Nov 21, 2008

My thoughts on cream shadows

Where shall I start? What is so good about cream e/s? Is it the color, pigmentation, feel? Personally, I like cream e/s, but boy does that stuff crease. I mean, some companies have gorgeous colours, Which brings me to the real reason why I'm writing this blog today. The new Metal Urge by MAC collection just came out this wk. (BTW, I love MAC, who doesn't right?) From what I read, the Brushed Metal X e/s in this collection description says 'Creamy' but it never says it is a 'cream'...(why did they have to go and confuse me like this!) MAC, I think you need a little more practice putting words to mean what you say! I may be new to makeup, I mean, I don't know as much as to compare it to the earlier MAC metals collection, but I thought I would ellaborate anyways.

When I think of a cream type of eyeshadow, I think of Revlon's Illuminance cream e/s, MUF cream color, MAC paintpots, and various creamsticks. Cream color e/s may or may not be a makeup addict best-friend due to the ridiculous creasing it leaves. I think so bad it makes us cringe, cry, curse every badword in the book, and throw out the darn thing out the window (I'm over-exagerrating) So, why would MAC market a creamy e/s (different from PPots, shadestick, etc)? I know one thing is for sure, I trust the MAC company. If they can conjure up dreamy lippies, HP e/s (high pigmentation eye shadows), lipgloss that doesn't budge, I'm pretty sure they would design a creamy e/s that may not crease, but may crease a lil' bit but still look lovely :D, see that's what happens when MAC has support! lol........

So we all would agree that some e/s do have a velvet feel to it (hence MAC's Satin e/s) that would, in my own little way resemble a 'cream'. I think I just thought too much into the description, haha! Anywho, to further clarify my confusion, I emailed MAC makeup artist Barbie to clarify the texture...She described the e/s to be a very light cream that dries to a powder finish, and, of course, with HP. To me, that sounds wonderful, I'm thinking about grabbing 1 or 2 this weekend!

So, if you are out and about and pick up Metal Urge e/s or you are a divine addict, like I am, and happen to already have some, please comment this blog and let me know your thoughts about it. What did you get? What worked for you? Was there alot of creasing? What will you be getting from this collection?
Everyone have a glorious Friday and wonderful weekend!

Nov 20, 2008

Journal Entry

I've done some damage to my wallet. Uh-oh. but I'll be okay. I did some shopping on the internet this month. I'm super excited about all the goodies I should be receiving in the next few days. And of course I will have to take pics of swatches and make a youtube vid about it.
3 wonderful places to shop, 3 different packages all for me!

48 e/s Palette
The original CS 48 E/S palette! I may be the last girl on the planet to get one but who cares, at least I'm getting one! finally dammit!
Love it! I would have bought it from Coastal Scents but they were "sold out".... But it doesn't really matter because I got this one for about 8 dollars cheaper than Coastal Scents... but I guess that's the price you pay for the waiting time. I'll be expecting this sometime in early December since it is shipped from far,far away. If you want one visit bunbuncity in, I'll post a link below this message.

Moving on, another order I placed is from 'the She Space'. I'll be getting like 15 piggies? (pic at the top is what the piggies look like). No wait, make that like 8 piggies and some other stuff, anywho, I'll end up showing you :D......Oh! by the way, view these colorful piggies in my other blog post, I believe can be found on the right side archive.... received those samples and loved them so much I ordered full sz jars, which was a good idea since at that time the owner Heather had most of her products on the website on sale for the anniversary. Yay! So I bought them for like $3.45 or something like that, I really can't remember. I'll post the She Space website at the end of this message too.

Cinema Secrets and La Femme

And last, but not least...I'm so excited because I finally ordered from the website Makeup Mania a.k.a 'Graftobian'. I'll post that link too. I ordered a few piggies by Cinema Secrets, blush by La Femme, and a translucent powder for mattifying. My whole 'Combination oil skin' fiasco is ridiculous. I'm trying out the products and I intend on giving reviews. This website has numerous beauty products for your needs. I've noticed MM is mostly makeup for theatrical purposes. Like gory face kits, wigs and things of that nature. The rest of the website is full of beauty products for our beautiful faces :P I'll be expecting this package sometime by the end of the month, but probably longer since Thanksgiving is coming up. I'll have this haul to show you and most def will make a video of to post in my youtube channel.

Have a gorgeous day!

I posted the link this way because the MM website is easier to navigate if you go to the A thru Z page, which url I provided for you.

Nov 13, 2008

Lipstick sales are up!

****Check out this article from Yahoo Buzz that I found today. I think you'll find it quite interesting. This article was not written by me, it is written by Claudine Zap.****

The Lipstick Economy
by Claudine Zap
November 12, 2008 12:15:19 PM
219 Votes
In this economy that's in the red, there may be one bright spot that comes in shades of pink, brown, and taupe: the lipstick index.
It's a financial indicator that's as true as that colorfast shade that stays on you, and doesn't get on your man. In bad times, lipstick sales soar while other sales sour. The term "Leading Lipstick Indicator" was coined by Leonard Lauder, chairman of makeup company Estée Lauder, after he noticed the trend during tough economic times. And what is indicated right now? All lips are pointing upwards.
After all, women don't need to think twice about plunking down eight bucks for a drugstore lipstick while passing on $800 Jimmy Choos.
History can be our guide here. As a Harvard professor explains: "The decade of the Great Depression, cosmetic sales increased 25 percent." After the downturn following Sept. 11, lipstick sales doubled.
Looks like we're on track for a similar lip-color craze with this latest economic funk. The New York Times notes that in the last few months, lipstick sales have shot up 40%, and even put out a list of favorites ranging in price from the budget-conscious $1.99 to the more pricey but still affordable $55. Preferred colors for this new economy? Red is out. Neutrals are in.
Maybe you can't put lipstick on a pig. But you sure can stock up on the stuff during rough financial times.
*I find this article true enough, well truth be told, I have bought at least 20 new lipsticks or some kind of lip product in just the past 2 months alone, so if other ladies did the same, it's no wonder the sales are up!*
Here is the link if you want to read her actual article on the web:

Nov 6, 2008

My Review of Candy Shop Lip Tins

Originally submitted at

Got a sweet tooth? With double the amount of gloss you can enjoy the candy without the cavity! A modern twist to an old favorite, the unique ultra durable sliding lip tin holds your favorite lip gloss in 7 deliciously juicy flavors to choose from.

Smells salty

By laliamora from san antonio, tx on 11/6/2008

1out of 5

Pros: Glossy Finish, Convenient Container

Cons: Stinky, Bad Tasting, Not True To Color, Clumpy Application

Describe Yourself: Trendy Style

This gloss smells salty/sweaty (yes, I said sweaty!) somewhat like hands that haven't been washed for a while. Totally gross. The one I have is Berry pop. Ok, the stench isn't a good thing since it's suppose to smell fruity, fresh and clean. Eww, just thinking about it gets me grossed out. Will never buy again.