July 26, 2007

The Understatement of Pink

Quite the understated pink for me this bright, sunny day!

Eyes:
MAC Eyeshadow in Scene 1 (in the V of the Eye)
MAC Eyeshadow in Whistle (as a base)
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in SWF (Over Scent 1 and Whistle)
Dior Pearl Shadow Collection (in the Crease)
Smashbox Soft Lights in Halo (Lining the bottom Lashline)
Urban Decay Shimmering Body Powder in Marshmallow and Pink Lemonade (Over entire look and blended in for sparkle)
Victoria’s Secret Loose Sparkling Diamond Powder (on the Highbrow as a Highligter)

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July 26, 2007

Big T

Big T may very well be my new favorite shadow! It’s quite kicky and could be a great Parrot wanna be!

I Big T!

What I Used:
MAC Eyeshadow in Big T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MAC Eyeshadow in Aquadisiac
Sephora Colorful Mono Shadow in Strass N 01
MAC Shadow in Forgery
Mark I Glitter Pencil in Art Star
Dior Show Mascara

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July 26, 2007

T’estimo Fall 2007 Lineup

I’m supposed to be working but I couldn’t resist hopping on to blog about the new T’estimo Grande Shine Eyes Eyeshadow palettes.

These palettes are for the Fall 2007 lineup and as just as gorgeous as the T’estimo Frame Impact Eyeshadow Palettes that were released for Spring/Summer collection!

I’m happy to report that T’estimo updated its webpage to reflect the new palettes as well! So you might want to hop over there after reading my little review here to check them out!

The Spring lineup remains near and dear to my heart but the Fall lineup is just as gorgeous as it’s predecessor.

The palettes are in the similiar style of the Spring release which are a mirrored compact containing one liner, one base, and two shimmering shades of eyeshadow. The palettes are exact in appearance and some people may even say some of the colors are somewhat similiar but they are quite distinctively different in my opinion!

I always find these palettes very versatile because I end up using the shimmering base for alot of my different looks and the shadows I am constantly using as a base for my deeper shades of MAC colors (either over or under my looks)! And of course on their own they work wonderful for a complete eye look!

Spring’s release were shimmering shades of greens, blues, purples, and browns. Fall’s release brings us more browns, gorgeous pale pinks, shimmering whites, and grays. Personally you can get away with these palettes for any of your looks right now! I’ve already dove right into using the pink!

T’estimo never really fails to put out something that appeals to every girly girl and this time is none the different. I originally seen these on E-bay and wasn’t so impressed with the colors. I know someone is bound to think the same thing I did when I saw them which was that the Grande Shine 04 Brown Variation appeared almost identical to the Frame Impact 04 Beige colors. I ended up purchasing one palette at first and later I ended up with the other three because I just couldn’t resist. It’s that overwhelming feeling of “have to collect them all” that the makeup crazed get!

I am actually glad in the long run I ended up with all four because they are all very unique and different pieces compared to the Frame Impact Eyes. Now to be fair I also felt like the 02 Blue from the Frame Impact palettes was also quite similiar to the blue in the Grande Impact set which gave me another excuse to only stick with purchasing one palette. But again, willpower go to hell, I ended up purchasing the gray palette and I’m pleased I did because it’s quite different.

Here you can see beige and brown being introduced to each other!

As you can see the brown from the Frame Impact palette (on the left hand side) is quite similiar to the Grande Shine palette. However once you put it on they are noticably different colors! The Frame Impact eyes comes with a gold shimmer color while the Grande Shine palette comes with a gorgeous cooper shade.

Blue and Gray Meet!

The blue in the Frame Impact palette is far more bolder and brighter than the soft, pale blue that the Grande Shine eyes gives to us! I’m quite happy I got this palette because the colors are just wonderful for the winter! It’s bound to give me a really shimmering icy eye look for the colder months!

T’estimo’s Grande Shine Eyes Palettes

01 – Pink Variation

02 – Gray Variation

03 – Brown Variation


04 – Rose Variation

Grande Shine Meets Frame Impact

Showing Off!


Overall I’m very pleased with the new palettes! These are definitely something you want to add to your collection, you won’t be disappointed!

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July 26, 2007

Shocking Pink

I must have been on crack cocaine when I attempted this.

Horror! I imagine if I shut the lights off I’ll glow in the dark with all that neon pink!

What I Used:
Make-Up For Ever Star Powder in Iridescent Fuschia 951
Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Sting
Bare Escentuals Blush in Fruit Cocktail
Bourjois Paris Yes to Volume No To Clumps Mascara

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July 26, 2007

Philosophy Pink Lemonade Collection

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!

Happy Family

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!

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