Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Swatch Video + Review

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor Swatch Video + Review

There has been so much buzz about these little drugstore lippies that I had to see what all the hype was about. While running into walgreens (for one thing, and walking out with 7, as per usual) I spotted a display of these and grabbed two shades, Addiction and Devotion. After testing (and falling in love with) those two, I ran to ULTA for four more, picking more adventurous shades this time, and I was hooked

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March Favorites

March Favorites

Spring is finally budding, and with that has come the transition from boots, pants, and dark colors, into sandals, skirts, and bright pastels! This month, I've had fun playing around with some brighter nail polishes, fun rings, and gorgeous new sandals!

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February Favorites

February Favorites

This month was full of rediscoveries and a few new favorites. February was all about pretty neutrals and muted colors to transition from winter to spring! First up, these gorgeous shades from Essie! I've been loving rotating and mixing these three for an understated but fresh mani. Imported Bubbly (left) has a beautiful pearl-effect on the nail, and looks amazing paired with Mochachino (right) which is a pretty light brown with tiny light-reflecting particles in it. Sugar Daddy (center) is the ultimate natural color. It adds just a slight polished pink to the nail, and pulls together whatever look you're wearing without drawing too much attention. 

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November Beauty Favorites

Clinique Color Pop Lipstick in Poppy Pop, Cola Pop, and Punch Pop, LORAC Skinny Palette in Black, Essie Polish in After School Boyfriend Blazer and Sugar Daddy, Maybelline Fit me powder, L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes, L'Oreal True Match Foundation

This month brought a few new beauty finds, and a few re-discoveries! These are some of the products I've been reaching for every day!

1. L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes

L'Oreal Voluminous False Fiber Lashes - November Beauty Favorites - Southern New Yorker

It's no secret that I've had a long-running love affair with L'Oreal's Million Lashes Mascara (One of the best drugstore mascaras, seriously.) but I've just discovered their False Fiber Lashes mascara, and I have to say, it's pretty dang amazing. For full, fluttery lashes, this golden beauty is a winner!!

2. Essie Polish - After School Boy Blazer and Sugar Daddy

You can never have too many Essie polishes. It's simply not possible. This month, I've been loving wearing this sheer pink shade, Sugar Daddy on my nails. It adds a sophisticated polish, but isn't too obvious when it chips (because who really has the time to keep up with a manicure?)

For the toes, I've been all about After School Boy Blazer. It's a dark, dark navy that almost appears black, and it looks too cute!

3. LORAC Skinny Palette in Black

This little gem has been picked up almost every day! I use the second shade all over the lid, fourth for a contour, and then use the darkest brown or black for a liner! It's a perfect travel palette, and has colors for both day and night! Unfortunately, this exact palette was a limited edition, but LORAC has the Matte Pro Palette which is very similar!!

4. Maybelline FIT me Powder

It's getting colder, which means dewy summer skin is no longer here and winter mattes are here to stay! I love Maybelline's FIT Me powder because it provides the perfect finish without looking chalky or cakey.

5. Clinique Color Pop Lipsticks

And for the 600th time, please let me tell you about Clinique's Color Pop Lipsticks! These hyper-pigmented suckers have gorgeous color, insane lasting-power, super hydration, and are my OBSESSION. I currently have Cola Pop (A rich brown-red), Poppy Pop (a bright orangey-red), and Punch Pop (a bold fuchsia). I adore them and plan on collecting every single shade! 

6. L'Oreal True Match Foundation

I mentioned this foundation in my Drugstore Foundation Comparison and it definitely won out of all the types I tested. It has a nice, medium coverage, it's easy to apply and there's an enormous shade range in three different tones (cool, neutral, and warm) so you're guaranteed to find a perfect match!

What have you been loving this month? Let me know in the comments below!



Drugstore Foundation Comparison

Drugstore Foundation Comparison

As most of you know, I've been in college in NYC for about two months now, and with the college life, comes the college budget! That said, I've had to trade my beloved Dr. Jart BB Cream for a more budget-friendly option. And so the search for a new drugstore foundation began! Here are the 4 that I've been testing out over the past few months: 

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Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris

So this post started out as a Top 10 Under $10, but after picking out my favorites products, I realized that 6/10 were all by L'Oreal Paris. Therefore, here are my top 6 products from L'Oreal! 

L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara - Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara

I have sung the praises of this mascara for as long as I've used it (which is several years). I'm honestly not sure I could survive without this mascara, and I would pick it over any high-end mascara that I've tried so far. It lengthens, defines, and keeps them perfectly curled ALL DAY. Not too much in the volume department, but pairing it with a volumizing formula and it's golden! (Literally)

L'Oreal Paris Collection Nudes Lipstick in Julianne Nude -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Collection Nudes 

I first discovered these when I was picking out a lipstick for my Senior Prom, and while I've always had a tiff with the way L'Oreal lipsticks smell, I fell head over heels for this color! Plus, the lasting power is amazing for a drugstore lipstick! I picked Julianne Nude as my color, but there are quite a few in the range!

L'Oreal Paris Brow Dup -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Brow Shaping Duo

Brows completely make or break your makeup. I am a firm believer in strong, dark, defined brows, and this duo is fantastic. I generally don't use them both for one look, but instead use the lighter one for a more natural look and the darker one for when I want a thicker, darker brow. Love them both!

L'Oreal Paris La Palette Nude 1  -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Color Riche La Palette Nude 1

I am palette obsessed. It started with Urban Decay's Naked 2, and now I can't stop. I was a bit skeptical of a drugstore palette but I was very impressed by this one! The color selection is great, and the pigmentation is much better than I expected! Plus they have two different palettes to choose from (I presume one for lighter skin tones, and one for darker, but could just be personal preference). 

L'Oreal Paris Infallible Makeup Setting Spray -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

Infallible Makeup Setting Spray

Hello Amazing! I was over the moon to find a drugstore setting spray that actually worked! Best dupe I've found for the Urban Decay version and half the cost! I will absolutely be keeping a can of this on hand always. If you only check out one thing from this list, make it this! (or the mascara. I have a love affair with that mascara)

L'Oreal Paris EverPure Blonde Treatment -  Top 6 Beauty Products from L'Oreal Paris - Southern New Yorker

EverPure Blonde Reviving Treatment

No product post would ever be complete without me talking about a bottle-blonde product, and this color refresher/deep conditioning treatment is definitely a new favorite! I actually saw a difference right after using this in the tone of my hair (a major win!) plus, the added deep conditioning is heavenly! Maybe I need to add this to The Best Products for Bottle Blondes!

Those are my top products from L'Oreal! Let me know below if you've tried any of these or which ones you want to go check out!



*This post is not sponsored by L'Oreal Paris