A few years ago I was working in downtown San Francisco as a legal assistant. There were times when the job made me *really grumpy.* Don’t get me wrong — I was glad to have a steady paycheck, but on those days when I felt under-appreciated, overlooked and extra cranky, I’d cross the street from work to the drugstore on my breaks and seek comfort in the makeup aisle.
It was on one of those misery-fueled, escapist trips that I discovered Sally Hansen’s Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatment ($6), and I’ve been a fan of the line ever since.
These glosses are like non-stick, vanilla-scented (but no taste) drugstore versions of MAC Lipglass. Each tube packs may-jah color and shine, delivering added moisture as well, and they last for hours on my lips without budging one bit.
Sally Hansen Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatment
Use: A bargain moisturizing lipgloss that delivers rich color and shine.
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
I have to remember with these that the included brush always feels incredibly stiff when I first open a tube, but if I squash the brush tip on a surface like the back of my hand a few times it softens up the bristles.
When I’m having a rough day, Diamond 12-Hour Lip Treatment is a perfect bargain makeup pick-me-up.
America’s Best Dance Crew Season Finale SPOILER ALERT!
What did you think of last night’s America’s Best Dance Crew finale? All season long I’d been pulling for the Beat Freaks, the badass all-girl dance crew, to win it all.
But I wasn’t sure after last week’s final performances. Quest Crew really stepped up and delivered an amazing routine called “OrQUESTra.” I’ve watched it about 20 times since then, and it still gives me chills.
I was a little disappointed not to see an all-girls crew finally take the crown, but I think Quest Crew deserved the win. What a fantastic season.
Even though host Mario Lopez totes drives me nuts, I’m madly in love with the show. I’m trying to see if I can make it down to LA someday for a taping!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,