Once upon a time I was *this close* to majoring in botany in college. I really dig plants (oh, girl, don’t get me started on carbon fixation!), so makeup heavily influenced or inspired by flowers or plants, like Estee Lauder’s new Orchid Garden Collection, makes the wanna-be botanist in me weak in the knees.
Purples, pinks and peach grace the Orchid Garden Collection. Nordie’s has it listed as a summer 2009 release, but they already have at least some of the individual items from the collection available for sale online.
I’m thinking the Orchid Garden Signature Eyeshadow Quad ($35), with four colors in matte and pearl textures, looks promising. What do you think of the floral pattern on the pan and the purple and green shadow colors? I hope the pastels won’t look too chalky on me (*crosses fingers*).
Or how about Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder ($32), a multi-shade, shimmery pink and gold highlighter for eyes, cheeks and decolletage? Can you spot the dragonfly?
And I’m looking forward to Pure Color Illuminating Gloss in Peach Blossom ($18), a shimmery peach lipgloss.
I can’t want to see the collection in person. I fell hard for Estee’s Fuchsia Now collection for spring. I’ve got high hopes for Orchid Garden.
A quiet night at home
Hey, ladies. WHOA! It feels like I just woke up… and now it’s dark. I haven’t been sleeping well, so I’m keeping it low key tonight. I rented The Secret Life of Bees and plan to just turn in early.
What have you been up to this weekend? Got any big plans for tonight?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Oh, I was just checking Nordstrom.com and spotted this super cute Platinum Pink Shimmerbrick ($40) by Bobbi Brown.
It comes with five shades — a shimmery soft pink, a platinum, a bright pink, golden coral and rose. Coral and rose? I’m so there!