Posts From July 2007
C-Shock was all it promised to be! The lipgelees and lipsticks weren’t so fantastic in my humble opinion, way to loud and garish. The real star of the show were the shadows. The only one I didn’t get was passionate as that was a repromote and originally released with the Nocturnelle color story back in the fall!
Of course I’d never leave you without taking some fine pics of the bits I purchased today!
Bang On Blue
Fab & Flashy
When life brings you lemons, I say squeeze a blog out of ’em and make lemonade!
It’s a LONGGGGGGGG night my friends and sleep has taken another holiday on me! Indeed, it has! I’m serious! It’s gone off to some island and is taking in the sun! It might even be scoring with hot chicks (I’m making that part up)!
Hell, the last time sleep took off on me I started blogging to Jonny’s mum! Whom, hasn’t replied to me yet! Hint Hint! Nudge Nudge! It’s ok. I’ll be over shortly and you can make me a nice cuppa and tell me all his embarressing moments! My ears are open!
When sleep is on holiday it’s a darn good time to blog about my favorite topic…..go on now…..you know what it is dontcha?
That’s right! Make-up!!!!!!! Before I carry on with my blog of great importance I will say that I am sorry I’ve been remiss in the couture department! Summer fashions aren’t as appealing to me as Winter ones so you’ll see me blogging way more about couture in the Fall and Winter months than you will in the Summer!
That said…let’s move on to the good stuff!
My lovely, sweet, gorgeous, amazing, beautiful, and loving friend Mai is coming from Japan to stay with me shortly. Hi Mai! I know you read this lovie!
I got a package from Mai this pass week! Mai is my asian cosmetic crack dealer. She is, it’s true. Don’t worry her english sucks so right now she’s scratching her head and possibly her arse and wondering what a crack dealer is (don’t worry she can take a joke and loves when I tease her)! Love you Mai!
Within this gorgeous, amazing, bright, shiny, huge package, there be treasure maties! Oh my was it ever the package of all packages! I had asked Mai to pick me up some bits, bobs, and a little of this and that! By the time I was done I had raked up a bill with Mai that could put my first born child through college for the next four years of his life. Somehow, I convinced myself that it was ok to spend that much money on cosmetics because…because….I dunno how I convinced myself it was ok! Let’s not dwell on that right now!
Mai is now happily sitting on a Paypal payment from me that’ll fund her morgage for a year!
Yes yes I know I know! You want to see the amazing items I got don’t you? Greedy little buggers aren’t you?
Aube Sofina Limited Edition Fruitina Lipgloss
These are awesome! I’m well chuffed and disappointed I didn’t order 10 more! Super duper glossy and shimmering! I just didn’t like the fact that they weren’t flavored. That was somewhat crummy! They taste sorta yuk! But I guess I can deal with it! Those are real Swarvoski crystals embedded in the top! Pretty neat right?
Lavshuca Jewel Lipstick
Really pleased with these as well! I was shocked that it turned out these are NOT full size lipsticks! They are mini ones! Very cute and very portable! I was under the impression they were larger! Aside from that they are great! I picked the color selections from my mate PJ’s blog and I’m glad I went with them because they are both great colors! Can’t go wrong with PJ! I want more of these as well! They go on quite sheer and are just a blush of color for your lips! Nice product!
T’estimo Eyeshadow Singles
I’m a T’estimo whore! But my entire time purchasing T’estimo cosmetics I’ve never once purchased an eyeshadow single! These are my first! Not much to say really! They are just as wonderful as anything you find in the palettes! Possibly even nicer to have a single color outside the palette theme! Really enjoy how sparkling and shimmery they go on!
These were introduced as part of the summer lineup! Rubbish. I purchased the mosiac blushes prior to these and was disappointed! I should have known better! Not even a sheer wash of color from these! Barely pigmented! Absolute garbage! Up on E-bay tomorrow! Was kinda hoping for a better product! Oh well! Win some, lose some!
Shiseido Maquillage Glossy Gloss
There are certain brands of cosmetics that are like bread! You go to the store, you buy bread, you eat the bread and it’s good! It’s rare that you buy bread that you hate (hell take it from a round girl, carbs are GOOD)! Shiseido is like bread! Anything you buy from Shiseido is an absolute winner! You can’t really go wrong. It’s a solid cosmetic brand that makes outstanding products. These glosses are just what they say “glossy gloss”! Intense shine and gloss! Really just perfect!
Lavshuca Loose Face Powder
This is an interesting little find! I use a unique little product, that I won’t reveal since I have to have some secrets, to lighten my face. I purchased this as a possible replacement! And I’m quite delighted to say it can’t be used in the same manner as I use the other shhhh secret product! I’m delighted because this is actually a shimmering powder that makes my cheeks and face look all sparkle like and lovely! Really like this one!
Jill Stuart Blush
Some Jill Stuart Blushes I didn’t have! I have almost all the colors now! These were just as great as all my others
Jill Stuart Brilliance Eyes Summer 2007 Eyeshadow Palette
This is the 5th palette they introduced for the Brilliance Eyes collection! I own them all and I love them! This one however was…mmm slightly disappointing! I was not loving the black color! Why they felt the need to put in black is beyond me! But hey the rest are cool
Jill Stuart Loose Powder
Gorgeous shimmering powder! I already have this in the Shine and Natural colors and this is by far my favorite! Sparkle! Weeeeeee!
The Pretty Boxes Jill Stuart Arrived In!
Not much to say about these! I have a zillion already and these are just some extra colors I wanted! Sheer, glossy and wonderful as always!
Again, not much to say! I have a ton already but wanted a few more 😉 Great colors! Shimmering, glossy, and sheer! These are what MAC slimshines hope to be like when they grow up!
So that pretty much concludes our tour of my latest purchases! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed posting it! Drop me an e-mail if you have questions about where to purchase these items or what countries they are available in! My ear is yours! I’m always pleased to help!
Sleep is gone yet again! I have no idea what I’ve done to it but it ran away! When it gets back I’m giving it a solid beating!
For now I’ll keep myself busy posting some FOTD’sFace of the Day Pictures!
This late night, while nod escapes me, I give to you, some looks from a few weeks ago!
What I used:
MAC Copper Shadow
MAC Copper Pigment
MAC Goldmine Shadow
MAC Golden Lemon Pigment
Bare Escentuals Big Tease Mascara
Bare Escentuals Lumnious Lash Mascara in Bronze
What I Used:
MAC Primary Yellow Shadow
MAC Golden Lemon Pigment
Urban Decay Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy
Urban Decay Loose Shimmering Powder in Honey
I previously discussed MAC’s new color story, Novel Twist in a prior blog! The pictures I had posted in that blog aren’t nearly as good as the ones that have popped up on Nordie’s website yesterday! I’ll be sharing those with you shortly!
I got invited to preorder Novel Twist on July 12 basically this means I’m special as hell and you aren’t (No I’m not but it sounded great typing it)!
Novel Twist is officially released on July 20th but since I’m special, see above for details, I get to order it and pick it up on July 12! Wahoo!
The color story is quite huge and I want everything but I narrowed it down and decided I’d just buy…..everything….! I hear screaming…..from my purse…….oh it’s just my credit card! Have no FEAR! I’ve accumulated some Nordies Notes over the last few months which will cover some of my purchases 😉
Geez, where was I before being so rudely interupted? Oh yes. I’m decided that I shouldn’t buy everything. I should limit myself to buying most of the color collection…just some…alot of it…but not all of it…most of it….a majority of it…..
If this wasn’t enough of a problem, Nordstrom though it was a damn brilliant idea to preview two more color stories during this promote of Novel Twist. This means that I’ll be holding a can on the street corner next month with the words “Will Work For Make-Up” across it! Sigh! I hate you MAC!
I’m not entirely sure if they’ll let us buy from any of the two new color stories they are previewing. I do know they’ll let us touch these, smell them, feel them, paw at them, caress them, possibly make love to them, drool on them, and weep! I’m going to try to do all of the above with as much class and glam as I can but please don’t hate me too much if I end up looking like a zombie with drool dripping from my mouth when presented with a ton of pigments and mineralized eyeshadows! Truly you’d feel the same!
Hopefully Nordies puts all of us out of our agony and doesn’t make us wait till July 19th to purchase these!
So…a recap about this preview!
We will indeed have Novel Twist at this launch! You’ve read about it previously and seen the photos in my blog and now for the close ups!
Without further delay I present to you Novel Twist, A Nordstrom Exclusive MAC Color Collection (Limited Edition for the junkies like me!):
Cool Pearlizer Plus Brush (Two Colors Available! I’ll have both please! Thanks so much!)
Warm Pearlizer Plus Brush
Plum Lip Palette (Skipping all the lip palettes! They are too messy to work with! Not for me!)
Pink Lip Palette
Coral Lip Palette
Tan Lip Palette
Cool Eye Palette (Want Both Eye Palettes! I love MAC Eye Palettes!)
Warm Eye Palette
Basic Brush Set (I know everyone bitches that the kit brushes aren’t nearly as good as the regular size brushes but I personally think they are awesome! These are fantastic for travel! I want both of the brush sets!)
Pro Brush Set (Worth the price just for the skunk brush it comes with!)
Beauty Powder (Two Shades Available Both for me please!)
Powder Blush (Two Shades Available. The color Whim reminds me of the blush that was released with the Barbie Color Collection hmm…Still want ’em both teehee!)
Tinited Lipglass (4 Colors Available Have to see these and decide which I’d like!)
Well that’s Novel Twist girls!
Now in regards to the preview of the other two color stories! That would be Rushmetal and Flashtronic. Both of which are being release on the same date which would be July 19th! Now if Nordies puts us out our misery and agony we will be able to tote all three stories home at the same time! If not, we’ll have to settle for playing with two while we are there and come back on the 19th to purchase them!
A sneak peak at these color stories:
* Thrills Rosy copper with gold pearl (frost)
* Frenzy Soft muted pinky-peach beige with gold shimmer (frost)
* Soft Lust Tan with white pearl (lustre)
* Fast Lane Mauve with silver pearl (lustre)
* Rushmetal Rich Copper Sparkle
* Revved-up Icy rose with reflects
* Gold Mode Tan gold
* Mauvement Cool taupe with gold pearl
* Off The Radar Warm orange with gold sparkle
* Copperized Olive green with gold pearl
* Quick Frost Creamy white with soft green pearl
* Cocomotion Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle
* Perfectly Pink Creamy mid-tone pink (cream)
* Flashtronic Caramel bronze with subtle gold pearl (cream)
* Young Spark Neutral pink with subtle gold pearl (cream)
* Electro-Lush Creamy blue pink (cream)
Mineralize Eye Shadows
* By Jupiter Light Taupe with beige and deep brown veining (frost)
* Tectronic Yellow gold with lime green, warm brown and black veining (frost)
* Ether Deep aqua with silver, gold and black veining (frost)
* Mercurial Yellow gold with lilac and chestnut veining (frost)
* Lovestone Raspberry with wine and copper veining (frost)
* Quarry Sky blue with olive, coral and beige veining (frost)
* Northern Light Midtone pink with rust and grey brown veining
* Gold Spill Pink peach with warm brown and cream pearl
* Global Glow Mid-tone brown with gold pearl
The mail has arrived and within it treasures cometh!
My friend Mai will be here shortly from Japan! Oh my I’m so excited I may squeal! Anyway….I had her run around most of Tokyo to do a buncha purchases for me! Shoes, Cosmetics, etc…you name it and I asked that poor, poor girl to bring it over with her! I think I might be more eager to get the things I asked her to purchase than actually seeing her. I’m kidding I’m kidding!
About a week and a half ago I was browsing on around the internet, like the little mad demon shopper I am, and I happened across Aube Glamorous Jewel Powder! Now it contained the world Glamorous in it which can only mean that I needed to buy it, like now, right away!
I paid an obscene amount of money for this stupid powder because I didn’t want to ask poor Mai to do a last minute purchase for me when she was so busy packing and getting ready for her trip to see me!
Well…you can only guess that it has indeed popped up in my mail today. The Powder!!!!!! Weeeeeee!
Aube is a branch of Sofina. Sofina,as mentioned in previous blogs, is quite a fantastic company that makes some amazing face powders! I expected no less than awesome from this powder regardless of the fact that I paid double what the everyday drugstore in Japan would charge. To me, it was priceless!
I’m so properly chuffed with this item! It comes in a gorgeous little compact complete with powder puff, it sparkles, shines, and shimmers Oh my! It’s quite possibly the best shimmering powder I’ve come across. I’ve tried many but this could turn into a favorite of mine! Jill Stuart makes a similiar sparkling powder but truly this is far better!
You can use this just about anywhere really! Bosom, cheeks (the ones on your face that is), eyes, arms, shoulders, etc…anywhere you think you’d love a bit of sparkle you can dab this on! I would say a little goes a long way with this! I’m so in lust with it at the moment I went ahead and asked someone to pick me up the other color they have which is a gold one!
I know I know! You’re tired of my babbling and you want pictures….ok….here ya go!
I tried showing how a bit of it on my hand but you can’t see very well sadly!