Posts From July 2007

A Little of This, A Little of That!

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I did a bit o’ video blogging when I popped in last night (or should I say this morning)!

It was somewhat rushed and the pics came out crummy and such but I’m gonna slap it up here so you guys can get a feel for the new color stories!

I picked up Novel Twist (Novel Twist’s video will be added later on today, tonight, or tomorrow!), Flashtronic, and Rushmetalyesterday! Wahoooooo!

I got a nice little haul of bits and bobs that I’d thought I’d share with you guys in my second video blog!

Enjoy!

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Just a note I checked on Sephora and it appears not 2 but 4 of these cute palettes were released from Stila!

These are the other two:

I am now coming down with that terrible diseased entitled “Must Collect Them All!”….Oh Lord! Somene save my soul!

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MAC Paint Pots Review with FOTD

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Little bit of a review on MAC’s new Paint Pots plus an FOTD! Yay!

Sooooooooooooooooooooo I ended up purchasing one of the Paint Pots yesterday! This is just an early release from Nordies basically! The rest of the colors will be popping up sometime in August from MAC!

I only got one as a I said and that color was Delft which is an ocean green teal color!

Not a big fan of cream shadows but I was curious so I went ahead and grabbed one!

Mmmm…..I imagine people will love these…I don’t.

The texture is a bit hard and I just couldn’t work well with it. For one thing I really had to pull at my eye area to apply it which isn’t such a great idea when your 30th Birthday is in a few short months!

I applied a rather medium size amount to my finger for application and it went on somewhat sheer. I guess you seriously have to work your finger in and layer it on thick to acheive the desired look!

I do give it props for adhering pigment well! I applied Teal pigment on top of it and it really stuck to the paint like glue which is slightly impressive and may make me consider purchasing one or two more for that reason alone!

Overall I guess they are alright. They aren’t great or even good in my book but I’m sure some people will adore these as they have been eagerly anticipated a long time coming!

The good news is I used Quick Frost on my highbrow and it deserves a back-up! It’s a fantastic pigment! It’s much like Frost with Gold Shimmer to it plus it’s not nearly as grainy! Easy, 1-2-3, application with it!

Face of the Day for your viewing pleasure! Kinda looks like a similiar look I’ve done before but I guess I was a bit rushed this morning and didn’t take much time to do it and thus it came out rubbish!

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What I Used:
MAC Pigment in Teal
MAC Pigment in Deep Blue Green
MAC Paint Pot in Delft
MJ Mascara
MAC Technakohl in Black
MAC Pigment in Quickfrost
Bnever Loose White Shimmering Powder

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Present Green

As promised, a green look for today!

I got a little snap happy this morning with the camera! icon redface

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Used:
Urban Decay Shadow in Urb
Urban Decay Shadow in Mildew
Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in
T’estimo Frame Impact Eyeshadow in 01 Green
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Envy
Bourjois Paris Maxi Frange Mascara in Vert Honolulu 53
MAC Technakohl in Black

I’ve started linking pages to some items I use because a few people have e-mailed me asking where they can locate the items used! Now it’s easy! Just click and you’ll be at the page where you can view the details for the shadow, mascara, etc…!

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Past Green

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In preparation for tomorrow’s green look I bring you green looks from the past!

Enjoy!

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(For some reason I’m looking quite shocked here! No idea why!)
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(If you’re wondering why I’m looking slightly wet around the neck it’s because my sister had just splashed me with a cup of water! Still got that shocked look on my face! Imagine I was still reeling from the dose of water to the chest!)
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Used:
Unknown (Photos are a month or more old so clueless what I used! See some of my other green looks for a clue ;))

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Aube Shower Eyes

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Been a while hasn’t it? It’s good to be back! Today is a blog of review! After a rather long and lengthy conversation about the new Abercrombie & Fitch (If you’re lucky you’ll catch the wonderful insight of this on PJ’s Blog! PJ had a ton to say about the store and I enjoyed every little morsel of the e-mail) that’s opened in London (I’m quite eager to have a nosy around myself and see how they’ve done with it! Perhaps on my trip over!) I ventured very randomly into a short reply about Aube Shower Eyes! Very weird how my mind works, hops from fashion to make-up in a heartbeat! Well, to make a rather long story short Haru from Rougue Deluxe had recommended that I purchase the Aube Shower Eyes palettes! Now you can’t really go wrong when it comes to what Haru recommends, she is the expert and guru! I bow down to her greatness! We can only ever hope to achieve her heights of make-up stardom hehe (she reads this so thought I’d add in how great she is to give her a giggle or two)!

This blog is for PJ whom wrote to me, “I am very interested in knowing more about what you think about Jewelry Shower Eyes. I was on the verge of ordering one of themů.” I’m right there with you! I was on the verge as well! I’ve been eyeballing these for a while and skipping over them each and every time! I’ve only ever seen the photos on Aube’s website and really those aren’t appealing in the very least!

Upon Haru’s rec I decided what the heck I might as well dive in and grab two! And now I want the rest of the colors! The palette is quite awesome!

The palette in general is an absolute steal! It retails for about 3572yen but you can get it as low as 2072 yen as it discounts at 30%! Really it’s as good as giving it away! You can’t get this kind of high quality make-up for such a price! Japanese brands make some of the most wonderful, appealing, pigmented, gorgeous, (I’m running out of adjectives here), and affordable make-up around!

I know you want the review! You’re getting impatience with my babble!

I ended up purchasing 32 and 33 I wanted EX01 very badly but it was sold out! Utterly crushed here! I did manage to find it online but had to sell another a kidney to get it (at this point I’m running out of organs to sell!!!) Sheesh I hate how people mark-up stuff! Anyway!

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32 is a brown/gold palette, perfect for the fall in my humble opinion, as I wouldn’t wear any of it in the summer. 32 is a blue palette and perfect for summer wear and possibly you can get away with in the fall and most definitely the winter!

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Each palette contains 1 creamy glitter base/shadow, one shimmering shadow, one matte shadow, and a liner (personally I don’t use it as a liner but a contour shadow but hey whatever floats your boat and tickles your pickle!Picture100 300x225 I’m always somewhat confused (Yes even I get confused about make-up application sometimes) why so many Japanese brands always include the creamy base shadow! MJ has a quite a fondness for including a creamy base in their palettes, Shiseido in general actually does! I’ve failed numerous times in succeeding with the creamy base! I applied it prior my shadow and layered my shadow on top! It came out quite the mess for me! I’ve finally settled on using the creamy base as a highbrow highlighter and that works perfect really! Upon receiving these shadows I asked Haru’s advice about what she does with the creamy shadow and she replied that she uses it in several ways. As a base (tired that and I don’t like it), as a highbrow highlighter (already do this and like it but not love) and finally, a most interesting suggestion, she applies it in the middle of the eye after her she’s used the other shadows! My word what a great idea! I read something similar on MUA and I haven’t yet tried this but I am eager too give it a go! I never considered applying it after my shadow was on! The girl on MUA had suggested patting on the creamy glittery shadow onto your eye after shadow application! Hmmmmmmmm I like this ideal and must attempt it for myself!

I did get off track with all that didn’t I? The moral of the story is, my dear friends, the Aube Shower Eyes get my hearty approval! These are something you must consider adding to your collection! I am curious where the “shower” part comes into play and I’m somewhat hopeful it means that the glittery creamy base I was discussing earlier will create a wet shadow look which sounds very dramatic! Please do keep in mind, prior to purchasing these, if you’re expecting as much shimmer as you’d get from T’estimo palettes these are not what you seek! They pack shimmer but not the punch that T’estimopalettes pack!

If I recall correctly Haru said new colors are coming out for the fall! Joy! Something more to add to my ever growing want list!

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