I mentioned three nail-mail packages that came last week, but I almost forgot about the fourth package because it contained makeup instead of nail polish. Somebody at Sephora had the lovely, lovely idea to do an Amazon-style free shipping deal - theirs is called Sephora Flash. You pay $10 and you get free shipping for an entire year. (Specifically, you get two-day shipping, just like Amazon - unless your purchase includes nail polish, in which case that has to go by ground and may take longer, but is still free.) I live right near a Sephora, except that it's inside a (huge and usually crowded) mall and most of the time I would rather die than set foot inside the mall, even for Sephora. So a way of shopping at Sephora without shopping in person at Sephora is a most welcome thing.
I went poking around in their clearance area online and I saw something there that I've been wanting to try, and that's Lip Tar. There was a Christmas set marked down that included just the color of Lip Tar that I would have wanted, and another couple of items to boot - it came in 2 colorways, one was nude, I believe, and the other one was violet. The lip pencil and tube of tar included in the violet set were both called Lydia, and as you can see, were sort of a red-violet, verging on fuchsia but violet-leaning enough to be interesting.
(Now that I have the free-shipping subscription, I'm going to have to try it out on some nail polish - I still haven't tried Formula X!)