Wow! It’s been a few years! No real explanation for the absence- I just stopped doing it and felt more and more embarrassed that hadn’t made an entry for weeks…months…years. But the I was bitten by the bug again recently and I know the perfect thing to talk about!
HOLOGRAPHIC LIP GLOSS!
I’m actually not that into makeup trends (or makeup in general) but I first heard about the trend about a year and half ago and became fascinated by it. I loved how iridescent it looked and how colors changed depending on the light. I can’t remember how I first heard about it but I do remember seeing a picture via Google Image Search and reading a Glamour article about it. I think this was about December of 2016.
Reading that the lip gloss was by Sigma I went right over to Sigma’s website… and they were sold out. Not a surprise for me- I’m always late to the party! But Sigma did announce on their website that it would be coming back Spring 2017 and sign up for their newsletter for the announcement, which I promptly did! In the meantime, I tried making my own and THAT WAS AN ADVENTURE IN IT’S OWN RIGHT (that I will talk about sometime in the future) and I purchased Jesse’s Girl “Glow Stix” that looked really cool while waiting ever-so-patiently for Sigma’s restock.
AND THEN THE DAY CAME
There were only 4 colors available instead of the initial 5 at launch but I was so excited I bought all 4! And then they arrived in the mail! And then I got to open them! And I felt…a little underwhelmed. In pictures and videos, they looked so much more pigmented and the effect so much more extreme. I felt the effect in real life was far more subtle than what the internet was saying. Ah well, I was still happy to have them.
So now flash forward a year later to March of 2018. I had some coupons for makeup and strolled into an Ulta Beauty. First time I’ve actually been in an Ulta Beauty because once again, I’m not much of a makeup person but I did need to restock a few things. While browsing, I saw a display for holographic makeup and remembered my obsession from a year ago. Hitting the internet once again (because The Internet KNOWS ALL) I found out far more brands had come out with holographic lip gloss and the obsession was reinvigorated! Before I knew it, I have a small tote case of holographic lip gloss of about 100 different tubes and about 20 different brands.
Thinking what I could do with all my lip products, I thought “Hey, why don’t I review them?” Because after a few hundred dollars, at least a hundred swatches, and wearing a few, I HAVE OPINIONS. Also a good excuse to restart my blog and have a creative outlet.
Not sure how consistent I will be, but I’m hoping to post once a week. And I’ll talk about other things other than lip gloss. I’ll still talk about fashion, Lolita, sewing, and other related things.
Welcome back to blogging!