I was long overdue for an adventure with @jessica_s_pappu, but going on @jarvisthegemini’s first hike made up for the fact that we were supposed to be in Colorado this weekend. 😍

I was long overdue for...

The real winner of quarantine... @jarvisthegemini. He’s been getting all the love and affection from us, I think he’s over it. 
It’s great having a dog right now. He keeps me company while @sammen89 has to work from home, instead of my extroverted self getting lonely. How are you guys doing?

The real winner of quarantine......

#TBT. Any other extroverts going stir-crazy?

#TBT. Any other extroverts going...

Back from when I was allowed to go outside. This was last month actually. I was hiking a lot as I prepare to (hopefully) make it up a 14er in CO with my outdoorsy other-Jessica @jessica_s_pappu. I was doing well for about 75% of this hike but that last stretch back took a lot out of me. 
Fun fact, for being from Texas I actually DON’T hate the cold. Cold + wind is a different story though.

Back from when I was...

I work in one of the industries heavily affected by the virus. For the first time in at least a year I had a job I loved going to, a company I believed in, and an industry that I’ve always wanted to work in. I loved my team and I felt like I belonged. Now, I’m furloughed, stuck at home until who knows when. I know it’s only temporary but it still sucks. This pause has forced me to do something I hate doing, to slow down. I hope you and yours are staying healthy and taking this time to focus on the important things: each other. Stay strong.

I work in one of...

Slowly working my way back to that “influencer” life. 🥴

Fun fact, I always HATED being called that. It often gets used synonymously with people that are shallow or are just self-centered, only caring about how things looked. I’ve been there. I’ve been where I planned on what to do based on “how it looks.” I’ve been depressed when my posts didn’t do as well as I thought they should. I spent money on outfits that I’d wear once, or plan outfits to wear in public based on what I’d be posting. I took it personal when I saw my follower count decrease. Eventually I’d had enough of my mental health tied to social media. I cleaned up 15000 “ghost” followers, people that followed me for giveaways or other reasons and didn’t ever actually care about my content, leaving people that I thought actually cared (and still lost about 1k). I’m definitely still learning the balance, and I often just lean towards not posting anything, instead of posting to have a post for the day or keep my content on your feeds. If you notice long gaps between my posts, that’s what’s going on. Quality//Quantity ☺️

Slowly working my way back...

Apparently between me, KP, and Dončić, only one of us will be showing up to the Mavs//Hawks game 😂 (swipe right) #MFFL

Apparently between me, KP, and...

Don’t let the shoes fool you, I’m still 5’1(ish)”

Don’t let the shoes fool...

The person who wrote this clearly hasn’t experienced the magic of a nap 😂

The person who wrote this...

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Happy National Lipstick Day!

It’s National Lipstick Day! I love lipsticks! My favorite are usually bright pinks or dark burgundy (polar opposites), but I have everything in between!

 

Keep reading to see 12 of my favorite lipsticks in a variety of colors and finishes, all under $16:

 

Lipsticks Close Up

1. Maybelline Color Sensational in Red Revival ($7.99) – A true, vintage hollywood red with a creamy, semi-glossy finish.
2. NYX Round Case Lipstick in B52 ($3.99) – A soft pinky mauve with creamy finish. This is a pinker version of a MLBB (my lips but better) shade on me.
3. Color Sensational Creamy Matte in Divine Wine ($7.99) – A deep wine with red-brown undertones with a satin finish. It comes off as a deep These lipsticks are almost perfectly matte without drying out your lips! LOVE.
4. Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Pink Truffle ($8.49) – A plummy rose with a sheer, glossy finish. I love this for days where I want a little color without the coverage of a true lipstick.
5. Maybelline Baby Lips Electro Lip Balm ($3.29) – A glossy, sheer berry lip balm. It looks WAY brighter than it goes on. Another lazy day favorite.
6. Revlon Super Lustrous in Black Cherry ($7.99) – A true, deep burgundy statement lipstick with a creme finish.
7. Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids in Vibrant Mandarin ($7.99) – A vibrant creamy red-orange, that leaves a coral-tinted stain after fading. This one isn’t for the faint of heart.
8. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Rose Hip ($4.36) – A cool toned bright fuchsia pink with with a creamy (almost waxy looking) finish. I usually blend it with Milani Matte Diva
9. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Diva ($4.36) – This one is slightly lighter and cooler than Milani Rose Hip. The finish is a true matte. I don’t own it, but from what I’ve seen online this is a close dupe for MAC’s Candy Yum Yum. The matte finish and vivid color makes it a definite statement lipstick
10. MAC Lipstick in Lickable ($16) – My first bright lipstick and my first MAC product! It’s a blue based magenta with a little bit of a pearl in MAC’s “Cremesheen” finish.
11. Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Teddy Bare ($4.36) – A soft brown based pinky with creamy finish. This is a slightly browner and deeper MLBB shade on me.
12. Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Shameless ($9.49) – a medium dark, warm toned purple (think a red-based purple instead of a cool blue-based one) with a satin-matte finish. I love that it’s in crayon form! So handy. This is another one that should be used to make a bold statement lip.

Here are the swatches in order on my arm (taken indoors, with sunlight). I know a few of them look close but in person, the different finishes make a difference.

Lipstick Swatches

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