Loving These Lip Sheers

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I’ve made some big strides in Operation Clean Up My Makeup Drawer, and there’s no hiding it any longer- I am officially in love with Beautycounter. The company’s mission has completely drawn me in, and I’m passionate about spreading the word about the importance of using safe cosmetics. Currently, I’m using the brand’s eye shadow, blush, bronzer, lip sheers, lip conditioning balm, shampoo and conditioner, kids’ shampoo and conditioner (SO GOOD!), and multiple skin care items. (You know, uh…just a few things.) The products score a 2 or below on EWG’s Skin Deep website, and they are all fantastic. The color collection is my current obsession, and I received so many emails and questions about it, that I decided to answer them on the blog.

Today I’m talking Lip Sheers. These lipsticks are creamy, lightweight, completely buildable, and the shades are very flattering for everyday. (Although, Beautycounter, I’m making a plea to you…please add some vibrant colors to the mix! I would love to see a classic red and punchy fuchsia.) The overall look is creamy and sheer, but if you are wanting to add some shine, Beautycounter makes a product called Lip Shine that you can apply on top for a more glossy look.

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Isn’t the packaging lovely?

So, here are what the colors look like on. I wore each shade on its own and then added the Lip Shine on top.

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Nude

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Nude review

BeautyCounter Lip Sheer in Nude + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Nude review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Petal

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Petal review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Petal + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Petal review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Twig

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Twig review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Twig + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Twig review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Coral

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Coral review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Coral + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Coral review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Rose

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Rose review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Rose + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Rose review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Currant

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Currant review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Currant + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Currant review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Raisin

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Raisin review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Raisin + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Raisin review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Plum

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Plum review

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Plum + Lip Shine

Beautycounter Lip Sheer in Plum review

What do you think? Pretty colors, right? I seem to gravitate towards Petal, Twig, Rose and Plum. I think you should give ‘em a try.

Here’s the deal – if you are considering buying some of the lip sheers and/or other products, definitely check out the Band of Beauty Member program. It’s only $25/year, and you get some great perks. However, the best part is that $15 of that $25 goes to your choice of one of these 3 non-profits – Environmental Working Group, Healthy Child Healthy World, or the Breast Cancer Fund. Beautycounter is totally about taking action and making change, so the member program is totally a win-win. (Plus, trust me, you will be re-ordering once you start using the skin care and hair products. The kids’ line is the BEST – I can’t stop smelling my kids’ heads.)

Beautycounter is sold here, and has a 30-day money-back guarantee. So if the products don’t work for you, just ship ‘em back. Questions? Shoot! Interested in joining the movement and becoming a consultant? Not gonna lie…reeeaaally good discounts.) Email me or read about it here. Also, let me know if any other product tutorials or reviews would be helpful in the future.



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You Guys, My Hair. (This is Time-Sensitive. And Sewious.)

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Opinions, please! I’m in California tying up loose ends for a couple of days, and of course, making a visit to Anh Co Tran.

Remember the last transformation he did this summer? Isn’t he just the best? He’s the best.

Well, my hair has already grown 2-3 inches and I am debating between two options.

NUMERO UNO

Keep the lived-in look, but take it shorter, like collarbone length. Something to effect of this.

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image credit: Anh’s Instagram

This cut would be super easy for me to manage, given I only wash and style my hair twice a week. The rest of the days, I wouldn’t have to touch it. Frankly, it’s the cut I was planning on. The only (huge) con is that most of Johnny’s highlights would be cut off, and I just paid a pretty penny for them this summer.

But then. THEN. I starting to notice bangs popping up in Anh’s Instagram feed, and the itch commenced.

NUMERO DOS

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You guys, I’m kind of wanting the bangs again. Alexa Chung bangs. I don’t want perfect bangs, pretty bangs or sideswept bangs. Nope. I want messy, unkempt bangs and hair. Basically, I want to pay a lot of money to look like I just rolled out of bed.

BUT YOU JUST GREW YOUR BANGS OUT, SARAH. I know, I know. Tell me I shouldn’t do it.

It’s just that…well, I like the way bangs frame my face. (Remember my bangs of yore?. 1. 2. 3.) I’ve got a narrow noggin, and sometimes the forehead gets a bit too much play, if you know what I mean. Plus, since I’m officially 40 and not interested in Botox, bangs are a good way to cover up my Resting Bitch Face furrow between my brows…uh, it’s pretty pronounced these days. Also, D is begging me to cut them. He’s a fan.

But the trimming. And the fussing about. And the growing out. The struggle is real.

Should I keep rocking the forehead and cut the collarbone-length bob or leave the hair longer and cut some bangs OR cut the collarbone-length bob AND add bangs? Also, is it that I want bangs like Alexa Chung or that I want TO BE Alexa Chung? Hmmm.

I welcome your thoughts. Peace be with you. Also, it’s nice here in California. I left Oklahoma just as the temps plummeted into the 30s. Fist bump.



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The Raddest Giveaway Ever (psst…an iPad Air 2!)

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YOU GUYS. I have a great, great, GREAT giveaway for you today! I have partnered up with the lovely Christine Koh (Boston Mamas), Audrey McClelland (Mom Generations), Allison Czarnecki (Petit Elefant), Heather Flett (Rookie Moms), Jane Maynard (This Week For Dinner), Morgan Shanahan (The 818), and Rachael Herrscher (Today’s Mama) to offer one lucky reader a 128GB wi-fi iPad Air 2 ($699 value)!

Enter to win between November 10-21 via the Rafflecopter widget below; you have 8 entry options and of course we encourage you to enter all 8 ways to maximize your chance to win! Once the giveaway ends, the winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email, with 48 hours to respond. Good luck!

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Holiday Nails With Sally Beauty

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This post is sponsored by Sally Beauty. Thanks for supporting this site!

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Let’s just get one thing straight. I never paint my nails. NEVER. I get one manicure a year, promptly ruin it within the first day, and curse spending my money.

But! The holidays are coming up, and I always start seeing pretty nail colors on Pinterest and think, “maybe I should be doing that…” (Peer pressure.) I mean, how hard could a gold triangle thingy on a black-painted nail be? (SO HARD, actually. No thanks.)

I decided to gather up a few holiday-inspired colors from Sally Beauty to share with you all, since I know YOU don flawless nail polish on a daily basis.

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After playing around with the colors, I really liked two.

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Go Baroque and Millefio Red. And can you believe it?! I gave myself a mani.

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It’s a holiday miracle. (Although I took it off within 24 hours. What can I say?)

Like these colors? Well, right now, Sally Beauty is thanking shoppers in November with over 40 gifts with purchase throughout the store. Obviously, November can get a little stressful with all of the holiday prep, gift lists, and parties. Sally Beauty wants shoppers to be able to focus on themselves, get “Thanksgifted,” and ultimately treat themselves. If you buy 2 FingerPaints Nail Colors, a free sparkly phone wallet wristlet (seen above) is a gift with purchase. You can check out all the gifts with purchase here.

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