Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Holidays!!

Just a quick note to say I'm still here.  I hope you're all doing well!  My passion for blush seems to have faded a bit.  I've been a little overwhelmed with some non-makeup related things.  Hopefully after the holidays my blush love will be reignited!  I just wanted to say that I'm having a blog sale if you're interested in some new goodies and have any money left after all the Christmas shopping.  So check it out if you're interested (I'm parting with some treasures).  Have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year!  Hope to see you more next year.  PEACE.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Pretty in Pink! Chanel Ultra Rose JC

I sometimes wonder what Chanel is thinking with their exclusive products.  This is one of those times.  The Ultra Rose JC is a gorgeous bright pink and only available in Asia or Europe.  

I was lucky enough to have a wonderful friend get it for me.  So, if you love pink, try to get your hands on it!  It is baked, but has good color payoff.  It's similar to the hard to find Turbulent, but isn't as blue-toned or quite as pastel-y.  Of the blushes I have, it is most similar to Kevyn Aucoin Myracle.  Here are some pictures--hope they help!

Thanks for reading--have a great week!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Burberry Sheer Blush--Hydrangea Pink

Surprise!  I'm back--I hope you didn't give up on me!  Last year I had some health issues crop up, but I'm back now and feeling great.  I hope to blog more regularly (lol, I know, I always say that!) and figure out a way to find something interesting to say.  Hope you're all doing well and had a great holiday season!  
My newest purchase from Nordstom is Hydrangea Pink--this is one of the new 2013 spring blushes from the Burberry Beauty line.  I love the texture of these so much!  They're so soft and creamy and blend like a dream.  Here is a picture of Hydrangea Pink (the lighting isn't the best--sorry!)
Some of the pictures I had seen made it look VERY vibrant and bright, but it is much more wearable (even though I have a huge weakness for crazy-bright blushes).  Here are some other blushes from my collection to compare it to--these seemed like the closest matches.
 And finally, here are some quick comparison swatches of these blushes.  Honestly, the Burberry has the best texture of any of them (a few had to be layered a bit to get some color).  Hydrangea Pink is a bit plummier than I expected, and leans cool, but not close to the blue-super cool blushes like Nars Gaiety or Chanel Turbulent.
Hopefully these pictures will help with your spring blush buying and I hope you have a healthy and happy 2013! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Update and Blog Sale

Wow!  I can't believe it's been 6 months since I posted last.   I really am a terrible blogger--LOL.  I'm doing well and hope to be back to blogging again soon.  I lost my makeup mojo and am trying to find an angle that interests me.  I did list a few new things on my blog sale, so if you're interested, you can check it out here.  Much love to you all. <3

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Taking a little break

Ok, first off, I know I take a lot of breaks, but they were all mostly unplanned.  But now, something's come up where I need to take some time to relax and not feel guilty about not blogging (got that?).  I'll be trying to update my personal (non-makeup) blog with details -- Tuna Parfait. Thanks and much love.  Enjoy your blushes!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A Beautiful Bunch of Bright Pink Blushes

I don't think it will come as a surprise to most of you, but my very favorite color for blush is bright pink.  It is just irresistible to me and if possible, I think that I would like to collect every single one.  I'm not sure if this is all of my bright pinks, but here is a picture of most of them:
 Aren't they lovely?  Ha!  Some of the blushes I chose are currently available, some are discontinued, some have been reformulated, and some are brand new.  People often ask what my favorite blush is and I'd have to say it's Chanel Turbulent.  I prefer the color of the Euro/baked version, but the texture of the US one.  I've been using it sparingly because it is one of the discontinued ones and very hard to find.  Luckily, Nars Gaiety is really close in color and the texture is very nice for a Nars blush.  It doesn't have any shimmer, but still gives a nice glow.  If I need more, I can use a separate highlighter.  Here are the bright pink swatches:
Some are much more raspberry pink and others become cool and pale instead of the fluorescent pink they look like in the pan.  One of my favorites for texture is Beauty is Life.  The texture of Joy (and the others I have) is soft and creamy powder, really heavenly.  You can see the older versions of a couple Shu blushes on the far right--they're among my favorites in texture as well.
I have to admit to being a bit of a snob when it comes to the texture of blush.  I really prefer very fine powder that isn't too compressed or hard.  That is why I'm not crazy about the Chanel baked blushes--it's a bit hard to get color payoff from them.  They're finely milled, but the texture is hard.  There are no blushes here that I hate--the colors are lovely and even though not all the formulations are my favorite, there are much, much worse on the market. 
I'm trying to post more and I'll be doing smaller groupings of colors/brands/etc. in the coming weeks.  Thanks for reading!  I hope you enjoyed seeing some of my favorite things.  <3

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A few things--Blog Sale...

First, I want to apologize for not posting anything in months.  I really will try to post my pretty blush pictures more consistently.  Also, I wanted to mention that I'm having a blog sale--I've purged a bunch of blushes and other things.  
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and your new year is going well.  Thanks so much!  Enjoy a few pictures of some recent pretty things. =)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chanel Joues Contraste--Candy

Candy from Chanel is another baked Euro blush in Chanel's Joues Contraste line, it was a Limited Edition from a few years ago and was pretty popular.  Here is a picture of it in the pan

It's a lovely color--on me it is pretty much straight up peach with just a hint of coral.  There is no visible glitter, it just adds a bit of that JC glow thanks to a tiny amount of pink shimmer.  Here is a swatch of it--it's 2nd from the left.

As you can see it is a lovely, bright, smooth powder.  The baked formula glides on easily without being overly powdery or chunky.  It has the signature Chanel rose scent.
Here are the rest of this batch of Chanel blushes:

Tomorrow will be the lovely Caprice.  Thanks for your time! <3

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blog Sale

Just a quick note to let you know I've updated my blog sale with a few new things and lowered the price on some older items.  As always, US shipping is included.  Thanks and have a great day!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush--Brume d'Or

Chanel's Joues Contraste line of blushes are lovely.  They have a unique glow that is hard to capture with a camera and hard to find in other blushes.  Today's blush, Brume d'Or is one of the baked blushes, usually part of the European, Canadian, and Asia collections.  The baked versions are harder and usually have less color payoff.  The powder on these is very fine and blends well into the skin.  Here is how Brume d'Or looks in the pan.

Brume d'Or is a peachy terracotta brown with very subtle super-fine silver shimmer. Here are the swatches--Brume is on the far left.  It doesn't really capture the glowiness of it.

If you're sensitive to smells, you need to know that all these Chanel blushes have a rather strong rose smell.  I can smell them when they're in the drawer and especially when I open the compact.  Once it's applied to my face, however, I don't notice it at all.  Here's a pic of my first batch of JC's.

You can get Chanel at pretty much any department store, but many of the ones in my collection are the Euro version or discontinued.  Thanks for reading, tomorrow will be the lovely Candy. <3