Monday, 16 October 2017

Blush Pink & Lace-Up Tops

Hi beauties! I have a new post prepared for you today! I'm sharing with you this outfit that I have been loving lately!! I wore this to an event I had last week (full post on the event will go up very soon!). Let's just dive into it!

Recently, I bought this lace-up top while I was in Madrid and I had been brainstorming how I could style it for quite a while! Then I remembered that sometimes when styling outfits, simplicity is key!

I wore this blush pink lace-up top (I have been loving this colour lately) and I paired it with a simple high-waisted black ripped jeans. To dress up a bit this outfit, I wore my black booties - for those of you who have been following this blog for quite a while know that I wear these pair ALL THE TIME! I threw on this black and white scarf I got from Madrid to make the outfit look more cosy. To finish off the look I wore my newest bag which is this brown one right here, it's a bit different because it's not your usual handbag but I love it and because of its shape it makes it so much bigger!

The colder season is upon us and so I wanted to make sure that I am ready for it! I think that this outfit is perfect for the colder days when we're still trying to adjust to the change in weather.

I'll see you all very soon!

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

Outfit Details:

Lace-Up Top - Bersha
Black Jeans - Hollister
Shoes - H&M
Scarf - H&M
Bag - Primark

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Review: All Eyes on You (Eyes Collection) ft. 3ina

Hi everyone! Happy weekend - what do you have planned for today?!

Today I'm back with another post - another collection has been launched at 3ina a couple of weeks ago and I'm here to tell you all about it. Shall we get started?!

The package that I received thanks to 3ina Malta consisted of 5 products:
1. The Gel Eyeliner in no. 801
2. The Eyebrow Kit in no. 403
3. The Eye Gloss in no. 503
4. The Eyeshadow Palette in no. 102
5. The Duo Eyeshadow in no. 607

The Gel Eyeliner

I have tried gel eyeliners before but not of this brand. I loved the consistency of the 3ina gel eyeliner and it's so easy to work with it. I especially love the dark brown shade because I thought it would be perfect for when I want to do that extra effort to look my best but not over do it. Sometimes wearing black gel eyeliner in the morning may be too much but this dark brown shade looks so natural! Two thumbs up for me!

The Eyebrow Kit

This mini kit comes with everything you need to shape and define your brows. It includes two brushes to apply the product with, one of them is slightly more angled. It also includes a powder and a gel product to fill in your brows depending on what you prefer to use. Finally, it comes with a pair of tweezers! I tried both the gel and the powder and I love how they make your eyebrows look full and clean. The gel is so easy to use especially to better define your eyebrow shape.

The Eye Gloss

I have to be honest with you, I was a bit sceptical to try out this product because I had never heard of anything like it or seen anything like it! Basically it comes with an applicator (similar to that of a liquid concealer) and you simply apply it on top of your eyeshadow to make it glossy. Mine had a burgundy tone to it but obviously you may choose other colours from this collection. I love the idea behind it because it's so innovative, new and different; however, I found it quite sticky after I finished using it and I didn't like the idea that everytime I blink I feel this stickiness on my eyelids. 

The Eyeshadow Palette

This palette comes with 6 pigmented colours and a small mirror. The colours of this palette are quite unique so for those of you who do not like to experiment with colours, you have to be a bit careful on how to use these colours. I tried using the purple shades (the 2nd & 3rd) as well as the yellow shade and I loved how easy they are to apply them on my lids and how easy it is to blend them.

The Duo Eyeshadow

The shade I received is obviously a shade that is not so easy to use, at least in my case because I don't often wear green eyeshadow (or at least include it in my eye look). Nevertheless, I loved the product, the consistency and the overall look that it gives you.

That's it for today's post! I have a lot of reviews, event posts and new material coming your way so make sure you have 'liked' Distorted Priorities on Facebook so that you don't miss anything new!

Happy weekend!

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

You can find any of the 3ina stores at The Point - Sliema, PAMA - Mosta and Qormi (next to Kiabi).

Monday, 9 October 2017

Kimonos for Back to School '17

Hi everyone! Whether we like it or not the hectic schedule of #backtoschool is upon us! I have prepared a number of outfits for you in hope to inspire some of you to create your outfits whether you're at university, sixth form or work - today I will be sharing with you my first one 💜 Let's dive right in!

First things first, can we just take a minute to appreciate how good Cooper looks in photographs?! He's adorable - I'm still getting over my fear of dogs, but we're getting there!

For this outfit I decided to keep it simple and comfy. I decided to wear this distressed boyfriend jeans which you have seen before on my blog. When it comes to pairing shirts or tops with boyfriend jeans you have to be slightly careful because it can be slightly tricky! I paired it with a simple black tank top and to give the outfit a bit of an edge I threw on this black and white floral kimono. To finish of the look I wore my favourite sandals before I put them away for next summer!

It's as simple as that! I hope you enjoyed today's blogpost. I have tonnes of new posts planned for you guys so make sure to check the Facebook Page regularly for new posts - also, if you have any requests or suggestions feel free to write them in the comments down below!

Until next time!

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

Outfit Details:

Boyfriend Jeans - Stradivarius
Tank Top - Terranova
Kimono - H&M
Shoes - New Look

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Transitioning from Summer to Autumn

Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a great day - I'm back with another blogpost! I thought it would be a great idea to come up with an outfit that can help us ease the 'pain' of transitioning into the hectic and busy schedules that autumn brings with it!

I bought this over-sized denim jacket a while ago while I was in Wales last July and I really wanted this jacket to be the highlight of the outfit. I have been wanting to buy an over-sized denim jacket and I finally found one that is super affordable. A lot of shops sell these, though they may be on the pricey side - but if you keep looking you'll surely find one that is within your budget.

I paired this jacket with my high-waisted black ripped denim jeans. An important thing I must point out is that when wearing denim jacket be careful what you pair it with - either go for white or black and try to avoid the regular denim (blue) jeans unless it's EXACTLY the same colour as the denim jacket which might be slightly hard. Obviously, this is just my opinion!

I wore a simple white T-shirt with it and kept the outfit super comfortable by pairing it with my purple Converse. I also featured this backpack which is so cute!

Let me know what you think of this transitioning outfit in the comments down below and whether you have any requests on what you'd like to see on Distorted Priorities. See you next time!

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

Outfit Details:

T-Shirt - Hillfiger Denim
Denim Jacket - Primark
Jeans - Hollister
Bag - Promod
Shoes - Converse

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Wearing Glasses for Back to School '17

Hi loves - I'm back with another post! Today's post is a collaboration with the beautiful Claire from Attaire. She will be doing a simple makeup look that you can wear to school, university or even work (you should follow her on Instagram - she's amazing!!) and I am sharing with you Outfit no.2 for #backtoschool. I already shared one which you can see right here featuring band concert t-shirts.

For this post I decided to go a bit outside my comfort zone and take a couple of photos with my glasses. No, they are not fake glasses - I use them during lectures and for driving. I have a habit of not wearing them for the simple reason that I feel they get in the way of things not because I am shy or anything like that! And no, I haven't tried lenses - I'm scared!! Any tips?! Anyways, I decided to take a couple of photos with the glasses and dedicate this post to all those that may feel a bit insecure with their glasses and especially to those close to me that keep telling me over and over again to START wearing my glasses - this one is for you!

This outfit is a super comfy one! I wore the same pair of jeans I used in the previous outfit i.e. my favourite pair of boyfriend jeans. I paired that with a simple black tank top (could be white too!) and then threw over my plait shirt to give it more of a 'comfy look'. I finished the look by wearing my favourite sandals (you could opt for Converse or a regular pair of sneakers in case of rain haha!) and obviously my glasses! Super easy, super comfy!

Make sure to go check out Claire's post now on her blog and feel free to leave any comments below!

I'll see you all very soon!

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

Outfit Details:

Tank Top - Terranova
Plait Shirt - Bershka
Jeans - Stradivarius
Sandals - New Look
Glasses - O'Hea Opticians
Bag - Promod

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Trying out Golden Rose Cosmetics - Review & Swatches

A couple of weeks ago Beauty Cosmos in Fgura were so generous and sent me a bunch of their products to try out! I had heard about their brand from another blogger but I have never tried any of their products out so I was really excited to try them out. Although these products were sent to me all opinions are my own and are not biased! Shall we start?!

The first thing I tried is their Stick Foundation. It says on the packaging that it is ''long lasting'' & ''high coverage''. I have to be honest with you, I have never used a stick foundation and to tell you the truth I prefer liquid foundations (even after using this product). The reason being - liquid foundations are much more easy to blend. Until I got the hang of blending this stick foundation it was a bit difficult but I managed to do just fine with a beauty blender (using a brush doesn't really work!). However, you do have to be a bit more patient with blending. The foundation was long lasting but I would classify this as medium coverage rather than high coverage as some of my imperfections were still showing even after I re-applied the product.

The next product I tried was the Colour Correcting Crayon. This is suppose to ''correct dullness'' and neutralizes dull yellowness look. I applied this product under my eyes because that's where I usually have dark areas. You can apply this first thing before the foundation or you can do what I did and apply it after your foundation and then re-apply foundation over it to make sure you cover those dark areas. I really liked this product because it hid all my dark areas plus it also brightened slightly my under-eyes so this product is a YES for me!

Moving on to the Contour Crayon Face Shaping Stick, this is supposed to be ''long-wearing, easy blendable''. I have to disagree with the blendable because (for me at least) it was really difficult to blend the product with my beauty blender and to blend those harsh lines. Then again, I prefer powder contouring as it is much more easier. So for those of you who do not like to experiment with contouring I do suggest you go for powder contouring. For the beauty lovers and for those who love to experiment with new products, I suggest you give this product a try!

I was also sent a Lash Plumping Mascara. It is supposed to create ''intense volume, maximum definition and lift up''. Although it's not my favourite mascara because I like my mascara super black and able to make my lashes really long; with regards to the plumping effect I would definitely give it a 10/10. The large and soft fiber brush lifts up the lashes for maximum definition and I could definitely see the plumping effect.

Wearing the Lash Plumping Mascara and the Matte Liquid Lipstick

Wearing the Lash Plumping Mascara and the Matte Liquid Lipstick
Moving on to the lip products, I first tried the Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade 23. I LOVED the formula. It's so moisturizing and it dries completely within a couple of minutes. As for the colour, it may be a bit out of your comfort zone because it's an ashy grey (with some plum tones) and I know that not everyone is comfortable with these colours - as for me I am obsessed with this shade!! It's so pretty 💛 And as soon as I wore it I realized that it's a very similar shade to two liquid lipsticks I own by Gerard Cosmetics so I swatched all of them to see that it's almost the colour that is a combination of both shades. If you ask me, it's the perfect dupe - plus the Golden Rose one is not as drying as the Gerard Cosmetics! 

The 2nd lip product I tried was the Sheer Shine Stylo Lipstick in the shade 06. This is a very sheer lipstick which is just the right shade of pink and peach with a slight gloss. It might not show that much on my lips but that is why I thought it would be perfect for wearing this shade for work. A subtle shade of pink and a sheer lipstick is the way to go! I wouldn't recommend wearing any matte lipsticks for work so this shade is perfect because its sheer and the colour is very subtle. Plus, the formula is AMAZING - it will keep your lips moisturized for a long time!

The 3rd and final lip product I tried was the Velvet Matte Lipstick in the shade 14. First of all I am OBSESSED with the shade -  it's like a combination of a deep red and burgundy. The product glides so smoothly on your lips and has a really nice matte finish. Despite having a matte finish, it does not dry your lips AT ALL. You know I love my ColourPop products but sometimes I get slightly annoyed by their products because of how dry my lips feel after I apply it or after I remove the product from my lips. This Golden Cosmetics product doesn't do this to your lips and that's why I give it two thumbs up!

And those were all the products that I wanted to review to you from Golden Rose Cosmetics. If you're interested in purchasing any of the mentioned products or any other products, you can visit them at Beauty Cosmos in Fgura or if you'd like any assistance you can message the Golden Rose Cosmetics FB page. 

I'll see you in my next post 😘

Deborah X

Photography: MCMifsud Photography

Items mentioned:

Stick Foundation - €10
Lash Plumping Mascara - €8
Liquid Matte Lipstick Kissproof in no.23 - €8.25
Sheer Shine Stylo Lipstick in no.06 - €6.50
Velvet Matte Lipstick in no. 14 - €6.75
Contour Crayon - €6.50
Colour Corrector Crayon - €6.50
Nail Lacquer  in no. 45 - €2.50