Monday, November 28, 2011

Lost In Makeupland Swatches

I literally just received this package today.  I ordered full-size jars of Weed, Smurf, and Bruised, as well as sample sizes of Whipped Reflects of Pink, Man in the Box, Trunks, Dawson, Lamu, and Yuu.  I received three extra samples of Libertine, Beverly Hills, and Sweet Valley.  Whipped Reflects of Pink, Sweet Valley, Beverly Hills, Trunks, Dawson, Lamu, and Yuu are part of the new Nostalgia: When I Was Young collection.  I've already posted swatches of Smurf and Weed in my original review.  New swatches after the jump!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Lancôme Beauty Box 2011 Swatches

So I guess every year, Lancome does a purchase with purchase promotion where you can buy a beauty box filled with full-sized products if you make any purchase.  This year, the beauty box is $57.50, and you get two color options: Pretty Plums or Beautiful Bronzes.  I will be posting swatches of the Beautiful Bronzes collection.

The Beauty Box includes two Juicy Tubes lip glosses in Bolole and Simmer, two Color Design Lipcolors in It Girl and Sugared Maple, Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose, Le Crayon Khôl eyeliner in Black Coffee, Définicils mascara in Black, and three Color Design eyeshadows in Latte, Kitten Heel, and Mannequin.  Additionally, the box includes two brushes - a round shadow brush and a blending brush - and Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover, which I will talk about.  I purchased a La Laque Fever lip gloss in  Glitterstick as my qualifying purchase.  On to the swatches!


Hey, everyone!
I wanted to do a quick update today to let you know I'm still around.  I don't normally have to work on Mondays, but for some reason I was scheduled yesterday.  I thought I had a trade worked out with one of the other girls from my department, but she flaked out at the last minute (I was fully prepared to come in and work all day on Sunday when it came up randomly in conversation and she said she made plans with her mom), so I had to work yesterday and there just wasn't enough time to put together a good review post.  I also have a small patch of skin on my right eyelid that is very irritated, so I didn't really want to do a look of the day, either.  I'm not sure if it's just dry skin, or what exactly is going on, but it isn't spreading so I'm not too concerned at the moment.  My apologies, and I will try to get a little something up before the next regular update!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Followup: Crush Cosmetics

Last week, I reviewed an Etsy shop called Crush Cosmetics.  In that review, I noted suspicions of certain colors not being original, i.e. repackaged.  So I placed an order with TKB, and I feel my suspicions have been verified.  While I did not find a match for every color, I still wanted to put my results out there.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Linnaeus Cosmetics is Coming Back!

If you follow Linnaeus Cosmetics already, then you probably saw this yesterday.  If not, allow me to fill you in.  Marin of Linnaeus Cosmetics announced yesterday that she will be reopening from November 25th through November 28th for a Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale.  Limited quantities of individual shadows and shadow collections will be available at discounted prices.  Marin will be moving in December, so this is only going to be a small window to snag some LC goodies for a great price.  Marin has projected that LC will relaunch full-time in late January.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Crush Cosmetics Swatches + Review

What I Ordered: A sampler pack of 5 shadows in Honey, Vixen, XXX, Poison, and Crush and a Lip Tint in Blood Orange
Packaging: Crush Cosmetics is based out of Canada (not the open resale company based out of Australia,) so I expected some extra shipping time.  I placed my order on 10/26/11, and it arrived on 11/4/11.  It arrived in a plain orange mailer, with the samples together in a plastic baggie in their own individually labeled plastic baggies, and the lip tint in a separate organza bag with a piece of chocolate.  I also received a business card.
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