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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

let's talk lipstick

up until a year or two ago, i rarely wore lipstick;
however, if you told that to my ever-growing collection, it would laugh at you (!!!). 
my lips are naturally rather dark, and i think i was afraid 
of drawing more attention to them. blush and eye shadow and long lashes?
yes, please! lipstick was seemingly intimidating. 
my opinion has changed, and now, i can't seem to get enough. 
i have several drugstore and department brands that i'm drawn to, 
and choosing a lipstick color is an important part of my makeup process!
^^^ bite beauty is one of my favorite lipstick brands, available at sephora! ^^^

above are three lipsticks i recently received as part of the influenster program.
by bite beauty, these are the amuse bouche lipsticks in gazpacho (left), beetroot (center)
and pepper (right). i'm wearing the color beetroot in these photos.
i love how easy these are to apply, as the colors are creamy and incredibly pigmented. 
i had to use a makeup remover wipe (or two) to remove the beetroot color at the end of the day.
it stayed on beautifully, despite eating and drinking! 
another plus? these lipsticks are ever-so-lightly scented and smell a bit fruity. 

blouse: nordstrom, jeans: american eagle (similar here), flats: thrifted (via goodwill), 
bag: dooney & bourke (hand me down from my mom!), ring: gift, lipstick: c/o bite beauty amuse bouche lipstick in 'beetroot' (exact here)

i feel very 'hippie chic' in these jeans and love how soft and stretchy the denim is. 
american eagle jeans fit me better than most other brands, 
and for the price, i'll take it! this exact pair is no longer available (i found them
in the clearance section a few weeks back), but i linked a similar light wash, 
that is also a high waisted pant, above. i've been wearing these
vintage, pointed toe flats, from my local goodwill, on repeat with the warmer weather. 
whenever i'm out thrifting, i always check the shoe section!

how has your week been? mine is absolutely crawling by, 
but i think it's because the coming weekend is my birthday, 
and all i can think about is sleeping in and eating far too much cake, 
ice cream and cupcakes (!!!) #treatyoself
happy wednesday, everyone!