Archive - June 2010

Clarins Instant Sun Light Eye Quartet & Liner Palette: These Eyeshadows Almost Blend Themselves

Published in: Makeup, Product Reviews

Clarins Instant Sun Light Summer Colour Collection Eye Quartet and Liner Palette review

Cute black shoes, jeans that make my bum look good, pictures of men with rippled abs, and wearable neutral eye palettes — these are some of the things I love. love

Cue the band!

The Clarins Instant Sun Light Eye Quartet & Liner Palette ($36) has a lot to offer ladies who love warm, blendable neutrals. With four smooth, pigmented powder shadows and an accompanying cream liner, it’s ready and waiting to help you rock a range of casual to dressy eye looks.

Now available at Clarins counters and online, it’s part of the eight-piece Instant Sun Light summer collection.

First thing I have to say about these shadows is WOW! — they blend exceptionally well (almost blend themselves). If you’ve ever had trubs blending eyeshadows in the past and struggle to avoid those tell-tale lines of demarcation (oh, honey, I’ve been there!), I’m betting this palette helps you step up your game. 🙂
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Benefit The Porefessional

Published in: Daily Beauty

Benefit The Porefessional

Benefit just released a new product called The Porefessional ($28).

It’s a silky, lightweight, translucent balm designed to minimize the appearance of pores. Added plus: it’s oil free!

So far I’ve only seen it online at Ulta, but I’ll let you know if it’s available anywhere else when I get more deets.

MAC In the Groove

Published in: Daily Beauty

MAC In the Groove

A few pics from the upcoming MAC In the Groove collection, available July 8.

Pictured above: the Mineralize Eyeshadow Trios (first two rows) and Mineralize Blushes (last two rows).

MAC In the Groove Lipsticks…
mac in the groove

MAC In the Cremesheen Lipglasses…
mac in the groove

MAC In the Groove Mineralize Skinfishines…
mac in the groove

…and Powerpoint Eye Pencils.
mac in the groove

mac in the groove

mac in the groove

What do you think of that green Cremesheen? Yes, no, maybe so?



MAC Digi Dazzle Collection

Published in: Daily Photo, MAC Makeup

MAC Digi Dazzle Collection

Promo pics of a new line of MAC Dazzle Lipsticks from the upcoming MAC Digi Dazzle Collection.

Shades include…

Wham: a plum brown
Win-Win: a light pink
Snazzy: a deep Plum
Sweet Bits: a light lavender ink
Troublemaker: a magenta
Infused With Glam: a coppery brown
Liquid Lurex: a tarnished golden
Naughty You: a neon pink
Smash Hit: a white beige
Baby’s On Fire: a deep red
Glaringly Hip: a light peach
Hellraiser: a light lavender
Hot Sass: a bright orange

More info coming soon. 🙂

mac digi dazzle


9 Things: I Am…

Published in: Just For Fun

I was panning for gold (aka wasting time) on Vimeo last weekend when my mouse and I came across I Am, a short documentary in which a series of different people finish a sentence that starts, “I am…” Their answers are so revealing — sometimes cheeky, other times deeply moving — that I thought it would make a great topic for a 9 Things list. 🙂

I am

  1. I am a daughter, sister, wife, friend and crazy cat mom.
  2. I am afraid that if I have a child I might not be a good mother. I mean, I know I won’t be a monster or anything like that mom in Precious, but sometimes I think I’m too moody and not nearly maternal enough. Friends with babies tell me not to worry. They say, “You’ll be fine, Karen. Your instincts will kick in.” I don’t know… I’d like to believe they’re right.
  3. I am still trying to lose the same 15 pounds I gained 10 years ago. Apparently, something ain’t working, but I will NEVER GIVE UP THE FIGHT!
  4. I am currently obsessed with goat cheese.
  5. I am worried that my life is passing me by.
  6. I am eternally grateful to my parents. We’ve hit a few bumps along the way (who hasn’t?), but as a kid I always felt protected, loved and safe.
  7. I am funny? — and creative, spontaneous, inquisitive, musical, stubborn and outgoing.
  8. I am perpetually five minutes late. I started wearing a watch 24/7, but truth be told it hasn’t helped at all.
  9. I am not getting enough sleep. Concealer is my BFF, fo’ reals.

Would you like to give this a try (please do)? It can be very illuminating! Complete the sentence, “I am…” and share as much (or as little) as you’d like.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Happy hump day!

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