5 lipstick colours to wear this Valentines Day

I meant to make this whole what lipsticks to wear this season, well… seasonal. Then 8 months pass by and here’s my second one.

Okay, but for real. This is such a fun post for me because I love telling you about the latest and greatest beauty products out there, and there’s a few new fave’s in my makeup collection. Hence the whole lipsticks to wear this Valentine’s Day. As you may know, my husband and I are pretty low-key come Valentine’s Day. But we do have our traditional visit to McDonald’s! If you’re a long-time reader, you know why we go there every.single.valentines. Who remembers the story? :)

I do love going to Valentine’s Day parties though. My friend Elisabeth hosted a Galentine’s Day at her apartment last week and I wore one of the lip colours featured in this post. We had some fancy desserts, and fun gal-time, it was great.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Lip Liner · No. 12 + MAC Mineralized Glass · Happiness

MAKE UP FOR EVER + MAC combo| I found this new combo by accident but I think it’s an unexpected neutral medium brown-nude. Does that make sense? [colours shown: MUFE Liner No. 12, MAC gloss Happiness]

Lancôme Juicy Shaker · Freedom of Peach

Lancôme Juicy Shaker · Show Me The Honey

Lancôme Juicy Shakers| Okay. I know I’m breaking my own rules here and posting 2 from the same brand/product launch. Think of it as a bonus, ha! But these are my newest, and fave’s by Lancôme. Honestly, any of these colours work! A perfect wash of colour, and dries to a stain. It’s so easy to apply, plus that small yet cute packaging is perfect for fitting into a clutch for a night out. [colours shown: Show Me The Honey, Freedom of Peach]

Burberry Kisses Gloss · Oxblood

Burberry Kisses Gloss| Burberry kisses gloss is on the top tier of my favourite glosses that anyone makes. I’m almost running out of my favourite colour (Nude Beige. No 17), but this fun not-too-vampy colour in the shade Oxblood No. 101, is an excellent choice for Valentine’s Day. Can you tell I enjoy gloss?

Lancôme Le Metallique · Orange Ore

Lancôme Le Mettalique| Yes this is definitely an out of the ordinary shade for me, but I have to say I do love orange/red products on my skintone. This one is so incredibly pigmented with one swipe. Lancôme released 13 brand new lip lacquers in January called Le Metallique and I have them all swatched in a quick YouTube video here.

Burberry Full Kisses · Military Red No. 553

Burberry Kisses| Soft and creamy but that perfect blue toned red (that makes your teeth appear whiter). It’s so easy to wear and apply due to the sharp edge along the back of the lipstick. I need more colours from this line!

There you have it, five lipstick colours to wear this Valentine’s Day, from Lancome’s newest launch, to a classic red from Burberry. Which one is your favourite?

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Juicy Shakers: Shake what your momma gave ya!

Lancome Juicy ShakersOh the Lancôme Juicy Shakers have taken storm and all the beauty lovers are raving about them, or wanting to get their hands on them!

Lancome Juicy ShakersSo pretty to photograph. In fact, this photo above it my new background on my cell phone!

The technical way to describe the Lancôme Juicy Shakers is that they’re a bi-phased oil. It’ll feel oily yet balmy on the lips, super comfortable application with the triangle shaped sponge. So because it has so many nourishing oils in it, you need to shake it each time, prior to applying it on the ol’ kissy smoochers you got over there.

Spongey-tipsThe Lancôme Juicy Shakers are definitely a low maintenance product. Apply them with ease on the go with or without a mirror, and they don’t bleed off the lips, at least not the 6 of the 20 shades I had to try out.

How well do they last on the lips though? And what colours do I suggest you pick up? 

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Life Lately

LifeLatelyI’ve been trying to keep busy, but it’s hard! There’s only so much you can do in the run of a day, a week, a month. I’ve been avoiding the sadness but a few weeks ago it hit me hard and I fully embraced it and it sucked big time. I don’t mean that for you guys to comment in a big ol’ pity party, I’m just saying. I’m fine, everything’s going to be fine. It just sucks, and it’s hard and I don’t like it. I’m so glad my husband is so compassionate.

latteBut I’ll tell ya what I do like. Espresso. And four shots of it. I’m starting to love the taste of espresso (still not loving the taste of a coffee though), and I’m trying to figure out the cheapest way to ask for an espresso drink somewhere, without paying $6 or $7 for it. Next time I might just ask for all the espressos with no additives (milk, or fancy frothy stuff) in it, then bring’er home and add some of my own milk. Am I being a penny pincher? My parents always told me I will always have a couple of bucks on me no matter how broke I get. Guess it’s from all those days asking for pure espresso shots. Really though, I don’t drink the espresso alldayerrday. It’s about once a week when I need to get shiz done. Ya know? Like yesterday when I blogged (I’m not even going to tell you how many posts I pumped out yesterday due to the caffeine intake). BUT IT WAS GREAT! By the way, anyone try the new Lancome Juicy Shakers yet? It’s the lip product up there shown in the tiny cocktail shaker shaped thing! Cute right??

Upclose-NicZoeI don’t dress up often since I don’t have a corporate job to go to any more. But I do like to dress up for blogging events from time-to-time. I put together this little ensemble over the weekend and liked how it came out! Fancy Nancy is sportin’ all black, with a bright red shoe. No matter where I go, these shoes get complimented on, and they were SO cheap!

Stand-with-purseOutfit of the day
NIC+ZOE day to night top and perfect leggings, Nexus 5X in my hand ;)
Moto 360 watch, hand-me-down purse
Etsy necklace, Brandy Melville gold ring, Charlotte Russe flats

NIC+ZOE is a really nice place to shop online for business casual clothing. They have some beautiful pieces and I already have a few more items on my wishlist I’d like to purchase from them (the top and leggings were sent to me).

What else. I’ve been enjoying running. Although, not for very long, but getting it done quickly. Sometimes Most times I hate running, but ya gotta get a bit more exercise than a bit of bouldering, and yoga-zen-time. So, running it is. You might’ve noticed I’ve been cycling an awful lot too. That’s because I have been. I got a new bike in December from Specialized, and after my first fall I’ve resorted to wearing street shoes and not clip-shoes (what are they called? Why are they called clipless, if you clip into them?). I’ve been exploring the city about an hour each time I go out on the bike and I still feel silly walking my bike across the intersections. But I’m still a bit wobbly and clumsy on it! I’ll get used to it one day. Back to running. I had a scary moment in a sketchy neighbourhood (which I’ll never run in again by the way). I had throat-burn from running so fast away from 2 scary guys who scared me for a legitimate reason.

Moto360-watchI got my first fancy smart watch! It’s the new Moto 360 Android watch in rose gold, and it officially launched yesterday. I’ve been playing with it ever since I got it. I feel like Inspector Gadget talking to my wrist to bring up the weather app, or to text someone. It also has a really interesting feature where you can change the strap on it very easily with the push of a button on the back. I have it in a tan pebbled leather, a black silicone, and the strap that came with it — this soft tan shade. I have to say, it brings me back to my childhood when a university student who lived next door neighbour bought me a watch with interchangeable straps for my 9th birthday. Memories!

colouring-bookColouring has been awesome too. Did you guys get any colouring books this Christmas? I swear it was a popular item. My husband gave me TWO colouring books, talk about spoiled! I’ve been using fancy calligraphy markers from fancy art stores in fancy San Francisco to colour and I’ve been enjoying every moment of it. About an hour a day I turn my electronics on airplane mode, put on some chill music, and colour, or just take a bit of me time. It’s been good.

How have you been?

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