It’s no secret that I love bright lipsticks. My go to hands down is always a WOAH momma red! It grabs attention, makes a boring outfit look amaze balls and most importantly it makes my lips look way bigger then what they actually are… Thank God!
Sooo while I was on one of my shopping expeditions for the shop I saw big red lips just staring at me. Big red lips saying my name… But in a purse! Something about it, I just couldn’t walk away from. It was so loud and out there and I had absolutely no clue if I could pull it off. So I walked away, head held down like I had been defeated. (Dramatic I know!) Then I came home and I starting thinking about it… We all know when that happens, we made a big mistake and should’ve bought it!!! Ugghhh! Story of my life!
Originally I thought to myself… Purse? What purse… You mean diaper bag?! That is usually where I store all my stuff. But with me being a now confident mom maybe it’s time to step up the style game again.
Needless to say, it’s on ita way and I’m sooo excited for me! And what I’m most excited about is taking the cheesy pics with my purse in front of my face! LIKE COME ON!!!!! So I would like to apologize in advance for the absolutely cool big red lips pics that will soon be on the way, it’s happening!
It happened, it finally happened! I have my very own online shop! PARITATIME SHOP!
I got to introduce this to the world this Sunday and I have to say that I am so grateful for all the love I’ve received so far.
This new adventure started with a preggo woman sitting on the sofa nine months ago. I started analyzing what I really truly love doing. The answer was simple. Blogging and fashion are my thing. More importantly sharing my love for these two things means the absolute world to me. For the first time in a long time I love what I do! Heck, sometimes I wake up at 3 just to do some shopping, see what’s trending, what’s hot and what are the must haves for us all! Love is in the air!
This morning I woke up with a thought. So I did some changing. I have incorporated some free shipping just because you deserve it! So shipping for all orders in Canada and the States that are $30 and over is FREE!!! Yup, I said it! And everywhere else is the world is a flat $12.00!
So come visit me at www.PARITATIMESHOP.com
If you follow my Facebook group you have already heard my excitement for my new find!
As we all know, I’m a Statement necklaces connoisseur! I throw a necklace on with anything and everything BUT while I was doing some shopping for my Boutique I stumbled upon some anklets. Not just any anklets, ohhhh haaayyyyy ones! I showed them to hubby to see if he thought they were as hot/sexy/amazing/gorgeous as I did and he instantaneously agreed. It’s one thing to see a picture but when they came, oh my nelly! Let’s just say I’ve never put nail polish on my toes so quickly!
I’m not much of a foot person… But come on!!! Why have we not done this sooner?!?! Obviously I have to say, come visit the PARITATIME shop or find yourself something fancy like the pics below. A traditional anklet is one thing BUT this is a whole new level. This is like he shoots, he scores and then hits it out of the ball park and gets a touch down kinda level! We all need at least one pair of these maj anklets in our life.
When I originally bought them I thought it would be a good go to for hot destinations, but now it’s something I can see myself wearing all day, every day. It’s the little details I tell ya! Wearing it with or without shoes, it just works!
Needed some inspiration to try something new? Hopefully the pictures get your creative fashion juices flowing. My feet feel special and dare I say sexy?!?! Yours should too!
Now go Bejewel your feet love!
First and foremost I would just like to say, I’m actually starting to feel like my old self again. I am not at my pre-preggo weight yet, but my body is finally beginning to look and feel tighter. Angelina is almost 6 months old and I am now 13lbs away from my original weight! WOOOHOOOO! To some that may still seem like a lot, but if you remember what I was working with originally (56lbs), I’m close! I can finally see the light!!!!
With that being said, I’ve been giving myself little makeovers here and there in the last little while to give me that “you can do it feeling”! First it started with the makeup, specifically my concealer and lipsticks – colors and changing up the application process and instantaneously felt better about my face and my morning routine. Then the hair – I’m back to black! I always have a light hair melt down and go back to my one and only sexy lover – black shiny hair. Something about it… LOVE! Then bought me some new clothes – not a lot, just a tad to get the closets creative juices flowing. Sometimes you just need that pick me up, you know?!?!
Then it happened. I was on Facebook and a girlfriend of mine posted a picture of her new vava voom lashes. They were long, Kardashian like, ultra vavoomy magical lashes. Basically it looks like you were wearing fake lashes, BUT YOUR NOT! I know… Right?!?! I had to order. Then as I waited for my lash magic to come in the mail I watched endless amounts of YouTube videos of people’s reviews and tutorials which only got me going even more. I got it first thing this week…. I told myself I would wait a couple weeks before doing a blog on it just to be sure… But I really honestly couldn’t wait. It actually works magic. Like David Coperfield magic!
Younique 3D Fibre Lash Mascara. YouTube it! Google it! I’ve attached pics below for you to see for yourself!
If I wasn’t feeling good about myself before, you better believe that was the cherry on top. I do this every morning now… To stay in with Angie or go out. I just feel… Dare I say… Supermodel-ish. If you were to look at my phone… There are a lot of selfies happening. It’s cause and effect!
True story, then I’m done. I swear! I went to Shoppers Drug Mart for some alone time (isn’t that what all moms do on their break?) and was in the makeup section looking at what’s on sale and where I can get extra points (again, doesn’t all moms do that?), when a total stranger came up to me to say my lashes looked great and if they were real or if I had extensions. I almost peed my pants! It’s one thing when my husband validates it, but a stranger… Come on!!!!
So where can you get this secret potion? To purchase, it’s kinda like an Avon thing. You need a rep to purchase yada yada yada… So I’ve taken the liberty of making an account to hopefully make it easier for you. This isn’t a plug for me to do sales, its just… Well you’ll see! YouTube it! It speaks for itself.
It’s a direct purchase online of $35.00 with a flat shipping rate, no taxes or customs fees. Here’s the link! https://www.youniqueproducts.com/paritaTIME/
Kim Kardashians got nothing on me! Say whatttt!!!
Okay so I’ve been getting a lot of messages from people asking me what the heck this Beauty Blender spongey thingy ma-bobber is, so I thought I would make this into a quick post for you.
The video I originally shared on my paritaTIME Facebook page is a little long winded and lets be honest who has that much time in the morning to get themselves ready?!?!?!?
So I used my handy cell phone and my Instagram video App to make you all a quick 15 SECOND video so you get the idea of how easy it is to use. Now I did my morning routine, which honestly takes no more than 5-6 minutes to do and keeps me going for the day.
Where did I hear about this Beauty Blender you may ask? Well I follow Lilly Gallichi on Instagram and she was sharing some of her makeup secrets. Shes a little too glamour doll for me but I loved this once I saw some YouTubers using it. Because you use it wet, you avoid that caked on makeup look. All the… dare I say creases… ughhh… actually are visibly reduced or even gone because you get the foundation really worked in everywhere while still being gentle on your face. I actually believe that this gives me an airbrushed flawless look once you get the hang of it!
So heres what I do:
My foundation routine is pretty simple.
Magic waiting to happen! xoxo
I can’t believe I am sharing my no makeup face (not to mention my ungroomed eyebrows!), this is a big step guys! Please excuse the not so fancy shmancy video but I was in a time crunch with Little Miss Angelina. This is what I call Ghetto Fabulous!
I was at my local Shoppers Drug Mart when it happened. I saw the words Sexy Mother Pucker glaring at me. I saw the name and I was drawn… Naturally! You would’ve done it too! I kinda took it as a way of the Universe complimenting me. Why not?!?! Okay fine, maybe not but the name did catch my attention. Obviously it was lip plumper, but I was drawn to the super witty and fun packaging.
I had a girlfriend come over that evening, so I thought this would be a funzy gift for us to experiment with. She laughed at me when I have it to her, but obviously we didn’t waste time ripping the packaging open and trying it on. She’s not anywhere close to being as lip challenged as I am, but let’s be honest… What girl doesn’t want bigger lips?!?!
I have tried my fair share of cheap and expensive plumpers in my lifetime, but nothing has plumpity plumped like this bad boy without making me feel like I was having a horrific allergic reaction. The truth is, all plumper give you that tingly feeling, I think it’s the peppermint, that makes your lips throb which in turn activates the swelling hence the ohhhh hayyyy lips. I’m all for the pain, but if there’s no gain… Hell to the no, don’t come knocking at my door! (Wow I just made that up, I surprise myself sometimes.)
So my girlfriend and I headed to the mirror and did the pout and applied. Both of us didn’t have much faith, then the hubbys reaction came… “Yaaaa… Yaaaa, you can really tell the difference.” We thought he was making fun of us until we went to the mirror again, he was right! I kinda looked like the brown version of Angelina Jolie! Okay I’m totally exaggerating, but my lips looked wayyy bigger. Needless to say, I looked at myself a lot in the mirror that night and tried to pout my lips after every sentence. It just felt natural!
Sooo want to feel sexier today?!?! This is another trick ladies. The color I got was Punch Bowl from Soap and Glory and I love it! It seriously looks effortless and isn’t screaming “hey I’m wearing a plumper, look at my lips!”
Now in the picture below, I can admit I did a bit of a sloppy job but I still had to share so you get the point. It’s all in the name of beauty!
P.s I’m not wearing it in the pictures with Angelina, but just wanted to share some new pics of her to hopefully brighten up your day!
You know when you have those days when your just not feeling it. That feeling where your pretty meter is running low no matter what you wear or how you do your hair. Even if it’s the exact same outfit and makeup you were rockin last week when you know you looked like the definition of Yonce. It happens to the best of us.
But I got the trick, it’s so simple. Lipstick! Specifically matte reds and pinks. The brighter the better! Honestly in my makeup bag I have a good handful of gorg bright lipsticks that are my go to’s. As soon as I feel blah and if eyeliner doesn’t do the trick, I whip it out. Now I know some of you may be saying welllllll lipstick doesn’t suit me, or bright colours isn’t really my thing, or I don’t have very big lips to work it, well I’m here to tell you EVERYONE can. Whether it’s for a romantic night out or to check the mailbox, if it’s that kind of day… Do it! With a little bit of confidence you can do it. Obviously the first time, you may see your reflection in the mirror and say hellll nawwwww but leave it on, don’t head for the toilet paper right away. Walk around the house, watch some tv, read some paritaTIME and then head back to the mirror. You have to give yourself some time to adjust. I remember the first time I wore a bright lipstick I felt like everyone was staring at me and not in a good way. But that’s just your boring inner self trying to ruin your lipstick experience. Ignore it! Trust me, once you get over the first couple of times wearing it, Bob will be your uncle!
Here are some of my fav MAC colours:
– Lady Danger (the Reds in the pictures below)
– Candy Yum Yum (the Pinks in the pictures below)
– Ruby Woo
– Girl About Town
– Russian Red
Can you tell which two are my fav right now?!? 🙂
Now go pucker up!
Now in my last blog I made it pretty clear that I have this secret obsession with sequins. I truly believe that a lady can’t have too many shiny numbers in her closet. Yes, I do agree that some sequin choices can be uber cheesy, so selection is key! I’ve got some of my best sequin clothing from vintage boutiques. Theres something about the quality of older pieces that just can’t be compared.
Either way, like I mentioned in my last blog… If you don’t have any pieces yet, you are missing out my friends. Here’s some shiny sequin street fashion I fell in love with that I had to share with you. This Summer let your clothes do the talking, be confident and try to test your limits. Wear things you wouldn’t dare to wear!
Now take your heinie and go get something shiny! BAHAHA, I don’t know how I do it sometimes.
It is finally starting to feel like Spring in Toronto. The snow is almost gone and the grass is peaking through. Which only means one thing! My favorite season for fashion has begun and the other one is on its way! Hands down Spring and Summer is when I bring out my OHHH HAAYYY game. Winter tends to always yield my not so fun outfits. Boring leggings, baggy but cute sweaters… Basically nothing too fab. And with the last winter I needed to make a couple of adjustments since I was rockin’ a belly. Needless to say, the time had come to clean out my closet and remind myself of all my extremely fun and gorg pieces I have found over the years that never seem to get old. Which also means getting rid of any clothes that I realistically will never wear again – this is always the hardest part for me!
Now this closet cleaning session is something I do religiously every year. I broke this big project into a couple of days. Well kinda, I basically tried to slip in any time when Angie was taking her naps. I’m proud to say that I was able to part from four garbage bags worth of clothes. I may have set a new record for myself! For some reason, this year seemed a lot easier to say buh bye to my old clothes. Usually what happens is I put my clothes that i’m sure i’ll never wear again in the donation pile, then once I see it just lying there I start thinking to myself… Hey Parita, you knowwww that would really look good with _______. And somehow I convince myself to keep half of my donation pile, but not this time! I didn’t look back, not once. Out with the old and in with the new!
I really and truly try to do this at least once a year, it is such a freeing feeling. Something about starting fresh and new. Rekindling my love with all my Spring and Summer colors. Pulling out the much needed WABAAM pants, fun girly dresses, ugly – but something about it is really cool outfits, sequins pieces – because we all know that every girl should have atleast one screaming sequins number and most importantly all the clothes that make me feel sexy and hot to trot! (Did I really just say hot to trot?!?!) Whether it be cute sexy or ohhh haaayyy sexy – all of it works for me! Wait… Let me just clarify, by sexy I don’t mean mini skirts and low hoochie mama tops, come on friends, i’m better then that! Geez! I can only describe it in three words, confident lioness sexy! Whatever that means to you! Keep it and wear it!
As well, I think I’ve decided against no longer wearing leggings (well maybe sometimes when i’m doing scrub wear, like the picture below when I was heading to Value Village to drop off my donations and threw on whatever I found) but they will are no longer my go to. It is so done. I feel like that was so three years ago! Yes its easy to throw on, but really? Lets see how I do… I think that relationship is done. Just saying.
So friends, liberate yourself! Give your closet a makeover!!! Get all your fun, bright, exciting clothes out! No more boring!! Its time to play!