Monthly Archives: June 2011

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 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! 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, then send me a screenshot of the number it generated:   Yes, that slightly blurry number says ‘2’, … Continue reading

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Clothing Haul: Myer, David Jones, Diane Von Furstenburg, and JolieVintageShop

Over the past few weeks I’ve accumulated a few more dresses, and below are the fruits of my labours. Apologies for the slightly annoyed expression in nearly every photo – the sun was shining right into my eyes! Would you … 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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Skincare Discoveries of Late: Long term plump lips and fewer lines around the eyes

Two things I’ve been experimenting with over the last two weeks has been vitamin applied to the lips (using the 10% Tetra Serum I made here)  and applying retinol to the eye area, avoiding the eyelids. I’ve experienced excellent results … 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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MuLondon: Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser

My obsession with MuLondon products continues with the Organic White Chocolate Truffle Moisturiser, which the company’s founder, Boris, kindly included with my most recent order. I’m not generally one for ‘foody’ scents, but I really enjoy this. The White Chocolate … Continue reading

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Win My Favourite Sunscreen!

Regular readers will know that I’m utterly in love with Marie Veronique’s Moisturising Face Screen SPF 30+, which I reviewed here. It is kind to my skin, easy to apply, and looks great under makeup. It’s the most effective sunscreen … Continue reading

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