Saturday, April 30, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

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I Hate to Bore You Again but Have To

I never expected to get many comments/reactions to my MakeUp Shit List post and I appreciate all of them.  I know blogging is a fairly new media outlet and how the many cosmetic brands deal with this medium will be interesting to see.  I would like to emphasize that I am not picking on any particular blog or YouTube Guru.  I am just stating that if a cosmetic company publicizes so much about their product via the popular outlets and leaves just the regular consumer in a shit hole when it comes to service, then I think that brand needs to rethink where their business practices are.  After all, it is the product that you are selling and only so much publicity will work unless you have the budget to publicize and tempt the consumer enough into buying it.  And, this leaves me to question, how important is the image of the product to you?  As one of my friends say, "eyeshadow is just pressed tablets of talc, what can be so different?"

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Follow This Little Blog Friday

I think there is some big event going on today with many followers.  Well, if you could just for one minute turn your following to another one who needs more, please follow the little blog Beauty Soiree written by an Aussie who like many is a makeup fanatic.  I thank you and enjoy the rest of that Big Event*.

*This blog like Blogdorf Goodman has chosen to be royal free.

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

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A Chance to Win a $250 Gift Card by Telling The World How Beautiful Your Mom Is

We all know how wonderful our mums are and with Mother's Day coming up why not tell everyone via the Beautiful Mom contest sponsored by SkincareRX?  Here is your chance to receive a $250 gift card.  Just post a comment on the SkincareRX website via any of the Beautiful Mom words planted in this post.  Any of them will take you to the contest site.  Once there, post why your Mom deserves the $250 gift card.  The best entries will receive the grand prize of a $250 gift card AND if you are a runner up, you will get some nifty prizes too.  So what are you waiting for? 

Entries open to all of my readers and others who see this post.  Yes, this means international readers also.  Deadline for entries is May 5th.  Winners will be announced May 6th.  Good luck to you all and I wish you Moms and all your Moms one of the Happiest Mother's Day!!!

I love my Beautiful Mom!!! xoxox

Disclosure: the link above is an affiliated link

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

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NARS Cosmetics-Midsummer Dream Kit

I bought this kit for $47 minus 20% during the Sephora Friends & Family sale.  I had strayed from NARS for awhile and thought it would be nice to try it again.  This kit consists of a highlighting duo Hungry Heart, mini multiple Orgasm (yes, the jokes are there), and the nail polish Adelita.     

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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My Thoughts About Blogging And What It Takes To Be on My MakeUp Shit List

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I have been blogging for what about a year and a half almost 2 in June or July.  You see how much I pay attention to my blogversary? LOL  I started this blog because I basically got bored writing reviews on another website that I used to frequent.  I deleted the majority of the reviews there because they weren't MAC or some other big line that populates the posts on that site.  I probably started my blog really late compared to other makeup junkies.  I just didn't think I could blog because I failed writing in my diary when I was young.  I also didn't want to bore anyone which I am probably doing with this post anyway.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

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Fringe Inspired Nail Polish Thanks to ManGlaze Franken Juggs

ManGlaze Franken Juggs
I have to thank ManGlaze for creating these reasonably priced ($1.38) juggs.  You know if you go to a Beverly Hills, they can cost more!  With these wide mouth juggs, Manglaze includes a pair of balls for your excitement!  It is totally fun to mix your own concoction of nail polish with these and not to mention easy.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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Manglaze Told Me to F*ck Off & Dye

Yeah, pretty much what Manglaze puts out I like because the names really reflect how I feel at times.  Or maybe, I am just cynical and just plain old.  Anyway, the latest creation is Fuck Off & Dye or if you want a tamer name, it is sold under the name Blue.  I went for the full gusto of a name because I have no excuses for my attitude at the moment.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

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Smashbox Softbox Eye Palette-You Need This Palette!

When makeup artist Jordan Liberty mentioned how fabulous the Smashbox Softbox palette ($48USD) was, I basically let his remark go in one ear and out the other.  Then he mentioned there was a fabulous TAUPE liner in the kit.  Well, that kinda stuck in my mind.  I didn't go searching for this palette though because I already had enough neutrals to paste onto my bedroom wall!  I only remembered this palette when I saw a brand-spanking new tester at Ulta

Monday, April 18, 2011

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Real Techniques Brushes (Conclusion)-Starter Kit and Shading Brush

The Starter Kit ($15.99USD) and Shading Brush ($5.99USD) pretty much covers the brushes needed to do the eye from a basic look to a smoky look.  If you are wondering how well they work, I did my eyes using only these brushes in this post.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

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Real Techniques Brushes Part 2-The Core Collection

This is the Core Collection ($15.99USD) which consists of four brushes for sculpting and correcting the face.  I find this set more useful than the Travel Essentials set because these brushes complete the face or create the foundation for the color products.  Here are the brushes in this set.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Real Techniques Brushes Part One-Travel Essentials

I was at my ULTA and wondered if it had the Real Techniques brushes by Sam Chapman of Pixiwoo.  Lo and behold there was slim pickings of selection but I managed to buy all the sets.  The individual brushes disappeared except for the eyeshadow brush.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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More IsaDora Eyeshadow Palettes and Creative Shades Eyeshadows

Yes, after falling in love with the Creamy Nudes palette, I placed another order at Apothica for more IsaDora eyeshadow stuff.  I ended up buying the Matte Chocolates ($19USD), Bohemian Rhapsody ($19USD), and Creative Shades Purple Pearls ($13USD).

Sunday, April 10, 2011

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Tag: 11 Most Reached For Products

I was tagged by the lovely ArtDonatella for the 11 Most Reached For Products.  I can tell you that my tastes change often.  Some of the stuff in this set of 11 are recently acquired and some I have been using for ages.  Here are the special ELEVEN.

Friday, April 8, 2011

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Follow This Little Blog Friday

This week's little blog is by Lyubachan called Funky Makeup Junkie.   She is an American living in the UK with a passion for, of course, makeup and kimonos!  Please follow her because she also has a cute haircut and looks so ravishing in it that I am jealous.  She reminds me of Louise Brooks if she were a gorgeous redhead.  Love you!

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

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Tell Me This Is a Fluke-Real Techniques Brush by Samantha Chapman

I went to Ulta and bought the Real Techniques brushes by Samantha Chapman one half of Pixiwoo.  This post isn't going to be about a thorough and in depth review because at the moment I don't have the time.  Expect a future post about them.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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IsaDora Eyeshadow Palette-The Creamy Nudes

I had an Apothica gift card burning a hole in my pocket and decided to get something.  I noticed that the IsaDora line was available.  IsaDora is a Swedish cosmetic line that is sold in drugstores, I think.  Please, anyone who knows, correct me if I am wrong.  I know this line was available for awhile at a large drugstore chain but either mine didn't have it or I just didn't look hard enough.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

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Handwriting Tag

I was tagged by LavenderNinja to do a handwriting tag.  I don't have the greatest handwriting according to the teachers in grade school who graded it.  Why grade something that becomes part of your personality.  I can't say my teachers had great penmanship themselves.  Anyway, just a small gripe and memories flooding in from way way way back.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

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The Many Faces of Olivia Dunham

If you don't know, I am a fan of the tv show Fringe, a sci-fi show that deals with the peculiar.  Kinda like X Files but in a more relaxed atmosphere thanks to quirky Walter Bishop.  This is really one of the only shows where I have bought the entire season on Blu-Ray DVD.  Honestly, I am not a collector of tv shows on dvd but this one I anticipate each season even after watching and dvr-ing the entire season!  I am a dedicated fan, right?

Friday, April 1, 2011