My Favorite Red Lipsticks

Whenever I post a photo or stories on Instagram, I always get questions on what lipstick I’m wearing. In the past I’ve shared my favorite rosy lip colors and my favorite false lashes. Today, I’m sharing my most worn red lip colors that I have on heavy rotation, plus a very special one that is worth a closer look. Let me know which one is your favorite!

Need help finding the right red for you? Here is my guide on how to find the perfect red lipstick for you (with tips from the pros!)

Fenty Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored

This deeper red is a “newer” love. When it first came out, I wasn’t a huge fan of the formula. But I’m glad I gave it a second chance, because it seems like that first one was just defective! I love how lightweight this liquid lipstick is, while still giving full coverage. 

Sephora Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Always Red

This cool cherry red liquid lip is incredibly popular not just for it’s comfortable formula and pretty color, but also for the price! It’s also a smaller container, which makes throwing it on your tiny bag very easy — and you won’t have to fear it drying out.  

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bang Bang

You KNOW how I feel about this lip color. I was devastated when they discontinued Bang Bang, the perfect warm red. But it’s BACK and I’m not sure when that happened! It’s currently on sale so please buy it, because if they discontinue it again I might have to storm headquarters.

Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick in Maneater

This isn’t my most worn red lip color, but it’s one of the most special and so I had to include it. How gorgeous is this metallic finish?! I really need to wear this more. It’s one of my favorites.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick in 714

I wear mostly liquid lipsticks nowadays (I just love the long lasting finish!) but I still have lots of actual lipsticks in my bag. I probably have 5 of these floating around in multiple makeup bags and purses, because it’s my current favorite red lipstick. It’s a comfortable matte, and I would describe this as a pretty true red and highly recommend trying it out for yourself!

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Easy Flat Iron Waves

Eva nyc therapy session mask, 10 in 1 primer

Winter brings dry everything: skin, eyes, hair. LIFE. Humidifiers, copious amounts of oils and lotions, and hair masks are my friend. When eva nyc sent me some products to save my hair and keep it looking tip top during these cold and dreary months and beyond—their therapy session hair mask and mane magic 10-in-1 primer plus the prettiest hair dryer and flat iron, ever—I decided to give you a little tutorial on how I use them, plus a quick demo of how I get loose waves in my stick straight hair (watch the full video here on my IGTV). Hair tutorials are my favorite, so this was such a fun partnership!

As I said before, hair masks are my friend. Not just in the winter—always!—but especially in the winter. I use this in the shower at least two times a week, let it sit for 5 minutes or more, and then wash out. It gives it a deep conditioning and keeps it hydrated. Since I wear my hair up often and use hot tools when it’s down, I have to be careful about breakage. Keeping my hair hydrated and soft with the therapy session mask makes it more flexible and less likely to snap like a bunch of dry pasta.

Heat protectant is an absolute must for me when using any sort of heat styling tools. I have fine and thin hair and can’t afford any unnecessary damage. If you’re not using a heat protectant, you absolutely need to—and I have a great recommendation for you to start with because 1. It’s $12! and 2. It does a lot more than just protect from the heat. The one I’m using in my video is eva nyc’s mane magic 10-in-1 primer: it detangles, reduces frizz, strengthens, softens, cuts drying time, adds shine, nourishes, smooths, protects against thermal damage, and protects against UV damage. Ooh, that’s a lot of things. It makes my hair soft and shiny, and keeps the static frizz away. That’s why I especially love it for Winter days when I want to wear a knit hat! Without a product like this, I look like I just rubbed a balloon on my hair. 

So, how do you get flat iron waves? After spritzing with mane magic 10-in-1 primer, divide your hair into sections. Use the flat iron to wave small sections, making a wavelike motion from top to bottom, like this:

Repeat until every section is waved. Watch the full length video tutorial here!

This post is sponsored by Eva NYC.

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Wellnesse Products Review – Natural Toothpaste & Haircare That Works!

Years ago, I started making many personal care products because I couldn’t find ones with clean ingredients that worked well. I made natural toothpaste, DIY natural shampoo and conditioner, and even soap. As I shared these recipes, many people asked if it was possible to buy them instead of make them. These homemade versions were …

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How I Prepare for Christmas in Florida

Christmas in NYC vs Christmas in Florida.

Santa and Mrs. Claus are heading down South for the holidays, and clearly, they’re in need of a little sunshine! I mean, I’m pale but this is next “is my skin…purple?” level pale. But let’s be real, my limbs have barely seen the light of day in months. Which also means…I probably haven’t shaved my legs since our last trip to Florida. Which was only a little over a month ago, so stop judging me!

But seriously, can I be totally honest? Though I love the end result, I kind of hate shaving my legs. Mostly because I barely ever remember to do it in the shower, and then I do that awkward half in, half out scenario, so I don’t have to fully get back in the shower. You know, because I usually remember after I’ve already done my makeup. It’s…inefficient. 

I had never used an electric shaver until working with Philips this year; I always thought of them as something specifically for shaving faces. But now that I have the Philips SatinShave Advanced electric shaver, I’m kind of mad I didn’t know about them earlier. For one, I don’t have to shave my legs in the shower anymore—although, I do have that option because it can be used wet or dry. But it’s also great for sensitive skin, and the shaver head with pearl tip trimmer can be used on my whole body without any worries of cuts or irritation that inevitably come with my usual razor rush job. I’ve gotten so many people to buy this electric shaver just because I genuinely love it — months between partnerships, it’s still the one I use 90% of the time. I especially love it for travel because it requires no shaving cream! Let me know if you try it and what you think of the results!

This post is sponsored by Philips Beauty.

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