May 17, 2016

Don’t Let Anyone Tell You What Makeup You Can and Can’t Wear Even Purple Lipstick

Urban Decay Pandemonium Vice Lipstick

There’s so much hate and shaming and much of that sadly, stems from women shaming other women or bullying other women. Dude, we’re all sisters. WTH? I see it in youTube comments, I see it across forums, I see it right here on my blog where I’ll get comments pointing what someone doesn’t like about me or what I’m wearing, etc…etc…

The most popular excuse for this behavior is, “Well, she puts herself out there so she deserves it!” Wait, what!? What does that even mean? Someone deserves your hate because they “put themselves out there”. We’re strong, opinionated women we should put ourselves out there every single day of our lives without the fear of being torn down by others. We shouldn’t cower or shy away from expressing ourselves in any manner we choose. We’re all unique and we should embrace our uniqueness without worrying about someone thinking it is ok to shame us into believing we are somehow doing something wrong because we wish to express ourselves in any manner we choose be it blogging, wearing bright orange eyeshadow, or shaving our heads!

A hundred years ago, my dearest Auntie (not by birth but a very good friend of my mother’s) introduced me to the joys of Bollywood cinema (and damn fine Indian food too). 2001 was the year I fell in love with Shahrukh Khan and to this day the soundtrack to Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham plays a very important roll on my Itunes Playlist! It was also around this time that I developed a girl crush on Aishwarya Rai. I mean when I think of Aishwarya Rai, I instantly think of the most beautiful women in the world. She’s stunning! She could wear a paper bag and gym socks and she’d still rule the room.

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May 17, 2016

Are Too Many Sales Cheapening Your Favorite Makeup Brands?

Are Too Many Sales Cheapening

I read a really great article recently about Nordstrom undercutting themselves because of the Rack and Hautelook sales. Apparently their store sales are down 15% due to the many sales at both the Rack locations and online at Hautelook.

Apparently even folks with disposable income or higher salaries weren’t buying at full cost and waiting on a sale. I mean imagine being a billionaire and not buying that new Hermes Birkin Bag because you might be able to score it for 20% off or more at the Rack or online with some coupon code or another.

I love Nordstrom, I shop there often for a variety of things outside of makeup but I admit I head into the Rack like Indiana Jones on the quest for the Lost Ark. If I had a fedora and a whip I’d be all set. On any given Sunday, after our standing dim sum brunch date, you can find me and four of my closest friends at the nearest Rack store looking for buried treasure. I’ve found incredible purses, shoes, and accessories at the Rack and of course, makeup too.

But I digress, this isn’t about Nordstrom, this is about some of our favorite makeup brands.

Do you think too many sales are cheapening your favorite makeup brands?

Stila is a good example in this case.

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May 17, 2016

Hype or Hit: Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette

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So, by now you got your greedy, sweaty little palms on the Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass Eyeshadow Palette! This one is packed with 20 vibrant eyeshadow shades inspired by the upcoming Alice in Wonderland sequel.

I’ve already reviewed it myself but I’ve been using it in daily looks in the hopes that I’ll somehow fall in love with. That hasn’t quite happened yet….! But I’m working on it.

Kind of.

Sort of.

Not really.

I expressed my dislike of the formula in my review as the eyeshadows don’t quite measure up to what I know from Urban Decay. I felt the palette reminded me a lot like the Sephora Minnie’s World in Color Eyeshadow Palette.

I’m wondering is it a hype or a hit for you?

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May 17, 2016

Much to My Excitement Sofia Vergara Has a New Avon Perfume

Much to my absolute delight and excitement Sofia Vergara has a new Avon perfume coming very soon! I fell in love with Sofia’s original fragrance so, I’ve been following closely what she is doing in the fragrance world. I have my moments where I like a celeb fragrance here and there but many run together and smell the same. I felt like Sofia Eau de Parfum was very unique and different which was what made it stand out from the long line of celebrity fragrances out there.

so very sofia by sofia vergara

So Very Sofia by Sofia Vergara will be available this Fall exclusively through Avon and is Sofia’s third fragrance release. She leans towards creating fruity floral fragrances which is right on par for my palate and what So Very Sofia will be all about.

This a succulent fruit and tropical floral with fragrant herbs perfume that contains opening notes of passion fruit with middle notes of floral notes that include Flor de Mayo Orchid and base notes of warming herbal patchouli.

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The fragrance will be $36 and available this Fall from Avon reps and online at avon.com.

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