22 Of The Best Winter Lipstick Colors

22 Of The Best Winter Lipstick Colors

From sweet and subtle to full-on glamor.
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When everything outside is gross and cold, a good lipstick can really help your mood. Reds, purples, even blues, they all claim a different and unique attitude. Pick your favorites and try out these oh, so beautiful shades this winter!

Reds

Rimmel Lasting Finish by Kate Moss in shade 01 is a blue-toned, classic red that's sure to stun everyone and last all day. (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Butter Lipstick in Ripe Berry is the perfect everyday cranberry shade. Its moisturizing and comfortable on the lips. (Picture 2)

trèStiQue Matte Lip Crayon in Tuscan Wine is a bright merlot color that takes any look from casual to classy. (Picture 3)

N.Y.X. Slip Tease in Bang Bang is a very different mauve and red mixture. It goes on like an oil, but dries down to a powdery, dimethicone feeling finish. (Picture 4)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Cherry Skies is a gorgeous maroon that dries down to a satin finish that stays put. (Picture 5)

Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Screen Queen is a vampy, deep maroon shade that screams movie star. It is matte but also very comfortable on the lips. (Picture 6)

Berry

L’Oréal Infallible Pro Matte Gloss in Forbidden Kiss is a glossy feeling liquid lip that has a satin finish. This berry shade is sure to change any look from every day to full glam.


Nudes

ColourPop Ultra Matter Liquid Lipstick in Trap is a gray toned dusty rose that dries down completely matte and stays there forever. This shade and formula is not for the faint of heart! (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Brooklyn Thorn is a deep nude brown that has the same satin formula as the rest of this line. On paler skin tones, this nude becomes bold in the best way possible. (Picture 2)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Soft-Spoken is a warm-toned nude that can't be duplicated. It's a fan favorite for good reason. (Picture 3)

Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Toffee Talk is extremely similar in color to Brooklyn Thorn from N.Y.X., but this formula dries to a completely matte finish. (Picture 4)

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Gone Griege is a beautiful gray-toned brown. Let your inner 90's girl out without looking like you smeared your lips with melted chocolate. (Picture 5)


Blues

Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Sea Seduction is a metallic, navy blue that will bring out your inner mermaid. (Picture 1)

Tattoo Junkee Pucker Up Lip Paint in Grunge is a super matte formula that is totally transfer proof and will last literally forever. It is a gray-toned navy blue that can be paired with any sparkly shadow for a cool snake-like effect, or worn on its own for a more moody vibe. (Picture 2)

Purples

Wet'n'Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Lavender Crown is a dusty lavender color that despite its very gray appearance in the bottle is actually very flattery on the lips. This formula is the same as the other Liquid Catsuits from this line and dries down matte. (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Pin-Up Pout in Wild Spirit isn't like any other color on the market. It is a rich, blue-toned purple that is sure to catch anyone's attention. Bonus: if you remove the colored part from the top of the tube, you also get a super pigmented lipgloss! (Picture 2)

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Foul Mouth is a blackened purple that serves up a lot of attitude in a beautiful satin finish. (Picture 3)

Mauve

N.Y.X. Soft Matte Lip Cream in Budapest is a dark, pinky mauve shade that has a whipped texture. It lasts a long time, and you'll barely know it's there. (Picture 1)

N.Y.X. Lip Lingerie in Embellishment is a gray-toned mauve that dries down matte and lasts all day. There's a good reason that this shade was sold out everywhere for months after it launched! (Picture 2)

Maybelline Color Sensational Lipstick in Mauve It is a comfortable matte lipstick in a rich mauvey pink color that got with everything look. (Picture 3)

Unique

N.Y.X. Liquid Suede in Stone Fox is a blue-toned gray that is so unique and flattering it's hard to believe. It's definitely a very attention grabbing color, but I've never received a bad comment when I've worn it. This shade just works! (Picture 1)

Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick in Emerald City is a duo chrome liquid lipstick with a moose, dimethicone-like texture. It shifts between purple, red, green, and teal, and it's great on its own or paired on top of a darker lipstick. Bonus: It smells like cake! (Picture 2)

Now it's time to throw on your favorite shade, go out in that winter wonderland, and rock it!


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20 Small Tattoos With Big Meanings

Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.
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It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning.

You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret.

So here are 20 tattoos you can't go wrong with. Each tattoo has its own unique meaning, but don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.


2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."


3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.


4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."


5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."


6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."


8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)


9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.


10. The Greek word “Meraki" means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.


11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.


13. “Lux in tenebris" means “light in darkness."

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora" is translated literally as “Towards greater things." It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.


16. A glyphs means “explore." It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."


18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower's first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.


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13 Ways You're Damaging Your Hair Without Even Knowing It

Invest in your hair. It is the crown you never take off.

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Most of us want to live to a better, healthier lifestyle and a lot of us do things that we don't even know about that hurt us. It's typically the smaller things that hurt the most. If you follow the tips below, you'll have beautiful hair in no time.

1. Not drinking enough water

It's a common fact that your body needs water to be healthy. Not only does a lack of water dehydrate your body, it also dehydrates your hair. Your hair strands become brittle and it can even make your hair stop growing completely.

2. Getting too much sun

We all know that too much sun causes sunburn on our skin, but do you ever think about what happens to your hair in the sun? Basically, it dries it out and causes breakage. It's easy to keep a hat on and your hair up to protect it. There are also hair serums out there that help lock in moisture.

3. Using heat on your hair without protection

Everyone knows that using a hot iron or blow dryer on unprotected hair causes damage, so just don't do it. Put heat protection on your hair before you apply any kind of heat.

4. Not getting the necessary nutrients

Vitamins are not only good for your skin and body but hair as well. There are certain pills out there that you can take, but make sure you do enough research before you buy a product because there are a lot of fakes out there.

5. Staying out in the cold for too long

The harsh cold hurts a lot. It makes your nails brittle and does the exact same thing to your hair. Wear a hat to protect yourself from the wind and snow.

6. Towel drying your hair

A lot of people towel dry their hair as soon as they get out of the shower. When your hair is wet, that's when it is the most vulnerable to damage. When you get out, you can slip on a cotton t-shirt or a microfiber towel made specifically for wet hair.

7. Using shampoo on the ends

Shampoo causes a lot of dryness to your hair because it strips off the natural oils. The oil is what keeps your hair from drying out so much and cracking. When you shampoo, only keep it at the roots and the conditioner at the ends.

8. Brushing your hair while wet

When you brush your hair while it's still wet, you cause a lot of breakage and damage to the weak strands. Let your hair air dry naturally or keep it in a microfiber towel/cotton shirt if you don't want it dripping all over.

9. Too much bleach or dying

You are always warned when you are about to bleach or dye your hair because terrible things can happen if you don't know what your doing or the salon doesn't. It's better to keep your hair at its natural state, or color it rarely.

10.  Sleeping on a rough pillow case

Your hair goes through a lot when you're flipping and turning all night. There is a lot of friction which can cause frizz and split ends. Make sure to use a cotton pillow. You can also put your hair up, but make sure it isn't too tight.

11.  Applying too much dry shampoo

Dry shampoo is used to soak up the oils from your hair, and if you use it too much then your hair will constantly be dry and will break easily. You also need to let the natural oils spread through your hair.

12.  Using dirty brushes

If the brushes or combs you're using aren't clean, it will cause buildup and wont allow your hair to grow properly.

13.  Using too much product

Using too much product will not only weigh your hair down, but it will also cause buildup and irritation on your scalp. The chemicals in general aren't best for your hair, so it's better to let it go natural more time than not.

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