Monday, March 31, 2014

Blog Sale

* U.S. addresses only. I will not be responding to messages asking me to ship internationally.

* Paypal only- I must receive payment within 24 hours or item will be relisted. Make sure your shipping address is correct on Paypal- I will not be able to keep track of requests to ship to a different address.

* Shipping starts at $3.00 for 1 item. Add $.50 for each additional item. I always use delivery confirmation, but will add insurance at your request only.

* Packages are usually shipped within 2-3 days of payment.

* No returns or refunds- I have done my best to take accurate photos and list an estimate of percentages left. Do not use these photos for accurate color representations.

* Contact me - williams.martha (at) gmail (dot) com with "blog sale for (your name)" in the subject and your paypal address in the email.

* I will invoice you from a different email address- DO NOT PAYPAL ME until you receive my invoice!

SOLD$18 Paula's Choice Nude Mattes Palette 95% left

 

SOLD$15 theBalm Nude 'tude 90% left

SOLD$10 theBalm Cindy Lou-Manizer 95% left

SOLD$10 theBalm Mary Lou-Manizer 95% left

SOLD$10 Cargo Los Cabos 95% left

SOLD$10 Cargo Bali 90% left

SOLD$10 Too Faced Sweethearts Candy Glow 90% left
$6 Too Faced Lucky Charms duo 95% left

SOLD$15 Burberry Pale Barley 80% left (small dip in upper left)- top left

SOLD$20 Burberry Midnight Brown 90% left- bottom left

SOLD$20 Burberry Mulberry 90% left- top right

SOLD$20 Burberry Rosewood 90% left- bottom right

SOLD$15 Tarina Tarantino Blush Palette 95% left

$18 Tarina Tarantino Oz Palette 95% left

$3 Tarina Tarantino Puppeteer liner 90% left

SOLD$22 NARS Guy Bourdin pencil set 95% left, never sharpened

 

SOLD$22 Kat Von D Spellbinding palette 95% left

SOLD$10 Kat Von D Bellisima 90% left- bottom left

SOLD$10 Kat Von D Heartagram 95% left- bottom right

SOLD$10 Kat Von D Truth 95% left- top left

SOLD$6 Kat Von D Devotion 90% left- top right

$10 Tarte BB Illuminating Moisturizer 90% left

SOLD$18 It Cosmetics CC Cream in Fair 95% left

SOLD$7 Urban Decay Shattered 95% left
$4 Sugarpill Tipsy 95% left
$10 Clinique Iced Lotus 95% left
$4 Tarte Cuff

$2 Maybelline Ravishing Rose 95% left

 

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Paula's Choice The Nude Mattes Palette: Swatches and Review

For today's selection, I have a bit of a fail to share with you. I don't always write about my fails, but maybe this will be helpful.

Paula's Choice has joined the nude palette bandwagon with a selection of mostly matte colors. One shade has shimmer, which adds a nice option to the matte colors.

The colors range from light cream to deep black. I think they included a nice selection of warm and cool colors, as well as some nice in between shades.

Here is where you can really begin to see the shortcomings of this palette. The shades were all chalky and hard to apply and build. Sometimes a palette will swatch poorly, but perform better when applied to the eye. This was not the case, unfortunately.

I have seen some good reviews for this palette, so your results might vary. In fact, I hope your results are much better than mine were!

 

Even Delilah was underwhelmed.

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Spring Cleaning Blog Sale

* U.S. addresses only. I will not be responding to messages asking me to ship internationally.

* Paypal only- I must receive payment within 24 hours or item will be relisted. Make sure your shipping address is correct on Paypal- I will not be able to keep track of requests to ship to a different address.

* Shipping starts at $3.00 for 1 item. Add $.50 for each additional item. I always use delivery confirmation, but will add insurance at your request only.

* Packages are usually shipped within 2-3 days of payment.

* No returns or refunds- I have done my best to take accurate photos and list an estimate of percentages left. Do not use these photos for accurate color representations.

* Contact me - williams.martha (at) gmail (dot) com with "blog sale for (your name)" in the subject and your paypal address in the email.

* I will invoice you from a different email address- DO NOT PAYPAL ME until you receive my invoice!

 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette: Swatches and Review

Ever since I ditched my Urban Decay Naked 1 palette, I have searched for a great warm neutral palette to fill the void. Naked was nice, but I did find the matte shades to be a touch too warm. It also had a couple shades that were too frosty. I think I have found my perfect replacement with Too Faced Chocolate Bar.

The metal case is supposed to look like an actual bar of chocolate, and the eyeshadows are chocolate scented. If you have the Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, these smell similar. I love the scent- a light and sweet vanilla smell.

The case isn't particularly thin, but it feels sturdy and well made. It has a magnetic closure.

The names of the shadows are on a clear insert, though I wish they were printed on the package instead.

Chocolate Bar has a wonderful mix of warm brown, gold, burgundy, and even a purple and light pink. The textures are nicely varied- mattes and shimmers.

A few of the shades have heavier shimmer, which needs to be tapped off before applying to the eye. I can forgive that minor fault, since the other shades are outstanding!

On the left half of the palette, there are mostly brown and gold shades.

 

Gilded Ganache is a deep satin brown. White Chocolate is a matte cream colored shade. Salted Caramel is a light peachy matte brown. Marzipan is a shimmery peach gold. Semi-Sweet is a warm matte brown. Hazelnut is a subtly shimmering neutral brown. Créme Brulee is a shimmery light gold. Haute Chocolate is a shimmering fawn brown.

 

The colors on the right are browns along with a few purple and burgundy shades.

 

Mlk chocolate is a matte ochre shaded brown. Black Forest Truffle is a warm purplish brown with silver shimmer. Triple Fudge is a matte greyish brown. Strawberry Bon Bon is a light matte pink. Candied Violet is a sheer shimmery blue purple. Amaretto is a warm reddish bronze. Cherry Cordial is a matte burgundy. Champagne Truffle is a shimmery light pink.

 

Overall, I am loving these colors for an easy neutral look! The shadows apply smoothly and have great pigment (except the more finicky Candied Violet and Strawberry Bon Bon). I highly recommend Too Faced Chocolate Bar for an everyday neutral palette.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chanel Diapason Illusion D'Ombre: Swatches, Review, and Comparisons

Today I have swatches of something lovely and glittery. A new Chanel Illusion D'Ombre! I had written this color off, until I swatched it in person. I was unable to resist the shimmering blue duo chrome in this purple beauty.

Diapason appears to be a regular old dark purple in the pot.
Upon swatching, the gorgeous blue shimmer shows up.

The base is a warm transparent purple, which provides a nice contrast to the cool blue shimmer.

Here are some friends:

 

Illusoire is a lighter grayish purple. Ebloui is a reddish brown in comparison to Diapason. Fatal is a lighter, more faded purple than the base of Diapason. Fatal also has silver shimmer instead of blue.

 

 

Diapason is a unique purple, making it a great addition to my collection of sparkling pretties. For further coercion, Kate The Driveller has an excellent set of pictures capturing the blue duo sparkle in Diapason.

 

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dior Corail Bagatelle Blush Trianon Edition: Swatches and Review

Dior Spring brought a lovely peachy pink blush that I couldn't leave behind.

Corail Bagatelle is a warm pink with subtle golden shimmer. The bow design is way too adorable for me to handle.

Peachy pink blush seems to be a favorite of mine.....
It seems that a few are very close, but not totally alike.

Picture from Like a Candy Shop

Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud is peachier and more muted. Dior Coral Cruise is a more reddened peach. NARS Day Dream is extremely similar, but a touch less pink. NARS Deep Throat has more golden shimmer.

I forgot to swatch Guerlain Madame Rougit blush until after the pictures were taken, but Color Me Loud has a great swatch picture and more comparisons.

I absolutely love this new blush formula from Dior- long lasting, smooth, and natural. Corail Bagatelle is a fresh peach cheek color, and an excellent addition to my growing collection.