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elegance |ˈeləgəns| noun: the quality of being graceful and stylish in appearance or manner.

Outfit of the Day: Heathers the Musical

 

Dress: Zealous (purchased on eBay)

Boots: Steve Madden (purchased on eBay)

 

Outfit of the Day: NYC Pride Parade

Outfit of the Day: Taglit FOR WHAT

Flowy Pants

Hey, everyone!

I recently got back from a trip to Israel. While I was there, I discovered these really cool pants:

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They’re like drawstring PJ pants, but they’re made of a really unique fabric I can’t describe (or say what it is, since the labels are in Hebrew, haha). It’s definitely a fabric not common in the US though – soft, lightweight, and just flowy looking. I think they’re perfect for summertime!

The first pair I got was the purple tie-dye:

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These ones were 45 shekels (about $13). Very reasonably priced!

The second pair is green with elephants and other Eastern designs:

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This pair was 25 shekels (about $7). So again, great prices!

One thing tricky about these pants though: they’re one size fits all. Being a small person, they’re HUGE on me. I have to roll them up at the waist a good few times. But other than that, I’m in love with them!

xx

Raffi

New Hair!

Hi, everyone!

Today my mom treated me to getting my hair professionally colored at Dramatics NYC. My inspiration was Hayley Williams circa 2007, when she had different shades of orange and blonde in her hair.

This is how my hair turned out:

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I love it! It’s not exactly like Hayley’s, which is good because I’m not trying to be anyone but myself. I’ve just always looked to her for hair for inspiration, since there aren’t too many redhead celebrities and I dig her style.

xx

Raffi

Outfit of the Day: Sk8r Grrrl

Hey, guys!

Today’s outfit is inspired by skateboarding culture.

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My Outfit

  • T-Shirt: Junkfood (purchased on eBay)
  • Shorts: Roxy (purchased on eBay)
  • Shoes: Vans (thrifted)

For my makeup, I did a simple look and used a bit of blue mascara to bring out my green eyes.
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Makeup

  • Foundation: NYC Skin Matching Foundation in Light
  • Powder: NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder in Translucent
  • Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
  • Blush: E.L.F Blush in Pink Passion
  • Mascara: Maybelline Great Lash in Royal Blue

xx

Raffi

 

Outfit of the Day: Date Night

Hey, everyone!

Tonight my boyfriend is taking me out for dinner, so I decided to dress up a little bit.

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My Outfit

  • Dress: Geri C New York (given to me by a friend)
  • Shoes: Betsey Johnson (purchased on eBay)
  • Necklace: Purchased at a souvenir shop in London
  • Hair Accessory: Forever 21

For my makeup, I did a black cat eye then added a bit of glitter liner on top:
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Makeup

  • Liquid Eyeliner: Wet n Wild Mega Liner in Black
  • Glitter Eyeliner: E.L.F Essential Liquid Eyeliner in Stardust
  • Mascara: Maybelline Pumped Up! Colossal Volum’ Express
  • Blush: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum
  • Foundation: NYC Skin Matching Foundation in Light
  • Powder: NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder in Translucent
  • Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
  • Lipstick: MAC Speed Dial

What would you wear on a date?

xx

Raffi

 

Outfit of the Day: Summertime!

Hey, guys!

It’s about 85 degrees today in NYC, meaning it’s pretty much summer!

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My Outfit

  • Tank top: Aeropostale
  • Shorts: Forever 21 (thrifted)
  • Silver glittery espadrilles: TOMS (purchased on eBay)
  • Sunglasses: Forever 21 (purchased on eBay)

Today I did a purple smokey eye to bring out my green eyes:

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Makeup

  • Purple Eyeliner with Smudger: KIKO (European brand) Smoky Look Eyeshadow in 05 Harmonic Wine
  • Pencil Eyeliner: Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl Noir
  • Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse Star in Noir Midnight
  • Blush: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum
  • Foundation: NYC Skin Matching Foundation in Light
  • Powder: NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder in Translucent
  • Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
  • Lip Gloss: Luscious Lip Smacker in Pomegranate Fizz

xx

Raffi

Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag: May

Hello, all!

So I know monthly subscription services (Julep, Ipsy, Birchbox, POPSugar, etc) are all the rage. I decided to try one from an indie nail polish brand called Rainbow Honey. While I didn’t sign up for the subscription, I did try May’s bag for $10. It arrived very quickly!

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How cute is that packaging? Here’s what was inside:

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First, I’ll talk about the nail polishes:

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Each of these polishes are sample sized (5mL). They are new shades the company is adding to upcoming collections.

(Please ignore my horrible fingernails in the following pictures… I have the bad habit of picking at my nail polish.)

First up is Neon Blossom, which the notecard included in the bag describes as, “Summer Blossom’s 2014 incarnation brings us flowers and glitter in eye-popping hues!”

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This polish includes gold, white, and green glitter, as well as yellow and pink glitter shaped like hearts and flowers, in a clear base. It would definitely make a cool topcoat, but some maneuvering might be necessary to get the heart and flower shaped glitters on the nail.

Next up, Waves. The notecard says, “From our upcoming summer collection, this glass-flecked shimmer sparkles in turquoise and gold!”

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This is a very pretty, shimmery blue-green color which reminds me of a mermaid’s tail! I can’t wait to try it out!

The last polish is called Petit Four. The notecard says, “Dee’s hard at work on a collection of confections, so let us know what you think of this one!”

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This polish has neon colored glitters in a yellow base. I LOVE polishes like this!

Aside from the polishes, there were three other beauty treats in this mystery bag: a lip balm, a soap, and a fragrance rollerball.

The lip balm is Honeymint flavor.

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This lip balm really does smell like its namesake: honey and mint! I also love the unique oval shape of the packaging. I did try it and it is decently moisturizing.

The soap and rollerball are the same scent, Summer Juice. This is a very sweet and fruity scent, similar to Victoria Secret’s Love Spell. While I’m not too fond of super fruity fragrances like this, I’m sure I’ll get some use out of these items.

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I love the cute flower shape of the soap though! The rollerball wasn’t decorated or anything, just clear plastic.

Also included in the mystery bag were some tiny studs, probably for nail art, and sponge-tip makeup applicators.

Overall, I did find this mystery bag quite delightful. I’ll probably purchase another one sometime!

Have you every tried the Rainbow Honey Mystery Bag? Are you signed up for any monthly subscription service? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

xx

Raffi

Outfit of the Day: RuPaul’s Drag Race Season Finale!

Hey everyone and Happy Monday!

I usually like doing my OOTDs as quick videos as they’re more convenient for me, but this YouTube error that has been making my audio laggy is really starting to annoy me, so looks like I’m back to my original way of documenting my OOTDs with pictures and text!

Today is the Season 6 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race, which is one of my favorite shows. The winner will be announced tonight and I am totally #TeamBianca!

In honor of the finale, which is like my Super Bowl, I am wearing merch from my favorite queen from last season, Alaska Thunderfuck.

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I am also wearing yellow leopard leggings à la Seth Green in Party Monster:

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And for my shoes, some cute espadrilles:

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The Outfit

  • T-shirt: http://shop.alaskathunderfuck.com/
  • Leggings: Unknown brand, purchased on eBay
  • Shoes: Purchased on Amazon from Anig Shoes

As for accessories, I’m wearing this glittery ring I purchased on Etsy from SterlingDrive. My nail polish is Sinful Colors “Ruby Glisten.”

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Makeup

Today I’m wearing cat eye eyeliner and a matte pink lip color:

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  • Liquid Eyeliner: E.L.F Liquid Eyeliner in Black
  • Pencil Eyeliner: Lancôme Le Crayon Khôl Noir
  • Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse Star in Noir Midnight
  • Lip Color: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul
  • Blush: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Pink Plum
  • Foundation: NYC Skin Matching Foundation in Light
  • Powder: NYC Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder in Translucent
  • Bronzer: NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
  • Highlight: Benefit Watts Up

I’d love some feedback from my readers on which way you guys prefer me to do OOTDs: video or pictures/text. Also, if you watch RuPaul’s Drag Race, who are you rooting for?

xx

Raffi

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