Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pretty Girls ROCK!

As this blog highlights all things "pretty," I couldn't help but mention two pretty ladies with great music out today!
In this CD cover image released by Columbia Records, the latest release by Beyonce, "4," is shown. (AP Photo/Columbia Records)
Beyoncé's album is on FIRE! I have had the fortune to meet her, as well as speak at a function she and her hubby attended. She IS that gorgeous in person!

Alicia Keys Releases 14-Year-Old Track “Typewriter” [NEW MUSIC]
Alicia is my girl! I had the great opportunity to travel to South Africa with her last year and get to know how truly amazing she is! She is releasing an extended, special edition of her first album to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of her first album!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I was like, "Why Are You So Obsessed With Me?" (MAC "Bloggers Obsessions")

**CORRECTION** I had previously mixed the two names of the lip glosses I purchased (now corrected).  Thanks to the beautiful, talented blogger, Aileen de Los Angeles -Theshadesofu- for pointing out my mistake!:) FYI: Aileen is the mastermind behind the goooorgeous Sonoran Rain gloss;)

I am over it now.  I'll admit that before I was a tad jealous of the lucky bloggers who were able to visit the MAC Cosmetics laboratories AND create their own eyeshadows/lip glosses;).   Now that I've tried some of their creations and seen firsthand how BEAUTIFUL they are, all is forgiven!:) LOL

The limited edition eyeshadows/glosses are available online for $14.50 each.  I purchased:

Jealousy Wakes eyeshadow (a "teal-jade" color with a nice balance of pigment and sparkle; unfortunately for some, this is now sold out:( )

Nitro:licious 2046  lip gloss (a creamy, yet slightly translucent red...although the name is a bit awkward, the color is beautiful!)

Sonoran Rain lip gloss (this color reminds me of the pinkish-red part of a peach, with lots of gold flecks)

Swatches after the break...

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Saturday, June 4, 2011

GIORGIO Armani Eyes to Kill Intense…NEW COLORS SWATCHES!

I couldn't WAIT to get home from a week-long business trip to have at my latest purchases: Giorgio Armani's Eyes to Kill Intense shadows in #1-Blast of Blue and #3-Purpura! I have like a dozen of the other colors (which I've reviewed here).  The formula and staying power of these newest additions to the line don't deviate from the high quality I've come to expect!

SO, here's the thing, though: the colors are NOTHING like one would expect based on looking in the jar!  I would definitely say the gold tones of each shadow take prominence in the pigmentation.  Fortunately, though, the result you DO get is SOOOOOOO doggone amazing!

#1-Blast of Blue


L: Blast of Blue (dry swatch); R: Purpura (dry swatch)

L to R: Blast of Blue dry/wet; Purpura dry/wet

(Another shot) L to R: Blast of Blue dry/wet; Purpura dry/wet