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Blogmas Day 24: Sephora Cream Lip Stain 

Welcome to the very last day of Blogmas: Day 24! It’s Christmas Eve! I hope everyone is just as excited as I am for Christmas. I can’t believe it’s almost over though. I feel like every year it comes faster and faster. Anyway, I opened my final Sephora Advent Calendar Panel and I received a full-sized Sephora Cream Lip Stain in this very pretty red shade. This product can be purchased for $14 (but only in a peach shade since all other shades have been discontinued).

I can see why these were discontinued. They dry out the lips just as bad as any other lip stain, but they also never really dry down so they smudge terribly and don’t actually last all that long. I do find the shade pretty, but it’s so messy that I found it nearly impossible to apply.

Overall, this advent calendar was a big bust! It made me feel really disappointed in Sephora because I feel like they could have done a much better job really easily. If you’re selling it in the US, then include products you can purchase in the US. Also, the amount of discontinued products made me feel like I was essentially receiving Sephora’s leftovers that they wanted to clean out of their warehouse instead of just throwing them away. There’s no way I’ll be purchasing this again next year unless there is a substantial change in quality.

Thanks so much for sticking with these Blogmas blogs! I hope everyone has a really Lovely Christmas! I’ll be back with another blog post on Wednesday.

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-XO Tiffy

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Kailijumei Flower Jelly Lipsticks! 

I first read about the Kailijumei Flower Jelly lipsticks in an article that went viral from Cosmo. They are super pretty and clear with flecks of gold and a small flower at the base of the lipstick. I was instantly intrigued and knew I just had to try them!

You can find several sellers on Amazon that stock this product. Depending on the seller, I’ve seen these range from $23 for one tube to $32 for 4 tubes, so if you decide to pick one up, do shop around to find the best price!

These are really pretty to look at, and they come in a neat red chrome tube. I bought the Flame Red, Dream Purple, and Barbie Doll shades. Now, these lipsticks are supposed to adjust to the perfect shade of whichever color you buy, but honestly they all look EXACTLY the same: a medium pink that leaves a sheer stain on the lips. I tried to swatch them on my hand, but it just wouldn’t photograph right. It basically looks like a your-lips-but-better shade of pink that has a great lasting power! Personally, I love this shade of pink, although it’s kind of disappointing that the red and purple also look pink.

The finish on this product is a semi-matte. It’s not drying, but it also will not moisturize the lips at all. The color is more of a tint than an opaque shade, but I think I’m going to really like it for more natural-looking days! I’ve worn it a few times now, and I’m happy with it, but I don’t think this product is for everyone. Those who are looking for something noticeably pigmented (which I think most people look for in a lipstick) will probably be disappointed. The bottom line is that this product is more of a novelty than anything. It’s not great as a lipstick unless you’re looking for something really sheer and you don’t need an added kick of moisture. Ultimately, this was fun to try, and I’m definitely going to keep one of the tubes I bought, but it’s just an okay product.

What do you think? Have you bought any interesting novelty products lately?

Thanks for reading!

-XO Tiffy

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