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Friday, June 12th, 2009


Newest storage solution!

I’m always on the hunt for a new and improved storage solution for my makeup, and it seems like it is a never-ending quest. Keeping everything in my TV-stand-turned-vanity worked when I didn’t have to keep it in a closet, but for the past year, that’s where it has been. It makes using anything from it a pain in the butt, so stuff often goes unused instead. My bathroom was also starting to look like a Sephora threw up in it, LOL.  (You can see my previous storage solutions here, too, to see the different stages!)

Inspired by Pursebuzz’s 20-Drawer Rolling Cart, I found myself getting two of the 10-Drawer Rolling Carts. The all-black drawer look suited me better, and unfortunately they don’t come in a set of 20, so two it was.

Just a heads up, these drawers do not really fit lipsticks or lipglosses standing up. They’re 2.75″ high, and the only lipsticks that I could fit were MAC — and they had to be on the top drawer only, because there’s a little extra room (heighth-wise) on the top drawer. Trust me, I tried, too. I had visions of all these lipsticks in one drawer dancing in my head, but no luck in realizing that dream. I found that these carts are sturdy enough for my purposes, though they’re not robust or ultra durable. The drawers do have a tendency to slip off their tracks when pulled in and out hurriedly, but it’s not a big deal to pop it back on. They’re small and compact, which makes them perfect for the space I’m in currently. (The second bathroom contains the majority of my stash–and nobody showers in it, so there’s no heat/steam issues.)

I used Shallow Drawers from The Container Store for inside the drawers, as well as black liner (to prevent shifting). Each drawer measures approximately 13.5″ long and 9.5″ wide. The shallow drawers are a pretty good fit, and you can use different sizes to suit what make up you might have. I still have a lot of my skincare and body products elsewhere, plus some stuff scattered in bathroom drawers. Overall, though, I ended up with only four empty drawers. I have just enough room to grow, hopefully!

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

Project Revamp

If you could revamp shu uemura cleansing oil, what would you change? What would you keep the same? How would you make it an even better product?

Friday, June 12th, 2009


OCC NSFW Lip Tar

OCC Lip Tar Lip Swatches!

As promised, here are lip swatches of all of colored shades of Lip Tars. I will definitely do some mixing and matching later on today, and I’ll be sure to share the results!

To reiterate, the Lip Tars are designed to be mixed with each other! This means you don’t have to wear bright yellow all by itself — instead, get your creative juices flowing and start thinking about color theory and how to mix and blend colors to get your own custom shades. :)  I’ll definitely be trying my hand at it this afternoon, and I will keep you all posted on the results.

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

Bobbi Brown is giving shoppers 25% off from June 9th through June 11th. During the [online] Summer Shopping Event, save 25% off all Bobbi Brown products. The proceeds of each purchase will help support Bobbi Brown’s $10,000 donation to Dress for Success. All orders over $60 will also be eligible for free standard shipping.  Discount should automatically be reflected at checkout!  (If it’s not, enter coupon code SUMMER1.)

Sale ends today, so here’s your reminder! :)

Friday, June 12th, 2009

The best in beauty products that have truly stood the test of time. Tried and true, these still rock.

YSL Rouge Volupte Lipstick ($34.00) come in eighteen creamy, sexy shades. (YSL’s Fall 2009 Collection will add four more shades to the line-up.) I believe I own about seven or eight of the available shades, and I adore them. This is my favorite lipstick formula, because each lipstick is extremely creamy, richly pigmented, glossy, and hydrating. I eagerly await the unveiling of the new shades for fall! Available at Nordstromicon and Sephora.com.

Chanel Exceptionnel Mascara ($30.00) is a mascara I often reach for since I’ve tried it. I love the intensity of the black, the length it gives, and it doesn’t clump up too easily. It’s a bit pricey, but I do really like the formula and what it does to my lashes. It almost edges out my beloved MAC Plushlash mascara, but the price makes it not quite as fabulous. Available at Nordstromicon.

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar reviews continue!

  • Grandma is a beautiful shade of coral–it really doesn’t seem to lean either orange or pink or red. It’s exactly coral. I’m pretty excited to see what I can do with this color, since I adore coral glosses!
  • Melange is a reddish-brown shade. It’s got some warmth to it, and it’s actually very wearable on its lonesome.
  • Pageant is a bright fuchsia shade with just a bit of coolness in it. You can definitely wear this alone if you’re all about rocking a hot pink lip.
  • Katricia is a rich violet purple. The same glossiness found in the other Lip Tars is also found in this shade as well. You can make this shade more wearable by adding red, hot pink, coral, or even a mixture of a few.
  • Uber is a cool-toned brownish shade. It’s quite pigmented, and while I didn’t find it wearable on its own with my skin tone, deeper skin tones may find it suitable by itself.

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