Beauty Bits & Bobs

A Random Face of the Day Picture

Some random girl that wandered onto the insanity of my page requested that I add some pictures up from the look I use in my profile photo.

She wanted to know what I used to get the look and wanted to see some close ups.

Sooooooooooo………………Here ya go lovie and thanks for the lovely e-mail!

Enjoy!

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Eyes:
MAC Silver Fog Pigment
MAC Softwashed Pigment (Asian Exclusive Not Available in the US)
Tony & Tiny Silver Glitter Eye Pencil
MAC Black Tied
Pout Silver Glitter Liner
Bnever White Shimmering Loose Powder
Dior Black Out Mascara
Dior Eyelash Pearls
MAC Black Kohl Eyeliner

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Jill Stuart US Debut

A friend of mine had mentioned this to me in an e-mail this weekend and it’s quite the most exciting news I’ve ever had the pleasure of spreading!

They have put it on their blog and I was just reading the details with feverish excitement!

The blog they posted has predicted that if it is released in the US the pricing might be slightly lower than it would be in Japan and truly I couldn’t be more excited to 1. Have local access to Jill Stuart Beauty Items and 2. Have them at a cheaper price!

Happy Days!

I leave you with pretty Jill Stuart Porn from my Collection:

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Sneaky Little Spontaneous Purchases!

On my rush to get home last week I decided that it would be such a grand idea to stop into Bath and Body Works to pick up the three newest 3 in 1′s!

A little history behind these new 3 in 1′s:

They are a big ripoff of Philosophy’s 3 in 1′s and could………possibly…..be better! You did not hear that from me, if you spread the word you heard it from me…I’ll deny it! I have no shame, I’ll claim you a liar and laugh about how ridiculous you are to spread such a rumour as this!

Now around Christmas 2005, Bath and Body Works introduced three very simple 3 in 1 Shower Gels. They were, as I recall, Eggnog, Hot Chocolate, and Gingerbread. Obviously they went over pretty big because summer rolled around with new 3 in 1′s. Pina Colada, Strawberry Daiquiri, and another, the name of which, escapes me at the moment. After this, quite a few were released with the new seasons….

Now these must have been quite a smashing success because this year they went nuts and released around 12 new scents! They never did anything like this on such a large scale so the variety was quite lovely! Peach, Melon Cooler, Island Coconut, Frosting Forever, Iced Tea, Etc..Etc…

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Oh my how naughty! Does this remind you of anything? Talk about shameless copying!
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Now my story got off track slightly and I have to somehow pull myself back to the right mind frame! All this variety frazzles my nerves!

As I was saying I decided to pop into Bath and Body Works to purchase three new 3 in 1′s in particular! I had wandered on the website during my work day and noticed that they were $6 during the HUGE Semi-Annual Sale! I was shocked that something they introduced a few short weeks ago was cut in half from it’s original $12 price tag! WOW!

The three newest scents that they had put out were Island Coconut, Sunset Mango, and Beyond Berry! These scents were introduced after the above mentioned ones so I was quite pleased that I’d be nabbing myself a little deal!

I now realize what a conspiracy the $6 price tag is! Heed my warning and you can avoid the drama of Spontaneous Purchasing!

When I entered Bath and Body Works that day the line of people was what borderlines on the absurd really. People holding tight to dozens and dozens of bottles of body sprays,body lotions, etc…. These people were acting like there might very well be a shortage of lotions, shower gels, and body sprays sometime in the near future (Dear oh Dear maybe they knew something I didn’t?!?!?!)! It’s actually very difficult, to hold your head high, walk through the aisles, and avoid bins that are marked $3, $4, $5, etc….

I’ve come to the conclusion that the gimmick of setting the newest 3 in 1 scents at $6 a piece is just to get your little ass in the shop because when you are there you aren’t settling for just those three shower gels! You’re wanting some of everything! Before long you’re running around with the rest of the minions gathering up bottles of lotion that will keep you smooth for the rest of your living days!

I’m happy to report I didn’t give into temptation! I resisted! Bath and Body Works evil little plot to get me in the shop and spend a zillion dollars didn’t work!! I went in, purchased the three bottles I said I would and not a thing more!

Go on, pat me on the back! I deserve it right?

Ahh..the temptation of spontaneous buying weights heavy on my mind and heart but resist I did and came out a stronger person for it!

My Very Small Haul from This Year’s Semi Annual Sale!
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Happiness Is…………..

Happiness is the perfect shade of blush!

Gorgeous isn’t it? It’s on the top of my must have list! Just the name makes me wriggle in excitement!

Bare Minerals Fruit Cocktail Blush
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When Life Brings You Lemons…….

When life brings you lemons, I say squeeze a blog out of ‘em and make lemonade!

It’s a LONGGGGGGGG night my friends and sleep has taken another holiday on me! Indeed, it has! I’m serious! It’s gone off to some island and is taking in the sun! It might even be scoring with hot chicks (I’m making that part up)!

Hell, the last time sleep took off on me I started blogging to Jonny’s mum! Whom, hasn’t replied to me yet! Hint Hint! Nudge Nudge! It’s ok. I’ll be over shortly and you can make me a nice cuppa and tell me all his embarressing moments! My ears are open!

When sleep is on holiday it’s a darn good time to blog about my favorite topic…..go on now…..you know what it is dontcha?

That’s right! Make-up!!!!!!! Before I carry on with my blog of great importance I will say that I am sorry I’ve been remiss in the couture department! Summer fashions aren’t as appealing to me as Winter ones so you’ll see me blogging way more about couture in the Fall and Winter months than you will in the Summer!

That said…let’s move on to the good stuff!

My lovely, sweet, gorgeous, amazing, beautiful, and loving friend Mai is coming from Japan to stay with me shortly. Hi Mai! I know you read this lovie!

I got a package from Mai this pass week! Mai is my asian cosmetic crack dealer. She is, it’s true. Don’t worry her english sucks so right now she’s scratching her head and possibly her arse and wondering what a crack dealer is (don’t worry she can take a joke and loves when I tease her)! Love you Mai!

Anyway…

Within this gorgeous, amazing, bright, shiny, huge package, there be treasure maties! Oh my was it ever the package of all packages! I had asked Mai to pick me up some bits, bobs, and a little of this and that! By the time I was done I had raked up a bill with Mai that could put my first born child through college for the next four years of his life. Somehow, I convinced myself that it was ok to spend that much money on cosmetics because…because….I dunno how I convinced myself it was ok! Let’s not dwell on that right now!

Mai is now happily sitting on a Paypal payment from me that’ll fund her morgage for a year!

Yes yes I know I know! You want to see the amazing items I got don’t you? Greedy little buggers aren’t you?

Behold:

Aube Sofina Limited Edition Fruitina Lipgloss
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These are awesome! I’m well chuffed and disappointed I didn’t order 10 more! Super duper glossy and shimmering! I just didn’t like the fact that they weren’t flavored. That was somewhat crummy! They taste sorta yuk! But I guess I can deal with it! Those are real
Swarvoski crystals embedded in the top! Pretty neat right?

Lavshuca Jewel Lipstick
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Really pleased with these as well! I was shocked that it turned out these are NOT full size lipsticks! They are mini ones! Very cute and very portable! I was under the impression they were larger! Aside from that they are great! I picked the color selections from my mate PJ’s blog and I’m glad I went with them because they are both great colors! Can’t go wrong with PJ! I want more of these as well! They go on quite sheer and are just a blush of color for your lips! Nice product!

T’estimo Eyeshadow Singles
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I’m a T’estimo whore! But my entire time purchasing T’estimo cosmetics I’ve never once purchased an eyeshadow single! These are my first! Not much to say really! They are just as wonderful as anything you find in the palettes! Possibly even nicer to have a single color outside the palette theme! Really enjoy how sparkling and shimmery they go on!

Lavshuca Blush
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These were introduced as part of the summer lineup! Rubbish. I purchased the mosiac blushes prior to these and was disappointed! I should have known better! Not even a sheer wash of color from these! Barely pigmented! Absolute garbage! Up on E-bay tomorrow! Was kinda hoping for a better product! Oh well! Win some, lose some!

Shiseido Maquillage Glossy Gloss
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There are certain brands of cosmetics that are like bread! You go to the store, you buy bread, you eat the bread and it’s good! It’s rare that you buy bread that you hate (hell take it from a round girl, carbs are GOOD)! Shiseido is like bread! Anything you buy from Shiseido is an absolute winner! You can’t really go wrong. It’s a solid cosmetic brand that makes outstanding products. These glosses are just what they say “glossy gloss”! Intense shine and gloss! Really just perfect!

Lavshuca Loose Face Powder
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This is an interesting little find! I use a unique little product, that I won’t reveal since I have to have some secrets, to lighten my face. I purchased this as a possible replacement! And I’m quite delighted to say it can’t be used in the same manner as I use the other shhhh secret product! I’m delighted because this is actually a shimmering powder that makes my cheeks and face look all sparkle like and lovely! Really like this one!

Jill Stuart Blush
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Some Jill Stuart Blushes I didn’t have! I have almost all the colors now! These were just as great as all my others icon smile

Jill Stuart Brilliance Eyes Summer 2007 Eyeshadow Palette
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This is the 5th palette they introduced for the
Brilliance Eyes collection! I own them all and I love them! This one however was…mmm slightly disappointing! I was not loving the black color! Why they felt the need to put in black is beyond me! But hey the rest are cool icon smile

Jill Stuart Loose Powder
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Gorgeous shimmering powder! I already have this in the Shine and Natural colors and this is by far my favorite! Sparkle! Weeeeeee!

The Pretty Boxes Jill Stuart Arrived In!
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Lavashuca Lipstick
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Not much to say about these! I have a zillion already and these are just some extra colors I wanted! Sheer, glossy and wonderful as always!

T’estimo
Lipstick
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Again, not much to say! I have a ton already but wanted a few more icon wink Great colors! Shimmering, glossy, and sheer! These are what MAC slimshines hope to be like when they grow up!

So that pretty much concludes our tour of my latest purchases! Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed posting it! Drop me an e-mail if you have questions about where to purchase these items or what countries they are available in! My ear is yours! I’m always pleased to help!

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