Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick by Marc Jacobs in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

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Love this lipcolor? Me too! I love the shade, the formula, the name…everything! Well…everything except the price. Let me back up a bit, though! This is the Le Marc Lipstick by Marc Jacobs in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is referred to as “dusty rose” or “baked rose.” I think that’s the perfect description! It’s a warm rose tone, that is perfect for everyday wear.

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I have been wearing it in a few recent posts and out in public, and I get complimented on it more than any other lipstick I own! I think that’s a testament to what a pretty color it is.

It is also super pigmented, so I think the beautiful color will translate regardless of your natural lip color.

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The formula is very moisturizing and extremely long-wearing. I wore this to a blogging event last week, and long after eating lunch and drinking water, it was still going strong.

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The price is a little steep for my drugstore taste at around $30 a tube. However, I will say this lipstick lives up to the price. If you want a similar look for less, I would recommend Revlon’s Matte Balm in Sultry. It’s another favorite of mine, and it is also a dusty rose color (albeit slightly darker).

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What are your favorite lipsticks for everyday?

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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Unapologetic


My love affair with Revlon lip products is no secret. This past weekend I broke my bronzer, so to cheer me up my sweet husband took me to Ulta to replace it and pick up a few more things. 😉 He actually picked out this Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Unapologetic for me, and I love it!


This BRIGHT pink has a slight mint scent and is super pigmented. It is totally the perfect color for the fun, summer months to come.


You can see below the matte balm does slightly sink into the crevices of my lips, but it’s not nearly as bad as Mischievous. Once I layered it, it was a lot better. I think with a good lip primer or some balm underneath the problem would be solved.


The wear-time is okay. It stayed on really well until I ate lunch, so I’m pretty pleased. It’s definitely not moisturizing though, so if you have dry lips, I’d stay away or invest in some great primer.


You can see in natural light Unapologetic is a really beautiful pink color. I wore it shopping the other day, and the sales associate complimented it and couldn’t believe it was Revlon! She told me it looked much more expensive and thought I was lying until I pulled it out of my purse. Guess that’s a good sign??


The great thing about the Revlon balms is that they come in matte balm, balm stains, and lacquer balms, so they have something for everyone! Plus, you can pick them up anywhere, which is great. Hope if you try Unapologetic you like it as much as I do!

6Also, in the spirit of full disclosure (in case you couldn’t tell), I took the last few pictures in my shower. Like literally, standing in my bathtub, taking pictures of myself. What? It had the best lighting at the time! Hey, when you live in an apartment and are working with a point-and-shoot camera, desperate times call for desperate measures.

On that note, I’m off to enjoy Seinfeld reruns with my perfect lipstick-selecting hubby! Hope you had a great Wednesday!

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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Mischievous


Recently Ulta had all of their Revlon cosmetics 40% off, and I wanted to seize the opportunity to acquire more of my beloved Revlon lip products! There are a few colors I’ve had my eye on, but the only one they had in the store was Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in Mischievous*.


Mischievous is a light orange matte balm. I’ve reviewed other Revlon matte balms in the past, but I always forget to mention that they have slight minty scent. It’s not overpowering, and I really like it.


I love the tone of Mischievous. It is just enough color to warm up my lips without being too crazy. I think it’s a great shade for spring and summer that would go with several skin tones and makeup looks.


The one BIG problem I had with Mischievous was that it seriously sunk into the crevices in my lips. It doesn’t look too terrible in the pictures, but it was pretty rough in person. I tried exfoliating my lips, applying some regular lip balm before the matte balm, and layering the product, but nothing seemed to help. I’m thinking Mischievous is a different formula than Standout and Sultry because both of those shades glide onto and coat my lips easily.

4The application bothered me so much I decided to return Mischievous to Ulta (shoutout for their awesome return policy). I knew that I wouldn’t get enough use out of it to justify keeping it. Based on other reviews I’ve read, it seems like results of this lip color are mixed. Some encounter the same problem I did and some don’t. If you’re looking for a light, pretty color for spring, I would pick it up to try yourself…just make sure you buy it somewhere it can be returned just in case!

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*Up until I purchased this lip product, I was pronouncing mischievous as “mis-chee-vee-us.” As I was blogging, I realized that pronunciation didn’t really make sense with the spelling. After some research, I learned that the correct pronunciation is actually “mis-chuh-vuhs”, which I’ve heard but never used. Apparently, this mispronunciation has been around since the 1500s though, so I’m not the first one to mess up. Here’s an article on the Oxford Dictionaries blog if you’re a nerd like me, and you want to read more about it. 🙂

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February Favorites!


It’s March! What?! I’m excited for springtime colors and (hopefully) pretty weather, but I’ll miss boots, hoodies, and chili!  Today marks March 1st along with the end of February, so I wanted to share a few of my February Favorites with y’all…

Disneyland: I haven’t really talked about it much here, but Louis and I went to Disneyland again from February 6-10, and it was so fun! We spent 3.5 days at the park enjoying rides, sharing ice cream, and meeting characters. I also got my first two pairs of Mickey ears! Spending all summer there made it feel like “home,” so we were happy to visit again. Now we have equal love for the Disney Resorts on both coasts! Guess we need to go to some international parks now? 😉 I need to post some trip recaps soon!

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The Monuments Men: We were so excited for The Monuments Men to come out this February, but it didn’t get very good reviews (scoring only 34% on Rotten Tomatoes). Thankfully, we decided to risk it anyway, and I’m so happy we did! It was funny, emotional, and (loosely) based on a great, true story. I’d definitely recommend it if you’re a fan of Clooney, Damon, Murray & Goodman! My only criticism would have been more Bill Murray screen time because his character was pretty hilarious (as always)!

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Revlon Matte Balm in Sultry & Standout:  I’ve already blogged my love for Revlon’s new(ish) Matte Balms, but I seriously loved wearing them this month. I even went against my better judgement and wore Standout to substitute for Middle Schoolers. Sultry has been my go-to everyday lip product because it packs just enough of a punch to be dramatic without making me look stupid. So..yay for that.


Nalgene: This one’s kind of silly, but I’ve been using my favorite Nalgene a lot more lately. I’ve always been a big water drinker, but this post, on Sweat Stretch Eat encouraged me to drink even more and keep track of how much I drink to ensure I get enough each day. Since my Nalgene is 32 oz, it’s easy to keep track of exactly how much I’ve consumed. Plus, since it has a screw on lid, it’s easy to carry around with me. And that bright orange? Love. I snagged mine at Target for under $10, and they have tons of great colors if you’re interested!


Chevron Ombré Tile: I snagged this Chevron Ombré Tile at Target on the clearance rack at the beginning of February to add to our bedroom for $9! It’s still listed at $19.99 on their website, and I could only find a tiny white-on-white ding on mine, so I was psyched! It matches our bedroom wall perfectly, and Lou said it’s his new favorite thing in our room, so I’d say that’s a success. It’s much more vibrant in person, but you know I had to add that Instagram filter.


Downton Abbey: Another season of Downton Abbey has come and gone (everyone in the UK is like…uh, ya, we know.) much too quickly. I look forward to this show every week, and my favorite thing may just be the costuming…or the accents. I’ve started saying the words blueberry, strawberry, and spoon with a British accent for some insane reason (I’m not making this up unfortunately), and I can only assume it’s due to this show. My one, very serious, qualm is how short the seasons are! I’m sure it costs about $1.7 million (uhh..or pounds?) to produce each historically accurate (maybe?) episode, but come on. We need at LEAST 12 episodes a season. Please producers, listen up. Give us more Downton.

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Super Nintendo: Yes, you read that correctly. My hubbs is a computer genius (not exaggerating), and he bought this mega-cheap computer (I think it was like $25?) called a Raspberry Pi (it’s the cute little rainbow box below) several months ago (could I have had any more parenthesis in this sentence? So sorry.). He’s used it for various projects here and there, but this month he made the incredible decision to turn it into a video game console. We can now download and play virtually any video game from the original Nintendo up to a Playstation 1. I’m not much into current video games, but Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64 were my jam back in the day. He can also download old school arcade games. We bought a USB Super Nintendo controller off Amazon, and I’m pretty sure we’ve played almost every day since he set it up. Our current fave is Diddy’s Kong Quest, since we beat Donkey Kong Country. Of course, Mario has to sneak in every once in awhile, too. I really can’t get enough of it. Talk about cheap entertainment.


Hope y’all’s Februarys were amazing, and you’re ready to jump into spring!

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Beauty Blurbs: Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Standout


Howdy friends! I’m back today with a review of another Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm. After searching far and wide (ok, just Walmart & Ulta), I finally got my hands (well hand…it’s not that giant) on a tube of Standout. I totally fell in love with Sultry, so I was psyched to finally find this color to try!


This is a classic, beautiful red. I’ve looked for and tried other red lipsticks before, and I find that so many are either a coral red or a pinky red or an orangey red, but not just a true, RED. Yes, I know that sounds dumb. Trust me though. Go look for a true red lipstick, and you’ll see how hard it is to find! First world problems, I know.


As I said before, I love the Revlon Matte Balms. Between these and the Balm Stains, Revlon is quickly becoming the holy grail of lip products for me! The Matte Balm is matte (duh), highly pigmented, and very long-lasting. It does tend to sink into cracks and crevices on your lips and is obviously not moisturizing. Make sure your lips are smooth and moisturized before enjoying these rich, beautiful shades.


BAM. Did I tell you, or what? A true, classic red! Love it! I know it’s kind of bold, but I’ve been wanting to try red lips for quite awhile. Standout Matte Balm sealed the deal for me.


Don’t commit to this color if you don’t want it on for a LONG TIME. Seriously, today, I ate pigs in a blanket, went to church, drank water, took a nap, and ate chipotle over a span of several hours, and this stuff DIDN’T BUDGE. And no, I wasn’t eating super awkwardly trying to avoid messing up my lipstick or anything. I reapplied once to the inner area of my lips just to ensure the color remained even, but it really wasn’t necessary.


I kept my eye makeup simple, so Standout could be…uh…the standout.


The one small issue I did have was some bleeding around the edges of my lips. I think that’s pretty typical of several lipsticks, but it’s still a pain. I may invest in a “clear” lipliner and use that underneath as I’ve heard that eliminates bleeding and increases wear. Worth a shot!

7For good measure, here are a few shots of me looking like a fool trying to take pictures…ridiculous. 😉 All for y’all. Get your own tube of Standout here!

More Beauty Blurbs and a yummy recipe coming up this week! Get ready!

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