Category Archives: Quickie

New Color Tattoo’s Spotted in Germany

Tonight I was in DM and I stumbled upon a display for the new Maybelline Color Tattoo 24 hr Creme-Gels.  I know there have been two new sets of colors released in the U.S. but as far as I know, this is the first time they’ve added anything new to the line here in Europe.  So in other words, this is rather exciting news for all of us ladies living here in Germany.   At the moment I don’t know if these are limited edition or whether they will be part of Maybelline’s permanent collection, but I will do some digging so that I can let you know when I do a full review.  There were four colors available but I only two appealed to me.  While I think that three of the colors are the same or similar to some of the recent U.S. releases, there was one that I believe is exclusive to Europe.  As I said I will do some research and stop back by my local DM to hopefully get some pics of the display if I can manage it and at the very least some swatches of the other colors as well as a complete list of the new color names.

Without further adieu, here is your little sneak peek…

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I know this is a bit of tease, but I didn’t want to say or show too much before I do my review.  I will say this though, Light in Purple is pretty awesome in the jar.  We shall have to wait to and see if it’s as lovely once it’s applied.  Keep an eye out for these reviews and as always, thanks for reading and check back soon.

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Sneaky Peek…Sugarpill Cosmetics

I’ve been impatiently awaiting its arrival and this morning my Sugarpill order I placed with Beautylish finally arrived!  So naturally, I had to share my happiness with you.  These are my first Sugarpill products and I was lucky enough to score their limited edition @#$%! shadow through a promo they made available through Beautylish.  If you’re interested, you can view the details of the promo here.  Keep in mind that Beautylish only delivers to the United States, however if you order directly from Sugarpill they do in fact ship internationally.

I will of course be doing a full review once I get a good feel for these shadows and put them through their paces.  For now though, I just wanted to share this little snippet with you.  How ridiculously adorable is the Sugarpill packaging?!?!

In other breaking news, I finally took the plunge after much research and deliberation, and decided to give Nuxe Paris skin care a try.  I’ve only been using it a few days and still want to pick up a few more items, but so far so good.  Caudalie had also been in the running but I am still thinking of giving their highly acclaimed Beauty Elixir a try as well.  On a side note, in spite of the awful gray skies and soggy weather that has had us under siege recently, I am trying to keep up my blogging momentum as I know my posts were rather sporadic last month.  It’s so lousy that the Incredibly Bullie Duo can’t even bring themselves to vacate the warmth of their snuggly bed.  I am hoping that this weather breaks very soon though and offers me a little incentive to crawl out of my cozy cocoon of blankets.  As always, thanks for reading and check back soon.

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One or the Other Tag

I was tagged by the lovely Product Hoochie to do this tag.  If you’ve not checked out her blog already, then I highly recommend you click the link and head on over.

Blush or Bronzer?  Bronzer

To be honesty I generally don’t use either.  However in past months I found myself reaching for bronzer much more often than blush because I just haven’t quite found a blush that I’m totally smitten with.

Lip gloss or Lipstick?   Lipstick

I am not a lip gloss fan because more often than not I find them to be really sticky and I just tend to dislike a glossy finish on my lips.  So it’s lipstick for me, mostly in a matte finish.  My favorite shade is MAC’s Russian Red.

Chapstick or Lip butter?  Lip Balm

I have been a huge fan of Labello lip balms (they are Nivea in North America) and tend to keep one of them in my bag for on the go application.  However, about a month or so ago I discovered Nuxe Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing lip balm and it is my new go to lip balm.  Since it’s in a little jar, I usually keep it on my nightstand and apply it before bed and right after I shower in the morning.

Matte or Sparkle Eye shadow?    Sparkle

While I like both and feel there is an occasion for each, I have just had a difficult time getting my hands on good quality easily blended matte shades.  The eye shadow I use most often would be Maybelline’s Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze (On & On Bronze in Europe) with Pomegranate Punk coming in at a close second.

Gel, Liquid, Cream or Pencil Liner?   Gel

I’ve experimented with all of them except cream eye liners and I have found that I’ve had the best luck with the gel formula thus far. I don’t line my eyes often but when I do I reach for my Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eye Liner in brown.  While I love how a nice black cat eye looks on others, I’ve yet to master the technique.

Foundation or Concealer?   Concealer

I am really funny about foundation and even moisturizer for that matter, as I do not like feeling as though I have much if anything on my face.  Admittedly I don’t think I’ve found the right foundation yet.  So I am more prone to applying a bit of my MAC Studio Sculpt concealer rather than a foundation.

Liquid or Powder Foundation?  Powder

As I mentioned above I have foundation issues, namely liquid & cream foundations.  Rather than going for a liquid or cream I like to use my MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light Plus.  I find it provides me with a nice light coverage while helping to combat sheen.

Neutral or Statement eye?  Neutral

I typically will do a neutral eye so that I can get away with wearing my red lipstick.  Although, lately I’ve been experimenting with incorporating some bolder, more vibrant colors in the mix.  In fact I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of some Sugarpill shadows that I ordered.

Pressed or Loose shadows?  Pressed

I’m still a makeup novice to perfectly honest so I just find the pressed shadows to be a bit more user-friendly, travel friendly and not to mention much less messy.

Waterproof or Non Waterproof?  Non-Waterproof

For instance, I just can’t be bothered with the battle that ensues when trying to remove waterproof mascara.  Right now I’m quite liking the Maybelline The Mega Plush mascara in brown (Falsche Wimpern Feder-Look Volum Express in Germany)

Brushes, Sponges or Fingers?  Brushes & Fingers

I use brushes most often but depending on the product I will sometimes use my fingers.  I’m really loving the Real Techniques brushes lately.

Powder, Cream or Liquid Highlighters?  Powder

I exclusively use MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle as a highlight.  I’ve not used any liquid or cream highlight products yet but I’m especially curious to try something in a cream formula like Illamasqua’s Gleam in Aurora.

I tag the following ladies:   Beauty GeekBucket List PublicationsGlitter She WroteMae’s Beauty ReportsNail AlchemyPainted Nails & Baking ScalesSakura LovelyThe Silver Nail.

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I Heart Fall Tag

First of all I just want to wish my loved one’s as well as all of my fellow Americans residing on the East coast well as you weather this storm, stay safe and know that you are in my thoughts.

I’ve been seeing a lot of people on YouTube doing this tag and I thought I would take part as well.  I would also like to tag some of my fellow bloggers here on WordPress:  Beauty GeekBucket List PublicationsGlitter She WroteMae’s Beauty ReportsNail AlchemyPainted Nails & Baking ScalesProduct HoochieSakura LovelyThe Silver Nail, and Yoonanimous.

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QUESTIONS:

  1. Favorite Fall lip product?  I wear MAC Russian Red a lot but I’ve also been throwing MAC Viva Glam III in the mix as well.
  2. Fall Nail Product?  I generally gravitate toward darker richer colors, but the Fall is perhaps the best time to indulge in them.  Right now I’m wearing Deborah Lippmann Bad Romance (dark fuchsia glitter suspended in a black jelly base) but a few others that I think are nice for this time of year are A England Camelot: a jelly true black, China Glaze Evening Seduction: dark eggplant purple, Inglot O2M Breathable 647: a super rich purple burgundy with a subtle hint of gold shimmer, OPI Espresso Your Style!: shimmery chocolate-brown with gold shimmer, Zoya Envy: highly pigmented yellow based dark green.
  3. Favorite Starbucks Fall Drink?  I am not a Starbucks fan and very rarely if ever go there.  However, I did enjoy the Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte I had last fall while visiting family in NYC.  So since I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one of those I would have to say that.
  4. Favorite Fall Candle?  Yankee Candle – Harvest & Iced Pumpkin.  However, anything with a cinnamon scent will do.
  5. Favorite Fall Scarf or accessory?  I really enjoy being able to wear cozy hoodies and my Neff cupcake beanie again.
  6. Haunted house, haunted hay ride, or haunted corn maze?
  Haunted hay ride of course.  I’ve not encountered any of the three here in Germany.  Back in Michigan though you can find them all over during the month of October.
  7. Favorite Halloween movie?  I can never just pick one of any genre when it comes to movies, I am way too much of a movie fanatic.  So here is a list of some of my favorites; Sleepy Hallow, Disney’s The Legend of Sleepy Hallow, Hocus Pocus, The Monster Squad (I’m aging myself right?),  Silver Bullet, Creepshow, Beetlejuice, Stephen Kings It, Christine, Interview With A Vampire, and The Adventures of Pete & Pete: Halloweenie just to name a few.
  8. Favorite candy to eat on Halloween?  Candy Corn, Caramel Apple Suckers (both of which I miss terribly).
  9. What are you dressing up as for Halloween?!  The Captain and I hosted our Halloween party this past weekend and I dressed up as the “Not So Fairy.”
  10. What is your Favorite thing about Fall?  The sunny crisp weather, the scent of wood burning in all the fireplaces to keep warm, the colors, Halloween, pretty well everything.

On a side note I wanted to mention that Deborah Lippmann’s Bad Romance is on its way and will no longer be available once supplies are exhausted.  So if you’ve been coveting a bottle of this dark, glittery, moody awesomeness then get on it as soon as possible.  Otherwise you can perhaps get your fix by getting your hands on a bottle of Revlon’s Facets of Fuchsia, which is a great affordable dupe.

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Green Glittergasm!

I wore this combination last week and just had to share it with you guys.  The base is China Glaze Deviantly Daring from the Bohemian Luster Chrome collection and the glittery top coat is Models Own Dancing Queen from their new Mirrorball collection.  I love these two together, what do you think?  Reviews coming soon and I hope that you all have a great weekend.  As always, thanks for reading and be sure to check back soon.

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