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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Milani's Champagne Toast makes eyes look sparkling!

Sometimes in the morning you just don't have enough time for a complicated makeup look!  On those days I turn to a quick swipe of champagne eyeshadow.  It brightens up eyes and is universally flattering!


That's where Milani Shadow Eyez in 03 Champagne Toast comes into play!  This eyeshadow pencil is the bomb.


I don't have a lot of eyeshadow sticks - I tend to stick with pressed options.


 However, I had heard wonderful things about these Shadow Eyez sticks so I picked one up at CVS recently.


This promises 12 hour wear and I have to say it delivers.  I have oily lids and this stays on really well. (Of course, I use a primer, as usual.)  No creasing, no fading, and easy to layer other shadows on top of it.


The color is beautiful.  Today I did an incredibly simple makeup look using this on my lids.  A quick line of eyeliner, swipe of mascara, and bit of blush make everything work.


Doesn't this color make your heart melt?  I can't get over how beautiful!  I feel like I need the white Shadow Eyez now!

You can pick it up HERE for $7.49 or at your local CVS.


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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All items were purchased by Orange Lipstick for personal use and review purposes. 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Forsaken Eau de Parfum is my new delight!

I've already told you just how much I love my Forsaken body veil from HSN, right?  Well, now I have the corresponding perfume, which was a Christmas gift from my grandfather.  


The bottle is beautiful - even my mom was oohing and ahhing over it.  The way the bottle is red on the bottom makes it look like a bottle of blood at certain angles.  The little blood drips are charming in a morbid kind of way.  It's actually on a little ring thing so, if you wanted to get crazy, you could take it off and wear it like a ring once your bottle is used up.


The smell is intoxicating - it's so good, even though it's a bit pricey.  You can buy it HERE for $59.50.

Here's how HSN describes the fragrance:


You need it in your life!


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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All items were given to me as a Christmas present for personal use and review purposes.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Get Shocking Extensions with L'Oreal Telescopic

Please excuse me for being so absent lately!  Like I said before, I was sick as a dog starting on January 1.  What fun it is to start the new year with a big, huge cold!  When you're ill, makeup loses some of its appeal.

Anyway, on to one of my new obsessions!  


I hardly ever purchase drugstore makeup - I seriously only use Maybelline Great Lash.  So I went out on a limb to purchase L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions mascara on the recommendation of the Muse from Musings of a Muse.


She said that this delivers length and maintains curl while not providing a terrible amount of volume.  I would say that's really accurate!  I wanted something for length so I could pair it up with a volumizing mascara for super drama!


I picked up the waterproof formula but I might just go back for the regular formula, too!


The brush on this is really nice.  L'Oreal claims that there are 200 bristles (not that I've cared to count!) to help grab all your lashes.  I would say you definitely need to curl your lashes for the best results.


I think it's adorable the that tube actually looks like a telescope - so nifty!  I'm so pleased with this mascara - zero flaking, fading, or smudging.


It's definitely not going to give you volume, but it will maintain your curl all day and wing your lashes out to baby-doll like proportions.  My favorite way to wear it?  On top of tarte primer and mascara for truly incredible drama!

I don't have any comparison pics but I promise to update ASAP!

On a different note - what have I been up to since dropping off the map for foreverrrrr?  Well, I was off work due to my cold so I managed to watch all the episodes of Sherlock.  So amazing!  Seriously, if you haven't seen it, watch it ASAP!

Of course, watching Sherlock led me to the wonderful world of "Wholock" on Pinterest.  (Doctor Who + Sherlock = Wholock)  Also, there's some very twee Harry Potter / Sherlock mashups like this:


Adorableeeee!  I don't own this picture but if someone knows who to credit it to, please let me know!

Anyway, pick up this mascara for about $10 in drugstores.  (I would post a link for you but I can't find any sites where this is reasonably priced.)  Also, make sure to watch Sherlock and Doctor Who on Netflix!


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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All items were purchased by Orange Lipstick for personal use and review purposes. 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

My apologies for my hiatus!

Sorry for the short hiatus, y'all.  I feel really guilty about being so spotty with posting lately.  Of course we are all busy during the holidays, but I also managed to get a wicked cold that started on January 1.  I'm just now starting to feel better thanks to my amazzzzzinggggg acupuncturist!  Seriously, that guy is a miracle worker.  Of course, when you're down with a terrible cold, you don't feel much inclined toward beauty products.  

Anyway, I'll be back to posting daily ASAP!  Thank you so much for hanging in there!


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Sticks 'n Stones never hurt a manicure!

Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope your 2013 is filled with many happy moments and things that make you smile!

Today I want to show you another polish from Ninja Polish!  This is Cover Band Sticks 'n Stones.


I've been wanting this polish foreverrrr and finally snapped it up as soon as it was restocked.  This is a mix of black and white glitters, which are immensely popular in the indie nail world.


There are various size circles, squares, bars, and hexagons!


I layered this over OPI Kiss Me on My Tulips for my NYE mani!


This is two coats and I think it built up rather nicely.  The bar glitter really makes it but I love the black squares, too!  

The nice thing about this glitter is that it isn't gritty on top.  I used just one coat of top coat and even though it isn't perfect, it's not a gritty mess.


Now, it might have been because I was applying everything in such a hurry, but I found that this shrunk my polish.  The tips especially drew back almost at once.  Next time I will go slower to try to avoid this problem.

You can purchase Sticks 'n Stones HERE for $9!


XOXO

-Kaitlin

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All items were purchased by Orange Lipstick for personal use and review purposes.