The other day I went to Ulta because I got my little reward certificate thingy and I was planning on picking up Essie Smokin' Hot for freesies. But they were out of most of the Essie winter collection. I walked off in a huff, but before I left I decided to check on the seasonal drug store type stuff. And what did I find? New Xtreme Wears. Win.
OH HELLO GORGEOUS. This is Grey Area. It's oh, so purdy. Funnily enough, it's a color in kind of the same vein as Essie Smokin' Hot, a nice gray with noticeable purple undertones, especially in the shade. I love this. Remember my obsession with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Concrete? Grey Area is like Concrete's sexy, grown-up, vampy sister. I want a back-up of this immediately. As with all Xtreme Wears I've tried, this one went on really easily in only two coats. The formula was good and I love the brush on these. Also, they're only $2.50. How can you beat that? Good job, Sally Hansen. You've kept my affection and earned my accolades once again.
And another thing to share with you guys. What is this precious little orb?
I was at Walgreen's today picking up a few things and I noticed these really cute lip balms with this colorful spherical packaging. I'm a sucker for adorable packaging and good marketing, so I picked one of them up. This is an EOS Smooth Sphere lip balm in honeysuckle honeydew. The balm comes in a few other scents: sweet mint, medicated tangerine, summer fruit and lemon drop (SPF 15). I got the honeysuckle one because this offensive lime green hue is actually my favorite color. True story. Anyway, I love this lip balm. Don't let the cutesy packaging fool you: this is a great product. The balm goes on smooth, feels light, isn't sticky, and smells awesome. My lips feel super hydrated.
The top screws off to reveal the balm bump.
In order to apply the product you just rub it on your lips straight from the sphere.
Isn't it cute? The best part? It was only $3.76. I will be purchasing all of these over the course of the next couple weeks, I'm sure. I can't wait to have a little rainbow of Smooth Spheres at my disposal.
Anyway, I just thought I'd share that I love this lip balm. Winter is a tough time for us midwesterners. I'm always looking for something to keep my lips from chapping. My usual go-to is Blistex Lip Medex, the kind in the little blue tub. These Smooth Spheres will be a nice cute change of pace.
Okay, it's time for me to be a grad student now. Papers papers, writing writing, reading reading. Countdown to December 11th, when I'll be free from this first semester. Thanks for reading, everyone.