Mango overload! Mango overload! Help! I have no idea what to do with the four ripe mangoes that have been sitting in my kitchen since Easter, all delicious-looking and filled with juice. Salsa? Marinade? A smoothie, perhaps?
Around this time every year, I get a craving for two things: 1) mangoes and 2) shimmery, sheer glosses like Pensée (a shimmery coral) and Pink Peony (a shimmer pink). And what do they all have in common? One word: juice.
The luscious, juicy glosses are two of the three Glossimers from this summer’s Les Fleurs D’Été de Chanel collection, and I think they look delicious on tanned skin. Delicious, yes, but not altogether surprising, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
I, on the other hand, am a little surprised that Chanel chose to go such a traditional route with these when they repeatedly broke so much ground last year with products like the Khakis, Riva and this spring’s Ombres Perlees Palette.
It’s like the
boy girl who cried wolf Chanel. After so many funky twists, I expected another one from this summer’s glosses.
Pink Peony (top) and Pensée (bottom)
Swatches of Pink Peony (left) and Pensée (right)
Like all Chanel Glossimers, both of these are unscented, unflavored and feel thick and non-sticky on my lips. I feel that some of the shades in the line are a little drying, and those I layer on top of a moisturizing lip balm, but I haven’t felt the need to do that with either of these.
PRICE: $28.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Chanel counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (they’re quite expensive and not entirely original, but I do still like them a lot)
No, really, what should I do with these mangoes?
Should I cut them up and freeze them for smoothies? Or I could try my hand at making mango ice cream. If you have any ideas or mango-rific recipes, please share. I’d love to hear your ideas.
I hope the rest of your hump day went well. What was the highlight of your day?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,