‘ello ‘ello! (This was written last night and is being posted now because MySpace was being quite the bitch and wouldn’t let me post it yesterday)
I think by now we are all EXHAUSTED of my video blogs that include many, many, many, “ummmm’s”! You’ve no idea how many times I’ve gotten the piss taken out of me today about my um’s! Early this morning I got a call from my best friend shouting in my ear “Ummm so it’s me and Ummm what’s going on? And ummm are you coming out tonight? and by the way Ummmm….” You get the general idea I imagine hehehe! It’s put me off video blogging for a little bit while I gather my thoughts and remove “um” from my vocabulary! I swear to god I’m a college graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering! Honest to god! Tis true! Regardless of the fact that my video blogs sound like I’m trying to count to ten on one hand and not understanding why it isn’t working! So ya…that’s my story and I’m sticking too it! But I loved that you loved them and I promise they’ll be more sometime in the near distant future! BUT fear NOT from what I understand….Peter will bring you WISE life lessons via a video blog soon! Oh my the very my! If you’re extra nice he may go back to discussing fashion, couture, and musings of his metrosexuality! Happy Days!
Tonight I’m back to typing up a blog the good old fashion way! I’m also quite knackered so I don’t have my normal valley girl, cheerleader energy (energy of not body of by the very way) to video blog so that’s also an excuse that I can throw in!
I’ve got a ton of great stuff to share in this blog! The Mailman came bearing all sorts of pressies today! I got a total of 5 boxes today and I just lumped up everything into one blog and here it is to share with you!
Questions? Comments! Shout ‘em out!
Oh by the way..someone kindly asked how I afford all this. In reply….I sell off organs on E-bay! Kidneys, few lungs, liver! You know, stuff I don’t really need! I’m kinda sorta running low on organs so if anyone wants to volunteer please by all means e-mail me! At this point I’m thinking that the love of my life would gracefully volunteer an organ or two to make me happy if I asked him to so hey I’m a lucky kinda chick ya know? BUT we can never have too many organs! So bring ‘em on! After you donate I’ll even give you a signed autographed picture of moi, yours truly! It’s quite a keepsake and you might be able to sell it on E-bay and make enough to buy back the organs you so generously donated to me! The sarcasm is flowing heavy here! Hopefully everyone is laughing at this point!
You’d love if I stop babbling now and start with the goodies right? Ok Ok I won’t make you wait any longer!
Behold! One Million Dollars worth of Cosmetics and Other Bits and Bobs (Well not a million but that sure sounded bloody good didn’t it? Pat on the back to me!)
Soooooooooooo in my travels around the worldwide web I popped onto Demeter’s website! I normally check it once and while for cool updates! Such as the time they introduced Play-Doh scented perfume spray! Now for some odd reason or another I was all over that like bees on honey! The entire idea of a perfume that smelled of Play-Doh fascinated the bloody hell out of me (They now have one that smells like crayons! God nothing fails to shock me at this point!)! So I’m thinking this is proper training if I one day become a mummy! No expensive perfumes just crayons and play-doh! Mind you I’d be quite happy at that too! Anyway….as I wandered onto the site I noticed they have a new update! Oh my! They introduced 6 new perfume sprays which I had to have! Now it’s slightly ironic as some of these aren’t exactly what a girl like myself (short, round and such) should go around smelling like! But it didn’t prevent me from wanting them all badly! RIGHT AWAY! So I ordered them and they arrived today!
These sprays are based on the popular Jelly Belly Jellybeans! If you’re familiar with the candy you’ll know that they include a little menu for making cocktails with different flavored jellybeans! Thus these scents were born!
Hot Fudge Sundae (If you can’t see the irony of me smelling like Hot Frudge Sundae than god love you for it!), Mango, Pineapple Salsa (Don’t be put off by the “salsa” part! It’s quite a lovely fruity blend!), Fruit Salad
Wild Blackberry Peach Cobbler, Sugar and Spice (awww that’s me! Sugar and Spice and everything nice!), Blueberry Muffin
The following is of my Japanese Haul! I know some items are probabily missing! It’s because I was tooling about with them and didn’t take pics! But I got a majority of the bits so enjoy!
Visee’s Jewel Crush Palettes (Ended up with 4 of the colors but loved them so much I ordered the 5th one! Will probably arrive next week!)
What’s to say about these? They are gorgeous! Unlike some Japanese palettes these are shimmer straight through! Some palettes are sprayed with a thin layer of glitter on top and the shadow beneath doesn’t contain the same amount of sparkle as that wonderful top layer! But these are sparkle right down to the core! Just gorgeous! A must have!
Excel Blushes These were recommended to me by Haruwho is the Queen of All things cosmetics! I’ve seen these numerous times but I never picked any up! Simple reason why. I’m a package snob. The package on these stinks. It’s cheap and cheesy in my humble opinion! But really when Harurecommends, I listen! And she was spot on! These are AMAZING! The shimmer and sparkle is so nice! I applied some over my blush and it boosted the color up so nicely! I think they may be to sheer to wear on their own! But as a booster to your current blush color these are truly a gem! Great, great product!
Some of you may be wondering about the brush storage! I was too. I was worried laying the brush on top would make a grave mess of the palette! But they kindly included a thin film of plastic to place on top of the blush which makes a nice little barrier between brush and blush! Perfection!
Excel Eyeshadow I’m so pissed off at myself for not getting more of these! They are great! Really a nice pigment to this shadow!
KATE KATE is my new lust! I tried the dual carat shadows and fell in love! Thus I had to have more! Not sure why I avoided KATE prior to my purchases of the Dual Carats a few weeks ago! I guess I felt like there were other items that I wanted more! Glad I dove in with these because they are great! Palettes are full of sparkle! Yay! The loose shadows I was skeptical of but I seen a picture on MUA and became intrigued by the spatula applicator! Thus I got all four colors! They are amazing! Full of sparkle, shimmer, and glitter!
Gransenbon Gran Brush Blush These are AMAZING! Period. The End. Drop everything. Get these NOW.
I ran across these on Sasa and fell in love right away! These are Made in Italy and available in Korea only from what I can understand! Sadly I’m unable to locate anything else from the line aside from these 6 lonely shadows! So each day I go to the website to drool at the array of products I can’t get my hands on! Sigh…please Q the sad music and give me a strong shoulder to lean on!
Various Mascaras Few mascaras I’ve wanted to try! I always find Japanese brand mascara adds far more volume and lenght to my lashes than anything I can get stateside! Plus the cost is about half what I’d pay here for some crummy designer brand that doesn’t work nearly as wonderful! Bit of Kiss in there, some Excel, Kose, etc….
Kiss Pink Tiara Glitter Mascara Truly chuffed proper with this! I used it a bit before! Encrusts my lashes with little bits of glitter! Love this! Need a backup!
Mm…drawing a blank here! Believe these are by K-Palette? Almost as nice as the Kiss glitter mascara above! Sparkly lashes are happy lashes!
Canmake Canmake a brand that fascinates and boggles my mind! Cheap as day old chips and really nice quality! Got a bunch of the shadows and three of the cheek highlighters! Such a great lot of items that’s so very affordable!
Majolica Majorca Sooooooooooooooooo weirdly enough I had this sudden need to buy all (almost all) the MJ shadows! I own the palettes but never ventured into purchasing the single shadows! Suddenly, one day, I needed them! And here they are! Glad I dove in as they are nice and pigmented!
And heck while I was at it I threw in all of the cream shadows! I know I have told everyone over and over how I hate cream shadows but I made an exception this once as it’s MJ and all!
I was feeling spunky so I said hell why not get all the blushes too! And I did just that!
And if this wasn’t nice enough! Two MJ compacts arrived from MUA today! How sweet my shadows can have a new home!
Lavashuca Jewel Lipsticks Few colors I didn’t already have!
Aube Shower Eyes Palettes
If you recall I had previously blogged about these! Loved ‘em so much I needed MORE!
Cyber Color Shadows Not so sure about these yet! Good pigment on them but they are a bit hard to blend! We shall see!
Makemania Silcon Plumping Gloss (A gloss made by Sony!) I have this in clear and love it! It’s quite like slapping plaster on your lips but I love it! It really plumps up my rather thin lips and makes them look so yum and delish! Oh my! I know at least one person who is going to be very excited about the addition of this to my lipgloss collection!
That’s it for now!
I’ll be doing a step into Fall blog later next week because I’m expecting to get quite a few of the Fall line ups from Japan in the mail! Also, Jill Stuart will be releasing her fall bits and bobs so that’s something more to look forward too! So stay tune…and I’ll dazzle you with the goodies as they pop into my mail box!
I just wandered home after a lovely dinner with some friends and noticed that my box from Nordies had arrived!
Weeeeeeee! Inside was the philosophy pink lemonade bits I ordered! I was discussing this new edition to philosphy’s line in a prior blog which can be found by clicking HERE.
I had originally purchased the 3 in 1 and after getting it home I logged right onto Nordstrom.com to order the other pieces of the collection!
I now have in my possession the body butter, hot salt scrub, and hand cream. Have no fear I’ve taken lovely pictures to share with you!
I’m impressed with all the items in the collection and happy I went ahead and dove right in and got ‘em! I’ll go ahead and review the lot!
The body butter is the first for me, I’ve tried the philosophy body souffle before and never found them anything but sticky and gross! This made me weary of purchasing the body butter but I went ahead and did so after seeing it in store. I’m happy to say it’s sensational! It’s very light, very strong smelling, not greasy, and absorbs super well! The body butter is pretty new as they introduced it during the winter when they did it in the Apple scent. They have since introduced several more scents and I’m tempted to purchase a few because I like it that much! Overall I give it my best rating!
Pink Lemonade Body Butter
In the picture below I’ve compared the body butter to the original body souffle. As you can see the body butter is a light, creamy texture and the souffle is thick and quite sticky when on! I’m so happy they seem to have faded the souffles out and are replacing them with these new butters!
The hot salt scrub is fantastic! The texture is quite like empowermint but not as thick as the gingerbread man or senorita margarita. It’s a very oily, liquidy scrub but works just fantastic! It smells postively awesome and it almost looks like a Pink Lemonade Slushie! It, of course, has that warm tingle that all of philosophy scrubs are known for!
Pink Lemonade Hot Salt Scrub
You can see in the picture below that empowermint and Pink Lemonade are pretty much the same texture!
For some reason or another I always feel like the gingerbread man and senoirta margarita (pictured below on the right) are always more grainer and less oily than the other scrubs in the line!
Finally I purchased the handcream and really what’s to say? It’s just as great as the rest of the line!
If you’re looking for a nice summer shower layering collection, this would be it! It’s truly a perfect 10!
You know that adventure we take every season into the darkness of our closets? The ones where we pull out all our winter clothes and make room for our spring and summer ones?
Well this year during my plunge into the darkness of my closet I had told myself…promised myself….that I’d not buy another pair of shoes for a really long time! As I tore through my closet I came upon shoe after shoe after shoe after shoe….I have enough for everyone in the US by now and maybe a few extra pairs for people living in Europe!
This weekend I took Mai to the Palisades Mall and my strong will to not purchase any shoes…somehow…left me!
I’m thinking that since they are cute shoes I haven’t REALLY broken any promises to myself right? I mean technically if it’s cute that eliminates the need for willpower and any promises made are void!
My weekend haul:
Soooooooo Sexy! These are my total fav of the lot! I have a similiar pair but these have more strap to ‘em!
A perfect size 7! Very geeky shoe moment but I adore these! Will go perfect with my “There’s no place like 127.0.0.1″ T-Shirt
I must say that I’m duly impressed with Victoria’s Secret’s beauty efforts as of late! I’ve always been a pretty ok fan of their Bath and Body line and perfume selections but not so much the cosmetics. As of late they have introduced some pretty interesting items that even caught my snobbish eye.
I must say this summer many of the interesting little pieces they came out with have ended up in my collection! The beauty department at VS has evolved from simple mosaic blushes, shadows, and glosses to an array of slick black packaged compacts!
I was tempted by quite a little pile of goodies this season! I haven’t yet tried them all, this girl has too much to get through and sometimes forgets what she has, but I will review what I’ve used so far! I’ve included a bit of cosmetic porn from my collection to feast your eyes on as well!
Sparkling Diamond Collection
I’ve tried all of the new Diamond collection items and I must say overall they are pretty nice, inexpensive too! The entire collection consists of 3 Shadows, 4 Lipglosses, 1 Blush, and 1 Sparkling Powder. I ended up with 1 gloss out of the 4, all the shadows, the powder, and the blusher.
I’ve tried a majority of it out for size but have yet to try the blusher! I’m sorta saving it for some reason or another, I don’t know why, who the hell knows how my mind works!
The gloss is super sparkly and really glides on smooth! Not tacky, not sticky! Really a great layer to some lip stain or lipstick.
The shadows aren’t a favorite of mine. Color is not pigmented at all, if you’re looking at the jar and thinking “Wow what a cute blue sparkle”, think again! I got blue, green, and pink and none have given my eye any color or pop! The great thing about them is they do give you a truly great sparkle but only when layered with an eyeshadow that has color. These seem to be weak in the color department on their very own!
Sparkling Diamond Eye Shadow
Now the two best pieces of this collection have got to be the Diamond Sparkling Powder and Blush! The claim is (which I don’t believe for a single second) that the powder, shadows, and blush contain “real” crushed diamonds. Ummm yea right. But ANYWAY….whether or not they contain real crushed diamonds is to be determined (I’ve taken them to the lab and I’m awaiting the test results). The Sparkling Powder is truly a wonderful edition to your collection and is just perfect for anywhere. Eyes, Cheeks, Body, you name it! Personally I like using it on my eyes for some hardcore sparkle or my cheeks. I also tried it on my lips and it looks awesome!
Sparkling Diamond Powder
The blush I haven’t tried yet but I can tell it’s going to be a favorite of mine too! It’s heavy duty in the sparkle department and it looks like it’ll give out nice color! We shall see when I get around to taking it out of my beauty vault and using it. For now I just take it out at night, whisper to it how much I love it, polish it, and put it back under lock and key.
Sparkling Diamond Blush
Ok..so that’s the Diamond Collection girls!
Now another interesting line up from VS is the new Bare Bronze Collection. This consisted of a few nice palettes but if you read my prior blogs you understand that bronze, tans, bronzing, etc…are NOT my THING!
Now, to go back on my earlier judgment of hating bronzing bits and pieces I decided to purchase two of the eye palettes from this collection. To my delight I am in love with both!
They have a touch of shimmer to them and are pigmented enough for even the snobbiest of snobs to love!
Bare Bronze Collection
Bare Bronze Collection
The collection also included glosses, bronzer powders, and lipstick palettes! The only thing that really appealed to me was the shadow palettes. A majority of the collection is on sale right now during the Semi-Annual so you might want to skip your way to VS or see the online catalog to nab a deal or two or three..or four!
My final purchase was part of another new collection VS put out (WOW they are going nuts now aren’t they?)! As an extension to the Angel Perfume line they have now created an Angel makeup collection which they entitled Heavenly Face. This isn’t too big a collection but it’s sweet none the less! It included two double cream blushes, one shadow quad, and two double ended glosses. I ended up with the palette only as I’m a fiend for shadow quads!
I haven’t used it yet but I did swipe my finger across one of the shadows and it has nice texture and a tad bit of shimmer to it! The packaging screams cuteness!
So kids the moral of today’s story is, Victoria’s Secret has evolved and is introducing new and exciting products in the cosmetics world and making addicts like myself gag with wanting! It’s not just for knickers anymore Victoria’s Secret wants you to purchase your beauty, bath and body, fragrance, AND panties from them!
Get shopping! Nab some deals! Semi Annual sale is in progress WHY are you still reading?
My Oh My! I do believe I forgot to mention the most important part! All items are….wait for it……pause……longer pause……………….limited edition!