Category: Makeup

February 2014 Favorites – Hourglass, Bumble and Bumble, Burberry, and By Terry (squared)

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February 2014 Favorites Where has the month gone?! I know that February is the short month, but I still can’t believe it’s time for my February 2014 Favorites. (Even though, because of the weather, it’s also felt endless!)

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Wishlist fulfilled: My first Hakuhodo brushes

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I can finally has Hakuhodo brushes! (Sorry, I promise I’ll never write that way again.) I’ve been lusting after these cult handmade Japanese makeup brushes for a while, and I finally saved up enough money to invest in my first two. Let me show you!

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Mini Haul + FOTD: Burberry Pale Barley and By Terry Carnal Attraction

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Today I’m introducing you to new additions to my stash—Burberry Pale Barley eyeshadow and By Terry Rouge Terrybly Carnal Attraction lipstick—that totally fall under “The Blogger Made Me Do It,” though it didn’t really take a lot of prompting. And showing you the look I wound up using both of them to achieve.

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A blog devoted to red lipstick?! City Girl in Red Lipstick

You guys! You guys! I’ve discovered a blog completely dedicated to red lipstick (and it’s not run by me, quelle surprise!), City Girl in Red Lipstick. Bestill my heart!

And the lovely Anita who runs it featured me today! Check me out! And check out the rest of the awesome content!

Wishlist Wednesday #22 – The perfect red lip eye makeup

For this Wishlist Wednesday, I’m going with something a little more abstract/theoretical. We all know how much I love my red lipstick, but I’ve yet to nail down the perfect red lip eye makeup.

I know it’s very French to wear red lips with no eye makeup, just mascara, but I feel like my eye shape and features look washed out and dull without both shadow and liner. But then when I use very nude, natural colors, I feel like I need something more.

Then the other night I saw this photo of Olivia Palermo (I don’t even really know who she is or why she’s famous, but she’s gorgeous, has great style, and her boyfriend fiance is a stone fox.)

The perfect red lip eye makeup
OOH LA LA!

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February 2014 Birchbox Unboxing

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No, you didn’t misread that. Yes, it says February 2014 Birchbox. I had canceled my Birchbox

(In case you’re not familiar with it, Birchbox is a monthly subscription service where, for just $10 a month, you receive a box full of deluxe-sized and travel-sized samples. You receive Birchbox points for every purchase you make and every review your write, which can be redeemed in their store. Get your own here.)

But then I saw that this month’s box was a collaboration with US Weekly. I keep seeing on the Birchbox UK and Birchbox France blogs that the often have collaboration boxes that look so cute and fun, so I thought I’d better make sure not to miss this one.

I should have listened to my original instinct.

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Pick one makeup item

Hey gang! Something new I’m going to try is to get a discussion going around a question every week. Not unlike a poll, but I’m not providing you the answers. 🙂

This week’s question:

If you could only use one article of makeup forever more, which would you pick?

For me, it’s a toss up between mascara and lipstick. My eyes disappear without mascara, but I feel naked without lipstick. But if someone forced me to choose, I’d have to say mascara. (I could always find things to stain my lips with. 😉 )

How about you?

(Feel free to submit questions for future weeks!)

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FOTD: MAC Heroine lipstick

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Yeah, I fell for the hype and caved. MAC Heroine lipstick is now in my (rather extensive) collection.

I mean, there’s just something so striking about the way Lorde looks in purple lipstick that appealed to me. And I have dark hair and pale skin. So why not try?

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Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day (and Every Day)

I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m a little bit of a red lipstick aficionado. So with the day of hearts and flowers and red lips (gag gag gag, sorry) upcoming, I thought I would share my top red lipstick picks at every budget level (and in every formula)!

Best Red Lipsticks for Valentine's Day Let’s take a closer look, shall we?

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Review: Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer

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I know a couple of big-name bloggers have just written about Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer, but I’ve actually had mine for about a month now. I was waiting on a full evaluation before writing about it, but I’ve hinted at it a couple of times. Unlike the people who are now rushing out to buy it because of Anna and Kate (and no shame in that), my purchase was made due the usual: Lisa Eldridge. (And, yes, I’ve made the tag. 🙂 )

I mentioned that I have been wearing my By Terry Cover-Expert basically every day, except for the few days where I feel like wearing a little less. And the Effortless Breathable Primer is what’s been less. Only, I would never call it less, because it’s so so much on its own.

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