It’s The Little Things: A Lipstick Set

I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday yesterday. Ours was wonderful and exhausting. At four in the morning we were awoken by the sounds of sickness coming from the bathroom. One of our children had vomited in their bed… And on the floor. And in the hall… It did not bode well for the day ahead. However, after some cleanup and a little sleep (and I mean a little sleep), we awoke again at eight and spent the rest of the day healthy and sound. My husband and I even had a chicken enchilada cook-off with each other. His enchiladas won. I’m going to pretend it didn’t happen.

I was so touched by the comments left on the blog in the last few days, I am so behind in my life and the blog, but I wanted to express my gratitude for the well wishes. I love you guys! You truly made my day.

I was so very fortunate with the gifts I received yesterday. My husband gave me this dress (that I knew about, but forgot and now it is on sale! It is very itchy, just an FYI) and I kept the red boots (briefly shown here). I also received the Aniza booties and a few more clothing items. I was so grateful to receive some thoughtful unique presents and a few much appreciated Anthropologie gift cards from my dad, stepmom, my sister and brother-in-law. My sister and her husband also ended up purchasing my husband and I the letters I fell in love with in this post. I was so happy and surprised! Any ideas on where they should go?

It was a great couple of days.

I did not have a completed post ready to publish today, but it seemed odd to not have a post up for two days in a row. I racked my brain about something I wanted to share that was not the typical outfit post. And this was what I kept stumbling back upon:

We are an odd sort of family and one of our conversations during the last few days revolved around how much money it would take for my husband or myself to lick sweet Ollie’s bottom lip. Wait! That’s such a weird thing to say. But we all concur that Ollie’s lip, while sweet as he is, is a bit gross with it always hanging there, catching food… And his burps… I know, I warned you. Although, nobody can quite be prepared for a statement such as that. Which brings me to lipsticks… Of course, how else does one segue from licking a dog to pretty beauty products?


You can’t.

But while it is on my mind, I wanted to write about some lipsticks I have fallen in love with lately. Are they even called lipsticks any more?

They are a seasonal set called Nars Digital World Pencil Coffret and they are limited edition. They even come in a pretty case. I keep forgetting to write about them, so I figured now was as good a time as any, even if it is not timely for my usual Saturday “It’s The Little Things” post.


I was brave a few days ago and actually wore the color I thought I never would. It is a super bright orange called Iberico. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. The outfit post for this outfit will run in a few days.


And I wore the hot pink color (Yu) a few days later (outfit post to come).


I initially purchased the kit for the nudes, but I have only worn the pink nude once and I felt naked without color. My favorite color in the set is Cruella, which given that this whole post started about a funny, but odd question, about my dog, fits perfectly.

My daughter has taken to wearing them, too. They are more of a colored lipstick pencil type product. Whatever it is called, I have had so much fun with this product. I bought mine a month ago. Deciding on which color to wear each day has brought a lot of joy to my life in this busy season. I still adore my Chubby Sticks, but it was exciting to change it up a bit.

What is your favorite lipstick or lip color lately? And, yes, I am aware I never fessed up to my dog answer. $100… I’m a cheap date… But not as cheap as my husband whose answer had us rolling on the floor.

It’s the little things: changing your lip color… And weird questions. Isn’t that how the holidays typically tend to go?

*No animals were hurt, or kissed, in the making of this post… Unless someone has $100. Just kidding… I am sure Ollie’s price is much higher than mine. The dog does not share my affinity for lipstick… Silly boy.

15 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things: A Lipstick Set

  1. Just wanted to stop by your blog for a cup of coffee, a little chat and some visual eye candy before our kids and mother in law arrive from Nebraska later today.
    So glad to hear the illness was short lived, but oh my…sounds like it was violent. Boo that.
    Cannot wait to see you rock those cute booties!
    I wish you much Love, Great Health, and Endless Happiness in 2015, dear friend.

    • Thank you Brynne! I hope you are having the absolute best time with your family! One day hopefully we can catch up over real coffee! : )

      Have a super week!


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  3. Glad to hear your holiday was special! I am obsessed with tinted lip glosses or balms. If there is a new one on the market, I most likely will try it. I have so many and I can’t really say I have a favorite. Of course, I do like some more than others but since I have so many I have not made any repeat purchases yet.

    • Thank you Heather! I have a problem with “favorites.” I love to decide what I love best. I even make my kids play with me on magazine pages as far as what item in a house is their favorite in a decor magazine. I think I have a problem. ; )

      I hope you had such a brilliant holiday with Richard! I miss that age at Christmas!

      Have a fun week!


  4. Awww …. so sweet that you got those letters!
    I plan to try Nars for a foundation and concealer as soon as my MAC stuff runs out. Maybe I will try the lipsticks too. I am in a rut and need to get out of it! Those colors are gorgeous!

  5. LOVE your bold lippies! Yu is probably my all-time favorite NARS color. It looks fab on you. Right now for winter I’ve been going darker, still NARS though because I’m addicted to them. I have the matte lipsticks in two colors…Volga and Zambeze (both very dark, bordeaux hues). Then I wear a gloss over them, a rotating trio of Salmonica, Eternal Red or Easy Lover, the latter is more purple and makes for a fun look on my lips.

    It’s so fun playing with lip color around the holidays when mistletoe is everywhere. =)

    • Thank you Roxy! I have been thinking of you! I hope you had wonderful holidays! I have wanted to try Volga. It looks so cool and daring. You can definitely rock it with your coloring. I want to try it on in store to see if I could do it. I would love to be able to! You are right! Playing with lip colors under the mistletoe is fun. ; )

      Have a wonderful week!


  6. Love the colors on you. Very pretty! I also liked to see your fun Christmas gifts. Can’t wait to see an outfit post with those booties. I am intrigued!
    P.S. Thousands of dollars for me…thousands 😉

    • Thank you! And Ha! You know I had forgotten I had asked that question because you are the only person who answered it. I had to go back and reread it. Gosh! I forget how weird I am. ; ). It has been so wet here, I have not gotten a chance to wear either set of booties! Hopefully soon!

      Sweet dreams!


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