Sunday, November 22, 2020

Buxom Full-On Fall Lip Glosses

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Buxom released the Full-On Fall Gloss Lip Polish & Cream Collection a few months ago. I picked up a couple shades from Ulta. I don't typically purchase plumping lipglosses but I thought these two shades would be perfect to add to my nude gloss collection.
Retail Price: $21.00 

Purchase From: Buxom, Ulta

Description: Nude glosses, spiced up scents. Fall for two new scents - Pumpkin Spice Latte and Apple Cider in shimmery and glossy-smooth finishes from the #1 Lip Plumping Brand*. A unique peptide complex visually plumps lips with a tantalizing tingle and wraps lips in lasting moisture. Drink up Spiked Apple Cider in a high-shine pink nude and a rosy brown shimmer (Autumn), or Pumpkin Spiced Latte in a high-shine sweet spiced nude and a shimmering golden beige (Hazel).

Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Cream & Polish in Spiked Apple Cider
Buxom Full-On Plumping Lip Cream & Polish in Pumpkin Spice Latte
Swatches from top to bottom of the Buxom Pumpkin Spice Latte and Spiked Apple Cider. 

I find that these shades look great on their own or paired with another lip color. They're also going to be flattering for all skin tones. You may want to skip out on these if you find the ingredients from lip-plumping glosses to irritate or cause sensitivity to your lips though.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Trader Joe's Haul #1

One of the highlights of 2020 has been me finally making a trip to Trader Joe's. There isn't one in my town, so I have to travel out of town to one of the only two locations in this state. I first went to Trader Joe's all the way back in May and I made it my mission to go again in August. Lucky for me I went at a time when they just released some new items.
I was able to find the majority of the items I wanted. Some of these items are repurchases that I really enjoyed from my first haul and everything else is a new purchase. The other items I really wanted to buy were completely sold out. I met the sweetest sales associate there, Yana, and she offered me free breadsticks to make up for that. You can view the Garlic and Cheese Bread Sticks on my Instagram because I cooked them before taking photos of my haul. 😂 

 If you want to see what all I picked up from Trader Joe's then keep scrolling! 

Trader Joes Coconut Body Oil | $3.99 

Trader Joe's 3 Pack Crispy Rice Milk Chocolate Bars | $1.79 
Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups | $4.29
Trader Joe's Organic Beary Tiny Gummies | $0.99

Trader Joe's Pecan Pralines | $5.99 
Trader Joe's Premium Milk & Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds | $7.99

*NEW* Trader Joe's Honey Aleppo Sauce | $3.99
Trader Joe's Chile Lime Seasoning | $1.99
Trader Joe's Everything But The Elote Seasoning | $2.49

Trader Joe's Brioche Toasts | $1.99

Trader Joe's Italian Breadsticks With Olive Oil | $1.49

Trader Joe's Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip | $2.99

*NEW* Trader Joe's Spaghetti Cacio E Pepe | $3.99

*NEW* Trader Joe's Buffalo Style Chicken Poppers | $4.99
Please ignore my beat up box. 😄 

Trader Joe's Sparkling French Berry Lemonade | $2,99
Villa Italia Italian Grapefruit Soda | $2.99

Trader Joe's Secco Mango Mangocini | $5.99
Trader Joe's Secco Peach Bellini | $5.99

Cecilia Beretta Prosecco Treviso | $8.99

What are your favorite products from Trader Joe's?

Friday, August 14, 2020

NEW: Essence Stay 8H Waterproof Lipliners

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I was browsing Ulta's website a few weeks ago and I came across some new lip products from Essence Cosmetics. I had a $15 off coupon so it was the perfect time to try some new products. I ended up purchasing a few shades of both the Essence Stay 8H liquid lipsticks and lip pencils. 

: Pucker up! The creamy, smooth Essence Stay 8H Waterproof Lipliner create a perfectly defined pout. The waterproof texture is long lasting with 8 hour wear. 

Retail Price: $2.99 

Purchase From: Essence Cosmetics - Ulta - CVS 

Essence Stay 8H Waterproof Lipliner in the shades Because Duh, You And Me Ship, and I Am Shooketh!

The formula and consistency remind me of the Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliners. Those are actually some of my favorite lip pencils ever. The MUFE lip pencils retail for $20 each and the Essence lip pencils are only $3!

The color payoff is very opaque and medium to full coverage. You could wear these alone or pair them with your favorite lipstick or lipgloss. I also like that they're automatic and don't require sharpening, unlike most lip pencils.

Swatches of the Essence Stay 8H Waterproof Lipliners: I Am Shooketh, You And Me Ship, and Because Duh

I really recommend checking these out. With 8 shades available, you're bound to find a shade (or more) perfect for you! 😉

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Cocktails + Charcuterie

Hey, y'all! 😃 I've officially made my return back to blogging. I'm excited to regularly post and share new content again. If you aren't already then be sure to subscribe or follow me on Bloglovin' to receive notifications for when there's a new post. 

I made my first visit to Trader Joe's during May and I purchased so many items. One of the items I picked up was Trader Joe's Sparkling Pink Lemonade, which retails for only $2.99. This drink is a product of France. I knew I wanted to use this in a cocktail and I finally did last week. It was the perfect addition to my mini charcuterie board. 
I share below what ingredients I used for the cocktail and what you can substitute in its place.

Blue Curacao Lemonade Cocktail: 
Trader Joe's Sparkling Pink Lemonade
Blue Curacao Syrup (or liqueur) 
Tequila (silver or gold) - I used reposado
Orange Slice (or lemon slice) 

Mini or personal charcuterie boards are perfect for snacktime!

Mini Charcuterie Board: 
Honey Roasted Almonds
Soft Aged White Cheddar Cheese
Cotton Candy Grapes
Roasted Garlic Toast Snacks
Club Crackers 
Salami Minis

I think charcuterie boards are the perfect blend of savory, sweet, and salty goodness. 

What has been your current favorite quarantine snack?