Beauty tips and signature lipsticks.

Growing up, my mom always wore the same lipstick. I mean, I'm sure after the 90's to 2004, at some point in there it changed with the times. (Let's be honest, the 90's didn't end until at least 2003.) I have memories of stealing her red lipstick and trying to use it. Way outside the lines. I couldn't wait to be like mommy. To be a classy lady who caries around her bullet lipstick. Like a weapon. It was her color. Everyone associated her with her color. I've never grown up. I still use Chapstick and colored lip balms. My best friend and I discussed this. And how we think it's time to find our signature lip stick. Thus, the hunt began about a month ago.

$30 later, I feel like I've finally found it. For now. Until 2020 maybe, when the times change. I'm in love. It makes my lips feel so soft. Look so soft.

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Revlon Super-lustrous Lipstick in Primrose. $4.50. It's basically a perfect dupe for MAC's Angel. If not better.

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It makes me feel ready to take on the night. And that's all I wanted. Does anyone want the 10 other lipsticks I've bought in this process that didn't turn out? Haha

I want to touch on skin. I have terrible skin. Everywhere but my face. Now that I've reached 25, I have realized that I am very lucky to have balanced facial skin. But it takes a lot of work to keep it that way. ESPECIALLY in the winter. I want to share with you products that I literally couldn't live without.

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Olay Regenerist cream cleanser is perfect. It's creamy but also has exfoliating beads so I truly feel clean after I use it. I only wash my face every other day. If I'm desperate, for instance I have makeup all over my face, I use aloe sensitive skin baby wipes. It doesn't dry my face out and gets the job done. For an every day, Pre-makeup moisturizer, I use Olay Complete for sensitive skin. I cake it out pretty good, all over my face and down my neck to my chest. But my most favorite product of all. Is the St. Ives Timeless Skin moisturizer. I put it on every night before bed. It's very potent and VERY moisturizing, a little goes a long way. I knew I wanted a little bit of anti aging when I noticed my forehead started to get a little wrinkly when I made different faces. And I swear, they're practically gone. The answer to youthful skin is moisturized skin.

Remember, I have dry skin. So if you have very oily, acne prone skin, I wouldn't moisturize as much as I do. And I know you hate it now, but when we start aging and your face looks 20 and mine looks 40, you'll be okay with those pimples you got when you were 25!

Be back soon with this weeks menu!

Xo