Hello and welcome to my new blog!
I’ve always loved makeup. Especially lip gloss. Probably because when I was younger, it was the only makeup my parents would let me wear! I had a full collection of the super sticky, rollerball lip glosses in too sweet flavors like cherry. I remember my grandparents on my fathers’ side would get me funky lip balms every Christmas. The nostalgia addict in me kept the cute one that was shaped like a tennis ball can. I won’t tell you how old it is but I will tell you I was about 8 years old when I got it.
And then came Bonne Bell Lip Smackers. Still not technically lip gloss, but I loved them. Particularly the over sized tubes, with my favorite flavor being Toasted Marshmallow. Unfortunately that flavor is gone with the wind.
As soon as I could start wearing makeup, for me was 7th grade, I did. By the time I was a freshman in high school I’d amassed as enviably a collection as was possible in my tiny farming community. Sadly, one winter evening, someone broke into our house and took nearly everything of value. Including my makeup bag.
I was traumatized. But then I learned about a little thing called homeowners insurance. I remember heading to KMart with my mom to replenish my missing makeup. And of course lip glosses. Lots and lots of glosses.