Lips Like Butter

Precursor…Can we pretend it’s Monday still? Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

Summer is right around the corner. For some of us, we may have even been able to enjoy some really beautiful days outside…maybe even sitting by the pool?!

In my opinion, summer is the perfect time to allow yourself a more relaxed look. That not only goes for clothes…think cute tees, converse sneakers, sun dresses, etc; but summer is also the perfect time to relax on the amount of makeup you wear! Why?! Because you’re probably spending more time outside watching your skin get a nice healthy glow, and who wants to cover that up with makeup?

Now that we are officially back, let me introduce you to the single product that brought Courage Dear Heart out of the blog fog. NYX Butter Gloss. Holy cow is this stuff amazing! It goes on even, stays better than most glosses I’ve tried, is cheap, can be found at Target, Ulta, or online and is true to the color on the outside of the bottle. I’ve been wearing the heck out of the Strawberry Parfait. I love when my face is a little more tan because I have the ability to go light on my face and eye makeup and play up my lips. These glosses are the perfect way to do that! Pink is the perfect color for spring. But I’m super excited to try the Peach Cobbler or Cherry Cheescake next!

What color are you excited to try?

โค Jaclyn

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Makeup Monday- lets talk lips!!

Welcome back to Makeup Monday!!! I’m so excited for this day because, let’s face it, makeup is an obsession of mine! For a little personal side note my house in under construction and yes, I’m still living in it! I am currently in my painting clothes writing this post so forgive me if this is not to long. ๐Ÿ˜‰

If you are a makeup junkie like me you probably follow a lot of makeup artist’s blogs, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Instagram is my jam, so that’s where I get most of my makeup fix. Lately you may have seen or heard a lot about Anastasia Beverly Hill’s liquid lipstickย and Gerard’s lipstick and lip gloss. Both of these products look amaze-balls on, very high in pigment and offer a lot of amazing colours to choose from. Basically they are everything and more you want in a tube of lipstick. Or are they…?

So here is the deal. I am a normal girl with 2 part time jobs living my life. I also happen to like a wide variety of lip colours. So, are these products that range from $20-$30 a color a good option for me to purchase on a routine basis (not counting Christmas and birthdays)? Probably not. Sadly I can’t afford to buy all the colours I want and still afford to eat. Will I purchase my most loved shade when I have some extra cash? Yes! But for my everyday experimental needs, I have to go with something a little more affordable. Thankfully I happened to have worked at a drugstore cosmetic counter (for you Americans think Sephora and Ulta) for a year; and guess what I found??? Essence! You may have heard of this brand….possibly even tried one thing?! In my opinion, out of everything they have to offer, I think their lip products are the best! Why? Because they are cute and less than $2 a piece! Yup! You will not blow your budget and heck after looking at their website, you may even want the whole colour line? If so, go for it!!!!ย I will say this. This lip line is good for trying out new colours, for everyday use or for a trip to the mall for an hour. They are, by no means, high quality or long lasting. But they are still great for your everyday average lipstick wear. They add a bit of shine, moisture and BAM! For pennies you have a cute natural lip. So, if you are itching for some makeup to play with go grab a few of these products, a glass of wine and a big mirror. Have fun and feel good that you didn’t blow your rent money on glossy lips.

My current favorite colours are 09- Wear Berries (part of their new matt lipstick range) and 53- All About Cupcake (part of their original lipstick line). For reference, I enjoy these formulas almost as much as Revlon but for a fraction of the cost ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope this sparks some lipstick excitement in each and everyone! -love Chris 2015/01/img_0044.jpg Left: All about cupcake, Right: Wear Berries