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Entries for Saturday, December 26 2015

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Vice

Urban Decay’s 24-7 Eye Pencil in Vice

Posted on Saturday, at

Now this is a sparkle liner I can get behind! It’s a brighter violet, but not so bright that it’s overpowering. The sparkle particles are very small, and the pencil applies pretty well (and once in place and set, it won’t budge all day.) This shade was one of the new additions to the 24-7 pencil lineup in March 2013. It works great on blue or brown eyes, perhaps a little less so with hazel or green eyes....

Entries for Friday, December 25 2015

BareMinerals’ Joyous Jennifer blush

BareMinerals’ Joyous Jennifer blush

Posted on Friday, at

When I first saw vendor photos of this blush, it looked too brown to look good on me. Once I saw it, I thought it might work as a blush, but would work as an eye color. Once I swatched it, I found that I could actually wear it as either - the pearl finish softens the brown of the blush shade, and what’s most easily visible is a brick-ish color.

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Beauty

Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in Matte Beauty

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Entries for Thursday, December 24 2015

BBAC 2015, Day Twenty-five: Eat, drink, and eat some more

BBAC 2015, Day Twenty-five: Eat, drink, and eat some more

Posted on Thursday, at

The glazed carrots are something I learned about just this past year. I have not been a huge fan of carrots, probably because they weren’t prepared well or interestingly. These…I love these! I can actually taste the carrot, but don’t have the feeling of chomping on a raw vegetable. (I don’t even like eating the carrots that are cooked all day with roast beef, and those have been soaking up roast-beef juices for 4-6 hours. The...

Aromaleigh v2’s Like Tears In Rain

Aromaleigh v2’s Like Tears In Rain

Posted on Thursday, at

It’s a pretty enough blue, softer and a bit heathered. But…it goes on so soft! This is almost semisheer, especially when comparing the applcation to what I see in the pot. I get the same results whether I pat this on dry, or sweep it on wet.

Entries for Wednesday, December 23 2015

BBAC 2015, Day Twenty-four: Tis the night before Christmas

BBAC 2015, Day Twenty-four: Tis the night before Christmas

Posted on Wednesday, at

‘Tis the night before Christmas, and all through the house<br />Not a kitty is stirring, because this afternoon I spent hours dragging their favorite shoe-string and they’re exhausted.

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Topsy Turvy

Aromaleigh v2.1’s Topsy Turvy

Posted on Wednesday, at

A slightly heathered deeper green with some red and gold shimmer/sparkle. The base color is less intense and deeper than Twinkling Lights (the green-base/red-shimmer color that first got me to try Aromaleigh) and to my mind, that makes this color a bit more wearable. I can see using this as a softer liner shade as well as a crease or accent color.

Color Club’s 24 Below

Color Club’s 24 Below

Posted on Wednesday, at

Very similar to Liquid Gold, from Sally Hansen’s Colorfoils collection: a slightly aged gold metallic with (dammit!!) a little bit of streakiness. (I don’t know if that’s due to the formula, or if a better job of shaking/mixing the polish before applying will take care of that issue.) It applies very well otherwise, and I could get away with applying a single coat, if I were in a hurry or if I wanted the gold color...


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