sugu beauty hydrating gel lip mask

Hey babes! Comin’ at ya live on a Thursday from the glossable studio!

Now we all know how important lips are to me and I have been wanting to try something new. And guess what, today’s the day!

Today’s review was a checkout aisle impulse purchase – not to worry though babes, it was only $5.00 – and I was really looking forward to trying this.

“What could it be?” you ask.

Well, I’m gonna tell ya!

I purchased the Sugu Beauty Hydrating Gel Lip Mask on the same day I bought the Urban Decay Urban Vices Lip Kit. Now, I love a good sheet mask, or a peeling mask, or even a good old-fashioned slather-on, wash-off mask. But, I don’t think I had ever seen a lip mask. I grabbed it on my way out.

Let’s just stop for a minute, because I have a question.

Do my glossbabes know about K-Beauty? Yes? No?

Well, if you do, you can skip the next sentence (hee, hee, don’t skip it. I’m just kidding!)

Chance are you have heard of K-Beauty, but if you haven’t, the K stand for Korean, and K-Beauty refers to the wide array of Korean beauty products that have become popular over the years. You can find a good K-Beauty 101 here. People swear by their masks (snails! gold!) and other products and are a lot of fun to shop through.

Anyhoo, I was not sure what to expect from this mask, given that there are so many types of Korean-made masks.

Let’s just say … keep on reading...

fenty beauty gloss bomb universal lip luminizer

Happy Review Day, babes!

Are we all shining bright like glossbabes? Or maybe feeling like the only girl in the world? Hopefully not sending out an S.O.S… Do you see what I did there? Yes, no? Either way, I’m here today to tell you all about whether or not Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer is here to stay or if it needs to take a bow.  🎶 Oops, I did it again… 🎶

I had a big birthday last year, and now that I am ten years older than when we first met, I am becoming more and more concerned with doing whatever I can to help protect my skin and fight the clock. One of the things I have been doing (aside from being much more diligent about taking makeup off at night and hiding from the sun), is visiting my local med spa for facials every four weeks or so. I grew up in the era where tanner meant better, and we did what we needed to do to get that rosy glow.

Fast forward to 2019, and I am now trying to undo some of the damage that I did when I was younger. I’ve tried a variety of different treatments and one that I have grown to love is dermaplaning. I’ve been thinking about writing about some of the treatments I’ve tried and posting about them here. Any thoughts on that, babes?

Anyhoo… I was there a few weeks ago for a dermaplaning, and I’ve gotten to know the aestheticians a … keep on reading...

bobbi brown glitter lip gloss

Hey glossbabes! Hope you all had a great weekend. I had a blast at my cousin’s wedding. It was a very glossy night!

For this week’s Monday review, I chose Bobbi Brown’s Glitter Lip Gloss. I have always really liked her products and her story is pretty interesting too. At least in my humble, yet glossy, opinion.

I am always looking for good work glosses and was excited to try this one out. It comes in nine colors. I chose Baby Pink, which turns out to be, which I didn’t know at the time was a limited edition color, but most closely matches the line’s Soiree Pink that is readily available at Bobbi Brown cosmetic counters at Saks, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus, online at the Bobbi Brown site, and on QVC and Amazon.com.

As I wore this gloss for a couple of days, I was a little torn about it. I liked the color, I liked the light, cookie-like fragrance (that dissipates quickly which I also like) and the fact that there was no discernible taste. But I was so torn about what I didn’t like, decided to give it an extra day, because I really wanted to try to get over what I was struggling with. Now, I’ve written before how I like a gloss that really sticks to your lips. Really has a smack factor to it. But this one was too heavy even for me. It felt ok going on, it lasted through my coffee, but all through the day I had an overwhelming desire to … keep on reading...

yes to carrots c me smile lip butter

My “real job” is in marketing so I can be a sucker for a pretty package, but I am also pretty quick to see right through if something pretty on the outside has no substance on the inside.

That’s not the case with Yes to Carrots C Me Smile Lip Butter. The line caught my eye on the shelf at my local pharmacy as I was looking for something else in the skin care aisle. The Yes to Carrots brand, created in Australia and now based in San Francisco, became available in the U.S. in 2007 and includes a full line of skin care products, with extensions geared towards to skin types: Yes to Carrots (Normal to Dry Skin), Yes to Tomatoes (Oily/Combination Skin), and Yes to Cucumbers (Normal to Sensitive Skin). Catchy, no?

The Yes to Carrots Lip Butter comes in a familiar sized and shaped lip balm container with the oh-so-normal cap and twister bottom. But what I found inside was anything but normal. The butters come in Carrot, Melon, Berry, Mint and Citrus. The one I tried – Carrot, of course – had a light, pleasing scent, although I wouldn’t necessarily identify it as carrot in a blind scent test. It had no flavor whatsoever, which for me is a positive, but for you may not be. I have to admit, I was equally intrigued and skeptical of carrot-flavored lip balm, and was a teensy bit disappointed that it didn’t taste like a carrot.

The butter went on easily after the couple of swipes you always have … keep on reading...