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Aug 29, 2014

Red Lips District: Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Anniversary Lipstick in Red Door Red

Red Lips District: Elizabeth Arden Limited Edition Anniversary Lipstick in Red Door Red

Confession: I’m not entirely sure what this lipstick is called, exactly. All I know is, it has a long name and I’m pretty sure you could switch up the “limited edition”, “anniversary”, and “red door red” words and you’d still find it on Google.

This came out more than a few years ago. I won this in a giveaway. Otherwise, I probably wouldn’t have even heard of this lipstick. After all, I’m not…

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Aug 24, 2014

Coffee Sundays vol.2

coffee sundays v2

I’m really not sure where the week went. All of a sudden, it’s Sunday again, what??

1. What kind of music have you been listening to lately?

I’ve been feeling really down lately, so I created a playlist on Spotify called Rainy Day. Lots of sad acoustic guitar stuff. One of my favorites is a cover of The Beatles’ song “All My Loving” by The Well Pennies. Have a listen:

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Aug 23, 2014

Red Lips District: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

Red Lips District: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

stila stay all day liquid lipstick beso

I got this as a free sample with a promotion code with my latest Sephora order. It was a red, white, or blue thing for the Fourth of July. I’d heard good things about this liquid lipstick in terms of longevity, so I thought I’d try this out over the white or blue thing that was being offered (can’t remember what they were).

stila stay all day liquid lipstick beso mini

With my one MAC lipstick for scale. The full size tube is longer, like…

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Aug 22, 2014

Red Lips District: Topshop lipstick in Hazard

Red Lips District: Topshop lipstick in Hazard

topshop lipstick hazard

I have no idea where this week went. I really didn’t want to let an entire week go by, then bore you all with red lipstick again on the weekend, but it happened. I’m sorry.

topshop lipstick hazard 2

This next lipstick, I picked up in London last year. The packaging is so cute. I love the typography.

topshop lipstick hazard 3

I don’t know what it is about this lipstick, but it makes me feel young and chic and quite the urbanite. The lines on the…

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Aug 17, 2014

Coffee Sundays

coffee sundays

Sunday is the best day to sit down with a cup of coffee and chat, don’t you think? I’ve been on this new domain for a few months now, and it only just dawned on me that I should start a series based on my blog name.

It’s pretty simple: every Sunday I’ll post 6 questions (I like the number 6 :P), and you guys answer in the comments. It’s like a virtual coffee break chat. It’ll be a good way for…

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Aug 16, 2014

Red Lips District: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in NSFW

Red Lips District: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in NSFW

occ lip tar nsfw

This next red lipstick is no stranger to the beauty blogging community. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (OCC) Lip Tars are described as “A high-opacity lipstick concentrate with unprecedented longevity.” NSFW is described as a “true, balanced red.”

During the holidays, OCC released two Sephora exclusives called All-Star Minis, one with 12 and one with 4. Around February, I was at the Sephora…

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Aug 16, 2014

Red Lips District: Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace

Red Lips District: Urban Decay’s Pulp Fiction Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace

I love red lipstick. So much, in fact, that I recently realized that I have 8 different ones. EIGHT.

What does this mean for you and me and the blog? A new series, of course: Red Lips District! In this series, I will be going through all the red lipsticks I have and posting looks and sharing my thoughts on each one.

I originally meant to post one each on Fridays and Saturdays for one month,…

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Aug 14, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Long hair

Throwback Thursday: Long hair

before haircut july2014 front

So I never did get around to posting pictures of my haircut… that I had done in the beginning of JUNE. I suppose that makes this appropriate for my first ever Throwback Thursday post.

My hair was so long, I had trouble getting it all in frame. Ha.

Aww, but I do miss it. This was probably second (or third)-day hair, when it starts to curl a tiny bit. I also miss my long layers. I’m getting…

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Aug 12, 2014

Better Together: butter LONDON The 444 and Essie Over the Edge

Better Together: butter LONDON The 444 and Essie Over the Edge

butter london the 444 essie over the edge

Another Better Together pairing: Essie’s Over The Edge with butter LONDON’s The 444! I can’t exactly take credit for this, though, as it was inspired by the manis from Nicole Miller’s S/S 2014 show. They used butter LONDON’s The Black Knight for the darkened ombré. I don’t own that shade, nor do I own anything similar, so I went with Essie’s Over The Edge.

Essie’s Over The Edge is dark and…

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Aug 11, 2014

Swatches: butter LONDON The 444

Swatches: butter LONDON The 444

butter london the 444

Huh. I just sat here for a good 30 seconds, trying to remember how I stumbled across this polish, and I got nothing. I have no clue how this got on my radar, especially since it was released about a year ago, as a Fashion Week exclusive.

In any case, I bought a mini size off eBay a couple weeks ago and I finally got around to swatching it. Yay me! Yay you! Yay us!

First, the mini size is about…

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