Summer Red

In my recent post about all my fave summer beauty products, I included a red lipstick by CoverGirl called Hot Passion.  Here’s how I’ve been wearing it lately.  This was from 4th of July, but any summer evening is really perfect … Continue reading

My Summer Essentials!

Summer…the season for cold drinks, fresh produce, having outside fun with friends and family and a low maintenance beauty routine.  I have a few body products and makeup items that I have sworn by this summer and when I use just these … Continue reading

New Favorite Lipstick! CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Delish

I’m a huge lipstick lover and always looking for new favorites. I usually lean toward MAC lipsticks because they have amazing pigment, a nice vanilla scent and are affordable considering the quality. For drugstore brands I’m a fan of Revlon lipstick and hadn’t tried CoverGirl lipsticks before. I came across this advertisement of the gorgeous model Jessica Stam wearing CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipstick in Delish and just had to have it. How insanely beautiful is this picture?!

Delish is a warm peachy nude shade. It reminds me a little bit of MAC Honeylove (another favorite of mine) but it’s peachier. It really warms up the face and gives a natural, polished look. Delish is a part of the Runway Shades collection that makeup artist Pat McGrath created for CoverGirl.

The texture of the lipstick is rich and creamy. It feels luxurious like a department store lipstick. The LipPerfection line has silk proteins in it and claims to transform your lips in 7 days to be smoother and more hydrated. It does have a smell to it that I don’t like but it goes away after applying.

I also picked up the same lipstick in Temptress because one of my favorite fashion bloggers, Penny Pincher Fashion, wears it often and it looks gorgeous on her. You can see her wearing the lipstick here. Temptress is a medium/bright pink with a bit of shimmer. While it’s a pretty shade I have countless other pink lipsticks I like better. I wouldn’t repurchase this one.

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Here’s Delish on my lips and on my hand:

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I am totally smitten with Delish and find myself reaching for it as my daily lipstick. I’ve been favoring a low-key makeup routine this summer and rely on my dewy skin routine, Eyeko black liquid liner that I got in my Birchbox and glossy black lashes with this routine. Then I just swipe on this lipstick and I’m left with a fresh, polished, natural look for the hot summer days. It’s also going to be a great fall color. LipPerfection lipsticks are $6.99-$7.99.

Have you tried the CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipsticks?

July Birchbox

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July’s Birchbox is a Senses theme so it’s full of things for hearing, tasting, feeling and smelling.

What’s Inside

Boscia Green Tea Blotting Papers

-What it is: These are for oily skin. They absorb oil and are full of beneficial green tea extracts to leave your skin matte.

-My thoughts: My skin is bone dry so I wouldn’t put these on my skin ever, nor would they do anything if I did. I’ll give them to a friend with oily skin and I’m sure they will work wonderfully. Boscia is a fantastic skincare brand. I’m a little disappointed these were in my box considering we fill out a personalized form so they know our skin type.

Full-size cost: $10

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner

-What it is: The product name pretty much says it all!

-My thoughts: Eyeko is a great brand. I received a full-sized liner, which was exciting! It gives a really precise, even line and is easier to use than most liquid liners I’ve used. Love it!

Full-size cost: $15

Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint

-What it is: A light-weight tinted moisturizer that gives a dewy finish.

-My Thoughts: This is very similar to my beloved Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer.  Similar, luxurious texture and luminizing finish.  I applied it with my BeautyBlender this morning and really liked it.

-Full-size cost: $38

Oscar de la Renta Live in Love perfume sample

-What it is: A feminine floral fragrance with hyacinth, orchid, sandalwood and cedar.

-My thoughts: This is a really girly, soft perfume that I like. Not sure I would pay for a full bottle but it’s a nice scent.

Full-size cost: $78

Larabar Uber on Cherry Cobbler

What it is: A snack bar packed with dried nuts, fruit and a touch of honey.

My Thoughts: I love Larabar and this was delicious. I love that her ingredients are so simple and natural. All her bars leave me feeling full and energetic.

Full-size cost: $27.95 for a 16-pack

Earbuds:

What it is: Earbuds for your iPhone, iPod, etc.

My Thoughts: I absolutely love the neon green and hot pink colors. These are so cute! The iPhone earbuds typically make my ears sore after wearing for a while and these don’t do that! They do slip out of my ears easier than the iPhone ones, though.

Cost: $10

What did you think of your July Birchbox?