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Liebster Award

Liebster Award

Tuesday at 2:24 PM: Kristina over at Simplified Glam has nominated (tagged? :) ) me for the Liebster Award...a week ago. It only took me that long to get my entry written and posted. (In my admittedly pathetic defense, it's been a busy week. Jobsearching, a job fair, frantic phone calls, a weekend at the parents' house, and all the usual stuff of day-to-day life.)

Meow Cosmetics’ Shades of Meow Vol V collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Shades of Meow Vol V collection

Tuesday at 1:15 PM: We had to wait almost a full year, but this fifth collection finally got its release date. I almost bought several of these colors without swatching, but I’m glad that I waited - because two of my guesses were totally accurate, while the other two that I would have chosen…well, I wouldn’t have been as impressed. (And I would have missed out on NDA, which is a LOT more attractive than I thought!)

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Handful of Treats collection

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Handful of Treats collection

Tuesday at 10:15 AM: Femme’s Halloween 2012 release, with six eyeshadows and one illuminator (which I think could be used as an eyeshadow anyway…) I ended up selecting Naga Mask and Masquerade for purchase from the main collection before realizing that they were part of a smaller collection. I may go back for Candied Apple at some point, but the other colors - while attractive - are not to my personal taste. They’re excellent shades to have if you prefer lighter, almost primary-pastel base…

Silk Naturals’ Juiced

Silk Naturals’ Juiced

Monday at 1:15 PM: This is a paler color than I thought it might be. It looks a little like a pineapple smoothie - nearly white but with a definitely yellow tint, and a soft, almost plush pearl finish.…

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Witchwood

Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Witchwood

Monday at 10:15 AM: Really hard to classify this color! It’s like a muted, deeper version of BareMinerals’ Fire Opal. The base color is kind of a murky orange-ish - think “faded spices” - and the yellow/green duotone shimmer…

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 119

Morgana Cryptoria’s LE 119

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Beauty from the Earth’s Grape Leaves

Beauty from the Earth’s Grape Leaves

Sunday at 1:15 PM: The green shimmer almost overwhelms the brown in this color. Think of it as an intensely amped-up Riddle, tilted in favor of the duotone top color rather than the base color. (And this one isn’t…

Beauty from the Earth’s Champagne

Beauty from the Earth’s Champagne

Sunday at 10:15 AM: Too sparkly to be used as a regular highlight - and if you want to avoid sparkle altogether, you may prefer a different brown-white from BFTE (Butt Naked is very similar, though it’s less bright…

Maybelline’s Ready Set Green Color Tattoo cream shadow

Maybelline’s Ready Set Green Color Tattoo cream shadow

Saturday at 4:15 PM: Lots of people weren’t impressed by this Color Tattoo. They were hoping for a solid green that was near-primary, but a bit brighter than Edgy Emerald. This is brighter, but it also a bit softer.…