This is Lassi in is thin application. I am loving this shade! And my first blog post I had said I felt the griny-ness of the shimmer. I do not feel it with this applied like this. Maybe it was the first application or the way I applied it that made more shimmer on my lips so that it would feel griny? I don’t know.
Hi all. One of my favorite Youtuber’s had recently launched a new makeup line. Currently, she is selling lipsticks only. She is an Indian. She named her makeup company Rani, which means queen. She believes everyone should feel like royalty and be empowered and confident when applying and wearing lipstick.
Her name is Eshani and her YouTube ID is TotalMakeupJunkie101. She loves reviewing makeup, especially lipsticks. Her very first makeup launch was Sparked Dazzling Lipstick line.
Sparked Dazzling reminds Eshani of fireworks in the night sky. These lipsticks are not matte shades. They have shimmer. They go very well with Medium to tan skin. However, she has tested these on fair and others and they all feel it is wearable. These lipsticks are cruelty and vegan free. They are made in America.
They are priced at $18, which is pricey; however, these lipsticks were not made with cheap ingredients and the shimmer in these are not cheap glitter. For the work she put into designing or lipstick, tube, and the packaging, I feel $18 isn’t too bad.
This line of lipsticks consist of six shades- nude, pink, red, orange, brown. and a deep vampy purple. They each have their own unique scent. But the scent is neither overpowering nor overwhelming.
One lipstick is called Lassi. Lassi is a vibrant, red-orange base with gold and pink shimmer. Lassi in Indian is a mango smoothie. So Lassi lipstick has a mango scent to it.
Latte is a chocolatey brown shade with a subtle violet and blue shimmer. Latte has a chai latte scent to it. I feel this is more daily wearable for me. It doesn’t show much glitter on my lips when I tried it compared to Lassi and Bindi (red shade). This did not feel too griny when pressing my lips together.
The delivery didn’t take long. I ordered this on April 9th and just received it today, April 13th a day earlier than the original delivery date.
Each lipstick packaging has a nice holographic design with Rani inscribed in a pink aluminum foil. On one side is a sticker shaded in the lipstick color along with its name.
Opening up the package to reveal the lipsick tube, you will see the lipstick tube resemble NARS’ in some ways. NARS’ is more rubbery. These tubes are not rubbery and they are not black. They are white; however, she did not make it rubbery because that can get dirty on the black tube (so imagine a dirty white tube).
The other three shades are:
To apply, they say prep your lips by exfoliating and moisturize. In order for a sheer look, apply a thin layer. Add more for full, intense color.
If you would like to purchase all six shades, you can for $99. I just purchased three to start off.
Lassi I got because of the mango scent and wanting to see if that orange will flatter my skin tone since I hear it’s supposed to flatter all. Latte I bought for the scent chai latte and thinking it might be a good daily wear for me. Bindi I purchased thinking I wanted to try the red-orange shade.
As for the shimmer, if you’re used to matte/cream shades without shimmer, you may feel a little uncomfortable wearing the shimmer. When your lips press together you may feel them. Also, I felt the Bindi and Lassi had too much shimmer. The shades are flattering, but the shimmer can be a bit too much for those not used to it.
The only lipstick I have with shimmer is from Kat Von D. Mercy is a nice garnet shade with a hint of shimmer. When wearing that one, I tolerated it more than these. I didn’t feel the shimmer as much as I do with the Rani lipsticks. However, when using it a lot, eventually, the lipstick in the bullet when applied felt griny. I am not sure if Rani lipsticks will do the same.
I feel like Rani’s is not as drying as Kat Von D’s, which is good if you’re the type who dislikes drying formulas or just need the moisturization.
As for the shades, I will definitely wear Latte. However, the other shades, I want to try adding a thin layer for a subtle sheer look. Otherwise, it will be out of my comfort zone. I feel Lassi and Bindi are more for parties when in full intensity. I am unsure of its sheerness.
Would I purchase more? I have my mind set on purchasing the only nude shade Tattoo. However, I will not splurge right away. I also want to try the Eclipse. Syrup is one I’m iffy because of its fuschia pink color, which I usually feel is too much for me.
I hope Eshani comes out with more lipsticks soon- more nonshimmer cream/matte shades. I can’t wait to see what’s in store with her eyes/face makeup. But overall, I really like Latte and I would support her new makeup line when I can.
Eshani’s passion for makeup is shown in her YouTube videos. Her reviews are honest. I am very glad she opened her new store Rani Cosmetics. How she put so much thought and details into her line is something not a lot of businesses do. For more information on her new lipstick launch, visit her YouTube TotalMakeupJunkie101 or Rani Cosmetics site.
There are so many characters and flavors. I haven’t found Minnie Mouse or Tigger, which are two I been wanting. I did find Mickey Mouse, which I wanted, but at the time couldn’t get.
For Star Wars and Lip Smacker fans, “…in a galaxy far, far away” four lip balms will be released. Sometime in April I hear Yoda, Darth Vader, Storm Trooper, and R2D2 will hit stores and Lip Smacker site. I’ve already seen reviews by my two favorite YouTube lip balm reviewers: Lip Balm Addict and PurpleStars02.
I’m usually wearing lipsticks often. But this year I seem to be going through a daily lip balm phase. I’m very picky about lip balms. I feel they are not very moisturizing or lasting. But wearing these, I feel like my lips are moisturized and once applied, I don’t feel the need to reapply within five minutes, thirty minutes, or an hour later. Even when I put this on before sleep, I wake up with my lips not dry.
Each character has their own flavor. After my review, I will tell you my top favorites and which I would like to have an extra. For review, the characters are picked by the pictures I took before blogging.
Tsum Tsum 1:
Based on pictures because my boxes are in my trunk, I have two Dale’s, rather than Chip and Dale. It’s a bit upsetting I didn’t check one box before purchasing when I went back to get its twin, but I still kept it. *facepalm for not reading the box before purchasing*
I might give one away to someone who really likes the smell of Kooky Oatmeal Cookie. This scent is not my favorite and if I were to have duplicates of certain Tsum Tsums, this one wouldn’t make the cut. I guess Dale just got lucky. Luck, the daily prompt word for yesterday… my mind’s still thinking about that. Anyways, these are so cute even if I don’t like the scent so much.
These stacked easy. Some Tsum Tsums for me were very hard to stack.
Removing is simple. Just twist the bottom cap and a half egg shape on the cap will appear. Smelling, this does smell like oatmeal cookies. But it’s not my kind of cookie flavor or smell.
On my hand this lip balm left no tint, just a shinyness. The same on my lips.
Tsum Tsum 2&3:
These Tsum Tsums are together pictured because their flavors are similar. Both have a blueberry scent.
On the left, from the movie Lilo and Stitch, meet Stitch.
Stitch’s flavor is Blueberry Wave. That scent reminds me of blueberry chewy Airheads. Though blueberry scent isn’t in my top five favorites, between this and Dory’s, this one to me, is more lighter blueberry scent and my favorite.
Dory, Dory, Dory… your memory might be a bit hazy, but Lip Smacker’s sure knows how to make you look, smell, and flavor named adorable. Blue Tang Berry, like I said before, a bit more stronger berry scent than Stitch’s. If you’re a blueberry fan you’ll love this one. Again no tint.
Tsum Tsum 4:
Tsum Tsum 7:
From the classic childhood movie of a child and his best friends who are stuffed animals comes the little old gray donkey who’s always down in the dumps and losing his tail.
For a character who’s so depressed, you would think their flavor would be a gloomy one and their name would quite so fit it. But nope! “Cheer Up Buttercup”, the sad lil’ Eeyore wants a smile on your face. Even when his face has none….
This little bear stuffed with fluff (or should I say stuffed with balm), wasn’t the next on the list. I switched it because it goes along with Eeyore. Carrying his honey pot full of honey around and diving his hands and even his nose in it until he gets stuck, Winnie the Pooh loves his honey! So it’s only fitting that Lip Smacker would name a scent after his favorite snack in the world- honey!
This lip balm is called Honey Pot and it’s one of my favorites. This has a nice honey scent.
And here’s the swatch you probably don’t need to see; since it’s all the same- no tint, just shine.
Tsum Tsum 9:
Thumper from Bambi is up! It’s our second to last scented lip balm.
Thumper’s kisses smells like caramel on your lips. That’s why it’s called Caramel Kisses. As for me and caramel, well… caramels not my favorite candy, flavor, or scent. So when it comes to talking about it I’ll let Thumper’s quote speak for itself.
Last but not least, everyones favorite childhood fairy from Peter Pan. Well, most everyone’s. It’s Tinkerbell!
The scent is a pleasing peachy scent. I like the color of this balm. And like all the others, it doesn’t leave any tint.
At first when I tried opening Eeyor, I was ready to pop him open by pulling on his body until I turned him over to see the words, “Twist off”. The bottom twist off. I saw another YouTube video on Marvel collection that their heads came off. That’s why I started pulling on the body.
If they were to come out with more, I wish they would come out with Disney Princess Tsum Tsums. At least the old classics- Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Aurora, Snow White, and Sleeping Beauty. In addition to that, Pochahontas, Anna and Elsa from Frozen. They could make it like they did with the Marvel characters:
I hear Star Wars will be hitting stores in April. Lip Smackers if you read this, maybe you can make a tribute to Princess Leia and create a lip balm? A Tsum Tsum one. I wonder what flavor that would be….
Hey all. I haven’t written in a while. Today is the one year death anniversary of my grandma and in 11 days my Dad’s one year. So, my family and I had a prayer service for the two today.
After that, I decided to walk around Walmart. I was looking into lipsticks until I talked myself out of them and into lip balms. I looked at the ones they had and saw the lip smackers. They had four party packs of eight lip balms.
Not knowing the price, I took three of them to the cashier. I didn’t get the Original, which was one out of the four. The other I didn’t get was Nerds one because it rang up $8 and another one, Hershey’s rang up $5. The Skittles one was my first choice- it’s price- $8. But it was my first choice; therefore, the price didn’t matter much.
Skittles pack I will review first on just because it was the first I had opened and tried. Taste-wise all the Skittles and Hershey’s ones were tolerable to me except for Berry Punch, the first lip balm I used today. All of the Skittles lip balms applied nicely on my lips. Hershey’s party pack had two to three that had a little to much harder time gliding onto my lips because of the wax. After they heated touching lips, they glided on smoothly.
This Strawberry is one of the two in Skittles pack. Why they added two, who knows. But I noticed this one has a stronger strawberry smell than the other one. Maybe they decided to make a light scented one for those sensitive to stronger scent? Whatever the case, for me this scent wasn’t my fave between the two. I preferred the lighter scented, which is shown down below.
This Green Apple smelled so good. For me, this was lighter and tolerable than the ChapStick company’s Green Apple (I’m not sure if their’s was sour or not). Taking the picture, the packaging on this reminds me of Christmas. Green Apple scent reminded me of green apply lollipop.
3. Strawberry Starfruit:
Anyways, another strawberry! This one is Strawberry Starfruit. I never smelled a starfruit before but I know there is such a thing because I teach it to the kids and have seen a picture. This lip balm to me, I don’t know what I’m smelling. It’s not pure strawberry I’m smelling (that was my first thought). Either way, the scent is a very nice light scent.
4. Banana Berry:
The first time I smelled this Banana Berry, I could only smell banana. Usually, I hate the smell of banana on any lip balms. But this one I didn’t mind. It wasn’t overpowering. Now as I take another sniff at it, I notice berry scent mixed with the banana. It is a nice smell; however, not my everyday bowl of fruit.
5. Mango Tangelo:
Before I start talking about this one, I do have to mention: I LOVE MANGO! I love the fruit. I love the scent. I have The Body Shop’s Mango Lip Butter, which smells exactly like this one. There’s only a few mango flavored things I don’t like and this is not one of them. It smells like mango like I had mentioned. If you like The Body Shop one, you will or may like this, too.
I wish I could try this one out to review, but I can’t due to my Nickel Food Allergy and Allergic Rhinitis. Everything I smell that I’m allergic to will soar into my nose and into my sinus areas where pressure will generate.
One time I sprayed Wonderstruck on me last year and the raspberry smell made my nose want to burst and bleed. My eyes watered and my head pained so badly.
Therefore, sorry I am unable to review it. I did smell it to see whether or not it will be bearable for me. However, it immediately messed with my sinus area.
7. Berry Punch:
Berry Punch, I want to call Berry Burst, though I don’t know why. This one my nose does get a little strong scent from it. But it’s the one I wore when I first opened it and it didn’t bother my sinuses as much as Raspberry did. The scent is not my first choice, but I’d wear it once in awhile.
Well, there you have it. Enough Skittles to taste the rainbow! Out of the eight or seven since one I cannot use at all, my most favorite ones- Strawberry Starfruit, Mango Tangelo, and the second Strawberry.
One thing I wish they did, instead of adding two strawberries, there could have been another flavor. Other than that, I feel like these are very moisturizing and highly worth the price! Even at $8, you get eight in a pack, that’s $1/lip balm, which some single lip balms start at $1.
Now onto the Hershey’s pack. Though I am not supposed to have chocolate due to heavy nickel, I found the chocolate ones tolerable except for Hershey’s Kisses. That one had a bit more stronger scent than the Reese’s and and Hershey’s themselves.
This one on first application started breaking, tiny pieces flaking on my lips. However, once it heated up, the application was more smoother.
Why does this one have to be such a strong scent compared to the other two!!! I love chocolate. I was hoping if I can use these maybe I can lay off the candies themselves. I’m not quite sure whether or not I can wear the other two, however, this one, I choose not. It does smell like Hershey’s Kisses. This is one of the two that does leave a slight tint on the lips.
I would never have guessed the product would be orange. I don’t know why. I thought it would be more brownish. The bright orange surprised me. I really like this one. This definitely smells like Reese’s. This one took a few seconds before it heated and glided on lips.
4. Jolly Rancher Cherry &Watermelon:I decided to review both these at the same time so that way the blog won’t be so long and also because they are in the same category- Jolly Rancher. They both smell really nice. They both easily glided on lips.
5. Hershey’s Milk Chocolate:
Like the other chocolate flavors, this one smells just like milk chocolate. I am iffy on if I will keep using it. I am trying Reese’s because that one didn’t give me much of a headache. This one gave me a slight one that’s all. This one had the most tint. Apply this all over and your lips will look chocolatey smooth and moisturized!
6. Bubble Yum Cotton Candy:
7. Twizzlers Strawberry:
And another strawberry. For strawberry lovers, I’ll tell you you’ll love the first pack giving you two strawberries and a strawberry starfruit. And if you get both of these packs, you’re all set with three strawberry balms.
I can’t smell anything on this one. But to be honest, before when I ate Twizzlers, I used to smell them sometimes and don’t remember any scent that stood out to me. I’m sure someone out there can smell it. Just my nose cannot. But the application glides on smoothly.
Overall, I like these Lip Smackers. Would I buy them again? Yes and no. Yes for the Skittles; no for the Hershey’s mainly because Hershey’s has more of what I shouldn’t have- chocolate. The other had only Raspberries. If chocolate didn’t set off allergies, I’d definitely buy more. I am trying the Reese’s one to see if I can tolerate it. It’s the lightest scent between the three.
Have you tried any Lip Smackers?
These thirteen NARS Velvet Lip Glide’s are $26 each. Sephora sells a holiday Mind Game Lip Glide Set for $45. This set contains six minis (three cult faves and three limited editions).
Velvet Lip Glides are “high-pigment formula that glides like a gloss, cloaks like a lipstick- and feels like nothing else.”
These lip glides are non sticky, semi-matte without the dryness. NARS’ lip glides are “developed with Oil Infusion Complex, an innovative concentration of precious oils, fused to create a smooth-glide effect. Fully coats lips on contact with smooth, saturated, semi-matte style.
Named for the personal power and play of ’70s counterculture, Velvet Lip Glide shades invoke the era’s new vibe with references to legendary venues and unforgettable attitude.
Mineshaft: Above is mineshaft. This is a bright yellow-red shade that I love. It’s bright for a summertime day. Summer is over, but this color gives you something to hope for. This shade looks more orange on me. At least, it does to me. I love this one. It doesn’t seem patchy or inconsistent when applying. It glides on like NARS claims.La Main Bleue: A rich berry shade. This is the first one I purchased at Sephora store before buying the set and Mineshaft online.
I have worn this one at least two full days. I love this shade. Although it may not last all day for me, it’s easy to reapply at lunch time.Bound: Above and below pictures show a beautiful nude shade called bound. Bound is a soft rose pink on NARS’ site; on Sephora’s as a soft magenta.
Looking at the picture, this shade does not seem too much on me. It looks okay. But off the camera, I feel like this shade does not cover my dark spots on the outer areas of my lips as much as other colors.
No. 675: This shade is one of the three limited edition shades. This is a deep peach shade. Off camera, it looked like a brownish shade on me. I think it was due to the lighting. Overall, I really love this shade.
Chez Claude: I love this shade ever since my first swatch at Sephora store! Chez Claude is a warm pink. Usually pinks are my least favorite to wear on me. La Main Bleue and this are two of my favorites I have tried so far with this product. Chez Claude is another of the three limited edition lip glides.
Unspeakable: Described on Sephora’s site, Unspeakable is a reddish pink. NARS describes it as a Garnet color on theirs. On me, this doesn’t seem to have any pinks. It looks more dark brown with some reddish shade.
Sephora’s how to use list three ways on applying these lip glides. Apply to bare lips for best color pay off and wear.
For more dramatic look, line the lips with NARS’ Velvet Lip liner for definition. Then, fill in with the lip glide for more intense, semi-matte color.
Blot lips and allow color to set for a few minutes for a sheer look.
Finally, for a stain effect, apply by pressing pigment into lips with the fingertips.
I never liked lip glosses. But this velvet textured lip glide doesn’t feel sticky and too much on my lips. I love the color pay off and that there is more than one way to wear it. There are thirteen shades and three limited edition included in the six mini holiday set. These feel moisturizing. They never make my lips feel dry or cracked/chapped.
This lip glides are semi-matte, as NARS claims; therefore, they do not dry fully matte and transfer can be expected. Depending on which of the three ways you apply it, transfer can range from little to a lot. Read below for the three ways to apply.
Each mini sized lip glides contain 0.12 oz/3.5 mL of product. Full size products contain 0.2 oz/5.9147 mL. The set is $45 and contains six mini. Each individual full size sells for $26.
Today, is a rather Subdued kind of day. I can’t shake this feeling I have felt since last September.
No matter what I do, I feel like a failure. Useless. Worthless. No one needs me.
I spend my money because the only place I can roam off to, if not home, is the shopping centers. Squander every dollar, every penny.
Somehow, I have not touched my emergency funds envelope I started this month for a class I’m taking.
An African American lady yelled at me- how I’m blocking the whole damn street- in her own words. She almost hit my car to make me reverse. Stubborn me just honked my horn not moving. Was I right? Was I wrong? Maybe that was a battle I should have walked away from.
But this is why I stayed. I sat there waiting for a parking space for like 5 minutes. I turned the correct way where the arrows show entrance. She just comes from the opposite side and knows I’m there. The lady walking knew I was there.
Yet, this lady in the car decides to ask her if she could have that parking space.
I felt invisible. I felt hurt. Why do people have to be so rude? And then she has the nerve to call me rude for I’m entering the area correctly and waiting patiently for a parking space when she’s coming from the other end and saying I’m blocking the street. I wanted to tell her lady, this is not a street. But I decided not to.