Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shiny Kisses

Hi, my name is Charis (like 'carrots' without the T) and I am a lip gloss addict.

This started at the age of twelve and a half when a glorious trip to the main street drug store ended with one of these bad boys putting a faded circle on my jeans pocket forevermore:
...or rather, until they stopped making Candy Kisses when I was in college (tear).

I loved their sweet taste, their satiny sheen and their yummy smell. I doubly loved that my kissing buddies in high school noticed their deliciousness (my first boyfriend's nickname for me was "sweet lips" thanksverymuch, and no, we never went past 2nd base....oh the memories). He's also the one who introduced me to bonfire parties, which introduced me to my first taste of alcoholic beverages (ahem Coors Light, the drink of choice for backwoods Virginia circa 1998...) - during my first attendance, I met a gorgeous blonde, a few years older than me, who took my shy, self-conscious self under her wing for the evening.

"Here honey, have a drink!" as she grabbed a red plastic cup and filled it from the keg.
"Um, thanks..." (as I sipped and tried not to gag...remember the first time you had beer! Ulghchfg gross!)

Being the youngest person present, I didn't want to drink too much and go annoyingly loud or annoyingly barfy, so I decided to stay with one only.

20 minutes later...

"Hey, your cup is empty! Here ya go."

(okay, can't say no, but this is the last one...)

30 minutes later....

"You're shivering! Are you cold? You're not drunk enough!"

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And that, my friends, was how I came home at 3am, doing drunk-driving road tests in my bathroom, giggling, trying not to wake up my mom (yes, she woke up).

Good times, that.

But I digress.

Back to lip gloss.

A boyfriend I had after college (who was a horrifical piece of work, lemme tell ya, but that's a TOTALLY different post) wasn't a fan of my delicious addiction, but he was a singular outlier in more ways than just one (ew let's not discuss it).

...But eventually, after I'd stocked up when I heard the company was closing and a year or two passed with me being happily dewy-lipped, I ran out.

And cried.

No I didn't. I'm totally kidding.

Ok, maybe I did cry a little.


But then, after months and months of fruitless searches and tasteless greasy failed attempts to locate a new love, I found this:
and all is right again with the world.

I figure, a girl needs one crutch, right?

67 comments:

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

That Bath and Body Works lipgloss is the best!!

carly said...

they just opened up one here in canada. totally got suckered into the cinnamint... and i can happily say i'm never going back. my lips haven't been chapped since i started wearing it and it even freshens your breath. amazing stuff. totally addicted.

DesBisoux said...

totally loved that post! will you please do one that ex-boyfriend of yours??? i can feel the comical potential there and i'm always up for a good laugh.
and thanks for the tip!i'm addicted to Khiel's mango lip balm.
xxx

Blushing hostess said...

so great and I am a addict too

Marjorie said...

The only thing I don't love about that stuff is how nasty the tube starts to look after a little while. I mean, my purse can't be THAT dirty, right?

Windy City Kelley's said...

I love that stuff too! I need to go stock up again for the winter...

The Little Jewelry Box said...

that is GREAT lip gloss! I do agree with Marjorie on the tube getting gross towards the end. Thanks for your sweet comment! You made my day:)! Here is a link to that necklace on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30329822&ref=em

The Little Jewelry Box said...

that is GREAT lip gloss! I do agree with Marjorie on the tube getting gross towards the end. Thanks for your sweet comment! You made my day:)! Here is a link to that necklace on Etsy:

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=30329822&ref=em

sarah said...

That gloss is amazing! The only problem is that when I wear it, it tastes good so I constantly lick my lips!

nifer said...

I love that lip gloss too!

Frank&Rémy said...

That gloss is so amazing, i use it all the time :P hehe or not

i dont really mind lipgloss on girls as long as they taste good :D because im the one ending up tasting and eating it right ? :D

Kell said...

good lord.. i totally forgot about that lipgloss and i seriously loved it, too. i had a vanilla one with a picture of an ice cream cone on the front and it fell out of my pocket at an amusement park and my life hasn't been the same since. hahaha.

xoxo

Elise said...

Hi, just wanted to leave you a note because I really enjoyed this post, and to say - hello !. You have a great site here - really interesting. Thankyou for sharing it and best wishes... lovely to meet you, as it were....

Lace said...

Candy kisses were my fav. too! I didn't know they went out of business though!!!! AGH! I am actually nursing a tin right now! Crap. It's the ONLY stuff I've found that taste good. I do like the way The Body Shop's lip balm looks though!

Not Scarlett said...

Oh! I've never tried it. Thanks for the tip!

alwayslistentoyourart said...

i'm also adicted. haha
love the blog
xo
B

SuzANNE said...

THIS IS THE BEST GLOSS!

-Suzanne, fellow lipstick stain

Lilee said...

nice blog!

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Janie Out of Debt said...

I totally loved this post. I get hooked on makeup and this is the best gloss.

Best wishes,

Janie

http://janieoutofdebt.blogspot.com

Laura Trevey said...

Fabulous blog ~~
and the gloss too!

xo Laura
www.brightboldbeautiful.blogspot.com

FabBlab said...

Ahahah awesome.

♥Aubrey said...

Gonna have to get me some of this!!!

LAYNE said...

This post was adorable. Your writing style sucked me in :)

I need this gloss!

xx

aperfectpeach said...

That is so funny-you just described my youth! Thanks for the morning giggle and you are so right, that lip gloss is the best!

Poppy said...

Fantastic post, brightened my day!

Queen Mama said...

That is by far my favorite lip gloss too. There are so many different flavors. LOVE IT!!!

Kristin said...

I've heard of worse addictions. I'm still mourning the lime lip gloss that Gap discontinued. It was deeeeeeeeelicious!

Stéphanie said...

I love this post !
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Teri Hunter said...

I must admit - I am a lip gloss addict too. Sometimes I gloss while I'm teaching a class.

kpeach said...

I just found you and I love this post! xx

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Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

LOVE the minty gloss from bath and body!

Dollface said...

b - have you come back to bloggie world??? message me!!! xoxxoo

MuLtI-CoLoReD SPRINKLES said...

Love it! We all have our little obsessions that keep us smiling! :-) check out my newest blog!

Timeless Fashion... said...

I want that gloss!

omchelsea said...

Chi chi gloss is the bomb....

Frank&Rémy said...

I hate lipgloss usually, but my GF uses the Chi Chi one and its kindda alright :D

Have a wonderful weekend dear!

xx

laurennicolelove.com said...

so glad i found your blog. laughed so hard. :)

oh, life and lipgloss.

- lauren xoxo

laurennicolelove.blogspot.com

Angela said...

i just found you blog and love it. keep up the good work.

http://sparklemidori.blogspot.com

Diane said...

i love gloss...i think my favorite brand has to be stila. always glossy, never sticky

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Fashionista said...

i love lip gloss too...always carry couples in my bag!!!

CC said...

I am so addicted to my lip glosses it isn't even remotely funny.
I love the Dior and Victoria's Secret ones. :)
Xx

Sylvia said...

i'm addicted to this! I rock the coral!

Gemma Louise said...

lip gloss is amazing, and weirdly my ex boyfriend thought so too,
straight after he broke up with me, he asked your lipgloss 'can i still keep it please, like i know how we shared it but it smells good' the cheek! x

Polished Sense said...

I do love that lip gloss...smells de-lish!

♡,
Jessica

The Blabbers said...

I have that exact same lip gloss and completely agree that it is fabulous! If you keep your eye out for coupons at Bath and Bodyworks you can get it for free! That's how I got mine!

Thanks for stopping by Blabbing About Blogs! Hope to see you again soon!

love and youth said...

haha you have the ability to write stories that make me laugh, thanks for that x

la petite fashionista said...

i love your account of your first boyfriend & drinking experiences! so funny:) i'm a total lipgloss addict as well-- C.O. Bigelow puts out a really great one!

my name is lauren. said...

i was totally wearing vanilla candy kisses when i got my first kiss!

best stuff ever.

c.o. bigelow lip balm is pretty good too though :).

Chris said...

nice blog. I have a political blog you might like.

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Wonderfuly written!Enjoyed it very much. :-) Brought great memories of cherry gloss I used to love before I made red lipstick my uniform.

Feelmore said...

Oh oh oh!! Yes yes yes!! I need a new lippy crutch too. Thus far it's been mark makeup lipsticks because they're like glosses but it's time to move on i think...


Really enjoyed reading your blog, will definitely be back soon!

www.sayhellomax.blogspot.com

lancelonie said...

My lips' BFF during the winter! :)
Lovely post! :)

Kate said...

I love anything from Lush yummy.

Kate xx
http://secretofficeconfessions.blogspot.com/

Katy Mary said...

too funny! you're new lipgloss find is my lipgloss of choice!! Love it <3

http://tangerinehearts.blogspot.com

kanishk said...

I am so addicted to my lip glosses it isn't even remotely funny. credit repair software

Diane said...

Hy! Super great story, I love your blog, I'll be following you from now on.

Thanks for the comment on my page :)

Have a lovely day,

kiss

Nina said...

I never wear lipstick ... just lip gloss ... like you!

Lilee▲ said...

awesome!

My Favourite Things said...

I used to love Candy Kisses too! Now I'm addicted to Principessa's Bacio Me lip balm.(principessabeauty.com)

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LiLu said...

"You're shivering! Are you cold? You're not drunk enough!"

I've said this more times than I care to remember. ;-)

Zanah said...

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Heather said...

This lip gloss is fab for sure! However, I do agree with what someone said above abt how quickly it gets to looking dirty & grunge but the most important part is how it feels and looks on your lips anyway! Would love for you to come link up to our linky party (Fabulous Friday)
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Tim Mcgraw said...

love your blog x

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