Kokie Cosmetics “What’s the Mauve?” Bundle Review

From the dictionary:

MAUVE

mōv,môv/

adjective

1 1.
of a pale purple color.

noun

1 1.
a pale purple color.”a few pale streaks of mauve were all that remained of the sunset”

2 2.
historical
a bright but delicate pale purple aniline dye prepared by William H. Perkin (1838–1907) in 1856. It was the first synthetic dyestuff.

Purple is my fav color!! There seems to be something so magical about it! It’s not quite blue, not quite pink, and when taking art class and learning about color theory, I’ve actually been taught that it doesn’t really exist on the color spectrum. When we say “purple,” or in this case “mauve,” what we really mean is a mixture of blue and red. We often confuse purple with violet, which is it’s own color on the spectrum.

It’s the end of the rainbow. It sits between blue and invisible ultraviolet light. It’s the shortest wavelength our human eyes perceive. It’s the color of royalty, individually and the crown chakra.

So I was very excited to receive this mauve bundle from the lovely Kokie Cosmetics to share with you all! This is my first time trying this brand and I just love it so far! This bundle in particular came with nail polish, lip liner, a solid lipstick and a liquid lipstick (I’m wearing the nail polish and liquid lipstick in the pic).

1. Mad About Mauve (Kissable Liquid Lipstick)

This is such a lovely liquid lipstick! It goes on smooth, it’s matte and stays on like a champ all day! Sure, a little came off on my coffee cup, but nothing too noticeable.

2. Mauve Nude (Lip Liner)

Everyone needs a good reliable lip liner! This one goes on so smooth, blends great with the liquid lipstick, and stays on! The only downside is that you have to sharpen it (I usually prefer the click pencil kind). But maybe I’m just lazy!

3. Mauve Along (Cream Lipstick)

This one is very pretty too, at least in the tube. But the color is not as saturated as the liquid one when I put it on. It looked more translucent than I’d hoped, so I prefer the liquid lipstick over this one unless I’m looking for just a small hint of color.

4. Mystic Mauve (Nail Polish)

As I write this, I’ve had this polish on for several days with little to no chippage so far!! The color is lovely, it dries rather quickly and looks high quality for polish I applied at home. It’s a nice break from the salon gel I normally get and a good chance to allow my nails to “breathe.”

My final rating for the full bundle:

It’s beautiful and mauve, very good quality, and I am pleased with Kokie Cosmetics and will keep using their products! The solid lipstick didn’t stick like I’d hoped, but the liquid makes up for that I believe!

Tag #urbanmermaid on IG and show me your favorite mauve products! 💟☮️ You can also grab Kokie stuff here!

😘 XO

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Grow Badass Nails With a Few Simple Tricks! 

No, I didn’t glue those on. I grew them myself. I wasn’t born with perfectly strong nails, either. They used to suck and I had trouble growing them long because they would peel. So yes, if you follow a few simple steps, you CAN grow nice nails! Here are some things I’ve tried that have given me awesome results:

  • Biotin (Vitamin B7)

You can grab a bottle of Biotin at the drugstore or health food store for not very expensive. It didn’t take long for me to see results once I started taking them. Biotin is important for keeping an overall youthful appearance because it keeps hair, skin and nails strong.

  • Vitamin C

Since your body doesn’t naturally make it’s own vitamin C, It’s important to get it either by taking vitamins or following a diet naturally rich in vitamin C.

  • Give them some air!

If you take your nail polish or acrylics off and notice that your nails look yellow underneath, leave them bare for a while. Yeah, I know that goes against some girls entire way of existence, but trust me, just giving your nails air and sunlight once in a while does wonders! After all, they do need some oxygen!

  • Moisturize your cuticles

Keeping your cuticles moist (especially during cold weather season) is the best way to keep them looking smooth and keep those stupid hangnails away! I recommend this one.

  • Wear dish gloves

It’s better to have some protection while cleaning dishes (or anything else, for that matter) so your nails have less chance of chipping or getting exposed to chemicals that could damage them.

  • Clean your tools


If you do your own nails, your best bet is to use metal tools and clean them! Leave them in a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol, and let them chill while you go and do something else! This will help keep any nasty bacteria from possibly spreading.

  • Don’t bite them!

I know, easier said than done. But if you can remember, carry a file with you if you can. That way you’ll be prepared if you hit a snag (pun intended)!

Tag me in your nail pics on Instagram @stephaniepicss or use the tag #urbanmermaid ! 💅🏼