Review: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet – Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks Part IV

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It’s been ages since I did a Battle of the Liquid Lipsticks (though I guess technically this was an unlabeled one), so I’m back with a very worthy contender: Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet.

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Wishlist Wednesday #34 – Polka Dot Jett booties by Modern Vice

Yes, more shoes. I guess there’s something in the air?

I still have not gotten the regular yellow Jett shoes, nor the Joie heels. I’ll probably never get the Chloé Susanna boots, but I’m working towards the Valentino Rockstuds (!!). However, in the meantime, I totally have an inappropriate crush on Modern Vice’s Polka Dot Jett booties.

Polka dot Jett booties

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Haul: Chanel, MAC, and Make Up Store

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Yup, another haul. I have a backlog of things sitting around and some other things going on in my personal life, so I figure it’s a good time to show you said things and swatches. They’re pretty pretty. 🙂

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Chanel Illusion d’Ombre in New Moon

First up is one of the new summer shades of Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre line, New Moon.

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Music Monday #34 – “My Silver Lining” by First Aid Kit

One of my favorite bands, First Aid Kit, has just released the video for the first single from their new album. The song is called “My Silver Lining,” and it hasn’t quite grabbed me yet. It’s not bad; not at all. It just hasn’t grown on me yet. But they’re playing here on my birthday, so hopefully hearing it live will help!

What do you think?

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Shani Asks You Sundays – Which Giveaway would you prefer to win?

I know this is cheating a bit, but the question this week is:

Which of the two prizes I’m offering would you like to win? A Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm or a La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+?

Please note, these giveaways are open to US residents only, for the single reason that I brought these home from France for people to try since they are either not available or not as easily available here. I’ll have another international giveaway in the future.

Important rules and information:

  • Enter via the Rafflecopter widgets below
  • The prize is EITHER a Nuxe Reve de Miel Lip Balm OR La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+. This giveaway is sponsored by SheDreamsinPerfectFrench.com and not affiliated with Nuxe or La Roche-Posay
  • These giveaway is open to US residents only, except where prohibited by law
  • The giveaways end at 12:00 am June 2, 2014 and one winner will be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter for each giveaway
  • You can only win one giveaway. If the same winner is chosen, a second winner will be selected
  • The winners will be contacted via e-mail and have 72 hours to respond in order to claim their prize. This means you need to use a valid e-mail address when entering your information in the Rafflecopter widget. In the event the winner does not respond in that time period, another winner will be chosen
  • All entries will be checked for validity, so there’s no getting around any of it 😉

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Paris Haul: High-end edition (aka The Mother of All Hauls, part II)

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Paris haul Continuing where we left off with my Paris pharmacy haul, I now present the droolworthy Paris haul of high-end products I sold my soul for invested in. I managed to do quite a bit of damage in a very short amount of time (about an hour…this is why I had a list!). My sister was appalled impressed.

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Review and FOTD: Surratt Artistique Eyeshadows

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I need to state this at the very beginning, just to make things clear because of how effusive this review is turning out: I am not being compensated at all for this post. In the slightest. I purchased all 6 shadows with my own hard-earned money. That said, I think the Surratt Artistique Eyeshadows are possibly the best eyeshadows I have every used. They’re at least up there in my top 3. (And I don’t even know what the other 2 are.)

Surratt Artistique Eyeshadows

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Wishlist Wednesday #33 – black leather satchel

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Undoubtedly, I do love color in my wardrobe and on my face. Yet one thing that is a staple in my wardrobe is a black leather satchel bag. I currently have the Treesje Brixton, which I didn’t use that much after I first purchased it a few years ago, but have been using every day since November.

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Treesje Brixton

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Paris Haul: Pharmacy edition (aka The Mother of All Hauls, part I)

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Some of you have been waiting for this, some of you haven’t, but here goes nothing. It’s taken me this long to post about my Paris haul because of all the things that I had to photograph! And the weather hasn’t been that cooperative. (I need to get some lighting!!)

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Music Monday #33 – “Gigantic” by The Pixies

Since 2005, every time I hear “Gigantic” by The Pixies, I’m transported back to Leeds Festival. I have so many strong associations with it.

Now, thanks to Apple and their commercials, I’m reminded of it all the time.

Happy Monday!

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