Spring/Summer 2016 Lip Trend: True Red

I was sitting around this week thinking, what lip color should I wear today?

I know, I know. Big life decisions.

Is the Kylie nude still in? Are the winter mauves out? I JUST DONT KNOW!

Thank goodness for Google. After some searching, some runway reviewing and some Sephora stalking, I have determined that this spring and summer I will be rocking the candy-apply reds.

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Milani Amore Matte Liquid Lipsticks

Hey friends!

I have got an incredible product to talk about today. I love a good liquid lipstick. I find them so easy to apply and love the finish they have. I’ve tried ones from a variety of high-end brands but have yet to find one at more affordable price point.

That is, until I watched a video by KathleenLights (found here) on YouTube and fell in love with these Milani Amore Matte Liquid Lipsticks.

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I picked mine up in five different shades to test out. Now these are at an amazing price point of $6.99 each. I found mine at Walgreens which is the only location they are currently being sold at (as far as I could find) (UPDATE: I also saw them at CVS)! The collection currently has 8 colors and it is limited edition- so if you like anything, I’d recommend getting your hands on it quick!

What I loved about these lip colors so much was their formulation. They are so amazingly pigmented and incredibly long-lasting. I love to wear the lighter shades to work everyday and they always last at least 7 hours (even after eating and drinking)! These products do have quite a strong vanilla cupcake scent when you first apply it, but it does fade and you can’t smell it once they are on the lips.

Now I tried to do lip swatches for you all…buuuut they didn’t quite turn out so for color payoff here are some swatches of the colors (from lightest to darkest) on my arm.

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When first swatched they seem quite glossy- but after about a minute or two they dry to the most gorgeous matte finish.

I honestly love all the colors so much I definietely couldnt pick a favorite- they are all incredible and would look great on a variety of skin tones.

What do you think? Have any of you tried these out?

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August Favorites

Hi friends!

Another month has passed, and it is now officially fall. How do I determine that it is fall? When pumpkin spice lattes come out, when I can start donning leggings and boots, when the leaves start to change, I could go on and on…

I’m going to be honest…I’m so excited for fall. It has always been my favorite time of year.

But, before I dive head first into that pool, let’s finish up this summer season with my favorite goodies from this month!

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Book: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. This book is such a page-turner. It is so full of twists and turns, up and downs, you will honestly not want to close this book. I think I read it in two days?

Makeup: The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop. OMG. If you love Jaclyn Hill like I do you have to go out and purchase her latest collab with Becca cosmetics. Honestly my new fave highlighter. Secondly, the Milani Amore Matte Liquid Lipsticks. These lip colors are so pigmented, so long-lasting, so amazing I would recommend them to anyone and everyone.

Jewelry: I have been adoring this statement necklace I picked up at Francesca’s. The gold/cream/white color scheme makes it match with any outfit. It adds a dramatic kick to basic white tees or dresses up a summer dress.

Bodycare: The Body Shop is one of my favorites places and mango is one of my favorite scents. Put them together and you have the Mango Hand Cream from the Body Shop. I keep this little treat in my handbag and use it daily. It brings just the right amount of moisture to the skin without being greasy and smells divine.

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What have you been loving this month?

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