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Barney’s. I ordered two palettes online ($55 each!) but only received one in the mail and received a shipping notification for that palette. I thought they had split the shipment, but after a week with no word, I called to ask when they expected to ship it. They said it was with the first – well, there was no receipt or invoice in the box to begin with, and there was just one. They proceeded to make me feel like a criminal/thief and told me that if I had a problem to dispute the charge with my credit card company (which was just my bank). A couple of years ago, I ordered three pairs of shoes from Nordstrom, which had supposedly been delivered but weren’t on my doorstep when I looked (I imagine it was stolen). I called Nordstrom, and without having to ask, the customer service representative offered to overnight replacements and they would take care of everything else. Nordstrom replaced a $300+ order in two minutes. It took me at least two months to deal with Barney’s.

— Christine

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Nubar Sun Gold Nail Lacquer

Nubar Sun Gold Nail Lacquer
Nubar Sun Gold Nail Lacquer

Nubar Sun Gold Nail Lacquer

Nubar Sun Gold Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a fiery orange-red with golden orange shimmer. This is a duochrome finish, so depending on the viewing angle, the polish can look more like a pink-red that fades to orange or more of a gold, orange, and tangerine quality. The strength of the duochrome is nice–you can definitely see it and have fun with it in all types of lighting. I could not think of a dupe for this one! The duochrome really does make it a more unique shade. Nubar Pink Flame was the only thing that came to mind, but it is very different (though it is a duochrome), because it is much, much redder.

Nubar has an excellent formula that wears well–a full week with very minimal tip wear and no chipping–and is one of my favorites. The consistency isn’t too thick or too thin, which enables the polish to apply evenly without streaking. Sun Gold was opaque in two coats.  This kind of shade will naturally flatter those with warmer, yellower undertones, but I think the play of pink and red in it may still make it wearable even on cooler skin tones.

Nubar Sun Gold Nail Lacquer

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Where do you apply eyeliner usually?


  • Upper lash line only
    40%, 1,994 Votes
  • Upper lash line + water lines
    22%, 1,109 Votes
  • Upper lash line + lower lash line
    18%, 890 Votes
  • Everywhere there's a line to line!
    9%, 460 Votes
  • Lower water line only
    4%, 190 Votes
  • Lower lash line + water lines
    3%, 162 Votes
  • Lower lash line only
    2%, 91 Votes
  • Other -- I'll tell you in the comments!
    2%, 84 Votes

Total Voters: 4,981

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Burberry Devon Sunset Lip Cover Lipstick

Burberry Devon Sunset Lip Cover Lipstick
Burberry Devon Sunset Lip Cover Lipstick

Burberry Devon Sunset Lip Cover Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a soft coral with warm, peachy undertones. MAC So Vain is very similar, perhaps with a very subtle pink tint. Lancome Stylistia is similar but pinker. YSL Peach Passion is lighter, less pink.  It has just enough pink in Devon Sunset to make it a wearable warm coral on both cool and warm complexions.

There is a very delicate shimmer that translates into a luminous finish.  It has a nice level of shine and sheen so it makes lips look fuller and smoother.  The color coverage is opaque, and the texture is soft, smooth, and creamy so it applies beautifully. I love the lightweight texture, because it’s easy to wear, hangs on for four hours, and feels hydrating while you wear it. Burberry did a nice job with the packaging, too, as it has a magnetic cap that will swivel the lipstick cap back into place, ensuring closure.

Devon Sunset
Devon Sunset
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

5 Playful Plum Blushes

5 Playful Plum Blushes

Plum blush can be used in a variety ways, from subtle to bold, so it can really bring drama to the face and create a look that really emphasizes the cheeks if one desires.  If you have a cooler complexion, you may look for a plum with a subtle pink or berry tone, while warmer complexions may look for a plum with a subtle brown undertone.  Or throw away the rules and go for the one that strikes your fancy 🙂

  1. Bobbi Brown Plum — rich pink plum
  2. Burberry Cameo — softened brown-plum
  3. theBalm Cabana Boy — shimmered plum-berry
  4. NARS Oasis — dirty plum with gold shimmer
  5. MAC Plum Foolery — dirty plum with a shimmer-sheen

What’s your favorite plum blush?

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #122

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Nothing!
  • Weekend plans:  MOVE. MOVE. MOVE!  When this posts, I’ll actually be waiting for the movers to load up the truck. We’ll spend the rest of Friday unpacking and assembling furniture.  Well, I’m the unpacker, Shaun’s the assembler!  My hope is you won’t notice I’m not quite at the helm 24/7 per usual 🙂
  • What’s your favorite jewel?:   Emerald!

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This week’s Mellan photo…


This is his wounded look.  “Who? Me?”