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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Remember doing “back to school” shopping for school supplies? Fresh new notebooks, pencils waiting to be sharpened for the first time, a pristine pink eraser, maybe some stickers—everything so tidy and promising.
I get the same feeling when I buy new makeup. And although I don’t reserve the experience for early September, it still feels the perfect time to pick up a few cosmetics staples.
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You may remember Axiology from my review of Boxwalla’s April subscription box. Well, I’ve been getting so much use from my Axiology Natural Lipstick in Noble that I ended up using a coupon code to order a lipstick in a new shade called Vibration.
Axiology describes Vibration as “A scarlet wash with a glint of pink, Vibration is a sunset glow on a desert rose,” which is very much on-target.
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The more specialized today’s lip colors get (stains! gels! matte pencils! powdered tints! liquid pigments!), the more I just want to revert to a simple, classic lipstick — although it would be nice if said lipstick could also meet several needs at once.
Rimmel must understand this way of thinking, because they recently launched The Only 1 Lipstick — an all-in-one product that claims to offer the “perfect balance of high impact colour, moisture, all day comfort, and staying power.” Continue reading “Product Review: Rimmel The Only 1 Lipstick in It’s a Keeper”
I’ve never had problems with chapped lips like I’m having this winter. This situation actually began in September (as a reaction to an ingredient in a new lip balm, I believe) and it’s morphed into a repeated cycle of dryness and peeling. Indoor heating and the constant weather changes seem to be the main culprits.
I made a trip to the local mall last weekend, and on a visit to Kiko Cosmetics I spied this lip care/color set on the sale table. It includes a lip scrub and a tinted balm, available in four color/flavor options. Continue reading “Product Review: Kiko Cosmetics Angel Kiss in Cranberry Crumble”
Some fans of Korean beauty brands are obsessed with cutting-edge skincare; others rave about the mascaras and eyeliners. Me? I keep gravitating towards lip colors, as usual.
My latest pick is Tony Moly’s Sweet Stick Delight. It’s available in five shades, and the one I love is Sweet Cherry (01), pictured at left in the photo above.
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Here’s another review from my drugstore mini-binge on Nonie Creme/Colour Prevails products! This is Colour Prevails’ Classic Lip Duo, including lipstick and lip gloss, in the wonderfully named shade Vintage Rose (01). I know — how could I resist?
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