For the Cure

Friday, October 24, 2008

I have two great links for you guys today…

  • Save Second Base is basically the most clever campaign ever for breast cancer. Just thought I’d share that with you :P
  • The Comments for a Cure Campaign is going on right now at a lot of blogs. I am not included in this (sorry!) but the Glitterati/Brain Spam is, so go check out her site! She’s donating $1/comment up to $50 – yes, it really is as easy as commenting. Plus, this is great because it means we get to hear from her again! For a week! I’m excited – we’ve missed you in the blogosphere, hon :)

I almost set this to post tomorrow morning (my plan) but then I realized it’s already the 24th! Today is the LAST day to comment on Brain Spam in part of the CCC, so go! NOW! :)

What beauty product makes you swoon?

You know it – the ONE (or two, or three…) thing(s) that make your heart go thud-thud-thud. Weather you’re all about the falsies (even if you don’t wear them daily!), the nails, or you have an unhealthy love for taupe eyeshadow… we all have one. I know you do.

Mine? Blush – as you well know. I believe, currently, I have three cream blushes, two loose powders, and six pressed powders, totalling up to…way too many. (eleven – *gulp*!) Now take into account that I have MORE coming in the mail RIGHT NOW…

Anyhow, the moral of this (horror) story is that blush makes my heart flutter. I am a self-professed blush whore. Hand me a gorgeous $20 mascara and I may cringe and put it down… hand me the perfect $20 blush and I’ll be at the register before you can say “total junkie”. (In my defence, a thing of blush lasts way longer than a thing of mascara!)

The other thing (shh, don’t tell anyone this!) that I crave for are brushes – I’m still tracking down the perfect blush brush (any rec’s?), and I could probably look forever. I have a total of (quick mental count) thirteen brushes, and I don’t even do eye makeup O.o My faves are stiff, but still soft, and cruelty-free!

So? Enough about me – what do you love?

Orange you glad I didn’t say banana?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15 (wow, what a mouthful!) in L2.

Smells funny, is a really weird colour, and feels… well, feels like make-up. Sticky, smelly and heavy. I received a sample in a swap, so I figured, why the hell not? It’s a light shade. I’m light.

Apparently, I should be going with something more along the lines of F2, (presumably “fair 2”) which is paler. Turns out I’m a hell of a lot paler than I thought I was (For the record, I’m a NC15 under my eyes). Or, you know, not going with this foundation at all. As I said, the formula smells like shit. I’m not kidding.

This stuff is pretty gross.

CS Blush Palette

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I’ve always wanted Costal Scents to do a blush palette.

Well, they finally have.

The catch? Um, it looks kinda hideous.

Six Things meme

Tagged by Amanda over at Cusp of Normal, though you may know her as Mermanda (because she’s cool like that, lol!)

Here are the Rules:

1. Link to the person who tagged you
2. Post the rules on your blog

3. Share six non-important things/habits/quirks about yourself
4. Tag six random people at the end of your post by linking to their blogs
5. Let each random person know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their w


1. I keep a dream diary. Yup… that’s me. The most recent entry had something to do with an underground network beneath my school, cults, and being trapped in said underground network which somehow linked with Chinatown. Also, the rooms were small and white with low ceilings.

2. My pastime, aside from blogging, would probably be photoshop. Not ma
king things pretty and doing collages, though – I airbrush in my free time. (Send me photos if you want them done! I’m getting so bored of working with the same faces over and over again.) Lame? Yes. But I’m pretty damn good at it for a newbie with zero training, not to mention I don’t even have CS and a pen-mouse-thing. (!!!see bottom)

3. I made a blueberry flan once and it tasted like foam to me. Everyone else loved it, though, so I guess it couldn’t have been that bad. It just seemed so frothy and soapy…

4. Two of my favourite fruits are white nectarines and white peaches but I rarely-if-ever eat nectarines and peaches.

5. I love a good London Fog but sometimes they taste like dirty dishwater when they’re not made perfectly. Dirty. Warm. Sudsy. Dishwater. Ew.

6. Quirk – I find it very hard to sit like a normal person. I’m almost always either crossing my legs (the normal way) or I’m cross-legged (the five-year-old way). School desks make the latter difficult at times; however because of my diminutive stature they often almost accommodate it. Unlike my sister, though, I can at the least touch the ground with my feet.

And now! I tag the amazing ladies behind:
a watercolour sky
blah.suzie (Suzie)
Snark Scribe
all the pretty shimmers (Audrie)
Fabulously Broke in the City (so FB can open tag the rest of the world ^^)

Best Face Forward (Melanie)

!!! from #2
My current project follows. I was trying for pure, gorgeous (yet age appropriate… sorta) with strong themes of anonymous beauty. Tired, but with a spark that’s glowing so brightly it hurts. They’re not done yet, though, so please don’t be harsh! Click to enlarge. (And yes, Grace, that is me.)
Also: borders or no borders? They all have the black up/down borders in photoshop but I’m not sure if I like them more with/without. Speak to me!

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