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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Review: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner

I have a confession. I'm lazy when it comes to makeup. Actually, that's not true. I'm lazy when it comes to mornings. I don't like them. I do everything I can to trim tasks from my mornings so I can swipe my phone alarm to snooze a few more times. Because of this, I'm not one to wear eye makeup (or even makeup) every single day. And I'm always on the lookout for a simple beauty products I can apply while running out the door.

I have a second confession. I'm not good at liquid eyeliner. On top of being lazy in the morning, I lack the patience to properly practice. When I first saw liquid liner in a marker format, I got really excited, but the first few drugstore brands I tried let me down. I was reluctant to try a pricier brand lest that disappoint me too.

Then, I spotted this periwinkle blue Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner from Stila at Sephora. I tried it on my hand and found that it actually goes on that color! I let impulse take over and spent the $22. (A girl's got to treat herself once in a while). I love it. It's wonderful. It stays all day long. Also, it doesn't get gummy or chalky if you have to do touch ups or want to go over the line again for a bolder look. It's even easy to apply. The vivid periwinkle color is fun enough to work completely on it's own too, which means even less work for me in the morning. And it means I can pack a makeup bag with only one eye liner, one tube of mascara and one tube of concealer for an entire trip.

I'm tempted to buy it in every color, and there are 14 colors.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Four Fun Fashion Kickstarters

We here at FMF love supporting independent designers and upstart fashion ideas. That's why we've long featured Etsy shops. Kickstarter has created another way for designers and creators to bring their fashion to the world. Here are for fun fashion Kickstarters route for funding now.

Fabienne, the knitter behind KnitYak, is a knitter and lover of math. When she got her first knitting machine, she modified it and started knitting algorithmic computer generated designs. Now she wants to upgrade to an industrial set up for everyone can have their own mathematical scarf. Click here to learn more or back the project.

Alright, this is another sock Kickstarter, but it's a great one. There's socks are fully functional footwear that doubles as a puppet! They are fun socks and fun socks puppets. The socks are printed so the design easily translates to a hand puppet, no stick-on eyes required. If this gets funded, they better come back with an adult version because I want a pair. (And according to the page, that's in the plans for the future!) Click here to learn more or back the project.

Fashion with a cause is a win win. You get to do good and look great doing it. Taste Makers By Trish P. is a fashion line inspired by causes. The Kickstarter will help grow the line so future collections (and the Kickstarter collection) can contribute to the causes that inspire the designs. The special Kickstarter collection has a delight honey bee theme, and, if funded, will give 10% of proceeds to the Bee World Project. The first post-Kickstarter collection will draw from an ocean inspiration and give back to related cause. Click here to learn more or back the project.

This might not be the most fashion forward sock, but I love it anyway. I cannot abide wet socks. If I encounter the tiniest bit of water in my stocking feet, I must change socks. Must. I don't care if they will dry in a few minutes. I can't stand it. And these socks promise to stay dry. Also, this is a Detroit-based brand, and I'm a fan of innovators bringing business to my area! Click here to learn more or back the project.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Pick of the Week: Target Linen Pants Revisted

I love a good pair of linen pants, but a good pair can be pricey. That's why I wrote about these Target linen pants back in 2011. They used to carry them every year, but the last two years they've either drastically changed them or skipped them all together. This year they are back and better than ever! The pants have always had a drawstring waist, which I felt compelled to cover up. It was never the most attractive, but the pants this year but a much nicer waistline. It's still a drawstring, but the band for the waist is wider and more flattering than some of the previous versions Target has offered. The pants cost $25 and come in a few colors (more colors in stores than online).

For tips on wearing linen pants just our our post on four ways to style linen pants.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Etsy Shop of the Week: Todd Borka

Todd Borka is a French illustrator who creates custom portraits from photographs. The shop as a whole offers a wide selection of custom portraits options. The whimsical portraits can be ordered as prints, on key chains or as unique pendants. Personalized jewelry seems to be all the rage lately, especially if you're familiar with most home party-based jewelry businesses. These pendants actually don't cost much more than a lot of charmed-based personalized jewelry and they are entirely unique, handcrafted and a perfect gift or (treat for yourself). Pendants with original portrait creation range from $60 to $78. Visit Todd Borka on Etsy.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Curly Hair Braid Inspirations

I've been seeing adorable braid hairstyles and tutorials all over the place. They're adorable. My hair, however, is quite curly, very wispy and mostly unruly. It's not fond of braids, especially those that require precision or aspire to a sleek look. I've finally rounded up some braids styled for curly girls. From braided crowns to partial braids to intentionally undone styles, these looks make summer braids a bit easier for the curliest of locks.




Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Cartoons Are Better Than Real Life

In cartoons you can run off the edge of the cliff and you won't fall until you notice that you've run off the edge. You can survive anvils falling on your head. You can be a talking duck. You can teach countless children their state capitals with a silly song. Speaking of silly songs, you can inform the world that everyone has a water buffalo. You can even wear the exact same outfit everyday for all of time because you're drawn and not real. If you've always wanted to experience some of the cartoon life, JumpFromPaper can give you that 2D feel in the 3D world with their quirky, cool cartoon bags.  Which bag would you choose for your jump into TV land?
Pink Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Carly Sweetie $89

Yellow Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Summer Breeze Handbag $89

Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Giggle Crossbody $89

Teal Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Cheers Bag, $99

Orange Cartoon Handbag JumpFromPaper 2D Fashion
Cheese! Messenger $99

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Suprising Fashion Find: Hot Topic

You may have noticed a lull in content on FMF. A lot of that has to do with the state of fashion right now. We're not big fans of what's in stores at the moment, which is making both shopping and blogging a bit of a challenge. Recently, I made a surprising fashion discover, or rediscovery.
I haven't shopped at Hot Topic since high school, but they sell cool fandom stuff now. I went in for Pokemon, and came out with a few new dresses. Surprisingly, Hot Topic has a wide variety of cut dresses that look quite different from the same dresses I'm seeing everywhere else. They have the typical, edgy fair you'd expect from Hot Topic, but not all of it is fit only for teens. This Black Moto dress ($40) and Aquamarine skull dress ($20) have a fun edge but have simple enough designs to still be versatile.

Most surprisingly, Hot Topic has plenty of retro, adorable clothing like these two looks. The Red and Black Polka Dot Romper ($32) and the Navy Sailor Dress ($79, plus size pictured junior's sizes available too) are sadly both online exclusives, but Hot Topic will ship for free to their stores (and as long as you order with a credit card, you can return online orders to the store too).

Hot Topic mostly offers dresses in junior's sizes so you may want to size up if you're ordering online. Thankfully, most of their stores offer a variety of dresses in all sizes for you to try on and get a sense of size. This Nautical Navy Dress ($44) has little skulls in the print. This little Black Lace Dress ($40) is a simple look made for fun styling.

If you're nerdy, you might like to look into their line of fandom-themed dresses. I have both of these, and I love them because most people just think they are a fun print. They usually don't noticed that I'm wearing a Doctor Who Villains Dress ($28) until they get a closer look. And the Harry Potter Marauder's Map Dress ($28) looks really cute with a cropped jacket and tights

If you want more subtle fandom wear, Hot Topic has that too. You can pick up this Orphan Black Dress ($24), which is a basic red dress with a DNA helix print. For the Disney fans, this Little Mermaid Dress ($32) looks like a tropical, leafy print of sorts from a distance, but really has Ariel silhouettes and bubbles all over it.

Have you found any unexpected fashion buys lately?