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Monday, September 21, 2015

❤︎ What's on my Lips || Fall Lippies ❤︎

Hey guys!

Arrrrgg guys, I’m so DONE with Summer. I don’t know about the climate where you live, but where I live it is freakish hot! It can up to 100 F. A few years ago, I remember it got up to 113 F. Even though the last day of Summer is technically the 22nd, where I live we are still looking at one more month of heat. Crossing my fingers it’s less than that.

So I’ve been using my makeup (as you do) to keep calm and to channel Fall. We did have a bit of rain last week, fingers crossed that happens again. In the Fall spirit, I’d like to share some of my favorite lippie picks for the Fall. There might be a part two, I realized I have some other lippies I also wanted to talk about. I didn’t include them here because they are very similar in tone. Let me know if you’d like to see it.

Note: The flash changed the tone of the lipsticks a tiny bit. It made them look brighter than they are. For the best color reference see the swatches below. Also, not sponsored. Yes, I bought them all! haha!

1.       Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lippie in ‘Avenue’
This is the matt(est) matte formula I’ve ever used. Therefore, it’s dryyy! So lather that lip balm! I find application is a bit tricky, so I use a lip liner. In the picture you can see the application is not perfect, because I didn’t use a lip-liner. Also, be sure to let each layer dry before you apply the next. I find
more than two layers of this formula can look splotchy.

2.       Colourpop’s Ultra Matte Lippie in ‘Bumble’
I find myself using this colour on the daily. It’s trendy because it’s that  brownie-mauve color. Meanwhile, I've always been a big fan of brownie-colors and so this is my go to ‘nude’. It’s the same formula as ‘Avenue’ and very build-able. I wore it a bit softer in the picture. I also like wearing it more opaque. I can get away with more layers of this color than ‘Avenue’.

3.       Elf Moisturizing Lipstick in ‘Red Carpet’
This lippie is a hot-red with orange undertones. It’s more red than orange. The flash makes it look more orange than it is. It’s a creamy finish. I usually blot it on a napkin because I prefer a matte look, but I like the option to go glossier. Super comfortable and undeniably gorgeous!

4.       Wet N Wild’s Mega Last Lipstick in 'Cherry Picking'
This color is a raspberry-red color. It might look glossy in the picture because I was using a lip balm but it has a true matte formula. Also, it's much darker than the picture of me wearing it shows (reference the swatch picture for a more accurate representation). It's super gorgeous but requires the whitest teeth! Haha! It's very opaque. This is my favorite matte formula, yet it's a bit drying but nothing too uncomfortable. Overall a most unique and pretty red. 

5. elf Matte Lip Color in 'Praline'
I love my brownie nudes! While I do enjoy wearing Praline on its own, more often I use it as a lip liner. It compliments most of my brownie-colors. 

However, when I do want to wear it on its own, it takes the show! I really love it! The formula is super comfortable and the friendliest matte I know! ;)

6. elf Matte Lip Color in 'Berry Sorbet'
In tone it's similar to 'Cherry Picking'. It's more purple whereas 'Cherry Picking' is more pink. Super comfortable formula. It's still matte, but not as matte as the Colourpop Ultra Mattes. I love the pencil style application. The color is still bright, yet "Fall appropriate" (if you will). Seriously if you haven't given the elf lippies a try, you are missing out! If you aren't feeling 'Berry Sorbet', check out their color selection! #notsponsored 

7.Wet N Wild's Silk Finish Lipstick in 'Black Orchid'
This lipstick was a hit a couple of years back when vampy lips were super in (they never went away in my book). It's crazy opaque but build-able. You can go sheer or dark. It's got a silky (imagine that) finish but if you prefer a matte finish just bloat it lightly with a napkin. It's my purplest and darkest lipstick and as you can tell, I use it a lot.

Hope you enjoyed this blog post! It was lots of fun! Who knew swatching a bunch of lippies could be so fun! I did! hahah! What are you loving now and what are you excited to wear this Fall!?
Lots of Love,

Saturday, September 5, 2015

August Favorites || a.m. Friendly Products

Hey guys!

This past month has been really exciting, I got to enjoy the last three weeks of my summer break (no work)! It was so much fun! I went to the beach and a theme park called Knotts Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA. 

However, after all that fun I started school again! Which is both exciting and stressful. Now that I started school I wake up around ~5:30 am. (At least I try)! I have to be out the door by 6:30 am, so I need easy to use products. This month, I will share with you the products that have saved me a bunch of time. 

 **Links are either to past blog post or links to products. They are not affiliate links. This blog post is not sponsored, I bought all these with my money. Opinions are genuine and my own. 

I have been using these shadows every day! Depending on my mood I use Colourpop's 'La La', elf's 'Brownie Points' or elf's 'Cruising' Chic'. 

I don't need a primer or a brush. I use my finger and blend them out. They are absolutely gorgeous and will not crease and last all day. (I'm at school for at least 10 hours at least three times a week). 

'La La' is the PERFECT rose gold. 'Brownie Points' is a gorgeous dark bronze. 'Cruisin' Chic' is an everyday taupe. (It looks silvery in the swatch, but it's definitely a taupe). 

These work perfectly for me as I LOVEE my neutrals. 

I have been using both these brow products interchangeably. Either Wet N' Wild's Ultimate Brow Kit in 'Ash Brown' or elf's Essential Instant Brow Pencil in 'Neutral Brown'. 

I can use either or but I prefer using them together. On most days I will grab for the brow pencil because it's super quick to use. On days when I have more time I use both. 

Both match my hair well. I will say the 'Neutral Brown' is tiny bit lighter than I like, but I can build it up. 

The tip on this brow pencil is not as small as the Anastasia pencil, but it works for me as my browns just need to be filled in. 

Bh Cosmetics 'Wild and Radiant' Baked Illuminating & Bronzing Palette is just so gorgeous. When I have more time to play I use these shadows. I do prefer using the shadows over an eyeshadow base or wet. They don't show up to their full potential dry (at least that's my opinion). 

Meet Matt(e) Nude by the Balm has been a staple for a long time. However, I always use it in combination with a shimmer/metallic/glitter eyeshadow palette. I am not a big fan of matte shadows on their own. If you need a palette with only mattes I HIGHLY recommend you check this one out. 

I hope you enjoyed this post. What have you been loving? Let me know!

                                             Lots of Love,
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Thursday, August 13, 2015

BH Cosmetics Haul || Eyeshadows, Blushes, Brushes and More :: Cruelty-Free

Hey guys. I wanted to share this big haul! Before I share the pictures, just know this is a haul and mini-first-impression(s). I only got my order in yesterday.

 Also, I know this might seem sponsored because it's all BH Cosmetics, but it's not. (I wish it was, hey BH work with me!) No, it's definitely not. I just really wanted to try BH Cosmetics as I literally didn't own anything from them. 

Hope you enjoy it!

You can use these shadows on the face, eyes, and body. Also wet or dry. 

I did wear three of the shades today and I am impressed. I love these golden-champagne tones!

Two left swatches correspond to the two upper shadows.
Two right swatches correspond to the two lower shadows. 

I have worn this one and I really, really liked it! I thought it was going to be a bit on the cool-er side(the blush at least), but it's surprisingly warm. The highlight has more yellow than pink undertones. I can see it working well on both fair and medium skin tones. 

One thing I noticed (upon swatching) the blush shade is a bit chalky. However, on the skin it's lovely and the powder is silky smooth. 

The powder is super silky! The color is definitely more coral than pink. Not at all chalky.

The "highlight" shade is GORGEOUS! It's more of a blush and highlight in one. It's very orange, but I can see it warming up the skin, while giving a 'J-Lo glow'! 

Direct Sunlight 
Two left swatches are from TULIP.
Two right swatches are from DAISY. 

Upper: TULIP
Lower: DAISY

I used a coupon-code from RetailMeNot (be sure to check this site out, not sponsored) and got two free surprises. This is one.

The color is 'Rendezous'. I am not a big fan. It's very beige and frosted. I might use it for a center highlight on the lips. 

This is another free gift I got using the code. 

It was $2.50 at the time I bought it. I have it used it (once) so far so good. The only con it's only 2.7fl oz, which seems small to me. I guess it's a good size to try out, before you buy a bigger size. I think I'm going to go through it quickly. 

If you want, I can do a separate post with an in depth review on these guys. I really wanted more face brushes, so I went with these. Fingers crossed they're good. 

So far they are SOO soft! 

P.S. I got the 11 pcs Pink-A-Dot Brush Set for my sister. This past Christmas and she loves them. 

I have been eyeing this EVERY single time I went on the BH site. I think they are so beautiful and so I finally did it, I finally bought them. They are so super soft as well. I will also be reviewing this set in individually (if you are interested please let me know). 

Plus, I love the container they come in. So cute to display them in. 

 I really hope you enjoyed this post. If you're anything like me, I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Might sound funny, but I LOVE looking at pictures of makeup. It's a guilty pleasure of mine. 

I do plan on reviewing them and showing the blushes and shadows on my eyes. So stay tuned. 
Lots of Love,


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