Now that I’m a full time worker my only time to go shopping is on the weekends; in which case the mall is packed with teens, clothes are everywhere and you get stuck with terrible customer service. In an attempt to keep my sanity I’ve turned to online shopping. Here are a few of my favorite sites and why!

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Mac Lipstick, Lipstick, CosmeticsThe first lipstick I ever bought was rebel from Mac and I have been in love with Mac ever since. I’ve tried other brands; such as NYX or Revlon, But nothing seems to work as well as Mac. I’m not one to buy name brand things just because its name brand; I truly believe in quality. The reality is that Mac( although $15 for a lipstick is pricey) is just the way to go. So I’ve officially decided to start building my Mac lipstick collection. I do have a lip glass (which I love) and foundation (which is also great); but my true love for Mac is with their lip products so for now that’s what I’m going to stick with.

I have dark skin with a warm undertone. I would love to hear some recommendations! What’s your favorite mac lipstick? So far mine is REBEL! Total I have Rebel, Viva Glam 1, and Viva Glam 3

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I recently purchased all of the NYX soft matte lip creams( all 22 colors). See my intital review here. 

After playing around with them I have a few updates. Below are swatch pictures. I only did 6 because after a while all the colors start to look alike. There really isn’t a clear difference between the nudes or pinks.

  1. All of the lipsticks are nude, or pink/coral. There are really no purples, or reds or any dark colors. So if you like light lipsticks then this is totally for you!
  2. The lipstick is very opaque. It has high color pigmentation but it’s thin. Keep in mind this is a cream. It will not lay on thick like a normal wax lipstick would. So if you need a base lipstick that is moisturizing and creamy then this lipstick is perfect for you. These will not serve as a great lipstick alone; but they are good colors to build on.

ImageAmsterdam

ImageStockholm( looks just like Amsterdam)

Image Tokyo( Nude ish color, faded really easily)

ImageLondon: I wanted to show you all what I meant when I said the colors were opaque. It was so hard for me to get the color to even out properly. In this photo I applied this at least 5 times and still couldn’t get it right. And the creams are very messy. They spread all over your mouth making it really difficult to apply properly.

ImageAntwerp: Hard to achieve proper color distribution. You can see its pigmented on my bottom lip and mute on my top. My lips were not dry or cracked. The color was just not distributing properly. I also applied this 5 times and this was the best I got.

translyvaniaTransylvania: addded this one per request. Its alot darker and more manageable for my skin tone.

Overall I wouldn’t really recommend these for everyday lipsticks. I like my lipsticks to have easy application. At best the only thing I want to do to it is add lip liner or lip gloss. These lip creams require a lot of work in order for the color to be right. I also bought the full set and the colors are not diverse enough. For a set of 22 they should all look different. Most of the colors look the exact same and I had hardly gotten through the full set.

If you have any questions or comments please let me know! If you have any personal swatch requests I will be more than happy to sample them for you!

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Victoria secret, Brandy Melville
Recently went shopping and picked up a view pieces. The two shirts are from Victoria secret Pink collection. I have a pair of their sweats from two years ago and they still look great so I figured i would try out their shirts. I haven’t washed them yet but i can already tell from the fabric that i am going to have to hand wash them otherwise the color will fade. It is a very lightweight material( which i love); but that also means delicate washing. Personally when It comes to my basics I like to be able to just throw them in the washer/dryer; so im a little disappointed with these VS shirts.
I’ve heard mixed reviews about Brandy Melville.They have a horrible return policy and bad customer service so i know that alot of people are hesitant about shopping there. However their clothes are extremely soft and very loose and comfortable. Unfortunately the whole store is black, white and grey so they don’t have a huge color palette to choose from; otherwise i would have bought more. You can wash these on dedicates or wash them normal; but i would suggest adding fabric softener so that the shirt doesn’t lose its great feel.
Overall I’m generally happy with what I got. The VS shirts are way to expensive for their quality, so I wouldn’t shop from them unless it was for sweats or some of their thicker garments. As far as BM i have no complaints.
Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer!
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Eos Lip Balm, Lip BalmI’ve been in search of a great lip balm. My lipsticks are usually matte( which can be very drying) so I try to always make sure I use a lip balm before so my lips don’t dry out. I used to be a carmex fanatic. I grew up using their products and always thought they were the best. But after using EOS I am truly at a loss for words. It is incredible! It lasts alllllllllll day; and my lips dont peel at all( like they did with carmex). It also works as a great base for my lipsticks and helps it to stay on. I apply it every morning and at night and its been fantastic. Definitely a new must have for my makeup bag!

FYI: Costco has them in bulk where you can buy all the flavors for like $15. So if your already a fan of EOS that’s a great place to buy them. Have one for your car, bag etc.

 

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