Today I reluctantly left sunny/humid Florida and headed home to cold/dreary upstate New York. My Mom and I had a connecting flight in Charlotte and decided to run to the Body Shop during our short layover. I spotted this lipstick in #59- Neon Pink- and could not resist picking it up.
It reminded me at first of MAC Gladiola, which came out with the Dame Edna collection. Gladiola is a bright blue-based matte pink, and not very moisturizing. It definitely appears more purple-y than Neon Pink.
Neon Pink, however, really gets the job done in terms of moisturizing the lips and leaving lasting color. Because I was a) bored on the flight and b) excited about my new lipstick, I took some pictures of myself wearing it as the sun was starting to go down. They actually turned out pretty well, and I think demonstrate how non-garish this color really can be. It reminds me of some of the loud colors Lady GaGa's been seen sporting as of late, but definitely toned down a bit. When layered on a little more, this shade shows up as having a subtle lavender iridescence. Until I'm confident enough to sport Lavender Whip (MAC), this will suffice. For only $12.50, you really can't go wrong.
The first picture is not my best but I like how the color of my sweater offsets the color of my lips. Not a bad pairing. (this one was obviously not taken on the plane. the two below it were.)
Saturday, January 16, 2010
So the other day I was at Ulta and I decided to pick up an eye shadow since they were on sale for just $3 each (the Ulta brand shadows, that is). The one I ended up getting is called 'Organza' and it's a light, silvery taupe lilac. I got home and played with it a little, and ended up putting NYX's 'Gypsy' in the crease, which is a dark purply-plum with some slight shimmer. The result was pretty and wearable, not too dramatic. (I should really use the word 'wearable' less. I sort of hate it.) Anyway here is a photobooth picture of it--not the best quality for taking this type of picture but you get the idea. Also if you're curious, the nail polish I have on in this picture is O.P.I.'s Gargantuan Green Grape- a light chalky pastel green. It is love.
Friday, January 15, 2010
I've been using Tumblr lately because of how amazingly simple it is. But I just looked back at this blog and not only did I notice a) a post from Kerry Diamond at the Lancome blog saying that I won a set of Juicy tubes, a comment from May that I didn't see until now (kicking myself!) and b) a few people are actually commenting on my posts/following me! I'd love to see readership grow a little and get more feedback on various (shallow) things. I love Lollipop26's blog (which I've surely said before). So, here's hoping I keep up with this blog better in 2010. Cheers.