products for your papa bear

products for your papa bear

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let’s face it: guys are much less likely than us ladies to spend any extra dollars in the beauty department – and dads? even less so. with father’s day right around the corner, i’ve rounded up some of the best manly products on the market so you can treat your papa bear to a little pampering:

super powers for his skin: kiehl’s facial fuel heavy lifting, $40
manly ambiance: mcmc fragrances dude no. 1 candle, $48
a razor built with aircraft quality construction: harry’s the winston, $20
liquid courage: 21 drops 03 strength essential rollerball, $29
chic (and cheap!) carryall: merona men’s canvas dopp kit, $9.99
a close, cool shave: c.o. bigelow premium shave cream, $10

side note: my own dad calls gifts like these a “twofer” because while they’re sure to delight your father figure, your mom will reap the benefits of her fresh smelling man.

show me your lip bomb, marissa

MSchneider_Lipbomb_April2013

name:  marissa schneider
internet home: gilt city
number of products: 20
she says: more than anything, when it comes to beauty, i love to have options!
the bomb:  (clockwise from top)

bobbi brown treatment spf 15 in papaya
erwin gomez liquid gloss in catherine
revlon colorstay soft & smooth in so blushious
bobbi brown sheer color gloss in cabana coral
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i met marissa a couple of weeks ago when she and her team were sweet enough to treat me and several other bloggers to an insanely delicious tasting menu at brasserie beck before the gilt warehouse sale. marissa is a doll and she is flawlessly stunning. we instantly got to chatting about beauty, so when she expressed interest in sharing her #lipbomb, i jumped at the chance to feature her. marissa’s lip bomb is im-pressive! this lady totes a lot of lip product in her bag on the daily and she clearly plays favorites, carrying multiple products from nars and bobbi brown. i’ve got my eye on the baby benetint and the mentha lip shine – looks i’ll be making a couple of additions to my #lipbomb thanks to marissa!
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if you want to see your lip bomb in the glossarie,
send it over to theglossarie@gmail.com
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show me your lip bomb, jen

lip bomb

name: jen
internet home: cuddles & chaos
number of products: 8
she says: as you can tell, my hair sticks to my lips pretty much any time the wind blows ;)
the bomb: 

revlon colorburst lip butter in cherry tart and tutti frutti, $6.49 each
covergirl natureluxe lip balm in coral and anemone, $5.99 each
c.o. bigelow mentha lip shine in vanilla cola, $7.50 (similar)
merry berry smoothing lip balm, $3.25
blistex fruit smoothies in berry explosion, $3.79 / 3 pack
chapstick classic lip balm in spearmint, $1.59

quite the savvy little #lipbomb, here. i love that jen doubled up on the covergirl and revlon lips – both are dynamite if you haven’t tried. (and i’m totally adding anemone to my list!) there’s a lot of flavor in this group, too – everything from mint to vanilla cola, to berry x 2. a great and very affordable group. thanks for sharing, jen!

if you want to see your #lipbomb in the glossarie, you know the drill :)

show me your lip bomb, sharona

sharona lip bomb

name: sharona
she says: love this project! here’s what I carry – so many!! if you haven’t tried the c.o. bigelow, i highly recommend it!!
number of products: 7
the bomb: 

c.o. bigelow my favorite lip balm, $7.50
aquaphor healing ointment, 2 for $5.99
jouer lip enhancer, $14
fresh sugar mini
pangea organics pyrenees lavendar with cardamom lip balm, $12
stila lip glaze in lights (from this trio)
tarte lipsurgence natural lip tint in joy, $24

reader #lipbombs are my favorite! don’t get me wrong, blogger bombs are great, but there’s something about seeing how an average jane spends her hard earned money on beauty. sharona is a great example of how to invest in some quality staples – plus i’m totally falling victim to her c.o. bigelow endorsement!

show me your lip bomb, sarah

lip bomb - sarah

name: sarah
she says: “um, this is embarrassing. this is what I carry with me DAILY in my work purse.”
number of products: 13
the bomb:

kiehl’s lip balm #1, $7.50
c.o. bigelow lime mentha lip shine, no longer available
covergirl wetslicks fruit spritzers lip gloss in raspberry splash, $5.49
revlon colorburst lip butter in peach parfait, $6.16
clinique black honey lip duo, $21
c.o. bigelow mentha lip tint in magenta mint, $7.50
fresh sugar rose lip treatment spf15 mini, (full size tube $22.50)
maybelline baby lips in cherry me, $2.99
arbonne lip polish in coral, $24
revlon colorburst lip butter in pink truffle, $6.16
smashbox limitless long wear lipgloss in endless, $22
mac lustre lipstick in syrup, $15
buxom big & healthy lip polish in brandi, $19

now this is a lip bomb. the almost-empty tube that you can’t give up, the packages with lettering rubbed off, the hair tie wrapped around the lip gloss – beauty ain’t always pretty, ladies! send your #lipbomb to theglossarie@gmail.com.