Today is October 1st, which means it’s the kick-off off to National Breast Cancer Awareness month. As a woman, breast cancer is near and dear to my heart and I’m find myself buying a plethora of pink products throughout the month of October where the proceeds go to breast cancer research and/or awareness.
Every year, Clinique produces a special bottle of their fan favorite moisturizer that comes with the Clinique signature key chain and a Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon Charm, which they did again this year. However, this year they have also released a limited edition version of another fan fav, their pink Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm. I love the Chubby Stick! It gives you buildable color and moisturized lips. Yay! Plus, $3 from every sale of the limited Plumped Up Pink Chubby Stick goes to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Make-up enthusiasts are not necessarily the easiest people to shop for, despite what you think. The reason I say this, is because they already tend to have enough. However, there are ALWAYS some things that every make-up junkie would love to have this season and here are a few.
A. Tracy Reese for Clinique gift, Free with purchase, Nordstrom – Okay, so you can only get this if you buy $25 worth of Clinique products. However, Clinique makes amazing products and that would not be a waste, plus this Tracy Reese gift is worth the buy. It features some of Clinique’s best and favorite items, plus it comes with 2 makeup bags designed by Tracy Reese!
B. Sephora Collection Brush Wand, $10, Sephora – Just when you thought carrying makeup brushes couldn’t get any more compact, Sephora releases their brush wand. The Brush Wand features four detachable eye brushes that stack into a wand shape. So, the need to touch up your eye makeup anywhere just got a lot easier. Not to mention, I’ve heard that the quality of the brushes are pretty good considering how small they are.
C. Viva Glam Melt Your Heart Lip Bag, $36, MAC – Cute bag to have, but it’s what comes in the bag that is amazing. This Viva Glam bag comes with BOTH of Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipsticks. Yes, those lipsticks that seemed to sell out at every MAC counter before you could reach for your wallet and were limited edition, which means once they were gone, there were gone. Well, the geniuses over at MAC decided to release them in a holiday packaging for a limited time only. As the lovely guy working at my MAC counter pointed out while rocking some patent leather kitten heel mary janes, once this is sold out, “Gaga is gone for good!”, because they already have their next Viva Glam ambassadors in Nicki Minaj and Ricky Martin. So, if you are still beating yourself upside the head for not getting just one more tube of the Viva Gaga lipsticks, here is your FINAL CHANCE!
The desire for fall to hurry and tie on her running shoes on and sprint into my life ASAP has motivated me to start scouring my closet and makeup train case to see what items I can’t wait to break out for fall. While I was doing that, I spotted one of my favorite lipsticks EVER, Clinique’s Black Honey Almost Lipstick.
It’s a cult favorite thanks to its ability to provide the most complimentary sheer wash of just bitten red hue to practically any complexion or tone. Although it’s sheer, it can be buildable, but I love the light shiny sheer look. However, the fun part is that when you first look at the lipstick, it looks almost black, hence the black honey name. Major bonus, its probably one of the moisturizing lipsticks you will ever encounter…SERIOUSLY!
Off topic, but I never thought I had full lips until I started to take pictures of myself. To think of all the money I wasted on lip plumpers growing up! Not to mention, the burning tingling sensation that practically all lip plumpers possess. *gives the finger to Lip Venoms*
One of the first bronze powders I ever used and eventually fell for was a loose translucent bronze by Clinique. Despite my love it, I’ve cheated over the past couple of years with M.A.C, Chanel, and some random drugstore brands. Well, I’ve been meaning to pick up another container, which is what I planned to do the other. However, that was not the case. Read why under the jump!