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Entries for Sunday, December 05 2010

BareMinerals’ Bells and Whistles kit

BareMinerals’ Bells and Whistles kit

Posted on Sunday, at

While this kit had more colors that I didn’t already have…it had quite a few that I already did, and they were mini jars besides. I don’t care to pay this much money for a kit that contains several items I already own. However, if you know a diehard collector, they may not have (and may appreciate getting) Discovery, Rock Star, Suede, and Voodoo. Rock Star is still available through Sephora as part of the Rocker Eye...

BareMinerals’ The More The Merrier kit

BareMinerals’ The More The Merrier kit

Posted on Sunday, at

Released as one of the “mega” kits for the 2010 winter holiday season, this 15 piece kit had mini products: “petite” eyeshadows (5 gram jars, which not all users love); small blushes (same jar size as a regular BE eyeshadow); halfsize lip glosses. It also didn’t feature any new products, but existing colors and re-releases. If you hadn’t bought much Bare Escentuals and wanted a jumpstart on the collection, this may be a good kit. If you and a friend or...

BareMinerals’ Ultimate Luxe kit

BareMinerals’ Ultimate Luxe kit

Posted on Sunday, at

No, that isn’t a typo. This kit is indeed $750. It’s a re-release from May 2010. The official copy says that it has 60 items. Since one of those items is the train case, 2 are primers, 2 are mineral veils, 2 are mascaras, 10 are brushes, and 1 is a compact, one could argue that this kit has 37 color-pieces and 23 additional items. All of the items are fullsize - no minis or “petite” or “x-small” jars in this kit. But still…is it worth the $750?...

Aromaleigh v1’s Drama Silver

Aromaleigh v1’s Drama Silver

Posted on Sunday, at

The blackening is more apparent in this color than in Drama Teal, but not so much that it utterly smudges out the silver. It looks like straight black sparkle. This will make a good liner…which is what the collection was intended for, liners.

Sunday Roundup for December 4, 2010

Sunday Roundup for December 4, 2010

Posted on Sunday, at

I had a burst of efficiency, and I've got posts scheduled out for the next two months. I just have to do some finishing bits - some photos, a writeup-tweak here and there, et cetera. That's calmed my days down somewhat, which is good...seeing as how I seem to be coming down with strep throat, and I need my sleep. On the other hand, it means that I've got more time for things like weekly wrapup posts. Sometimes there's...

Aromaleigh v1’s Orion

Aromaleigh v1’s Orion

Posted on Sunday, at

I originally held off on getting this color on the theory that it was another neutral-ish shade, and really - I didn't need any more. I had tons of browns!! And by the time I'd just about convinced myself that, no, I really should get this one…it had sold out. I don't think it was the first Angel-shade to sell out, but it did sell out in the initial run of the Angels program. When the Angels reappeared in...