Friday, 19 October 2012

Buxom Time to Shine Lip Gloss Set

Happy Friday everyone! I hope your day is going well, and that you have an amazing Fall weekend :) I am now officially on Fall reading week, so no classes for me! I still have to work this week, but the break from classes will be great :)

I am absolutely loving all of the holiday sets that are being released lately. Buxom has released a lip gloss set called Time to Shine*, which includes 6 mini glosses. Here's how Sephora describes this set:

This luscious lip collection has multiple finishes and shades to keep you center stage–shimmering and sparkling Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polishes and creamy, glass-smooth Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Creams. Lacquer and layer them up to create your perfect pout. With the refreshing tingling sensation plus vitamins A and E, lips are soft, smooth, and ready for the spotlight.

This set contains:
- 2 x 0.07 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Cream in White Russian (nude pink), Berry Blast (vivid fuchsia)
- 4 x 0.07 oz Buxom Big & Healthy Lip Polish in Sugar (original/ rose beige), Katie (original/ pale pink), April (diamond/glimmering icy pink), Gina (diamond/ glimmering hot pink)

I've really been wanting to try out some products from Buxom lately, especially White Russian, so I was really excited about this set! I love holiday sets like this one that let you try out a few different products. This set is great because it includes different finishes of the gloss (Big and Healthy Lip Polish, and Big & Healthy Lip Cream). Each lip gloss in this set is half the size of a regular sized lip gloss (0.14 oz for Lip Cream, and 0.15 oz for Lip Polish). 

April, Berry Blast, White Russian

Sugar, Katie, Gina

April, Berry Blast, White Russian, Sugar, Katie, Gina 

April, Berry Blast, White Russian, Sugar, Katie, Gina 

Each lip gloss has a doe foot applicator, which aren't my favourite, I prefer brushes. I love the range of shades in this set, White Russian and Katie are great nudes, but then you also have some more pigmented shades like Berry Blast and Gina. There is a slightly sweet scent to these glosses, I really like it. I really think I'll be getting a ton of use out of these glosses, and I'm afraid it might start an addiction to other Buxom glosses... Uh oh! This set is $35 CAD, which I think is very reasonable. You are getting the product equivalent of three full size glosses, which are $23 each, so you are getting a great value here!

If you want to see a full review on any of these shades, including pictures of the gloss on my lips, please leave me a comment or tweet me @opiaddict! :)

P.S. - Any thoughts on Sephora's decision to make their Family & Friends sale private this year? There will be a 20% off VIB event in November, but it seems like a lot of people are upset about the F&F sale. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!


  1. I love Buxom glosses! They're underrated, in my opinion :) x

    1. I agree, other than White Russian, I never really hear that much about the other shades!

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    1. The F&F sale is exclusively for family and friends of Sephora employees, it's not a public sale like it's always been. So if you know an associate, you can get a personalized discount code from them, otherwise we're out of luck!


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