Hey everyone. I’m back today with a fun post that I’ve been wanting to do for a while. I want to show you the 6 lip products that every girl needs NOW. These are all perfect for every day…because let’s face it, I’m not a red lipstick girl. These have just enough color to show up and be exciting.

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I am picky. I have to have carmex on me at ALL times. I have to wear it to go to bed & I have to wear it all day. All of these products work well over carmex.

Keep in mind: I am more of a pink girl instead of red. Below I will show you what I have that looks good on me. ALSO, none of these are sticky. I cannot stand anything sticky on my lips!

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Buxom Lip Polish “white russian” (MY all-time favorite!)

YSL Glossy Lip Balm “juicy grapefruit”

YSL Glossy Stain “nude provocateur”

Clinique Moisturizing Lip Balm “pudgy peony” (this pink color is perfect for summer!)

Clinique Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss “grapefruit”

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil “bahama”

If you are looking for color, go with the Clinique balm or the NARS pencil. If you are looking for moisture, go with the Clinique Superbalm Gloss.

This monogrammed pencil cup is perfect to store your lip products in on your desk. It’s a super easy way to add a little flair!

Click on the links below to be taken straight to the products (individual product names are in quotes above!)

Have you tried any of these products? If so, let me know what you love in the comments! I love hearing from my readers.

Have a good week everyone.

Happy Monday everyone. Only 4 days until the weekend! Today I wanted to share my new favorite beauty brand with you: Yves Saint Laurent. I currently own 3 YSL beauty products…

{one}: It all started with the concealer: Touche Eclat

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How I use this product: each morning, I get up and immediately wash my face. (I try to do this faithfully) After moisturizing, I apply this concealer/highlighter underneath my eyes. Wait around 5 minutes before continuing. I promise you will notice a difference in your under eye bags…they will disappear and help your eyes look brighter.

Why I love this product: you get a lot for your money. I have been using the same bottle for around 6 months, and it’s still going strong. It goes on creamy, not streaky & lasts the entire day.

{two}: Next, I was sent the YSL Faux Cils Mascara from Influenster.

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How I use this product: I apply one coat of this mascara for everyday wear. If I’m going out or heading to work, I will apply two or three coats. Be sure to let each coat dry completely before adding another one.

Why I love this product: this #YSLMascara goes on super smooth. I am not a fan of clumps, but have no fear, because this mascara is not clumpy at all. It lasts the entire day until I have to take it off with eye makeup remover. Also, it is great if you live somewhere humid or rainy, because it will not smear or run.

{three}: I then chose to purchase this: Glossy Stain

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How I use this product: this glossy stain is the perfect color for me. I am NOT a bright red lipstick kind of girl. Trust me, I have tried. When you first put on this gloss, it may look invisible. Don’t worry, after a couple of minutes, you will notice your lips look fuller (BUT not huge) and have a deeper tint which is perfect for us non-red lipstick wearers. I have the color 01 “Nude Provocateur.” This product actually won “Best Lip Stain” from Allure in 2013.

Why I love this product: if there is one thing that my mom taught me, it’s that life is too short for sticky lip gloss. I will not wear it. That’s why I love this gloss, because it is not the least bit sticky. The key is though that even though it’s not sticky, it still lasts a very long time. I really never have to reapply unless I just want to.

A quick note that I feel like I must say: I have always been a sucker for great packaging. I tend to buy things on a whim if the packaging/bottle is cute. While this packaging is totally chic, the products actually work great for me & I think they will for you, too.

I do want to say, these products are quite expensive. I totally understand that it may not be feasible to always spend money like this & if that’s not you, I get it. But for those of you looking to try out some new beauty products (say, spend a gift card, you can’t go wrong with YSL).

I would also like to remind that I recommend purchasing these products through Nordstrom. Several reasons why: FREE shipping every single time, price matching, and incredible customer service. I have been pleased with Nordstrom every time I have ever called, tweeted, or contacted them. I really appreciate companies who appreciate me!

So seriously YSL, I love YOU. Like, a lot.

Here’s my current YSL wish list: lip oil, Black Opium perfumeeyeshadow palette, & lipstick (for when I’m feeling gutsy!)

All products can be found here:

Thank you always for reading & being a follower here on my blog. I love sharing my experiences with you & also getting to read yours. If you have an awesome beauty product you think I should try, comment below!

I received this #YSLMascara complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

 

Hey everyone! I hope you have some amazing plans for the weekend. I am currently holed up at my school studying…doesn’t that sound like fun? I feel like I have missed out on so much as I was out of the country for SO long. BUT I did want to share a fun post on the 2015 Color of the Year: Marsala.

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I am LOVING Pantone’s choice this year. I’m thankful that it’s a color that looks good on so many people. I’m obsessed with warm, rich colors like this. AND can I please just say I am thankful that I can wear this color in the spring/summer this year as well?

One of my favorite ways to explore the color of the year is by looking through Sephora’s Pantone collection. Sometimes I’m not totally sure what the exact color is, so Sephora to the rescue! Most of the current products are sold out, however, you can still visit the site to get ideas on this color & what it looks like.

So, once you have figured out just exactly what Marsala looks like, the next question is: how do I wear it?

I think a Marsala nail polish choice is a good way to dive right in without a huge commitment. You know what I mean! Also, a blush & a lip creme round out my top 3 picks. Believe it or not, it was pretty hard to find products that I thought defined this color of the year. Here’s what I came up with…

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{Nail Polish} Essie: In Stitches

{Blush} Nars: Seduction

{Lip Creme} Tarte: Admired

So, I want to know…what do you think of this Color of the Year? How will you wear it?