Thursday, May 11, 2017

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lip in Dopey and Cheap Thrills

Hey! First actual review post in waaaaayyyy too long! I thought it fitting to do this review on some products that I use almost daily.  I fell in love with colourpop quite some time ago when I tried out their eyeshadows and their ultra matte lipsticks.

So today I will be sharing with you two ultra matte lips: Cheap Thrills and Dopey, plus a bonus swatch of one of their eyeshadows in Girl Crush!

Cheap Thrills is a ridiculously lovely matte mauvey purple.  I wear this when I was something a bit more muted but am feeling a bit more adventurous.  It is just purple enough to turn heads but not too intense that it is work inappropriate.  This will last through drinking and most meals however anything too greasy will result in some fading, so bring it with if you plan to grab a greasy breakfast sandwich before work! As you can probably tell from the product picture, the silver on the packaging will get scratched off if you frequently toss your products in your purse or travel bag.  This doesn't bother me but it may bother some.

Dopey is my new everyday lipstick.  It is my current My Lip But Way Better shade right now.  If I am just throwing on some quick powder foundation and mascara this is what I will probably be throwing on my lips as well.  Additionally this tends to be my go to when I do more intense eye looks.  Its staying power is pretty much the same as Cheap thrills, perhaps a little better.

And here is the eyeshadow I have on in the two previous pictures.  This has become my everyday eyeshadow as well, whether I put it on all by itself or I use it as a base for more interesting looks, I have already hit pan on this baby. It is a gorgeous matte greyish taupe color.  I love it for my cool pinkish toned skin.

The best thing about Colourpop though has to be the price.  Their Ultra Matte Lips are $6 and their shadows are $5 and they are almost always running some kind of deal or discount.  I really can't recommend this brand enough.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

One Year Two Months Eleven Days


Hello anyone that is still out there.

I can't believe it has been over a year since I lasted updated this blog.  A lot has happened in the past year and I won't lie, it hasn't been the greatest.  2016 was pretty terrible for me.  I lost my rat, my cat, my income, my 2+ year relationship, and my happiness when I slowly fell into depression.

But don't worry everyone, I am doing so much better now.  2017 has been depression free and even though I still don't have an income I do have an end in sight for completing my Master's degree and finally getting out into the workforce.  I also have a cute guy that managed to unexpectedly squeeze his way into my life who makes me laugh more than I thought possible.

See look I'm still alive and doing makeup!

I thought perhaps it would be fun to do an update on my life post starting from when I left you all. Which I am so sorry about by the way....Since I am now in a much better place I hope to update once a week if I can.  I am still extremely busy finishing up my research and writing my thesis, but doing this blog always made me so happy and when I left I had a few messages asking if I'd ever be I can't let those few people down! Here I am!

April 2016- Celebrating my friends birthday!

May 2016- Seeing Disturbed with my mom!

June 2016- Brewed my very first batch of mead!

July 2016-Went to the Adventure Aquarium!

August 2016-Went to the Ren Faire dressed as a sassy pirate!

September 2016-I became an aunt!!!

October 2016-I decorated my apartment and watched horror movies all month...

November 2016-My depression ended with my relationship and my life finally started to turn around for the better <3

December 2016-Had a lovely Christmas with my family and my puppers

January 2017-I started experimenting with watercolors

February 2017-I went to Katsucon! (this will definitely get its own future post)

March 2017-My brother's german shepherds had puppies!!!

April 2017-I went northeast for the first time ever and spent a lovely weekend in Vermont with this cutie!

And now we are back to the present. I hope you enjoyed my year in review and I really hope this marks the end of my hiatus and the beginning of more makeup reviews!!!