OOTDs: a Period of Indifference

I realise now that I’m not in the best financial situation so if you or a friend needs a website, I’m offering layouts for as low as $20 and I’d really like to help! In the meantime, I will not be buying anything new until I can get my savings back on its feet.

That’s why this blog post is titled “A Period of Indifference.” I’m trying not to think about it!

Anyway, here are some OOTDs from the past week:

Sweater by Sourpuss
Sweater: Sourpuss Clothing

I was pretty disappointed I couldn’t buy any more spooky Christmas sweaters this winter but am so glad I do have the ones I have from Sourpuss! I paired this one up with a basic velvet skirt and some booties and I think it looked really cute. I’m pretty sure I’ve done similar outfits before but you can’t go wrong with this one!

Dress by Pinup Girl Clothing
Dress: Pinup Girl Clothing
Shoes: Bettie Page Clothing

I got this dress for Christmas and even though I absolutely love the black harlequin print, it fits weirdly and the fabric is much stiffer than I thought it would be. It stays in whatever position you put it in, which would be great if you don’t want a flowy skirt effect. Alas, I really think it’s cute and will try to wear it more often.
My feet hurt from wearing a new pair of shoes so I decided to go on some short heels, but it would definitely look cute with a bunch of other shoes.

I have a very busy week ahead of me so I’m not sure if I can blog next week but I will definitely try. Until next time!

Posted on Sunday, February 4, 2018
Post in Fashion, Outfits of the Day

Baby Bat Beauty

Baby Bat Beauty

So Baby Bat Beauty is one of those small companies that caught my eye due to some good branding and a selection of very try-able colours. With little to lose, I decided to give them a go and honestly, I was very pleasantly surprised. The formula of both the traditional and liquid-to-matte lipsticks is transfer-proof and long-lasting but unlike some of my other favourite formulas, it is a lot easier to get them off when finished (even though you can tell from the photos my skin got very irritated from swatching).

So, without further adieu, I have 12 shades swatched for you!

Baby Bat Beauty Swatches
Top to Bottom: Countess, Pandora, Spring Fling, Harvest Moon, Campfire, Tiger Eye, Ruby, Persephone, Mars, Cranberry Cocktail, Silent Night, Amethyst

(I also apologise for the resolution; I was trying some new lighting and apparently it didn’t work out as well, but the colour is definitely still there. I spent so much time and obviously a lot of scrubbing on these photos that I thought had turned out well that I truly don’t want to have to do it again – sorry! This post will definitely be updated when I get new shades.)

Classic Lipsticks

Countess by Baby Bat Beauty

Countess is definitely a true red with a blue undertone but it’s more muted. It’s great to wear as a red lip that isn’t too bright.

Pandora by Baby Bat Beauty

Pandora is a darker red that’s also a bit muted, like Countess. It’s also a great shade of blackened red that’s not super bold.

Spring Fling by Baby Bat Beauty

Spring Fling is definitely a much brighter colour. It’s a bit of a coral red with pink and orange undertones, however it is more of a red. I thought it would be closer to pink but it’s actually a nice coral colour and it’s one of my favourites from the brand.

Liquid to Mattes

Harvest Moon by Baby Bat Beauty

Limited edition Harvest Moon is more of a medium-toned orange-red, which looks like a light brown colour. It’s definitely a great shade for an off-red in the orange/brown direction.

Campfire by Baby Bat Beauty

I believe Campfire was also limited edition for fall, but it’s a true red that’s slightly blackened. It’s definitely a beautiful shade of dark red.

Tiger Eye by Baby Bat Beauty

Tiger Eye is definitely one of my favourites from this brand. It’s a beautiful warm red with an orange undertone – and y’all should know how I feel about warm reds!

Ruby by Baby Bat Beauty

Ruby is definitely a bright true red with blue undertones. Every brand seems to have a true red shade and I’d say this is Baby Bat’s.

Persephone by Baby Bat Beauty

Persephone seems to be the fan favourite amongst Baby Bat’s customers and it’s a pure blackened red that’s darker than Campfire but definitely maintains its red pureness. It’s a little too dark for me but everyone’s different, right?

Mars by Baby Bat Beauty

Mars is the only metallic I have in my Baby Bat collection. It’s an interested cool red that also has hints of lavender in the colour. If you like metallics, this will be an interesting but definitely wearable shade for your collection.

Cranberry Cocktail by Baby Bat Beauty

Cranberry Cocktail was also limited edition but I hope it comes back because it’s a beautiful magenta-toned red. I wouldn’t call it “cranberry” but it’s definitely a cool-toned and pinkish red that’s great for days when a truer red just isn’t going to cut it.

Silent Night by Baby Bat Beauty

Another limited edition, Silent Night is a muted grape purple, which almost looks blackened even though it isn’t terribly dark.

Amethyst by Baby Bat Beauty

Amethyst is a bright grape purple colour and is one of the more interesting purples I own. While this formula is more sheer than the others for some reason, it’s definitely a more brightly-coloured light purple.

I apologise again that this lighting didn’t work out but I sincerely hope that the colours were easily distinguishable and that I helped you learn more about Baby Bat Beauty’s shades! Until next week!

Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2018
Post in Beauty, Lipstick Swatches

OOTDs: Embracing Winter

I’m sorry for the lack of blogging. I’ve been busy and with this increase in my work comes a decrease in energy. Alas, I’ve been able to put together some OOTDs for today and hopefully next week, I can have another swatch post up.

Black velvet dress with a red leopard bag
Dress: MoonMaiden Gothic
Coat: Heavy Red
Shoes: Ebay
Bag: Etsy

Since I’ve been so sick of wearing sweaters and leggings, I’ve been wearing these boots a lot and it’s been a great alternative to my warm outfits that also make me look a bit basic. I was definitely happy that this came together and thought it looked trad but still elegant, especially with the red leopard purse I haven’t used in years. It’s not a favourite look but at least it was breaking out from wearing the same old stuff, for me.

The coat is by Heavy Red and is quite warm but two of the buttons have already broken off so while it’s the best coat I have, I’m hoping that I don’t get judged too much for how tattered it is.

Skirt by Lady Sloth

Skirt by Lady Sloth
Top: Boohoo
Skirt: Lady Sloth
Shoes: Forever 21

I decided to wear this skirt again since it’s one I seldom wear and I absolutely loved it paired with a velvet top I got from Boohoo! It ended up not being the best choice for this below-freezing day but I actually really loved this outfit, and it’s perhaps one of my favourites. I’d definitely like to wear this skirt more often.

Last year was definitely giving me some doubts but this year, I have a lot more faith that things will get better for me. I’m currently on a buying break until probably March, since I really need to focus on loans and other things now, but I’m also eager to get back into my closet and work with things I haven’t really worked with before.

I hope everyone else is having a promising year. Until next week!

Posted on Saturday, January 20, 2018
Post in Fashion, Outfits of the Day

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