NEW YEAR, NEW LIP

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Happy Monday! I hope everyone is having a wonderful 2016 so far! I took some time off from posting during the holidays, but I’m back with some great things planned for the blog this year. Today, I wanted to share two products I find myself reaching for more and more.

Bite Beauty Luminous Creme Lipstick Duo: My best friend gave me this little miracle for Christmas, and I’ve been wearing both bright, bold colors on repeat. It is the creamiest formula that delivers the biggest color pay-off (so rich!). Online, they’re sold out of most colors (I think this item was prob a big stocking stuffer), but at my Sephora, they still have a lot left, and rumor has it they’re now just $10 in-store! I am LIVING for Pomegranate, the pinkier tint of this duo. It’s still just as much of a statement-maker as the red (Palomino), but a bit easier to wear for day. If you can’t find a duo for you, here are the full-sized versions in the same formula.

Urban Decay Ultimate Ozone: This multi-purpose clear primer pencil is a game changer. It can be used to fill in fine lines/pores/whatever all over the face, but I use it for outlining my lips! It completely prevents lipstick from feathering or smudging, and keeps everything in place. You can even use it to “clean up” lipstick after applying, so if you have trouble coloring inside the lines, this is for you.

When I wear these products together, I have found lipliner becomes obsolete. So for around $30 total, you get two complete lip looks. That’s quite a deal considering just a lipstick can set you back like $36…why do I continue to hoard them then? Anyway! I definitely recommend these products, let me know if you’ve tried them!

Emily

PRODUCT REVIEW: URBAN DECAY EYESHADOW PRIMER POTION

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Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

Happy Monday! I recently featured this product in a #weeklywishlist and just had to give it a whirl. In a word, I’m obsessed. I once had a beauty counter girl tell me that I didn’t need eyeshadow primer and to just use my foundation. This was seriously years ago, but for some reason I let it stick with me, and never really considered using a primer on my lids. Now, this wasn’t a huge problem in my life because on an everyday basis, I didn’t wear much eyeshadow. I’m lazy and (until very recently) by midday, my eye makeup would look like it had had a wild night out. This primer, from Urban Decay, eliminates all creasing, smudginess, and provides the perfect canvas for both eyeshadow and liner alike! Even after a full day of wear, eyeshadow looks fresh. You can even use any of the three shades on their own for a natural, even look. This product will be especially useful during the holiday season, which comes with darker, shimmery eye palettes. I picked mine up in the anti-aging version because, I mean, gotta start somewhere. Maybe it’ll even prevent an eye-lift in 20 years, who knows?

Emily

Weekly Wishlist: Pink Slip

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Happy Monday! This week’s edition of the #WeeklyWishlist is sort of themed around pink/blush-y tones, I guess. Basically, throughout each week, I write down/bookmark things I want and then put them together on Sundays. Sometimes a theme surfaces and I run with it, random or otherwise. Anyway, I was feelin’ a lot of pink stuff this time around. I’ve wanted this Jonathan Adler pillow for sometime, because pretty much anything with an “E” on it gets me going. Plus, in life, you can never have too many throw pillows. Don’t let anyone tell you any different. I know I’m super late to the party on this one, but I’ve also been wanting the Urban Decay Naked3 palette forever. With summer just around the corner, I’ve been gravitating towards natural, effortless makeup, and I think this would fit the bill. If any of y’all have it, I’d love to hear some reviews! Now, this giant inflatable flamingo might seem superfluous, but I think it’s the cutest thing. Since last summer, we’ve all seen the inflatable swans floating all over Instagram, but the flamingo takes the cake in my book. I don’t even have a pool, so I shouldn’t be allowed to want this as much as I do, but if you have a pool, this is a summer must have! Another must have, just for life, is a pair of Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals. I’ve featured this shoe before in another pattern, but I keep coming back to this easy nude color. There’s literally nothing they wont go with. I’m definitely saving up for these beauties. As always, click to shop the items I mentioned, and everything else. I hope everyone had a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

Emily