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Entries for Thursday, December 06 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 06 - I just don’t get it

BBAC 2012: Day 06 - I just don’t get it

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<strong>Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy</strong> This was initially created by Fyrinnae’s cosmetic chemist because he wanted to keep the glitters in their place, and glittery. (The words I remember, but can’t find now, were something to the tune of “I wanted to look like a pixie - not like I’d been shagged by one.” People all over beauty blogs, big and small, swear by this product. I got a sample of this product in...

Entries for Wednesday, December 05 2012

Zoya’s Ziv

Zoya’s Ziv

Posted on Wednesday, at

Elegant “holiday” metallic gold - and one of the only two polishes I got from the Ornate collection. It is somewhat similar to a few other Zoya polishes, but not similar enough that I’d skip this one: it’s more metallic than Goldie, lighter than Richelle, brighter than Jules. Viewed up close, this polish has a pointillist thing going on, kind of like Warm and Fozzie - so that it looks textured, but it’s really a smooth finish.

BBAC 2012: Day 05 - International beauty goodies

BBAC 2012: Day 05 - International beauty goodies

Posted on Wednesday, at

This year I’ve received Sleek’s Supreme i-divine palette, a baked blusher and some other goodies from Vivo Cosmetics, UK-edition Color Tattoos, and more. And I’ve been able to send over Black Radiance, Wet n Wild (can make it through the post only with careful packing), some of LE drugstore items, and one MAC eyeshadow from the Bloggers’ collection. (I snagged one when they briefly re-released it. And now of course I’ve forgotten the name. All I...

Zoya’s Yasmeen

Zoya’s Yasmeen

Posted on Wednesday, at

Rich metallic bright violet with microshimmer, and one of <a href=“http://www.scrangie.com/2008/05/purple.html” target=“_blank”>Scrangie’s favorite purple nail polishes</a> of all time. I am not the huge fan of purple polishes that she is, but this is a nice color with an attractive, subtle texture. It’s one of Zoya’s metallics, meaning that it has a high-shine finish and a metallic appearance but not a “chrome-metal” appearance. (Zoya has their...

Entries for Tuesday, December 04 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 04 - KITTIES

BBAC 2012: Day 04 - KITTIES

Posted on Tuesday, at

GlamourPuss is a black-smoke tabby - meaning his undercoat is near-white, and has grey-and-white tabby markings. He’s also always been physically the smallest of my three cats. For whatever reason or series of reasons, he’s always been fascinated by me painting my nails, swatching my eyeshadows, putting on makeup…you name it. I think part of it comes from the master bath being relatively small, so if he gets in there first and sits on the toilet seat,...

Entries for Monday, December 03 2012

Beauty Blog Advent Calendar 2012: Day 03 - My Meow Cosmetics’ Xmas Shoppe recommendations

Beauty Blog Advent Calendar 2012: Day 03 - My Meow Cosmetics’ Xmas Shoppe recommendations

Posted on Monday, at

<p>Here are the items that I'd recommend:</p> <h4>Winter Spirits</h4> <ul> <li>Hot Toddy — delicious-looking dark-toffee brown</li> <li>Lambrusco — I don't know that I've seen this exact shade of icy purple-blue too often</li> <li>Shiraz — lush non-bright violet with great color payoff. Good for just about anything: lining, contour, accent, all-over...</li> </ul> <h4>Ghosts of Xmas Past<...

BBAC 2012: Day 03 - My Meow Cosmetics’ Xmas Shoppe recommendations

BBAC 2012: Day 03 - My Meow Cosmetics’ Xmas Shoppe recommendations

Posted on Monday, at

Entries for Sunday, December 02 2012

Meow Cosmetics’ Midnight Clear collection

Meow Cosmetics’ Midnight Clear collection

Posted on Sunday, at

Every year, Meow puts out a few new winter-holiday collections - and this was the first to be released. I like the color palette! Richer shades, but not drab or greyed. As is the case with nearly every Meow collection, my decisions on which colors to buy fullsize changed a little once I swatched them. I’d originally decided against Stormy Night and Solemn Stillness, but decided that at some point I’ll get them in full size. Midnight Clear...

BBAC 2012: Day 02 - My winter skincare routines

BBAC 2012: Day 02 - My winter skincare routines

Posted on Sunday, at

In the summer, I put on UVA/UVB sunscreen every day. I use a sunscreen which doesn’t contain moisturizer, but it’s by a skincare company - so it’s not harmful or drying. It also doesn’t clog my pores, so I don’t have to use astringents or acne medicated products, which dry my skin out. But in winter…the sunscreen doesn’t go on. Even if I’m not getting as much sun, that’s an...

Entries for Saturday, December 01 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 01 - Hello!

BBAC 2012: Day 01 - Hello!

Posted on Saturday, at

<ul> <li><strong>What is a makeup look you are known for?</strong><br /> Um....none? I don't know. I tend to wear mimimal makeup, and one day I'll be having lots of fun with eyeshadow-colors and the next I might just do foundation-and-mascara. In this past year, I haven't posted any looks to this blog. That has to change, now that I've got most of it migrated to this new platform.</li> <...


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