Posts Tagged 'Lip Balm'

Breathing Life Back Into GoGorgeous

Well, its been almost a year since I last posted. I kind of went off the grid with writing this blog and had in fact thought I was done. From time to time you lovely ladies lament that you wish I was still publishing. Though I found that I should add Sephora to my direct deposit accounts while doing this blog, I do miss it. So I have decided to get after it again and bring back GoGorgeous for reals!

I have some SERIOUS catch up to play, considering the duration in which I’ve gone radio silent and the amount of products I’ve been trying, buying or denying. I’m feeling particularly inspired by this GAWGEOUS day today while in NYC learning the ropes of my new gig. The flowers are in full bloom. My walk to Starbucks at lunch took me down to Rockefeller Plaza where I got to see lots of beautiful red tulips. It got me thinking of my two lips, and my need for a new FRESH lip balm! Im currently at the scrape-out-of-the-tube stage.

I love the Sugar Rose because it give you just enough of a hint of color. It’s also super moisturizing and has an SPF. This is pretty much my standing daytime go to if I am just rocking a normal day and not trying to get too jazzy. At night-time or for going out I layer a little Benefit Ultra Shines in Nude Tude.

It offers up the perfect amount of sass and shine without looking like you are trying too hard.  So if you are like me, and you play up your makeup based on the season, its time to get your two lips over to your fave cosmetics spot and try out a new spring look! Let me know how it goes!

If I had three things…

I woke up Friday morning with some serious hangover face and a french fry stuck to my fore head. Just kidding about the french fry. I did find one in my car though.  I was slower than Ryan on a Sunday morning and I was running late to catch my train. I could not leave the house looking the way I did so I got crafty and prioritized my makeup. This got me to thinking…if I only had three products I could use, what would they be?


I sincerely believe that no gorgeous gal should leave the house without mascara. There are some women who have amazing lashes. My husband will kill me for writing this – but he has the best eyelashes ever. It’s not even fair. At least if we have a daughter some day there is a chance she will get those. Not many people are blessed with perfect lashes. Adding a bit of mascara in the morning takes all of 30 seconds and it’s just enough to make your eyes look bigger and brighter.  My pick? YSL VOLUME EFFET FAUX CILS Luxurious Mascara. Thats a mouthful! It’s the best though. I am a mascara SNOB. My snobbery hits fever pitch with mascara. I was hooked on Diorshow for YEARS until I came across this.  If you need volume, this is a much better choice.  Diorshow is a close second but this baby takes the cake.

Find it at Sephora (photo courtesy of

2. ) Tinted Moisturizer

This serves three purposes. It moisturizes your face and evens out your skin tone without it being obvious you are wearing anything on your skin. And the most important – it has an SPF in it.  All gals should make sure their daily moisturizer carries an SPF. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but my favorite tinted moisturizer is Paula Dorf. It’s super lightweight and semi-sheer. It lasts forever too.  I usually just do about a nickel-sized squeeze of it. If you want a slightly heavier coverage apply it with a foundation brush.  This is my go to product in the summertime when I don’t typically wear anything else but a bit of bronzer over it. If I had 1 minute to do my makeup in the morning, this would definitely make the roster.

Paula Dorf Tinted Moisturizer – $38 at 

3.) Tinted lip balm/gloss

You can’t seriously think I would ever recommend leaving the house without perking up the lips? I am a card-carrying lip gloss WHORE. I am not exaggerating when I say I have 7 in my purse right now. I like to layer different looks and colors and textures and it all depends on how I do my eyes or what my mood is that day. I like options, ok?

I do think a little hint of color goes a very long way and if I had to pick one product – it would be Tarte’s 24/7 Lip Sheer with SPF. It is made with all natural ingredients, its extremely moisturizing, its got sunscreen built-in AND it has a really pretty rosy tint that gives your lips a natural looking enhancement.  Sephora carries it in about 10 shades. I am fair with blue eyes and blonde hair so I go with the Sheer Red and the Sheer Coral Peach. It also lasts forever b/c you don’t really need to apply that much.

Tarte 24/7 Sheer at Sephora ~ $14 (what a bargain!)

 TO SUMMARIZE – if I had only three choices of what I could use, its mascara, tinted moisturizer, and tinted balm/gloss.  Even if you are girl who isnt into the makeup thing, I guarantee you would feel like a bazillion bucks if you took 1 minute to throw these on each day – it doesn’t sound like a lot but it does make quite the difference!