Just One Last GlimmerKiss (Edited)

Just One Last GlimmerKiss (Edited)

Recently Avon added new colors to it’s GlimmerShadow line and also added a line to go with it called GlimmerKiss. Glimmerkiss is a small side line of liquid lipstick that offers rich color pigment with sparkle in four new shades. You can build it up from a subtle shimmer to an all-out metallic look. It is weightless, long lasting and smooth to the touch. It is paraben, sulfate-free, and phthalate-free.

History of Lipstick

Thinking of lipstick, it is easy to think that it has only been around for a short while. When really it has been around for roughly 5,000 years! In Sarah Scheffer’s book ‘Reading Our Lips: The History of Lipstick Regulation in Western Seats of Power‘ she suggests that it may have been the Sumerians that invented the idea of lipstick. Used by both men and women back then. Gemstones were crushed and used on the face. Something similar I figure to women now adorning their faces with fake jewels. Cleopatra, the Queen of the Nile, crushed bugs. (A collective ew is okay here) and also in Egypt it was seen that women of status wore lipstick. It didn’t matter if you were a boy or a girl. You could wear it. Greeks, though it was originally worn by ladies of the night (more of the reason why any makeup that was seen as stand-outish was considered to be part of the women of the nights repertoire), used crushed mulberries and sometimes vermilion. A toxic ingredient. Which is no surprise as many early cosmetics had toxic ingredient. Queen Elizabeth I wore makeup to look young that did no help to her ailing health. The aborigines of Australia painted their lips for pubescent rituals.

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Elizabeth I, oil on panel attributed to George Gower, about 1588.
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So why has lipstick still been ever so popular? For one, it’s nice to wear and gives out faces an added depth. It has also become part of a symbol of strength to women. In WWII women were encouraged to wear bright red lipstick as a symbol of morale which started in Great Britain and came to America.

Also, lipstick is now connected to the fight against breast cancer. Which Avon supports the funds for. A double whammy if you will. I first heard of this in the movie Lipstick starring Sarah Chalk (the replacement Becky of the sitcom Roseanne) based on the best selling book, ‘Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy’ by jounralist Gerlyn Lucas who went through the trails of breast cancer.

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And last but not least in the quick “brush” with lipstick history, lipstick didn’t always come in a tube. It was applied with a brush. Much like how GlimmerKiss and other liquid lipsticks are applied now.

About GlimmerKiss

I have always been hesitant of any liquid lipstick, as stated with my lip gloss Crave Review, here, I have come to expect each liquid lipstick to be sticky. GlimmerKiss surprised me. Not only was it highly pigmented, it went on smooth, it had a high sparkle (and I am not a sparkle kind of gal) and it wasn’t sticky. At all. I chose Ruby for my color. Suitable reds have been my go-to for a while. Not that I am against others but I wanted to at least try this one before getting any others. I liked how it stood out and stayed on for a long time. The only time I noticed any come off was when I was eating a slightly greasy croissant at a local cafe. I don’t imagine many lipsticks to be oil resistant anyway. I will update this short and sweet blog post once I get all the other colors to show off to you. Meanwhile they are $9.99 each. You can buy them here on my online store. Check out the new sweeps going on for Chi Products, essential oils, and Belif Aqua Bombs here. Worth $202. The sweeps ends March 31, 2020. And also check out our mini giveaway of the new up and coming VDL Primer Set. I have recently made a video of one of the primers as well as the new Cashmere foundation and concealer line we will have out next week on Wednesday. Below I also have a video on GlimmerShadow and GlimmerKiss. I take you back to the 80’s to show off all the sparkle that this current campaign reminded me of.

Ingredients of GlimmerKiss

ISODODECANE
CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE
OCTYLDODECANOL
HYDROGENATED STYRENE/ISOPRENE COPOLYMER
STEARALKONIUM HECTORITE
ALCOHOL DENAT.
TIN OXIDE
WATER
DICALCIUM PHOSPHATE
PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-T-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE
MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE
 MICA
TITANIUM DIOXIDE

Other ingredients will vary depending on color of GlimmerKiss such as colorants. The lipsticks are currently $9.99 each (reg $14).

How I Looked with Ruby GlimmerKiss

I went full on 80’s the best I could.

Avon is also undergoing a large product expansion. We will be rolling out a series of new products this year. I have already done a video on the new Cashmere line and the new VDL Primer product line. I will be writing up a post for those as well, shortly. We also will be adding more hair styling tools to our CHI line in cooperation with the Chi Company itself. I have written on the shampoo and conditioner and hair dye that we now offer within the Chi products we have. In the new line coming up we have a hair dryer, a flatiron, and a curler along with a protein spray to add more elasticity to your hair. I will create a page especially for upcoming products with a video you can watch to see them. Some items are already out. Other products are makeup from VDL such as lipsticks. All to give a glass look. Your face will look smooth and have a subtle shin to it much like glass. There are new serums coming out as well. We women are always looking for a new serum to help with wrinkles, aging, environmental protection, irritation, and to help with many other skin issues. And of course there are always seasonal items and always a new jewelry item for your eyes to ogle and your heart to want. It’s hard to not burn a hole in your pocket. So, keep an eye out for all this and more. Avon is never short on amazing products and that is why we are still in business and empowering women internationally. Fighting breast cancer and saying no to domestic violence. Your support says you can be pretty and still support and kick butt.


Flaunt That Pout, Lipstick Tin: Gift for Anyone

Flaunt That Pout, Lipstick Tin: Gift for Anyone

What do you think of when you hear Valentine’s? Maybe candy. Maybe, pink, red, and other related colors. Maybe jewelry. But do you think about all the kisses that are exchanged? I have a gift for that.

If you watched my newest YouTube un-boxing video, chances are you know about the upcoming lipstick tin filled with lots of little lipsticks of 10 different shades. Okay, I never said their were ten. It looked like a lot more. Well, there’s 10 that are tripled in number. Making that 30 little lipsticks all together in cute rose-gold lip shaped tin. I also pulled out one of the new Gelato lip tints in Chocolate cherry. A cute chocolate colored ice cream cone with red lip tint inside. Not to forget the two lotions of Petal Soft and Blushing Petals. Both deliciously scented. Some of the items I didn’t get for demo were the new blush pallet, Dazzle Drops, and eye-shadows as well as the Ring Pop-like lip glosses. I have decided to get those after all. Just to show off. To complete the new products is the bubble-bath and jewelry. I just couldn’t get all of it this time around. I have two kids birthdays to plan.

I did want to make sure to show more of the colors you would get in the tin. Now one color I had trouble getting picture of. My phone is being a poop. I know people tend to do the arm swatch, but I wanted to show it on my face. There were few colors I didn’t like and in one photo it’s apparent that I didn’t like it. I have generally neutral skin tone. But still some colors, like bright ones, don’t look good on me. So, here are the 9 of ten colors.

From the top right moving left then the next row on the right going in that same patter: Brown Sugar, Delicate Date, Toasted Cashew, Peony Blush, Mellow Melon, Raspberry Rose, Spring Lilac, Dragonfruit Blush, and Candy Red.

Spring Lilac and Raspberry Rose were not my favorites. They were a bit brighter than shown in the picture. The rest are pretty true to the color. I have been wearing read more often in attempt to not look like I am 18 and given looks like I must have been a child to have a 16 year old for my oldest. LOL Not that I don’t mind brighter colors. Though anything leaning to bright orange or purple is a no go for me. Overall I like what was in the tin. All part of the nourishing lipstick line by Avon. It’s very velvety to put on. And gives my lips some of the moisture they need since I am a lip bitter. Not because I am nervous. But I do it when I think a lot. And when it’s cold, as in winter.

I hope this better view of the lipsticks you can get in the tin in the upcoming campaign delight you. They are perfect as a gift for you, your mom, your sister, your girlfriend, or that cousin with a stash of lipstick who can never get enough. Like moi! How I became one, I can’t say. The tin with lipstick will be $30 but if you are a first time buyer you can save 10%. Spend an extra $10 and get an A Box for $10 valued at and sometimes over $30.

The New Lips Tin from Avon featuring 10 shades duplicates of 3 totaling to 30 altogether.

Uh-oh, What’s In My Makeup Bag.

Uh-oh, What’s In My Makeup Bag.

I hadn’t had the chance to write this week. And when I looked down to see what to write next, since It will be at least another month before I can do a review (really really wanted to do one on Avon’s new Lip Tattoo), I saw that I had written down to write about what’s in my makeup bag. Oh, goodness. To start, I don’t have an actual bag. I need one though. No it’s a gallon size ziplock bag. Oh, the tragedy! This has got to be a no-no to other makeup bloggers and maybe some YouTubers. I used to have a small makeup bag. it was just a dark black one. It’s been ages and I have no clue where it wold be now.

On with what’s in my makeup bag. I don’t just keep a few things. No, I can never tell what look I might be doing so it’s a big full of a variety of things. but I do tend to move thing in and out depending on what I have been into wearing.

So, starting from the top left and gong to the bottom right, in my bag I have:

My whole makeup bag. Look at the next caroursel to see the pics and the descriptions that go with each pictures.
  1. A Profusion Cosmetics 21 Color Pallette in Sultry. A gift from family from last Christmas. No, its not a bad pallette. Some colors are nice but some don’t live up to their color presented. Still, worth using though.
  2. An Avon Holiday Spectacular Blockbuster set containing 66 eyeshadows, 5 blushes, 4 lipgloss, and two bronzer blushes
  3. Two Avon True Color Lipstick Sample Packs of ten (one is missing a color) in Nourishing and Ultra Hydrating.
  4. LA Splash Classic Horror Lip Stain, Dracula Themed. I got this last year for my daughters Halloween costume. She was a cowgirl Vampire.
  5. Physicians Formula Bronze Booster. I tend to use this the most in the summer to give what ever tan I have obtained a boost.
  6. Avon True Color Transforming Contour Stick in Light/Medium. Fairly new I got it because another contour stick set was all used up. I like that the contour side doesn’t go on as thick as my previous contour stick.
  7. Avon Magix Tinted Moisturizer in Light/Medium. I LOVE this. It’s a whole face moisturizer that can be used by it self or with your regular routine. It blurs imperfections. Like my large nose pores. And gives the face some vitamins. I feel like I have tanned just a touch when I wear it,
  8. Avon True Color Setting Spray. Also new. I was previously using LA Colors Setting spray. It ran out an it gave me a reason to by more from Avon.
  9. Avon True Color Blush in Perfect Plum. I don’t use it all the time and it’s one of the very few purples that have ever looked good on me.
  10. Avon True Color Concealer Corrector. I Compared this to Loreal’s True Match corrector concealer. While I like both, this one isn’t as messy. I had to be light handed with Loreal’s product.
  11. Avon Nourishing Lipstick in Peony Blush. This matches my natural lip color to a T. I am not sure how many girls can say the same.
  12. Avon True Color Powder Foundation in Light Beige. I don’t always match my foundation to the my powder. For some reason it never works for me. So, I go a bit lighter and then it leaves my face looking less…. unnatural.
  13. Avon Glimmer Shadow in Rose Gold, Fools Gold, Iron Violet, and Ultramarine. I also have it in Jade. But not in my makeup bag at the moment.
  14. Avon Glimmerstick Lip Liner in Pink Cashmere. This also matches my natural lip color as well as the Peony lipstick I have. Glimmerstick Eyeliner in Blackest Black. My go to color. I have never gone with another color unless it was a very dark brown but it’s been years since I have used that shade. Glimmersitck Eyeliner in White Awake. I Occasionally use this is a look calls for white. But I always pair it with another liner.
  15. Avon Crave Lipgloss in Salted Caramel, Honey Tea, Cherry Creamsicle, Birthday Cake, Chocolate Brownie, and French Toast. I don’t use them much unless I’m adding color to my lipstick for extra oomph.
  16. Avon Skin-So-Soft Hand Cream. It may seem odd, but yes I use this when doing my makeup. Not a lot just a little because I am picky how my hands feel when doing my face.
  17. LA Colors Jumbo Eyepencil in Seashells. I use this to help some of my eyeshadows appear more pastel. It also helps keep some eyeshadows from dusting off.
  18. Loreal Brow Stylist Brow Plumper. I have not yet tried Avon’s brow products. I have when they first had a brow gel ages ago. This I use for more natural brow look. Yes, I do draw on my brows after I shape them but recently I have been doing a more natural look. This works very well.
  19. Last but not least Revlon’s Cream Shadow Pallettes in Wild Orchads and Moonlit Jewels. This aren’t new. They are a bit older but still in good condition and some are barely used. I use my own applicator for these since they don’t already come with them.