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Beauty Review: Revlon Lip Butters

I was a little skeptical of these because I always have commitment issues with lipstick color. I always have it in mind that I like lipstick, but I actually don’t think that I do. I like it on others, but I just can’t commit to it.

Revlon Lip Butters sound like they might be more of a lip balm, but I assure you they possess the vivid color of a good lipstick. Creamy and not chalky, and full vibrant color, these add moisture of a balm with the color of our (trendy) grandmothers lipsticks. I also love that these colors aren’t very matte, they definitely have a slight shine to them.

I have been testing a few of these out and have had a ton of compliments from them. Even someone at the airport said she loved the color.

These are the ones that I’ve been trying out so far! I hate selfies… but how else can I get a picture of them on the go? So excuse my 17 year old girl selflies…the colors are tutti fruit, wild watermelon and sorbet.

tutti fruitti

wild watermelon


Has anyone else tried these? What do you think?


Sephora VIB Event

Is anyone else a Sephora VIB? I am excited that my first VIB event invite made its way to my mailbox! I plan on taking a morning break on Thursday to stroll over to Sephora to grab a tote bag and samples!

These are a few of the things that I have my eye on and perhaps can get on sale!Screen Shot 2013-04-07 at 9.36.09 PM

1) The Tarte Maracuja Lip Exfoliant has great reviews for being a sugar rub to exfoliate your lips without leaving them dry or greasy feeling. I can imagine this would be perfect to use before a bright lipstick!

2) Dior’s Diorshow Heat CurlHeating Lash Curler which is responsible for curling the lovely lashes of the Dior models. I can’t imagine anything more luxe than using this in the morning!

3) Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-hr Perecting Primer. Need I say more?

4) Buxom Stick Around Eye Primer is rumored to be one of the best eye shadow primers. It apparently glides on easily and you dont have to use your fingers or wait for it to dry but stays all day…if so, this will be well worth the money!


Beauty Steal: Color Whisper

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I have been watching a ton of Pretty Shiny Sparkly drugstore hauls and beauty reviews. She kept raving about a few different lipsticks so I knew I wanted to try them!

The first one I tried did not disappoint! Color Whisper from Mabelline. I tried it in Lust for Blush- its a dusty pink and I wasn’t sure how it would work or if it would wash me out. I could not be more happy with the results- it looks amazing and feels amazing!

It smoothes on rich, creamy but almost sheer. You can easily build on the color but its not overwhelming or chalky like a lot of cheap lipsticks are. I was immediatley sold. It felt like butter and felt more nourishing than my go-to burts bees.

I will be investing in several more- you can see all the shades here at Target!


Whats in my Bag?

I’ve been spending years perfecting my make-up bag. One of my favorite features of any magazine is the “whats in her bag” where celebrities share what is in their bag or make-up bag. Isn’t it fun to see what they find to be the best products?
In my hunt to find my perfect make-up bag, I valued that the products would work well with my skintone (obviously) but that I would also be able to afford them! Here are a few of my favorite and affordable finds!
1) I researched BB creams for about a month, reading several articles and other blogs to see what was best. I settled for one more in my price range than the other ones I had read about being “better” options. I’m really happy with it- with roscea I think it does a good job of hiding my natural redness.
2) Hands down my favorite foundation. Lightweight with good coverage and a perfect match to my fair skin.
3) Another recent find- the colors work well with my hazel eyes, with little wear throughout the day.
4) I actually use the black bottle of this with latex- who knew they could put latex in mascara….its awesome and makes you look like you have beautiful falsies on!
5) Burts- for the days I don’t whip out the red lipstick. Enough said.
6) This eyeliner is amazing. It goes on so smooth and evenly!
7) Perfect for a date night- it makes your cheek bones look like they’ve been kissed by summer.
8) This is the most affordable thing I have found for everyday. This bronzer is great- and at $3, it CANNOT be beat.
9) And of course to finish it all off- a dusting of this will make you look photo ready all day!
My Makeup Bag

Benefit face powder
$37 –

Rimmel waterproof mascara
$8.47 –

Rimmel eyeshadow
$11 –


Burt s Bees burt s bee
$9.16 –

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