Archive - February 2010

5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: Have You Heard This Legende?

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

I like to think of myself as the girl next door (the one with the cat), but Chanel Rouge Coco lipstick in Legende 11 ($30) makes my inner diva want to storm the gates!

I guess that’s why I whipped out the fan today (LOL!), broke out the bling and worked the hair a la Mariah. 🙂

Legende’s cool, creamy pink outright aches for a red carpet to strut (sporting five-inch heels and a Karl Lagerfeld haute couture gown, fo’ sho’).

But she’s not averse to daylight affairs, either, like lunch dates with eye looks in blues and pinks.
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Two Ways to Win MAC’s (SOLD OUT) Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach

Published in: Just For Fun, MAC Makeup

  • UPDATE: Mar. 1, 2010. The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Jackie! 🙂

And that’s when my father-in-law said something I’ll never forget: “I was traumatized by peaches.”

To clarify, he wasn’t referring to MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach ($25). No, when he spoke those words a few months ago, I’d assumed he was talking about the singer, Peaches, who can be kinda scary, no doubt!

It turns out my father-in-law was talking about a summer job he had as a young man picking peaches.

But I digress…

Ripe Peach, the guest of honor in today’s giveaway, was released with MAC Spring Colour Forecast. Since then it’s become notoriously difficult to find.

If you, too, have been traumatized by peaches — rather by an inability to track this one down — today could be your lucky day! 🙂

The prize

One lucky lady will win MAC Blush Ombre in Ripe Peach (a $25 value), a coral powder blush with a finish that’s about halfway between shimmer and matte.

How to enter…

2ways2enterEntering is easy. There are two different ways, and you can do both of them for two chances to win.

First, you can enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. In it, tell me about your current favorite blush.

It’s hard to pick just one, but Blushbaby comes to mind. It’ll always hold a special place in my heart (it was my very first MAC blush). A matte rosy pink with a natural finish, I reach for it when I want a quick, pretty flush.

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Second, enter by following me on Twitter and retweeting (RT) the following message:

RT @karenmbb: RT to win MAC’s (sold out) Ripe Peach Blush Ombre (a $25 Value) http://bit.ly/8YRBmo

Recap…

  1. Enter by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post, and don’t forget to use a valid email address so I can reach you if you win.
  2. Follow me on Twitter and retweet the following message:

    RT @karenmbb: RT to win MAC’s (sold out) Ripe Peach Blush Ombre (a $25 Value) http://bit.ly/8YRBmo

I’ll pick the winner at random from among the people who enter by 11:59 p.m. PST on Sunday, February 28.

सौभाग्य!!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

  • UPDATE: Mar. 1, 2010. The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Jackie! 🙂

Is There a Benefit Product You Can’t Live Without?

Published in: Just For Fun

Dear Benefit:

I would if you ever discontinued Creaseless Cream Liner in Birthday Suit ($19).

So don’t. 🙂

Yours in perpetuity,

Karen

On me (NC35) this shimmery champagne cream shadow is like getting three extra hours of shuteye, and I can even apply it without a brush, haaay! Ah, to be a lazy makeup beast…

How about you? Is there a Benefit product you can’t live without?

Some conversation starters…

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

:)

5 Days of Chanel Rouge Coco: There’s Something About Perle

Published in: Face of the Day (FOTD), Makeup

Momma always said, “You can’t go wrong with pearls.” Okay, well, maybe she didn’t say that, but I totally think she should’ve because I loves me some pearls. 🙂

Classic, timeless, and they go with practically everything — kinda like Chanel’s new Rouge Coco lipstick ($30) in Perle 02.

She’s not as outgoing as her sister, La Pausa, but Perle’s soft glow still earns her lots of looks.


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