Liquid Lipsticks

It can be an impossible task to decide on what brand of liquid lipsticks to buy with so many options available, trust me I know;) and liquid lipsticks aren’t for everyone! Never tried a liquid lipstick?! My best description is a liquid form of lipstick that solidifies to your lips for a long lasting wear with no smudging or reapplication needed!

I hope this post will help to narrow down some of your selections, Ive based these reviews on quality of the products (longevity/pigment/consistency) and pricing!

Hope you enjoy! xo

Sarah

 

Color Pop Cosmetics

This company is probably best known for their affordability. At $6 US, this liquid lipstick is the most inexpensive lipstick on this post and frankly an amazing deal at that price! I purchased the Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Trap & Limbo (swatches below)! The pigments of both of these shades are gorgeous, they stay on really well and the consistency allows for a flawless application. One negative comment  I do have to mention is that they are very drying as most liquid lipsticks are. Try to use something moisturizing on your lips before application to minimize the dryness and a gloss can always be applied on top!

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

I was so excited for this brand to finally be available at Sephora, I ran out and bought these two beauties. Anastasia Beverly Hills is known for their amazing products and I love their eyebrow line however these liquid lipsticks I am really disappointed with. The pigment is amazing however the fall out on these is terrible. After eating or drinking I had residue all over my mouth and when I tried to wipe it off it smeared everywhere!!! To say the least I was less than thrilled. Now that I have boughten these two I will still definitely use them however I won’t be eating while wearing them and I will not be buying more. I would not recommend them at their $26 price.

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Stila

This is the new brand I was recently raving about on Instagram that I promised to share! On a stroll through Shoppers Drug Mart I stumbled across this liquid lipstick and I could not be happier! The pigment is so gorgeous, it is so hydrating and there is no fall out! I have worn this multiple times, all day and at the end of the day 98% of it is still on! This liquid lip does come in a bit higher at $31 however I truly believe it is worth the investment. I would not only recommend this brand but the shade Patina is stunning, the perfect dusty rose colour and it has become my everyday go to!

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Too Faced Liquid Lipstick

If you follow me on instagram you know I am obsessed with this brand of liquid lipstick. There shades are lustrous, pigmented, hydrating and for $25 they are very reasonably priced for the quality you receive! I also adore the applicator tip, it allows for an easy application without wasting any product. I would highly recommend this brand of liquid lipstick to a liquid lipstick newbie or a seasoned professional!

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Gerard Cosmetics

I found this brand through my endless instagram scrolling;)! What initially drew me to them was the fact that they are a cruelty free brand. They have a ton of following so I thought I would give them a whirl! I bought Ruby Slipper & Gravity, both gorgeous! I really love the consistency and the pigment but the price at $20US is a bit much especially considering the shipping and taxes as no Canadian retailers carry the line. I really love the products just not the price with the Canadian $ the way it is!

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Heres a swatch comparing them together!

 

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Day to Night Transition

I wanted to start showing some more versatility with pieces, how to wear them and with what so you can get the most out of your existing wardrobe without having to go out and spend money!!

This BCBG leather jacket I got at Winners over two years ago for $80 and I have had continuous wear out of it ever since! My favourite part about this jacket is the quilting and silver detail, it makes it different and a piece that is sure to stand out as well as the functionality of it!

I wanted to put together a day to night look that is easy to transition to. The first look is a great running around or traveling outfit. With runners and a patterned scarf its an easy look to pull together that is comfortable and chic! For the second outfit I did a quick change to a faux fur scarf and heels keeping the rest of my outfit and bag the same! This would be a great look for a date night out with the hubs! These looks can easily be applied to any jacket of any colour or material! Lastly, in the summer a bright pop of colour in either a top or handbag would be super cute with this outfit!

Hope you guys enjoy! xo

Sarah

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Outfit Details:

#1: Jacket: BCBG from Winners (similar here & here), Jeans: Express Clothing (here), Scarf: Forever 21 (similar here), Bag: One Fated Knight King (here), Bracelets: Eliasz & Ella (here & here), Earrings: Eliasz & Ella City Studs (here)

#2: Scarf: Chapters Faux Fur Snood (here, similar here), Caged Pumps: Le Chateau (here)

Makeup Details:

Foundation: Estee Lauder (here), Contour: Kat Von D Shade & Light (here), Blush: Tarte in Dazzled (here), Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Ebony (here) Lipstick: Too Faced Liquid Lipstick in Melted Strawberry (here),

Holiday/New Years Outfit

Christmas is so close I can taste it!! This will be my last Fashion post of 2015 and I wanted to celebrate it with a beautiful outfit you can wear to Christmas or New Years Party!

This beautiful sequin dress is a stunner and hugs in all the right places. It is made of a great stretchy material and the sequins cover the entire dress, Im sorry i didn’t take my coat of but it was so freezing I think I would have turned into a frozen statue!! I wanted to keep the accessories minimal because the dress is such a statement piece so I went with nude pumps and rose gold accessories! This tassel necklace is absolutely stunning and can easily be paired with jeans and a tea or dressed up like this! I love pieces that are versatile and can be paired multiple ways, it makes me feel like I get more from the investment that way! All of my outfit details and makeup details are below!

Keep an eye out for my Christmas Letter post on Monday which will be my last post of 2015!

Love

Sarah xo

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Outfit Details:

Dress: BB Dakota (In store at Miss Boss), Shawl: Old (similar here), Shoes: Lola Shoetique Guilty Love in Nude (here), Clutch: Nine West (here), Necklace: Eliasz & Ella Tassle Tap Necklace (here online or in store at Miss Boss), Bracelets: Eliasz & Ella Bangin Bracelets (here online or in store at Miss Boss)

Makeup Details:

Face: Tarte Foundation (here), Makeup Forever Concealer (here), Kat Von D Contour Kit (here), Tarte Blush in Dazzled (here), Laura Mercier Setting Powder (here)

Eyes: Morphe 35T Palette (here), DiorShow Blackout Mascara (here) & Plumping Serum (here), Anastasia Dipbrow in Ebony (here)

Lips: Sephora Lip Liner in Real Red (here), Too Faced Liquid Lipstick in Melted Strawberry (here)

July Favourites

Is anyone else struggling with the fact that our summer is half over!!! Ahh!! Especially here in Canada we wait so long for the summer to come and when it gets here it is over in the blink of an eye! This month has been especially hectic for us as we await the possession of our home that we have spent the last year building. With lots of ups and downs we are one sleep away from getting the keys to our forever home. I can’t even tell you how relieved and excited I am to start this new phase in our life, something we have waited so long and worked so hard for! Any who! I wanted to round up my favourites from this past month and I look forward to sharing my moving/packing and unpacking tips as well as a preview of our house and how we are decorating!

Hope you guys enjoy! xo

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By the colours and patterns of my favourites you would think its already fall however I am so in love with neutrals colour lately that for summer or fall these pieces will be flawless!

Dalmation Leaf Bracelet > This bracelet is gorgeous, the colour combination and pattern make it easy to accessorize with silver, black, grey or brown. It is a perfect transitional piece from summer to fall!

“Casual Fresh”Crystal Quartz Stone Necklace > I love this necklace! I can wear it with jeans or dress it up and it looks amazing in either light. If you are looking for a beautiful Canadian necklace that can be worn so many ways, you can stop looking!

Too Faced Melted Liquid Lipstick in Melted Fig > This colour is so gorgeous, it is the perfect dusty rose with a hint of purple. I will continue wearing this shade to finish out the summer and right into fall!

Express Clothing Gray Mid Rise Jean Leggings (Buy 1 Get One $29.99) I have a tough time finding jeans long enough and comfortable enough to wear, Im big into leggings  for the comfortable reason and these jeggings are so awesome. Jean leggings are the way to go, they look great but are super comfortable and stretchy!

Express Clothing Knotty Wedge Sandal in Natural (currently 30% off!) I have been looking for the perfect pair of nude shoes to wear and when I saw these on sale I couldn’t resist! The knotty details give the shoe some dimension, and they are surprisingly comfortable! I will be wearing these babies until it snows!

Matt & Nat Ohara in Cork > This bag was also featured in my May Favourites but If you follow me on instagram you know my obsession with this bag! I use it every day either as a clutch or a mini purse inside my Raylan work bag. The cork is so beautiful plus it is Canadian made and made of recycled material! Matt & Nat’s new fall line is absolutely stunning and I have my eye on a couple to add to my collection!

Essie Nail Polish in Master Plan > I am usually a gel girl but with our moving fiasco they ended up all falling off so Ive really been into painting my nails lately and when I saw this colour I knew it would become by favourite! It is the perfect combination of a taupe and grey colour, and will be yet another perfect shade to transition from summer to fall!