ColourPop Gift Card Giveaway! Click to enter!

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In this giveaway I will be giving away a $30 Gift Card to ColourPop Cosmetics!!

To enter, you must:

1. Subscribe to my blog.

2. Follow me on Instagram (@jewellslipsandtips).

3. Tag TWO (2) friends on my giveaway post on Instagram.

3. Comment below with your Instagram name and your favorite ColourPop product.

4. Be 18 years of age or older.

5. For a bonus entry, repost this picture on your Instagram page with the hashtag #jewellslipsandtip AND tag me on the picture (make sure your profile is public).

6. NO GIVEAWAY ACCOUNTS!!!

This giveaway will run from February 15, 2016 through February 26, 2016.

*This giveaway is not sponsored by ColourPop.*

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream Review + Swatches

I have been on the prowl for a liquid to matte lipstick for a while. I have tried a few which I have reviewed here and here. I have been looking for a formula that dries matte, but that is not extremely drying on my lips or sticky when it dries. I believe I found what I have been looking for in this product! I purchased the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in the color Coppenhagen from Target the other day. I really love the color. It is a berry wine shade. The doe foot wand applicator made applying the lip cream super easy. It dries matte after 15 seconds or so, which means you have to work quickly to clean up any mistakes. The formula was matte without being drying. I did not feel like I needed to keep reapplying or anything. I did prime with Aquaphor to add some moisture to my lips before applying the lip cream, but I do that with ALL of my lipsticks.The color barely faded after eating and drinking and it lasted for hours, without ever feeling dry on my lips. I definitely look forward to trying some of the other shades that this product comes in!

Have you tried this product before? What are your thoughts on it? Let me know in the comments! 

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Nails of the Week | War Crinoline by SquareHue

After returning from Vegas last Monday, I was in desperate need of a polish change. So, I decided to go with this army green shade from SquareHue. The color is called War Crinoline. It was in the Decades Collection: 1910 box, which I purchased on Black Friday. You can purchase the box here. I really love this color! Like, I can’t stop looking down at my hands! This color was the main reason I purchased the box and it did not disappoint! It is the perfect shade of green for this season and that is what I love about it! Click here to read about the other colors in the box.  

What color nail polish did you use this week? Let me know in the comments or tag me in your pictures on IG @jewellslipsandtips!

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MBA Cosmetics Matte Liquid Lip Color Review

As you can probably tell from reading my blog, I am a huge fan of My Beauty Addiction Cosmetics! They’re products are super affordable and handmade! They sell products ranging from lipsticks to blushes to eyeshadows to highlighters to makeup tools! They pretty much have any makeup product you need!

A few months ago, I purchased two Matte Liquid lip colors. One in Vino and the other in Fame. Vino is a deep, blood red. Fame is a rich, true red. I was excited to try these products as there has been a lot of hype surrounding liquid to matte lip formulas. These each come in a lip gloss tube with a doe foot wand applicator. The applicator makes application pretty easy. However, if you want more precision, you can use a lip brush. In the swatches below, I just used the applicator that came with the products. I thought the colors were absolutely beautiful! They were true representations of what was pictured on the website. The only thing I did not like about the products is how sticky they are once they dry. You cannot rub your lips together or even pat them together once they dry without having them stick to one another. Even when I moisturize my lips prior to applying the lip colors, they are extremely sticky. I do not know about you, but I hate sticky lip products! I will definitely not be wearing these lip colors for an extended period of time.

Matte Liquid Lip Color in Fame

Matte Liquid Lip Color in Vino

Do you recommend any non-sticky liquid to matte lip color formulas? Let me know in the comments!

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Festive Christmas Nails

Merry Christmas Eve!!!! I have been waiting for this week to come so that I could really get in the Christmas spirit with my nail polish! When I think Christmas, I think about red, green, and gold. So, I decided to paint my nails red and gold for the weekend! For my red polish, I used Orly in Star Spangled. It is a red polish with red micro glitter sparkles! Super shimmery which I love! On my two accent nails, I used Julep in Margot as my base gold polish. It is a micro gold glitter polish. I provided a full review of this polish here. I then topped my Julep polish with Nails, Inc. in Snowglobe. This is a gold glitter polish suspended in clear polish. I did a full review of this polish as well. Click here to read more about it. The colors are so beautiful together and now my nails look so festive and I am fully ready to celebrate the holidays now! Check out my nails below!    

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Holiday Giveaway 

 I am so excited for the holidays which means it’s time for a holiday giveaway! I’ll be giving away a Ciaté London Tree Trinket Nail Duo in Tinsel Town and Wrap Star.

To be eligible for entry, you MUST follow the following instructions:

1. Follow me on Instagram @jewellslipsandtips

2. Tag TWO friends on this post

3. Tell me what your favorite part of the holidays is

4. For a bonus entry, repost this picture with the hashtag #jewellslipsandtips

Giveaway ends Friday, December 11 at 11:59 PM EST.
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GIVEAWAY TIMEEEEE!!!! :)

I have reached 500 followers on my Instagram and would love to thank all of my wonderful followers on IG by gifting a 3 month subscription to Birchbox…because Birchbox is AMAZINGGG!!!

Read below for entry instructions…

To enter, the following rules must be followed:
1. You MUST follow me on Instagram @jewellslipsandtips

2. You must tag TWO (2) friends on this post.

3. Repost this picture with the hashtag #jewellslipsandtips and tag me in the post!

Ends December 4, 2015!

This giveaway is only open to United States residents.

*Note: If you win, you must remain a follower. If you unfollow me after winning, you will be banned from future giveaways*

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Red Lips That Are To DIE For!

Everyone needs a good red lip. Red lips are classic and can be worn year round. The good thing about red lippies is that no two reds are the exact same. Which means, you can NEVER have too many reds. With that being said, get into a review of some of my favorite red lippies!

Wet n Wild Beauty MegaLast Lip Color in Stoplight Red, $1.99

This was one of the first lip colors I purchased from Wet n Wild and I have been in love ever since. I purchased it after doing some research online and finding an article saying that this particular lip color was a dupe of MAC Ruby Woo…and it is. However, it is not matte like Ruby Woo. It has a more satin finish, which I LOVE! This shade of red is more of a true red and that is what I love about it. It has awesome staying power, it barely fades after drinking or a light meal. If I had to choose, this would probably be my second favorite red.

My Beauty Addiction Luxury Matte Lipstick in Salsa, $9.50

Ooo la la! I so love this red! I saw it on a model on MBA’s IG page and had to have it!  To see my full review of this lippie, click here.

MAC Lipstick in MAC Red, $17.00
Soooo this is my GO TO RED! I wear this lipstick at least three times a week! It is super moisturizing and the perfect red for summer or winter. It has a very smooth, satiny application. The pigment in this lip color is very rich. The only downfall to this lippie is that it fades completely after eating. Bummer….but, it doesn’t stop this from being my favorite!

Julep Full Coverage Lip Crayon in Cardinal Red, $20.00 

I received this lip crayon in my first Julep subscription box. I tried it on and fell in love. It has a very smooth application and the color for this one is also very rich. I don’t wear this color very often because I forgot I had it, but, I will be wearing it much more often now that I have rediscovered it!

NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick in Snow White, $4.00

I bought this lipstick from Target last weekend and am I glad I did! For this lipstick to only be $4, the quality is amazing! I applied this lipstick around 7 AM, ate lunch around 12:30 or 1, and the lipstick had barely faded. It looked almost as good as it did when I applied it that morning (head over to my Instagram (@jewellslipsandtips) to see a picture). This is a slightly deeper red, which makes it perfect for the cooler months. I will definitely wear this lippie out this winter!

What are your go to red lippies? Let me know in the comments so that I can try out some new reds! 

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Thanksgiving Look

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I hope everyone has had an amazing day! I really liked my look today, so I thought I would share with you all the products I used today. 🙂 

Face:

Eyes:

Lips:

I will be doing a full review of the e.l.f. Cosmetics products and the Benefit Cosmetics products in the very near future. So, be on the lookout for those!

What look did you go for this Thanksgiving? I would love to see pics, so post them with the hashtag #JewellsLipsandTips and tag me @jewellslipsandtips on IG! You may be featured on my page! 

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Nail Polish, Setting Powder, Eyeliner, Lip Balm Anyone?

I have a problem. I am addicted to Sephora. I placed two separate orders on their website two days in a row. Smh! But, I stocked up on some pretty awesome products! See what they are below! 🙂

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Smith’s Rosebud Salve, $6

This lip balm is AMAZE BALLSSSS!!!! It is super moisturizing. It is a long lasting moisturizer and can be used to moisturize your entire body. I just prefer using it on my lips. I’ll definitely be adding this to my collection of lip moisturizers for the winter!

Make Up Forever HD Microfinish Powder, $30 (0.3 oz), $19 (0.14 oz); Sephora Setting Powder Brush, $11 
I used my rewards to get the Make Up Forever setting powder. I am not sure I am a fan of it. I have never used a setting powder before, but it made my skin really dry and left a ghostly glow to my skin. No matter how little I used, I still had an ashy look to my skin, which was only noticeable when I took a picture with the flash on. But God forbid I wear this in public and someone takes a picture of me with the flash on. How horrible would that be!?! LOL! I may give this setting powder another try…but it will be a while.

The setting powder brush is really awesome. The bristles are very soft and applied the powder very well. The shape and size of the brush allow you to apply bronzers and blushes for a natural looking result. I definitely recommend this brush if you wear bronzers and blushes often…even if you don’t, it’s a good brush to have in your collection.

Marc Jacobs Marc’er Precision Pen Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner  in Blacquer, $30

OMG! Am I glad I chose this as my free gift with my purchase or what!?! This eyeliner is perfect! It is a super glossy back and application is flawless. The fine pen tip allowed for the perfect line and made winging the eyeliner super easy. I have been a die hard fan for MAC ProLongwear Eyeliner…but for just a few dollars more, I may have to upgrade my life to this eyeliner! It was just that amazing!

Nails, Inc. Nail Polish in London Lane, Sold out  
Ever since I started using the Nails, Inc. 45 Second Top Coat, I have been in love with Nails, Inc. polishes. Unfortunately this polish is sold out now and I am unsure whether or not it will be restocked…but, I love the blue flakes suspended in a clear polish. I applied it on an accent nail (pictured) on top of a gray nail polish and I received so many compliments (don’t mind the bottle of SquareHue polish, it’s just the only picture I had showing the Nails, Inc. polish. lol!) Hopefully it will be restocked and if not, I will work on finding a dupe of this polish that will give you a similar effect.

Formula X Nail Polish in Sage Green, Sold out

I am a fan of Sephora’s Formula X collection for the variety of colors. I am not a fan of the quality. The polish chips after two days or so…which is a bummer. So, I only buy this brand when it is on sale. Lol! Okay, on to the polish at hand. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to paint my nails with this particular polish. I’m hoping I can get around to painting my nails tonight if I have some free time (be on the lookout on my Instagram for a picture). Anywho, I’m a little on the fence about this color. I was thinking that it would be a little darker based on the photos on the website, but looking at the bottle it seems pretty light. Maybe it will apply darker when I paint my nails. Let’s keep our fingers crossed about that! Unfortunately, this color is sold out, but if you click on the picture, you can see all of the other amazing colors Sephora has to offer!

Update: I got around to painting my nails. The color came out the way I expected it to, which I was pleased with. But, like I stated, it chipped within two days…even though that could possibly be attributed to me washing my hair. Either way, I’ll be repainting my nails this weekend.

Have you tried any of these products or do you plan to? I’d love to know! 

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