Category Archives: Makeup

L’Oreal Color Appeal Eyeshadow in Metal Plum

I picked up L’Oreal’s Color Appeal Metal Plum eyeshadow when I was in desparate need of a study break pick-me-up. It’s a really pretty taupe-mauve colour which has a great texture and is easy to apply and blend: When I … Continue reading

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Milani Baked Blush: Dolce Pink and Luminoso

Stacey from AddToCart and I recently indulged in that great Australian beauty blogger tradition of placing a combined order with CherryCulture.com to save on shipping.  We both wanted to try some of the new Milani Baked Blushes that everyone’s been … Continue reading

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Pressing Shiro Cosmetics Loose Shadows – Sample Bags

I have amassed quite the collection of 1/4 teaspoon sample bags from Shiro Cosmetics, so the time has come to start pressing some of them! TheBodyNeeds2.com sells a ‘pressing kit‘ which is inexpensive (USD $9.95 + $5.95 shipping to Australia), … Continue reading

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L’Oreal Color Infallible Eyeshadow in #013 Burning Black

A  few weeks ago I read this post on the blog LondonMakeupGirl. I’ve been lusting after the Armani Eyes To Kill shadows in all their pigmented, multi-tonal glory, but have been unwilling to cough up the USD $32 to pay … Continue reading

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Winner of the Marie Veronique Face Screen SPF 30+ Giveaway

So, there were 26 entries. Thanks everyone! I got my significant other to choose a number between 1 and 26 using Random.org, then send me a screenshot of the number it generated:   Yes, that slightly blurry number says ‘2’, … Continue reading

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Shiro Cosmetics Eyeshadow Swatches – Final Installment

Here are the last few Shiro swatches for you all to peruse: I haven’t had much of an opportunity to wear these yet, but so far my favourites would be Deku, Dmitri, Seaking, Epona, and Subrosia. They all hug the … Continue reading

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Shiro Cosmetics Intertubes Applied

Following on from the post below featuring the entire Shiro Cosmetics Intertube Collection and swatches, here are the Intertubes applied to my lips and a few comments to go with them: Over 9000 is much brighter than I thought it … Continue reading

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Shiro Cosmetics – Intertube Collection and Swatches

Another day, another Shiro Cosmetics order.  This time, somewhere between the study of Neoplatonism and Palladio’s architecture, I decided I needed to have all the Intertubes from Shiro Cosmetics. These are just some photos and initial impressions of the collection. … Continue reading

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The Lipstick Tag, Featuring Gratuitous Pictures and Swatches of my Lipstick Collection

I was tagged by the amazing Suzanne from Don’t They Know Who I Am? and the result is this lipstick post. So, here are some gratuitous pictures of my lipstick collection and a few questions and answers at the end. … Continue reading

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Shiro Cosmetics Haul

I am knee-deep in thesis work at the moment, but just wanted to stick my head over the parapet for a moment and show you my latest Shiro cosmetics haul. It turned up yesterday so I haven’t had much of … Continue reading

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Something Has Gone Wrong…

I merrily updated to the latest version of WordPress a few days ago, and my theme (the arrangement of text and images around the blog) apparently does not fit with the new version of WordPress. So on Friday, my theme … Continue reading

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EmerginC Red Carpet Primer

I haven’t used a primer in a few months, so I when I was sent the EmerginC Red Carpet Primer I was interested to see what it would do for my skin. The packaging is simple and sleek, and comes … Continue reading

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Marie Veronique Organics and a Brief Word About Sunscreen

I wear sunscreen every day. It’s an essential part of my skincare routine. I’ve been using chemical (as opposed to physical) sunscreens for years, but I’ve recently discovered that chemical sunscreens degrade quickly on the skin and can be absorbed … Continue reading

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Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow: Winter Nights

Chanel’s eyeshadow quads don’t have a fantastic reputation in the beauty community, but Winter Nights is one of my favourite palettes and I just realised that I’ve never formally reviewed it. As far as I know, it’s only sold in … Continue reading

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Ardell Lash Applicator

Last year I went to a wedding and had my makeup done by a makeup artist. When it came to the false lashes of the day, she whipped out a false lash applicator and said that they make applying faslse … Continue reading

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