burt’s bees lip color

burt's bees lip color

burt’s bees’ lip options
have come so far from the days where the best among their ranks was this little gem. the line has expanded to include every formula that any natural-loving product girl could ever ask for. from gloss to shimmer and from tinted balms to beautiful shine, burt’s bees lip collection has things covered for whatever lip look you like to portray. here are my favorite shades from each of their four formulas and how i use each one to get a pair of good lookin’ lips.lip gloss in spring splendor, $9
these give beautiful color, lots of shine, and comfortable non-sticky wear. rather than drying out my lips, the formula actually leaves them better off than i started, bringing in moisture. spring splendor is a subtle and flattering pink that i love to layer over drying stains and matte’ish lipsticks.

lip shimmer in rhubarb, $5
perhaps my favorite of the bunch, these skinny little lip slicks are simply gorgeous and bring a nourishing touch to full-coverage pigment. color truly pops and the addition of slight shimmer and a minty taste makes them next level. rhubarb is a deep fuchsia that can be worn year-round, all on its own.

lip shine in pucker, $7
looking for a luxe and lightweight lip sheer to layer over your favorite color? then, look no further. these are great on their own for a no-makeup dewy shine or can be a perfect topper for the lip shimmers. i’m a fan of putting pucker, a natural red, over my favorite stain for a look that provides much more punch than a clear balm.

tinted lip balm in sweet violet, $7
the perfect combination of sheer color and hydration, these can be applied without a mirror and i love the way my lips blossom with the right touch of tint. sweet violet is an unexpected cool, natural purple. it’s just enough to bring a wash of color and buttery hydration to needy, nude lips.

perhaps the very best thing about this lineup? you can invest in one of each for about the same (or less!) than what it would cost you to invest in one prestige lip. if you’re yet to explore this collection and you’re not sure where to start, burt’s bees has this handy little lip shade finder to help you out. (not being able to test products is one of my biggest pet peeves about drugstore shopping, but this solves the issue!)

judging by your #lipbombs, most of you are already familiar with burt’s bees many lip options, but i’d love to know if there are shades out there that my current wardrobe is missing!

this post was sponsored by burt’s bees through their partnership with POPSUGAR. while I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about burt’s bees, all opinions are my own.

new drugstore favorites

new drugstore favorites

there’s no question that i could source every single one of my beauty needs in the aisles of cvs if necessary. the makeup and skincare department has exploded with such an array of brands that i find myself discovering just as many new and exciting products there as i do at sephora. it’s kind of mind blowing.

so if you like to quench your cosmetic thirst on a budget (or if you just like pretty things, regardless of price point), read on for my five new favorites:

yes to grapefruit cc cream, $15.99 – this gorgeous smelling cc cream might be the most refreshing product to ever touch my skin. it cools instantly, blends seamlessly, and dries to a perfectly flawless matte finish. it’s practically undetectable once it’s on and it feels completely weightless. at well under $20 for a huge bottle, i’ll be coming back for more.

l’oreal paris colour riche le gloss in watermelon crush, $5.97 – destined to become a new cult classic, this gloss is a makeup bag must-have. giving its far pricer counterparts a serious run for the money, l’oreal has packed omega3, vitamin e, and argan oil into this super shiny gloss. it’s rich in color and super soft in texture. you’re gonna want it, bad.

simple refreshing facial wash gel, $6.99 – i like something serious to break up my makeup at the end of the day, but it has to be gentle on my sensitive skin. simple has the perfect solution in this nondrying gel. it melts my daily face and washes away clean, making it a miracle for oily skin, especially in the summertime.

bic soleil bella disposable shavers, $6.29 – bic has come a long way since i started shaving my legs and they’ve brought the disposable razor to a new level with bella: four blades, a moisture strip for touchable legs, and a pivot head that hugs the pesky knee area that i always miss. in fact, they’re so good that it’s kind of hard to throw them away.

burt’s bees herbal blemish stick, $8 – the best possible emergency pimple solution, especially if you’re without access to a beauty counter. burt’s bees blemish stick has ingredients like tea tree oil and willow bark to clarify and decongest any irritated areas. oh, and it’s the perfect thing to pack, as i am famous for sprouting zits while traveling.

luxe and lightweight lip sheers for spring

luxe and lightweight lip sheers for spring

i do love myself a lip sheer. they’re easily applied without a mirror and give your lips a blooming sheer wash of color to brighten and hydrate. these days, the shade range goes far beyond the pinks and reds of yesteryear to include oranges and plums so there’s definitely something for everyone. the drugstore brands are also getting into the game in a big way which means you don’t have to spend a lot to make a big impact. here are a few of my many favorites for the coming season, from left to right:

clinique almost lipstick in flirty honey, $15

burt’s bees lip shine in pucker, $6.99

it cosmetics vitality lip flush in je ne sais quoi, $20

soap & glory sexy mother pucker gloss stick in plum jam, $16

ysl volupte sheer candy in succulent pomegranate, $32

bare minerals loud & clear lip sheer in tangerine trance, $15

boots botanics tinted lip balm in sheer guava, $5.99

show me your lip bomb, cait

pretty & fun lip bomb

name: cait
internet home: pretty & fun
number of products: 8
she says: my standard stash that I carry around on a daily basis – a pop of lip color is the easiest accessory a girl can add!
the bomb: 

NARS heat wave, $24
revlon colorstay overtime lipstick in stay currant, $7.99
burts bees lip balm, 2 for $5.49
revlon just bitten kissable stain in lovesick, $7.49
eos lip balm in summer fruit, $2.99
sonia kashuk lip gloss in precious, $8.99
LUSH liquid lipstick in believe, $18.95
revlon matte lipstick in really red, $7.99

i absolutely adore cait! her blog, pretty & fun, was one of my first and favorite discoveries on the ‘net. she and i finally connected in person at ifb a couple of years ago. i was completely taken by her bright, sweet personality and her most perfect top knot. she is an absolute doll and she is always rocking a flawlessly stunning bold lip. let’s just say that i’m taking some very careful notes on her #lipbomb.

show me your lip bomb, nicole

city girl in me lip bomb

name: nicole
internet home: city girl in me
number of products: 8
she says: i’m embarrassed to say this was not staged. i actually had 8 lip products stuffed in my little SJ bag.
the bomb: 

revlon just bitten kissable balm stain in crush, $7.49
bobbi brown rich color gloss in dusty rose, $24
bobbi brown creamy color for lips and cheeks, $20
covergirl lip perfection lipstick in rush, $6.99
bite beauty high pigment matte pencil in pomegranate, $24
burt’s bees tinted lip balm in red dahlia, $6.99
burt’s bees ultra conditioning natural lip balm, $3.99
clinique chubby stick in fuller fig, $16

nicole and i met at the ifb conference in 2012 and it was beauty love at first sight. she is a super talented make up artist (she did my face for my head shots that you see around the blog) and an all around sweet-as-sugar girl. nicole’s beauty expertise comes through clearly through her #lipbomb! like most of you, we definitely share an affinity for the three b’s: bobbi brown, bite, and burt’s bees. i miss her terribly since she and her hubby made the move back to nyc, but i’m happy to say that we keep in touch through the ‘net and have even managed to connect in the big city on one of my many business trips. i highly recommend that you take a journey over to nicole’s blog for a full dose of beauty and fashion goodness!

i love seeing your #lipbombs, so please keep sending them to theglossarie@gmail.com.

show me your lip bomb, elizabeth

my inbox is bursting at the seams with lip bombs after last week’s inaugural post – i could not be more thrilled! i’m going to start sharing them weekly on wednesdays and possibly on other days, because they are just too good.

name: elizabeth
internet home: wunderland
she says: “i go a bit overboard, i must confess”
number of products: 16
the bomb:

mac plush glass in lush, $19.50
nyx stick blush in tea rose, $5.99
nyc lipstick in mahogany, $1.59 (what?! amazing.)
kate moss by rimmel in #11, $5.19
revlon super lustrous lipstick in teak rose, $7.99
lancôme complete coverage concealer, $29.50
l’oreal colour riche le gloss in baby blossom, $5.99
clinique almost lipstick in black honey, $15
tarte lipsurgence matte lip tint in envy, $24
burt’s bees tinted lip balms in rose, honeysuckle, hibiscus, and red dahlia, $6.99
the body shop born lippy satsuma shimmer lip balm, $3
korres lip butter in mango, $12
smiths rosebud lip salve, $6

overboard? i beg to differ as i absolutely love this group! so many budget buys – i hope you pretty-for-a-penny beauties are taking notes. if you want your #lipbomb featured here in the glossarie, please email theglossarie@gmail.com. i would love to have you!

cuticle care

cuticle care 101

the harsh effects of winter are so unforgiving on your skin, but perhaps no precious part is hit harder than your hands. while hand creams and balms play a big role in preventing dryness, i like to be sure to give a little extra love to my cuticles this time of year.

historically, they are probably the least cared for part of my entire body, but as i have slowly discovered the benefits of a good cuticle treatment, it has become a tiny luxury that i cannot live without. (dry cuticles can lead to snags and tears that are not only painful, but can open you up to infection – ouch!)

in the land of cuticle care, there are creams and there are oils. depending on your needs and your preferences, the options are endless. the key ingredient in all products is some sort of moisturizing oil, so you can opt for a convenient, less messy cream, or go straight to the source and choose an easily absorbed oil. some say that oils are best, especially if you’re dealing with super dry skin, but i find that a cream can definitely soften things up nicely.

now that you’re schooled in cuticle care, i’ve rounded up several of my favorite products, at all price points to help ensure that yours are not overlooked this season:

top row, left to right:
dior creme abricot fortifying cream for nails, $24
deborah lippmann cuticle oil, $20
sally hansen cuticle eraser + balm, $6
l’occitane cuticle & nail cream, $18

bottom row, left to right:
the body shop almond nail & cuticle oil, $12
butter london handbag holiday cuticle oil, $18
burt’s bees lemon butter cuticle cream, $6
lush lemony flutter cuticle butter, $16.95

august bag + balm

august bag + balm

balm: burt’s bees lip shimmer in rhubarb, $5

it’s hard not to fall in love with thursday friday’s cheeky line of anti-status symbol bags. they each feature a well-known and uber spendy “it” bag – one look at their adorable new line of pochettes and you’re sure to see some familiar faces. the nylon lining and metal zip closure help you keep it all together inside a bigger bag or they also double as a great evening clutch!

this month’s balm was taken directly from my makeup bag. a recent burt’s bees tweet celebrated that their lip shimmer in rhubarb is the #1 shade for lips in drugstores, beating out all other brands. color me impressed, i had to get my hands on it! i picked it up at target last weekend and it hasn’t left my lips since. after ten days of nonstop wear, i can tell you that the shade is perfection (a deep fuchsia) and the formula is minty and moisturizing. at $5 it’s saving me a trip to sephora for a more expensive option for fall. love!