Monday, September 1, 2014

Mani Monday | Red Carpet Manicure Plum Up the Volume

Red Carpet Manicure Plum Up the Volume
Happy Labor Day! I know I'm a bit late but I've been busy all day. 
If I can be honest with you, I haven't done my nails in a very long time. Maybe a month ago I did a gel french manicure, but I took it off after two weeks. I have been giving my nails time to breathe.

Today, I did my manicure with the Red Carpet Manicure color Plum Up the Volume. It still has a summery vibe, but gently welcomes the fall season. So of course, I figured it would be perfect to wear it for a bit!

Update on my life:
- School has started once again! I'm in my senior year (4th year) of university and still a bio major =)
- I have a new job, so I'm getting accustomed to the schedule and will continue posting blogs and making YouTube videos once I find time again.
- Currently debating what I want to do post college. I have two separate careers I am thinking of (pharmacy school or teaching science, I know...two extremes)


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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Orange Sunshine | Wearable Lipsticks

 Hello lovelies! I know its towards the end of the summer, as school is about to start back in session, but I wanted to show you some orange lippies I have been enjoying.
It's very difficult to pull off an orange lip, but I've noticed that these "orange hued" lippies are very wearable. 
Natural light
L-R: Revlon Lip butter in Juicy Papaya, Tarte Lipsurgence in Joy, and Maybelline Color Whisper in Orange Attitude 

Indoor lighting
Revlon Lip Butter in Juicy Papaya
I just love Revlon's lip butters. I've collected several over the years and they provide great moisture for a few hours of color. I would say this color is mostly a peachy/red toned sheer orange.
Tarte Lipsurgence in Joy
I absolutely love Tarte's lipsurgence lippies. They are on the pricier side, but they are great. They give great moisture, smell minty and feel tingly on the lips, and some have good tinting abilities throughout the day. Unfortunately, I can't find Joy anywhere, probably because it is not being made any more. I still have quite a bit left, but I need to find a replacement when it runs out. Joy has medium coverage, and although looks orange in the tube, once applied, it becomes a bit more pink toned.
Maybelline Color Whispers in Orange Attitude
(Enter this lip whispey) I had always wanted to try the Color Whispers, but never did until recently. This shade stood out to me. When I brought it home and tried it on, I noticed it was very similar to something I already had. Turns out, it is slightly more opaque and more pink toned then Tarte Lipsurgence in Joy! The wearability is pretty similar to the Revlon Lip butters and I feel about the same moisture.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Best Friend Weekend | Videos!


This past weekend my best friend, Yami, and I made two videos! Here they are! Hope you enjoy <3



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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

 Hey everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for a while. I was helping out at a church student camp and didn't have access to my computer as we were away at a retreat center. Anyways, I am back again and I will need to establish some kind of schedule since school will be starting up again soon. 

Today, I'm reviewing the MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation ($27). I picked this up about a month ago and love using it during the summer as my base. Its also great to use as a setting powder above a liquid foundation. It lasts about 5-6 hours on me before it begins to wear away.

I love using my Real Techniques Multi Task brush to apply the powder. The coverage is light to medium with the brush, but if you use a sponge, you can get medium-full coverage. I personally prefer to have a light-medium coverage with this powder. I'm not very fond of the sponge that comes with the powder.

Packaging is nice and sturdy. It is plastic and snaps shut, and comes with a mirror and sponge. There are 0.52oz/15g of product which is a great amount. The good thing is that I have not broken out from this MAC product. I know some people may break out because of MAC, but I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

To see it in action, watch the video:

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Friday, July 25, 2014

What's In My Purse | Summer Edition

During the summer I like to have a smaller purse just because I don't feel like lugging around a bigger purse. I enjoy being able to quickly grab this purse and be out the door in a jiffy! Also, I feel a like lighter!

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