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Lip Lust: Laqa & Co. Lil’ Lip Duo Pinkman & Lambchop

Laqa & Co. Lil’ Lip Duo

Most of my girlfriends are strictly lipbalm-only for everyday, but once in a while they’ll throw a curveball at me and show up to go shopping with a neon lipstick on. I don’t blame them. It’s fun to try on a different hat sometimes.

When the Laqa & Co. Lil’ Lip Duo in Pinkman & Lambchop ($16 US) showed up on my desk, one of the first thoughts I had was that it would make a perfect gift for any one of my besties.




Morsels of the Week ft. NARS Nails, Tarte Skincare, MAC Lips

NARS Mots Bleus

I’m in Seattle right now working at the physical location of t+j Designs for my internship. The month that I’ve been here has flown by, and I’ve had such a enriching experience seeing so many different aspects of how the company runs.

When we take photos of our cute rings, we like to make sure we have on a fun nail color too. This past week I wore the NARS Nail Polish in Mots Bleus ($20 US). It’s a gorgeous greyed-out kind of teal that works so nicely as a Summer to Fall transition color. NARS recently reformulated their polishes, but to be honest I don’t notice much of a difference, because I’ve always been a fan.



3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection for Fall 2014

NARS 3.1 Phillip Lim collection review

I maintain a lust list of designer items I dream of one day owning and slowly save towards. For the longest time a 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli bag topped my list. Stylish yet edgy, I loved the bag’s structured silhouette.

I recently took the plunge and got myself one and thought I couldn’t be happier. That is, until I received these two NARS Nail Polishes ($20 US) from the 3.1 Phillip Lim for NARS Nail Collection in the mail. Now I’m positively glowing with a little bit of the designer on my fingertips and slung across my arm.



Hard Candy Lite Bright Concealer Works for the Fairest of Them All

Hard Candy Lite Bright

There’s so much conflicting information about concealers and which shade to buy. Some say to go one shade lighter and others swear that you need to match your skintone exactly.

To set the record straight, for covering blemishes, your concealer should match your skintone. For highlighting or illuminating dark circles, half to one shade lighter is your best bet.



Lip Lust: Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss

Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss review

Opening a fresh tube of gloss or swiping on a brand new lipstick is one of the best feelings. Maybe not quite as extreme as applying a new identity, but uplifting nonetheless.

Imagine my delight at this stunning array of glosses to play with this Summer. Tarte’s newest formula, the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss ($19 US) are fun and oh-so-shiny for the prettiest look.




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