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Happy weekend, and welcome to Friday Finds! Today it's all about holiday hostess gifts. It about the time when you may have several seasonal parties and functions to attend, and you should never show up empty-handed. The best hostess gift should be something just for the hostess that he or she can use at a later time, either for entertaining or just for themselves. Just because you may have been assigned a side dish or drinks, you should still being along a special hostess gift.

A hostess gift doesn't need to cost a lot. They can range anywhere from $10-$25, and really should be on average $20. There are so many appropriate options in this price range - anything from a set of tea towels to a cookbook, or something gourmet, or even a little bath and body gift. If you need a hostess gift for a party or dinner this holiday season, you can't go wrong with one of the picks below.


This first one is my favorite, because it's a versatile multi-use item, and it's so chic. …

NYC Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss Review


I'm a sucker for lip gloss; you could find one in every purse I own. But sometimes poor quality in the end can make a less expensive product not worth the money at all. That is definitely the case with the NYC Big Bold Plumping Lip Gloss.

Don't get me wrong, NYC New York Color is a budget makeup brand that I have liked for a very long time, hence I was willing to give their new plumping lips gloss a try. The slightly shimmery gloss is an average between $3.00 and $4.00 a piece and comes in several pretty shades of pink.


PROs
  • pretty colors
  • nice shimmer
  • affordable 
CONs
  • not a good plumping lip gloss
  • doesn't stay on very long (despite that being a promise in the product description)

BOTTOM LINE

It's a nice cheap lips gloss, so if you really love the colors, go ahead and pick up one or two. It's a nice lip gloss to keep in your summer purse for a quick touch up. Though as you can see in the before and after pics, this lip gloss simply does not plump one little bit. I'm a firm believer that a product above anything should live up to its name; if a plumping gloss has the words "Big Bold" in the name, it had better plump at least a little bit.

If this were someone's first encounter with the NYC New York Color makeup brand, I'd bet they wouldn't become a returning customer. Though I have to say this is one super-affordable makeup brand that I have used and been happy with in the past. I love their Smooth Skin facial powder and especially both their quick-dry and long-wearing nail polishes.

Have you used any plumping lip products that worked really well? Please let me know in the comments below.


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  1. Great review! I've tried LipVenom before, and it's worked okay :)
    xo, jill
    www.BornFancy.com

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