Starting today, at the end of every month ill be showing you the things I enjoyed most throughout. If you are anything like me you love seeing what others are enjoying so that you too can check them out too!
Quick extra post on how to do a cat eye. This would have been in the previous post but I forgot to add it before publishing it oops!. This look can be achieved in many different variations. The flick can be thicker, longer, different colors, and maybe even a glitter flick for some extra fun!
Have ever looked in the mirror after a long day and your eyeliner is across your face? Well I am here today to show you a few of my top favorite drugstore eyeliners that fight the heat, sweat, and the weather.
Life sometimes can be completely overwhelming and we all have those days were we feel like we are about to loose it. It think that's totally fine and okay. Life is messy but sometimes it's good to just sit back and relax and get away a little. Whether it is work related, school, friends or family it's important to remember you are only human and it happens to everyone. It's essential to get past and conquer these heavy tides, but I think it's also good to take a mental breather. Its okay to step away from certain situations for a while. Clearing your mind is the best cure for daily life stress. And for whatever you do it doesn't have to be something big and monumental. For me it's taking walks or riding my bike around the block. Even as simpe as sipping on hot tea I made in my kettle,while reading a good magazine or book. I know a microwave is much simpler, but the routine to brew the water and tea makes it that little bit more relaxing. Taking a warm candle lite bubble bath is always a good way to clear your mind and body. In todays world it's so easy to feel the need too check social media, electronics and our phones. So during this time I like to disconnect from it all. I want to get to a point where I disconnect from this every day for a little while. Doing something creative like writing or crafts. Reading and writing has always been something i have relied on in the past. Anytime I was stressed or upset about something I would write it out or create a whole new idea on paper. Even if it's just scribblings here and there It has always been very therapeutic for me. Going through life means many big changes from friends, family, school, careers, and disappointing moments. When I was young a traumatic moment happened to me that left me altered. I became sheltered and afraid. I thought if I didn't deal with it it would just disappear. Looking back now I know I should dealt with it instead of avoiding it. One day I woke up and realized nothing was going to change and I wasn't going to feel better about it if I didn't try. I wanted to be happy and be in a better place. So I did. I started taking long walks and bike rides, and talked with friends. I realized healing was all I needed. Now I can say I am the happiest I've ever been. I used to not be able to talk about what had happened, but now I can think about it and know I'm okay. That doesn't mean I don't get stressed still because I do. When things are rough I usually feel like I'm being suffocated by a invisible source and I just want to scream. So I go outside and take walk or talk a drive. Just getting out and breathing helps to remind me to enjoy the little things. I don't know if this will help anyone on days of distress, but this is what I enjoy to do on days I don't feel like myself. I hope you all have a lovely day and wonderful night.
P.s. Next post will be on best drugstore eyeliners and how to achieve that perfect cat eye!
Today I am here to chat about some swoon worthy lipsticks! Not only are they fabulous, but they are also inexpensive!
Above is Milani's lipstick in 25 Naturally Chic. Its the perfect pinky nude for any skin tone. The perfect on the go color! The price I paid was $5.99 from my local CVS. You can also purchase it for cheaper at Walmart for only $4.97.
A favorite new liquid lipstick of mine is from Rimmel London's Provocalips 16 HR kiss proof lip color in the shade Make Your Move 730. When it says kiss proof you better believe it. When purchasing this I was expecting the usual fading in the middle and the residue on my cups, but I was proven wrong. the only way I got this off was with a very good makeup wipe and makeup removing oil. It truly is amazing. A lovely matte finish just like I love. I purchased mine at Ulta for the of price $6.69, which I think is a steal for such a wonderful product!
Next is a highly popular product from NYX Cosmetics. Their soft matte lip creams come in 22 beautiful shades. Mine above is in lbiza. Its is a very pink coral based color. Not only is the color pay off great but each shade smells like a delicious vanilla cupcake. You can buy it from multiple drugstore locations. I ordered mine from Ulta.com for $5.99
Yet another NYX lip cream in the shade Prague. This shade is highly pigmented with a very pink berry tone. As well it smells like a delicious cupcake. The only negative side to the line is it isn't food eating proof. You will have to touch it up just a bit after eating. Other then that it is a lovely liquid lipstick.
NYX also has a INTENSE butter gloss. I have never been too keen on gloss and when I purchased this, I was under the impression that it was another matte lip cream! But after putting it on and adding a pit of setting poweder to get rid of the glossy effect, I found it wonderful. I have been lusting over Jeffree Stars liquid lipstick collection, but haven't been able to get one while in stock. This intense purple makes up for waiting on his collection. Also like the lip creams has this has a lovely cupcake aroma that I do adore!
Sticking in the red family next up is Kate Moss's in 111 Kiss of Life. This shade of red is a very classic orange red. When wearing it my lips do not feel dry and the smell of it is easily described as your typical makeup smell. it is a beautiful matte formula. I purchased mine at Walmart for $4.97.
Kiss me you Fool is yet another lovely liquid lipstick from Rimmel Londons 16 HR line. This shade is absolutely stunning. This has to be my new favorite matte liquid lipstick. It is SO smudge-proof its crazy, I can smack a big one on my boyfriends cheek or lips and nothing transfers. Simply amazing!
Top picture is Milani's shade in 21 Sangria, and bottom is Milani's 34 Violet Volt. Both quite daring shades. The lipstick are both buildable to either a lighter shade or a more dark color. Violet Volt has a more metallic finish, a very summery shade for sure.
Above Cherry Bomb for Wet N' Wild has to be my favorite dark shade. not only is it super pigmented it is perfect for the fall and winter months. Coming in at only $1.99 id say that is one heck of a deal.
Above: Carrot Gold, a perfect orange coral
Lastly a super bright bubble gum pink Wet n Wild lipstick in Doll House. This color is defiantly bold but beautiful on all skin tones for that added pop of color. Good for a day where you are feeling absolutely down and you need a little pick me up. I hope you enjoyed my lipstick post. I am not ashamed to say that I have many many many more lipsticks in my collection along with many other products. I hope you enjoyed this first post and please be kind to one another! Have a nice day and a goodnight
Sincerely, Maggie .