First of all, I cannot believe how much I want the salad pictured to the left right now. I have just spent 20 minutes looking at pictures of salad online, and I have to say that I never thought that looking at pictures of salads would make me hungry. And yet. I think I might try to find myself a nice Greek orzo salad for lunch. (Also, the word “salad” looks weirder the more I type it.)
Anyway, I was looking for pictures to go with the idea of “excitement salad” because O! All sorts of exciting things are going on in Voxyville. I am in the middle of testing some new skincare products that I think are going to have great results and which I will certainly share with you; a new gadget is about to arrive at my house that I can’t wait to test-drive (IT IS FROM A SKINCARE COMPANY IN CASE YOU WERE THINKING SOMETHING ELSE); I have both drugstore and high-end products to review; and I’ve recovered from the spring semester enough that the fall cosmetic lines are actually starting to interest me. I’m also working on the spa post that Baz asked about, which is just feeding my spa craving, and I’m starting to think about packing makeup for travel, since I have some coming up in the next few months.
In other news, my Bobbi Brown lipshine remains lost. I am considering putting posters up in the neighborhood, or appearing on TV to make an emotional appeal to whatever agency is holding it hostage.
From the Annoying Department of Annoyances, I’m miffed that I cannot find the Milani summer limited edition Liquid Metal collection of nail polishes at any of my local CVS stores (they are supposed to be available exclusively through CVS through July). And when I say “any,” I mean the ten that I’ve tried. Ten stores! What gives? Anyone got ’em?
And, to end this salad on a happy note, these are recently reviewed products that I’m still squeeing over every time I use them:
• the Beautyblender
• Too Faced Lip Insurance
• Tarte EmphasEYES brow pencil
Q of the Whatever (because let’s be honest, sometimes it’s a week, sometimes it’s a month; consistency was never my strong suit): I’ve been thinking about lippies a lot lately. I bought a beautiful Laura Mercier lipstick for spring in a vibrant pink color (Hydrangea; I’ll review as soon as I’ve taken a lip photo) and dang it, I seem to have a really hard time wearing it. I can’t help gravitating towards MLBB (My Lips But Better) shades. My lipstick range starts out with MLBB, extends about three shades darker and a few notches over towards coral, and includes a few outlying red data points. But I want to break out of my shell and rock this bright pink lipstick.
So the Q of the Whatever is this: are you a brave and experimental lipstick/gloss wearer, or do you find yourself constantly veering towards the same shades?
I might have to tone down the Hydrangea a bit with lip pencil, but I am determined to Make It Work in true Tim Gunn style.
SkinStore is having another 20% off sale sitewide (with the usual few exclusions) through 7/6 with code SUM20.
Jurlique is having a F&F sale: 25% off through 6/27 with code SUMMER25.
Stila is offering the first in a series of travel palettes (each with four eyeshadows and a convertible color pan) for a mere $10, and you can get free shipping at Stila if you use the code REFILL.