I’ve been paying weekly visits to the milk chocolate buttercerams at See’s Candies lately, and yes, it’s only a matter of time before my transformation into Liz Lemon is complete!!
Soon, my delicious little friends will probably start wondering about the nature of our relationship…
“Where’s that hella short cat lady with the cray-cray hair who always visits on Sundays?” they might ask, if/when I miss a visit.
Heck, they might even shed a tiny, sugary tear…
And I would reply, “It’s nothing personal, guys. It’s just that my sweet tooth has become totally infatuated with the flavors and scents of the new $25 LORAC Sweet Temptations Lip Gloss Collection.”
Each of the six sheer, shiny glosses in the set are named after sweet treats, like Butterscotch and Creme Brulee, and they smell and taste like them, too.
But that’s not even the best part… LORAC actually figured out a way to make the scents and flavors good!
Each gloss is tastefully done (LOL!), and not artificially sweet.
All six glittery 0.11-ounce glosses, which are just a tad smaller than the full-size 0.19- and 0.17-ounce glosses from LORAC’s permanent line, have a short, stubby brush applicator (great for getting into the corners and cupid’s bow area of my lips), a middleweight consistency, a non-sticky texture, and they last on my dry lips from 2-3 hours, adding moderate moisture along the way.
In addition to the great flavors and scents, LORAC loaded these with antioxidant-rich botanicals like acai berry, pomegranate and grape seed, and vitamins C and E. But they kept out the parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs and triclosan.
Gals with very pigmented lips might not see much difference among the three lightest shades in the kit, Cotton Candy, Butter Scotch and Creme Brulee, which was the case for me. The darker colors, however — Candy Apple, Frosted Gumdrop and Sugar Plum — definitely do pack more pigment.
All told, I like this kit, and I think it’s priced right, but I wish the lighter colors had a little more variety. As it stands, though, it might be one of those sets you break up for stocking stuffers, since there does seem to be some repetition among the lighter shades.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and online at sephora.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Dining room drama, part 2,656
Okay, so I finally ordered a dining room table and the chairs last weekend in the hopes that the pieces would arrive by Thanksgiving, but alas, ’twasn’t meant to be.
One word: backordered.
Oh, well. That’s what folding chairs are for.
It’s all good, right? Family, friends and copious amounts of carbs make everything better.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,