National Lipstick Day 💄

In celebration, here’s a little history on lipstick:

According to the book “Read My Lips: A Cultural History of Lipstick,” Queen Schub-ad of Mesopotamia made a paste from white lead and crushed red rocks to color her lips, from there she created a lipstick. It made its way to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Somehow it survived through the Middle Ages and Italian Renaissance.

In 1927, French Chemist, Paul Baudercroux invented a formula he called ‘Rouge Baiser’ considered to be the first kiss-proof lipstick. Ironically, Rouge Baiser was long-lasting that it was banned from purchasing after being considered too hard to remove.

In the 1930’s another element of lipstick formulas’ was invented by cosmetic company Max Factor. The lip gloss!

By the 1950s, chemist Helen Bishop invented a new version of long-lasting lipstick called ‘No-Smear Lipstick‘.

In 1973 Bonnie Bell introduced, ‘Lip Smackers’, flavored lipstick. These became an instant hit for the younger consumers.

In modern times, the variety of colors and formulas of lipsticks available are outstanding. According to a survey, on an average, women in U.S. spend more than $3500 dollars on lipstick in their lifetime.

National Lipstick Day is an annual event that falls on July 29th. As of 2016, award-winning beauty blogger, entrepreneur and International Businesswoman, Huda Kattan was named the modern-day founder of National Lipstick Day. Lipstick wearers like to celebrate this day by purchasing a new shade of lipstick or just wear an old favorite.

Check out these smoochy deals👇🏼

Note: not ALL lipsticks listed on Ulta offers are cruelty free!

Free lipstick??

Certain stores and brands are giving away free lipstick or offering great deals such as Urban Decay, Huda Beauty, Anastasia Beverley Hills, ColourPop, Target and Macy’s.

“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack.” -Coco Chanel 💋

QVC Urban Decay

Get $5 off your first QVC order with code: Five4u

URBAN DECAY Vice Lipstick & 24/7 Glide Lip Pencil Duo $23.96 plus $3.00 s&h- One day only price

• 0.11-oz Vice Lipstick in BackTalk

• 0.04-oz 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil

Duo is sold out but you can still purchase and get on the waitlist. I purchased mine. It sold out on QVC way before I could purchase the duo.

Here’s other items at a great price.

QVC PRICE:

$31.00

If Sold Separately: $48.00

FEATURED PRICE:

$28.00

$32.00

If Sold Separately: $47.00

QVC PRICE:

$52.00

If Sold Separately: $72.00

QVC PRICE:

$31.00

If Sold Separately: $66.00

FEATURED PRICE:

$28.12

QVC PRICE:

$56.00

or 4 Easy Pays of $14.00

WH Last Chance Products

Whole Foods has some discontinued natural products for up to 50% off. This is a steal!! I made sure to buy some of these products before they’re sold out. I’ll be posting individually about each product I purchased.

Dollar Tree finds

Dollar Tree can be unpredictable at times. You never know what you’re going to find. The Elf lipstick sells out pretty fast so luckily I found it this time.

I needed some nail glue for my acrylic nails to keep them in place and found this nail glue set which includes a funnel that can be used to place rhinestones on nails.

Check back soon for makeup brushes and blender sponge results….

Lip plump

I was looking for an affordable lip plump so I bought one that is Only at ULTA! from Models Own… Bold. Brave. British.

I decided to give it a try and these were the results:

It gives you fuller lips with the use of another lip stick.

LORAC Palette

This limited edition palette is on sale at Ulta.com. A $224 value for ONLY $29.50.

Mega PRO Palette 4

0.45 oz Item 2516484

$59.00 $29.50

Shades:

• Cotton (white matte)

• Cherry Blossom (blush white matte)

• Foam (cream shimmer)

• Unicorn (light lavender shimmer)

• Cool Taupe (ivory matte)

• Flamingo (pink peach matte)

• Honey (light gold shimmer)

• Lotus (pink mauve shimmer)

• Sugar Cookie (cool beige matte)

• Light Sage (pale green matte)

• Pearl Slate (rose silver shimmer)

• Fairytale (lavender blue shimmer)

• Butterscotch (light tan matte)

• Oat (cool beige matte)

• Moss (light green shimmer)

• Misty Mauve (warm pewter shimmer)

• Cedar (true brown matte)

• Blackberry (deep plum matte)

• Steel Wool (medium silver shimmer)

• Silver Fox (soft chrome shimmer)

• Mocha (light brown matte)

• Spice (brick red matte)

• Copper Pearl (gold copper shimmer)

• Plum (purple mauve shimmer)

• Denim (muted navy matte)

• Mahogany (red brown matte)

• Peacock (deep teal shimmer)

• Vamp (purple charcoal shimmer)

• Shadow (dark ash matte)

• Dark Chocolate (deep brown matte)

• Lagoon (dark blue green shimmer)

• Raven (soft black shimmer)

*Not eligible for coupon discounts

Warm Vanilla

Christmas is just around the corner. It’s the most wonderful time of the year.. cedar wood, pine, hot cocoa, vanilla, gingerbread, all these things that remind us of winter.

Trader Joe’s has some items that will make great gifts like the Shea body butter.