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Mac and Essence

Nothing compares to the scent and feel of Mac lipsticks… except for Essence.

Mac lipstick retails for $17 whereas Essence retails for $2.99.

Essence “like a princess”

Mac Creme D’Nude
I bought the essence lipstick “Like a princess” #13 back in July, and alternated between that lipstick and the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lip in #401 “Julianne’s Red” during the summer.

I have been fighting the urge to wear them until recently where I realize spring is on the way and that it is the perfect time to begin again (lol Taylor Swift reference, what else would you expect).

Recently I’ve rediscovered Mac’s Creme D’Nude considering I am as whites as snow at the moment and I have to be honest, I still can’t get over how AMAZING it smells.



Fall / Winter Beauty Favorites 

These are a few of my favorites for autumn and winter. There are no eye shadows this time, but there is a narrowing down of lipstick (I promise).


I don’t use many face masks, but when I do I just buy one from the drugstore and I tend to reach for the one that appears in a mint color on my face. It’s just fun. There is also, of course, moisturizer because no one wants a yucky dry face… well I’d prefer not to have that anyways. I have cotton pads to use with my makeup remover which is the simple micellar water (loooove this stuff. Love it.) there is also a mini first aid beauty cleanser in case I run out of the micellar water. I’ve also thrown in the first aid beauty radiance pads because it’s nice to refresh the face with them… but whatever you do, don’t get this product in you’re eyes.


I love love love the wander highlighter in ivory (my favorite), watts up highlighter by benefit (bought at an airport from the cutest vending machine), and a mini becca spotlight highlighter.

💖Lip balm:

I have here a hempz lip balm, a jack black lip balm in the lemon flavor (a game changer), and a burts bees conditioning lip balm.


Blush may just be one of my favorite things in the universe, and I have the Tarte Amazonian clay blush in blushing bride, NARS orgasm blush, benefit rockateur (currently replacing my Cora lists which I’ve run out of for the fourth time ahhh), and the becca beach tint in lychee/Opal pictured above.


I honestly did narrow this down… haha. I stuck around the red family although I added in a few everyday nude picks as well. From the left: burts bees lip shimmer in rhubarb, Mac dazzleglass in love alert, Anastasia Beverly Hills lipgloss in date night, too faced melted lipstick in melted berry, Rimmel Kate moss lipstick in 107, buxom lipgloss in White Russian, bare minerals marvelous moxie lipgloss in rebel, rosy Vaseline tub, urban decay revolution lipstick in naked, Mac lipstick in creme cup. I realize now I didn’t include the Lancôme lip lover in rose ballet 313, and I have to tell you that is my all time favorite lipgloss year round.


I didn’t include my go-to brown pencil liner, however liquid liner I feel is that extra bit flattering in the fall. I have the best ever eyeliner by dollywink in the shade black, the super slim liner by L’Oréal, and two maybelline line stilleto eyeliners in blackest black and brownish black. Note: an amazing eyeliner I do no have on me at the moment is the essence gel eyeliner in midnight in Paris.

💖Nail polish:

So so so many shades… Essie peak of chic, essence rock, Essie Aruba blue, Essie skirting the issue, Chanel accessorie, Essie no more film, Rimmel ready set go, Essie Bahama mama, topshop heart of gold, sinful colors easy going, Essie mademoiselle. One not pictured that I am currently wearing is the Essie merino cool.

💖Book I’m currently reading:

The little Paris bookshop by Nina George. 😄

🍁 Hope you guys enjoyed this post. Let me know what you’re favorites are for the autumn and winter months.🍁

💖 Nat

I love makeup…

This is a bit of my makeup collection… This is about half of it at the moment, the rest is in a box to my left haha.

These are a few of my favorite colors at the moment and I’m especially excited to wear them for autumn… 

I don’t even want to take the swatches off my hand, I love them so much!!

💖 Nat 

Top 5 lip products 

These are a handful of my favorite lip products.

Lipsticks/ lip glosses are always changing for me, but if I had to crown 5 of them as my favorite– these are them.

💜Numba 1: Kate Moss Rimmel London Lipstick in 107

This is a great all year round red–any red lipstick in general tends to work– but this one is inexpensive and universally flattering. And, I am not one to whip out a red lip. Currently I like my pinky-nudes, but in the fall this lip color is a definite must. It stays in my bag at all times.

💜Numba 2: bare minerals marvelous moxie lipgloss in rebel

This is a pink lipgloss that is absolutely GORGEOUS. If I don’t know what I’m wearing on my lips for the day, this is my go-to. It’s a great color for the spring (I feel like it adds a nice glow) without being too “look at me”!

💜Numba 3: Yves Saint Laurant Rouge Volupté lipstick in peach passion #13

There are not enough words to describe my love for this lipstick. While it did cost a pretty penny for me– It’s absolutely beautiful, creamy, and lasts a long while which justifies the purchase. It is a  vibrant pinky-peach that glides on and leaves color on the lips as it wears off. It’s stunning. This photo does it no justice. I urge you to check it out and try a lipstick at some point in your life from this line.

💜Numba 4: urban decay revolution lipstick in naked

This is a great everyday pink. For me, this is a “my lips but better” shade. The packaging is what drew me to it years ago ( junior year of high school I bought f-bomb a FLAWLESS red from this line and haven’t turned back since ). These lipsticks are creamy, and come in a wide range of shades from nudes to reds. A great lipstick that everyone should at least give a go once, because there’s one for everyone (sheer, matte, and regular lipstick such as the one I have). Try it. Just do it. 🙂

💜Numba 5: Mac dazzleglass in love alert

This is the kind of red I don’t feel odd wearing in public because it’s one that is buildable to achieve a full on red, but can also be worn sheer. It had a nice sparkle (silver and blue that are not felt or overpowering to the color) to it as well as an incredible shine. If you like lip gloss, you will love this. It also smells like vanilla– 😍😍😍.

Thanks for reading,

Nat 💖

What’s In My Bag?


This is my current handbag. I’ve had it for at least three years, and it has done me well to this day. I bought it at Nordstrom for $40-45 and before you can gasp at the amount I spent on it, I fell in love with it and it is still my staple bag to this day. Yes, I switch handbags around as everyone does, but without a doubt this is my favorite and still looks to  be in good shape.

Here’s what’s inside…

  1. Gloves
  2. A book- “Saint Anything” written by Sarah Dessen (her books are my absoulte favorite ever since I can remember).
  3. A water bottle (I carry around water 90% of the time)
  4. Superman Headphones
  5. My wallet (holds mints, little memories such as movie tickets,fortunes from fortune cookies, my license, and $10 at most)
  6. Movie tickets
  7. A Star Wars notebook I couldn’t help but buy
  8. A pink USB flash drive
  9. A mini Paris notebook
  10. A Carpe Diem bracelet- reminds me little moments matter and not to dwell on the future (or anything for that matter) too much
  11. A mini blue comb
  12. Tweezers
  13. Kate Moss Rimmel 107 lipstick
  14. Jack black lip balm in “natural mint”
  15. Bare minerals marvelous moxie lipgloss in “rebel”
  16. Revlon lip butter in “strawberry shortcake”–I’ve repurchased this for as long as I’ve owned my purse
  17. Mac lipstick in “pure zen”
  18. Versace bright crystal rollerball
  19. An array of pens and pencils
  20. A mini orange pencil I stole from a mini golf club on accident
  21. Neosporin tube
  22. A little Kleenex pack
  23. Mini orange sticky notes– I’m just now realizing how many “mini” things I own here
  24. Hand warmers–its chilly out!
  25. Peanut M&M’s–I love me some of these.

And that’s everything in my bag at the moment! Sorry there was nothing exciting like a dog. ❤

Let me know what you carry around, no really, these are my favorite types of tags. 🙂