I’ve decided I can’t pull off this dark purple lipstick trend. I think it looks beautiful though! I tried out this Wet n’ Wild lipstick, it was only about $4. It definitely wasn’t a waste. it’s fun to try new things and I may have startled my family a bit with the dark colour. I love how it looks on other people though. I think it’s easy to forget to admire other people and easy to constantly compare yourself to others. I think it’s important to remember that just because you can’t do something someone else can or you’re different from some else doesn’t mean you can’t simply admire them for what they do. Maybe it’s there sense of style, outlook on life, admiration for school, or ability to pull off purple lipstick.
Eyeliner is my favourite makeup product! I think it makes a noticeable difference on your eyes (sometimes a bad one is you apply way too much).
The liquid liner I’ve been using for two years now is Linear Intense by L’Oreal. Liquid and gel eyeliner (I use Revlon Color Stay gel liner) takes a lot of practice to apply it well. I’ve dedicated hours to trying to wing my eyeliner (I have a lot of free time) I still haven’t gotten it down though!
I also use pencil liner sometimes I don’t like it as much though. I’ve tried Urban Decay’s liner but I find it smudges a lot as well as Rimmel’s pencil liner in a beige but I swear it doesn’t do anything! I’m gonna stick to liquid eyeliner! I really want to try Kat Von D’s tattoo liner!
As well as being fantastic artists and great people they also have killer eyeliner!
That is all, excuse that this is just a rant about my enthusiasm for eyeliner.
Here are some of my favourite things so far this summer!
The tinted lip balm is somewhere in between lip balm and lipstick. It’s the lip product equivalent of a teenager. Therefor tinted lip balms are well packaged with bright colours and an edge of sophistication. The key to purchasing them is to avoid glitter and super shiny ones (unless that is what you enjoy). Here are some of my favourites.
I really like Revlon’s lip butter in red velvet it’s extremely pigmented and is a super rich deep red colour. I only ever apply a bit my dabbing it onto my lips. Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Fruit Punch also processes the same qualities. It also has SPF and smells extremely good! Lastly a new newer tinted lip balm I’ve been into is CoverGirl’s Smoochies in #Sweet Tweet (I question CoverGirl’s marketing team, just ’cause you add a hashtag it doesn’t make it cool). It smells really nice and looks pretty natural and glossy. You only really need a few tinted lip balms because quite often the colours and effects tend to be very similar. I should probably learn from that and stop buying them!
Hope you’re having a nice summer!
Obviously “beauty” is not essential at any time and not essential when camping but feeling clean and polished is something I quite enjoying. These are my essentials to achieve that.
BB cream is great if you’re not having the best skin day and this Maybelline one has SPF 30 so it works as sun protection too. Face wipes are probably the most convenient things to have when camping or somewhere where you don’t have easy access to water. They feel nice and cold against the skin and clean up the dirt and oil on your face. I use these ones by OXY because they’re for acne prone skin but there are ones for different skin types as well.
A lip balm with SPF is nice to have,does anyone actually ever get burnt on their lips though? If you’re feeling fancy and want too look cute for the deer or perhaps you’re heading into a nearby town waterproof mascara and lip stain are something I enjoy having.
I also recommend bug spray.
A few years ago I had a serious love of lip gloss. I’ve tried out a lot, some of them good and some of them pretty bad (I finally decided I needed to move on so I thew out the bad ones). Here are some lip glosses I like and dislike.
I love Maybelline’s Shine Sensational lip gloss in Peach Parfait is smells amazing and looks super pretty and the peppermint one (pictured 1st & 4th). I also love CoverGirl’s Amazemint lip gloss (pictured 6th). It’s super minty and isn’t sticky however I believe they don’t sell it anymore which is sad because I really like it!
I really disliked CoverGirls Outlast Double Shine. I applied it once and it made my lips peal which wasn’t fun at all. I also don’t enjoy sticky lip gloss so the Philosophy ones aren’t my favourite but they smell really good (pictured 2nd, 5th, 8th, & 11th)! The Revlon ColorBurst lip glosses (pictued 3ed & 9th) are really pigmented but they smell kinda weird.
Honestly I’m mostly over my lip gloss phase but I still really like using my favourites!
People are always talking about New Year’s resolutions. I think those are always a bit ambitious I prefer setting smaller goals and tasks like trying out a new recipe, dedicating time to work on something, and eat less cookies (weird? Kinda but I eat a lot of cookies so it’s not). Here are some new things I want to try in the next few weeks
-Try to layer more and wear statement jewelry. I always admire people’s fashion sense when they wear bright jewelry! (photo credits to Classy Girls Wear Pearls)
– Try to find an amazing juice recipe! (photo credits to A Beautiful Mess)
– Do something fun with all my nail polish, right now it’s sitting in a box under my bed. (photo credits to A Beautiful Mess)
– I really want to buy some cactus and succulent and make my own mini terrarium . (photo credits to Clean Slate)