Urban Decay Lipstick in Rush, Review & Swatch

I remember when, many moons ago, it was the day of my freshman homecoming-my first dance ever-and my mom asked if I wanted to go to Sephora to pick out some makeup. Not even knowing what Sephora was, I readily agreed because who doesn’t love shopping, and my parents were paying.
This, along with a few Sephora eyeshadows and powder foundation, are the first “highend” products I’ve ever owned, and most likely the last (sooo out of budget now). And it sucks too because I really like this lipstick.

This particular shade is a really nice nude for me. My lips are naturally a few shades darker than a red (yeah-insane pigmentation) so for me, this is pretty much the same color as my lips. But what I really liked was the application. It was so smooth going on, and I remember through the night I wore it, it didn’t feel heavy or drying at all. It evened out the color on my lips nicely and gave me a subtle sheen <3
The color itself is a little bit darker than the picture above, and there’s a little shimmer, but it’s not really noticeable on the lips-just a really pretty, subtle sheen. It wasn’t streaky going on at all which is always a bonus.
The Pros:
It’s such a gorgeous nude if you have more pigmented lips. It’s also a really smooth, beautiful application. There’s also a really nice shade range to choose from.
The Cons:
It does have a slight smell, but I got over it soon. The price is a little out of my budget, but it’s not to the extreme.
The Bottom Line:
This lipstick was good, but for only having tried 3 lipsticks in my life, I don’t want to be “oh Wow, this is SO great!” when I haven’t even touched the field. But for now, I’m really enjoying it. Have you tried and of Urban Decay’s lipsticks? Let me know what you think below!

Outfit Of the Day~May 13

Sorry for no posting for the past 24 hours…I blame it on Friday the 13th ūüôĀ
What I’m Wearing:
~Hot pink cardigan from TJ Maxx
~This tank from Kohls – it’s embroidered but you can’t tell in the picture
~Unknown stretch belt
~Polka dot skirt from H&M (I bought it last summer)
~Lei strapped heels
~My new vintage Dooney & Bourke bag!!

I simply adore the bag! A new thrift store just opened up where I live
and I swear that they have the cutest vintage bags!
I hope everyone’s had a lovely week <3

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Blush in Winter Glow, Review

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So you know when sometimes you’re really excited to try a new product, and then…it ends up being the biggest fail ever? This was definitely one of those products. I picked up this Rimmel London Lasting Finish Blush with such high hopes that it would be the perfect winter blush but it was utterly disappointing. And it wasn’t just the formula or the color, it’s just an unfortunately product all the way around.

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Sinful Colors: Let Me Go, Review & Swatch

My absolute favorite nail polish! This is such a beautiful silver, blue, lavender, swirly color! It does come out more pink and more sheer when it’s on my nails, but it still such a beautiful color. I love how it changes color and there is the slightest shimmer when you catch it right in the sun!
You can really see all the different colors and how they change in the light in this picture! J’adore!
You can buy Sinful Colors nail polishes here at Walgreens for $1.99

How to Organize Your Earrings

I’ve been searching for a solution to my large amount of earrings for a while now and thank goodness, I’ve finally found a way to solve all of my problems! It’s tough to organize your earrings¬†in one place because they vary in size so much, from small studs to large hoops. I don’t recommend just storing earrings in a drawer because they can get tangled and broken easily, so hanging them is the best way to go. But if you don’t have a large budget, this is the perfect solution for you!
How to Organize Your Earrings

This is a standard mesh pencil cup that I picked up for $2.99 and it’s so easy to hang all of your earrings from it. It saves space and it doesn’t break the bank which makes it a great option to organize your earrings. And, can I just mention that I haven’t lost a single earring since I switched to this storage solution? It’s perfect!

I’d love to know, how do you organize your earrings? Let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for reading,
Kelly xoxo

Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme, Review

I have a little .25 oz sample jar of the Burt’s Bees Radiance Night Creme with Royal Jelly from this Burt’s Bees kit, but there’s also a full size version here, a 2oz size for roughly $17.
This jar is pretty large for a sample size so I’m rather impressed. I’ve been using it for 2 weeks now and am only about 1/4 through which is very good. It’s a solid glass jar with a screw on cap that can be screwed very tight so the product stays fresh.
As for the product itself, it’s a white, creamy color with a creamier consistency than most of the moisturizers I’ve used. There’s a very prominent shimmer to the product, hence the ‘radiance’, but it doesn’t transfer to my face at all.
As for the actual moisturizing, it does a good job. I know that before I used this product, my skin was very dry due to the weather and now it looks healthy again. I don’t feel oily at all, my skin just feels…normal.
My only problem is the smell-it can be very overwhelming. It’s very floral, and the first time I put it on, I had to go wash my face to get it off. But after a few uses, the smell didn’t bother me as badly.
The Pros:
I love the faint shimmer, and my skin feels so lovely after using it. I also love the fact that it’s so natural, proving that you don’t need all the chemicals to feel healthy.
The Cons:
This is pricey. It’s a bit out of my budget, which is why I bought the sample kit to try it in. The smell is also very irritable, but easy to overcome.
The Bottom Line
I would have gone higher if it weren’t for the fragrance. It’s definitely something Burt’s Bees could improve on! If you’re looking to try this, definitely look for the Radiance sample kit online or in stores because for the amount of product you’re getting for around $10 is a great deal, especially if you want to try them out before you go full size!
Water, sweet almond oil, glycerine, tapioca starch, cholesterol stearic acid, lecithin, palmitic acid, royal jelly, hops extract, rosemary leaf extract, horsetail extract, pine tree cone extract, lemon bioflavonoids peel extract, orange peel oil, lemon peel oil, ylang ylang  flower oil, beta carotene, vegetable oil, fragrance, glucose, lactoperoxidase, glucose oxidase, sodium chloride, xanthan gum, sodium borate.

ELF Studio Blush in Tickled Pink, Review

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The first thing I noticed about the ELF studio blushes was the packaging, which is an obvious rip off of Nars. Except for one thing-it doesn’t get grimy like the Nars ones do. Yes, I know in the picture there’s a small spot, but that’s from the stubborn glue from the price tag. I really do enjoy the packaging on this. It’s sleek, it’s lightweight, and it snaps loudly and securely.

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Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Cheyenne, Review & Swatch

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Sephora was running one of their amazing sales a while back, and I totally wish they still did these because I got to grab a Nars Duo Eyeshadow for only $10! Normally I wouldn’t shop much in the Nars brand but I couldn’t resist such a good deal. I picked up the shade “Cheyenne” which features a lovely deep blackened plum shade and a golden shade. I do wish they had offered slightly more neutral colors in this sale but hey, beggars can’t be choosers! Here’s what I thought about this line of eyeshadow duos overall.

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Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer, Review

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I am such a sucker for a good concealer. I saw this concealer, the Maybelline Dream Mousse Concealer, on clearance the other day and I had to try it since I’ve heard so much hype around this line! Maybelline is constantly expanding their Dream Mousse line and I was excited to put the mousse formula to the test.

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Sephora Mineral Loose Powder Foundation, Review

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¬†I had been eying this online for quite a while, and while at my local Sephora I just had to pick one up!¬†I’ve been meaning to try out a loose powder foundation for a while now because I was curious if I could get good coverage without a liquid foundation. They carry¬†several powders but I chose the¬†Sephora Mineral Loose Powder Foundation in the shade Light 15 which was the closest to my skintone without going too orange or dark.

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