Essie Nail Polish – Ballet Slippers

  
I know I’ve sang the praises of Essie nail polish before, but in the honor of Spring and of all things in a beautiful blushing shade of pink I wanted to do a special post on the new color I recently added to my Essie collection. Ballet Slippers is GORGEOUS!!!! It is a beautiful neutral shade that looks good with everything. Definitely my new favorite shade.

If you haven’t tried any of Essie’s products, please do! If you’d like to hear me rave more about Essie, please see my previous blog post.

Essie Nail Polish | All Things Adored

https://allthingsadored.net/2016/02/01/essie-nail-polish/ 

Happy Nail-Polishing!! πŸ™‚

Cosmetic Glitter!

  

I love sparkles! So with the abundant amount of cosmetic glitters available now on the market, I am a happy girl!

The two brands I have tried recently are NYX and Glitter Injections. Both come as a loose glitter, however Glitter Injecions has a line on pressed glitters which look AMAZING. I have them on my list as one of the next products I want to try.

The NYX Brilliant Glitters are made for the face or body and come in twelve different shades. They are available online and at Ulta for $6.00 each.

Glitter Injections loose glitter comes in a few different sizes and come in virtually any color you can think of. They have a wide selection of chunky and specialty glitters as well.

What cosmetic glitters are your favorites? Let me know, cause one can never have too much glitter. ✨😊✨

Photo Information: NYX Brillant Glitters in Blue, Red, Violet, and Rose.

Lime Crime Velvetines

   
Liquid lipsticks are here to stay and one of my more recent discoveries has been Lime Crime’s Velvetines line. 

These velvety rich lip colors go on smoothly and dry to a nice matte finish. The color is long lasting and stays put.

The shade “Beet It” (pictured above) is a beautiful deep berry color. It is undoubtedly one of my new favorite colors.

22 shades from classic colors to the bold and unique. Prices range from $16 to $20 depending on the color and they are cruelty free and vegan.

Photo Information: Lime Crime Velvetines in shade Beet It.

 

Socks

  

Let’s talk socks! With the dozens upon dozens of sock options out there right now, it is just silly to be wearing the same ol’ basic white sock. It just simply won’t do! πŸ˜‰

There are socks for the cutesy, for the quirky, for the pattern-obsessed, for the animal lovers, and foodie fanatics. Whatever your thing is – there’s a sock to represent it.

So get out there and embrace your sock game!

  

 
Photo Information: Top Photo – Socks by Forever 21, Middle Photo – Socks by Happy Socks, Bottom Photo – Socks by Skater Socks, Shirt by Time Los Angeles, and Glasses by Dolce and Gabbana.

DIY Lip Scrub

  

With the weird weather we’ve been having lately in Southern California, I decided to take advantage of one of the rainy days and make myself some lip scrub. 

You can find a ton of DIY recipes on Pinterest for these, varying in tastes, aromas, textures, etc. 

I opted to concoct my own recipe because I didn’t want to have a bunch of leftovers. So this recipe (below) will probably make you enough lip scrub for approximately 4-5 applications.

First let me mention that this lip scrub is completely edible, smells amazing – kind of somewhere between an Orange Dreamcicle and an Orange Julius, and it leaves your lips feeling soft and exfoliated afterwards.

The Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons of organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of grapeseed oil
  • 3-4 drops of vanilla extract
  • 3-4 drops of orange extract

The Process: 

  • Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl.

Once you’ve got your ingredients all blended together, simply apply a small to liberal amount to your lips and rub in a circular motion for about 1-2 minutes. Afterwards either rinse off excess or lick the rest of it off your lips πŸ™‚

Substitutions can be used for the sugar, depending on how course or fine you prefer the grain to be. Some other options include brown sugar, or sugar in the raw. The cane sugar I used falls in the middle in terms of grain size.

Happy scrubbing!! πŸ™‚

If anyone tries it out, please share your experience in the comments below. Or if you have a lip scrub recipe you’d like to share please do so below as well. Thanks!