Lip Monthly ‘Flawless’ – September 2018

Lip Monthly is a monthly beauty subscription box that will contain 4 to 5 lip products. You can choose to sign up for a monthly or yearly subscription.

Cost – $12.95 monthly OR $155.95 annually

Shipping – FREE

Here’s what was included in this month’s bag:

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ColourPop Releasing Disney Collection

Hailing all princesses! Grab your tiaras, glass slippers and hop into your carriage and head on over to ColourPop as they will be dropping a makeup collection that features all your favorite Disney Princesses!

Source: ColourPop
Source: ColourPop

We all have a favorite Disney princess that we always wanted to be growing up and now Colourpop is helping us to achieve that through makeup. Not only can we dress like them, we can look like them too….for the most part…we can try to! Thanks ColourPop!

The Collection features:

  • 15 Pan It’s A Princess Eyeshadow Palette – $20
  • 6 Super Shock Shadows – $5
  • 3 Ultra Glossy Lips – $6
  • 6 Créme Lux Lipsticks named after each Princess – $7
  • Entire Collection – $110
  • PR Collection – $120

This collection will be dropping September 28 so make sure to create a reminder for yourself as I foresee this collection being sold out as soon as it launches.

Peep the collection here.

 

 

@nymatang

Nyma Tang M.A.C. Lipstick has Dropped!

M.A.C. Cosmetics has clearly made a name for itself when it comes to red lipsticks as their cult favorite blue red Ruby Woo is favorited by many including myself, so when it comes to red hues we trust M.A.C. wholeheartedly.

Nyma Tang is a well known South Sudanese Beauty YouTuber who recently dropped a collaboration with M.A.C. Cosmetics. Nyma gave us a sneak peek of her creation on her Instagram back in January of herself in M.A.C Cosmetics’ Lab formulating her lipstick.

@nymatang
@nymatang

What made Nyma Tang so popular and relatable is that she frequently discusses the everyday struggles for women of darker complexion to find basic makeup staples like foundations, concealers, lipsticks, just to name a few, that will compliment their skin tone and made sure that this lipstick is one that is universally flattering for every skin tone. And that she did!

@nymatang
@nymatang

Nine months later, the Nyma Tang lipstick was born and can now be purchased on M.A.C Cosmetics website.  It’s a gorgeous red with warm undertones and a matte finish that’s right up my alley.

Source: MAC Cosmetics
Source: MAC Cosmetics

 

@kyliecosmetics

Kylie and Jordyn Makeup Collection to Launch September 21!

The moment that everyone has been waiting for is finally here! Kylie Jenner and her best friend Jordyn are launching a collection that is dropping September 21 and fans are stoked.

This announcement was made on Friday on Kylie Cosmetics Instagram Page, the same day that sister Kim and KKW Beauty launched her Classic Blossom Collection.

The collection’s packaging features amazing art illustrations of the two best friends in tones of a chocolate brown and white packaging.

What it includes:

  • 12 pan Eyeshadow Palette
  • 4 pan Highlighter Palette
  • 2 Lip Glosses
  • 1 Lipstick
@kyliecosmetics
@kyliecosmetics

Forbe’s youngest projected billionaire gave a brief history of their friendship and relationship and someone who she also considers her family, in a heart warming Instagram post…

@kyliecosmetics
@kyliecosmetics

There is no denying that Kylie is very proud to have collaborated with her best friend to create this collection and her fans are just as happy and excited for the launch.

As a lipstick junkie myself, I’m mostly looking forward to swatching the lip glosses and the lipstick. The gold, sparkly lip gloss is definitely giving me life! I loved Kylie Cosmetics 21 Collection Mini Lip Bundle and hope that the formula for this new collection will be about the same.

@kyliecosmetics
@kyliecosmetics

If you want to keep up with the launch, and haven’t been following them on Instagram, then you probably should as they are showing amazing swatches of the palettes and lip products on their Instagram Stories before they launch on September 21st.

Boxycharm September 2018 | PuckerUpBabe

How wild was this box? Boxycharm September 2018

September’s Boycharm has landed and it’s all about the wild flowers? But how wild is this box this time around. With last month’s box being a bit of a disappointment for most people, we’re hoping that September’s box will redeem last month’s abomination.

Boxycharm is a monthly beauty subscription box that features 5 to 6 full size products.

This month’s theme is Wild Flower!

Boxycharm Wild Flower September 2018
Boxycharm Wild Flower September 2018

Cost – $21 monthly with free shipping

The combined total of the beauty products in this month’s is $119. Not the most expensive box I’ve received but definitely not the lowest either.Read More »

How to get the Perfect Flushed ‘No Lipstick’ Lipstick Look

Contrary to all the makeup tutorials on Social Media, for many of us, our busy schedule does not allow for us to get all glammed up with smokey eyes, the perfect pout and highlight beaming to the gods.

A more realistic get-ready for the average working woman comprises of very minimal makeup and chapstick.

Let’s be real.

We all want to look effortlessly beautiful with little to no effort in half the time. So how do we achieve that look?

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

The trick is a good moisturizer, brow gel, eyeliner and/or mascara like the one from Wander Beauty and a tinted lip balm.

Tinted lip balms are known to give you that fresh, natural look without the use of a lipstick. Here are a few favorites that are great alternatives to your plain old regular chapstick.

e.l.f. Tinted Lip Balm

We all know e.l.f. to be a super affordable drugstore brand that does carry amazing products like their tinted lip balms. These lip balms give your lips a natural, subtle color while keeping your lips hydrated at the same time. They come in fun flavors and colors like berry and peach.

Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach
Tinted Lip Balm in the Color Peach

Cost – $1.40

Get it here

Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm

These lip balms have a bit more staying power as far as the color, than that of e.l.f.’s but they’re both equally hydrating. The colors on these are also build-able and can be layered to create a more pigmented look.

Source: Burt's Bees
Source: Burt’s Bees

Cost – $5.00

Gt it here

Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm

Pixi by Petra - Shea Butter Natural Lip Balm
Pixi by Petra – Shea Butter Natural Lip Balm

These, like Burt’s Bees, come in a variety of colors that you can switch up to suit your look. These Pixi Lip Balms do provide amazing color without being too overwhelming and have decent moisture as well. They feel buttery soft and gentle on the lips and will be a great compliment to your ‘no-makeup’ makeup days.

Cost – $8.00

Get it here

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How to get rid of Dark, Discolored Lips – Naturally

Lip discoloration is more common than you think and many of us might believe that something is wrong with us, which it could very well be a medical condition, but often times that’s not the case.

Naturally, different parts of our bodies are not the same color and that goes for our lips as well. This is even more noticeable on people with a darker complexion in areas like the under arms, inner thighs and elbows.

Photo by Samantha Hurley from Burst
Photo by Samantha Hurley from Burst

The sun is a main culprit in causing discoloration on different parts of our bodies including our lips, hence why medical experts emphasize the importance of sunscreen if you know you’re going to be out in the sun for extended periods of time.

An easy and inexpensive way to get rid of discolored lips is to use what you already have in your pantry.

Baking Soda and Water

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

We all know that baking soda is a proven and effective ingredient when it comes to removing discoloration and whitening.

Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with some water to create a paste and gently apply to lips in a circular motion. Leave on for about 10 to 15 minutes and wipe off with damp cloth.

Apply a balm with sunscreen right after like Burt’s Bees All Weather SPF15.

You can also add lemon juice with the water to speed up the results. The acidity from the lemon juice fights discoloration to reveal brighter, more even skin tone.

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

As you continue to do this overtime you will notice how your lips will start to get more even toned and less discolored and you get to feel more confident and beautiful.

Source: Pixabay
Source: Pixabay

 

 

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ColourPop’s New Fall Collection

If ColourPop is not releasing something new every time you blink then they’re not doing something right. ColourPop has definitely been doing an excellent job keeping up with the trends but the only thing is that I don’t know if my coins can keep up!

MakeupShayla just dropped her birthday collaboration with them  and now there’s their Fall collection.

If you haven’t found out already, their Fall Collection just went live on their website and it’s looking really fierce with a colourful leopard print packaging. They just posted a picture on their Instagram of the collection:

“Fall Edit Collection is LIVE 🍂☁ Good Sport Palette, Crush On You Highlighter Palette, 5 NEW Supernova Shadows, & 6 NEW Lux Lipsticks! “

Source: @colourpopcosmetics
Source: @colourpopcosmetics

Good Sport Pressed Powder Palette – $16
Crush on You Highlighter Palette – $18
Like A Snack Lipstick Bundle – $36; $7 ea
In Retrograde Supernova Shadows Bundle – $30; $7 ea

The lipsticks definitely have a great variety of fall colors like crimson oranges, browns and purple and even a wild denim-looking color called “JV”.

Source: Colourpop
Source: Colourpop

 

What are you looking to get your hands on?

Peep the Collection Here.

Also check out some of the products that I’ve tried from their Ellarie Collab and MakeupShayla Collab.

 

 

 

Are Liquid Lipsticks for You? How to Start Wearing Liquid Lipsticks without Looking like a Hot Mess!

Wearing traditional bullet proof lipsticks can sometimes still be a challenge for some of us but what about liquid lipsticks? How do you know if liquid lipsticks are meant for you?

The simple answer is you don’t!

The popularity of liquid lipsticks have been on the rise and it’s not going away anytime soon.Learning what will work or not work for you is by simple trial and error. Makeup is not a one shade or product or formula fits all type of deal.

Period!

So where do we start when it comes to wearing liquid lipsticks?

Photo by Marina Panadés on Unsplash
Photo by Marina Panadés on Unsplash

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KKW Beauty Cherry Blossom Collection Drops 9/14

If you’ve been peeping Kim’s Instagram you’ll know that her Cherry Blossom Collection is set to launch on September 14th and it’s looking very colorful compared to what we usually expect from the Queen of Nudes!

Her collection was inspired by her love for Cherry Blossom’s which was also the theme for her son’s , Chicago’s, baby shower. The makeup mogul teased us with a shockingly very provocative photo on her Instagram with her in Cherry Blossoms leaving very little to the imagination.

 

Source: @kimkardashian
Source: @kimkardashian

A couple month’s back, the reality TV star also gave us a hint that there were gonna be some brighter hues for her next collection when a fan asked her about other colors than nudes on Twitter. Read more about that here.

This collection features hues of pinks, corals and berries that I’m living for. KKW Beauty is just giving us the works this Fall. Kim’s collection also includes a first ever blush set which I’m sure everyone is excited for.

Source: KKW Beauty
Source: KKW Beauty

So let’s get into what this Cherry Blossom Collection includes:

3 Blushes – $18 ea.
8 Lipsticks – $18 ea.
3 Lip Liners – $12
10 Pan Eyeshadow Palette – $45

Cherry Blossom Bundle – $268

I have tried KKW Beauty’s entire nude creme lipsticks and still love them to this day. When I don’t feel like wearing a créme lipstick I find myself reaching for her sister, Kylie Jenner, Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks from her 21 Collection. The formula is very lightweight and long lasting.

The Kardashian’s are definitely making a name for themselves in the beauty industry and whether you prefer KKW Beauty or Kylie Cosmetics or neither, we can certainly enjoy Cherry Blossom Season in the Fall.