Weekend Wear

A casual look featuring my new favorite jeans

I recently picked up these jeans at LOFT and can’t stop wearing them. I especially love the button fly – out of all of my jeans, this detail makes this pair unique. They’re also the perfect medium blue with an undone hem for a casual, cool vide. This coatigan is also a LOFT find and I love the thicker fabric, pockets, and striped inside. If you sense a theme with the #loftgirl status, I used to work there back in the day and still shop there because of the extensive petite section. Finding the perfect jeans when you’re 5’2″ can be a challenge, so LOFT has become my go-to for high-quality, affordable basics.

These Dolce Vita Tessey Boots are my most worn pair this fall. They’re incredibly comfortable and I’m obsessed with the charcoal gray color – they surprisingly go with everything, even warmer toned outfits. Dolce Vita is another favorite brand as their shoes are always stylish, true to size, and last for years.

I’m currently reading Paris, He Said by Christine Sneed. I usually fly through novels like this, but this book had a slow beginning.  I’m at the part where Jayne and Laurent have just arrived in Paris, so I imagine it will be captivating soon enough.

That’s about it from me! Happy Weekend!

Buxom Lip Polish Review and Swatches

If you don’t like a little tingle, you’re going to hate this gorgeous gloss.

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I originally tried the Buxom Lip Polishes years ago and wasn’t into the plumping effect. However, I was always drawn to the amazing color selection and vanilla scent. Plus so many Youtubers rave about the formula and the cute packaging is tempting.

Over the weekend, I popped into Sephora for the VIB Rouge sale and noticed the glosses were only $8 with the once-a-year discount. Since they’re normally $22 a pop, I grabbed a couple to try out.

There were tons of shades, but I finally decided on Kanani, a bubblegum pink, and Ava, a pretty nude. Ava is much more opaque than Kanani on the lips, and they both have a pretty shimmer without looking glittery.

IMG_2400I definitely feel the tingling sensation, but it’s not as unpleasant as I remembered. The plumping effect isn’t dramatic either – I don’t really see the difference in lip size or volume while wearing these glosses. I think the shimmer may emphasize the lips in a pouty way.

The Buxom Lip Polish is also so long lasting as far as gloss formulas which I appreciate because I don’t have time to touch up very often. This means it is a little sticky for a lip gloss, but it doesn’t bother me as much as I expected. I like that it fades in a relatively non-weird way as well and seems to keep my lips pretty moisturized.

This gloss impressed me enough that I ended up ordering a few more shades to give as gifts! The names match those of some friends which is too cute to pass up.

 

Pros:

Long lasting

Extensive color selection

Cons:

Unsure about pluming aspect

Varied opacity