First up in my list of recent beauty acquisitions is this Bath & Body Works/C.O. Bigelow Mentha Supreme Lip Shine. It has "twice the moisturizers... twice the breath fresheners" as the original and I am loving it! Great (dare I say- lasting) tingly feeling and no-fuss, easy shine. Go pick up a tube!
Ok, next was this super funky (not in a good way) nude nail polish by Julep. I truly do love the color, but Julep's formula has got to be the worst I have ever tried. Really, truly, honestly it's awful. The stuff is so thick that I feel like I'm spreading jelly on toast (and before you say it's a fluke- I've bought multiples bottle, months apart, from Julep's own site, all with consistent findings) and boy are they proud of it- something like $14 for a tiny, poorly-designed bottle. The stuff is so bad that I now instantly question any blogger/youtube guru who endorses it. Anyways, that's my two cents.
So, since I was craving a nude polish and that Julep one clearly didn't float my boat- I checked Walgreens and found this Essie shade, Sand Tropez, that absolutely fit the bill. Love it!
Next up are these two lipsticks from the Kate Moss for Rimmel London collection. #14 is a gorgeous nude and #04 is definitely the wild card of the bunch. It's a deep purple and while it certainly makes a statement, I've actually found it pretty easy to wear. If you see a shade in this collection that strikes your fancy, I'd recommend picking it up. They're very moisturizing and lasting.
Lastly, is La Praire Midnight Rain. I posted this photo to Instagram and got a few comments from girls that loved the bottle but frankly- it's the only thing I don't like about this product. I think the packaging (especially with the top on- that I've since thrown away) looks like a trashy bottle of tanning lotion. I mean black with suspended silver glitter?? Is it really just me? Anyways, the fragrance is wonderful and makes up for every bit of it's atrocious packaging.
Any beauty buys you've made lately you'd recommend? Or caution against? Let me know, I love to hear what y'all are trying!