Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick Review

My sister got me these 2 lipsticks - i picked them out of course :). The red one is Very Cherry and the pink is Pink Please. I picked these two out because
1) they aren't overly shimmery,
2) i heard very good reviews of Pink Please,
& 3) i wanted a red lipstick
There was another red that, to be honest - i kind of liked better, but the store had just run out =/ So i settled for these two!  Oh, i'm wearing Very Cherry in my most recent post by the way :)

Texture: The texture is sooo nice! It's creamy and feels really moisturizing, which is my personal favorite <3
Taste: It doesn't really have one, it does have a scent that some people may not be able to stand, but you can't smell or taste it once it's on your lips
Drying?: If you put on a bit of chapstick before you apply the lipstick, you shouldn't have too much of a problem. I first tried this without the chapstick and it was a little drying, so i tried applying the chapstick then the Color Sensational & didn't have as big a problem anymore :)
Durability: It stays on for a long time - i'm honestly surprised! I don't know why, but i would always feel like it had gotten messed up or faded a lot, so i checked in the mirror and found that it was still all there :). Of course I touched up a little because i had been drinking and eating and talking, but it wasn't really obvious
Pigmentation: The lipsticks are super pigmented. The slogan for this product is "fall in love with color, all over again" & i have to agree <3.
Packaging: I really like the packaging, of course it's not super duper gorgeous, but i still like it. I like the size and the cap stays on really well, so you don't have to worry to much about it coming off in your bag
Price: They're sold by me for about $6 & i think it's worth it, but this is the first drugstore lipstick i have tried so i really have nothing to compare it to in this price range.

Overall thoughts
If I'm being honest, i used to be afraid of wearing any color on my lips at all because i always thought it would get messed up and whatever, but this product made me love and enjoy wearing bright lipstick. I would definately repurchase this product! I think that anyone that wants to start wearing non-neutral lipstick (or even neutral-ish with a slight tint for that matter) should really pick one (or a few ;) of these up because they are great for hesitant people - like me!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Got Milk?

I won the Teen Vogue It Girls Got Milk Mustache? contest!
To enter the contest, you had to submit your favorite milk recipe, along with a photo of yourself sporting your very own milk mustache and you got the chance to win an exclusive Teen Vogue swag bag :).

I got an email from a very nice lady telling me I won and I was shocked/excited/amazed! I literally danced around my room, I was sooo happy :D. She told me they were shipping the Swag Bag out in the middle of the week, and that I would get it by the end of the week. I got it at the end of the week like she said and I honestly didn't expect to get such a large box and so much cool stuff! For a second, I felt so close to New York City <3.

All the gifts were contained in a cute, floral print LeSportsac bag :)


What I all got:
-Maybelline Great Lash BIG mascara
-two 20% off coupons for Charlotte Russe
-two coupons for Maybelline Color Sensational lip products
-PacSun gift card
-sample of Couture Couture by Juicy Couture perfume
-free Playtex sport tampons
-samples of Maybelline 25hr SuperStay foundation
-LaRock pencil case (with super cute buttons!)
-November 2009 issue of Teen Vogue (which of course, I already have :D)
-an advance copy of Fallen by Lauren Kate (it comes out December 8)
-Autumn 2009 H&M magazine (oh, how I love this magazine!)
-SCAD information box
-"Save the Melons" Burton x Boarding 4 Breast Cancer tank top
-Ralph Lauren Rugby catalog
-coupon for SINGER sewing machines
-free download of the song "Dancin' Around the Truth" by The Stunners (it's actually a pretty good song!)

I hope you survived that list! Haha.

I am so incredibly thankful! It really made my week :).

I could not tame my excitement haha!

Uh, yeah...I sat in the box... :P

This is the tee - I quite like it, and it's for a great cause!


How bout some inspiration? - I always wake up to the most beautiful sky <3
The moon was still out :)

Laura Kristine

Monday, August 31, 2009

Inspire: Definition...

1. to fill with an animating, quickening, or exalting influence: His courage inspired his followers.
2. to produce or arouse (a feeling, thought, etc.): to inspire confidence in others.
3. to fill or affect with a specified feeling, thought, etc.: to inspire a person with distrust.
4. to influence or impel: Competition inspired her to greater efforts.

I've always saved pictures from magazines, collected newspaper clippings, made playlists for motivation, created collages, written down quotations from books, movies, everyday life, amoung many other things, throughout my life because some things are so incredible to me that I have to document it.

I recently got a binder and filled it with pages of magazines and newspaper articles - I should show it to you all sometime.

I also created a folder on my computer titled "Inspiration". This folder includes photography, pictures of amazing rooms, skies, just everything and anything that especially strikes my attention and makes me smile a little.

I have to admit that this idea was kind of - I don't want to say "taken" or "borrowed" - maybe inspired (? :D) by Ohmakemeup. This girl has some mad creativity and such an amazing blog - it's definately one of my favorites.

So I'll be a copy cat and post pictures that are under my Inspiration folder <3. PS - I do NOT own any of these photos.

[This last photo is actually by Adam - he's my crush of the moment <3 I absolutely adore him & his videos, and his photography is spectacular]