As payback for dragging him to watch Breaking Dawn: Part I last month, an experience he describes as “beyond painful,” El Hub has asked me to accompany him to the annual holiday party at work. I’m down with that, but he also says that I can only bring a maximum of one extra pair of shoes.
Yeah… I might not be able to do that. See, I’m fickle about my footwear, so whenever we go someplace, I always have to bring along
one or two a few extra pairs of shoes, just in case I change my mind (which happens all the time).
It wouldn’t be an issue if I also remembered to bring the extra pairs back in the house, but I don’t, and so at any given time the inside of the car looks like a DSW Store. Passengers in the back seat risk being stabbed in a butt cheek by 4-inch stiletto heels. It’s actually a miracle El Hub has put up with it for so long.
If I do end up just bringing one extra pair of shoes to the party next week, I’ll have to find other ways to satisfy my compulsive need for options. These new holiday 2011 Burberry Beauty Lip Glow Glosses ($27 each) should do the trick.
I’ve been alternating between two of the three new shades this week, vibrant and creamy Bright Plum and shimmery golden beige Nude Gold. With flawless packaging that feels like it has some heft to it; a doe-foot applicator for precise application; a non-sticky, comfortable texture; a yummy violet flavor and scent (fades after about 10 minutes) and enough pigment and shine to last for days, these Lip Glows are everything a gloss should be for $27.
Not that a gloss should ever be $27.
Both Bright Plum (top) and Nude Gold (bottom) are two of three new shades in the Lip Glow line; the third shade, Ruby (not pictured), is a bright red
Swatches of Nude Glow (left) and Bright Plum (right)
For the party next week, I think I’ll start with the more dramatic Bright Plum, which normally lasts about five hours. Then, if the evening goes late, I’ll bust out Nude Gold, which lasts about three hours on my lips, for a late-night J.Lo look.
Or maybe I’ll start with Nude Gold…
Ah, I can’t decide. Either way, even though these are expensive, I think they have the goods to back it up.
PRICE: $27 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Burberry Beauty counters, at Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom stores, and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (even at this price)
Burberry Beauty Holiday 2011 includes (click here for prices and pics)…
- FRESH GLOW Luminous Fluid Base
- LIGHT GLOWÂ in Misty Blush No. 08
- EFFORTLESS MASCARA in Midnight Black No. 01
- SHEER EYE SHADOW in Rosewood No. 09
- SHEER EYE SHADOWÂ in Lavender Blue No.13
- LIP GLOW in Nude Gold No.15 (new)
- LIP GLOWÂ in Ruby No.16 (new)
- LIP GLOWÂ in Bright Plum No.17 (new)
- LIP MIST in Cinnamon No. 201
- LIP MIST in Rosy Red No. 205
- LIP MIST in Blueberry No. 206
- LIP DEFINER in Nude Beige No. 01
- LIP DEFINER in Bright Plum No. 04
- LIP DEFINER in Brick Red No. 05
Annie Chun’s Udon Bowls are this cat’s meow
Swear to gawd, I’ve eaten about six of Annie’s Udon Bowls since yesterday. I’ve been fighting a cold this week, and they’ve been the only thing I’ve wanted. Them and macarons…
They’re all natural, quick and easy to make (just add hot water), only have 240 calories and taste all salty and great! I’ve been getting them at Trader Joe’s for about $2.20 each.
Okay, I’m craving one right now…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,