Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 7

It’s getting to that time when I need to buckle down and get my research together for this term paper I need to write. Too bad it’s not on lipstick and eyeshadow. 🙂 That would be a breeze, huh?

Here’s what I’ve been enjoying this past month.

1) Orange lipstick: I have been getting into tangerine lips this season. I really like Milani Sweet Nectar. The shades that are red but have a strong orange base also scratch my itch for orange lipcolors.



2) “Broken Wings” by Mr. Mister: This pop-rock/”soft tune” hit debuted when I was 5 months old! (that was Sept. 1985, btw) It’s a good song to listen to when I need something soothing. That happens a lot nowadays when the semester is in session. You will be hearing about more soothing songs on this blog in the future, given how much work I need to get through. Sometimes I wonder if Xanax is what I need instead. 🙂

3) Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner: The scent of this is divine. It’s like simple vanilla’s older, dressed up sister who goes to clubs wearing black velvet and sheer stockings. Plus, it makes my hair super soft and manageable.

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4) The Sweet Lobby: This cupcake (and macaron) bakery won first place on Cupcake Wars.  And with good reason: I  always make a pit stop whenever I visit Washington DC, and I am never disappointed. They create interesting flavors and the texture/flavor/softness of the treats are always spot on. I can’t think of anything I dislike about the products or the service.

5) Pinterest:  I never thought I would love this site so much. It’s so convenient for organizing cooking, makeup, and product ideas. Plus, it’s fun to check out other people’s ideas while I’m blowing off medieval literature reading to pin things. 🙂


What have you all been loving recently?


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
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9 Responses to Current Favorites: Beauty and Life Vol. 7

  1. Recently I’ve been loving listening to Van She’s album Idea of Happiness. It’s on reply daily and makes me dream of sandy beaches. For the last couple of month’s I have been addicted to cinnamon bears, which is strange because I’m typically a purely chocolate kinda gal. My skin tone doesn’t like orange lipsticks, but I did just buy a tomato red lipstick that I’m really excited about!

  2. sylirael says:

    I totally feel you on the term paper thing…except mine’s a phd thesis. Please kill me now? I thnk I need to look up the music that helped me write my honours dissertatin again…only that will prevail! (Soundtracks from battle star galactic a and Uncharted 2, randomly).

    I wish I could get into orange lipsticks, but coral is about as close as my skintone will let me go!

  3. I also like orange lipsticks, but my personal favorite is coral!

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