Um…like I really needed another excuse to randomly bust out in song today.
Sun’s up? That’s a good reason. Cup of coffee? That’s a good reason. Tabs hasn’t scratched my ankles yet? That’s a good reason. Waiting in line at Trader Joe’s, taking Tabs for a walk, indoor plumbing, having ice cream for dinner, sitting in front of the computer like I am right now? All good enough reasons.
But lately, I’ve been singing aloud with even more gusto than usual, like I’m stuck in an a very special episode of Glee (guest starring Tabs the Cat and Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog), and I MUST EMOTE!
I wonder if it has something to do with Anastasia…
I’ve been wearing the new glosses in her latest set a lot this week, and not just because they shine like my tubby tabby’s eyes.
Most of the glosses in the limited edition $30 holiday Kisses on My List Volume 2 Hydrafull Gloss Set of six full-size tubes are named after a different old-school jam.
There’s Lola, a shimmery, cool pink that changes to a deeper hue after a few minutes on the lips (Anastasia calls these Hypercolor glosses); Maggie May, a sheer and creamy nude; Jolene, a shimmery rose (another one of the Hypercolors); Roxanne, a shimmery gold (also a Hypercolor); and Sharona, a sheer and shimmery peach.
The only one I don’t recognize from a song is Moi, a sheer and creamy pink (got any ideas about the name?).
The other day I took out Roxanne and applied a single layer.
No, it did not sting. Nor did the police arrive (ba-dum bum!).
But I did feel inspired to pretend the tube was a microphone and belted out, “Rrrrrox-anne! You don’t have to put on the red light!” in the middle of my living room.
You might be thinking, “K, you so crazy! I love good glosses too, but there’s no way one would make me sing in public or my living room.”
You never know, my friend. Even if you’re the silent type, this set is one heck of a deal. In the set, the glosses work out to just $5 per tube, versus the $18 they usually sell for individually.
The Anastasia Kisses on My List Volume 2 Hydrafull Gloss Set
- Comes with three rather sheer glosses and three moderately pigmented Hypercolor shades
- The thin plastic applicator paddle spreads the product evenly across my lips
- All six have a moderately sticky texture, with a faint vanilla flavor and scent
- I get between 3-4 hours of wear
- The glosses feel fairly moisturizing on my lips, although the Hypercolors seem a tad drying
- Paraben- and cruelty-free (so Tabs gives them two paws up!)
If your plan is to get an early start on your holiday shopping this year, this set might be a good option for party gift bags, as the individual glosses would make cute stocking stuffers and gifts for goodie bags.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online at sephora.com (although last I checked, it was sold out online)
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (a great deal, but I wish the Hypercolors were just as moisturizing as the regular glosses)
Late to the game!
Not much on TV lately, so Netflix has been saving my butt. Last night I fired up a few episodes from the first season of Friday Night Lights, which I’d never really watched before, and you know what? — pretty good show!
I’m three episodes in now and totally hooked. I’m not sure if it’s still on the air, but it takes place in a small Texas town where life kinda revolves around their high school football team.
I’m not a big fan of the shaky handheld camerawork (so over that), and sometimes it ventures into telenovela territory, like when Tim starts sleeping with his paralyzed best friend’s girlfriend…
Okay…that’s pretty bad, but seriously, it’s usually better than that. I get the feeling that the writers were really in control of the story and knew where they wanted it to go.
Funny thing is, I don’t know squat about high school football, and yet I get all fired up listening to the coach fire up the players on the team.
Makes me want to crank out 20 push-ups and then give 200% to my keyboard today!
Did you ever watch the show? What did you think?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,