Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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Concrete Minerals-Another Look

Concrete Mineral Eyeshadows
This is my second small order for Concrete Minerals, my first was here.  I put in a second order not only because I couldn't get enough of this line but I was running low on Lolita.  I use this color practically every single day.  Lolita is that complex neutral with bits of green, pink, and the shimmery bits of taupe.  Depending on your skin tone, one of the three colors will be emphasized.  Don't be discouraged if you find the color a bit off with your skin, buff it and you get more of a soft taupe.  Still not working?  Then layer it on top of another color to emphasize or de-emphasize one of the colors.  I sometimes use this on top of a simple taupe cream shadow for more of a neutral tone.  If I want something cooler, I use a pink cream base to get that bit of pink.  More color, layer on top of a soft green.  If I were stuck on a desert island, this is one make up item that I would take with me.  This is my "Wilson" if I were a Cast Away.  I would cry if I lost it or ran out of it, thus the reason for ordering more.

Monday, August 29, 2011

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Soap Hope is Like a Fortune Cookie

Soap Hope Ugly Box
When I received my ugly box from Soap Hope, the first thing that popped into my mind is a quote: "Like the fortune cookie that is often stale and leaves a bad taste in your mouth, it is the message inside that counts."  Yes, the box is just plain ugly but what is important is what is inside and what this company does.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

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Suck This!

I recently watched this movie Suck on cable and found it very amusing for me.  When I am tired and my brain isn't functioning at full capacity, I like to be entertained by a movie where I don't have to think much.  I don't mean full-head on moronic, just enough humorous content to make the movie worth watching. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

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Just a Little Note on My Blog Roll

Out of spite I got rid of my blog roll!  Just Kidding!!!!  I finally figured out the HTML code to make one of my pages into a blog roll page.  Just click the Bloggy Roll tab at the top and the blogs should show up.  I have to do this on my Into the Palette blog also, but my head is so tired from the thinking that it will have to be another day.

XOXO
Olivia



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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Stuff that Only Exists in a Parallel Universe-Fyrinnae Inks-Part 2

What I loved about Fyrinnae Inks ($9USD) were the unusual colors.  Every cosmetic company had the normal black to violet but Fyrinnae said, "F*ck it, we can make any color."  And the color could be found wearable by someone.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

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Stuff That Only Exist in a Parallel Universe-Fyrinnae Colour Changing Inks-Part 1

Oh, how I loved Fyrinnae Inks.  I must have bought most of them, not all though.  I am pretty sure I missed some colors.  For some of you who aren't familiar with Fyrinnae, they are a small indie company that makes some of the most amazing vegan loose eyeshadows in the most creative colors.  It is a small staffed line with for some say is a long turn around time but I honestly found it average compared to some of the Etsy lines.

Monday, August 22, 2011

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The Wall of Beauty-Get the Barry White Records Out


The lovely, funny, and gorgeous Anna from loodieloodieloodie is the first person to go on my "The Wall of Beauty".  Yeah, it is something new so don't feel bad that you didn't know about it.  I just got excited when I saw a pic of Anna and her precision application of eyeliner influenced by one of the Into the Palette posts:  Neapolitan Influenced Eyeshadow Look.  WOOHOO!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

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My First Sponging Attempt on My Nails

After my last frankened attempt which I was not too happy about but happy enough that other people liked it, I figured I would just do the normal thing with the polish that I have.  I would apply straight out of the bottle.  I started out with OPI Planks A Lot from the Pirates of the Caribbean Collection.

Friday, August 19, 2011

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elf Eyeliner and Shadow Sticks

I think clean displays and bright lighting in a cosmetic aisle of a big chain like Tarjay, can make you want to buy at least one cosmetic item before leaving.  I know I did and I chose ELF hoping it wouldn't be disappointing like the Beauty Encyclopedia.  Out of all the stuff they had like blushes, powders, and bronzers; I chose the dual-ended Eyeliner and Shadow Stick ($3USD) in Brown/Basic and Plum/Purple.

Monday, August 15, 2011

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Indie-Pendent Post-The Copper Bee Cosmetics


Can there be a loose eyeshadow that feels exquisite?  Before you answer that question, why do you avoid them or better yet why do you not use them if you have some?  Could it be they just don't stick or adhere onto the skin well?  I know fallout is the number one culprit when it comes to loose shadows.  Of course, fall out occurs with pressed shadows but loose is more prone to it especially if you are in the breeze of the air conditioner!  (<---avoid the a/c when applying loose shadows).  Sure, you can use an eyeshadow base for them to stick but what happens if you are mature woman and find some bases make the lid look crepey.  Or you prefer just to use your concealer since it provides a better blending base at times.  What if there was a line that provided loose eyeshadows with the smoothest application and adherence and one of the best color payoffs, would you try it?  I did!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

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Samples-How Important are they?


We all like to get those little sample bag of products and such even when they are free or a GWP (gift with purchase) but how useful are they?  I admit that I don't use many and save them for a rainy day which is pretty much once in a blue moon.  I have skincare, haircare, makeup, etc., samples and some I don't even open since I know I won't like them.  Bad I know, never judge a book by its cover but I know what I pretty much like especially when it comes to skincare; those are the ones that I have the most of.  (<---I ended the sentence with a preposition didn't I? Not good but I don't care!)

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Bloggy Award Time-The Emmy's Are Campaigning Hard

Picture credited to accesshollywood.com
Yep, the Emmy's will be on soon and I am totally mad that Fringe did not get nominated even though Joshua Jackson announced the nominees.  Anyway, with the Emmy's in a few weeks, why wait and fret over the anticipation?  With the One Lovely Blog Award you don't have to wait and you can find out NOW!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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My Failed Franken Nail Polish-Iced Root Beer

I knew I shouldn't have frankened during my blog hiatus.  I wasn't up to par in thinking or health and the result is a color that really is bland.  It feels as though I didn't put much thought my energy into this polish because I knew from the beginning it would be a dud.  Again, I used ManGlaze Franken Juggs and I wished I didn't have to waste this one.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

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Welcome Welcome Welcome

I just wanted to welcome my new followers of my very quiet and unknown blog.  I have to warn you though once you join you can never leave.  I am kidding of course.  You may leave at anytime, just be aware that there is a moat infested with piranhas and sharks when you step out the door.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

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Sula Beauty-The Powder Eyeshadows

I told you I was enamored by the Sula Beauty line, enough so that I bought more eyeshadow when I swore to myself not to buy anymore this year.  I REALLY HAVE TOO MUCH EYESHADOW!  However, these were just too pretty to pass up and like the other stuff I bought from this line, the colors are refreshingly clear and feminine.

Friday, August 5, 2011

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Sula Beauty-The Lipsticks

I told you that I was enamored with this Sula Beauty line.  I really wanted to buy all the lipsticks in the small display but you know the $8 adds up and before you know it, I have bought enough to equal one high end lipstick.  In this case though, I just stopped with two colors which happen to be the two that are really pretty at least to me they are.  Quick Escape is a rosy pink color and Awake Till Sunrise is a gorgeous orange/coral red.  Both are housed in these metallic tubes with flowers that correspond to the colors inside.  No more wondering what colors are inside the tubes.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

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Sula Beauty-The Powder Blushes

I haven't been enamored by a drugstore line in ages but Sula made me buy more than I needed.  I recently bought some stuff as you can see from my previous review.  I thought I was finished with the stuff, then I stopped by Ulta and bought a powder blush.  I fell in love!  And, had to buy the rest of them and not to mention some other stuff which will be shown in another review.  First, the powder blushes.

Monday, August 1, 2011

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If I Had a Time Machine, I Want to Get This Brush Again

Shu Uemura is a line that holds a deep make up memory, it was my first pro line I tried as a teen in the memorable 1980's.  I remember going to Parco Department Store in Tokyo and just astounded by the vast array of products this line had.  The cream colors in little pots to the see-through lipstick containers to the bullet colors of kajals.  I just spent hours in the little Shu nook of the store.  The sales assistant began to know me so well that she just let me play to my heart's content.  Those were the days! *sigh*