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Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet

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I always struggle to find a to-go lip product, but Burberry’s Liquid Lip Velvet is an easy winner for me!  Burberry sent me a couple of products to try, and I’m just loving them!

I got two Liquid Lip Velvet colors to try– Fawn, the lighter color above, a pink-nude; and Bright Plum, a deep magenta.  I also got the matching liner in Deep Plum, which is my preferred way to wear liquid lipstick, but having also tried the Liquid Lip Velvet without the liner, it wears perfectly fine without!

I couldn’t have picked two more perfect colors!  Fawn is so on-trend with the your lips, but better nude look.  I’m always looking for something this neutral than just enhances without being too dramatic.  Deep Plum is the opposite– all at once bright & dark, a total statement lip.  Though this is obviously a great choice for fall, the brightness of this color makes me want to rock it in spring too!

While some matte lip colors dry out, Liquid Lip Velvet stayed dewy on my lips for hours, but not in a sticky lipgloss way.  I’m so impressed with how well the color wore and how comfortable the formulation felt!

The final touch was the Fresh Glow highlighting pen in Nude Radiance.  It was suggested I use this on my cupid’s bow and wow did it really pull together the look!  This highlight is beautiful and subtle enough that people (like me) who don’t want to be shiny don’t have to worry.  It’s absolutely gorgeous on the cupid’s bow!  I might be obsessed.

I’m considering picking up another color to add to my collection; (you can see all of the colors here!) which do you think I should get?

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Disclaimer: I received these products complimentary from Burberry c/o Influenster for testing purposes; all opinions are my own.

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Post-Christmas Sephora Trip

Hello, hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas or whatever holiday you spent for the winter season.  Since I was such a good girl this year, Santa brought me some cold, hard cash.  I promptly took to Sephora to spend some of it.  Here’s what I got:

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We’re going clockwise from the 12-spot, which is actually the order I picked these things up!

[1] Tartelette In Bloom | I’ve been searching Sephora for the palette for weeks!  Turns out, all I needed to do was ask.  I never did pick up the original Tartelette palette, though the thought had crossed my mind.  When I saw this baby, however, I knew I needed it.  Tartelette offers all matte shades and this one has a nicer mix– even I need a little shimmer to complete my shadow.  I love the range of colors here and they’re all extremely wearable!

[2] Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita 2 | I’ve been eyeing this formulation for a long, long time.  I’ve had Vampira in my hand before, but never quite made it to checkout.  I covet Lolita, the most popular shade that is always, always sold out in stores.  Lolita 2 is a beautiful shade– a slightly spicy, rusty pink that I think is exactly what suits me.  There are a bunch of other shades I’m interested in, but it all starts here with Lolita 2!  If I find its predecessor, I’ll pick that up too.

[3] BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone | I’ve always thought that my damaged skin can’t handle a lot of highlight, but hey, the flaws are there and people are going to see them.  I’m embracing the world of highlight and contour and treating myself to this little compact of stardust.  After looking at it many times in stores, I knew I would eventually.  I went for the poured instead of the pressed and thought the Moonstone shade was my best match.

[4] Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer in Milk Chocolate | I figured if I’m getting a gorgeous new highlight, I needed a new bronzer to go with it.  I’ve had my eyes on Milk Chocolate for a while, delighted that there’s not a hint of glitter to be found.  Matte bronzer is my best friend!  I was tempted to go with the Chocolate, but I’m a pale, pale girl in the winter, so I’m sticking to the Milk Chocolate until I get some actual sun.

So now that I’ve shared my post-Christmas Sephora haul, tell me: what did you get for Christmas?!

May Favorites!

Well, it’s June!  I don’t have too many favorites for May, especially beauty-wise.  Here are the products I’ve been loving lately, though.

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[1] Colour Pop Lippie Stix [2] Colour Pop Lippie Pencil [3] Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner [4] Julep Nail Polish in Vanna [5] Benefit Cosmetics The POREfessional [6] Dove Go Fresh Revive Deoderant [7] Yes To Tomatoes [8] NARS Audacious Lipstick

For more info and a couple of other fun favorites, check out my newest Youtube video!

Au Revoir, April

The amount of instagrams I post in a given month is directly proportional to how much fun I had.  April started out with a big surprise and the whole month has been shaky and confusing.  The weather has made major improvements, though it’s been cool this week!  Mostly, I made myself feel better my buying myself a lot of things.  You’ll notice that in April’s instas:

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[1] April started out with Easter weekend!  Here’s my dad grating so parmesan for our Italian holiday. [2] I picked up a couple of the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection brushes on my first trip to Ulta.  I’ve been loving them! [3] My Colour Pop Cosmetics order arrived and this color, Julep, has become my absolute favorite! [4] I spent some quality time in my favorite place, bed, with my favorite companion, Netflix. [5] I felt my cutest this day I went to Foxwoods to see Iliza Shlesinger. [6] I ate a lot of cookies, which should come as a surprise to no one. These were slice and bakes when I was young, but now you just pop ‘em in the oven! [7] I picked up this lovely rose gold bracelet from Kate Spade on a Trip to Wrentham Outlets with Elissa of Style Wire. [8] I bit the bullet and bought the perfume I’ve been wanting for years– Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb.  It reminds me of Paris! [9] The best thing ever happened to Downtown Crossing: Roche Bros. Supermarket!

Yesterday’s Justin Timberlake memes encouraged me (you know what I’m talking about!) that May is going to be a good one.

Have a great weekend, loves.

❤ nc

OotD: Sweet Stripes

Wedding Wear

Hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  This is different than the usual, but I wanted to share an outfit post from the beautiful wedding I attended this weekend.  It was such a great time and will be a cherished memory; so here’s what I wore!

Dress: Guess | Shoes: Nine West | Jewelry: Tiffany’s (necklace, bracelets, pearls); David Yurman (topaz ring), mixed-metal earrings from Santa Teresa di Riva, Sicily | Lips: Too Faced “I Want Candy” | Nails: Essie “Neowhimsical”