Good morning, glory! I was thinking last night after reading your comments on the last post that I may not need a treadmill very soon, since I’ll just be chasing the coywolf around the house all day long.
After I put her down last night, I made these easy “healthy” cookies. “Healthy” in quotes. But they’re actually pretty healthy. You take a cup of oatmeal blended in a food processor, 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, two (super ripe) mashed bananas and 1/2 a cup of chocolate chips. Then, cook on a baking sheet at 350 for 15 minutes. Yum! We had them for dessert while we watched Hidden Figures, which was really good. I won’t mind if Connor decides that she wants to be a mathematician for SpaceX or NASA. 🚀
In other news…lip crayons are having a moment this spring, right? Chanel came out with a line of them, Clinique has their new Crayola Chubby Sticks, and now Hourglass has these $32 Girl Lip Stylo Crayons.
This post is a look at 10 of the 20 available shades (second batch coming up soon).
Do you remember the Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylos?? They came out a while ago… Well, these new Girl Lip Stylos have the same style packaging — a pointy tip and a twist-up lipstick in crayon form. I’m sure you’ve seen the same idea before.
How are the Girl Lip Stylos different from the Femme Nude Lip Stylos?
First off, the Girl Lip Stylos have a wider range of colors (and more bold shades), and they’re shinier (I’d call it a luster finish), slicker and smoother. The Femme Nudes have more of a satin finish, so they aren’t quite as shiny.
The Girl Lip Stylos are also creamier than the Femme Nudes — more like a MAC Cremesheen or a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine — so they have that slippery, balm-like texture.
Color and formula
Every single one of the 10 faintly vanilla-scented shades here (there are 20 shades total; stay tuned for swatches of the second batch soon) applies smoothly, and I only need a couple swipes because of how pigmented they are. None of them — not even the brightest of the brights or the darkest of the dark — settle into my lip lines or get jammed up in my flakes.
Oh! — and get this. The deeper shades, like Warrior, Protector and Liberator — fade slowly into a gorgeous, even tint that looks like you’ve been kissing your crush for hours.
They’re also loaded with moisturizing shea butter, jojoba and sunflower seed oils, and they’re wonderfully moisturizing (but not as moisturizing as a shot of Hourglass Lip Oil).
They’re aren’t supposed to be super long-wearing, and they aren’t, so expect to have to reapply them every couple hours.
I like ’em! They aren’t quite as shiny as a gloss, so they definitely aren’t gonna blind you. Second batch of 10 shades coming soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. I hope you’re doing something fun this weekend. What are you up to?