Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adventures with Lipstick and Unicorns

It's no secret that I'm very, very girly. I love fashion, makeup, and expressing myself with the two. Because of this, I will try out trends and wear fun things like, for example, bright lipstick.
Say hello to my new little friends:
If you're not already familiar with the packaging, these beauties are from Lime Crime Cosmetics. Not only is the packaging amazing (um, holographic unicorns...need I say more?) but the colors I chose are SO pretty. I picked up Retrofuturist and Countessa Fluorescent.



When I was browsing the shades, I figured a classic red would be good to try. I wore Retrofuturist all day today and LOVED it. It's like a candy apple color in person, and it's kind of glossy. It does transfer, though, so I wouldn't recommend it for heavy duty longwear. I have some shades of Lime Crime's Velvetine liquid lipsticks, and oh my biscuits, those last a WHILE.


Countessa Fluorescent is not for the faint of heart. Yes, it shocked me how bright it was, but this is pretty much what I signed up for: an unabashed neon blue-based pink. But the more I see it on, the more I love it. I'm planning on wearing it to a function I have coming up, and I plan to keep my eye and face makeup minimal/natural to balance the lipstick out.
Overall, with the swatches and some wear, I love these lipsticks. They make me super happy, and I imagine their other lip shades are nice as well. They do have some interesting shades that are both wearable and daring, so do check Lime Crime out if you're into adventurous lip colors and other such things. :)
I hope y'all enjoyed this review! I think I want to do more of these with random products I love, so hopefully you'll see more of me playing with makeup on this blog!




Disclaimer: I am not sponsored by Lime Crime. These lipsticks were just too awesome not to share with y'all :)



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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Favorites

March was a really, really fun month. I think it was mainly because I got to travel out of state, and the fact that it was Spring Break, but I really enjoyed it.

So, here are some favorites!

People, Places, Things

The Snow Day
At the beginning of this month, my university canceled school due to a winter storm. I loved having the day off to relax, and hey, who doesn't love a snow day, even when you're a senior in college? (I wrote a post about it on here if you'd like to check out how I spent my snow day)

Spring Break 2014
I'll be writing a full post on my Spring Break trip very soon, but I got to go to the Florida Panhandle with a group of my closest friends. It was absolutely awesome getting to show my friends pieces of my childhood and my favorite places at the beach.

Grayton Beach, Florida
See above. ;)

God's Not Dead
Sometimes, people doubt the legitimacy of movies that are Bible-based or Bible-inspired. These people need not worry. This movie is powerful and it shows the impact of standing up for your beliefs. My friends and I saw this in Florida and loved it. Also, I really love the Newsboys song of the same name and was thrilled that they were featured and had speaking roles.

Divergent
Speaking of great movies, I got to see the movie adaptation of one of my favorite Young Adult books of all time. The casting was great, and so was the setting. I will say I still love the book, though...and if I could pick a faction in real life, I'd want to be Dauntless.

Too Faced Cosmetics
In particular, Too Faced's Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette. It boasts eyeshadows that are infused with cocoa powder and they smell awesome. How cool is that?!

Tea
I have been drinking so much tea lately. From classic Earl Grey to a fruity Rooibos that we had in FL, I have come to love drinking tea in my dorm room to relax. Caffeinated tea in particular helps me get awake if I'm feeling groggy from a nap.

Colors of the month: Lavender, pale pink
I loved lavender this month still, but I opened myself back up to pale/ballerina pink towards the end of the month. Lately, I love lighter pinks on my nails.

The Radio
I do newscasts for my campus radio station. I've also been picking up live shows and guest-hosting on a 90's Kid Flashback Hour. Talking on live radio is SO much fun, especially since I have to either pre-plan what I want to talk to my co-host about or talk off the cuff.

Music

Pumpin Blood - NONONO
Best Day of My Life - American Authors
Magic - Coldplay
Recess - Skrillex
Everything is Awesome!!! - Tegan and Sara (feat. The Lonely Island)
He Loves You Not - Dream
All of Me - John Legend
Happy - Pharrell Williams


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