But that was in my twenties. Now that I am older (and vaporizers have been invented) there really hasn’t been the need to light up. Until I found these babies from Jonathan Adler. I’ve been burning them for about 6 years now and every time I light one, people immediately want to know what it is. Including my mother who would NEVER spend $68 on a candle but has. And does. It’s my homes signature scent. We can’t keep them on the shelf at WAX – and at $68 it’s a pricey candle, but the upside is that when the candle is spent you are left with an amazingly awesome ceramic canister that’s perfect for storing cotton balls, q-tips, hair bands, bobby pins…or….
For years my cousin and I embraced the neutral lipgloss trend in college. And for years we had to hear the question “Aren’t you going to put on lipstick?” and reply “I’ve already got it on.” while receiving blank stares from our grandmothers and their sisters. They couldn’t understand the point of having on lipstick that you couldn’t see. Now that I’m older (why do I keep saying that on this blog??) I’ve come to appreciate the effect of a strong lip and a proper lipstick. It wakes you up. It makes a statement. But not only that, it says, I give a shit about how I look and I don’t care that I will have to reapply 6 times today. I will get up after lunch and take 5 minutes to make sure my lipstick is on, my skirt is straight, there is no residual food in my teeth and I can face the afternoon with confidence. You see, Kadi and I have been on this kick for a while. No one is more excited that us when NARS launches a new color. We are utterly and totally devoted to NARS for our lip colors. The colors are great because we can both wear them! Some of our all times faves are Schiap, Funny Face, Heat Wave and most recently Dragon Girl & Red Square which are matte lipstick crayons. Genius!
So if you think you can’t wear bright lipstick, think again. Go to the NARS counter, ask for the brightest orange or pink or red you see and give it a go. You might decide that your Grandmother knew something after all…..