Sunday, February 23, 2014

Insta Gratification

As strange as it may seem, it took me quite awhile for me to adapt to a world with Instagram. While most of my friends had begun scrolling and snapping fiendishly, I hadn't even opened up the app.

To be perfectly honest, I have never been great at taking pictures, even with the convenience of a smartphone. This is clearly evidenced by my meager number of postings, and a small crew of followers. Nevertheless, I am trying to become a better blogger by being more engaged with this whole social media thing, so check out some recent pics and follow me @Gift4Style!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Purple is the New Everything

Because apparently I can't stop buying and posting about lipstick these days, I am here to tell you that purple is IT.

Forget the red, orange, and neon pink, I cannot get enough of a bold violet, lavender, or eggplant lip. Maybe it's the weather, maybe it's Lorde, but this winter I went on a serious purple lipstick binge. Four new tubes later, I think that maybe--just maybe--the craving is finally satiated. You be the judge: 

My attempt at Instagram artistry

L to R: Nars Full Frontal, MAC Flat Out Fabulous, Lancome Rouge in Love Violette Coquette, MAC Heroine

While Nars "Full Frontal" is Limited Edition, you can purchase the other 3 colors here:
- MAC "Flat Out Fabulous"
- Lancome Rouge in Love "Violette Coquette"
MAC "Heroine"

Also, I may have changed my mind since I started this post and am now seriously considering adding MAC's "Up The Amp" to my collection. What?! A lot can change in just a few paragraphs!

But don't just take my word for it, Buzzfeed also understands the relevance of this daring lip trend. I mean, purple is the color of royalty, so, you know, it totally rules.