Just added to my list of “Things I’d Like to Do Someday”: eat a papaya (one of my favorite fruits) at the beach (one of my favorite places).
I got the idea from BECCA’s $25 Beach Tint in Papaya, which of course I’ll be wearing when I eat said papaya at said beach.
This water-resistant lip and cheek tint is one of the newer batch of Beach Tints launched last fall. Described as a “hot red” by BECCA, I call it a “hot reddish, orangey/coral.” With bad-@ss pigment. Can’t forget that.
I’ve been loving it lately, and not just because of the pigment. It’s also a cinch to apply on cheeks and lips, and all it takes are fingers.
With spring approaching, I’ve been crushing harder than usual on corals in general, and I think Papaya worn as a blush on cheeks pairs purrfectly with bold coral lip colors like Tom Ford’s True Coral and Hourglass Muse.
Like the other BECCA Beach Tints, Papaya smells and tastes almost good enough to eat. Not quite like a tree-ripened papaya sliced open in front of you at a farmers’ market on Kauai (CALGON, TAKE ME TO HAWAII!!), but still delicious — equal parts pineapple, coconut and strawberry with a sprinkle of Sweet Tarts.
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
Medium and darker olive lovelies and other gals with a tan, Papaya should look extra tasty on your skin tone. Give it a closer inspection next time you stop by a BECCA counter, stroll through a Sephora store, or browse around the BECCA website online.
Speaking of things I want to eat…
Blueberry pancakes for dinner?
For reasons I can’t quite explain, all I’ve been wanting to eat this week are breakfast foods. I actually just made French toast and scrambled eggs for lunch.
The French toast? Epic. I was feeling adventurous, so I tried something new — honey whole wheat bread dipped in a mix of vanilla almond milk, vanilla extract, one egg and a tablespoon of melted honey.
Seriously, my cooking ain’t all that, but these were so good they made my eyelids quiver!
It’s only been a couple hours, and I could eat another stack again…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,