Tawdry Terrier Sassy Squirrel: Swatch and Review

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Hello gentle readers.

Ahhh... I needed a little hiatus. A little breather, a break. Sometimes, we just have to give ourselves permission to set it down for a little bit, shake it out, blow out the cobwebs, get re inspired and pick it back up with fresh enthusiasm.

So, yeah.

The bitch is back.

And she's packing Tawdry Terrier Sassy Squirrel, a lovely warm copper glass fleck shimmer with fine holo sparkle. This is one of the shades from their new Autumn in the Barkshires Collection. Is this polish the epitome of Fall, or what? Warm, fiery, the colour of leaves just hanging on, ready for the wind to pick them from their branches and hurl them through the crisp. Autumn air.

This swatch is two coats of Tawdry Terrier Sassy Squirrel and Seche Vite.

Tawdry Terrier Sassy Squirrel has a loverly formula. Very smooth for a glass fleck shimmer with so much fine holo glitter pieces, this polish flows quite easily from the rather full, round mop like brush onto the nail, sits down where it is placed without complaint, smooths up the nail without streaking, pulling, dragging or pooling on the edges of my nails. There was no running, flooding my cuticles or bubbling. I had a little cleanup, mostly just fussbudget refining. Dry time is decent. For the best shine, a couple of good coats of a thick, super shiny top coat is in order. Don't skimp on this step. The top coat not only imparts a beautiful gloss and shine, it helps to smooth the tendency that this polish has to be a tad brushstroke-y.

I like Tawdry Terrier Sassy Squirrel. It is not a colour that I would normally select and purchase for myself but I am happy that they chose to send it to me because now that I have applied it to my nails, I really dig it. I recommend this beautiful shimmer if you are on the lookout for something warm and sparkly.

What do you think of Tawdry Terrier Sassy Squirrel? Have you picked it, or any of the other polishes from the Autumn in the Barkshires Collection up for yourself? Think that you might like to? If you are interested, you can shop for Tawdry Terrier's Nail Polish, here. Like them on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and follow them on Twitter.

Thank you for dropping in and reading and have a great day!

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    Tawdry Terrier Poke-A-Nose-Purple: Swatch and Review

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    Hello Gentle readers.

    Tawdry Terrier Poke-A-Nose-Purple Is part of their new Autumn in the Barkshires Collection. This new colour is a beautiful plum glass fleck shimmer base crowded with hex glitter pieces in orange, pink, purple and red. So fun, happy and full on Fall. I love this polish. Seriously.

    I layered Poke-A-Nose-Purple over OPI Dutch Ya Just Love OPI? which is a perfect base for this particular polish. As you know, I like to layer Tawdry Terrier glitters. And these two polishes were born to layer together. I topped this with a coat of Gelous and a coat of Seche Vite.

    Tawdry Terrier Poke-A-Nose-Purple, like the other glitters of this type tends to be a little inconsistent for me, which is why I like to layer it, rather than rock it solo. Not everyone has this issue, I seem to be a bit of a diva. The formula, it's self is consistently good, neither too thick or too thin. I don't have to thin these glitters to use them comfortably. This polish flowed off of the brush and settled down where I placed it and painted pretty smoothly up the nail, evenly distributing the glitter as it went. I didn't have to pat or coax the glitter into place. This polish tends to be textured, I like to use a good coat of Gelous then Seche Vite for smooth, glossy perfection. Dry time is pretty good with this polish.

    Have you tried any of the new Autumn in the Barkshires polishes from Tawdry Terrier or any of their other bright, pretty sparklers? What do you think of them? Please do share.

    If you are interested in picking up a bottle of Tawdry Terrier Poke-A-Nose-Purple you can find it here. Check out other Tawdry Terrier offerings in their Etsy Store. Like Tawdry Terrier on Facebook to keep up with news of new releases and follow them on Twitter.

    Thank you so much for swinging by and reading and have a great day!

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    Great Bargain Beauty Tool Find

    Hello gentle readers.

    It seems like a simple little thing, really. Liner pencil pencil sharpeners. I mean, what's the big deal? A sharpener's a sharpener.


    Not so much.

    I have been through a handful of them in the past few years, all insanely cheap and all insanely awful. From Revlon to Wet-N-Wild to a few others, drugstore sharpeners have been consistently terrible. You know how it is, insert pencil, twist and... Ugh. Instead of a smooth, clean sharpening, I'd get a chewed up end that looked as if it was attacked by a clan of rabid beavers. I would shove the pencil in again and again and again and, an inch of product later, finally get something vaguely resembling a point I would consider putting somewhere near my eye.

    On a dare.

    Those cheap sharpeners don't seem so cheap, when I think about how much of my liners they have eagerly consumed over the years.

    I thought about ponying up ten dollars plus shipping for a fancy-schmancy sharpener by a favorite makeup company of mine when I remembered a glowing recommendation I received on Facebook for the Beautique Sharpener sold at Sally Beauty supply. Of course, being the lame brain I am, for the longest time I kept forgetting to buy one. Finally, the last time I was in my local Sally's, I remembered to pick one up. It was around four dollars with my Sally Beauty Club Card. Not bad. I figured if it was a piece of junk, the price wouldn't make it heartbreaking.

    It's not a piece of junk.

    Here is the Beautique brand sharpener. It looks like a standard liner pencil sharpener. It has a clear plastic hinged cover around it to catch shavings.

    The cover can open top and bottom.

    This sharpener is a dual sharpener, it can accommodate standard and jumbo pencils.

    It does a very nice job sharpening my liners. It sharpens quickly and smoothly without eating up half the pencil, it doesn't leave jagged edges and splinters all over the place and it doesn't do terrible things to the pencil, it's self. This sharpener doesn't make the point too long, too dull, too sharp, break it off over and over, make it fat, skinny, fat, skinny so that it breaks and smashes all over my face the moment I try to use it. It just makes my point look like the picture, below. Quickly and easily, in just a few quick, smooth twists. Yes, the photo below is my nude liner after being sharpened with this sharpener. Nice, huh?

    I like this sharpener. A lot. And I am going to pick up another one next time I' am in Sally's so that I have one for light pencils, one for dark. I don't like having to obsessively clean, clean, clean my sharpener between pencils. I don't mind cleaning it, but cleaning it between a black and nude liner? Ridiculous.

    If you are tired of struggling with less than stellar sharpeners, if you are on the look out for a great liner pencil sharpener for an affordable price, I recommend the Beautique sharpener from Sally Beauty Supply.

    Have you tried this brand liner pencil sharpener? What do you think of it? Do you think that you might like to try it?

    Thank you so much for stopping in and reading and have a beautiful day.

    OPI First Date At the Golden Gate

    Hello gentle readers.

    One of my best memories from my childhood is my first trip across the Golden Gate Bridge. I was about eight, we were on a family road trip and, in spite of the fact that I was rapidly coming down with the flu (what was it with me and getting sick on road trips when I was a kid?) I was insanely excited for my first crossing. The bridge didn't disappoint. Despite feeling like death warmed over, I was thrilled, enchanted, temporarily revitalized.

    OPI First Date At the Golden Gate Evokes my first date with that iconic span. This is the perfect Autumnal red, a rich, warm, red-orange jelly that evokes the classic rusty red paint that is forever being applied to every square inch of the Golden Gate bridge, day in and day out, in a never ending battle against the elements.

    This swatch is three coats and Seche Vite.

    These photos came out a bit more red on my nails, the bottle colour is more colour accurate.

    OPI First Date At the Golden Gate has a gorgeous formula. Smooth as satin, it applies like a great jelly should, it flows off of the brush, settles down where it is placed, mounds ever so slightly then just whispers up the nail like silk. There is no running, pooling, flooding my cuticles or bubbling. The first coat was a tad streaky but by the third coat, it was perfectly smooth and fully opaque. I needed three coats thanks to my ridges. If you have really smooth nails, you could probably get by with two. Dry time isn't bad. This stuff is very shiny on it's own, I think that top coat makes it even better.

    So, what do you think about OPI First Date At the Golden Gate? Like it? Are you as in to red as I am? I don't know what my problem is. I see a great red, even tho I need another red polish like I need another hole in my head, I can't help myself. I have to have it.

    I'd love to get back to San Francisco, one day. I was there that once. I'd love to experience it as an adult. Maybe one day.

    Thank you so much fo coming by and reading and have a lovely day.

    OPI Muir Muir on the Wall: Swatch and Review

    As we enjoy the last week of Summer, let us enjoy another beautiful polish from the OPI San Francisco Collection for Fall 2013. This is Muir Muir on the Wall, a gorgeous, translucent black jelly brimming with a bronze to burgundy colour shifting shimmer. This is one of those polishes that is darker around the edges then flares brighter in the middle, like coals banked down deep after a fire has died. This polish is amazing.

    This swatch is two coats of OPI Muir Muir on the Wall and Seche Vite.

    OPI Muir Muir on the Wall has a formula that is, in a word, fantastic. This polish flows off of that famous Pro Wide Brush, sits sweetly down where it is placed, whispers softly up the nails nearly flawlessly. There is no running, pooling on the sides of my nails, flooding my cuticles or bubbling. It is a little streaky on the first coat, normal for many jellies. By the time the second, easy coat is on, the finish is perfectly smooth and opaque. Dry time is okay. This needs top coat to be absolutely shiny and glassy smooth.

    What do you think of OPI Muir Muir on the Wall? Isn't it glorious? Do you own it, yet? Think that you might like to? If you are in the mood, you can find it where OPI is sold, right now.

    OPI Peace and Love and OPI: Swatch and Review

    Hello gentle readers.

    One of the new OPI San Francisco Collection for Fall 2013 polishes I picked up is Peace and Love and OPI, a beautiful oil slick grey/green/pink multichrome with a very fine silvery shimmer running through it. Seriously pretty stuff. I did my best with pictures but as with polishes like this, my photos don't do it justice, you  really have to see this in person.

    This swatch is two coats and Seche Vite.

    OPI Peace and Love and OPI has a lovely formula, it is smooth and easy to apply and control. The polish flows off the brush, sits down where it is placed, it doesn't run or pool or flood my cuticles then it smooths up the nail without streaking, dragging or bubbling. This is perfect and opaque in two easy coats. The finish is a little bit brushstroke-y, top coat smooths it out somewhat. Dry time is very good on this polish.

    What do you think of OPI Peace and Love and OPI? Isn't it beautiful? Have you picked this polish up, yet? Are you planning to? If you are thinking that it needs to be a part of your polish family, the OPI San Francisco Collection is available in salons and retailers that sell OPI, now.

    I have a giveaway running on my Facebook page for a four bottle mini set of OPI San Francisco polishes, one of which is this lovely polish. If you would like to enter, click here, click the picture in the sidebar announcement or my Facebook social media button. My giveaway post is pinned to the top of my page. Entry is fast and easy. Due to shipping restrictions on nail polish this giveaway is open to U.S. residents.

    Thank you so much for dropping in and reading. Have a great day.

    Color Club The Uptown: Swatch and Review

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    Hello gentle readers.

    Color Club The Uptown from the Girl About Town Collection for Fall is a beautiful glowing purple jelly packed with multichrome flakies that shift green, gold, bronze and blue, depending on the angle at which it is viewed and how the light is hitting it. Translucent, squishy jelly and multichrome flakies. Yum. Yeah, you need this stuff.

    First post with photos taken with my new camera. They are better. I am still learning, so it is going to take time for my shots to get to the level I want them to be but I am so happy with my new camera. It's nothing fancy but it is light years ahead of Old Faithful. The resolution is amazeballs, the colour accuracy, clarity, the detail on macro shots. White balance. I have freaking white balance, now! Woo hoo! If you want to see my new toy, click my Instagram button, I have a lousy cell phone pic of it on my Instagram.

    Okay, back to the polish. Sorry about the smeary bottle... Higher resolution means that I need to remember to polish the bottles more carefully! Who knew? These swatches are two coats and Seche Vite.

    Check out this super close up. I need to work on my technique. Clearly. But dang! Look at that detail! I could never get detail like that with Old Faithful.

    The formula on this polish is a hum dinger.

    Hum dinger? Really, Erika? Really?

    It is kind of different. You know what... Thin-ish preserves feel like? Sort of jelly, sort of liquid, sort of viscous? With ground up chewy fruit in it? When you pick it up on the tip of your knife and set it down on your toast and it spreads and sort of "pushes" into place then sits where you placed it, all glistening and perfect? Well, that is what applying this polish reminds me of. It is super easy to control, once you sit it down, it just softly plops into place, then "pushes" ahead of the brush to settle into place. There is some stroking, painting, like regular polish, the rest is like putting preserves on your breakfast. It's odd and kind of fun.

    It is best to let this one dry a few minutes between coats. Trust me. Usually, I just go full steam ahead. Damn the torpedoes, aint nobody got time to wait between coats when swatching. I waited with this one. I did two and had very nice opacity with no streaks, runs, bubbles or other nonsense. The cleanup I did was just fussbudget refining because I can't leave well enough alone. Ever. And I have a bit of a tremor and well... You know how it is when you are a little shaky. Dry time is pretty decent. This polish dries satin matte, plenty of top coat is a must for glossy, shiny, squishy perfection.

    What do you think about Color Club The Uptown? Isn't it gorgeous? Aren't you craving it? Don't you think you need it? If you're in to it, you can find it here. This beauty should also be available at various retailers and beauty supplies where you find Color Club.

    Like Color Club on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

    I have two more beautiful Ruby Wing polishes, but they need sun. Something we have had little of for weeks. Yes, this is Arizona. And we are in a rainy, cloudy period. It's wonderful because the moisture and cooler temps are desperately needed and welcome but the sun is rarely shining when I need it to be! We should be getting some clearing, soon, tho.

    Okay, this blog entry and review has been all kinds of weird and rambling. If you actually read everything, I salute you. And am sending cookies. You earned them! Thank you so much for coming by and reading and have a wonderful day.

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    Want to Enter a Little Facebook Giveaway?

    Hello gentle readers.

    I bought a set of OPI San Francisco minis so that I could have a little giveaway over on my Facebook Page. It is running through 9/22. You just have to click the link, above, or the picture in my sidebar gadget pushing my giveaway or my Facebook social media button to travel to my page. The giveaway is pinned to the top of my page. The post is a bungled up looking piece of business but the rules are simple, entry is fast and easy so, if you are on Facebook, come on over, Like and enter to win some OPI Fall prettiness for your nails.

    Admit it. You want them. So, what are you waiting for? Click here and go to my Facebook page and enter.

    Color Club East Austin: Swatch and Review

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    Hello gentle readers.

    Color Club East Austin is part of the new for Autumn Girl About Town Collection. This warm, rich bright coral creme is nearly neon and very, very up my my alley. I love corals like this, the perfect balance of pink and orange, bright, a hint of neon, not harsh, there is a wash of softness to this polish. I know that sounds odd, when I describe it as bright and even a bit neon but it is there.

    This swatch is three coats and topped with Seche Vite.

    The formula on this is not super, tho not a total pain in the butt. After my tough go of it with the beautiful but Prima Donna on a Power Trip China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy I was kind of expecting East Austin to be a bit snotty, as well. It wasn't. Not really. The first coat was a bit streaky and uneven, Otherwise I didn't have too much trouble with it, there was no dragging, pulling or bubbling. The polish flows nicely off the brush, sits where it is placed and doesn't try to run or pool or flood my cuticles. The second coat was nearly opaque, still a bit streaky and my ridges were being a bit ass-ish so on went a quick third coat. Opaque, pretty smooth. Still a teensy bit streaky but a nice coat of Seche Vite did it's magic melty thing and morphed the finish of this into shining perfection and happiness. Dry time is pretty good, Make sure to have plenty of acetone on your cleanup brush, this stuff likes to stick to your brush and pull, creating creative angles on your edges if you don't.

    So, I don't know what it is with me and streaky corals. I love coral. It doesn't seem to be terribly fond of me. I will say, tho of the corals I have reviewed, this year, this one is the best of the bunch and if you are on the lookout for a beautiful new coral polish, this one is worth grabbing and adding to your lineup.

    You can find Color Club East Austin here. Shop the Color Club collection starting here. Color Club is also available at various salons, retail outlets and beauty supplies. You can Like Color Club on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and follow them on Twitter.

    What do you think of this pretty coral? A bit Summery going in to Autumn for you? Do you like brights this time of year? Do you think that you might grab this baby and wear it to brighten up crisp days, ahead?

    Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a great day!

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    Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum Review

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    Hello gentle readers.

    I was recently given the opportunity to try and review a skin care product from an emerging line. Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum is a new serum containing a unique blend of 16% Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Caffeic Acid, an antioxidant that with consistent use, over time can tighten and brighten skin tone and alleviate the appearance of dark spots. In addition, independent studies have shown that use of skin care products that contain Vitamins S and E can enhance UVA/UVB protection.

    Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum is packaged in a 1 fl. oz, 30 ml. amber glass bottle with a dropper. This serum is $89.00.

    The ingredients list isn't super long. This serum is made up of the active ingredients and some silicons that act as slip agents. This serum is clinically tested, suitable for all skin types and is not tested on animals.

    Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum needs to be shaken very well before use. This treatment serum is very different from other serums I have had experience with. The viscosity is fluid but thick, it is slightly milky and has a light, sweet orange scent that dissipates as it is massaged into the skin. The scent doesn't linger so if you are sensitive, don't let that put you off.

    I use the Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum in the evening. The directions that came with it say to use it in the morning, apply a sunscreen over it and wear it all day. Well, I am a rebel. I prefer to use it at night. I cleanse my skin, dispense a dime or so sized amount from the dropper into the palm of my hand, then I use a finger to dot it onto my face and throat then massage it into my skin. The directions say to keep it out the the eye area. Again, I am kind of a rebel, I tried it in my eye area and as long as I keep it out of my eyes and off the mucous membranes, I can use this pretty close up under my eyes and up to the outer corners to help combat those fine lines and crows feet without any irritation to my sensitive eyes.

    This serum feels slippy yet slightly... Sticky as it is being smoothed across the skin. It doesn't pull or drag on the skin, it just feels very different from other serums I have used. It needs a little extra massaging to work it thoroughly into the skin and it likes to sit a few minutes to fully sink in. As the serum is being massaged into the skin, there is a gentle warming sensation and my skin goes a little pink. I think it is from the Vitamin C getting busy and doing it's thing. The warm sensation doesn't last long, it is not uncomfortable and my skin calms very quickly. After I have let it sink in for a few, I apply my eye cream and my night cream and I am good for the night.

    Results: What do I see from using the Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum? Well, right off, immediate increased hydration. I have extremely dry skin. We are talking the Kalahari Desert between rainy seasons dry skin. This serum works with my night cream to deeply hydrate my skin and leave it feeling wonderfully plumped up and smooth when I wake up in the morning. The effect lasts through the day and call me crazy but I do believe that with consistent use, I am seeing a bit of improvement in the appearance of my fine lines and some of the deeper lines on my face, particularly those little creases at my eyebrows. When I have this serum on, I can feel the tightening effect, especially along the tops of my cheekbones and the outer corners of my eyes and the outer corners of my mouth and on my cheeks. My skin looks brighter, a bit fresher and the tone looks a bit more refined and smoother. I don't see any real lightening of pigmentation or spots, yet. I would say that these are very good results for just about a month of use of this product.

    I like Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum. It is a beautiful, efficacious product that, with consistent use over time delivers on it's claims. Yes, it is spendy. For me, $89.00  is an investment and when it is time for me to purchase another bottle, I am going to be scrambling but in my opinion, this serum is worth it's asking price. I recommend it.

    Shop for Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum here. You can also find a time release retinol treatment here.  Like Future Derm on Facebook to keep up with the latest news and follow them on Twitter.

    Have you tried Future Derm C E Caffeic Serum? Do you love it? If you haven't tried it, do you think that you might give it a whirl?

    Thank you so much for swinging by and have a great day.

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    Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in 005 Nude

    Hello gentle readers.

    Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in 005 Nude is a recent addition to my makeup arsenal. I have been on the hunt for an affordable neutral toned eyeliner pencil that I can use on my lower waterline for a while now. When Rimmel released this one, I headed out to my local CVS and picked one up.

    The Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil sells for around six dollars in my area. The price may be slightly higher or lower depending on where you live or shop. I frequently find Rimmel coupons in my coupon booklets in my Sunday paper. A dollar off can make this pencil even more affordable.

    Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil has 1.2 g or 0.024 fl. Oz of product ina standard sized liner pencil.


    Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner is a neutral toned nude. It is a good colour for the lower waterline to brighten up the eyes. It doesn't look too pink, it won't make your eyes look tired or as if you have been crying, it isn't too white so it doesn't make you look bloodless and worn out.

    The formula of this liner is very nice. This liner is soft, creamy and smooth, it applies evenly and easily without pulling, tugging, dragging or skipping. The formula is mild and non irritating to my sensitive eyes, I can wear this pencil on my waterline all day without my eyes putting up even a whisper of protest. Wear time on my waterline is about average. I start noticing wear at the outer corners of my eye after a couple of hours and a quick touch up is required. I usually have to touch up a couple of more times throughout my day if I want the liner to stay perfect on my waterline.

     I know what you are thinking; why would I want a liner pencil I have to touch up? You whippersnappers don't remember the good old days. Back in the eighties when we rimmed our eyes, top lid, lower, upper and lower waterline in black pencil liner. The moment we were done, the obsessing began. The constant checking, the light stroking of a finger under the eye to catch or prevent a run or smear. You see, liner technology in the eighties wasn't what it is, now. Liner pencils back then didn't set to smear proof perfection like they do, now. That stuff traveled. Enthusiastically. In order to maintain our oh-so-fabulously lined eyes, we were required to carry our liner pencil and a mirror with us at all times. We were forever checking in that mirror, cleaning up and using that pencil to touch up. Let me tell you something else about those pencils, they weren't soft, creamy and lovely, like they are now. Oh, no. Even if you didn't smoke, you carried a lighter. A lighter that you used to carefully soften and melt the liner so that you could get that deep, black line. Keeping perfectly lined eyes was a commitment you took seriously and you worked like a dog at it. So yeah, a few quick, effortless touch ups with a creamy, beautifully formulated liner pencil to keep my waterline fresh and perfect? No big deal. I can do it in my sleep. Now, get off my lawn.

    I like the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner Pencil in 005 Nude. It is a nice, affordable pencil, has a lovely formula, applies well and has decent if not super lasting power on my waterline. I would buy it again and I recommend it.

    Have you tried the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner Pencils? What do you think of them?

    Thank you for popping in and reading. Have a great day.

    ALMAY Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm: Photographs and Review

    Hello gentle readers.

    As you probably know, I love lip balm so when Almay recently released their new Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm, I had to try it.

    Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm is a lightweight balm-gloss that adds a soft wash of colour to your lips while providing comforting hydration. This balm is packaged in a standard lip gloss tube, there is 7.1 ml, 0.24 fl Oz. of product. I paid $5.99 for this at my local CVS. Prices may vary somewhat, depending on where you live and from what store you purchase this product. Keep an eye out for coupons. I often see Almay coupons in my coupon books in my Sunday paper.

    The applicator is a standard foam doe foot applicator on a wand. The liquid lip balm is the consistency of a lightweight lip gloss, it is lightly pigmented and it has a very light, slightly plastic-y artificial vanilla scent that doesn't last much longer than it takes to apply the product to your lips.

    I bought the shade Blooming; a light, cool pink. There is a good sized selection of colours in this product, everyone should find something that they like and will flatter them. There is no shimmer or sparkle in this liquid lip balm.

    Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Blooming is a very nice lip balm. It is silky and light on my lips, the finish is glossy and shiny, tho on my pigmented lips the pink doesn't really show up. This just reads as a milky gloss on me. I don't care. Where this product really shines is in the care part of the Color + Care. This liquid lip balm is very hydrating, it keeps my lips feeling soft, smooth and comfortable all day long. My lips don't get dry toward the end of the day and I don't get that annoying, painful red ring of chap around the edges of my lips as I can with some glosses or lip balms.

    My only complaint? It seems to go fast. I have only had my tube a few weeks and it is already running seriously low. That could be partly my fault... I am a notorious reapplyer. That won't stop me from buying this again. And again. I am a fan of this stuff and I want to try other colours as well as getting a backup or two of Blooming.

    Have you tried the Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm? What shade did you get? Do you like it? Not so much? Please do tell, I'd love to hear what you think.

    Thank you so much for popping in and reading. Have a great day!

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