LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint Review and Swatches

6.7.14


From clockwise: LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints in Coy, Hot Mess, Baby Doll, Bombshell

Everyone has been raving about the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints so I had to check them out for myself. I purchased them in four shades: Coy, Hot Mess, Babydoll and Bombshell. These lip paints are like a lipstick and lip gloss hybrid. They are full coverage with a glossy finish. Very similar to the lip tars by OCC except that the lip paints have more of a glossy finish. I also like the minty scent of the product. I hate obnoxious fruity smells with lip products so this was a nice touch. 

Coy: This is a lavender color and the easiest to work out of the four. It applied easily straight from the tube and the color was really opaque. (BTW: This is a great dupe for OCC "Rollergirl")

Hot Mess: Is an orange-y/coral color. This color was kind of messy to apply straight from the tube. I used my finger to spread the product on my lips.

Babydoll: Is a light, cool-toned pink. This color is not forgiving on dryness so be sure to have those puckers exfoliated and moisturized. Otherwise it won't apply evenly.

Bombshell: Is a bright fuschia. I love bright pinks and this does not disappoint. Like Hot Mess, It is easier to apply the product with your finger or a brush.

The only thing I don't like about the lip paints is the applicator. I feel like it should have had more of a brush than just a plastic tip. I feel like it would make application easier. Or a little brush should have been included with the lip paints but for the price, I'm not really complaining. Plus, they're easy to apply with your finger. Minus Babydoll, I like the formula and the scent is nice and minty.

I purchased the LA Girl Lip Paints at ikatehouse. They were priced at $2.99 USD. I have seen them averaging between $2.99-4.50 USD. 

Pros: inexpensive, clean scent, range of shades, full coverage, great pigmentation, glossy finish.
Cons: some shades apply unevenly, can be a little messy. 
Final Verdict: Get em!




FOTD: FIFA World Cup Brasil

26.6.14

World Cup fever is everywhere! I personally am not a soccer (futbol to some) fan but I do admire the passion that soccer fans have. And have you seen some of those soccer players? Wow! I created this look based on the colors of the Brazilian flag in honor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. I wanted something that can be worn out to watch the game. It was a little tricky because it's tough to not look too clowny with these colors. Which is why I kept my lips a soft pink.


 PRODUCTS USED
FACE
MAC Strobe Cream
Urban Decay Naked Foundation in Shade 8.0
L.A Girl Pro Concealer "Medium Beige"
MAC Mineralize Powder "Medium Dark"
ELF Studio HD Blush "Headliner"
MAC Extra Dimension Skin Finish "Superb"
LIPS
MAC lip pencil "Hip n Happy"
NYX Butter Gloss "Vanilla Cream Pie"
EYES
MAC Paint Pot "Soft Ochre"
Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil "Brunette"
Sugarpill Cosmetics eye shadow "Buttercupcake" (lid)
Coastal Scents Hot Pots "Oktoberfest" (crease)
Coastal Scents Hot Pot "Hazelnut" (define crease, outer v)
Green eyeshadow from Coastal Scents 88 Palette (lower lash line)
NYX Eye Pencil "Electric Blue" (lower waterline)
Benefit They're Real! Mascara
Maybelline Define-A-Lash Mascara "Black" (lower lash line)





OOTD: Paisley Pants

15.6.14

Printed pants are all the rage now. I have these in a paisley print, that I have worn before in this previous post. There's no need to be intimidated because of the print. There are very versatile, not to mention comfy!




New Look zippered tank
F21 paisley-print pants
Glaze sandals
Urban Outfitters sunnies
DIY clutch


Packing Tips for Short Trips

9.6.14

As I mentioned in my previous post, I went to Miami for a weekend for my cousin's baby shower. I'm pretty sure there's a lot of women out there that share my packing woes. Yes, I was only going away for four days but a girl needs options! And I didn't want to spend time digging around in my suitcase so I organized my outfits using this cool little system. It also saves you some space as well since there's this certain airline that only allows a carry-on and ONE personal item. ONE!

So for this system you need Ziploc bags in two sizes: quart and the small snack sizes. The quart sizes are for your clothes and the snack sizes are for your accessories.


So what I did was pack each outfit in a quart-sized Ziploc bag. These bags were cool because it gave you a little space for you to label. And me being all OCD, I labeled them for the occasion.

I used the smaller bags for the accessories to the corresponding outfit and once I was done, I put the smaller bag into the larger one. This made everything so easy! All my outfits were super-organized and it made getting ready a breeze!





Everything fit perfectly into the suitcase, just be sure to let all the air out of the bags before closing them. And that's packing made easy.






OOTD: Miami Nights

5.6.14

I went to Miami for my cousin's baby shower and wanted to share what I wore while I was down there> I definitely wanted to be colorful to match the Miami atnosphere. I had so much fun while I was there, but I can live without the humidity.


Forever 21 top
H&M asymmetrical skort
Prabal Gurung sandals
Monki lips clutch (buy here)

Zack London shift dress
Jeffrey Campbell "Roulette" pump
DIY clutch

ASOS crop top
ASOS neon pencil skirt
H&M choker
Zara sandals
Monki lips clutch