As many of you already know, I’m a TRUE 80’s baby. From the bright, sparkly and colorful fashions, to the yummy lip balm. Yep..lip balm; I had em all! Seems excessive, you say? Well, if having a stash of Bonne Bell Lip Smackers that could rival the surplus of gold in Fort Knox is an “excessive” then fine; I get your point. I guess my “fetish” for lip products during my “mini-diva” days could easily be classified as a mild “addiction”. 😉
Ok, here’s a little 80’s trivia for ya….
Can you name the 80’s lip balm brand that came in a fashionable tin can?
That’s right! It was Village brand Lip Lickers! Those fun lip balms came in a variety of delicious flavors inside vintage looking, pocket-sized tin cans that would conveniently fit into your cute Jordache purse or those fashionably chic Sassoon Jeans. Oo La La!
Well, because of my “fixation” with lip products, I’m always on the lookout for fabulous new finds. So when I heard about this new product called GlitzyLips™, I was like a moth-to-flame, and wanted to know more about it. Now GlitzyLips™ isn’t lip balm or lip gloss at all. Not even close… Get this; it’s an infallible foil that you can apply to your lips, giving them an incredibly lustrous and shimmering look. You can even use GlitzyLips™ on your nails, or anywhere you need a little glitz and glam.
Glitzy Lips™ creator, Athena Elliott, is also the owner of SPAthena MinxHouston located in my hometown of Houston Texas. SPAthena is the first Certified Medical Nail Technician (MNT) in the country offering “medically safe” manicures and pedicures to doctor referred clientele, as well SPAthena specializes in Minx nails applications. You’ve heard about Minx nails, right? Well, unless you’ve just recently returned from a sabbatical in the Tibetan mountains with Sherpa monks, you know that Minx are those fashionable foil nails that celebs like Beyoncé, Letoya Luckett, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Kim Kardashian have been spotted rockin. And, Athena is the “Madam of Minx-ology”, with several of the aforementioned celebs in her star-studded list of exclusive clientele. So, it’s no surprise that Athena would use her experience and knowledge to create a product that would have the same wow effect as Minx. And voilà, GlitzyLips™ was born!
I befriended Athena on Facebook several years ago, and I would occasionally check out her posts to see pics of some of her “manicure masterpieces” as well to see what new and exciting things she was doing.
So, when Athena extended me an invitation to attend a launch party in Atlanta for her GlitzyLips™ line, I was super excited to finally meet this pioneering icon in beauty.
The GlitzyLips™ launch was held at J.Mont Studios in Atlanta, and let me tell you, it was definitely (queue Shalamar) “A Night to Remember!” 😀 So as I walked into this jam packed event, my eyes were immediately drawn to the ladies who were wearing GlitzyLips™ on their faces like decorative masquerade masks. Too fab!!! I was eager to meet Athena so I could get the skinny on her fabulous new creation, and also to apologize to her in person for “stalking” her Facebook page for all those years. 😀 So after Athena forgave me 🙂 she offered to apply the GlitzyLips™ on me. Yeahhh! (insert patter clap) .
Here’s how she put on the “Glitz”…
Step One: Make sure the lips are completely clean. You can use a baby wipe to wipe away anything you have on your lips.
Step Two: Smile big and apply the primer to the lips and let dry.
Make sure to hold your smile as wide as possible and be sure not to close your mouth with the primer applied.
Step Three: Apply the GlitzyLips™ lip with the foil side on the lips, making sure to get adequate coverage.
Step Four: Channel your inner Rockstar Goddess, and be the life of the “par-tay”, because “Lips that POP make the party ROCK!”
GlitzyLips™ won’t fade, flake, or foul and lasts for up to 8 hours so you can keep the party going (Lionel Richie style) “All Night Long.” ;-P Hey, I told yall I was an 80’s baby! 😀
GlitzyLips™ also comes in a variety of “lip popping” colors such as:
RainbowDar™ – a colorful blend of green, turquoise, blue, purple, red, orange, yellow and gold.
ZunigaBlue™ – a daring light turquoise and teal blue.
WineMeOva™ – a deep, rich, red wine tone.
ReddyOrNot™ – a show stopping sexy red.
PinkRosa™ – a sophisticated icy champagne pink.
CocoGoddess™ – a coco-colored bronze.
PinkCouture™ – a deliciously berry pink tone.
Don’tCopperMe™ – a rich copper sunburst.
SmokeySilver™ – a super sexy gun metal bronze-silver.
I chose the PinkRosa™ since I was channeling my “elegant diva” that night, as I imagined myself sipping on a glass of Bollinger Rosé pink champagne. Cheers ladies!
And speaking of the ladies, I had a great time mingling with several of Atlanta’s most fab divas such as Tami Reed of Talking with Tami, Chic Boutique Tour founder and CEO, Rosalynn Wilson, and Sol Oasis owner KaSundra Anderson.
Thanks to the uber-fab and glamorous Athena Elliott for the personal invite, and for waiving that Facebook restraining order. 😀
So, after the Glitzy Lips™ launch I headed down to Sole Atlanta in Atlantic Station for another event that was being hosted by Lexi (LexiWithTheCurls) of Curls, Coils & Kinks and Danielle Gray of The Style & Beauty Doctor.
This event was wall-to-wall with ladies and featured a fashion show, a raffle for fabulous prizes, and swag bags with products from Miss Jessie’s.
Ok, so get this… As I walked into the event, all eyes were ON MY LIPS, as I was still wearing my GlitzyLips™ from the launch party earlier. Everyone wanted to know what the heck I had on my lips, since they were STILL poppin like hot-buttered popcorn! POW!!! They asked me about Glitzy Lips™ and where they could get their “lips” on this haute product. 🙂 True story; a lady at the Sole event walks up to me and asks if I was a celebrity… I kid you not! 😀 She said my GlitzyLips™ made me look glamorous and celebrity-like. Well, there may be a teeny bit of truth in her assumption because that night, when I wore my Glitzy Lips™, I felt just like a star!
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