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I Tried Lip Lab By BITE and Totally Geeked Out

The Lip Lab by BITE

Have you ever been so excited about something that you totally geeked out, I mean completely and totally nerded out over it?  Well, that was me this week as I walked into the brand new Lip Lab by BITE at Fashion Show.

Here’s a little back story… I am a BIG fan of lipstick. There is just something about lipstick that can turn your whole day (and look) around. I am also a BIG fan specifically of BITE’s Lipsticks, if they aren’t on your radar yet prepare to fall in love.

BITE was born with a singular idea: create a lipstick that is remarkably different. They use good-enough-to-eat all natural ingredients like fruit and vegetable extracts and pigments making them a fantastic cruelty free, clean, plant based company. Equally as awesome as what’s in their products is what’s NOT in their products!  NO parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates and all products are gluten-free.

Susanne Langmuir, the founder and driving force behind BITE believes “You eat what you put on your lips, so lipstick should be good for you”!

The Lip Lab by BITE

Lip Lab takes BITE one step further into the arena of Bespoke Beauty.

At Lip Lab you create your own lipstick!  Yes that’s right, from shade to finish, scent and even the name!  What you create is totally unique to you!

Lip Lab by BITE features the brand’s state-of-the-art rapid heating and cooling technologies, as well as high-speed centrifuges to blend each artisanal creation 2,500 times in 5 seconds – all to achieve the perfect lipstick in both performance and feel.  The lipsticks are made while you wait and you leave the lab with your creation.

The process begins with designing a shade.

You can choose from classic lipstick color families (nude, pink, red) or something edgier, like blue or black.

Next, customers can select a finish: matte, satin, sheer or a sparkly finish that Bite dubs “luminous.” Then add a flavor — choose from fruity, floral or fresh.

Your Lip Lab artist will then custom blend a few different options in the desired shade range for you to try on so that you can find your perfect custom colour.


Once you have your shade perfected the artist will create your bespoke lipstick. I made two, an orangey-red for everyday and a pink-red for the holidays.


Next, your formula is measured out, heated and blended in the high-speed centrifuge before it is poured into a mold.

Once in the mold, it is placed on the cooling deck to set.

When cool it is removed from the mold and placed in a tube.

And finally, you “name it and engrave it,” stamping your custom lippy with the moniker of your choice.

I went with “Skinny Marg” for my lime flavored orangey-red shade and “Santa’s Comin’ to Town” for my mint flavored pink-red.

Bite will keep your “recipe” on file and can mix it up again on demand.

This was such a fun process- I could have stayed there all day mixing shades like a mad makeup scientist!

I highly recommend you try it for yourself- I mean who doesn’t want their own bespoke lipstick that they get to name!

Lip Lab by BIte

If you don’t feel like making your own Lip Lab has created a special shade exclusively for Fashion Show which is available for purchase.

Lip Lab by BITE

To celebrate the Grand Opening Nov. 6th, guests will receive 15% off when booking with code WELCOME15 (offer ends November 30,2020)

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Lip Lab by BITE is located at Fashion Show on the upper level near Tiffany & Co.

*This post was created in partnership with Fashion Show. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Mad Hippie Rebels of Skincare

Did you know that what we put on our skin doesn’t just sit on the surface, it travels through an elaborate absorption process, directly into our bodies which is why it is SUPER important to use as clean of products as possible.

And it’s especially important to opt for clean ingredients in products that stay on your skin like serums, oils and moisturizers!

I have been slowly making a move to a more natural skincare regimen. Of course this isn’t going to happen with everything I use but I try to make sure that my key products, ones I use every single day, are as natural and clean as possible which is why I was so excited when I discovered Mad Hippie Skincare.

With a brand creed that reads “with a ‘buck the cosmetic establishment’ manifesto, a strong stance against animal cruelty, the belief that we are stewards of this planet and must treat our home and fellow beings with love and respect, and a unwavering belief in a brighter better tomorrow, Mad Hippie was born” who wouldn’t immediately buy this brand?!?

Not only are all Mad Hippie products cruelty free ALL of their products are also free from parabens, petrochemicals, animal ingredients, GMOs, phthalates, SLS, Synthetic Dye, perfume, PEGs and Silicone.

These rebels of skincare are so dedicated to their clean manifesto that they keep their ecological footprint as small as possible- they even use soy ink in their printing to reduce environmental impact, and donate $1 from very sale to The Wildlife Conservation Network.


This Portland-based skin care company is all about simplicity: all-natural, cruelty free, GMO free, and vegan (except for a small amount of beeswax in their SPF). They keep out all the bad but pack in as many good active ingredients into each product as possible, to ensure it’s not only something that won’t harm your skin, but also something that really works.

I joined their beauty revolution with three of their summer must-haves: Vitamin C Serum, Hydrating Nutrient Mist and Facial SPF.

Mad Hippie Skincare

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

As far as I am concerned, EVERYONE should be using a Vitamin C serum daily. This antioxidant will help protect and treat your skin from sun damage while also helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and discoloration.

Mad Hippie’s award winning blend contains Vitamin C PLUS Vitamin E, ferulic acid, hyaluronic acid, grapefruit, chamomile extract, clary sage and Konjac root powder (softens and smooths skin), into an UBER effective skin brightening and tightening formula. The texture is lightweight and absorbs super easily into skin without any stickiness or greasiness.  You will be amazing at how bright and glowing your skin looks!

Mad Hippie Skincare

Mad Hippie Hydrating Nutrient Mist

The Hydrating mist is super amazing too because you can use it on your whole body and not just your face, which is perfect for the dry air here in Vegas. Formulated with Hesperidin (a plant that has been shown to hep reduce the appearance of skin discoloration) Sodium PCA (a naturally occurring humecant which helps bind moisture to the skin) Ginkgo Bioba (powerful antioxidant) and Milk Thistle (calms redness and irritation) it hydrates, brightens and reduces irritation on the skin.  Spray it on a clean face in the morning or with a quick spritz over makeup in the afternoon for a quick pick-me-up.

Mad Hippie Skincare

Mad Hippie Facial SPF 30+

If you aren’t wearing a sunscreen on your face everyday we are gonna have to have words- and not good ones! Your skin needs to be protected every.. single.. day.  This sunscreen is zinc based- which is kind of the gold standard for natural SPF- and also includes a bunch of soothing ingredients like Red Raspberry Seed Oil ( provides natural antioxidants while soothing and moisturizing the skin.), Carrot Seed Oil (Soothing antioxidant oil perfect for sun lovers), Avocado Oil (forms a protective barrier over the skin while it naturally hydrates and soothes), Vitamin C + E + Ferulic Acid (same antioxidant powerhouse trio found in their vitamin C serum), Shea Butter (a rich source of the powerful antioxidants vitamin A & E, as well as crucial fatty acids), Jasmine Oil (shown to have an uplifting, energizing, aromatherapeutic effect, jasmine oil helps to balance moisture), Sodium Hyaluronate (the salt of hyaluronic acid (HA) has been shown to have better skin penetrating capabilities than HA alone. Works to moisturize the skin while reducing the appearance of wrinkles). It has an AMAZING light jasmine scent, goes on clear, feels super lightweight and leaves no greasy residue.

Nothing makes me happier than discovering a brand with great ethics and incredible products that deliver results every time! Check out Mad Hippie’s full product range at 

Mad Hippie Skincare

*This post was created in partnership with Mad Hippie- all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Mad Hippie Skincare