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I am sure you makeup junkies are familiar with Ricky's NYC, a great and fabulous beauty supply store that is practically a landmark! And did you know that they have their own line of cosmetics called Mattese Elite?
I acquired this via Apothica and I have to say I am loving this polish. Lippmann Ruby Red Slippers ($17.80USD) is one gorgeous and dreamy looking nail polish that any wizard can conjure up. The large circular red glitter mixed with the small red ones catches the light so differently than the uniformly shaped ones that you just want to chant "There is no place like home." It's like a constellation of fabulousness on the the nails.
I decided to do a post on the brushes that I have been using regularly for the past year with the exception of the chubby blender brush which I recently added. Also, I understand that measurements sometimes can't really give you that idea of how big a brush really is so here they are in one picture.
Once in a while I will feature an indie cosmetic company. I am all for the indie brands because they have heart and soul in their products that you can't find in large brands. This post I feature Classy Minerals. This is a small mineral line with great customer service. And, yes great products.
I think in my last post I said I didn't have yellow. I really don't have a pure yellow but maybe colors close to it like a gold yellow but not lemon-honking-yellow. Teal colors are something I rarely wear but seem to accumulate. Greens I have a few and blues always catch my eye. Golds are nice for the metallic tone but finding a good dirty brass tone is hard. I guess I only have one beige one. Hmmmm. Must remember to get more.
Here is more of the nail polish collection. This time the oranges, browns, reds, and wines. I am not really a lover of orange tones since it does nothing for my skin but once in a while I want to buy a bottle. I like brown tone polish more than the rose and wine ones and reds are always classics. I don't seem to have a yellow polish though!
Once upon a time there was a blogger named Jersa who loved her self-tanner like a cow loved to eat grass. She was orange and happy but unhappy when it came to watching the celebrities walking the red carpet before an awards show. Oh, how she wanted to walk that red carpet like a STAR!
I don't have a big nail polish collection but I decided to take pictures. This way I would have a visual inventory of what polishes I did have. I didn't think I had this much because I am not a nail polish fiend. I don't think I actually bought these, I think they are doing the "nail polish nasty" while I am asleep!
I hate these. First of all, don't get me wrong, I respect Revlon as a cosmetic company and I am not in any way saying they produce crap. I just don't like these particular eyeshadows after some frustration. I bought these when they came in a special pack with the Grow Luscious mascara, yeah the one with the elephant-sized mascara brush. So, really I didn't pay for them and the disappointment towards the eyeshadows can be considered nullified.
Alas, my CVS which is always late to the game finally got in their display of Baked Eyeshadows (approximately $7USD). I saw these first on NouveauCheap's blog and had to get the red! When I finally saw this in person I was surprised to see it as an actual red and not some toned down red brown because I know many cosmetic companies don't have the guts to put out actual red eyeshadow which is a shame because many ethnicities can actually wear this color. And, even if you can't, it is always fun to have in a collection.
I recently obtained two eyeshadows by Dianne Brillor as they are called "eye lingerie" from Apothica First, the basics. The box they come in resemble a matchstick box and even has the strip to light matches but no match came with it so no fire hazard there. The container comes with the usual mirror but no applicator. The size of the pan is the same as the average round large one, if you ever depotted this then it should fit into the palettes that house this size. The price is a bit steep at $27USD.
When I first became a cosmetic addict, the only foundations available were the pumpkin orange and pretty pink based ones. (Anyone remember Maybelline and their oil-ridden foundations that had to be shaken to be mixed?) These were absolutely no match for my light olive complexion. In fact, I didn't even wear foundation in my younger years because there were absolutely no foundations that remotely matched my skin. I really gave up until I encountered the drama group who wore the theatrical stuff.
I never got around to posting my New Year's Eve nails probably because I was sprawled out on the floor with a carpet burn on my tongue from pure imbibecation (<--I made this word up or took a form of it that doesn't exist just like all the politicians tend to do now with words) of celebratory drinking. Okay, not true, it was pure forgetfulness due to brain cell deficiancy.
I am Olivia, beauty blogging since 2009. I don't claim to be some great makeup artist or beauty guru, but I do
claim to be a great q-tip (makeup applicator). I am Jill of all trades
and mistress of nothing. The Unknown Beauty Blog -- Read by the Intelligent! Uncredited, Copied, and Plagiarized by the idiots!