Rebecca Lately

Monday, November 30, 2015

Makeup Monday: Revlon HD Matte Lip Colors

I recently tried some new lip products from Revlon, and I'm excited to share my thoughts on them with you!  I'm a huge fan of Revlon lip products.  I found these at Target.  Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find them online anywhere.  These are from Revlon's HD line.  They are called Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor. The formula is like a liquid lipstick.

The lipcolor is very, very pigmented.  You don't need a lot of product to cover your lips.  The color is, obviously, matte.  It's a gorgeous matte.  The formula is creamy and smooth, so it really enhances your lips (instead of making them look dry, which happens with some matte formulas).  I have two colors, Love and Devotion.  I have been wearing both shades quite a bit, but the Devotion color is more of an everyday lip color.

The wear time is pretty good for these, considering they are a liquid product.  It leaves minimal color behind on my coffee cup, but I did reapply mid morning.  The one bonus I noticed is that the color wears off my lips evenly.  Some lip products settle at the edges of my lips or in the creases of my lips; however, these don't do that.  Realistically, I know that a lip color is not going to last all day. So, the fact that this wears off evenly is a huge plus for me.

When I found these at Target, there were a few colors left on the display.  I looked them up on Revlon's site, and there are a total of 8 colors in the line.  They are all gorgeous and look like they'd be great everyday colors.  Overall, I love these lip colors.  I highly recommend them if you like matte lip colors that look velvety.  They're also awesome if you like the look of lipstick but don't like the feel of lipstick.  Lipstick can feel thick on the lips sometimes.  These Ultra HD Lipcolors are extremely lightweight.

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color 1

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Color 3

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Love 1

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color 2

Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lip Color in Devotion 1

What beauty products have you tried lately?

Linking up with Molly and Carly.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Hallmark Gold Crown Christmas Gifts

Hallmark is sponsoring this post, but my love for Hallmark Gold Crown stores is all my own!

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Every year, we stop buy our Hallmark Gold Crown store to purchase our yearly Christmas ornaments.  We've been purchasing Hallmark Christmas ornaments since we got married.  We've always purchased a yearly family ornament.  For the kids, we purchase a yearly ornament so that when they move out of the house, they have an entire set of ornaments to take with them.  They each have a specific series.  A coworker told me years ago that she does that for child, and we thought it was a really great idea!

This year, when I went to purchase our ornaments, I browsed their Christmas gifts and sound some really great things to have on hand throughout the Christmas season.  I think these gifts are really nice individually, and we've also put them in a gift basket for a teacher!

Hallmark Gold Crown Christmas Gifts 1

I purchased this cozy sweater mug, the Crafters & Co Peppermint Bark (yum!!), the Crafters & Co Vanilla Chai Tea, and sweet teacher ornament.  These are really great gifts on their own.  You could definitely gift the mug to a teacher, the ornament to another teacher (depending on how many teachers you have in your life!), the tea to your tea-loving bestie, and the peppermint bark to your mailman!

These gifts also go together in a gift basket.  So, maybe you only have one teacher in your life.  Or, you want to make a special gift basket for someone else in your life!  You could switch out the teacher ornament for something else.  Either way, someone will love getting this basket of goodies for Christmas!

Hallmark Gold Crown Christmas Gifts 3

Now that I've shared my teacher gifts inspiration, what are some ways you simplify gift-giving during the Christmas season?

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

A Single Monogram Necklace

oNecklace Monogram Necklace Present 1

oNecklace Monogram Necklace Present 2

oNecklace Monogram Necklace Present 3
Sweater: Loft (via thredUP, similar) // Jeans: Old Navy // Flats: Lucky Brand
Necklace: oNecklace c/o

I am so excited about this necklace.  When I was little, my grandma gave me a single 'R' monogram necklace in gold.  It's so pretty and dainty, but I don't wear it very much.  It's so delicate, I'm nervous that I'll break the chain and lose it.  It safely sits in my jewelry box now, but I have been wanting a single monogram necklace for a long while.  I chose this silver necklace from oNecklace, and I couldn't be happier.  I love the curly font, as it's feminine and super pretty.  I am sure I'll wear this one as much as my previous monogram necklace, without the fear of losing it.

Do you have any jewelry that you keep for sentimental reasons?

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Thanksgiving Place Setting

I've never shared our holiday dinner table before, but I thought it would be fun.  A couple of weeks ago, I was perusing Pinterest for place setting inspiration.  There are so many pictures of gorgeous tables online, and for every holiday! The ones that caught my eye had a lot of decorations and components to the place setting.  They are super inspiring, but I find that I'm a lot less stressed when I keep things simple.  I would much rather focus on cooking the food than fussing with decorations.

Now, don't get me wrong, I love to decorate!  But, I'm a leave it and let it be kind of person ... I just want to decorate once and enjoy it for the rest of that holiday season.  It's kind of like makeup ... I only want to touch it up throughout the day if I have to.  If it looks fine, I'll leave it alone.  This is a lot of rambling, all to say that I mostly shopped what we already have in our house.  I want our Thanksgiving place setting to look special and look like us.  I bought two things for Thanksgiving -- a rustic table runner and a set of chargers.

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I pulled out our fancy china!  I love having special plates for holidays.  Sadly, this is the first time we've used them.  I always talk myself out of using them, because we're in a hurry to eat and get out the door.  I don't want to either leave food stuck on the plates while we're at family's houses or clean them in a hurry and chip them. So, they've lived in the boxes for the past 9+ years!

Funnily enough, I'm pairing our china with super affordable chargers from Michael's.  They have a huge variety. These are a golden brown.  The brown did not pick up in the photos.  I'm not sure if I will use these for Christmas as well, but at $1.20 on sale I can surely pick up some red or green ones next month.

Thanksgiving Place Setting 2

I've opted for our plain water goblets.  We have some fancy stemware that goes with our china, but we probably won't be serving wine.  If anything, we'll be pulling out some pumpkin or apple beer!

One aspect of the place setting that I had a hard time deciding on was the napkin ring.  I thought about making some of my own, but I don't have the time right now.  I don't want to purchase Thanksgiving-esque napkin rings that won't suit other holidays.  And I also have plain white napkin rings, but they're so bright and so not rustic.  I started playing around with our Thanksgiving napkins and came up with this method of wrapping the utensils in the napkin.  Voila!  It's literally a napkin ring...  (ps, I will be ironing them the day before Thanksgiving!)

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Last, but certainly not least, I bought this burlap table runner at Walmart.  In one of the inspirational Pinterest photos I found, there was a burlap table runner with pumpkins and garland decorating the  middle of the table.  As hard as I looked, I could not find any pumpkins.  It's like Halloween ended and all the pumpkins disappeared.  I already had this tin milk jug with leaves and scarecrow.  So, this is it for now.  I really love it, but I was hoping to find something different for Thanksgiving.  Next year, I'll start planning earlier so I can snap up some pumpkins!

Thanksgiving Place Setting 3

Now that I've shared our place setting, how are you decorating for Thanksgiving?