Friday, March 11, 2011

Vice Report: Week of 3/7/11

As you may or may not know, at the turn of the last century, Chicago had one of the most epic vice districts in the United States.  By which I mean, a whole lot of prostitutes.  Scads and scads of prostitutes.  And alcohol.  If you're interested in that, check out Sin in the Second City by Karen Abbott, about two of the city's most famous madams, the Everleigh sisters.

In honor of this illustrious past, I'll be doing a weekly vice report on my favorite indulgences.  While you're unlikely to find tales of prostitution, you may hear relations of excessive lip gloss usage -- I know, shocking!  Only whores wear lip gloss -- and other juicy tidbits.

Speaking of which.

Only a very small fraction of my collection.  Lip gloss, and lip wear in general, may be my favorite part of getting dressed in the morning.  It's a great way to perk up your look with very little effort.  I find light pinks are the best for this simple kind of apply-and-go look, and there's definitely a pale pink to suit everyone.  Sadly for my bank account, my lip gloss of choice happens to be NARS.  Irritatingly expensive, but the colors are so great, and the texture is very smooth.  None of that annoying caking in the corners of your mouth.

If there's one color that I would recommend for everyone, it would be Sweet Revenge.

It's a very light pink color with a bit of sparkle in it that adds a little something extra.  It goes on very sheer, and I find it extremely complimentary with almost every outfit.  True, at $24 a pop, it's a splurge, but I just can't live without it.


Sabrina Says Blog said...

Hahaha only whores wear lipgloss! LOVE IT.

I had no idea chicago was that bad! I love Nars make up! another one of my faves for lipgloss is SmashBox. Super light, but the color is awesome and it's not sticky at all.

But I totally know how it is when you favorite something.. ya gotta stick with it! Love the blog!

Sabrina Says

Nadine Flatt said...

I really wanna test this one!

Kate said...

I'm obsessed with NARS! My faves are their matte lipsticks, specifically Heat Wave and Schiap. I'll have to try the glosses!

Very cool blog, I'm following now. Love for you to check out mine: