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. =)