Thursday, July 30, 2015

#OOTD: Feeling Blue Edit

Hello There!

I've had stripes and various shades of blue on repeat lately and I've been particularly loving the outfit I wore today.

My dress and cardigan are very old from Old Navy, but you can find similar to the dress here or here and cardigan here or here.
My shoes are Puma and they're so incredibly comfortable I absolutely love them.  They have a lot of cushion and support which is perfect because I am often running around my office all day.  These exact ones aren't available, but similar ones are here and here.
My sunnies* are Cynthia Rowley that I had won in a giveaway awhile ago.  I wear these everyday they're so comfortable to wear and are flattering.
 My earrings are a part of Amelia Liana's Mejuri collection and my necklace is by Wren from a Fab Fit Fun box.

I love my emerald Cambridge Satchel Co. crossbody* ( I have been using it nearly everyday since I got it in a giveaway a few years ago).  This bag is the perfect cross body as it has enough room for everyday essentials while still being small.  Even after upgrading to the iPhone 6 my phone still fits in the little front pocket.
The pearl ring is from Annabelle Fleur of Viva Luxury's Mejuri collection and the cat ring is an old one from Baublebar (similar).

And here's me asking my fiancĂ© if the pictures were coming out okay and if we could take a few more.  I started laughing because he is like a 90 year old man when it comes to smartphones and was getting frustrated that he couldn't tell if he was taking the pictures correctly.
Upon uploading these I found out he was holding down the button for each shot instead of just clicking it once so I have about 60 pictures from this small shoot.  
Now, this is not for lack of me trying to teach him how to use touch screens (multiple times) he just dislikes the things and gets confused.  
Good thing he loves me enough to put up with it!

Until Next Time,

disclaimer: All products I did not purchase for myself are marked with an *.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Lip Favorites: National Lipstick Day Edit

Hello There!

Today is National Lipstick Day (because there's a day for everything) and I couldn't let this one pass by without sharing my favorites.

Alright so I know the Glossier Coconut balm dotcom is not technically a lipstick, but I do put it on everyday and night.  I put it on my lips right after my shower in the morning so by the time I am putting anything on my lips they are soft and hydrated.

Can I just say my lips were so sore after all these swatches!  Hello and goodbye to the new pack of makeup wipes I got this weekend.

Anyway, into the good stuff (left to right for each row). 

Row 1
The first color is a brand new one to me and I'm already in love.  This is NARS Audacious Lipstick in Ingrid.  My goodness the color payoff is unreal and this is one of the most comfortable lipsticks to wear.  It kept selling out last Fall and I happen to be thinking about it and looked it up and boom it was in stock.  I want to wear this now, but it's not quiet the season yet for this gorgeous deep Merlot beauty.

Next is Smashbox's Be Legendary Lipstick in Infrared.  I love matte true red lipsticks, but what makes this one a favorite is that it is not drying.  

Row 2
I got the Revlon Ultra HD lipstick in Gladiolus in the Summer Allure Beauty Thrills Box.  This is a creamy, glossy lipstick that is a lighter red tone than the Smashbox.  This is an easy and affordable option that is very comfortable for all day wear on the lips.

Dior's Fluid Stick on Wonderland is a medium pink-coral shade that is especially gorgeous in the summer and goes with anything.  This goes on easy with it's doe foot applicator and stays on for a surprisingly long time.  This is the shade I reach for when I don't want to wear a red, but I still want a bold pout.

Row 3

NARS' Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover has been a longtime favorite of mine.  This strawberry pink shade has gold tones to it that are just right.  This pencil is so easy to wear because you can apply it without needing a mirror.  

I hate to be a bit of a tease with my next pick, Chanel Rouge Coco in Triomphe, because it seems to be no longer available.  This is a gorgeous coral shade and the formula is creamy and gorgeous.  While you cannot get this shade, the new shade range is stunning and any of them would be great picks.   

Last, but not least is Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy.  This is my favorite lipstick of all time because of how easy it is to apply and wear everyday.  The color is moisturizing and subtle and is a my lips but better (or MLBB) shade for me.  I found this through one of Fleur De Force's blog posts and videos and had to order it, as soon as it arrived I fell in love. While it is a lot to splash out for a lipstick it is so worth it for this gorgeous shade in my opinion.

What are your favorite lipsticks?  Did you wear any today in honor of it being a National day?
Let me know in the comments below!

Until Next Time,

disclaimer: All products I did not purchase for myself are marked with an *.  All thoughts/comments/whathaveyou are 100% my own.