#30Daysof Lipstick : Week 2

Sorry about the absence, folks. Crazy how one hospitalized family member can throw off everything (she is doing much better, thank you :). Welcome back for week two of #30daysoflipstick!

 

Day 8 was another metal liquid lipstick by Smashbox. This one is called Mauve Squad. I really loved this one but I’m pretty sure my facial expression above just says, “Monday.” lol

Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Mauve Squad.

Day 9: This one is an oldie but a goodie. Bite Beauty Luminous Creme in Fig. If you only try one lipstick on this entire list, get to Sephora and try this one. It smells amazing, is full coverage and a wonderful neutral pink.

Day 10: I think this is the last Smashbox one in the lipstick bag. Smashbox Be Legendary Lip in Crimson Chrome. It is not for the faint of heart. However, I do believe I made Marilyn Munroe and Dita Von Teese proud with this look.

Day 11: More dark lips today. The problem with randomly pulling them out of the bag is that you can get two similar looking lipsticks in a row. Today’s Bite Beauty lipstick is in the shade Mulberry. This must not have made the cut when Bite Beauty switched from their Luminous Creme formula (discontinued) to their Amuse Bouche formula as I don’t see it on Sephora or the Bite Beauty website.

Day 12: I have seriously fallen in love with these Sephora #lipstories lipsticks. They just launched in December and I already have six. Clearly I am trying to justify them all by including them in the challenge. This shade is 38 Off-Limits. I am in love with this colour. It is easy to wear but it just slightly off beat from the “normal” colour range of lipsticks. It does transfer like an SOB though. 😐

Day 13: Daughter actually chose my lipstick that morning and she bypassed the hot pinks, teal, silver, black and reds left in the bag and chose…. another purple. Clearly she and I are related. MAC Cosmetics in Pick Me! Pick Me! While this looks very similar to the one from the day before, it needs several layers to look this purple and is packed full of glitter. MAC’s website describes it as, “Muted lavender with pink pearl.”

DAY 14

Day 14: It was unlikely I was going to wear this teal lipstick to work so it was probably best it came out of the bag on a Sunday. I do really love the colour so I’m sure you’ll see me wear it more as spring gets closer.

Sephora #Lipstories lipstick in 49 Ouch

So, what did you think of Week 2? Any favourites? I’d love to hear from you. Happy Shopping!

Adventures in Glitter

Hey folks, here is a video with me trying on glitter. It’s not quite a tutorial because I this was my first time before but it went pretty well so hopefully you can still pick up some tips from it. Not sure what happened at the end. I remembered filming an ending but can’t find the video so I made it work.

Any suggestions for future Adventures in Glitter videos or questions? Please leave me a comment. Happy Shopping!

YouTubers mentioned and worth watching:

Cristine at Simply Nailogical (probably NSFW)

Chelle at MakeUp Your Mind

Products Used:

MAC Good Luck Trolls Glitter in Fuchsia Glitter

Too Faced Glitter Glue

Urban Decay Electric Palette

MAC Toledo Violetwink Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation in Ivory

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Treatment Concealer in Light

Smashbox 24hr Eyeshadow Primer

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper

Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chihuahua

Lancome Cil Booster XL Mascara

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Mani Monday – Julep Avni & Clio glitter gradient

I paint my nails all the time and hardly ever talk about it on my blog. So here’s a quick post about my current mani. I just received my August Julep box last week and all the colours I got were gorgeous. Rich with some shimmer and shifting colours but not too overt. Rich jewel tones, which are some of my favourite colours.

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I decided to go with the royal purple colour, called Avni, even though it’s still summer and I really should be cherishing all the pastels and bright colours that will soon be relegated to the back of my nail polish box. Two coats got me a fantastic base and then I added Julep Clio as a glitter gradient. (You may have noticed, I’m kind of a nut for gradients.)

The first two pics are taken near a window and the third is using indoor lighting. Apologies for the blurriness of the third, the pictures just looked more blue near the window and I wanted to capture the purple shift.

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What are you wearing on your nails this week? Happy Shopping!