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Entries for Saturday, July 05 2014

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Midnight Blue

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Midnight Blue

Posted on Saturday, at

I kind of expected…well, a darker, deeper blue. In the swatch, it looks a bit brighter. Fortunately, when applied in a thinner line, it doesn't look quite as intense. (But I still think I would have preferred a color with just a tiny bit more depth.) On the upside, application is very easy and the color looks good, no thinner patches or tendency to clump or pill up. It smudges out nicely, provided you smudge the liner out almost...

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Electric

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Electric

Posted on Saturday, at

Many (okay, almost all) eyeliner collections contain a variant of this shade. I know that, as much as I love the color, it doesn't look all that great on me. So why do I keep buying it? Urban Decay seems to have a 50% success rating with metallic-finish pencils, in that either the coverage is really solid, or it's a bit on the patchy side. Electric goes on easily enough, but not evenly. When I try to smudge this out, the...

Saturday Soundtrack: Terra Firma (Delerium feat. Aude)

Saturday Soundtrack: Terra Firma (Delerium feat. Aude)

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I get into cycles where I'll listen to the same album (or two) for a month solid. It's like there are auditory hooks that have to burn themselves into and then out of my brain...and then I'll move on to the next set of auditory hooks. Up until about a week ago, my drives to work were accompanied by Niyaz. Now I've switched over to Delerium's album Poem. I have no idea when I'll switch away to something else,...