My blog turns 2 years old today! Life always passes by so fast, I didn’t even have time to make a proper blog post and write anything sentimental, but to be honest, because I failed at blogging a lot in the beginning, I still feel like I have much to accomplish, and 2 years doesn’t really feel like a long time at all, therefore there isn’t much to say. I will say that I now have a little more sense of direction and I have been able to meet more people in the blogging community finally, so that has been a lot of fun. I am also thankful to the people that do take the time to read my blog and keep up with my photo adventures. I actually started blogging back in May 2013 on Weebly, but sadly when I finally started using SquareSpace, all my original content couldn’t be transferred over, so on this site when you look back on the September 2013 archive, you’ll find only one post I think. Blogging was kind of a struggle for me back then, I suppose.
Since I have started blogging, my lipstick collection has grown a lot, and it has helped me with a lot of my looks. I think one of the main beauty details I have learned since starting my blog is that lipstick really goes a long way. I LOVE lipstick. Whether it’s an old favorite, or a brand I am finally trying out for the first time, each individual lipstick is special to me. Sometimes, it’s just really all about the lipstick adding a little extra touch to an outfit that really makes a statement piece stand out.
Here I am wearing my Duffin sunnies French eyewear company, Polette sent me back in February. I think I love them better on me with my new short hair. I am wearing them with one of my favorite coral lipsticks by Clinque, in Heftiest Hibiscus
Nyx is actually one of the brands I finally started using this year. I know they’ve been around a while now, and I think in the very beginning I had an eyeshadow by them, but that was all I ever used. I was curious about their matte lip cream and finally bought my first color in Cairo. I originally wanted to try Stockholm, because I thought that would look better with my skin tone, but they were out at the time. Sometimes Cairo works for me, like in the photo below, but when I finally found Stockholm, and paired it with their nude lip liner, I was very happy with the results.
I have discovered that Nyx matte lip creams work better when paired with lip liners, just like with most lipstick. I like how Stockholm is sort of a dusty rose nude. Since I’ve always stuck with traditional reds, it’s nice to finally branch out and try lighter/nude colors.
For more of a vampy look, I bought their Copenhagen. I lost one of my Bite Beauty dark lipsticks, so it was a good opportunity to test out Nyx dark colors. As much as I am enjoying the nude colors right now, I still can’t completely say goodbye to my dark reds.
I still think it’s funny how I never wanted to use lip liner before. I blame it on the bad impression I had of it thanks to my childhood. The over done 90’s lip liner/chola look…Oh well, all that matters is that I have finally realized that there are many different types of shades and lip liner only helps to accentuate those shades. My lipstick journey has been a fun one.
Thank you all!