Product Review: LUSH Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Tint

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My mouth has had a rough week. I went to the dentist for a check-up and cleaning on Monday and ended up having some broken old fillings replaced. One of the anesthesia injections hit a blood vessel and muscle tissue inside my cheek (thanks, Mr. Dentist!) and my face is still swollen, sore, and bruised five days later.

Meanwhile, I happened to pass  a LUSH boutique and noticed that the Holiday 2016 collection is already starting to appear, including Sugar Plum Fairy Lip Tint. (Cue up the Tchaikovsky…) I felt like my mouth and I deserved a treat, so I made this impulse purchase.

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5 Current Drugstore Favorites

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It’s been a while since I wrote a post about my favorite drugstore items (see here!), and this seems like a good time to do another one, to balance out all the fancy-makeup reviews I’ve been writing lately.

Here are five drugstore products that I’ve been using and enjoying for a while.

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Covet: Hurraw! Ayurvedic Lip Balms

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Hurraw! is a small company that specializes in all-natural, vegan lip balms in a range of flavors. They even offer a tinted balm (Black Cherry), an SPF balm, and now, three balms designed to complement the three doshas of Ayurveda. (You can read more about Ayurveda and take a test to determine your own dosha here.)

My dosha is primarily Kapha, with a few aspects of Pitta. However, all three balms sound wonderful to me. They’re flavored with herbs and spices like ginger, tulsi, cardamom, and lemongrass, and they sell for $4.29 each at the Hurraw! website.

Product Review: Sally Hansen Colorfast Tint + Moisture Balm in Happy Berry

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Sally Hansen is famous for its nail-care products, but it also offers a few color cosmetics. Colorfast Tint + Moisture Balm is Sally Hansen’s entry in the increasingly crowded field of “chubby pencils” or “crayons” for lips. (Lipstick Queen seems to have started the trend, with the Chinatown collection, but Clinique popularized it with their Chubby Sticks.)

I picked one up in Happy Berry (#25), a cool medium-raspberry shade.

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Product Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick by Kate Moss (Shade 08)

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I’ve been enjoying drugstore lipsticks just as much as high-end lip colors lately. It might just be the spring weather putting me in the mood for cheap-and-chic makeup, or perhaps it’s the fact that mass-market lipstick offerings really are better than ever these days.

I tried a Rimmel lipstick a few years ago and ended up throwing away most of it—that was the Moisture Renew formula, if I remember correctly. However, Rimmel’s Lasting Finish lipstick is another story entirely.

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