It's Friday!!!! I hope everyone has had a good week. Things have been a little hectic around here but we are just trying to take life slow and enjoy the little things. Yesterday was one of those days where I didn't want to leave the house but there we were, completely out of diapers. Even the diapers in the baby's bag were used up. So, left without much a of a choice, we loaded up the car for a diaper run. The heat was already turned up and Target was a back to school mess.
As we navigated our way through the crazy I made the decision to just "chill out". Sometimes (read all the time) I get so uptight when I'm out in public juggling all three kids. Instead of rushing through to get what we needed, I slowed down. A lot. We took our time, browsed, and enjoyed cake pops and coffee. Like a moth to a flame, I took a peek down the cosmetics aisle and snagged a couple shades/brands I had been meaning to try...
It was a much more pleasant experience when I just decided to calm down. Easier said than done for sure. But at least I was trying. So with that said... here is one of the new lip colors I snatched up.
I haven't shared anything from Almay yet but yesterday I decided to try one of their "smart shade butter kiss" colors. The system is pretty cool, you find your skin tone (light-medium for me) and then you find the shade under that category. In my never ending quest to find a "Leslie Knope pink" I settled on a pretty rose shade.
I was pleasantly surprised by the color. It's a soft shade but it provides good coverage. Some pinks end up being too light and if you want a little color it basically defeats the purpose. The application is smooth, dare I say..."buttery". Though it was a little too sticky for my liking. Not like glossy sticky, but just...sticky. I guess that's the nice "hydrating" thing that's happening. I like lipsticks that go on smooth but dry on your lips. Not, dry out your lips, but dry. Am I making any sense at all? Like I said above, it's been crazy here and I'm not entirely sure I'm being coherent.
The staying power isn't great. It's a good "around the clock" color. After a few hours it was pretty much done, so much so, that I was able to try out that second color (coming next week!). It's reasonably priced around $6. It received an award from Women's Health so that's pretty cool too. You can find it at Ulta, Target, and most drugstores!
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