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A Fresh Coat of Polish: Essie Ladylike......

Monday, February 02, 2015

Hey Everyone!!


I dug Essie Ladylike out of my collection searching for a shade that easy and breezy and wouldn't show much wear and tear. Essie Ladylike is perfect for that! When you need a work shade and you know you can't fool with your nails but you want to be polished....Essie Ladylike is perfection. 

 Ladylike is also great for vacation wear or travel. She has held up over a couple busy days for me.






Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation in 355 Coconut Review......



Hey Everyone!!!

I was inspired by an fellow Instagram friend to try the new Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation. I haven't been into foundations as of late. I've been in LOVE with my Black Radiance BB Cream in Cafe for over a year.

I chose the shade 355 Coconut because previously( like three years ago) I owned a Fit Me Foundation in the same color and it matched. 355 Coconut also matches me, not flawlessly but good enough where I'm not making a zillion corrections to it with a concealer or  just not wearing it at all.




I found that formula is medium to full coverage but I still need concealer under my eyes for brightening. I wasn't "poreless" but the coverage was smooth.

 As far as being matte, I stayed the "matte-est" when I had my primer (Black Radiance Primer) underneath, avoided my favorite concealer ( LA Girl Pro Conceal in Fawn, it was too watery for the matte formulation of the foundation and the two didn't mix well for an overall matte finish), and set with a powder.


 I stayed a good, three to four hours matte, which is ok for me. I don't do the shine chase. I might blot, I might not!!

I did chose to use a drier concealer on top of Matte+ Poreless. I'm currently playing with NYX Conceal. Correct. Contour in Dark. One of the lighter shades in this palette worked great on top of the foundation for a full face matte look.


So far, so good with Maybelline Fit Me! Matte + Poreless!! Have you tried it?? Let me know!



RK by Kiss Matte Lipstick Review + Swatches......

Hey Everyone!!

I dropped in my local beauty supply about two week and lo and behold the new RK by Kiss Matte Lipsticks were sitting up in there. Gerl.....



Ya'll KNOW products just don't show up like that 'round these parts. How many years I've been telling ya'll this?!??!


 I grabbed seven shades the first visit and went back and got two more shades. The REAL shade is there were several colors either missing or sold out. Let me find out there is another beauty addict on these releases around this mutha. Tuh...

The shades from left to right:

Brown Sugar
Nude Rose
Fuchsia Fierce
Red Mangrove
Vampire Red
Plum Wine
Lavenderism
Purple Affair
Dark Plum Scene



The shades from left to right:

Brown Sugar
Nude Rose
Fuchsia Fierce
Red Mangrove
Vampire Red
Plum Wine
Lavenderism
Purple Affair
Dark Plum Scene


I gave myself the last two weeks to really wear the lipsticks. Swatches on the inside of my arm and on my lips on a random Saturday just would not to do the review justice. I wore the lipsticks with liners, different face looks, on different days, trying give them a run for their money.




Top Row: Plum Wine, Fuchsia Fierce,Brown Sugar
Middle Row: Plum Wine, Purple Affair, Nude Rose
Bottom Row: Dark Plum Scene, Dark Plum Scene with Lavenderism on top, Vampire Red

Missing photo is Red Mangrove, I wore it but failed to photograph it. Bad selfie addict! **smacks hand**

What you need to know about RK by Kiss Matte Lipsticks from my personal experience:

-I like them alot but I didn't find the colors original.

-They are matte with a hint of sheen, some them (like the darker shades) are matte-r than others.

-My lips were not destroyed to a dry mess after wearing them. Some matte lipsticks, especially these liquid mattes are hard on my lips.

-My favorite shade is Purple Affair. My least favorite shade is Brown Sugar.


For $2.99, it was the worth the buy and find.

Are you looking for these?!?! I hope you find them soon! Let me know what colors you are looking for in the comments!