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Entries for Sunday, October 31 2010

News, Thoughts, Upcoming Giveaways

News, Thoughts, Upcoming Giveaways

Posted on Sunday, at

More Sephora-y Goodness (or, They've Swallowed My Soul) I did it, kids. I placed another Sephora F&F order. Yesterday I pulled the trigger on Benefit Cosmetics' Femme Metal kit, and another professional-size tube of UDPP. I know. I'm weak. But...20% off, and free shipping (because the order topped $50, even with the F&F discount.) Glamour Puss is going to have another box to play with in about a week. I took photos of my first Sephora F&F order,...

Entries for Saturday, October 30 2010

BareMinerals’ Buxom City Slickers kit

BareMinerals’ Buxom City Slickers kit

Posted on Saturday, at

Similar to last year’s Buxom Babes About Town, this kit had four lip polishes paired with four lip sticks - and four were completely new. If Sephora follows last year’s pattern, the two lip sticks will be available in fullsize in the first half of 2011.

Zoya’s Raven

Zoya’s Raven

Posted on Saturday, at

Though this is called a “metallic black” on Zoya's site, I'm not seeing the metallic, nor the silver shimmer they claim is present. To me, Raven is a shiny, non-matte, solid black creme. Like all dark-colored Zoya polishes, Raven's first coat is a bit scanty and streaky. The second coat gave me the solid, smooth opaque black color I was expecting.

Entries for Friday, October 29 2010

Liner Pencil Kit faceoff: Sephora versus Urban Decay

Liner Pencil Kit faceoff: Sephora versus Urban Decay

Posted on Friday, at

To someone who's not a hardcore devotee of either Sephora or Urban Decay, the 24/7 Jackpot kit and the Flashy Liners kit seem similar, with a few telling differences:

  • ...the UD pencils are smaller than the Sephora pencils. You get 50% less product per pencil in the Urban Decay kit.
  • ...but there are two more small pencils, and a fullsize Zero, in the Urban Decay kit.
  • ...but the Sephora kit costs about half what this one costs.
  • .....

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Jackpot kit

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Jackpot kit

Posted on Friday, at

This was kind of an impulse-purchase: I was in a beauty store picking up something else, and these were on display right as I walked in the door. I’d been entertaining the idea of getting this, just to have and try out several colors of eyeliner from Urban Decay.

Sephora’s Flashy Liner Waterproof Pencil set

Sephora’s Flashy Liner Waterproof Pencil set

Posted on Friday, at

I’ve been raving about my love of these pencils ever since I started this blog. They’re inexpensive, they apply very smoothly, they last as long as Urban Decay’s eyeliner pencils, they’re waterproof, and the Flashy Pink (a color that has since been discontinued) is my secret weapon: I use that on my waterline to brighten my eye area, and then put the darker color smudged below. At $8 for a fullsize pencil, these are a fantastic deal.

Entries for Thursday, October 28 2010

BareMinerals’ buxom Bombay

BareMinerals’ buxom Bombay

Posted on Thursday, at

This isn't quite as bright-red a color as Barcelona. It's more of a medium rose-red, and in the City Slickers kit it's paired with Michelle buxom. I had been hesitating about buying this one in full size, but I may end up doing just that - the color looks like a slightly deeper version of <a href="/such/obsessive/addictions/bareminerals_buxom_san_francisco/">San Francisco</a>, my favorite (thus far) buxom lipstick. In the Buxom City slickers...

Entries for Wednesday, October 27 2010

Meow Cosmetics’ Zombies collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Zombies collection

Posted on Wednesday, at

A collection of colors from previous Halloweens. Zombies was released in 2009, and then re-released in 2010 - so perhaps it will appear every October (which, honestly, would be kind of nice.) EDIT: and as of October 2011, it looks like this will be another seasonal re-release, making a comeback every October with the other Halloween-themed collections.

Reminder: Meow’s Halloween colors going away soon

Reminder: Meow’s Halloween colors going away soon

Posted on Wednesday, at

If you've been on the fence about Meow Cosmetics' Halloween colors, now's the time to get them - they're going away at the end of the month!! There's the Zombies, Dance of Death, and Friday the 13th - plus the Alien Abduction collection, new for 2010. Save 20% code ALIENKITTY, and get free shipping (details). Sale ends Monday, October 31 at midnight.

Entries for Tuesday, October 26 2010

China Glaze’s Mommy Kissing Santa

China Glaze’s Mommy Kissing Santa

Posted on Tuesday, at

A gorgeous bright holiday-red metallic polish. This isn't a cranberry red - it's more like the red on a can of Coca Cola, with a bit more blue. My bottle arrived with a bit of a leak inside the cap, so the formula was a bit thick - don't know if that's because the formula's thicker, or because it dried out a little while I was cleaning off the bottle-neck and the inside of the cap. At any rate, I...


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