November 28th, 2013
NYX Red Velvet Butter Lip Balm
After NYX found success with their Butter Gloss, they launched the NYX Butter Lip Balms. I recently got one of these in a gift bag and I was excited to try it out, because every girl needs a lip balm! I received the shade Red Velvet, which is a true red. This product is a tinted lip balm that gives glossy color to the lips while adding moisture.
NYX Cosmetics Butter Lip Balm in Red Velvet Swatch
On the lips it gives a subtle red tint (essentially pink) with a nice moisturizing balm consistency. I didn’t find that the balm was anything extraordinary, but if you love to have add a bit of color to liven up your lips every day, I think you will like this. And the best part of it is that it smells like sweet vanilla, just like the butter glosses. You really can’t go wrong with these $4 balms in my opinion, although I prefer the gloss because they give more color payoff. I’ve heard that NYX is coming out with butter lipsticks, so I am interested to see how those compare!
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November 27th, 2013
I’ve been invited by ShopStyle to share a cute photo of some of my favorite clothes. I decided to showcase one of my favorite outfits for fall. In California it is still pretty warm- I can definitely get away with wearing a skirt! My favorite colors to wear in fall are black and burgundy. I accent it with some gold accessories to make it more girly. I would consider my style to be pretty edgy with some girly accents.
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Here are where my clothes are from:
- Forever 21 Pleather Skirt
- ASOS Burgundy Beanie
- Sole Society Bracelet
- MAC Fixed On Drama Lipstick
- Boohoo Transparent Clutch
- H&M Burgundy Boots
- AJ Morgan Cat Eye Sunglasses
- Wanderlust + Co Spiked Necklace
What’s your favorite piece?
Comment below with what your favorite fall trends are!
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November 26th, 2013
MUFE Smoky Extravagant Mascara
Make Up For Ever recently launched their Smoky Extravagant mascara, a new formula promising inky black, separated lashes. This is the first MUFE mascara I’m trying, so I was excited to try their formula. This mascara features a conical brush to help reach every lash, including the tiny inner lashes. It promises to give your lashes volume, length, and curl with the swipe of a brush.
Smoky Extravagant Swatch
I had mixed feelings on this mascara. I like how my lashes looked in this photo, but I frequently had issues with the brush. The small, pointed tip collects too much product and can cause my inner lashes to get a little clumpy. Also, no matter how hard I tried, I seemed to always get mascara on my eyelid when I used this mascara. I also found that sometimes my lashes would get a bit spidery. I couldn’t use it on my lower lashes too much because the brush was bit too big, but I probably could use the cone tip of the brush if I wiped off the extra product beforehand. I think that’s a little too much work for a mascara that costs $24, so I wouldn’t repurchase this mascara, but if you like the effect, go for it!
November 25th, 2013
MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil
With fall comes dark lip colors, of course, so this year I decided to up my lip liner game by purchasing MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil. I found that my burgundy lips were a bit sloppy, so I decided to pick this up to make them more sharp. I have always heard great things about Nightmoth in particular, so I decided to grab it to pair with some of my fave dark lippies: MAC Media, MAC Cyber and MAC Fixed On Drama (just to name a few).
MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil Swatch
When I went to the MAC store, the sales associate kept trying to get me to purchase “Vino” lip pencil instead because I was so fair, but I’m glad I picked up Nightmoth because it’s the perfect shade. I’m not afraid of wearing dark colors, so if you are the same way, pick up Nightmoth…Vino is redder. This is my first MAC lip liner so I didn’t know what to expect!
MAC Nightmoth Lip Pencil Swatch
I find that it’s great for applying a crisp line at the edges of my lips, much better than lipstick. I fill in my lips with it as well so I don’t have a “chola” lip look after my lipstick wears of. It does cling to dry patches a bit more than your regular lipstick, because it is a drier formula, but that makes it long wearing. I really love this lip pencil right now because it has made my dark lips much easier (and last longer). You won’t regret spending the extra $15 to get double the wear out of your dark lips!
November 22nd, 2013
Bath & Body Works Leaves Room Spray
It’s no secret that Bath & Body Works Leaves candle is a favorite among YouTubers, including myself! I still have my first leaves candle from at least 3 years ago, because I used to melt my candles instead of burn them. This year I decided to pick up a room spray to scent my room whenever I want! If you haven’t smelled Leaves before, here’s how Bath & Body Works describes it:
Celebrate the brilliant colors of autumn with this rich blend of golden nectar, red apple and spiced berries.
To me, it smells just like spiced apple cider. I know BBW has made cider related scents, but I still prefer Leaves to all of those variations for some reason! It’s a perfect combination of apple and cinnamon. As far as the room spray goes…with one quick spritz my entire room has a strong fragrance. I’d say it fully dissipates after about a half hour, but it’s easy to simply spritz the bottle once more. I wouldn’t do more than one spritz as a time, as it’s very strong. I love using this room spray because it is so reminiscent of fall, even when it’s still 90 degrees out here in Los Angeles!
Pick this scent up in a candle & room spray before it’s gone! You won’t regret it.