Teeny Tiny February Favorites!

Hello lovely people!
Its me! Remember me? I used to write on this blog a lot and I’ve been gone for what seems like an eternity? (I’m only kidding)
Its good to be back in the blogging spirit!

And it traditional blogging ways I have with me a monthly favorites post!
I’ve called it a teeny tiny favorites, since it is definitely noticibly smaller than mine in January.
I guess after Christmas I had lots of goodies gifted to me, and it being my first favorites post, I had a long list. Now I try to always share new info (no matter how small :p), so I guess I’ve just been a little stingy on buying new products.

Now enough with the jibber jabber. Here they are!

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❤ My first favorite (and the biggest) are some little Tom’s I got for running errands and whatnot. They have saved my life many times this month when I didn’t want to wear uggs, and no interest in wearing heels. Insert , Tom’s to the rescue!

❤ Beautiful Day, Bath and Body Works Candle.
This is honestly just a beautiful looking and smelling candle. Its delightfully floral, but also fresh and light!

❤ Nivea Men Aftershave Balm.
This was a buy completely influenced by the wonderfully talented Nikki of Nikki Tutorials on YouTube. She raved about it in many of her videos, calling it the perfect makeup primer. So I went on a hunt to find it, and I have not been disappointed since. It smells great, and keeps my makup on point all day. 👍
Go check out her YouTuber channel you will not be disappointed!

❤ Real Techniques Beauty Blender.
Okay, so I’m fairly late to the party on this one, I know. I live in a small town away from any Sephora’s or anything so finding a good dupe for the real deal took a while. But I found it! And it gets 10/10. The only thing is the cleaning process of it. It doesn’t quite come perfectly clean in the end, but the quality makes up for it. 🌟

❤ NYX brow pen.
I am one of those people that cannot manage under certain pressure. Namely, needing to quickly fill my brows in before a night out. This little handy tool has made that process so much simpler! Its literally just like drawing your eyebrows in with a pen. I like to do it more natural and not to sharp of a line, and the colors they offer work well blending into your natural brow.

❤ 3 Clinique products:
Charcoal face wash from men’s line, Perfume in ‘Happy’, and Moisture Surge Foundation.
The moisture foundation has been a lovely new ‘re-discovery’ since I’ve been having good skin days, which means me needing less coverage in that area. It does a lovely job of evening the skin tone, and moisturizing. And not forgetting the lovely dewy look it leaves on your skin!
The Charcoal face wash is what has been responsible for my good skin days. A wonderfully deep cleaning face wash. Don’t let the color scare you! :p
And lastly, the Happy perfume, was a lovely added gift from the lady at the counter. Its fresh and floral, and not too over powering. I would recommend sampling it if given the chance!

❤ Lastly, the AG Color Care Shampoo, set. I only added the shampoo to save room in the photo, but along with it was included conditioner, and heat protector spray. I do not usually splurge too much on shampoo, but I’ve been learning to trust spending a little extra for great quality. All of the products smell like yummy creamsicle, thus making you smell like a Popsicle 😅 The affect it has on my hair is phenomenal! I noticed a difference after the first wash, making it more soft and vibrant! A+!

And that everyone was all my favorites of February! I hope you enjoyed reading! And if you did, thank you for spending a few minutes of your day here. Love having ya! :p

Hope everyone’s week has started off wonderful and I’ll be back soon! (I promise!)

~M

Favorite Fall Lip Colors!

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Much the same way a Pumpkin Spice Latte is a staple tradition of fall, finally getting to don your favorite  autumnal lip color is just as sacred. The beautiful purple plums and deep reds that would usually be considered to bold for Spring and Summer have finally come out to play! (To be fair, I often do not play by the rules and wear some of these lip colors year round.)

My biggest tip for rocking these awesome colors is to always start with a clean and moisturized canvas. The canvas being your lips.  I always begin with my Bubblegum lip scrub from lush! This is such a lifesaver. There was a time in my life I had no idea you needed to exfoliate your lips just as you do the rest of your body.

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As for moisturizing my two main products to hit up are just a plain lip balm by Blistex called Lip Medex. Sturdy and long lasting it is bar far the most soothing for the dry cold months. My other faithful lip balm is the Baby Lips Dr.Rescue. This is great if you want a little bit of color as well as healing properties.

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Time to get to the good stuff! Let’s just dive in shall we?

#1. The ever luscious Kate Moss Lasting Finish in #10.
The perfect color to pair with a crisp walk on the pier! All you need is a fun partner and a hot cocoa!
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#2. Iced Amethyst 265 by Revlon.
A lovely plum shade that isn’t too light nor too dark. I struggle with darker colors washing me out, but this manages to capture the rich purple and sparkles with out being too much!
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#3. Revlon Color Stay Moisture Stain in Parisian Passion.

This is one of the best color stains I’ve come across. It sounds strange to say that even as it wears off throughout the day, the color still looks amazing. As lip stains tend to, it has a wee bit of trouble staying in place at first but practice makes perfect!

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#4. Clinique Spiced Apple.

This one is an oldie but a goodie. You can see I’ve nearly used it up! Its one of those lipsticks you find that is the perfect color. It isn’t too flashy for casual outings, and just bold enough to be formal. I’ve had it for way too long and I’m due for a new tube soon!
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That is my list of must have fall lip colors! They are all moderately priced, and very lovely! These are all colors that go well with a paler skin tone, since I, myself am on the paler side.
Here is a swatch of all the colors and how they look on.
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Hope you enjoyed! Cheers!

~M