When your lips gleam like a glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut, you’re doing it right! 🍩
The new NARS Oil-Infused Lip Tints blaze bright neon in their tubes, but they look almost clear on lips. There’s just a wink of coy color, and thanks to the bevy of fruity moisturizing factors they contain, my dry lip flake situation is currently MIA.
The formula feels like a cross between a gloss and a balm, and these somehow manage to not glide around the outline of my lips, which, as a chronic lip-rubber, I appreciate.
One swipe across my lower lip, and another swipe across my upper lip, and then a quick smack-smack-smack, and my lips have that healthy, shiny sheen normally reserved for teenagers just getting outta bed.
I particularly like how sheer the brights are (the rose is a little too shy on my pigmented lips), and I think their delicateness makes them work well with a wider array of looks than a full-tilt, high-pigment gloss.
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They’re $26 each, limited edition, and you can find ’em at Sephora.
What’s bumping in my headphones at the moment?
Sometimes when I get home from the gym I like to sit in my car in the garage for a few minutes and listen to music, because, I dunno…I’m alone, nobody’s asking me any questions, and I can just
chair dance in complete and total privacy simmer with my thoughts.
Last night, I was listening to a local hip-hop station (106.1 KMEL, which I’ve been listening to since I was in middle school, OMG!) when this song started playing.
I had a moment, man! For approximately four minutes, my Mazda temporarily transformed into Club Karen, complete with booty shaking and arm waving — the whole kit and caboodle.
Of course, this song played in the middle of a mix, so I had to reverse engineer it to find the artist (Ari Lennox). I found her by Googling a phrase from the song: “break me off gitchy gitchy ya ya.”
Seriously, the Internets are amazing!
Also, this Erykah Badu song, Bag Lady…UGH. CHANGE YOUR LIFE. How did I miss this? Apparently, it’s 10 years old.
Anyway, don’t listen to it unless you’re ready to examine your life with a microscope and leave behind whatever crap you need to free yourself from.
Whatever’s in those bags, lady, ya gotta let it go, because if you don’t you’re gonna miss your bus!
I accidentally stumbled on the next artist — H.E.R. (which stands for Having Everything Revealed) — when I found an acoustic piano performance she did for her mom, which turned me into a crying mess…
So mysterious! She’s known for hiding her face to a degree. She wears large dark sunglasses when she performs, and whenever you see her on camera, you never see a full picture of her visage.
Girl’s got some serious pipes.
OK, so about that acoustic piano performance by H.E.R. that made be blubber like a baby? It’s a cover of this song by artist Donny Hathaway…
But wait, there’s more. 🙂 Donny Hatahaway’s version is also a cover, as the song was first recorded by Leon Russell.
I know, so many layers!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,