Hourglass Gloss

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.

HGGLOSS0137_640HGGLOSS0141_640LBLIPS170033_500Lastly, a fun grungy retro just because…and yes, I am wearing Hourglass Extreme Sheen in Truth.


Urban Decay, NYX, Ivanka Trump, AND Teddy

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. 🙂