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Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Chantecaille La Baleine Spring 2009 Collection

La Baleine Bleu Eyes ($98.00)

La Baleine Blanche Powder ($98.00)

Cheek Color Powder ($28.00)

  • Laughter
  • Delight
  • Emotion

Chantecaille Lipstick ($28.00)

  • Angel Skin
  • Cassia
  • Angelica

Lip Definer Pencil ($22.00)

  • Tone
  • Nuance
  • Hint

Mascara ($34.00)

  • Noir

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Sunday, February 1st, 2009

Lancome’s Pink Attitude Color Fever Lipstick ($25.00) reminded me so much of my beloved $50 lipgloss, but in lipstick form, so you know I had to get my hands on it as soon as possible. Pink Attitude is from Lancome’s Pink Irreverance Collection this Spring. This shade is always hard for me to describe, because there’s gold, greenish-gold, peach, and even a little bit of pink in it. It’s just gorgeous, and if you swatch it in person, maybe you’ll understand why I must have every lip product in this shade in my possession!

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

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Saturday, January 31st, 2009

LUSH Hello Sailor Gift ($12.95) is an inexpensive way to treat yourself this Valentine’s Day (or post-Valentine’s Day!). It contains Rub Rub Rub (3.3 fl. oz.), which is a salt-based scrub for in-shower usage, as well as Too Drunk emotibomb as a “hangover cure.” Both products are basically invigorating kind of products, so I see this as being a good way to wake yourself up after a long night out or perk yourself up for your honey after your long work day (’cause you know we all have ‘em). You can read my full review on Rub Rub Rub here.

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Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Lancome’s Electric Pink La Laque Fever ($26.00) is just such a stunning shade of hot fuchsia pink with a ridiculous amount of shimmer and glitter. It looks like shimmering water on your lips–well, if water was pink! This was by far the most stunning product that came out of Lancome’s Pink Irreverance Collection this Spring. It’s hard to miss it, and it’s even harder to pass it up.

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Saturday, January 31st, 2009


Maharani Henna

Finally, the last products to cover from Givenchy’s Maharani Collection are the two new Rouge Interdit Satin Lipsticks ($27.00 each) in Maharani Rose and Maharani Henna, as well as their Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadow ($26.00 each) in Maharani Silver and Maharani Gold.

Maharani Henna is a brickish red that goes on smoothly with lots of richness in color. It’s a toned down red for those who find colors like MAC Russian Red just too bold for them to pull off. This is also more of an orange-based red, which may suit some better than blue-based reds. I think if it was more of a jewel-toned red, I might be all over it, but I’m not so excited over this brick-red shade.

Maharani Rose is an opaque medium pink with fairly neutral undretones (doesn’t read too cool or too warm for me). There’s a nice sheen and glossiness to it when swatched, and I love that it’s truly pink. It’s not sheer at all, so you know what you’re getting into. I would say it leans towards being a strawberry-pink over a pastel pink as well. While the shade itself isn’t necessary original, it’s a good color and the Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick formula is fabulous, so it’s an excellent choice for those who don’t have something similar.

The Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadows are liquid, metallic shadows. The formula is gel-based and not oily, so it should hold up for at least a few hours on your lids (I haven’t tried it on my lids, I can’t verify wear time). Maharani Silver is exactly that–bold, shimmery metallic silver! Similarly, Maharani Gold is a metallic gold with a little more depth and deepness in color than say gold jewelry, but I think it actually makes it more wearable as it is not as bright.

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