Givenchy Acid Summer Swatches and Sunday Food Coma

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givenchy acid summer swatches

Among the many stipulations in Tabs’ employment contract is a rule in Section 47 that states, “There must always be at least one unopened (i.e. spare) 5-pound bag of Science Diet Optimal Care on the premises.”


So today, to ensure my continued compliance with the agreement, I zipped over to my nearby Petco…which also happens to be right next door to a Sephora.

I only popped in for minute to “look around” (please don’t tell Tabs because I was still on the clock).

It’s not easy to swatch while holding a hefty bag of cat food, but it can be done. πŸ™‚ Today the bright, sparkly tubes and pans of the new Givenchy Acid Summer collection caught my eye.

Givenchy equipped the release with 12 lipglosses, two lip stains, a lip/cheek balm and a palette with nine eyeshadows. Since Tabs is a stickler when it comes to punctuality (but not as it pertains to him), I didn’t have time to try anything on, but from what I felt, saw and swatched in the store, most of the lipglosses looked sheer, and the brights in the eyeshadow palette were a lot tamer than I expected them to be.

givenchy acid summer swatches
Gelee D’Interdit ($26.50) from the left: 1. Tempting Rouge; 2. Celestial Black; 3. Transparent Shine; 4. Vibrant Fuchsia; 5. Explosive Raspberry; and 6. Frozen Rose; 7. Magic Lip & Cheek Balm Moisturizing Rosy Glow ($30)

givenchy acid summer swatches 2
Gelee D’Interdit ($26.50) from the left: 8. Blooming Pink; 9. Electric Purple; 10. Neon Orange; 11. Icy Peach; 12. Sparkling Petal; and 13. Elegant Nude; 14. Printed Lips ($24.50) in Pink Impression; and 15. Rose Impression

givenchy acid summer swatches
Le Prismissime Eyes in Acid Lights ($62)

givenchy acid summer swatches

I like how wearable most of it looks, but I was expecting more pops of pigment in the mix.

What do ya think? See anything you like?

Did you have a good afternoon? My parents and brother just left a little while ago. They stopped by for a joint birthday/Father’s Day celebration (my brother and I both had bdays this month) and brought enough food to feed an army!


Now I’m just recovering from food coma and counting down the minutes to Game of Thrones.


Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Paris B says:

    Not terribly taken in by the Givenchy collection but am drooling at the FOOD! πŸ˜€
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  2. Megan says:

    The shrimp salad! THE SHRIMP SALAD. Oh man.

  3. luv2smilexo says:

    the turquoise and orange in that palette are gorgeous. I thought the glosses felt nice when I tried them as well. They really are sheer though.
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  4. Shannon says:

    This collection doesn’t move me, which is sad because I love the actual products…it’s the colors I’m not loving too much. Maybe it’s because I’m not great with pastels around my eyes and I need a lot of pigment in my glosses.

    But your spread at home looks amazing! Go sleep it off, lol!

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  5. Jessi says:

    Holy Moly! That food looks fabulous! Know what I ate today? Hot Pockets. Haha! And OMG, season finale of Game of Thrones! I’m already reading the fourth book, but I’m still addicted to the show.

    And as for the Givenchy, the only thing that really catches my eye is the Vibrant Fuchsia lipgloss. I’ll have to check that one out. Thanks for the swatches!
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  6. Amista says:

    I LOVE Game of Thrones!!! Right now im watching the new TNT series Falling Skies which is also amazing.
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  7. Kaitlin says:

    Yum! That food looks delish!

  8. Larie says:

    Ooh, all of that looks delicious! Especially the cakes!
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  9. Vijaya says:

    OMG, food. You just reminded me I’m hungry. xP
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  10. Christina says:

    Mmmmm I spy some Filipino yummies! πŸ˜€ The fam and I didn’t have a ton of food since we just had a small celebration but everything was still delicious. ^_^ Hope you’re having a good food coma recovery! πŸ™‚

  11. Kate Williamson says:

    Game of Thrones was awesome! My hubbie got me hooked. Happy Birthday to the two of you! I spy with my wandering eye…some delicious looking pansit and buko!

  12. Hyzenthlay says:

    I haven’t gotten into Game of Thrones, but the new season of Drop Dead Diva starts tonight, and I can hardly wait! πŸ™‚

  13. Janerry Corpuz says:

    It’s pancit, bibingka and sapinsapin yay!!!

  14. Heidi says:

    Those shadows look like nice summery colors.

    I’ll take some shrimp and some strawberries, please!

    Oh, and I think the stop into Sephora can be easily explained by saying you were doing research for some of his future modeling jobs. Gotta see what’s out there in person so he can choose from his many ad campaign job offers!

  15. darn, I was hoping for more pigmentation from the lipglosses. Oh well, one more thing to cross off my wishlist that’s getting way too long! The food looks delicious, and I’ve heard so many good things about Game of Thrones! Going to have to watch that sometime soon…
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  16. Denise says:

    Wow, what a huge spread! All the goodies look soooo yummy πŸ™‚ Happy Super Celebration to you and your family!
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  17. Kon says:

    I wasn’t paying much attention to the Givenchy, but you just reminded me that I really need some mango cake in my life. πŸ˜€
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  18. KSlone says:

    A Petco next to a Sephora???? JEALOUS!

  19. Radhika says:

    That is a LOT of food!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  20. voodoogirl says:

    i spot malagkit! πŸ™‚
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  21. Raven says:

    Damn! Now I’m gunna spend a small fortune on a few things from this collection! Lovin’ the fuschia gloss to death! Might consider that pretty pink and peachy nude one from the second row of swatches. Also seriously crushin on the lip liners and that cheek balm. What the heck is cheek balm, anyway?!

    Wow, that shrimp salad makes me want to cook! πŸ™

  22. Advah says:

    FOOD FOOD!! I’m drooling on my keyboard as I type!!

  23. Nina says:


    the pics made me hungry, Karen. the cakes look sooo great!

    i was in a food coma Friday – we visited the inlaws and they think that the Hubs and I are starving little kids that need to be FED!

  24. Liza says:

    Mmm that food looks delicious…

    Loving the lipglosses, but like you say the shadows seem kinda disappointing.
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  25. Gauri says:

    Wow those cakes are amazingly gorgeous.
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  26. Shann says:

    OMG! Pancit! Red Ribbon! Salivating jealously….

  27. kalcedon says:

    I love the promotional photo of the Givenchy collection, but I’m not wooed by the collection itself… Celestial Black looks interesting, though :D, would be a nice darkening touch to everything.
    The cakes and the food are to die for! πŸ™‚

  28. bagaela says:

    No way, I was expecting a lot from this Givenchy collection, but ig disappointment! I was expecting something like what a Chanel Fluo lipgloss could do, more pigmentation, and spalsh of colour…bad. πŸ™

    the food…remind me that my birthday is comming, in a week, yay!
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  29. Sasha says:

    Happy Belated Birthday, Karen! Hope you had an awesome birthday:)

    Just catching up on all of your most recent posts:)

    And OMG, I love love love pancit! And the sticky rice dessert! YUM!
    Wish I could eat shrimp but I am deathly allergic to it *sigh*. Same with lobsters, prawns, clams. I can eat mussels, though, but not the rest of them crustaceans. I am so missing out BIG time booooo:(

  30. Jen says:

    Game of Thrones was -amazing-! Best new series this year, hands down! I’m already anxiously waiting for Season 2. πŸ˜€

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