Hey, cutie. Before driving out to the East Bay this afternoon, I didn’t intend to spend a lot of time on my makeup, but then one thing led to another, etc., etc. Before I knew it, I’d swatched the entire line of Milani Lip Flash Pencils ($6.99).
Remember these? We talked about a shimmery bronze one a while back called Lip Flash.
Not bad for $7, right? Have a look at these, and let me know what you think.
Clockwise from the purple pencil at the lower left: In A Flash, Flashy, Hot Flash, Photo Flash, Flash Light, News Flash, Lip Flash and Star Flash
The Milani Lip Flashes are pigmented, shimmery lip glosses in stick packaging — a little like budget drugstore versions of NARS Velvet Lip Gloss Pencils. Unscented and unflavored, they feel thick and sticky on the lips and offer full coverage with a four-hour wear time.
These party girl glosses are bold, shimmery and in yo’ face. I’ve been pairing bronzy brown Lip Flash, probably the tamest one of the batch, with brown, gold or bronze smokey eyes. The other seven come in various shades of pink, red, magenta and purple and should be a blast to wear with crazy false eyelashes, glitter and a pair of dangerously sky-high heels.
With an iPhone for scale
In A Flash
Swatches from left to right: Lip Flash, News Flash, Flash Light, Photo Flash, Hot Flash, Flashy, In A Flash and Star Flash
See any you like?
Is it just me, or has TV been hurtin’ lately? I think we’re between seasons because there’s a lot of reruns out there now. Other than Modern Family, Justified and 30 Rock, my DVR hasn’t been up to much.
Thank goodness for Netflix. Every once in a while I stream something great that I’d never even heard of before, like City Island.
It stars Andy Garcia (who I always thought was underrated as an actor) and Julianna Margulies (ER) as a married couple living in a part of the Bronx called City Island. The story, a touching, quirky tale about their dysfunctional but lovable family, kept me on my toes the entire time. Highly recommended.
So what are you up to tonight? Right now Tabs and I are watching The Bourne Identity for like the tenth time. Jason Bourne just cut that girl’s hair with his tank top on, haaaay!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,