Makeup Monday Reboot 

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful Father’s Day! We had a great time with family. Lots has been going on in my world lately and sadly I have neglected the blog. I want to thank you all that have hung in there with me. I really am grateful for your support. So let’s talk makeup. That always makes my Monday better! 

Lately I have become obsessed with the idea of matte liquid lipstick. And yes it could be because of a certain mogul family and one daughters take on lips that has swept the nation like wildfire but let me put it this way I don’t have their bank account so for me I have to find good looks with a much lower price tag. And I found this… 

I hadn’t heard of Jena Taylor before but it looked like a close enough dupe to what I was hoping to achieve look wise I couldn’t resist. 

The swatches honestly don’t do the colors justice. I’m looking forward to trying all of them. I did put on the middle color for a day out and I will say I liked the color, the smell was pleasant and the color lasted pretty much all day through eating and everything. Oh and I kissed my husband and it didn’t come off on his face which made him very happy! 

Needless to say I can’t wait to try the other colors. I’m really happy with the purchase and now to tell you how much I spent. Are you ready? 

$4.99 at my local Marshall’s and the compare at was only $8.00. So I’m going to say a win win at almost a tenth of the cost for the name brand item and has all the qualities I look for in a liquid lipstick. 

What are your latest makeup dupe or cheap must have finds? 




The perfect look! 

So we all have a desire for that perfect look. With my wedding day approaching so quicky I find myself searching and searching for that perfect look. So I’m experimenting and searching! The biggest challenge has been lipstick. It has to be the right color. It has to be long lasting. And it of course has to stay on me and not my husband to be on our big day! 

There have been many trials. Which formula which color? So the perfect color search may still be on but the formula has been found! This stuff is the long lasting. Seriously I wish I had a pic but there was still some on my lips the next morning and I put it on right before I left my home at like 7am. So basically it stayed for roughly 24 hours. It didn’t make my lips feel horribly dry or sticky. So formula is a yes! Now for color! 

Revlon Ultimate Colorstay Liquid Lipstick
The color I have on in the last picture is a buff beige. The color I’m ordering is a peachy color that is apparently of course not made anymore. But you know thank goodness for Amazon! Next up eye shadow! New post soon with lots of details. 



Tales of a makeup fanatic 

I love makeup. I have loved makeup my whole life. Play makeup as a little girl and then my mom would practice on me when she sold MaryKay. I think I was 5 or 6. I like to experiment with new looks and of course find that perfect look that puts me at my best. In talking to some friends and my mom about makeup for my wedding no one was surprised when I said I wanted to do my own. 

Yes I dream of the makeup table above and yes I have enough makeup to fill it. And one of the ways I have acquired my treasure trove of makeup and tools is subscription boxes! 

My latest box is my July Birch Box (changing my address confused my poor Ipsy shipment but I should have in a few days. 

Missing from the box is some Stila lipgloss that I had to try and it’s still in my purse or possibly my desk at work. Does anyone else have lipstick and lipgloss literally everywhere? 

I am a huge fan of dry shampoo for its many uses: adding body, reducing oil, and general manageability of super fine hair. This small sample size is perfect for on the go and also for my desk at work. Sometimes if I go out to lunch my hair will feel yucky when I get back (oh those hot city days) but a quick spray makes me feel better. Looking forward to trying this one. 

This next special sample is for a heat treatment spray. I don’t use a lot of styling tools on my hair (I rarely even blow dry) but I know that if I did I would have fuller and actually more manageable hair so I’m looking forward to trying this. 

Who doesn’t need an extra CC cream? Always need a little pick me up or quick refresh and I find cc cream great for that. And in the summer when I want to wear less heavy foundation bb or cc cream is a go to. 

This is a charcoal powder. I have no idea how to use it yet. But I’m probably most excited to see how it works. I will be reporting back on this fascinating little gem! 

I realize it’s Wednesday and this should be a food post but I’m going to be honest with you dear friends and readers; we can’t actually access our kitchen right now so there has been no cooking going on but soon I promise you soon!

Me in the new Stila shade. Getting used to it. I think it looks pretty good! 

What’s your favorite makeup item or tool?