Beauty Bits & Bobs
If you remember not so long ago I was bragging about how delightful I found Victoria’s Secret latest cosmetic offerings (Clickie for the previous blog entry).
I was pretty chuffed with what they had introduced this Spring and Summer and now I must say that I’m happy once again with the palettes they have released for the Fall.
Prior to these I had purchased the Heavenly Face Eye Shadow Quad and couldn’t rave enough about how cute, pigmented, gorgeous, and girly it was.
I had a Doctor’s appointment today and I happened to wander into Victoria’s Secret because I had about 2 minutes to spare and I came across the latest Eye Shadow Quad and deemed it a must have! My little eye spotted the duo blush and I had to have it as well! I left the store feeling quite content that I nabbed two gorgeous palettes weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Dontcha love palettes?
Both are Limited Edition palettes so get ‘em while the getting is good! I find these palettes sell out pretty darn fast at Victoria’s Secret and I’d rather nab them in store than online because paying shipping on top of the price tag of $22 each is a bit obscene! If by chance you are unable to locate these they are most definately available online and I notice they sell out at a slower rate than in stores so it’s a second choice if your lemming comes on hard! I ended up getting a kinda good deal on these as I had a $10 coupon so I got both for around $34 plus taxes, not too bad.
These new palettes come in a really blinged out box compared to the prior boring box of Spring/Summer. One is a gold glitter/shimmer box and the other is a pink glitter/shimmer box. I love the packaging this time around and will definately keep the boxes and store the palettes in ‘em as the box is to darn pretty too toss out!
As with the Spring/Summer palette the shadow and now the blush too has a cute gold shimmer design imprinted on each shadow and blush. This time it’s a little twirl and prior it was a cute star shape (you’ll see what I mean in the pictures below). The actual palette case is vastly different from the previous release. It now has the words “Heavenly Face” in script across the case where as the prior release had only a simple design on the cover. I like both actually and think they are super nice either way!
The colors in the eyeshadow quad are very fall this time around. A shimmering dark brown, a shimmering gold, a shimmering beige/nude, and a shimmering bronze are included.
The blush duo has a pale shimmering pink color and a darker shimmering pink. You can use them separately or together, personally I think the lighter pink color may be to sheer for my skin tone but I haven’t yet tried it that’s only based on looking at it not actually testing it. Sadly I couldn’t swipe any of these in store as the testers were behind a glass cube.
Overall these are definately impressive. Victoria’s Secret shocks me somewhat as they have come such a long way with their cosmetic line. These are truly cute and girly to the max!
I’m loving ‘em!
The Muse says go get ‘em before they sell out!
Here is the Spring/Summer Palette on the left hand side and the New Fall Palette! I’m loving the new packaging!
Again the Spring/Summer Palette is on the left and features a design on the case of the palette while the newest Fall palette has the imprint “Heavenly Faces” on it!
Color comparisons between the two palettes! The Spring/Summer (On the left again) palette had more vibrant, bold colors while the Fall palette gives us colors that are just as vibrant and bold but more geared towards the upcoming Autumn!
Have you missed me?
Here I am minus my face!
How very daring of me! No foundation, no lipgloss, no blush, *gasp* *shocked outrage*
Normally I don’t go out of the house foundation-less but lately I’m been somewhat minimal to say the least.
So this be the Muse minus her normal triple layer of eye make-up
I’m not one for posting pics without makeup but I was feeling very daring tonight! Flaws and all for you to view!
Be friendly with your comments hehe!
L.A.M.B. opened at New York Fashion Week with a BANG!
I’ve read article upon article upon article about how brilliant the new line up is.
So maybe this is going to turn into a minor rant….
I can’t appreciate anything that L.A.M.B. puts out. I’ve surfed onto the site for the past two years and can’t really say I ever seen a single piece of couture that appealed to me (minus Harajuku Lovers from this equation because I really enjoy that line of kawaii goodies). Granted none of it will fit the Muse’s curvy body however that’s never stopped me from enjoying the look of high end fashion!
First of all I should say I think that Gwen Stefani is one classy lady! Her sense of style is fantastic and I’ve never seen the girl look anything but absolutely chic and fabulous! She’s uber talented, amazingly beautiful, and in the cool kid book for me!
But…her fashion line doesn’t have me bouncing from the ceilings in excitement.
This is hard to say….
Even the shoes aren’t all that fab.
The entire concept of the brand which is inspired by a mad mix of Jamaican rastafarians, English school girls and Orange County teenages sounds like it could result in some awesome, flashy fashion! However, it falls short of the mark for me.
I’m not entirely sure what everyone is getting so hyped about.
To be fair I know I’m basing part of this rant on her website over the course of the last two years or so. To backup my rant I googled around to locate images from the new line up that was displayed at fashion week that everyone is finding so exciting and brilliant and Gwen Stefani is a God in the fashion industry, etc…etc…(maybe I made the God part up but it sounded good for effect)…
Well I came across quite a few tidbits and again, not so impressed.
I can’t really get excited about a line that has a lamb advertising the clothing. Since I’m on the advertising end doesn’t L.A.M.B. stand for Love, Angel, Music, Baby? This obviously means that Gwen was sorta kinda in a frame of mind promoting her latest CD at the time this “couture” (I use the term loosely) line was introduced.
Ok I guess my rant is over.
I don’t personally mean to attack the line but I just can’t take this all seriously and I’m somewhat shocked that it’s gotten the publicity it has and has opened with raving reviews.
In my world it’s somehow like introducing Mary Kate and Ashley’s Walmart clothing lines on a New York Fashion Runway.
That’s my 2 cents of the day!
What’s your take? Am I being too harsh? Talk to me!
As requested by a lovely reader. Some swatches from the new Bobbi Brown Metallic Palettes:
Sadly, I don’t think these will be too helpful! My camera doesn’t pick up swatches well on my arm or hand and it doesn’t seem to like them on paper either! I guess it gives you a general idea of the colors but isn’t all that great a help! These are palettes you have to venture into the store to see, touch, and try out for yourself!
Sorry ’bout the crummy swatches Did my best!
Avon has decided it didn’t really want you to have the Cynthia Rowley Collection this soon.
About 5 hours after receiving the email announcement and placing items in my cart I got this message:
Dear AVON Customer,
We experienced technical difficulties on our websites today, which triggered an email informing you that the Cynthia Rowley product you’ve been waiting for was now available. Unfortunately, it will not be available until September 14, 2007. We will send another reminder email at that time.
We’re very sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
AVON Online Customer Care
Alright than tease and torture us and than leave us high and dry! How unclassy Avon!
I personally think it’s a publicity stunt! or was it?