Yves Saint Laurent Tatourage Couture Matte Stain

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Happy Monday Everyone!

Today I am sharing with you my new obsession when it comes to matte stains. This Yves Saint Laurent Tatourage Couture Matte Stain has become a favorite of mine since I received it as a sample from Sephora. I’m the kind of girl who loves rocking a red lip, but I hate the maintenance of having to reapply. This isn’t 100% transfer proof, but does stay on your lips a long time. Like the name says it’s a stain that really does stick around for a while.

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This beautiful color is perfect for spring and summer. This color screams look at me and that means you can keep the rest of your makeup look simple and polished.

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What is your favorite go to lip stain? What bright colors do you gravitate towards? 

Have a great day and I will see you on Wednesday!

-M

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A Sneak Peek: My Lipsticks Collection

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am starting a new series on my blog called sneak peek. This is going to be a way for me to show you a few things that I own that I think would be kind of cool for you all to see. I’m not going to go into detail  the particular items in these pictures, but I will focus on 2-4 items I absolutely love, currently.

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The first thing that came to mind when starting this series was sharing my lipstick collection with you all and here it is. I hope you enjoy!

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Milani Lipstick- 17 Plumrose

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Maybelline Lipstick- 870 Shocking Coral 

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Are you a fan of this new series? What else would you like a sneak peek of?

Have a great day & I will see you on Monday!

-M

Spring Lips: My Favorite Lip Glosses

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Happy Friday Everyone!

Today I am sharing some of my favorite lip glosses that I will be obsessing over this Spring and possibly this summer. You can find all of these at your local drugstore which is a plus for all of us on a budget.

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First off lets start with a very wearable apricot color that looks absolutely beautiful alone or over a nude pencil. I love wearing with minimal makeup for a very fresh look.

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Second lip product that I have been obsessing is this pretty cool toned pink. This is a perfect pop of color for any dewy glory look.

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Last but not least is this pinky red lip gloss that is perfect if you are going on a night out or just  want to add a pop of color to a very casual outfit.

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What is your favorite Spring Lip Gloss?

Have a great day and I will see you on Monday.

-M

e.l.f. EX-tra Lip Gloss

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today I bring you another lip product post. I know I know i have been on a huge lip product kick lately, I promise more diversity in my posts I promise! I want to talk about these e.l.f EX-tra Lip Glosses I feel like I have been hiding under a rock or something. How come I have never tried these until now. I mean they are only a buck and I have been oblivious to them until a few weeks ago.

Fist off these lip glosses are so pigmented you don’t need anything under them. I really wasn’t expecting much from them, but I was very happy with the product. I will say that these have sparkly particles of glitter so if you aren’t a huge fan you may want to skip trying these out. I am not a huge fan of glitter in lip glosses but I can appreciate them every once in a while. I want to share the three colors I picked up.

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Overall I don’t think you will be disappointed with the lip glosses. The price is super affordable and the color pay off is great and I am sure you could find a shade that you like.

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I took a picture at the end of the day (Sorry my foundation had rubbed off. I had a long day) to show what my lips look like after wearing the berry colored lipgloss . As you can see you have quite a bit of sparkle left as stated previously.  Not really a fan of the glitter left behind!

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Do you own any of these e.l.f EX-tra Lip Glosses?

I hope you have a great day and I will see you on Friday!

-M

Viva Violet : Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Balm Review

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Happy Friday Everyone!

I am so glad that it’s Friday! I have been working like crazy and have been trying to finish up my grad school applications at the same time. Not to mention that I have manged to go to the gym and get 6+ hours of sleep some days. In all honesty this week has been hard and I am so glad it’s over. Normally during weeks like this I don’t find anything that blows my mind, but this week I found a amazing lip product and color that just had me speechless.

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The lip product is the Rimmel Lasting Finish Colour Rush Intense Colour Balm in Viva Violet . This is the perfect bright purpley pink. It is bold enough to make a statement and brighten up a simple makeup look. The real surprise is how long-lasting this color was! I wore it to work and applied it at 8:30am then had breakfast at 9:30am and didn’t really bother to check on it. I figured it would be a light stain on my lips. I went to the bathroom at noon and to my surprise the lip color was still standing strong. I had a salad for lunch at 1pm and by then I was suer the lip color would have worn off completely and believe it or not some of it had, but I still had the most flattering, bright lip stain left. Most of my other lip products would have ben long gone by 9:45am and this one need to be retouched mid day which is a win in my book.

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Have you ever tried any of these Rimmel Intense Balms? What is your fav. long-lasting lip product?

I hope you have a great Weekend!

See you on Monday!

-M

Grad School Applications +Cake Batter Obsession

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Happy Monday Everyone!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and that you are having a great start to your week so far. My weekend consisted of lots of writing, self reflecting and coming up with my personal qualities. If you guessed from the title I am applying to go to graduate school in the Fall of 2015. I will be pursuing a M.S.W and I am terrified. So far I will manage to make all three schools deadlines and that’s a huge accomplishment in it of its self.

I am at appoint in my life where I am ready for a change and this seems like the next logical step. I am extremely proud of how far I have come and know that anything else I do I am doing it for myself is an amazing feeling. I am so sorry for the lack of an interesting post today, but I have been busy trying to apply for my future.

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On a brighter note I have been super obsessed with this Chapstick in Cake Batter. It smell amazing and it actually keeps my lips hydrated during this crazy cold weather we have been having.

Anyone else tried this? Are you as obsessed as I am?

I promise to have a more interesting post on Wednesday.

I hope you have a great day.

-M

Kat Von D Painted Love Lipsticks- Fall colors

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Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I have always thought the idea of spending a ridiculous amount of money on a lipstick is well plain on ridiculous. I love my drugstore lipsticks and my wallet stays happy. This season I wanted to update my fall colors and I went on a drugstore hunt for something that was going to wow me. Sadly I either already owned them or weren’t feeling them. I was in Sephora the other day and *gasp* though about looking for lipsticks there. I must have been sick?! I must have been hit on the head?! No I told myself if I found one or two colors that really wowed me I would potentially think about buying them. Well here we are. I found two colors I will wear or reach for more than anything else I had seen.

These Kat Von D Painted Love lipsticks are great quality, very pigmented and long lasting. I love that they wear off and leave a nice stain on my lips so I don’t have to worry about reapplying as some of my drugstore ones. Truly they are the two perfect shades for fall.

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What are your favorite go to fall lipsticks? Any recommendations? 

We are one day closer to the weekend !

See you on Friday!

-M