The Lipstick League: Week of 11/12/12

Hey lovelies! Hope you’ve had a stellar weekend! I know I usually chit chat about fun stuff in this section for the week, but I really want to send out a gentle reminder about those less fortunate, as we go into the week of Thanksgiving. I hope this doesn’t sound preachy, but helping those less fortunate is something I’m very passionate about. I know I am VERY blessed and fortunate for all that I have, and I always try to “pay it forward”, especially during this time of year.

You might remember the Twitter chat I told you about with the hashtag #BetterTogether, last week. The purpose was to inspire everyone to help the hungry in small ways this holiday season—in an initiative to feed over 2 million people, by Unilever and Feeding America. (Coincidentally in that chat, I won 500 meals for the hungry—donated in my name—just for tweeting during the chat. And I’d do it again, in a HEART BEAT.) You wouldn’t believe what little helps—and it goes beyond donating money. How about donating a few unexpired items from your pantry that you picked up, but later decided you just weren’t feeling them for dinner, after all? Even donating an inexpensive bag of rice or beans into those donation boxes that retailers often have out during this time of year helps, BIG TIME.

I made a non-perishable grocery run this week for my local food bank, and if you’d like to do the same—please check out Feeding America’s list of food banks. (You can find one by putting in your zip code.) Thanks for considering it guys, it means a lot to me!


Question of the week: What beauty item(s) are you most happy to have purchased before it was discontinued?

Answer: Eek! In recent memory—I don’t recall anything! But what’s funny is, when Max Factor stopped distribution in the U.S. a few years ago, I had people emailing me left and right asking me how to get their mascaras and Pan-Stik. People were offering to buy any that even I might have! (I didn’t happen to have any, and nope! I’d NEVER sell an editorial sample.)

Lipglossiping – injects some fun into her beauty routine with Urban Decay’s latest mini-palette!

Gouldylox Reviews – This curling iron is part magic and part mystery. I don’t know why the curls last for DAYS, but they do. Check out the pictures for proof!

Nouveau Cheap – I’m so obsessed with my current favorite lipstick (retail: $6) that all of my other lip colors seem to be collecting dust right now.

Pink Sith – wants to know if you see the same thing that she sees when she looks at the Lise Watier Glamour Rose Illuminating Face & Body Powder.

Prime Beauty – got into a little skirmish recently with her fellow bloggers. See what she chose as her mascara warrior in Makeup Wars-Battle of the Best Mascara.

Phyrra – tells you how she thinks mascara should be advertised!

Vampy Varnish – really likes the new Buxom Time to Shine Lip Collection for the holidays!

we heart thisDo you want to win a Clarisonic? (I’ll help, the answer is YES!)

Beauty Junkies Unite – See Amber’s 6 recent product picks for total complexion perfection!

Clumps of Mascara – tried CoverGirl Lashblast Clump Crusher mascara and whoa…it shocked her!

EauMG It’s that time again. Gift guide time! Here’s EauMG’s Holiday 2012 Gift Guide for Vintage Beauties.

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Lipglossiping – Cafe Makeup ensures that Chanel’s Liquid Eyeliner in Platine secures itself a place on my Christmas wish list!