glossable returns!

Dear glossbabes:

After a long, long dormancy, I’m excited to share that glossable is back and we’ll be posting new reviews and new content right here on this brand new website.

Although it’s been quite a while, I was never quite able to let go of the site, even though I had let it fall to the wayside. We get busy, and other things take priority, but never has my love for all things glossable waned.

What had waned though, was the technology that the old site was built on, so that helped me decide whether or not I was serious about this because I would have to invest in something new.

I’ve thought about this site many times over the years, and truth be told, the fact that Beauty Bash has come back around was what really reignited the flame to create more content and bring the site back to life.

This site has been redone and just relaunched, so I happily welcome  you to take a stroll through. All of the old content is here (tagged as “legacy review” and with an “originally published” date noted) and new content will be posted here. You can also check us out on Twitter and Instagram.

Our first new product review will be out on Thursday, April 11. I invite you to come back and check it out.

As always, smooches & smacks,
glossgirl… keep on reading...

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...

think gloss-cession, not re-cession!

The stock market is still crazy, and who knows when we will hit a upswing. I have some friends who have been caught in the crossfire of the tough times we have all grown to know (and not love) and I got to thinking about appreciating the small things that we sometimes overlook.

I know, I know. It’s still tough out there. My “real job” is in marketing, remember?

Well, I truly believe in the power of simplicity, and doing a little something simple for yourself every now and then really does help and not hurt.

A little new gloss or stick does a glossbabe good. And you can do it for less than a lunch out.

I used to love to shop, but now that belts are a-tightening, I’ve found that my local Walgreens or CVS can be a fun window shopping excursion – even if it’s just on your lunch break.

I guess my point is that I’ve been having a blast just looking at all the products that are out there. All the colors, shapes, sizes and types. And I’ve found that sometimes something as simple as a new lip product can brighten your day. Especially when you find a new one that you love.

Just a glossy thought for the day. And no, this message is not “brought to you” by anyone other than yours truly.


Originally published 4/29/2009. keep on reading...

happy tuesday, glossbabes!

Hope you are having a good week so far. I’ve been shopping, shopping, shopping!

I have a bunch of products lined up and I wouldn’t want ya to miss one!

A couple of people have asked me to look out for certain products and I just wanted to say that I am happy to do that, but please either leave me a comment or shoot me an email so I can keep glossy track of them! Lip gloss on a keychain? Now that’s something to look out for.

This Thursday I’ll be writing about the product I tried at my cousin’s wedding, so be sure to check back!

gg… keep on reading...

more glossy sections coming!

Thanks to everyone who came out today to check out the site. That was super-glossy of ya! Traffic was pretty high (imho) for the first real day of the launch and I am so excited to get the next review up on Thursday.

Want a hint? What goes good with good Italian bread that’s not good meat or olive oil? Think about it, maybe you’ll win a prize!

But really, thanks for the support, I really appreciate it. I’ve been asked by a couple of people if they should send out the link to their friends. I was a little nervous with that thought, but now I am back to thinking like the glossgirl that I am and saying “Glossbabes, Unite!” Let’s get it out there for others to see and (hopefully) find entertaining and useful information on cool lip products. Forward ho! Or should I say forward glo!

In the next few weeks, I’ll also be working on two new sections that will live up top and will contain tips, tricks, cool stories, and everything I can find on lip gloss, stick, balm, and butters (oops? did I give it away???). I’m working on a sneak peak of those two areas too, and hope to get that out to you soon!

Anyway, thanks so much for your support, and feel free to forward, forward, forward. I’ll owe ya some smooches and smacks when I see ya. Or maybe a Dirty Marty! And don’t forget to check back on Thursday for review #2! It’s another good one!

Love ya!
smooches … keep on reading...

tomorrow’s the big day!

So, I am beyond excited to say that tomorrow is the big day for the launch of!

Everything is going well with the site (after a few not so glossy setbacks), but the first review will be posted.

I have to tell you I am having a hard time trying to keep up with myself. I already have been trying out another product, a working-around-the-house-and-don’t-need-color-but-definitely-need-something-on-my-lips product.

It’s something I randomly picked up at my local pharmacy and I can’t wait to write about that one too!

So, until tomorrow, my fellow glossbabes! smooches and smacks,
gg… keep on reading...

getting close!

Hello fellow glossgirls and glossguys!

I’ve gotten a lot of work done on the site in the last two weeks and  I can’t wait to really get started.

I’ve found a ton of products that I want to try and write about, and I can’t wait to start reviewing and writing. I hope you enjoy, and please let me know if there are things you’d like see on the site. I hope you will participate in the conversation!

I have officially picked my first one and will begin to use it next week. So excited!!

Hint, hint, it’s a gloss!

smootches and smacks,

Originally published 4/16/09. keep on reading...

get ready to get glossy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Launching in May, and just in time for spring and summer, will bring all you glossgirls (and glossguys!) the best information on new products, and ones we already know and love.

Chockful of useful – and entertaining – information, we’re hoping to become your go-to guide for all things glossy.

In the meantime, you can follow me on twitter @glossable and watch the progress of the site – and maybe even get a sneak peak of one or two reviews!

Originally published 4/13/09 keep on reading...