Friday, August 22, 2014

Red Lip


Lips: Rimmel Lip Liner in Red Diva, Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 111 Kiss of Life

I've never been much of a bold lipstick kind of gal. Sometimes it feels a bit too "Hello, Sailor!" for me, but every girl needs that lip color that she can just throw on and feel powerful. A red lip to me screams confidence and I've finally found a shade that I feel I can (hopefully) pull off. I'm in love with this bright red matte lip for a night out, or if I'm just in a fearless mood for the day. What is your favorite lipstick when you're feeling daring?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Electric Tropics

Tropical Print Bomber Jacket - Target (similar here, here, and here)
T-Shirt - Target
Jeans - LC Lauren Conrad (similar here)
Shoes - Converse

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Dry Lips Rescue

I'd been battling with dry, chapped lips for weeks with no end in sight. I tried Chap Stick (terrible), Maybelline Baby Lips (so-so), and even a Jack Black balm from the men's section of Ulta that was supposed to be great for healing the driest of lips. All of which did pretty much nothing (and I'm convinced that Chap Stick made them more dry than they already were).

I quickly realized that barely drinking any water all day was a large part of my problem, so I upped my water intake and started to notice a slight improvement in not only the dryness of my lips, but in the overall health of my skin. Drink more water! One of those tips that I always read but don't strictly abide by. Not anymore.

Next up, I decided to make my own sugar scrub for my lips with equal parts brown sugar, olive oil, and honey. I put it in a little container in the bathroom and used it once a day or every other day to gently scrub off any dryness on and around my lips. Noticeable difference after every use- seriously. This was a big help in the healing process.

So now after my numerous lip balm fails, water chugging, and DIY scrub, these lips of mine still were looking pretty wrecked. And I was getting so frustrated...until my loving husband suggested something that I am now completely converted to. Vaseline!!! So simple, cheap, and wonderful! I bought the large "original" tub, plus a couple of the little Vaseline lip therapy pots and gave it a go. I'm not exaggerating when I tell you that I slathered that stuff all over my mouth and within a couple of days of using it saw my lips completely healed!!! I'm absolutely in love with this stuff and probably will never buy a different lip balm again.
If you're in need of a dry lips rescue I would highly recommend picking up some good, ol' Vaseline. Trust me, you won't regret it!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Dinner at The Silo

Saturday night my husband surprised me and drove us to The Silo for dinner. I've never been there before, but I've heard of it (and seen it on an episode of Man vs. Food)! It's a short drive from where we live and right on Lake Ontario with a fantastic view! The weather was perfect- not too hot or cold with a nice breeze coming in from the water. It was so nice to sit and watch the boats out on the lake while we ate.
It's a super casual place- order at the counter and wait until your number is called to pick it up. I went with a cheeseburger, sweet potato fries, and pink lemonade while my husband got the famous "haystack"- a steak and cheese sandwich with a pile of mini fries/hash browns on top. I tried a bite and it was delicious! I'll be getting that next time!
If you ever happen to be in the Lewiston/Niagara Falls area, it's definitely worth stopping here, both for the food and the view!