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Entries for Sunday, November 30 2014

BBAC 2014, Day 1: EoTD with Sleek’s Arabian Nights i-Divine palette

BBAC 2014, Day 1: EoTD with Sleek’s Arabian Nights i-Divine palette

Posted on Sunday, at

First up is Sleek's Arabian Nights: richer jeweltone and smokey shades with two softer “neutral/highlight” colors to balance the overall palette. This is limited-edition, but <strike>is still available for sale through Sleek's website</strike>well…it was, about two weeks ago. It's currently marked “Out of Stock” so it looks like people who want this palette (which should be Everybody) will need to hit Ebay. For today's look, I used Scherezade's Tale, Gold Souk, Sultan's Garden,...

BBAC 2014: Meet Danielle

BBAC 2014: Meet Danielle

Posted on Sunday, at

  • How long have you been blogging? What prompted you to start a beauty/lifestyle blog? I've been blogging a little over 5 years. I started blogging to chronicle my journey to finding my own sense of personal style. At 36, I found myself in a bit of a style rut.

Entries for Saturday, November 29 2014

L’Oréal’s Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Navy

L’Oréal’s Infallible Gel Lacquer Liner in Navy

Posted on Saturday, at

Straightforward color that you can get from any of several lines…but with very clean application and really good staying power. I am not thrilled with any of the colors in L’Oréal's Infallible Gel Liner collection, but they all do apply very smoothly and last all day. They're a bit on the pricier side for a drugstore gel liner, but you can often find either coupons, or sales (especially at Ulta - they're not a prestige brand, so...

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Deep Burgundy

Stila’s Waterproof Smudge Stick in Deep Burgundy

Posted on Saturday, at

In…what…2012? I tweeted that if anyone made a burgundy eyeliner, I'd be all over that thing. I specifically mentioned Stila. Apparently they listened - because in 2013, when the smudge stick line went from 10 colors to 30, this shade was part of the new lineup. (And yes, as soon as I noticed it, I was all over this one!) It's really amazing - it's a deep enough red that you don't look like you're wearing red eyeliner, but not so brown...

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Roach

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Roach

Posted on Saturday, at

I really had hopes for this pencil: a metallic orange-brown would really set off my blue eyes very, very nicely! Sadly, the application is a little patchy. I've noticed this problem with many of UD's “sparkle-finish” eye pencils. To get the back-of-hand swatch, I had to go over the area a few times to get what coverage I did.

Entries for Friday, November 28 2014

Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss lipstick in Lullabye

Kat Von D’s Studded Kiss lipstick in Lullabye

Posted on Friday, at

As soon as I saw Phyrra's swatches of this one, I knew I wanted it! It wasn't quite as purple as the picture looked - more of a fuchsia-pink than a magenta-purple. And since it's one of the shimmer finishes rather than matte, I don't have to fight to get it to apply nicely. (The formula on these lipsticks is pretty firm. Like, “almost impossible to apply” firm.) The color does stay in place for several hours, though it does...

Entries for Thursday, November 27 2014

My Pretty Zombie’s Illustrated Ink

My Pretty Zombie’s Illustrated Ink

Posted on Thursday, at

This is almost more of an effects color than a shade on its own. It reminds me of BareMinerals' Mystery and Masquerade, in that it does have some color of its own…but most of the eyecatching effects are in the iridescent shimmer rather than the base color.


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