Lip Loving

Recently I have been obsess with a variety of lip colors  and wanted to explore different colors and new brands.

Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Mega Melon

 

This is the perfect summertime color!  I have loved using this lip product so far!  It adds a natural pop of color to my lips and can go with any outfit or with a night and day makeup look.  The variety of colors are amazing and I going to purchase more colors.  If you have any color recommendations let me know.  This is my new favorite lip product!  I can not wait to go and purchase new colors!

Bobbi Brown: Blue Raspberry

This is my favorite lipstick of all time!  I love it and have been using since college.  I love this color and it is such a classic.  One day I would like to get more colors from Bobbi Brown but for now I am set on this shade.  This is my go to shade an a classic one at that.  I love it and it has been in my makeup bag for the past few years!  A classic staple that will never fade.

Urban Decay: Sheer Liar

This is another lip product that I have been using on the regular now and I enjoy the color it adds to my lips and makeup routine.  I do not like how little it lasts.  It does not last long and fades rather quickly.  If you are looking for a color that stays the whole day then this is not the product for you.  I do like the natural look that this product provides for me and it is not an intense color for me or my makeup routine.  I will be interested to try another natural color from them in the future.

Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip: Nude Scandal

This is pretty expensive but well worth the price!  I love this product and will definitely buy again once I am out of this product.  It is part lip liner and lipstick.  So the top part is the lip liner and the bottom is the lipstick.  You apply the lip liner first and then apply the lipstick.  The colors match my natural lips so it adds just the right amount of color.  I would not have know about this lip product if the Sephora employee did not recommend it to me.  So, kudos to her for knowing such a good product.

Burt’s Bees Lip Balms

I love, love, love these although sadly I have ruined way too many of them by leaving them in my pockets and they wound up washed and I had to throw them in the trash.  But these lip balms are amazing!  They keep my lips hydrated and most throughout the day plus they smell great which is a plus.  The price is a little bit much compared to regular chapstick but it is totally worth it!

Not so lovable Lip Products

L’Oreal Riche Lipstick: Tropical Coral

This brand is great but the color of this lipstick is not.  For some ladies this might be a complementing color but for me it is not.  It is way to bright for me and does not work for most of my outfits.  Maybe if I was more tan than this color would work better for me.  So, I will be trying another color from this brand to see if it works for me.

Sephora Collection: Sweet Balm

The packaging is very cute on this product but the the product itself is another story.  It does not offer a hint of color unless you apply like 4 coats of it.  Plus the color is very bright pink which is too much for me so I am not loving it at all.  For some people the color might work but me it is just too much and I look a bit ridiculous with all of that pink on my lips.  This has been one of the worst products that I have used in a long time and I am sorry that I bought it.

Lip Products to Try:

Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color

I want to try this lipstick so badly!  I am in love with Bobbi Brown products and will just have to get my hands on this lipstick.  the packaging is so cute! I like the new take on the lipstick tube compared to the traditional tube of the Bobbi Brown lipsticks. In the meantime I will have to read reviews about it before I purchase the item.  Have any of you used this products?  What do you think of them?

M.A.C Lipstick

I have not tried nay M.A.C lipsticks yet and have heard so many good things about these products.  Plus the lipstick tube is so cute. I know they are known for their reds but I am not a red person.  Anyone have any color recommendations for a natural color for fair skin?  Let me know in the comments below.

 

Let me know some of your favorite lip products in the comments below! 

 

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Lovely Lips

Lately, I have been on a makeup kick and wearing it more than I usually do during the course of the week.  This is a big deal for me because I hardly ever wear any makeup unless it is for a special occasion.  For the past few months I have been trying out various products to see what meshes with my routine and  skin. This post will be focused on lip products that have been used.  There have been a ton that have worked well and I love.  Many of the ones listed have been staples in my makeup bag since college and others have been newly found.   On a side note most if not all of my lipsticks are natural colors.  Bold colors are not my style and I look like a clown whenever I wear red or coral colors.

NARS Mitzi Sheer Lipstick

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My favorite lipstick of all time!  The color is perfect it is a combination of beige,orange, and coral at least that is how I’ll describe it.    I first bought this in college and have used it nonstop.  It was basically my everyday lip color!  Sadly it has been discontinued and it sucks!  The one time I find a product that works for me and it is gone.  I do have half a stick left and use it sparingly.  I know that once it is done I will not be able to get another tube of it.

NARS Dolce Vita Sheer Lipstick

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I discovered this color while browsing in Sephora recently and found my new Mitzi. Since Mitzi  is discontinued I have made it a mission to find a color that is as close to Mitzi as it can get.  This has been it!  It is natural on me and adds just a hint of color!  I love this shade and it is my new go to everyday lipstick!  Go test or buy this shade if you alerting for replacement for the NARS Mitzi or need a new natural looking lipstick.

Bobbi Brown Blue Raspberry Creamy Lip Color

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This is my holy grail lip color and looks fantastic on me!  It blends perfectly with my skin tone and is not an overpowering color.  This is my other everyday  lip color.  It is a thicker lipstick than the NARS lipstick and does not last as long as the NARS lipsticks do.  However, this is a timeless, classic, and beautiful color.  It has been a staple in my makeup bag since my college days.  This is the perfect color for day or night activities and can be worn with a makeup free face.  I have done that and it has looked amazing.

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Bomb: Ballet

I have this in two colors  and love them.  These are very sheer and light colors good for an everyday or no makeup day.  I love them because they go on easily and smoothly.  However, they do not last all day and require reapplication.  But I love that it adds subtle color to my lips and goes with multiple looks and outfits!

Soothing Lip Products

Smith’s Rosebud Salve & C.O. Bigelow Rose Salve

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Both salves are very similar and smell amazing!  These are two of the best products I have used on my lips to help soothe chapped and dry lips.  These containers last a long time and can also be used on dry patches of skin!   Try these too to help save your lips they both are amazing and will become a staple in your makeup bag!

Lip Smackers Dr. Pepper and Strawberry

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These are good chapsticks and I think they are fun.  Both flavors are not as good as the salves but work great.  Both of them smell good too!  I like that the Dr. Pepper balm leaves color on my lips too!

Weekly Wonders

First Weekly Wonders post!! Check out these posts for things newly discovered or loved by me!

1. Patricia Nash Designs

One of my favorite handbag designers.  The company produces Italian leather handbags of all sizes which will last you a lifetime!  Purchased my first one about five years ago and it has been my go to bag.  They also have a fantastic customer service policy which is: We are happy to offer free repair services to our customers whenever possible. … Once we receive an item for repair, we will inspect the item and advise you on your available repair or replacement options. Please allow 4-6 weeks for the processing of repaired items.

I had to use this policy due to the leather coming off some of the piping on my bag.  I was sad that it could not be repaired but I was able to pick a replacement bag valued at the original cost of my broken bag.  Customer Service Representative replied quickly and courteously to my emails.  You truly get what you pay for and not many companies have policies like this! Basically, this company rocks!

Avellino Crossbody in Distressed Chocolate

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Check out her designs: Patricia Nash Designs Website

2. Bobbi Brown

OMG! I have totally fallen head over heals for her makeup products! Her concealer and corrector are the best I have used and they are amazing. Also, her makeup looks natural on me and the color is a good fit for my skin tone.

Bobbi Brown Concealer

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Bobbi Brown Corrector

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3. Kate Spade

My other top handbag designer!  Her designs are timeless, chic, and classic.  They can be paired with a multitude of outfits and will last you forever.  Kate Spade bags are the total opposite of Patricia Nash Designs but I love both equally!

Some of my favorite Kate Spade Bags

Bon Shopper: Deborah Dots

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Sawyer Street Maxi: Large (really want this one!!)

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4. Coca Cola Commercial

There is a Coca-Cola commercial circulating around the web and it is very sweet. A good commercial in time for the holidays and makes you feel good.  A must watch so click the link below! Nice job Coca Cola!:)

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5.Florence & the Machine album

I’m in love with the album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful!  Love , Love ,Love it!  Enjoy listening to this Cd on the ride to and from work!  Go check it out!

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