It’s December 18, barely a week before Christmas, and I have so much holiday shopping left to do that all I can do at this point is succumb to procrastination’s warm, snuggly embrace — to wrap myself up in it like a living, breathing procrastination burrito (with extra guac on the side, haha!).
I’m behind. Way behind. Which, of course, means that the only logical thing left to do now is watch Casablanca for the umpteenth time and put on a few pieces from the Lancôme Holiday Petit Tresor collection.
The 19-piece Parisian-inspired collection’s gold, taupe, bronze and garnet makeup and nail polishes glided onto cosmetics counters and lancome-usa.com last month.
I don’t know where you are with your holiday shopping (I sincerely hope you’re further along than I am), but what do you say we do a little more procrastinating this afternoon, and check out a few pieces from the collection?
The Color Design 5-Pan Palette in Sapphire Fling ($49)
I like the way this five-pan palette of taupe, gray, peach, blue and black powder eye products (four eyeshadows and one liner) sparkles on my lids.
One of three quints in the collection, Sapphire Fling is “my rockstar quint,” because the products take on that lived-in, distressed look as the day goes on (like they’ve been out partying on Hollywood Boulevard all night long).
I like it — the whole rocker chic vibe — but if you’re averse to any creasing or fading, you’ll probably want to carry it with you for touchups throughout the day.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
The Blush Highlighter in Moonlight Rose ($42)
A shimmery, yet subtle, peachy pink blush and highlighter in a gorgeous pan with rose detailing. This long-wearing cheek product lasts a good 12-14 hours on me and lovingly steers clear of my pores.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- ($42 seems like a lot)
Vernis in Love Nail Polish in 522 Bubbly Gold ($15)
What do you get when you take an intensely pigmented bronzy golden nail polish and give it an extra wide brush? Here’s what: a polish that’s extra easy to apply. One coat delivers opaque coverage and loads of fine, glittery sparkle.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Swatches on my NC42 skin
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. So, procrastination. What’s your favorite way? Mine is either by watching movies or playing with makeup. Or better yet, doing both at the same time.
Oh…but I forgot about YouTube and surfing nordstrom.com. Those are other escapist behavior/procrastination favorites of mine.