Things I’m Digging Lately + A Giveaway with Stiks Cosmetiks

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I’ve been on a little bit of a spending freeze for the first of the year.  I didn’t go crazy over the holidays by any means because we are feverishly trying to save for a house.  The area we are looking is one of the popular areas that is trendy, near all the action and naturally has good school systems.  Good school systems = insanely outrageous prices for minimal square footage.  With that said, moving along…..I am definitely a product queen.  I have taken over my bathroom and basically two thirds of Marks.  It’s pretty rare I finish a bottle of anything because I usually rediscover another gem layered underneath something in my bathroom drawers.  That’s why I love writing these posts, a glimpse into the products that have taken up the royal court for the time being.

What I'm Digging Lately, Stiks Cosmetiks

Seriously, aren’t there so many polishes out on the market?  I used to always be an OPI or Essie girl but the TJMaxx checkout aisles have broadened my horizons to other products on the market.  Ciaté is the best polish out there right now in my opinion.  The brush is perfectly angled to sweep over your entire nail bed without dragging.  The formula glides on with no bubbles and isn’t thick.  Two coats and it looks like you had a gel manicure.  If you haven’t checked out this line yet, I highly recommend.

I have been also loving these delicate stack bracelets by Coco Q.  I love how they are adjustable and easy to slip on and off.

Coco Q

Okay, next.  Let’s talk about my new favorite lipstick.  I had originally seen the Stiks with an Instyle mention and I was so intrigued. Seriously, you can put this lipstick on with one hand.  Flip open the top, apply and then snap the top back on.  What I also love about it is the insanely straight edge.  I use it to line my lips like a liner and then fill it in.  The pigments are rich, moisturizing, and perfectly pigmented.  These have been the lipsticks I’ve been using in my instagram pictures lately and everyone has been hitting me up for the colors!

Stiks CosmetiksStiks Cosmetiks Pink

Also, look how awesome this mirror carrying KITS case is!  You can pop your lipsticks in there and then use the front mirror to apply.  I keep it in my purse and I don’t have to worry about any accidental tops coming off and lipstick staining the inside of my lining.

Stiks Cosmetiks

So because I love this product so much I reached out to the company and their amazing founder Laura from Stiks is hooking y’all up with a fab giveaway.  3 lucky readers will win one of the KITS with lipsticks inside!  Y’all know the rafflecopter drill, entries will be checked so please follow correctly the social media outlets.  Also, Stiks knows how much we love coupon codes so they are giving the Meet at the Barre followers a 20% off discount for the products with the code barre!  What colors are you liking?

Stiks Lipsticks

Have you seen Stiks Cosmetiks before?  Isn’t that one of those products that you are all “I wish I would have thought of that?”  You will love the formula and packaging!  Good luck for the giveaway and make sure to check out the site and use that 20% off!  Hope everyone is having a fab day!  xoxoxo

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  1. January 18, 2016 / 12:32 AM

    That lipstick looks fab!! I don’t see the Rafflecopter though, am I missing something?

  2. Christy Peeples DuBois
    January 18, 2016 / 1:58 AM

    I haven’t seen this lipstick but would love to try it. I don’t see the rafflecoptor. Am I missing something?

  3. January 18, 2016 / 6:17 AM

    The lipstick is so unique, I love how it is packaged! I feel you on the spending freeze to buy a house.. I did that last year. Good luck on the house hunt!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  4. January 18, 2016 / 6:44 AM

    I love those lipstick colors! I’ve never tried Ciate, but have heard really good things about the brand :)

  5. January 18, 2016 / 7:20 AM

    I get in so much trouble in the TJ Maxx checkout line, there’s just so much stuff! Loving all of these picks, the bracelets are so pretty!


    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

  6. January 18, 2016 / 7:57 AM

    Such a cute carrying care for those! LOVE the bracelets too!

  7. January 18, 2016 / 8:10 AM

    That carrying case is the most genius thing about all this! I can’t tell you how ragey it makes me to open my cosmetic bag in my purse to find my lipstick smashed and all over everything!!

  8. January 18, 2016 / 8:25 AM

    So totally unrelated to the products, where did you get that sparkly arrow?!?!?!?! I love arrows! I got a glitter ampersand at Target recently that is very similar to that. I haven’t heard of Stiks before but they sound fabulous! Hope you have a great week!!!

  9. January 18, 2016 / 8:57 AM

    I will have to check out that brand of nail polish. I am an Essie girl but love trying new things.

    Happy Monday, Amanda!

  10. January 18, 2016 / 9:20 AM

    Love that lipstick’s packaging! Super cute and innovative. I’m also loving those bracelets! The delicate gold is gorg. Pick me to win, mmmmk?!

  11. January 18, 2016 / 9:28 AM

    Oh I love these bracelets! They are so pretty and would be so perfect for stacking! Love the lipstick too, looks like that pink is a fabulous color!

    Xo, Rachel
    A Blonde’s Moment

  12. January 18, 2016 / 9:54 AM

    I am going to live vicariously through you for the next couple months. I’m on a product/beauty ban unless I need to replace something. Since we have our trip and are putting everything in storage, I’m trying to minimize all belongings. But I love those lipsticks! Ha!

  13. January 18, 2016 / 9:59 AM

    You can just end the giveaway not and send all the kits to me. ?

  14. January 18, 2016 / 10:10 AM

    Those lipsticks are pretty. I feel like I saw this cosmetic line featured on FabLife last week too. I also love that glitter arrow too!! I hope that you have a great day today too! :-)

  15. January 18, 2016 / 10:10 AM

    Ok I saw these on your Snapchat and had to have them lol so awesome!! Love those bracelets, too. Super cute!

  16. January 18, 2016 / 10:32 AM

    Um, those lipsticks are gorgeous. The packaging alone has me sold!

  17. January 18, 2016 / 10:53 AM

    Those glasses are so cute. I really need to be better at painting my own nails!! Such cute products!!

  18. January 18, 2016 / 11:24 AM

    We are kind of on a spending freeze too, ya know to save up for big trips and purchases this year. It’s not the most fun, but cheers to a giveaway!!!!

  19. January 18, 2016 / 11:58 AM

    What a fun lipstick concept! I love anything easy to use because I am always such a hot mess, especially when it comes to lipstick! I LOVE a good favorites/currently loving roundup!!! You could this every day and I would be so happy!

  20. January 18, 2016 / 12:19 PM

    I love love those bracelets!! I have been obsessing over layering bracelets lately. I have also gotten two ciate nail polishes lately right after I got a shellac manicure so I have to wait a bit, but now I am extra excited. I certainly signed up for the give away , fingers crossed!

  21. January 18, 2016 / 12:44 PM

    Love the angled edge of that lipstick! The case is adorable too! Make today work, Rachel CubicleCouture

  22. January 18, 2016 / 1:03 PM

    Love a good nai lpolish alternative to the tried and true brands. Will definitely check that one out. And whose sunnies are those? Love them! TJ Maxx checkout line? Really? I am going to pay closer attention now!

  23. January 18, 2016 / 1:03 PM

    I’ve been dying to try Stiks, I’ve heard such good things about them! They’d be perfect for my New Years goal of wearing lipstick every day ;)

  24. Ashley Perez
    January 18, 2016 / 1:29 PM

    I don’t see a rafflecopter on this post.:\

  25. January 18, 2016 / 2:10 PM

    Have never seen that polish but I’m allllways open to trying new ones-will keep my eyes open at the checkout lines from now on :)

  26. January 18, 2016 / 2:36 PM

    It’s always fun to rediscover things you already have. It’s like shopping that’s free! haha. Stiks look very odd. Which makes me super intrigued. I’m all about no fuss lipstick application. It’s definitely not my strong suit!

  27. January 18, 2016 / 2:38 PM

    Love those lip colors! I too have been on a spending freeze and it hurts….but that’s so exciting that you guys are house hunting!

  28. January 18, 2016 / 3:47 PM

    I’m a die hard OPI fan but I will check out Ciate–since I too love some TJMaxx and Marshalls

  29. January 18, 2016 / 4:07 PM

    I need to use the polish since it came in the box of style but I am a gel mani getter, I have never been able to do my own nails! Hope I win the lipsticks, they look awesome!

  30. January 18, 2016 / 4:24 PM

    I love those bracelets, and the color of those lipsticks are so pretty! I also love how pointed they are so you could line your lip with them as well!

  31. January 18, 2016 / 5:40 PM

    I love love love that packaging, how fun that there is a mirror virtually built in that case! Crossing my fingers and toes that I win :)!

  32. January 18, 2016 / 7:17 PM

    Are you wearing Ciate in this post? I love whatever color that is!!! Spill!

  33. January 18, 2016 / 8:46 PM

    Oh I hear ya on the spending freeze! My husband and I are trying to save for a house too! Love the look of these cosmetics!

  34. January 18, 2016 / 9:11 PM

    I’ve been fascinated by these lipsticks since seeing them on your snapchat a few weeks ago!! The colors look amazing – especially on you!

  35. January 18, 2016 / 10:07 PM

    Those lipsticks are so pretty! I’m obsessed with those bracelets though! I have a thing for dainty jewelry!

  36. January 18, 2016 / 10:21 PM

    These look so cool! I tend to be more of a chapstick/lip gloss girl but love the fun colors and cool case concept!

  37. January 18, 2016 / 10:37 PM

    That case is too cute – those little things get me! Love the colors of these!

  38. January 21, 2016 / 9:59 AM

    Where did you get those sunglasses? love them

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