Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Matryoshka Lemming

Ever since I bought the MAC Barbie back in 2007, I've been the recipient of the Barbie collector's catalog. I mostly either recycle it immediately or briefly thumb through it, because I'm not a doll collector and I don't really need to start (just watching Susan from this season's episode of Hoarders is enough to scare anyone). However, the latest catalog, much to my delight, featured 4 dolls inspired by Russia. The one that caught my eye of course is this darling named Mila with the matryoshka skirt& headdress:
Yes, I may plunk down the coinage and add a 2nd doll to my purposefully meager collection. And on a side note, have you ever noticed how Barbies always have the coolest eye makeup? No joke, the designers really spend a lot of time coordinating her eyeshadow colors.

And on another side note, sorry I've been absent for nearly 3 weeks. This month has been the kind where all I want to do when I get home from work is just flop onto my bed and read. I do have some new goodies to post soon, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What's in My Makeup Bag: Late Winter Edition

One of my favorite types of posts to read on other people's blogs, aside from haul posts, is the "what's in my bag" post. Since I change out my purse almost every other day, I thought I'd do a "what's in my makeup bag" post instead. I did a group shot of all the items above, but I've broken everything down one by one below:

Pocketo Target collection bag

I totally fell in love this this, because it not only features owls (my third favorite animal), but a deer in a snug winter hat with dangly poofs! Whimsy rules!

Toki Doki mints from Sephora

To be honest, I only purchased these because I needed an item for $5 in order to qualify for free shipping. The taste isn't bad, it has a touch a sweetness to it rather than being and out and out mentholy. The tin is adorable, and it comes with a little mirror inside, but unfortunately the mirror is already starting to fall out. But once the mints are done, I plan to save it and use it for other things - maybe I'll turn it into a pill case.

The next item is my contact lens drops - not bothering to
take a close-up of it, for obvious reasons. I have dry eyes, particularly in the winter. Sometimes my contacts would fall right out if I didn't have this solution with me!

Chanel Patchouli Rouge Coco & Pleasing Glossimer

These are both from the 2010 Chanel Holiday Collection, and they've become my everyday lippies because they are both so versatile. Pleasing is a metallic burgundy, and Patchouli (I'm endlessely amused that high-end Chanel has a lipstick named after a fragrance that is a hippie cliche!) is also a shimmery brown burgundy. I'm starting to develop a dangerous addiction to Chanel!
Bliss High Intensity Hand Cream

I bought this during my last trip to Vegas, because I left my other hand cream at home. This was one of the items they keep in the bins in the Sephora check-out line. It's now one of my staples - in addition to being moisturizing, it has a lovely (and light!) fruity scent.

Also in my makeup bag, but not shown:

*Almay salicylic acid touch up powder.
Unfortunately the white "A" that is on the compact has started to look kind of grimy, so I thought I'd spare you all the ugliness. I'm always on the lookout for blot or touch-up powder, so if you have any recs, let me know!

*Ecotools Retractable Powder brush
To use with above Almay compact.

AKA my lifesaver. More than anything else in my bag, I will freak the spork out if I leave my xanies at home.

That's it for now, what are some of your favorite daily makeup bag staples?