Bullet Lipsticks

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Review | Re-Mix-Her
Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Review | Re-Mix-Her

I've been quite loyal to a few lipsticks this summer (and if this is any indication, the only two lipsticks that made the journey with me to Cincinnati were Chanel's Adrienne and Edith), but things might change for the rest of the summer thanks to the relaunch of Urban Decay's entire lipstick range. The Vice Lipstick relaunch included five formulas and more than 100 shades. It's overwhelming, to say the least, but overwhelming in the best way for a makeup junkie. 

I only picked up two colors in two of the formulas: Naked in the cream satin finish and Uptight in the comfort matte finish. Naked is a your-lips-but-better pink, and Uptight is a warm nude (which I was wearing in this post last week). 

Both formulas I've tried are incredibly comfortable, even the matte one. The matte formula lasts longer than the cream (which is pretty typical), but both seem almost to stain your lips so it wears away beautifully. Oh, and the pigmentation is off-the-charts. The bullet-shell packaging is so tough-girl, too, which I absolutely love. Seriously, these two might replace my current go-to, must-travel-with lipsticks . . . and it makes me want to try more of them. 

Serious Laces

Serious Laces | Re-Mix-Her
Serious Laces | Re-Mix-Her
Serious Laces | Re-Mix-Her
Serious Laces | Re-Mix-Her
Serious Laces | Re-Mix-Her
Serious Laces | Re-Mix-Her

Lace Top: Macy's | Shorts: Old Navy | Sandals: Catherine by Catherine Malandrino via Hautelook | Bag: Pour La Victoire | Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Hello from downtown Cincinnati! I'm currently on a work trip and am really enjoying exploring the local downtown area (including hitting up Graeter's Ice Cream more than once). I'm quite used to my casual clothing, so venturing into the deep depths of my closet to find business casual clothing was quite the challenge.

Speaking of casual, these gladiator sandals did not make the trip to Cincinnati with me. (Can you imagine having to take them off for airport security?) I purchased them with a coupon I had from HauteLook recently, and I think they're fabulous. You definitely have to strap your legs in like  corset, but I love the edginess and variety they bring to an otherwise all-black outfit.

Summer Uniform

Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her
Summer Uniform | Re-Mix-Her

Denim Jacket: Gap | Top: Who What Wear x Target | Shorts: Who What Wear x Target | Slides: Target | Bag: Pour la Victoire | Earrings: Target | Bracelet: BaubleBar | Lips: Urban Decay Uptight

If you were to see me in everyday life this summer, you'd totally get sick of me wearing these shorts. Not only did I buy them in black, but I bought them in chambray. I am that person who finds something she loves and buys it in multiple colors . . . especially when it comes to clothing items that can be very frustrating to find the right style that suits your body. I've had a lot of luck with the Who What Wear line at Target in terms of fit and personal style. I'm slowly adding in more pieces from that line, and everything I've purchased is quickly becoming part of my summer uniform. Stripes? Check. Smocked shorts? Check. Denim jacket? Check.

I'm off to Cincinnati this weekend for a work conference, so as you're reading this, I'm likely up in the air or waiting at the airport with a giant coffee in my hand. Be sure to follow me on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for updates while I'm away from Omaha, and I'll be back on Monday with a new outfit post. Happy Friday!

(P.S. I wore these shorts on Monday and dressed them up slightly for a different take on how to wear them.)

H&M Does Beauty

H&M Eyeshadow Palette | Re-Mix-Her
H&M Does Beauty | Re-Mix-Her

Last year when H&M announced they were completely expanding and reformulating their beauty line, the buzz in the beauty community was incredible. Most of the items they launched were highly recommended by my fellow bloggers, and those lucky enough to shop in-stores said the variety of products was impressive. I remember checking the H&M website obsessively to find out if the Omaha H&M was carrying anything from the new beauty line, but I had no luck. I didn't want to order anything online, either, as I really wanted to see it in person before making a decision to purchase.

My time came a few weekends ago when I was in Cincinnati for a wedding and stumbled across an H&M. I saw the display and consequently spent probably 20 minutes combing through all the products and trying to remember which products were the most recommended. (My poor roommate was sitting at the food court this whole time, but she had soccer on a big screen TV to keep her busy.)

Number one on my list was the smokey nudes eyeshadow palette, which was $12. I've been using this palette for the past few days straight, and without fail I've gotten complimented on my eyeshadow those days. This is a slightly cooler palette with mostly matte shades, although there is one shimmer and a few satin shadows in the mix. For the most part, they blend as beautifully as other high-end shadows I own, and the formula is buttery and very evenly pigmented. My one con to this palette is the middle pink shade, which is the shimmer. It just doesn't apply as pigmented as I want it to, even when I use my finger to apply it. It seems to lose a lot of the big glitter particles in it once you apply it, and if I'm going to take the time to use a glittery eyeshadow, I want some serious payoff. My one solution that works is to spray my brush with MAC Fix+ to give the eyeshadow more punch. 

Other than the one dud shade, I think H&M did a fantastic job with this palette, especially for $12 for a wonderful variety of shades and finishes. Expect a tutorial going up on my YouTube channel very soon using this palette!

(Unfortunately I can't find the palette online for you to shop directly, but check your local H&M to see if they carry it.)