november beauty wishes

november beauty wishes
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the shopping ban is still going strong here in glossarie’land so as you can imagine, my wish list is growing at an impossible rate. with the holidays right around the corner, i am finding that my lemmings have a festive feel – from glittery nails to a shimmery faux fur cosmetic bag, it truly tis the season.

vaseline lip therapy rosy lips, $1.99 - long lasting moisture that protects as it soothes and hydrates, now with a beautiful pink tint. this beauty has previously only been available in the uk and it has finally landed stateside. (available at food, drug, and mass retailers nationwide.)

sally hansen complete salon manicure in mermaids tale, $6.49 – i normally stay away from super glitters, but the teal tones in this one really speak to me. i’m envisioning the possibilities of an accent nail flanked by my favorite navy lacquer.

tom ford brow sculptor, $42 - brow goddess cara delevigne’s makeup artist recommends that for filling brows in it’s best to use a cream textured product for a natural look. tom ford’s option is serious and i think it’s high time i made the investment.

stephanie johnson alex sparkle cosmetic in geneva black, $48 – shimmering black sequins set against a feathery faux fur? what’s not to love! in truth, i’ve got my eye on this beauty to use as a cocktail clutch because it’s way too pretty to just keep on my vanity.

rms beauty buriti bronzer, $28 – the prettiest cream bronzer that i ever did see, i absolutely must have this iridescent brown in my collection. reviews claim that it’s light and non-greasy but it’s the COLOR that has me crazily swooning.

tata harper resurfacing mask, $55 – my skin needs treating when the weather turns cold. when my skin gets dry, my pores seal up and i’m left with a lovely crop of zits. this resurfacing mask promises to exfoliate and refresh without irritating. sign me up!

polish favorites for fall

fall polish favorites

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my nails have easily become my favorite accessory and it’s definitely the place where i love to play with color the most. i find that a fresh manicure (even if i diy) can change my whole mood and since i tend to talk with my hands a lot my paint jobs are always one of the first things people notice and comment on. i’m loving many a gorgeous polish tone for fall, here are just a handful of my current go-to’s:

mischo beauty empire state of mind, $18
this stunning line was started by a sweet dc local. her formulas are
gorgeous and the shades are selling out fast, so don’t delay!

essie parka perfect, $8.50
i’m drawn to pale blue grays and i love the slight shimmer in essie’s version,
which goes on like silk and wears like iron (as essie herself once told me).

marc jacobs petra, $18
a multi-toned metallic bronze is festive enough for a holiday party but neutral
enough for daytime. marc’s formula brings high pigment with lots of shine.

tom ford african violet, $32
i know, this one is a splurge, but can you really put a price on gorgeous
plum perfection that will keep your nails chic for seasons to come?

zoya dahlia, $9
if you haven’t tried zoya’s pixiedust you are missing out. the formula is virtually
chip-free and easily removes without the usual struggle. loving this black beauty!

butter london leccy
what’s prettier than an opal flecked overcoat? possibly nothing. if you buy
one polish for the season, make it this one because it transforms all others.

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, 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.