August 6, 2007

Givenchy Fall 2007 Eye Palette Cache Cache

I’ve been shopping around for the newest Givenchy Eye Palette since eyeballing it on the Makeup Bag. I checked around a few places and never did come across it’s release so I just gave up and was hopeful come August I’d find it. And this weekend, I did indeed find it.

It’s not available online as far as I know or in a majority of shops but if you’re somewhere in the vicinity of a Saks Fifth Ave you can hop on over as they do now have it out and available for sale!

When I first seen the photo I was somewhat skeptical of the shades actually working for me. They seemed quite dank and dark, navy blue isn’t exactly my first choice for eye color! This one was one of those palettes I just generally wanted to add to my collection but possibly never use (why, yes, I am quite bonkers! So happy you noticed)!

When I walked into Saks I headed for the counter straight away, not because I was hopeful for the palette, but just out of sheer habit as it’s always the first counter I hit! Givenchy’s such a picky little cosmetic and it’s difficult to locate a store that sells it online and off so when I do waltz into Saks it’s normally to hit up the counter first thing prior to seeking out anything else! I think I might have been quite shocked that they even had it available, I was thinking somewhere at the end of August for this little guy! I was also vaguely surprised to see how truly workable and lovely the colors are! The pics I’ve seen don’t do it nearly enough justice!

The palette this time around has almost a black onyx inlay to the “G” logo on it’s cover! Pretty plain compared to prior palettes that I have but still elegant none the less! It’s of course the standard compact that has the applicators hidden on the bottom. This time around they have a little saying inscripted on the mirror which reads “Style for Life”…sigh…I love cute little touches like this, don’t you? Ah the colors…you want to know of the colors don’t you?

As I was saying the colors are quite workable this time around! Let’s see what we have…from top left to bottom right we have the following: sheer pink, black, creamy vanilla white, khaki brownish color, a truly gorgeous gold, navy blue shimmer (this was one I was worried about but it’s quite lovely), off white, indian brownish color, and a peachy nude!

All are matte except the middle three colors. Each of these three have a kiss of shimmer and sparkle to them! Overall I think you can create quite a nice eye look with these! Some colors appear a bit sheer and not entirely matching with the theme but with a little hard work and alot of imagination you can create a great fall look!

Givenchy never fails to put out an outstanding palette and I’m sorry I doubted this one! I’m quite pleased! This retails for $50 and is in stores now! I’m positive Sephora will have it shortly so keep your eyes peeled before it sales out! If you’re at all familiar with Givenchy palettes you do realize how quickly they become unavailable! It’s one of the few make-up lines that does disappear rather quickly!

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August 6, 2007

As I Said Before, I am NOT a Sun Seeker!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! I’m NOT a sun seeker! This weekend the worst possible scenario occurred! My god it was absolutely a nightmare! Horrifying! Terrifying! Drama! Suspense! Action! Sorry about that I got a little carried away.

What was I saying? Oh I remember now…the worst possible scenario occurred, I got caught without my trusty sunblock! Woe is me dear readers, woe is me! I’m naturally fair skinned on my face and a majority of my other body parts are a medium sort of color! I imagine that sounds utterly bonkers but it’s true and it actually works quite well as I like my face nice and fair of color. While away this weekend I was unable to locate a single store that didn’t carry some sort of dime store brand of sunblock and I was stuck without a little droplet of it! Zip, zero, nada! I normally slather my face in sunblock to avoid getting any sort of tan because I really feel a tan adds about 150lbs to my face! Sadly, the unavoidable occurred, and I ended up with quite a ghastly tan all over a majority of my face, body, and other bits and pieces!

Sigh.

I need a hug.

Until this fades I’ll be unable to get away with many bold colors 🙁 I’m somewhat forced to use golds, bronzes, and other colors I am not always up for (golds I don’t mind so much).

And here is what could happen to you should you forget your sunblock (you’re lucky I’m even sharing these! They are just downright BAD)! This be the baked version of the Muse:

This morning general makeup application was an absolute nightmare as you can see from the pictures I look like I just rolled outta the bed or something the cat may have dragged in and spit out! I did wear a dress and tried really hard to make the tan work by dressing it up with a bit of orange….bad idea…made me look washed up completely!

Remember girls always pack several bottles of sunblock to avoid an awful tan that’ll make you look ten times heavier than you really are (I don’t believe that urban myth that tans flatter the firgure and make you look slim, lean, and lovely)! Unless of course you’re one of the rare few that can get away with being gorgeous AND tan! Lucky you!

By the way that look on my face is one of excruciating pain and agony in the form of some sort of smile as I was quite ready to throw myself on the floor, cry, stamp, and general shout my outrage at the unjustness of my unwanted bronzed flesh!

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August 6, 2007

General Video Improvements

I’m going to attempt using my Sony Mini DV to start doing videos! I’m not entirely sure how well the compression will be in relation to uploading on youTube! Another words quality may very well be too much for little old youTube to handle! But since the vids have gotten so popular I may just serve them from my own server and you can have them in all their beauty and glory minus bad compression from youTube. It’s entirely debatable at this point as I’m quite busy lately and haven’t much time to fiddle! I’ve also got a few comments about the videos making you feel slightly like a milkshake as I wriggle it around from here to there and everywhere! Soooooooo..recording using the Mini DV will make life easier as I can set it down and babble about everything and anything where as with the digital camera I have to hold it on my hand while speaking!

Let’s see what happens 😉

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August 6, 2007

Stila Fall Fantasy 2007

Stila’s Fall Collection, Fall Fantasy, is up on it’s website and available for purchase!

Laguna

Madagascar

Moss

It’s hard to get into the Fall frame of mine when it’s still 90 degrees outside my door but hey I can always be tempted by cosmetics right?

Sadly, this collection isn’t really calling my name and I’m not all that excited about it. It truly makes me realize how much I miss the Stila girls and the cute packaging of yesteryear.

The three palettes are kind of cute but too “grown up” for my tastes. Plus the moss palette looks similar, both in color and style, to the palette that was released last fall in the wallet style!

These are something you might want to pick up if you find them on sale at a Cosmetics Company Store, during the Stila Warehouse Sale, or just if they happen to pop up on E-bay for a really good price. Otherwise, you can probably just skip them all together in my humble opinion!

Oh well..bit of money saved here!

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August 6, 2007

Looking Pretty Doesn’t Break Bad Habits

I’m a true girly girl in ever sense of the word! I love cosmetics, I love bath products, I love new shoes and gorgeous clothes, I love all girly bits and bobs! Anything that’s pink and shimmers is always appealing!

The extent of my girly nature ends when it comes to doing my nails! I’m a big time nail biter! I bite my nails constantly! It’s a terrible habit that’s difficult to break! Not only is it terrible but it’s down right disgusting!

This weekend I went away a few days with some friends and decided that I’d get all glam and do my nails. The good news is that it made my chubby little fingers look long and lean. The bad news is it drove me nuts all weekend trying to relearn how to use my hands with such long nails on the tips!

Last night, after getting home, I began the intricate surgery of removing these bloody things! It obviously wasn’t going to be an easy procedure so I went to bed very unhappy!

This morning I came to work with what remained of these nails on and promptly sat in the washroom for the better part of the last 30 minutes popping them off one by one because I am unable to work with these freaking things on!

I give huge kudos and props to those of you who are able to function day to day with long nails! As for me I’ll stick to my bad habits and keep chomping away at the bit…!

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