Posts From April 2008
Lord I’m sure late with this one! Sorry ’bout that!
But it’s here now!
The Visee Spring Collection 2008 Review!
For those of you lovely girls (or boys!) that are not in the know allow me to briefly explain that Visee is a brand available in Japan and is sub-brand of Kose who makes a ton of fab brands, Visee, being one. These are sadly unavailable in the US
E6 and E7
Without Flash E6 and E7
Now for the review.
I know many readers were highly interested in hearing about the new Spring palettes considering that the previous release of the the Jewel Crush Eyes were such a smashing success and hit!
Don’t get me wrong these are beautiful, beautiful editions to the Jewel Crush Eyes line up but why they did them in such similar shades as previous releases is really beyond my feeble little mind.
The fact of the matter is that E6 and E7 are practically identical to E2 and E4. It really boggles my mind! The colors are so similar it borders on absurd to bother wasting your money on either!
The good news is I wasted my money so you don’t have too. Seriously, you do not need E6 and E7.
With that being said allow me to explain the very minor differences between the four palettes.
E7 is noticeably comparable to E4. The only difference between the two palettes is the fact that E7 contains a few deeper shades while E4 contains light shades. The main color appears identical to my eye, while the contrast shade is different. E4′s contrast shade is a lilac purple where E7′s shade is a deep gray. The base colors are different completely with E4 sporting a soft lilac and E7 a sparkling white. Finally the liners are a tad different as well with E4 having a purple based brown color and E7 having a smoky purple/black combo. Honestly, once they are on you’re not going to tell much difference between the looks you can create using these!
E7 and E4 (Starting from Top Left: Main Base Color, Contrasting Color, Base, and Liner)
Without Flash E7 and E4
Created using E7
Moving on to E6 again we have a similar problem with color combinations. E6 is a dead on match for E2. This time the liners are identical colors! The main base shadow is gold in E6 and a softer beige gold in E2. The contrasting shadows are different in E6 is a gold based brown and E2 is more of a copper color with gold. And finally the base shadow shadow in E6 is more of a creamy white gold and E2 is a true gold. Again, same problem as before, you can create basically the same look using either of the two palettes.
E6 and E2 (Starting from Top Left: Main Base Color, Contrasting Color, Base, and Liner)
Created Using E6
Even though the differences appear major they are in fact very subtle and for me the small changes are not enough to warrant purchasing the newest palettes unless you’re a big addict like me and have the “have to have them all” mentality I seem to possess!
I also got the two mascaras that were released with the collection. At the time I was under the impression of how awesome Kose mascaras were but sadly these don’t fall under that “great” category!
The mascaras are not worth your money at all in my humblest. They made my lashes spiky as hell! The formula is great, the wand is fantastic, and the colors available are brilliant but that didn’t add up to a great mascara experience for me!
I’ve since used both colors I got, which were brown and black, and each time I tested these out for a run I ended up with the strange clumpy spike look! If I’m extra careful I do get some nice volume but I have to apply it really slow which for me is a big no! It’s the AM and I’m rushing no time for slow mascara application!
Big boo to these!
I didn’t yet dive into getting any of the new metallic loose eyeshadows that were released but that’ll be very soon! As soon as I get them I’ll be reviewing!
All in all a rather weak and disappointing Spring Collection for Visee! Let’s hope Summer brings something much better!
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I’m an Avon junkie lately.
Yea so? And?
Can you believe I said it aloud? It’s kinda like going to an AA meeting and admitting that you do indeed have an addiction!
This is not your mama’s Avon anymore kids. Seriously lately they have been introducing some seriously cool stuff!
Currently I’m really loving the pure eye and lip strips and yes they are sitting very comfortably in my virtual shopping cart awaiting me to hit submit!
The colors of the shadows aren’t so wow aspiring but I must say that both lippie palettes look yummie to my eyes and since I’m busy sporting nudes and neutrals lately I’ll go ahead and admit that even the eyeshadows look kinda nice! Plus the price is right at $5.99 USD per a set!
Am I the only one loving these?
I imagine this isn’t very news worthy but I thought I’d shout out and tell you that the 32oz mega size of Purity is back in stock at QVC.
About a month ago I finished off my mega size that I had purchased last year and I wandered over to QVC for a re-order and was saddened and shocked to see it was unavailable.
Now this mega size is about $40 USD or so after shipping.
I hopped into Sephora and had to pay $32 USD for 16oz…..sheesh………..I could get twice the amount for almost the same price!
32oz vs 16oz
Anyway! For the Purity lovers grab it while the grabbing is good! Item Number A34737.
On to more Philosophy news…..
Have you seen these?
From Philosophy’s website:
you need this product if…
your skin is dehydrated and thirsty for replenishment
your skin is dull, devitalized, and in need of extreme hydration
your skin has lost its firmness and elasticity
you want to minimize the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles
your skin is stressed due to climate changes, stress, hormones or illness
Sounds like I need these as my skin is always thirsty for more moisture! It sounds like a great fix for Winter skin blues!
What do you think?
I’ve never tried any capsule treatments from Philosophy (they have booster shots available as well in cap form) so I am vaguely curious!
Remember a few weeks ago when I was testing out the Neutrogena Wave? Sheesh forgot already? Click for a refresher!
I’ve also been testing out the Skin Rejuvenator as well. I actually couldn’t use this for a while as I was broken out for a bit and anything aside from simple oil cleanser was all I could use without further making my skin cry NO!
But I’m back!
And testing resumed recently!
I have to say that I felt like the Neutrogena Healthy Skin Rejuvenator did a far better job cleaning my skin than the Wave. I really liked the Wave alot prior to testing the Rejuvenator but I now find myself reaching for the Rejuvenator more often!
I feel like the Rejuvenator cleans deeper as it sends off more powerful vibrations then the Wave and the pads that are included foam up better. I’m not only feeling like I get a deeper clean but I also feel like it’s exfloliating my skin as well!
The Rejuvenator is actually meant to improve fine lines and wrinkles and promote firmer skin. I have neither problem but it worked perfectly great in to give my skin a softer, cleaner appearance! My moisturizer seemed to really like it too as after using this it sunk in much better than it normally does!
I guess I’m somewhat on the hunt to find a cheap alternative to shelling out $199 for the Clarisonic Cleaning Brush and the Wave and the Healthy Skin Rejuvenator does a pretty good job of that!
This particular kit comes with the cleaner, batteries, and 12 cleaning puffs. It works just the same way as the Wave does in that you simply attach a pad to the cleaner, switch on, and begin circling it across your face.
After you’re finished you ditch the pad, rinse, and you’re good to go!
The kit is a bit more expensive then the wave at about $33 USD but I also felt like it did a better job than the Wave which had cost $12 USD.
You can certainly feel the difference when you switch it on as the pulse and vibration are much stronger!
The pads are pre-soaked with a cleaning solution and you get a bit of a tingle as you use them which is very cooling and refreshing! They foam up much better than the Wave however I don’t feel I can use this to take off major makeup but I do enjoy using the entire unit in the shower, as it’s waterproof, for a nice deep clean in the morning!
The unit also left my face with a beautiful glow and softness that it normally doesn’t always have!
Overall I’d say it’s definately an improvement over purchasing a unit that could cost $199 or more!
Definitely worth trying out for yourself, young or old!
Want to try it?
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Playing with Heatherette’s Trio 1 today!
It came out crap. I hate my lips, hate my cheeks, but I do like my eyes a bit. I’m also totally pms’ing so my skin is a MESS!
For the longest time I was puzzling over how best to use the palette and then yesterday I was visiting with Silver Lips and I totally stole her Heatherette look! It was pure perfection. I never really thought to use the palette like this in all honesty and I’ve been sitting on it for a bit now trying to think how to incorporate the darkest shade into my look. Call it a senior moment but this was suddenly a difficult task for me!
And behold I duped Silver Lips look and thought it came out rather lovely and user friendly as hell!
What I Used:
MAC Eyeshadow Palette in Heatherette Trio 1
MAC Beauty Powder in Alpha Girl
Lola Blush in Mistress
MAC Lipglass in Cult Fav (Fafi for MAC)
Got any of your own Heatherette looks you want to share with me? E-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org!