featured blogger on clarina!

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Hello everyone! I was featured over on the beauty blog Clarina by the lovely blogger Claire. (If you’re confused: my actual,  full name is Madelyn. Madli is my moniker.)

Hop on over to her blog to read the full feature!

Madli xx

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punk style – a guest post with mia

note from Madli: Hey guys! Today we have a very special guest blogger. Her name’s Mia and I’ve known her for a little over two years. We met when she was a blogger on WP for an online game we both played. She contacted me, and may I just say that her style is BOMB! She is a Polyvore goddess and I need her style. I hope you enjoy this feature. If you want to collaborate, please email me. madscapri@gmail.com.

 

Hello! My name is Maya but most call me Mia. I love food, fashion, art, travelling and reading. I personally love all styles of clothing but have a tendency to stick to casual clothes with jeans and minimal skirts and dresses but I know how to dress up for a fancy occasion. I love to planning outfits in sets so I thought I could do this for you guys, so here you go!

Rebel Chic #81 by laa-douleur-exquise on Polyvore featuring Yves Saint Laurent, Lands' End, Dr. Martens, Skagen, Cartier, 11 by Boris Bidjan Saberi, Beats by Dr. Dre, Ray-Ban, MAC Cosmetics and Lime Crime:

This set is made up of:

-> A Saint Laurent Classic Teddy Virgin Wool Jacket $2550 (Mytheresa.com) *pictured above*

-> ASA Women’s Crop Top Panic! At The Disco Shirt $24.99 (Amazon.com) *pictured above*

-> Lands’ End Women’s Petite Mid Rise Slim Leg Jeans $69 (Landsend.com) *pictured above*

-> Dr.Martens 1460 W Cherry Red Women’s Boots $125 (Zappos.com) *pictured above*

-> Shorty Swing My Way White Backpack $70 (Lamoda.co.uk) *pictured above*

~Cheaper Alternatives:

-> Jacket- Clara Mal Bomber Jacket $43 (Boohoo.com) *not exact same design*

-> Jeans- Dorothy Perkins Petite white ‘Frankie’ jeggings $39 (Dorothyperkins.com)

-> Shoes- Women’s Lace Up Side Zip Platform Chunky Boots $37 (Shoecenter.com) *Bigger Heel*

~Makeup Suggestions:

-> Mac Eyes x9 Palette, Burgundy $32 (Bloomingdales.com) *pictured above*

-> Lime Crime Velvetines Black Velvet $20 (Limecrime.com) *pictured above*

-> Magic Marc’er Cocoa Precision Pen Liquid Eyeliner $30 (Marcjacobs.com) *pictured above*

-> O!Mega Last Volumizing Mascara $26 (Marcjacobs.com)

~Other Accessories:

-> Fade to Black Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish $18 (Deborahlippmann.com) *pictured above*

-> Ray-Ban RB3447 Round Metal Sunglasses $175 (Framesdirect.com) *pictured above*

-> Skagen Anita Mirror Leather watch $135 (Ebags.com) *pictured above*

-> White Gold Cartier Love Bracelet $6750 (Cartier.us) *pictured above*

-> Dolce and Gabbana Fragrance Intense Eau De Parfum $97 (Ulta.com) *pictured above*

-> Beats Solo2 On-Ear Lightweight Headphones $199.95 (Beatsbydre.com) *pictured above*

-> Black BP. Slouchy Ribbed Beanie $14 (Nordstorm.com)

Social Media:

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/mayaismail2001/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Kimorebi0623

Polyvore: http://laa-douleur-exquise.polyvore.com/

madli xx

lemon-olive oil kale salad (vegan)

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Recently, I decided to try and go vegetarian for lunch and maybe even vegan for breakfast. It’s a great way to slim down, and have more appreciation for animals. I had a bad experience on a vacation (read: I killed a chicken accidentally) and suddenly everything was put into perspective.

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I’ve been eating this kale salad for a while. I don’t make it too often, but enough that it’s one of my favorites. The kale is tossed in olive oil and fresh lemon juice, and topped with cranberries, pinenuts, and Parmesan cheese (which can be made vegan if needed, I forgot that I wasn’t supposed to eat cheese.).

Kale has many health benefits for body and skin as well, and I LOVE IT.

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I recommend buying straight-up kale and not baby kale, because I feel like it doesn’t absorb the flavor of the lemon as much. You can also replace the cheese with some other vegetable or nut, and if you want to you can add a protein like tofu or meat (if you fancy it). It’s a very versatile salad and you can customize it however you like!

 

lemon-olive oil kale salad

vegan – GF


1 stalk of kale

1/4 cup dried cranberries

a small handful of pinenuts (toasting is optional)

half a lemon

drizzle of olive oil

Wash the kale and pat it dry. Once you dry it, drizzle the olive oil over it and sort of work it into the kale with your hands. Next, squeeze the lemon juice onto it and then toss it. Add the cranberries and toast your pinenuts if desired, then top with grated parmesan or your desired topping.

Enjoy! More lemon juice or olive oil can be added if needed.

updated social media + collabs!

hiiii guys!

I’m finally back with a new site and stuff! If you knew me from Bramble and Blossom, this is me, just a tad different.

I’ve updated my social media page, which you can find to the left of this post. ←

ALSO: I’m open for collabs! Just email me at madscapri@gmail.com. 🙂 We can talk beauty, lifestyle, food, fashion, music, travel… anything!

love you guys,

madli xx

where i’ve been

You may have noticed that I have not been posting a lot. This is due to the fact that I just got out of school and went to Kauai for 2 weeks. I’m hoping to post more, but some things take up more time.

I haven’t given up on the blog, but I just don’t have the blogging ‘drive’, as you might call it. I’m hoping to revamp this blog to reflect myself more, including a name change and focusing on the things I really love: food, travel, beauty, and most of all, music. I am going to take a hiatus in order to figure some things out, but I hope to start blogging again soon.

See you all very, very soon!

-Madli

colourpop first impressions

Hello!

I’m going to launch right into this post, as it’s a long one.

 

Colourpop. The name is zingy, fun to say, and screams at you from far away. The indie makeup brand has gathered a cult following due to its bouncy powder eye shadows and highlighters and Kylie-esque matte lipsticks.

Intrigued by the fact that I could get a Lip Kit dupe for 6 dollars, I traversed the Colourpop website and found a few interesting products.

A week and a half later, a glittery logo-emblazoned package arrived for me in the mailbox. It even came a day earlier than expected. That doesn’t seem like much, but it does add up immensely when you are a beauty junkie like mwah.

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My order consisted of (from left to right) one Super Shock Cheek highlighter (Dream Catcher), a Crème Gel Liner (Swerve), an Ultra-Matte Lip (Bianca), and an Ultra-Satin lip (Botanical). My search for poppy, beautiful colours ended with Colourpop.

I’m going to break down each and every one of the things I bought.

HIGHLIGHTER: This highlighter is a golden coppery shade that looks AMAZING and brings out a lot of colour upon my pale, pale skin. It hits the light just right and isn’t too sparkly. The consistency is strange, but absolutely divine. It’s bouncy. Like, literally bouncy. While it is a powder, it transfers like a cream. It’s best applied using your fingers, and then blending out with a synthetic brush. Absolutely beautiful.

LINER: This liner is a basic black, but I’d been looking for something like it for a while. It’s perfect for drawing cat eyes or tightlining, and works very well. It’s not unlike some other liners I’ve tried, but it glides on smoother than others.

ULTRA MATTE: It’s almost an exact dupe for the brown Kylie Lip Kit. You must be quick about putting in on, though. It’ll dry faster than you can say “Colourpop”. The colour is darker than pictured on the website, and is more brown than purple, but still works with my tone. Pleasantly surprised by the actual colour.

ULTRA SATIN: This colour also differs a bit from the website. It’s more orange than pink in real life, but very beautiful and gives a good colour payoff. It is also matte, but more of a velvety finish and not as heavy.

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It’s recommended you exfoliate and be sure to moisturize your lips before and after using the lipsticks.

Appreciate my swatches, because These. Don’t. Come. Off. At. All.

At all.

They’re stuck to your lips like tar, and though they stay put and look amazing, one mistake is very hard to remove.

Other than that, the lip products are amazing as are the others. I’m looking forward to grabbing up some more products soon!

As far as customer service is concerned, Colourpop really loves their customers. Shipping takes a LONG time, though, and you can’t expect your items until about a week later. However, the products were packaged very well with care, and it was shipped speedily from Los Angeles.

I ordered May 2nd, it shipped May 10th, and arrived May 12th. That was a total of just 11 days, so not that shabby! I’m so excited to use these products. They’re very cheap, but GREAT quality.

You can also get 5 dollars off your order by signing up through email! Easy, right?

Ever heard of Colourpop?

♥, Mali

all views expressed in this post are my own. I was not sponsored in any way to create this post or buy these products.

 

music faves | april ’16

Hello!

Months fly by so fast these days. It seemed like yesterday I was sitting among blankets a few days after Christmas, snuggled up with my cats, watching Star Wars.

Oh well. With change and time comes wisdom! (Pst: It’s almost my birthday.)

There’s so much great music out there these days. My music, Taylor Swift’s music, so many genres…

Today I’ll share with you lovelies my favorite songs this month! NOTE: some of these songs aren’t that current, but they are ones I am ♥ing right now.

american money – BORNS

ride – twenty one pilots

hurt me – lapsley

one dance – drake ft. wizkid, kyla

new romantics – taylor swift

lush life – zara larrson

drive – halsey

can’t help falling in love – lick the tins

star wars: the force awakens soundtrack – john Williams

 What music have you been loving lately?

♥, Mali

trends 2 try|spring-summer 2016

Before I start, I’d like to apologize for my hiatus. I posted a notification post, but it did not post to the blog. I took about three weeks off for myself, because school, orchestra, and golf have been taking up most if not all of my time. I’m going to try to post more, since I have a trip coming up that I’ll need to schedule posts for. Thank you for understanding. I’d also like to note that I’m always accepting collaborations! Whether you want me on your blog or vice versa, please contact me at madscapri@gmail.com.

Hi guys! Happy International Tom Hanks Day. It’s April! Spring has rolled around, but in my part of the country it doesn’t feel like it at the moment.

Hooray for golf tournaments in freezing weather.

I’ve been obsessed with this website lately called Byrdie. It’s literally a godsend. I visit it almost every day to look at their posts, which include fitness, beauty, and health. It is amazing. A girl in my class actually started washing her hair the way the website tells you to, and there was a big difference. I encourage all of you to do the same {looking at YOU, LIV.} and visit them! They also report on trends going on in the beauty world, and I thought I’d explain these trends. Take a quick look at my Pinterest, and you’ll see why.

 

Mud and Sheet Masks

Masks! I’ve been trying them left and right, with a peel-off extraction from Clearskin, and two mudmasks from Avon and Formula 10.0.6. There are millions of these, from radiance boosting to ance fighting. There’s a huge selection of sheet masks at Sephora, and you can find virtually anything online. My favourites have charcoal and strawberries, to name a few.

Dewy Glow

Confession: I’m addicted to highlighting my face. Nose, Cupid’s bow, cheekbones, eyebrow bone. All of those places NEED glow. You can achieve a natural glow with a cream, powder, or liquid highlighter from Benefit, Hourglass, NYX, and Yves Saint Laurent.

Rosy Hair

Rose gold, copper, dusty pink, all of those need to be incorporated into hair this year. It looks amazing streaked through platinum locks, or as an easy ombre on darker hair.

Microdermabrasion “Microrolling”

Many dermatologists have sworn their clients’ success stories to microrolling, which is literally rolling tiny needles over your face to tone, sculpt, and rejuvenate.

Cushion Makeup

Another Korean trend that made its way into the U.S., cushion makeup is like liquid foundation, but airy and more dewy. It gives a blurred coverage similar to BB Creams.

These are just a few trends. What are you dying to try?

♥, Mali

spring skin and face haul

 

Hello!

I’m happy to say I’m feeling much better and I went out to the store and bought things. I’m pretty sure I’m broke now. I’m that person who as soon as they get money, they spend it. Luckily I still live under my parents’ roof, so no worries there… for now.

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Anyways!

I took a trip to the local Ulta to pick up some products I’d wanted to try for a while, and came out with four products that are really exciting. I love that feeling when you can’t wait to try a new product!!

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First up are the face products! I finally bought the NYX Wonder Stick, which on one end is a highlighter (I swatched it and it is literally AMAZING) and the other is a contour (also amazing)! I’m excited to use it, and it’s also very large, so lots of product. The next was the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation (mouthful blah) in 101, Light Ivory, because I’m a pale ghost. It claims to last 24 hours… we’ll have to see!

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I picked up this blending sponge from Real Techniques on a whim. I’m not sure, but it may be a possible dupe for a Beautyblender. I’ll have to see. I also grabbed this Formula 10.0.6 strawberry-yarrow mud mask for my oily and bumpy skin, yay.

Have you bought any interesting products lately? Let me know in the comments. I’ll be reviewing all of these products in later posts!

♥, Mali