I got 99 problems, but chapped lips ain’t 1.

I just cleaned out my purse and found an alarming amt of lip products.   Seriously, who needs this many lip products???  I guess I do 🙂

That said, I maintain, I love my Dior Glow and would never downsize that one.  I will leave one for my office though.

The One Love pot is more of a lip care/all over moisture–clearly I need to keep that one!

The Laura and YSL are great colors for work/webcam–these I absolutely have to keep.

The Stainiac is a lip/cheek stain.  This is a just in case of emergency.  I have to keep this one for sure.

The Sugar I keep in the rare event that my SHH needs a lip balm that isn’t glossy or glittery.  @#AlwaysPrepared

And the Clinique is the only true gloss.  Its the closest color to my own lip color so I like it a lot.

 

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Remember this??

Remember this post?  I need this like I need air!

WOO HOO, its finally here!

IT’S FINALLY HERE!

It is so much thicker than I thought it would be!

I am surprised that I don’t love it as much as I thought….ESPECIALLY considering the lengths I went to to pre-order.  I’m going to give it a few more days to see how I feel about it.  It doesn’t fit in my purse, but I love everything else about it.  It came with two fillable Laura compacts (one for eye and a bigger one for cheeks and glosses).

In other news:

SHH and I are headed way down south to San Diego for a visit to my favorite blog supporter!  We are even bringing Willie Nelson:)  I love beaches, room service, road trips and friends so this is bound to be epic…epic trip needs epic toes.

I really wish you could see these in person.  I tried taking this pic from every direction, but the high gloss finish on my big toes makes it nearly impossible to see how awesome the glitter /sparkle is.  Thank you Sephora by OPI for these fab colors. (Stay tuned for the names)

Facial Update:

I am amazed at how well I cleared up.   AMAZED-say what you will about vag cream and laxatives smeared on my face, the results are legit.  Now to deal with sun damage and scarring.  Does anyone have any insight on this?

FRIDAY FINDS and Stuff I want…in this case NEED. LIKE I NEED AIR.

1.  Laura Mercier Portfolio Animation

There is a STAGE 5 creeper-organizing-DIVA inside me that LOVES all Sparkly things and needs this like I NEED air.  I am convinced it will add value to my life 😉  Since I am always on the run and like to travel, I would love to have all of my beauty needs in ONE place, I would like this place to be attractive and I would like it to fit nicely in my purse:)  This fits these criteria perfectly!

I like to think of myself as a woman of action.  Not only did I already try to pre order this…I also called my BEAUTY Consultant Vicky at Macy’s to get the inside scoop on the situation.  A lil’ detective work never hurt anyone.  Turns out, its not available until March or April and NO ONE knows who will be carrying it.  This is just plain IRRESPONSIBLE and poor planning.  Laura, heed my warning…I’ll come find you.

2.  My travel bug is OUT OF CONTROL…I actually considered naming said travel bug something like “SASHA FIERCE 2.0”  OUT OF CONTROL.  I can barely think straight.  I thought living in one of the most beautiful zip codes in the US would keep “Sasha Fierce 2.0” at bay.  I was wrong.  The 13 days that separate me from this vacation are TORTUOUS. This coupled with killing time by reading Travel Blogs was a TERRIBLE idea.  I blame you;)

Image taken by Jennifer Figge

3.  I won’t lie, I am kind of excited to not be talking about Nails, or Nail Polish or Nail Art!

4.  With birthday month in full swing, I might have accidentally bought myself a few lil presents:)

Exhibit A:

Stella Dot

Exhibit B:

Pls pass the Buddha

5. I am in LOVE with Ellen.  Seriously.  Here are my 2 ABSOLUTELY FAV Videos (click the picture to continue to viewing)  I have watched both of these videos at least 10 times.  If this doesn’t make you laugh, you are barely human.

Image from Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.

Image from BuddyTV.com

6.  IT FINALLY HAPPENED!  I got my BirchBox invite!  Skittles (green skittles) popping out of my ears excited!!!!!  I honest to goodness CAN NOT WAIT to get it.  If you don’t know about it, check it out.  Like Christmas EVERY SINGLE MONTH!  Click here to sign up for your own: BIRCHBOX

From BirchBox.com

7.  FOOD PORN

I haven’t had sugar or a lot of carbs since October–Food Porn used to be this:

Macaroons

Now it is this…

Paleo Pad Thai

8.  If we had a kid:

Truth

GOSPEL TRUTH

9.  I LOVE sweet LOVE

Get it Granny!

I wish I knew who to credit this to…Whoever you are, I like you.

10.  A lil piece of my life:

Willie Nelson-The 2nd love of my life....

11.  This is just extra credit:

FAB

Let’s talk about sex baby…

As a new blogger and a marketing professional I have been enthralled by the statistics that WordPress provides.  You as the readers should be ashamed 😉

It turns out all my highest read reviews have some kind of unintentional sexual connotation in the title.   Essentially, sex sells-even in a blog about beauty products….On average, the days my blog has a “sexy title” I get OVER DOUBLE the readers.  REALLY?  OVER DOUBLE…some days even TRIPLE!  PERVERTS 😉

Based on this info, YOU WIN.  Let’s talk about sex.

This weekend while walking down State St. a homeless man YELLED AT ME.  It’s bad enough that he actually yelled at me, worse yet, he called me an “EFFIN INTERNATIONAL PERVERT!”  My obvious first reaction to this was shock, then I could NOT STOP LAUGHING.  Seriously, body shaking laughter. People were staring.  I decided to text this harrowing story to my crew…  My bestie in MPLS writes back and says: “International bc your Asian.”  hmmmm…and pervert because I’m????  WHY IS THIS SO OBVIOUS TO MY BESTIE???  How’s that for a sexy story!?

Now on to sexy product talk!

For the last few weeks, I have been testing NUMEROUS tinted moisturizers. My research all pointed to Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 ILLUMINATING

What it is:
A moisturizer with a hint of shimmering color.

What it does:
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Illuminating is a lightweight, buildable sheer foundation formula that delivers a youthful, radiant finish.

What else you need to know:
Protecting skin from the damaging rays of the sun with SPF 20 protection, this skin-friendly formula contains a unique Dewy Complex that is proven to keep the skin moisturized and better equipped to combat external aggressors and irritants. Layer with other foundations for a custom blend and radiant finish. It’s dermatologist-tested.”

Image and caption provided by Sephora

My Professional Product Whore Opinion:

On paper this product is the bomb.com.  It has SPF 20, sheer coverage AND Illuminator!  Everything I could hope for:)  I even tested the Oil Free Version.

For two weeks I applied this over my daily Murad Radiance C Serum.  Unfortuantely, I found this product to be WAY too THICK and GREASY.  Not nearly as light as I had hoped. As you know, I hate feeling like I am wearing a product.  I HATE IT.  This tinted moisturizer never really soaks in.  ALL DAY. It actually feels like grease on my skin.  NOT AT ALL SEXY.

I was super duper disappointed.  All the reviews on Sephora were so positive.  But my actual experience was far from it.

Secret Brightener aka Secret Weapon

Laura Mercier Secret Brightner

Image from: HERE

“Formulated for all skin types, Secret Brightener was created to brighten dark circles, reduce shadows and minimize discolorations. It instantly opens the eye area and highlights the face while smoothing the skin by reflecting light away from darkness and boosting radiance.”-Sephora

 

My Professional Product Whore Opinion:

YES YES YES.

I love this because on the days that I don’t want to wear a ton, I can get away with spf moisturizer, this Secret Brightener and my Dior Glow lip Glow and nothing else…maybe some mascara (if your lucky.)

Its got that glow from within look.  I use it under my brow, along the bridge of my nose, on the inside crease of my eyes and tops of my cheek bones.  Pretty standard highlighting places. I love that its wicked easy to apply and it looks so so so natural.

For events, I would wear this in all the same places, Dior Lip Glow and add my Orgasm Duo and/or Super Orgasm for a little more drama. These are the nights people tell me I look glowy or radiant:) (ALSO, notice my eyebrow shape here)

This is overall my top 3 beauty products.  LOVE LOVE LOVE it. LOOOOVE IT.