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Time for a new segment around here… we will call it…. Gotta Have It!  It’s pretty self explanatory.  It’s stuff I like- no, stuff I love and must have at least one of at all times.  And they aren’t paying me to say this, it’s the honest truth.  Case in point:  Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm. 

I was rushing through Walgreens one day and for some reason it caught my eye.  I have been a fan of Burts Bees for a long time now, I love their regular lip balm.  When I saw they had a tinted one I just had to try it.  I think I love it more than the regular lip balm! It is a perfect cross between their basic lip balm and colored lip gloss.  It’s super-moisturing with just a hint of color.  There are several colors, but I’ve only tried 2 so far.  Red Dahlia and Pink Blossom, both are fantastic.

I tried it first in Red Dahlia and shortly after I saw my buddy LeiLani, who happens to be a makeup artist.  Within 30 seconds the grilling began:

LeiLani: “What are you wearing on your lips?  It looks great!  Is it Clinique’s Black Honey?”

Me:  “No…”

LeiLani: “Clinique’s Super Balm?”

Me: “No…”

LeiLani: “MAC LipGlass?”

Me:  “No….”

LeiLani:  “Tell me what it is!!”

Me: <laughing hysterically at her because I knew it would drive her mad that she couldn’t figure it out>

It’s light enough that you can put it on and not feel like you are wearing any lipstick or gloss at all.  But it gives you just a flush of color so that your face looks more alive.  Here’s how much I love you, I’ll show you on my own lips.

See what I mean?  Barely there, but enough color to make you feel prettier.  It’s silky smooth too, not at all sticky or tacky like a regular lip gloss.  I think it runs about $7 and it is worth every dollar.  And this concludes our first edition of Gotta Have it!

My best friend and I have a revolving-trade-agreement going on.  I help her out with her marketing materials, she pays me in makeup.  Most of the time I feel like I’m getting the better end of that bargain! This is her new business card for her business, Makeup By Leiani.  She and I collaborated on the look and feel she was going for starting with a new shape, the oval, and designed around it.  She didn’t want to clog this card up with a bunch of text.  She conducts most of her scheduling online so we decided just her name, website, and phone number were necessary.  It’s part business card, part calling card and it has been receiving rave reviews.  It really stands out on a desk or in a sea of other business cards and it’s really fun to pass it out at mixers or other industry events.