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Urban Decay 1993 Matte Revolution Lipstick

1993 was the year I met the Blond and we started dating. As a matter of fact, it was around this time of the year, which might explain the wave of nostalgia that had led me to buying this Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in the color 1993. Show More Summary

Currently- September 2015

BookI'm on book three of C.J. Sanson's Matthew Shardlake series. In this one, Sovereign, we actually meet Henry VIII in person. The build-up to the event has been done incredibly well, and I've shared the narrator's terror of his monarch.MusicI only recently discovered Jay-Jay Johanson and I'm kind of smitten. Show More Summary

Burberry Eye Colour Cream- Mink 102

We haven't had one of those "reviews that write themselves" in a while, but here's one where the photos tell the full story. Part of Burberry's makeup line reboot (a new manufacturer, reformulation of several products, wider distribution) included the addition of a cream shadow range. Show More Summary

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick- Plummy Rose

Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Plummy Rose has been my constant companion in the last few months as a lip balm alternative. When I swatched it at Ulta I thought it'll have more color impact on the lips, as you can see it doesn't appear particularly sheer. Show More Summary

Neela Vermeire Creations- Pichola

Image: a Ragamala painting by Kailash Raj via There's no way around it: Pichola is a very sexy perfume.I've been alternating between this new perfume from Neela Vermeire Creations and Maharanih Intense by Parfums de...Show More Summary

Lancôme Mes Incontournables de Parisienne Multipalette

I guess it's not completely true that Lisa Eldridge can sell me anything, because I passed on her Lancome Audacity In Paris Eyeshadow Palette. Too many rosy and purple-leaning eye shadows for me, and I couldn't get excited about it, a Lisa-design or not. Show More Summary

Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo

Tom Ford Moodlight Skin Illuminating Powder Duo is kind of a weird product to buy at the tail-end of summer, but it was actually released in late July (right along with all the fall collections). I've been testing it for a while, and...Show More Summary

NARS Dual-Intensity Eye Shadow- Pasiphae Fall 2015

There was only one thing I wanted from NARS fall 2015 Private Screening collection: the new Dual-Intensity eye shadow in Pasiphae. Who can resist a duochrome that looks like a scarab beetle? This little wonder by NARS changes with the light, as I've tried to show you above. Show More Summary

Estee Lauder Magic Smoky Powder Shadow Stick In Scorched Gold 06

There's a lot going on at Estee Lauder. So much that it's hard to keep up (looking at my planning lists, I have four more Lauder posts in the pipeline). Some of the newly-launched products get more attention and fanfare while others just appear at the counters. Show More Summary

Atelier des Ors- Aube Rubis & Larmes du Désert

The last week of August is the summer equivalent of February. Is there such a thing as summer ennui? If not, I'm declaring it now. I'm kind of done. Both back and front yards are looking tired and shriveled at the edges, tomato season...Show More Summary

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush In Water Poppy

Cushion-style packaging for makeup has been making its way from Korea to Western makeup brands (Lancome has a very intriguing foundation in cushion form). Now Stila is bringing us a couple of Korean color products; the Aqua Glow Watercolor...Show More Summary

Paul & Joe Fall 2015

It looks like while I was taking my time testing these Paul& Joe Fall 2015 items, the limited edition packaging with the cats has sold out in the US. Yes. Fall collection that gets sold out in August. An online search shows that it's still easy to find in the UK, but us Americans seem to get more and more cat-crazy. Show More Summary

Josie Maran Timeless Coral Argan Infinity Lip And Cheek Creamy Oil

I can tell you that I was worried. I made the PR rep who sent me this Josie Maran product double check that it didn't contain coconut oil or any of its derivatives. When the tube arrived I verified it myself, and then had a friend go...Show More Summary

Dior Rouge Continental 753 Fall 2015

I've shown an incredible restraint so far by only picking one item from the Dior Cosmopolite Fall 2015 Collection. I could have easily gone for about half the color products, since so many of them are exactly what I love. But I decided to stick with just one, and it had to be this Dior Rouge lipstick in #753 Continental. Show More Summary

Guerlain Terracotta Bayadére Face & Eye Palette Fall 2015

I meant to post this last week, but got distracted by two little ones, my niece and nephew, who're visiting and filling the house with some serious cheer, Nick Jr., and craft projects. Bob wants the world to know that he'll be taking a nap (he's actually great with the kids. Show More Summary

Perfume- My Current Summer Rotation

It's time for a current perfume rotation check-in, AKA stuff I reach out for on instinct, without much deliberation or pre-mediation.Balmain-Ivoire (vintage). I haven't tried the re-issue, but I doubt it can thrill me as much as this...Show More Summary

Bobbi Brown Intense Pigment Liner in Black Plum - Fall 2015 Greige Collection

The Greige collection by Bobbi Brown for fall 2015 is quite extensive. There's an eight color eye palette, two lipsticks, two shadow sticks, and a completely new product in three color versions: Intense Pigment Liner. I can tell you that I skipped all the other items. Show More Summary

Guerlain Beaugrenelle Fall 2015 Écrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

You know I had to.It's been a while since Guerlain added a new palette to their Écrin 6 Couleurs Eyeshadow line. Just to remind you, these are the super luxurious six color sets in the most beautiful packaging on the market. They were...Show More Summary

Makeup Storage Idea: Vintage Letter Racks & Toast Racks

I know that many of you keep your larger palettes in various document organizers you can buy in office supply stores (and Amazon). It's very efficient for items such as the Naked palettes or those massive MAC ones. But what about smallish/narrow width items? Here's an idea: vintage toast racks or dainty paper holders like the one above. Show More Summary

Currently- August 2015

BookC.J. Sanson- Dissolution. A Tudor mystery. And it's not as cheesy as it sounds, I promise. I couldn't bring myself to read Wolf Hall because having read (and still do) countless of Tudor history books I thought I was all Boleyned out, but this one is different. Show More Summary

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