June 30, 2010
June 27, 2010
June 23, 2010
I wanted to congratulate you on being chosen as one of our winners for the Illamasqua Nail Varnish Competition 2010!
We had thousands and thousands of entries, but your entry was deemed to be superior. We have known for about a month so apologies for the delay, but we wanted to make sure that our supplier could match the colour as best they could before announcing the winners. We received our final sign-off sample [ie the colour we are now happy with] today and have requested the first samples of the colour to be sent to us in the next couple of weeks.
As soon as I receive these I will send you a couple of your chosen colour - I think you will be delighted as we are with the final outcome.
Again, congratulations. We loved your colour so much that we shot it on our models nails in the campaign for Autumn Winter 2010 [which will be released at the beginning of September] and will also be gifting the press with your extraordinary colour; who knows, it could end up in Elle, Vogue or InStyle!
I will get in touch once I know when the varnishes will be shipped to you.
Best wishes, and once again congratulations :-)
can you imagine?!!
i guess they had over 6,000 entries! and in october you, too, can own raindrops!! i will show you all the samples i receive from illamasqua, but here is a photo from scrangie's blog.
what do y'all think?! so far it looks perfect! i wanted a light gray and it looks divine.
June 15, 2010
it is the sephora brand base zero brillance anti-shine primer. i am always on the search for a primer that keeps my oily skin shine in check. i'm not looking for a miracle worker that stops oil production forever. all i ask is that it cut down my mid-afternoon shine. and this baby does the trick. after washing my face and letting my moisturizer soak in - this is key- i apply a pea sized amount like so...
i only apply primer to my t-zone and leave the drier skin of my cheeks to fend for itself. i let that soak in and then apply foundation as per usual.
here are my observations...
blends in easily and soaks in completely
controls shine for about 4 to 5 hours
very light feeling
doesn't interfere with regular makeup
excellent value! one tube is about $18 and it has lasted me over 5 months so far!
it does melt! be careful storing it during the summer months!
don't store it on its head! it may pour out! store it by lying the tube down.
if you use a matte foundation, it may take some work to blend into skin that has been primed. just wet a sponge with water or fix+ and blend. not a huge problem.
this is purely an anti-shine primer. it does not fill in pores or create a smooth base for easy foundation application.
the doll lowdown
awesome product if you are inclined to shiny noses! a must have for the upcoming summer months. definitely try it out and let me know how it goes!
June 14, 2010
June 05, 2010
UD shadow - jabberwocky (alice in wonderland book of shadows) in outer corner and crease
MAC shadow - silver ring to blend out into highlight
MAC shadow - hush as highlight
UD 24/7 liner - zero along lashline and in waterline
MAC - opulash as mascara
on lips: MAC viva glam gaga