Jan 30
2017

My Last Week of Lipstick: Volume 1

Since 2017 started I have been pushing myself to try more of my makeup and use different items that I own. I know I have some of my favourites (like the Sweet Peach palette and ColourPop lipsticks) but I wanted to branch out and give all my makeup some equal love. One of the ways I have been able to do that is by changing my lipstick every day. No matter how rushed I am I always make sure to grab a different lippie every morning.

This started as an accident almost but by the end of a week I noticed I had a bunch of different lipsticks in my purse, which I wore that week. Since I really enjoyed doing the 16 lipsticks I found in my purse post I decided to start posting about these as well.

So now here we are with my first week in review. I am including little notes on each item and have swatches as well!

Here are all the lipsticks I wore last week!

Here are all the lipsticks I wore last week!

Check out my last week of lipsticks below!  [Read more…]

Sep 2
2016

Swatches of the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set

Yesterday I posted about the 6 lip products in the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set, and today I have swatches and further reviews on each of the 6 items. There are 4 deluxe minis and 2 full size products included in this set. It was a good deal for me and I am pleased with all of the items in it, as well as the shades.

Let’s start with the full size products included in the Sephora Give Me Some Lip set. The two full size items are the Lancome Juicy Shaker in the shade Boom-Meringue, which smells slightly like lemon. This is a lip oil which is super trendy right now, and it is the first lip oil I have ever tried. It doesn’t have much colour even though it is a nice pink hue in the bottle, but it basically acts as a soft, smooth, clear oil that keeps lips moisturized. I like the feeling and scent of it, and I don’t mind that it’s clear. It’s nice for everyday use and something totally different than anything I own.

The 6 lip products included  in the Sephora Give Me Some Lip set

The 6 lip products included in the Sephora Give Me Some Lip set

The other full size item is the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in the shade Stepping Out. This was the real stunner from the Sephora Give Me Some Lip set, at least in my opinion. This is a super smooth liquid matte lipstick that truly lasts and works like a charm. This lipstick is the perfect nude shade and once you apply it you don’t have to worry for hours. I loved the look of this and the formula, and am thrilled with this full size item being included in this set.

The deluxe mini items in this set range from a classic red lip balm to a Too Faced Melted Matte, and I am generally happy with all 4 of them. As I mentioned in my previous post, my Mom loves the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in the shade Rikugien, and although I like the colour I find it too sheer for my skin tone. She’ll be getting this one from me and I know she will get some good use out of it.

Swatches of the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set

Swatches of the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set from L-R: Lancome, Smashbox, Kat Von D, NARS, Fresh Sugar, and Too Faced. 

Another item I have already used from the Sephora Give Me Some Lip set is the Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment. I used to have one a long time ago and was excited to get another. It has a lovely scent and very light rosy colour, with the feeling of a balm. It’s soft, smooth, and has SPF 15 so it is an awesome everyday lip product for any season.  It offers a hint of colour but nothing dramatic or bold.

The Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in the shade Chihuahua is a smooth liquid lipstick with a great formula and applicator. I have a few of the Too Faced Melted lippies which I love, so this was great to get a nude hue. I like the colour of it but the soft formula is what really gets me. This applies so nicely and I really like how it feels super light and soft on my lips while still delivering lots of pigment.

The last deluxe mini in this Sephora Give Me Some Lip set is the Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in the shade Lovecraft. I had been hearing about this shade for a while and was definitely surprised when I saw what it looked like in real life. It has a lavender hint to it and is a very light pink nude, which is different than anything I own. I haven’t decided yet if it suits my skin tone but I am excited to experiment with it.

Swatches of the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set

Swatches of the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set

Overall these 6 lip products in this set are all really different items, and as I said previously this set was a great deal at $33 for all of the included items. I got some really awesome brands and a variety of nude shades and formulas, so I feel like I am set for Fall with these lippies.

Sep 1
2016

Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set

I recently made a Sephora order and was super impressed to have my items arrive in 2 days! How quick is that? I never get that type of delivery with other brands and it was great to get my products so quickly. One of the things I ordered, which I want to show you today, is the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set which included 6 lip products in deluxe mini sizes and full sizes. Out of the 6 items there are 2 full size ones, and with the set retailing for $33 that is a pretty good deal.

The Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set featuring 4 deluxe minis and two fill size items

The Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set featuring 4 deluxe minis and two fill size items

Speaking of a good deal – I got this when there was an eBates bonus for 16% cashback at Sephora.ca, and I am really pleased with that. I have had eBates for about 6 months now and gotten over $60 in cashback just from my regular online shopping, nothing special or big ticket items. If you’re interested in checking it out and earning a little extra makeup money then you can use my link here and sign up.

Out of the items included in the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set I have tried 2 of the 6 exact shades included, but I wasn’t disappointed with them being in the set. I got the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien from the birthday gift last year and although I liked it for a sheer colour, my Mom really loved it and I gave her mine. We have been looking for dupes since then but with this set I got another one so I can just pass that along to her and she’ll be happy.

The other item I have tried is the Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Tint, which I actually really liked from the Sephora birthday gift a few years ago. I have either lost it or gave it a friend since then, and recently have been wanting to get a replacement so having it in this set was great.

The 6 lip products inside the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set

The 6 lip products inside the Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set

I have a few of the Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipsticks and most of them I really love, so getting another one is great. I don’t have Melted Chihuahua yet so this was a good one to get.

The other items in the set are brand new to me but things I have been hearing about and reading about for months. I have wanted to try the Lancome Juicy Shaker for a while now, since I am super curious about lip oils. I have heard a ton about Kat Von D Lovecraft and wanted to try the shade out for myself. It seems to be a favourite for a lot of people. I have also heard that the Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick is super long lasting and works like a charm. Spoiler alert – it’s true! This lippie lasts forever and it looks amazing!

Overall for $33 I got two deluxe minis that I have used and liked (or my Mom liked), two deluxe minis that I haven’t tried but am pretty sure I will enjoy, and two full size items that have been on my radar for a long time. The Smashbox lippie alone is $28, as is the Lancome Juicy Shaker, so to get them both full size in this set with all the other items made this totally worth it for me. The Sephora Give Me Some Lip Set is a great set to go into Fall with and I look forward to using all of the products.

Check back tomorrow for a swatch post! I wanted to talk about each shade individually so I saved the swatches for a separate post.