Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pucker Up


I read the funniest thing on tumblr the other day (even though I say that about tumblr everyday) BUT this one was hilarious: 
"i like wearing lipstick because you leave marks on literally everything omg. kiss a boy’s cheek? my boy now. drink out of a cup? my cup forever. don’t even think about having coffee out of that thing. it’s like marking your territory"   -Marley
Find out my favorite to mark my territory... 

My favorite lipsticks are all by NARS. They have these fab lip pencils that come in a shine finish or a matte finish. The shine finish is called the Velvet Gloss but its not as thick and gooey like a gloss. It's a perfect sheen that's pigmented. This kind is shown below as numbers 1 and 2. As you can see they are coming to the last moments of their lives :( BUT instead of using them until I replenish those colors, I save them for when I carry a small handbag or evening bag. Since those bags barely fit your cell, you can at least carry your lipstick *YAY*! The Matte finish is like a perfect lipstick. It has no shine but is very pigmented. Definitely recommend using a lip liner before applying. If I want to make a bold statement, these are my go to. I love Dragon Girl because its the perfect red tone it can sometimes look a little pinky but I don't care. I love a red lip throughout the year. 

1: Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in New Lover - "gold infused strawberry pink"
2: Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil in Baroque - "raspberry sorbet"
3: Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl - "siren red" 
4: Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned - "magenta"
5: NARS Pencil Sharpener- Very important if you end up using these pencils, because they're an odd size

Side note: Do you know that kid that does the funny youtube videos making fun of everyone and everything? His name is Kingsley - if you don't know who i'm talking about, google him. He's hilarious. Well anyways, he posted that red lipstick secretly means "I am capable of murder." haha!  Well Dragon Girl is that color. The name itself makes you feel like Khaleesi from Game of Thrones. 
Dragon Girl, for the win! 

I should warn you that when using the above products, it's important that your lips are in a good condition because the colors accentuate chapped lips. For that I use Fresh's Sugar lip treatment. I started off with the "Rose" color but Sephora has an awesome pack around Christmas time that has 7 colors and the Advanced Therapy for $65 but its valued at $91. It doesn't have the full size tubes but each mini tub lasts me for about 2 months when I use it daily. My favorite one to use everyday is the Petal color, which is a pinkish tint but not as pink-red as the Rose color. It also has a Cherry color that's red-red, so when your lips aren't in the best condition you can use this instead of the NARS Dragon Girl.  

But I really recommend their Advanced Therapy lip treatment if you have really chapped lips or use a matte lipstick and want a little clear shine to it. It feels and even smells great. According to Sephora, it supposedly is  "An antiaging lip treatment proven to repair, nourish, plump, and smooth wrinkles around the delicate lip area." Sugar also has a shine lip treatment but I haven't tried it before. If you have, comment below and let me know what you think. 

So you know what I use for my dramatic looks and my everyday looks. But another brand I switch it up for an everyday look is Buxom. Buxom is one of the coolest brands. Each one of their lip products have this cool mint sensation. They feel great.  The first two are lip glosses but the third is a lip stick. The bottom of the tube offers a built in sharpener. It also serves as a lip plumper. 

1: Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Dolly - "shimmering sultry mauve"
2: Buxom Full-On Lip Polish in Katie - "pink lemonade" 
3: Buxom Full-On Lip Stick in Bombay - "rose"

So those are my absolute favorites. Try them out, pucker up and mark your territory ;)


Thanks to Harper's Bazaar March 2014 for background images 


  1. Beautiful! Great blog you have, keep posted!

    1. Thank you so much for checking out my page! Hoping to get more viewers soon so I'm not posting for myself! haha! Love your blog, you're gorgeous! Have a good weekend! <3

  2. nice! nars is awesome!!! :)

    1. Thanks!

      & Love your blog. You have great style! Hope you have a great Monday! :)

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    1. Thanks, they're great! Try them out!

      & Thanks for checking out my post. Be sure to check back for more! :) Hope you have a great Monday!