Beautiful Girls, by Kat Reeder, $595
Howzit, girl? Aloha from Hawaii’ne. Our flight got in a few hours ago. We’re at my in-laws place now in Kaneohe, just catching up and watching Entertainment Tonight, LOL!
So sleepy… I’m exhausted. What are you up to right now? Did you watch the Dancing with the Stars grand finale? It hasn’t aired yet here, but I couldn’t wait and looked up the winner online. All I can say is YES! Don’t worry. No spoilers (except in the comments!).
I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled this week for any interesting makeup and beauty products (and any other cool stuff), taking pics of everything to share. Also while I’m here, some very awesome guest bloggers and friends will be helping out, so stay tuned for reviews this week from Sam, Olga, Audrey and more.
Sweet dreams. It’s time for this tired girl to hit the haaaaay!
But before I go, how about a little look at Chantecaille?
Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose on lips
Before you write off Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose because of its $30 price tag, take a moment to scroll…down.
Okay, yes, it’s very expensive, and, yes, the whole gloss/lipstick hybrid thing’s been totally done to death (see: Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Glossticks, Avon Glazewears, MAC Slimshines, the Prescriptives LipShines, etc.), but OH, NELLY! It sure feels great on my cold-burned lips.
Tea Rose is one of 14 permanent shades in Chantecaille’s Lip Chics line of lipsticks designed to smooth, firm and plump puckers.
This shimmery rose has just a hint of red and buildable light-to-medium coverage with a shiny finish.
Chantecaille Lip Chic in Tea Rose
Unlike most of the glosses in lipstick clothing I’ve tried, non-sticky Chantecaille feels thick, almost like a nourishing bed-time balm or lip treatment.
It’s exceptionally moisturizing, too. I wore Tea Rose all last weekend, and by Sunday nighe ye olde kisser felt hydrated, relieved and soothed.
I also think it’s neat how it doesn’t look as thick as it feels. This would be great first date material. Oh, and speaking of kissing, your date might appreciate the light vanilla scent and flavor just as much as you do.
New to the Chantecaille line? It’s a luxury line with makeup in a natural-looking color palette, makeup tools, skincare and fragrance with products ranging from $21 (the price of a refill pan of shadow or liner) to $400 (a face cream). Their schtick? A combination of a highly concentrated botanicals and cutting-edge technology. The founder of the brand, Sylvie Chantecaille, is also the gal who launched the Prescriptives makeup line in 1979.
Wear time’s also pretty great for a gloss-style lipstick; I’ve been getting about four hours.
The $30 price hurts, but just imagine these shiny lips with a lil’ cream blush and some waterproof mascara… You’d be pool-ready in a hot second!
Oh, and Chantecaille has a special online gift with purchase starting on November 26. If you buy their limited edition Fall 2010 Tiger in the Wild Palette ($78), Chantecaille will throw in a Lip Chic in Tea Rose for free.
PRICE: $30 for a 0.07-oz tube
AVAILABILITY: At select department stores and online.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,