(Affordable) Lipsticks I've Been Loving

February 24, 2019


(This post is NOT sponsored & all opinions are my own)

Hi Friends --

We still have a week of February left and with this being the month of LOVE, I wanted to share three lips colors and brands I have been wearing all of February. also I noticed almost every color in my makeup bag is either a pink, nude or mauve color, if your like me and like a good natural color with a hint of pink then you're going to love this post. 


1. Revlon Kiss Cushion Lip Tint ---210 Pretty Kiss

I've already gone through two of these because it's seriously AMAZING! My lips get very dry in the winter (who's doesn't right?), and this product drenches my lips with, A. moisture (a lot of it) & B. SPF 20, even though it's winter your lips can still get burnt! I also love the sponge like applicator. It reminds me of the Age Rewind Concealer(also by Revlon), a little goes a long way.
The color is also very flattering, it gives the right amount of color with a little shine, I highly recommend this for an everyday wearable lip.


2. Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink -- Dreamer

Don't let the color fool you! I was a little nervous when I first opened the bottle, but this is such a pretty, girly pink color, that it's perfect for a casual or dressy look. It is matte, so you want to make sure your lips are very moisturized before using this product, because my lips do a dry out a little with this product, however I don't have to reply at all, it stays on pretty much an entire day, even after sips of coffee. I also really like the applicator as well, it has more of an arrow head to it, which helps make your application very precise.

  


3. NYX Lingerie -- Satin Ribbon

The Lingerie line from NYX to me is a luxurious lipstick with a plush matte finish. I don't use this particular one alone like I do with all the others, I line my lips first with L'oreal Colour Riche Matte lip liner in 112, fill my lips in a little with the liner and then apply my lipstick. The NYX color alone is a little to nude for my skin tone, but combing it with a lip liner really helps color stand out and is another perfect everyday lip color. 


I hope you enjoyed this post, and I've also included a none filtered photo below so you can see the the colors a lot better, I'm also wearing the Revlon one in that photo.



XO
Jo


What I Got In Paris



Hi Friends --

In case you missed it, below is a video I put together of all the goodies I bought in Paris. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see more videos like this in the future.
XO
Jo

Galentines Day Brunch : On an Affordable Budget

February 12, 2019




 


 Happy Galentines Day Ya'll! 

Galentines Day was created by everyones favorite Park Director, Leslie Knope on one of my all time favorite tv shows, Parks & Recreation. It's pretty much the best day of the year, because it's all about celebrating your BFFs.

“Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.” - Leslie Knope


My husband is my soul mate, but my girls are first true loves. I only have a core group girl friends, friends I know they'll always have my back, stand up for me in a bar fight (it happened once guys), drop everything they are doing to help me paint furniture on random week nights & most importantly bring me pizza and champagne when i'm having a bad day. 

Sometimes you need just need to sip champagne, eat an omelette, gossip and catch up!

Budget Friendly Gifts & Decor

As many of you know, I'm on a strict budget with  my husband. So when I brought up the idea of hosting a Galentines Day I said "baby whats my budget for decorations and obviously gifts for my girls." He said can you do it all for $50? I said challenge accepted! 

I live literally on the border of Delaware (NO SALES TAX), so I went to my favorite place, and I'm not ashamed to admit this, DOLLAR TREE! They seriously have the best decorations for any holiday. I grabbed, champagne flutes, anything pink and red & hear related, candy & a ton of balloons! I spent less than $30 and still had enough to spend on little pamper gifts for the girls. Went to my next favorite store, WAL MART and put together little clear cosmetic bags with eye mask, face masks, a dainty heart shaped jewelry jar and a nail polish, what girl doesn't like to pamper themselves? 


 The Spread

I wanted to keep the food simple, this was not part of the $50, but a lot of this stuff I already had in the house plus each girl brought something which helped me out a lot!
I made yogurt parfaits, hashbrowns & bacon. My husband being the amazing person he is made us all omelets, he was cute and took everyone's order like a waiter <3 While the omelets where cooking we sipped on a raspberry lemonade champagne concoction I came up with (honestly I just wanted a pink a drink with champagne, I had theme here yall), nibbled on festive donuts & munched on some yummy macaroons I brought back from Paris. 



It was a perfect morning spent with a bunch of ladies I love most, and goes to show, a little budget can go a long way!

PS thanks for the photos ladies, I was still getting ready and didn't take any before photos all my friends did :-).

XO - Jo

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