favorites for lips


I was cleaning out my purse the other day and noticed I have a thing for pink lips! I’m not a makeup or color expert but pinks seem to work best for my skin tone {believe me I’ve tried so many!} and I’ve been using these same products for several years now so believe me when I say they work. Im also an every day kind of girl so lipsticks, lipliners things you have to shade… they don’t work for my lifestyle and sometimes crazy schedule. I wanted to share practical, department store and drug store brands that are easy to find and worth your money {even if they are only $5}. Enjoy!

First off, before I put anything on my lips I use this Stila lip plumper. It goes on smooth and makes them just a little fuller. Don’t ask me how they do it, but it works {or at least I feel like it does!} When I’m running errands or just at home I usually wear this tinted chapstick. I keeps my lips moisturized and lasts for a pretty long time. I also love the color and it brightens up my face even on my no make up days! I also love Neutrogena’s Color Stick. I wear Sweet Watermelon {which has a tiny shimmer} the most, but it comes in a ton of colors and in matte finishes too. Both Burt’s Bees and Neutrogena products are super easy to find and available at most drug stores. When I’m feeling a little fancy and headed to date night with my husband my go to lip products are NARS. Depending on what were doing, I’ll switch between their Lip Gloss and their Satin Lip Pencil. It’s the smoothest thing I’ve ever felt and the color goes on evenly and lasts a while before I need to reapply. If I want the Satin color {I use Lodhi} but not the finish, I’ll give my lips a once over with Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey. The Almost Lipstick is another great everyday product since it’s not too bold and keeps your lips moisturized for a long while! The NARS’ Lip Gloss is use is Salamanca and is just a little more bright than their Lip Pencil. Red shades are just too harsh for me {even though I wish I could get away with them!!} so this color is a great alternative that still gives me the bold and bright look I want. 

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The Perfect Peter Pan

ChicWish / Bottoms: J. Crew / Earrings: Mikimoto / Watch: MICHELE / Heels: Steve Madden / Lips: NARS & Stila

We are back from Italy and I can’t help but wish we were still in Tuscany sipping vino and spending more time with family. I’m catching up on life, editing our pictures today and I had to share my look from our last evening in Città di Castello because this Peter Pan collar is everything! I love the gold detailing on the collar and the sophisticated look it gives to a simple and classic top. This one is from ChicWish {you can find it here} and I’ve also linked other tops with great collars and details below. This top looks great with a skinny bottom and I love J. Crew’s Toothpick jean from Cone Denim® {one of the oldest denim mills in the world!} They’re super soft with the perfect amount of stretch that keeps it’s shape throughout the day and of course you can’t go wrong with the Stecy heel from Steve Madden!

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J. Crew / Denim: J. Crew / Belt: J. Crew {similar here} / Bag: Louis Vuitton / Key Pouch: Louis Vuitton / Earrings: Mikimoto / Necklace: Blush Brand / Watch: Michele / Shoes: Tory Burch {similar here} / Lips: NARS / Cheeks: NARS

Denim on Denim can be tricky but I discovered a few tips that make me want to be a repeat offender with this outfit. Your denim should be different washes {not different fades}. Some say your bottoms should be lighter than your top {I’ve read mixed advice} but lighter denim doesn’t always look great on my curvy bottom so I say whatever looks best on your body type! Also, don’t do a tight top with a tight bottom, too many bad things can happen {were talking over exposure and wardrobe malfunctions} Finally, stay away from anything that looks ‘western’ {save the cowboy boots for square dancing}

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Pretty With Pleats

Lululemon {similar styles below} / Denim: J. Crew / Shoes: Tory Burch {similar style below} / Earrings: Mikimoto / Necklace: Blush Brand / Bangles: Bourbon & Boweties {herehere and here} / Lips: NARS

Would you believe this blouse is Lululemon?! I couldn’t find an active link online, but you can find it in their outlet stores and it also comes in black. The material is amazing {isn’t everything from Lulu?} and I love the pleated back that adds a super feminine touch to this sporty top. I’ve been wearing my Blush Brand statement necklace all week and can’t get over how stunning the gold edge is against the white druzy!

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