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Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Lipstick League – week of 6.24.13

Visiting La Jolla during our "staycation" this week

Lipstick League Question of the Week

When it comes to nail care, how often do you moisturize your cuticles? Do you prefer balms, creams or oils to get the job done?

G's answer: My holy grail cuticle moisturizer is still Badger Cuticle Care, which I absolutely adore. But I've been testing out CND Solar Oil for an upcoming review and I have to say,  I'm enjoying that quite a bit as well. I find that products specifically made for cuticles (vs. regular hand or body lotions) really do work best for me since I use a lot of acetone and need extra, extra moisture in that area.

Links of the Week

we heart this - How could OCC improve upon their beloved Lip Tar? By adding a see-thru, glossy look to their original “hyper-opacity” formula and launching the Lip Tar Stained Gloss!

Beauty Junkies Unite - See why Amber thinks the Perlier Italian Lemon Sorbet Crackling Ice Body Water is literally the coolest new body product for summer!

Clumps of Mascara - can’t get over how awesome Avon’s newest mascara is. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before!

EauMG - shares one of her favorite natural finds of 2013 (so far). It’s Phoenix Botanicals Night Bloom perfume oil, an intoxicating white floral with vanilla.

Gouldylox Reviews - This braid tutorial is so easy anyone can do it!

Lipglossiping - asks the all important question: Salt or Sugar? Is your exfoliator scrubbing you up the wrong way?

My Beauty Bunny - Too hot and humid to wear foundation? Jen checked out Too Faced's Tinted Beauty Balm (BB) Cream and found it's the perfect lightweight alternative for summer.

Nouveau Cheap - If you haven’t seen the Dip-It from Target yet, it could be a game-changer for you (and it’s only $2.50).

Pink Sith - Sometimes you just have to buy a nail polish because, KITTY!

Prime Beauty - has a question for you. Is there a foundation that provides a flawless finish AND substantial sun protection? Why yes, thanks for asking. Avene High Protection Tinted Compact SPF 50.

Phyrra - shows you how to be Naturally Chic with Milani Shadow Eyez Pencils and Liquid Eye Liners.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by we heart this - We love Beauty Info Zone for their straightforward and informative reviews on all things beauty, and we check in every week for The Sunday Scoop, which always includes a list of the very best beauty giveaways on the webs.



  1. I'm in La Jolla! Glad you're enjoying your mini-vaca! (:

  2. I miss La Jolla~! SD is so great for stay-cationing.

    I use Burt's Bees Lemon Cuticle Butter, which I've been using forever. It works beautifully and smells divine.

  3. I work with my hands a lot.. so cuticles are always in a state of repair. I remove my makeup with evoo, and always make sure to rub some into my hands while I'm at it. If things get really bad I reach for neosporin. I find chapstick is a great on the go protector especially in the winter. I also keep a pair of angled nail clippers handy and keep any hangnails or any bit of skin that sticks up nipped off asap.

  4. Pretty pix! I use all kinds of stuff. I found some essie apricot cuticle oil on clearance so I have a stash of that and use that from time to time. Also the Burt's Bees Lemon Cuticle Butter and Burt's Bees Res-Q Ointment. C.O. Bigelow salves, too. Plain old lip balm sometimes.

  5. I will be trying that badger balm out- my poor hands are in gloves all day
    Right now I've been using Watkins coconut lotion bc it's pretty thick but my cuticles have a mind of their own :-/
    Once a week application of a cuticle remover cream + push back& clipping the "bad" parts helps alot


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