Archive - January 2010

Estee Lauder Says, “You Better Love Your Lips on Valentine’s Day”

Published in: Makeup

Rise and shine, morning glories! 🙂 Do you feel the “love” on the lippies and glosses in Estee Lauder’s new Love Your Lips collection? You may, because all 16 of the limited edition lipsticks and glosses have the word emblazoned on their lipstick bullet or tube.

Estee Lauder Love Your Lips Collection

  • Signature Lipsticks in Pink to Berry Shades, $20: Lustrous Pink, Lush Rose, Cherry Kiss, Perfect Pink, Pink Kiss
  • Signature Lipsticks in Mauve to Plum Shades, $20: Radiant Wine, Rich Berry, Chelsea Rose, Radiant Rose
  • Siganture Lipsticks in Coral to Red Shades, $20: Coral Kiss, Portofino Coral, Spanish Red
  • Kissable Lip Glosses in Pink to Berry Shades, $18: Sweet Kiss, Cherry Kiss, Pink Kiss
  • Kissable Lip Gloss in Coral to Red Shades, $18: Coral Kiss

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Not-So-Secret Sci-Fi Tendencies and (More) Urban Decay Stardust Swatches

Published in: Makeup

I was 8 when I watched cybernetic Ah-nold pop out his own eyeball in the first Terminator movie, and ever since then I’ve harbored a not-so-secret obsession with science fiction.

Consequently, it probably comes as no surprise that I’m over the moon in love with the out-of-this-world glitter in Urban Decay’s new Stardust Eyeshadows.


Are you watching Caprica, the new Battlestar Galactica spinoff?

In a nutshell, it precedes the near-extinction of humanity at the hands of man-made androids called Cylons.

Stay with me! 🙂

The show’s set 58 years before the events in Galactica, on a near future Earth-like planet that looks oddly like Vancouver, and even though Galactica seemed more shoot-em-up and space invaderish, there are still delightfully scary robots up in the mix (YAY!).

I don’t know if you liked BG, but you don’t have to have followed it to appreciate Caprica. If you like sci-fi, jump in! — and then let me what you think. 🙂



Back to the shadows (ha!). The four cuties I talk about here — Atmosphere, Retrograde, Griffith and Diamond Dog ($20 each) — perform basically the same as the others I tried earlier this month. Like those, they apply with sheer pigmentation while packing of loads o’ glittery sparkle, and they stick to my skin with minimal fallout.

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Makeup and Beauty Blog Monday Poll, Jan. 25

Published in: Just For Fun

  1. Mood:
  2. Mellow, with a pinch of optimistic determination. 🙂

  3. Is there a sport or physical activity you’d like to learn?
  4. Snowboarding! We’re driving distance from Tahoe, and I’d love to give it a try, but only if there’s a way I can do it without being cold, ha!

  5. Junk food craving?
  6. The first man/woman to plunge a potato into a vat of boiling oil deserves a posthumous award of some kind. I’ve been craving fries like cra-zaaay lately! — criss-cut fries, curly fries, garlic fries, cheese fries, sweet potato fries… mmm, fries.

  7. Fragrance?
  8. I’m going old school Monday with Classic Anna Sui, which was incidentally also my go-to scent in the winter of 2001.

  9. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
  10. Estee Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Eyeshadow in Blonde Mink, Urban Decay Bourbon 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil, Chanel Khaki Dore liner and MAC Studio Fix Lash/Estee Lauder Love Your Lips Gloss in Coral Kiss/Estee Lauder Michael Kors Very Hollywood Blush in Sunset Coral topped with a sprinkling of EL Michael Kors Shimmering Loose Powder.

  11. Something you’re grateful for today?
  12. Two things: 1) supportive friends and 2) umbrellas (it’s raining again).

  13. Names of your pet/s?
  14. Tabs the Cat, Shauna the Wonder Dog (she’s more my dad’s dog now, but I feel like I raised her) and No-Name the Fish (a red and orange betta). Though, really, No-Name is more like the roommate I hardly ever see. He belongs to El Hub, who sequestered him to a Tabs-free zone in the house.

  15. What are you most looking forward to this week?
  16. I’m looking forward to going out to dinner with the boy tonight. We’re trying to start the week off on a good note!

  17. Outfit:
  18. Jeans, a red v-neck sweater and brown Keds.

  19. Weekly goals:
  20. Get to bed early tonight (or at least tomorrow), straighten up my office, go for at least three 20-minute walks and smile pretty much constantly. 🙂

How’s your Monday coming along so far, beauties? Well, I hope.

Let me know how things are going on your end of the cosmos. You know how we do this. Just copy the list below, and paste it with your answers in the comments.

Le list

1. Mood:
2. A sport or physical activity you’d like to learn?
3. Guilty junk food craving?
4. Fragrance?
5. Eyes/lips/cheeks:
6. Something you’re grateful for today?
7. Names of your pet(s)?
8. What are you most looking forward to this week?
9. Outfit:
10. Weekly goals:

Keep holdin’ it down, ladies. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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