Tuesday, 29 December 2009
Before 2009 is over, I would like to sell three of my Jill Stuart items for reasonable prices, predominantly to cover for the shipping fee.
The first item is a limited edition eyeshadow quad from the winter 2008 range. It is a range of the cutest golds, pinks and neutrals, so if you haven't been able to pick this up in 2008, this could be your chance.
Jill Stuart eyeshadow quad in 05 Flash Veil (used 1x)- $19 INCLUDING shipping
Jill Stuart is the queen of princessy packaging. You will receive this palette in the whimsical, peachy packaging.
The colour collection is 05 in Flash Veil
My second items is the Jill Stuart Eye Jelly in colour 10 Vintage Decor:
Jill Stuart Eye Jelly 10 Vintage Decor (used 1x) $ 7.50 including shipping
Princessy packaging, adorned like a jewel:
Shaped in feminine forms, a statement on your makeup dresser:
Utterly beautiful to have:
My last item is another jewel, that has gotten rave reviews as well:
Jill Stuart Loose Powder in Natural (new) $21 INCLUDING shipping
It is a generous size that will provide you with the silkiest powder in the most adorable case:
Monday, 28 December 2009
Or this one has a bright orange and red feather....
And how to stand out in a sea of Little Black Dresses?..simply wear white!
But be careful for those drunk people spilling their drinks on everybody.
Or adorn yourself in a delicate and eyecatching soft aqua colour. This hollystalder dress would look wonderful with a light complexion.
Team up with your aqua eyeshadow and accessorise with this gorgeously matching fascinator:
flapper dress from stacyleighatelier at etsy
And I would probably team up the dress with a hairpiece such as this one from annashoubWhatever your partyplans and your outfit will be, I hope it will be a wonderful New Year's Eve and a gorgeous new year.
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
I agree that this model is suitable for the edgy look, however, I think that a model like Gwen Lu could have been more perfect for this. I mean, I am Caucasian myself, but I do not think that a superblonde woman with typically Caucasian features should represent a Japanese brand.
The case is not translucent as Shu Uemura. So this is Bobbi Brown coming in. It is a glossy square compact with the word Addiction written upon it. No reference to Kose.
I was interested in Neverland as well, that looked like a dark-teal smoky colour on the online swatches. I still picked Flashback, as it looked like a wonderful taupe that is always flattering.
Indeed, I received a wonderful taupe colour that is velvety and smooth in application:
Sunday, 20 December 2009
What looks pretty on nature does not always look pretty on humans. Well, some girls have the loveliness of flushing at the right places in the cold, which leaves them looking glowy and radiant.
I am not one of them...I develop redness at the weirdest and most unflattering spots. Rudolph has met his mate when eyeing me up...or he might even flee away from seeing me au naturelle. I look more like a gnome who has been swimming in a muddy lake and was bitten by hungry fish...
Therefore, I need more makeup to tone down the redness and rebellious skin.
In the next pictures, it almost looks rather cool.
We have a winner of the Giveaway for the Artdeco Alice diary. I received 24 comments, and one of them was double and removed by the author, so that one did not count. From the 23 post left the winner was no. 2, who is actually no. 3, and that is Jennifer from http://lifeandlensofbeauty.blogspot.com/. Jennifer, I do not have an email-adress from you yet, so could you please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for sending you the diary!
Saturday, 19 December 2009
Today I received a personal pre-Christmas haul I ordered from Mihokoshop.com. One that contained a palette from Kose Esprique Precious from their upcoming spring 2010 collection. It has been given the harmonious name Symphonic Fit eyes, which is probably a beautiful manner of Japlish to describe the beauty of the palette.
Esprique Precious is one of my favourite brands of Japanese cosmetics. It has a clean but girly and glamourous exterior and packaging without the overprincessy vibe that Jill Stuart has (I still love love love Jill Stuart packaging, but most people in my country find it age-inappropriate and too cutesy when I flash the princessy compacts of JS). And they make such excellent products that are suitable for the mature woman as well.
The compact case is elegant and still feminine with a white case and a three rows of silver and pink dots.
I ordered the combination of greens and silvery taupes. Green is not the colour I order the most, when buying eyeshadow. It has something to do with the rule I received when growing up that 'one must never use the same colour eyeshadow as the colour of the eyes'.
I still loved the online colour of the green, and it is not exactly matching my eyes either (it would be a weird but fun colour to have exactly thát type of eyecolour)
The palette has four powder colours. They are laced with a flowery motive that threads throughout the whole compact. It is so beautiful!
I have some close ups from the powders. The first one is the light-silvery grey from the left:
The second left colour in a beautiful, water-like, fresh green:
Colour three and four: Both taupes, only the far right is deeper and more pigmented as well.
Aww, I found it hard to touch this supergorgeous palette, however, I wanted to make swatches for you readers as well.
The next swatches have been photographed with flash, which makes the sparkles pop up more. The texture is so incredibly smooth and buttery. The white stipe on the top is the cream colour that is on the bottom of the palette.
I would not guessed from the palette that the colour on the far right would be so deep and intense. Although it has been a smaller stipe of colour than the others, which often means that it is meant for use as a liner.
Mmm, I prefer the picture with flash because my skin looks prettier in that picture, but I included the picture in (bleak) day-light as well, without flash. It shows how the colours are looking in normal light.
The cream colour looks like a stark white, from the first glance. However, it is a white with delicate pink iridescence, which is slightly visible on this picture:
I normally do not use the cream shadows from the Japanese palettes, as they often are too glittery or not really convienient. I do like this one, and I might use it as a base, or to pop in the corners of my eyes to light up the area.
The colour I thought I would not like as much as the others, is actually the one I find the most unique and pretty: the green one. It is so fresh and springlike.
I have few green in that category, but from the ones I have I made a comparising picture:
All three are incredibly pretty, I believe, and have a unique quality of colour.
Overal, I adore this palette. I still have to use it on my eyes to completely see how it will hold and lasts.
If you would like to see an EOTD of the Symphonic Fit eyes F-4 palette, I would suggest to take a look at Haru's blog Rougedeluxe over here.