♥ 3 ♥ 4 
ASOS has 2 really cute black dresses with sweetheart necklines that I want!
They also have a bunch of cute tights for sale right now but the two pictured above are the ones I liked most.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

♥ Magical Girl Shoes from PastelBaby's Etsy! ♥

I just wanted to show and tell you guys about my Magical Girl shoes from Bri! I ordered mine custom with purple heart cabochons in the middle of the bows. They are black velvet mary janes with black bows on the heels. When I went to take these pictures I saw that I lost one of the cabochons so I took the other one off too. They're still super cute and I still love them more than anything! You can buy a pair similar to mine here. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

♥ Too Faced: Size Queen Mascara ♥

Too Faced Cosmetics has been my favorite makeup brand since I bought their 'naked eye' eye shadow palette. My mom bought me their size queen mascara and their sweethearts blush as a late birthday present in the beginning of summer and I hadn't gotten around to actually using it until the beginning of September though and I was really happy with how long and dark they made my eyelashes! 
This picture was from my instagram so the quality isn't very good. 
My mom bought the mascara from for $21 but when I run out I plan on buying more from Amazon is selling it for $13!

Rate: 4/5
I give this mascara a 4/5 because it can get really clumpy but it's still wearable!

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

♥ Currently On Repeat... ♥

I've been meaning to listen to Ariana's new album since it came out in August and I finally was able to last night! I am honestly so amazed at how beautiful her voice is. I knew she could sing because I used to watch Victorious but oh my gosh she is so talented!! My favorite songs are Piano, Tattooed Heart, and Almost Is Never Enough. Her songs remind me a bit of Mariah Carey's music and I was reading her wiki page and she has said that Mariah is an inspiration for her and that made me smile! (I used to be obsessed with Mariah Carey.) 
So if you like Mariah Carey and you want new music to listen to, I highly recommend giving Ariana Grande's newest album a listen! ♥

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

♥ Review: Leg Avenue - "Plus Size" Cuban Heel Stockings ♥

I've been wanting a pair of Cuban heel stockings for months now. When I saw that Leg Avenue had a pair of them available for plus sizes I got really, really, excited! I received them in the mail this afternoon as I was leaving my house and was so excited the entire time I was out to go home and try them on. When I got home I slid them on and they fit everywhere but the top of my thighs. I put my garter belt on and it kinda helped them stay up but the sides were still falling down! You can kinda see that in the second picture. 
 I'm bummed that I won't be able to wear them at the moment but I'm going to keep them and see if they fit in a few months, after I've been running more!

I am between a size 18 and a size 20 right now and I think the only sizes these would really fit would be anywhere between an 18 and a 14. The material is thinner than most of my other stockings and I had to try extra hard not to make a run in them while putting them on. 

Rate: 3/5 

I gave them a 3 instead of a 2 because even though the material is crappy they are still really cute stockings and I haven't been able to find any other Cuban heel stockings!