LipSense Review | The Lipstick That Won’t Budge!

Let me just start off by saying this, I have never been a lipstick girl. Ever. Until now.

One of my good friends Cady Snell started working with LipSense as a rep. She added me and some other ladies into a Facebook group and was raving about the liquid lipsticks from LipSense. I’ve watched so many videos in the past of girls proving that the lipstick doesn’t come off once applied but I always figured there had to be a catch, as many of these “too good to be true” products do.

I will admit that the only reason I made my first purchase was to support my friend. I didn’t have high hopes for the lipsticks simply because I had never in my years of wearing makeup found one that I liked and actually reached for on a daily basis.

I ordered the color Pink Champagne from Cady along with the gloss and remover. The starter pack cost me $55. This seemed expensive to me since I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it but I was excited to see if the rumors were true and coughed the money up anyway.

Not only do I love the color on my lips (a great “your lips but better” shade) but I LOVE the formula. To apply the lipstick properly you apply 3 coats of the color in the same direction letting each coat dry between applications. At first I was a little scared because the color seemed to be accentuating the dryness on my lips and didn’t look very smooth. However, once the gloss is applied the dryness is diminished and the color starts to really seep in. The gloss is slightly thick and sticky which I don’t like but once it’s fully absorbed and no longer sticky, your lip color is locked and looks perfectly smooth and flawless.

I absolutely recommend this product to anyone who hates to maintenance of lipstick and doesn’t like to reapply it throughout the day. Without the remover, this stuff will not come off. I absolutely love it and have started wearing it on a daily basis.

Thank you for reading! All opinions are my own, I was not paid to write this post.

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I used another PlannerEnvy sticker kit for this week’s spread! I also included some cute puppy stickers that I got from Walmart and some cute leftovers from an old sticker kit I had.

I’m in love with how this spread turned out <3 PlannerEnvy stickers never disappoint!

I love to doodle in my planner when I have days off and have a lot of white space to fill! I use Triplus fineliner pens, they are my favorite and are perfect for the Erin Condren Life Planner because they don’t bleed through the pages.

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My Meditation Journey | How I Cured My Anxiety Using Headspace

Not to be dramatic, but Headspace has changed my life.

I have had anxiety for as long as I can remember, this winter it got really bad. I was having panic attacks on a daily basis. The kind of stress that consumes your whole day, your whole life. For Christmas 2016, my dad got me a year long subscription to Headspace along with a couple other calming and mindfulness related items.

Photo: How To Relax by Thich Nhat Hanh, Rescue Remedy, Headspace app, weighted blanket (I had my weighted blanket handmade for me by a close friend but the link is for one that would have just the same benefits as the one I personally use).

I am not kidding when I say that I haven’t had a full blown anxiety attack since the day I downloaded the app and sat down for my first 10 minutes of guided meditation.

I started my journey with the Take 10 program that introduces you to the app (this introduction is free for people who want to try it without the commitment of a subscription). A very nice british man named Andy talks you through each session. I personally love guided meditation! It’s an easy way to stay involved with the exercise if you have a hard time getting lost in thought or falling asleep.

Meditation gives you a break each day, a break from your own thoughts and the outside world. One of my favorite features of the Headspace app is that you can chose the length of your sessions for each pack (focus areas within the app that allow you to work on different categories of worry and stress). They can be 10, 15 or 20 minutes per session. Each pack is 30 sessions long so it’s left up to you how much time out of each day for that month you want to commit to meditating.

While daily mediation has helped me to stay mostly anxiety-free over the past 6 months, I still stress out and over-think things all the time. It’s unrealistic to expect yourself to have instant results when taking a more holistic route in treating anxiety. I don’t take any medications or go to any doctors for my anxiety. I have chosen to self treat and try to fix the root of my problem.

Since I started using Headspace I have completed 103 sessions and spent 22 hours (and counting!) meditating. I cannot stress how helpful this has been for me on my path to a stress free lifestyle. If you have anxiety or just are looking to become more in touch with yourself, download the app and give the free 10 session trial a try!

All opinions are my own. I was not paid to write this post!

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This week’s spread features a PlannerEnvy weekly sticker kit with a green leaf theme. I also used cute Plannerface glitter headers for the bottom two rows. I love how it turned out!

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Vacation spreads are always my favorite to decorate because they allow space for some extra creative freedom! I love to bust out my washi-tape and extra decorative stickers for times like these.

This weeks spread highlights the trip I’m taking to California to see my best friend, Claire. I used washi-tape, random stickers from sheets purchased at Walmart and extras from kits that fit the gold and orange theme I was going for!

It’s really starting to feel like summer where I live and I was inspired by the sun and ocean when I was planning and decorating! Is it starting to warming up where you live? I love seeing other people’s spreads and how they plan so leave yours in the comments below!

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