I need a partner in crime…
Let’s blow this gloomy popsicle stand, and fly somewhere tropical for the rest of the week.
What do ya say? Call in sick with me tomorrow? Last-minute tickets to Kauai?
I don’t know what the weather’s like where you are, but it was cloudy and rainy here today. And tomorrow’s supposed to be more of the same.
Ptooey! Here, put this orange hibiscus behind your ear…
There. Now let’s pretend we’re sitting on the beach with iced coffees and watching the waves…
Are you pretending? I hope you’re pretending with me, because if would be weird if I were just doing it alone.
You know what else is more fun in pairs? Surfing.
I’m no surf pro or anything, unless we’re talking about quickly standing up and falling down, but I have figured out that it helps to watch the water for a few minutes before paddling out. That way you get a feel for the current and where the waves are breaking first.
Hmm… I feel like we need something more to take this whole escape of ours to the next level, maybe something like Colour Pro Blush in Peach Glow from Gorgeous Cosmetics.
The ample Aussie makeup brand recently arrived on US shores at Nordstrom stores and online. Peach Glow is the only product I’ve tried, but it was enough to color me intrigued.
I know, it’s $30. Yuck. And the compact does seem rather small (0.16 ounces), but I swear it’s like a wormhole! Gorgeous Cosmetics defied physics by squeezing a five-day tropical vacation into this one little pan.
The shimmery peach powder glides onto skin like a gentle off-shore breeze… All it takes is a single swipe of my blush brush for color that lasts all day long.
After buffing out the edges, my cheeks look healthy, radiant and flushed, like we’ve been sitting under a beach umbrella for hours.
Oh, that’s right. We have! And sinking our toes in the sand while we read Us Weekly and nibble on snacks.
PRICE: $30 for a 0.16-ounce pan (available in at least eight shades)
AVAILABILITY: Available in the US now at Nordstrom stores and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (only thing is, it’s kinda expensive)
P.S. I was serious about the last-minute trip. Let’s go!
The new DVF Loves Roxy Collection
A few months ago I promised myself I was going to stop shopping in the Juniors department.
I figured I’m at the age where I should no longer be wearing the same clothes worn by 14-year-olds…although (it’s not fair!) some of those clothes are hella cute.
I dunno, though, I may have to break my promise over the DVF Loves Roxy Collection.
That’s DVF, as in Diane von Fürstenberg, and Roxy, as in the surf/beach wear line.
I know, right? Random. But judging by the cute printed swimsuits, it looks like it’s working.
We’ll see if I can squeeze le muffin top into one of those two-pieces… If I can’t, I may just go with one of the bags, like this tote here…
Onward to the hump!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,