In a Pineapple Under the Sea?

So, I’ve been eyeing Revlon’s new Parfumerie nail polish. It comes in a very cute little bottle; it looks like something you might find in a French drugstore.

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Revlon claims that this polish is “scented.” (Didn’t we already go through a scented nail polish craze? Like, in the late 90’s and early 00’s?)

I DO give Revlon an A+ for scent. I purchased “Pink Pineapple,” a pale pink shade. And after the polish dries, it really does smell like a tropical vacation. The scent lasted several days, and every time I scratched my nose, I got a nice lil’ whiff of pineapple.

Sadly, the polish started chipping in less than 24 hours, and by day two, some nails were missing their polish completely.

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It would be great product if you just wanted to use it for a one-time special event (prom, wedding, first date). But the product doesn’t have any real staying power.*

*I do not use base and/or top coats. Using two coats of the regular polish already tests my patience level. Maybe this polish would work better as 3-step set.

If you have better luck, let me know!

A Wrinkle in Time

I’m 31.

OH GOOD GOD I’M 31.

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So, the fine lines and forehead wrinkles are starting to appear. And since I don’t have big enough balls to get botox, I’ve been on the hunt for an instant wrinkle filler for when I need a quick fix.

Here are my top picks:

Peter Thomas Roth’s Instant Firm

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Your forehead won’t budge for hours, I promise. Just be careful not to use too much, as it can get a little ashy. I know it’s spendy at $48, but Ulta and Sephora have a mini-sized version available for $10. Boom. Perfect.

Revlon’s Age Defying Wrinkle Remedy Line Filler

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It’s a great primer for your forehead and around your eyes. And it prevents makeup from settling (and highlighting) your wrinkles. Boom, sold again. This stuff is available anywhere- Walgreen’s, Target, ect. A steal at $12.

Good luck, and let me know what works for you!

I Like Big Sticks And I Cannot Lie.

Big ass lip color sticks. Don’t need a mirror. Don’t need steady hands.

My favorite for major pigment and a matte finish: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

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Revlon has a wide range of colors, they only cost $7-$8, and are found at any drug store. I wasn’t a fan of the first round of the “Just Bitten” product-remember the two ended stick, with a marker type thing, and then some lip balm at the other end? Dried living crap out of your lips, and left gross stains. But they switched up their formula, and this stuff is good. Creamy, rich, and feels expensive.

Best for light color and high shine: Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

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Clinique also has a Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour, so be careful that you buy the correct product. I don’t wear to much lip color, and at $17 each, I probably wouldn’t get my money’s worth with the Intense line. Enter the “regular” chubby stick. (“Chubby Stick” sounds dirty, doesn’t it? Maybe that’s why I like it so much.) Light color, and super shine.

I first tried out this color when I got it as a free sample. The color was “Voluptuous Violet”, (far right, above) a a deep purple. At first I was like….whaaaat….no wonder they’re giving these out for free….more a color suited for Wednesday Addams. (Disclaimer: I love Wednesday. Badass chick. Not throwing shade.) But I tried it on.

I just purchased my second “Voluptuous Violet” the other day, and I rarely finish a whole product. It just brings out a little natural color of your lips, plus adds some shine without the tackiness. Available at Sephora, Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, and other major department stores.

Like any lip product, I recommend swiping on some Vaseline or Carmex, and taking an old, soft toothbrush and giving your lips a good scrubbing before applying any kind of color.