Hello readers! sorry I have been MIA of the blogosphere, I got busy with Poshmark. Since I decided to become active on that app again I’ve been on it 24/7, not kidding! when I make a sale or find something I WANT it gets encouraging although some might argue that I should use the word addicting. So definitely depends on who you ask. (LOL) My next post will be about that, but for now I wanted to share my experience in using the Marc Jacobs Lovemarc Lip Gel.
I love Marc Jacobs’ beauty line my first ever was the gel mascara, a freebie I got for my Sephora’s rewards point. And it was the best mascara I’ve ever used from then on I’ve discarded the ones that I have previous to that. In my search for the next lip stick I decided to check out their latest lippy colors and the best color for me is the Lovemarc Lip Gel #108 – Have We Met? it possesses the cutest shade of pink and I hate pink so that is saying something. Anyway this lippy have everything that I need. Great shade, creamy upon application, moisturizes my lips, gentle scent and long wear. Plus I love that I don’t need to apply lip gloss since it has a shimmer on it and not the annoying come hitter kind. Only thing it does not have is SPF.
The lip stick case has a magnetic closure that kind of locks it in to place, I say “kind of” because it is not that strong that you’ll struggle to open it but enough to hold them together. I love the simple and elegant design of the case, just black with silver MARC JACOBS embossed / raised letters in silver that effectively made the brand name stand out. It gives that high end look without paying too much. I think for $30.00 it is definitely worth it. I highly recommend it.
Online image via marcjacobs.com/beauty
lip gel color in person unedited, un-photoshopped)
Since the beginning of this month I’ve been looking for the perfect shade of lipstick. Something light but not really a neutral. Something red with a mauve tone, subtle, work appropriate, something close to my natural lip color that won’t look pale or bland. So many conditions right? Well I plan on spending a ridiculous amount for a lip stick (for the first time) so might it might as well be the perfect one for me. For the longest time my lippy of choice is the Fresh Sugar Rose by itself. I love that it leaves my lips moisturized unlike the many brands I’ve tried but I am ready to move on a get something like it but with more shade. With that said I was looking for a lipstick with a powerful lip treatment in it. I’ve tried 4 lip stick total, YSL was my first choice and it was great, but I decided the shade I picked is more for a night time wear, my search recommenced. Sephora must hate me already, I’ve since tried Lancôme then Dior to Smashbox and finally landed the Rouge Coco Shine #94 bought at Nordstrom. This specific color is not on Chanel’s summer collection but for Fall 2014. I really don’t care even if it is last season’s shade, all I care about is how the color looks perfect on me. Most lipstick gives me that chapped feeling but not this one, I love how it moisturizes my lips. Application is smooth, it is creamy and lightweight, there’s a subtle scent. For my 8 hour work day I reapplied it 3x, it is not designed as a long wear lipstick but it does what I need. Everything they say on their online description checks out.
Below is how the lip color looks by itself
I am wearing Chanel Rogue Coco Shine #94, buy yours here —-> Free Shipping Free Returns Everyday. Shop NORDSTROM
Every once in a while I would splurge on some body and make up products, I try to avoid doing it since I rarely consume it to the last bit. I remember jumping on the MAC bandwagon, bought hundreds of dollars worth of face implements that my acne prone skin hated. One of the things that I consider an accessory is a manicure / pedicure. It is the best $50.00 relaxation I could ever get every 3 weeks of my life. There is something so soothing after I walk out of a nail salon. Plus seriously it is refreshing to have clean cuticles. I am not sure when I started being high maintenance on my nails but now I cannot imagine it without a nail lacquer. And no I am not like Jennifer Lawrence’s character in American Hustle, I don’t go gaga over them just right. So anyway, I went to Planet Beauty a few weeks ago to some Anastasia Brow kit which is by the way, the best and my current obsession I never do anything with my brown but comb it and have it threaded to keep the stray and maintain its shape but lately with all these commotion about Cara de Levigne’s brows and the incessant talk about Anastasia, I finally gave in and so far it is the best $39.00 I ever bought. It comes with 2 shades of brow pallet for brunette’s and women with dark hair, Gel to keep them from straying, and a highlighter and angled brush plus six different stencils to choose from. I wish there’s a tweezer and brow brush too.
I also got suckered into buying a limited edition AHAVA Mineral Botanic in Hibiscus & Fig and I am glad I did, the scent is so refreshing and every time I apply it, I get transported somewhere and it feels like I am on a vacation. The lotion itself is so smooth and non-greasy that leaves me with that feeling that after shower feel.
With those purchase I got a goodie bag with awesome freebies. One them is the OPI’s liquid sand collection. In the shade of pink – Pussy Galorethat is supposedly with their Bond Girls collection. I finally went to the nail salon and had them apply it on my nails. I don’t wear too much or own pink stuff. It makes me want to cringe but this color I love, it makes my tan more noticeable and I love the rough matte texture.