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Bahama Mama Bronzer by theBalm: A Golden Brown Without Orange Undertones

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Victory is ours! Power to the scrunchie!

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I’ve been on the hunt for a matte golden brown bronzer without any orange undertones because I like to switch up my bronzer game every once in a while, and I finally found one — Bahama Mama Bronzer by theBalm ($20, available now at theBalm counters and online. ).

The golden brown color reminds me of a big pan of MAC Soba Eyeshadow, but with a matte finish instead of a sheen. Good for contouring cheeks, or as an eyeshadow, or for adding overall warmth to the face.

Even though I feel like the gal on the packaging is throwing me shade (“Karen, really? Another golden brown smokey eye look?”), I kind of love her side eye, haha!


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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette in Envious Orchid

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That purple, though!

Orchids aren’t the only ones envious of Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette in Envious Orchid ($50). Cat ladies covet it too. :)

Especially cat ladies with brown eyes, like yours truly…or cat ladies with green eyes or hazel eyes. Or pretty much any other eye colors.

You can find Envious Orchid now at Estee Lauder counters and also online.

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Hello, Frat Boy Blush by theBalm

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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)

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