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Entries for Monday, August 31 2009

BareMinerals’ High Shine Sand Dune

BareMinerals’ High Shine Sand Dune

Posted on Monday, at

This is an interesting color…but I have my reservations. It's kind of damp-ish, and I didn't keep the original jars/labels, so I'm not sure what's in it that makes it seem damp-ish…so I don't know if this is something that will harbor bacteria more than my other totally dry loose-powder shadows. I suppose only time will tell.

The SheSpace’s Astrology - Virgo collection

The SheSpace’s Astrology - Virgo collection

Posted on Monday, at

This is a fall collection, which means less brilliant, bold colors - so while this collection didn’t hold a lot of items that interested me personally, there was a good selection. The colors weren’t jeweltone, but they weren’t drab, either: there were some of the more neutral colors in this collection, but a few saturated pigments. I chose three in fullsize not because the collection didn’t grab my attention, but because there were so many colors...

Entries for Sunday, August 30 2009

Aromaleigh v1’s Bête Noire collection

Aromaleigh v1’s Bête Noire collection

Posted on Sunday, at

I initially held off purchasing any of the colors from this collection - frankly, they unnerved me. I wasn’t sure how well the different colors would actually show, and since I don’t often wear smoky-eye looks I didn’t want to end up with several colors that would only really work for an eye look that I didn’t often wear. I finally chose my colors carefully, though (since at $$1.30, these are among the more expensive samples Aromaleigh...

Meow Cosmetics’ Lost Rainforest collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Lost Rainforest collection

Posted on Sunday, at

I’m used to Meow’s other colors being fullsize in 10 gram jars, not fullsize in 5 gram jars. The fact that I got these at 20% off doesn’t remove the sting quite so much…but these colors were going to retire soon, so I bit the bullet. This collection has returned every summer since its introduction, availability being approximately June through September. (Though some years it’s come available beginning Memorial Day weekend - the last weekend in May.)

BareMinerals’ Beautiful at 60 kit

BareMinerals’ Beautiful at 60 kit

Posted on Sunday, at

Another interesting note on the composition of the “Beautiful at Any Age” kits: the finishes are more toned down for the older-decade kits. All the colors in this set are matte, with the sole exception of the all-over face color. So apparently older people should abandon both color and sparkle? Yeah, like I’m going to follow that trend…

Entries for Saturday, August 29 2009

BareMinerals’ Beautiful at 50 kit

BareMinerals’ Beautiful at 50 kit

Posted on Saturday, at

It’s interesting to compare the various at-any-age kits BE assembled and see how the color range changes as the decades progress: 20s get pinks and lavender, 30s get purples, 40s get orange and brown, 50s get soft browns and a golden, 60s get two “soft focus” colors. So apparently colors are only for the younger set. (Then again, this is the cosmetics company whose public face commented on television that pale-skinned people look ill. Just like every other company,...

Entries for Thursday, August 27 2009

EoTD: Fight Fiercely Huskies

EoTD: Fight Fiercely Huskies

Posted on Thursday, at

The school year starting up. Yes, I remember that madness...been out of the rush for a while, but certain things still affect me, especially as I live in a college town:

  • no decent apartments available; and LOTS of new neighbors (doesn't affect me quite so much now that I own a place)
  • long lines at Target and Costco, as students stock up on basics
  • more crowding in the busses and parking lots
  • ...

BareMinerals’ Summerfest kit

BareMinerals’ Summerfest kit

Posted on Thursday, at

I’m going to assume that this kit was available through QVC. I’m unsure of the original release date - I don’t have a premium Delphi membership and wasn’t able to find the mention of the kit by manually trolling the forum archives at BEA. (If someone does know the original release date, can you let me know? Thanks.)


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