3 Reasons a Great Nail Polish Can Save you Time and Money

I’m that girl who prefer to do her own nails instead of spending money at the nail salon but what really irritates me is when I spend all that time painting and perfecting my nails only to have them chip after like the first hour.

Read on if you’ve been there.

It’s coming to that point where I don’t have time to be doing over my nails and because I’m cost conscious, I’m not spending unnecessary money if I don’t have to because, well you know, that’s reserved my makeup.

butter London Cotton Buds Nail Polish

butter London Cotton Buds Nail Polish

So since I’ve been into a Butter London phase I decided to try their Nail Lacquer in the shade Cotton Buds which is a white nail polish. I wore this nail polish for like 10 days straight and it only had like minor chips after like day 7. Since my dishwasher is broken, it was the perfect time for me to test it out and I have to say that it lasted through scrubbing of those pots and pans. That would have never happened with my current nail polish collection. It is highly pigmented but I did apply a couple coats because I wanted to build layers to make it last longer. You probably only need one coat but I preferred two.

The only disadvantage to this nail polish I would say is the price retailing at $15.00.

Find it here on Amazon.

Normally, I wait for nail polishes to go on sale for like $1.00 but never spend more than $3.50, however, I find that I have a bunch of cheap nail polishes that chip easily so I decided to invest in one that will give me a little  bit more chip free longevity. In the long run it made more sense for me economically and honestly there are a lot more health benefits to this nail polish.

butter London Cotton Buds Nail Polish

butter London Cotton Buds Nail Polish

“It promotes strong, healthy nails – Contains Hydrolyzed Silk, Horsetail Extract, Vitamins B, C, and E”

“butter LONDON does not add Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, Xylene, or TPHP to any of its nail product formulas.”

Why this nail polish saved me time and money?

  1. $15 sounds like a lot but it does last longer than the nail polishes that I currently have. Instead of buying 15 nail polishes for a dollar that lasts for 5 minutes on your nails.
  2. I would rather invest in a good nail polish that will last me longer and dry faster so that I can get on with my life.
  3. I agree that initially $15 is quite a lot to spend especially on a nail polish but it’s way cheaper in the long run than spending money to go to the nail shop every week. chemicals

Have you tried any of butter London’s nail lacquers? Comment below and let PuckerUpBabe know.

XOXO

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Bobbi Brown has made the list!

Hey guys,

I’m pretty sure most of you have heard of Bobbi Brown’s makeup line. It was definitely on my list for a very very long time and I’ve finally gotten the chance to try it. This was actually what my makeup artist put on me for my wedding lip and I fell in love with it. That will be a different blog post however, whenever I receive my wedding pictures.

It’s called English Rose from their Art Stick Liquid Lip collection which looks like a pinkish nude on my complexion almost like my Naturally Chic Lipstick by Milani that you can get here. It’s definitely a more safer shade I would say, meaning that it’s something that you could wear in an office or professional environment. It does slightly give off a little mature feeling to it. Other than that, it’s definitely a shade that you can easily wear from day to night.

Bobbi Brown English Rose Liquid Lipstick

Bobbi Brown English Rose Liquid Lipstick

It comes in a squeezable tube that can conveniently fit in a small clutch as it’s not bulky at all, which I love.I also found it very easy to apply. You know that sometimes liquid lipsticks can just feel too heavy and sticky, and with this one I found that it was very comfortable to wear, smooth and lightweight. It didn’t emphasize any dry patches or lines on my lips and had a creamy semi-matte finish that lasted for about 6-8 hours. The few times that I’ve worn it, I’ve never had to reapply so that’s a plus for me.

Bobbi Brown English Rose Liquid Lipstick

Bobbi Brown English Rose Liquid Lipstick

I’ve tried quite a few liquid lipsticks and this is one that I would highly recommend. You can purchase a deluxe sample here for $14.99 if you’ve you’re a newbie to Bobbi Brown like me and would like to give it a try or you can choose a regular sized product for $47.47 .

 

 

Butter London- Primrose Picnic Lip Crayon

Hey fellow bloggers and readers,

I have to admit that I’m glad to be back after taking off a month. If you’ve noticed that I’ve been MIA for a while that’s because I recently got married and was caught up in wedding planning and travelling. Now that that’s all over just been trying to get back to my lipstick hunting and weekly blogging.

Well you guys know that I love a good deal, especially if you’re someone like me who spends a lot on makeup. Butter London has been my secret obsession as of late. I’ve purchased their lip oil that I’m convinced was a God sent because it’s literally the best thing that has happened to my lips. And because I was very happy with that purchase, I had to go back and get other products, of course.

The good news is that Butter London is having a sale and that’s how I ended up buying more products. Click here to take advantage of that sale and reclaim your lipstick game! Since it’s a sale item, it may or may not be available but the lipstick version can be found on Amazon as well.

My most recent purchase is the Primrose Hill Picnic Lip Crayon as seen in the pic below:

Primrose Picnic Lip Crayon

Primrose Picnic Lip Crayon

It’s a very girly and flirty fuchsia-like shade on me. I really got a ton of compliments on this color as it is so vibrant and just lights up my entire face.

You can compare it to my first lip crayon purchase from Butter London in the shade Teddy Boy that is more of pinkish nude on my skin tone that I wear all the time now when I’m not trying to go too heavy on the makeup.

Butter London Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

Butter London Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

The Lip Oil from the gods – butter London’s Lush Lip Oil

I am convinced that this product was sent from the gods of lip care. As a frequent lipstick wearer, and for extended hours at a time, my lips tend to suffer from dryness as well as peeling. Rough, dry and peeling lips is never sexy, especially under some matte lipstick! I do still routinely scrub and exfoliate my lips but sometimes I just need something more to lock in that moisture and I believe I’ve finally found it.

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

Check out butter London’s amazing deals here. Get a Free Bonus Gift with any $50 purchase. You can also find it on Amazon.

butter London’s Lush Lip Oil in the shade Ballet Blush is the business. I’ve never purchased any form of lip oil before and that’s why I was motivated to get this one. This lip oil is packed with so much healing benefits and awesome ingredients like chia seed oil, pear seed oil and green tea extract that leaves your lips fully moisturized for up to like 4 hours.

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

One negative may be the price point for some of us but at $22 it’s definitely worth every penny. Packaging and application is simple and super easy with just two pumps that gives you the perfect amount to fully cover your lips. It glides on smoothly with a sheer tint of color and most importantly it’s not sticky, I can’t stand a sticky lip gloss!

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

butter London Lush Lip Oil in Ballet Blush

Anyone tried butter London’s lip oil? Leave me some feedback in the comments below and let PuckerUpBabe know.

XOXO

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butter London- Teddy Boy Lip Crayon Review

Teddy Boy Lip Crayon – Get it Here. This shade is also on sale now for $10. Grab it while it lasts!

Butter London has been a brand on my list, and yes I do have a very long list, that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. As per usual, I’m always in search of a great lip product and came across the lip crayon in the shade Teddy Boy.

Butter London - Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

Butter London – Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

Firstly, I would like to mention that I enjoyed using Butter London’s site because they show you how the same product will look on women of different complexion so you could more or less have an idea of how their product is gonna look on you. That to me was very helpful and one of the main reasons why I’ll be back to shop on their site.

Butter London calls it the ‘3-in-1 formula’ as in it gives you the control of a lip liner, coverage of a lipstick and the shine of a gloss. I have to say that these claims have proven to be true.

Butter London - Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

Processed with VSCO with s3 presetButter London – Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

The lip crayon comes with it’s own built in sharpener which is super convenient. It’s easy to line my lips with it and then fill it in. On my complexion the shade is like a nudish pink which I absolutely love. It almost has that same finish as my Naturally Chic lipstick from Milani. It has a creamy consistency with a slight gloss finish compared to Wet N Wild’s very matte Nudist Peach. It’s not to loud but just perfectly subtle but yet fun and flirty at the same time. Another plus is that this shade will match with almost anything in your wardrobe. It can go from the desk to happy hour in no time.

Butter London - Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

Butter London – Teddy Boy Lip Crayon

I honestly can’t wait to try more shades from them. There products are also formulated without harsh and toxic ingredients like parabens and mineral oil just to name a few, so you can be confident that you’re only applying safe ingredients to your skin.

Has anyone tried a product from Butter London? Leave me some feedback and let PuckerUpBabe know in the comments below.

XOXO

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Get Nude With Me – Wet n Wild Catsuit Nudist Peach Review

Hey guys,

This is another review under my Get Nude With Me series featuring Wet N Wild’s Megalast Catsuit liquid lipstick in the shade Nudist Peach. Also check out NYC Liquid Shine, Totally Toffee, Naturally Chic and Mixing and Matching Nudes.

There has been so much rave about this liquid lipstick that I had to find out for myself what kind of magic, if any, was stored in the tube.

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

Right off the bat, it has a very high end looking tube packaging with a wand applicator that allows you to easily glide on the lipstick. Wet N Wild claims this lipstick to have “Vivid Color”, “Ultra-Matte Finish” and “Comfortable Wear”.

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

When I first applied the lipstick, I have to say that the color and pigmentation was intense. I did have to wait for about 20 seconds for it to try before I applied my second coat. When the second coat was fully dried it did have a very dry and matte finish that did not budge. It is also kiss proof and transfer free. Way to go for a liquid lipstick that’s only 5 bucks!

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

As they claimed, the wear is very comfortable. It  doesn’t feel heavy on the lips at all. If I didn’t know any better I wouldn’t even have known that I was wearing lipstick. The formula that makes this lipstick super lightweight is definitely a winner.

I would say that the wear time is about average, 3 to 4 hours. My lips were even drier around that time and I noticed that dry patches were starting to show. It also doesn’t hold up very well after eating so I had to remove and apply a fresh coat and all was well with the world again.

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

Wet N Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit in Nudist Peach

Wet N Wild is definitely giving luxury brands a run for their money as the quality of the lipstick and of course the affordable price is something that can’t be beat.

The Cast Suit Mega last collection has a variety of colors and guess what? I’m just getting started!

Who else has tried the Catsuit collection? What color do you recommend I try? Give me some feedback in the comments and let PuckerUpBabe know.

Until next time XOXO.

 

 

Naturally Chic Lipstick Review

Hey folks,

I did a review on my last post about Sweet Nectar from Milani’s Color Statement Collection and today I’m reviewing the color Naturally Chic. If you’d like to know what I thought of this color then read on…

Naturally Chic is like a brownish pinkish neutral color that is meant to give you that subtle, natural look. It’s definitely not the color for you if you’re looking for something bright and bold. It’s meant to give you that effortlessly chic look that’s not too over the top. It’s a color that is definitely suitable for the office but will do just as well for cocktail hour at the bar. Get it on Amazon.

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

When I first opened the cap for this lipstick the first thing that I noticed was the smell. It had the most wonderful smell that was kinda fruity but not overwhelmingly so that it would turn you off.

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

It also had a very creamy finish and smooth texture that glide on easily. This lipstick was also very moisturizing compared to Sweet Nectar that had a matte finish that dried out the lips and settled on the dry patches. I did not get any of that with Naturally Chic. This lipstick does transfer, however, being that it’s not a matte, dry finish.

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

Milani Naturally Chic Lipstick

Like the rest of the other colors from her collection, Naturally Chic is only six bucks and for that price, it’s definitely worth it! This is gonna permanently have a space in my nudes and natural lipstick collection.

Who else has tried Milan’s Naturally Chic? Give me some feedback in the comments below and let PuckerUpBabe know!

XOXO

 

 

Oh Sweet Nectar!

Hey guys,

By now most of you already know that I’m a frequent Milani lipstick user and I recently purchased the color Sweet Nectar from Milan’s Color Statement Collection to do a review, and I have to say that it’s popping! Get it on Amazon.

Sweet Nectar by Milani

Sweet Nectar by Milani

 

Sweet Nectar by Milani

Sweet Nectar by Milani

Milani describes it as being a bright orange but on my skin tone it’s more of a true orange, compared to my MAC’s Lady Danger which is like a coral orange with a matte finish. On lighter or fair skin tones it will probably look more like a bright orange.

Sweet Nectar by Milani

Sweet Nectar by Milani

This orange lipstick went on easily in one easy swipe. It’s a fresh and flirty color that will give all your other summer lipstick shades a run for their money. It’s creamy and very pigmented with a matte like finish. What I noticed throughout the day as my lips got dryer, since the lipstick is not very moisturizing, is that it settled on those dry areas which was kind of annoying. That happened after about 4 hours of wear, though, which to me is a decent time to remove and apply a fresh coat.

 

Sweet Nectar by Milani

Sweet Nectar by Milani

Guys, there are a ton of colors in this collection that you’ll be sure to find one that you like. So far I have the shade Naturally Chic, which I’ll do a review on later, and do plan on getting more shades. I always have a hard time choosing without buying everything so I settled for an orange shade just because it’s summer time and wanted a fresh new color to brighten my outfits. For six bucks a piece, I’m sure that you’ll be able to find an amazing color in the collection for yourself. You should check them out.

Who has tried a color from Milani’s Color Statement Collection? Give me some feedback and let PuckerUpBabe know.

XOXO

Under My Spell – Rimmel London

Have you ever bought lipstick just because you thought it’s a shade that would look good on you? Well that’s what happened with this new lipstick purchase, Under My Spell by Rimmel London. So the truth is that I saw some amazing pictures on Pinterest with women wearing this lipstick and thought oh…so pretty but probably a little darker than what I usually wear but I bought it  anyways because…who needs a reason to buy makeup?

Rimmel London Under My Spell

Rimmel London Under My Spell

 

Rimmel London Under My Spell

Rimmel London Under My Spell

Under My Spell is like a deep plum that you can of course layer depending on how dark you want it. I only put a couple layers on just because I wore it in the daytime and it was a beautiful and sunny day out and I didn’t want to cramp anyone’s style with my dark and Gothic lips. I have to say that I liked this lipstick on me but I didn’t love it. I guess it’s because I’m so use to wearing my fuchsias that this one seemed very foreign to me. I’ll definitely have to ease my way into wearing darker plums. It’s also not gonna be one of my everyday wear lipsticks just because it’s so dramatic even with a couple layers.

Get it here on Amazon.

Rimmel London Under My Spell

Rimmel London Under My Spell

 

Rimmel London Under My Spell

Rimmel London Under My Spell

Apart from all that I did find that applying the lipstick was effortless. The lipstick bullet comes in a flat angled shape that made application super easy. It’s also very creamy and pigmented with a high impact color that lasts without drying out your lips.

Has anyone tried Rimmel’s Under My Spell? Give me some feedback and let PuckerUpBabe know.

XOXO

Calling All Velour Lovers

I finally got my hands, or should I say my lips, on one of Laura Mercier’s lipsticks from her Velour Lovers Collection in the shade Boudoir. This can range from a fuchsia to like a deep berry color depending on how many layers you put on. On my dark skin tone it definitely looked more fuchsia, like most of my other lipsticks…but hey I’ve always got room for more fuchsia.

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in "Boudoir"

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in “Boudoir”

I have to say that this lipstick is luxuriously creamy and just immaculately glides on your lips. It must be the nourishing mango butter used that also makes it feel more like a lip balm. Can I say lipstick heaven?

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in "Boudoir"

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in “Boudoir”

It’s also highly pigmented with a long lasting wear and a satin matte finish ( I never thought I could use those two words to describe a lipstick), we all know how matte finishes can be sometimes, like paper, but beauty is pain so I’m not complaining.

 

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in "Boudoir"

Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lipstick in “Boudoir”

Have any of you tried Laura Mercier’s Velour Collection? Give me some feedback in the comments below and let PuckerUpBabe know.

XOXO