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5 Coats to Try this Winter 2023

Hello all you gorgeous angels! Winter is here and cold is staring at us in the face. How do you beat the windchill down while still looking certified fab? Worry not, here are my top picks to combat the cold and gloominess — by adding some colors, comfort, and affordability on the side (wink!).

 

top winter coat 2023

 

  1. Banana Republic Factory Windowpane Cocoon Coat – Windowpane coats are fashionable this season, and this Banana Republic Factory cocoon coat is a must-have for any fashionista. I love the subtle windowpane style of it, and it works for Spring, Winter, and even Fall season.
  2. Sanctuary Cocoon Organic Teddy Coat – Who knows a simple white short-sleeve teddy coat can look so fab and elegant! Sure it looks clinical, but it is a gorgeous-clinical coat for the fashion-forward ladies in mind.
  3. Banana Republic Factory Short Hooded Puffer Jacket – Something about this cropped puffer jacket screams so Tiktok-glam to me. So spunky and edgy. Fitting for the young at hearts! (P.S. This coat is currently on heavy sale at BR Factory. Buy now!)
  4. Banana Republic Factory Faux Fur Coat – You will not be able to resist the softness and elegance of this coat. No wonder this is always sold out at Banana’s. This coat can make you feel like you are in the flapper generation.
  5. Ugg Gertrude Long Teddy Coat – This coat can beat the windchill down. I repeat — this coat can beat the windchill down. I love this so much even though this coat is on the heavy side. This is so worth the splurge, and this coat comes in different colors! Thanks UGG.

 

 

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Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Le Monster Lip Crayon Review + Swatches

Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Le Monster Lip Crayon

Lady Gaga recently revamped her makeup line to welcome the new brand called “Haus Labs” by Lady Gaga. The updated line is full of fresh takes on clean makeup ingredients and colorful packaging. The products are available through Sephora, and the new Lady G makeup is slowly stacking up the line with lip colors, cheek tints, lip oils, and more to come.

 

Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Le Monster Lip Crayon

This post is about the Le Monster Lip Crayon. Key points to consider for this particular lip crayon are the following:

 

  • Easy applicability (bullet/pencil type application)
  • Long-wearing pigments
  • Wearable shades
  • No strong scents
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Non-drying
  • Not irritating
  • Similar price points to most Sephora-available lipsticks
  • Mostly comes in matte finish and one shimmer finish.

 

See swatches below:

 

Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Le Monster Lip Crayon swatch

 

Overall, I highly recommend this lip crayon, and it is one of the best I have tried. It is actually impressive, and kudos to Lady G for a well-done lip product.

 

Haus Labs by Lady Gaga Le Monster Lip Crayon

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Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton II Review + Swatches

Pat Mcgrath Labs Bridgerton II Netflix series review

 

Hear ye, Hear ye, ladies and gents! This post is all about the newest Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton II makeup release. This is an exciting collection that many of us have been anticipating since the release of Netflix’s Bridgerton season 2 series.

 

The first Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton I release was really a hit, and these Bridgerton II beauty products are also comparably spectacular.

 

In this review, we are going to take a look at the Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton II Eye, Cheek, and Lip Trio.

 

Pat Mcgrath Labs Bridgerton II review

 

First off, let’s talk about the packaging. The packaging is so beautiful! Each product is housed inside nostalgia-invoking Victorian-style boxes that are so stunning and unique. Even the lipstick tubes are a step up from the usual PMG lipsticks due to the added golden bow. I also love that the tubes come in either salmon-pink or powder-blue—my kind of shades 😍

 

Second, there are several options of products and shades to choose from in this collection, which is a good idea because some of us may choose to mix and match different products and shades of lipstick. The lipstick shade range is amazing because there are ample shades to choose from, and each shade is very wearable for every skin tone. I really like that they are on the nude side with different tones and hues. Some are nude-coral, nude-rose, nude-mauve, etc. Then there are also the bold, appealing shades.

 

Pat Mcgrath Labs Bridgerton II

 

Third, the formula of each product, be it lipstick, eyeshadow, or blusher, is so good. Each is made of very fine soft-milled powders that are almost cream-like. Every blush and eyeshadow application goes smoothly on the cheeks and lids, with no fallouts noticed. Even the microshimmers and glitters are so creamy, and they adhere well to the skin.

 

Fourth, I am utterly impressed by the pigment. Such vivid pigments that are staining and very long-lasting. The blushes last a long time on the cheeks, and the eyeshadows do not need any primer to hold and stay.

 

MTHRSHP: Belle of the Ball

 

PAT McGRATH LABS Bridgerton MTHRSHP Belle of the Ball Eyeshadow Palette swatch

PAT McGRATH LABS Bridgerton MTHRSHP Belle of the Ball Eyeshadow Palette

 

This is definitely one of the unique eyeshadow palettes I own, especially because two of the shades are so different and ethereal. A perfect Bridgerton eyeshadow. Something that Lady Whistledown would wear or for every belle of the ball debutante.

 

SatinAllure Lipstick in Nude Romantique 2

 

PAT McGRATH LABS Bridgerton SatinAllure Lipstick Nude Romantique 2

PAT McGRATH LABS Bridgerton SatinAllure Lipstick Nude Romantique 2 swatch

 

I love this lipstick a lot. The texture is not too dry and not too shiny. This glides on the lips effortlessly, and the shade is the most appealing because it works well for my natural lip color. PMG describes the shade as “cool neutral pink nude”. On my lips, the shade looks like a warm pink nude, actually. Pink enough to look like you are wearing an everyday lipstick, yet neutral enough so as not to go overboard.

 

Blushing Delights

 

PAT McGRATH LABS Bridgerton Blushing Delights Blush Highlighter Palette

PAT McGRATH LABS Bridgerton Blushing Delights Blush Highlighter Palette swatches

 

Gorgeous blush with multi-dimensional shades. This is one of my favorite blushes released this year so far. I love that you can get a coral blush, a pinkish blush, a plum blush, and a highlighter in one beautiful Victorian-style blush packaging like this one. I highly recommend this.

 

Pat Mcgrath Labs Bridgerton II

 

Overall, I burn for this Pat McGrath Labs x Bridgerton II collection. My wallet burns as well 😂. But my skin did not, lol. I love everything about this unique makeup release. I highly highly recommend any of the products from this release. If you are a big fan of the popular Netflix series, I am 100% sure that you will be a big fan of this collection too.

 

“Flawless, my dear.”

 

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