Glamour Puss 4: Y'all are green with envy!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Veronika, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Scintillation

    Scintillation New Member

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    Thank you! I spent all of my college years figuring it out--high school was easier, as I did swim team and had zero time to style it.
    I've found I have to alternate between products because my hair gets used to a product after awhile and it doesn't work in the same way. And the diffuser was a revelation-I can get my hair to last a day or two longer when I use it. Air dried hair frizzes much easier.
  2. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    I went for some bargains today...I got:
    --Stila/Haute in the Hamptons - Collectible Beach Palette No. 2 (eyeshadow/blush palette--on sale for $14!)
    --Urban Decay eyeshadow in Sellout (I've been wanting to get this one for years now)
    --Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes Set (includes mascara, eyeliner, mascara primer, and kohl liner--only $29.50!)

    I also got Philsophy Purity facewash as my 100-point Beauty Insider perk. :)
  3. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I got Purity as well. Love that stuff, have an industrial size bottle. I went through 2 or 3 Sellout shadows at some point. :) Enjoy!
  4. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    The Sephora website has already crashed a few times today...I'm glad I ordered early. There are some pretty funny posts about this on the MakeupAlley message board. :)
  5. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Since it will be awhile before I work up the courage to get my eyebrows done permanently, does anyone know a good eyebrow pencil? I used a Benefit one that came with something else I bought, and it's nice, but just a shade dark, imo. So if I hit Sephora this weekend, does anyone have any suggestions?
  6. Habs

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    I think I'm offended that the salesgirl at Sephora gave me a sample of anti-aging serum with my purchase today. :drama:
  7. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Don't be. These days they start you as early as 28. :p
  8. Habs

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    That, or she spotted my emerging laugh lines. ;)
    Oh well... I'm embracing my youth with Sephora's new OPI glimmer nail polish line! :cheer:
  9. Christina

    Christina Well-Known Member

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    Lancome has a nice pencil that is very powdery with a mascara like wand at the other end of the pencil. I find that if I go out of the hairline, I can simply smoosh my brow with my fingers and it tightens up the pencil. (does that make sense?) I also like Clinique's brow pencil - it's much more "solid" and takes a bit more work with less room for error.

    I've only begun wearing brow pencil about a year ago or so, and I love it!
  10. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Which one? I have been into various shades of grey lately but haven't yet done glimmer.
  11. vesperholly

    vesperholly Well-Known Member

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    Anastasia brow products are fantastic. I mostly use the duo powder, but the pencils are excellent as well. She's got really cool sets that have wax crayons, highlighters, the whole nine yards.

    If you have access to Shu Uemura, their Seal Brown 02 pencil, hard formula, also gets raves for brunettes. Not sure of your hair color :)
  12. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    Fake blonde with purple streaks, natural super dark brunette. I think. I haven't seen it since I was 16..... ;)
  13. Habs

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    I got Stop Stocking Me (golden plum glimmer) and New Years Red-Solution (golden plum red).
    I couldn't help it, I also got this one.

    They're all really pretty on. My hands look festive!
  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    These are fun, Habs!

    Great. Now I want My Personal Serpent, In The Shadows and Caught With My Khakis Down. :drama:
  15. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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  16. Scintillation

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    Yes MAC is doing a special event here next weekend called "glitter and ice" with figure skaters in tow--I think I mentioned it earlier. Johnny Weir looks delightfully avant garde on the invite.
    And their paint pot is a cream eyeshadow.
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  17. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Thanks! Are the paint pot shadows any good?
  18. Scintillation

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    I've never actually tried any of their eyeshadows, although I work with some of their sales associates on occasion. Maybe they're just selling the product 24/7 but they seem to really love all the eyeshadows.
    And a girl stopped by from Sephora to give out invites to a closed-door family&friends event on Sunday. 20% off the total purchase...I am so screwed. I really want more nail polish colors.
  19. BittyBug

    BittyBug Kiteless

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  20. Andora

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    I use Paint Pot in Painterly, and I love it. I use it in the morning when I have little time to put on makeup, and it keeps my eyeliner from transferring to my top lid, and makes me look a little more put together. It's very close to my skin colour. No creasing, no fading, etc.
  21. Scintillation

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    Iiiiiii somehow ended up at Sephora today. I couldn't even wait for the Friends and Family event tomorrow to buy new nail polish. I got some very holiday-festive colors: new year's red-solution, it's bouquet with me, and keep me on my mistletoes. I somehow managed to avoid the new magnetic nail polish.
  22. oleada

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    You have more strength than I do. I reallly want it!
  23. Scintillation

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    IT LOOKS SO COOL and they restocked on Bumble and bumble...I don't need any Bumble and bumble!! But I want to try the curl creme so much...
  24. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    So, it would be bad if I made another Sephora Friends & Family order, right? :shuffle: I'm not really considering it...yet!

    I just love to collect makeup. I have so much that I've never even used. It's almost shameful!
  25. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    I am trying to be good after my Friends and Family purchase (all of it needed, of course and the most expensive are refills of eye and face creams).

    But this morning I noticed that I only have about 1/3 of a bottle left of my La Petite Robe Noire perfume. I love wearing it on warm days and weekend family outings. Despite the name I consider it kid- patient-friendly scent. And that stuff isn't cheap. AND I've had my eye on Spiritueuse Double Vanille (also by Guerlain) for a while now and that stuff ain't cheap either.
  26. Anita18

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    I just noticed I'm halfway gone through my nightly acne treatment. :shuffle:
  27. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    When's this sale again? :shuffle: I need new mascara.
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  29. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    thanks!!! I think I'll be getting that magnetic nail polish too.

    Does anyone recommend a good, thick eyeliner? I prefer pencil, but I can work with creme ones.
  30. Habs

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    I use the B&B curl foam and it's AMAZING.
  31. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    the only eyeliner that hasnt run down my face is the tokidoki one that looks like a magic marker
  32. oleada

    oleada Well-Known Member

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    So, I made my order:

    Nails Inc Magnetic Nail Polish in Trafalgar Square
    Tokidoki Perfetto Eyeliner in Sabochan (black) (thanks mlp! It had me sold on the packaging alone - plus the application style seems super cool)
    Sephora Cream Lip Stain in Strawberry Kiss
    Benefit They're Real! Mascara (loved the Badgal but wanted to try something new. Almost ordered the Diorshow until I read Veronika's blog and thought better of it :))

    Can't wait to get my order...
  33. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    Anyone know if there's anywhere in Canada to get magnetic nail polish?
  34. Habs

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    Sephora sells it.

    Benefit They're Real! is great - it's my new favourite mascara.
    I'm still feeling the love for Diorshow Iconic though. Maybe it's just me ;)
  35. Scintillation

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    You are not making this any easier. I've heard so many good things about their products but they are so pricey. And I'm so discount-spoiled now that I hate having to pay full price for anything. It causes me physical pain, I swear...

    My eyebrows have reached such a state though that I think I may bite the bullet and replace the Anastasia tweezers I lost a few months ago. ARGH. Why do they have to be $28...and why do they have to be the best tweezers I have ever had...
  36. oleada

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    I'm in luck today! I stopped by Duane Reade after class to get some hand soap, and noticed they had a 50% off make up bin. I ended up walking out with 3 lip colors and 2 nail polish!

    Revlon ColorStay Overtime in Perennial Peach
    Revlon ColorStay Overtime in Enduring Iris
    Revlon Colorstay Overtime in Eternal Rose
    Sinful Colors San Francisco (bright emerald green)
    L'Oreal nail polish in Whimsical

    It all added up to under $20. The funniest part is that I walked into Walgreens before class to buy the soap, and debated buying some $$$ lipstick before deciding to just wait because the cashier line was so long.
  37. Andora

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    I need to go back to the USA and buy more makeup. I took it easy when I was there pre-wedding because I had spent so much in general, but now... :p I need a TONNE of NYX stuff, for one.

    This Mascara is amazing. I plan on splurging on it in December for my birthday. Avon's Super Shock is a decent lower-priced version, but the Benefit one blew me away.

    Another reallllly good eyeliner is Stila's pen eyeliner. Nothing stays on my lids without eye shadow anymore, but THIS did. I was really amazed.
  38. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    I wish I could find NYX in person...I've seen it at Ulta, but they have a very small selection. I get most of my NYX online.

    I've been hauling a lot of anti-aging skin creams since I turned 33. :drama: Prevention is key, right?
  39. Scintillation

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    As long as you have something that maintains the skin's moisture barrier, you're good. Plus eating healthy, staying out of the sun and all that jazz keeps the skin looking young.
    So I guess for the launch of Johnny Weir's MAC line they built a little skating rink at the San Diego mall so he could skate around a bit. They say there are going to be figure skaters at the event on Saturday sooo...are they building rinks every time they have a launch party for this new line? That seems like a bit much.
  40. PDilemma

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    I'm quite past 33. And I got carded buying wine on my recent round numbered birthday. Then the clerk said "damn, girl! What do you do to look so young?"

    I have extremely sensitive skin. All I use for moisturizer is The Body Shop's aloe cream. That's it. And stay out of the sun, make sure there is SPF in your foundation, eat healthy, don't smoke, etc...like Scintillation said.