Sunday, January 17, 2010

ask yourself...
what's your virtue?
i've seen these beauties floating around the blogging world for a while now and have been really wanting to try them out. it's no secret that i have a life long addiction to blistex (i'll save that story for another time) and therefore am constantly searching for something, anything, to relieve me of my addiction! well, i can't say i've given up the blistex entirely but i can say that i'm loving these glosses!
after reading about them on others' blogs i checked out the WHAT'S YOUR VIRTUE website and i gotta admit, i fell in love with their philosophy:
*taken from their site*
Our Story... In the beginning, there was a mother with teen and preteen daughters. While on a shopping trip three years ago, she was made keenly aware of what beauty products were available to purchase. She was shocked at the explicit and suggestive names found on numerous brands of lip gloss. She didn’t feel it was appropriate for her 13 year old daughter to put such messaging in her pocket, let alone on her lips. The mother went home with no lip gloss, but with a strong desire to make a difference. After collaborating with her friends, an idea was born to create a lip gloss that would support a positive message, not only for her girls but for women everywhere. Enter What’s Your Virtue?, a company founded by three friends who believe beauty starts from within. We want to remind all women of the simple and virtuous things in life. What better place to start than on your lips?

isn't that a lovely thought? choosing a virtue, carrying it around with you in your pocket all day, endowing your kisser with virtuous thoughts. i love it! and luckily a little elf heard i wanted to try these out and slipped some into my stocking. for weeks i've been carrying around the virtues of
curiosity, wisdom and simplicity.
i love them
they're not too sticky or waxy like chapstick or some glosses
(i love blistex because it's creamy smoothiness.
so very not sticky and waxy like most chapsticks/glosses)
i love the colors - i thought that maybe wisdom and curiosity would be too bright,
but they are perfect. just a tint of color.
and they all glitter a little
but not like "gem, truly outrageous!" glitter.
and the best part...
they stay on forever
i mean forever
obviously if i eat, or lick my lips
or some such anti-stay-on activity it comes off
but otherwise
my lips shine on
and on
love it!
i can't wait to try them all
so thank you! thank you! thank you! to the little What's Your Virtue elves that sent me some trial glosses - i love them all and will always be extra reminded to be curious, seek wisdom and live with simplicity as i enjoy my non-sticky, extra shiney, forever glossy lips!

1 comment:

Nikki said...

Nice nod to "gem, truly outrageous." It's as if that crazy song was just waiting to pop into my head! Glad you enjoy your lip gloss. Always so fun to find good ones...especially with fun and positive messages. I think I could use a little bit of that fun!