Lip Products [that I feel the need to carry around with me at all times]

So last night around 10:30 p.m, I  said good night to my man and headed to the living room. I had every intention of vegging out on the couch and browsing on my iPhone 5s (which now has a cracked screen, ever since taking a dive off the foot of my bed last week) for new blogs to follow on WordPress.

Just as I was about to sprawl my body across the couch, I  happened to glance  over at the beautiful Michael Kohrs bag my best friend bought me for Christmas, which happened to be perched on my coffee table…(did I mention that she’s better than your best friend?) The zipper was open, and it looked really full-messy full. I thought “Wow, I need to clean that out…yesterday.” Reluctantly, I sat on the floor and got to work. 

As I was cleaning gum wrappers and old credit card receipts out of my beautiful Michael Kohrs bag ( I love how that sounds),I realized that I had been carrying about a third of my lipstick/lipgloss collection around with me for quite some time. I probably don’t need to  have all of these lip colors in my purse, I thought to myself. Perhaps this is a bit excessive

So, I went ahead and narrowed my carry-around  for-the-lips collection down to 6 must-have items. I insist, I really must have all 6 of these products with me-always. I just must. 

6 Lip Products [that I feel the need to carry around with me at all times]

  1. ColourPop Ultra Matte Lip Color in  Clueless

This is a pretty,pinky-nudish color. I bought it after hearing it was a dupe for the Kylie Jenner lipkit in Candy K. I love that it only cost 6 bucks, which is way better than Miss Jenner’s outrageous price of $30.00-doesn’t she make enough money for doing nothing? I certainly think so, which is why I bought the ColourPop version of this shade. 

2. Mac Matte lipstick in Honey Love & 3. Mac Prolongwear lip pencil in Nice n’Spicy

I love this combo! It makes for a super subtle, natural nude lip. Great  for  pairing with dramatically made up eyes,  or as part of a ‘no-makeup’ makeup look.

4. Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick in Cherry Cordial

I love this smoky, sultry-dare I say it-vampy color. It is perfection. 

5. Rimmel Stay Glossy lipgloss in Blushing Belgraves

My favorite gloss formula in my favorite nude color…Need I say more?

6 . Mac Lipstick in Rebel

I honestly tried to talk myself out of throwing this color back into the bottomless hole that is my purse.Then, I thought about its pretty purpley pink (maybe more like pinky purple?) color and how irresistibly gorgeous it is. Back in the bag it went! 

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My April Beauty Favorites- each $5 or less!

Hey there!

You’ll like this post if you’re trying to save up for something crazy awesome, like a tropical summer vacation get away. Everything featured here  costs less than 5 bucks apiece. You should be able to find these products at a drugstore near you. You can also purchase them  from They offer free shipping on orders over  $35.00, which means you can go crazy and buy yourself a ton of inexpensive make-up goodies.  Or maybe you need face wash or vitamins or something-whatever you fancy.

Let’s get started, shall we?

Let me just say, I was really loving me some Wet n’ Wild this  past month.

Wet n’ Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain Moisturizing Lip Color in Red-y or Not – $2.99

This is a beautiful, soft red. In terms of the texture,I would say that it’s just matte enough to last and just glossy enough to keep your lips from becoming chapped. I love that!

Wet n’ Wild Nailpolishes 0.99-$2.29

I have tried  two different formulas from this brand. First, I did my own mani/pedi with the color Tropicalia, which is from their MegaLast collection. My manicure lasted me four whole days! That was even after I washed a ton of dishes without my trusty elbow length rubber gloves on! My pedicure is still going strong a week later, but I have found  that to be the case for almost any brand of  nail polish on my toes.  My mani/pedi, along with my 3 day old Tropicalia nails.

I also tried Wet n’Wild’s Shine Nail color in Bijou Blue.

Obsessed with this color. Kindly pardon the messy paint job.

This mani only stayed put for about two and a half days, but it was so very pretty. This formula is even cheaper than the MegaLast.  I paid a whopping 99 cents for it. I made sure to get a bunch of different colors. For the price, I simply couldn’t resist.

Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Blush in Fantastic Plastic Pink 


I actually wore this blush today. It’s this perfect baby pink color with sparkles. Fear not, the sparkly finish is very subtle-you can totally get away with wearing this formula to work.

Behold, the one item in my monthly favorites that is NOT from Wet n’Wild…

Rimmel Stay Glossy lip glosses (various colors-I’m still collecting these!) $3.00-$5.00

Click here for my blog on these phenomenal lip glosses!

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P.S.  I definitely wasn’t paid to write this. Womp womp 🙂