Girl Next Door Pink


Hello everyone! I know it's been a while since I last wrote something but please don't hate me. I've been busy with my IELTS review and it's almost time for my exam. Please wish me luck! XO

Anyway, it's summer and now's the time to break out those colorful pink lips!


If you guys follow me on any of my social networking sites, you may notice that I'm an online shopping addict. I recently discovered about Luxola and I'm obsessed. It's basically an online shop filled with a plethora of makeup and cosmetics. It's definitely special because they have brands we can't get a hold of here in the Philippines or in other Asian countries. Remind me to get something from Zoeva, Sigma and 3CE next time I order from them! *Park Sora fan girl emerges HAHA*

Well back to the main topic. I've been eyeing new bright lipsticks to try for the summer season and I picked out 3 new lipsticks in various shades of pink! I love how pink lips make me feel instantly feminine especially now that I have short hair. There's just something very girl next door about pink lips and I'm forever obsessed. It's definitely a classic just like red lips! 


I got three lipsticks from Luscious Cosmetics, one was a lovely matte finish (Signature Lipstick) and the other two were satin (Super Moisturizing Lipstick). First things first, may I just say that I really love the packaging of the satin ones. They were in a sturdy silver bullet while the matte one was in a plastic bullet, still sturdy but the silver definitely wins! 

For the purpose of this review, I tried to choose three very different shades of pink. I mean who would want to see a review of three pink lipsticks with the same undertone and shade. Totally useless, if you ask me, UNLESS it was a dupe post then I'm absolutely up for that. ;) 

For the girls just starting to wear lipsticks, I picked out the perfect neutral pink MLBB for you; Creamy Rose. For the girls who can't let go of their red lips but want to slowly venture out in the wonderful world of pink lips; Flirty Fuschia. And finally, for the girls with brave souls not afraid to rock a bright pink lip; Raspberry.

Left to Right: Creamy Rose, Flirty Fuschia, Raspberry



Creamy Rose: a muted dirty rose suitable for daily use. It's a tad bit deeper than most mauve shades but I still consider it to be an MLBB kind of lipstick for my skin tone. It's the perfect mix of pink and brown. People obsessed with the Kylie Jenner lip trend or the 90's lip trend will definitely love this shade and it's definitely my personal favorite out of the bunch. 



Flirty Fuschia: to be honest, it's not really fuschia! HAHA! I really don't know why they named it like this. Lol. Well anyway, this lipstick is a hot pink mixed with red. It's kind of like a corally hot pink; I hope that makes sense. It reminds me of one of my favorite MAC lipsticks but let's just keep it at that. *I'll be making a dupe post soon hehe*

As for the formula of these satin lipsticks, they're opaque, creamy and they really are moisturizing. Also, I didn't notice any scent while I was putting these on. Two thumbs!



Raspberry: this should be the one named Flirty Fuschia and the other one would suit the name Raspberry! :( Haha! Oh well, I'm not the one making the names so I'll just shut my mouth. Lol. Raspberry is a mid-tone pink/fuchsia with a neutral undertone. It's the perfect shade for summer. It's just so girly and fun; I'll definitely use this a lot!

As for the formula of this lipstick, it's supposed to be matte but I think it's definitely more of a satin finish. Just like the previous shades, it's also creamy and opaque! The other two are more moisturizing but this one is supposed to be a matte so it's okay.


You can get these lipsticks HERE from LUXOLA

They were delivered directly to my doorstep and I didn't need to pay customs tax! Yay! If you do want to get some awesome items from LUXOLA, you can use my promo code "BLX-FOREST" to get 15% off your first order from Luxola.com/ph. However, this voucher code is only valid till August 31st and is not applicable on non-discountable brands found in their FAQ. Luckily, I checked the site and it seems that you can get a discount for these lipsticks so YAY! Happy shopping, girls! 

I hope you guys had fun reading this entry! I'm definitely armed and ready for an awesome summer. I loved my three pink lipstick picks and I hope I gave you some summer lipstick inspiration. 

XO, Marion

More black and white




Surprise, surprise! More black and white from me. I think this blog sincerely lacks colors; not that I'm complaining. 

It's becoming super super hot here. It's normally 35 - 40 degrees here now so when it was raining the other day, I took the chance to wear my new crop sweater from WalkTrendy. I take advantage of any chance I get to wear sweaters and jackets. How I wish for consistent cold weather. I think I should move to another country soon! The weather here makes me want to sport shirts and shorts all the time when I go out. Any more than that, I'll definitely sweat like a pig. The sad reality of this place.... 

Thanks for listening to my short but sweet rant about the scalding weather! Haha!

PS. I linked the sweater, check it out! It's SO CUTE! <3

XOXO, M

Black and white striped cropped sweater c/o WalkTrendy
Black Skinny Jeans - Forever21
White Watch - Puma
Shoes & Black Sling Bag c/o Jessica Buurman


Colorless


It's always dreadful to wear pants in this scorching weather but these silk pants are a joy to wear. They're super comfortable and I love how it makes basic pieces like my sporty gray shirt and Adidas slides look more chic! 

Also, I've been avoiding colors like the plague. Lol! Even in my lipsticks. I'm wearing more muted stuff. IDK why. It's just been my jam lately! ;p I've been especially addicted to the Colourpop Lippie Stix in Lumiere which I just got! (I'll do a haul post soon!) Anyway, this black crossbody bag has been my go to bag recently and it suits all my colorless outfits! Love it. <3

I need to go out and buy some bathroom stuff so I'll see you guys soon!

XOXO, M

T-Shirt, Floral Silk Pants: Forever 21
Black Sling Bag c/o Jessica Buurman
Pool Slide Sandals: Adidas
Lipstick: Colourpop Lippie Stix - Lumiere (Kathleen Lights, Hey girl!<3)

STUCK





Just the perfect outfit for the bipolar rainy x sunny weather that we're having now. This outfit is definitely a no brainer. By the way, I love how huge my new leather tote is. It's practically almost as big as my upper body. LOL. Gigantic bags are always close to my heart as I love carrying a lot of useless stuff with me on an everyday basis. XD


Oh by the way, I'll be making more reviews mid-march! I'm finally going to have more time on my hands so.... that'll be fun! I think this is a useless entry but I love how the outfit looks nonetheless. See you soon guys! 

XO, Marion

Tshirt - Adidas 
Shorts - Forever 21
Sneakers - Jessica Buurman 
Black Tote Bag - Jessica Buurman