Top 10 Favorite Red Lipsticks

The holidays are upon us!

I know that I can’t be the only one that loves a beautiful, classic, red lip this time of year. It’s so festive and speaks holiday time! The best part about wearing red lipstick is that it can be dressed up, (rocking a bold smokey eye, lashes to the heavens, and glitter upon glitter!). It can also be another casual Monday at the office kind of look (no eye shadow, natural and wispy lashes, and hair in a sleek bun).

Today I have gathered 10 of my top favorite red lipsticks to share with you. Most of these are super affordable and are at your local drug store. I hope that you enjoy this short yet informative post! I will be linking all of the lipsticks that I share with you down below.

All of these lipsticks apply smoothly and beautifully!

I hope that you enjoyed this post; it was fun to share these products with you. If you have other red lip recommendations, please leave them in the comments! I am always looking to try out something new.

Happy holidays!

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Makeup Products: Charlotte by Charlotte Russe Review

 

Hello there! If you didn’t already know, I am here to let you in on a little secret. Charlotte Russe has launched their very own makeup collection! Yes…That’s right, a new makeup collection! I was lucky enough to get sent some of the products in the collection. If you would like to know more about it, keep on scrolling. 

Here are the products that I was sent:

  • 2 mascaras
  • 3 lip products
  • an eyeshadow palette
  • 2 eyebrow pencils
  • a primer spray

All of these products turned out pretty good. I feel as if the eyeshadow palette isn’t as pigmented as I would like it to be, but pretty damn good for the price point.

All three of the lip products are amazing. I especially love the lip balm, I take it with me everywhere. The eyebrow pencils are creamy and are easy to use. The primer spray sprays evenly and smells incredible!

As for the mascaras, I am obsessed with the lengthening mascara! I need an entire box of them! The volume mascara I like, but not as much as the lengthening. I prefer the volume mascara on my more natural makeup days.

All of these products are worth the purchase, I mean how stinking cute is the packaging? That alone is worth buying in my opinion.

There you have it! I like to keep these product reviews short and sweet. Let me know if you have tried any of these products from the collection. I would love to know which ones are your favorite. 

10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts

I am not sure if it’s the double taps, or the fact that the layouts are so intriguing, but everyone seems to be infatuated Instagram (including myself). I am constantly on the popular page just looking for new accounts to stalk.

You really loved when I posted all about my favorite bloggers to follow, so I thought that I would do a spin off post from that. Today I have 10 Must Follow Instagram Accounts for you. If you already follow some of these people, we are that much closer to becoming besties.

Number Ten

@lady0lson

Number Nine

@paigealiciabeauty

Number Eight

@aspyovard

Number Seven

@Stephyoungphoto

Number Six

@Oliviarink

Number Five

@Alishamarie

Number Four

@newdarlings

Number Three

@Amrezy

Number Two

@Learningtobefearless

Number One

@Bakersfielbeautyblogger

Product Review: L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise

Happy Makeup Monday! One quick question, if you could only choose one makeup product to wear for the rest of your life, what would it be? If it’s mascara, you might want to go pick this one up! I love mascara, and this one just knocked more than half of them out of the park. Today I am reviewing the L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise mascara. The color that I picked up is blackest black.

Packaging:

The tube is pretty heavy duty, a chic light pink look. Just simply gorgeous! The wand is pretty big and reminds me of the Better Than Sex mascara from Too Faced.

Formula:

The mascara isn’t a wet consistency, it’s not dry, I feel as if it is perfect.

 

Moment of truth:

I rate this mascara a 5/5! It’s pretty amazing, as you can see for yourself. It gives me so much volume, length, and color payoff.

Have your tried this mascara? If so, do you like it?

Stay beautiful.

Makeup Monday: LipSense Review

Oh my goodness! I am sure that you have heard of LipSense before, right? Well if you haven’t, I am here to tell you all about it. Basically it is this amazing liquid lipstick that is known to last for up to 18 hours! I know, crazy huh.

 



When I received my starter kit, it came in an adorable little mesh bag. It had a color liquid lipstick, a gloss, and an oops remover. It also had the application directions in it. It retails in the US for about $55.00, and you are about to find out if it was worth it or not.

This product is all about application, if it’s applied correctly, the longer it will last. You can find this product mostly online, there are tons of distributors.

APPLICATION:

Apply three thin layers of color, not letting your lips touch. After color is dry, apply gloss, and then you are ready for your day!



When I applied my LipSense, it had a tingling effect to it. I did some research and it does that to dry lips, so make sure that your lips are nice and moisturized before the application.

This product claims to be:

  • Waterproof
  • Kiss proof
  • Smudge proof
  • Rub off proof

Basically everything proof!

Believe me when I tell you that it is!! My color lasted 8 hours and it looked fabulous at the end of the day! My husband hates when I have lipstick on and he can’t kiss me. With LipSense, he can kiss me all day without a worry that he is going to have red lips himself.

Overall I rate LipSense a 5/5, I am even considering becoming a sales consultant! Let me know if you have tried LipSense before and how you feel about it.

Everyday Makeup Routine 

Hello! How was everyone’s holiday weekend? I hope that it was amazing! Mine was filled with smiles, family and food. Today I am bringing to you my everyday makeup routine! I know that some of you miss my makeup posts (Aunt Cindy and Maddison). This one is for you! 

I would first like to say, excuse my crusty ass nose and my lazy eye. I was really sick for like a week and my nose was raw. My lazy eye is just there for everyone to enjoy. Now, on to the good stuff. 

First things first, I always wash my hands and then sanitize them. I try to keep my breakout to a minimum. Dirty hands touching the face is a big cause of breakouts. 

Moisturize

To moisturize my face I use coconut oil. I use coconut oil for absolutely everything. I love it. This is also the time that I like to apply chapstick. It preps my lips and gets them ready for lipstick. 

Primer

I know that this sounds weird, but to prime my face I use Nivea Men’s Post Shave Balm. It contains glycerin, and glycerin helps makeup stay on your face. 

Face 

For foundation I like to use Loriel True Match. This is one of the best foundations that I have ever tried. The color selection is ridiculous! Once that is applied, I go in with concealer. When I apply concealer, I apply it in an upside down triangle under my eyes. This covers more areas on the face and also highlights. 

To set the under eye area, I use the Laura Mercier translucent powder. To set the rest of my face I use the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. 

Once all of that is done, I apply my blush, the one that I have been using is Milani baked blush in 02 Rose D’Oro. To highlight I have been using Mac’s beaming blush. 

Brows

Brows have been the same for a while now. I am using Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in Dark Brown. To set them I apply Brow This Way by Rimmel. 

Eyes

I love me some winged liner. This is a gel liner from Elf that I purchased a long time ago. I use this bad boy everyday. Mascara is Maybelline Lash Essentials Mascara. By far the best mascara I have ever used. To spice up my look a little, I apply a highlighted eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes. This adds a little extra something and makes it look like you spent a lot of time on your eyes. 

Lips

Usually for lips I use something simple, like a nude lipstick or a gloss, but today I am wearing Spice by Kylie Cosmetics. I took Blog pictures and you will see them very soon! 

To make sure that my makeup stays in place all day, I like to spray my face with some setting spray, this one is from Urban Decay. 

My makeup usually takes my about 15 minutes to accomplish. I hope that you all enejoyed this post! Remember to stay awesome and I will talk to you all in the next one! 

I love you! 

Top 10 Fav Fall Lipsticks🍂

       Greetings all of you Fall lovers! If you have found this post, it is because you are looking for some Fall inspiration. I have gathered my top 10 favorite Fall lipsticks for you.

       Fall is the best season for makeup and fashion! It is the time to bring out the pumpkin spice lattes and dark lipstick. Down below are some picture of the lipsticks and swatches of each one. I find myself reaching for these 10 shades throughout the entire Fall season. 

      All of these shades are so pigmented and creamy. Most of these colors looks similar, but I promise that they are all different. That is only something that a lipstick hoarder would say. I hope that you enjoy these swatches as much as I do. I don’t know why, but swatches make me happy. 

Nude Naunce: Maybelline

Black Cherry: Milani

Ariana Grande: Mac 

Deepest Cherry: Maybelline 

Plum Please: Maybelline 

Echo: Kay Von D 

Double Espresso: Milani 

Kourt K: Kylie Cosmetics 

Truth/Dare: Sephora Rouge 

GLG789: LA Girl Lip Paint

     There you have it people! My top 10 favorite Fall lip colors!! I hope that you enjoyed them, let me know which shade is your favorite. I plan on creating a Fall makeup look with a few of these shades. If you have a question about to price range of these products, let me know, I can tell you. Most of these shades are affordable. 

       Thank you for reading! I hope that you enjoyed this post! I look forward to hearing from you! Also, if you would like to collaborate on a makeup look, let me know! I am always looking to make some new friends, and some great content. Until next time!


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PATRIOTIC MAKEUP

Ummmm, has anyone else realized that Fourth of July is around the corner? For those of you who do not live in the United States, July fourth is the day that America declared it’s independence! We celebrate with fireworks, pool parties and barbecues. Most of show our pride by wearing the colors of our flag and listen to great songs about our country. So in honor of our celebration, I have created a fun and patriotic makeup look for all of you! I had a ton of fun coming up with this look, it took me a couple of tries to figure out what I wanted, but I finally did it. This is a very bold day or night look, but don’t be scared to give it a try. I hope that you all enjoy this post, as much as I enjoyed putting it together. If you have already created something similar, I would love to check it out. Leave the link in the comments and I will give it some love. Now let’s get started with the good stuff.

Before I applied any face makeup, I created my eye look. This blue eye shadow got all over the place! If you choose to apply your face first, be very careful, you don’t want to look like you got attacked by a smurf. I like to apply tape underneath my eyes to create a sharp, crisp line. If you are confused when I say apply tape, I will leave a link explaining that. I am horrible with explanations, you can check that out on my Pinterest. From there, I created a wing with a blue eye shadow, feel free to use a blue eyeliner if you have one. It might be easier to apply, but I don’t own a blue liner. I should really get one, it would have made things a lot easier. Anyway… The next step was applying that same blue shadow in my crease, for those of you that are not comfortable, feel free to skip that step. My “winged liner” kept transferring  to my lid so I went ahead and placed it in the crease. If you can’t beat them, join them! Once that you have blue all over the place, I applied some false eyelashes, just to glam the look up a little. I feel like falsies can make or break a make up look. They just give so much life to your creation, it is unreal!

OK, so now that you are satisfied with the blue and are out of your comfort zone, it is time to apply the rest of your face. My face consists of; moisturizer, concealer, foundation, setting powder, bronzer, blush, highlight and eyebrows. I have a post on the products that I use on a everyday basis, I will leave the link to that here. Once I completed my usual face stuff, I felt like this look needed a little more jazz to it. I took a glittery liquid liner, this one is from E.L.F, I applied it to the tops of my cheek bones like a highlighter. I feel more like myself now. Ahh, sparkles! If glitter doesn’t make you happy, you are not considered a human, I don’t know what you are.

Now for the fun, yet most complicated part of this look as a whole. The application of red lipstick, try to keep it on your lips and off of your elbows. If you accidentally get it on other parts of your face (or body), like I do every time, just cover it with a small (or a large) amount of your foundation. I used a liquid lipstick from Colourpop and a CoverGirl gloss on top. After that you look more patriotic than ever before! You can sing a little a song, preferably a Toby Keith one and feel free to do a little dance. Now put on your party clothes, change outfits at least two more times and then go have fun! I got this cute top at Charlotte Russe in the Plus Size section. They had American flag tops and all kinds of patriotic fashion items there! Cute stuff and amazing sales, you will thank me later.

Thank you all for reading this post, I hope that you liked it. Remember this is a fun look, not my everyday look, so please be nice. If any of you recreate this look, I would love to see it! Please tag me on Instagram, Twitter, wherever! I love you all, until next time!

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First Impression 

The Colossal Spider Effect, Volume Express, Waterproof mascara. Whew! Isn’t that a mouth full? Today I wanted to give my thoughts on this new product and let you know if it does what it claims. When I seen the commercial, I thought that it looked amazing! It gave the model very long, spidery lashes. It claims to have a certain type of bristles that will group your lashes together to create the spider effect. Being the makeup junkie that I am, I purchased it. I also really needed a new mascara, I was pushing the last one to the LIMIT, so perfect timing. Now, without further ado, here are some pictures and thoughts on The Colossal Spider Effect. 

This is how the product came, your standard Maybelline packaging. It was around $7.00, pretty decent price for a drug store mascara. I picked up the color Classic Black and I always make sure to get waterproof. I love the outside of the bottle, the yellow is eye catching and the black spider web on the wand handle is straight to the point. 

MASCARA DESCRIPTION

When I first opened the mascara, I could see the little cup bristles that was described. It has the cone shaped handle, so very easy to grip. The actual wand is wide on one side, it is bigger at the top and gets smaller as it gets closer to the bottom. When you turn it wand side ways, the wand gets thinner. 

ACTUAL APPLICATION

When I first applied the product, you would have thought that today was the first day that I ever wore makeup. Super messy and just got all over the place! I know that when mascaras are new, most of them are runny, but this was more runny than any mascara I have ever used. When I am in a rush, I don’t have time to clean a ton of mascara off of my face. I want to apply and go. Yes, there will always those days when you need everything to go right and it does just the opposite. I get that, but come on now, not right off the bat! With that being said, I don’t feel as if it gave me a spider effect at all! I don’t know if I may be applying it wrong or what, but the whole thing was a disaster. However, I will give it another chance, maybe  I need to apply it a few more times to get the gist of it. I refuse to throw products out that have sucky first impressions. So maybe after a few more applications, I will like the product even more, you never know. I can’t tell you how many times I have HATED a product the first time I tested it, just for it to turned out to be the best product in the world. Never give up on something, no matter what it is, just after the first try. Life can sometimes surprise you.

As for length, it gave me a little, but not like I was hoping. I will say that it did give me plenty of volume, I can always use some of that for my baby lashes (the struggle is real). Here is the application compared to my natural lashes, a difference, but not by much.

So, for my final rating of this product I would give it a 2/5. It was messy, but it did give me better volume and I liked that. It did say on great throughout the day, I haven’t noticed any transfer. Let me know if any of you have tried this mascara, maybe I am doing something wrong. I need to know your secret!! I hope that you enjoyed this first impression, I really liked making it and plan on creating some more. I am also planning a Fourth of July makeup look. If you have any request, be sure to leave them in the comment section. I would like to thank all of you for reading this post, it means the world to me to know that people actual care about what I have to say. I love you all and greatly appreciate you. Once I hit 300 followers, I plan on doing a giveaway, so make sure that you are following me!

 

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