Happy St. Patrick's Day, lovelies!! Well, technically, it ended an hour ago, but I know the partiers have a few more hours to go (at least!). I spend the day at home and at work, but don't pity me, I'm a total granny and I wouldn't have gone out anyways! ;) Totally unrelated to St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to share a few purchases I made last weekend. It was rainy and gloomy and Daylight Savings meant an hour of my weekend lost, so what better way to cheer myself up than with some new unnecessary (but totally necessary, right?) beauty buys? ;)
c.Booth Strawberry Fields body scrub & cleanser, c.Booth Ginger Sugar body scrub, Vitabath Cupcake Couture Heavenly Coconut Creme body wash
La Roche-Posay Toleriane Dermo-Cleanser & Toleriane Soothing Protective Skincare
Dior Addict Extreme lipstick in 336 Saint Tropez, Sephora by OPI Betsey Johnson collection: Cartwheels on the Catwalk nail polish & lip print lacquer strips
Dior Addict Extreme 336 Saint Tropez (I seriously LOVE this! <3)
Dior Addict Extreme 336 Saint Tropez (outdoor lighting)
Dior Addict Extreme 336 Saint Tropez (indoor lighting, no flash)
And I don't normally do this, but I've been wearing this color the last few nights I've worked, and check this out:
Dior Saint Tropez after six hours of wear (at work!)
That is about six hours after applying! Usually I reapply throughout the night, but I was so impressed that I felt like doing an "experiment" to see if it would dry out my lips. As you can see, there are NO FLAKY BITS!! Hallelujah! It is definitely much drier than the initial application at this point (duh), but I love that the color seems to just fade down evenly and doesn't gather at the center of my lips (as SO MANY shades do - "so many" meaning all but like five I own...).
So, to answer questions about whether these are drying, I have to say my final verdict is NO. They don't dry out my lips during wear, and my lips don't feel dry after removing either. (I know some lipsticks don't have noticeable drying effects until the next day, but that's not the case here!)
I can see myself buying a second tube of this stuff, that's how much I love it. HG status, baby! <3
Sephora by OPI Cartwheels on the Catwalk
elf Matte Lip Color in Nearly Nude and Coral
Dior Saint Tropez, elf Nearly Nude, elf Coral
I forgot to take lip swatch photos for the elf Matte Lip Colors. Let me know in the comments if you'd like to see lip swatches - perhaps I'll update this post with them later!
I also did a little video on this haul if you care to watch. Worst lighting ever, be warned!
Thanks for reading, watching, etc. You know I love you, right? Good. :)