Sunday, April 11th, 2010

What If...

What if… you were given a $1,000 makeup shopping spree?

What would you FINALLY try? What would you just indulge in… because you could? Would you still be practical about it or would you go crazy?

Now, if I were given a $1,000 makeup shopping spree, I’d… Continue reading →

Friday, April 9th, 2010

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t's “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Two Chanel nail polishes & two lipsticks… a couple of lipsticks and an eyeshadow from MAC.

Excited for: I wish I had something to be excited for, but it looks like a pretty school-filled, homework-doing kind of weekend for me!

Now… have at it!

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t's “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Seven MAC Pearlglides (six to giveaway, though!) and four MAC Lipstain Markers.  I did pre-sale Chanel Mistral & Riviera Le Vernis, plus two lipsticks… but it shouldn’t count since I haven’t paid yet!

Excited for: seeing my parents this weekend, enjoying Easter Sunday, and maybe, just maybe, finding time to read a book.

My pic of the week…  Mellan wishes you all a happy April!

Now… have at it!

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t's “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: I caved on Kate Somerville, because @katesomerville tweeted about a 30% discount code… and I couldn’t resist.  I picked up ExfoliKate (because my boyfriend steals mine!!!), Quench, and Thirst.

Excited for: massive, massive productivity!!  I have a whole bunch of things I want to get done this weekend (mostly for the blog), and I’m excited to get started!

Now… have at it!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Guest Look:  Anita

Reader Look: Anita Goes BRIGHT! with Dior

Long-time reader Anita (you may recognize her posting under the name Anitacska–try typing that ten times fast!) shared this fun, bold look she created with Dior’s Tropical Quint. She said she’s never done such a bright look before!

  • Eyes: She began by laying down Guerlain Eyeshadow Primer as her eyeshadow base. For eyeshadow, she primarily used Dior’s Tropical (#940) Eyeshadow Quint. On the inner corner, she applied a turquoise eyeshadow and then applied the light purple to the middle of the lid, above the crease, and on the lower lash line. She used a darker purple on the outer corner and crease with a lighter pink above the creas. Anita used Laura Geller’s Blush ‘n Brighten in Boysenberry/Amaretti to highlight the brow bone. To line her waterline, she used Urban Decay Covet 24/7 Eyeliner and finished lashes with Boots No. 7 Extreme Length Mascara in black.
  • Cheeks: Anita applied MAC Two Virtues Mineralize Blush on her cheeks with Laura Geller’s Blush ‘n Brighten in Boysenberry/Amaretti to highlight the top of her cheeks.
  • Lips: She kept it simple and applied MAC Bubblegum lipstick to her lips for some color.

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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Let’s Work Together:  Foundation Matrix

Throughout the years I’ve both toyed with and gotten requests to work on a matrix of what foundation is the equivalent of what foundation.  Today’s foundation post only reinforced our need, as a beauty lovin’ community, for such thing.  Of course, I am only but an expert on my own shade and the foundations I’ve tried–you can help by contributing your own shade finds (or lack thereof!).

Spreadsheet’s back up for editing! :)

If we work together, I think we can really get something incredibly resourceful going — and hopefully helpful to all of us in the end.  I hope you’ll contribute however you can — there’s a cool and warm sheet as part of the document, so make sure you’re on the right one!  If you have questions, feel free to ask.  Thank you in advance :)

What to do if…

  • The brand/formula isn’t on the list? Add it!  Go ahead, add it :)  Don’t worry about formatting or the like – I’ll fix up formatting as I see it needs to be and do a major clean-up at the end.
  • If you didn’t find a match in the brand? Type in “no match” or “none.”
  • You can do high end or drugstore or whatever. Just add it if it isn’t there.
  • If someone put something in, but you’re different! Just add yours, too — put a comma or something to signal that there are two options.

Head on over to our Google Spreadsheet and fill-in your foundation shades.