Friday, February 21, 2014

Brave.

I wish I was more brave. Or at least, less nervous about taking risks. I'm a very routine-centered person, and I care wayyy too much about what people think about me. This has drastically changed in college, because I definitely used to care much more about other people's opinion of me, but I still have a long way to go. One of the things I have trouble with still is makeup, specifically lipstick. Once again, I've come a very long way from when I used to think that people would think I was trying to impress someone (and what's wrong with that anyway?), but my main hurdle now is rocking that bright lip. 



I absolutely love bright lipsticks. I have a nice collections of bright reds, lovely pinks, but they never get much use because they're pretty much the only thing makeup wise that I feel like people will judge me for. It's a completely irrational fear - why do I care what people think about a color on my lips? I do the rest of my face for myself? Why can't I wear the thing I want to the most out of my apartment? I live for occasions when I think I can pull it off, but even then I feel self conscious. It might be that where I'm from, everyone is very set in keeping things not shocking. If I wore a red lip it would be quite the statement. And I'm afraid of that for some reason. 

All of this is a really long introduction to showing you some not-so-new products that I never featured here when I got them. Three Revlon lippies: Revlon Kissable Balm Stains in Romantic and Honey, and Revlon Rose Wine Lipstick. All beautiful, but the only one I tend to get a lot of use out of is Honey. Sometimes I'll dab a tiny bit of romantic on for a light red wash, but unless I've got an occasion, it doesn't get used in all it's glory. 


I wish I could be as confident as the girl who I saw walking to class the other day, rocking a bright red matte lipstick, but for now, baby steps. 

Baby steps. 

Love, Amy 

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Neon Mint


What's your go-to "feel great" nail polish? The one that just makes you so happy to look down at your nails, and it looks fabulous on? The one that people always complement you on when you wear it? This is one of mine. It's from Color Club, but it doesn't have a name... It came  in a Birchbox and is only sold in a set of four mini polishes - which kills me because all I want is the full size!! 


It's a gorgeous minty green that almost leans neon when you see it in person. No issues with application either, except the teensy little brush you have to use, but that's doable...

Love this one.

Amy 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

MAC Chilled On Ice Paint Pot


Hey friends! Hope the new year is treating you well so far - mine has consisted of a lot of stressing out about school, dancing, and Netflix-ing 30 Rock. Do you watch it? SOO GOOD. I love Tina Fey. She's an incredible woman that I keep discovering more things about to look up to her for. You should watch it. Any who....

On to makeup! Who loves paint pots? As you may know from this post, I already own two: Rubenesque and Bare Study. For my birthday this year, I added one more! It's Chilled On Ice, a lovely shimmery white/gold color with little gold flecks. 


Since I have oily skin, wearing paint pots alone to stop creasing doesn't do the trick, so I wear this with an eyeshadow primer, but as for wear otherwise, I think this paint pot is on par with the quality of the others I've tried. As you can see above, Chilled On Ice can be applied heavily for more opacity, but a simple swipe produces a light wash of color with a few flecks of pretty gold glitter. It's somewhat similar in color to Bare Study, but less pink and Bare Study is more shimmery than glittery. Pot comparisons below:


All in all, a very pretty new paint pot to play with. I wore it on Christmas Eve and it looked great under Urban Decay's Half Baked eyeshadow. 

Have a great day! 

Love, Amy