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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Teddy

There will be a time when she won’t be able to do this.  It’s too adorable to not capture. 🙂

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