feel the heat

nars' lip color heat wave

nars’ lip color heat wave

you know something is a must-have if you keep thinking about it long after seeing it.  such was 100% the case with my newest favorite lip color, the bright orangey-pinkish red “heat wave” from NARS.  i’ve gone through my fair share of lipsticks from the line, including “manhunt” (a super bright true red) and “fire down below” (a deeper, plummy color), and was excited to venture into slightly more playful territory.

with a new season upon us (sort of!  austin is still getting temps in the 80s despite it being late october!), and a little inspiration from style icon joanna hillman of harper’s bazaar, i made not one but two treks to sephora to find my next shade.  the first trip was, yes, reconnoissance, but i would’ve bought it then had the color not been sold out.  second trip to confirm the choice and take the plunge was successful.

in celebration, i made a little kaleidoscopic collage in photoshop:)

here’s to small treats and changing one’s look–a couple things that are making my day a little brighter.