REVIEW: Sephora Favorites ‘Give Me More Lip’

I have to say, I was pumped when I first heard about this set. A mix of full-size and mini lippies of various brands from Sephora? I’m down. While $59 isn’t exactly pocket change, it’s actually a great value for all the product you’re getting. This set it already sold out online, so you’ll have to scrounge around in-store to see if any still exist. … Continue reading REVIEW: Sephora Favorites ‘Give Me More Lip’

REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s New ‘Mix N’ Mingle’ Lipsticks

Bite Beauty, a brand exclusive to Sephora (seriously, they don’t even sell on their own website! See for yourself), introduced these babies two years ago. Back then, they were $12. Now, they’re $14. A bummer? Yes. Unexpected? No. Still sad, though. Regardless, their price is pretty phenomenal. For $14, you get a double-ended lipstick, each end featuring a different Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick shade. Sometimes … Continue reading REVIEW: Bite Beauty’s New ‘Mix N’ Mingle’ Lipsticks

REVIEW: Stila Cosmetics Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set

Another installation to the holiday kit reviews. Stila’s Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick has never been as wildly popular as other brands out ther (think Anastasia Beverly Hills or even NYX Cosmetics). So I thought I’d give this cute, little kit a try. I’ll put the emphasis on “little.” While this kit doesn’t necessarily offer any less product than others, they definitely didn’t glamour up … Continue reading REVIEW: Stila Cosmetics Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set

‘Hashtag’: The Makeup Store for Instagram-Famous Brands

Instagram has made many makeup artists famous, and it has also given many boutique brands a platform to show off their products. As I mentioned in a previous post, the makeup and haircare retailer, Ricky’s NYC, was opening a new location in NYC that focuses on makeup brands featured by bloggers on Instagram. It’s finally open! I made the pilgrimage and wanted to share the … Continue reading ‘Hashtag’: The Makeup Store for Instagram-Famous Brands

REVIEW: Kat Von D ‘Mi Vida Loca Remix’ Studded Kiss Lip Set

To kick off the holiday beauty season (yay!), here is the first of many a review to come! As soon as I saw this baby, I knew I had to have it. Kat Von D is sold exclusively at Sephora, and her bold colors offer a great selection for the edgy and daring beauty experimenters, but also quality products in solid choices that even the … Continue reading REVIEW: Kat Von D ‘Mi Vida Loca Remix’ Studded Kiss Lip Set

Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown

Fall is upon us, as the Starbucks PSL will attest. The crunching leaves and cooler weather are an excuse to buy some new, snazzy products to live this season right! Dark lips, pale blush, jewel tones. These are all particularly trendy in the fall and winter months. The holidays are in the distant horizon, and that means brands are preparing to roll out their biggest … Continue reading Fall & Holiday 2015 Beauty Breakdown

Beauty Brands on Instagram You Need to Know

The world of beauty can be pretty intimidating for those who haven’t spent years fawning over the latest products, techniques, and pros in the biz. It can be so intimidating that it puts some people off from even venturing into the wondrous world that is cosmetics. gif courtesy of yahooquestionsresponses.tumblr.com Instagram can be especially daunting, because the hundreds of thousands of photos within it often … Continue reading Beauty Brands on Instagram You Need to Know

For the Love of Liquid Lipstick

If you follow any beauty Insta’s or have been hittin’ the beauty counters hard lately, you may have noticed that liquid lipsticks (particularly matte ones) are URRRWHERE (Translation: everywhere). What makes each different? Which is best? Which Spice Girl am I really? These are some the unanswered questions many of you have, and I’m here help. I’m Posh Spice, btw. gif courtesy of glamourmagazine.co.uk While … Continue reading For the Love of Liquid Lipstick

5 Times Millennials Influenced Beauty

Everyone throws around that term millennial like it’s candy falling from a piñata. Millennial this and millennial that. You might be sick of it, even if you yourself ARE a millennial. Particularly because millenials sometimes get a bad rap. Anyone aged 18 to 34 years old is considered a member of this “millennial” generation, and we’re (yep, you guys are my bretheren) typically blamed for … Continue reading 5 Times Millennials Influenced Beauty

What the Hell the with the Gel?: Gel-Based Lipsticks

There are a plethora of options for lip color out there. Read my article, Not Just Lipstick Anymore, if you want to know what I mean. More recently, you may have been noticing an influx in the market of lipsticks labeled as “gel” formulas. Gel? What does that mean? Does it come in a pot instead of a tube? Do I have to use it … Continue reading What the Hell the with the Gel?: Gel-Based Lipsticks