Housekeeping, GFC, and an important notice for email subscriptions

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Non-web-geeks and non-emails-subscribers: skip this post! 

(Because it’s boring and won’t be relevant to you, not because I love you any less.)

Just wanted to note that (a) Google Friend Connect is still working on theNotice, and (b) I just realized that you can totally customize your feedburner account.

In regards to the latter: if you’re reading through an email subscription, please note that future emails will be coming from I’m not entirely sure how or why, but apparently emails used to go out from my seventh-grade personal email address, which is… weird and extremely uncomfortable. Anyhow; please update your address books accordingly! 

For the former: I’m not entirely sure what happened, because GFC is not supposed to work on self-hosted WordPress blogs, but theNotice’s feed still seems to be working. It’s a good thing, though, so I’m just going to keep my head down and try not to ask too many questions. Just wanted to touch base with you guys, in case you were wondering why the widget hadn’t gone down!

That’s it for today – sorry for interrupting your beauty feed, and I’ll talk to you all soon with some exciting Spring launches ;)

Don’t miss this | Let’s talk alopecia.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

A ramble/tutorial about hair loss, wigs, and faking it* here.

Plus, a few gifs (which were turned into PNGs on the She Said Beauty site) –

This last one’s relevant to all of our interests, because (let’s be honest), sparse lashes and brows aren’t just a problem for people on chemo drugs. A before and after with super-natural (supernatural!) brow penciling + black liner in the lash line itself, rather than just above or below it:

*”It” being lashes and brows, that is. Get your mind out of the gutter.

Didn’t you know? Lip balm makes the world go ’round.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Dug this one out of the archives. I’m not sure what possessed me to put together an eighteen-product assortment of lip balms, lip balms, and more lip balms, but… well.

Let’s just say I don’t regret it in the least.

Anything catch your eye?

I was expecting a Reichenbach, but yeah, that works.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

(Just in case we have readers who aren’t caught up with Sherlock – no detailed spoilers in the comments, please!)

Alright, so this video isn’t makeup-related in the least, but it has absolutely made my week. Give it a watch if you have a moment – it’s not only hilarious, but it’s a wonderful example of viral marketing done absolutely right. Duval Guillaume and TNT, my hat is off to you and your “push to add drama” campaign!

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense: Intense Charcoal, Intense Ivy swatches

Monday, April 16, 2012

Despite the rather unfortunate wear time, I’m still a bit head over heels for the gorgeous intensity of the new Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense eye pencils. Here are eye swatches and descriptions of Intense Charcoal and Ivy; for Intense Black and Plum, please visit this post instead!

Swatched L-R: Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Black, Violet, Charcoal, and Ivy.

Intense Charcoal

Used also in this week’s ethereal blue Clarins Colour Breeze makeup look, Intense Charcoal is a dark, gunmetal grey with silver and gold microshimmer. While definitely still dark enough to bring a bit of depth to the lashline, it’s a good deal less sharp than a straight-up black, and it isn’t as obvious as a soft navy – a good choice for a softer, more romantic eye look.

I have absolutely no idea what else I used in these photos, but I believe a I had outlined a similar eye look to go with the Intense Plum swatch (in part 2 of the review.) Apologies in advance! I rather wish I could remember what I had used on the outer half of the lid, though; I’m rather fond of how it captured on film.

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Charcoal lid swatches

Wearing Clinique Intense Charcoal

Intense Ivy

My current favourite of the range, Intense Ivy is a gorgeous gold-flecked green – darker than olive drab but lighter and more yellow than hunter green. “Ivy” is a fantastic description of the dark olive shade, with its intense pigmentation and yellow tones; it’s a very earthy green, with a rustic feel rather than a synthesized one.

I can see this working on all skintones, but I think it would be particularly gorgeous on olive complexions.

Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Intense Ivy lid swatches

Wearing Clinique Intense Ivy

I believe that’s all for the Quickliner for Eyes Intense pencils on theNotice, folks. Hope you enjoyed the coverage! I do plan on doing a comparison with the Quickliner for Eyes (original) range sometime in the near future, though, so keep your eyes peeled for that if you’re interested.

(And, I suppose: don’t hesitate to give me a sharp jab in the side in a month or so if I seem to have forgotten. Because if that’s the case, I probably have.)

A bit of weekend catch-up

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Just a few follow-up photos to past reviews, today – answers to questions and requests that came to my notice while I was sorting though an old folder of photos.

From late last year: a full-face swatch of MAC Desire, seen also here.

For a question left on a very old Marcelle review: a comparison of Marcelle’s two loose face powders, Translucent and Translucent Medium. They’re on paper rather than skin for less undertone interference; I hope it helps differentiate between the two!

And, finally, from last month: a full-face swatch of Physician’s Formula’s pH Matchmaster gloss in Light Pink, my current favourite lip product.

Feel free to add any additional questions or requests in the comments! Additionally, I’m going to go ahead and apologize in advance for next week – posting might get a bit patchy with Winter term finals. theNotice should be back to normal by next weekend, though, so I’ll talk to you then!

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