sally hansen vita-c lip plumper

Hey babes!

So I was walking down my favorite aisle at Walgreen’s the other day (can you guess which one? wink, wink), looking for a product that Sally Hansen sells, and what did I stumble across but this little orange tube that stopped me in my tracks.

Now that doesn’t happen too often, but when it does, I know that I am a goner. Shopping list be damned. I must have you little orange tube…

This particular product is part of a new lip line from Sally Hansen called Vita Lip Care and includes 3 other products, a Moisturizer, a Soother, a Smoother. Now, you might be asking, “Hey, glossgirl, I thought Sally Hansen is a nail polish company, what the what are they doing with lip products?” And that, my babes, is a good question. A couple of years ago, they expanded their brand (and bought out a few other product lines from other companies), and now offer all types products.

Anyhoo, the packaging was fairly simple (simple=green=good), labeled the product ‘New’ and claimed to ‘visibly plump thin lips’ because it ‘contains a nutrient complex with vitamin C know to stimulate collagen production, as micro sponges plump with moisture for fuller looking lips’, and states that it could be worn alone, or under another lip color (it goes on clear). Truth be told, that was what I was most excited about, the fact that this plumper – which is shaped like a regular lipstick and feels like a balm – could be used under other sticks and glosses.

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plump it up!

Hi babes! Hope you are all having great and glossy weekends. I’ve been hard at work looking for new and interesting ideas for glossable, and every now and then I come across something that really piques my never-ending curiosity. “What,” you ask, “has me all fired up this time?”

Well, I would have to say that something really has me all plumped up, and that is the subject of lip plumpers. In my glossy travels, I came across something that suggested looking for lip products that contain ingredients like cinnamon, ginger or red pepper if you are looking for a plumping feature in a lip product because those ingredients increase circulation to your lips. That led me down the path of wondering if simply rubbing some ginger or tapping some chili powder to your lips before applying would work. Hmmmm. I may have to try that one of these days…

Anyhoo, that made me really start to wonder how plumpers really work and what what, if any, was the science behind them. I happen to love them (and science!). I love how that little sting feels on my lips. But I do have some friends that can’t use them because of that very sting. Some don’t like the feeling, and some find all that “plumping action” uncomfortable, sometimes even painful.

So, how do they really work? Well, there are a few “ways”.

The first way is by adding certain vitamins – particularly B12 and E – to their formulas, which can help nourish and restore the fragile skin around your … keep on reading...

duwop venom gloss

Hi-oh, Glossbabes! Hope you are all doing well out there in internet-land.
For today’s review, I picked DuWop Venom Gloss. I’m just going to say this right of the glossy bat. This is one of my all-time favorite glosses. I knew that before I picked it for today’s review but I was interested to put it through my test and then share it with y’all!

Like I’ve said before, I am always looking for good everyday work glosses. These I have been using for about a year and a half now, and it never gets better than when I can try out a new DuWop Venom Gloss color. This line currently comes in nine pretty, pretty colors. The one I use the most is Coral Tree, which is a very neutral, with a hint of shimmery peach shine. It looks great on my skin color, and I would suspect it would look good on most people because of its neutral qualities. As I was doing my research for this article, I saw that they also have a color named Buttercup, which is described on the DuWop website as a ‘light shimmery Champagne”. Mmmmm. Shimmery Champagne…

Oops, got distracted there for a minute. The pull of a new gloss can be strong!

I wear this gloss at least 3 times a week, whether it is to work, out running errands, or even out for a night on the town. It is long-lasting, has great texture and smack factor and does not need to be applied over and over again. It comes … keep on reading...

bare escentuals buxom babes lip polish

Well glossbabes, here it it. The very first glossable.com review. I’m so pumped. Or should I say plumped

I couldn’t help it. I had to start off with something that I already knew pretty well. I couldn’t help it because I was admittedly curious to see how my first choice would fare against the glossability index. And I happen to really like this product.

Buxom Babes Lip Polish is a great line of mineral lip polishes with a pretty extensive line of colors. I have a number of them – about 8 different colors – but the one I used for the past couple of days was Starr, one of their four colors that come in their 4 piece Diamond Buxom Babes Mineral Lip Polish kit ($28.00). These mini-sized glosses are sized perfectly for a purse, a clutch, or even a pocket, however, their full-size counterparts are about twice the size, cost $18.00, and are widely available in higher-end cosmetic stores like Ulta and Sephora. They are also available on QVC.com and on the Bare Escentuals website.

I find all the colors I own to be really flattering on my skin tone which is a bit on the pale, cool side, and I would think that because of the sheerness of the color, most colors would work well for most skin tones. Starr is a sheer red that can be lightly applied for day, or more heavily applied for a more dramatic evening look. The colors are on the sheer side, and the ever-present minerals add a light-diffusing sparkle … keep on reading...