Saturday, November 22, 2014

Autumn Lips - 7 Ways

Autumn is in full swing, which means it's the perfect time of year for experimenting with colorful lips! I'm a fan of the typical berry lip for fall, but I think there's some other options out there that can look great for fall too. From a sheer natural look to a deep rose, I thought I'd bring out 7 different lip options for autumn. 
Stila Lip Glaze in Fig is trusted favorite of mine. It's a your-lips-but-better gloss that is easy to apply and has the right amount of shine.
Revlon Lip Butter in Raspberry Pie is a deep rose-toned berry shade that is smooth, moisture-filled and glossy.
Another Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum is more of a brown-based berry with that nice glossy effect.
Laqa & Co Lip Lube in Menatour is a fun, bright purple-pink in a long-lasting formula with a fresh, minty scent.
The Revlon Balm Stain in Crush is a classic fall color in a deep berry red that leaves a pretty stain on the lips once the initial application wears off.
Cynthia Rowley's Creamy Lip Stain in Dahlia is a new product for me. It looks extremely dark in the tube, but actually goes on pretty sheer, leaving a light wash of plum on the lips.
J Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paint in Mad Splatter might just be my favorite of all seven colors. It comes out of a tube and can be applied with a lip brush for a highly intense, richly pigmented red-toned pink. 

Let me know which is your favorite of the 7 shades and what your go-to autumn lip shade is!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cargo Northern Lights Palette

Eye shadow palettes are my weakness when it comes to beauty products. I'm addicted to buying anything that looks new, unique, or just plain pretty! I'm honestly running out of space in my designated "palette drawers", but I don't plan on not buying them anytime soon. I mean, come on...

With that being said, I maaaaay have picked up yet another palette the other day. In my defense, the Cargo Northern Lights palette is in a cute, red, snakeskin-like packaging and the shadow shades all screamed winter, so I really had no choice. (What I'm telling myself as I walk to the register.)
So let's talk about these shadows! I'm loving them so much- from the Northern and wintery names to the buttery and richly pigmented formula of each shadow, they are all stunning. Aurora is a beautiful true rose-gold that's perfect for an every-day shimmery eye look. Caspian Sea is a gorgeous, deep grey that can deepen any look.
L-R: Polar, Lapland, Aurora, Iceland, Caspian Sea, Arctic
I'm also crazy about Glacier, a dark, shimmery blue-grey that would be perfect for a holiday party smokey eye. Reindeer is another favorite, as the matte, burgundy shade is very complementary on green eyes and it's really blendable. 
L-R: Fjord, Glacier, Finland, Osetra, Reindeer, Greenland
All in all I'm loving these shadows and definitely will be reaching for these often. What do you think about this palette? Will you be adding it to your collection too?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ruffian - A Nail Polish Record Holder

I've never been more impressed with the staying power of a nail polish than I am with the Ruffian nail lacquer. This came in a Birchbox ages ago and haven't tried it until now. So let's dive right into the impressive part! I applied the polish a full week ago and it hasn't chipped at all! It's grown out a bit and just worn on the tips from normal wear and tear, but there are seriously no nicks anywhere. (And all of this with one coat!!) This is insanely impressive considering most of my polishes can only make it a few days with losing a chunk. The color is pretty unique too- Hedge Fund is an olive green with some golden, coppery flecks throughout. It's the perfect color for fall and I don't have anything like it!

Have you ever tried any of Ruffian's nail polishes?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fluffy Sweater Weather

It was a chilly fall day so I decided to break out this fluffy sweater that I picked up recently. It's not bulky, but it was so warm! I'm in love with how fuzzy and soft it is and the little pockets on it! It's definitely going to be a fall and winter staple piece for me. 

Sweater: LC Lauren Conrad
T-Shirt: Target
Jeans: Target (similar)
Boots: Sonoma
Necklace: similar