fresh sugar shine lip treatment

fresh sugar shine

a non-sticky, hydrating lipgloss from the creator of everyone’s favorite lip treatment? (of which there are eight shades/varieties now, by the way.) sign me up! this new tube from fresh claims to brighten your natural lip color with the shine of a gloss and the nourishing moisture of a balm. if it’s anything like fresh’s current line up, i know i’m going to love it. so, please excuse me while i cut this post short and go straight to sephora…

fresh sugar shine lip treatment, $18.50

show me your lip bomb, marissa

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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, elizabeth

eliabeth's lip bomb

name: elizabeth
number of products: 5
she says: couldn’t live without any of them!
the bomb: 

fresh sugar lip treatment spf 15 in berry, $22.50
fresh sugar lip gloss in sugar flirt, $18
kiehls lip balm #1, $7
elizabeth arden 8-hour lip protectant, $19.50
estée lauder all day lipstick in spiced cider, $18.50

i plucked elizabeth’s lip bomb from the pile of many for several reasons – not the least of which is its seasonal appropriateness. two lip balms known for their richness and healing, a tinted lip balm, a gloss and a lipstick both beautifully berry in color – it all sums up to one wickedly winter’esque #lipbomb. beyond that, the single thing on my shopping list this weekend has been elizabeth arden’s 8-hour cream and as i popped into my inbox this morning to put this post together, there it was staring me in the face! so thanks for the nudge, elizabeth. this girl has a date with the beauty counter.

if you want to see your #lipbomb in the glossarie, send it over to theglossarie@gmail.com.

show me your lip bomb, meg

name: meg biram
internet home: megbiram.com
number of products: 6
the bomb:  

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nothing like a dancing #lipbomb for your superbowl sunday viewing pleasure! this charming collection comes from one of my very best blogging friends (and real life dc partner in crime), meg biram. she is a wizard consultant, a talented artist, and she is also half of the mastermind duo behind to&from. you can read meg’s lifestyle musings on the edit and i would definitely recommend keeping both your eyes on this girl – she is one to watch! i am so lucky to count her among my favorite people.
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show me your lip bomb, lindsay

lindsay's lip bomb

name: lindsay rogers
internet home: belle belle beauty blog
number of products: 6
the bomb:  

tom ford private blend lipstick in casablanca, $48
bare minerals pink marzipan 100% natural lip gloss
(from the 2012 simply irresistible holiday collection)
fresh sugar rose lip treatment, $22.50
nars lip gloss in greek holiday, $24
giorgio armani gloss d’armani in 502, $30
bonne bell lip smacker in dr. pepper, $1.99

lindsay and i met at lucky fabb in 2011, but we had been fairly obsessively reading each other’s beauty blogs well before then. it is so fun to know lindsay and compare blogging notes – she’s very much like a kindred beauty spirit! her #lipbomb makes me so happy, mainly because it includes both bonne bell and tom ford and i think that’s unbelievably awesome. if you don’t know lindsay, i would definitely encourage you to browse through her beauty musings. and if you want to send me your #lipbomb, please do!

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, rosa

rosa loves dc lip bomb

name: rosa
internet home: rosa loves…
she says: here’s what’s in my bag right now!
number of products: 6
the bomb: 

fresh sugar kisses mini lip duo, free
tom ford lip color in cherry lush, $48 (there’s a funny story about this one!)
laura mercier stickgloss lip color in poppy, $22
covergirl natureluxe gloss balm in cabernet, $5.99
clinique almost lipstick in black honey, $15

rosa is the absolute sweetest. we met as fellow dc bloggers and she has been a stalwart supporter of the glossarie. if you live in the area, you can find her brunching with friends (oft accompanied by her sweet chihuahua lola), popping in and out of local boutiques, or enjoying time with her lovely hubby. her blog is an endless supply of inspiration and full of pretty pictures. i hope you’ll check her out!

if you want to see your #lip bomb here, send it over to theglossarie@gmail.com.

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.

show me your lip bomb

i think the general rule is that the average lady carries 3+ lip products in her purse at any given time. that’s a fairly impressive statistic on its own, but every time i hear it, i feel compelled to inquire: yes, but which ones?

in a new blog series i’m calling “show me your lip bomb” i am begging reader friends to snap a shot of the lip products currently in their bag. the picture doesn’t need to be anything fancy (we’re talking unfiltered iphone photo up there), just clear enough to see all of your beauty booty. here’s my current collection:

nars velvet gloss lip pencil in new lover, $24
clinique chubby stick in voluptuous violet, $16
smashbox reflection high shine lip gloss in firecracker, $19
vapour lux organic lip conditioner, $16
vspro moisture fx softening lip balm (coming soon to victoria’s secret!)
revlon colorburst lip butter in cotton candy, $6
covergirl natureluxe gloss balm in tulip, $6
fresh sugar berry tinted lip treatment, $22.50
hobo’s rae lipstick case, $38

so, now it’s your turn! regardless of whether you’re a saver or a spender, an addict or a minimalist, i want to see the explosion (or lack) of lip products you keep on hand. my only rule is that you don’t edit or add. i really want to see your purse lip collection as it exists in nature and i’m hoping to feature as many as possible.

so won’t you please send your lip bomb my way? email theglossarie@gmail.com – i can’t wait to see what comes of this little project!

mother’s day gift guide 2012

mother's day gift guide 2012

1 – with styleseat, you can gift your momma with a little pampering. she can use her gift card for a service with any stylist listed in this expansive list of beauty and wellness professionals. the ability to search by location and read recommendations beforehand really sweetens the deal!

2 – how cute are these macaron trinket boxes? perfect for toting her medications or smallest valuables (grandma’s pearls?), i just love the idea of my mom reaching for this tiny treasure in her handbag.

3 – a lip scrub is the ultimate little luxury and who better to remind your mom to take care of her pretty pucker than you. fresh sugar lip polish smells like brown sugar…because it is brown sugar housed in some other yummy emolient that leaves lips perfectly pampered and primed for her favorite lip product. might i recommend pairing this with one of fresh’s famous lippies?

4 – somme institute neckline provides essential moisture to the forgotten parts: the neck and decollete. it improves the appearance of neck lines while also taking care of hyper-pigmentation and sun damage. it’s rich, luxurious, and a dream to apply each evening with an upward sweeping motion. such a great way to spoil mom!

5 – stephanie johnson’s entire line would make an appropriate mother’s day gift (in fact, my own mom might *just* be getting a piece of SJ in her mailbox this weekend), but the snap mirror adds a touch of glamor to her handbag or makeup case. it’s definitely something she might not treat herself to, but imagine how fondly she’ll think of you when she’s pulling it out to reapply lipstick or tuck away a loose strand of hair.

a very happy mother’s day to all the mommas out there!

ps – please vote for me and the glossarie in allure’s beauty blogger of the year awards today! thank all so, so much yet again for all of your votes and support! xo