Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Lip Series - Deep Plum Lips


Fall is one of my favorite seasons. This time of year makes me excited because it symbolizes a renewal in our daily lives. Fall is that time of year where you can incorporate the vibrant colors of nature (the reds, oranges, golds, brown, and plums) in to your daily beauty routine. As my homage to Fall, I am going to feature some of my favorite lipstick and lip gloss looks during the month of September.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back on the Scene: Gloss and Sticks Beauty



Sometimes in life, you get busy and lose sight of things that are important to you. Truthfully speaking, I am disappointed with myself for not updating Gloss and Sticks on a regular basis. In 2010, I started Gloss and Sticks as an extension of my love for lipsticks and lip gloss. However, it grew to become more about my enthusiasm for all things beauty. Gloss and Sticks was my little spot on the web that I could share and exchange information with other like minded individuals.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Hot Weather Blues - Warm Weather Make-up Tips

I thought I was ready for the summer. However, the high temperatures in Northeastern North Carolina have me missing the cool, early spring temperatures. Like most of my beauty junkies, we are trying to figure out how to maintain our fierce make-up looks while trying to stay cool. I wish my only advice to my hot weather beauties was to stay inside where the AC is constantly running on 68 - 70 degrees Fahrenheit. In reality, our lives are much more complicated than being able to stay at home. The following are some of my tips for the hot weather blues, while trying to maintain a fierce face.

Nail Files - Essie Coat Azure


Essie released A French Affair Collection for Spring, 2011. I purchased this from CVS during the 50% off sale. I also picked up Sand Tropez and French Affair.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Nail Polish Collection and Possible Dupe for Mermaid's Tears


I recently visited my local Trade Secret to pick up Mermaid's Tears and the Silver Shatter from the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean Collection. As I browse the store, I noticed they had a mini pack of 4 of the polishes from Pirates of the Caribbean collection. I picked them up along with Mermaid's Tears. the regular size polishes retail for about $8.50 and the mini collection retails for $14.50. I was unable to purchase the Silver Shatter, because according to the sales clerk that it will be shipped to them in a couple of weeks. Hopefully, I will have a chance to swing back and pick it up.