Lauren Lora

Lauren is a fashion, beauty and travel blogger based in New York City.

 

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ColourPop Ultra Glossy Lips + Swatches

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You know the all too familiar feeling of wearing lip gloss and then a gust of wind blows, leaving you with a mouthful of sticky hair? If you answered yes, then you understand why I ditched lip gloss completely in high school and vowed to only wear lipstick from then on…until now. But if anybody could bring lip gloss back it would be ColourPop with their Ultra Glossy Lips.

According to their Snapchat, the Ultra Glossy Lip formula isn’t sticky or tacky like your typical lip gloss. It just provides high shine with sheer color payoff. I’m already obsessed with all their other formulas and Super Shock Shadows so I took a chance and bought four:

 

  1. Dropout – The darkest shade of the four, Dropout is described as a chocolate raspberry in a sheer finish on the ColourPop website. This is a great transition shade into Fall since it gives you that bitten berry lip look.
  2. My Jam – What’s a lip gloss haul without lots of glitter? This shade is described as a warm gold nude with silver and gold glitter in a metallic finish. It’s definitely my favorite shade out of the bunch.
  3. Tight Fit – A peachy pink with pink, silver and gold shimmer, Tight Fit is definitely the girliest shade I purchased. I love wearing it right now during the summer to give a hint of pink to my lips.
  4. Wolfie – ColourPop describes Woflie as a rosy pink with gold shimmer in a metallic finish. All you have to know is that it’s gorgeous and can definitely be worn all year round.

 

I’ve had these Ultra Glossy Lips since they launched about a month ago and I’ve been wearing them nonstop since. ColourPop wasn’t lying when they said that these glosses deliver high shine without the tackiness. Now I can happily wear my lip gloss without worrying about it getting all in my hair. Thank you ColourPop for once again answering my prayers.

 

Which Ultra Glossy Lip shade are you most excited about?

 

xoxo, Lauren
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Au Revoir

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My sincerest apologies for the radio silence lately but I’m in the process of moving apartments so things have gotten pretty crazy these past weeks. I’ve also been booking a lot of photoshoots so I haven’t had the time to sit down and write a post.

 

This latest photoshoot was with one of the sweetest photographers I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Victor hit me up after finding me through Instagram since he was in the city on vacation. We met up and walked around Bowery Park and wandered into Soho. I had an amazing time shooting with him and I’ll definitely work with him again if he’s ever back in town. You can check out my full photoshoot with Victor in my portfolio.

 

The Look: Brandy Melville Top / Pacsun Denim Shorts (similar ones here) / Madewell Shirt / Golden Goose Sneakers (similar ones here) / Ray Ban Sunglasses / Hervé Chapelier Bag

 

xoxo, Lauren
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Pink Birds

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Can somebody please define “business casual” to me? The term itself is an oxymoron, how can one be about business while keeping it casual?

 

I work in Marketing so all the companies I’ve worked for in the past had loosely enforced business casual dress codes. What that means is you had people showing up in sneakers and sweatshirts, myself included, and it was completely acceptable. However, I started a new job in July and they have a strict business casual dress code. I’m talking men wearing suits and women wearing slacks. Needless to say, I do not have a pair of slacks just sitting in my closet. But when life gives you a new dress code you make lemonade and go shopping.

 

I told myself that I wouldn’t spend too much money on “business casual” clothes because I’d only wear it to work. Surprisingly enough I was able to find this entire outfit (except for the heels that were already in my closet) at Target and H&M! Turns out the clothes also came in handy for the photoshoot I did with Louisa Wells for A Classic Time Watch Co. so I’m definitely getting a good wear out of these pieces.

 

And this might sound crazy but, “business casual” may be starting to grow on me!

 

The Look: Target Top / H&M Skirt (similar one here) / Miu Miu Pumps (similar ones here)

 

xoxo, Lauren
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