Thursday, January 27, 2011

Technical Difficulties and Spring Make-up Plans

My camera and my computer haven't been agreeing with one another as of late, because for some reason my new pictures aren't transferring to my computer at all. And posts without pictures just aren't as snazzy! That being said, I want to keep this blog alive until my issue is resolved, so I thought I'd post my Spring/Summer makeup purchase plans (using stock footage), and what I plan on passing over entirely.

Hauled it:

*Physician's Formula Happiness Booster Blush

Cute and inexpensive! (Though can I get my money back if my happiness isn't boosted?) It was $11, but it came with the $3 coupon. They also had a shade that was a sheer illuminator, a shade that was a light bronzer, and one that was a darker bronzer. I bought two of the above pictured shade, which is called natural, but is really a rosy pink. One of the compacts is for me, and the other I'm sending to my mom for Valentine's day.

Lemming it:

*Laura Mercier Silk Road Collection paletteI saw this beauty at the Macy's Laura Mercier counter, but unfortunately said counter was deserted by its sales associates, so I didn't have a chance to ask to sample it. Call me picky, but I don't think I should have to chase down the sales staff in order to purchase a pricey palette. Still, from what I could see it was lovely, and I was especially drawn to the shimmery pewter shade on the lower left hand side. And that vibrant apricot blush on the right!

*Chantecaille Sea Turtle Eyeshadow palette
I did write about this in one of my previous posts, but it's worth mentioning again. I stopped by the Chante counter at my local Nordstroms to inquire about its release date, and was told that there was a waiting list. A waiting list for a $78 palette?! Seriously, what recession? Anyway, it is available online at blissworld, but I'm still debating whether or not I can handle paying $78 for quad just to indulge the novelty of having turtles (one of my favorite animals) on my eyeshadow.

Leaving it:

*MAC Wonder WomanTo be honest, the blush Mighty Aphrodite did catch my eye, but I can't just get over the cheesy packaging. Which is really funny, because in the past I've adored MAC's packaging for their cartoon collections (Fafi, Hello Kitty, Venomous Villains). I think what puts me off about this is that the only colors used are the primary colors (red, yellow, blue), and that automatically makes me think of fast food restaurants. Weird connection, but there you have it. I also have no real nostalgic memories of the Wonder Woman series, since they were a little before my time (a collection based on She-Ra Princess of Power on the other hand would knock my socks off!)

Anyone have any lemmings or hauls you're planning?


  1. I'm with you on the Wonder Woman packaging... Sooo unfortunate. I'll probably still get one or two things but I'm not happy with the way it looks.

  2. AH! I love the sea turtle palette too,all the colors are really nice =P. I don't know the much about the brand either, or why it costs even more than a Chanel quad!

    I agree about the MAC packaging--- as nice as a lot of the colors are, I just can't imagine a bright red plastic case looking chic after one season! Which is a shame

  3. Same here Jennifer, if I manage to snag it, I might get that blush I mentioned and just try to ignore the ugly compact!

    I'm a total newbie to Chantecaille too Dovey - for those prices I'd hope the products would turn me into Scarlett Johansson or something! But seriously, if I get the palette I'm going to have to go on a 9 month no-buy.

  4. Oooh! That Physician's Formula blush looks really pretty!! I'm going to keep my eyes out for this, it's just too cute!
    The Laura Mercier palette is also gorgeous, as is the Chantecaille palette! I've considered getting it for my mom, because she absolutely adores turtles, but $78 on a makeup item for someone who doesn't ever wear it, is money that could go to other makeup items, for someone who does wear it! *ahem, me!*

    And I am totally with you on the Wonder Woman Collection! The first time I saw pictures of it online, I was like YUCK. It just looks so cheap and tacky! Not a fan. At all!

    Great post, thank you for sharing this!

    Andrée xx

  5. I have to disagree with you all... I LOVE the packaging of this collection, I was so excited when I saw it! I didn't grow up with Wonder Woman but even so, I really look forward to this collection, inside and out!

  6. Lol, I thought the same exact thing about Venomous Villains - so many people hated the packaging, but I thought it was awesome!

  7. I've been looking all over for the PF Blushers.
    All I've found was the Bronzer.

    I'm lemming on the new Urban Decay 24/7 Shadow Pencils.
    As well as the Hello Kitty For Sephora Brush Set.
    Just to have as a collectors item.