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T’estimo Fall 2007 Lineup

I’m supposed to be working but I couldn’t resist hopping on to blog about the new T’estimo Grande Shine Eyes Eyeshadow palettes.

These palettes are for the Fall 2007 lineup and as just as gorgeous as the T’estimo Frame Impact Eyeshadow Palettes that were released for Spring/Summer collection!

I’m happy to report that T’estimo updated its webpage to reflect the new palettes as well! So you might want to hop over there after reading my little review here to check them out!

The Spring lineup remains near and dear to my heart but the Fall lineup is just as gorgeous as it’s predecessor.

The palettes are in the similiar style of the Spring release which are a mirrored compact containing one liner, one base, and two shimmering shades of eyeshadow. The palettes are exact in appearance and some people may even say some of the colors are somewhat similiar but they are quite distinctively different in my opinion!

I always find these palettes very versatile because I end up using the shimmering base for alot of my different looks and the shadows I am constantly using as a base for my deeper shades of MAC colors (either over or under my looks)! And of course on their own they work wonderful for a complete eye look!

Spring’s release were shimmering shades of greens, blues, purples, and browns. Fall’s release brings us more browns, gorgeous pale pinks, shimmering whites, and grays. Personally you can get away with these palettes for any of your looks right now! I’ve already dove right into using the pink!

T’estimo never really fails to put out something that appeals to every girly girl and this time is none the different. I originally seen these on E-bay and wasn’t so impressed with the colors. I know someone is bound to think the same thing I did when I saw them which was that the Grande Shine 04 Brown Variation appeared almost identical to the Frame Impact 04 Beige colors. I ended up purchasing one palette at first and later I ended up with the other three because I just couldn’t resist. It’s that overwhelming feeling of “have to collect them all” that the makeup crazed get!

I am actually glad in the long run I ended up with all four because they are all very unique and different pieces compared to the Frame Impact Eyes. Now to be fair I also felt like the 02 Blue from the Frame Impact palettes was also quite similiar to the blue in the Grande Impact set which gave me another excuse to only stick with purchasing one palette. But again, willpower go to hell, I ended up purchasing the gray palette and I’m pleased I did because it’s quite different.

Here you can see beige and brown being introduced to each other!
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As you can see the brown from the Frame Impact palette (on the left hand side) is quite similiar to the Grande Shine palette. However once you put it on they are noticably different colors! The Frame Impact eyes comes with a gold shimmer color while the Grande Shine palette comes with a gorgeous cooper shade.

Blue and Gray Meet!
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The blue in the Frame Impact palette is far more bolder and brighter than the soft, pale blue that the Grande Shine eyes gives to us! I’m quite happy I got this palette because the colors are just wonderful for the winter! It’s bound to give me a really shimmering icy eye look for the colder months!

T’estimo’s Grande Shine Eyes Palettes
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01 – Pink Variation
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02 – Gray Variation
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03 – Brown Variation
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04 – Rose Variation
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Grande Shine Meets Frame Impact
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Showing Off!
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Overall I’m very pleased with the new palettes! These are definitely something you want to add to your collection, you won’t be disappointed!

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T’estimo Spring 2007 Collection

Weeeeeeeeeeee! Today is a good mail day! I came home to a little orange note in my mailbox today which can only means one thing! EMS Package from Japan! Squeal! Scream! Wriggle!

Excited am I!

I took my little orange note to the post and in exchange I got a wonderful little box of goodies!
Weeeeeeeeeeee! Today is a good mail day! I came home to a little orange note in my mailbox today which can only means one thing! EMS Package from Japan! Squeal! Scream! Wriggle!

Excited am I!

I took my little orange note to the post and in exchange I got a wonderful little box of goodies!

The new T’estimo Palettes are now in my greedy little hands and I can barely wait to try them out! They are gorgeous! I must say T’estimo out did themselves on these! They are such gorgeous shades and so shimmery! You know I love shimmery bits now don’t you?

Without further delay, I give to you, the new T’estimo Spring 2007 Palettes:

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The new T’estimo Palettes are now in my greedy little hands and I can barely wait to try them out! They are gorgeous! I must say T’estimo out did themselves on these! They are such gorgeous shades and so shimmery! You know I love shimmery bits now don’t you?

Without further delay, I give to you, the new T’estimo Spring 2007 Palettes:

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Introduction to Japanese Brands

Today I thought I’d post a previous entry from my myspace blog! This is worth a repost as you’ll hear me talking about many different Japanese brands and this is somewhat of an introduction to Asian cosmetics, particularly Japanese ones!

I hope you enjoy this repeat of an old blog!

I have come to the conclusion that it is my job to enable the female population to the joys of undiscovered make-up brands!

Yes, indeed, you read that correctly!

If you know me, you know that my obssession with make-up runs to the extreme! I am an avid collector of MAC, Urban Decay, and other bits and bobs that run towards the insane!

Now my obssession has progressed over the years and I found that I could not be happy with american brands alone! I had to branch off into uncharted waters! Discover new and exciting items that have yet to be discovered by the american female population! I needed to bring these items back and introduce them to my fellow sick, twisted, and addicted female friends!

In my many travels I had discovered plenty of interesting bits and bobs but none impressed me as much as the ones I discovered while living in Japan! I was introduced to an entire array of wonderful items that were unavailable in the states! Oh joy! Nirvana!

The japanese mainstream cosmetic is an ambrosia! It’s rich and varied! It can only be enjoyed by savoring it! Awe is the only noun that comes to mind when I think of the variety that awaits the eager female in Japan!

If you’re familiar with make-up and you’re as much a snob as I am you already realize that anything you’d purchase in a common drugstore would be an awful experience to say the least. Many american mainstream brands such as Covergirl, Maybelline, Etc….suck. Oh my I guess that’s one way of putting it isn’t it? Sucks? They do. I’m sorry but it’s been quite a many a year since this girl has purchased any drugstore make-up brands! My tastes run to what I can buy at Nordstrom, Sephora, or Neiman Marcus! NOT CVS, Walgreens, or Walmart!

Now my point in discussing mainstream make-up would be because when I lived in Tokyo the defination of drug store make-up takes on a new meaning! Many of Japanese mainstream make-up brands look like something you’d have purchased in a posh, upscale shop!

Get your google ready girls and let me show you an entire new way of looking at make-up!

Kanebo is one of the major cosmetics companies that distrbutes in Asia (Kanebo doesn’t only distrubte make-up but that’s another story for another day!). Under Kanebo’s main name they offer several make-up brands. Some of my favorites are T’estimo and Lavshuca.

T’estimo does a line of wonderful eye palettes that are unique to my collection of insanity!

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Lavshuca is very new to the Kanebo line and also, like T’estimo, does a lovely range of shadows and other bits and bobs!

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Now one of my biggest obssessions falls from the graceful hands of Shiseido! Shiseido created it’s little sister a few years ago and entitled her Majolica Majorca or to her fans MJ. She’s pretty and sweet and utterly lovely! She’s also quite inexpensive for such a gorgeous line of products!

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Now you may be curious about the status of these wonderful products so I will go right ahead and tell you, much to every girls delight, all these items are almost always limited edition! Ahhh how my heart sings to say it! Limited Edition! Limited Edition! Limited Edition! Don’t we, as the female race, love those two little words? Doesn’t it make us want to whip our credit cards out and go on a buying spree!? After all these are limited edition, we may, very well, NEVER see these items again in this lifetime! My god the horror of it all! Ok, so I’m being overdramatic and completely materialistic…sue me!

The point of my rather large tale is to tell you think outside the box and begin to discover an entire new world of cosmetics! Bring up E-bay, Head over to Make-up Alley, or start googling! Imagine all the lovely new bits you could discover!

And if you ever have any questions your resident addict is here to help anyway I can!

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