Month: August 2011

Chanel Nail Polish Giveaway: The Winner is…

Vanessa! Congratulations! You won: 1 Chanel Nail Polish in Peridot 1 Chanel Nail Polish in Graphite 1 Chanel Nail Polish in Quartz 1 Patent Chanel Makeup Bag Vanessa, you have 48 hours to respond to my email with your mailing address (send it to, and I’ll get your prize

Chanel Sophisticated Eye Collection: Lagons & Vanities

Choosing between the Lagons and Vanities quads from Chanel’s ‘Sophisticated Eye’ collection proved to be an exercise in futility. I thought about it, swatched both, walked away, thought about it some more… And ended up with both. They are, each in their own right, completely stunning. Both are flattering on

Lip Service: Guerlain Autumn 2011

There has been much in the way of reviews, hauls, and swatches of the new Guerlain Autumn 2011 makeup collection. I have to say, most of the collection left me flat. I was not moved by the eyeshadow quads at all. What DID impress me were the new lipsticks: I

Chanel Sophisticated Eye Collection: Tools and Twilight

So  here are my first two loves from the new Chanel ‘Sophisticated Eye’ collection… I’m admitting to a ‘frivolous’ purchase — for I broke down and got the eyelash curler. Why? I have no sane reason. I just wanted it. That’s it and that’s all. I LOVE the way it

Lashing Out: Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Mascara

Okay… I needed to see what was up with this mascara:  The promo pic will have you thinking that this mascara will give you the look of falsies… like a doll. So I bought one to see for myself. And the test… It doesn’t do much for me in terms

C’mon… VOGUE!

I got called to do a Vogue ‘request’ recently (which means that the magazine is interested/has asked for it/will consider it… but may not use it). Naturally, I said yes! I can’t show any actual photos of the shoot itself (Grace Coddington gets first crack)… but I can leak a

FOTD: Sheer Coral

It’s hot as Hades outside… and I just wanted to work ‘with’ my skin. Any kind of fancy makeup would end up just sliding off me. So I’m not fighting nature today… FACE Illamasqua Skin Base (sheered out) in #15 Armani Blushing Fabric in #1 EYES Louise Young Eyeshadow in

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