Review: Lime Crime Velveteen Red Velvet

Hello cupcakes.
Brr the weather this weekend has been slushy, cold and yucky. On top of that everyone in my house was sick. Oh fun times. Today was the first day all week I was able to do anything, so when my girlfriend asked to meet for lunch I was all for it.

I threw on an outfit and did my makeup. I kept my eyes pretty soft so decided to do a bold red lip. Of course I reached for one of my favorites, Lime Crime’s Velveteen lipstick in Red Velvet. Let me just tell you it’s been love at first sight since the first time I tried it.

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I never thought I would be able to pull off a red lipstick until I found this one. I think a big reason I love it is because it goes on wet but dries to a matte. I’m all about matte lipsticks lately. I can’t say it’s completely stain proof, some will come off here and there but not like regular lipstick. I’ve eaten complete meals with drinks and dessert and not had to touch up my lips. That’s a plus in my books. Sometimes if I don’t want such a bold red I take a dark burgundy lip pencil and fill in my lips with it a bit mixing the colors before it dries. By far this is one of my favorite purchases and I’m going to be buying more from the line.

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As you can see it is bright red but still kinda of flat I guess is the way I would describe it. The perfect pop for those special days out. Hope you all are keeping warm. Till next time.

What’s your go to lip color? Do you prefer lipstick or lipgloss?

Desiree

Review: L’Occitane Shea Butter Lotion

Hello cupcakes. As most of you know winter is upon us and man is Jack Frost doing the most right now. The temps are frigid and the snow is falling. Which means are skin is suffering. If there’s one thing I can’t stand is dry, ashy hands. I think we can all agree that that’s just a no no. Today I’m doing a review on a lotion I’ve been using for the past two months.

Back in November I came across a L’Occitane store and had to go in. I had seen their products before and had been meaning to try them so I figured why not now. I ended up picking up their dry skin Shea butter lotion, in travel size. It’s a 1 ounce tube, which has 20% Shea butter in it. You can find it online on the L’Occitane site or on Sephora for about $12.

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So as I said I’ve been using this lotion for about two months and I love it. It’s so creamy but not extra greasy. So once you rub it it in it soaks into your skin but doesn’t leave your hands feeling greasy, which I hate.

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It’s odorless which is a plus for those of us with sensitive noses. I can honestly say it’s one of the better lotions I’ve tried. My only gripe is the price. For $12 I wish I had a bit more than a ounce. However two months later and I have about half the tube still left because you don’t need to use much.

Overall I give it a 9 out of 10. I’m so pleased that I plan on trying out more of their products so be on the lookout for those reviews.

What is your favorite lotions? Any products that are your go to for winter? Let me know so I can check them out.

Till next time loves.

Xoxo
Desiree