Thursday, February 9, 2017
This was originally going to be a Valentine's Day Gift Guide for everyone - women, men, children - but I decided to say "screw it" at the last moment and make this a Galentine's Day Gift Guide. I'm all about making this holiday an empowering one, I truly believe that it doesn't have to be superficial and be filled with pressure from yourself to get the perfect gift. Let's make this holiday relaxing and fun, because we definitely need that right now. Here are few items that will let you show your appreciation, love and support for the gals in your life. It was so hard to narrow it down to just these!
1. Fight Pretty Glossy Box ($40)
2. Saucy Jack Nail Lacquer ($11)
3. Piece of My Heart Postcard Set ($10)
4. Kiss Me Sugar Lips
5. Jo Malone™ 'Red Roses' Cologne ($130)
6. Love You, Love You Lots Body Soap ($8)
7. XOXO Paper Pad ($8)
8. Valentine's Day Tassel Garland ($5)
9. Ovaries Before Brovaries Enamel Pin ($7)
10. Jsuzzana Fringe Clutch ($65)
11. Sleeping Beauty Ring ($438)
12. Pin-Up Pout Lipstick ($8)

Mostly Lisa


If any of you remember Mostly Lisa around this time last year, you may recall a series that I did named "Week of Love", an entire week devoted to all things Valentine's Day. There was one post I did during that week that was a lot of fun to put together - ten ways to wear red - so I decided to return to that theme but change the color for this year. It was pretty easy to decide on what color to choose for 2017, pink, but it was actually pretty difficult to find items that I would want to wear in that shade. I was successfully able to find ten, so please enjoy and shop all these vibrant links below!
1. Plus pink badge knit sweater ($80): A sweater with patches already adorned on it? That's okay with me!
2. pink skies ahead bomber jacket ($180): I feel like wearing this bomber jacket around would instantly make me part of a bad ass girl gang, so I had to include it.
3. Paneled appliquéd cotton-blend lace midi dress ($9900): Let's just think of this as a dream item, but what an absolutely stunning dress. It's the perfect mash of colors and it instantly reminded me of spring!
4. Priya Bonded Velvet Pleat Front A Line Skirt ($14): ATTN: Bargain velvet steal for only $14!
5. Vans Authentic Neon Splatter ($55): Go find your own "Sk8er Boi" in these comfortable, clean and classic sneakers.
6. whimsies t-rex crossbody ($378): Does anyone else feel like Valentine's Day and Kate Spade New York just kind-of go hand-in-hand? I include them so much in various gift guides, but it's always a little bit more fun when it's for something romantic + girly like this holiday.
7. Banana Socks ($10): The title says it all for me. Wear these with your new Vans - it'll be a perfect match.
8. Girls Pennant Pin ($10): Come on now...
9. Roses de Chloé Eau de Toilette ($122): This new fragrance from Chloe is absolutely stunning. It's very light, but it definitely lasts throughout the day. Not overwhelming either, so you won't get anyone sneezing on you if you're in close quarters.
10. Rose Quartz Amulet Pendant ($32): Rose quartz is currently my gemstone of choice, mostly since it exudes self-love. I'll be for sure wearing one of my own rose quartz crystals next Tuesday.

Mostly Lisa


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
ICYMI: Sigma Beauty recently launched two new Lip Vex sets called Glaze & Dazzle back in January and they are absolutely perfect for anyone who wants a little bit of shine or glitter to complete their beauty look. What's even better about these sets is that they are a complete steal if you buy them together - $28 all together. If you follow me on Snapchat or Instagram, you may have seen me swatch both sets after receiving them in the mail and the fun that ensued afterwards. I figured since Valentine's Day is approaching us quickly it would be great to share just a few of my favorite hues from either. All of these long-lasting colors will go perfectly for a date night out with your significant other, a pizza + wine date with your gal pals or while you're spoiling yourself all day with flowers and chocolate. 
1. Vivid Glaze Lip Vex ($10): Shine bright in this coral pink gloss! It's my favorite shade out of both sets since it glides on so easily and leaves lips feeling smooth. I'd highly recommend wearing this with a sleek black ensemble, make your date really focus on the gorgeous color of your lips. Maybe you'll get a kiss at the end of the night.

2. Sheila Dazzle Lip Vex ($10): This Sheila won't take crap from any man, especially while wearing such a vibrant, satin gloss. I'd recommend wearing this color with a more classic ensemble that could translate from day to night, which is perfect for a night with gal friends. Think blazer, white blouse, a pair of denim and a chic pair of booties. 
3. Slip Glaze Lip Vex ($10): Oh-so-romantic! This baby pink shade has me falling in love with its peachy undertones and shimmer residue. I'd recommend wearing something a little more 'sweet' with this, maybe an outfit that will have you feeling like going to a malt shop and listening to oldies on the jukebox. A fit-and-flare dress, strappy flats and a cardigan that your sweetheart will admire you in.

4. Steady Glow Dazzle Lip Vex ($10): Hey peach, you're ready to shimmer. This vibrant shade slowly fades into a more subtle gloss that will last the entire day. I'd highly recommend wearing this with something red or pink, to celebrate the actual holiday, it will compliment the neutrality of your lip color. Take a chance and wear your heart on your sleeve this year. 

P.S. Pick up any of these Lip Vex sets at a very special Valentine's Day party that I'm hosting THIS FRIDAY at the Sigma Beauty Mall of America Boutique - it's the only brick and mortar store where you can purchase items in person. It's your turn to spoil yourself, beauties!
Mostly Lisa