I went and got myself a new lip gloss. I wasn’t in need of one but I haven’t worn any in ages. I was never a big fan of glosses. They’re usually sticky, overly scented, overly flavored, and never last longer than a few minutes. I believe the last time I wore a good gloss was in the early 2000’s when I was hooked on a specific Shiseido gloss for its non-sticky, unscented, and gorgeous color. Years later I tried to find the same one I wore but they’ve been discontinued and nothing else ever lived up to it.
Then I came upon Hourglass, a pretty new makeup line. I sampled their Extreme Sheen glosses at Sephora and was hesitant at first but then bought one, a neutral color called, Truth. On me it’s pretty much invisible. It’s the exact color as my lips so all you see is the shine. What’s the point of a gloss that matches my lip color you ask? I ask myself that question too and I don’t have a really good answer except that it keeps my lips moist all day and I can see a subtle rose pink on my lips. I don’t have to reapply every other hour like I do with Chap Stick or lipstick. It stays on until I wipe it off and it’s non-sticky/gooey. It also reminds me of the Shiseido lip gloss I once loved. Um…I guess I do have some pretty good reasons for buying it but nothing in the area of need. It’s pricey at $28.00 a tube so I’ll be using this sparingly.
Lastly, a fun grungy retro just because…and yes, I am wearing Hourglass Extreme Sheen in Truth.
I’m not in any urgent need for more makeup but ended up buying more than I’ll ever wear anyway when I dropped by Ulta to only buy shampoo and conditioner. Makeup is my weakness. I should know better than to drop by Ulta with only my 5-year-old who actually helped me pick out the Glinda pallette by Urban Decay (+ I think Michelle Williams is so beautiful and talented). She said, “Here, get this one. You have to get it!” As her mom, I should be saying, “No.” but I easily, said, “Okay,” as if we were best friends shopping.
I haven’t used this palette yet. I carry the lipstick pencil in my purse for touch-ups. The NYX eyeshadow and lipstick palette (below) is very nice. I’ve used it and I think it’ll work great when the family goes on our cruise later this year. This is the palette I’ll be bringing along.
My Valentine’s Day gift from husband: Ivanka Trump Perfume. It arrived a few days later. Husband had to special order it because it wasn’t at Macy’s yet.
Originally, I didn’t want anything but became obsessive with this perfume when I first sniffed a sample in a beauty magazine. I should stay away from those magazines too. This perfume is floraly which I wasn’t expecting from Ivanka but I still love it.
Note: Just thought I’d add that in the magazine sample, it wasn’t as floral.
There will be a time when she won’t be able to do this. It’s too adorable to not capture. 🙂