What’s In My {Lipstick} Bag | Summer 2018

Hey y’all!

I recently re-discovered my love of lipsticks, so I wanted to share with you a few of the favorites that I ALWAYS have with me. Does anyone else have a specific “lipstick” bag that they keep in their purse to hold all of their lipsticks, or is it just me? Although I keep way more lipsticks than this in my bag, I narrowed it down to my 5 favorites to keep this blog post as short & sweet as possible!

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Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Dream Team Liquid Lipstick Bundle

Three of my current favorite lipsticks came in the Kathleen Lights x ColourPop Dream Team Liquid Lipstick Bundle! The three shades that this little set comes with are Moon Child, Dreamy, & Rêver.  This trio is the perfect set of lipsticks, and every color is so wearable! Yes, even the orange 🙂 I was really impressed with these, especially since they were my first ever liquid lipsticks from ColourPop! (crazy, right?). I was expecting them to be a lot more drying and not as long-lasting, but it hardly feels like I’m wearing lipstick when you have these on and they last all day! Like, put it on at 6 am, do a chemistry lab & eat lunch, then come home at 4 pm and IT’S STILL ON. Doesn’t look cakey, doesn’t crack, doesn’t do that weird thing where it wears off everywhere but the outline of your lips and it looks like you’re wearing a weird lipliner (does anyone else relate?). Dreamy is a matte rose-ish nude color and looks so pretty! I think I’ve worn this one almost every day this week. Moon Child is more of a light pink-nude gloss, but its so pigmented and has a really pretty gold shimmer to it. Rêver is definitely a pop of color! Ths one is a super matte orange-red, but its so pretty and is one of my favorite bright lipsticks!

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Bite Beauty Matte Crēme Lip Crayon in Glacé

Bite Beauty Matte Crēme Lip Crayon in Glacé is a gorgeous dusty-mauve, and is long-wearing, water-resistant, and super hydrating! I love Bite products because they’re all natural and contain ingredients such as agave, orange peel wax, and brown sugar. 

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Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in the shade Audition

The last lipstick that I always like to keep with me is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in the shade Audition. This lipstick is one of my favorite lipsticks ever because it’s such a gorgeous neutral rose color and is so creamy. It hardly feels like I’m wearing lipstick! This lipstick is so pigmented and stays on all day, so I hardly have to reapply. It works well with natural makeup, no makeup, or a full face of glam. 

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And that’s a wrap! I didn’t include everything that I keep in my lipstick bag, because that would be way too long of a blog post. These are just a few of the ones I wear the most often, and I hope you love them as much as I do. 

Much Love,

Chloe♥

Coming to the blog soon:

College Q&A! In honor of the upcoming school year, I’m doing a little Q&A for anyone who is starting college, high school, or just need a little advice regarding school 🙂 Go find the post on my Instagram (@simplejoyofbeing) and comment any questions that you might have! 

ALSO!!! The Simple Joy Of Giving is launching its second t-shirt campaign starting August 1st! Follow me on Instagram to stay updated, and don’t forget to purchase a shirt (supporting a FOCUS Catholic mission trip!!!) sometime between August 1st-21st!

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Travel Bag Essentials

Hey y’all! I travel a lot, and so I have the contents of my little black backpack that I carry with me when I travel down to a science. In this post, I’m going to be sharing with y’all what all I keep in my bag and more tips and tricks I have based on my experiences.

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  • Headphones (for flights, family car rides, avoiding socializing)
  • A good book 
  • Gum (no explanation needed)
  • Hand sanitizer (again, do I need to explain this?) 
  • A hairbrush (a small one)
  • Mascara (travel size if possible)
  • Chapstick (of course)
  • A neutral lipstick
  • Makeup remover wipes
  • Portable phone charger (story time! When I was in New York, I ended up using the GPS on my phone to find the places I wanted to see. using my GPS so much ended up DRAINING my phone’s battery, and I’m happy I had a portable charger in my backpack. Moral of the story: keep a charger with you, especially in big cities!)
  • Last but not least, A water bottle. Stay hydrated!

Happy Travels!

Chloe

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  -Josh. 1:9

 

 

Holiday Movie Marathon Must-Haves

Hey y’all! ‘Tis the season to be freezin’, and what’s better to on a cold night than watch Christmas movies? In this post, I’m going to be talking about what I think is absolutely necessary for a SUPER FESTIVE Christmas movie marathon. Also, a recipe for hot chocolate & listing my favorite holiday movies if you need any inspiration!

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ONE.

Candles. Yes, I know, I’m just saying this because of my obsession with candles but WHAT is more festive than a winter scented candle making your house/room/apartment smell like snowflakes and happiness. just saying.

TWO.

Hot Chocolate. I make mine with almond milk, and hot chocolate is one of my favorite things (besides coffee. which I will most likely have instead of hot chocolate . don’t judge plz). And what’s a holiday movie marathon without hot chocolate? Cold, tasteless and not as fun as a movie marathon that has hot chocolate. Find my Almond Milk Hot Chocolate recipe here!

THREE.

Anything soft and fuzzy. Socks, pants, blankets, sweatshirts, or all of the above. As I said before, ’tis the season to be freezin’ and I’m personally not a fan of being cold while watching a movie.

FOUR.

A super festive holiday movie. A few of my favorites are

  • Elf
  • White Christmas (1954)
  • A Christmas Carol (2004 version with Kelsey Grammer As Ebenezer Scrooge)
  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1967)

Stay festive y’all.

Much love,

Chloe

I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8