Posts From July 2007
A few people had asked me to post pictures of the Shu Uemura Summer Prisim Collection. I had discussed this in a prior blog a few weeks ago and just forgot to mention that I did indeed get the palettes!
I had wanted to do a sequel to the original blog but just got caught up blogging about other nonsense!
The two palettes are fantastic, I really didn’t expect any less from Shu! I really love the fact that I can buy two completely different palettes and 1. Not worry about them having the same color and 2. Having the ability to use both palettes on your eyes at the same time (All 6 colors just work together)! The colors are very wearable.
So many people on the internet, friends, family, etc…always tell me how scared they are of bright colors or how they wouldn’t dare wear green or blue etc…
If you read this you know I am a dark brown bruentte with dark brown eyes and I wear every color in the rainbow! No color is taboo for me! I wear black, brown, bright red, green, pinks, purples, orange even! Anything that takes my fancy I wear! So please pleaseeeeeeeee please I beg of you don’t be afraid of color! Anything works on anyone! I promise you this! If you’re a red head some rules apply but if you have black hair, brown hair, or blonde you are pretty much in like flint! Anything will work for you!
I’m saying this because the colors of the Prisim collection are a bit bold. Not my boldest by far but most people would take one look and think two or three times if this was a palette they’d make use of! The answer is yes! These are WONDERFUL summer colors and a great addition to your collection!
These cost me about 3700yen which is roughly $29 US dollars or so each, great deal for Shu shadows considering one shadow costs $21 and this palette gives you three!
These are, as always, highly pigmented, long wearing, and highly blendable! Smooth and easy application really!
And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, do buy both! The colors are made to interchange with each other and you aren’t left feeling like you have two palettes that won’t work with each other or the colors are similiar! The colors are all VERY different and ALL very interchangable!
And now that you’ve listened to my babbling I shall reward you with pics:
Mai, Myself, and a buncha of my friends are going to the Novel Twist Party at Nordstrom’s Thursday Night!
From what I understand not only will we be able to purchase Novel Twist but we can also purchase both Flashtronic and Rushmetal!
Squeal! Christmas in July girls!
I’m not entirely sure which I am more in love with at this point Flashtronic or Rushmetal! I’m very excited about the Mineralize Skinfinishs as these always end up becoming highly sought after collectible pieces!
I know many people have fallen out of love with MAC because of the old rerun But I really do think they have quite outdone themselves with these newest stories and we are in for quite a treat!
I know I’m eager to get my grubby hands on them!
Flashtronic A Color Story by MAC:
Mineralize Eye Shadow
Quarry Sky – Blue with olive, coral, and beige veining (LE, frost)
By Jupiter – Light taupe with beige and deep brown veining (LE, frost)
Mercurial – Yellow gold with lilac and chestnut veining (LE, frost)
Lovestone – Raspberry with wine and copper veining (LE, frost)
Tectonic – Yellow gold with lime green, warm brown, and black veining (LE, frost)
Ether – Deep aqua with silver, black, and gold veining (LE, frost)
Electro-Lush – Creamy blue pink (LE, cream)
Flashtronic – Caramel bronze with subtle gold pearl (LE, cream)
Perfectly Pink – Creamy mid-tone pink (LE, cream)
Young Spark – Neutral pink with subtle gold pearl (LE, cream)
Gold Spill – Pink peach with warm brown and cream pearl (LE)
Global Glow – Mid-tone brown with gold pearl (LE)
Northern Light – Mid-tone pink with rust and grey brown veining (LE)
Rushmetal A Color Story by MAC:
Soft Lust – Tan with white pearl (LE)
Frenzy – Soft muted pinky-peach beige with golden shimmer (perm)
Fast Lane – Mauve with silver pearl (LE)
Thrills – Rosy copper with gold pearl (LE)
Copperized – Olive green with gold pearl (LE)
Quick Frost – Creamy white with soft green pearl (LE)
Cocomotion – Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle (LE)
Rushmetal – Rich copper sparkle (LE)
Mauvement – Cool taupe with gold pearl (LE)
Off The Radar – Warm orange with gold sparkle (LE)
Revved-up – Icy rose with reflects (LE)
Gold Mode – Tan gold (LE)
So maybe my mind is in the gutter but whenever I hear someone mention FlowerBomb the first thing that enters my mind is Tom Jones prancing around in really tight slacks singing Sex Bomb (ya well he does it for me so bugger the hell off!)!
Hey..what can I do? My mind works in weird and unusual ways!
In all my travels I have never once actually had a chance to sniff Viktor & Rolf’s popular perfume!
Not a once.
I dunno why. I dunno how. But a sample, a squirt, a sniff has not passed beneath this nose!
I shop perfume like I shop cosmetics, in obscene quanities!
My mate Lily works as a staff writer for a mag and in her travels she gets to test out just about everything we all want to get our hands on! Cosmetics, Fashion, Etc…you name it and she’s tried it out years before we even glanced at it!
She’s been raving to me about FlowerBomb for about 500 years now (Damn I look good for my age)!
On and on raving…I’m talking about the raving that you want to tell her SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!
In all the raving I have never once been tempted by the general idea of even smelling this perfume never mind buying it!
I’m a fruity type, I’m a foody type, I’m a sweet type, I am not, however, in any way, shape, or form, a flower type
Flowerbomb? I mean that shouts floral now doesn’t it? Now way! I do not want any part of floral. Floral perfumes remind me of an 80 year old woman! I’m sorry! No offense to 80 year old women everywhere but I’m not 80 nor do I want to smell like I’m 80! When I’m 80 I’ll consider it but for now I’ll happily smell girlishly delightful with my candy like scents and fruity bits, throw in something that smells like cookies or a cake and I’m happy!
I happened to get my end of a swap this week from MUA and my terrible, evil, naughty swap mate threw in a tin vial of Flowerbomb (It’s customary to throw in extras with your end of the swap)! I took one look at it and threw in the draw never to be seen or heard from again!
I happened to open said draw this morning and my mate Mai wanders in and begins squealing like a 4 year old child about how wonderful Flowerbomb smells! I’m sitting there thinking oh jesus here we go another person that wants to rave about the awesomeness of this perfume! Suddenly, out of no where the word “sweet” leaves her lips…
Hmmm my ears perked up…sweet you say…..after that the words “vanilla” left her mouth….my ears started to wriggle at this point….
Maybe I needed to rethink this Flowerbomb thing…hmmmm…..
I opened the vial very carefully, made a face, wrinkled my nose, and inhaled…..
This wasn’t what I had originally expected. This isn’t floral this is sweet nirvana!
It’s amazingly difficult to even begin to explain the complex blend of this scent! It’s almost like a sweet spicy smell! The sweet far overpowers the spicy! It’s candyish yet also has the strange warmth of baked goods. I don’t get any floral from it at all really…it’s just an interesting concoction that has many different layers!
I’ve fallen so deeply in love with it I’ve purchased the regular large bottle, the extreme bottle, and the anniversary set from Nordstrom.com yesterday! I really couldn’t resist!
The Anniversay Set
Try to avoid being as weary as I was and get to your nearest posh perfume counter to have a test! It’s truly wonderful! I can’t wait for Nordie’s to ship my order so I can knock the socks off of men far and wide (well..not all men…just one in particular that’s gone and stolen my heart! I’m kidding I’m kidding! Wrong Link! I swear!)!
I’m worrying and I’m wanting……soooooooo…………
My nerves are a bit shot today. And I’m feeling worried and anxious. When I feel worried and anxious I shop.
My latest insane purchase, Miss Dior Patent Peep Toe Pump:
Excuse me while I sign off my soul to the devil! Hmm..maybe I won’t have to sell my soul to the devil…I’ll just sell off unimportant organs…heart…..kidneys….a lung or two!
Please make cheaper shoes!
Photos of Keira in Vogue making wellies look glamorous!
Bet you can’t pull this off:
Dare say that elephant is looking right proper smart with his Louis Vuitton Accessories!