Wednesday, August 17, 2016

July 2016 Favorites -- Beauty & Bath

  1. Kat Von D Serpentina Eyeshadow Palette:  I couldn't not get this!  It's Kat Von D, had beautiful jewel tones and a color named after my favorite jewelry company -- Bloodmilk. The colors are wonderfully pigmented and gorgeous!
  2. Black Moon Cosmetics BLACK METAL TRINITY™ - Limited Edition Pack & Myth:  I had to get these as well.  Black Metal Trinity consists of (according to Black Moon's website):  Immortal: A blackened purple with flecks of purple and arctic blue. Armageddon : A blackened red with hints of copper.  Sorrow: A deep blackened blue with flecks of arctic blue. Then there is Myth: a blackened emerald green with hints of teal to really push this color to the next dimension. They're all BEAUTIFUL.  My two favorites are Armageddon (-- this is the most metallic red I have ever seen!  I was so impressed!!!) and Immortal -- just a gorgeous vampy metallic purple!
  3. Anastasia Beverly Hills - Glow Kit - Moon Child - I was practically salivating over this when I saw it!  Oddly enough, I think because they all came out around the same time, I kind of saw Serpentina, Black Moon's metallic lippies and the Moon Child palette as going together -- and they do, fabulously!!!  A really cool thing to do with this palette is to pair your eye look with the opposite color i.e. a red shadow and lip look with Lucky Clover's hint of green.  It's just beautiful!
  4. Laura Geller New York Baked Color & Contour Palette:  (Shopped my stash!)  Heard about this some months ago from emilynoel83.  I got it after I dropped my It Cosmetics face disk and broke it. (I had used most of the highlighter and I think hit pan on the bronzer.) When I first got this, I was afraid it was going to sit in my makeup drawer unused for the most part.  I had not yet discovered the beauty of Baked French Vanilla.  I don't use it as a cheek highlighter, I use it as an under eye brightener, and in general a middle of the face brightener.  I can also use the bronzer as a contour as it's not uber warm.   The blush has a hint of shimmer and is the most beautiful pinky coral color.  Overall I really love this a lot better than the It Cosmetics face disk.  
  5. e.l.f. Beautifully Bare Smooth Matte Eyeshadow in Nude Linen:  I took a chance and got this from e.l.f.  I had a feeling it would work well for me as and eye primer -- and I was right!!!  This is also fabulous if you're going for a no-makeup-makeup look to even out the eyelids.
  6. DIY Cosmetic Containers - 26 MM 5 WELL BLACK PALLETTE, Makeup Geek Flamethrower, Coastal Scents Chamois Nude, Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear, Makeup Geek Bitten, Makeup Geek Cupcake: (Shopped my stash!)  I kept looking at Becca's Ombre Rouge Palette.  I came very close to purchasing it.  Then I remembered that I had an empty 5 pan palette, and some very similar single shadows.  I put Makeup Geek's Flamethower foiled shadow in there as I love shimmer on the lid.  I calculated it.  If I were to buy everything in lieu of getting Becca's Ombre Rouge palette, it would come out only a few dollars less.  But, adding the $40 Ombre Rouge palette when I already had colors like that didn't make sense for me.  
  7. e.l.f. Prime & Stay Finishing Powder: (Shopped my stash!) I bought this months ago because of a the good reviews -- & for $2, why not?  I didn't really use this until I went on a trip. This powder minimized the look of my pores!  -- For $2!!!  
  8. Essence Lash Princess Mascara - False Lash Effect: I heard about this from Young Wild And Polished.  This is a fabulous drugstore mascara! She seems to be the queen of finding really inexpensive kick-butt mascaras!!!
  9. MATRIX Oil Wonders Oil Conditioner:  Ulta was having a sale on their large bottles of hair care.  I decided to try this on a whim. I LOVE this!!!  It's not often I find a conditioner I love.  I have long fine hair that's DRY!!!  This conditions my hair beautifully!
  10. Sun Bum® 3 In 1 Leave In Hair Conditioning Treatment:  This was also on sale at Ulta.  I wanted to try this because it had SPF in it.  I thought it would be great for traveling.  OMG -- this stuff detangles like a dream!!!  A must for long hair!
  11. GOT 2B Glued Blasting Freeze Spray: I have a cowlick in my bangs that causes them to split.  I should have tried this sooner.  I haven't tried every brand of hair spray there is; but, this is the only brand I've tried that really works to keep my bangs in place.  I also use it to keep flyaways from forming when I tie my hair back before going out -- which is every day during summer.  
5 out of 11 favorites were shop my stash items Yay!!!

Ta Ta For Now!
August 17th is Black Cat Appreciation Day

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

June 2016 Favorites: Jewelry, Home & More!

  1. Palmistry Hand Sold by Atharva Products:  Part of my oddities collection that will go on a shelf with #3 & #5. 
  2. The Fox and the Star by Bickford-Smith, Coralie:  I love foxes and I love beautifully bound and illustrated books.   It's a gorgeous little story about unlikely best friends.
  3. Sunflower Valley (Etsy) vintage bisque doll: Ever since I saw Grav3yard Girl showcasing "creepy baby dolls" on her chanel, I slowly became intrigued with the idea of having one or two or three.  I finally got one.  He is currently sitting in our living room.  After my office is redecorated, he will go on a shelf in there.
  4. Waring, Geoff: Oscar and the Cricket; Oscar and the Bird; Oscar and the Snail; Oscar and the Frog:  I got the rest of them.  They are such cute books!  I wish I had these when I was little!
  5. Prissy Antiques (Etsy) Porcelain L.N. Fowler Phrenology Scientific Psychology 12" Male Bust Head:  Part of my oddities collection.  It is curently sitting in the living room and looking quite good there but will end up in my office soon.  Yay!  This is actually also available on Amazon; but, since it was not new, I got it at a lower price.
  6. Dewi Designs (Etsy) Tribal Earrings, "Southwest Steer" Naturally Organic, Bone, Brass & Sterling Silver Hooks, Handcrafted:  Love these earrings!  I've gotten a lot of compliments on them, as well.  Very easy to wear as they are light weight.
  7. Fire Tablet, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 16 GB - Includes Special Offers, Tangerine:  I needed a new one, as the one I had, which was at least 3 years old was cracked, losing a charge fairly quickly and was having issues with the volume.  This one is lighter weight than my first one.  The case I got for it is lighter weight as well.   I love actual books to display but I also love Kindles as I can have a whole library with me wherever I go.
  8. Wiccapedia: A Modern-Day White Witch's Guide by Robbins, Shawn:  Another beautiful book.  This is a somewhat petite hardbound book without a paper jacket.  I really love the decor on the spine.

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