Monday, October 31, 2011

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Happy Halloween!! A Recipe for Blood..and maybe Guts!

pic taken from here
I had a beauty post ready but it is Halloween.  And when I think of Halloween I think of the actor Bruce Campbell (currently starring in Burn Notice) who starred in the greatest horror movies of all time the Evil Dead movies:  Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, and Army of Darkness.  So when @AaronSagers a paranormal pop fiend/writer of paranormalpopculture.com interviewed @groovybruce to give his blood-curdling special effects recipe.  Well, I just had to pass this on, after all blood has to look as real and gory on camera and anything fake can easily be ousted thanks to HD nowadays!

Friday, October 28, 2011

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Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains


The first time I watched this movie, I was a teen and had nothing to do on a Friday night.  Yes, I was one of those stay-at-home weekend teens.  Even though I had many guy friends, I was pretty much a dateless one.  Ho-hum. Anyway, if I never stayed home, I would have never discovered this movie which I caught every time it was on USA Night Flight.(Anyone remember?)  Ladies and Gentlemen the Fabulous Stains.  The movie starred a very young Diane Lane (remember her in A Little Romance?) and a very young Ray Winstone (remember him in Robin Hood?).  Diane played Corrinne Burns the lead singer of a rebellious all girl punk band called The Fabulous Stains.  The group tours with a British punk band The Looters headed by Billy (Ray Winstone).  The plot you can pretty much guess.  It isn't Oscar material but the memories it left created a cult following for people like me.  Several up and coming actors starred in this including Brent Spiner as the club owner who fires the band.

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ORLY Rock the World \m/

Rock the World is another nail polish from ORLY Mineral FX collection. The color reminds me of a lipstick I had way back by Sebastian Trucco called Courtly-a burgundy rose with gold glimmer to warm the color up.  This one is similar with the burgundy rose base but not only does it have gold glimmer, it has rose pink glimmer.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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Puttin' On the Glitz-Tarte Cosmetics 2011 Holiday Collection

Puttin' On the Glitz ($48USD) is part of Tarte's 2011 Holiday Collection.  This is a limited edition zip-up clutch bag that holds a palette consisting of six eyeshadows and a face color.  You get three palettes each with their own theme: A Walk in the Park, Nine-to-Five, and Girls Night Out.  Also included is a sheer pink lipgloss.

Monday, October 24, 2011

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Vintage Evening Bag

Here is another vintage item that I bought long ago at Covent Garden's Antique Market.  After my initial purchases of the vintage compacts, I went scouring for some other vintage stuff which included a gorgeous crotchet evening dress which I will probably show in a future post.  During the search I found this gorgeous evening bag.  I am not sure what year, maybe 1940's or 1950's but it is a steel-caged bag housed some extras inside.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Nails of the Moment-ORLY Emberstone

I bought this awhile back when the display of ORLY Mineral FX had been slightly pillaged.  I didn't have a selection to choose from but I figured why not try what was left.  The one I show here is the Emberstone.  I am not really a red nail polish wearer.  I know it is a classic color but for some reason red polish makes me feel so matronly.  (That's only me and not on someone else.)  However, this color really changed my mind.  The color can look like a warm tomato red to a raspberry both with gleaming glints of gold and pink.  The pictures don't do the color justice because the texture of it contributes to its unique color payoff.  To me it looks like a raspberry colored cellophane had been wrapped around a cluster of gold encrusted rubies and pink sapphires.

Friday, October 21, 2011

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Ben Nye Special White Matte Foundation

Ben Nye has been a line that I have been using for ages and it has become a line I can depend on for price, quality, and consistency.  One of my favorite items that I use and probably a bit out of the ordinary is the Special White Matte Foundation (IS-1).  As you can see by the picture, I have hit the bottom of this container.  The color isn't a white white like a clown white.  This is more of a theatrical or character type white.  (Think of Queen Elizabeth during the Golden Age.)  I bet you are wondering why and how I use this.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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EOTDs with LORAC Bejeweled Eye Shadow Palette Trio

LORAC Bejeweled Eye Shadow Palette Trio
I did some quick EOTDs (Eye Of The Day) looks with these quads.  Nothing fancy, just an example of how they wear on the eyes.  If you haven't read my review on these, you can click here.

Monday, October 17, 2011

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My Thoughts on Wet n Wild Eyeshadows

Yes, I have some Wet n Wild eyeshadows.  They were hidden deeply in my box of shadows. Wet n Wild has a long standing memory in my life because of the price.  I remember as a little girl the stuff sold for 59¢ each or 2 for $1 at Walgreens and when it was on sale the stuff was 3 for $1.  Today, it is still a bargain drugstore line but how does it compare to what I have tried?

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

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The Best Matte Eyeshadows-Viseart Basic Eyeshadow Palette

After the previous post of my box of eyeshadows, I have concluded that this Viseart Basic Eyeshadow Palette is one of the best basic matte shadow palettes that exist.  If you don't have this palette; you are a makeup loser.  I first mentioned this palette when I first started my blog here.

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Look at All These Eyeshadows and Some Other Unimportant Talk

Here is a box of eyeshadow that I have accumulated in the past two years of blogging.  I still have more but it didn't fit inside the box.  Compared to others, my collection is relatively small since I purge each season.  What I have kept, really are for reference and for my own analytical purposes.  Call me a makeup geek or a makeup connoisseur, what I have analyzed with all these eyeshadows really have nothing to do with the average consumer.  However, I figured since I have these eyeshadows, some of my future posts will reflect how I feel about them even more.  Just remember, all of the posts are just my opinions and you are free to agree or disagree.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Face Stockholm Picture Perfect Foundation

This is a huge container (1.5oz-$48USD) of Face Stockholm Picture Perfect Foundation which a friend gave me a while back.  I assumed it had been mislabeled because she had porcelain skin and even though it had been labeled Shade A, from the bad swatches on the site I would say this is anywhere from a "C" to maybe an "F".  Either way the foundation is certainly a light medium to medium with yellow undertones.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

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Excuses, Excuses, Excuses

Yummy in my tummy!
Yeah my lack of posts really sucks on this blog this week.  I know I shouldn't have excuses but I do.  I started playing around with Photoshop and discovered new brushes to use.  Did you know these brushes gets me just as excited as makeup brushes?  I played around with them and learned how to color things and retouch much better, easier, and faster.  Then, I thought I would work on some Into the Palette posts.  This got me in my very critical mood.  I started second guessing myself and just scrapped about three tutorials.  (I do have one up on how to Westernize Asian Eyes.)  Once this happens frustration sets in and I go for the sweet things like what you see pictured above.  If you are wondering if I am getting fat, no.  I eat that stuff to make sure I don't lose weight.  Admittedly, Ben & Jerry's has changed and I find the ice cream now leaves a sweet after taste that makes me want to scrape my tongue and drink gallons of water.  But hey, red velvet ice cream?  How could I resist.

Monday, October 3, 2011

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A Quick Look at LORAC Bejeweled Eye Shadow Palette Trio

At first when I saw this in the ULTA flyer, I didn't believe the price.  Knowing mistakes can be made, I decided to go down and check this out in person.  Amazingly, there was one left and I know why-the price.  LORAC Bejeweled Eye Shadow Palette Trio is an ULTA exclusive.  Housed in one box are THREE eyeshadow quads that easily would retail for $34USD each.  However as an awesome bargain all three are given at that one price!  You get three easily coordinated quads-Amethyst, Quartz, and Topaz.  Each one is individually boxed and sealed allowing them to be divided up for the upcoming holiday season.