Sometimes I like to take stock of the random things I dig…
Like, lately I’ve been hooked on wedding magazines, even though my wedding was three years ago.
And when I haven’t been pouring over cake designs and bridal flower trends (mini-cakes and lotus pods are “in”), I’ve also been into trying different stress relief teas (highly recommend Get Relaxed red tea by The Republic of Tea).
Speaking of stress relief, I’ve found that chewing gum helps me to relax and have been chewing vast quantities of Orbit Gum while reading about how to grow Heirloom tomatoes…
And on the makeup front, I’m loving Benefit’s new Velvet Eyeshadows ($18).
Benefit designed the nine shimmery shades for easy application.
They arrive in June, but I’ve tested six of the colors, and first things first: I can’t believe how silky and non-gritty the powders feel.
Their intense pigmentation and shimmer reminds me of Shu Uemura’s Eyeshadows but in cheekier, more lively packaging.
Bikini Line Velvet Eyeshadow
Dandy Brandy Velvet Eyeshadow
“Gimme Some” Plum Velvet Eyeshadow
Leggy Velvet Eyeshadow
Like What You Sea? Velvet Eyeshadow
Where There’s Smoke Velvet Eyeshadow
Swatches from left to right: Bikini Line, Dandy Brandy, “Gimme Some” Plum
Swatches from left to right: Leggy, Like What You Sea?, Where There’s Smoke
I think these are so pretty and cannot wait to layer ‘em on top of some Creaseless Cream Shadows!
What do you think of them so far?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,