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Entries for Thursday, March 31 2011

Zoya’s Sunshine collection

Zoya’s Sunshine collection

Posted on Thursday, at

Yeah…remember when I said that none of the Zoya colors from their summer 2011 collections interested me? I kind of caved on that. During their BOGO promotion I decided to get Breezi, because I don’t really have many medium-blue nail colors (they’re all navy or variants thereof.) And then I saw Faye, and thought: that looks kind of interesting, like a brighter version of Anastasia. And then I added Apple, because I don’t have many bright greens,...

BareMinerals’ Golden and Gorgeous kit

BareMinerals’ Golden and Gorgeous kit

Posted on Thursday, at

The brush in this kit is, in my opinion, one of the better ones available from BE. This and the soft focus eyeshadow and eyeliner brushes are my most-often-used brushes for applying eyeshadow. The eyeliner is not yet part of the “standard” line, and isn’t available for individual purchase. Sometimes the Ulta-exclusive kits go quickly, because they contain a long-sought-after color (last year’s Winter kit, with Heaven blush.) Other times…they seem to linger on for quite some...

Entries for Wednesday, March 30 2011

EoTD: Midweek, tired and cranky

EoTD: Midweek, tired and cranky

Posted on Wednesday, at

This week has not gone too bad...but it hasn't been too good, either. I'm really hoping that the weather gets spring-like soon, because I could use more daily walks - which only happen when it's not freezing and / or pouring rain. (Drizzling's okay. Pouring...not so much.)

Sally Hansen’s Gunmetal

Sally Hansen’s Gunmetal

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is another good polish from the Xtreme Wear line. Two coats for opaque, even coverage…but some visible brushstrokes. So it's good, but not amazing. I prefer Zoya's <a href=”/such/obsessive/addictions/zoyas_freja/”>Freja</a>, which lasts longer and is the same color and finish. Still, if you really really love this color and are on a bit of a budget, or can't find Freja in a Whole Foods or Ulta or nearby salon, Gunmetal...

Zoya’s Kelly

Zoya’s Kelly

Posted on Wednesday, at

Most of the polishes had their corresponding number in the Wicked collection…but Kelly doesn't seem to be one of them. Edyta could have been the complement to either Kelly or Shawn, but the base color seems to match up better with Shawn. Kind of a pity, as a foil-glitter in this shade of grey with purple undertones would have been amazing. (Zoya, are you listening?!??) I think I might be able to make a very interesting tone-on-tone Konadicure by...

Entries for Tuesday, March 29 2011

NYX Cosmetics’ Lala Round Lipstick

NYX Cosmetics’ Lala Round Lipstick

Posted on Tuesday, at

Definitely a cooler mauve. This color is a slightly redder version of Revlon Colorburst in Lilac, and while it's a bit similar to BE's Buxom San Francisco, it's a little darker. The only drawback to this, in my eyes, is that it doesn't have much staying power and has to be re-applied quite frequently (as do all the other NYX lipsticks I've tried.)

Revlon’s Soft Rose Colorburst Lipstick

Revlon’s Soft Rose Colorburst Lipstick

Posted on Tuesday, at

Entries for Monday, March 28 2011

Shiro Cosmetics’ Subrosia / Shiro Cosmetics’ Goron Ruby

Shiro Cosmetics’ Subrosia / Shiro Cosmetics’ Goron Ruby

Posted on Monday, at

A truly lovely deep maroon. And like all the other dark Shiro colors I've purchased, it gives me excellent color payoff. This is slightly similar to Bare Escentuals' Hello Kitty / Simply Naturals' Gypsy, but with a pearl rather than shimmer finish.

BareMinerals’ High Shine Gold Medal

BareMinerals’ High Shine Gold Medal

Posted on Monday, at

When this was first released, it was like other BE shadows: in a 10-gram pot (much like High Shine Sand Dune or High Shine Charisma.) It wasn't until its fall 2010 release in the High Shine Longwear Duo that this color was in the “traditional” high-shine color tube packaging. The texture of the latter high-shine colors in the tubes seems a little different, so I wouldn't be too surprised to find that the initial versions of High Shine Gold Medal was...

Entries for Saturday, March 26 2011

Saturday Soundtrack: Szerelem (Stellamara)

Saturday Soundtrack: Szerelem (Stellamara)

Posted on Saturday, at

Szerelem is an old, traditional Hungarian love song. Some kind soul typed out the Hungarian lyrics and the English translation: Hungarian: Szerelem, szerelem, Átkozott gyötrelem, Mért nem virágoztál Minden fa? teteje? Minden fa tetején, Diófa levelén, Hogy szakísztott volna, Minden leány és legény. Mert én is szakísztottam, El is szalasztottam, Én is szakísztottam, És el is szalasztottam. Ej de még szakísztanék Ha jóra tal...


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