Wearing Benefit Ticket To Glossytown Lipgloss in Foxy Lady
Wait — it’s November already? How the heck did that happen…? Just a few weeks till Turkey Day, and then it’s “Welcome to December!”
This month, I’m gonna do everything in my power to avoid last year’s long lines and last-minute gift crunch at Christmas, so I’m trying to wrap up (haha) my holiday shopping by December 1 (we’ll see…).
No more waiting in uncombed hair and tabby fur-covered pajamas for Target to open before dawn on Christmas Eve; no more wrapping presents on my lap in the car and nearly stabbing my thigh with a scissors.
Not this year!
This year I’m starting with the girls on my list, and I think some of them are getting a Ticket to Glossytown.
I know it’s still too early to declare the greatest holiday hits of 2011, but I’m pretty sure Benefit’s $24 set of six adorable mini glosses will land somewhere in the top 10. It features the company’s line of Ultra Shines, and I love, LOVE these glosses!
Rumor has it that the pharaohs of ancient Egypt liked to be buried with these smooth, shiny, non-sticky lippies — so they could use them in the afterlife, of course. They’re loaded with long-lasting pigment (last about four hours on me) and crazy moisturizing, too.
Swatches from the left: Kiss You, Foxy Lady, Spiked Punch, Life on the A List, Nudie-Tude and Frisk Me
I the wide range of colors Benefit embraced with this kit. They filled Glossytown with a mix of mellow nudes, playful pinks and captivating corals. And two of my staples from the line, shimmery coral Spiked Punch and diamond rose Foxy Lady, are here!
Some may find the vanilla/fruit punch fragrance a bit of a turnoff (gotta say — it’s not my favorite), but for what it’s worth, it fades in a few minutes.
Even in light of the scent, I think Glossytown is a kit that most girls would love. Gird your loins, though, because you may be tempted to keep this Ticket for yourself.
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This one’s for my fellow font freaks! Reader Lars passed along this very interesting article from Scientific American about a font designed for dyslexic readers. Christian Boer, a 30-year-old Dutch graphic designer with dyslexia, created Dyslexie to decrease the number of errors made by dyslexics while reading. He tweaked the appearance of certain letters that dyslexics commonly misconstrue.
Isn’t that cool?
In other news, who else was suffering from post-Halloween candy coma this morning?
We got our usual handful of trick-or-treaters last night, and, of course, I had to hide some of the mini-Snickers and Twixes for myself… The kids can have the Smarties, Necco Wafers and Tootsie Rolls (not a fan), but the Snickers and Twixes are for me.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. That reminds me, do kids trick-or-treat in your neighborhood? Here it seems like there are fewer and fewer every year…