Posts From October 2010
New shades of Hard Candy Plumping Serum Lipgloss have hit Walmart. Wahoo for cheap plumping lip gloss eh? New shades include pinks, fuschias, and nudes plus a formula that contains optical brighteners that brighten your teeth. Yup, plumps, whitens, walks the dog, it does it all baby!
No seriously though….
I hadn’t tried this gloss when it originally launched but got curious to have a go with the new shades so I picked one up!
Let’s have a look!
You know those scrumptious Bobbi Brown Smoky, Sultry, Smoldering Eye Palettes we’ve been positively gagging over lately? Well, those are part of the new Bobbi Brown Smoky, Sultry, Smoldering Collection.
Yes, well, we aren’t nearly done with Bobbi Brown Holiday yet considering how vast the collection is but gifting us with more is always in order because hey we’re Americans, more, more, more is our specialty right?
Sephora has some fairly inexpensive gift sets in their new Holiday Collection, Until Dawn, that could prove interesting. I already reviewed the eyeliner set they have which did indeed turn out pretty great so I’m intrigued by the other sets they have available.
Let’s take a look!
Lancome Spring 2011 brings us shades of lilac, images of butterflies, and shimmer!
Check it out!
I commonly associate gold and silver with the holidays particularly when it comes to makeup collections. I love change and variety when it comes to Holiday Makeup Collections but I’m also a sucker for keeping to all that gold and silver. In most cases brands seem to cater to my want in regards to these two shades. A traditional smoky eye using silver, red lips, beautiful gold lids….yes, brands definitely have the same idea as me for the Holidays.
The Avon 24K Glamour Holiday 2010 Collection gives me gold and it gives it to me on a budget. If you’re on a bit of a budget and all the makeup glam I’ve currently had display isn’t something you can indulge in this year, good news, under $30 or so can get you beautiful eyes and lips!
Sephora brings together seven of its popular Flashy Liner Eye Pencils in a brand new gift set for $20 ($18 if you’re indulging now with the Friends and Family Event giving you 20% off).
Considering my track record with Sephora Cosmetics this was a hit or miss purchase. I had heard last year from many readers how much they enjoyed the Sephora Flashy Liners but I wasn’t completely sold however offer me 7 of ‘em for a decent price and you tempt me easily.
If you don’t blog its kinda hard to understand how the entire process goes down. Some are casual bloggers, some take it more serious than others, and some start a blog but never quite update as frequently as they hoped they would when they originally started it.
Bloggers come in many shapes, sizes, ages, and walks of life. We all blog because we’re passionate about the subject we choose to babble about.
One of the most passionate bloggers out there, as many of you already know, is Christine from Temptalia. No one takes blogging more seriously. She blogs makeup like her life depends on it and she points out every little detail about a product in her reviews.
If you don’t know Christine or you just talk to her via comments or Twitter you probably aren’t realizing the amount of money, time, and patience that goes into her site. This a young lady that has college courses to attend to, plus life, and of course, a full time dedication to her website. Taking pictures, writing up reviews, swatching products, paying for entire MAC collections, plus having to worry about keeping her site on a stable, working server which costs money to run isn’t a joke. I should know, I do much of the same here on Musings but mind you, Temptalia, is a way bigger fish to fry and alot more work goes into her.
Here’s the deal.
I’d like to show my support and I hope you’ll show your support towards the 2010 Blogging Scholarship, which recognizes students who blog. Christine happens to be one of the contenders. She wrote a 300 word essay about blogging.
Here’s an excerpt from her essay…
Bogging is vital to me, because it has given tangible meaning to my heart and soul. Through blogging, I have learned my passion lies in beauty by providing firsthand experiences to help others. Blogging is my method of self-expression, but it has brought me together with like minded individuals and allowed us to build a community based on that passion. I have been given opportunities to interact with my readers, both on and offline, and there is nothing more rewarding than being able to help someone—even if it is recommending a lipstick. That lipstick recommendation just might inspire confidence in a self-conscious teenager!
The first place winner will receives a $10,000 scholarship to help pay for school. Christine is one of ten finalists in the running for the scholarship.
I submitted my vote earlier today as I believe, with all her hard work on Temptalia, she deserves this scholarship.
I hope you’ll take time out to support her. I know she’s a backbone for me daily. I wouldn’t be able to get through days without her support and this is one way I can give that support back to her.
Please visit her site at www.temptalia.com and click on the link to vote!
Disclaimer: Christine did not ask me to write this post nor does she even know I’m posting it. I am not affiliated with Temptalia.com aside from being friends with it’s editor. This post is to show my appreciation for not only that friendship but to help support a friend!
Tarina Tarantino Jewel Box Palette, $78 dollars worth of gorgeous makeup housed in a pretty jewelry box. Is it worth the price? Do you need it?
I’m seeing it as a completely self indulged purchased on my part but something, perhaps the little voices in my head, told me I had to have it. And have it I did.
I simply had to share this with you! One of my readers, Johanna, is staring at me from the Philosophy website this morning! Her photo was selected by Philosophy to appear on their site via a Facebook Contest they are having in appreciation of their customers.
Here’s Johanna looking all kinds of adorable and Philosophy girl like!
If you want to enter your own photo you can do so my visiting Philosophy’s Facebook page!
Feel free to squeal and awwwww at Johanna’s photo in the comment field.
Excuse me while I go do a $50 buck Sephora order (you know, free shipping and all) just so I can get my hands on the Stila Artist’s Inspiration Palette for $15 bucks.
Matryoshka are nesting dolls. You probably recognize them as a common decorative novelty from Russia. Open the doll and another smaller will appear inside, open up that smaller one and another will be nested inside and so on and so forth thus the term “nesting” dolls.
At first glance Lush’s Matryoshka may appear as a sweet little doll but she, like the real thing, is nesting some other goodies!
See what’s inside this fabulous little doll….
You have it on my authority that Bobbi loves herself some Navajo. Girl slaps that shadow in every single eye palette she introduces.
By now, I got all kinds of a headache from an overdose of Navajo. Every single Bobbi Brown Palette I own has Navajo in it so just like trouble, I don’t go out of my way looking for Navajo, it seems to find me.
At first Navajo was a bit of a novelty. It was a good all over color base and even it’s matte formula wasn’t too, too bad speaking as a self proclaimed shimmer-a-holic here. But than Navajo was rehashed too much and I noticed I was being force fed Navajo when I didn’t ask for a second helping.
In the end I started to hate Navajo.
Until I realized Bobbi Brown made Navajo in a cream eyeshadow.
Hope everyone is lively on this dreary, rainy day. Groan.
Bobbi Brown Holiday 2010 is up and available at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com and almost all counters I’ve been to has everything available for sale. Have you seen it yet? Picked anything up? Planning to?
In addition to the huge array of palettes released directly from Bobbi Brown, there are also several exclusive palettes popping up at Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, and Neiman Marcus.
Let’s have a look at those exclusive sets and palettes.