Liquid Lipstick Comparison: the Round-Up Post

Liquid lipstick is certainly the trend nowadays, and I’m surprised by how many budget friendly options have appeared! As someone who loves lipstick but hates constantly reapplying after leaving the big red “Zovesta Has Been Here” sign on every glass, liquid lipsticks are something I thought I’d dig. Not so much at first, after sampling a few different formulas. Now? It’s safe to say they’ve taken over my lipstick wardrobe.

Liquid lipsticks are, in short, lipstick you apply like a gloss that dries down to a budge-proof, or mostly budge-proof finish, and are normally matte. Personally, I’d like to see a liquid lipstick that has a glossy finish and is budge-proof, but that’s probably just a little impossible! Nevertheless, the matte finish is only too fashionable nowadays anyway (one of these days, the frosty lips trend will come back, and when that day comes, I’ll be waiting…).

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So, seeing as how much I love this new trend and comparison posts, here’s a round-up of every liquid lipstick I own, and a comparison between them!

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Ode to Wet n Wild Coloricon Brow & Eye Liners

I’ve dug myself in deep this time

For instead of a usual review

I’ve decided to write in rhymes

Sit with me, I’ll walk you through

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Left to right: White, Calling Your Buff, Taupe of the Morning, Simma Brown Now, Pretty in Mink, Dark Brown, Black Black

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Post a Quote Challenge: Day 3

The last and final day! I had an extremely hard time picking which quote to use here, so I’ll put in a bonus one. The rules…

The Rules:

    • Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)
    • Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post
    • Thank the person who nominated you

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – MLK, Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. continues to be an inspiration today, and words really can’t describe the respect he deserves. He is too often portrayed as just standing off to the sidelines and preaching love and his dreams, rather than the clear-headed activist he really was. He was bold, brave, wise, kind, incredibly astute, and drew the best kind of inspiration from his religion. His fate was a great American tragedy.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be Monday, January 18th in 2016, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t respect and honour him the rest of the year. While doing that, don’t forget to remember a civil rights activist that we too often skip over: Claudette Colvin.

And here’s the bonus quote:

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” JFK, John F. Kennedy.

There’s a lot you can say about JFK and his brother, RFK. I don’t want to drag this on too long, so I’ll just say that they were trying to achieve good goals and their ends were tragic. This quote in particular is a good bit of wisdom to remember: we shouldn’t make changes only when the severity of the situation is crushing us. In times of peace, when changes can be made easily, is when we should be pushing for change.

My Last 3 Nominees:

Style Domination

Bronaghs

The Jelly Abyss

Hope you’re all having a good week!

Post a Quote Challenge: Day 2

Leaving off from Day 1…

The Rules:

  • Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)
  • Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post
  • Thank the person who nominated you

“The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditation on the past.” – André Maurois

I don’t have much to add to this one, other than the fact that I completely, 100% agree. In my opinion, the past only really matters if you allow it. A time to grieve, and a time to heal, are important, but there comes a time when you’re clinging to the past only because you don’t have hope for the future… or because you don’t have anything better to do!

I Nominate:

Lisa from Midwest Glam

fowlalpha from Chubbychicsdiary

Veganneeds

The weekend has just ended, so I hope you all enjoy the week!

Post A Quote Challenge: Day 1

Quite some time ago I was nominated by Too Much Mouth for the Post a Quote Challenge. Basically, you post a quote a day for three days consecutively. Sounds like fun! I always love hearing good quotes. Sorry it took me so long to get around to this, thanks so much for the nomination. ❤ ❤

The Rules:

  • Post 1 quote a day for 3 days (can be your own or from other sources)
  • Nominate 3 bloggers to participate per post
  • Thank the person who nominated you

To start things off with Day 1, I’m going to leave one of my favourite quotes from one of my favourite presidents.

“Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.”  – FDR, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

FDR was an amazing president with admirable perseverance, grit, and integrity. He knew the importance of communicating with the entire country on a level the entire country could understand, of using common words and explaining things slowly. He was without pretense. I could only use quotes for him for the entire challenge, but I won’t, so I will leave only my favourite quote from him. People who don’t understand true strength regard harshness as a virtue, and it is only them, because true strength – morally, mentally, economically – comes from a sense of decency and sacrifice. FDR couldn’t have put it better.

I Nominate:

Janine from A Beautiful Whim

Vanessa at Say Hello to Gorgeous

cellardoor2014 at Gym Bag Makeup

I think you three would enjoy this challenge! I’ll pick three new people each day. There’s no pressure to do it, and please, if you want to do this challenge, you are automatically nominated. Have fun, and be sure to do someone a kindness today!

A Word on Glambot

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I don’t know how many of you know about Glambot – if you don’t, I’m here to educate you, son! Glambot is my latest addiction; I’ve got it bad, and that ain’t good. Glambot is, in short, a used makeup site. That might send you running for the hills, but I implore you to just wait and hear me out. Before doing any kind of review on this site, I purchased fairly extensively from it, and researched it heavily.

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What’s in a Cartoon Girl’s Makeup Bag?

Sorry for that brief delay, a friend was coming to visit and I didn’t have anywhere near enough posts queued up. Onward! The original title was “The Disconnect Between Beautiful Cartoon Girl’s Makeup and a Beautiful Star’s Makeup”, but decided that this title was a little easier to swallow.

I actually draw quite a bit, although not as much as I should nowadays, and I have animated short scenes (nothing fancy). As it is, I have a great interest in cartoons, how they’re timed, set, written, animated. The old cartoons are my favourites to study, and Looney Tunes in particular.

What I find really entertaining is cute cartoon girls. I really like them. The classics like Red and Betty Boop and the more modern Jessica Rabbit and Holly Would alike. What humours me is how most of their makeup would be considered tacky! Let’s look at some cute cartoon girls and see what they keep in their purses.

Disclaimer: I’m entirely aware that these are drawn by people, thousands of times, and thus the designs need to be kept simple! Nobody has time to draw 50 lashes moving smoothly thousands of times, but this post is meant to be a bit cheeky, so take it as such.

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