Since my last post over two years ago, I started working full time. That being said, I am still relatively frugal, i.e. I still lean towards drugstore products and only buy from Sephora when either a) I have a gift card, b) it's friends and family discount time, and/or c) there's a big online sale.
During one such occasion I came across this beauty, Too Faced Melted in Melted Rainbow. I became a Melted lipstick fan the moment I tried a sample of Fig. I purchased another set of minis later, but until then, had not come across a shade that I needed so badly I was willing to drop $21 for a full size.
Until I laid eyes on Melted Rainbow, described by the site as a magenta shade. I typically gravitate towards red/berry lip colors, but after purchasing Girl About Town by MAC several years back, I grew a soft spot for pinks. The tipping point was the name...is there anything more yummy sounding than a melted-down rainbow?! *insert rainbow and heart eyes emojis*
My hopes were temporarily crushed upon realizing that not only was this shade exclusive, limited edition and online only, but also only available to those with VIB Rouge Status. I may have more of a disposable income than I did compared to my on-call/temp job days, but I still can't justify spending a minimum of $1000 a year at Sephora alone, even if free shipping is involved. #sorrynotsorry Luckily, I have a best friend who is (ok, WAS) willing to. She made the purchase for me, and almost a month later (we kept missing each other), it was finally MINE.
|Even the packaging is perfection.|