NYX Liquid Suede Lipsticks

So I have to confess…I tend to be a bit of a snob when it comes to lipsticks. I normally only buy prestige brands. However, back when I was working at Ulta I became fascinated with NYX because of all of the rave reviews I was hearing. I’ve tried NYX’s Soft Matte Lip Creams and High Voltage lipsticks in the past, but I’ve recently preferred obsessed with liquid lipsticks, so I was ready to try something new from NYX.

Purchasing Experience

I went to the NYX store at the Mall of America during the after Christmas sales where I began swatching their Liquid Suede lipsticks. I’ve always wanted to try a bold blue and bright lavender, but I’ve been hesitant to spend the money on a risk. I found three shades I adored! The first one, Jet Set, a deep navy blue and the second, Sway, a very bright lavender and a deep dark violet, Subversive Socialite .screen-shot-2017-02-11-at-12-25-10-pm

As I was walking up to the checkout counter I saw a box of three liquid lipsticks shades including the two shades of purple for only 10$!  Needless to say, my experience at the store was fantastic, I walked out with four brand new shades of lipstick for only 17$, which is cheaper than one single tube of a typical liquid from a prestige brand!

Review

In my experience, the darker the lipstick the more difficult it is to wear, so I tested the toughie first, the deep purple: Subversive Socialite. It definitely is the most similar to one of my favorite lipsticks, Anastasia Beverly Hill’s shade Sad Girl. The first thing I noticed is the coverage of fantastic! It was very easy to apply and only took 1 or 2 coats to get a deep full color.

img_6562This stuff STAYS ON. I’ve always struggled with the infamous “butt-hole lip” when it comes to dark liquid lipsticks. NYX Liquid Suede stayed on all night regardless of all of the food and drinks I inhaled. I only reapplied to touch up my inner lip once, and it was barely noticeable in the first place! In fact, I had to vigorously scrub my lips to get the color off which was almost a downside.

 

My only complaint about the lipstick was the comfort. It was extremely drying on the lips, similar to covering your mouth with tar;however, the mild discomfort is definitely worth it for the color payoff, length of wear and low price.

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Hello It’s Me… (Finally!)

Helllooo, it’s me. FINALLY!
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First of all I want to start off by apologizing! I haven’t blogged in about a year now and I’m sorry I suck. This past year had been full of highs, lows, existential crises and (did I mention?) traveling the world! There really isn’t a proper excuse I can make for the reason I haven’t written in so long, so I’m sorry. I promise I wasn’t being a complete couch potato! The past 6 months I spent traveling throughout Europe, experiencing new cultures, eating incredible food, stalking a few too many wild cats and finding myself again. Studying abroad isn’t always all that it’s cracked up to be though. Stay tuned for the details and I’ll be sharing the highlights, and of course lowlights, of my time in Europe.

Adulting is hard. In the next month, I’m gearing up to begin my final semester of college, so my stress levels are at an all time high! Job research, cover letters and interview tips to come. Senior year is exciting, but also slightly terrifying. Check back here to see how it feels to take the plunge into the real adult world.

 

What about the makeup?! Don’t you worry your pretty little face! I’m still plenty obsessed with beauty products and my empty wallet will back me up! I recently took a trip to Ulta and purchased a ton of new products ready to review.

 

Also more news, I mentioned the food in Europe is AMAZING! In fact, it was so good that I helped myself to a little bit more than I should have. I am now 12 days into a new diet a workout routine that has cut down my bloating and given me the energy of a 10 year old! Details to come.

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So this is the relaunch of my blog! In just a few weeks I’m headed back to Madison to begin my Senior year of college, find a job, struggle with my trust issues and continue to spend all of my money on makeup and clothing. Also speaking of my existential crisis, I’ll finally share my lifelong struggle with anxiety and techniques I’ve learned to cope with it. Follow all of my (mis)fortunes here! Here is the Truth about Beauty, Fashion and Love (Plus Travel)!

 

TBFL

 

Xoxo

 

Kayleigh June

First Impression: Rent the Runway

I recently had to attend a formal event, but I didn’t want to splurge on a new dress. Instead, I decided to try Rent the Runway for the first time! For those of you who don’t know, Rent the Runway allows you to rent a designer dress for 4-8 days! It’s great for weddings, formal events or even just fancy nights out! I rented a dress by Yigel Azrouel called “Sip of Wine.” One great feature of the site is that it allows you to see the dress on real people who have rented it in the past. There are reviews of each dress describing the fit, color and overall impressions of the dress, so customers don’t have to go in completely blind.

Though I saw great reviews on the dress, I was still a little nervous to order the dress online. My main concern was timing. The dress was set to arrive the day before my event. What if it didn’t fit? What if I hated it? I didn’t have very much time to find a backup. Luckily, Rent the Runway offers a free backup size in the order, so that eased my anxiety a bit.

 

The dress "Sip of Wine" in the middle
The dress “Sip of Wine” in the middle

The dress arrived on time, one day before my event. It was phenomenal. It fit every curve of my body exactly the way I wanted it to. The neckline was slightly higher than featured on the model and the color was a little more purple than wine, but overall I loved it. It fit great and I never suffered any wardrobe malfunctions during my numerous spazzy dance moves. I actually received a lot of complements. The whole process was incredibly easy and I can’t wait to order from them again.

About

As a P1060787journalism student and beauty writer, I’ve been planning on starting my own blog for ages. I’ve been inspired by other beauty gurus and I’ve experienced a lot of ups and downs in my own adventures with beauty products, heartbreak and awkward everyday encounters. I’ve rewritten this intro about three different times since last summer, each time vowing to publish it. So this is it, finally! I’m officially taking the plunge into the blogging world! On this blog, I plan on releasing at least weekly content every Thursday or Friday. Truth, Beauty, Fashion and Love will focus on just that! I will be writing a lot of beauty and lifestyle articles complete with relationship advice, workout tips, tons of makeups reviews and tutorials and also just everyday encounters!

I am that weirdo that always has the urge to look fabulous. Even if I am spending the day at home in sweatpants binge watching something on Netflix, I will normally grow bored and decide to do afull face of makeup and style my hair just for fun. I have always loved experimenting with new makeup and hairstyles, so I’m going to share some of my experimentations with you!P1060822

I’m originally from Minnesota, so Igrew up very close to the Mall of America. I have loved shopping and fashion ever since I started talking! My mom swears that my first words were all about shopping, and it’s still one of my favorite subjects to talk about. I love browsing for clothes, cosmetics, home decor and all that jazz!

IMG_2212Health and fitness are two important values in my life! I am a major foodie, so I like finding good ways to incorporate healthy ingredients into my favorite dishes. I was not blessed with great metabolism, so I try to find ways to stay as active as possible! When I was younger I hated things like running and sweating in general, but I’ve discovered many workouts that I actually find myself looking forward to. Fitness can be fun and I’ll share some of my fitness secrets right here!

I have had more than my fair share of bad relationships. Sometimes dating seems like the most complicated concept on the planet. I’ve dealt with everything from the catastrophic heartbreak I thought would never end, to awkward altercations with my ex boyfriend’s cat. I’ll share some of my mistakes and advice for all my fellow hopeless romantics!

So here is the truth on beauty, fashion, and love from my perspective. That’s enough of my rather long introduction…

So without further ado my name is Kayleigh June and WELCOME TO MY BLOG!

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