I'm not much of a makeup girl. I tend to stick with my powder and eyeliner and don't experiment with new things all that much. And the closest I get to lipstick is Chap-Stik. But I wandered into Ulta this weekend and decided to try some new things.
I keep hearing about the new Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm, so I picked one up in Honeysuckle. It's a really pretty, barely there nude that's just enough color to make your lips look a little more polished. And best of all, it doesn't have that hateful Burt's Bees peppermint smell (I know, I know - I'm the only person on the planet who hates the original Burt's Bees smell, but that stuff is STRONG!).
I liked the idea of this nude theme, so I headed over to the nail polish and found a nude shade there too. Seems like nude-tinted nails are big in Hollywood right now (and we should be basing all our decisions on what's big in Hollywood, right?), so I came home with Ulta brand polish in "It's Nude to Me.*" It looks really pretty on, and makes you look tanner than you actually are (even with the use of your TanTowels).
Incidentally, my left hand is purely ornamental. Its sole purpose in my life is symmetry, so painting my right hand nails is incredibly difficult. I've found that my nails look better if I paint on a coat of clear polish first and then paint on the color. It goes on smoother and somehow makes me look like less of a toddler-playing-in-mommy's-makeup. Just a tip.
*Note: If your job is to hire the people who name nail polish, please call me. I will work for Barely Nothing (See what I just did there? I gave you an alternate name for this polish!)