Archive for April 15th, 2008

I haven’t even really started, but I think this is going to be one of my favorite/most random posts! Also, on a side note, click on the links (particularly the art cars!), you won’t be disappointed.

It’s no secret that I’m pretty much addicted to lip products. My absolute favorite is Burt’s Bees. I just love the original Burt’s Bees and the tingly-ness and usually apply SEVERAL times a day. It keeps my lips smooth and soft. I really enjoy swirling my finger round and round the small tin filled with beeswaxy goodness, but I also do enjoy the tube. And its all natural too, which is a definite added bonus. So when I was checking to make sure I had the correct web address so you could visit Burt online, I noticed that this is the 3rd Annual Bee-utify Your World Mobile tour. Usually, stuff this cool doesn’t stop anywhere close to where I am, but I clicked over anyway, just to check. And they are going to be in Houston. AND on a weekend I will be there! It seems meant to be. Which brings me to the venue that will be hosting the mobile tour.

The Art Car Parade. And apparently Houston has the largest and oldest art car parade in the world. This is the kind of crap I love seeing drive around Houston…the Easy Cheese Car, the Frogmobiler, Jesus Christ Monkey Car and Ant-Car-Tica. These art car people are hard core, and some of them even drive around town on a regular basis, IN THEIR ART CAR! From childhood I can remember seeing several; the shark fin van – a huge shark fin on wheels; the mouse bug – an old vw bug with huge mouse ears; the pez car – with pez dispensers covering the car in it’s entirety. I’m sure there were more but those are just the main ones that stick out in my mind. Sometimes I visit Ehow.com if I want to see how to do something (you really can find ANYTHING on there), and just googling it simply isn’t enough. I was going to write you AndreaHow directions on how to make an art car but they really do have it on eHow.com so check it out here. (although, FYI, my description would include optional paper mache, chicken wire, trash or large collections of stuff you may have sitting around the house. Mom, Dad, I’ve got the perfect use for those coffee mugs!)

Anyway, the art cars have me distracted. One year, George Clinton (from the group Parliament, “driving force of the P-Funk sound” , and mastermind of hits such as “Flashlight,” “Dr. Funkenstein,” “Do Fries go with that shake,” and “Funkentelechy”) rode on an art car designed by kids from my high school alma mater. But in case you are interested in checking out the Burt’s Bees mobile tour/free hand massage/buzzy the Burt’s Bees mascot, you could check it out on Saturday, May 10th from 9:00am – 1:00pm (tailgate, then parade starts at 1:00PM) in Houston. Check their website for more details.

So, back to my obsession with lip products. In addition to Burt’s Bees, I’ll almost try any lip product. At one time I think I counted somewhere between 10 and 15 various lip products in my purse at one time (multiple shades of lipstick, the pre-requisite Burt’s, some plumping stuff, tinted lip balm, several lip glosses, you get the picture.) So this weekend, I got to go to Sephora (a whole ‘nother post…I’ll spare you that one today). And saw yet another lip product I JUST HAD TO HAVE! It’s called O-Gloss by Smashbox.

And I am happy to report, I do not regret my decision. O-Gloss is a “microcirculating lip gloss with goji berry-c complex.” I don’t know what goji berries are, but I do know that O-Gloss is super cool. It’s clear in the tube, you generously apply to your dry, pale lips, and it magically transforms them with your own custom shade of pink. I was worried that the pink might be too much for me, but I think that was when I applied a lot (remember, I’m an admitted frequent applier.) It also has a great glossiness to stickiness ratio (I hate too sticky lip gloss!)

So what do you think?

Before goji berries….

After goji berries…


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