Valentine’s Day Looks! (and lipstick recs)

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend! I am happily single and most likely will be doing tea & brunch with my galentine friends, which I’m looking forward to! πŸ™‚

Today I have a classic FOTD and a more fun FOTD that are both appropriate for Valentines. PlusΒ I have a list of some of my favorite lipsticks that would work for a V-Day look!

 

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Mini Sephora Haul~ Kat Von D Bachelorette, Eyelashes, Hourglass VIB Promo Gift

Happy Monday! I cannot believe it’s almost September!!! It’s kind of scary how fast 2015 is flying by. But September means it’s almost October which means it’s almost time for my favorite holiday πŸ™‚

Today I have a little mini haul from Sephora! I saw that they were doing a VIB/Rouge promo where you get a little sampler of Hourglass minis with purchase so I kind of impulse bought some things so I could get the promo πŸ™‚ #noregrets

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sephora haul + hourglass gift

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Red lipstick heartbreak – aka, Estee Lauder’s gorgeous lipstick and why I returned it


Happy Sunday everyone! Time for a long story… I’ve been craving one of the Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting lipsticks since I first saw them on Temptalia. Half the colors have been in my wish list for ages and after my blegh week last week I picked one up on a whim, aiming for a safe choice. I bought Vengeful Red, described on Sephora as a “bright red berry”. Which sounds amazing, right? Continue reading

HAPPY FRIDAY HAUL! Aka I went nuts when I saw *this* on sale…!

I am SO THANKFUL that it’s Friday! This has been the longest week ever. August has been slow and hot and gross so I’m glad the first seven days are over πŸ™‚

I popped into Sephora to return an item (post on that later) and on my way out I looked at the Sephora that’s in JCPenneys just to check out the differences in items they carry (for example, my regular Sephora was sold out of most of the new Kat Von D shades but the one in JCP had them all still). And lo and behold, the entire stock of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was on a big clearance! I’ve been wanting to try the brand forΒ years now but never really took the plunge. So of course, feeling good this Friday, I bought a bunch!

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I got the OCC Tinted Moisturizer in R1 (I plan on mixing this with another foundation that’s too yellow for me), the Creme Colour Concentrate in Miriam (an awesome muted rose plum), Lip Tars in Manhunter (crazy sparkly gold red) and Roleplay (metallic red), and a Cosmetic Colour Pencil in Feathered (bright white, plan on using this on my bottom waterline). Everything was 50% off πŸ™‚

I’m EXCITED to play around with these! I haven’t ever used OCC but I’ve heard great things.

Oh, and by the way guys, there’s a lot of cool things in the Sephora sale section right now. Like the Kat Von D Chrysalis palette!!!

Screen Shot 2015-08-07 at 4.01.33 PMI got in-person confirmation today that this palette is being DISCONTINUED. Which really makes me itchy to grab one… I don’t really use palettes that often and I tend to build my own, but daaaang this is tempting.

Have an awesome weekend~!

til later lovelies,
xoxo Swatchlette

liquid lipstick swatches & comparisons!

Who else loves liquid lipsticks?
Its been my obsession lately and with the recent addition of Melted Velvet and Berry to my collection, I wanted to do a quick comparison between some of my red liquid lipsticks! Its super snowy here right now, so the “sunlight” photo still looks a little dim, but I’m promise all five of these lipsticks are very pigmented!

liquid-lip1. Sephora Cream Lip Stain – Strawberry Kissed
2. Stila Stay All Day – Fiery
3. Too Faced Melted – Velvet
4. Too Faced Melted – Berry
5. NYX Matte Lip Cream – Copenhagen

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