Mysterious things that confuse me…
- The allure of Mark Ruffalo. I dunno, he kinda reminds me of those caveman guys from the Geico commercials. I just don’t get it (sorry, Mark! I loved you in The Avengers!).
- Cat allegiance. Tabs loves me, Tabs loves me not. One day he’s following me from room to room and baking enough biscuits on my tum to feed a small kitty army; the next, I’m not even worth a glance and a meow. How rude!
- The new limited edition Dior Diorshow Waterproof Liner in Turquoise ($29) from the summer 2012 Croisette Collection.
The color of this intense crystal blue twist-up liner, with its flecks of tiny teal glitter, looks like it was inspired by a crystal-clear tropical bay.
It’s really cute! When I swatch it on the back of my hand, a single swipe delivers long-wearing, rich color that lasts through rigorous rubbing and several hand washings, and even though the formula is a little on the dry side, it still applies smoothly…at least on the back of my hand.
Based on the swatch, I was sure Turquoise would see a lot of use this summer, and I expected to fall in love with it after the very first swipe along my upper and lower lash lines. Unfortunately, it likes the back of my hand quite a bit better than my eyes.
The first layer skips and tugs along my lash lines and looks pretty patchy on my eyes, but I can even out the color if I keep applying layers (between 4-5).
I thought this was also strange: it’s not nearly as durable or waterproof on my eyes as it is on my hands. I had a bad allergy attack the other day — watery eyes, sneezing, the whole nine yards — and after touching my eyes a few times that afternoon (I know I shouldn’t have, but I couldn’t resist), most of the liner had disappeared. Odd, considering how well the swatch withstood the few times I washed my hands.
For me, Turquoise is like a guy who looks good on paper, but you just don’t have any sparks with him when you go out on a date.
I love how it performs on the back of my hand…so if that ever comes in style, I’ll know exactly where to go!
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Dior counters and nordstrom.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B- (a lovely summer shade, but the formula could use some adjusting)
Driven by snoring: My late-night beauty wish list
Good morning, fellow beauty lover. I had a hard time falling asleep last night (El Hub’s snoring has been out of control!), so I figured, why not surf the web for new beauty ideas?
Even though I miss my pink streaks, I do not miss the maintenance! The new Solid Extensions from Sultra at Sephora ($18 each) just might satisfy my hair color cravings.
Have you tried these yet? I’m so curious!
I also found a few new goodies from Caudalie that look intriguing, like their Divine Scented Oil for skin, hair and nails ($48), Vinosource Riche Intense Moisture Rescue Cream for very dry skin ($38), Vinsource Moisturizing Sorbet for sensitive skin ($38) and Vinosource S.O.S. Thirst Quenching Serum ($48).
I like the idea of scented nail polishes, like this Scensational Six Fruit-Scented Nail Lacquer Kit from Sephora by OPI ($24.50). Have you given these a sniff/try?
And speaking of nails, how cute is this Kate Spade Travel Nail Polish Set ($28)? Want!
How about you? What’s on your beauty wish list these days?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,