Red Apple Lipstick – Audrey, Naughty, French Skirt

Red Apple Lipstick – Naughty, Audrey

About two months ago I was sent a couple of lipsticks to review from Red Apple Lipstick, a cruelty-free brand that makes paraben-free and gluten-free cosmetics. As I’ve been making the shift away from mass market makeup to “green” cosmetics (due to my dry skin issues), I’ve started paying more attention whenever bloggers and vloggers mention natural and green brands and Red Apple Lipstick happens to be one of the brands that I’ve noticed lots of people raving about lately. In fact, one of my favorite YouTubers, makeupTIA who reviews not only high end but drugstore makeup and everything in between, has raved about Red Apple lipsticks several times in her videos. So when Red Apple Lipstick offered to send me their lipsticks to try I was super excited.

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BECCA Mineral Blush – Gypsy, Songbird, Sweet Pea

BECCA Mineral Blush – Gypsy, Songbird, Sweet Pea

You may recall that I wasn’t too impressed with the BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Rose Gold that I bought during last year’s Sephora VIB sale. It was a lot bronzier than I expected, very sparkly and crumbled in transit. My whole experience with it really turned me off from buying any of BECCA’s other pressed powder highlighters. But I’m always hearing about how great their powder blushes are so I decided to give the brand another chance and recently purchased three Mineral Blushes in the shades Gypsy, Songbird, and Sweet Pea (0.20 oz, $32 each).

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Trader Joe’s Haul

Trader Joe’s Haul

I keep hearing about how delicious Trader Joe’s Kouign Amann, a type of pastry, are so I made a special trip to hunt them down. Unfortunately my local TJ’s didn’t have any in stock but I picked up a few other interesting things while I was there.

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Skip Hop ‘Duo’ Diaper Bag in French Stripe vs. LeSportsac ‘Ryan’ Baby Bag

Skip Hop ‘Duo’ Diaper Bag in French Stripe

A couple of weeks ago I blogged about the LeSportsac ‘Ryan’ Baby Bag that I’d purchased for my sister as a baby shower gift. I mentioned looking at several other bags before settling on the Ryan and the Skip Hop ‘Duo’ in the French Stripe pattern was one of the top contenders.

I’m a big fan of LeSportsac bags and was more than satisfied with my purchase but in the back of my mind I kept thinking about the Skip Hop Duo and wondering if I’d made the right choice. The Duo is super popular among new moms so I decided, to heck with it, and ordered one off of Nordstrom to see what the fuss was all about. The bag retails for $64. Nordstrom has a fantastic return policy so I knew if I ended up not liking it I wouldn’t have trouble getting a refund.

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RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

RMS Beauty Living Luminizer

The RMS Beauty Living Luminizer is a much hyped product and at $38 (0.17oz/4.82g) it’s quite a pricey one too. It’s supposedly the product that gives models that much sought after, ethereal, dewy glow. Being a girl with ultra dry skin that looks matte and dull most days, I had to give it a try.

I purchased mine from I tend to buy most of my non-drugstore, mid- to high-end makeup from them because I like their free shipping, no minimum policy and they ship pretty quickly. No shilling. I’m not affiliated with them in any way, just pleased with my shopping experiences with them over the past few years.

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