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Entries for Thursday, September 30 2010

Aromaleigh v1’s Flip Your Lid

Aromaleigh v1’s Flip Your Lid

Posted on Thursday, at

This is a bright pumpkin orange, rather than a “screaming neon orange”. It accents my eye color without being too orange (if that makes any sense.) I can easily use this for looks where I want to use fewer vibrant colors, but still want something with a solid color payoff. And, of course, it's got the same excellent spreadability, opacity, and adhesion that all of Aromaleigh v1's mattes have.

Entries for Wednesday, September 29 2010

Aromaleigh v1’s First Kiss

Aromaleigh v1’s First Kiss

Posted on Wednesday, at

I held off getting this color because, while it sounded pretty, it was another pink...and by the time I started buying lots of Aromaleigh, I had a bounty of browns and a plethora of pinks. For one of these colors to catch my eye, it had to be something truly amazing (like <a href="/such/obsessive/addictions/aromaleighs_angelique/">Angelique</a>, which was an exact dupe for Define Beauty.) I inched closer to "on the fence" about...

Entries for Tuesday, September 28 2010

Aromaleigh v1’s Frigid Gloom

Aromaleigh v1’s Frigid Gloom

Posted on Tuesday, at

This color reminds me a little bit of <a href="/such/obsessive/addictions/aromaleighs_planetearth/">Planetearth</a>, with the pink sparkle. This color is most definitely a deeper blue, though, with more of the pink-sparkle overtones. The base color is closer to <a href="/such/obsessive/addictions/aromaleighs_destinationunknown/">Destinationunknown</a>, but it's deeper still.

Entries for Monday, September 27 2010

Shiro Cosmetics’ Poliwrath

Shiro Cosmetics’ Poliwrath

Posted on Monday, at

This color's deep enough and pigmented enough to easily be used as a liner - and you do get the depth of blue, and some of the sparkle, without as much fallout as Aromaleigh v1's Spaceoddity. This color was discontinued in 2012.

Entries for Sunday, September 26 2010

EoTD: NOH8

EoTD: NOH8

Posted on Sunday, at

On August 23 2010, I went to downtown Seattle for an open photo shoot in support of the NOH8 Campaign. I was minorly concerned, as 1) I haven't done any photos other than my driver's license since my senior-year school photos; 2) I've never done an open photoshoot before and couldn't come up with intelligent creative pose ideas (until after the event, that is - of course); and 3) I'm generally about as dynamic as carpet lint. Still, this is important to me. While the...

China Glaze’s Midnight Mission

China Glaze’s Midnight Mission

Posted on Sunday, at

When the promo pics for the Vintage Vixen collections hit the beauty- and nail-blogs, I almost immediately rejected the idea of buying Midnight Mission: not because it wasn't pretty, but because I'm more a fan of browns, oranges, reds, and golds…and because I have some lovely navy polishes already. So why add another navy, however lovely-looking, to the stash? It all seemed rather well thought out. And then I placed a second order for some polishes that I'd missed...

Shiro Cosmetics’ Pikachu / Shiro Cosmetics’ Thunderbolt

Shiro Cosmetics’ Pikachu / Shiro Cosmetics’ Thunderbolt

Posted on Sunday, at

A lovely bright yellow. I held off on getting this initially, because I thought: “I've got Aromaleigh v1's Rocks! Sonic Eyes yellows, and I've got some bright yellows from other collections and companies; I don't really need another.” Apparently, I have little power to resist a really good primary color with a twist. This color has the rich sun-yellow base color, a good level of pigmentation, and the very definite red shimmer. I don't know if it's because the...

Entries for Saturday, September 25 2010

Shiro Cosmetics’ S. S. Anne / Shiro Cosmetics’ Sweet Honey

Shiro Cosmetics’ S. S. Anne / Shiro Cosmetics’ Sweet Honey

Posted on Saturday, at

<p>I almost didn't get this color because while it looked like a nice gold-brown, I had enough neutrals.</p> <p>Or so I thought...until I saw this color swatched on a few blogs.</p> <p>In the same way that Aromaleigh v1's Erynne is the same color as my eyes, this is the same color as my hair (late spring / early summer, when I've started to get some sun but not a...

BareMinerals’ Decades Collection kit

BareMinerals’ Decades Collection kit

Posted on Saturday, at

This kit included all the decades eye colors released to date…except 1970s. (No, I’m not sure why they did that.) I’ll also be interested to see if BE continues releasing decade-specific colors, now that we’re about to end another decade (2010s). (Update, 2012: BE was sold to Shiseido, who seems to be putting most of their focus on the new pressed colors. At this point, I’d be kind of surprised if they came out with more...

Entries for Friday, September 24 2010

Shiro Cosmetics’ Seaking

Shiro Cosmetics’ Seaking

Posted on Friday, at

Sadly, this color was discontinued in 2012. (Sadly…because I like this particular shade of orange/brown eyeshadows because it really looks excellent with my coloring. I must be a minority!)


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