Thursday, September 30, 2010

Review: MAC Venomous Villains - She Who Dares Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo

One of the things that arrived today in my MAC Venomous Villains order was the She Who Dares Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo.  It's much the same as My Dark Magic in formulation, except that the colors in She Who Dares are blue and green instead of the plum and violet of My Dark Magic.

More details and swatches after the jump!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Preview: Latest Rouge Bunny Rouge haul

Here's a peek at the Rouge Bunny Rouge products that arrived yesterday from Zuneta.  Squee!

Reviews to come :)

Monday, September 27, 2010

PSA: MAC Venomous Villains is LIVE!

Venomous Villains collection is available on the MAC site.  You have to search for the products (just type "villains" into the search box and they should come up), but they are there.  Enjoy!

Use code VILLAINS for free shipping :)

Preview: MAC Venomous Villains - My Dark Magic Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo

UPDATE: I have added swatches and more thoughts on My Dark Magic at the bottom of the post!

According to Christine from Temptalia, Venomous Villains will launch online in under an hour from now so I wanted to provide some IRL pics of My Dark Magic.  I have not worn or swatched it yet and hope to do so in the next couple of days before the official launch, but I thought the pics might help. As usual, you can click on any of them to make them larger.

More photos after the jump!

The Mondays

Just wanted to say that I am here but waaaay behind on my posts.  I traveled last week, somewhat unexpectedly, to Seattle and it's been a whirlwind from which I am still recovering. 

Some posts are in the works though ... I have a swatches and photos of Darkly My Dear from MAC Venomous Villains, an account of the butterLONDON launch at the Downtown Seattle Nordstrom, and along with some Rouge Bunny Rouge product reviews.

I am working to get the Venomous Villains post done in time for the launch, so watch for that one first!

Friday, September 24, 2010

PSA: 20% off EVERYTHING @ Zuneta!

Everything (including Rouge Bunny Rouge) is 20% off at Zuneta this weekend!

Use code WEEKEND to get 20% off your order. Shipping to the U.S. is free if your purchase is 100GBP or more. Expires Sunday.

I am going to check out the new liquid eyeliner from Rouge Bunny Rouge.  I'll have a post with the details and promo photos later this weekend!

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Preview: MAC Venomous Villains - Oh So Fair Beauty Powder

I was lucky enough to attend the Venomous Villains Preview Party at King of Prussia Mall last night!  I want to thank Morgan, Daryl, and Tracy for all their help.  These MA's were wonderful, and if you are at the KOP MAC store I would not hesitate to ask for any of them.  Daryl and Tracy helped my mom pick out some great new products, and Morgan, with whom I have worked before, made sure everything we wanted was set aside for us.  Thank you, ladies!

I picked up two products at the event:  The Oh So Fair Beauty Powder from the Evil Queen's Collection and the My Dark Magic Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo from Maleficent's Collection.  These were the only items that really caught my eye; I have to say that overall I was disappointed in this collection.  I'm probably in the minority I know, but hey we all have different tastes.

First up is Oh So Fair Beauty Powder ($25):

More detail and photos after the jump!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Review: Rouge Bunny Rouge When Birds Are Singing Long-lasting Eye Shadow in Delicate Hummingbird

I just placed an order with Zuneta for some more Rouge Bunny Rouge products!  I am addicted to this brand.  It's expensive, so I have to plan my purchases carefully ... but heaven help me I love it!

In the meantime, I thought it was high time I reviewed my RBR When Birds Are Singing Long-lasting Eye Shadow in Delicate Hummingbird, which I purchased a couple of months ago.  Here is a pic taken outside in daylight, no flash.

More details, photos, and swatches after the jump!

Friday, September 17, 2010

PSA: Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III @ Sephora!

Click the image to purchase!  It sold out at UD's website within 10 minutes, so you might not want to think about it for too long.  You can always send it back or return it to any Sephora location!

I ordered mine, so I will be sure to post my thoughts after it arrives :)

PSA: J.Crew launches Factory Merchandise online!

This morning J.Crew launched an online outlet for its Factory merchandise.  The outlet is accessible through it's main website at (click here), and is available from Friday at midnight to Sunday at 11:59pm.  Items purchased through the Factory website can be returned either through the mail or at J.Crew Factory stores only.

I had heard that J.Crew might be launching its Factory stores online, and I was wondering how they were going to do it successfully.  I think making it a weekend-only event keeps it special enough that it will not dilute the brand.  I also think their choice of items to sell online is spot on - they have chosen to recreate best sellers from previous seasons.

My only concern is the hit-or-miss quality of the Factory outlet stores ... those of you who have shopped there know what I mean.  Those who have not experienced the "Crewlet" may be disappointed in some of the items, especially for the price (lower than J.Crew, but not low enough sometimes).  Nevertheless, I am happy to see the new Factory section on and am excited to see which items they feature in the coming weeks.

See some of my faves after the jump!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

PSA: Bobbi Brown available @ Sephora!

Thanks to glossmenagerie for letting us know ... Bobbi Brown products are now available at Sephora! Click here to take a look!

I think this is great because you can now accumulate your Sephora Beauty Insider points when buying Bobbi Brown.  Personally, I spend a decent amount of money with BB ... their Natural Finish Foundation is my absolute favorite, the lip gloss in Nude is a staple in my beauty bag (I mentioned it in the comments on this post), and they also make some great skincare products (the Extra Repair Eye Cream is a must-have for me in winter-time). 

This is great news!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Review: Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Sparkle Eyeshadow

Black Velvet is a Sparkle eyeshadow Bobbi Brown released with their eponymous Fall 2010 collection

Swatches and more details after the jump!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Review: Chanel Soho Collection - Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt

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After trying and loving the Rouge Coco in Stunning, I was very excited to try Chanel's Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt, also especially created for the Limited Edition Soho Collection.  The Soho Collection celebrates the re-opening of Chanel's Soho Boutique in New York City after an extensive remodel, and was inspired by the women of Soho and NYC in general.

Rouge Allure Laques are known for their amazing pigmentation, creamy formula, and long wear.  Stunt did not disappoint!

More details, photos, and swatches after the jump!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Review: Chanel Soho Collection - Rouge Coco in Stunning

Today I received my Chanel Soho haul - the lip products.  I have just a minor obsession with lipsticks and glosses, so when I saw these I knew I had to get them.  They are part of Chanel's Limited Edition Soho Collection in honor of the re-opening of Chanel's Soho boutique. I'll be reviewing both, but first up is Rouge Coco in Stunning.

More details and swatches after the jump!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Review: MAC Blankety and Half n' Half Lipsticks

I have been on the hunt for some great pink-nude lipsticks that would suit my NC20-ish complexion.  Two shades I settled on were both MAC amplified cremes: Half n Half and Blankety.  I was impressed with their creamy consistency, smooth application, and their opaque-yet-buildable formula.  They look like almost the same color in the tube, with Half n Half (left) just a shade darker than Blankety (right), but that is absolutely not the case!

Swatches and more details after the jump!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Rouge Bunny Rouge An Abbreviated Affair Collection - Fall 2010

I love RBR's fall look, called An Abbreviated Affair.  Red lips are hot for fall, and I'm loving that RBR shows that those of us with paler complexions can pull it off too!  Isn't she gorgeous?!

More information and promotional pictures after the jump!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bobbi Brown Black Velvet Collection - Fall 2010 - Preview

Bobbi Brown's Black Velvet Collection is now available, and I have to say I am excited to try it.  I have gravitated away from BB recently because I felt like I was seeing the same thing from her over and over again, with occasional gems like the Chrome Palette from last winter.  The Black Velvet collection is unexpected in that it's somewhat more dramatic than BB's normal line, but it is classic enough that it fits in perfectly with the rest of her products.

More details and promotional images after the jump!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Review: Korres Cherry Oil Full Color Lipgloss - #22 Naked Rose, #25 Natural Purple, #30 Naked Beige

I recently picked up some of Korres Cherry Oil lipglosses after playing with them in Sephora.  I was impressed by the color selection, the moisturizing feel of the glosses, and the natural formula.

More details and swatches after the jump!