Holiday Red Lipsticks on a Budget

Holiday Red Lipsticks on a Budget

Beauty steals, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Videos, Winter
Hello, everyone! I'm back at home and enjoying the pre-holiday craziness with my family. I thought it would be a good time to take a look at some amazing, affordable red lipsticks--from bright to sultry, shiny to matte. With holiday parties and family gatherings, you're bound to need more than one (or at least that's what I tell myself when I see how much lipstick I have)! http://youtu.be/Bak7sSkBscA   Products Mentioned: https://flic.kr/p/qw7dMK Covergirl Lip Perfection Pencil in Passion Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red Diva Rimmel Lasting Finish Stay On Lip Contouring Pencil in Wine https://flic.kr/p/qeykph L'Oreal La Laque in I Laque You A Lot (shine) ELF Matte Lipcolor in Rich Red (matte) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Love That Red (shine) Wet 'n Wild Megalast Lipstick in Sunset Siren…
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Wet 'n Wild Limited Edition Lipsticks (Fall 2014)

Wet 'n Wild Limited Edition Lipsticks (Fall 2014)

Comparisons, Fall, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Videos
Hey, guys! Today I have a video with lip swatches and a review of the ten lipsticks from the Wet 'n Wild Limited Edition Fall and Halloween Collections. I wanted to start with just the lipsticks from both of these collections because I already love the original line of these matte lipsticks, so I knew I'd be able to give a thorough review on any changes to the formula and packaging (spoiler: there are changes to both!). The Fall Collection can be found at any drugstore on a display, probably near the front of the beauty section or on an end cap. There are also some 5-pan eyeshadow palettes and "matte" nail polishes. The lipsticks from this collection are: Sweet Cream - Nude with a hint of pink Sunset Siren…
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Summer Ulta Haul!

Summer Ulta Haul!

Beauty hauls, Seasonal, Summer, Videos
Hey guys, I was able to get to Ulta last weekend (thanks to a fellow intern with a car and a love for makeup shopping), and I got... quite a few things. NYX and a couple other brands were 40% off, so I took advantage of that, as well as knocked some other items off my list. And if you don't feel like reading, there's a video at the end of this post! Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge https://flic.kr/p/qsA1r7 https://flic.kr/p/qqnqdC People have talked about this being a dupe for the Beauty Blender, and I just had to check it out for myself. I was able to find ONE in the whole store (full story in the video), so I'm hoping to do a comparison video with the three makeup sponges…
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My Favorite Spring Lipsticks (Drugstore Edition)

My Favorite Spring Lipsticks (Drugstore Edition)

Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal, Spring
Hey! As the weather has warmed up here, I've found myself reaching for those bright, pick-me-up colors. I thought I'd share my favorite drugstore spring lipsticks first, because it's much more practical to try out bold lipsticks when you're only shelling out a few dollars. SO BEAUTIFUL :') You'll notice I didn't choose to use sheer colors or pastels, and this is because I have larger lips and have trouble pulling those off. I also think lipsticks that pack a little more punch go with a lot more looks, and are more customizable when it comes to coverage. Spring doesn't limit you to easter egg colors! Corals I've got two coral lipsticks in my rotation, one that's more pink and one that's more orange. If you're warm-toned like me, these will…
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Fall Nails

Fall Nails

Fall, Nails, Product reviews, Seasonal
Hey, all! I'm going to close out what turned into a fall mini-series, with what got me interested in beauty in the first place: nail polish! I love how great I feel when I have freshly-painted nails. It can make something a mundane as holding a pen feel more exciting. I love digging out my fall colors because it gets me so inspired and excited for fall weather and outfits! Hopefully this will give you a little inspiration, too :) Fall Colors with a Cream Finish Cooler weather doesn't mean you have to suck the color out of everything! Fall is the most colorful time of year, and you can draw from those colors to bring some life to your nails. https://flic.kr/p/qb5idL Colors shown: Revlon Top Speed in Vintage -…
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Fall Blushes

Fall Blushes

Face, Fall, Product reviews, Seasonal
Hi, everyone! Since you guys seemed to like my fall lips post, I thought I'd do the same thing for blushes and nail colors, too! So look out tomorrow for the nail colors. Let's get to the blushes... The "goes with everything" neutral https://flic.kr/p/qbcvEM I wrote a post about this Milani blush because I love the color, texture, and packaging of it! A mauve blush is great for fall because they're usually not necessarily warm- or cool-toned, so you can reach for it any morning knowing it will look great. I also love this brownish blush, NYX in Cocoa. It gives the cheeks a little color but can look much more toned down than a bright color. A natural pink https://flic.kr/p/qb6bgj Some might argue that there's no room for pink…
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Fall Lipsticks

Fall Lipsticks

Fall, Lips, Product reviews, Seasonal
Hi! As the weather cools down, it seems like everyone's pulling out their "fall lipsticks," but what kinds of shades count as in season, and what if the typical fall shades don't seem to suit you? Well it turns out "fall lipsticks" can cover a lot of ground when it comes to shade selection, so I've chosen what I think are some basic color categories that will look great this season. Deep berry I feel like this color is what comes to mind first for a lot of girls when they think "fall lipstick." This kind of shade can flatter many different skin tones and look great during the cold weather months. My favorite deep berry is MAC's Rebel, but I'll go for the Maybelline Color Whisper in Berry Ready…
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Autumn Tag

Autumn Tag

Fall, Seasonal, Tags
Hi everyone, Autumn is taking a while to arrive in Pittsburgh, which is kind of nice compared to last year when it felt like we just went straight to winter. But in between heat waves I've gotten to experience a little bit of fall, so even though I'm typing this post wearing shorts, I'll be looking back to the last couple weeks for my responses! I was tagged to do this post by Tori from Notorious Beauty Blog. You should definitely check out her blog and YouTube channel! She's really sweet and gives such genuine reviews. Also, Tori: You mentioned in your tag that you're in SoCal for school...I'm from the Bay Area, so even though that's pretty far away it made me really happy. Now for the questions: 1)…
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Summer Nail Colors

Summer Nail Colors

Nails, Product reviews, Seasonal, Summer
Happy Sunday! For my second Sunday Spotlight, I thought I'd focus on summer nail colors. I know everyone's wondering where the summer went and starting to gear up for fall, but if that's making you sad, let me remind you that fall doesn't technically start until the end of September. So go on ahead and treat yourself to a bright and summery manicure---you have time! Now let's talk COLOR! I've picked out my favorite summer colors from what I have with me right now: https://flic.kr/p/qb5qrU From left to right: 1 Revlon nail polish in Revlon Red (680) - A beautiful, bright cherry red. It's that classic red that looks great all year long. It goes on very opaque, so you only need one or two coats. 2 Hot Topic nail…
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