What I Love Now

5 Things I Love April

1. L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lip Stain  /  2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow  /  3. Urban Decay Eye Shadow in ‘Laced’  /  4. Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights  /  5. Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black

Hello pretty pants! How you livin? I am getting ready to head to Go Blog Social and meet some other fabulous faces so I’m excited for that! I am also planning some juicy tutorials for you that I can’t wait to do! Keep an eye out for festival looks and a comprehensive brow tutorial!

Now onto the goodz. Here is what I’m feeling lately and why.

1. L’Oreal Colour Riche Caresse Aqua Lacquer Lip Stain I grabbed one of these, purely because it was on clearance, and had zero expectations. I soon found myself men-tal about the texture. It feels like water going on and then dries to a non-sticky finish. I can’t explain it. I just love it. The smell is a tad perfumey but everything else is great.

2. Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow This product was highly-anticipated when it first came out and with good reason. It isn’t a pencil, nor a powder but a brow “pomade” that holds brows in place while coloring them as well. At first, I wasn’t entirely sold on this. I felt like it was too dramatic, even for me. However, I was just using too much. Now that’ve gotten application down, with a synthetic angled brush, I love it. I use the color Dark Brown.

3. Urban Decay Eye Shadow in ‘Laced’ This is a color I’ve been loving for a crease/transition color lately. It’s totally matte and the rosey/lilac undertones make it gorgeous on green eyes.

4. Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights These went away for years and when it relaunched, people went crazy. These really are great so I get it. I love mixing it with my more matte foundations for a dewier look or dabbing on top for a liquid highlighter. I wear Bare Light but they do a pink, peach and bronze as well. The bronze is nice for adding a tad of warmth to pale skin.

5. Elizabeth & James Nirvana Black This is the biggest surprise in the list. Initially, when I got this as Sephora gratis, I was going to give it to a coworker. I told her “way too spicy for me. I’ll never wear it.” But I kept liking it on others so I gave it another shot and now I love it. It’s a scent I would describe as S-E-X. A very date-night scent with almost leather-like notes. I like the Nirvana White too, but it’s all about peony and clean notes so maybe better for day?


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  1. Kelly Anderson

    04/03/2014 at 8:58 AM

    Does #1 stay on well? And it’s matte I take it?

    1. Ivy Boyd

      04/06/2014 at 11:20 AM

      It really does stay on well because of it’s stain-like quality. It is semi-matte I would say and very hydrating. LURVE.

  2. Lisa

    04/04/2014 at 11:57 AM

    Thanks for you recommendations-I will try the Urban Decay eye shadow ( I have green eyes) and the Nirvana Black-I wished I lived in DSM, I would buy it from you! Keep those suggestions coming!
    Coeli’s cousin Lisa

    1. Ivy Boyd

      04/06/2014 at 11:19 AM

      Thanks for reading Lisa! Let me know if you ever have any questions!

  3. Ginny

    04/04/2014 at 9:55 PM

    Oh, this lip gloss looks great, nothing better than having no expectations and loving it. So great meeting you tonight and I’m excited for another day of fun tomorrow.

    1. Ivy Boyd

      04/06/2014 at 11:19 AM

      It was lovely to meet you as well Ginny! I found out that Jessie from Style & Pepper was actually wearing one of the Loreal glosses!

  4. Amanda Murphy

    04/10/2014 at 9:51 PM

    Gotta try the Dipbrow, SOON!

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