The fanciest itty-bitty lip balm that I ever did see! If I were walking on the beach and saw one of Tom Ford’s Clutch-Size 2017 Soleil Summer Collection Lip Balms glinting on the sand, I’d think it was a piece of lost jewelry, and I’d snatch it up with a quickness!
Hey, if you’re gonna release a $36 luxury lip balm, it might as well be marvelous. Like Tom’s summer lipsticks, these tiny tubes have gold trim and white packaging, but they’re also petite, which I think makes them extra cute.
There are six shades, and here’s a look at four of them. They’re all available now at counters and online.
Now, for the-million dollar question: are they $36-level cute?
Well…does anybody ever really need to spend $36 on a fancy lip balm? No, right? Buuut…who the hell cares? 🙂 It’s makeup. It’s cute, and it’s special. If it fits into your budget and makes you happy, why not?
Sure, they’re moisturizing and pigmented (is that vanilla I taste?), and yeah, they feel slick and comfy, but they are just little lip balms. You only get 0.07 ounces per tube, and you’ll probably also have to reapply often throughout the day, because they don’t last very long.
I mean, you could easily grab a tube of Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment instead. They look and feel the same on my lips, and they’re just as moisturizing. Plus, you get twice as much balm for two thirds the price ($24 vs. $36) and SPF 15 to boot.
If you eat, sleep and dream Tom Ford, I say go for it! — but if you’re saving up for that $300 cat tower you saw at HomeGoods last week (SERIOUSLY! I SAW A $300 CAT TOWER!)…I dunno. It’s up to you.
If you absolutely can’t live without one, I wholeheartedly recommend orange-red Neotropic. It’s surprisingly pigmented and almost in the same ballpark as a full-coverage cream lipstick, so I feel like you get a good bang for your buck.
Connor’s petting zoo
A couple of days ago, we went outside for our regularly scheduled playtime on the grass in our little shared neighborhood common area, and my neighbor Joe comes out and he’s like, “Hey! Does Connor want to meet my bird Willow?” and of course we said sure. I think Willow is a Cockatoo. He’s huge and white and Connor watched him in awe…
Then, shortly after Willow decided to take his leave, we happened upon one of our other neighbor’s kitty cats, a big fluffy tabby who looks a little like Tabs, a fact that Connor got really excited about. The cat ran up to her on the lawn, then promptly ran away when she started laughing and chasing after him.
But the most exciting part of the afternoon by far was when Connor got to meet a couple of HUGE dogs.
The first one, Gracie, is the yellow lab in this pic, and she was sweet and gentle and let Connor walk up to her and hug her around the neck.
The second dog was a gigantic friendly St. Bernard — twice as big as Connor. Our little coywolf had absolutely no fear. It kind of blew my mind! She walked up to both dogs, totally unafraid of being a little thing surrounded by these huge beasts, and patted them around the neck, hugged them, and then tried to mount them as if they were ponies.
I don’t know if I should be worried, LOL! I hope she’s not a little daredevil… Or maybe I do. Might come in handy when she goes to Mars!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,