Oh my the very my! The mail came on Saturday but I didn’t have a chance to open it till just this very second and to my delight what was in it? Lancome’s Mystery Game Collection!
I was quite excited to get my greedy, sweaty, eager little hands all over the Cube of of Destiny! I ripped open the package and behold:
I’m normally not a fan of Lancome’s general cosmetic line but this was too good to pass up! I’m actually quite happy I dove right in and purchased it because it’s quite a nice little conversation piece as well as usable (the sudden urge to wrap it in cotton, never use it, take it out for special occasions, pet it and tell it how pretty it is may strike at times but try to refrain and just use the damn thing! I should take my own advice shouldn’t I?).
The Destiny Cube comes in two color variations Deep Fascination and Charisma. At first I thought it was one color option but there are, in fact, two color options to choose from! I purchased the darker of the two (although the overwhelming urge to buy the two colors was hard to argue with!) which is Charisma. I think it’s a much better Fall look than Deep Fascination.
I haven’t touched either shadows or glosses yet so I’m unsure of texture or pigment but I’ll be doing a deeper review of this later on! For now I’m just happy to take it out of it’s black velvet satchel and stroke it lovingly!
The face chart included with the Cube is a nice little extra but highly exaggerated in my humblest opinion! There is no way on God’s green little earth that you’ll be able to create these looks with this one Cube! The colors are just off completely! In the chart the model is wearing a very lovely pink shade and shaded in with the green as a smoky look! The green shade is quite spot on but the pinkish shade you see is no where near what is available in the cube! The color is a soft lilac color and not pink at all! I feel the lip creams are off mark as well! It’s a nice little item to include but the colors are way off base!
I also purchased Baume Baiser which is freaking amazing! This truly deserves a back-up! We need a case of these sent over as soon as possible! I originally read about this on the Make-Up Bag and the review was so outstanding that I had to nab this little guy for myself! This is part of the Mystery Game collection contrary to the fact that Lancome’s website doesn’t display it on the same pages as the Mystery Game! As Make-Up Bag said this is a highly addicting product! It contains a soft pillow of lip treatment that has a weird jello like texture and tastes like a dreamy, creamy, sweet marshmallow! It makes my lips feel absolutely soft and smooth! It’s quite like the box says…kiss a pillow! This balm is perfect for application all day, under lipstick or gloss, or just by itself! Truly money well spent! I need another one!
Finally I purchased Blush Subtil Shimmer in Shimmer Pool Pink! I unknowingly purchased this only to have it arrive and realize I had already purchased this same color AGES ago! This is just a repeat that they have included with the Mystery Game color story and no reason to pick it up! Don’t make the same mistake I did on this one!
Overall, Lancome’s outdone their selves with this nifty little collection! I’d love to see Lancome release some more of the fun items I’ve seen recently! This is truly something that has the avid cosmetic collector in mind when it was created! The entire collection is very usable but the Cube is a piece you’ll want to cherish!
OooooOoooooOooo! Something else to get excited about! theBalm has been amazing me with it’s nifty little here and there releases for the past year or so! They have outdone themselves with these! These are a bit of shimmering powder that can be used anywhere (body, eyes, cheeks, etc…) but they are recommended for spicing up your shadows! Apply your own shadow, apply Overshadow for a bit of sparkle and shimmer! Takes the ordinary to the extraordinary!
You know how I feel about sparkle!
These are definately a WANT item!
Love ‘em? Comment box at the ready!
For some odd reason or another my cosmetics storage blog never made the move over from mySpace to blogger!
It’s gone and gotten lost! Oh my!
A few people have been asking after it on youTube so here it is!
Before I go to bed I wanted to post some quickie pics!
MANY MANY MANY of you asked about my storage cabinets and such after viewing my video blog and I wanted to do a few pics and some info about them!
Someone had asked if they were custom made, others messaged me asking where I got my draws, etc….!
So this is basically a blog answering everyone’s questions
Again, thanks so much for viewing this! I really just do it for my own entertainment and I’m utterly flattered when people actualy read what I type here!
Many of you also asked me what I do with cosmetics I’m currently not using! The videos I did are items I use mostly everyday! Anything I don’t use I store in rubbermaid bins in my closet! I have three, 4 draw bins in my closet that contain older palettes and make-up bits I’ve collected over my entire lifetime!
Sadly, some of these storage units will be unavailable to you in Singapore, Japan, Europe, Etc…but the good news is that some of the smaller stackable trays, containers, etc…are available on E-bay and I’m sure you can nab a deal or two!
Ok…So this little display unit is pretty funny! It’s actually a desk organizer! I converted it to a make-up organizer on my own! Basically you can store files, pens, papers, etc…in it! But I found a better use displaying my cosmetics on it! I purchased it off E-bay! If you search for shabby chic desk organizers or just desk organizers a few will pop up!
Stackable Trays! These are great for palettes, shadows, blushes, etc! I purchased these from the Container Store but they can be found just about anywhere! Helpful hint to locating them is look in the kitchen storage area! These should be laying around as they are normally used for organizing flatware! You can find these in virtually any home good store! They come in long sizes, smaller, and medium! The price here in the US ranges from $5.99 to $9.99 USD
A Happy Smaller Tray with Some MJ in it!
A Larger Tray with it’s tummy filled with Too Faced, Jill Stuart, MAC, and some Stila!
Here we are again with a desk organizer! I got this little guy off E-bay as well! Just go and type “desktop organizer” and you’ll have a ton of happy little organizers you can convert to make-up storage organizers! Yay! This one I particular love because it has two shelves and three little draws!
In this picture you can kinda see some of the little stackable containers I have! Caboodles makes these! They are sold in lots of three I THINK or maybe lots of two! They run about $9.99-$12.99 per lot! These are extra nice because they stack really neatly! I got these from Walgreens so when you guys do your next Walgreens “Spree” you can pick some up maybe!
See how neatly they stack!
This cabinet was purchased from the Lori Greiner Collection on QVC! I’ve seen these on E-bay so if you are serious about wanting to purchase one you can easily find it on E-bay! They aren’t cheap sadly! I purchased mine for $99 I THINK! But they are much higher on E-bay! Personally I believe they are worth the price! This basically swings open to reveal three trays on either side for make-up storage.
Here’s some pics I grabbed from the QVC website for the storage unit! It’s available in three finishes which are oak, white, and chestnut!
This is irrevelant to cosmetics but I’d really just like to say that her storage units are amazing! I have many of the make-up organizers shes put out (which I’ll be showing you shortly) and I also have her jewelry armoire which I’m going to show right now! I couldn’t resist taking a pic of it because truly it’s such an amazing unit for storing your jewelry and such in! Her website can be located here, Lori Greiner, if anyone is interested!
Back to cosmetics storage hehe…
This next one is a spinning mirror vanity which is Lori Greiner as well purchased from QVC! I can’t really recall the price at the moment but again it was well worth it!
Photos I nicked off the QVC site:
These draws were purchased from the Container Store. The right side is an entire unit that is not detachable. It contains 10 small draws housed in one unit! The other larger drawers on the left are stackable units. They are one unit with three draws per a unit. You can store about 35 shadows per a draw so it’s really alot of storage! These cost $14.99 Each and the 10 Draw Unit is $39.99.
This guy is a mini wooden shelf I got off E-bay! If you search “wooden wall shelf” you’ll find alot of similar items that you can convert to cosmetic storage! You can’t see it but it’s rather deep and the pigments go back three rows!!!!
Top of the shelf!
These two units are also purchased in the container store! Not sure of the price!
And finally this is one of my favorite organizers! This is by Lori Greiner as well! I have 5 of these total! Some of them reside in my spare bedroom and some are in my bathroom! They are an amazingly great organizer! I believe they are $39.99 on QVC but I’ve seen them on E-bay for far lower! Have a sneak around and I bet you can nab a deal! I emptied one of them out because I wanted you to see how much room it has inside!
I hope I answered everyone’s questions about storage units and such!
For a youTube video of my storage solutions please check out the label MuseTV and it’s listed under there