Lipstick Latitude


Travel Tech: Gadgets For A European Vacation

  I’m probably getting WAY ahead of myself here, but Joseph and I are headed off to Paris (plus a couple days in London) for vacation in April and I’m already plotting what to bring with me. Nothing wrong with being prepared, right? Besides, I know spring break season is coming up, so maybe this will help with some packing list inspiration. I’m actually glad I started planning early because that gave me a chance to update a few travel necessities that I wasn’t  ...

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Fragrance Obsession: Jo Malone London

  Like a lot of my makeup stash, it started with two things: a free sample and an impulse buy. My fragrance collection isn’t nearly as well-stocked as my makeup drawers, but I have a feeling that’s going to change. You see, at some point last year I got a vial of Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay cologne as a freebie in some online makeup order. I’d seen Jo Malone London in gazillions of pictures on instagram, of course, but didn’t really have any experience with  ...

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New Routine: Hair Edition

I’ve never been one to get too excited about hair products. For basically my entire life I’ve been a ‘throw it in a ponytail and go’ kind of girl, at least when my hair is long enough to put up. That hasn’t really changed, but my brief foray in purple hair did take a bit of a toll since it required bleaching my hair from its natural dark brown-black to light yellow. Most of that has grown out by now – I was rocking the pixie when I bleached it – but  ...

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Beauty Tech, Lips, Reviews

Natural Plumped Lips with PMD Kiss

  This post is sponsored by PMD Beauty & the PRIMP network. Everything here, as always, is based on my personal experience with the product.  Lip envy: I’ll admit, I have it. Something about the trend of bold-colored liquid lipsticks & enviable instagram pouts inspires a little bit of jealousy in me. I’m tempted to blame aging for my thin-ish lips, but looking back over old photos reminded me that I’m just not naturally endowed in that area. I’ve been  ...

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Eyes, Reviews

Man, What Is It With Hourglass Eyeshadows?

  A quick peek into my makeup drawers would prove to you that I’ve been a big fan of Hourglass Cosmetics for a long time now, but seriously guys, what is up with the constant changes in eyeshadow formula & packaging? First we had the duos, which  were nice, but on the pricey side and discontinued almost before I even got my hands on any of them. Then came the Modernist palettes. I love mine, but I know a lot of people weren’t fans of the extremely soft texture or the  ...

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