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Dr. Hauschka lipstick #09, Dolce (pics)
Sunday, September 02, 2007

outdoors indoors + gratuitous earring shot :) This is more muted and natural than Dr. Hauschka #01 Amoroso: Where Amoroso is a coral red without shimmer, Dolce is a warm, somewhat shimmery, ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Mom Makeup: The Early Years
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Hm. Last night, after I published Mom Makeup, I realized that was "old Mom Makeup," and that the average new Mom would probably burst out laughing at the idea of having time to wear eyeshadow, ... [more]
Beauty Notes: Mom Makeup
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Along with Mom Clothes, there should be Mom Makeup. I already had one of my kids, and was pregnant with the second, back when I discovered beauty messageboards. Part of my makeup quest has ... [more]
Dr. Hauschka lipstick #01, Amoroso
Saturday, August 25, 2007

I feel this picture captures the shade a bit more accurately than the official swatch: In the swatch, Amoroso appears a sort of pinky peach. But it's actually a lovely, slightly bright coral ... [more]
The perfect blush: then and now
Monday, August 13, 2007

Then: The Lipstick Page Forums Beauty & Fashion Blog: The perfect blush Now: Hm. I agree with Dain, that blush should be regarded as a foundation product, rather than as a color cosmetic. It's ... [more]
How to choose a lipstick shade: then and now
Monday, August 06, 2007

How to choose a lipstick shade Since writing the original post, I used up MAC Sophisto and Strawberry Blonde, all the way down to their inner metal tubes. They're sitting in my Back to MAC empties ... [more]
Eye makeup for green eyes: then and now
Friday, August 03, 2007

Eye Makeup for Green Eyes #1 Eye Makeup for Green Eyes #2 Eye Makeup for Green Eyes #3 I was going back on some older posts to index them (you can now pull up posts by clicking the Features, ... [more]
And so, goodbye.
Sunday, July 29, 2007

Wah! My MAC Strawberry Blonde lipstick has finally bitten the dust. I'm using Clinique Apple Brandy now: It's a nice lipstick, but it's not the same. The MAC Lustre formula is superior, ... [more]
Stash musings
Saturday, June 02, 2007

As my cosmetics stash gently ages (see previous Rambles...), I feel I should rethink what it means to have a stash to begin with. I've never been much of a "collector" in the sense that owning a ... [more]
MAC Strawberry Blonde lipstick, saga continues...
Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Thanks Arabella :) for the heads-up on MAC Flowerplay lipstick. This is from the Strange Hybrid collection... image courtesy It's purported to be quite similar to Strawberry ... [more]
Ever bought a beauty product purely for its shade name?
Friday, April 13, 2007

This isn't even out yet; not even on the Sephora site. The name is just so eye-catching, would appear to be a frosted pink lipstick (even though the Nars site images seldom match ... [more]
MAC Strawberry Blonde lipstick, saga continues...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Actually I'm trying out our new "get email notification whenever this blog is updated" feature. So far I haven't gotten an update (just put it up a few hours ago though). This pic doesn't quite ... [more]
Search for Strawberry Blonde lipstick continues...
Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Hm. Check it out: New from MAC: Slimshine I know, I know...the Estee Lauder family of brands is doing something very similar to what L'Oreal has been doing for years. They're making almost ... [more]
Latest look-alike for MAC Strawberry Blonde lipstick
Friday, March 02, 2007

Thank you nocturnalgoddess of Victoria's Secret Very Sexy Perfect Lipstick in "Love Bite" This is second-hand info, the same as Julie Hewett "Gem Noir" and Nars "Niagara."Labels: ... [more]
The search for Strawberry Blonde lipstick look-alikes continues...
Sunday, February 18, 2007

Glossy Lipstick ~ Bougainvillea Alchemy of Colour Nouriche Lipstick Described on the site as "sheer coral pink." If it looks anything like the online swatch, it's close...and only a buck more than ... [more]
Favorite "high end" beauty products
Friday, February 16, 2007

Conversely, some products are worth their higher price tag. The colors, staying power, texture, versatility, sometimes even the shelf life--I've had cheaper lipsticks and eyeshadows turn on me ... [more]
So...are you gonna get something from the MAC Barbie collection?
Tuesday, February 13, 2007

There's been an enormous amount of hype over this one; in fact I can't think of any other recent MAC collection (or any other line's, for that matter) that has been so abundantly promoted as of ... [more]
MAC Strawberry Blonde lipstick
Sunday, February 11, 2007

Reviewed here: MAC Lipstick (Lustre) Strawberry Blonde Blogged here: Catherine Deneuve thoughts... Why I passed on the rest of the Deneuve collection I got this from the Catherine Deneuve ... [more]
Thursday, January 04, 2007

About The MAC Cosmetics and Estee Lauder Co. Boycott (link removed because the above page was hacked) I'm a consumer, not a makeup artist...still I found it interesting and read it through. As ... [more]
Beauty breakthroughs
Friday, November 17, 2006

Once in a while, there comes along a beauty product that actually does change your life. Most of them don't, of course, but some of them do. This has been on my mind for a while...because once ... [more]
Back to MAC expanded for MAC freestanding stores
Thursday, November 02, 2006

Transcript of your chat MAC Cosmetics Online <> to me 12:20 pm (2 minutes ago) From: MAC Cosmetics Online <> To: Josephine ... [more]
Bored with MAC
Wednesday, August 30, 2006

There, I said it. I've been thinking that way for quite some time pinpoint it, this feeling of disinterest began when MAC started cranking out a new collection every--what feels ... [more]
Why I passed on the rest of the Deneuve collection
Saturday, February 18, 2006

It's nothing personal, whatever. I adore Deneuve. The Bourbon lipstick would have been good on me...and the two shadow quads. I still jump for joy when it's "Strawberry Blonde" time. I'm a makeup ... [more]
Catherine Deneuve thoughts...
Saturday, February 04, 2006

I should preface this by saying that, in the main, my "lemming" days are past. What is a lemming? It's a sort of small rat-like creature that, at least according to myth, follows all the other ... [more]

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