Feeling I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T with Skylie and Freedom

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Do you know what that means?! Ahhhh, early 2000’s hip-hop.

 

Though I’m only 2 months late in showing you these, that’s roughly 14 years in the makeup world – which means, it’s high time to talk about Skylie and Freedom (and check out lip swatches after the jump)!

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It’s a Small World with Minnie Mouse for Sephora

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Hey, you! Hope you had a great weekend and that Monday wasn’t too unkind.

 

Roll call! Step inside my clubhouse so that I can tell you all about the Minnie Mouse x Sephora collaboration that happened this Spring!

 

Disclaimer: Of the products you see above, the Disney Minnie Beauty lipstick and cream lip stain set are still available on Sephora’s website, but the blush and bag (which was a 250-point perk) are not. Still, I’m positive they can be tracked down (:

 

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Can you Ciate Yourself in this Color?

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Good evening guys!

 

Bold lip colors, like Ciate London’s Lip Velvet in Envy (show above), are not for everyone. I mean, anybody CAN wear them, but not everyone feels confident in out-of-the-box hues like this one. For those of us who love a pop of color though, unique shades really get us hype!

 

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Hydra-Matte is the Hybrid We’ve Been Waiting For!

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A few weeks ago, I previewed on Instagram a box of things I ordered from Gerard Cosmetics when they had their anniversary sale. I’ve seen the company all over the blogosphere, but never tried anything personally. The sale was amazing (!), so I decided to purchase a traditional lipstick, highlighter, brow kit, and this liquid lipstick from Gerard’s Hydra-Matte line.

 

The name itself sounds counter-intuitive, doesn’t it? I mean, is it hydrating, or is it matte? I can’t tell you how many times a day a client asks me for a lipstick that “stays all day but doesn’t dry my lips out” and I’m like, call me when you find one!

Turns out, the name is perfect for this product, and it does everything I’ve ever wanted a lipstick to do.

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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – Kourt K

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Long time no talk, everybody! Okay, it hasn’t been more than a week, but it feels like an eternity! Totally not the way I wanted to start April.

Not that there’s an excuse, but my son’s birthday party is at the end of the month, my wedding is in 6 1/2 weeks, we just got a puppy this week (he’s amazing) and are looking to put our home on the market in June. There’s so much happening! Normally I write at night when my son is in bed, but lately I’ve been passing out on the couch around this time.

 

Not tonight! Tonight I want to share Kourt K with you, the newest lip kit from King Kylie. If you’d like to check out the reviews for any other color first, click here. If you’re already all caught up, read on!

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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – 22

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Good evening! Or morning, depending on where you are in the world. (:

A lot of my readers come from the US, but the vast majority of both my stateside and overseas readers are not from Texas.

 

To give you the scoop – growing up in Texas, sometime around elementary school or junior high, you’re grouped into a very important distinction of one of two categories – you’re either a Longhorn, or you’re an Aggie.

Don’t care about football? Oh well. Planning on going to a college other than the University of Texas or A&M? So what. Never even been to Austin or College Station? Doesn’t matter!

 

In case you’re wondering, I give roughly zero f*cks about football, but since my 7th grade crush was a Longhorns fan, I was too! I had lots of UT gear and several burnt orange shirts for school spirit days, where all you saw was a sea of that and Aggie maroon.

 

The first thing I thought when I saw 22 on my lips was, damn! Middle school LeAnn would’ve killed for this color!

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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – Posie K

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Well, this post is definitely a couple of days overdue, but I promise it’ll be worth it!

Due to bad luck, or maybe an affinity for junk food and no sleep, I’m sick with strep again, for the second time in like 2 1/2 weeks. It kind of knocks me out (I took a 6-hour nap today, and the night before last I slept for 15 hours), so that’s the cause for the delay. I’m even yawning and rubbing my eyes as I type!

 

But Posie K needs to be talked about. I saved the best (in my opinion) for last (:

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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – True Brown K

So, earlier this afternoon, the following exchange happened on my Instagram page under this lip swatch I posted of Candy K last night:

 

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“rudeperson: That is horrible

niceperson: Um that is rockin. I have no idea what you’re talking about.

neutralperson: @niceperson think they mean it’s too over lined”

 

With a small following, I haven’t really experienced much hate before, so this is my first experience with it. The only reason I bring it up isn’t to whine about it, but to use it as a learning tool.

People are careless and brave behind a keyboard. They don’t mind making cutting comments because there are no repercussions.

 

But guess what? I love my over lined lips!

‘Over lining’ is a technique that involves going outside the natural border of the lip with a liner in order to make the lips appear fuller and plumper, and was originally practiced by drag queens. The technique has taken off into the mainstream over the past year after being popularized by Kylie Jenner. I tend to over line my top lip, especially for swatch photos, because it gives me a better top-to-bottom-lip ratio.

 

Makeup is about making yourself feel beautiful, confident, and mostly about having fun! I enjoy the ritual of lining my lips to Angelina Jolie proportions, and I don’t see myself stopping any time soon.

 

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, tonight we’ll be talking about True Brown K. And yes, my lips are over lined in the picture (:

 

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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – Candy K

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Iiiiiiiiiiii want Candy! ??

 

Except, I’ve already got it! If you were lucky (and quick) today, it’s possible you got your hands on it too! At 5pm Central, the newest Lip Kit shade was launched- an orangey-red named “22” after Kylie’s lucky number (and I was lucky enough to snag it!). At the same time, all shades except Mary Jo K and True Brown K were restocked, but everything sold out in just over 15 minutes.

Once again, Candy K was one of the most sought-after shades, and it’s not hard to see why!

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Kylie Cosmetics Lip Kit – Mary Jo K

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Good evening loves! Are you getting tired of neutral colors? Well, there are a couple more to come, but I thought I’d break it up today with Mary Jo K!

 

I love a good red – and this is a good red!

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