Saturday, November 3, 2012


What we're wearing


tank top: Forever21
cardigan: Forever21
pants: H&M 
necklace: Charming Charlie
boots: Macy's
bow: American Apparel


sweater: Forever21
jeans: Levi's
necklace: Target
bracelet: Charming Charlie
boots: Rack Room Shoes

Sunday, September 30, 2012

September Favorites!!

It has been a long month! And a long time since I've done a blog post as well. I have been super, super busy with school and all my extracurriculars, but I figured the end of the month would be the appropriate time to catch up.

The first product of my favorites is the Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue perfume. I've had my eye on this perfume for quite a while, and finally got it as a birthday gift! It smells absolutely amazing, so fresh and bright.

Second is quite exciting...the Urban Decay Naked Palette!! I have been wanting this for a while as well, and finally picked it up just a few days ago. I felt like it deserved a place in this video because I am really already in love with it. I'm sure you all know what it looks like, but I've included photos anyway!

It just has a gorgeous range of neutrals.

As far as skincare is concerned, I recently ran out of my face cleanser and picked up the Neutrogena Oil Free Acne Stress Control Power-Cream Wash (that name is a mouthful!) I love Neutrogena products, and this one is no exception. Unlike most acne washes, it actually hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling soft. 

For nails, I have been wearing OPI Red quite a lot this month. I think red is a lovely transition color between summer and fall. This shade is a creamy, true red and applies flawlessly.

I have been using my Urban Decay De Slick setting spray this month as well, and I find it really helps to keep my makeup in place and keep my skin from getting too oily and shiny throughout the day. 

 I picked up the Revlon Lip Butter in Creamsicle and have been loving it all month! It's a sheer peachy nude that basically just tones down my natural lip color, but it looks very effortless and pretty and is very hydrating.

Finally, I have my Lancome Blush Subtil in Cappucine (I believe this may be discontinued). It's just a subtle brown-y rose plum color that is perfect for autumn and winter. It's quite sheer as well, which makes it easy to apply without going over the top.

What are some of your favorite products this month?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Week In Photos: Late August

I hope everyone is having a good end of summer! Fall is just around the corner and I can't believe it. School has just started where I live, and I've gotten crazy busy with homework and assignments and everything. But I'm trying to make blog posts more often now that things are settling into a routine. Here are some photos from my past week!

A twisty hairstyle I tried out earlier in the week!

I absolutely love Orange Leaf frozen yogurt! 

On the way home from school with Sara's sister Saba!

I went to a massive water balloon fight that was held in our area!

I made this's true. Arm candy, kittens, Oreos, and ONE DIRECTION.

I spent a part of the week with a bit of a cold...I usually tend to get sick around when the seasons change.

I tried out this fishtail braid twist!

Saul Good Restaurant with my family! Their California Portabello Sandwich is delish.

My cat!

A friend sent this to me when I was sick! Too cute!

Some pick-me-ups! I must say the Icebreakers Duos are absolutely amazing.

What have you guys been up to this weekend? Have you started the school year yet?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Summer to Fall Transition Outfit!

Fall isn't quite here yet, but it's approaching quickly, and some of us have already gone back to school! During this transition period, when it's not quite chilly but it's getting cooler, it's nice to be able to still wear some favorite summer pieces. A loose racer-back tank top was one of my must-haves this summer, and with this outfit I have dressed it up a little.

I added a pair of white skinny jeans, a neutral beige scarf to make it a little cozier, and a cute gold chain bracelet. Leopard print flats and sheer plum lips add some contrast and fun to the look.
Tanktop into fall
Hope you guys enjoyed this post! I'll be trying to post more and more as school and everything comes into more of a routine and less of.....craziness. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter: @lipstickclique

Comment below with your favorite way to transition pieces into fall!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

OOTD: July 29, 2012

For this outfit, I wore a minty green strapless dress from Gap and gold Tory Burch flats. I decided to keep the look simple and not to add any accessories.

I styled my hair in loose, texturized waves and wore neutral makeup. 

Hope you guys liked this outfit of the day post!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Peachy Scene

I was perusing the makeup section of Target the other day when I stumbled upon the clearance section and found this wonderful lipstick on sale for around $3 I believe. The color in the tube instantly drew me in, so I bought it. 

This shade is a medium pinky coral with some peach tones in it and a slightly frosty sheen. Now, I'm not usually big on frosty lipstick, but the frost on this one isn't too obvious and just gives a nice bit of a glossy look.

The formulation is quite creamy and lightweight; it's almost easy to forget you have lipstick on! However, upon application there is a bit of a sweet, artificial cake scent. Not my favorite, but it doesn't bother me too much and the scent goes away quickly enough.

I do think that this is a lovely color, especially for summertime (it looks great on tan skin!) It reminds me a little of MAC's Costa Chic lipstick, which is a similar shade of shimmery coral. 

As you can see, it applies fairly nicely, although the frost can emphasize lip lines, so I recommend using a moisturizing lip balm underneath it to minimize the look of lines. The staying power is decent as well, although lipstick staying power isn't really an issue for me as I don't mind reapplying once in a while. However, you should get a good three to four hours of wear with one application.

All in all, I really like this lipstick for summer! If it looks like something you might like, I would run out and get it, as it might be on the way to being discontinued!

Hope you all enjoyed this post!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Two Date-Night Looks Feat. Bright Lips!

Here are two looks we created that would be great for a formal date-night or night out. I (Angela) did Sara's makeup, and she did mine! 

Sara's look features a bold, glossy fuchsia lip, Maybelline Superstay 10 HR Stain Gloss in Fresh Fuchsia. I used fairly matte, neutral colors on the eyes with a thick, dark brown liner to balance out the face, and a little brightness on her cheeks with a bright blush. 

My look featured bold red lipstick. Sara also used matte neutral eyeshadows on my eyes, and added a little bit of old Hollywood glamour to the look by adding black flicked liquid eyeliner. She used Maybelline Color Sensational lipstick in Red Revival.

Hope you guys enjoyed this post! We'll keep the posts coming! xx Sara and Angela

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Liebster Award!

We (Sara and Angela) have been nominated for the Liebster Award by Pareasa at The F.A.B Journal! This award can be given to up and coming bloggers with less than 200 followers. There are also certain rules that apply for receiving this award. 
The Rules:
  • The person nominated must share 11 facts about themselves.
  • The person nominated must answer the questions the tagger (the person who nominated them) set for them.
  • The person nominated must choose 11 people to tag (nominate) and create 11 questions for them to answer. Then they must go to their pages and let them know they were nominated!
  • There are no tag backs!

11 Facts About Us (22 total!) 
  • Sara: I have a twin sister. She's 5 minutes younger than me!
  • Angela: I'm half Chinese and half American. My mom is from China and my dad was born and raised in the United States.
  • S: I had pet chicks when I was little! We had to give them away when they got bigger :(
  • A: My favorite genre of movie is action! I know that's probably weird for a girl who is obsessed with fashion and beauty, but I love movies like Inception, the Adjustment  Bureau, Limitless, The Avengers, and the new Spider-man movie!! A little eye-candy doesn't hurt either, haha.
  • S: My favorite food is pizza. I literally love any kind of pizza and any toppings. I must be Italian or something!
  • A: I lived in Japan for 7 months when I was a baby, and I lived in China for a year when I was 10. By the time I was one year old, I had spent most of my life in Japan. And while I lived in China, I went to a Chinese public school in Beijing!
  • S: I'm Iranian/Persian. I moved to the United States when I was 10 years old.
  • A: I wrote a novel when I was in 7th grade. We were assigned it for language arts class, and mine ended up being 21,000 words long. A year later, I participated in a challenge called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) where you write a 50,000 word novel in a month!
  • S: I play the piano and flute. I've been playing the piano for about nine years now, and the flute for five. 
  • A: My first makeup product was an eyeshadow from Victoria's Secret. It was a rather dark purple, and I think I just used it on my lashlines.
  • S: My first makeup product was CoverGirl Lashblast! I took it from my mom!
  • A: I was very ambitious as a young child. I wanted to be everything from a chemist to a historian to an author!
  • S: I was the nosiest little child you would ever meet. I would literally follow people around to see what they were doing!
  • A: My favorite flavor of cake is red velvet! So delicious. I have no more words.
  • S: I have close family in every continent except Africa and Antarctica. (Someone needs to move to Antarctica soon).
  • A: The reason I love makeup and fashion so much: I did ballet when I was little, so we always wore pretty costumes and put on makeup for performances, I loved it! One of my ballet teachers called me Angelina Ballerina :)
  • S: The reason I love makeup and fashion so much: I would always watch my mom put on makeup when I was little, and I would ask for some and she would put a little bit of lip gloss on me, and I loved putting on makeup with my friends (using my mom's makeup!)
  • A: I'm a city girl at heart. I lived in Boston for most of my life and I plan on moving to a big city (if possible) when I get older.
  • S: My favorite subject in school is math! It sounds crazy how I love beauty and math at the same time, they're total opposites, but I do!
  • A: I run track! My dad is also a runner, and my mom did track in school and in college, but I hated running until I joined track during middle school. I've gone on to participate in high school, and love my team!
  • Both: We've been best friends for (what feels like) centuries. We do everything together, and we're planning to go to New York IMATS senior year!! <3

11 Questions for Me:
  • What is your favorite thing about blogging? Sara: Taking pictures! Angela: Being able to share my thoughts and ideas with other people. 
  • Where do you see yourself in five years? S: In college...hopefully a good college. A: College too, not much else to say about that.
  • Do your friends and family know about your blog? S: Most of my family knows about the blog, but  most of my friends don't. A: I think my dad and my brother know about the blog, but most of my other family members and friends don't. 
  • What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? S: Receiving distinction scores on the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). A: I've survived for 15 years and 10 months, I think that's accomplishment enough. 
  • If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be? S: Taylor Swift, she's gorgeous and super talented. A: I would say the same same thing, what a fun person to switch places with. Plus, she's a CoverGirl!
  • What is your phone's ringtone? S: Default ringtone, I'm so cool. A: Mine was "What Makes You Beautiful", but I want to change it to "Princess of China" by Coldplay. 
  • Who is your fashion icon? S: Bethany from Macbarbie07 on Youtube! A: Probably Emma Roberts or Lauren Conrad. 
  • What is one thing you are insecure about? S: My skin breaks out a lot. A: I get undereye circles because I stay up late a lot. 
  • What is one of your goals you hope to accomplish? S: Become successful in general. A: Become a doctor, preferably neurologist. 
  • What is your go-to beauty product (hair, makeup, etc.)? S: Mascara. I just love it. A: I would say lip and cheek stain because it brightens up your lips and face ( I like Stila Mango Crush and Benefit Benetint!)
  • What is your favorite vacation you've been on? S: The first time I went to Turkey because it was a big family trip! A: The cruise we took last Christmas--we got to go snorkeling and be on the beach  on Christmas day and spend time with the family!

We Nominate:

My 11 Questions:

  • What's your favorite dessert?
  • If you had to leave the house with only one beauty product on, what would it be?
  • Why did you decide to do blogging?
  • What's the first thing on your "bucket list"?
  • If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
  • What's your favorite thing to do on a rainy day?
  • What do you think is your best feature?
  • What weather do you prefer?
  • What's your favorite type of fragrance scent (sweet, fresh, fruity, musky, etc.)?
  • How did you meet your best friend?
  • Do you prefer watching TV or reading a book?

If you decide to continue this blog award, please leave a comment with a link to your answers! We would love to see how you answered the questions!! Thank you so much to Pareasa for nominating us!

Monday, July 16, 2012

How-to Wear Your Boyfriend's T-Shirt (and Still Look Cute!)

Regardless of whether or not you actually have a boyfriend, you can still look adorable wearing guys' clothing! By adding a few feminine touches, it's easy to create an effortless and casual outfit.

This look works best with a T-shirt that is of course loose and long, but not too loose or long. The shoulder seam should be a few inches loose, and the hem should be around six to ten inches past your waist. Choose a shirt that has an interesting design or wording--I like shirts that have a travel related or beachy vibe. Pick whatever shirt that you think would suit your look.

Pair the shirt with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans to balance out the looseness of the shirt. Wearing baggy jeans with a baggy shirt may overwhelm your figure and look too masculine; the goal of this look is to be casual, yet still polished.

How to Wear Your Boyfriend's T-Shirt

Add a girly pair of shoes that are still coherent with the rest of the outfit. Anything from canvas shoes (like Toms) to Oxfords to flats will do. I've added a pair of classic black ballet flats.

A simple accessory or two, like a cute bow bracelet or stack of bangles will work nicely with this outfit. Top it off with a dash of pink blush and some winged black eyeliner.

I hope you all enjoyed this post, and have fun raiding your boyfriend's/brother's/guy friend's closet (or the men's section of Forever21) for a shirt to wear for this look!

Review: Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

 I needed a new mascara, so a few days ago I decided to stop by Target and try out this mascara. Even though I've only used it a few times, I have already found some pros and cons about it. The price of this mascara is great! I believe that it may vary between approximately six to nine dollars depending on where you live.

*Before applying mascara*

*After applying mascara*

Like the mascara is supposed to, it gives my lashes curls. According to the Rimmel website, it is supposed to give 70% curlier lashes. I definitely think that it does give my lashes curls. As you can tell from this picture, my lashes look curled even though I did not curl them at all. This is possible the number one thing I love about this mascara.

The Mascara also does not clump which is always a thumbs up! 

*Before applying mascara*

*After applying mascara*

 The packaging is a very pretty and shiny purple color! What girl doesn't love shiny packaging? haha

 The brush it very easy to use. It has very defined bristles which is probably one of the reasons this mascara does not clump.

I definitely recommend this mascara if you love natural looking lashes for the day! However, if you're specifically looking for a lot of length or volume, I do not think that this mascara will please you as much. This is a great mascara if you're looking for non-clumping mascaras that give curls and some length and volume.

I hope this helped! Leave in the comments below if you've ever tried this mascara and what you think about it!