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MY 3 FAVORITE LUXURY LIP PRODUCTS

One day, while I was organizing my closet, I realized I had some sort of lip product in each of my coats and jackets... no joke. Clearly, I don't like to be without my lip products, ha! I'm not sure when this need/obsession to have a lip product with me wherever I go started, but I definitely realized it's a must have beauty item for me as I hate the feeling of dry, chapped lips. I honestly don't really wear lipsticks and resort to lip balms or glosses, so I've rounded up 3 of my favorite high-end lip balms/glosses. I only specify that this post will be dedicated to luxury lip products because that just means I gotta do a favorite drug store lip products post, duh! So, without further ado, let's get started! 

 Clinique Chubby Stick Intense

I first received this chubby stick as a gift from one of my college besties as a Secret Santa gift and it has still remained to be one of my favorites. It's super highly pigmented as it states in the "intense" portion of its name, but it's also extremely creamy and long lasting. It's not glossy at all, and is more on the matte side so I usually like to put a gloss or vaseline over it to give it some shine in the end! I don't use this everyday but it's perfect for those days you want to add a bright lip to your look. 

 Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment

I actually recently discovered this one as I received it as a gift from one of my dearest friends for helping her on her wedding day and this is my absolute favorite. Thanks Ellis! It is SO creamy, hydrating, and beautiful on the lips. It also has an SPF of 15 which is always nice to have in a lip balm so you can protect your lips from the harsh sun in the summer. I LOVE this one and find it to be one of my go-to's these days! 

Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

This has been one of my favorites for the past year because the color of this lip gloss is just so pretty on the lips. On top of that, it's extremely hydrating and smooth which I always look for in a lip product. Of course with any Dior beauty product, the packaging is equally beautiful and classy. I definitely recommend this one to anyone looking for an every day gloss that's not too glossy and easy to use! 

Styling & Photography by: Ji Yeon Kim

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BEAUTY REVIEW: GLOSSIER MILKY JELLY CLEANSER

So I received this Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser from one of my best friends a couple of months ago when I was still in NYC. She found that it didn't work too well with her skin, so she passed it along for me to try and I thought I'd share my experience with all of you! 

Product: Milky Jelly Cleanser
Consistency: Gel-like
Color: Clear/white
Scent: Rose
Price: $18
Claims: Removes all make-up gently while cleansing
Rating: 3.7/5

So right off the bat, I noticed the gentle scent of this cleanser and I loved it. It has a slight scent of rose, but it also smells like baby powder. Surprisingly, I really like the gel like consistency as well. It's smooth to the skin and it just feels nice, when mixed with water. This cleansers main selling point is that it can remove all your makeup while cleansing your skin, all-in-one. As much as I'd hope it would really do all that, it didn't remove as much makeup as I'd hope it would. I still had to go in a with a separate make-up remover before using this cleanser and really feeling like my skin got cleaned. I have sensitive-combo skin, so this works as a great AM cleanser and PM cleanser for those nights I don't wear much makeup. I would definitely recommend this Milky Jelly Cleanser for those who don't wear a lot of eye or face makeup and for those looking for a cleanser for a great price ($18). 

I would purchase this again because it doesn't break out my sensitive skin and it's gentle for my sans makeup skin these days. Plus, you can't get more chic than the Glossier packaging... ;) 

Photography & Styling by: Ji Yeon Kim