this weekend i was shopping with some of my friends and the one needed lipgloss, always a tiring task, and especially with some friends who take great care in choosing one.
pink or brown or clear,is it too pink,how much use will i get out it!?bla bla bla
when it comes to me and choosing makeup i don’t spend alot of time humming and haahing over the stuff unless it’s the really pricey kind like dior or something equally shmancy!
i am currently going through a huuuuuuuuge lip-ice/lip balm obsession, actually collecting them (well so i have discovered by the tons of glosses i have!). i used to also do this years ago whenever i used to go america i would come home overflowing with lipsmackers lip-ices (and for all my friends too!)
last week i got a lip-ice gift from my friend who has just been in NYC (new york) anyhow she discovered this gem of a lip-ice! it’s called Smith’s Rosebud Salve and has been around since 1892! it’s absolutely fabulous!it smells so yummy,like roses and its really soft and makes your lips nice and shiny!
another favourite lip-ice of mine is the MAC lip conditioner. it comes in tinted ones as well but i loooooooooove the plain. it’s got a SPF and shea butter and smells good enough to eat, like vanilla!
it’s quite pricey for a lip-ice, R100 but it’s worth it!!!
an ultimate classic in the lip-ice department is the Elizabeth Arden eight hour cream!!wow it’s legendary and oh so good.this cream can heal anything!great for winter when everything is so dry-yuck!
also great lip-ices are the palmers cocoa-butter range and of course the body shop ones are also fab and delicious and woolies also has a nice range!and when in doubt you can always use good old vaseline, always does the trick- tyra banks is a huge fan!!
alot of the old school original lip-ices like labello and soft lips have all stepped up and have added shine and great smells and a bit of colour to their products.good move.
i am not a fan at all of the very sticky lip-ices… nothing worse in my book. dct is also a well known renowned lip-ice but i’m not a fan of it or the smell.
i read somewhere that lip-ices can become addictive… which i thought was a load of hogwash but i will go out to say that a couple of times when i have left lip-ice at home,i find myself craving the stuff!
maybe some truth in the tale as freaky as that sounds.
anyway back to my friend who needed lipgloss… well anyway while out and about shopping with her, i came across a much loved makeup/cosmetic brand at woolies!benefit!i discovered while i was in america one year.it’s absolutlely fabulous and have fun and different things.my favourite by far is the Benetint stain. it looks like pink nailpolish but it’s a liquid that you can put on your lips or dot on your cheeks (my chosen use) and rub it in for a rosy glow!it’s fantastic and whats ever better about the range is the packaging, fun,young and cute. with fun names like dr feelgood,powder pop and the like,it’s awesome.it’s quite pricey but worth it in my book.
well done to woolies for bringing in all their new fab ranges!stella macartney has her Care range there too.it’s worldclass stuff.
in the makeup and cosmetics game,s.a ladies (and some men) are on the playing field.we have all the big names… MAC,Bobby Brown,Benefit… all we need now is the huge cosmetic and makeup mecca Sephora.it’s heaven on earth.