Don’t Shout, ‘Whisper’, Into a New Lip Look This Spring


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Spring has sprung and even though it snowed over here in Jersey just a few days ago, I’m already thinking about my spring wardrobe. Brighter colors, light jackets, and most importantly new spring makeup! In the warmer months, I like to put away my deep matte lip shades that I loved during the winter and trade them in for something sheer, moist, and just a hint of color.

Recently I got a chance to try Maybelline’s Color Whisper…the perfect winter to spring transition lip. It’s lighter than lipstick but has more color pigment than a gloss. Did I mention it’s super moisturizing? There’s a couple of ways you can rock this lighter lip look:

  • Apply straight from the tube for a natural and fresh look, like I did in the photo below.
  • For more definition and for added staying power, try applying a coordinating color liner first.
  • To get a polished sexy pout, apply on top of your favorite lipstick for added shine

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One coat gives just a “whisper” of color. By the way, doesn’t it look like I drew on fake beauty marks crooked? Swear it’s natural icon wink Dont Shout, Whisper, Into a New Lip Look This Spring

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After a few more layers, the color is more pigmented—shine is incredible!


I tried about 4 different shades and Made-It Mauve was my favorite. You can view all 20 shades, as well as enter the “Dare to Whisper” sweepstakes. Enter for a chance to win all 20 shades or even a chance to win $5,000!

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Maybelline via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Maybelline.

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Spring into New Eyelid Primers!!




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Spring is officially here! (Well depending on where you are). I love this time a year when you clean out your closets and your makeup kit to make room for new stuff. Primers are a must have in your kit. There’s no way around it. Here are 3 of my favorites you should try.

1. Urban Decay Eye Shadow Primer Potion Tube – Original :  A sheer nude eye shadow primer that  glides onto the skin. This primer disappears instantly and is the ultimate eye prep for smoother, more vibrant shadow and all-day wear with absolutely no creasing.  This squeeze tube is limited to sephora only. {Retail $20}


2. Benefit-Stay Don’t Stray: This dual-action primer works 360 degrees around the eyes to make concealers and eye shadows  stay put. Concealers and eye shadows stay vibrant and true, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!  Its  lightweight, blendable  and brightens eye area to minimize the appearance of fine lines, and comes in a universally flattering nude shade.
Hydrates with sodium hyaluronate to lock in moisture, fights signs of aging with vitamins C & E, and does not contain parabens.
It’s long-wearing to keep makeup looking fresh, locks on ALL concealers & eye shadows and prevents creasing of eye makeup. { Retail $26)

3. Too Faced Shadow Insurance: This is your full-coverage insurance policy against all fading, creasing, melting, blurring, oil slicked, and hard-to-blend eye shadow accidents. Our silicone based eye shadow primer transforms any eyeshadow into a perfectly blendable, color-drenched, intensified version of itself, then locks it down perfectly until you take it off. This soothing formula evens out the skintone on your lids and smoothes lines while securing a barrier between the oils of your skin and your makeup, so no shadow catastrophes will ever happen again.

What it is formulated without:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
{Retail $20}

Would love to hear so feedback after you try them!!

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Author: Danielle Minnella

And God Created Woman…and Lust Worthy Eye Shadow Palettes


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I love a good eye palette. And since my Sephora gift cards I received for my birthday (from the best mother in law ever) were burning a whole in my wallet, I decided to get this eye shadow palette from NARS called And God Created the Woman Set, $59.

Why did I decide on this particular palette? I loved the mix of neutral colors in both shimmer and matte shades. The six shades can be used to create a daytime look or a sultry night look. Also in the set is Pro-Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base and a travel size all over lid eye shadow brush.

NARS didn’t disappoint with this palette and it’s at a great price and great for travel!

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Philly Love and Donut Inspired Mani



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A beautiful 60 degree day in the winter begs for a trip into the city. A couple of weeks ago, the hubby, my son, and I went across the bridge into Philly for donuts. Yes, donuts. This isn’t Dunkin Donuts (which I still love) we are talking about. This is Federal Donuts. A quick look at the menu at Federal Donuts includes French Toast, Turkish Coffee, Raspberry Lemonade, or my favorite Cinnamon Brown Sugar. Totally worth the trip.

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My son at Federal Donuts—polished off 3 easily.

But while we were there, we took advantage of the weather and walked around to Rittenhouse Park, where everyone had the same idea we did.

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A beautiful day in the city brings out everyone—activists included


Some people were obviously excited for the warm (but fleeting) weather, like this girl as she roamed the streets in a skirt and cardigan:

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Breathing in city life gave me inspiration for my mani that night. I tried a half moon mani, using black for the half moon and a neutral beige for the rest of the nail. To help keep the lines straight, I used reinforcement ring tabs. Not bad, but next time around I’ll keep the tabs on longer–taking them off too soon while the nail is still wet can mess up the lines.

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Here’s to spring just a couple days  away!!

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