Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Lipstick League - week of 1.5.15


The Lipstick League Question of the Week

 What’s your beauty resolution for 2015? 

G's answer: I never keep resolutions, so I stopped making them years ago. However, if I WERE to make a beauty resolution this year, it would be to color my roots more regularly (I have a tendency to let them go waaaay beyond what's probably deemed "acceptable" by most people!). Actually, I would resolve to take better care of my hair in general--more deep conditioning and trims throughout the year.

The Lipstick League Links of the Week

Nouveau Cheap - Will micellar waters be The Next Big Thing to hit US drugstores? Well one (very) affordable option is now here, in case you haven’t heard!

Prime Beauty - Prime Beauty wants to help all the fine-haired girls like herself gets some volume. See what Kerastase products she's using to get BIG Texas hair!

Phyrra - Thinking about the Melt Cosmetics Dark Matter & Love Sick Eyeshadow Stacks? Find out if they're amazing or a fail!

we heart this - do you want to win a year of softer skin? The answer really is, why wouldn't you?!

Beautygeeks - Speaking of beauty resolutions, here’s what Canada’s top magazine beauty editors want to do better in 2015, too!

Beauty Junkies Unite - Amber tried out the new Nails Inc. x Victoria Beckham nail polish shades, and found a real winner when one of the shades didn’t chip until after 5 days. See which shade it was!

EauMG - shares her favorite makeup and beauty finds of 2014.

Gouldylox Reviews - Kick off the New Year in the sweetest way possible with this new palette from Too Faced!

Love for Lacquer - Makeup Geek has done it again! Her new Foiled Shadows are out of this WORLD!

My Beauty Bunny - Get glowing in no time! We've got a super simple, golden bronze eyeshadow tutorial using the fab Zuzu Luxe Peep Show Palette!

My Newest Addiction - Looking for new makeup brushes? How about some pink ones? These bdellium tools Pink Bambu brushes are amazingly soft and eco-friendly!

(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Nouveau Cheap - If you’re a nail person and you love to torture yourself by looking at new nail polishes in foreign lands (in this case, the UK), then you must follow Lou over at Painted Nails & Baking Scales. Lou regularly posts pics of new products she spots in UK stores, as well as photos of her own lovely manicures, so the eye candy is endless!


  1. I resolve not to over-wash my face. I go crazy with skin care samples, so eager to try multiple kinds in the same week, and inevitably it leads to breakouts which can lead to scarring. PATIENCE!

  2. I'm only allowing myself 15 makeup purchases in 2015!

  3. My resolution is to tone down my nail polish and lip gloss hauls and to savor what I already have. My polish collection is quite large and needs to be swatched into my binder book. And all the polishes need to be used. Sorry to say that unless I use multiple colors on each hand I possibly can't wear all my polishes in one year. I had fun buying, now I gotta use them all.

  4. Oh, G...I love your blog and I've been reading it for years. We're the same age, give or take a couple months so I enjoy the perspective from someone who couldn't be my daughter. But grey hair...I stripped all my colour off last year and resolved to let it happen. Of course, mine is silver (like my Dad's, think Emmylou Harris) and I know it will be pretty eventually, if I can just be patient. The response from strangers(!) has been varied, but mostly positive. I look young anyway (like you) and it doesn't really age me; people still think I'm in my early 30's. If you don't mind it then don't buy into the hegemony. My hair is in a lot better shape since I stopped colouring it.

    1. Thank you SO much!!

      It's so funny that you say that, because I am so behind on coloring my roots that I currently have this gray streak in my bangs that I've been calling my "Bonnie Raitt tribute". Lol! The response, just like with you, has been so positive that it's almost shocking! My hair is already pretty light, so the streak isn't that bold, but I honestly get a little freaked out sometimes when I catch a glimpse in the mirror. I'm sure most of it is societal but I just don't think I'm quite ready to let it all grow in right now. As you know, it's a big step but I'm sure I'll get there eventually! I'm getting ready to cover my "tribute" this week, but thank you so much for the inspiration. My boyfriend already loves my gray streak, but I guess I just have to love it a bit more before I go all in. Kudos to you! I'm sure you look GORGEOUS! :) xoxo

  5. My goal is to buy less and use up more. Also, I'm kind of behind on doing roots, too, and I'm seeing more grays. I, too, have a bit of a gray streak, which I sort of like. I can't help but think of Nightmare on Elm Street when it grows out (The 1984 one) even though it's not that big a streak.


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