Saturday, May 29, 2010

Opulent Mascara! MAC wins with Opulash!

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I've just been able to get my grubby paws on MAC's newest mascara, and it was love at first swipe.  I've been in a mascara rut lately, and hadn't really been able to find that perfect, non-waterproof mascara for everyday use.  As much as I love my Diorshow Blackout Waterproof mascara, I'd rather not have to battle it with industrial grade solvent to get it off at the end of the day.  And my small foray into Make Up Forever's Aqua Smoky Lash resulted in a gunky, smeary mess.  Yuck.

I had high hopes for this new mascara, as I've been a fan of MAC and a few of their mascaras in the past.  I wasn't disappointed.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Upcoming Reviews

Okay, sorry for the extended hiatus, but life has been busy and complicated (then again, when isn't it?).  I've got a few upcoming reviews I'm hoping to do on the weekend, including MAC's new mascara, Opulash and two eyeshadows I picked up from the To the Beach collection, Sweet & Punchy and Firecracker.  I've also got some depotting to do, so I should be able to post a tutorial for how to do that too! I swear I'll try my best to get this done.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

The Body Shop Baked Mineral Eyeshadow in Jade

I stuck my nose into The Body Shop yesterday evening, and I will say I was impressed with the new three new baked mineral eyeshadows they had.  There are three different shades available: jade, copper and moonstone.  I picked up jade, and am considering the other two, as I'm impressed with jade.  Each shadow retails for $16 CAD, and offers up a considerable amount of product.

You can see there is a fair amount of product for the money.

Here you can see three swatches.
Top: both light and dark together
Middle: Light part only
Bottom: Dark part only

You can see that this is a highly wearable shadow, and the light and dark sides have added versatility.  I'd be pretty comfortable to bet that these colours would darken up when applied wet.  I've already applied this over a silver-green paint pot, and it really brightens up the green colour in the shadow.

The other two shadows, copper and moonstone, are a copper duo and a milky white and grey duo.  They have nice, intense pigment with shimmer, but there's no disco balls here.  It's very reasonable, very wearable and not intimidating at all.  I'd definitely recommend them!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MAC To The Beach

I just got back from my first ever release party, and boy was it fun! The shop was packed, and they served a lemon coconut cocktail.  I had to opt for the vodka free version, since I had to drive home.  They had a couple of 'pool boys' as well, wearing little orange swim trunks with this collections sea shell pattern all over it, free beachy necklaces with shells and beads, and lots of little nibbles floating around.  I had a great time.

During my visit, I picked up:

  • Marine Life Highlight Powder
  • Float on by eye kohl
  • Rosemary and Thyme eye kohl
  • Thrills lipstick
  • Funbathing lipstick

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Simply Gorgeous has a new home!

Simply Gorgeous has moved to blogger!  I'm liking the way this looks a lot more then at wordpress.  More posts will follow, including the continuation of my mini series of reviews of my fragrance collection.  Stay tuned for more!