Here’s a small tribute to Memorial Day:) It may be hard to pick up on, but there are tiny flecks of small blue glitter throughout the Liplicious Lip gloss in Sparkling Plum. Red, white and blue in the most subtle of ways! lovely.
Today marks the beginning of summer here in the States and I’m PUMPED! This is the day the pools open nationwide. The humidity is killing me slowly.. but at least it’s getting warm outside and the sun is out to play!
Hubs and I are heading to my family’s place for a BBQ this afternoon. I <3 BBQs, yum! Grilled veggies and meats, delicious I say.
What are you guys doing for Memorial Day? What marks the beginning of summer for you? I can’t wait for days at Lake Michigan and camping in Wisconsin or Michigan this summer. I love fests and listening to the orchestra in Millenium Park. <3 Chicago in the summertime!
Shown here: Liplicious Lipgloss in Sparkling Plum layered over Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Rosette.
Lips in this Vid: (L’oreal Fairest Nude lipstick, Rimmel Vinyl Lip Gloss in East End Snob)
Nails in this vid: (Revlon Grey Suede, Revlon Grey Suede w/ Finger Paints Hue Left Me a Message?) (the pink glitter looked much better in person!)
I love favorites videos:)
Aussie 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear nail polish- Strobe Light
Finger Paints- Hue Left Me A Message?
Revlon- Grey Suede
Essie- Borrowed & Blue
Nail Life Aromatherapy Drop On
Benefit Blush- Sugarbomb
Urban Decay- Score
Urban Decay Eye Shadow- Shakedown
Joe Fresh- Rosewood
MAC Suite X2
Rimmel Vinyl Gloss- East End Snob
Stila Lip Glaze- Grapefruit
L’Oreal Jelly Balm
Vinyl Gloss, Mirror Shine Lipgloss. These are on the outs, but they sing to you..
Don’t you.. dun dun.. forget about me! Doo! Don’t don’t don’t don’t. Don’t you, forget about me! Doo!
I’m a nerd. I can’t stop singing that song from The Breakfast Club when I think about these glosses. Sure they are discontinued but I’ve learned something. Some Ulta’s still have them in their inventory- and if you’re a reader outside of the states, your drugstore that carries Rimmel might have a ton of these left! They might not be discontinued on your end. So I must mention them. These glosses are fabulous. So smooth and not sticky, let me repeat, SO SMOOTH and not sticky! Gorgeous colors, great color payoff- a variety of shades. A lovely product. I picked up a light pink a while back but that’s been gifted to a friend.. The colors shown here are:
East End Snob
And here’s the video, Don’t You Forget About Me by Simple Mind:
After picking up China Glaze’s Below Deck (picture on the left), I decided to browse through my collection to find any dupes. Some came close- but that doesn’t mean I didn’t absolutely NEED this color. I can’t get over dusty taupey purples. I somehow have managed to live this long without ever-so-famous Metro Chic (Sephora by OPI)- I wonder how that compares?
The pointer finger at the top is a point of reference (no pun intended). OPI’s Over TheTaupe is much more of a soft brown but seems to be related to the group. My middle finger is Rimmel’s Steel Grey, a personal favorite of mine, very unique on the nail. …You can see the purple in it,but it’s still “neutral” enough to go with so many outfits! Next is China Glaze’s Below Deck which is a bit more mauve than the rest but isn’t nearly as purple as the pinkie finger, OPI’s Parlez-vous OPI? I love them all the same, but differently, as if they were my children. Only, I just lied because I love them differently, depending on my mood. I wonder if that’s the truth about children too?? Who knows, rambling Mary needs some sleep. Love yous.
You can’t win ‘em all. Here are some of my drugstore hits & misses. Do you have any products you were seriously disappointed in? Tell me, tell me! Which ones are loves, and which one are loathes? Watch the video to find out:)
Joe Lipstick, Pink Rose
Joe Lipgloss, Sheer Pink Rose
GOSH Lipstick, Darling
Rimmel London, Colour Rush eyeshadow- Alluring
Joe Eyeshadow, Rosewood
Annabelle Eyeshadows- Vert To Go, 127
Joe Nail Polish- Persian Blue
Joe Body Balm, and Mist- Fresh Marine
Annabelle Eyeliner- Purple Storm
President’s Choice, Normal Skin Toner and Cleansing Milk