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Entries for Wednesday, December 12 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 12 - Malled

BBAC 2012: Day 12 - Malled

Posted on Wednesday, at

Most years I am somewhat smart. I make a little pact with myself: between US Thanksgiving and the end of January, I don’t go into stores of any type unless I’m buying groceries, or necessities (like cat litter.) This is because the holidays have an unnerving effect on people. They (actually, let’s be honest here and say “we”) are thinking about dozens of things at once, we’re focussed on getting That Certain Item, we’re dodging...

Entries for Tuesday, December 11 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 11 - I love EVERY COLOR!!!

BBAC 2012: Day 11 - I love EVERY COLOR!!!

Posted on Tuesday, at

My eyeshadow collection is pretty varied. I've got fewer black/white/grey shadows than any other single color, but I've got pretty even distribution of greens, oranges, yellows, purples...everything else. I do have a lot of browns, and for a while I went on a forced fast: no matter how enticing the brown or taupe color looked, I didn't buy it. At that time, I had more browns than almost any other color (more on that in a minute)...

Benefit’s Eye Wanna kit

Benefit’s Eye Wanna kit

Posted on Tuesday, at

I was interested in these two kits (this one and Eye Gotta) primarily for the creaseless cream shadows. (I really like Benefit’s Creaseless Cream Shadows - which I have to wear with a primer in order for them to last all day without creasing, but they are excellent shadow bases.) The pressed-powder trios didn’t interest me nearly as much, though they were attractive shades. The kit price was about accurate for the contents, and if you did appreciate...

Entries for Monday, December 10 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 10 - Less than luxe

BBAC 2012: Day 10 - Less than luxe

Posted on Monday, at

Sometimes, beauty products disappoint us - sometimes badly. Fortunately, it's become easier for consumers to be careful about their choices and to minimize disappointments. But they occasionally happen. My most recent two are from MYX and elf. A few years ago, prompted by a lipstick-swatchfest post over at Phyrra's place, I placed my first order with Cherryculture. Since then, I can't say that I've shopped from that site regularly, but I've bought stuff there a few times a year. My...

Entries for Sunday, December 09 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 09 - My beauty discoveries this past year

BBAC 2012: Day 09 - My beauty discoveries this past year

Posted on Sunday, at

There are a few products that I started using this year that just may be added to my “must-have” list! While I have been using these items for less than a year, they’ve really impressed me. First up, <strong>Revlon’s Just Bitten Balmstains</strong>. They apply easily, you don’t lose any product due to the need to sharpen it or get it out of a cute-but-impractical container, they color payoff is very nice, and the...

Entries for Saturday, December 08 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 08 - My favorite (beauty) things

BBAC 2012: Day 08 - My favorite (beauty) things

Posted on Saturday, at

Yes, the allure of new beauty schtuffs is ever-present. New colors, new collections, new brands. But there are still those items that I keep using, keep returning to even if I briefly try something else. Everyone could make a list of their "beauty staples" - some holy grail products, some the unsung rarely-mentioned things that we couldn't do without. Here's my list of favorite beauty products:</p>

Entries for Friday, December 07 2012

Lookbook: BFTE’s Miss Behavior

Lookbook: BFTE’s Miss Behavior

Posted on Friday, at

BFTE Cosmetics releases their holiday collections today - Miss Conduct, and Miss Behavior. I thought that since everyone else was posting looks with Miss Conduct, that I’d do a look with Miss Behavior (the blues-set). This was a little trickier, since with Miss Behavior, there is no obvious “highlighter” shade. The colors are a medium-dark sparkly teal-aqua, a medium aqua shimmer, and a brown with purple and copper highlights (when foiled). When applied dry, it’s a nicer, soft...

Lookbook: BFTE’s Miss Behavior

Lookbook: BFTE’s Miss Behavior

Posted on Friday, at

BFTE Cosmetics releases their holiday collections today - Miss Conduct, and Miss Behavior. I thought that since everyone else was posting looks with Miss Conduct, that I’d do a look with Miss Behavior (the blues-set). This was a little trickier, since with Miss Behavior, there is no obvious “highlighter” shade. The colors are a medium-dark sparkly teal-aqua, a medium aqua shimmer, and a brown with purple and copper highlights (when foiled). When applied dry, it’s a nicer, soft...

BBAC 2012: Day 07 - Something old, something new

BBAC 2012: Day 07 - Something old, something new

Posted on Friday, at

<strong>Goodbye Tarte; hello Revlon</strong> Tarte’s Lipsurgence lip tints are great in several ways. They twist up, meaning you never waste any product during sharpening; they have a fairly broad shade range (in terms of warm, neutral, and cool); they moisturize very well; they don’t feel heavy or unpleasant on my lips; they have a light, kind of earthy mint scent. They’re also $22 a piece, and many are sheer or semisheer. Enter Revlon’s...


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