Rani Cosmetics Mango

Hi everyone. Yesterday I wore Sparked Dazzling Liquid Lipstick in Mango all day. Here’s the turn out. I didn’t take pictures throughout the day. But after eating purée and potato curry, this product faded and lost its color on the inner lips and the putter edges.

Throughout the day I smelled Mango. But I love Mango; I didn’t mind it. But if you do, be aware of this.

I tried wearing chai today, but my lips weren’t moisturized well enough for an all day wear.

When these lipsticks dry down, the glitter Shimmer shows. Therefore, if it doesn’t look glittery when applied, try waiting for drydown.

Mango: This was applied at 8:24AM.


I’m Feeling Lucky!

I found 22 cents in a parking lot today. I can’t remember last time I found even a penny. I believe both pennies were heads up but I wouldn’t know for sure because I saw it, yet it was only a quick glance walking by. I walked thinking not to pick it up. I put my stuff in my car ready to close the passenger side door. Then, like something was beckoning me towards it, walked back and picked the two dimes and pennies. My thought if I didn’t pick it up someone else will. That’s not so bad. But my inner self guess really wanted it?

I woke today sore, exhausted, depressed. Absolutely no makeup on. Been doing that for awhile now- only lipstick would apply. However, today, I was so excited for a science Milk Art I wanted to do with the kids that I forgot to apply color on my lips. That’s how makeup-less I am.

But when I went to the store for construction paper, leaving the store I found the change. In the past when I find them (so rare), I wouldn’t even acknowledge they were there. It’s just something on the ground. For some reason, today I acknowledged it and felt it hit a deeper part of me.

It was like that 22 cents lit up a flameless candle deep within. I smiled feeling today’s going to be lucky day for me. Who knows what’s in store. In fact, usually that feeling I wouldn’t believe. That I’m lucky. Yeah, right! But this time… this time my head believed it. It was weird and something I usually don’t have. It made me feel a brighter moment than where I was at. I hope today will be more brighter as it goes on.

Happy brighter day!

Rani Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Update

Hey everyone. So it’s not an all day trial, I know. But four hours I think is an ok amount of time to test a product, at least during the night after work. Right?

Anyways, today I just received my six shades of Rani Cosmetics’ Sparked Dazzling Liquid Lipsticks. And I have to say, although the bullet lipsticks were not my fave, these Liquid ones I’m not regretting one bit.

After swatching each shade, I decided to apply Chai. I applied and took a picture at 7:11PM. Currently, it is now 10:16PM. I also have a picture taken 9:02PM. Today, I had a late dinner. So, the 10:16PM pic is my after dinner pic.


I found that as the liquid lipstick dries, the glitter does show up a little more. Eshani had mentioned you will see a little more glitter as the product dries. It’s still subtle and I still love it.

By 10PM mark, I had purée, potato curry without spice, and broccoli and mango for fruit (I so should have worn Mango shade!). I drank out of a straw orange juice and a little water. That’s it.

Because it’s almost time for bed, I will not be reapplying. I just have to say, at first I was hesistant to buy these, I am really glad I did anyways. I like these better than the lipstick in bullet. I find they are more wearable for me. And that is going by all the swatches and the three hours I wore Chai. Also, I don’t feel like I’m eating glitter in the inner corners of my mouth when wearing the liquid lipstick as opposed to the bullet ones.

The bullet lipsticks I see transfer when wearing it. As for the liquid one, I haven’t seen any yet. But when wearing all day it could change. The fallouts that were there were from previous swatches of each shade both liquid and bullet.

These liquid lipsticks are comfortable. They don’t feel overly drying. I applaud Eshani for her amazing effort, time, commitment, dedication in her first two lipstick launches. She really put all her focus on them. She knows what she’s doing and if it’s not up to standards, she will try and try and try until it is.

The packaging is beyond gorgeous. She put so much thought into her line and was there every step of the way. She chose what lipstick she wanted to start with, then let the company hired reformulate it to her own unique lipstick line. Though I wish the lipsticks were a bit cheaper, or the liquid lipsticks were the same price as the bullets, I think her lipstick launches are worth every penny.

Lastly, this may be of concern to some questioning the scent in the lipsticks. If you love chai latte as much as I do, I’m sure you wouldn’t mind smelling it in the bullet. But maybe you would when it’s applied to your lips. After all, when something is near your nose it triggers your brain thirst/hunger symptoms. I just have to say, I neither smelled the Chai liquid lipstick while applying it to my lips, nor did I smell it while sitting around doing nothing but blogging and falling asleep. The only time I smelled it, which was interesting, was when I ate dinner. Mostly when I starting eating the mango I noticed the smell. I love chai so it didn’t annoy me. If you’re one of them who hates the chai scent or any of the scents, or just don’t like strong scents, be aware you may smell it while eating food. You maybe wearing Mango and eating an apple wondering, “Why do I smell mangos?” Just like I did eating a mango and smelling chai. 

If you are on the edge of trying these, seriously you should try just one. These are not Substandard. She poured her whole heart and soul into these lipsticks. You can see it in her packaging. You can see it when she talks about them. You can feel it while applying them on.

I’m throwing down the rod. You just have to take a risk or not. And if you’re hooked, that’s awesome! Buy some more then. Who knows, this could be the next trend?!

Happy Marvelous Monday or rest of it.

Rani Cosmetics Duos!


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Hey everyone! Rani Cosmetics is back with another line of lipsticks. This time they’ve gone liquid! For those of you unaware of Rani Cosmetics, it is a new company that released six Sparked Dazzling Lipstick back in April. The owner, Eshani Patel, does Youtube videos on makeup. Her favorite is lipstick. Therefore, she started her company selling first lipsticks. She later plans on expanding her cosmetic line with foundations, eyeliners, eyeshadows, etc. For further information or a glimpse of the lipsticks she has to offer, please visit her website: Rani Cosmetics.

Rani means queen in Hindi; she wanted everyone who wore makeup to feel like a queen. Therefore, this name perfectly adheres to her company. Eshani’s lipstick line was destined for those tanned to dark skin range not many companies gear towards. Still, these lipsticks look amazing on all (or mostly all) skin tones.

With her new launch of Sparked Dazzling Liquid Lipsticks last week, she has a total of 12 total lipsticks (six in lipstick formula and six in liquid). These liquid lipsticks were introduced in her youtube release as a duo for the lipstick bullets. Meaning, each lipstick shade had a coordinating liquid lipstick. Planned to come out together as a duo, Eshani being picky as she is (and that’s not a bad thing!), she had to hold out on the liquid lipsticks. Now that they both are online and ready to sell as a pair, here is my take on them. Mind you, my last two blogs only showed all but two shades. I have finally completed my lipstick collection with those two shades.

Here is my take on the liquid lipsticks vs the the lipstick in the bullet:
The liquid lipsticks awesome. I love the texture. The shades look good on me and some can have less glitter. The glitter was honestly what setback my purchasing at first because the lipsticks in the bullet are way more glittery than I am used to. There are some just like me who still think glitter is not for them, but there are plenty Eshani changed. A lot of people love the bulleted one. It’s upto you. If you do want less glitter, try the liquid lipsticks because the glitter will as time goes by weigh down to the bottom and you will have to shake or stir for the glitter.

The shades on Liquid Lipstick and Lipstick are:
Liquid Lipstick/Lipstick:

As you can plainly see by the names, Eshani planned every detail right down to the names of each individual shade. Each shade also has a slight scent that may or may not be too noticeable. It may be the deal breaker for those questioning buying these. I can barely smell the scents. When I try to, they aren’t too strong and they don’t last long for me. So I don’t mind them. But each shade does have its own scent: Chai and Latte smell like Chai Latte, Mango and Lassi smell like Mango Lassi. To find further scents on the other lipsticks, please visit Rani Cosmetics.

Some say the glitter in Tattoo isn’t much shown. I believe it is. All the lipsticks in the bullet have glitter and as much as you use it, there will be more glitter showing. My second or third time applying was when I started seeing way more.

As you may see below, Henna, the liquid lipstick formula, has not much glitter. Pair it with its perfect pair, Tattoo and you will have increased glitter.

Henna Tattoo

As for Mango and Mango Lassi shown below, Mango is my favorite shade because I feel like it’s something I can wear more often than its bullet lipstick, Lassi, which has more glitter. Lassi packs a brighter shade of orange with glitter that I feel is more for a special party or something formal. The liquid lipstick formula, Mango, seems to tone the glitter down wearing itself. Worn with Lassi, it dresses up a daily occasion to more formal/party outing.

Mango Lassi

Chai and Latte are amazing. But Latte worn alone is too much glittery, which makes me love Chai even more! It wears like a matte shade without much glitter. To enhance the glitter effect, apply Latte and you’ll have a lovely Chai Latte glitz. Did that make sense? Was that just a big no-no?

Chai Latte

This is the doe foot applicator. At first, I didn’t like it because I wasn’t accustomed to this specific type. I’m more used to the ones for Wet ‘n Wild liquid lipstick and Smashbox Lip Pigments. However, once you’re used to it, it’s not so bad. It holds enough pigment to apply one coat all over the lips. I didn’t have a tough time lining my lips and coloring them in.


I wanted to try Lunar in liquid lipstick with Syrup in the bullet. It’s a beautiful shade.

Lunar Syrup

Have I sold you on these, yet? Hehe. Each lipstick in bullet cost $18 and the liquid lipsticks are $20. Eshani has options for bundling if you want to get all six shades of either the bullet or the liquid lipsticks. Also, because these are perfect pair duos, Eshani also sells duos for each shades pair.

Eshani plans on selling matte lipsticks in the future. Therefore, if mattes are your thing and you really don’t like glitter, be sure to keep an eye out for future products. She has been releasing products slowly so as to have the consumer enjoy her products longer. Rather reviewing her lipsticks one time and never going back to them for further reviews because of more and more products coming out, she wants us to enjoy the product as it is for a period of time and keep reviewing on them.

Although I don’t like the bullet lipsticks, I do find I fancy the liquid lipsticks, especially the Chai and Rose (so GORGEOUS!). They are less glittery, something I can wear daily at work or on the go. I haven’t worn them all day to see how it wears yet. I just received the liquid lipsticks in the mail today. These liquid lipsticks are designed to be a comfortable matte, rather than a complete matte because when Eshani tried for a complete matte version, it just became way more drying due to the glitter dries lips as well. What are your favorite colors? Would you buy some? Have a marvelous rest of your Monday!

$14000 Giveaway???

Hey guys, how are you? Happy end of Sunday… or sad to see Sunday go away. Monday’s coming. Are you ready for it? I’m so not!

I been getting me some smiles and laughs watching Grav3yardgirl on Youtube. She is one of my favorite Youtubers. I watch a lot of makeup videos, but her channel isn’t full proof makeup. She does, “Does this thing work?” She is a unique individual. If you watch her channel you will understand this bright blue eyed girl with long curly hair.

Have you heard of her?Her name is Bunny Meyer and She worked with Tarte to create a eye palette and liquid lip products for her Swamp Family. In reaching 8 million subscribers, she is doing a giveaway. And it’s a big one!

Visit her channel http://www.youtube.com/grav3yardgirl for some fun-entertaining-leave-you-with-laughs-and-smiles! Also, visit it for the $14000 giveaway that’s not just a bunch of makeup.

To enter her giveaway, please click https://wn.nr/rPd7qr.

Have a good day!

Lancome Shakers

Hello everyone. Happy Saturday!

I have been trying Lancôme’s Juicy Shakers this week and been loving them. I had also tried on their matte shaker in Kiss Me Chérie. This is a nice deep brick red shade.

With these matte shakers, you may have to shake really hard just to hear the clicking sounds and to access the pigmentation on your first use. At least, I had to and one YouTube reviewer had claimed the same.

A highly pigmented matte liquid lipstick, delivering intense color payoff with a lightweight, second-skin feel that wears comfortably throughout the day without drying. Its pillow-like cushion applicator allows for precise application- no streaks or smudges.

The applicator is a big sponge, but I have no problems with it.

Applying this onto my lips, it feels similar to applying Revlon’s Moisture Stain; but less watery. One Influenster commented it’s like a stain. There is a watery texture and I can see how the commenter would think that.

On the lips applied, this feels lightweight. I know something’s on my lips. I can feel it. To me, it feels like water on my lips.

This will stain quickly. I tried removing this within a minute or two thinking I wanted to try something else. You will have to use makeup remover or oil or even an easy liquid lipstick removal such as the new Maybelline one.

This works like magic! Glide it on your lips and leave for few seconds then rub it off. Voila!

Back to the matte shaker. With this shade, I have applied Lancôme’s Lip Lover’s in 355 and 362. I received a compliment from a Lancôme rep at Ulta when trying 355 on my already stained “Kiss Me Chérie”.

This doesn’t dry out my lips. However, once stained, it can be drying. It’s like any other lipstick that fades without reapplication. But I like this more than Revlon’s Moisture Stain.

Revlon’s felt drying more and didn’t last all day for me.

Lancôme’s matte shaker, if drying, can be paired up with their last year’s Juicy Shakers or Lip Lovers collection. This will bring back the moisture without removing the stain.

Have you tried these shakers?

Prompt: Cringe+Review: Tarte Pout Prep

Hi everyone. Happy Sunday!

My lips tend to dry out quickly. Not even exfoliators could help them. Few months ago, I noticed Fresh Tinted Lip Treatments helped moisturize my lips longer. But those around $24. And if their tinted, I want more shades. But I don’t want to spend that much on a lip balm.

Exfoliators are supposed to help with prepping your lips and I heard it also helps a little with the drying out. I’ve tried so many. From Dior’s expensive Lip Sugar to the cheapest I’ve heard so far E.L.F.’s in their lipstick package. I even tried making my own.

In between those two, I tried Fresh’s Lip Polish and its new wand type. I didn’t like the wand one as much for exfoliating, but it gave a nice glossy finish to my lips. As for the original Lip Polish, it was alright giving it a second try. Back in college I never liked it. Trying a sample again,  it’s ok. I think I’m not into brown sugar for exfoliating though. And I wanted more in an exfoliator.

GlamGlow’s lip scrub was nice and felt similar to Milani’s. However, I Cringe[d] with the taste in my mouth when little pieces found its way inside (YUCK!). I couldn’t tolerate it. Plus, there was something missing in it.

Tarte’s Rainforest of the Sea Lip Scrub in a pencil/marker packaging was cool to try. But it got really messy. And it didn’t seem to be working on my lips.

Bite Beauty’s both original lip scrub and Agave. Their whipped one was interesting to try. It applied on my lips without any sugar texture- just creamy. I didn’t think it did the job and don’t understand how it’s meant to exfoliate without the granules.

Agave was better than the original. But I couldn’t stand the smell. Is that just me??? Plus, I’m not into brown sugar scrubs (mainly for its smell).

Lush’s homemade lip scrubs that are delicious! They are popular, but I’m not into the dry texture. Plus, I wanted my lips to be conditioned. They just felt dried…. But it tasted so good (especially Popcorn)!

Milani Sweet Sugar Scrub was so sweet and was like putting a really nice desert on my lips. But let’s face it, it just wasn’t for my tastebuds.

E.L.F’s $3 lip scrub in a lipstick packaging is amazing. But breaks off when I use it. And it’s also missing something. But I’d use it if I didn’t keep breaking them.

Now, I’m sure I’m missing some others I have tried. But before this gets any longer, let me introduce to you the exfoliator I have tried and found I love more than all these.

Tarte has come out with another exfoliator called Pout Prep. I tried locating YouTube videos and haven’t found much on it. It retails for $16 and only has two reviews with ratings of 4-5 stars.

I ordered mine with a 15% off discount as a first time customer on their website. I am not new to their company. I’ve been buying their products from Sephora and Ulta.

Pout Prep is a “minty lip scrub and treatment Balm with moisturizing maracuja, shea butter, and exfoliating sugar to gently buff away flakes and treat thirsty lips.”

Both maracuja and shea butter sink deeply into lips to hydrate, firm, and protect from future drying, cracking, and/or chapping.

This product has vitamins C and E, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Carnauba Wax. If you’re not into wax in lip products, this may not be for you as it does contain wax.

When reading about this product, I thought of the $33 Dior Lip Sugar.

This product is designed with concentrated granita texture that gently transforms into a balm as it melts on lips. Both products consider themselves as a balm.

Are these similar? Perhaps in how their designed to be used. But the textures are completely different. You apply Dior’s like a lip balm and the sugar immediately melts onto your lips. Pout Prep’s sugar doesn’t immediately melt away. And you can remove by rinsing it.

I find when using Pout Prep first time, the sugar did melt onto my lips creating a balm like texture. But other times I’d have to rinse it off.

What is/are your favorite exfoliators?