Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gray Fuzzy Sweater from!

Hello, everyone!

So who's doing a LOT of layering with their outfits right now? It's pretty chilly here in South Florida, so I can only imagine the cold horrors people are experiencing up north! I'm not equipped for such weather. I've only a couple heavy jackets (probably more like autumn jackets up there, haha) and some long sleeves.

A new addition to my closet that's helping me stay warm is this gray fuzzy sweater from

I'm in loooove with fuzzy fabrics right now. I'm a texture person and I can't keep my hands to myself when I'm shopping in a store for clothing or for fabrics.

Since this is a gray sweater, it can pick up shades from different lighting making it appear more blue or yellow. In person it's a dark medium gray slightly towards a blue tone.

This piece is great for layering as it's super stretchy and the fabric wouldn't fight against layers underneath it or over it.

The quality is great! It should last me a long time.

Go check out TrinityStyles for more clothing like this and stay cozy and warm in this winter weather!

Take care,
Lorina ♡

Monday, February 2, 2015

ICK Clara Violet Circle Lens Review

~ This review is based on my own opinion and experiences. ~
Please take a look at my Circle Lens Care page if you are interested in circle lenses!
This lens is from Lensvillage!

Color + Pattern
I love patterns like this that allow a smooth blend with your own eye color. I think these would look really great on any color because of that, and it looks fairly natural. The pixel pattern can only be seen very closely.
This lens isn't eye catching, but it's charming. The subtle color and the dark brown limbal ring gives a soft look. These look like natural purple eyes! On people with a smaller iris than mine, you'll be able to see the purple through the whites of your eyes and it will be very pretty :]

At 15mm, they are big lenses but because of the soft dark brown limbal ring, it doesn't look as harsh as black limbal rings which can look unnatural. You can see in the pictures above that there's still quite a difference.

They're very thin and soft lenses. I've not experienced any discomfort or dryness! But as always, keep eye drops with you!

Over All
Like I said, these are charming. They may not be an immediate choice for most but this is perfect for those that want something subtle and comfortable. I can always imagine wearing something dark like this and someone doing a double take.

Take care,
Lorina ♡

Sunday, January 18, 2015

10 Different Ways to Style Short Medium Length Hair

For my hair, I'm starting off this year by putting away my extensions and experimenting with my short medium length hair. I needed to do my roots not too long ago so I thought this would be a great time to share how I've been achieving my silver color and show you the hair styles I'm planning to wear!

In order to get a light silver hair color, you have to have very light hair. There's no skipping from black hair to silver hair. Since mine is black, I have to bleach my hair three times with 30 developer. The result is the picture to the left above. It's very yellow.

To get silver hair, I've been using ION Color Brilliance Brights Purple diluted with white conditioner.  Overestimate yourself when adding in purple. I always put too much in. Typically I use enough conditioner to cover my hair and then start adding in the dye. This time around I did a very light amount which gave me a beige silver.
You can still see yellow parts. Those are the areas that didn't get bleached enough.

There are silver dyes like from Pravana, but I haven't bought any only cause this dye is readily available to me at Sally's Beauty Supply. I don't mind the different results, whether it comes out beige silver, silver, or purple. They're all pretty!

Though I'm really in love with the shade right now!

As for my current hair length and cut, this is how it looks straight and lightly curled in. I do my hair myself with no help, cut and dye and all, so it's a mess, lol. But, it's fun and it gives me a lot more control over how I want to look.

So here are the styles I've thought up thus far that will work with this kind of cut!

(Ngl, I've been watching a lot of Friends on Netflix and I think it's had a ridiculous influence on this, lol.)

If you're curious, the flower accessories were gifts from one of my best friends, bought from Crafts Way in Hawaii! She sent me a little video when she was in there and the shelves were FILLED with so many pretty flowers. I wish I could see it in person and buy one of everything!

Well, I hope this inspires someone out there :] I know a lot of people get bored with short medium hair quick but try these out and as well as victory rolls, crown braids, and accessories!

Thanks for stopping by and take care!
Lorina ♡