These Spring Lips Are Younique

A pink lip, whether it’s a lipstick, a gloss, or a stain, is about as unique to the Spring season as florals are. And if you watched The Devil Wears Prada, or don’t live under a rock, you know that’s not exactly revolutionary.

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This Spring I’ve had the pleasure of trying out a new brand, and have to admit – I’m in love! When one of my best friends, Michelle McGrath, came to me saying that she was going to begin selling Younique Makeup & Skincare products, I won’t lie… I was kind of skeptical. Supportive, but skeptical nonetheless. I’ve had a great deal of luck with Mary Kay products, but figured that was as far away from Sephora and Ulta that I’d dare to sway. As with a variety of things in life, when your best friend insists that you try a new product or product line, you try it – And I’m glad I did, because here’s what I found:


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I wore the Moodstruck Opulence Lipstick in “Conceited” from the time I got ready for my day on Saturday, until the time I went to bed! It went on smooth, stayed feeling light and never dry or sticky! With just minimal upkeep, I was able to wear this fun, subtle shade without feeling like I had too much makeup on. At just $19, this lipstick is a steal! With how infrequently you have to apply it during the day, I’m pretty sure this $19 investment will last me YEARS!

In the photo below, Michelle went for a more exciting look with this dark pink Stiff Upper Lip Lip Stain in “Skittish.” At the risk of sounding dramatic, I’ve got to say, the Younigue Lip Stains are to die for! I’ve tried a lot of different, higher end brands in search of one that I truly love. I’ve always found them to go on looking like I painted my lips with water colors, and then an hour later it looks like I drank too much Hawaiian Punch. Not these! They have a rich, full coverage color that really holds on. They are completely worry-free – they don’t smudge or come off on your coffee cup! (or wine glass, depending on what end of the day you’re at…) If you’re anything like me and scoff at lip stains, do yourself a favor and try these out!



There you have it – A couple of my Spring makeup favorites! Don’t even get me started on the sunless tanner… We’ll save that for another day!

Like what you see? Go ahead and place your order for these products and hundreds like it right here on Michelle’s site! She has a party going on now through May 27th, but don’t worry – you’ll be able to access all of these same great Younique Products via that link forever! Remember, I wouldn’t endorse something I don’t completely love, even if I do completely love Michelle – HAPPY SHOPPING! 🙂



Off My Hiatus: Over-The-Knee Boots

So, I’m sure that no one lost sleep over the fact that I haven’t written a blog post in a few months, but on the off chance that you did… rest assured, I’m off my hiatus! 😛

I wish that I had a better excuse for not posting, but truthfully it just fell by the wayside. Between my relationship, the holidays, trying to get back on track with meal planning, working out, teaching dance classes, and being in love with my job, I knew that I would start it back up, I just wasn’t quite sure when.

That leads me to the topic of my newest obsession: over-the-knee boots! Honestly, if you haven’t bought yourself a pair yet, I understand. When I first started hearing about these, and seeing them on celebrities and a few of my more fashion forward friends, I could not help but think of Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. It kept me from even entertaining the idea of trying them on. Like sure, maybe they make your legs look long and lean, but at the expense of looking like a hooker? No, thanks. (stop laughing, I was completely serious.)


Young and naive, I tell ya.

So anyway, once I got over the fact that I wouldn’t be mistaken for a street-walker I started to see that when paired correctly and appropriately, these boots are actually really great.

My first pair came from good ‘ol F21. I didn’t want to spend a lot of money, mainly because I wasn’t sure how much I would end up wearing them. They were such a steal! Just $45, and easily the cutest & most comfortable pair of boots I’ve ever owned (other than Uggs, but Uggs are Uggs. I like to stick to wearing mine with sweats to Wegman’s, not out in real life.)


The photo below shows my Forever 21 Faux Suede Boots with a Forever 21 burgundy and black striped bodysuit and my favorite pants of all time, BDG high-rise seamed jean in black!


Alright, well there’s my 2 cents on this monumental topic. You. Are. Welcome.

Thanks for reading, guys! 💘


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