[Review] Revlon Colorburst Laquer/Matte Balm Review

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Friday! Today, I'm going to talk a little bit about the Revlon Colorburst Laquer/Matte Balms! These are the colors I have!
Revlon Colorburst Laquer Matte Balm Shameless Flirtatious Coquette
 (From left to right) Shameless, Flirtatious, Coquette
Revlon Colorburst Laquer Matte Balm Swatch Coquette Flirtatious Shameless
(From left to right) Coquette, Flirtatious, Shameless

Coquette: A nice, bright pink. It does have some light silver glitter to it. I like to wear this color when I'm not wearing a ton of makeup, but want a little pink to my lips. 

Flirtatious: A beautiful and wearable red. I LOVE this color. Right now, it is my go-to red. It has some shimmer-y glitter to it as well. If you're afraid of wearing red, I'd definitely recommend trying this one! It gives you a nice, red lip without being too dramatic. 

Shameless: This color is UH-MAZING. I had to drive to three different CVS stores to track this color down! It's a TRUE purple color. The swatch shown above is exactly how it comes off on the lips. This color is definitely for girls who are not afraid to rock a bold lip. I'm looking forward to doing a look with color soon!

Conclusion: I really enjoy these laquers/balm. They wear very nicely and they are very true to color. The packaging is convenient and they have a nice minty smell to them...very refreshing!

But Morgan...is it worth the money?

The Beauty Breakdown Morgan Yes! I LOVE these lipsticks! I feel like they are so unique and great for both girls who are new to wearing lipstick and the seasoned lipstick wearer. And at around 6-7 dollars, you get a great product that will last you a while!

[Review] NYX Round Lipstick Review

NYX Round Lipstick

Today I'm going to do a review today on the NYX Round Lipsticks! I have 12 different shades so let's just get into it! :) Let's go ahead and look at the swatches! These are pretty true to how they look in real like by I'll go one by one and try to describe the colors to the best of my ability!

NYX Round Lipstick Swatches

(From left to right) Athena, Cinnamon Sugar, Chambord, Heredes, Margarita, Vitamin, Femme, Watermelon, Peach, Gardenia, Hebe, Saturn

Athena: HOLY CRAP. This color is light! I would never wear this color personally because it's a super light pink. It is a very frosty color and has white/light pink shimmer to it. 

Cinnamon Sugar: This color is very...brown. I think it would like nice on people with a darker skin tone because it would almost come out to a nude. But this color actually doesn't look that bad on me with a lip gloss on top. I just don't reach for it very often. It does have shimmer and light glitter in it. 

Chambord: This is a nice bronze-y color. Again, it does need a gloss on top to me it most wearable. Not a color I reach for very often though. It does have light copper-y shimmer. 

Heredes: This color is a dark brown-y peach color. This one has no shimmer and it very opaque!

Margarita: This is an ultra-shimmery medium peachy/pink color. This one has a ton of shimmer and light glitter in it!

Vitamin: This is a lighter peach-y color. Again, it has a ton of shimmer and gold glitter to it. It does have a slight gold undertone. 

Femme: I actually kind of like this color because it's just so SHOCKINGLY pink. It is literally a neon pink and it's a fun going out lipstick. Not for the faint at heart! Also, there's no shimmer, just pure color.

Watermelon: This is a copper-y bronze/orange-y color. It has a gold undertone again. There is shimmer/frost to this lipstick.

Peach: This color is not a peach color. haha. It's a nice maroon color with silver/pink shimmer. It's very interesting and a color I would wear. This is a very frosty color. 

Gardenia: A nice shimmer-y red color with pink glitter. This color is very similar to peach!

Hebe: A darker red shimmery color. This has a maroon frost to it. 

Saturn: This color is very similar to Hebe. The only difference is this color has a little bit more of a bronze tone to it!

Conclusion: I'm honestly not crazy about these lipsticks. I just don't care for the formula. They're really slippery and messy. I feel like they're going to smudge all over my face when I wear these. Also, the colors I have are almost all frosty, and I don't care for frosty lipsticks. Yes, NYX does have a lot of other lipsticks that don't have any shimmer, but I ordered these blindly online so I didn't really know what to expect.  

But Morgan... is it worth the money?

The Beauty Breakdown Don't Buy it Honestly, no. Yes, they're cheap. I believe they're around 3-4 dollars at Ulta. But I feel like it would be a better idea to spend a couple dollars more and get a nicer lipstick! 

OOTD: March 13, 2014

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Hiiiiii!! So this was what I wore today :) It was such a nice day and it was the first time I've worn shorts this season so today was an exciting day for me.
OOTD Outfit of the Day Floral Denim White Shorts Spring
Top: Forever 21
Shorts: Hollister
Necklace: Tiffany's 
Watch: Michael Kors
Shoes (not pictured): White Crochet TOMs

OOTD Outfit of the Day Tiffany's Necklace Floral Denim

OOTD Outfit of the Day Michael Kors Watch
 Andddd today was a natural makeup day! Ahhh it definitely feels like spring and that makes me extremely HAPPY :)
OOTD Outfit of the Day Natural Makeup
Hope you're all having a wonderful spring too! 
xoxo, Morgan 

Glittery Plum Nails for Spring!

Monday, March 10, 2014

So these are the nails I'm wearing this week!
Glittery Shimmer Plum Nails for Spring

Step 1: I started off with nice clean nails that I filed to the length and shape I like.
Bare Naked Nails

Step 2: I painted my nails with OPI's "Anti-Bleak". I think this plum/orchid color is one of my favorites colors now! (haha ignore the fact that I got some paint on my cuticles. I ALWAYS do this and just figure it'll eventually come off my skin after I was my hands a couple times.) 
OPI's OPI Anti-Bleak Plum Purple Nail Polish

Step 3: I waited a little for the base color to dry then painted a coat of Wet N' Wild's "469 Hallucinate". On a side note, I love this multi-colored glitter. It gives a super glitter-y finish in one coat!

Glittery Shimmer Glitter Nails for Spring Purple Plum OPI

And that's the finished look! Super simple but I just wanted to share with you guys since I thought it was pretty :) 
Glittery Shimmer Glitter Nails for Spring Purple Plum OPI Wet N Wild Polish
Hope you're all having a good week! 
xoxo, Morgan 

[Review] L'Oreal Silky Sheer Face Lotion SPF 30

SPF and sunscreen is a MUST for me...every...single...day. Rain or shine, there is some type of sunscreen on my face and neck. However, with my need for sunscreen comes the issue of finding the perfect type that works for my skin. I'm sure some of you can sympathize with me... Some are too oily, some break me out, and some are too thick. It also has to work nicely with whatever foundation I decide to wear that day. With all this in mind, I deem myself a tad picky when it comes to sunscreen.

HOWEVER, the sun gods have answered my prayers! L'Oreal came out with their Silky Sheer Face Lotion recently and while at Ulta, I literally just picked it up and bought it without thinking. I didn't even look at the box. I just saw that the SPF was 30, and at $9.99 is was a reasonable price. (I think they were also having a deal that particular week. I think L'Oreal skincare was BOGO 1/2 off.)

L'oreal Silky Sheer Face Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen Sunblock

So now that I've started by saying that, let's look at the BREAKDOWN:
  • "Broad spectrum sunscreen protection infused with skin-improving care. Helps protect skin with patented UVA/UVB filter system plus antioxidants Vitamin E and White Grapeseed."
    • Love the fact that there is UVA/UVB protection. As for the skin-improving care, I haven't noticed anything yet. But honestly, I just need protection from my sunscreen. I expect other products that are specifically made to improve my skin to make a visible difference.
  • "Shake well to activate this virtually weightless lotion. Absorbs quickly and layers invisibly under makeup leaving a silky soft, matte finish on the skin."
    • This literally does everything it says it will. 'Nuff said. 
L'oreal Silky Sheer Face Lotion SPF 30 Sunscreen Sunblock

Conclusion: I freaking LOVE this stuff. It literally does everything it says it will. It's amazingly lightweight and it absorbs so quickly, it looks like I've applied nothing to my skin right after I've applied it. And I love that it has an SPF of 30, which I'm perfectly content with on a day-to-day basis.

But Morgan...is it worth the money?

YES MA'AM. Especially because you can find this at Ulta, where there are always "$3.50 off of a purchase of $10 or more" coupons and BOGO 1/2 off discounts. I believe it's also $9.99 at Target. So it's definitely cheap enough to just try it! I'm almost positive you'll fall in love like I have :)