one pen, ink, drawing and maybe a lipstick at a time

murberdraws

murberdraws

one pen, ink, drawing and maybe a lipstick at a time

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Kyo-no-oto

Kyo-no-oto

Wow, it’s been a while.  I definitely didn’t mean to be away that long, but yay!  I’m back. Just a short post to stretch the blogging muscles again. Thanks to the furry son (@murraythefurry on Instagram) for keeping me company as I tried to figure […]

Chicago PEN SHOW 2017.

Chicago PEN SHOW 2017.

The Chicago Pen show has already come and gone, but I am posting about it anyway because PEN SHOW!  (also, that should always be in caps—once you go to a show, you’ll understand why 🙂)  I’m not sure what happens to an attendee of a […]

bite me.  #thisisnotafountainpen :)

bite me. #thisisnotafountainpen :)

I started this blog to talk about lots of things, but if you know me, you’d know I’m extremely interested in lip products. I wouldn’t say obsessed since there are other things that hold my interest (like fountain pens and inks and watercolors and nail polish! :)), but yes. I have a healthy interest in all things for the lips.

I have been using some Bite Beauty lip products for a while now and I have to say, they’re solid.  One that I’ve been particularly interested in trying is the Agave Sugar Lip Scrub.  So I finally pulled the trigger.

eeek. so gud.Agave sugar scrub

You know that smell when you’re making chocolate chip cookies and you’ve just creamed the butter and added the sugar and you go to add the vanilla?  That’s the smell of this lip scrub…it’s…that good. Since the ingredients are brown sugar, agave, vanilla and French lanolin, you can probably see why.  It’s delicious smelling and doesn’t taste too bad either.  Their website says to use it at night, but I’d say it depends on how chapped your lips are. Since I always slather on some sort of treatment balm before going to bed, I prefer to use the scrub in the morning.  This also lets the lip mask (Why do they call it this? A mask to me is something applied and removed 30 or so minutes later.) sink in and do it’s magic.  Then in the morning, the scrub is applied, massaged in circles to help slough off the rough bits if you have them, or to just increase circulation to the lips.  Then, you gently rinse it off with water.  You’ll see a slight plumping action which is a great side effect! Top with lipstick or one of the other lip masks and you’re good to go.

The Agave Lip Mask comes in three colors:  clear/natural,  rose pink gold/champagne,  candy apple red/smashed and of course I have all of them.  If you’re wondering, they look like this:

sheerL to R: agave scrub, lip masks

If you’re looking for them, you can find them currently at Sephora.  I see they have a newish lip balm in tube form that, I must get. 🙄  OH!  And I see they’ve got 2 Bite Beauty Lip Labs, one in San Francisco and one in New York.  Get this, you go and create your own lip product (you choose the type and finish and color).  I totally want to do this…and if I go to the SFO PEN SHOW (all caps b/c duh, it’s a PEN SHOW!), would this be doable?  Who else is in?

Write it down.

Write it down.

Keep a log. It’s funny.  I have relatively more time these days and yet if I don’t write it down, I can’t always recall what happened just a couple of days prior.  I’m not sure what that is lately, but I’m going to be more […]

Hello Pens

Hello Pens

Oooo you’ve found me and here it begins.  My thoughts about a multitude of things will be laid out here…Pens!  Ink!  Makeup!  Drawing!  The Furry Son!  Reviews!  Whatever enters my noggin will most likely end up here.  It’s unusual for me to live out loud, so […]