REVIEW: A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living

If it weren’t for the fourth part of this book, I would have rated A Gentleman’s Guide to Graceful Living 1 star.  Although I enjoyed the way this novel was written and found the narrator to perfectly depict the protagonist – I though this book would drive me crazy.  Continue reading


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.


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,