Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Updates and various

This will be a short blog post. I have a larger post about how to say "No" graciously in the crafting world, but it's not going to be written tonight.

On Saturday, I became a convert to the cult of Silk Naturals' Idolize eyeshadow. I was wearing a cool light blue top and decided to pair up Benefit's Creaseless Cream Shadow in Birthday Suit all over my eye, with Idolize on top of the lid.

If you like neutrals, you really must give this a try. I can't think of an eye color that this color combination wouldn't flatter, and I've been fighting the urge to wear this color combination every day.

I also picked up my first MAC Paint Pot in Reubenesque. It's a fantastic peachy gold shade that's not TOO gold, so it's very flattering to my skin. When I was in the mall on Sunday, the lady at the Estee Lauder counter was convinced that I was wearing Golden Sands, which is a more sheer metallic gold than Reubenesque. I'd say if you're fair like me and you could only have one of these shades, go with Reubenesque.

I have to say that I like the MAC products I've tried so far, but I really hate going to the MAC counters near me. They're usually super crowded, and if you know what you want to buy, it's a little difficult to get that done. The staff have always been very sweet and helpful, but even with five or more of them working in the teeny tiny store space allotted to the MAC counter, they're usually swamped, so it can take a while to get your one thing and go.

Other than that, it's fall, and I've reverted back to my love of neutrals. I think at heart, I'm really much more of a neutral eye look girl than a brights girl, though I love seeing the bright looks on other people. I think neutrals can be every bit as exciting and fun as brights, and there are some amazing neutrals from Darling Girl CosmeticsSilk Naturals, and Evil Shades.

Okay, so this post was longer than I thought it was going to be.


  1. They always are, aren't they? ;-)  Idolize looks interesting in SN's swatch photo, although the product photo (not the swatch one, the main one) looks *nothing* like its description as "golden blue plum".  It just looks fawn gold.  o.0  Ah well.  Might be worth trying sometime, as the swatch photos on several other blogs look varied and complex and lovely. 

  2. To me it's much more blue and plum with a golden tone to it, that makes it super flattering. It looks much darker in the pot than the example swatch on the Silk Naturals site would lead you to believe. I can send you a little bit with your BB creams, if you want to see it in person.

  3. You are so generous and giving - how are you for real? ;-)  Up to you, hon.  I don't think I've got anything quite like it and it'd be cool to see a teensy bit in person, but it's no big.  Besides, you've got plenty going on - blog posts and new designs and colorways, oh my!  (just saw the new "last leaf" design go up, pretty and very unique, never seen anything quite like it!)

  4. Sometimes, people are just awesome.  The designer of the pattern and you as well. 


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