The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 24

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Phyrra – takes you on a tour under the sea in a cephalopod’s garden full of wonder, Octopus Stew.

Vampy Varnish – thinks if you like the look and feel of cookie dough you will love the “yummy” Lush Buche De Noel Facial Cleanser!

we heart this – has a 20% off Ricky’s NYC coupon code for you, plus a look at a recent haul. Lighted tweezers and olive oil infused brushes anyone?

Beauty Junkies Unite – Amber checks out four shades of the latest lip innovation from Revlon, ColorBurst Lip Butter. Was it a rant, or a rave?

Clumps of Mascara – was asked by Lucky Mag to host a Dior Pretty Party and oh my words…it was awesoooome!

EauMG – Even if you’re wearing sweat pants and Ugg boots, you can smell like a 1950’s fashion model with this niche French fragrance.

Gouldylox Reviews – Want to look younger today? Check out some of these tips and see if any inspire you to try something different!

Lipglossiping – wants to know your favourite desserts! Share your love for pud and you might win a very limited edition Vaseline Creme Brulee Lip Therapy Tin!

Nouveau Cheap – reveals her definitive list of Holy Grail Drugstore Beauty Products.

Pink Sith – Asks, Is the Addiction Eyeshadow in Flashback the Best Taupe Eyeshadow Ever or BESTEST Taupe Eyeshadow ever?

Prime Beauty – Prime Beauty is Mad About Jouer’s New Fall Collection!

 

Question of the Week:

What was your last beauty related impulse purchase?

B says, “Those Ice Baby polishes by Wet ‘n Wild. I spotted them and hauled every single one. I NEVER do that.”

Go ahead…share your last beauty impulse purchase.

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

Highlights from Lucky Mag Dior Pretty Party

Okay, seriously….I had the BEST time at the Lucky Dior party. The BEST time. Even better are the pictures that captured that event. Having a guy that understands your level of geekiness is one thing. But having one that also takes a day off from work to help you take beautiful pictures is something else. We are two peas in and pod who have an enormous passion for photography. I think I’ll keep him. :cool:

Ahhh, but enough of the mushy stuff. Let’s jump right on it and talk about the awesomeness that was this party. It’s not everyday that I get the opportunity to host or even attend events like this in Florida. As a beauty blogger, I am forever struggling to find beauty events. The venues exist. The interest is there but alas…Central and South Florida are not big jumping grounds for the beauty industry. Although, I think they should be. When Lucky Mag approached me the opportunity to host a Dior Pretty Party, I quickly obliged. Because, um…who doesn’t love Dior?

I mean, hellooo…..

Lucky Mag said that I could invite 10 of my girlfriends. I have a lot of friends and family members in Miami but most aren’t obsessively in love with beauty the way I am. But I know who is. Beauty and fashion bloggers! I scrolled through my e-rolodex and contacted a few who I knew would appreciate and really enjoy an event like this. I reached out to them and got several resounding “YES!! I’ll come.” responses.

The day of the event arrived and I scurried over to the Dior counter in Bloomingdale’s at Aventura Mall. The makeup artists greeted me with lots of hugs and handshakes. They took me over to a nice little section of the store that was sectioned off us for us beauty gals. The Guy and I took took lots of pics and munched on some delicious cupcakes.

And uh…delicious is a total understatement. They were slammin’! Guests slowly started trinkling in and I greeted everyone with hugs. You know because this is the South…. We believe in huggin’ folx. :cool:


Tweets under the hashtag #LuckyDior went a flyin’ and everyone floated around meeting each other. Within minutes we were all giggling like we’d been girlfriends for years. Then our guide Sheba took the stand.

Aside from being my new beauty BFF, Sheba Vignale is Dior’s National Skincare Specialist. She travels internationally hosting and teaching events like this one. She was so so helpful, humorous and her energy radiated throughout the space. While Sheba talked to us about Dior Cosmetics’ Top 10 Products, makeup artists passed around the products and let us play in them.


Some of us got our faces done and others of us did our own faces. I even convinced my college friend Iris to try some red lipstick.

Sheba did my face!

And how she made my brows look halfway decent with that eyebrow pencil is beyond me. With beauty playtime coming to an end, Sheba announced that 10 gals would receive giftcards to be spent at the Dior counter. BUT only to those who answered the beauty trivia questions correctly. Considering there were 12 of us total (I got my own giftcard. Woot!), just about everyone got a card and we headed over to the Dior counter to buy up some goodies. And we posed for pics too.

Ohmigoodness, we had soooo much fun. I am wishing on a star that I get the opportunity to host and attend more events like this in Florida. It’s a rarity yo.

Special Thanks:
-Lucky Mag — Thank you so soooooo much!
-Bloomingdale’s in Aventura Mall
-The Dior counter and their wonderful makeup artists

Lots of hugs and love to the party guests!
-Ria Michelle
-Dee
-Erika
-Schevashea of Curves and Confidence
-Lourdes of No BS Just Beauty
-Ashley of A Sassy Woman
-Marissa of Makeup and Manicures
-Carmen of Viva Fashion Blog
…and Iris, Andrea and Amanda who we hope will start blogs soon

 

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 23

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Prime Beauty – takes a virtual trip around the globe to Australia. Join her around the campfire in the Australian bush for a cuppa Billy Tea!

Phyrra – hears all the juicy gossip about Rockeresque Beauty Co. from Issanna!

Vampy Varnish – loves the new Colorburst Lip Butters from Revlon!

we heart this – declares Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash and Kohl Pencil the new dynamic duo. Take that Batman and Robin!

Beauty Junkies Unite – See if Maybelline’s new Great Lash Lots of Lashes Mascara delivers…lots of lashes!

Clumps of Mascara – is a mascara fanatic who is in love with mascara primers. But is Clinique’s Lash Primer really worth your money though?

EauMG – reviews Prada’s newest perfume, Candy.

Gouldylox Reviews – Want to look younger than you do now, in the year 2016? It’s never too late to start taking care of your skin!

Krasey Beauty – No doubt about it, you need to get involved with Illamasqua’s Theatre of the Nameless Collection.

Lipglossiping – lifts the lid on the latest launch from Lanolips. Try saying that without your teeth in!

Nouveau Cheap – has swatches and official info about her newest obsession: Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butters.

Pink Sith – Shares with you her review of Maison Lancôme Gentle and Long Lasting Powder Blusher AND a sociology lesson on the shopping habits of the Aboriginal Makeup Junkie.

 

Question of the Week:

Is there a part of your beauty routine that you absolutely will
not skip, even when pressed for time?
 

B says, “Eyeliner. I look like The Walking Dead without it.” 

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

Lucky Mag + Dior Pretty Party hosted by yours truly!

Know the best kind of parties? Not house parties or costume parties but beauty parties. And I’m not even kidding. I will be hosting a pretty epic beauty party with weekend in Miami. Lucky Mag has asked me to gather 10 lovely ladies to join me at the Dior Counter in Bloomingdales at Aventura Mall. We’ll much on cupcakes, chit chat, watch the Dior makeup artists crank out gorgeous daytime and night time looks and we will be live tweeting every bit of it. The guests include some of Miami’s best fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers.

Follow the hashtag #LuckyDior. We will be sharing our reactions and uploading lots of pictures. The Guy will be tagging a long with me to take lots of pretty pictures so keep your eyes out for the post-party post. And if you are in the Miami area, stop on by and say hi!

Want me to check out anything in particular? Let me knowwwww. 8)

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 22

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Prime Beauty – cozies up with a mug of hot cocoa, a warm blanket and spends a Lost Weekend with BECCA, grab a mug and get lost in this collection too!

Phyrra – reveals the latest multi-tasking wonder, the Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiaging Eye Primer.

Vampy Varnish – shows you the cool new Special Effects from Nails Inc.and thinks you are going to love them!

we heart this – it’s a treat, not a trick: enter to win five BPAL Halloween oils!

Beauty Junkies Unite – Pick out your favorite winter nail colors with these swatches from the Muppets polish collection from OPI!

Clumps of Mascara – has found the most beautiful emerald green nail polish ever! Aaaand, it’s less than $3.

EauMG – reviews a “dirty rose” perfume by L’Artisan Parfumeur that is perfect for this time of the year.

Gouldylox ReviewsPhytoKeratine Serum from Phyto really works. It makes your hair soft, shiny, healthy-feeling. What else do you need?

Nouveau Cheap – Why does Revlon Starry Pink make me feel like a sophisticated princess? Click here to find out.

 

Question of the Week:

What’s your number one requirement
for a good mascara?

 

B says, “That bad boy better not flake on me. I HAVE to have a mascara that doesn’t flake.” 

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

10 Things You Should Get From Sephora’s Friends & Family sale

 

You know what time it is! It’s time for Sephora’s Friends & Family online sale. Wooo hoooo! Beauty junkies everywhere wait all year for this sale. In fact, cheap guys and gals like me don’t make large purchases UNTIL this sale arrives. And to be quite honest, you should be that way about everything. Seriously.

If you don’t have a coupon for an item, don’t even get it. Like…fo reals.

Sephora’s F&F is working a little differently this year in that you have to go to this Sephora link and enter your email addy to get your unique sale code. After submitting my email, I got my code within minutes. This code is for online purchases only. Keep in mind that this is a 1-time use code and only valid in the U.S.

That last part sucks majorly, I know. If you’re stuck on what to get, I am here to help. Check out 10 of my favorite Sephora products.

1. Clarisonic Mia. Um, yahhhh. I purchased my Mia during a sale and while it was a bit pricey, this is one purchase that I do NOT regret making. If you’ve got the money and want to hook your skin up with something nice, get the Mia. Check out my complete review of it here. And ohmigoodness, that Jaguar Mia is the coolest looking one yet. Of course, I want it.

2. Fairy Drops ScandalQueen mascara. I absolutely LOVED this mascara and consider it to be one of my favorites. I gave it high marks for a good reason. 8)

3. Graffiti Hello Kitty brush set. I’ve been coveting that thing for quite some time now. And not only can get it for the low low with the discount, but it is now $25. Woo hooo!

4. Boscia’s Clarifying Detox mask has been a staple in my beauty routine for weeks now. If your skin needs some boosting in, get this mask. Fast.

5. Make Up For Ever’s #92 eyeshadow. You can’t call yourself an eyeshadow lover if you don’t own (and absolutely obsess over) this kid. Known as one of the most fantastical eyeshadows ever in the history of makeup, #92 should be an absoute staple in your collection.

6.  Nails, Inc.’s magnetic polishes. Yes, they are super expensive regularly priced, but this discount can make purchasing a lot less painless. I plan on scooping some up myself. Want to know what magnetic nail polish looks like? Check this out.

7.Fresh’s lip balm.  Remember the post I did on how much I looooove them. Not only can you save on that but they have darling gift sets that retails for less than $30. Ooooh yeah!

8. Lancome Bi-facil makeup remover? What in the world would I do without it? I made the mistake of trying a similar product and my eyes burned for days. Maybe not days, but put it this way…I will never stop using Bi-facil. That said, while it’s pricey, get it for the low low with the discount!

9.  Carol’s Daughter’s Rosemary Mint Clarifying Sulfate-Free Shampoo. I know I save all of my hair talk for Loc Rocker, but if you’re in need of a wonderful and purifying shampoo, check out  this baby. Aside from loving the combination, this is one fantastic shampoo for us dry hair’d folx. Oh, and Carol’s Daughter’s packaging changes? Loves it!

10. Hourglass Film Noir Lash Lacquer. Dang. I just LOVE saying “Noir”. It sound all fancy ‘n ish. So yeah. I haven’t reviewed this yet but beat me to it. This top coat for lashes is effing amazing. And I’ll save the rest of my thoughts for the formal review.

Got your eyes on anything at Sephora?

The Lipstick League: Weekly Links, Volume 21

Yay for another post from the The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Lipglossiping – celebrates World Porridge Day with some oaty-goodness!

Pink Sith – is drooling over her newest Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Shadow #3 in Purpura. Is it Taupe or Purple or both? You decide!

Prime Beauty – gives us a preview of bareMinerals limited edition eye shadow palette, The Cocktail Hour. Make mine a double!

Phyrra – tells you how to organize before they rise, by showing you the Meow Cosmetics Zombie Apocalypse collection!

Vampy Varnish – If you love glitter, you might love these colors from Deborah Lippmann for holiday 2011!

we heart this – you SO need to take the new lip products from MAC Styledriven for a test drive!

Clumps of Mascara – Sally Hansen recently released a stunning collection of jewel toned polishes. You pretty much need them all. Really.

Gouldylox Reviews – My new obsession is the dry shampoo from UNITE. It’s not white, you can put it everywhere and it works better than the others I’ve tried. How’s that for an endorsement?

 

Question of the Week:

Who makes your favorite mascara?

 

B says, “Are you kidding me? I can’t answer this one. I just can’t!” 

This wasn’t an official Lipstick League question but I wanted to throw it out there anyway. Tell me…who makes your favorite mascara?

See you next week!

~The Lipstick League

 

Tagged! This or That? My Beauty Preferences

Soooo, I was tagged by the ever so wonderful Cosmetic Passion and Married 2 Makeup. I won’t even tell y’all how long ago they tagged me because that would be embarrassing. Ha! I haven’t done one of these in so long so I am super excited. Yay! Let’s gooooo….

1. BLUSH or BRONZER?
Bronzer- For the most part, it’s hard to mess up and it gives my skin the perfect glow without much effort. I usually wear tarte’s Hotel Heiress daily.

2. LIPSTICK or LIP GLOSS?
Lipstick
- How about lip balms? Those are my true BFF’s! But if I really had to choose, I’d say lipsticks because of their staying power and their ability to change colors with the addition of a lipliner or gloss. But I will only rock a lipstick with a lip balm underneath.

3. EYELINER or MASCARA?

Eyeliner- I know…y’all are like, how can this be? Yes, yours truly prefers eyeliners over mascaras. Eyeliners are great at making me look awake. Without the definition they give me, I look like a corpse. No lie. I may leave the house without mascara on, but leaving the house without eyeliner hardly ever happens.

4. FOUNDATION or CONCEALER?
Concealer
- It is a well known fact that I am not a foundation wearer. Because of  my acne prone skin, less is more and I find regular use of foundation can be rather skin-clogging. I’d rather rock a concealer that matches my complexion (shout out to CoverFX!), put on the areas that need concealing and dust a powder all over. Easy peasy.

5. NEUTRAL or COLOR EYESHADOW?
Neutral- Don’t get me wrong, I love super bright eyeshadow looks but my personality is much more neutral these days. My POW comes in the form of outrageously bright lippies. 8)

6. LOOSE or PRESSED EYESHADOW?
Pressed – Loose shadows are too messy.

7. BRUSHES or SPONGES?

Brushes- ecoTools have the best!

 

Who do I tag? You! What are your favorites?