It's been a long time since I've sat down and typed up a makeup review. I'm really excited about this one because there is nothing I love more than a 'Wow That's Certainly... Bright' lipstick. I bought three lipsticks and the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray mini.
Personally, I think Russian Red by M.A.C. is more of what you think of when you hear 'red lipstick' while Mega Matte Morphe by Nikita Dragun X Morphe is more of a ribbon red. And my third and final lipstick is a Kylie Cosmetics velvet lipstick in the color Heat.
First up lets look at the swatches.
When I put on Russian Red (pictured below) I got really excited because I've been hearing about this color for a long time and I've wanted to try it out. I purchased the mini version for ten USD, but the full-size was only 18.50 USD.
Morphe's Mega Matte lipstick in Morphe (Pictured below) was probably my favorite out of all three for a few reasons. I love how deep the color was and also the formula was really nice. I absolutely love the little Morphe M carved into the top of the lipstick itself- nice touch.
I bought Morphe for nine USD, and the entire collection has three more reds in it. I am definitely going to be purchasing the other Mega Matte reds as well.
Kylie Cosmetics is popular in the makeup industry for a reason, and many makeup artists have her lip kits in their collections. I was finally able to add one to mine and I just- I get it. I thought I understood why everyone liked these just from watching reviews and tutorials but now that I actually have one I completely understand.
Strange as it sounds the smell was one of the first things I noticed- it smelled so good. Kind of like a chocolatey fruit loop smell? The smell is one of the first things people mention about her lipsticks aside from the performance.
I wear this lipstick more than any of the others I purchased but I love it a lot. It's very bright, wears extremely well... it's just overall great. Kylie Velvets are a new staple in my collection!
** Also side note, always make sure you buy makeup from Ulta, Sephora or the actual brand's website itself. Never buy makeup off of Amazon, eBay or Aliexpress because you can (and most likely will) get chemical burn! I bought a "Kylie" lipstick off of Amazon a few years ago and didn't realize I got a knock off until I'd already burned my lips. It's not a good time, my friends- trust me on that one.
As for the Urban Decay Setting Spray, I can't say I've seen a visible change on anything except for my eyeshadow lasting just a little bit longer. More on that another time.
So, final thoughts? All three lipsticks get a Jessy stamp of approval!
In hindsight I probably should have uploaded this yesterday, since it’s “2018, Year in Books” but what can ya do?
Anywho, some of you may remember I uploaded a “2018 Book List” article. The goal of the article was to basically bully myself into getting back into reading- and it worked! Boy did it work! Compared to 2017’s three books, I read a ton this past year twenty-seven to be exact. Before we get to the list of books however, I want to update you on how 2018’s reading list went.
In my previous book article I said I wanted to read, The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (four books), the end of The Keys to The Kingdom by Garth Nix (four books), A Lite Too Bright by Sam Miller, Girl Online by Zoe Sugg (three books), Note To Self by Connor Franta, Turtles All The Way Down by John Green, and Deep Blue by Randy Wayne White. I read all the bolded items in the list. Everything else- nada!
Hear me out- Girl online started out okay, but it made me uncomfortable to read for some reason. There was just something about the book series that put me off and I got about halfway through the first book before I gave up on it. I never ended up buying Note to Self that was my own fault and I still really want to read that! As for Deep Blue, it’s not that I didn’t like the book, it’s just a really intensely themed book and it’s hard to go from “Oh my god prom!” to a book about stopping a fictional terrorist in a town I’ve personally visited multiple times. I do plan on reading Deep Blue at some point but I gotta be in the mood for Murder Mystery to read a Murder Mystery if that makes any sense.
I hate the way I set up the book list idea for last year for a lot of reasons. Like okay I read the books great but what do you guys care? What are you all getting from it? There were no regular updates on other books I was reading and looking back it just made no sense.
For 2019 what I plan to do is instead of being like “Oh I wanna read these books! Hope I do see you in January!” and then bolt, what I’ll do is read a few books at a time and write an article covering all of those. Kind of like a book (review?) club! We’ll call it Everything Book Reviews in honor of it being posted on the Everything Blog. This year if you’re curious and looking for new books just type ‘Everything Book Reviews’ into the search bar at the top of the page and you’ll get every review I’ve uploaded and tagged! (There will be actual reviews and thoughts and opinions instead of what you’re about to read below)
Now then, for the list of books I read in 2018 - if the title is bolded it’s a recommendation, I put notes and thoughts next to the ones I could remember enough about.
Well that’s it for 2018! It’s been a fun year filled with books and I plan to read more than twenty-seven this year. Let’s see how that works out, shall we? See you in the next one!
If you didn't guess by the title, this is my everything blog, where I write about... well everything! You get the idea. The only thing I don't write about here is NASCAR because I have a different blog for that.