I am not sure if these are discontinued or maybe just really obscure but if you do run into these, here is what I think about them. The types of pencils I have from Longcils Boncza, who also make a fabulous cake mascara are brow pencils, eye khols (waterliners), and eyeshadow pencils.
I bought this on a whim with other "designer" candles. This version is the candlelina which is the smaller version and costs about $16USD. My friend saw this, she asked me if it smelled like Daniel Craig. I told her it smells just like Daniel Craig in a tuxedo suit driving an Aston Martin. She ordered this the next day.
If there ever were products that I wasn't thrilled with and found them hard to review because of a lack of interest, the Mehron foundations and cream products would be them. I got this stuff during the summer and waited (procrastinated) until winter to review. I thought I would change my mind and find the products wonderful to apply. Nope!
I am making this Becca Brush posts sound like some mini-series. The posts are only two parts. I just didn't want to put all the pictures in one post and have you scroll down forever.
Like I said in my previous post, Soft Surroundings had some brushes for extreme sale and I bought some. The face brushes are all well made and gorgeous. Some have some variations, for example I bought the #40 Cheeks brush and the #41 powder/blush brush from Makeup.com and bought back-ups at Soft Surroundings. The #40 brush bought from Makeup.com looks more like the one at the Becca website while the one bought at Soft Surroundings is shaped just a tad differently, a bit less curved. The #41 brush from Makeup.com fluffed out more and has more hair while the one from Soft Surroundings is still fluffy but has just a bit less hair, making fluff out less. These are just variations in manufacturing.
I can't resist good quality makeup brushes especially when they are on extreme sale. Recently, Soft Surroundings had (has) a clearance on Becca brushes, some were as low as $9.99USD. I decided why not buy, I skipped all the other pre-Christmas and post Christmas makeup sales in-store and on the web mostly because I didn't know what to buy and lo and behold the makeup Goddess said, "Olivia, you said you wanted to try Becca brushes. Here is your chance." And, I said, "Oh my makeup Goddess, I thank you so much for holding this sale for ME!" Okay, there really never was a conversation. I just wanted to see how that would look typed up on this post. Onto the brushes.
I haven't done a post for my best products of 2009 and I don't think I can because my mood changes as much as I change my underwear (which is everyday!!). So, I decided to do one on my staples, the products I reach for the most and don't have to think about. These are in no particular order.
I have many makeup brushes and some just seem so gimmicky due to their shape. The three that I mention here look gimmicky but they do their job so they aren't a waste.
James McAvoy! No, no, no. First, I would like to thank everyone who participated in this giveaway. *applauds* CONGRATULATIONS to KATE!!!!! *throws confetti* For those of you who didn't win, you still have a chance to win this stuffed VALENTINE's Gift Basket. The contest just started today and ends on February 7th. Enter by clicking here.
Cake mascara, cake eyeliner, cake and ice cream; I like cake. And, when TheBalm came out with a cake lip stain-For Keeps Watercolor Lip Stains that retails for $28USD, I had to get it. Well, it isn't called a cake lipstain but a watercolor lip stain. It is an interesting product housed in a little compact (measurements shown in picture) with a mirror and mini lip brush. There are two sets: Petunia Pink/Raspberry Red and Plum Berry/Brown Sugar. I bought the Petunia Pink/Raspberry Red. The pans are the average sized 26mm ones, the colors look like your average blush or eyeshadow colors. Dry they feel very rough and hard and leave no color, not the way to use them anyway. Wet is another story.
I have been tagged by two people at the same time, London Makeup Girl and Of Faces and Fingers for Getting to Know You and Beautiful Blogger Award, respectively. So, I hope they don't mind if I combine the two, besides revealing too much at once can get boring; gotta leave some for later. ;-) Ok, so here are 7 things about me, some might be good or bad:
I heard about Koh Gen Do cosmetics in the middle to late 80's in Japan. Many makeup artists were raving about how great it was because of its light texture and smoothness. Well, now this line is here in the USA and its foundation has joined the Hi-Def bandwagon.
Before I received a bottle of Skin MD Natural, I did google and found many blogs that have reviewed this particular lotion. To put into my own words, this is a shielding lotion that provides a barrier between the outer layer of skin and the air. Why would this be important?
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