Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Happiness Project - Day 1

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 11:10 PM
I've decided that I should work on me a bit.  A little self-improvement never hurt anyone, right?  This is one of those 30-day things you see people post on blogs, Facebook, Instagram, anywhere really.  So here goes:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Amazingly Lush Shadows

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 6:22 PM
If you follow me on Facebook, then you have seen the "sneak preview" photos I have posted of the eye shadows I am reviewing.  I came across these while I was looking for more of the 88- and 120-colored eye shadow palettes.  What caught my attention were the claims that these eye shadows are better than MAC's and "flight attendants swear by them" (whatever that sort of thing means).  Anyway, I came across a palette that was pretty inexpensive compared to other ones I found online.

The brand is called Miss Rose. It is sold in Malaysia and the United Arab Emirates.  The palette I got is the "Shiny 24-Color Wet Eye Shadow."  The colors look amazing in the photos, but when my package arrived, I was lost for words when I opened the palette.  These shadows have SO much shimmer and sparkle!  The colors are beautiful!   And some of the colors are quite similar, but I don't mind since I got this palette just to dip my toes in the Miss Rose water.  In fact, it gives me a reason to try out other palettes!  For now, I will let the product photos speak for themselves.

When I played with these eye shadows, I found that they are extremely soft.  My gut instinct was to use my fingers to apply them.  But I am a tactile person, if something looks like it has a rich texture, then I have to touch it.  Although, the shadows applied best with fingers, a sponge applicator would be my next choice and lastly, I would use a brush.  Since the shadows are so soft, you would really have to dig into it with a brush to load some shadow onto it.  And while I know fingers and sponge applicators are frowned upon, it's just my two cents.  Feel free to apply your shadows how you wish!

I have also found palettes that look identical to the Miss Rose brand.  Some brand names to keep an eye out for are Miss Beauty, Lijindie, Oumeidie, Angel Cosmetics and Angel London. Royal Brush Promotion

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Dolly Wink Rainbow Crystals

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 10:16 PM
It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone who knows me that I love all things Japanese.   I lurk at my local Asian grocery store and take in all the beauty products they have to offer.  I covet most of the make-up I see in the Taiwanese magazines I pick up.  The packaging is always awesome and many of the products are quite innovative.

The product I recently picked up is a cream eyeshadow by Dolly Wink.  OH, how I lust for more stuff from Dolly Wink.  But for now, this will have to do.  The cream eyeshadow I picked up is called "Rainbow Sparkles."  Doesn't that sound divine??  Don't you want a rainbow of sparkles on your eyelids?  I know I DO!

 First things first, the packaging is very nice.  The small compact is held onto a card by a small, clear box.  The card folds out and has a lot of tips and info from Dolly Wink creator, Tsubasa Masuwaka.  She's a cutie too.

Upon opening the eyeshadow, it looks like a basic white shimmer at first.  Then when you look closer, you can see tons of tiny flashes of multicolored reflections (which, sadly, don't really show in the photos).  Rainbow sparkle action.  Oh yeah!

The photo below, with the product blended out on my arm, shows the best rainbow-sparkly-goodness I could capture with my camera.  It's a really pretty effect.

This is a product I would recommend as a highlighter, whether on the brow or the face or as a stand-alone color for the eyelids.  It stays creamy.  There is some creasing, but it doesn't really bother me with light-colored cream shadows because it just takes a swipe of a finger to smooth it out.  I am thinking this would be great for those summer days when you don't want to fuss with your make-up since you're going to the beach or the pool.  It's quick, easy and very pretty.

You will have to shop around if you are interested in Dolly Wink.  There are quite a few online stores that carry it.  You will find some products on eBay.  This particular product will be around $17 and $19. Royal Brush Promotion

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