Woman Crush Wednesday! A shout out to some of my favorite bloggers <3

Happy Wednesday everyone!
I wanted to do a quick shoutout to some of my favorite bloggers in the lingerie world! I’ll keep this post short and sweet, but
I really hope you all decide to check out some of these lovely lady’s work!

https://www.instagram.com/brittneypanda/

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This is one of my favorite blogs! Brittney Panda’s Instagram is full of inspiration for creative boudoir and lingerie photo shoots ❤

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https://www.instagram.com/shopjournelle/

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Journelle
“Diary of the lingerie obsessed”

I am normally not a huge fan of Instagram accounts for a specific brand, but Journelle’s Instagram is more like a lifestyle blog. It’s stocked with quotes, artistic photos, and of course, lingerie inspiration!

Side note- it also keeps you up-to-date on the latest promotions. It’s already been a week since we all celebrated Women’s Day, but this code is good until 3/18/17!
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https://www.instagram.com/trousseaux/

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Trousseaux is another favorite of mine! Cammy’s blog is very similar to Brittney Panda’s, which are both really great and unique in their own way.

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You can also follow Cammy here:
http://cammy-grace.tumblr.com/

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https://www.instagram.com/fleurofengland/

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Fleur Of England:
Luxury British Lingerie label producing unique and beautiful designer lingerie in silk and lace. Purveyors of exquisite lingerie taste….”

I’ll say this Instagram is more focused on showcasing the brand…which I typically don’t love. I felt like I had to include this one though, because the lingerie is just so pretty and feminine!

You can also follow their blog here: https://www.fleurofengland.com/blog/

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http://www.thelingerieaddict.com/

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So… I had to save the best for last! My Woman Crush Everyday is Cora Harrington, who runs the Lingerie Addict blog. She is such a beautiful person, and so inspirational. If you don’t already follow her, you absolutely must go check this blog out!

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The Lingerie Addict is a go-to-guide for basically all things lingerie. P.S. there is word that Cora just signed a book deal too!
I can’t wait until it hits press ❤

Until next time!
xoxo,
Marie

 

 

 

 

The Duck & Bunny (Providence, RI)

I have been meaning to do a review on the Duck & Bunny tea room since I started this blog. This is one of my favorite places to visit in Providence. I was in town a few weeks ago for a yoga certification and to visit my sister. It was such a busy trip but I am so happy we made time to stop in!

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So, we have been here several times, and I usually like to do their Afternoon Tea, which is really reasonably priced! It is only $18 per person and comes with a pot of tea, a beautiful assortment of tea sandwiches, scones, and cute little desserts!

I am a huge fan of the Duck and Bunny scones, so I always have to order those ❤
I’m honestly not a fan of their chocolate raspberry jam, but I love their Devonshire cream!

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We also shared a pot of Wild Blueberry Tea, which is a green tea described on the menu as:
“Sweet fresh blueberries create this healthful blend, naturally rich in antioxidants.”

For brunch we ordered a cup of tomato soup paried with The Rachel and Monica Crepe, which has spinach, goat cheese, sundried tomato & the Strawberry and Grilled Pear Salad

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The portions are also really generous …so you will likely have a lot of left overs!

All in all, we just can’t get enough of this tea room! You all should definitely make it a point to stop in if you’re visiting. It’s a great spot for tea, a cocktail, dessert, or brunch!

Also – shout out to my little sister, Crystal, and her super
fabulous strawberry champagne hair color ❤

Until next time!
xoxo,
Marie

 

Tarte Lippie Lingerie vs. NYX Lingerie

Hi sweet friends!
Sorry that I have been MIA on the blog. I have been preparing a few really fun posts that will go up in the The Tea Room & The Lingerie Closet this week!

So, for those of you who know me, you may know that I have a thing for sexy cosmetic /product names. You can read more on that here: The Sexiest Cosmetics on my Vanity

As such, I have been really dying to try:
Tarte Lippie Lingerie
and

NYX Linge
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I love that both of these brands came out with a lingerie line, and the colors are so appropriate within each line! Both of these products market themselves as a matte lip color. Tarte is described as a lip tint, while the NYX variant is described as a liquid lip stick.

I will go ahead and preface this post by saying that I am already partial to Tarte Cosmetics, however, I wanted to do a comparison of the two seemingly similar products!

So the first thing I noticed was that Tarte’s Lippie Lingerie only offered eight colors. I bought Envy, but the other options were:
Undressed
Pure
Whisper
Bare
Racy
Revealed
Exposed

NYX’s Lingerie line offered way more options! Specifically, 24 colors. It was honestly a little overwhelming. It was also hard to pick colors since my Ulta doesn’t have samples set up for swatching with this product. I ended up choosing Bedtime Flirt & Silk Indulgent.

The other color options were:
Cheekies
Corset
Exotic
Ruffle Trim
Beauty Mark
Teddy
Honey Moon
Satin Ribbon
Baby Doll
Lace Detail
Push-Up
Embellishment
French Maid
Seduction
Cashmere Silk
Confident
Scandalous
Bustier
Dusk To Dawn
Delicate Lust
After Hours
Cabaret Show

In terms of packaging I think I prefer Tarte. I also really prefer the applicator for the Tarte product. I feel like NYX could maybe step up the game with their applicators…for me I had much less precision applying the NYX product on my lips. NYX, however, does have a huge competitive advantage over Tarte here. The NYX Lingeire line is only $6.99 per lipstick, while each Tarte Lippie Lingerie is $24.00.

All in all I prefer Tarte, which is pictured on the right here in Envy. 

This product is just so much more moisturizing, and for me it is really easy to apply. I only wish they had more colors! Here is their spiel on Ulta’s website:

“Slip into something comfortable with this smooth, matte lip tint in au naturel shades. The buildable, full coverage formula features a luscious, lip-loving blend of mango seed, cupuacu and murumuru butters to help firm, hydrate and protect lips as the twist-up tint glides on like a luxe, velvety balm. The non-drying, pillow-soft formula is vegan friendly and comes in a range of soft and deep-toned nudes to take your look from babydoll to boudoir. Vegan friendly.”

From my experience, this product really is everything it claims to be!

Although I wasn’t as in love with the NYX line, I will most likely still re-purchase it because of the low price point and variety of colors. This product has great staying power, however, it just felt a little drying on my lips. It was also more difficult for me to apply. In this photo I am wearing Bedtime Flirt, pictured to the left. Ulta’s description of this product was:

“Slip into something seductive with NYX Cosmetics’ Lip Lingerie Liquid Lipstick, a weightless liquid lipstick with a plush matte finish. Available in a range of color-kissed nudes, each sultry shade will coat the curves of your lips with irresistibly creamy color.”

So this product doesn’t really claim to be moisturizing, which was the biggest draw back in my opinion. In my review, I’d say these are both accurately advertised. I also think the pros and cons put them on a pretty even playing field.

I know I’ll likely be stocking up on both collections ❤

Until next time!
xoxo,
Marie