Monday, September 26, 2016

Lipsense with a.plus.lips

Lipstick has been my least favorite form of makeup for almost my whole makeup wearing life. I just don't like the way the "classic red lip" looks on me, or the fact that my lipstick never lasted. People have pointed out to me how small my lips are, and unfortunately I've been self conscious about it!

If you ever scroll through Instagram, I'm sure you heard about or seen it - Lipsense. It's a long lasting lipgloss that you apply to your lips with a gloss. The gloss and lipgloss bond together and supposedly can last on your lips for a long time without wear. I was pretty skeptical about it at first. How could it not rub off, and last that long? I just had to try it for myself, so I bought myself a starter kit. 

At first I did not like it! It looked funny on me, and would have a cracked look. I gave up on it for a bit until April at A.Plus.Lips gave me some advice on how to use it properly. She was so patient with me as I tried different techniques until I finally 'got it'. 
She sent me the color 'Bravo' to try - a light pink gloss, and I LOVE the color!! It really does last a long time. I feel like when I wear regular lipsticks, I have to reapply every couple hours (I drink a lot of water and put on lip balm often). With Lipsense, the gloss keeps my lips moisturized and I don't have to use lip balm all the time.
If you're interested, you'll want to purchase the Starter Kit to begin with. It comes with the gloss, remover, and a lip color. I love how April shows dupes of other lipstick colors - there are so many choices, you'll have a hard time like me picking out the color, ha!
To place your order, contact April via Instagram or fill out this form here!

Lip color c/o a.plus.lips
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

FOUR YEARS ♡

Today marks four whole years of being married to my best friend. Every day I am grateful to be his wife. He makes me laugh, he makes me happy, he gives me foot rubs, and he's such a hard worker. I couldn't be happier with the future we are currently creating for ourselves. I know law school isn't easy, but I'm so proud of him for all that he does and has accomplished!

I thought today would be an appropriate day to share our photoshoot from a few months back with Rachel Haylie Photography. We went to the beautiful Cape Kiwanda State Park on the Oregon coast.



I've posted some of these photos on Instagram and have received lots of questions about this dress! It's from Asos, and it's on sale!

Okay, I just laugh every time I see the photo above because.. look at our feet! They are in the same exact position, HAHA! I guess you could say we step in time to the same heartbeat ;) 

I love the above shot!! But what you don't know is that we were stepping on old coral/anemones that were HARD.. it hurt so badly!

Thank you Rachel for the lovely photos! I'll treasure them forever.



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Fall Styles ft. Coco & Main

Good morning, happy Monday! It's a brand new week and I'm ready to tackle it with full force, and hope you are, too:) 

"Fall" officially starts on Thursday, but the temperature here in Oregon has already been fall-ish for a while. Days are getting shorter and breezier, and nights are just chilly. I've swapped out my summer clothes for autumn clothes, and I'm so excited to be wearing boots again! One of my favorite looks is wearing a dress with tall boots. This darling Coco & Main dress is perfect in many ways - the color (LOVE maroon for fall!), stripes (need I say more?), and the loose sleeves. The fabric is also SO soft, last week I was tempted to wear this dress more than one day! HAHA.

Use the code Rachel20 for 20% off your Coco & Main purchase until 9/26! With all their cute products, you'll definitely want to take advantage of this discount code!
dress: c/o Coco & Main || boots: c/o Sole Society
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