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Wedding Weekend Outfits

This past weekend Mark and I went to his sister’s wedding and man do I love weddings. I love getting dressed up, I love dancing, I love food, and I’m kind of a sap when it comes to romantic stuff. I have a hard time not tearing up during first dances and such. Because I have a deep love of outfit planning, I couldn’t miss the chance to put together a little collage of potential outfits (and by potential I mean pretty much what I wore for the weekend). RehearsalDinner

Casual Rehearsal Dinner Outfit:

Printed Blouse // High-Waisted Black Jeans // Gold Belt // Grey Bow Heels // Sparkly Nail Polish // Matte Pink Lipstick


Wedding Guest Outfit:

Floral Dress // Gold Belt // Gold Heels // Cream & Gold Clutch // Sparkly Nail Polish // Fuchsia Matte Lip Pencil

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L’Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color in Coral Encore




L’Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color in Coral Encore

I was lucky enough to be chosen for an Allure survey to try out L’Oréal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color (what a mouthful). They sent me a tube in Coral Encore, and I’m really pleased with it. The packaging is really nice and makes me feel a bit fancier than I really am. The doefoot applicator makes putting it on easy, and the formula is opaque and glossy without being sticky and gloopy. It also has a faint fruity smell, no if you don’t have an aversion/sensitivity to scents it’s a plus!




The pros are that the color selection is very broad, the formula is saturated so it only takes a swipe or so, and it lasts a couple of hours (if you don’t eat a lot with it on – that’s a downside). The cons are that it does have very fine bits of glitter that are more apparent once it’s worn off and it doesn’t leave much of a stain. There’s no dreaded ring of color around the lip line, but if you don’t have a chance to reapply you’ll be without gloss after an hour or two.


I got so tired of trying to take serious photos of the color, so have a smoldering outtake with my unfilled brows for your trouble.

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(Not) Silly


Revlon’s True Red blended into Revlon’s Wine Not


Nyx’s San Paulo


Revlon’s Black Cherry


NYX’s Castle


Butter London’s Fairy Cake Lippy Shimmer

I was really nervous about posting these because they are SILLY. I stayed in last Friday watching Netflix all night and got the urge to take big, blown out vanity shots. I did full make-up and lots of different lipsticks and just had fun with it. I have a soft spot for high-flash, sort of party style photos. My hair is dirty and and out of sorts, but I loved it! I hope you don’t mind the overload of selfies, but I think self preservation and self love is awesome and this is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile and didn’t do because I was worried other people would think it was self-indulgent and dumb. I’m not a real photographer by any means but I had a great time just getting dolled up and focusing on myself.

Non-Lipstick Makeup:

Makeup Forever HD Foundation

Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin

Nars Illuminator in Copacobana

Korres Blush in Natural (for contouring/bronzer)

Sephora Collection Smoky Kohl Liner in Black

Eyelure Katy Perry Eyelashes in Darling

Boots No7 Radiant Glow Concealer in Light (for undereye circles)

NYX Natural Eyeshadow Palette

Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil

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