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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Review: Kylie Metal Matte Lipsticks

kylie jenner metal matte lipstick swatches in heir and king k
kylie jenner metal matte lipstick swatches in heir and king k

As someone who has been 100% on board with the liquid lipstick hype over the last year or so, I've been interested in Kylie Jenner's range since she came out with them. I think some of her shades are really pretty, specifically Candy K and Dolce K, but I never purchased any of them for myself for some reason. I got my friend one as a Christmas present and have seen my friends use them and they look nice, but I was more interested in buying others like Kat Von D's and Jeffree Star's until I saw the metal mattes (although I do find it suspicious that she released them a little while after Jeffree posted a preview of the same sort of lipstick). Anyway, his aren't out yet so I was really anxious to get some of Kylie's. Red isn't really my color so I got the two others - Heir and King K. I had no trouble at all buying them and I'm not sure how fast they sold out considering these sort of shades probably aren't for everyone.

First up, Heir. This is a really pretty peachy pink shade with a metallic finish (obviously the whole idea behind the metal mattes) and as you can see I'm very pale, so it looks brighter on me than it might on others. I wasn't expecting it to be quite as bright and it looks even more so in real life. I think the formula of this one is a bit patchier than King K for some reason and it's a little difficult to get a really even finish. It does dry matte but if you touch your lips it will still transfer a bit, which I guess is fine if you don't mind touching up every once in a while. However, it's not extra matte so it doesn't feel too drying on the lips. Overall it's a really pretty shade and I think it'll look nice in the summer.

King K is definitely my favorite of the two shades. I was expecting it to be a lot more gold like it looked in some of her swatches, but it's super bronze on me, which I actually ended up really liking. As I said, the formula feels thicker than Heir's and it's easier to get a nice even application. I did have the same issue with it coming off a bit even after it dried though. Overall this is a great stand out shade and definitely adds a little something extra to your look, and I'll probably wear it a lot more than Heir. I had intended to post some photos that I took on my SLR which were better quality, but in the end the photos I took on my iPhone showed the colors much more accurately.

kylie jenner metal matte lipstick swatches in heir and king k

Let me know if you've tried any of her lipsticks and if these are something you'd try!


Saturday, May 7, 2016

Coachella In Film

Read part one here.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Coachella Photo Diary

Last month I went to Coachella (weekend two) for my second time and I had so much fun! I was kind of miserable the first year I went but this year it was slightly less hot and we went later in the day so we didn't have to be in the sun for as long which definitely helped. The lineup was amazing as well and I had an overall awesome time just running around and drinking/dancing with my friends all weekend. I also loved experimenting with makeup/outfits/temporary tattoos so hopefully you can see that a bit in the photos.

Day One highlights: Almost front row for Years & Years (my faves!) on the Main Stage, The Last Shadow Puppets (saw Alex Turner perform for the first time!), and Jack Ü was definitely my favorite of the night.

Day Two highlights: My girl Grimes was amazing, as were Zedd and Disclosure. I feel like I didn't see that many people this day but the ones I did see were really great. I don't care much for Guns N' Roses so we didn't bother staying that late.

Day Three highlights: My favorite day by far! I missed most of The 1975 which was unfortunate but I got to see Major Lazer for the first time which was incredible, watched Flume next to Louis from One Direction, saw some of Sia, and ended the night with Calvin Harris.

Now I'm already looking forward to going again next year and I'm in the process of getting a disposable camera developed so hopefully I'll have some better pictures on there. I also have some photos from the rest of my trip to LA/Vegas, so I might share those soon as well. As always I've been posting photos from my trip on Instagram so feel free to follow me there @dannifred! Rest of the photos after the jump.

Friday, April 15, 2016

No Hard Feelings

When I saw this new UNIF Sweatshirt, I bought it pretty much immediately. I love a good slogan on a piece of clothing and I think this one matches my style perfectly. It also has a vintagey/worn out vibe with a few holes in it and a cute little rose as well. I thought it would be cool to take some photos with a rose and some black and red makeup to match. My lipstick is the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Witches and my eyeshadow is Mac Cranberry.

Posts might be sparse for the next couple of weeks because I'm off to Coachella next weekend, but you can see what I get up to over on Instagram @dannifred. Hope everyone has a good weekend!


Thursday, April 7, 2016

LA Photo Diary

As you may know, I spend quite a bit of time in Los Angeles. I went for almost two weeks last month and it was definitely one of my more eventful trips! It was during Justin Bieber's tour so I went to two of his shows at the Staples Center and had pretty good seats, but then we went to the one in Las Vegas and ended up in the pit with a bunch of celebrities like Rita Ora (photo above, obviously), Cara Delevingne, Margot Robbie, and Suki Waterhouse. They were all really cool and talking/dancing with us which was awesome. We also ended up at the same club as Justin later that night. What's a trip to LA without a little side trip to Vegas? Anyway, whilst in LA we did other fun LA things like went to the beach, ate good food (mostly Urth and In-N-Out), went downtown and got macarons from Bottega Louie, and walked around Santa Monica. I'm actually going back in less than two weeks for Coachella and some other concerts and probably another Vegas trip, so more to come then! You can see a bunch more photos after the jump and don't forget to follow me on instagram @dannifred for Coachella updates!