The year of glossy lips

If you’ve been following me for a while or if you know me in real life, you know, I wore red matte lipstick every day. My sister bought me NARS red lizard for my sixteenth birthday and I was addicted. Recently, I’ve been leaning towards glossy lips and it’s been throwing some of my friends off. Someone even asked me if I was doing okay because it’s been a while since they’d seen me in red lipstick, or lipstick at all. Outside of the fact that I have braces which seem to suck all of the moister out of my lips, making matte lipstick less than ideal for day-to-day wear. I could cope with that, I’ve simply grown away from lipstick. I’m just over crusty matte lips. I’m over liquid lipsticks. I’ve just over it all. Mark my words, This year will be the year of glossy lips. At least it will for me.

Every single lip product I’ve bought, with the exception of Selena’s lipsticks from the Mac Selena collection and a Tom Ford Lipstick, in the past six months have been lip glosses. Everything from NYX to  Dior. I’ve just fallen in love with a good gloss but by far my favorite lip gloss, is the one by Anastasia Beverly Hills. It’s the best-pigmentated lip gloss unnamed-1I’ve ever owned. It has this wonderful vanilla smell, that’s strong enough to where you can smell it but not so strong that you can taste it in your mouth or so that it makes you nausea, which is a problem I’ve run into with other scented lip glosses. The color doesn’t bleed. It’s long-lasting but it’s not thick or sticky, so it’s not going to do that thing where you pull your lips apart and there’s like strings of gloss in-between your lips. These are my top four favorite ABH lip glosses.

Fudge, Vamp, Black Cherry and Potion (top to bottom) are my favorite lip gloss shades from the ABH collection. unnamed-2I know it’s spring and everyone is about bright, soft colors. I get that, I just LOVE a good dark lip. The beautiful thing about these glosses is that they give you that shiny lips but they don’t give you butt lips. If a gloss is too glossy, pigmented, your lips can look like a butt, sorry but it really can and it’s gross. These glosses have the perfect shine. They last forever but they don’t stain when you wipe them off, which is another problem I’ve found with super pigmented glosses. It’s just the perfect amount of shine, color, and gloss.

I get all of my ABH glosses at Sephora but I know they sell them at Ulta as well. They’re only 16 dollars, which isn’t expensive at all, Dior lip glosses are 30 dollars, and though they are amazing, I prefer the ABH ones. The glosses come in three finishes, high Gloss, which is the finish of all four of the shades I mentioned, as well as metallic and shimmer. I still want to try glosses from different brands so I can have a wider collection! Leave any recommendations in the comments below.

Au Revoir💋

Summer Reading list

Sooo it’s summer and you most likely have more free time then you do before. I know most people, myself included, use this time to binge watch all of their favorite shows that they may have missed during the school year. There’s nothing wrong with that. I just finished season three of the Peaky Blinders and if you haven’t watched that show, I strongly recommend you do so, Tom Hardy is pure gold in this show. I think it’s fun and sometimes necessary to spend a couple of hours or however long you have to relax and just watch a show.

I believe that almost as much as I believe it’s important to invest some of the new-found free time into reading a book. Although I’m no longer a literature major, I’m still addicted to books in the best possible way. When you major in books, you end up reading quite a few books out of pure obligation at first but then because you fall in love with the novel, a practice I intend to keep. Every summer, I try to read at least three to four books. Which isn’t really a lot, in my personal opinion but it seems like an attainable goal for people regardless of the amount of responsibility they have during the summer.

This summer, all three of my books are very different but good reads none the less. The first novel on my list is very large because it is a collection.51QrL0O4M1L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_ I’m currently reading The Portable Dorothy Parker and it is amazing. Dorothy Parker was apart of the historic Algonquin round Table, which consisted of actress, activist, producers and writers. This book includes everything from her short stories to poems to famous on liners. It’s a thick book but it’s completely worth it. It’ll make you laugh and cry but in a good way.

The second book on my list is by blogger Garance Doré. She released a book titled Love, Style, Life.51o8wXzdZXL._SX375_BO1,204,203,200_ Besides the fact that there isn’t a page in the book that isn’t Instagram worthy, it’s a really good book about how she came to be where she is today and small tips on various topics including but not limited to, Love, style and life. The book includes small interviews with Diane von Furstenberg, Jenna Lyons and excerpts from Jeanne Damas, just to name a few. Garance Doré is really, in my opinion, one of the first fashion bloggers ever, so I think this is an important book for any aspiring blogger, like myself, to read. Even if you don’t want to be a blogger, I would still read it. It’s really good.

The last book on my list isn’t a novel, well I really don’t know what to call it. Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations by Peter Evans. agThis is a book about Ava Gardner based on interviews that he had with her. If you didn’t know, I’m a HUGE old Hollywood fan and love reading about their lives and who they were as people. I’ve also read both Lauren Bacall and Sophia Lorens books.There is no better to learn about someone then from their mouth!

Those are the three books I intend to finish before the summer is over. This list will most like get longer because I have a problem with ordering books. Honestly, it’s almost as bad as my problem with ordering makeup all the time. If there’s any books you’d recommend for me to read, insert it in the comments below!

Au Revoir!