Saturday, December 22, 2012

Answer to a question from the comments and a Haul!!

Lots of pictures in this post again!


This is a picture with some of my new purchases that I posted on InstaGram. :) The picture is of me wearing Rendezvous (my new Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain) but since I edited the pic you can't really see it haha!


(Follow me on InstaGram to see more of my pics!!)


This (not very good) picture is a swatch of Darling Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain (Anna!! Do you like it??) The darker stripe is what it looks like when you use a little more and the lighter stripe is just one coat. I use this all the time! It's my everyday lip color :) I usually just use a medium amount and rub it into my lips with my fingers. I usually add some clear lip balm on top for a little shine. :) It wears super well! The color lasts for hours and if my lips start feeling a little dry I just slap on some chapstick. :)

This is a picture my sister took of me when I was listening to her talk and I didn't know it. She's 17 and like 5 inches taller than me! Haha and it looks like I wasn't too impressed with what she had to say! :P  But anyway, this should give you an idea of what the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous looks like on me. It's a light application rubbed in with my fingers.  I think it looks a little nicer in person and it really brightens up my whole face! I just got it and I really like it. The only negative is that I don't think that it wears as well as the Darling that I already had.  I think it makes my lips look a little drier and it fades a tiny bit unevenly.  But if I put a little chapstick or gloss over the top its back to normal! So overall I still really like it and I think I'll be wearing it a lot. :)

A "better" picture of me wearing Rendezvous! :)
Today was an "I don't feel like wearing contacts... or a lot of makeup" day haha :)

A swatch of Rendezvous :)




Bonus! I love this scarf!! What do you guys think?? I got it 2ish months ago from Urban Outfitters. It was on clearance for about $9. Awesome! I love it so much! It's so soft and it's neutral but I love the sparkle. I wear it all the time :)




The ELF contouring blush and bronzer I got today! It's in St. Lucia! I haven't used it on myself yet, but I used it on my sister who's darker than I am and it looked gorgeous on her! I've heard this is a dupe for NARS Orgasm blush and Laguna Bronzer. Opinions on that? I'm really excited to use these since I love a peachy blush :) They both have shimmer though, so if you don't like shimmer I wouldn't go for these. And the best part?? It was only $3!!












This is a swatch of the blush & bronzer from ELF. The blush is on the left and the bronzer is on the right. The shimmer isn't too noticeable, especially in this pic, but it's definitely there in real life!

















I also got this Rimmel Stay Matte powder. Tanya Burr raves about it in her beauty videos so I had to try it out! So far I really like it :) I got it in the translucent color :) And I apply it with a Real Techniques blush brush. I like the smaller brush because it gives me more control so I don't powder over blush, etc if I don't want to :)

Another bonus! My dad gave my mom, my sister and I an early Christmas present! He made us an appointment to get our nails done! I haven't had a manicure in a really long time so I was super excited!! This is what I got :) Do you like the candy cane stripes I got on my ring finger?! I think they're absolutely adorable!























What are your recent beauty buys?? Anything exciting going on in your life? Anything beauty related? Leave a comment and tell me whats up! I hope you are all having and awesome holiday season!! :) (for anyone who celebrates Christmas- 3 more sleeps!! Are you excited??) See y'all next time!
Kate xo

28 comments:

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  8. Nice post! The Rimmel Stay Matte Powder is my favourite and I really want to try the Revlon Kissable Balm Stains! Also your nails are just AMAZING!!
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  9. This ELF blush and bronzer looks nice. I'd be interested to read a review on it :)

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    1. Hey Kimberley! I'll do a review on the ELF blush and bronzer soon :) I've only used twice (once on myself and once on my sister). So give me about a week and I'll have a review for you! :)

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