Middle Aged Beauty Queen

What’s on my Vanity? Lipsticks!

Posted on: July 31, 2012

What’s on my vanity? Is really whats in my basket. Yes, it’s a nice Longaberger basket, remember when everyone was buying Longaberger baskets? Do they still? I haven’t heard of a Longaberger basket party for so many years, but I do love their baskets and have way more than anyone person should own. Not that I obsess much. For the past 6 weeks I’ve had lipstick 💄in my vanity/basket. For those of you new to my blog and you tube channel I keep items in a basket, on top of my vanity I’m somewhat overwhelmed with, as in I have too many, and I need to work through them to see which ones I like, which ones work for me and which ones I need to find a new home for.
My first basket was full of mascara. I’d found myself inundated with lots of different mascaras. At some point I put them all in the basket, kept it on top of my vanity so that I used each and every one. By the end of the month I knew what mascara worked for me and what ones did not. The next month I did eyeshadows, then blush. This system works very well for me and I’m quite pleased with myself for coming up with this idea, (pats self on the back). Finally this brings us to this months item: lipsticks.💄


20120731-145036.jpg These are my favorite lipsticks from my collection of Revlon. They are Mink, Teak Rose, Fire & Ice and Cherries in the Snow, going left to right. As you may or may not know CITS and F&I were released in 1953 along with nail polish to match your lips to tips. I love this trend and so happy it is coming back. I wrote about this back in November, which at that time Revlon was the only brand you could find matching lips to tips. Look just a few short months later and Butter London released the Lippy, soon to be followed by Mac and I’ve heard Estée Lauder is jumping on that band wagon. My all time favorite combination of lips to tips will always be CITS.

20120731-150344.jpg(This photo was from the first ad campaign for CITS & F&I, I did not take this photo myself)

This Mac Viva glam IV and Vincent Longo Eve Rose. Both such great lipsticks. I did a review of the Vincent Longo lipstick here. I promise I will do a post about the Mac viva Glam project. Every cent of the purchase price of your Viva Glam lipstick you buy goes to the Mac Aids foundation. They are doing such great things for those afflicted with aids and for the families of thos afflicted with this terrible disease. I like it that ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE PURCHASE PRICE GOES TO THE FOU DATION. I feel very strong about this and I promise when I have more facts I will post more about it.
Now, would you like to see my mini collection of lipsticks? Yea?

20120731-151144.jpg So cute my little minis. There’s my beloved Burberry in all it’s checkered glory, my mini Tarte lip surgence in the color moody (how apropos), my lil Gurelain, 2 adorable Jane Iredales and of course the king of the minis Dior, I think the color is Fire. 💋💋

20120731-152209.jpg. 💄This Tarte lip surgence in fever was a total surprise to me, I’m surprised at how much I like it. I have always been a girl to shy away from orange lipstick, orange nails, you get the picture. But this color works for me and I love it. I wear it quite often.

20120731-152419.jpg. 💄I wanted to show you these lip surgence screw up from the bottom and there is actually a lot of product there. I’m showing this because one of my girls thought the only product was what was shown when the cap comes off. Now you know. Also, my little mini one does the same and it screws up about another inch, not bad for a mini..

The lipsticks that didn’t work for me are being added to my blog sale, sanitized, of course. I’m adding a **gasping for breath** CHANEL😝, a couple of Lancomme, And NYX. So please stop by my blog sale and hopefully find something you can’t live without!👏
Thanks so much for stopping by! 💅

9 Responses to "What’s on my Vanity? Lipsticks!"

Great lipstick choices Judi.Will you ever part with any of your nail polishes if you discover you are not too fond of them?Your idea of putting items in a basket to try and use them up is inspired.You are full of good ideas!


Yes, I will be adding some more nail polish to my blog sale. I have a few on there now, go here to see which ones https://middleagedbeautyqueen.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/vlogblog-sale-first-one-yikes/#respondt Is there a particular one you are interested in? We could maybe work out a deal? Or just curious?

Thanks for the question. Judi Sent from my iPad


There were a few from your recent garage sale finds,I would need to go back and look at.I don’t have paypal but I could send you some of mine???


Go back and look,let me know which ones and I’m sure we can work so etching out. Xoxox

Sent from my iPad


I absolutely love the “Cherries in the Snow” ad campaign – and especially the design of the nail polish bottle – very classy.


yay more Longabergers! lol My mom had about 1000 of those things! We went to Dresden and I made that same basket as shown above in the factory that I now have my Qtips in the bathroom hanging on the wall ❤
I am loving the lipsticks, especially the Tarte!


I love the ads too. They were very ‘racy’ for the times! I wish I could find some old Revlon bottles, that would be cool! Thanks for the comment! 💗


I love my Longaberger and I don’t even know how many I have but I use them, all per the house. I think I have at least one in every room! That’s so cool you got to go there and make one, I bet you signed the bottom of it? Thanks for sharing.– Judi


I did! it’s so special! I love it. 🙂 they are awesome baskets, I love how you can customize them by the liners and the lids


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