Coral lips have been trending for a while now, but I’m still on the hunt for the perfect shade. I remember picking out my first red lipstick and feeling rather apprehensive, but eventually I came around and I now have a better idea of what suits me. I’d like to branch out from red and I think that coral is a great choice for summer. I love how vibrant coral lips look on other people, but of course you have to pick the shade that suits you best. I think I’m looking for something that leans toward the red spectrum and definitely something deeper in color, rather than lighter. I need your help- let me know if you can think of any coral lip colors that might suit me!
Tell me: Would you wear a coral lip?
01. Sephora Collection Color Lip Last in Coral Calling 02. Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in Iridescent Coral 03. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Audacious 04. Buxom Full Bodied Lipstick in Rogue
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You guys already know that I’m a nail polish addict, so I thought I’d show you a few colors that I’ve tried out recently. I paint my nails one or two times a week and I usually document it all on instagram. As we’ve moved from spring to summer, I’ve transitioned from the pastels to brighter, bolder colors. I used to be all about the nail art, but in the past year or so, I’ve found myself preferring a manicure in one single solid color.
Tell me: What’s your go-to color for summer?
(starting top left, 1. Priti NYC September Charm, 2. Rimmel London Salon Pro Britpop, 3. Rimmel London Salon Pro Hip Hop, 4. N.Y.C. In a Minute Robin’s Egg Blue, 5. Rimmel London Salon Pro Purple Rain, 6. Revlon Parfumerie Apricot Nectar, 7. Essie Truth or Flare, 8. E.L.F. Nail Polish Teal Blue, 9. Nails Inc. Haymarket)
You know how it’s impossible to go to Target and only buy one thing? That’s kind of how am I with the drugstore- I’ll go in with one or two items on my list and leave with a bunch of extra stuff (usually beauty bits). I get coupons for my local CVS emailed to me, so I like to take advantage whenever there’s a good deal (which is all the time). Today I thought I’d share a few beauty products that I’ve picked up over the last few weeks thanks to some good coupons. If you’ve tried any of these things, let me know what you thought of them in the comments below. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
P.S. I’m thinking of talking about one of my favorite subjects in the next video- books! Any interest?
The end of last week was a bit of a rough one. There was a flurry of activity at work and although I’m usually a pretty mellow person, I was feeling the stress on Thursday. When I finally left work that day, I felt pretty drained. All I wanted to do was get home and curl up in my bed.
That night, I thought it would be a good time to try out the De-Stress Mi Beauty Essence set that Miyu sent me. I hadn’t heard of this company before they contacted me, but they sent me some really interesting background information about their brand. One thing that really stood out to me is their brand message: “We believe that (1) beauty is a lifestyle, (2) complexions should also be nurtured from within, and (3) the secret to everlasting beauty is happiness.” The De-Stress set is composed of a calming mist and a container of tea. The idea is to pair these two elements together by treating your face with the mist and your body with a calming cup of tea.
So far, I have really enjoyed using these products. When I sprayed the mist on my face it was very cooling and refreshing. Especially with the summer heat, just experiencing that cooling sensation did make me feel a little bit calmer. I’m a big tea drinker and I typically have at least one cup a day. That Thursday I made a cup of this tea and that small ritual of brewing tea was comforting. I thought the tea was very good- it contains a blend of peppermint and chamomile, both flavors that I enjoy. There’s also a hint of peppermint in the spray as well, which I found refreshing.
On a long and stressful day, I think it was necessary to take a little moment to decompress. After testing the mist and sipping on a cup of the tea, I did feel calmer and less anxious. Of course it’s not a magic fix for stress, but I certainly feel that it helped. Also, I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the packaging, which is absolutely beautiful. Even my roommate commented on how lovely it is when he saw the containers sitting on my desk. I think this set would make a great gift for a friend or a good ‘treat yo self’ gift.
Tell me: What do you do to relieve stress?
Disclaimer: These products were provided to me by Miyu Beauty for review purposes, but you’ll always read my honest thoughts and opinions about the products I review.
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