Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess: A Tropical Lip Look for Winter

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I think the sky was mocking me when I took ye olde Tabby cat out for his morning promenade around the circle…


Among other things, Friday’s also garbage day!

Those ominous clouds make everything creepy. Like those two garbage cans? Hella creepy. Even my favorite tree looks a little Sleepy Hollow.

While Tabs nibbled on grass, which I guess is his idea of salad al fresco (only the freshest, dewy green shoots will do), I spotted this punchy pink flower. It would’ve been the brightest thing out there if it hadn’t been for my lipgloss. 🙂

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Lip Gloss in Wild Orchid

I can’t wait for summer, ladies, and Estee Lauder’s shimmery fuchsia Exotic Lip Gloss in Wild Orchid ($18; available now at Nordstrom) is only making things worse. I think it’s fueling my winter denial. I mean, how can it still be winter with Wild Orchid on my lips??

Big sigh…

With its hints of blue and pink, doesn’t it look like a tropical flower? I love the shade, but I also like how it feels on my lips — medium thickness, not sticky, and with a faint sugary scent and taste.

Wearing it I feel like I should be chilling on the patio at Duke’s in Waikiki watching tourists surf (LOL!) instead of sitting on cold steps in faded sweatpants while I wait for my cat to get his fiber on.


OOH! As soon as it warms up, I’m wearing Wild Orchid with a bronze eyeshadow, crisp white sundress and big gold hoop earrings.

I can’t wait! 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Liz says:

    hey, karen,
    i so what you mean about the weather.
    on a different note, would you say that wild orchid is similar to MAC’s electric fushia? wild orchid is beautiful on ya.

  2. Devs says:

    That lip color is gorg! It’s been a long time since I have seen a flower because of this weather….ahhh the beauty of nature 🙂

  3. Maggie says:

    Oh goodness, that lip color is gorgeous!
    .-= Maggie’s last blog post… Awesome giveaway! =-.

  4. Beth says:

    Wow! Love all that blue flame, and the color is intense!

  5. Vanessa H says:

    Happy Friday!

    It’s gotten pretty cloudy here in Southern California too, raining this weekend (hello, frizzy hair!). The gloss looks awesome btw, perfect on your skin!
    .-= Vanessa H’s last blog post… TGIF Survey and SkinMD Giveaway! =-.

  6. lexi says:

    Oooh girl that is cute…ha love the Sleepy Hollow reference! I’m feeling very Brothers Grimm too walking around in this grey cloudy weather.

  7. Michaela says:

    Those are some intense clouds!

    We’ve got some here in the city, too (I live in San Fran). It may be gloomy, but it sure makes for some beautiful “sun-shining-through-the-clouds” moments.

  8. Glosslizard says:

    I love it! It looks like my signature lipgloss from high school! 😀

  9. omg I love the blue microshimmer!! I don’t see that a lot in lipglosses, more in nailpolishes. prettyy. I love your pictures too, especially the second of the tree against the sky
    .-= Makeupmorsels’s last blog post… EOTD: Peachy Purple (The Exhausted Version, Perky Version Coming Soon) =-.

  10. knownever says:

    Oh I love the blue shimmer in it! I wish glosses with green shimmer/reflects would start catching on in addition to the blues and purples that have moved into the acceptable realm lately.
    .-= knownever’s last blog post… LemonHead: Philosophy Hope in a Jar =-.

  11. Vonvon says:

    Wild Orchid lip gloss!! I remember there was a Wild Orchid lipstick from the EL Spring 2009 collection, which I have but hardly used, as the color is a but too dark for daily use, but this lip gloss looks great! Perhaps this on top of the lipstick would be a great combo? 😉
    .-= Vonvon’s last blog post… Urban Decay Haul & GWP From Sephora@ION =-.

  12. Sarah J. says:

    Omg, I love the color! I’m also looking for a lipstick with this kind of color, can u (or anybody) suggest me anything plz ;__;?

  13. Mrs. Kinne says:

    Love the color!

    Wasn’t Wild Orchid the name of the group that Fergie was in sometime between “Kids’ Incorporated” and The Black Eyed Peas?
    .-= Mrs. Kinne’s last blog post… "My muffin top is all that, whole grain, low fat…." =-.

  14. snoopysteph says:

    Is this darker than MAC’s Sweet Strawberry from the Hello Kitty line?

  15. Rae says:

    Okay, that is REALLY. CUTE. But then again, I’ll basically jump at anything with blue reflects 😛

    I hope things brighten up soon on your end, Karen! Today was the first truly sunny day we’ve had in a while, up in Alberta — it’s a shame I was stuck indoors for all of it >.<
    .-= Rae's last blog post… Tarte ad + Rae = processing fail. =-.

  16. Marisol says:

    What a gorgeous color!

    You are making me homesick 🙂
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Fun in the Snow =-.

  17. Catherine says:

    That is an absolutely beautiful gloss!
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Laura Mercier on HauteLook! =-.

  18. Kelly says:

    I am SOOOOOO buying that color, it reminds me of my fav MAC lipglass, Crystal Rose, which I am almost out of. Yayyyyyy, so glad you posted this!
    .-= Kelly’s last blog post… Milani 3D Holographic Nail Lacquer Swatches & Review =-.

  19. Keerthi says:

    That gloss looks fabulous on you! For some reason I have a personal bias against anything pink with a blue flash (I think because it’s soooo common/overdone in the nail polish world), but I can appreciate when it looks good on somebody else. 🙂
    .-= Keerthi’s last blog post… swatch: bb couture impact driver =-.

  20. amy says:

    Wild Orchid is gorgeous and I am always GAGA for hot pink lips. That is a very cool shot of the tree, it is very sleepy hollowesque.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… Dior 5 Couleurs Édition Dentelle Palette Fards À Paupières Coquette 743 Product Pictures, Swatches and Review =-.

  21. Sarah says:

    I love that you take Tabs on walks! I cant imagine trying to get a leash on my cats though!

  22. jUDY says:

    I love any pink with a hint of blue in it! It also makes your teeth look whiter. I can’t wait to get this little pick-me-up for my end of winter blues!

  23. diane says:

    I love that blue shimmer that the lip gloss has!
    .-= diane’s last blog post… A review of NY FW =-.

  24. Alexandra says:

    That is pretty it looks quiet similar to a fushcia channel lipgloss i have,although that one doesnt have blue sparkles in it. Im hoping to pick something up from the estee lauder michael kors collection soon 🙂

  25. mIssy says:

    I can’t wait to try out these new products. I get so excited when new collections come out

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