How I take my Outfit Photos

AfterlightImageHey guys! Welcome back to my blog! I was supposed to post on Sunday but I was just enjoying the last day of summer. I went to 2 BBQS in one day! I had so much fun!

Today, I want to touch on How I take my Blog photos.

As I look at the newest Vogue Magazine cover and look at people like Bella Hadid posing, I wonder, “How the hell do you look this good?”. And then I go cry in my room. I’m kidding, but in the last 6 months since starting this blog I finally feel like I know how to take my blog photos! Finally!

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So how do I take my Outfit photos for my blog? How do I pose? Keep reading….

1 Find Someone who you’re comfortable with – Look I’m not saying that I can’t work with someone that I’m not comfortable with but at the beginning of starting this blog I started with someone who I wasn’t comfortable with and it showed in my photos. I’m not blaming the person but I needed direction and I wasn’t really getting that. I’m grateful that they wanted to help me. I wanted tips like “Turn your head this way, or that looks better”. I didn’t get that. And again I’m not blaming the person but I think I was just trying to figure it out. I mean, it doesn’t make sense to take 50 photos but only like one out of the bunch. Now, my mom takes my photos and I feel very comfortable and I also use my tripod as well and I can actually see how I’m posing.

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2 Find somewhere to place your hands – This was hard for me at the beginning. My hands are really long OK? I never really know where to place them. One day, my best friend came over and gave me some tips. She said, “Just find somewhere to place your hands other than your side”. From then on I started placing  them in my hair, on my knees etc.

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3 Know your Angles –  For me the left side of my face is my good side. When posing for the camera I mostly  turn my head to the left side. It just works visually better for me. Also holding the camera high, it makes you look skinnier. Whenever my mom takes my photos I always remind her to hold the camera up. Sometimes she gets annoyed HAHA but I love my mom.

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4 Look at how other people pose – I got tired of the way how I posed, so I saw an Article on Who What Wear that literally said, “New Poses You Should Try’, and I was like God, is this you? I studied how the people posed, and I decided to try that bending down one that all the insta models do a couple of weeks ago  and I really liked the result. Yes, not every pose works for everyone but test out which ones work.

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5 Practice facial expressions in the mirror – When I’m too serious my photos don’t look great so I find that smiling or smirking works best. Looking away from the camera also gives a good vibe as if you’re reflecting on something.

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6 Lighting is Everything – Whether you’re taking your photos inside, or outside, lighting matters. In the summertime, I like to take my photos in the mornings at 9am on Sundays. Early mornings are when the sun is brightest. I wake up at 8, get dressed  apply my makeup and take my photos. When I’m indoors I turn my room light on and I also have another light that I put beside my tripod that helps my photos look bright.

Yes, so these are the things that I’ve learned in the 6 months that I’ve been blogging. Am I an expert? No, but this is my personal experience and I’m still learning everyday. I’m also finally getting more  comfortable in front of the camera. It’s taken me 6 months can you believe it? But everything takes time, even Bella Hadid said it the other day in an interview that she’s just now learning her angles, and she’s been modelling for awhile now.

The moral of this story? Things take time and that’s OK.

My dress is from Zara, I bought it 2 years ago so I don’t think they have it anymore but you can find similar ones Here

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New Products Alert

I’m not one of those people who is always in Sephora. Well, I’m not one of those people yet, but at times, I like to try out new products. I mean, who doesn’t like trying new things? I feel like as a Beauty blogger you have to constantly try new products to keep up with the game. Today, I wanted to show you babes some of my New Products.

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I recently purchased this Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip Collection online at Sephora when I bought my Nars concealer. I wanted to get my shopping bag to $50 so that I could get free shipping so I saw that they had this on sale soI purchased it as well. I’ve never really tried nude lip colours before but I wanted to see what they were like. I gave my best friend one of the lip glosses but Here’s what’s in the collection.

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1)Nars Orgasm Nude lip colourfullsizeoutput_17c9

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Out of everything I liked this this the most. It was as if I wasn’t wearing anything. It really blends really well. It’s not dry, it’s really hydrating. Shop it Here

2) Smashbox Cosmetics Liquid Pigment Nude Lipstickfullsizeoutput_17c6

I liked the fact that this was really rich and pigmented. The only downside? It didn’t suit me at all. Wrong nude. Haha. Shop it Here

3. Hourglass Nude Lip Stylo

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I don’t typically wear lip liners but I can’t wait to try this. Shop it Here

4. Urban Decay Vice Special Effects

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I like that this glitters. I could use it as a highlighter or if I’m going to some Halloween party wear it on my lips. Shop it Here

Yes, so these are all of the new products. Some I will keep like the Nars Orgasm Nude Lip Colour and maybe I’ll give away the Smashbox cosmetics liquid pigment nude lipstick just because it doesn’t match my skin tone.

This post isn’t really a review, I just wanted to show you my new products.

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How to Incorporate Colour Into your Wardrobe

I don’t like wearing bright colours. Surprise! Haha, black is my favourite colour (Yes, I know black is a shade but I’d rather call it a colour, sue me). Recently though, I find that wearing bright  colours is sorta nice? It spices things up. It makes you stand out.  And I sorta kinda don’t completely hate the idea anymore. People change OK? Keep reading to find out how I incorporate colour into my wardrobe.….

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It’s summer and I like to feel girly and airy. Summer is the time to definitely put your black and grey clothes in a suitcase  far away. I mean, I want to reflect feelings of joy and happiness so this summer especially, I wore a lot of yellows and reds. People definitely took notice. Here’s how you can do the same.

Wear a Bright Coloured Blazer – This blazer is about 2 years old. At first I didn’t want to purchase it but I was tired of wearing black all the time. The first time I wore it I got so many compliments. This can be worn as a dress or with trousers.

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Get a different coloured purse from your Outfit – Girls, you don’t always have to match everything. Your dress doesn’t have to match your shoes and purse. Style is all about taking risks. So if you’re wearing a blue dress you can wear a yellow purse.

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Try wearing bright Shades – I didn’t start getting into this trend until I saw Rihanna doing it in her wild thoughts music video. I was like “Yeah that looks so high fashion, let me go buy some pink shades”. I looked so bomb.

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Throw on bright sandals – This perks up your everyday work wear. Aldo has a great collection of colours  for those days when you want to spice things up.

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Yes, so those are some of the ways in which I incorporate colour into my wardrobe. Sometimes I feel weird because as I mentioned above I like wearing black but I figured that nothing great ever happened to anyone who stayed stuck in the comfort zone.

Shop my Blazer Here

So break out. Break the rules.  Break free.

Try something new.

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Sunday Riley C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum

I’m always on the hunt for products that brighten my face. I hate when my face looks dull and lifeless. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like looking like I just woke up, you know what I’m saying? I don’t like when people ask me, “Did you get enough sleep, are you ok”? I like looking Fresh! Recently, I discovered something that helps with that. Keep Reading.fullsizeoutput_1930

Again, I was purchasing something from Sephora and they were giving out samples so I saw this Sunday Riley C.E.O Rapid Flash Brightening Serum sample and I said, “I have to have this!”!. I’ve never heard of this product before but I decided to take a chance and try it out.

I liked that it was creamy but it didn’t make my skin oily. After the first day I noticed that it started working. My skin looked brighter and fresher. I fell in love with it.

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It didn’t clear my spots or anything, but it made me look awake and fresh and  most importantly, it made my face look bright and that’s what I really wanted.

This serum is a little pricey. It retails for $110 on Sephora.com but I think it works better than all those other Vitamin C oils that claim to make your skin brighter.

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Will I purchase this again? I probably will have to save up for it, but I think it’s a good product. It does what it says it will do. Most things that are often good are always expensive.  You can shop it Here

I’ll give this serum a 5/5 stars.

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How to Transition from Summer to Autumn Fashion

Autumn is quickly approaching can you believe it? I know, I can’t believe it either! It makes me sad that summer is leaving us.  I know that some of you are excited for sweater weather but I’m not.Summer is my favourite season ok? With autumn coming it’s time to change things up!

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Here are some tips on How to Transition from Summer to Autumn Fashion.

Layer, Layer, Layer– The best way to transition from summer to autumn is by layering. So if you have a sleeveless dress like I do in this picture it’s best to layer with a light coat or leather jacket to keep out the chill. Don’t go overboard though.I’ve had this coat for about 2 years now and whenever it’s chilly I just throw it over my outfits.

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Wear Stilettos  And Boots Instead of Sandals – This is a no brainer, but when it starts to get cold I stop wearing my heeled sandals. I mean, do you like it when your toes are cold? Because I don’t.

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Wear Neutral Colours– Autumn is about neutrals and dark colours. As the picture above I like to wear tans, browns, burgundy etc. I don’t really wear bright colours like yellow and green in Autumn. I mean, you can if you want to, it’s always good to break the rules. But I guess the dark colours go with the gloomy weather? Haha

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Add tights to Dresses – Tights keep you warm in Autumn so stock up on them. Whenever I go to my local dollar store I always get 5 packs, so they can last a long time.

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Wear Scarves – In Canada, it always gets really cold by October. A good way to combat this cold is by wearing a scarf. Last year, I purchased a really nice thick one from H&M, and I have no regrets.

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Yeah, so that’s how I transition from Summer to Autumn. I like Autumn Fashion but I prefer Summer. I just love the sun and I love letting my legs breathe.

I bought this dress years ago from H&M but you can find similar ones Here

I also bought this coat a couple years ago but here’s a similar one in the link Here

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The Trend Report : Linen Styles

Linen is one of the biggest trends this season. In the past, I only thought of  linen as the clothing my Grandma wears on Sundays to Church. Remember those linen skirt suits that always got rumpled after sitting down? Remember those days? Haha, I feel so old. Continue reading….

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Linen this season is very elevated and fresh. It’s not just about those skirt suits that your grandma used to wear. Now, there are linen vests, dresses and cute linen pants.

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Linen is great for the summer. I love that linen is light and airy, it almost feels like you’re not wearing anything, which is something I live for. I just like to feel comfortable Ok?

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I saw this dress in Winners a couple of weeks ago. I didn’t go into the store to buy clothes, I just wanted a beach towel, but then I saw this dress. I fell in love with it. When I looked at the rack, I only saw size small, so in my head I kept muttering, “God, please let my size be there” over and over. Look, I really wanted the dress OK? It was just so beautiful. There was only one on the rack, but I kept searching. I then said to myself, “Look on the other side”. Then I saw more sizes and I was so happy. I went to the changing room and I prayed that it would fit my upper chest, because I have huge boobs and it’s really hard to find cute stuff. that fit that part of my body. When I went into the changing room and  tried it on and saw that it fit I was so happy.

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I like that this dress is a great example of how to wear modern linen. This dress can be worn with some nice heels and simple makeup. It didn’t crush that much. I really love this dress.

Linen isn’t just in neutral colours in 2018. There are bright coloured linen clothes and also dark colours as well like grey and black. I think linen is here to stay. What do you think?

What new trends are you trying this year? Have you ever worn linen before?

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Review : Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme

I don’t really like to stray too much outside of the products that I use for my face, but today I decided to try Kat Von D Lock It Concealer Creme. When I purchased my Nars concealer, I chose to get the Kat Von D concealer as a sample  just to see what it’s like. My friend always talks about how great  Kat Von D Products are, so I said, why not?

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I applied a little primer and foundation first. I chose the shade Medium 19 Cool because it looked more like my shade. Then I used my damp beauty blender to apply.

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I was pleasantly surprised. It went on smoothly and I didn’t have to apply too much product. It din’t look caked on, it was really rich. I thought it concealed really well.IMG_7014.jpeg

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It made my under eyes look bright, which I really like, when wearing concealer. Itreally felt really hydrating, even though the formula was thick. It went on really smooth.

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The only downside to this? A couple of hours later I started to see lines. Overall, I’d give this concealer a 4/5. I liked the formula and the shade but the only thing I’m worried about is that it will crease after a while.

On the Sephora’s website, the bottle looks like normal sized concealers. Would I buy this again? Maybe. I didn’t really think this concealer was more special or completely different than any other one, but it’s still good. You can shop it Here

I’m still sticking to my Nars Concealer though for now.

Note : These words and pictures are all mine

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