8.16.2012

My Olympic Fav's

This is a little late, but I had to share my favorite parts of the Olympics. 

1. Aliya Mustafina's Fierce Eye Makeup
Out of all the beautiful and interesting makeup looks throughout the olympics, Aliya Mustafina's was the most fiercest(fierce is the best way I can describe her look). I love the smokey metallics she used in competition and I found even myself trying imitate the look. 

2. United Airlines "Getting Ready" Commercial
I just have to say how much I randomly love this commercial. I'm no advert/design/film/commercial geek whatsoever but the smart transitions and beautifully placed shots is just so wonderful to watch. I especially love the discus throwers part. 


3. Missy Franklin's Pearl Earrings
When I go near any body of water I'm always afraid of losing jewelry, so I always avoid wearing them. But Missy Franklin obviously wasn't thinking about losing her pearl earrings during the Olympics. I loved that she rocked the earrings and had me pulling mine out of the drawer.

4. The Spice Girls!
These women looked soo amazing. It's been 16 years since their debut and they've managed to look even better now. My favorite has always been Posh but Baby came a close second. In my opinion they were a fantastic addition to the closing ceremony highlighting the huge Spice Girl influence of the 90s.

8.13.2012

The Lip Balm Trials : Rodin olio lusso Lip Balm

Hearing nothing but great reviews on the brand Rodin, I picked two items from the line; the lip balm and hair oil. It's not like I need any more lip balms. I could not believe it when I looked at my vanity table and I had a jar full of lip balms that I probably would never entirely use up. I would most likely lose them one by one, and sadly I've already lost one of my Maybelline Baby Lips and Sugar lip balms. So I thought to myself, why not add one more to the pile?

The all-natural lip balm's effect to ones lips is to smooth and soften, just as their face oil to ones complexion(which I would love to try if it wasn't for my fear wreaking havoc of my ultra sensitive skin). The ingredients include jasmine, orange flower oil, shea butter, beeswax, and castor seed oil. You can smell a faint hint of jasmine when applying to your lips. I think it's great that it is not overwhelmingly fragrant as some balms/lipsticks can be.

Encased in a high quality plastic compact, I love the understated simplicity of the packaging. You can definitely differentiate that this is not your average joe Chapstick. It is wonderfully lux.

I was surprised at how hard the formulation is. The balm is not soft as say Rosebud Salve but more so the texture of Baby Lips. Let's just say it took being in 100 degree weather for the balm to become malleable. Once on the lips the texture is just as described smooth and soft, and hydrating. I have been using this for the past month in my morning lip routine and it is working great.

Overall a welcomed addition to my collection of lip balms. I am still looking for the HG of lip balms but this comes very close.

This retails for $30 and can be purchased on the Rodin olio lusso website.

Can a girl really have too many?...



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