Tony Moly Bbo Bbo Lip Balm Review, Photos


Is this not the cutest lip balm you’ve ever seen? It’s by Tony Moly, a Korean brand that’s products are absolutely adorably packaged. It’s recently been popping up at retailers like Sephora and Urban Outfitters and intrigued me. Lucky for me, my friend gave it to me for my birthday! This clear lip balm retails for $9 at Sephora and comes in blueberry, which is what I have, and honey, which comes in a red metallic lip rather than a pink one.

FUN FACT: Bbo Bbo means Kiss in Korean!

What Tony Moly Says:

“Bbo Bbo Lip Balm’s light texture makes lips feel like honey. It is a cult-favorite amongst Korean pop stars, and “Bbo Bbo” means “kiss” in Korea. This clear-colored balm is infused with hydrating ingredients that include vitamin E and either honey or blueberry extract. Its soft fragrance leaves lips with an irresistible scent, and it’s great for wearing alone or layering with your favorite lipstick.”

Packaging: Too cute to handle! I can’t get enough of these metallic pink lips! My only issue is that because this lip balm comes in a pot and not in a squeeze tube or stick, it has to be applied with one’s fingers. For me, that makes this more of a bedside table lip balm than a keep in my purse all day lip balm.


Scent: Blueberry! I’m a berry fanatic so I LOVE this scent/flavor.


Texture & Effectiveness: This has just enough slip to make it not “gunky” or impossible to get product out of. It still takes a couple dips to cover your lips, but it’s not a big deal. I find it to be quite effective at moisturizing the lips. It stayed on for at least a couple hours and left my lips visibly less chapped. Especially in winter, lip balm is a necessity. This one is great!


Wrap-Up: If you’re willing to go above drugstore for a lip balm and don’t mind dipping your fingers in, this is an adorable and effective choice!

Products I’ve Hit Pan On


Hello! Today I’m showing you the four products I’ve hit pan on. As you probably know, hitting pan is when you use a pan product such as eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, or setting powder until you can see the metal pan. So the products you’ve hit pan on are probably your most loved. These are definitely some of my most loved!

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Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush Review, Photos, Swatches


I know, I know. This blush doesn’t exactly scream February. It’s not winter-y at all, but that hasn’t stopped me from wearing it at least once a week this winter. Cream blushes like Make Up For Ever’s HD Second Skin ones are so easy to throw on that I can’t help. This one, #225, is the perfect peach to brighten up your face. These retail for $26 for .09 oz.

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Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift 2015


Hey! It’s almost my birthday so on Friday I went and picked up the annual Sephora Birthday Gift. This year’s gift is 2 mini NARS Lip Pencils. If you’re a VIB ROUGE, you’ll also get a mini black eyeliner, but I’m only a VIB. First there’s Cruella, a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, and then Rikugien, a Satin Lip Pencil. If you’ve never tried NARS’ lip pencil formula, don’t forget to pick up this free gift when your birthday comes around. The full sizes retail for $26 for .07-.08 oz depending on the type. These two are .05 and .06 oz, making this set worth almost $40!

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Rhubarb Compote

DSC_0260Are you a Rhubarb fan? I definitely am. Actually, I’m obsessed with rhubarb. Everyone who knows me knows it. Half of those people didn’t even know what rhubarb was until I started talking about incessantly. Rhubarb is underrated and largely unknown. Yes, it looks a little like pink celery and is very tart until you add sugarIt pops up in select grocery stores after winter and disappears again when summer ends. So, when I see rhubarb, I get excited and I grab it. That’s what happened a few days ago. And now I have compote for you! (Well, actually for me, since I ate it, but you get my point.)

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Best of the Blogs 05

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great time ringing in 2015! Amidst all the fun this holiday season, I’ve found plenty of (probably too much) time to read my favorite food and beauty blogs, as well as discover some new faves.So, I’m kicking off this year talking about them. This edition of Best of the Blogs is long overdue- keep reading to see some spectacular blog posts about makeup confessions and holiday baking like chewy molasses gingerdoodles!

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Peter Thomas Roth Mini Mask Magic Kit Review




With the holiday season came lots of cosmetics kits and sets. And one of the most intriguing ones to me was this Peter Thomas Roth face mask trio. Entitled the Mini Mask Magic Kit, it comes with three of Roth’s famous masks: the Pumpkin Enzyme, Cucumber Gel, and Rose Stem Cell. All 3, in my opinion, smell almost edible. You can find this set at Sephora for $20 for three .5 oz. jars. Each mask separately retails for $45-$58 for 5 oz.

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Peppermint Brownies


I’m a total sucker for a chocolate and mint together. Hopefully you are too. It’s just so good! As for as chocolate candy goes, peppermint patties top the list for me which is why trying Jessica from How Sweet Eats’ peppermint pattie brownies was a no brainer. They’re seriously amazing! I’ve adapted them a bit by adding crushed candy canes. If you bake a lot for the holiday season, these are perfect.

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Bite Beauty Best Bite Remix Review, Photos, Swatches


You know that moment when you see something on the Sephora website or in the store and immediately think “I need that”? Well, that was me when I saw this online. I love Bite Beauty; they use only food grade ingredients to create beautiful, moisturizing lip products. Before this set, I had never tried one of their High Pigment Pencils, so this set of four varied colors seemed like the perfect opportunity. Plus, they’re mini and, since I bought it during the VIB sale, this $25 set cost me $20. A full size High Pigment Pencil is $24 for .09 oz. this set gives you four .05 oz pencils for only a dollar more. This set has a value of $53.33!
This post is long and full of pictures, so click to read and see swatches!

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