Got Lips?

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It’s official.

My mother and I have been overpowered by the Kardashian Apocalypse.

No shame.

Well, maybe a little.

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Top left: Exposed. Top Right: True Brown K.

As we all know, minutes after Kylie Jenner launched her first batch of lipsticks her entire stock was sold out.

My momma, tenacious as usual, returned to Kylie Cosmetics later on in an attempt to at least get one. But when it ended with the same result as last time, it only made momma want it even more. So she waited and went back again.

And again.

And again.

For like, 16 times (no joke).

As you can see she finally got it.

And is quickly developing an addiction to Kylie Cosmetics products.

She has a lot more than the six you see in my post.

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Dolce K
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Mary Jo K (momma’s fave)

I’ve heard a lot of flack about these products.

Packaging sucks.

Takes forever to ship.

Quality is questionable.

But I sincerely don’t get why there’s so much hate. I actually think that they’re pretty dope. I like the colors, the packaging was cool, and, most importantly, the lipsticks stay on throughout the day.

And you can’t say it’s because of luck since my mother has purchased from the site, like, three times. And so far it’s been consistent.

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Koko K 
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Kourt K 

As most of you know, I don’t do makeup.

Not because I have anything against it, it’s just that I don’t know how to use it. Plus I’d probably forget that it’s even on my face and accidentally wipe it off with my hand or something.

I only use four things: Vaseline, Fresh Sugar Lip BalmCrayon Khôl Eye Pencil and Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector.

And I only use 2 out of the 4 on a daily basis.

So as you can see I’m not into dark, vibrant lip colors. Probably why Dolce K is my favorite.

Anyway, I’ll make sure to show the rest of my mother’s ever growing collection of Kylie Lipkits in the future.

She said not to expect anything other than matte lipsticks. She hates gloss and doesn’t wear eyeshadow.

But like I said, she’s getting addicted.

So never say never.

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Muack! 

Wild Child

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I’m a wild one. Kind of.
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Wild Child

My mother, Sheela Writes, and I were approached by a new perfume company called Pinrose to review their latest products.

Wild Child and Gilded Fox.

If you’re more into a sultry and minty-ish scent, check out Sheela Writes to see her review of the Gilded Fox.

Take the Pinrose Personality Quiz to find out which scents suit you best!

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Perfume from Pinrose.

I was initially unsure, though nonetheless flattered, when approached with the offer since it recquired two things:

  1. Try out the perfume (even though I almost never use them)
  2. Write a review (which I’ve only ever done once)

Luckily I actually like the scent. It’s sweet and floral and perfect for a girls night out.

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Pretty In Pink
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Don’t move or I’ll spray!

What I love about Pinrose is the work they put into making their brand go above and beyond in terms of uniqueness.

When you click on a specific product, a Pinterest mood board and a soundtrack on 8tracks Radio are provided give off the vibe of the scent. It even gives you scent notes for the top, mid, and base of the perfume. How cool is that?

Also, I appreciate that the bottle is manageable. Perfume bottles are normally huge and/or complicatedly shaped. And kudos to the bottle designers for concocting such pretty displays!

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Dress from Anthropologie.
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Necklace from Forever 21. Shades from Poshmark.
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Shoes from Amiclubwear.

If you are somone who leans toward a more feminine and girly scent, then you should definitely try out Wild Child!

Other perfumes you might like are Cuddle Pink, Pillowtalk Poet, and Tambourine Dreamer.

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My fortune.
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A huge thank you to Pinrose for giving me the opportunity to try their product!

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Boom!

Be playful. Be brave. Be you.

Getting My Clarins On

So…I’ve never written a review on anything let alone makeup. Also I’m not a huge fan of makeup either. It takes way too much effort and I don’t like having stuff on my face. So I’m pretty (actually VERY) apprehensive to write this review. I’m the girl who normally leaves the house clean-faced and might slap on some lip balm on a good day. But I’ll do my best and pray that this doesn’t come out awful (fingers crossed).

Two years ago I went to my very first blog event – a preview of Clarins’ newest products – and never wrote a review (sorry). My personal favorites were the green Crayon Khôl Eye Pencil (which I actually bought an extra of) and the pink Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector (one of the few things I like to put on my lips besides Vaseline). I was invited again this year and I’m determined to at least attempt a decently written review since I forgot last time.

I first tried on the lipsticks from the Clarins Joli Rouge line – Joli Rouge and Lilac Pink.

Lilac Pink and Joli Rouge

 

Honestly, I don’t love the colors, but if you’re someone who’s into more stark colors then these lipsticks are meant for you. When I first opened the Lilac Pink it looked more like mauve than pink, which confused me deeply. But once I applied it, it looked more like the pink its name suggests. The same thing goes for the Joli Rouge. It looked scarlet-pink but it’s basically red. As I said before, I’m not a huge fan of these colors mostly because I don’t think they go well with my skin tone. I will say though, the lipsticks smell delicious. Like raspberry candy delicious.

The second product I tried was the toffee pink shimmer Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector (dang that was a mouthful).

Ignore the toothbrush in the background.

 

Now I’m not sure if it actually does “perfect” your lips, or what that even means, but I like the color. It’s a nice shade of pink, it’s subtle, and it’s natural-looking. I might be biased since I’m more into the less “aggressive” colors. But I really hate that it’s glossy. Since my hair is long and fine, it constantly falls across my face and becomes sticky from the gloss. Aside from that, it’s a nice product.

The final product I tried was my favorite of the lot – the Multi-Blush.

Please ignore my dry lips.

 

As referenced in its name, it has many uses. You can use it as a blush, as a lip balm, and if you want to be a little adventurous, you can even use it as an eyeshadow. I prefer this product over the others because it’s light. You decide how vibrant you want the color to be by applying as many layers as you wish.

Overall, they’re decent products. Would I use them on a regular basis? Probably not. But they’re not the worst products I’ve ever encountered. Give it a try. Your mileage may vary.

Quick thank you to Clarins for the free products. 🙂

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