In the words of Mrs. Doubtfire, HELLOOOOOO!
SO SORRY for the long delay since my last post! I've had quite a bit going on with work and wedding (gurrrrrrllll...let me tell you...I had to buy a new wedding dress!!! With less than 2 months to spare! More on that in a minute) so I haven't had time to sit down, zen out, and compose a post. I decided to MAKE time so here we are! Thank you for sticking with me!
Today I decided to review a lipstick I've had a long-standing love affair with but have never posted about! The lover I speak of is Dior Addict Lipstick in 260 Rose Déshabillé, which means Pink Negligee in French. Ooh la la!
Rose Déshabillé is a sheer cool pink with microfine shimmer, giving the lips a divine look of fullness.
This lipstick feels like absolute butter going on! You seriously may use up a quarter of the tube in a week just because it feels so heavenly when you apply it. You can wear a swipe or two for a sheer hint of pink or really jam it home (hockey slang totally works for makeup application, right?!) by coating the lips like it's going out of style tomorrow. Either way, it's a beautiful color and I reach for it so often it's earned a permanent spot in my purse for quick-draw application situations!
Rose Déshabillé lasts on my lips for about 3 hours before I start feeling the itch to reapply. It may last longer in the warmer months when my lips aren't parched and ravaged from winter dryness.
I know this isn't the greatest lip swatch, but it's after 2 AM so my makeup isn't exactly fresh and my chin has been breaking out like crazy. I figured this was better than nothing!
Oh dear, I haven't even mentioned the packaging! It is an absolute stunner. The lipstick is housed in a metal tube that slides out of a plastic outer case stamped with Dior. Though the outer part appears clear at first glance, caught in the right lighting, it has a gorgeous iridescent purple to yellow ombre color. Remember "Bo Knows Football"? Think "Dior Knows Packaging"! The fancy case is just the icing on top of a lovely cupcake of a lipstick, but the beautiful shell also bumps it up into the fabulous gift category. Wrapping paper is completely moot!
Look how much I've used!! I'm SO close to hitting lipstick PAN!
Have you tried any of the offerings from the Dior Addict Lipstick line? What's your favorite shade?
My Rating: A
Where to Buy: Sephora
Ok, y'all. Let me tell you about the dress sitch! My mom and I found a beautiful wedding gown together on a random Saturday about 2 years ago. I've had it hidden away in our spare room ever since. My goal (2 years ago) was to lose a significant amount of weight for total wedding-day-and-beyond fierceness and have the dress altered to fit my new ballerina-esque frame. Ah....the best laid plans! Fast forward to last Saturday, I have yet to lose weight and the wedding date is rapidly approaching (April 26th!) so it's time to give up the good fight and get the dress altered to fit my current shape. We tote the dress into a lovely Russian lady's tailoring shop. After much examination, tutting and raised eyebrows, she tells us (my mom and I) that it's outside of her comfort zone and recommends we go to a friend of hers on the other side of town who "might" be able to do it. Without completely giving away what the dress looks like, there's a lot of ruffles and a train and much complication. So we go to tailor option 2, who also says he can't do it because it's too difficult. So I'm pretty much mentally shutting down at this point because WHAT?! So, being the amazing person that she is, my mom saved the day by suggesting we go to a local dress retailer and have the whole "Are you saying yes to the dress" sparkle fairies moment that we didn't have 2 years prior when we bought my original dress from a bridal outlet. One major issue we had was the fact that my dress wasn't bought from one of the larger retailers in town so their bridal specialist alterations people wouldn't work on it. The rule is if you didn't buy it there, you can't have it altered there. Anywho, at first, I just thought "This is nuts!" but I slept on it and decided I loved the idea of getting a second chance at the whole experience AND buying it from a shop that could do the alterations in-house. Plus, I figured I could sell my first dress and recoup some, if not all, of the money on it. So on my mom's 60th birthday, we traipsed out to the bridal shop and ended up finding the most perfect and amazing dress that makes me feel like a Bolshoi ballerina (Swan Lake-style, obvs!)! It was one of my favorite days ever with my mom, and I am so grateful for her in general and for everything she's done for me both wedding-related and over the years! My second dress (OMG, I hope you guys don't think I'm a diva! That sounds SO diva! I swear I'm not a bratty wiener!) is being altered as we speak and I pick it up on March 26th. I'm counting down the days and I am SOOOO excited to wear it on my wedding day! Did you ever think you had something completely nailed down only to have it erupt at the last minute into complete craziness?
Love to you all! Thank you again for being patient during my slow posting time!