Lipsticks and Round Tips

Over the weekend I started something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – start a beauty/fashion blog! Yay! One thing that prevented it from happening was not having a name for it, and I guess that they way this name came about it was meant to be. I give you Lipsticks and Round Tips! I was testing different names to see what was available and entered this, and by mistake I hit Enter and then it was born.

Every week I’ve been finding out that people read my blog that I had no idea would. I still live in my own little world that it’s not doing as well as it does sometimes. Seeing that it was a few males that let me in on this I had a little extra nudge to get this going after my sister-in-law insisted that I start it. I just want to be able to share girly stuff and reviews on products I’ve tried and some of my favorite items fashion wise. I am no expert in doing make-up or the know-it-all on every fashion trend but I keep up to date and I take to certain things more than others and I just want to be able to give my input and not be a drag to the males reading :D.

So go on over and check it out, let me know what you think. If you have any ideas or suggestions on things you’d like me to check out or try for you please feel free. In the new year I will definitely be posting every single week, I have a lot coming up for the holidays so you will see a few posts about holiday stuff but after events have passed.

Thank you in advance for your support and share with your friends! I want to know what you think :).

Thank you!




I once read that having an amazing tailor was one of the best gifts you could give to your wardrobe. No truer words have ever been spoken. Due to my lovely height of 5′ 1, buying pants that fall at the right length is a battle, especially when they don’t come in short. So yesterday I took 4, yes 4, pairs of pants to my seamstress to get them hemmed. I normally buy my jeans from American Eagle, but H&M had some amazing pants that I had to have regardless of their length. I must say, that this back zip makes you go up several sizes! I usually wear a size 6/8 depending on the cut but I bought the following pants in a size 10!!!! I was about to go crazy because  I obviously thought I couldn’t have gotten that “fat”. Regardless of the length, the price ($12.95) and the fit made these pants very hard to resist. It just sucks that I’m paying the same price to have them hemmed… but I will have some very hot pants in my fall wardrobe! I love having busy bottoms and simple tops. To me, my butt and my legs are my best assets so I like to accentuate them any way I could.

H&M $12.95 also got them in solid red

Anyway, a tailor doesn’t have to be expensive, they have to be trustworthy and do a very good job. I found mine a few years ago, attached to a dry cleaner, and I haven’t been to anyone else since. They’re reasonable and do a very good job, and that’s all that matters.

If you’re in a new city/state/country take something simple, and that you don’t mind being messed up, to have adjusted to test the person. The best part of having a tailor/seamstress you trust? Being able to take items and change them up. In this age of people trying to not wear the same outfit twice because of Facebook/Twitter/Instagram, you can take a dress and remove the sleeves or even add a panel of material in a different colour or texture to change it up! Welcome to the maxxinista/frugalista age! Be creative with your wardrobe. Trying this out for the first time? Again, experiment with items of clothing that aren’t new.

Hope this post helped you!


Fall Obsessions

Just the other day I was fretting about the presence of fall items when it was just beginning to feel like Summer here, but they’ve gotten the best of me! With every year that comes, I’m learning about the “must-haves” that one should have in their wardrobe for every season. This is just a quick post to share with you what’s on my wishlist – a few items that I should’ve had by now.

Ankle Boot

It is quite amazing that I do not have a pair of boots like this as yet. I was searching last year but my stick legs didn’t help much. I became rather frustrated and just gave up the search. I saw this pair in Nordstrom, I want to try them on to see if they feel comfortable and then I should hopefully have a pair.

Steve Madden “Troopa” Boot









Hooded Anorak

I was surfing because I hadn’t been on there for a while and came across this hooded anorak. I fell in love. I don’t have any light, hooded, coats – again very strange considering I live in Seattle. This item is definitely overdue for me. Hoods are more practical than umbrellas because of this lovely misty rain, so I’m trying to collect more hooded coats/jackets when I am on the hunt for one.

Hooded Knit Anorak – Love Culture j













Yes the Trench! I’m going for a stretch here and that’s why this item is a wishlist item. I visited the store with a friend and we tried them on, got tips on different ways to wear them and got an idea of the styles that suited our body shapes better. The Burberry Trench is considered to be one of the most classic items of clothing every fashionista should own. I’d consider myself a budding one because I cannot wrap my head around trying to obtain every single thing a true fashionista should own. But this coat oozes superiority in every aspect. If I do get one by the end of the year, you can be sure I’ll have a post on it.












What are your must-haves for the season? Let me know!