Lip Color #thestruggleisreal

Like most of us, I have tried many different types of lip color. I’m interested in hearing about your favorites, so comment below! For now, I’m here to tell you about my #1.

Drum roll.

Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink>>.

The Reasons:

  • Doesn’t dry my lips. This is important because I live in CO, but usually I will still add a lip gloss for extra plumpy shine (so long as it’s not too windy because having my hair stuck on my lips is not a look I support).
  • I LOVE the colors available and feel there is a color for everyone. As a natural strawberry blonde haired, brown eyed, pale, Greek woman I find that most brands don’t have what I’m looking for, until now.
  • Stays on (but not too much). What do I mean by this? It doesn’t stay on so intensely that I am scrubbing my lips raw trying to get it off.

Side tangent: I am a BIG believer in the idea that make up shouldn’t be too difficult to remove. If it takes more than a minute of my time to remove…I’m out! And actually, for this reason, I never wear waterproof mascara. That stuff is a serious commitment!

My current stock of Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink lip colors: include Lover, Self-Starter, Seductress, and Loyalist. But trust me, I’ll be getting more! Also, I find that I enjoy using a gold lip liner. Interesting, huh? Something to try.

I’ve linked you to Amazon, but you can get it at any Target, Pharmacy, Food Store, Ulta…you get me, its easily available.

XO, Nico

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My Mascara Journey

Like most of you ladies, I have tried so many types of Mascara. Let’s be honest, a good mascara is hard to find, involves a lot of trial and error and a lot of wasted time and money. My mascara journey has lead me to consistently depend on these four (in no particular order): Caution Extreme Lash Mascara>>, L’Oréal Paris Makeup Telescopic Original Lengthening Mascara>>, Revitalash Mascara>>, and Younique Moodstruck Epic 4D Mascara>>. Why do I love them? Aside from that fact that my eyelashes look fantastic (obviously), I find they don’t dry out (that’s a big deal in Colorado), they don’t flake, they provide length and volume – even without a primer, and they don’t clump. What more could a girl ask for in a mascara?

I just want to touch on the Revitalash for a sec. First, I love this company. Period. They make wonderful products. This company began as the result of one couple’s fight against breast cancer wherein a lash serum was born. I encourage you to check out their website and see what it’s all about.

XO, Nico