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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bobbi Brown COPPER DIAMOND Beauty Case/Trunk

Bobbi's iconic accessory, updated for the holidays in golden copper faux-leather. This structured, multi-tiered case is sized to hold makeup and skincare essentials. Features two compartments: top features interior pockets for brushes and bottom holds a removable mirror for an instant vanity with ample space for your favorites. Ideal for travel or at home organizing. (Cosmetics & brushes sold separately.)
Measures: 8.9"L x 5.5"W x 7.1"H
A STEAL @ $95.00 ??? not so much!

Especially for holiday, we've produced a limited number of our popular Beauty Trunk in golden copper faux-leather. Sized to hold a generous amount of makeup and skincare interior pockets for tools and a removable storage tray.
(Cosmetics sold separately.)
Measures: 10.8"L x 6.8"W x 5.9"H A Steal @ $150.00 ? Peut etre!

The Case & Trunk appear to be exclusive to BobbiBrown's website.


Created in consultation with M·A·C Artists, our new Carry All Case is designed to maximize sorting, and organization of your beauty tools while remaining portable and easy to use. Elements include a main chamber, two side compartments, and a front pull drawer. Features custom-designed combination lock, shoulder strap and soft plastic handle for complete carrying comfort.
11.5" x 10.5" x 6"

Great for the aspiring makeup artist, or collector. It's recommended that you keep your makeup in it's carrying case during extreme weather to keep it at an even temperature.

BobbiBrown Ltd. Edition E/S Palette!

Special Thanks to Lala (dominichulinda from YouTube)for the head's up about this product!

Inspired by Bobbi at Fashion Week. This collector's edition palette is designed for the woman who wants to play and experiment with bright color. Features 35 soft matte shadows in a colorful shade range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are new and exclusive to this palette, which features a unique, fold-out design and full size mirror. Available for a limited time. 34 Oz. / 9.8 g
A STEAL @ $70.00 That's $2 per shadow!

Bobbi Brown caters to helping women look natural & never overdone. Women with mature eyes are encouraged to use matte shadows to de-emphasize fine lines & wrinkles on & around the eyes. This is a must have for all aspiring makeup artists. There is a limit of 6 per customer when purchasing this palette on line. If you are signed up for BobbiBrownNews you are most often eligible for free shipping.
Buy her normal product line in person @ Bloomingdales & Nordstrom.
This Palette appears to be offered exclusively @

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Don't Sleep on Jordana Cosmetics

So far, I've only tried their eye pencils, kohl pencils & single pot eyeshadows.
I am very impressed. The pigmentation is AMAZING! The texture of the single pot eyeshadows is satiny. Blendability is wonderful..superior to NYX single eyeshadows or trios. Hubba hubba! The most amazing thing so far about this line is it's availability @ discount stores. I was only able to find it for $1.59-$1.99. However, many of my online makeup buds have been able to find these products for $1.00! If you follow, there are some swatches & reviews on there. They are comparing these shadows to MAC. (Some of their colors are touted as MAC dupes)Jordana is owned by the same company who owns Milani Cosmetics. Swatches to come soon!

Liquid Liner (Swatches)

I'm OBSESSED with creating that perfect eyeliner effect. Since I have rather hooded eyelids, it is essential that my eyeliner be applied as precisely as possible. It takes a steady hand, but with practice, anyone can do it!
Wet N Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliner

861 Black

33158 Gray Sparkle

864 Plum

863 Turquoise

33159 Bronze

Swatches with flash

Refrain from pulling the eyelid when applying this. Otherwise, you'll have a crackly looking result when you release the tension to your eyelid. Not cute.
Highly pigmented. Applicator brush thin & is flexible. Me likey! Very affordable @ $2.99 each. Try to snatch these up on a BOGO. They are Limited Edition Colors.

Lt. Blue
(thin flex brush)

(thin flex brush)

Navy Blue
(stiff felt tip)

Swatches (with flash)

Sparkles are minute! No gritty feel whatever! Snatch these up quickly, they are Limited Edition! I've seen these priced @ $2.99, but you may be able to find these on the clearance table.

Wet N Wild H20 Proof Liquid Eyeliner

881 Black

883 Gray

884 Brown

Swatches with flash

These appear to be permanent colors.
Stiff Felt Tip Applicator
Great WaterProof Liner.

L'Oreal HiP High Intensity Pigments Liquid Eyeliner

910 Swinging
(Matte Black)

935 Talented
(Navy Blue)

Flexible Felt Tip Applicator. Me Likey! I've seen these for $7.99, but I picked them up for just $.79 from the clearance table.

Coastal Scents Gel Liners

13 rich in color Gel Liners have arrived, these apply with ease using an angle liner brush. We were sure to pass out samples to several of our testers who have used these for 2 months. Application is easy, has the ability to design and be creative, lasts all day without smudging or creasing and are highly pigmented. There is so much work involved in finding a truly great gel liner, along with needing it mass produced we have finally hit on a company who can offer us both!

If compared to HIP gels these are a several steps above in quality, they compare to MAC as I have also used several of those over the trial period. Each Liner comes in a black box with our CS Trademark Gel Liner Logo, a round peek hole, ingredients on the back. These are packaged in a thick walled; frosty glass jar with black cap. These are 5 gram jars, due to the intensity of the liners you will only need a dab of gel to achieve your look.

Reviews so far are GREAT! I'd love to add these to my collection!
Pro: less expensive than MAC fluidline
Con: color name is not on jar, (easily fixed)

$6.95 each or $82.90 for all 13 colors. buy them @

MAC Dame Edna Collection

Ok, so people in this life & culture tend to set trends re: fashion & makeup. I've seen some of them work it out better than a woman. However, I have to say...I'm very much unimpressed. If you see something...anything in this collection that screams, "Must Have", holla @ a sistah, because I'm saving for Hello Kitty. Nothing from this collection impresses me. Maybe if I visited the store, & did some swatching, I'd change my mind. But from what I can see online, it's ho-hum. If you disagree, please feel free to post. LOL All opinions are welcome.

MAC Chill

YAWN! Nothing really exciting here??? If you see any must haves in this collection, please give a sistah a head's up, because ALL I'm feeling are the 41 Lashes & I know I can buy something like them for less. YAWN!!!

41 Lash
A set of natural hair lashes that deliver a lightly dramatic length. Overlapping hairs give a lush, luxe look. $12.00

MAC Lash & Dash???

I'm a fiend for LASHES! Not sure if I'll be getting any of these (sticker shock) LOL I'd love the entire collection, but you know what? I KNOW i can find similiar styles @ my local Beauty Supply Store for a mere fraction of the price.

Blinking Cool! Lash
A high-style set of natural hair lashes combining length and intensity with a
lightly flirtatious nonconformist look. Lashes overlap and fan out to provide a flatteringly luxe – and lush – fringe.

2 Lash
Adds length. Features a wispy fringe. M·A·C Lashes are handmade to exact specifications. Each pattern and design is perfectly shaped and arranged to give a striking effect, whether the look is natural or dramatic. Available in a variety of shapes and densities. If properly cared for, lashes can be reshaped or adorned if desired.

6 Lash
Adds length. Provides a full, wide-eyed, spiked look. M·A·C Lashes are handmade to exact specifications. Each pattern and design is perfectly shaped and arranged to give a striking effect, whether the look is natural or dramatic. Available in a variety of shapes and densities. If properly cared for, lashes can be reshaped or adorned if desired. $12.00

7 Lash
Natural length. Everyday glamorous. M·A·C Lashes are handmade to exact specifications. Each pattern and design is perfectly shaped and arranged to give a striking effect, whether the look is natural or dramatic. Available in a variety of shapes and densities. If properly cared for, lashes can be reshaped or adorned if desired.

36 Lash
Originally launched as Sultress Lashes. Full lash, creates a naturally dramatic look. M·A·C Lashes are handmade to exact specifications. Each pattern and design is perfectly shaped and arranged to give a striking effect, whether the look is natural or dramatic. Available in a variety of shapes and densities. If properly cared for, lashes can be reshaped or adorned if desired.

42 Lash
A set of natural hair lashes specifically fashioned for style and drama. Impeccably dense at the lash line, gradually lengthens into an uneven array of wisps and clusters. The lash equivalent of a shag cut.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

NYX Shangri-la Trio Preview. IDK what's wrong w/ the server on YT SMH

Cleaning Cosmetics Brushes HOW TO

Seabreeze Naturals and Boots No.7 Review

This stuff is WACK! I should have tried it out for a longer period of time before doing a review.

It ended up breaking me out.
The only thing that I am able to use without problems is the Boots No. 7 & the SeaBreeze Toner. The other 2 SeaBreeze products are worthless to me.

Primary and Secondary Eyeshadow Base Review

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NAIL POLISH Collection/Organization

It seems that the trend for nailpolish for coming months is metallic. WHOO HOOO! Gotta love that. I try to stay within my budget by picking up my polish from the dollar store or via bogos @ my local drugstores.
If you use a proper base coat & quick dry, you should be fine.
Here are some of my latest acquisions.


Full of colors! Glorious, gorgeous colors on your fingers.
It will complete your outfit. It expresses your mood.
You can find these @ Walgreens. Usually they cost $1.99 each.
I was able to get these on a BOGO. (Buy 1 Get 1 Free)

RubyRuby369,Dream On113

Check them out @

NK (from the NICKA Brand) Add a touch of Color Enriched with Vitamin E for strengthening & a high gloss finish.

Bronze46, VibrantOrange49, Flamboyant45, Lime43, GreenApple50, Turquoise44, Teal76, Aquamarine88

Check them out @

Monday, December 15, 2008

2 Pump Dispenser Set


Brand New

2 pcs of Pump Dispensers for acetone / cleanser / polish remover / makeup remover/ water/ etc. Liquid inside the bottle can be pumped up when you press the big seal, you can then get the liquid with cotton pads or cloth (please refer to the pictures above)
Size: 11.5cm (H); 5cm (diameter)

1 pc of Transparent Spray Bottle
Liquid inside the bottle can be sprayed out directly
Volume: 75 c.c.

Perfect tools for your nail treatments, gel nail process, nail cleansing, makeup removal, etc.
Easy and convenience to use

Ideal for liquid dispensing and storage

The bottles are clean and empty (acetone / polish remover / etc. NOT included)

Also comes with Bonus...Free Polishing/Buffing Tool

I totally need these for my facial toner & my nail polish remover. I'm all for conserving product. beautybargainhunter from YouTube uses something similiar for her toner.
Buy these for $5.99/set here:

MAC PRO 134 vs. Coastal Scents Large Powder Brush

MAC Pro 134 Large Powder Brush

An extra large paddle-shaped brush featuring a fluffed, rounded tip. Of soft natural fibre, this brush is specially designed to provide flawless application of powder to face or body.
17.5 cm
Ateyaaa from YouTube CONVINCED me I NEED this brush. LOL I wonder how it compares to Coastal Scents Large Powder Brush ?
Large Paddle Face Brush (comparable to M.A.C.134)Our natural hair face and body brush, (comparable to M.A.C.'s 134 at $54) offers the same incredible balance, feel and application. The span across the top hair is 2 1/4 inches, the length of the hair is 2 inches, the top is chisled. $54 vs $9.95 hmmmmm

While I did not invest in the MAC 134, I did get the coastal scents dupe & I am very impressed by the quality of the brush. While I cannot compare the 2, I can say with no uncertainty that the cs brush suits my needs. I use it to highlight my face. LOVE IT!

I'll Settle for this! MUFE 12 Vibrant Flash Colors Palette

12 Flash Color Case $93. Exclusive to Sephora.
What it is:
12 vibrant Flash Colors in one palette.

What it does:
This 12 Flash Color Case is found in the kits of many well-known makeup artists. You can create an array of looks with this palette and it's great for traveling. It can be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips.

What else you need to know:
This palette is a Sephora-exclusive and contains Gold 004 (metallic gold), Coral 002 (vibrant coral), Turquoise 000 (light turquoise), Fuchsia 005 (bright fuchsia pink), Yellow 013 (vibrant yellow), Brown 023 (dark brown), Silver 003 (metallic silver), White 010 (pure white), Red 017 (bright red), Bright Blue 014 (bright royal blue), Leaf Green 008 (bright green), and Black 011 (pure black).



Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette ($640 Value)
What it is:
A professional palette created and signed by Dany Sanz, Creator and Artistic Director of MAKE UP FOR EVER.

What it does:
MAKE UP FOR EVER Dany Sanz Limited Edition Palette is a blockbuster-sized palette containing 30 eyeshadows and blushes picked out by Dany Sanz herself. The 30 shades of long-lasting, high-pigmented eyeshadows and blushes allow you to create every look in the book.

What else you need to know:
This Sephora-exclusive, limited-edition palette contains:
- 20 eyeshadows and blushes
- 10 diamond shadows

The eyeshadows/blushes come in three different finishes: matte, satiny, and iridescent. There's only 100 available so make your pretty purchase fast!
Ok, so the reviews for this product have not been so hot. People are saying the quality of the shadows is not as good as the single shadows. I really don't care.
I am drooling over this. I want it so badly. LOL I think I'd NEVER have to buy another e/s ever again in life. No, I don't have an extra $390 lying around. LOL Still wishing for a wealthy benefactor to support my makeup habit. A sistah can dream, can't she? sighs

e.l.f. 10 Pc. Studio Brush Collection

This is the full 10 piece studio brush collection. These are the new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brushes that are softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with these e.l.f. studio brushes! The set includes: Small Smudge Brush, Complexion Brush, Powder Brush, Fan Brush, Angled Foundation Brush, Contour Brush, Eyeshadow "C" Brush, Small Precision Brush and the Small Angled Brush. $30.00 available @
So far reviews are ok. It's suggested to be better for the application of wet or cream based makeup! Good to know!
I only purchased the "C" studio brush ($3.00)

This new anti bacterial, synthetic haired Taklon brush is softer and more absorbent and can be used with wet or dry products. Be a professional makeup artist and create a flawless look with this e.l.f. studio brush!
-Creates the perfect smokey eye
-The medium size brush gives more control for more specific blending needs
-Use with any powder eyeshadow product for color blending

to dupe it for the MAC 214 short shader brush

Short, rounded, double-chiselled brush with soft, natural bristles. Can be used with shadow to line and smudge around the lash line and very effective for densely shading lids.

EDIT 3/19/09
I ordered the 10 pc set. LOL try this code when checking out. "STUDIOHALF"
Thanks to Daniela (beautybargainhunter) from YT for the code. The brushes are very soft. No shedding whatever! LOVE LOVE LOVE THEM. a must have for every serious makeup addict!

Quest for the PERFECT Makeup Mirror

One of my fave YouTube BeautyGurus, BeautyAllure used this mirror. She complained that the light wasn't bright enough. It is still my dream item. It looks so highend!
HoMedics Illuminated Satin Nickel Beauty Mirror You can buy it online from for $39.99
Put yourself in the spotlight with this glare-free, fog-free, distortion-free mirror
Two-sided 8" diameter magnifying mirror has 7x/1x magnification and 3 light settings
Illumi-touch control base turns incandescent light on and off and adjusts light setting to low, medium or high illumination
Quality metal construction with brass fittings

Conair Illuminated Mirror Double Sided Oval
Conair Makes a similiar Mirror available online from CVS. It sells for $36.79 & is showing up as OUT OF STOCK grrrrr

UPDATE! I was able to get the CVS Lighted Magnifying Mirror from CVS for $19.99! whoo hoooo!

Empty Blush Palette

8 pcs Empty Palette with 44 mm Magnetic Pans (same size as MAC Blush) $9.95
There are many options you can use this size palette for: Blush, Contour, Foundation, mix it up and more. The pans are magnetic, they do not have a magnet on the bottom due to the palette itself is magnetized and grabs it right up. There is also a scoop out on the upper right corner of each pan for easy removal and replacement. The pans are held in place and surrounded by a sturdy black foam.

Comes in a matte black case only, 8 empty pans are included in 44 mm size or 1 11/16th" (almost 1 3/4) of an inch in circumferance.

I HAVE to have this!

Coastal Scents Empty Palette & Sable Blending Brush Review

15 pcs Empty Palette 26 mm Pan Size
Now you can press your loose pigments for easy travel access!

This is the cutest case, perfect purse size, it measures:
6" wide

3 7/8" deep when closed

The finish is matte black with a snug closure

The pans are included and measure 1" in diamater or 26mm SAME SIZE AS M.A.C.

The case holds 15 pots

Coastal Scents Sable Blending Brush

Comparable to MAC 224
"By customer request we have added a brush that is very comparable to the MAC 224 at a an affordable price for everyone. This brush gently deposits a light application of powder products, it has a matte black wood handle and shiny nickel plated brass ferulle.
Top of hairs to bottom of handle measure 6 2/8 inches long

The tapered sable hair measures 3/4 inches long

The ferrule is round at the top holding the sable hairs"

Purchase both items HERE

Synthetic Wide Buffer Brush

Synthetic Wide Buffer Brush
Super soft yet firm enough to apply your minerals! In length it measures 2 inches, the ferrule is a shiny black metal, the hairs are 2 toned, the brush head measures 1 1/2" across the top. 100% Synthetic. Available @ for just $14.95. I heard this is softer than a mug! More affordable than the beautiful MAC brush which I can no longer find on the MAC website. I believe it has gone the way of the dodobird. Goodbyes?? LOL Great for me b/c I think it was like $40. YIKES!

I purchased the coastal scents synthetic wide buffer brush after having seen tynie626 from YouTube's CrownBrush HAUL vid. It is theeee softest brush I own. My fave! So glad I invested! whooo hoooooo!


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