MY STORY AND OBSESSION ABOUT BEAUTY...
One of the main reasons that I created my beauty blog was to share my passion for everything beauty, makeup, and skin care-related with others! I've been perhaps what you might call obsessed for many years since childhood, yet it's only recently that I made the "leap" into sharing that love with all of you :) Now that I've had to blog for a while and really enjoyed it tremendously thus far, I can't wait for more to come and more awesome opportunities to share what I've learned!
One thing that I noticed lately about myself is the increasingly and noticeable higher stress level that has occurred since going back to school to finish my degree. As a result, I've decided to look for more creative ways to have fun and enjoy the little things in life- whether it be a new tube of cute lipstick or adorable new sneakers ;) This has allowed me to spend less $$$ and still have a little fun! That's why I also wanted to do this post today, to share with all of you in a little bit of that fun :)
I usually stick strictly to beauty, so you will notice the review on the adorable Paul & Joe kitty lipstick case and refill lipstick, in addition to a review on some VERY cute kitty sneakers I scored from the VIP list on Just Fab. If you haven't heard of them, definitely go check Just Fab out! They are a monthly shoe subscription club and are moderately priced. I really couldn't resist the sneakers and they went so well with the whole idea of "kitties-and-cuteness", that I thought it would be best to pair them together :)
WHO IS PAUL & JOE?!...
Paul & Joe Beaute is a unique makeup line that is the brainchild of the Paris designer Sophie Mechaly! She originally started the Paul & Joe clothing lines several years ago and in 2002, she launched the Paul & Joe Beaute cosmetics line with the main focus of a fun, yet sophisticated approach! ALL Paul & Joe products contains rich and quality ingredients with luxurious colors and textures to create fantastic results :) Sophie also likes to link this beauty line with the season's fashions as well to create special and seasonal collections!
PAUL AND JOE BEAUTE- LIPSTICK REFILL #104, MADEMOISELLE $20*
The color turned out MUCH BETTER than I really anticipated as I usually stay away from pinkish colors with lipsticks and tend to go with more of a lip gloss instead of a lipstick! However, I couldn't resist the super cute container that you could choose and pair up with a refill! Mademoiselle worked really well for me as a color that I can wear with almost anything and its something that may work for most skin tones too!
It's surprisingly good at leaving lips really soft and smooth as well. I liked that the color provides a medium, but shear coverage with just the right hint of barely-there-sparkle! It's not something that even if you don't really prefer sparkle and shine in your makeup, you would most likely still enjoy! The refill easily fit and clicked right into the lipstick case as the provided instructions advised, so the entire process took under a minute!
PAUL & JOE BEAUTE-#27 LIPSTICK CASE $12.50*
This case was beyond resistible and had major cuteness factor which meant of course, it was a must have ;) At under $13, it's definitely affordable and can be used with any of Paul & Joe's Lipstick refills and than means you can re-use or swap out with other colors anytime! It's made of a thick, hardened paper material- BUT it's constructed well and so far has not gotten damaged with daily use!
JUST FAB SNEAKERS- KAT $39.95*
*justfab.com VIP pricing!
I got these shoes on a whim....and because I LOVE shoes in general. I don't have a lot of sneakers and these felt like a LOT of fun :) They ended up being super comfortable and I like that you can easily put them on and go out the door! The gray faux suede does a fantastic job of looking and feeling like real sued without paying the huge price! The soles are nice and thick too! The sizing is fairly spot-on and a true fit so getting your normal size should work with no issues. If your looking for a little bit of fun, a LOT of cuteness, and a good price- give these sneakers a try :)