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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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Sephora Collection Maniac Mat 04 Swatch & Review



sephoramaniamat04-3Black Sweater Dress – Target // Crystal Point Necklace // Glasses – Warby Parker Webb Frames in Revolver Black Crystal

sephoramaniamat04-1Sephora Collection Maniac Mat in Shade 04 (Discontinued but you can find it on Amazon)

I was so sad when I looked this up for the review and saw that it’s not at Sephora anymore! I’ve been so happy with their in house lip products so I picked this up last winter but didn’t ever make a post about it. It’s a true purple shade as opposed to a burgundy or a berry color. It’s supposed to be matte but it’s almost a cross between matte and satin to me because it goes on so smooth.

It’s opaque, long wearing and when it does fade, it fades even. It doesn’t leave much of a stain but that’s okay. It’s not drying, although it’s almost a little bit sticky? I don’t know if that’s the right word for it, but I prefer that to a dry and flaky feel so I’m not complaining. It’s super faint, so I don’t really care, but it does have a very slight grape smell, so that’s something to be aware of if you’re sensitive to scents. Scent-sitive. Ha ha. I’m awful.

I wanna be brave enough to wear colors like this year round because I love them to death, but this time of year it’s one of my musts for sure. I hope Sephora brings back this line because the formula is so nice! In the meantime, I fully recommend their lip creams or lip sticks.

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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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Pucker Up! Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Everlasting Burgundy




Rounding out my lip-centric week is my review of Sephora’s Cream Lip Stain in Everlasting Burgundy. I’d never actually tried any of Sephora’s lip products despite my good friend Becca vouching for their quality. On my last trip to Sephora to return some stuff that I less than loved, I had a little bit of store credit in my pocket. The end result is I bought yet another dark lip color, but I love this formula so much that I’d love to get another in a more everyday shade.

It’s almost irritating how long-lasting this color is. I applied it at 8:30 AM, and it lasted until 3 PM! During that time I drank coffee, ate sushi for lunch, and drank an energy drink around 2 PM. This stuff takes a beating. It faded slightly and really evenly until right at the end, and then I got the dreaded ring around the border of my lips, but dang it almost lasted my whole work day! Like a lot of long-lasting colors, it’s a bit drying by the end of it, but it wasn’t really that bad. I didn’t apply chapstick the whole day until 3 PM when I put some on to try and even out the stain (which worked for the rest of the day, yay!).

Normally I avoid metallics, but the burgundy was just so beautiful and it adds a lot of dimension. It’s a cream lipstick so you apply it with a wand, but the formula is nice and silky. It has a slightly vanilla scent like MAC products. I can’t wait until I can try this in another shade cause they have a nice range. I hate to say it, but this could very well replace my NYX matte lip creams. It just lasts so much longer that it’s hard to argue.

Small note: I’m wearing my wonderful silk blouse from Everlane in light gray. My work is pretty casual and it feels so fancy I’ve had a hard time wearing it out. It looks super cute underneath a crew neck sweater or long=sleeve shirt.

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