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Pop of Pink

One of my favorite things about this time of year is the beautiful sight of cherry blossom trees blooming all around the city. The delicate pink petals floating throughout the air paint Vancouver in a wash of romance.

It’s a shame that they only last for a few weeks, but I suppose that’s what makes them so special and celebrated. Their fleeting nature adds weight to their beauty and reverence.
Vancouver cherry blossoms  Vancouver fashion blog
I felt inspired to put together a bright spring-time outfit with loud splashes of color.
Vancouver fashion blog  Vancouver fashion blog
Experimented in shooting with my Nikon 55-200 mm camera lens, which I barely ever use due to neglectful laziness.
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Lipstick & Leather

Something about me is that I usually never wear lipstick. My lips are fairly large, and I’ve always thought that dark colours just draw way too much attention to them, making me look like I just got back from one too many collagen injections. Whenever I saw girls pulling off bright fun colours, I would feel a pang of jealousy, knowing that I would be forever stuck with my nudes and soft pinks. I felt like I was really missing out. I mean a classic red lip can really pull an outfit together, giving it that extra polish. Or you can get an instant splash of pizzazz with a pretty coral.

But I’ve had some pretty nasty experiences in the past where I got (really bad) lipstick put on me, making me look horrible. It’s one of the main reasons why I’m against/afraid of having my makeup done by other people. Seems like I always end up coming out with a clown face, or looking very drag queen-esque.

Anyways, lately I’ve been mulling over the idea of giving lipstick another chance, and finally got the guts to actually do it!

One of the looks I’ve really been dying to try is the vampy, dark and bold trend.

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I wore my new tuxedo black leather vest with a sheer blouse underneath. Paired it with some black tights and some basic heels. I wanted to keep it very monochromatic, with just a few touches of gold.

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Because of my prior phobia, I don’t own too many good lipsticks at home, let alone the exact shade I wanted. And I didn’t want to risk an expensive new purchase in case this was a total disaster. So I just used one of my old (barely touched) reds, and rubbed some dark brown eyeshadow into it. It turned out great, and I find that this way you can really control the colour, giving it a more red or brown tinge depending on the look you’re going for.

I found that the trick is to really pay attention to the application. For me, I can’t have the lipstick all over, it has to go slightly within my natural lip line. I also like to give them a little bit of extra definition, really accentuating the bow shape.

Do you guys have any favorite lipstick looks?