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ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks: Part II

ColourPop Ultra Matte Lipsticks: Part II


ColourPop is on the rise and I am so happy to have found them at their peak. As you guys know, I recently tried the company’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks and fell in love. At $6 a bottle, ColourPop’s matte lipsticks are giving competitors a run for their money. They have a wide range of colors for every skin tone, they’re long-lasting, non transferable, truly matte, and don’t require dishing out $17-$20 just for lipstick!

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This time around, I ordered a mini kit of the liquid lipsticks and two of the regular bottles. In theory, the mini kits are great. You can sample multiple colors at once, or gift them to others to try, and they’re exactly $20 each for 5 colors; they also come in cute little packages. But overall, I don’t recommend getting the kits if you’re looking for the greatest value. Each mini bottle is only .9 oz, which is 1/4 of the regular 3.2 oz bottles. We’re talking $4 for .9 oz or $6 for 3.2– I mean why not buy the whole bottle, right? 

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Mini Bottles From left to right: Glitter, Bianca, Last Dance, Be Merry, Times Square

This particular mini kit is called “Kitty,” and the 5 colors are:

Bianca:

a lighter pink, very similar to the Midi I’d previously purchased, but slightly darker

Times Square:

a tannish/pinkish color that looks similar to Bianca (if you watch the video below, you’ll see what I mean)

Be Merry:

a true pink, that reminds me of bubblegum!

Glitter:

a gorgeous purple color, with hints of pink

Last Dance:

a beautiful orange, that resembles the color of sunsets, desert sands, and the grand canyon

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Regular & Mini Bottles for Comparison

The other two colors that I purchased were Creeper and Kapow. Now, I absolutely love Creeper because it’s just what I needed. I actually have a wonderful red lipstick, Rimmel Red Lasting Finish by Kate Moss, and it even has a lovely cinnamon scent; but, it’s not matte and that’s totally what I’m all about these days. I definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of the red lips! Kapow, on the other hand, is a pretty good color, but I wasn’t as thrilled about it because it wasn’t what I initially wanted. To be honest, I intended to purchase Limbo, as I was looking for a brown color and my younger sister has it, but I ordered Kapow by mistake. It’s a purplish-grey and still very pretty, just not what I was looking for– I’d recommend that one as well.

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Creeper & Kapow
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Creeper, Kapow, Glitter, Be Merry, Bianca, Times Square & Last Dance,

Much like before, I liked all of the colors but I wouldn’t wear them all. Some of the colors were just too bold for me–at least for now. I’m still standing by the quality of the product and if you’re looking for a matte finish, these lipsticks will not disappoint. I will say, though, do not spill the liquid on your clothes because it’s not coming out– lesson learned!!

If you want to watch me try on the colors, please feel free to check out my video below. & while you’re over there, SUBSCRIBE! Check you guys later 🙂

 LYNELLA!

 

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White After Labor Day.

You can’t wear white after labor day! Um, says who? I know there are some people who choose to abide by all of the “rules” of fashion like, not mixing black and browns, only wearing pastels during the spring, restricting boots to the fall and winter months and of course, not wearing white after labor day! Well, I say fashion is whatever you make it.

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I wear what I want, when I want and I could care less what anyone else thinks. If you see a girl rocking a winter beanie in the 90 degree weather, it was probably me–a quick solution to bad hair days. Plus, the fashion industry is constantly changing what they perceive to be acceptable, in or out. And quite frankly, ain’t nobody got time for that!

I say if it looks good & you feel good in it– wear it!

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White Oversized High/Low Sweatshirt: Banana Republic

Black Skinny Jeans: H&M

Garisono Pumps: Nine West

Necklace: Banana Republic Factory Store (aka BRFS)

Earrings: BRFS

Gold Bracelet: Banana Republic

Silver & White Bracelets: BRFS

Black & Gold Headband: Ann Taylor

Photo Creds: Mother Dearest!

Lynella

Sunday Attire: Part II

Two outfits in one day, yes people I’m on a roll! HAHA! So you know how I talked about the simple and classic Sunday attire? Well, here is a more casual outfit that’s still Sunday Best appropriate. As much as I love the fall & winter, Louisiana is way to hot for tons of layering. So you better believe that if there’s a hint of wind and the weather drops below 75 degrees, I’m searching the closet for my boots and sweaters! Here, I layered a cream cardigan and chambray shirt, being sure to push up the sleeves for affect. And I paired it with a new leopard print skirt and some of my favorite bootie heels. To accessorize I added cream and gold jewelry, some older pieces from BRFS, and my rose gold MK watch. I’m still playing with the styling of my hair, so it’s just a dry, chunky twist out.

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Shoes: Clarks Women’s Heath Wren Booties

Skirt: Banana Republic

Chambray Shirt: Old Navy (mine is woman’s shirt but this men’s is more similar to the one I have)

Cardigan: Banana Republic Factory Store (BRFS similar) 

Necklace: BRFS (similar Ann Taylor version)

Earrings: BRFS (these are the same as mine but a diff. color & retail, not factory)

Sunday Attire: Part I

Sunday’s Best is what some like to call it. Probably because they’re headed to church and it’s the one day they get to “show out.” Well I don’t know about showing out, but it has always been the standard in my house to dress up on Sunday mornings. Sunday attire means no jeans or tee shirts, no shorts or short skirts, and no tennis shoes or sweats. Of course, Jesus says come as you are, but you know…tradition and all! So, I pull out my fanciest attire and play dress up for the day! Granted, the older I get, the more I’ve learned to bend the rules when it comes to fashion by mixing and matching styles as often as possible. But sometimes, I keep it simple and try to be as classy as possible.

  Oh & I cut my hair again!!! 

If you’re interested in where I got these items, the information and some alternatives will be listed below.

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Dress: Banana Republic

Shoes: Nine West (similar)

Necklace: Banana Republic Factory Store (similar @ J.Crew)

Earrings: unknown, borrowed from my mom!

Watch: Michael Kors

Bracelet: Banana Republic (similar)

God Can’t Fail Bracelet/Band: GCF

Photo Creds: My Mother Dearest!

Lynella!