Cheap & Chic
Lipsticks and lipglosses are my thing. I count leaving the house without one pretty much the start of a bad day/night so to make sure it never happens, almost every handbag I own has at least 10 lip products stashed in the pockets. You know, just in case. But this week I’ve been traveling and given that my clear, quart-sized bag is already packed to the brim with sunblock, perfume, moisturizers and makeup, I didn’t really have room for multiple sticks and glosses. Instead, I packed a few of my all time favorite low-key, yet highly versatile lipbalms that give really beautiful color payoff so I feel totally confident wearing it whether I’m just sight-seeing or to a fancy dinner. Also, all of these products help treat and moisturize my lips too so I don’t need to tote around anything extra. And the best part? Everything’s just a few dollars and can be found at pretty much any drugstore.
Nivea a Kiss of Cherry: Long lasting moisture, high gloss finish and the sheer wash of cheery red. This is the perfect product for gloss addicts who prefer a shiner finish with just a touch of color. Smooth lips, never waxy. Looks great on all skin tones and comes with SPF10 which makes it a great choice of beach or poolside lounging.
Just got a tip from green celebrity nail stylist Jenna Hipp that she used HIPPxRGB Nail Foundation F2 topped with Nail Tint T1 on the lovely Scarlett Johansson at The Avengers premiere this week. (See “More” for a photo of Scarlett’s nails.) The result? A perfectly matched nude polish.
If you’re as deeply in love with nude nail polish as I am, this is amazing because it’s often really hard to find a nude polish that matches your skin tone. This is also why I’m obsessed with the HIPPxRGB collection. It’s the first line of skin-tone specific, full coverage, all nude nail color, conceived with the idea that nude polish should match your nails—kind of like foundation or tinted moisturizer matches your face. (more…)
We’re kicking off our gift guide this year with one of our signature categories…Cheap & Chic! We hope that you’ll find delightful finds for your friends and family through our guides in the upcoming month. From all of us at TDO, we wish you a very happy holiday season! (more…)