Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vanilla Truffle and Baby News!

Seriously. I can't get enough of the stuff. The nude of all nudes, I think. This is my first lipstick ever from Estee Lauder. Actually, the last time I ever bought anything from the brand was in high school. It was a bronzer... a loose bronzer and I remember loving it. Since then, I haven't shopped from them.

Vanilla Truffle is limited edition in the US and it carries a quasi-hefty price tag of $24. The color itself is gorgeous. I would say that it leans on the peachy side but I still found it to be flattering on my cool skin. The formula is very creamy, opaque, and long wearing.

The problem? Well, for starters, I'm not into the packaging. It looks more tacky than luxurious, in my opinion. Not a huge deal, though. It sure and heck didn't prevent me from buying it. The thing I really didn't like about it was the smell/taste. It has that cheap floral-play dough smell that you'd usually find on a drugstore brand lipstick. In all fairness, I usually don't get too offended by stinky cosmetics. It's not something that would keep me from using the product if I really like it so I'm thinking that my increased sense of smell (since being pregnant) has something to do with it. I'm not completely sure. Still, when paying $24 for a lipstick, I expect the smell to be something glorious.

With all that said, the good and the bad, I would buy this again just for the fact that they nailed the color AND the formula. Maybe they could just work out the smelly smell.

I also wanted to tell you guys that I'm having a BOY!!! A little boy!! We're so excited. Now we have a complete family. Isn't he cute?! ;)


Anonymous said...

Congrats :) Your scan is so clear. Im also due a baby in September, yet to get a scan, I was suppose to go last week but had shingles and had to change my hosp app for 3 weeks time. I hope to try find out what the sex of my baby is when I go to my hosp app in 3 weeks (: Exciting times ahead. Goodluck !! x

Katie said...

Thanks and congratulations! I actually took a picture of the picture because I don't have a scanner. I was going to show the actual gender picture but I didn't think people would want to see that on a beauty blog, lol. It's a really clear picture of his goods and you can even see his little butt cheeks and butt crack!! So cute!! My daughter's ultrasound pictures were very clear too. I even had a 3d scan with her.

G A B Y said...

Gorgeous lipstick, kind of reminds me of MAC Peachstock?

Awww a baby boy! (=

Cleopatra Jones said...

omg congrats!!! that's so exciting!!!

Sandra - If it comes in pink said...

This is such a funny post, first you write about makeup and then about your baby :D CONGRATULATIONS!

Katie said...

Thanks everybody!

And Sandra, I was actually thinking about which order to put it in. Since it's primarily a beauty blog, I figured I have to put that stuff first because that's what people are reading it for. I normally don't talk about my personal life much unless it's baby related because I'm pretty boring, haha. ;)

Jadegrrrl said...

Wow congrats on the bubba <3 I'm having a girl myself (22 weeks so far) :)

LipGlossAndLetDown678 said...

I haven't seen this color yet... my store probably won't get it :( Looks pretty though.

I love Lauder's new Pure Color formula... I have truthfully never noticed the smell, but I know it bothers some people. But I like the packaging... the colored cube on the bottom makes it so much easier for me to see colors while I'm rummagaing through my lipstick drawer LOL.

And yay for a little boy :)