Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner

Lip balm is probably the beauty item I use the most every day of my life.  My lips get chapped very easily (especially during the winter season!), and I find myself constantly applying lip balm just to keep them from getting dry.  I feel that the majority of balms only stay on top of my lips and do not provide long lasting moisture.  Indeed, most balms work when they are on my lips, but after they have been absorbed, my lips are almost just as parched as they were to begin with.  Originally, I purchased Mac’s “Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner” impulsively, but it has become a staple in my daily routine.

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To begin with, I really like the presentation and feel of the product.  The balm is in a malleable plastic tube, like some lip glosses.  I like this type of packaging because it allows me to easily squeeze out the product in any amount I want.  The applicator is on a slant which makes the application simple and easy.

The lip conditioner itself works really well – it both moisturizes and softens my lips.  In addition, it has a nice shine, a little less flashy than a lip gloss but more glossy than a regular lip balm.  I think the look of this product is perfect for a regular, casual day.  I’m usually very picky with the fragrance of beauty products but I have no issues with the pleasant vanilla aroma this conditioner has.

The Mac “Viva Glam Ricky Lip Conditioner” is one of my favorite lip moisturizing products.  In addition, like all “Viva Glam” products, my purchase of this item benefits a great cause, the MAC Aids Fund!

What do you use to moisturize your lips?

Stay chic,

-Laura

OPI “That’s Hot! Pink” Nail Polish Review

Bonjour!

It’s so nice to be back :)!  I’ve been spending a lot of time relaxing and soul searching this summer.  I’ve been trying to figure out some of life’s more serious questions and I got lost in my thoughts!

A few days ago I painted my nails with one of my all time favorite colors and I realized I just had to share it with you guys.  Not only did this color brighten up my mood (as it always does!) but it also reminded me of how much I enjoy writing about my favorite things.

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OPI’s “That’s Hot! Pink” polish is one of the first colors I bought about 5 years ago that sparked my polish obsession.  In fact, this is the only color that I’ve purchased more than once.  Prior to “That’s Hot! Pink” I usually shied away from loud colors.  I originally selected this polish because I was searching for a “Barbie” pink (which was a rather daring impulse for me at the time).  Now this color is comparatively “tame” to the rest of my current polish collection.  However, I absolutely love this color and see it as a classic in my library.  “That’s Hot! Pink” is very fun, fresh, and adorably feminine.  I also appreciate the opacity – I only need to paint two coats on my nails.  Even after the first coat of polish my nails could probably pass as complete.  If you’re looking for a new and bright pink, I highly recommend this color!

Chic rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

What’s your go-to pink color?

Stay chic,

-Laura