Posts From July 2007

Trendy Threads for The Curvy Chick

If you haven’t figured it out yet (You’re REALLY slow if you still haven’t noticed this) I’m short and round! This means society has fit me into cute little headings like “cute and chubby”, “big and beautiful”, etc…etc…

God lord….

Anyway, I decided a long time ago even though I didn’t win the looks/weight lottery I could still work around what I do have and try to glam it up as much as humanly possible (this stuff takes alot of work people! Hours actually!)!

Thankfully a few select shops have remembered us small, round chicks and decided that it was a good idea to invest some time into creating clothes for us! PHEW! Saved! One such shop goes by the name of Torrid! Thank you Torrid for remembering that all girls are not created equal and some of us are height challenged as well as blessed with wobble and jiggle! Torrid appears to want to keep the select few of my species happy by creating trendy little fashion bitlets for us!

Now Torrid is a problem for me, Yes Yes Yes! I know you’re asking yourself why I am already ranting when just two seconds ago I was raving! The problem is when I go into Torrid or happen to wander onto the website I end up coming away with more clothes that I don’t possibly need! I already have enough clothes and shoes to keep a small village warm for a few years! Adding more to that pile is pretty much like suicide!

Today, as I was happily sipping my cuppa, my genius, witty, clever mind decided that it might just be a good idea to have a look at Torrid’s website. Why not? What could it hurt? My feeble little mind convinced itself that since I’d be going to England either in August or this fall (hopefully sooner than later) I’d need new clothes! Now I never need an excuse for purchasing new clothes, shoes, accessories, or make-up but I had promised myself to calm my little self down and take a deep breath before purchasing stuff I don’t need! Now this never works as the little voices inside my head are strong with the force.

However, today the force was quite heavy and it convinced me that I did indeed need to have a few little items for my upcoming trip!

My tiny, really small, ickle, little order:

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It’s rare that I like to wear a dress but occasionally you’ll see me flirting around with one! This order included quite a few dresses that I’ve been wanting to buy forever and today seemed a good day to do it!

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Oh My God! I wanna twirl in this!

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I already had the stockings, might as well get the skirt!

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The moral of today’s blog kids is even if you’re a larger lady you can still have fun with your looks and be as fashionable as your heart desires (contrary to what society and the surgeon general says)! Work with your mama gave you!

Now…I need some new shoes…Hmmm……

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Because Shu Uemura Wants Your Lashes to be Pretty!

Behold…….

My New Shu Curler!
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The Mercedes Benz of Eyelash Curlers!

I’ve read so many reviews about this curler over the course of the last two years that I can write a book about it! I’m blogging to tell you that IT IS all THAT and a bag of chips!

This freaking thing is amazing! I got it in the mail today and I’ve been happily twirling around with it for the better half of an hour! I may never need to use mascara again (I’m exaggerating and getting caught up in the excitement of course)!

I’ve used so many curlers that have promised me no pinch, perfect fit and all of them fail! The curler I’ve been using for the past year or so was purchased at Sephora and…mmmm it’s ok. It’s nothing to write home about.

I don’t know why I never bothered ordering the Shu Uemura one. Customer Service knows me by name by now after the amount of orders I’ve placed but not ONCE had I thought to add this gorgeous tool into my shopping cart! Best money I’ve ever spent in my life! Truly!

I can understand what it’s prefered by Asian girls. It really has a good straight line and fits the contour of the eye perfect. You can get it super close to your lash line, press down super hard, and no pain, no pinch just perfect full lashes each and everytime!

There is a downfall friends. They only give two replacement pads. Once you go through both pads you have to shell out money for an entirely new curler. Really though one pad should get you through 2 years or so….and on the bright side I hear Shiseido’s replacement pads fit into this curler so that’s a plus.

It’s been a while since I’ve been so impressed with a tool and this is now on my list of awesome items that I can’t do without!

What’s that you say? Did I just order the curler? Come on now…you know me…..I couldn’t just buy the curler.

I got some lovely blushes and a rogue unlimited because really you can never have too many Shu blushes! As for rogue unlimited I’m surprised I even located a color that I don’t already own ! I’m so digustingly diseased it’s not even funny anymore, I just can’t help myself !

My Entire Order Minus The Blessed Curler
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Thank You Mister Shu Uemura I bow down to your greatness once again!

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The Understatement of Pink

Quite the understated pink for me this bright, sunny day!

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Eyes:
MAC Eyeshadow in Scene 1 (in the V of the Eye)
MAC Eyeshadow in Whistle (as a base)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in SWF (Over Scent 1 and Whistle)
Dior Pearl Shadow Collection (in the Crease)
Smashbox Soft Lights in Halo (Lining the bottom Lashline)
Urban Decay Shimmering Body Powder in Marshmallow and Pink Lemonade (Over entire look and blended in for sparkle)
Victoria’s Secret Loose Sparkling Diamond Powder (on the Highbrow as a Highligter)

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Big T

Big T may very well be my new favorite shadow! It’s quite kicky and could be a great Parrot wanna be!

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What I Used:
MAC Eyeshadow in Big T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MAC Eyeshadow in Aquadisiac
Sephora Colorful Mono Shadow in Strass N 01
MAC Shadow in Forgery
Mark I Glitter Pencil in Art Star
Dior Show Mascara

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T’estimo Fall 2007 Lineup

I’m supposed to be working but I couldn’t resist hopping on to blog about the new T’estimo Grande Shine Eyes Eyeshadow palettes.

These palettes are for the Fall 2007 lineup and as just as gorgeous as the T’estimo Frame Impact Eyeshadow Palettes that were released for Spring/Summer collection!

I’m happy to report that T’estimo updated its webpage to reflect the new palettes as well! So you might want to hop over there after reading my little review here to check them out!

The Spring lineup remains near and dear to my heart but the Fall lineup is just as gorgeous as it’s predecessor.

The palettes are in the similiar style of the Spring release which are a mirrored compact containing one liner, one base, and two shimmering shades of eyeshadow. The palettes are exact in appearance and some people may even say some of the colors are somewhat similiar but they are quite distinctively different in my opinion!

I always find these palettes very versatile because I end up using the shimmering base for alot of my different looks and the shadows I am constantly using as a base for my deeper shades of MAC colors (either over or under my looks)! And of course on their own they work wonderful for a complete eye look!

Spring’s release were shimmering shades of greens, blues, purples, and browns. Fall’s release brings us more browns, gorgeous pale pinks, shimmering whites, and grays. Personally you can get away with these palettes for any of your looks right now! I’ve already dove right into using the pink!

T’estimo never really fails to put out something that appeals to every girly girl and this time is none the different. I originally seen these on E-bay and wasn’t so impressed with the colors. I know someone is bound to think the same thing I did when I saw them which was that the Grande Shine 04 Brown Variation appeared almost identical to the Frame Impact 04 Beige colors. I ended up purchasing one palette at first and later I ended up with the other three because I just couldn’t resist. It’s that overwhelming feeling of “have to collect them all” that the makeup crazed get!

I am actually glad in the long run I ended up with all four because they are all very unique and different pieces compared to the Frame Impact Eyes. Now to be fair I also felt like the 02 Blue from the Frame Impact palettes was also quite similiar to the blue in the Grande Impact set which gave me another excuse to only stick with purchasing one palette. But again, willpower go to hell, I ended up purchasing the gray palette and I’m pleased I did because it’s quite different.

Here you can see beige and brown being introduced to each other!
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As you can see the brown from the Frame Impact palette (on the left hand side) is quite similiar to the Grande Shine palette. However once you put it on they are noticably different colors! The Frame Impact eyes comes with a gold shimmer color while the Grande Shine palette comes with a gorgeous cooper shade.

Blue and Gray Meet!
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The blue in the Frame Impact palette is far more bolder and brighter than the soft, pale blue that the Grande Shine eyes gives to us! I’m quite happy I got this palette because the colors are just wonderful for the winter! It’s bound to give me a really shimmering icy eye look for the colder months!

T’estimo’s Grande Shine Eyes Palettes
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01 – Pink Variation
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02 – Gray Variation
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03 – Brown Variation
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04 – Rose Variation
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Grande Shine Meets Frame Impact
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Overall I’m very pleased with the new palettes! These are definitely something you want to add to your collection, you won’t be disappointed!

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