Satin Lips: A Review!

Day X (?) of blogtember. And the prompt is: Review a book, place, or product.

So I’m here to write about my FAVORITE new product!

I went to a Mary Kay party at the beginning of the summer. Not really sure if I was going to buy anything, but just wanted to hang with some of my friends from work. But I discovered THE BEST treatment for dry, chapped lips. SATIN LIPS by Mary Kay!

And I don’t know about you, but my lips are always dry (ESPECIALLY in the winter). It seems that I could put Chapstick on for days, and an hour later, they’re dry and cracked again. Ouch. (Probably because I’m always licking the Chapstick off my lips… I’m weird)

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Proof via Instagram circa summer 2011

So the consultant brings out this lip mask. You put in on your lips, and it exfoliates all the dead skin off (like when you exfoliate your face). Leave it on for 1-2 minutes, then wipe off. Because the mask is white, wiping off is KEY here… Otherwise, you look like this:

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Follow up with the lip balm, and your lips will be silky smooth for HOURS. AND HOURS. The lip balm is not tinted, but it always makes my lips look super pink… Proof:

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You can reapply the balm as often as you’d like, but the mask should only be used once or twice a week. Neither of them are scented, and I usually put the balm on under my lip gloss (although in the photo above, I only have the balm on!)

It’s a little on the expensive side, as far as lip products go. But it’s one of those things little things that just WORKS. I can justify the expense because 1- it lasts relatively long (I’ve used it 1-2 times a week since May, and still have at least half the bottle left). and 2- it works SO much better than everything else I’ve ever tried.

So, THAT is my new favorite product. And now, everyone knows what they’re getting for Christmas this year… Sorry.

I also really like the Satin Hands… Same concept, but for you hands. Obviously.

What is your favorite beauty secret? Also, this was my first “beauty-related” post… Thoughts?

-Jess :)

Friday Favorites

T.G.I.F.

I’m ready to have a relaxing weekend at home. Maybe try to get my apartment together (I’ve lived there for 3 months and I still have stuff in boxes!).

Things I’m obsessed with this week:

  • The Bengals. After watching Hard Knocks on Tuesday night, I am SO pumped for this season. Side note: If anyone has an extra 1700 dollars lying around and wants to buy me season tickets, I wouldn’t turn them down.
  • My new Icebreaker Jacket. I have been keeping my eye on this website that sells Merino wool athletic gear for almost a year now… I knew things would have to go on sale eventually. And a few weeks ago, the ENTIRE site was 30% off. So I bought this jacket and have pretty much been living in it since it came in the mail. (Now everything is 40% off and I’m kinda pissed.)
  • We’re The Millers. There isn’t really much to do when I’m on-site at a client… So on Wednesday night, I went and saw “We’re The Millers” (I love seeing movies by myself). It was so hilariously funny, albeit awkward at times. But if you’re looking for a laugh, I recommend going to see it. (P.S. I had read the reviews prior to seeing it, but I really wanted some popcorn and had seen all the other movies that are showing).

Things I’m not obsessed with this week:

  • Shark Week. Yes, that’s right. I said it. I’m absolutely terrified of the ocean and after watching a couple hours of it this week, I’m convinced I’m never going into a body of water that isn’t a pool ever again… Did you know that bull sharks can live in fresh water?! AND they’re super aggressive! So terrified. I’m still having nightmares.
  • Frontier Airlines. WHO DOESN’T SERVE COMPLIMENTARY BEVERAGES ON A 3 HOUR LONG FLIGHT?! SO THIRSTY.

What are you obsessed with this week?

Happy weekend, everyone!!
-Jess

FINALLY THURSDAY

WHAT. A. WEEK.

Thursdays are the best day of the week in the consulting world… Because it means you FINALLY get to go home. My week has been crazy up and down, and I’m so excited to go home today.

Since this blog is a blank canvas, I am going to test out ideas as I go. I think on Thursdays or Fridays, I’m going to share my weekly obsessions. We’ll see how it goes. But that’s what I’m doing today!

OBSESSIONS:

  • Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade from Starbucks. I think I’ve had one every day this week… Better than a cup of coffee on a warm morning and the perfect afternoon outside drink. This is definitely my summer go-to.
  • My new camera. I’ve been experimenting with it this week (I just couldn’t leave it all alone in Ohio!!) and I’ve taken some really cool pictures of the rainbow outside my hotel, and the sushi I had for dinner on Monday. I also bought this tutorial and plan on playing with that this weekend!
  • My job. I had a really looooong day yesterday trying to figure out one particularly perplexing issue. I was feeling so defeated, because I spent all afternoon searching for answers and couldn’t find any. THEN. As I was leaving… I figured it out! Hard work pays off, you guys.
  • Orange is The New Black. I was watching a few episodes of this Netflix original series last night and LITERALLY laughing out loud to myself in my hotel room. The people next door must have thought I was crazy… Because I’m almost positive they could hear me.

Things I’m not obsessed with:

  • Speeding Tickets. Enough said.

What are you obsessed with this week?

Have a good weekend! I’m going to take a stab at one of my pinterest recipes tomorrow for dinner… So stay tuned!!

-Jess