Monday, June 18, 2012
There seems to be a generational lipstick/lip gloss gap. I'm pretty sure anyone over the age of 30 refuses to wear lip gloss, and anyone under the age of 30 refuses to wear lip stick everyday. My mom thinks gloss is too sticky and too shiny, and I think lipstick is too heavy for everyday use. ILIA Pure Lip Care has addressed this concern with a "Lip Conditioner." ILIA has the feel of a lipstick but moisturizes like a balm and goes on smooth like gloss. It comes in a variety of colors, but my favorite is Arabian Nights, a berry shade that is surprisingly wearable due to the fact that it's a tint and not a lipstick. My mom's favorite is Nobody's Baby, a light pink that she can wear everyday. They all go on very different than standard lipstick, and I would highly suggest ordering at least one, even if it's just to try it.
Friday, June 8, 2012
At first glance it's pretty difficult to believe that the packaging above from CoSTUME NATIONAL comes from a company with a website like this. The clean, black bottle with the sans-serif font looks pretty fancy (dare I say corporate?) at first, but after you smell the inside, you realize that it's no flair, stripped-down, every-great-think-about-punk-rock-in-a-bottle. Stronger than almost any other perfume I've tried (barring the overly floral ones that make me smell suspiciously like my grandmother), CoSTUME NATIONAL SCENT INTENSE really deserves its CAPS LOCK lettering and claim to being "a punk rock no-holds-barred amber and woods beast". I put it on. It smelled great. It lasted all day. It's my new leather jacket of perfumes.