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Hello, Frat Boy Blush by theBalm

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theBlam Frat Boy Blush (2)

Whenever I like something a lot, I give it a nickname (El Hub, T-Money, RyGos — you know what I do).

So, I have a nickname for this blush by theBalm…

I call it Frat Boy Slim.

Get it? Frat Boy Slim? :)

Yeah, OK, I really need to get that “too easily amused” issue taken care of one of these days.

I adore this warm peachy pink matte powder blush to pieces. It blends out perfectly, and it lends that healthy, just-pinched look to my cheeks.

Think NARS Orgasm, but without the golden shimmer.

Oh, and bonus! — on the inside of the pan, it has the phrase, “Beaucoup d’hommes mais si peu de temps…” which I believe means something like, “So many men, so little time…”

Now, why didn’t they teach us cheeky phrases like that in high school French?!

Frat Boy ($21) is available now at theBalm counters and online.

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Any Time of Year Is a Good Time to Play With These BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés

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BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés from the left in Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone, $27 each

Busy day! I’ve been working on a secret squirrel project for a while (I’m not quite ready to talk about it yet)…so I haven’t pulled my head out of the sand today except for a few times. On one of them I thought about cream blushes and how much I like them…

Have I mentioned these BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés?

They’ve been out for a while, but I don’t know if I’ve really talked about them much before. I think they’re great any time of year because they’re so quick and easy to apply.

The makeup minimalist in me greatly appreciates that, especially on the weekends, when she loves to pat and blend these with her fingers on the apples of her cheeks…

OK, no more referring to myself in the third person. I’m done for now. :)

You can find the BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflés now at BECCA counters, Sephora stores and sephora.com. They’re $27 each.

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffles swatches from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

Swatches from the left: Fig/Opal, Lychee/Opal, Guava/Moonstone, Raspberry/Opal and Watermelon/Moonstone

P.S. You having a good Monday so far?

Illamasqua Vintage Metallix Eye Shadows and Glamore Collection Lipsticks

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Illamasqua Vintage Metallix and Glamore Lipsticks

Cream shadows and nude lipsticks by Illamasqua

I’m pretty excited about tomorrow. I’m supposed to be going hiking with a friend in Muir Woods, which I haven’t done for years, and then to Cheesecake Factory for Avocado Egg Rolls.

I’ve been craving those things lately…

I’m also going to trying out some new items from Illamasqua. The Vintage Metallix Eye Shadows ($26 each) are from the new Once fall collection, and the lipsticks from the Glamore collection ($30 each).

It’s not as easy to find Illamasqua here in the US anymore, with Sephora no longer carrying the line, but you can still get your fix online at illamasqua.com.

Illamasqua Vintage Metallix Eye Shadows in Embellish and Bibelot, $26 each

Vintage Metallix Eye Shadows in Embellish (left) and Bibelot (right), $26 each


Illamasqua Glamore Lipsticks from the left: Tease, Naked and Cherub

Glamore Lipsticks from the left in Tease, Naked and Cherub ($30 each)

What a Tweet Palette! Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos

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Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos, $59

Maybe it’s because I spend waaaaaay too much time kickin’ it with my cat, but I get really, REALLY excited about bird-themed makeup. :)

My heart flutters like a hummingbird when I look at the new Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos ($59).

Eep! There’s a bird on the pans! So pretty…

Metallics take flight in this five-pan palette of shimmers, which includes a beige, taupe, khaki, plum and deep blue.

I can’t wait to try winged liner with the plum shade. Ooh, maybe with the khaki on the lid and the lighter beige on the inner corner? I see some smokey eye looks in my future.

Chronos is available now at Rouge Bunny Rouge counters and online for $59.

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos

Rouge Bunny Rouge Raw Garden Eye Shadow Palette in Chronos

Jean Patou Joy Forever Eau De Parfum: Just Add Dress and Heels When You Want to Feel Dainty and Girly

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Jean Patou Joy Forever Eau De Parfum

Fancy-schmancy Jean Patou Joy Forever Eau de Parfum, $110 for a 1.6-oz. bottle

Like a black a-line dress that fits you so perfectly that Michael Kors himself would chase you down to get the name of the designer because Michael knows — HE KNOWS! — that you didn’t buy that off the “last chance” rack at T.J. Maxx, and that the gifted hands of a fashion phenom somewhere must have stitched it together specifically for you.

Anyway, yeah. That’s how Jean Patou’s Joy Forever Eau de Parfum makes me feel.

Fashionable. Feminine. A girl who turns heads.

Crisp floral Joy Forever, while un-joyously expensive ($110 for a 1.6-oz. bottle), starts with a splash. After a couple hours, bright top notes of bergamot, Mandarin orange and malbanum (an aromatic gum resin) fade to a lush floral middle of jasmine, rose, orris, marigold, orange flower and peach notes, before drying down to a warm, cozy base of cedarwood, sandalwood, white musk and amber.

Just add dress and heels when you want to feel dainty and girly. :)

The 1.6-oz. bottle shown here is $110, and you can find it now at Neiman Marcus stores and online.

Jean Patou Joy Forever Eau De Parfum

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