I was aghast when I realized this Sunday is 'Spring Forward'...where we all lose a precious hour of sleep!
I don't think I can handle this.
However, my new Stila Smudge Stick in Mint Julep is bound to make me look bright-eyed and bushy -tailed come Sunday morning brunch. Some of you may have seen me wearing it today on my Instagram, and I have to say, I am in love with this mint liner!
Stila has been a brand that I have neither shunned nor really gravitated to. However, I am really impressed with their Spring 2014 launches of new Smudge Stick colors and other more out of the box shades and offerings to their line. They have really impressed me, especially with this liner.
Mint Julep ($20) is a true mint liner that is creamy, glides on so smoothly, is paraben free, and is not animal tested. Vitamin E and C give it creaminess and act as slight anti-aging agents on your delicate eye-lid area.
What I really love about this product is that is lasts ALL day. When I posted a picture of my eye look on Instagram, I had already been wearing it for over a full work day. After, I have since gone out to dinner and worn it the rest of the night, around 14 hours, and it looked like I had just put it on. I have oily lids, and yes I did prime, but this was still incredible. I also really dig how fresh the color is, and that you can create some mod looks with it.
To create this look, I lined my eye with a very thin line of NYX liquid black liner, and then followed the shape with Stila Smudge Stick in Mint Julep, continuing to the little 'wing' of my black liner. I kept the rest of my eye simple with a wash of nude shadow and some mascara. This would also look create on the waterline, as a thicker line, or worn all by itself.
This is a great liner for the upcoming Spring and Summer months because it is unexpected and waterproof! Yes! Can't wait to tuck this into my beach bag!
I have never done an empties post on the blog, and I don't plan on boring you by making it too long, but this year, I am all about using up what I have bought with my money! Why waste it?
This months' empties are a small group, but I feel proud nonetheless! All of the items are linked back to original reviews if I have them.
February 2014 Empties:
Clinique Dramatically Different Gel Moisturizer $14.50 for 50ml: This lasted me about 4 months, and I used it every single day, sometimes 3 or 4 times. Not bad! I already replaced it with the original lotion formula because my skin is really dry, but the gel is great for summer months.
Mini Vaseline Lip Therapy $2.00: Love these little pots for everything! This lasted me about 6 months. Used mostly as a night lip treatment.
Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm $6.00: Started using this at the beginning of January very regularly (2-5x a day) so I say this is a pretty good value. Need more!
This is my final empty--- Parasol from the Tarte Aqualillies Palette from last year ($38). This gorgeous nude has been a staple in my everyday eye looks for the last 6 months straight, and off and on when I first got it almost a year ago. Crazy how long one shadow lasts! I am still gonna use up that last bit, but I wanted to show you a bit of the color.
Did you empty anything this month? Feel free to link me your February Empties!