First Impressions + Swatches: xoBeauty Lipsticks | Limerence & Laotong

Along with seeing my family and friends, I was also super excited to return to the US from Italy so I could finally try out xoBeauty’s new lipstick launch! Read more to see swatches and my first impressions on two shades – Limerence & Laotong!

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Day Trip Mania Stop 1: Verona

After a long semester of not really going anywhere, I finally got the chance to go on a few day trips – three (Verona, Florence, & Genoa) in four days, to be exact! Read more of the first part of this three-part “series” to find out where I went in the first stop of fair Verona, where we lay our scene, as well as a few tips on getting around and what to see when you’re crunched for time!Read More »

Product Review: Makeup Academy Liquid Lipstick | Magenta + Dupes

I’m just gonna start off by spoiling this review and stating this is probably the worst liquid lipstick I’ve ever tried.  If you enjoy bitterness and salt, keep reading to see why I would highly NOT recommend this to anybody and the dupe I would recommend instead!Read More »

Living In Italy: A Drugstore Makeup Guide

I’m glad to report that I’ve found drugstore brands that we know and love in the US here in Italy, perhaps in what might be considered some “unconventional” places by American standards.  Read more to find out where to go and what brands you’ll find there if you want to save some $$$ (or €€€)!

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Eyeshadow Swatches: BH Cosmetics x Shaaanxo Palette

It’s a rainy day here in Italy, so instead of writing this paper like I’m supposed to be doing, I’ve decided to brighten my mood by doing some eyeshadow swatches!  Check out this post to see close-up swatches of all 9 shades in this palette!

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Product Review: Physician’s Formula Murumuru Butter Bronzer

The weather’s getting warmer, which means I wish I had a tan! Luckily, bronzers exist.  Here’s my review of the Murumuru Butter Bronzer from Physician’s Formula – read more to find out if it looks as heavenly as it smells!Read More »

Dupes: Wet n Wild x Jeffree Star + Colourpop/NYX x Sephora!

I have a decent amount of lipstick, so I was bound to have a few dupes in my collection.  Sure enough, I’ve recently found a few ~possble~ dupes for a Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick and two Sephora Cream Lip Stains, so I’ve come up with a highly sophisticated rating system to calculate “dupe-ness.”  Read more to find out how much $$ you could be saving!

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