Back in the late 70's early 80's there was this store called Judy's which carried the fashionably forward clothing of that time.  I think if you ever watched the movie Fast Times at Ridgemont High, there is a shot of that store.  (It could have been another movie but this one really left a mark on me because of surfer dude Sean Penn! LOL)  I was excited when my local mall had a grand opening of this store and they were giving away Stagelight Cosmetics!  What teenage girl obsessed-with-the-most-shallow-things-like-fashion-and-make-up wouldn't be happy?  Since, my mom went twice to this store, (yes, they were generous in giveaways) I had a total of three Stagelight Cosmetic items.  Two of them were loose colored powders-a frosty blue red and a matte rose; the other was their signature lipgloss pot Blue Roses.  I loved these items to death because they were colors that I had never seen in the usual drugstore or cosmetic counter lines.  Blue red was an interference or duochrome color and so was the Blue Roses lipgloss.  My introduction and obsession to duochromes and unusual colors had begun.

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When I was a little girl, I watched episodes of Gilligan's Island because I was mesmerized by the starlet Ginger Grant and her knack for beauty.  She always looked so polished and fashionable for being stranded on a tropical island.  And her makeup, yep that is what got to me, how did she do it I wondered?  Well, in one episode she did reveal her secret.  It was her clamshell compact which was really a clamshell!  I was in total awe at that compact because when she opened it up to show her cosmetics to Mary Ann, it revealed a palette of colors that were crushed fruits and berries.  She explained to Mary Ann how she used this certain berry as cheek color and another for a lip stain.  Clever!  Now, 100% Pure Cosmetics has based their cosmetic line on fruit pigments!

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Yes, this is my first nail polish post and I have to say that it feels funny because I usually skip polish. You see I am a former nail polish addict who had successfully gotten rid of 100+ nail polishes and a fifth of those were Chanel.  I quit nail polish after a fiasco I had with one of them, I was rolling the bottle in the palm of my hand(Nail techs told me to roll and not shake to avoid bubbles in the polish.), and I rolled with way too much force that it flew out of my hand; hit the corner of a desk then onto the edge of a wheel of my desk chair shattering the bottle open and splattering all over a wall, carpet, desk, and chair.  It looked like a scene from CSI!  That just made me stop polish altogether and purge my stash.

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Yes, get 40% off which is good until Memorial day (5/31).  The code is MEM40.  Can I suggest the bronzers and Rosie cheekie which looks great for the summer.

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Don't think of me as harsh, I have nothing against other bloggers that do giveaways.  They are a great way to get rid of slightly used and almost new stuff and the entries of each "contestant" brings some happy anticipation.  Of course, for the winner; there are more things to play with.  I understand all that and like all of you makeup junkies love to play with all the stuff too.

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I am not really all that crazy about eyelash curlers, the masochistic contraptions that concentrates on just a small area of the face, the eyelashes whose purposes are to protect the eye from dust and detour any sweat droplets that may roll into the eyes. Yet, we do the opposite and welcome the dust and make our eyes water by accidentally pinching our lashline. All this to get that perfect curl to "open" the eyes. Yeah, right, whatever...I hate to be shallow in this world especially when the plight of humanity, at times, seems to be going into the toilet but, I, like many makeup junkies have bought a fair share of these eyelash curlers and find that at times they do wonders especially when you just want a natural nude eye.

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On my last post, I didn't elaborate on these items but in this one I will and also did two EOTD's due to a request.  I have to say that I am totally in love with this stuff because I really didn't have to think about application.  It took me about two minutes (not kidding either) to do the EOTD's.  I think it was due to the texture and colors which again I have to thank Kelly (Jellyminx)for her psychic makeup powers! 

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I was so excited when I got these that I almost peed my pants but luckily my bladder was strong!  Thanks to a very sweet Jellyminx (aka Kelly-check out her blog which reminds me of those cute Japanese cosmetic magazines) she sent me some stuff just out of the blue sky!

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I bought this during the winter months and it didn't impress me much because it smelled like I had walked into some musty attic that had been sprinkled with mint leaves to hide the "old" scent.  I guess the dry winter air did not really help to enhance the smell of this candle, so I put it away and had hoped that the warmer weather would help.  Now, that spring and intermittent summer heat is hanging around; I find that the candle does smell better and refreshingly sophisticated. 
 
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Julie Hewett Bronzer and blush

I had taken such nice pictures of Julie Hewett's bronzers ($30USD) and Bud of Rose ($24USD) blush that I thought I would post them.  My previous pictures of Julie's and other makeup have been stuck in an external hard drive that refuses to cooperate with my MAC and Linux, and since I don't have Windows; I really can't do anything about my sucky hard drive.

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Lately, my lemmings have been obsessing over things that have nothing to do with makeup.  They may have similar characteristics as makeup as you will see but have no use on the face.  They all have to do with dressing up a computer.

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I thought I did a post on Julie Hewett Eye Pencils, but I guess I forgot.  Well, here is the post and I hope the swatches help, although they may vary due to your monitor.  The eye pencils retail for $15USD while the Omit Concealer pencil, retails for $16USD and comes only in one color unlike its pan form.

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