Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A Fuchsia Frenzy

Since coming back home, I've been really into bright colored lips. Especially those of the hot pink/fuchsia/bright purple variety. I just love how a bright lip can change everything about your makeup and outfit. It adds so much fun!

The three shades that I've been loving the most have been the three pictured. NYX Butter Gloss in Sugar Cookie, NYX Matte Lipstick in Shocking Pink, and the Almay Liquid Lip Balm in Pink Pout. 

Pink Pout is definitely the most toned down and least frightening of the three. It is much more of soft, natural pink color on the lips than it is in the tube. I love this formula so much that I plan on doing a full review of all the colors that I own. 

Sugar Cookie is a beautiful bright fuchsia. It's super pigmented so you can wear it alone for a bright pop of color. The NYX butter gloss is my favorite formula of lip gloss ever!

Shocking Pink is quite true to its name! I love this color so much. It's so bright and fun; perfect for spring and summer! This lipstick is so creamy and feels amazing on the lips. 

What spring/summer trends are you most excited for this season? Are you a bold lip lover like myself? Let me know! <3

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

An Ulta Haul

Hey, hey! 

Being back in the States, I've got the luxury of shopping at Ulta Beauty. After seven months of having not set foot in a beauty store of any sort, I went in and went a slight bit crazy. 
I got a couple of essentials, a few new things for spring/summer, and one bigger splurge. 
The first thing that I wanted to pick up where a few lippies from NYX. I had went in with intent of getting a couple of the new macaron lipsticks, but they hadn't quite gotten them in stock. Instead, I got a few fuchsia goodies from various collections. I also couldn't resist picking up a few of my favorite drugstore eyeshadow trios and two twin packs of lashes. I've been wanting to see what all of the hype was about, so I got two travel size pouches of the Macadamia Oil masque. 
My splurge of the trip was the LORAC Unzipped palette. I absolutely love my LORAC Pro palette, so I couldn't resist to get this beauty. The texture of these shadows are incredible, and the rosy neutrals are lovely. 

This was the damage done. I guess it could have been worse, but I tried to control myself a bit. ;)

I absolutely adore Almay's trios. They're so smooth and pigmented. They're the best drugstore eyeshadows I've tried thus far. The eylure eyelashes are incredible! I'm not a big eyelash wearer, so these are perfect. They are so natural!

I'm most excited about my palette, the lashes, Too Faced Melted liquid lipstick, and the NYX lipstick. Obviously I'm into bright lips right now. 

If you'd like any in depth reviews, let me know! I have a couple already planned. 

Now that I'm back in the States and have a lot of free time on my hands, I plan on keeping up with this blog a lot more. I've gotten so many new products since I've been home the past three weeks. I can't wait to share them all with you!