Kayla Ann’s Lipsessed!

Hello everyone! How are you?

I have been watching purplestars02 on YouTube. She does lip balm reviews. Last year, she started her own lip balm company on eBay and has recently opened an Etsy shop. I have been wanting to purchase some of her’s. But for various reasons I didn’t. Last week I decided to bite the bullet and order some.

On eBay, a single lip balm is priced at $3 and shipping is the same. For a two pack- $6, with shipping $3. And four pack- $11.99 with $3 shipping as well.

For one single lip balm to be $3, I don’t mind. But the shipping to be the same amount as the lip balm, that was a bit iffy for me. I purchased seven scented lip balms and just received them. I have to say, shipping is quick. It took only two days to deliver. Packaging was nice and convenient. It’s not a huge box for a small order like some companies package products. She used the space provided and I really liked that.

She also added lollipop and a card with a “business” card.

The seven scents I have are:

Warm Apple Streudal, Sweet Petal Rose, Watermelon Lemonade, Gummy Bear Popsicle, Pumpkin Pie Soft Serve, Cinnamon Raisin Cookie, and The Perfect S’more.

My nose is congested and I am having trouble smelling some of these. Still, some of the scents have stood out more than others.

Warm Apple Streudal- this one I smelled first and love it! I applied this on to see how it feels.

This feels nice and smooth on the lips. The only thing I noticed is when applying on my lips, the product seems to melt a little in the tube. Therefore, I feel like it can get messy.

This Cinnamon Raisin Cookie is another that stood out. I am very surprised that I love this scent because usually these types I don’t necessarily like. This really does smell and remind me of a cinnamon raisin cookie.

Sweet Rose Petals has a nice scent. The first time opening and smelling I couldn’t smell anything. But the next time I tried again, there was a faint smell. When my nose clears up I will have to check the scent again! But that faint smell I noticed a nice rose. Hopefully, it will remain a nice rose smell when my nose is well.

Watermelon Lemonade I notice has a subtle light pink tint.

This one, again, once my nose clears up hopefully I can smell it more. This and Gummy Bear Popsicle (her two spring shades) were the main reason I decided to purchase a few of her lip balms.

Gummy Bear Popsicle right now has a berryness smell. I cannot figure out the scent of this and it is very light. I love the packaging.Pumpkin Pie Soft Serve- I can smell slight pumpkin. Pumpkin smell is the reason I wanted this one. I love pumpkin pie.The Perfect S’more has a strong s’more scent to me. I may or may not use this one. It came in a four pack that pumpkin spice was in. Because of my nickel food allergy, I may just give this away. This does smell really nice though. I used to love s’mores.

Overall, I do like the packaging and the scent of each of these. I do not like how one single lip balm price is the same for shipping. I wish these lip balms were a bit cheaper, but it is homemade; so, she does have to price it to the point she can make money and also buy products to support her brand in order to keep making more. I hope in the future she makes flavored ones.

One thing about packaging, I wished the cap would be on tighter. Some of them opened really easy. One lip balm seemed closed tighter than all the others. I’m glad I purchased these. Would I purchase again? I may. I don’t know because I have plenty of lip balms already and it wasn’t something I needed at the time. I mainly buy from stores. But I’m glad I can support her in this purchase.

These lip balms are homemade and include beeswax, Shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, olive oil, vitamin e, and flavor oils. Each lip balm contains 0.15 oz product.

Compared to Lip Smackers lip balms, these are more creamier and melting. They have no flavors- only scents. And each lip balm, except for the watermelon lemonade has no tint- that watermelon lemonade has a slight pink tint (not sure if she intended that). Packaging is cute and the names are unique. She includes images relating to the scent names. I think it’s worth it to try at least one lip balm from her.

Have you tried her brand? Be sure to check her out on YouTube:


And check her Lipsessed out on eBay! Lot’s of Love! Lipsessed pack

Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks

Hi everyone! How are you?

Kat Von D has new lipsticks released. It’s her reformulated Star Studded Creme Lipsticks. I ordered and received three of the forty shades. The three I ordered are the ones I already owned from her original formula.

I been watching YouTube videos on her liquid lipsticks and swatches of the new lipsticks. I wanted to swatch the liquid lipsticks I own currently. Most of my collection is mini sizes. Five of them I believe are limited edition, but you can still purchase currently on the Sephora website and I’m sure on Kat Von D’s as well.

While swatching, some of these, especially the lighter shades, looked patchy and horrible on me. I feel it would look better on other skin tones. I can still pair those up with my other favorite shades, like I show on one of the swatches.

Here goes!

Saint and Sinner collection:

Kat Von D launched her new perfume last year. With this, she released mini liquid lipsticks included with rollerball perfume. Below are swatches of Saint and Sinner. Because Saint was too light on me, i paired it with Sinner on third picture. I love the shade Sinner. Pairing Saint with Sinner made me less fearful of the shade and made it both more wearable and usable on me.

The next eight mini shades are from her holiday set, which contains one limited edition shade.

The first shade is Exorcism. When swatching in store, I would feel this is too bold, too dark for me. I used to wear these shades, but last year drifted from darker to lighter shades. Wearing this one, is feel uncomfortable a bit. But trying it now, I really liked it and felt it was perfect for me.

Madrid, above, is my favorite. I love this shade. It is limited edition. You will only find it in this set. But I think the set is worth buying.

This one wasn’t my favorite. I think it’s too light for me. When I first saw it on my lips, it reminded me of Saint. And so I did a swatch of both together. I think Lovecraft and Saint are two shades I can pair with darker shades.

Above, Saint is on the left and Lovecraft is on right.

Ludwig is next and to me, it looked like a whiteout, with color. I think it would look good paired with some shades. For me, it’s not an everyday wear by itself.

I love Sanctuary. It is another favorite of mine. I feel like it’s not too pigmented applied on my lips… like “my lips, but better”… but it’s not the shade of my lips. I like it for an everyday wear.

Hawkwind is another I like and for me is an everyday wearable shade. I feel like Ludwig can be mixed with this shade like I did with Saint and Sinner.

“Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” That’s all I can think when I read this shades name. Last year, this shade was too bold, too dark- just like Exorcism. However, now I actually like it. Would I wear it daily? Maybe. In my head, this and Exorcism could be paired with lighter shades like I did with Sinner and Saint. That would be a nice daily wear.

Black. Pure black. Not a daily wear for me. Even for Halloween, I’m too scared to wear this one. I don’t know why. Last year, I wore Sephora’s black with my Halloween look. It’s less drying. But that’s not why I chose it over this. There’s something about this black, when I look at it, I feel awkward. It could be because of the color and it’s out of my comfort zone. This Halloween, I may try it with my last year’s costume.

And so that concludes the eight set mini holiday collection.

Now onto her limited edition Farm Sanctuary collection. This set, proceeds go to help the Farm Sanctuary.

Four cute animals with names that named these shades.

Bruno is a beautiful shade of purple. This to me would be too bold to wear. Even on a weekend, I’d never see myself wearing it. But when I apply it on, I don’t know what it is about this beautiful shade, but it makes me smile and brighten up my day. It always makes me feel good and makes me feel like I look pretty. In fact, I actually wore it one weekend shopping. I felt confident walking around with this shade.

I want to love Julia shade, but it’s not for me. Again, this is another shade perfect for mixing with deeper shades.

The last two shades are another favorites of mine. The next one I never expected to like or want to wear. It resembles A-Go-Go (her neon orange shade). I tried that few years ago and decided it wasn’t for me. I may try it again; see if my mind changed.

This one is Thumbelina. This shade resembles neon orange shade called A-Go-Go. I actually love it. It’s not so bright like the neon shade. It’s more in the wearable orange tone. I’m very picky with orange tones, or at least I was; yet, this shade is one of the oranges I love.

And last but not least, Hilda. Hilda is a nice brown shade. I like it and would wear it daily. Usually, browns look weird on me or at least, that’s how I feel. Not this one and not others I have shown previously from her liquid lipstick collection.

That’s all I have as of now. I hope to later purchase more of these and more of her regular lipsticks which the new creme lipsticks are now in the same shades as liquid lipsticks. Not all of the shades are in both creme and liquid lipsticks, but most of them are.

What’s your favorite shade?

Have a great weekend!

L’Oreal Pro Matte Liquid Lip

Hi everyone. How are you? How was your New Years? Today is back to work for me and I’m sure for a lot of you. So, have an awesome day back even if it means the Monday Blues.

Yesterday, I purchased a few lipsticks even though I made a resolution not to purchase unless I needed. I already broke a resolution on the first day! But in my defense, I returned three products from before 2018 and used that money to buy it. I just may have spent a little more than the return value. Return purchases were from Walmart and bought purchases were from CVS. CVS is a little more pricier, but extrabucks rewards and sales, I can’t say no.

I noticed CVS had L’Oreal products 40% off and I took advantage of that coupon by buying one of their Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks. I have their Pro Matte Gloss ones in three shades and I like them, but it’s a thick consistency and a bit on the shinier side than I’m used to. They have amazing pigmentation and feel very comfortable. I can even get over the formula texture on my lips. It’s just one of those I feel not for an everyday wear.

But I have been wanting to try their Pro Mattes since the day I first saw them. Yet, I have been saying no from that very day. When I saw CVS had 40% off coupon on my visit New Year’s Day, I just had to get one.

The shades are a major turn off for me when it came to wanting them but not purchasing them. With a few shade selections and priced at $10… I just couldn’t say yes to them.

They have 12 shades, which is pretty good. However, most of the shades were not appealing to me or a big iffy. I chose #362 Plum Bum. I searched it on my lips the moment I went to my room and I have to say I love the feeling of it. I applied it at 5:57PM. It was 6:20 some and the dry down was in the ok status. Not completely dried, but I think it was how I applied it that made it take more longer.

When first applied, this shade does have a tackiness to it. I hated the feeling of my lips pressed together. Even if I closed my lips as I normally do, I felt it. But it quickly dissipated once the formula dries down.

The smell of this product is quite displeasing. I can’t tell what it is but I feel it’s a strong one and rather a chemical one. But I never had a problem with the scent when it came to most lipsticks once applied to my lips, I don’t smell them. In fact, the only time I noticed the smell was when I actually tried smelling it.

I cannot tell you how long this will last and how will it fade on lips. I haven’t worn it all day. L’Oreal does have pretty good reviews on these. On their website these lippies have 4.4 stars out of 5 with 555 reviewers. You can’t beat that. Because it didn’t fully completely dry down, I cannot tell you the feeling it leaves- is it drying (comfortable or not)? I seriously don’t know. I just know it felt so comfortable on my lips as the dry time ticked away. When completely dried, I’m sure it will have some dryness. Even if it’s a comfort matte, some may see it drying. To each their own.

Just know, there is a warning until completely dry, these lipsticks are flammable. So, don’t go sitting near a fire or candle expecting coziness and warmth while these are still wet on your lips. You’ll be getting a little too cozy and feel the winter burns I guess.

Have a good rest of your day. Below is information taken straight from L’Oreal website.

This is taken from L’Oréal’s site:

Liquid Matte Finish. Up to 16HR of Wear. High Impact Color. Comfortable Wear.

The Pro-Matte Sensation: Introducing Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick, our 1st up to 16HR matte liquid lipstick. Intense high pigment shades create comfortable, lasting ultra-matte color. This full-coverage, long wear liquid lipstick feels light for all day comfort. With the pro-sculpt applicator, shape and add dimension to lips.

CAUTION: Flammable until dry. Do not use near fire, flame, or heat.

Apply starting in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center to outer edges of your lips, following the contour of your mouth. Then glide across the bottom lip and fill in. To take off, use an oil-based makeup remover for best results.










GoodReads 2017

Hello, everyone. Happy New Year! Today, I thought of completing a story I started last year, but decided after scanning GoodReads app that I wanted to do something else. I noticed on the app, they have 2017 winners. There’s 21 genres and each had a winner. This includes a genre for GoodReads Authors, which a lot of the winners have “GoodReads Author” on them.

Today, I may go to Barnes and Noble, if they are open and see what books they have from the list. I have one- Lilly Singh’s How to Be A Bawse. I plan on reading a book from the list each month. Depending on the pages and how long it takes to get through a book, I may read two books before the months ends.

I’m not sure if I’ll blog a review on them since I’m not used to it. But if the spark ignites my brain, I just might!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Remember the Rani Cosmetics lipstick reviews I made this year?Rani Cosmetics hadn’t come up with any new products before the year ends, so, I decided for today I would use their lipsticks for my holiday look. Because of its glitter, I don’t wear it daily to work; although, lots of people find some shades like chai, latte, henna, and tattoo just to name a few are perfect daily types. I find chai and latte I would like to wear as daily but a bit scared.

Anyways, here’s the look:

I used Rani Cosmetics Sparked Dazzling Liquid Lipsticks in Chai and Mango to create this lip look.

For my eyes, I used Tarte’s new campfire themed Tartelette Toasted and Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner. I just realized I forgot mascara.

That’s it!

Happy thanksgiving!

Hourglass’ Gel Eye Liner

Hey everyone!

I received a sample of Hourglass’ gel eyeliner with my order of their slim lipstick and lip oil treatment in Icon. In my previous blog post, I used this product. The other day I used it as well.This is in shade Meteorite. From both times using I can say this is not my favorite at all. Priced at $18, Hourglass claims:




Introducing the newest shade of the thinnest, softest, waterproof gel liner. Encapsulated in a 1.5MM mechanical pencil, this liner offers precision accuracy and ease of application. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required. Just two clicks and one stroke creates dramatic definition that resists transfer for extended wear.

Available in 3 other shades here.





•The unique formula, poured into a slim mechanical component, has the malleability, intensity and staying power of a traditional gel liner. No pot, no brush, no clean-up required.

•The waterproof, transfer-proof and long-lasting formula delivers extended wear.

•The precision 1.5MM tip ensures effortless control, and

allows for tightlining in between lashes.

• .002 OZ / .06 G

How to use:

•Two clicks will dispense enough gel formula to line the eye.

•Only dispense product as needed – mechanical pencil does not retract.

•Replace cap after each usage to prevent drying.

•Remove with a waterproof makeup remover.

I am not quite happy with this liner. Being a gel liner, I would think this product would glide on smoothly rather than feel dry and tugging. This pencil I have broken three-five times in one use. That’s a lot for a small amount of product priced at a high rate.

While this is a major turn off, I do like the liner is skinny and easy able to apply on waterline and tight line my upper lash line without a huge mess. But it could be because the product is so dry. If the product was gel-like as Marc Jacobs and Cargo’s maybe the product would get a bit messy.

Marc Jacobs and Cargo both sell really nice gel liners. Marc Jacobs is retractable and once the liner sets it won’t budge. Cargo’s is Swimmable. These liners need to be sharpened. I have not had any problems with these ones.

Marc Jacobs does have their own skinny eye liners; however, being smaller packaging than their original liners and priced $1 less, is it really worth it? A regular liner is $25; the ultra skinny liners are $24. I have not yet tried the ultra skinny. I wonder is it worth it?

Have you tried the Hourglass eyeliner? Maybe I just received a dud? Either way, I am so glad I didn’t purchase the full size versions when I wanted to. To me, it’s not worth it.

Tarte’s Tartelette Toasted

Hey everyone. Happy Sunday!

I have purchased the Tarte’s new Tartelette Toasted palette. This palette contains 12 warm shades of both mattes and shimmers. Toasted palette is designed with campfire in mind. So each individual shades are based on campfire themes like getting Cozy feeling the Warmth and hearing the Crackle of the Flame[s] as you sit around the Fireside eating Smore[s] and enjoying a cup of Latte.

This palette comes with a small card with two eye looks and their instructions. I created one of them called Flamin’ Hot.

As you see, based on this look, I added my own twist.Using Marc Jacobs’ Blacquer gel liner, I lined my top lashes and bottom waterline. I, then added a bit of a sample sized Hourglass gel eyeliner in Meteorite on both bottom and top lash lines. Throwing in a thin wing line with Kat Von D’s Tattoo liner, I retouched the upper line with Hourglass’ gel liner again.

Before applying mascara, I coated my lashes with a sample of Dior’s lash primer. Rather than using the Tarte’s mascara, I used Benefit’s Roller Lash mascara for both top and bottom lashes. I just purchased this and is my first time using it.

After all this, I used Hourglass’ stick foundation as a concealer only in areas I needed/wanted to apply (under my eyes, around areas needing concealing), then, I quickly brushed on some Mood Exposure blush on my cheeks and followed up with Hourglass’ setting powder in Radiant Light (not to be confused with its bronzer).

To set all this, I sprayed Kat Von D’s Lock It setting spray all over my face. Lastly, I used Sephora’s Liquid cream to matte shades in numbers 25 and 42. Number 25 is Coral Sunset and 42 is one of the Rosewood shades. I applied Coral Sunset all over my lips but found it to be too bright than I was going for for a campfire theme. Therefore, defined my lips as best as possible with the Rosewood shade to deepen the color tone.

And voila! There’s the after results.

Pictures of all products I used: