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Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lip Colours: Swatches and Review

I Purchased This


Hey everyone!

Today I have a long overdue review on the Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lip Colours in Velvet Fawn and Velvet Muse. I've been watching Lisa Eldridge for many years now and I felt so keen to support her/her launch. I'll be honest with myself and admit that a majority of the appeal behind these lipsticks are because they're by Lisa, because they're rather expensive and can be harder to get since they only restock in Autumn/Winter so I wanted to get this post up before the restock/preorder (and new launches) tomorrow
 October 3rd at 1600 GMT (or 8am PST/11am EST if you're in the Americas) with both the lipstick and new Gloss Embrace shipping on the 19th.



I know talking about traditional lipsticks while we're still wearing face masks seems out of place but honestly the downtime from both the pandemic and my pregnancy gave me a ton more opportunity to wear makeup at home, even when I'm not going anywhere or needing to be on any kind of online meeting.

Lisa Eldridge True Velvet Lip Colours Velvet Fawn and Velvet Muse

Still, I wanted to share my thoughts especially since they're an expensive purchase! 

Belatedly Sharing Some Good News

If you've been following me on social media, then this news isn't new but I realized I didn't share it here. I'm expecting a special someone (boy) in November 2020 (assuming they come right on time and not too early!!).


It's been quite a trying time managing my pregnancy while also being in the middle of a pandemic. I don't quite know how much more of my pregnancy I'll share here on the blog (likely it'll be on social media) and also not sure of how much I'll be sharing of the baby. I hope to continue writing more blog posts, a few are in the works!

Black Friday/Christmas 2019 Makeup and Skincare Haul


Hey everyone!

For my first post of 2020, I thought I would share the items I got from Black Friday and for Christmas. I used gift cards for pretty much all of my Black Friday purchases so it was much easier to justify and they were items I had been thinking about but waited for the sale + gift cards. I also took the time to make repurchases on products I already knew I liked.


Makeup

From Persona Cosmetics, I purchased the Identity eyeshadow palette (after hearing great things from Mandy Everly), an Eye Pencil in Bronze, and a Lipgloss in Shortcake (I've loved their gloss formula). From Colourpop I got a single eyeshadow in Come and Get It. From Glossier, I got the Brow Flick in Brown and Pro Tip eyeliner. My big indulgence was from Victoria Beckham Beauty with the Lid Lustre in Mink (a hybrid cream-powder eyeshadow). I got the Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow in Smoke (so beautiful!!) and the Kaja Beauty Lookin' like a Snack gift set of four products as Christmas gifts.


Skincare

In terms of skincare, the majority of items were from Fourth Ray Beauty (Colourpop's sister skincare brand) in addition to Peach and Lily and Glossier (not pictured). From Fourth Ray Beauty, I got the Later Hater Spot Treatment, Soak It Up face mask, and The Big Detox face mask (a repurchase). From Peach and Lily, I got the Super Reboot Resurfacing Mask. I purchased two back ups of the Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser but couldn't be bothered to put it in the photo. I'm all about the masks lately and was happy to stock up on The Big Detox, try out the Soak It Up mask as like an overnight mask, and the Peach and Lily to help with skin texture.

I've already tried most of these things out and hope to share some makeup looks or thoughts on the products!

What did you get for Black Friday/Christmas/during the Holidays?

Saying hello again.

Hey everyone,

It's been quite a while since my last blog post. I had a lot of plans this year for the blog (especially in terms of consistency) that didn't really happen. There were a lot of reasons but the simplest answer is that I've been in a funk and I just needed a bit of a break from makeup and blogging in general plus I started going to the gym/focusing on my health (which eats up a lot of time of free time if you're going several days a week after work). 

Honestly this post by Bad Outfit, Great Lipstick is spot on why I stepped away from blogging (feeling less creative, acknowledging the impact of fast makeup/consumerism, changes in readership, etc). A big factor was also that I stopped shopping as much and so it felt hard to write without "material". I'm not quite at a place where I want to give up blogging, but I definitely think I needed the time to think about my hobbies and what I want to enjoy doing. Blogging has changed in the years since I've started and I'm not exactly sure where I fit in as a result.

I probably would have continued ignoring the blog if not for two major life events. First, I ended up moving to a new apartment. While the apartment is in the same complex, that still meant I had to pack my belongings/makeup in order to move. 

Secondly, right before I was moving, my dad ended up going to the hospital and required heart surgery over Thanksgiving weekend. It was the best and worst time for stress shopping because I definitely wanted to do shop to cope while all these companies were doing sales. My routine felt incredibly out of wack since I took time off work to spend time at the hospital. When I was at home and I started to unpack, looking through my things helped me rediscover what I did like about makeup and feel like just doing my makeup could give a sense of control over something in my life. 

My dad's better now but I know things are going to be different for a while due to his health so I feel like my makeup will be a nice comfort for me if only because I can wear what I want and also remove it at the end of the day. 

So this is me saying hi again. I don't know when I'll be writing again but just to say that I hope to have more words down in the future.

Thanks for reading.