testing & reviewing LipSense!

I have always been a fan of lipsticks, lip gloss, and lip products that make them pop and survive various temperatures. However, it just so happens that finding the perfect lip product for long-time wear is a difficult task. Luckily for me, the brand, LipSense, reached out to me and I became instantly interested about their products.

Here is the initial rundown about LipSense… their lip products are so long-lasting that they are waterproof, kiss-proof and smudge-proof to the point where the color does not come off until you take it off (via the remover provided). To make matters even better, LipSense lays color over lips and then the gloss seals the color in. “It’s Lead Free, Wax Free, Gluten Free, Vegan friendly, never tested on animals, contains NO animal by-products, is made from naturally reoccurring ingredients and is made in the USA”.

A lovely thank you to Karen Brasiola Mitchell for sending me a product kit to try. I like it so much, that I decided to write this post about it!

I’m always looking for a lip product that will stay all day and get through various weather temperatures, coffee, and my daily life. Inside of the adorably packaged box, I got some information on the other products, perfume sampler, and the lip color (Aussie Rose), moisturizing gloss, and Ooops! Remover. Following the application instructions, I began to add the color on my clean and clear lips. The product itself applies far differently and feels more dry than regular lip glosses. I waited for it to dry to avoid sticking and was surprised to see it dry as fast as it did. After about three layers, I added the clear gloss to seal the color in, which provided extra moisture.

Turns out, it feels very natural and lightly plumpifies my lips. The color is rich and beautifully natural looking and even with minimal face makeup, it added a nice pop to my face without drawing mass attention to my lips. I didn’t need a lip liner and the longer I had the product settle, the better my lips felt. As it goes for the scent, the products had a floral tone with a slight tang of the alcohol that keeps it bacteria free. Once applied, the smell seemed to fade away while the color stayed strong.

Here is a video about the application process: https://www.facebook.com/SeneGence/videos/10153283993174080/

I tested it on a hot afternoon in sunny LA. Since September always brings the hottest weather around here when all I want is sweater weather and fall time, the humidity is high, making this test really…well, a test. Turns out, the color did last the entire night despite multiple fans, drinking non-stop water, and the night heat on a spontaneous Saturday night. The color lasted even after I took a much-needed shower, but it was about that time when it started to come off. That being said, I do not recommend swimming with it (or any lip product for that matter), but LipSense definitely lives up to its expectations!

However, since I only wore it for a few hours one night, I decided to try it again the next day to see how it lasted. It was another hot day I ended up in Malibu. There was no time to reapply either the gloss or color, but there was also no need! The color survived most of the day and only began to disappear later on into the late afternoon. Once I took off my makeup for the night, I realized that my lips felt more exfoliated and fresh. As it goes for the remover, it helps with cleaning up mistakes, but regular makeup remover works well too. However, the remover does work wonders and has a lovely vanilla scent!

Long story short, I am quite impressed by this product and I am definitely excited to use it again! It’s not just a long-lasting lip product…it’s long-lasting magic.

To learn more about LipSense, check out their website at https://www.lipsense.com/.

Check out Karen’s Hip Chic Beauty Boutique on Instagram, Facebook, and https://www.senegence.com/karenslastinglips!

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Season of Love: Valentines Day D.I.Y. <3

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Hello lovelies!

This upcoming Friday is Valentines day! OH, THE EXCITEMENT IS REAL! Whether or not you celebrate Valentines Day, you can still enjoy some fun D.I.Y. projects I’m featuring here today! I actually have the honor of being a part of a improv show that day, so of course i’m EXTRA super excited for Friday! Woo there, okay back to business. Point of the matter is, there are plenty of amazing reasons to enjoy the only Valentines Day 2014 has to offer! Let’s get started…

What to Wear?

GIRLS! What better day than to wear a dress or fun skirt is there? If it’s colder where you live, even a red sweater and leggings work! Pop in the reds and pinks and don’t forget to add some sparkle! There are plenty of fun dresses to wear! Match your outfit with fun jewelry and wear that extra ring…

 

MakeUp!

Perhaps some of the best makeup looks for valentines day are the more clean and simple ones! I would start off with a light layer of powder and/or concealer to get that “fresh” look. Then, a little bit of mascara, some pinkish blush, and red lips add for a perfect look! If you want to add a little bit of eyeliner, add a thin line to the top becoming more thick at the outer edge of your eye. Don’t forget to wear your sm:)e!

Smoothie Start

Valentines day usually involves a whole lot of amazing chocolate, but a delicious way to start your day is with a smoothie! Add orange juice, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and whatever other kind of berry you wish, and blend it all up! Pour into a mug or tumbler and enjoy! Smoothies are a delicious and healthy way to start your day off!

Send Handwritten Valentines!

I love anything handwritten! It just adds an extra touch. Instead of sending a text, email, or social media text, get out those gel pens, fun stationary paper, and all that good stuff and write a handwritten letter to send! For extra flare, add some sparkles into the envelope so when the receiver opens it, glitter makes everything sparkle! Add some extra flare with fun designs on the envelope too! 😀

 

I hope you have a very wonderful Valentines Day! “How do you celebrate Valentines Day?” Let me know in those fabulous comments below!

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Guide To Bright, White & Shiny Teeth

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Hello stylists!

Earlier this week on Twitter ( @lockerstyler ) I asked for an idea for this week’s post. The lucky winner asked about having a post about teeth whitening. We both share the same love for coffee, but most coffee drinkers know that coffee discolors teeth, and nobody likes that.

Here are some great advice tips for getting those bright white teeth.

Listerine Whiting Mouth-Wash: I use this stuff once before bed every night and I love it! The flavor I chose is VERY strong and OUTRAGEOUSLY minty, but that’s how it works so well. Just follow the instructions and schloosh around for as long as the directions say. When you’re done, just spit it back out into the sink. The kind I use gets thick and foamy so they recommend not eating or drinking for the next 30 minutes. It cleans your whole mouth and helps whiten your teeth too! GREAT STUFF.
• Baking Soda: Usually dentists recommend brushing your teeth with baking soda for whitening. I say, take a little bit once or twise a week on your brush and then add the tooth paste. Overuse can cause problems with your gums and that’s not good.
• Chew Sugar-Free Gum: Sugar-free gum (especially minty flavored) is supposed to help whiten your teeth. I don’t really know how well this works, but gum is great anyway so I say go for it.
• Drink Coffee With A Straw: If you really like dark coffee or even drink a lot of lighter coffee, it’s fine to use a straw. I usually drink hot coffee at Starbucks with a straw anyway. It will keep the coffee away from your front teeth and that can help you.
• Talk To Your Dentist: As much easier it is to go right to Google for your teeth advice, the dentist knows better. Talk to your dentist and your family for advice.

I hope those tips help you!

Also, check out the gal who inspired this post on twitter @nicol_waddles
…and she has a blog too! Check that out here: http://wwweasybreezyfashion.webstarts.com/easy_breezy_blog.html

If you would like to be featured in a post comment here and/or tweet me @LockerStyler your post idea! I will also follow you if your idea becomes a post!

Do you whiten your teeth? If so, how? Let me know with your fabulous comments below.

Keep Stylish!

me

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LUV4BEAUTY: New Category For You Beautiful People!

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Long time, no see.

That is EXACTLY how I feel when I realize that it has almost been a full year since this blog started up, and yet there isn’t a special category for beauty and hair care, plus all that other fun girly stuff. That is where your dreams are fulfilled and Locker Styler now has the LUV4BEAUTY category. As always, the categories can be searched up in that lovely search bar, so whether you are looking for DIY projects, seasonal trends, food, and so much more, feel free to search it up or scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the desired category in which you choose.

Okay, so lets get to some fun stuff here, shall we?

Here are some fantastic things to look forward to with this category…

  • FASHION 101: Chic? Glam? Need the top fashion? Girl, these are the posts you are going to LOVE! Major fashionistas will love these posts so that you be the most fashionable you at all times!
  • MAKEUP: Everyday, theater, Halloween and more! Makeup advice and tutorials may be heading your way for multiple reasons. You just can’t argue with makeup. It’s a girl’s best friend.
  • OOTD: Thanks to you wonderful people, this blog is possible, so of course I wanted to involve YOU in a daily contest! All you have to do is tweet @LockerStyler a description or photo of your Outfit Of The Day with the hashtag #OOTD and it may be selected to be put on a post that will combine a OOTD for each of the 7 days in a weekly post. Every entry will automatically recieve a RT and a FAVORITE, so everybody wins something for entering! HOW FUN!

I cannot wait to show you all these new kinds of posts you can start expecting on Locker Styler! Here are the main rules for entering the #OOTD contest on Twitter.

#OOTD Twitter Daily Contest

Official Rules and How to Enter

  • Make sure you have a Twitter account that is yours and it is not private. *private accounts will not be seen
  • You must be following @LockerStyler on Twitter
  • Tweet a description of your Outfit Of The Day or take a photo. 
  • Use the hashtag #OOTD

All entries are FAVORITED and RE-TWEETED as soon as possible. 

1 winning entry will be chosen per day to be shown in a weekly post featuring the 7 days of your OOTD’s.

I can’t wait! Let’s go!

me

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