Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Perfect for Date Night: They're Real Double The Lip Lipsticks (NEENA)

Benefit has a new lipstick range. They are part of They’re Real range, meaning that the range now consists of mascara, eyeliner, eye makeup remover, eyeshadow, and now lipstick.

The packaging is very similar to the They’re Real eyeliners. Very sleek, metallic, and with a twist bottom to distribute the product. There are 8 colors to the range which range from bright pinks to nudes which means there should be a perfect shade for everyone. I can imagine that maybe Benefit are going to expand on the color range at some point, but for now have released a good mix of colors.

The shades are: Nude Scandal, Revved Up Red, Juicy Berry, Pink Thrills, Lusty Rose, Fuchsia Fever, Criminally Coral, and Flame Game. I think Nude Scandal is my favorite but all of the colors are very wearable, even the bright Flame Game.

So what is the whole double the lip thing? Well let me tell you…

So basically the whole thing about these is that they are both a lip liner and lipstick in one. I know right? They have a special tear drop shape meaning that the lipstick effortlessly fills in your lip and meaning you could probably apply these without even needing a mirror. The shape of the lipstick and the combination of the colors are to help plump your lips naturally and speaking on behalf of someone who’s top lip is pretty non existent, I have to say this sounds right up my street.

I did find applying the lipsticks to be incredibly easy, and the shape of the lipstick meant that it was easy for me to create a fuller lip for myself, which is what I try to achieve with lip liner. So yes, my lips did seem fuller. I like the fact that the lipstick has 2 colors, as I feel the darker color which is the lip liner helps to accentuate your lips and does give the effect like you’ve spent a while lining and filling in your lips when really it’s taken about 2 seconds. I can imagine that the brighter colors would create a great ombre effect, which again would look like you’ve spent ages doing but, in fact, did in about 10 seconds.

The formula is semi matte which means the lipsticks aren’t drying on your lips at all. The colors are supposed to be 8 hour long wear which I do feel is a little bit of an exaggeration. However I feel like the color does grip onto your lips for a good couple of hours. They seem to last pretty well through drinking, and after eating the color hasn’t completely disappeared and it does give my lips the illusion that they are still lined. So that is pretty impressive.

I do like the range though, and I think it’s a clever idea. I am pretty sure that Nude Scandal will a firm favorite of mine for the foreseeable future.

You can find the lipsticks at your local Benefit stockist and on the Benefit website too.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Neena

Monday, May 29, 2017

OOTW: 5/22/17 - 5/26/17 (RUBY)

Today I have my OOTW for the week of May 22 to May 26. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, 5/22/17:
I wore my hair in a high ponytail. My white tank top is from VS Pink. My army green studded shirt is from Target. My jeans are from Forever 21 and for shoes I wore my white Converse.

Tuesday, 5/23/17:
I wore my hair in a side braid. My white pastel studded cami is from Urban Outfitters. My skinny metallic jeans are from Nordstrom. My red orange moto jacket is from Free People. For shoes I wore my black booties with little tassels from Urban Planet.

Wednesday, 5/24/17:
I wore my hair in a ponytail. My white long sleeve shirt is from VS Pink. My frayed denim vest is from Forever 21. My jeans are from American Eagle and for shoes I wore my white Converse.

Thursday, 5/25/17:
I wore my hair down. My pink sweater is from Topshop. My jeans are also from Topshop. My clock necklace is from Aeropostale and for shoes I wore my black Vans.

Friday, 5/26/17:
I wore my hair down with the front pieces pinned back. My black lace top is from Urban Outfitters. My black cardigan is from All Saints. My jeans are from Forever 21 and for shoes I wore my black Converse.

Thanks for reading!

Love,

Ruby

Monday, May 8, 2017

Reading when You're Broke (KEERT)

Getting that extra cash for books can be a struggle. If you keep up with most of the book community, it can be a bit depressing to see everyone reading all the books you wish you could afford. Reading can be expensive. I’ve learned some ways to do what I love without having to spend. Here are some ways to read when you’re broke!

Library
If you don’t have a library card, go get one right now. Yes they might not always have what you want and sometimes you have to wait for someone to return the book you want. But, at most libraries, you can request a book. If they don’t have any copies, they’ll have another library ship it to them. Most libraries have networks. Most libraries also have an online e-book/audiobook service like Overdrive! If you have a smartphone, you can download the book or read it in your browser. You can do the same thing on a computer. Libraries are the best tool for reading when you’re broke.

Goodwill
Yes, you can find great books at stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army. I’ve dropped off books at Goodwill myself. Please leave these donated books for people who really can’t afford them another way unless that’s you!

BookOutlet.com
BookOutlet.com has the best deals. All of the books are new unless they’re specifically labeled as not and the normal price range is around $2-$5 per book. They’re rarely more than $5. They also update regularly! If you don’t see what you’re looking for, just keep checking back.

Book Depository
Book Depository has almost every book you can think of including new releases, international editions, and more. Plus, free shipping worldwide. Sometimes it’s difficult to find a reasonably priced book, and even if you do, the price will be outrageous.

These are my preferred methods and I hope they help! Reading is such a wonderful thing and it shouldn’t be limited to only those who can afford hard copies. Thanks for reading!

Love,
Keert  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

OOTW: 4/24 - 4/28 (NEENA)

Today I have OOTW for last week which was the last week of April. It definitely wasn’t as hot last week as it is this week. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, 4/24/17:
I wore my hair down. My white v-neck shirt is from VS Pink. My green/gray gingham check shirt is from Target. My jeans are from Forever 21. My black combat boots are from Steve Madden.

Tuesday, 4/25/17:
I wore my hair down. My graphic tiger tee is from American Eagle. My black leather jacket is from Free People. My jeans are from Forever 21 and for shoes I wore my black Converse.

Wednesday, 4/26/17:
I wore my hair in a high ponytail. My “NO 1 New York Boutique” top is from River Island. My jeans are from Joe’s Jeans and for shoes I wore my white Converse.

Thursday, 4/27/16:
I wore my hair down. My yellow tie front top is from Forever 21. My leather jeans are from Urban Planet. For shoes I wore my black combat boots.

Friday, 4/28/17:
I wore my hair down. My black tank top is from VS Pink. My flannel is from Target. My jeans are from Forever 21 and for shoes I wore my white tennis shoes.

Thanks for reading!

Love,
Neena