• Makeup and Beauty

    Lipstick Lookbook: Besame Cosmetics

    Happy Friday! Today I am excited to share three looks using Besame Cosmetic’s lipsticks. They kindly sent me three of their most popular shades, and I am happy to say I adore them so much! So, enjoy!   Exotic Pink Exotic pink is a replica of a 1955 shade. It’s not super bright on me personally, but on someone with lighter skin it might pop. It’s a really nice, sort of almost candy-pink color, very pigmented, and sooo creamy. I love how smooth these lipsticks are! Besame Red Besame Red is a replica of a color from the 1920’s! It’s an earthier red, not quite a bright true red, perhaps…

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    Purple Rain | Makeup & Beauty

    Heads up! I use affiliate links in this post, which means if you grab those items with my links, you’re helping to support my blog! This post is not sponsored, and I bought all these lipsticks with my own money. Happy Thursday! Today I thought it would be fun to reintroduce makeup posts to my blog.I’ve been wanting to ressurect my YouTube channel for a LONG time but I kept thinking I needed things to make it perfect. Well, forget that. If I wait to have great lighting or the right camera or the microphone I (obviously) need, I’ll never do it! So I decided to just start by reviewing…

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    Guest Post: Mariah, Rya Pie

    Mariah is a fellow Washingtonian and I adore her! She has posted some of the most open, honest, and beautiful posts I’ve read around the blogosphere, and with gorgeous photos and impeccable style to boot! I’m hoping to meet up with her SOON, but until then… reading her blog will have to do! Hey there all you gorgeous owlets! (Yes I have named you owlets. Not to worry, I’m one too. We all love Kristina. Embrace it.) It’s Mariah, from Rya Pie, ┬áhere to share with you my top 5 pinkest-of-the-pink lipsticks! When the lovely momma owl contacted me about a guest post, I starting storming up all things little…

  • Makeup and Beauty

    A Week of Lipstick: Color Roundup

    As I mentioned, last week I decided to wear a new shade of lipstick every day. It was a challenge to myself, as a lipstick hoarder but not wearer, to see if I could stand wearing lipstick every day (I hate lipstick marks on my coffee cup, and Asa’s baby fingers go STRAIGHT for colorful lips), and also to see if it made me feel any differently after reading two Buzzfeed articles in which one woman went makeupless for a week, and another WORE makeup for a week. I am a pretty consistent makekup-wearer, especially right now as this pregnancy is making me break out, but while I love to…

  • Fashion

    Vintage novelty-print, polka-dots, and purple lipstick

    This week, I discovered a new drugstore brand of makeup called Milani, whose matte lipsticks are kind of divine. I bought four in two days, even though I rarely wear lipstick, and… well… now I’m obsessed. So I’m challenging myself (and anyone who wants to jump in for however long) to wear a different color of lipstick every day this week (all seven days) including the four new colors I bought, plus three older favorites. You can see all of the lipsticks here along with the names and brands they are. I decided to start out with this purple lipstick because… well… why not? Jamie of Petite Panoply has a…