Posts From August 2007

The Magic of Eyeshadow Application

Last week I had posted a blog about a lovely little lady, Eru, who had posted an awesome youTube video featuring some great Japanese brands!

In particular one item that was featured in the video were some rather interesting press eyeshadows from Eye Majic! At the time I had thought these were a Japanese brand but another lovely lady, Mag (Whom I just found out today has a gorgeous blog of her own! Do check it out as she has some great eye looks up that she’s done) pointed out these are from an Aussie based company and were featured on Oprah!

I was quite excited as that meant I wouldn’t need to go too crazy trying to locate these interesting little press shadows!

Some quick google searching located the shadows and I was able to purchase them from Mirenesse’s website! They don’t have all available colors but they do have a nice handful!

Well I guess basically the moral of the story is if you’re eyeshadow retarded these are the way to go!

Shadow application is a snap. It’s a no brainer obviously. The hard part comes when you are working with 2, 3, 4, 5, or more shadows. Blending is an art form that truly needs to be practiced and perfected! Even those who are trained at it sometimes screw up! Blending is what makes an eye look! If you can’t blend, you have nothing to work with. So..if you’re using a pink and a blue and you begin the application…you need you be able to blend these colors so they appear to merge together to create one look! You also need to avoid creating an entirely new color while blending icon wink

The purpose is to merge the colors while keeping them seperate not merge them so they become an entirely different color!

I know many girls that are unable to accomplish a good shadow look for their eyes and find it extremely difficult to apply. I’m ok with it. I love to dabble and I create some nice looks from my dabbling around. Some people don’t do so well in the dabbling department and would love an extra hand. Look no further. Here in lays the solution to your problem!

Eye Majic Eyeshadow Slides! Wahoo! A simple way of applying a highbrow color, a crease color, and a base lid color! Three shadows, one complete look, no difficult blending skills required!

How freaking cool is this? You’re excited I can tell!

So I got 7 of these slides and I haven’t yet tried them but I did see Eru’s nifty little video and they looked cool enough which in turn made me want to try these out! I don’t particularly have need of these because my blending skills are pretty good but I wanted to give these a whirl for quick looks!

Basically the general idea of these is slipping the slide onto your eye, sliding the color off, and blending with your fingertip! Done. Perfect eye color!

If you’re of Asian descent you’ll be happy to know these work perfectly on exotic Asian eyes! My mate tried one and she looked positively adorable! Sadly, she refused me to take her pic! Sorry girls!

She applied it herself and did her own fingertip blending so I can’t say how the texture is on these or ease of application but this isn’t brain surgery so I think we should be ok!

As I was saying I got 7 slides and the colors are quite interesting! They range from light pastels to some nice darker evening looks! The one she ended up using was a smoky eye one which is in the picture below! All in all for about $2 per a slide it’s a bit on the costly side for one look…but if you’re not so great with a brush this is your easy escape to an interesting eye look!

I’ll follow up with a review after I’ve used my first slide for now I leave you with some interesting photos of these unique little shadows!

Enjoy!

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Babblings About Comments!

One of my main reasons for moving my blog to blogger was because people couldn’t comment on mySpace without having an account!

My first week here I didn’t get many replies as I slowly moved entries over but I’m so happy and excited to see the overwhelming response I’ve gotten on youTube, here on blogger, and e-mails as well from people who view my videos!

I just wanted to say thanks! I really am loving all the great questions and comments and I adore interacting with each and every one of you icon wink

Kisses and Hugs to you all!

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Agent Provocateur Wants You To Strip!

Agent Provocateur has updated it’s website with it’s newest fragrance Strip! Yours truly couldn’t wait to get my greedy, sweaty hands all over it so I’ve gone and ordered a bottle!

Here’s the blurb from the website:


Agent Provocateur Strip has an evocative soul accord made up of exotic Ylang Ylang, Iris Bud and Geranium Bourbon. This is embraced with the heat of Hot Amber oils, Vetivert from Haiti, precious Exotic Woods and musks that react to your body temperature and exudes from your skin to release the sexual attractant within.

Now I guess I really need this because obviously, as advertised, it’s going to release my sexual attractant within! If anyone knows me you know that sexy and myself don’t actually fit into the same sentence! This fragrance is not only promising to make me smell sexy but also release my special inner sexy minx scent that will have everyone just positively wanting me! How about that for multitasking folks! (I wonder if they make an Eau De Dorky, that would probably work better on me)

In all seriousness I was disappointed by Maîtresse so I’m slightly weary of Strip but we shall see! I was so psyched about Maîtresse release I had purchased two and was utterly devastated it didn’t work with my body chemistry! The good news is the second bottle is going to a good home with my boyfriend’s mum who I am hopeful will love it more than I did! I guess with all the hype surrounding the original AP I was looking forward to it’s sister with much excitement only to have my giddy pleasure dashed upon spraying it on me!

So…here’s to hoping Strip is gorgeous! If not…E-bay anyone?

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Diorissime Fall Collection 2007

It’s that time of the year again kids! Dior has introduced it’s newest palette for the Fall collection and I was hyperventilating as I viewed it in all it’s glory at Nordies a few nights ago! The good news is it’s gorgeous, the bad news is that I didn’t buy it!

Oh my god the cries of outrage are so loud! I hear you all now screaming in agonized pain about the unjustness of me not purchasing a Dior palette! But, if you’re at all familiar with the Muse’s purchasing habits you’d know why!

Remember children.

Buy your Dior broad!

I’ve called up my very sweet mate in England and asked her to waddle on down to Boots to get my Diorissime palette because for obvious reasons the 001 version is far better than the shit 002 version that has graced the US shores! Our version, as always, is a crummy darker palette which I’m utterly hating. It’s gorgeous in the sense that the clutch was beautiful but the colors inside just aren’t for me! Thus 001 is the one for this muse! I haven’t yet received it but it should be with me any day and I’ll take some lovely porn pictures of it for you to drool all over!

I nabbed some pictures from E-bay of both palettes and you can see for yourself why the 001 version is far superior to the crap we get here in the US!

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Dior fall07 palette001

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I’m quite tempted to lick the monitor screen at the moment viewing those pictures! I’ll try to refrain!

As with almost all cosmetics, I am tempted to purchase both but really I don’t see myself using the US version! The colors are just too blah for lack of a better word!

If for some odd reasons or another you are lemming 002 you can purchase it now from Sephora and other locations that carry Dior! If you’re lemming 001, quick, find a mate to purchase it for you! It’s available in Singapore, Japan, and of course the lovely UK!

Which do you prefer?

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Customizing Your Haircare

The sense of scent is a unusual and unique mystery! Different scents are appealing to different people. Some people find the smell of a baking pie very comforting, some enjoy the sweet scent of a ripe peach, others enjoy the smell of wet glass after a rainfall. The good news about your choice of scent is that you can have it and customize it to suit your haircare! Yes, indeed, I did say haircare! The internet offers wonderful shopping options and some very posh brands of haircare are available, believe me I know, as I’ve tried them all! But for the last few years I’ve turned to smaller companies that create a wonderful utopia of haircare products that suit my need for not only a good volumizing shampoo and a deep quenching condition but also a sweet smelling one or a foody scented one!

I’ve come across some wonderful small shops that offer wonderful customization for shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, hair gels, hair refreshers, and more! These small shops offer a wide range of scents that will suit any need! Scents range from fresh baked goods like cookies, cakes, and cupcakes, different fruits, and of course wonderful sweet scents to ease your need for sugar!

I guess some people would wonder why I have a need to smell like a cupcake or a peach but hey that’s another mystery that’s unique…it all comes down to being a girl!

Some scents I’ve come across in haircare that I’ve tried, fallen in love with, and stash in my washroom would be the following:

Bunny Hugs-A dreamy and creamy blend of sliced fruit, with oranges, marshmallows and whipped cream.

Cherry Cupcakes-Sweet, frosted vanilla & cherry cupcakes with light notes of almond & toasted coconut.

Island Girl-A cocktail inspired fragrance blending of lemon and lime with cherry and pineapple.

Violet Fairy Cakes-These little vanilla frosted, violet topped petit four cakes are perfect for a fairy tea party.

White Cake-Scrumptious white cake with sweet almond notes!

Banana Split Cupcakes-Chocolate banana cupcakes topped with strawberry cream and a cherry!

Sweetheart Cake-Fluffy mini cream puffs stuffed with a soft strawberry buttercream with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Pretty in Paris-Sweet summer strawberries, oodles of marshmallow cream frosting, cotton candy and vanilla cream makes this one sweet treat.

These are just some of the scents that line my bathroom cabinets. The companies I shop from offer a wide range of scents to suit every need, truly when I said wide range I mean it! Scent lists available from most sites go from 100-500 blends or more! Some companies are even willing to blend a custom scent to suit your needs if you happen to not locate one from the huge list they already have!

I find that many of the haircare products linger very long in my hair and give off an amazing throw which means I am constantly asked, “Wow what is that wonderful smell”…! I always love to smell sweet and gorgeous I guess it comes with the girl territory and when someone remarks on how wonderful my hair smells I just glow and feel very tickled they noticed!

These companies offer a wide range of items that can be customized but this blog entry is solely dedicated to the haircare line of items!

Some shops to check out:

Cherriflip An absolute favorite of mine hands down! Wonderful Shampoos, Conditioners, and Other great haircare products! Truly Uniquely blended scents available that cannot be located anywhere else! Cherriflip currently has a sale going on, 20% off your entire order! Take advantage of this great deal!

Skindazzles Another favorite and the home of my very favorite, signature scent, Bunny Hugs! Skindazzles has 10% off select items at the moment!


Make Me Smooth
A wide range of different haircare needs with tons of scents to choose from! Ongoing sales change week to week!

The Little Shop of Beauty Little Shop of Beauty is one of the few shops that offers hair gels and hair sprays in custom scents! Free Deluxe Samples with orders!

These are just some of the dozens of shops that offer customized haircare! Have a search and you’ll find a million more!

If you aren’t familiar with these forms of shops please keep in mind prior to ordering that they make your order upon your submitting it! This means that certain items do take a longer wait time! Some companies have wait times up to one month while others get products out faster! Basically your items are not sitting on a shelf and placed in a box for shipment, they are freshly made and then shipped to you! They are immensely popular as well which causes the wait time to go up accordingly, especially around the Holidays! Prices are affordable but some companies are Canadian which means costly shipping options! On the plus side some companies do run specials with 10%-20% off orders!

Personally I love the option of clicking on a bottle of Shampoo and asking for it in any one of 500 scents! Many of these small shops revolve the scent lists as the seasons change and the holidays come up! I love smelling like sweet, juicy fruits in the summer and gorgeous pies, cakes, and cupcakes in the winter! I like the scent of cool mints or warm cakes and baked goods in my hair during Christmas and possibly the smell of caramel apple or candy corn during Halloween! If that isn’t customized haircare I don’t know what is!

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Some of the many haircare products that overflow from my washroom cabinets!

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