we heart this http://weheartthis.com Los Angeles Lifestyle and Beauty Blog, Makeup Reviews and Swatches, Fashion, DIY Projects and more Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:17:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 The Lipstick League – week of 7.7.14 http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/12/lipstick-league-week-7-7-14/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lipstick-league-week-7-7-14 http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/12/lipstick-league-week-7-7-14/#comments Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:58:08 +0000 http://weheartthis.com/?p=121791

Question of the Week: You can only wear one shade of lipstick for the rest of your life – name it. Answer: I really love MAC Marquise D, a nude with a hint of peach and a champagne sheen that’s...

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Question of the Week: You can only wear one shade of lipstick for the rest of your life – name it.

Answer: I really love MAC Marquise D, a nude with a hint of peach and a champagne sheen that’s limited edition (of course) and my go to nude.

Here are the links for the week…

My Beauty Bunny – If your skin could use some moisture and pampering, you need to check out Onsen’s Milk Lotion Cleanser. Based on the skin rejuvenating powers of Japanese hot springs, this gentle wash does both beautifully!

Pink Sith – reviews the BVLGARI Omnia Coral EdT and is offering a full size one as a giveaway thanks to the folks from ShopAtHome.com. Enter Today! (US only)

Prime Beauty – loves the budget friendly Japonesque makeup brushes but did you know they have a fabulous line of color cosmetics too? Check it out!

Phyrra – shares her best Summer Hair Care Tips!

we heart this – is giving away the BPAL Pretty Deadly perfume oil collection; seven gorgeously kick ass bottles!

Clumps of Mascara – is in love with black eyeliners. Like…a lot. Here’s a list of some of her favorites.

EauMG – has a new favorite “beach” scent. Now she just needs a beach vacation to go with the fragrance!

Gouldylox Reviews – Makeup Wars is all about the best black liner. Waterlines, smudging, liquid – you name it, we’ve got the right liner!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Your turn we heartsters, you can only wear one shade of lipstick for the rest of your life – name it.

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Stay Cool On The Go And In The Office It is the height of summer and holy smokes is it hot! Whether you are an obsessive purse packer and un-packer like me, or your bag is a bottomless pit –...

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It is the height of summer and holy smokes is it hot! Whether you are an obsessive purse packer and un-packer like me, or your bag is a bottomless pit – there are a few key pieces you’ll want to pack on a daily basis to help keep your cool when the heat is on.

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If your bag could use some refreshing (or a complete dump and purge) here are 7 Office Purse Must Haves to keep you refreshed and stylish while on the go during any heat wave.

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1. Blot Papers – No beauty products is as fast, easy and effective at whisking away oil and shine than blot papers. Even better, they’re inexpensive and found at any drugstore. Keep a pack in your purse to mattify your skin without disturbing your makeup.

2. Facial Spray – If it is hydration you need, make sure to keep a facial mist (we’re partial to Evian) in your office purse. A few quick spritzes can help cool you down, moisturize skin and even refresh your makeup.

Tip: Keep it in the office fridge for an extra burst of cool.

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3. Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee – Speaking of the office fridge, it’s imperative to keep a cold and caffeinated, mid-day slump curing drink inside of it. I’ve been drinking a Bottled Starbucks® Iced Coffee in their Coffee + Milk (Low Calorie) flavor almost every afternoon during our latest heat wave for a quick pick me up. It has a touch of sweetness, and a subtle and smooth coffee flavor I enjoy – plus it helps revive me so I can face the rest of the day.

4. Crunchy Snacks – For some reason, I crave crunchy snacks during the summer months. Am I the only one? Anyway…a healthy snack will help keep your body and brain operating at peak performance when the heat of the day is dragging you down. Just don’t over do it! A handful of almonds and some apple chips are my top picks.

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5. Hair Accessories – Nothing is more distracting when I am bent over the computer than hair getting in my eyes or tickling my neck. Add in a warm office and it can be maddening. Make sure to keep a few hair accessories tucked into your office purse to hold back your hair at any time.

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6. Lip Stain – You always need some lip color in you bag, and during the summer months I make sure there is a lip stain or two included with my balms and glosses. A good lip stain can last through the heat and you’ll be sure to have a pop of color on your lips – which is great for counter balancing overly flushed checks.

7. Folding Fan – Seriously! A cute folding fan takes up hardly any room in a standard size purse, adds a fun bit of retro femininity to your style AND surprisingly can really come in handy during the dog days of summer. Use it to keep (and look) cool in a warm office or just catch the attention of the cute delivery guy.

Readers – What do you pack in your office purse to keep cool when the heat is on?

 Bottled Starbucks Iced Coffee LogoBottled Starbucks Iced Coffee beverages are the perfect blend of premium Starbucks coffee and 2 percent milk. Available in four delicious offerings: Coffee + Milk, Low Calorie Coffee + Milk, Vanilla, and Caramel, Starbucks Iced Coffee ready-to-drink beverages are the perfect on-the-go refreshment to get you through the daily commute, big projects such as spring cleaning, or an exciting road trip with friends. Look for it at major grocery and convenience stores, available nationwide.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Starbucks Coffee Company via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Starbucks Coffee Company.

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We’re All Beautiful Thanks to Kevyn Aucoin Beauty http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/10/kevyn-aucoin-beauty-swatches-review/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=kevyn-aucoin-beauty-swatches-review http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/10/kevyn-aucoin-beauty-swatches-review/#comments Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:00:56 +0000 http://weheartthis.com/?p=121734

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty – Lip Gloss and Flesh Tone Lip Pencil – Swatches and Review As much as I love Kevyn Aucoin Beauty‘s new lip products – be patient, I’ll be raving about them in a minute – I love...

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Kevyn Aucoin Beauty – Lip Gloss and Flesh Tone Lip Pencil – Swatches and Review

As much as I love Kevyn Aucoin Beauty‘s new lip products – be patient, I’ll be raving about them in a minute – I love the story of the man himself even more. At the age of 20, he fled his oppressive hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana in a cloud of Greyhound Bus smoke, moving to New York City without a single credit on his resume.

By volunteering to do makeup at models’ test shoots, he was discovered by Vogue’s beauty editor, who booked him on a job with iconic photographer Steven Meisel. Overnight, he became a regular fixture at Vogue, his trademark natural look dominating the next two decades of beauty. Kevyn’s contributions were consistently groundbreaking (for instance, he pioneered the use of yellow-toned foundations).

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His death at 40 was a terrible loss. But the legacy he left – his techniques, his how-to books, and his Kevyn Aucoin Beauty brand – live on to inspire any woman to be her most beautiful self.

And what makes us feel more beautiful than naturally lush, glossy lips? Kevyn Aucoin Beauty makes it easy with the two products I tested: The Lip Gloss and The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil.

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The Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss ($30) offers a patented oversized doe foot applicator that replicates the makeup artist’s fingertip!

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The rich formula, full of vitamins extracted from sunflower seed oil, castor oil, and lanolin oil, is rich and not too sticky. The Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss comes in 19 colors; four of which are new for spring 2014, and I tested two.

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Neottiana – This is a goes-with-everything neutral warm shimmer that will not be phased out of my makeup bag until every drop is gone. Every time I put it on, I think about the way Kevyn aimed to bring out the beauty in every woman.

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Bloodroses – A gloss version of Kevyn’s trademark blackened red (think “vamp”) lipstick. While the lipstick has a serious cult following, its color is very intense and dramatic. This see-thru gloss is lighter and more wearable – I would have called it Bloodroses Lite. Worn alone, it gives depth and dimension, as well as a subtle creamy flush of color. But add the matching pencil and you can turn the drama way up.

Which brings me to…

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The Kevyn Aucoin Flesh Tone Lip Pencil ($25), which comes in 7 colors. The pencil contains vitamin E and jojoba seed oil, and is soft and blendable, with full coverage and a precise tip that doesn’t drag or pull. The company recommends using the sharp tip for highest definition, or going for a softer look by applying lip color first, then finishing with the pencil.

I tested two colors:

Bloodroses – Deep Blood Red. No wallflower, this full-strength color is a triumph of creamy pigment that glides on in whatever intensity you desire. I feared a pencil this rich and long-lasting would be drying to the lips, but it wasn’t at all.

Hyacinth – Rose Plum. This subtle dusty rose neutral would look good on anyone, and does double duty as all-over lip color. Again, the formula is creamy and long-lasting.

Kevyn-Aucoin-makeup swatchesKevyn Aucoin Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Hyacinth, Bloodroses; Kevyn Aucoin Lip Gloss in Neottiana, Bloodroses; and Lip Gloss Applied over the Flesh Tone Pencils

Pros: The Lip Gloss

    Best applicator ever!
    Vitamins, sunflower seed oil, castor oil and lanolin oil make the formula nourishing and moisturizing
    Formula makes lips look plump and full

Pros: The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil

    Glides on without pull
    Stays put to prevent feathering
    Creamy, non-drying formula in a range of colors flattering to any skintone

Cons: (both)

    The company’s stance on animal testing is unclear

Timeless, natural colors. Solid formulas. Classic packaging. All the things that, together, bring out our lips’ natural beauty. I think Kevyn would approve.

Readers – Are you a Kevyn Aucoin fan? What is your favorite product?

photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC25/30 skin tone

Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her two precious pups; Zeus and Bellarina.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: dry to normal
favorite beauty product: skincare

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Savory Bread Pudding Recipe http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/09/savory-bread-pudding-recipe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=savory-bread-pudding-recipe http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/09/savory-bread-pudding-recipe/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:00:19 +0000 http://weheartthis.com/?p=121702

Bread pudding seems to evoke strong feelings from people. It definitely has its fans, people who find comfort in the warm, decadent dessert with pour-over sauce. Sadly, I have encountered just as many people who wince at the very thought,...

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Bread pudding seems to evoke strong feelings from people. It definitely has its fans, people who find comfort in the warm, decadent dessert with pour-over sauce.

Sadly, I have encountered just as many people who wince at the very thought, thinking of mushy slabs dotted with the great dessert ruiner – raisins.

For a very long time I fell into the latter camp, less due to a texture aversion than a raisin aversion, thinking”bread pudding” was synonymous with “raisin dessert”.

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To bread pudding detractors, I have the secret to changing your bread pudding-hating ways, the gateway bread pudding if you will. It is rich, hearty and comforting, just as any good bread pudding should be. It is also savory – which conveniently solves the raisin problem.

I have a sneaking suspicion that savory bread pudding might just be stuffing in disguise, but if that’s what it takes to allow stuffing to be consumed at non-Thanksgiving times, count me in. This savory bread pudding recipe has a distinct breakfast-y slant from adding bacon (or sausage) and my favorite secret weapon ingredient, leeks.

Savory Bread Pudding Recipe
Ingredients:
Butter for the pan
1 lb loaf of challah or brioche
3 1/2 cups milk
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 large leek
6 oz thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
6 eggs
1 cup gruyere or irish cheddar cheese, shredded

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Note: Bread pudding requires stale pieces of bread to properly soak up the liquid ingredients without turning into a sad mush pile. Prepare your bread the day before by tearing it into rough 1/2 inch chunks. Leave uncovered in a bowl overnight to get stale.

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375°. Butter a 9 x 13 baking dish and set aside.

2. Pour milk into a medium saucepan and add minced garlic and black pepper. Heat on high until just before it simmers. (Do not let it come to a boil!) Take off the heat and set aside to cool.

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3. Cut the leek in half lengthwise, and then cut each piece in half lengthwise again. Chop them into 1/4 inch pieces.

Tip: Have we talked about how to properly clean leeks before? They’re sneaky little devils, hiding dirt into their tight round rings. The most effective way to clean them is to chop them first, then put them in a large bowl and fill it with cold water. Gently pull apart the submerged rings and swirl them around in the water. Let the water settle (which also lets any dirt settle to the bottom of the bowl) and then drain the leeks. Voila!

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4. Cook the bacon and leeks together in a large skillet on medium high until bacon is crisped, approximately 10 minutes. If you’re having issues with sticking, add a small bit of olive oil or butter to the skillet.

5. Crack the eggs into a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the cooled milk and cheese and stir to mix.

6. Stir the bacon and leek mixture into the egg mixture.

7. Add the bread chunks and stir to combine. Pour the contents of the bowl into the buttered baking dish, and use the back of a wooden spoon to push down the top of the bread, making sure all pieces have been soaked with egg mixture.

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8. Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown. The pudding should rise as it cooks. Stick a toothpick in the center and make sure no uncooked egg sticks to make sure it is done.

Serve immediately while hot.

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This breakfast version doesn’t come with a sauce to pour over it like dessert versions, but if you’re really feeling decadent a nice hollandaise (while totally unnecessary) would pair well.

The great thing about this dish is that it is filling enough to easily feed a crowd. Chop up some fruit, grab mimosa ingredients, and consider your brunch hosting duties covered.

Readers; Bread Pudding – Yea or Nay? And if it’s a “nay” would you try this recipe?

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Heather is a midwesterner living in Los Angeles and enjoys concocting weird flavor combinations and exploring delicious ethnic foods. She blogs at foodforfunandpleasure and knows her way around the spice cabinet like nobody’s business.

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GIVEAWAY: Win the entire BPAL Pretty Deadly collection (7 bottles) http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/08/giveaway-win-the-entire-bpal-pretty-deadly-collection/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=giveaway-win-the-entire-bpal-pretty-deadly-collection http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/08/giveaway-win-the-entire-bpal-pretty-deadly-collection/#comments Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:00:59 +0000 http://weheartthis.com/?p=121663

Contrasts make the most interesting pairings. I’m sure you’ve paired leather with lace. And who doesn’t love sweet and salty? Now, allow me to introduce you to pretty and deadly. Pretty Deadly is a comic book series brought to life...

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Contrasts make the most interesting pairings. I’m sure you’ve paired leather with lace. And who doesn’t love sweet and salty? Now, allow me to introduce you to pretty and deadly.

Pretty Deadly is a comic book series brought to life through the collaboration of two very talented and imaginative females; writer Kelly Sue Deconnick and artist Emma Ríos. The tale is described as a supernatural western; the rawness of the wild west meets a mix of horror, mythology and fairy tale. It’s the story of Ginny, who is Death’s daughter and a reaper of vengeance. She rides the wind on a horse made of smoke, her face tattooed with the skull marks of her father, looking for her own revenge. The ultimate showdown with Death. Oh yeah, and it’s told by a dead rabbit to a butterfly.

If that’s not begging for a Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume collection, I don’t know what is!

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While I have not read the series, I have sniffed the oils, all based on characters in the story. And they gorgeously kick ass, as I imagine the tale itself does too. It’s one of the prettiest BPAL collections I’ve ever smelled. That’s right, I said ever. Combine that with the graphic and eerie illustrated labels, and you’ve got Pretty Deadly.

Have I got you excited? I hope so, because we’re giving you the chance to win all 7 oils! Check out the descriptions below and enter today…

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Alice, The Reaper of Cruelty – Bourbon geranium emboldened by the rich scent of aged patchouli, the sweetness of peach, raspberry leaf, and bourbon vanilla, surrounded by a butterfly swarm of spicy carnation and Italian bergamot.

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Beauty, The Aggrieved – A white rose draped by a delicate, pale, sheer veil of vanilla, the depth and darkness of her black lace embodied by tobacco absolute, Indonesian patchouli, Bulgarian oakmoss, frankincense, white sandalwood, and myrrh.

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Ginny, The Reaper of Vengeance – Sharp tobacco flower and white cognac, a thin layer of smoke, and dusty black pepper pierced by the amber of her eyes.

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Lily, The Prostitute – Heady blossoms of jasmine, white gardenia, and magnolia sharpened by neroli, given a voluptuous depth by red patchouli, oakmoss, and cedar.

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Molly, The Reaper of Justice – White lime with lily of the valley, oudh, Himalayan cedar, nagarmotha, and tobacco for the sheen of raven feathers, and saffron, white honey, and amber for her fierceness, strength, and courage.

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Sarah, The Mother Bear – Practical scents; warm, nurturing, wise, and strong: tonka bean, soft brown leather, myrrh, white sage, gurjum balsam, Ceylon cinnamon bark, red sandalwood, sweet tobacco, and a touch of gunsmoke.

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Sissy, The Ascendant – Sassafras and smoke for black vulture feathers, and King mandarin and red musk for the deep red-orange of the vulture’s face. Blue lilac and chamomile / opoponax and vetiver for the blue and black of her eyes. Vanilla bean and fig represent her innate goodness and instinctive kindness.

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China Glaze Captures Summer in a (Nail Polish) Bottle http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/07/china-glaze-off-shore-swatches/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=china-glaze-off-shore-swatches http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/07/china-glaze-off-shore-swatches/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 14:00:26 +0000 http://weheartthis.com/?p=121640

China Glaze Off Shore – Swatches and Review Summer 2014 is in full swing, and my first beach trip of the season is just days away. I have almost everything planned: house rented, groceries purchased, wardrobe ready to pack. There’s...

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Summer 2014 is in full swing, and my first beach trip of the season is just days away. I have almost everything planned: house rented, groceries purchased, wardrobe ready to pack. There’s only one loose end: what color will I see on my toes as they’re buried in the sand? Making my decision harder than usual is the China Glaze Off Shore collection – a rainbow of summery neon polishes that make the workaday world fade away.

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I swear, I can already hear the seagulls and smell the coconut tanning oil. Let’s dive right in to Off Shore’s twelve bitchin’ colors:

China Glaze Off Shore Swatches

Note: All swatches are two coats.

China-Glaze-Off-Shore-3China Glaze Off Shore – Stoked To Be Soaked, I Sea The Point, X-Ta-Sea

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Stoked To Be Soaked – This sunny tangerine is Off Shore’s Big Kahuna. The formula is perfect, easy to apply and opaque. The color is creamy, but an underlying gold shimmer gives it a very subtle glow.

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I Sea The Point – A close-to-neon true blue that reminds me of the 4th of July. The formula is kind of tricky, with a strange consistency; the first coat is streaky, but the second coat evens things out.

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X-Ta-Sea - A grape purple with a surprising jelly consistency that is easy to work with. Two coats is all it takes for perfect coverage.

China-Glaze-Off-Shore-4China Glaze Off Shore – Feel The Breeze, Sun Upon My Skin, If In Doubt, Surf It Out

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Feel The Breeze – neon baby pink, very similar to Float On but lighter. A tiny bit chalky/streaky, but such a great neon that it’s worth it.

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Sun Upon My Skin – a bright creamy buttercup yellow. (This is one of my favorites! And the the easiest yellow I’ve ever worked with. ~Stef)

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If In Doubt, Surf It Out – A pastel orange that makes me crave creamsicles. The formula is thin and a little on the sheer side, but two coats even out most of the streaks.

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Wait N’ Sea – a bright and clean, turquoise-leaning neon blue, with a thin, easy to work with consistency.

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Be More Pacific – A pale-but-bright creamy lime green. The formula is thin and is a little streaky with two coats. A third thin coat does the trick.

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Float On – neon pepto pink, very similar to Feel The Breeze, only a bit brighter – and equally chalky/streaky.

China-Glaze-Off-Shore-6China Glaze Off Shore – Sea’s The Day, Shore Enuff, Dune Your Thing

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Seas The Day – bright red creme with a thin consistency and really nice coverage.

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Shore Enuff - bright, bordering on neon, green. Two coats is all that stands between me and a perfect pedicure.

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Dune Our Thing – bright raspberry pink with great coverage and an easy to work with formula.

Pros:

    In general, formula is easy to work with
    Creamy coverage and long lasting finish
    China Glaze lacquers contain China Clay as a nail hardener; the material that gives porcelain its shiny finish
    No DBP, Toluene or added Formaldehyde
    Optimized 440-strand brush

Cons:

    There is no way you beach bunnies will be satisfied with just one bottle… but at a mere $7.50, go ahead and splurge!

Thanks for the Summer Lovin’, China Glaze! Off Shore’s beachy bonanza makes me want to spend the next two months surfside, just doing my nails!

Readers – What is your must have shade from the China Glaze Off Shore collection?

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Melissa loves road trips, bargain shopping, drive-in movies, lip gloss and rock ‘n’ roll. She lives in Baltimore with her two precious pups; Zeus and Bellarina.
skin tone: NC25
skin type: dry to normal
favorite beauty product: skincare

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The Lipstick League – week of 6.30.14 http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/05/lipstick-league-week-6-30-14/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=lipstick-league-week-6-30-14 http://weheartthis.com/2014/07/05/lipstick-league-week-6-30-14/#comments Sat, 05 Jul 2014 17:05:55 +0000 http://weheartthis.com/?p=121633

Question of the Week: Your house has been robbed–don’t worry everyone is safe–but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the ONE product you hope has not been stolen? Answer: Well, I’ve really been loving MAC Underdressed lip glass from...

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Question of the Week: Your house has been robbed–don’t worry everyone is safe–but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the ONE product you hope has not been stolen?

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Answer: Well, I’ve really been loving MAC Underdressed lip glass from the LE Temperature Rising collection. The bronze, gold and magenta glitter explosion is PERFECT for hot summer nights. So I’d pretty bummed if the thief nabbed that!

Here’s what happened during the holiday week for the League…

My Beauty Bunny – You may have heard China recently changed its rules on cosmetics animal testing. But what exactly does the rule change mean for cruelty-free beauty lovers? We’ve got the facts!

Nouveau CheapOne product that functions as moisturizer, face primer AND sunscreen? Surely that’s too good to be true…or is it?

Prime Beauty – celebrates our nation’s birthday and Eddie’s with a giveaway from Eddie Funkhouser!

Phyrra – shares her June Beauty Favorites! Do you love any of these?

Clumps of Mascara – tried very hard to ignore it. In fact, it looked pretty similar to the original. But she was weak and so LORAC’s Pro 2 palette was purchased and it is looooved!

EauMG – Victoria’s is in LOVE with this indie bath and body line’s bubbling, foamy sugar scrubs. Oh, and they smell DIVINE.

How about you we heartsters, what’s the ONE product you hope you never lose?

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This fourth of July, before we settle down to hot dogs and Party Plamers, allow us to take a moment to wish you a happy summer. We hope it’s filled with friends, merriment and all the things you love! Maybe...

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This fourth of July, before we settle down to hot dogs and Party Plamers, allow us to take a moment to wish you a happy summer. We hope it’s filled with friends, merriment and all the things you love! Maybe a dash of shenanigans to keep things interesting too…

And in case we haven’t told you lately, we heart YOU; each and every one of you who stop by our little spot on the internet.

With Love,
Stef and Tyna

Happy 4th of July, we heartsters!

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You’ll heat things up with these Summer DIYs Welcome to “Best of Week” here at we heart this! We’re celebrating our independence and Independence Day – the ultimate summer holiday – by bringing you some of our favorite and most...

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Best Summer easy DIY projects

You’ll heat things up with these Summer DIYs

Welcome to “Best of Week” here at we heart this! We’re celebrating our independence and Independence Day – the ultimate summer holiday – by bringing you some of our favorite and most popular summertime posts. You may have some time on your hands with the upcoming holiday weekend. So get crafty (and reap the benefits all season long!) by making one of our favorite Summer DIY Projects. ~ wht

Topsy Turvy Pots

DIY flower planter

Our most popular DIY on Pinterest, these Topsy Turvy Pots are the perfect outdoor project for the weekend! This summer DIY project adds a touch of color and whimsy to your front porch, patio, backyard…anywhere that could use a little flowery goodness!

Friendship Bangle Bracelet

DIY friendship bangle bracelets

We can’t look at these adorable Friendship Bangle Bracelets without thinking of summer. This DIY gives the childhood classic gets a modern update that any adult would be happy to wear.

Washi Tape Barrettes

DIY Washi Tape Barrettes

Washi tape addict? Get your dose of the colorful Japanese tape with this super simple project. The Washi Tape barrette DIY is an affordable way to add a customized accessory to any outfit – and they will help keep your hair out of your face during the hot summer days.

Readers – Have you completed any summer DIY projects lately? Have any saved on your Pinterest boards for future use? Share the links in the comments!

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Enjoy The Best Of Summer With Our Best Summer Cocktails Welcome to “Best of Week” here at we heart this! We’re celebrating our independence and Independence Day – the ultimate summer holiday – by bringing you some of our favorite...

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Summer Cocktail recipes

Enjoy The Best Of Summer With Our Best Summer Cocktails

Welcome to “Best of Week” here at we heart this! We’re celebrating our independence and Independence Day – the ultimate summer holiday – by bringing you some of our favorite and most popular summertime posts. Nothing is better at the end of a long summer day – or the beginning of a party – than a cold cocktail. So mix things up and cool off with one of our Best Summer Cocktails ~ wht

Ginger Apple Punch

Ginger Apple Punch

A party can only become more festive with a punch bowl. Making a delicious punch is easier than you would think and one our new favorite new drink is Ginger Apple Punch. Rum or whiskey based, it’s a snap to throw together (no measuring needed!) and never veers into the sickly sweet zone.

Party Palmer

Arnold Plamer with Alcohol recipe

Our go-to summer cocktail is hands down the Party Palmer. This three ingredient drink is easy to make, uses the most basic of ingredients and is so light, refreshing and tasty that you could drink them all day. (Trust us – we have!)

Mango Smoothie

Mango-Smoothie-recipe

This one is a bit of a cheat as the original Mango Smoothie recipe was alcohol free. But who says you can’t add a bit of rum to this healthy mango, pineapple and coconut milk smoothie? (Trust us again – we have! A shot or two does the job.)

Readers – What do you think are the very best summer cocktails? Share your recipes or links in the comments!

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