The Lipstick League – week of 8.27.12

a blogger’s notes…

Question of the Week: – What compelled you to start a beauty blog?

Answer: Tyna and I were writers/reviewers for a couple of years at Megsmakeup back around 2008. When we got burned out (not unusual in the blog world…omg, I couldn’t possibly have another thing to say about lipgloss) we left. But within about 6 months, we found out we DID have more to say about lipgloss! And fashion and DIYs and recipes etc. So, we heart this was born from the idea of a beauty blog that talks about a wider range of subjects.

We love what we do: interacting with readers, the fun and dedication of reviewing (see above notes), being one of the first to try a new product, the AMAZING friends we’ve made in the beauty blog community. It feels like a privilege to be able to do this, and especially to do it with your best friend of almost 30 years.

Speaking of blogging friends, here’s what’s going on around the League this week…

Gouldylox Reviews – I shouldn’t be surprised by how much I’m enjoying Makeup Geek’s eyeshadows, but I can’t get enough of the subtle pop of color in the form of mythical creatures.

Lipglossiping – muses over iconic British store Liberty’s foray into the world of bodycare.

Nouveau Cheap – is no longer an Inglot virgin! She finally broke down and purchased some eyeshadows, but did they actually live up to the hype? Come find out.

Pink Sith – manages to work five Eric Carmen songs into her review of the Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eyeshadow # 27. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

Prime Beauty – takes a look at the new permanent lip collection from Laura Mercier. Smooth Créme Lip Colour debuts with 18 natural, semi-lustrous shades!

Phyrra – says OCC Nylon Lip Tar is very flattering on her. She compares it to several other bright lipsticks.

we heart this – the coverage of a lipstick, the feel of the balm, the fabulosity of none other; we’ve got swatches of all 16 Too Faced La Crème Lip Creams.

Beauty Junkies Unite – Become enamoured with the worldly colors from the MAC Styleseeker Collection after this review & swatches!

Clumps of Mascara – loves teddy bears. But she loves Too Faced’s Teddy Bear Hair Professional Brush Set even more. These are soem beautifully durable makeup brushes!

EauMG – Read Victoria’s B-A-N-A-N-A-S review of LUSH Ladyboy EDP!

Guest Post of the Week, as chosen by Gouldylox – My favorite blog right now is Hair Romance, the Australia-based hair blog about falling in love with your hair. Christina not only tells you which products are working, but shows you with beautiful photography exactly how to re-create them on your own.

What’s everyone up to this Holiday weekend?



Stef is a plethora of things. Amongst them: co-founder of we heart this, photographer, condiment connoisseur, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie. She also has a touch of wanderlust and, arguably, the cutest dog in the whole world...
skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products

3 thoughts on “The Lipstick League – week of 8.27.12”

  1. lipglossandspandex

    I started blogging because I realized I wanted to share my love of makeup with everyone else. I had been pretty active commenting on other websites, including Meg’s Makeup, and just decided I wanted to do my own thing.

  2. irene

    Blogging is fun and a real learing tool. Talking it over with others just makes sense.. I love trying new stuff too and sharing what I have found with others.. I like giving my two cents to others about products and enjoy sharing some of my most favorite recipes!

  3. kellie76

    I am so glad that @stef and @tyna do what they do. They provide us with an amazing community where we can talk about beauty and just about anything under the sun. I never get bored here. And it always feels fun and informative. Thanks for blogging ladies!!

    My holiday weekend is low key with studying and hanging out with my husband and dog at the farmer’s market and dog park. Good times!!

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