Maybelline Color Elixir #MyLipMagic

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When checking out makeup, nothing excites me more than trying out new lip colors. Thanks to Maybelline and Refinery 29, last weekend I took three shades from Maybelline’s new Color Elixir by Color Sensational for a spin — Signature Scarlet, Fuchsia Flourish and Raspberry Rhapsody. My three essentials for a good lipstick or gloss? Lasting power, that feel-good hydrating sensation and pigmentation. Sure, Color Elixir performs well in these areas, but the real game changer here? The wedge-shaped applicator. Anything that helps to ease application scores points in my book. I was able to swipe on the gloss with one easy stroke (before applying that finishing touch layer) — even to my bottom lip line which I always have the most trouble applying evenly on both sides. 

 

Maybelline Color Elixir Signature Scarlet 1 Maybelline Color Elixir #MyLipMagicMaybelline Color Elixir Signature Scarlet 2 Maybelline Color Elixir #MyLipMagic

 Paired with Signature Scarlet:

Zara sweater / Zara slip dress Mosley Tribes sunglasses / Zara bag

Denim jumper via Pixie Market (sold out) / Zara sweater / Cap via my dad  

 

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 Paired with Fuchsia Flourish:

Vintage Levis button-down / American Apparel jeans / Asos coat / 3.1 Phillip Lim loafers / Karen Walker sunglasses / Zara bag

 

Maybelline Color Elixir Raspberry Rhapsody Maybelline Color Elixir #MyLipMagicMaybelline Color Elixir Raspberry Rhapsody zara floral slip dress yellow chunky sweater 1 Maybelline Color Elixir #MyLipMagicMaybelline Color Elixir Raspberry Rhapsody 4 Maybelline Color Elixir #MyLipMagicMaybelline Color Elixir Raspberry Rhapsody 5 Maybelline Color Elixir #MyLipMagic

 Paired with Raspberry Rhapsody (my favorite shade):

Zara dress / Zara scarf / Zara boots /Ray-Ban Oversized Wayfarer sunglasses 

 

Snag these Maybelline Color Elixir shades and more (20 total in the collection!) at your local drugstore for under $8. Pretty damn good, right? 

xx becs

 

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*Post sponsored by Refinery 29; all opinions are my honest impressions. 

backpacking

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Just came back from a family vacation in Arizona where we visited Sedona, Scottsdale and the Grand Canyon (breathtaking!). Knowing we’d be doing a bit of hiking, I was hard-pressed to find a backpack before we left. Not being a backpack owner since high school, I scoured online looking for something compact and picked out the Herschel Supply Co. Survey Backpack. With magnetic snaps, it’s just the right size to fit all your essentials (including a DSLR). Though I went with this army color for versatility, it’s offered in a slew of other colors. Retails for $55.

 xx becs

 

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don’t call it a comeback

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blu moon bird print romper dont call it a comeback

 

Here are a few things I’ve been romping around in lately. I’ve posted some of these photos on my Instagram. With the unseasonably warm temperatures we’ve been experiencing in Los Angeles, my ‘summer’ wardrobe blends seamlessly in with fall. Currently getting my hands on any and all slip dresses. Pretty sure I’ve added at least five to my closet in the last few weeks. Wearing:

Asos maxi dress (now on sale)

Denim jumper via Pixie Market (sold out) / American Apparel striped crop top / Zara boots

Blu Moon 2-slit halter dress / Free People hat

One Teaspoon shredded jeans

Zara slip dress / Moto crop jacket via Nasty Gal

Blu Moon romper

xx becs

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lately

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Trying to get my blogging mojo back. Because sometimes you just need to get away… and when you return, you wonder why you stayed away so long. Yes, I straight jacked that out of a SATC episode. While it’s been difficult to keep up with outfit posts, here are a few snaps of what I’ve been wearing lately. 

Reformation Ten jacket / BDG jeans / Pencey of Dolce Vita boots

American Apparel vintage top / H&M skirt / Pixie Market flats / Zara bag

Funktional varsity jacket / Zara slip dress / Inking Pot boots via Pixie Market / American Apparel twist scarf

Asos leopard coat / hat via Pixie Market

xx becs

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New Balance Camo 501

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(via KicksOnFire)

I’m BACK. So sorry I’ve neglected you over the past month! After deciding I wanted to steer my blog in a new direction I took a brief hiatus, stepping back to reflect, brainstorm, and dig a bit deeper about what I really want to focus on for the next few years. For me, this is a passion project and once that feeling of passion starts to fade, you have to either do something about it or let it fade into the sunset. I’m hoping to implement the former. While I work on a revamp, regular posting will resume. Thanks so much for your patience as I rediscover my passion… it really means a ton to me! 

Here’s a photo of the New Balance camo 501 men’s sneakers I spied on KicksOnFire, snapped earlier this year at PROJECT Las Vegas. I plan to pick these up when they’re released in women’s sizes June 1. Only downside? For women, the colorways are pink, blue and green. Sorry, but real talk, women always get screwed out of the “good” colors. Women like gray sneakers too! I mean, I get it. Yes, women like pink. BUT pink camo is an entirely new ballgame and a strikeout, IMHO. Suppose blue camo it is then!

xx becs

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