Why Are We So Obsessed with the Kylie Lip Kit Label?
Keeping up with Kylie's beauty endeavors is not an easy task—especially when she changes her hair color even before you can finish counting up to ten. But with the introduction of her beauty line, she singlehandedly solidified her status as one of beauty's go-to inspirations—especially when it comes to all things lips. The Kylie beauty phenomenon easily spread like wildfire with the introduction of her now classic lip kits and although liquid lippies and matching liners have always been available in the beauty counters (sold separately, of course), Kylie's lip kits seem to have sparked a new wave of liquid lippie obsession.
There are a lot of reasons why girls from all over the globe love Kylie's lippies so much—be it the colors, the quality, the formula, and so much more. But there are undoubtedly other great brands out there that have been slaying the lippie game way before Kylie J. did. Some of these brands are more affordable and some have even better a lip color formulation than the Kylie J. lip kits. So what's the deal?
How did the Kylie lip kit become the epitome of the liquid lippie? How does anything become the epitome of anything, really?CONTINUE READING BELOWRecommended Videos
One. Some girls obsess over brands in general—the kind of girl who loves labels and the prestige that comes with using them, just 'cause. Let's face it—the lip kit is quite pricey, but they always end up getting sold out, anyway. For some girls, that's part of the appeal—the fact that not a lot of girls can have it. After all, the more exclusive it is, the better.
Two. There are some girls who ends up loving a product because other people love it, too. Sounds familiar? It's safe to say that we've all fallen into this trap at least once in our lives. A lot of young girls look up to stars, bloggers, or models. So if these influential people love a certain product, then that must mean their fans will love it too, right? Well, that's usually how the story goes. So even if the product doesn't really suit her, well so long as she is rocking the same lip color as her beauty peg, then that should be A-okay.
Three. The bandwagoner. These people ride the trend wave and let themselves get swept away by the sea of fellow brand-obsessed or trend-obsessed people. After all, it's so easy to get caught up with something when almost everyone thinks the same thing—be it from the media, social media, and even from their classmates. It's almost like an insanely viral tune that one doesn't want anything to do with, but as everyone gets into it, one can't help but eventually sing along to it. "Energy Gap," anyone? Yes, the hype is very, very real.
In retrospect, Kylie herself has always been a brand, but what's so special about Kylie Jenner is how she got people to want what she has and it all started with lips. Remember when she came out with a noticeably bigger pout? Although she eventually confessed to having lip injections, that didn't stop the people from wanting to cop her pout.
Since then, Kylie had officially cemented her status as Queen of the Pout and her lip kits became the go-to way to get Kylie-approved lips in a snap.
This whole phenomenon doesn't just happen for liquid lippies, but for many other products and things outside the arena of beauty, too. Although there are lots of great products and items out there that we could try and might even love, they'll never get their time to shine if we only focus on a select few brands or products.
Why be obsessed over one thing when the beauty arena is full of endless possibilities?
Simply following what's popular or following what someone else says will not guarantee that a product will work for us personally.
Instead of keeping up with trends, it's more important to keep up with ourselves and to know what makes us look and feel beautiful—Kylie Lip Kit or not.ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
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5 Mystery-Thriller Novels to Read
If you’re stuck at home and out of Netflix shows to binge-watch, then you might want to try and read these mystery-thriller books to match your homemade Dalgona Coffee.
1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The debut novel, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, follows Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter married to an esteemed fashion photographer. Life seemed perfect for Alicia, until one evening when she shot her husband five times, and… never spoke again.
2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
From the author of Final Girls comes this page turning novel about an infamous building in Manhattan called the Bartholomew. After stumbling upon an ad to become an apartment sitter, Jules Larsen has set out to look after apartment 12A under strict and somewhat odd conditions. Not long after stepping foot in the building, Jules has been met with unfriendly tenants, eerie noises in the apartment unit, and an abrupt departure of a fellow sitter named Ingrid.
3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
If you loved Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, then this book is for you. After the disappearance of her Aunt Vivian while working as a night-shift clerk at the Sun Down Motel in 1982, Carly has set off to Fell NY, to work the same job at the same place as her Aunt had 35 years ago – with hopes of uncovering the truth lurking behind the Motel walls.
4. Verity by Colleen Hoover
While known for Young-Adult Novels such as Slammed and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover offers readers a romantic thriller about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling author who was given the opportunity to finish the three remaining novels of a successful series after its original author, Verity Crawford, suffered an accident and has become immobile. After receiving an invite at the Crawford manor to sort through Verity’s notes, Lowen discovers an unpublished autobiography revealing the truth about Verity. With the eerie atmosphere of having Verity confined in her own home, and who is seemingly aware of her surroundings, Lowen is certain Verity is not what she appears to be.
5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
A mind-bending science fiction thriller from the best-selling author of Wayward Pines – Dark Matter is packed with the concept of the Multiverse and the philosophy of existentialism. The novel follows an ordinary Physics professor, Jason Dessen, who was looking forward to dinner with his family while walking the streets of Chicago. The next thing he knew, he was being held at gunpoint – by a man wearing a mask – and injected with an unknown drug and blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he learns that the world he woke up to was different from the world he knew.
Here's a poem I wrote a while back reflecting on what it's like over-rationalize a simple thing like crushing on a dude -- hence, the title "Scientific Method"
You were a phenomenon I cannot wrap my head around
When I first met you, my heart forgot to make its signature sound
And it's overwhelming, your presence;
And underwhelming, so science will be the only language I'll hide in-- For now.
At first glance, I notice your top button unbuttoned,
and your shirt fully cotton
Complete with a smile as nervous as me
And a swagger in your step only I can see
Further on, I find your wit to be at a pace
That doesn't leave any space for tension to rise
and it's all too nice
And ridiculous and a bit too suspicious
That this isn't another (well,) circus.
Now, let's take a wild guess,
Oh, but it has to be smart, yes,
That this could lead to something with potential
That this isn't another differential easily solved
With a formula, tried and tested but never evolved
For so long, we've both been independent of any dependent
Keeping our variables fixed and ourselves distracted
With anything, everything,
But not a single thing
Could stop me from pushing this blindly to find its threshold,
Hoping that it's a quantity my hands could still hold
Over hours, days, and weeks
Through minor revisions and tweaks
Then comes the analysis -- that these weren't accidents
So, now I find myself in a conundrum
With the anomaly in a blue shirt right in front of me,
That this had to be processed logically,
But the findings are as follows:
None of which were shallow, so I therefore conclude that it's true,
I therefore conclude that it's you.
Mi Luna: The Light in My Dark Soul Locked in… Alone…
Why do I feel comforted by darkness? Oh cause maybe because… I am a jolly and very enthusiast kid back then. All I know is to have fun, laugh and play. But as I grow older, everything has changed, a lot. I can feel the changes. I know the more I get older, I’m turning to something I’m not. You know what, I just realized I like it even more. And that’s how I turned a monster. A monster to my own self. Always questioning life and even God about the things that are happening with my life. “Do I deserve this?”. Every day was a struggle. “Which mask should I wear now?”. And every night is my judgement time. “Should I still continue with my miserable life?”. This certainly sum up my whole life. I have this mindset since I was young. I can say that my experiences made me like this. I always want to escape, but every time I tried to pick up myself up, there is always shits that pulls me down. And there, I get tired. Hoping that no one would ever see this. As I despise myself as well. What I can do now is to just embraced everything, I just embraced darkness- reflecting my own self.
“Look at the moon, it can shine alone and it can give us light at night.” A line I was keeping in my mind that a friend of mine helps me realize things and been there to fix my path. And there I started seeking for my moon but I do not know which part should I start. As days passed, I started to open up myself. I started to act as what truly inside me. It is very hard at first and there is this time that even the situation got worst. But as I continue exploring with my life, a question pop out on my head “Why did I still get this far?”, I can say that maybe I should do this, maybe I really can do this but it is myself who is holding me back because I’m afraid.
Now as far as I am trying to revive my soul, there I know that many people care. Yes, I learned to open up but not to all, on different situations there are people who can understand me because they have the same situation as I am. I learn to open up as long as they did not force me. I learned to navigate and open up for whom I trusted and at the same time when I am ready. The light that I am seeking is my own understanding and acceptance about myself. My light is myself and I am Mi Luna. So it is not too late to save myself. I have thought that, I should be a survivor and winner. That I should also be the ruler of my own mind and soul. Eliminate the room for darkness and let the light shine through you, that I can say how I earned myself again. Mi Luna’s darkness have turned to spotlight.
I just posted some of my own movie reviews from LSS to The Heiress para naman may pagka-movie critic ako in the midst of the pandemic… from Home! Check them out here: Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino 3 (#PPP2019): • #LSSTheMovie: bit.ly/MyLSSReview • #ThePantiSisters: bit.ly/MyTPSReview • #ImEllenyaL: bit.ly/MyImEllenyaLReview Metro Manila Film Festival: • #TheMallTheMerrier: bit.ly/MyTMTMReview • #MissionUnstapabol: bit.ly/MyMissionUnstapabolReview • #3polTrobolHuliKaBalbon: bit.ly/My3polTrobolReview Non-film fest: • #JamesAndPatAndDave: bit.ly/MyJPDReview • #TheHeiress: bit.ly/MyTheHeiressReview Any thoughts? Don't forget to connect by commenting! Enjoy #MovieBingeAtHome! #COVIDMovieCritic