Wednesday, January 11, 2017

City Color Matte Lipstick Set

One of the very first matte lipsticks I ever tried was the City Color Matte lipstick in the shade Cappuccino. I loved that lipstick so much that whilst boredly perusing Amazon I decided to check out some of their other shades. When I stumbled upon a set of 6 for $6.00 I couldn't resist and quickly stuck them in my shopping cart. The formula on these lipsticks are one of my favorites. They are super long-lasting and really comfortable to wear as far as mattes go. The set I chose was the bold hues set and all of the lipsticks have vitamin E, something my lips are definitely craving this time of year. I loved 5 of the 6 lipstick shades so definitely a great purchase.

Pink is a beautiful bright matte but as I get older, I don't find many occasions where a bright Barbie pink is really appropriate so I don't reach for the color as much as I used to. I will most likely be passing this color along, although the formula is as good as the others.

 Berry is a bold pink that's really pretty and is richer in color than Pink, so it's right up my alley. This one will be gorgeous in the Spring/Summer.

 Melon is a gorgeous watermelon pink that's just a tinge more peachy then Berry. It's a pretty pink neutral and definitely one that's perfect for everyday.

I've already worn this lipstick a few times. It's in the shade Mauve and it's the perfect dusty rose color which I love this time of year. It's understated but perfect for everyday.

 Red is the most perfect matte red I have come across. It's super pigmented so it comes off super opaque which I love in a matte red and it's that perfect blue-toned red which I personally love.

 Latte reminds me a lot of Cappuccino but it's a lot more brown then Cappuccino is. It's literally the perfect nude, and I love a matte nude lipstick. It's one I will definitely get a lot of use out of.

Going back and doing this post I noticed that only 3 of the colors were actually supposed to come in the set I purchased. Melon, Mauve, and Berry were not actually supposed to be in the set I purchased so I'm happy I ended up liking them. Another thing to note, these lipsticks have a floral perfume-y smell to them which doesn't bother me, but the original formula didn't have that same scent, so if that's something that would bother you then maybe pass on these! If you are interested in buying this (or some version of this) set, then you can find them here

Have you guys tried any of the City Color Matte Lipsticks? What did you think? Happy Wednesday friends! XO

Monday, January 9, 2017

January (2017) Goals

Clearly my blog has gotten off to a rocky start. Although I fully intended to blog all last week my year started off with a terrible cold, so c'est la vie and here I am in week two getting my bearings. Now I'm feeling much better and really ready to get my year off the ground so what better way then to start out with my monthly goals? Last month I managed to complete all 3 of my goals. I finished up school early in the month so I was able to stress less (Although my test is this month to get certified), I cooked way more at home then usual and I did a pretty good clean out of my wardrobe so I'm happy about my progress.

This month I want to focus more on goals that will start my year off positive.

1. First I want to write in my gratitude journal every day. I'm currently reading the Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod and he suggests writing in your journal in the morning. I like the idea of starting my day out grateful and so I've been trying to incorporate this into my morning routine. So far, so good. I want to continue this all month so it really becomes a part of my daily routine every morning.

2. Eat breakfast. I've never, ever been a breakfast person, aside from a cup of coffee. I know the studies, I know it's healthy, I know the importance for your mind and body to function better, I've just never had the time. Now that I do, I'm hoping to incorporate a healthy breakfast into my mornings.

3. Read every day. Even a few pages. Even 1 page. I want to get back into daily reading. There's just something about reading everyday that makes me feel sharper and my communication skills better. This might be all mental, but I definitely feel like I function on a higher plane when I'm reading often.

What do you guys have planned for the start of your year? How's January treating you so far? Let me know what your resolutions are, I'd love to hear them! XO