Like everything I’ve tried from the recently revamped Honest Beauty line, these twist-up sheer lip crayons bring it. There are eight shades in the Lip Crayon Lush Sheers line, each an affordable $12.99. They don’t have any funky flavors or scents, and they feel smooth, slick and moisturizing on my kisser. Best of all, they pack a preternatural amount of pigment — so much pigment that I can actually see the difference between the colors when I wear them (who’da thunk it?). They’re like the Neutrogena Color Sticks or the Clinique Chubby Sticks, but much more pigmented. Recommended!
I’m smitten with Sheer Raspberry and Sheer Chestnut…
Buuuuuut, as good as they are, if we look at them solely from an apocalyptic perspective (Why? ‘Cause I just watched Bird Box on Netflix.), they’d be lower on the “important things” totem pole than, say, antibiotics, peanut butter, tampons or weapons.
For instance, would I bother to grab one if I were on a scouting supply run in an abandoned Target? No. But if we were five years into the apocalypse, and I were miraculously still around and happened to stumble upon a stash of Lush Sheers on a cobweb-covered shelf, I’d indubitably contemplate the following:
- “Geez, I hope one of these is Raspberry or Chestnut!”
- “Remember how sheer lipsticks not showing up on pigmented lips was a big problem? DAMN, THOSE WERE GOOD TIMES.”
- “Big surprise, my lips are hella dry right now.”
Then, I’d throw every last Lip Sheer into my cart, because I’d have to share them with the other survivors at base camp (OBVI). Hopefully I wouldn’t get eaten on the way back by the zombies/plague/evil whispering spirits that will have taken over.
YEAH. In Bird Box, the bad guys are evil whispering spirits, which, if you look directly at them, cause you to hallucinate and immediately kill yourself.
I won’t go into detail so as not to spoil it for you, but Sandra Bullock is the main actress in it, and that’s the main reason I wanted to watch it. (I’ve been into her movies ever since I found out she dated Ryan Gosling, ha ha! Plus, I loved her in Speed.)
I don’t do many end-of-the-world stories anymore because I straight-up can’t handle them. Ever since I had Connor, I’m less fond of seeing humanity at its worst, but El Hub wanted to see it, and whenever a scene made me feel too uncomfortable, I just left the room…
In terms of award-winning sci-fi storytelling, there are more than a few moments in the movie when the characters do totally dumb stuff and you wonder, “Why didn’t they just tie themselves together with a long rope?” or something like that, but it’s still entertaining. If you can handle intense apocalyptic scenarios, it’s not bad.
Man…I’ve been watching waaaaay too much TV lately because I caught yet another cold. I got this one right after Christmas (yup, that’s three back-to-back colds in the last month), and I’ve been spending more time than usual on the couch.
I just finished Little Women (the PBS Masterpiece Theater mini-series from last spring), which wasn’t bad, but IMO not as good as the movie with Winona Ryder.
And I just started Victoria (also from Masterpiece Theater)…
I’m only one episode in, but I’m into it so far.
Have you watched anything interesting lately?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Happy last Friday of 2018! TGIF! 😊