The Lipstick League – Week of 2.5.11

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 7 - 2011

In the midst of another lovely weekend, if only this one were as long as the last *wistful sigh*…

This week’s question of the week…

What’s your favourite fragrance?  If you don’t have a favourite, what are you currently loving?

I can’t name a single favourite because my perfume loves are so entwined with seasons, moods and occasions that there’s a time and place for all of my favourites!

I am however currently caught under the spell of Givenchy’s Ange ou Démon which I bought a couple of weeks ago after copping a sniff in John Lewis.  We’re talking a citrusy, slightly sharp opening with a herbal heart and a sweet vanilla base… it’s not too heavy for Summer but keeps that edge that stops it from being too floaty.

Which reminds me, I had to giggle when I read what I always think of ‘the edge’ described simply as the “skank” note and I guess it really is!  It just carries a very slight dirty muskiness that appeals to me.  I guess it’s the Demon at work against the Angel… way to strike a balance!

Nouveau Cheap – Did the new John Frieda Go Blonder Controlled Lightening Spray work wonders on her pesky roots, or did it just give her scary high school flashbacks to days of orange hair and braces?

Pink Sith – Joeybunny Transports you to Cap Ferrat in Southeast France with the new NARS Cap Ferrat eye Shadow Trio!

Phyrra – takes you on a journey to another dimension with the Supernaturals, a collection by Meow Cosmetics.

Vampy Varnish – wants you to stop and smell the Pacifica Body Butters.

we heart this – Benefit’s beautiful new Coral Chacha tint has us dancing!

Beauty Junkies Unite – puts the new Makeup For Ever Aqua Liners to the test. Will they budge? Are they waterproof? Your questions are answered.

Clumps of Mascara – is in love with Color Club’s newest nail polish collection. Need some new neons in your life?

EauMG – Just for fun: EauMG asks her dog to discuss his favorite fragrances.

Lipglossiping – wants to hear your commandments for the perfect foundation. Ladies, we’re taking no prisoners with this one!

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What’s your favourite fragrance?  If you don’t have a favourite, what are you currently loving?


The Lipstick League – Week of 25.4.11

Posted by Lipglossiping On May - 2 - 2011

This week’s question of the week…

What’s your favorite and least favorite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing about blogging is having an outlet.  Don’t get me wrong… I’m no great writer and I don’t feel a compulsion to express myself “creatively”.  I just enjoy cataloguing products I encounter (like a nerdy list-maker really), chatting to like-minded people and chewing the cud on a subject that doesn’t interest anyone I know in my day-to-day life.

I’ve met some really good eggs, had some great experiences that I wouldn’t have been fortunate enough to enjoy otherwise and I can look back through my archives with a sense of achievement that I’ve managed to write so much about such a shallow, frivolous subject instead of doing proper work instead.

My least favourite thing about blogging is having an amazing hobby that doesn’t pay the bills.  If I could, I’d spend 3x the time on site but my husband would divorce me first.  I already have major guilts about how much time I dedicate to it… finding work/life/blog balance is always an issue for me.  I wish I could throw myself into it completely.

This week’s links…

Orange to LA – has been sick for a few days but that didn’t stop her from testing out Giorgio Armani ‘Eyes To Kill’ #10 Airy Jade. See swatches, and find out if this color was a hit or miss.

Pink Sith – Joeybunny shows you one of the NARS Spring eyeshadow duos and why you NEED to own this DOGON duo!

Phyrra – debuts the Tokidoki Devil Girl Cromatico Palette & shows you swatches and looks. It’s hot for summer!

Vampy Varnish – Channel your inner child with Crayola Scented Nail Polish!

we heart this – There’s something gorgeous blooming at MAC, and it’s called Fashionflower

Beauty Junkies Unite – puts Tarte’s new emphasEYES Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows to the test, find out how they fared!

EauMG – What is your favorite spring floral? EauMG reviews Guerlain Champs-Elysees and there is a sample draw!

Nouveau Cheap – Get your first look at the gorgeous new Wet n Wild limited edition Summer 2011 collections (rumor has it there are some fantastic dupes here).

Do you have a blog?  What are your loves and hates about blogging?

The Lipstick League – Week of 18.4.11

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 27 - 2011

The problem with being on holiday is the amount of catching up you have to do when you get home!  Apologies for the late posting of this week’s Lipstick League – hopefully I shall be back on track next week!

This week’s question of the week…

What’s your signature lip color?

Well, I guess it’s got to be red really hasn’t it?  There are many, many women that wear a red lip with far more confidence than me but I don’t personally know any of them which makes red seem like ‘my’ colour to lots of people around me.

Me?  I still feel a bit like I’m playing ‘dress up’ in it… but that’s probably half the reason I love it so much!

Lipglossiping – contemplates the best way to store her ever-growing collection of nail polish, thank flatpack for IKEA!

Orange to LA – has a Liquid Eyeliner Showdown between her 3 favorite liners, who won? See the results, was it high-end, drugstore, or Japanese?

Pink Sith – Gets nostalgic about lip color and her old flute teacher while telling you all about Giorgio Arman Rouge d’Armani Lipstick # 516.

Phyrra – tells you about an awesome new hair product, Redken’s Radiant Sea Spray.

we heart this – Ready to be blinded with hair science? Living Proof No Frizz shampoo and conditioner makes hair look scientifically better!

Beauty Junkies Unite – gives you a sneak peek at the new OPI Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Collection that launches in May!

Clumps of Mascara – shows the beauty behind one of the greatest places on Earth, Disney World!

EauMG – reviews natural fragrances for Earth Week. Check out this “flapper” jasmine by LUSH.

Nouveau Cheap – shows you five more shades of the amazing new Milani Baked Blushes and each one is prettier than the next.

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What’s YOUR signature lip colour?

The Lipstick League – Week of 4.4.11

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 10 - 2011

This week’s, question of the week…

What’s your skin care routine?

At night, I always remove my makeup with either a cleansing oil, balm or gel before following up with a cream-based non-drying cleanser (currently loving the new Bare Escentuals Purifying Facial Cleanser helped along with my Clarisonic).

I only use toner in the Summer (never astringent) and depending on how my skin is behaving, I alternate between facial oils and cream moisturisers.  I love a good eye cream and serum, especially if it promises to calm sensitised skin (currently in love with SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective) and once or twice a week, I’ll exfoliate with a chemical exfoliator like Alpha H Liquid Gold.

In the mornings, I’m much less high-maintenance.  I’ll splash some water on my face and a small amount of cleanser, pop on my Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream and sunscreen and I’m done!

EauMG – What flower makes you think of spring? Here’s a review of pretty British line’s Penhaligon’s Lily of the Valley.

Nouveau Cheap – Shows you exactly why the new Milani Baked Blushes live up to their hype.

Lipglossiping – wonders if O.P.I’s mini collection of flower-themed polishes will have you scrabbling to paint yourselves PINK this Summer?!

Orange to LA – Finds a new fun way to dye your hair with Clairol Nice n’ Easy Color Blend Foam. Shake it, Foam it, Love it!

Pink Sith – Joeybunny on the Pink Sith Blog gives you an Introduction to Concrete Minerals. Read at your own risk because after you do, you’ll be buying them too!

Phyrra – tells you about CandyLens.com & Geo Angel Circle Lenses! See if you like them!

Vampy VarnishMAC Primed for Perfection Are you primed and ready?

we heart this – we ask “how cute?” MAC answers – “quite!” Our MAC Quite Cute photos, swatches and review

Beauty Junkies Unite – reviews the newest mascara from Too Faced, Size Queen Mascara. Look at that brush!

Clumps of Mascara – is absolutely loving E.L.F.’s makeup brushes. $3 for a skunk for a skunk brush? Wowsers!

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How about you ladies?  I’d love to hear how in depth your skincare routines go!

The Lipstick League – Week of 28.3.11

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 3 - 2011

This week’s, question of the week…

Which new spring product are you loving the most or are most excited to try?

I’m loving the MAC Supreme Sheen lipsticks that were released last month – lightweight, pigmented and comfortable to wear.  I’m desperate to get my hands on more!

Clumps of Mascara – finally got Shellac’d! The question is…will it really last 2 weeks without chipping? Only time will tell…

EauMG – Is EauMG seeing green fairies? Maybe. Review of aroma M Geisha Green perfume.

Nouveau Cheap – There’s a product at the drugstore that can truly fix a smudged nail and Nouveau Cheap’s got the pics to prove it!

Lipglossiping – Gets overtaken by a sudden lipstick urge, and we all know that’s one itch that NEEDS to be scratched!

Orange to LA – Uses the new Lancome ‘Warm Lavande’ Color Design Eye Shadow Quad to create a look for a night out with her husband. Who doesn’t like purple?

Pink Sith – Gives you a sneak peek at the NEW Guerlain Rouge Automatique lipstick. It’s a packaging Hoor’s dream!

Phyrra’s – Independent Spotlight for April is with Venomous Cosmetics! Learn about Tracy & her fascination with the vibrance of creatures found in nature, as well as her makeup.

Vampy Varnish – Shows you some colorful Inglot Eye Shadow Swatches!

we heart this – You’ve heard of RevitaLash, but does it really work? Take a look at our before and after pics and decide for yourself!

Beauty Junkies Unite – was never too crazy about mood lipstick, but these mood nail polishes from In The Mood are right on trend with spring’s color forecast!

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How about you, readers? Which new spring product are you loving the most?

The Lipstick League – Week of 21.3.11

Posted by Lipglossiping On March - 26 - 2011

Welcome to the inaugural post for The Lipstick League! We are a group of beauty bloggers, bound together by the desire to save the world with beauty, one post at a time!

Once a week, each member of The Lipstick League will select a favorite post from their blog and we’ll assemble the links in one tidy weekly post for your reading pleasure.

We’ve gathered together a fantastic group of beauty bloggers whose content spans the world of beauty on topics such as makeup, skin care, nail care, fragrance and beyond!

To add a bit of personality to these posts, we’ll also ask each Lipstick League member to answer a “Question of the Week”, which they will answer on their own post. So be sure to check all the member’s responses!

We hope you enjoy these weekly posts—we are so proud of the group we’ve assembled and we can’t wait to share this great content with you, our readers!

The Question of the Week for this inaugural post is:

If you could only wear one lip product for the rest of all time (gasp!), what would it be?

Oh my, you can’t make me choose just one!  OK, ok… Well, it’s gonna have to be Lanolips in Apple.  I toyed with the idea of the original Lanolips 101 but I’d miss colour too much!  You’re mean!

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Here are this week’s links…

Beauty Junkies Unite – just can’t get enough of Urban Decay’s Greed Eyeshadow Primer Potion.

Clumps of Mascara – tried brown eyeliner for the first time. It wasn’t what she thought it was.

EauMG – reviews a NEST candle. It’s fragrance will put a smile on your face.

Nouveau Cheap – puts the new Revlon Crazy Shine Nail Buffer to the test. Does it really give you 400% shiner nails in seconds?

Orange to LA – has her first experience with Jill Stuart Cream Eye Shadows, see if these shimmery shadows get you noticed!

Pink Sith – is finally able to get some much needed color on to her pale cheeks thanks to Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush # 5. No Pinching required!

Phyrra – discusses foundations, skin undertones & overtones and shows you her naked face!

Vampy Varnish – Zoya ModMattes Collection for Spring 2011 swatches & review.

we heart this – takes a look at the new Hourglass Aura Cheek and Lip Stains. Finally, a stain that you can be happy about!

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What do you think readers? If YOU could only wear one lip product for the rest of all time (gasp!), what would it be?

See you next week!
~The Lipstick League

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