Month: October 2014

Top 5 Fall Lip Colors

Here are my top 5 fall lip products!

I will be rocking these throughout the colder months.

-Jules

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Lush Fizzbanger Bath Bomb

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While it is bright yellow on the outside, the core of this bath bomb is blue. Your bath turns the craziest bright green color. While that sounds off putting, it really isn’t. It was mesmerizing to see the bath change color as the bath bomb fizzed.

Being bright green made the bath fun, but I wasn’t as big of a fan of the scent as I thought I would be. Apple is one of my favorite fragrances so I was expecting to really enjoy this Lush product. Even after soaking in the bath for quite a while, the scent was not very strong. The notes of apples and cinnamon were overpowered by a sweet candy fragrance, which was ok, but not what I was expecting.

At the center of Fizzbanger is a slip of paper that says “BANG!” in a comic book speech bubble; a cute touch that made the melting of the bath bomb even more exciting.

I can’t complain too much about a relaxing, bright green bath, but this is definitely not one of my favorite Lush bath products and I probably won’t be repurchasing it.

-Jules

Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Vampire Kiss

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Since I am a serious Tanya Burr fan, I knew I would wear her lip glosses even if I didn’t like them. Turns out, I love them.

My first order was Picnic in the Park, which I also love and has a sweet, yummy, fruity fragrance. When I received Vampire Kiss I did not think that it would have the same great scent and texture due to it’s vivid color, but it does!

The color is beautiful and surprisingly opaque. Most red glosses do not give as much color as this one and can end up looking sheer and pink. Worn on its own, Vampire Kiss is a deep, glossy red. I even use it over other red lipsticks to amp up their impact and give a glossy finish.

I am still surprised at how much I like this gloss and would very much recommend it if you like bold lips.

-Jules

My Drugstore Beauty Favorites

Here is a look at my all time favorite drugstore makeup products!

-Jules

Revlon Lip Butter in Fig Jam

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Unexpectedly, Fig Jam has become a fall lipstick staple for me.

I typically love the red and berry hues that are ever popular in autumn, but for the office or school bright statement lips can be a little too much. Arguably red is classic and always appropriate, but if you’re scared to make such a bold statement in a conservative environment, Fig Jam may be your answer.

We all know my love for the Revlon Lip Butters and once again the formula and wearability of Fig Jam has me hooked. The lip butters deliver a sheer, but not too sheer, wash of color to the lips while keeping them hydrated. This is definitely one of the darker shades in the range, but you can still apply it confidently without a mirror and blend it in with your finger to sheer it out further if you prefer.

As an alternative to red and berry, Fig Jam is a brown shade with red undertones that make it very wearable. While it looks to be a super dark brown in the tube, it is in fact more of a red. Brown-y lipsticks are very trendy right now and while a full 90s brown lip may be a little much and definitely doesn’t flatter everyone, this Lip Butter can help you embrace the trend. It is neutral and in vogue for fall making it an effortless addition to your makeup bag.

-Jules

NYX Butter Lipstick in Hunk

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This lipstick is scary. Just look at the dark purple packaging and deep purple bullet. I thought there would be no way that this lipstick was wearable for day or night. “Maybe just for Halloween,” I thought.

Wrong.

This lipstick is pink. Not purple.

 

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I was so pleasantly surprised when I got this lipstick home and swatched it. Hunk is a bright, statement pink. Such a shade is not wearable for the daytime or the office, but for a fun night out this is just the ticket.

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The formula of these lipsticks is very impressive. Since they are “Butter Lipsticks” they are very creamy and slightly shiny, but they also are very moisturizing on the lips and wear very well. When applying even this bright color I felt like I was slathering on a moisturizing balm. After just one swipe Hunk had covered my lips in the bright pink color. I was able to build it up even more dramatically with another layer, but overall the color pay-off was great.

-Jules

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Eye Pencil in Scorch

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This eyeliner is my new waterline favorite!

It is a bright, true gold that applies super pigmented in just one swipe.  I like using this on the waterline to brighten up warm smokey eyes and add some sparkle.  Gold will compliment any eye color and this pencil really adds something special.

I have spoken about the L’Oreal Silkissime Eyeliner in Highlighter as my favorite rose gold highlighter for the waterline, but this Urban Decay eyeliner has WAY better staying power.  While these pencils are $20 and much more expensive than the L’Oreal version, the lasting power is worth the splurge.

Instead of using the typical black or nude on the waterline, a bright gold is fresh for fall and worth a try.

-Jules

Lush Bubble Bar – A French Kiss

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This bubble bar wasn’t the most bubbly, but it did smell fantastic.

A French Kiss bath smells like romantic lavender and wraps you in relaxation.

If you’ve never used Lush Bubble Bars before you crumble them under the tap as you’re running the bath and voilà! A bubble bath!

It tinted my bath a subtle shade of purple and there were some bubbles floating around, but it did not produce as many bubbles as my Lush Comforter Bubble Bar.  I was pretty disappointed that it wasn’t super bubbly, and more bubbles is really the only thing that could have improved my bath experience.

At the end of the day, this was a nice way to relax and spend some quality time in the bath.  The scent made up for any lack of lather and it left my skin feeling soft and smelling fresh.

-Jules

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Anna

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My favorite part of this lipstick has to be the packaging.  If you haven’t experienced the magnetic closure of these new Nars lipsticks, then you have to find your nearest Sephora or Nordstroms and try it out.

The magnetic snap when it closes is so satisfying.

My second favorite thing has to be the color.  Nars Anna is a deep pink.  It has mauvy, cool undertones, which I love and help your teeth look whiter.

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I will definitely be wearing this color a lot in the fall and probably all year because it is a deep color, but isn’t too shocking or bold for everyday.  That means it is office and school appropriate, but you’ll still make a makeup statement.

 

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The entire Nars Audacious lipstick line is inspired by and named after Hollywood starlets.  All of the colors are bold, luxurious and make a statement.  The formula is also very creamy and feels very hydrating.  It did seem to bleed slightly and look a tad messy after while so I would recommend using a lip liner, but I am still satisfied with this lipstick purchase.

-Jules