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Naked 1 versus Naked 2

Urban Decay Naked Palette (Original) vs Naked 2

There exist some definite mixed opinions on these two palettes. Are they too similar? Not similar at all? Do you need both? Just one? Neither? I’ll let you know what I think at the end of this post. But for now, brace yourself for some serious picture-loading.

Olive Oil

How To Soften A Makeup Brush

As I’m sure many of you know, I have a loving relationship with my MAC 187 brush. Not quite sonnet-writing, serenading love – but I do adore it. Now I’ll admit, a $42 USD brush is not an easy leap to make. It took a bad, hormonal day to push me to buy mine! So what was I to do when, 7 months of daily use found me staring at my 187 wondering why it had suddenly lost its softness?


Shoe Lessons

Hey there! If you read my last post, you know that I’ll be writing about why you may not want to buy from Charlotte Russe until you try a little alternative. But first…a history lesson!

Pink Plaid and Honeylove

How To Buy Lipstick

Half lesson in purchasing decisions and half swatch post. Some of you will recall that a few months ago I tweeted asking what the best nude lip for an NC42 would be. Mind you, this was back when I was still trying a nude lip (i’ve since determined the look is not for me) and when I still thought I was an NC42 (I’m an NW30-35.) The results were many and sometimes I wish i’d gone with them. Cherish and Hug Me were the prompt replies from lovely ladies like JC of Makeup Diary and Mercedes of Mercedes Makeup Obsession – but when I tried them on I found they were near invisible on me due to my very pigmented lips. So I went the drastic route…what were the results? Viva Glam Gaga 2 (I think you can all remember how THAT went) Pink Plaid and Honeylove.

August 2011 Birchbox

Birchbox Fails and Wins

Word around the blogosphere for this particular Birchbox was that it was a major disappointment to all involved. Given that the Birchbox before that one ended up getting entirely tossed out/given away it didn’t bode well for my continued BB subscription. So I was a bit more hesitant than I normally would have been when I opened my box last night (after getting home from a grueling 6 hour LSAT class.) Would it contain joy or sorrow?

Bits of both, really.