Hey loves!

So I know I have been lacking in nails of the week post but lately I just haven’t been loving the colors I’ve been wearing. if you follow me on Twitter you were still able to see what I’ve been wearing for the past couple of weeks.

Anyway, this is about what I’ve been wearing this week 🙂 I purchased some of the polishes from the new Spring Essie Collection. Which to be honest, I am not that in love with because two of the colors I think I have in other polishes so I didn’t purchase those. Overall, I do love the collection and the pastel collection mixed with the hot neon colors.

So what I am wearing this past week:

My usual top and bottom coat (Seche Vite and Orly Nail Defense). The color is ole caliente by Essie. 

Ole Caliente by Essie


Ole Caliente by Essie


Ole Caliente



As you can tell from the pictures that the color is a kind of a neon red. It is a very true red color and it going to look great during spring and summer months. The color did apply very thick than usual Essie colors. I did this in two coats. The polish retails for $8 at CVS, which is where I purchased the collection.  I really do enjoy this color.

Hope  you all are having a great Sunday 🙂 Until next time.




Hi beauty lovers!

So I am back again with Part II of the What’s in my lipstick bag. This post is dedicated to the lipstick and lip glosses that I carry in my bag everyday. This is an upclose view colors so you can see how they wear on the lips form the tube. I also will be showing you the lip conditioners and scrubs that I use at home to keep my lips smooth 🙂

So first up is the MAC Lipstick swatches:

(LtoR): Lady Danger, Vivi Glam Nicki, Quick Sizzle

MAC Lip pencil- Entertain Me

MAC- Lady Danger (Matte)

MAC Lipglass- Knockout

MAC Lipliner- Entertain Me, MAC Lipstick- Lady Danger, MAC Lipglass-Knockout

Now without the Lipglass:

Entertain Me & Lady Danger

MAC Lipstick- Viva Glam Nicki (Satin):

MAC Lipliner: Embrace Me, MAC lipstick- Viva Glam Nicki

Note: I had to add liner because for me this lipstick bleeds since it is a satin finish but it only to the outer line of my lips. I did not fill them in with the pencil, so that is the true color.

MAC Lipstick- Quick Sizzle (Matte):

MAC lipstick- Quick Sizzle (Matte)

MAC Lipliner: Embrace Me, MAC Lipglass: Styled Packed:

MAC Lipliner: Embrace Me, MAC lipglass: Styled Packed

Next up: Rimmel Kate Moss collection Lipstick swatches:

Rimmel- Kate Moss collection (LtoR): No.8 and No. 12

Rimmel No. 8:

Rimmel- Kate Moss collection No. 8

Rimmel- Kate Moss Collection No. 12:

Rimmel Kate Moss Collection- No. 12

*Sorry this one is so small.. lost the original picture and add to take another one.

Next Up: Lipgloss!

NYX- LG 129 Beige

NYX- Beige

MAC Lipglass: Viva Glam VI

MAC Lipglass- Viva Glam VI

Now for the products that I use to keep my lips from chapping:

(LtoR): EOS balm, MAC-Viva Glam Ricki Martin Lip Conditioner, Sara Happ Lip Scrub & Lip Slip

EOS lip balm

EOS Lip Balm

MAC Lip Conditioner

Sara Happ- Lip Scrub (Brown Sugar) & Lip Slip

Sara Happ Lip Scrub- Brown Sugar

Sara Happ Lip Slip- One Luxe Balm

I have to say that the best products that I have ever found to keep my lip moisturized and smooth has to be Sara Happ lip scrub and lip balm. Not only does it smell and tast amazing it is the perfect scrub that takes off all the dead skin cells. I highly recommend going and purchasing this product. It is not sold in Sephora and I’m not sure it is sold at Ulta. I ordered mine from They retail for $24 each product.

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I will be wearing this spring and into summer. Let me know which products you try out or what is your favorite lipsticks and lip glosses for this coming spring and summer.



Hi loves!

So I want to share what I currently have in my lipgloss pouch that I carry everyday in my purse. I carry a separate make-up bag just for my lipsticks to make it easier for me to locate them in my purse. Now for most this might be a lot to carry everyday but I tend to change my lip color through out the day so I like to have options 🙂

So first I will show an overview of what is in my purse then I will post the lip swatches of the lipsticks and lip glosses that I carry in my next blog post.

Clinique small make-up bagI

I carry this small clinique make-up bag that I got with a free gift with purchase months ago, just for my lip products in my purse. It is nice and roomy and actually holds a lot of stuff which you will see in a moment 🙂

This is all the lipstick, lip gloss and lip pencils that I carry with daily


I know for some that this may seem like a lot but for this is really small compared to my collection of lip products. I do switch things up every couple of weeks to keep the rotation fresh and so that i can use up a lot of the products, but lately I’ve been loving this collection for upcoming spring and really don’t see myself switching it all that much.

Lip pencils- all are by MAC


So I carry five lip pencils with me and as you can see there is a variation of color. Starting from the left-MAC: Entertain Me, Magenta, Redd, Embrace Me, and Stripdown. I can’t recall which collection each pencil belongs too but I know Stripdown and Magenta are permanent and I believe Redd is as well. I like to carry different lip pencils because they can really work as an lipstick so they afford me more color range. Also it is nice to mix with the lipsticks and lip glosses that I carry to make different lip colors.

On too the lipsticks:


(LtoR): Lady Danger, Viva Glam Nicki, Quick Sizzle


I carry three MAC lipsticks with me. They are Lady Danger, Viva Glam Nicki and Quick Sizzle. Lady Danger and Quick Sizzle are a Matte finish while Viva Glam Nicki is a Satin finish. I am still thinking about doing a review on her lipstick but i will be posting pictures of them in my next post. As you can see I have a red/orange lipstick, baby neon pink and a hot pink. So depending on my mood I can be as bold as I want. My favorite of the three is Quick Sizzle, which came out with the MAC spring collection: Shop. Not sure if it is still available and really wish that I bought a second one because I love it so much!

Rimmel- Kate Moss collection (LtoR): No.8 and No. 12

I also carry two drugstore lipsticks currently and they both happen to be by Rimmel London. They are from the Kate Moss collection that I randomly found at a nearby Walgreens. I wish her collection gave them names instead of numbers but I love the formula of these lipsticks and as you can tell i wear the nude one a lot (No. 8). No. 12 I don’t wear as much but I’m sure as the weather changes that I will be reaching for it more. It is a lovely tangerine color.

Next up Lip gloss:

Lip gloss 🙂

So of course it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t carry an equal amount of lip gloss to go with the lipsticks that I carry. So I carry five lip glosses which are from left to right- MAC Style Packed, MAC Knockout, MAC Viva Glam VI, NYX-Beige, and Urban Decay- Naked (which is a sample that came with my Naked 2 palette).

So as you can see, my lip gloss varies just like my lipstick and so that it compliment whichever lipstick that I am wearing or lip pencil. My everyday would have to be MAC Viva Glam VI, it is the perfect mix of nude rose and sparkle.

Lip conditioners:

Lip conditioners

Now my lipstick purse wouldn’t be complete without a fair amount of lip conditioners to keep my lips from chapping through out the day. My current favorites are- Carmex (cherry flavor), Maybelline Baby lips -Pink Punch and MAC tendertone- Purring. Now the tendertone just came out with a collection from MAC so it just so happens to be in my purse right now. The other two are staples that I like to keep my lips hydrated.

Lip Tools:

MAC lip brush #316


MAC # 316


Lastly, I carry a lip brush with me for when I want more control when applying my lipstick, especially for the finishes that are more creamy and can be a bit hard to work with. I love my MAC 316 not only because it has a sleek look but it really is a great brush.

Now that is everything that I carry with on a daily basis. Again, I know this may seem like a lot for most but for me it is pretty normal and really is only a small sample of my lip collection. I love lipstick and lip glosses and color and since I can pull off a really bold lip I like to use that to my advantage.

My next post will show swatches of all the lipstick and lip glosses on my lips and what lip conditioners such as balms and scrubs that I use at home to keep my lips smooth and lovely. So please check back for that and until next time beauty lovers 🙂



Hi loves!

So I have just returned from running some errands and I thought it would be fun to show you guys what I have picked up. This is not a review of the products but I will give some thoughts on a few that I started playing with already! Most of theses products will be featured in future blog post/reviews.

First store that I went to was Walgreens, I was a bit disappointed in the selection the one near my house had but I did get a few good things. Most of the things here were the nail polishes since they were having a buy one get one 50% off that ends today!

I purchased:

– Sally Hansen Smooth and Perfect Color Care in 08 Sorbet and 04 Stain

– Sally Hansen Gem Crush in 03 Big Money

– L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche in 410 l’orange, 510 paparazzi pleaser, and 280 pink me up!

– L’Oreal Paris Colour Riche Balm in 318 Heavenly Berry, 418 Caring Coral, and 819 Carmel Comfort ( I have swatch these on my hand and they are very sheer. I think the best color was Carmel Comfort. I will be reviewing these once I apply them to my lips).

– Rimmel Lasting Finish lipstick by Kat Moss collection in 12 (which is the orange/red shade) and 08 (pink nude)

– Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque (I love this stuff!!! )

Next I was off to Sally Beauty Supply because I was out of nail polish remover and I like their pure acetone to remove my nail polish:

I purchased:

– Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

– Beauty Secrets Pure Acetone

And since I purchased Seche Vite I got a free China Glaze nail polish. So I picked 544 Liquid Leather and then since I renewed my Sally Beauty’s card I received one free item from Silk Elements so I picked the Soft Holding Spritz Styling Spray.

Then I decide to go to CVS because I didn’t find everything that I wanted at Walgreens.

I purchased:

– Maybelline  24 hr Color Tattoo cream eyeshadows in 10 Fierce & Tangy and 50 Edgy Emerald ( I will be doing a review on these next!)

– Revlon Photoready 3D Volume Mascara


12 (left) 08 (right)


So let me know if there is anything from this shopping spree that you want to see a specific detail review about. I will be doing Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows and most of the nail polishes will be featured in a nails of the week post.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend 🙂

XO, Tavi