Cover Girl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Ballet Twist and Blush Twist

~purchased by me~

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

I came across these jumbo pencil balms a while back when I saw this display supporting breast cancer. So I thought, why not?

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

They come in a jumbo twist-up packaging. The product is twisted up which eliminates the need for a sharpener. Major pet peeve…having to sharpen soft/balm-y lip products. It’s messy and product is wasted in an effort to sharpen the tip. Another thing that I appreciate from this product is that there is a click when you close the cap. Now this may seem trivial but it actually makes the closure secure. Eliminates the chances of finding your lip product all over your stuff.

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

According to Cover Girl’s website…

Twist up the color and glide on the shine. Treat your lips to a balm fortified with shea and mango butters for a smooth look with a hint of color.

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

Definitely appreciate the subtle shine these give off. However, despite the fact that it is “fortified with shea and mango butter”, it seems like my lips seems a tad drier after the balm has disappeared. It also feels “thin” considering it’s supposed to be a balm. *sigh* Have to go on searching for that perfect drugstore balm.

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

Cover Girl Lip Perfection Jumbo Gloss Balm

They are not limited edition so if you feel like giving them a try, especially if there’s a sale (for that you have to head over to Nouveau Cheap for awesome info on weekly drugstore deals).

xo, Emilie

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection – Rich Berries for Holiday 2012

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection – Rich Berries | Holiday 2012
source: lauramercier.com via Emilie on Pinterest

I have liked Laura Mercier’s Lip Glace formula from the very beginning and this is a great way of sampling different shades without having to invest in a full size product. Today I bring to you Laura Mercier Lip Glace Collection in Rich Berries.

According to the Laura Mercier website…

Give lips extra holiday sparkle, gloss and shine, with these collections of five colour coordinated Lip Glacés.

Laura Mercier’s Mini Lip Glacé Collection features five colour coordinated Lip Glacés available in two separate collections – Soft Nudes and Rich Berries. Tailored to shade preference, the Soft Nudes Collection includes shades of pale pink, shimmering peach and dusty mauve for a subtle, more demure look, while the Rich Berries Collection offers bolder, brighter hues in deeper rose, red and plum shades. Wear solo for a soft-shimmer tint, mix together to create your own personal shade or layer with your favorite Lip Colour.

Let’s take look…

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left to right: Violet, Rose, Cerise (LE), Sangria (LE) and Brownberry
Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection – Rich Berries | Holiday 2012

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection - Rich Berries | Holiday 2012

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection – Rich Berries | Holiday 2012 (click to enlarge)

 

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left to right: Violet, Rose, Cerise (LE), Sangria (LE) and Brownberry
Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection – Rich Berries | Holiday 2012

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left to right: Violet, Rose, Cerise (LE), Sangria (LE) and Brownberry
Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection – Rich Berries | Holiday 2012

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left to right: Violet, Rose, Cerise (LE), Sangria (LE) and Brownberry
Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Collection – Rich Berries | Holiday 2012

Reds may not be my preferred lip color of choice but I am glad I have these little tubes of fun to turn to on those occasions that I need a little perk me up.

I got mine at Nordstroms for $48. It appears to be sold out at the Laura Mercier and Nordstrom website but I’ve seen them at select Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus counters so I suggest you check around.

xo, Emilie