Back with some more of my uni outfits! I've done photos for week 3 but only one for week 4, as it is getting harder to find motivation to dress stylishly and keep digging into the depths of my wardrobe to find something new and exciting yet perfectly practical to study in (although recently I did see a girl in cat ears roaming around campus and my friend rocking these super amazing printed silk pants...and now I'm feeling an intense urge to drape myself in a myriad of crazy prints and patterns everyday but I'm thinking the cat ears should stay at home....lol.)
Velvet dress: Taobao.com
Necklace: Tree of Life
Stockings: House of Holland
I went backwards, starting from Thursday...simply because I like this better than Monday's!
This super baggy, long and loose cardi is perfect to throw on to neutralise any sense of self-consciousness from the outfit inside. Garter stockings and a short dress aren't really the most conservative combination to rock up to a library in, and I feel like the fit of this Sportsgirl cardi covers just the right amount of skin and shape to make the outfit more appropriate.
This was Harmony Day (21st of March) and I wanted to wear orange in support. After making the surprising discovery that I don't actually happen to own anything in orange I opted for the next closest colour- coral pink. Hey...I tried!
Key necklace: House of Harlow
Utility shirt dress: Ladakh
Sequin collar top: Yesstyle.com
Whoring out my new green Supre knit like mad! More info on them below.
Purchases from the two weeks:
Two knits from Supre- $25 each
These are made of acrylic and are soooo soft and comfy! They're really lightweight and thin so not something I'd wear during winter, but they're perfect for the transition period beforehand. I wore the green one in one of my outfits above, and on other days I have been absolutely whoring the crap out of it. The only reason I haven't done the same with the purple one is that it's in a bigger size and I'm not sure if I should exchange it for a smaller size (it wasn't available at that store). The fit is really generous and it's only XXS that fits me perfectly (Supre really is the epitome of "vanity sizing". Back in the old days when I was smaller-boned, shorter and skinnier- it used to be sizes XS and S that were the perfect fits.)
Received a giveaway prize from the lovely Aprilia of Aprilialove.com! Thanks heaps <333 lots of wonderful beauty products in here.
March Glossybox: Sheercover lip gloss, Avene milk cleanser, Absolutely Gorgeous macadamia face cream, Moroccan Oil hair and skin serum, Kosmea hydrating rosewater mist- $15 per month
I also received one of those silly fitness rubber bands everyone got this month, that are supposed to perform life-changing wonders on your body via the power of holographs. I didn't include it here because quite frankly it's a piece of shit (excuse my language) and I don't want to post pieces of shit on my blog.
Sooo I finally succumbed to the monthly subscription beauty box trend and signed up for Glossybox. The packaging was lovely and I absolutely adore the cardboard box all the products came- I could definitely store some goodies in here.
Overall, I'm not really impressed with what I received. I know it seems like an amazing deal to only pay $3 for each product, but when you don't particularly like anything all the costs add up especially if you continue your subscription- and you could be paying almost $50 over a few months for mostly mediocre products. I've already cancelled my subscription, but I'm still going to be uber curious as to what others receive in future months.
Although I have to admit- it was super exciting to open the box and see which five products I received! As well as testing out niche brands I've never tried before, I got to test out highly-acclaimed Moroccan oil hair serum. Even if I wasn't left feeling very impressed, I think beauty box subsciptions like these are perfect for beauty junkies who love to try new products and brands. Personally, I honestly tire and stress myself out researching beauty products to find my HGs, and I hate leaving behind barely-used bottles and bottles of duds! :P
Sheercover lip gloss: didn't bother to try it because honestly I have way too many lip products! So I'll probably save this in brand-new, unopened condition so I can give it away.
Avene milk cleanser: this was specified for dry or sensitive skin. I actually don't have dry skin but when I filled out my beauty profile I said I did. I blame it on my nightmares of flaky foundation and other dry skin mishaps left by shoddy skincare products, causing me to trick myself into thinking I have dry skin for the sake of receiving as much moisture as possible in my products. This is really thick and creamy and left my skin feeling a little sticky. I would probably use this in conjunction with a toner afterwards to eliminate residue. And oh yeah, this smelt like sunscreen!
Absolutely Gorgeous macadamia face cream: a little definitely goes a long way with this! pretty moisturising!
Kosme spray: I popped this in my bag instead of my perfume as I usually do, and it was quite lovely to spray onto my neck and face for an evening refresher! The scent is very fresh and light so it could definitely count as a substitute of your regular perfume, if you don't want something strong later on in the day.
Oil of Morocco hair and skin serum: I was really excited to receive this as I had previously been contemplating getting it (after hearing all the hype about this brand). I took photos of the before and after results of using this product on my hair below:
Before using the Moroccan Oil serum.
I washed my hair in the morning and just let it air dry and put no products whatsoever on it, so you can see it in all its natural frizziness and fluffiness.
Did it work?
Well it did smooth out my hair, eliminating a bit of frizz and making it shinier and smoother. However, I wasn't blown away by this product and in my opinion, it didn't beat my beloved Kerastase Oleo-relax serum. It's quite pricey from hair salons over here, but I find it more effective than the Moroccan oil serum. Maybe I would have achieved smoother and shinier results if I had applied more of the product, as it wasn't very heavy and didn't weigh my hair down (a plus!) However I wasn't particularly keen on adding more product as I really disliked the smell! After applying it and finding myself not getting used to it after a while and being almost nauseated, I looked it up and people are raving about the scent, in addition to the product itself. I guess I'm in the minority opinion here, so I'll just let the photos speak for themselves!