New Species of Dragon Discovered Living with an E.L.F. at the Drugstore: New $3 Glossy Gloss in Dragon Fruit

Published in: Drugstore Beauty Finds, Makeup, Product Reviews

Three dollars? No way. I can’t believe this gloss is just $3.


E.L.F. Glossy Gloss in Dragon Fruit just might be my new favorite glitter-less pink gloss. Without a doubt, it’s my new favorite $3 one. I mean, you can’t even cross a bridge around here for $3 anymore (to cross the Golden Gate Bridge costs $6!).

Eight shades live in Glossy Gloss, E.L.F.’s line of hi-shine glosses with a creamy finish, and Dragon Fruit, a pinkish peach with medium pigment, is my first. The hint of peachy pink it bestows upon my lips is noticeable, but not high maintenance.

Dragon Fruit leads me to wonder if the E.L.F. Glossy Gloss line might be a budget alternative to the MAC Cremesheen Glass line. Wouldn’t that be nice? — a $3 alternative to an $18.50 gloss. I think the Glossy Glosses feel slightly thicker yet just as smooth, and have a similar creamy color and shine.

The $3 E.L.F. Glossy Gloss Line…

  • Available in eight shades
  • They have a mild (not obnoxious) vanilla flavor and scent
  • A non-sticky texture
  • A four-hour wear time
  • The pigments distribute evenly across my lips

I would’ve preferred a doe-foot applicator, but I can live with the brush. All in all, a great, gorgeous gloss at an even more attractive price. ๐Ÿ™‚

AVAILABILITY: Available now at most drugstores, Target and also online

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. TGIF! Good mornin’ and fab Friday, young lady. ๐Ÿ™‚ Well, I missed Project Runway last night, but I did catch the new Jersey Shore. It was…interesting. Other than the fact that most of the cast members are Italian, I haven’t quite figured out why it needs to be in Italy, since I don’t expect MTV to show us very much of the country. I mean, couldn’t they have just filmed the same things in Seaside (drinking, drinking, etc., etc.)?

Of course, I still watch the show, so what do I know?

Didn’t really do much last night. The flight tuckered me out, so I just grabbed some fish tacos at a cozy little place called Cafe Zanzibar, stopped by CVS (they’re sponsoring part of my trip) for some emergency lotion and Balance Bars, and then passed out in my room.

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego
I bet Tabs would like Petco Park; it sounds right up his alley…

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego
This place is actually a steak joint. Someone there has a sense of humor, haha!

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego
Where I had my dinner and dessert…


Dessert at Cafe Zanzibar; a blueberry trifle served in a mason jar = CUTE!

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego
I made a pit stop for lotion and snacks…

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego


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  1. Vijaya says:

    Beautiful gloss. It really compliments your skin tone!
    Vijaya recently posted … Final Fantasy Inspired Look: Chocobo

  2. Marci says:

    I have one of the glossy glosses in berry blush and i love it! I’m not a big lippy person so this creamy-no glitter gloss is perfect for me. I’m thinking I need more ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Elli Le says:

    The Golden Gate toll is $3 for carpoolers with FastTrak. ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Chris25 says:

    I just love E.L.F. Cheap prices and great quality. What more could I ask for?

    That blueberry trifle looks yummy!

  5. Claire says:

    That’s the CVS by my brother’s condo! I love that part of SD.

    • Karen says:

      It’s a really cute neighborhood. Do you happen to have any favorite places to eat in the Gaslamp district? I gotta find a place to eat dinner…

  6. LOVE this colour! ugh, i’m so gutted i wasn’t able to stop by Target when i was in seattle last weekend! =(
    dani@callitbeauty recently posted … Have Dry Lips? Korres’ Lip Butters Will Come To The Rescue!

  7. Sonya says:

    A lovely, soft shade of pink! I’ve just started trying out ELF, and so far I’m pretty impressed! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Sonya recently posted … Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick 507 – Review, Swatches

  8. Melody says:

    Nice! I’ve never paid much attention to E.L.F. glosses, but that ones looks like a great everyday gloss. I wouldn’t mind having that desert either lol

  9. Lilly says:

    I just looovvee that you consider the lack of lotion to be an emergency. Right? Right?

  10. Maggie A. says:

    I just bought this gloss last night on a Target binge, and I love it!! I got it in three different colors, I couldn’t resist!

  11. gio says:

    That gloss looks very pretty on you!
    gio recently posted … Looks: Extravagant Red

  12. Quinn says:

    I wish I could drive to Target right this second and pick some up. So pretty, and who could say no to the price?

  13. Nina says:

    my friend’s parents live in San Diego and ive come over to visit several times …. ive eaten the trifle at cafe zanzibar!

    awesome that you liked it!

  14. Nina says:

    im going to try and reply again since it seems my reply disappeared.

    ive eaten at cafe zanzibar, and enjoyed it.

  15. Lars says:

    Your CVS pics are so cute! haha

    • Lars says:

      p.s. OK, ladies, so I go a gravatar, but I don’t know how to attach that pic to my comments. Help. Thanks!

      a technologically-unsavvy gal

  16. laksh says:

    I wish this would be available in europe soon!
    laksh recently posted … Review: Milani LIQUIF EYE Eyeliner Pencil

  17. Stephanie says:

    I have this exact gloss as well as 2 of their glitter glosses and I love them all. Super nice for only $3. The glitter ones are definitely a bit stickier and have some grit, but I’m a glitter-lover so I’m used to it and the sparkle is worth it. Dragon Fruit is a great everyday gloss to just throw on on your way out the door.

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