31 January 2011

Rescue Beauty Lounge Iconic/Ironic Collection Spring 2011

Iconic Ironic

Image:  via e-mail from RBL

I don't usually post about pre-sales, but I am head-over-heels for this collection.  Nude, purples and metallic black...gimme 'em all!  RBL's polishes are just top notch, and totally worth the $18 pricetag.

The pre-sale runs through tomorrow.  Just click on the picture and it will take you right there.  Looking for swatches?  All Laquered Up has some great ones, including comparisons.

24 January 2011

Burberry Nude Beige Lip Glow Lip Gloss and Rosewood Lip Cover Lipstick

See, I can follow through.  But before I toot my own horn too much, let's see how the rest of the week goes.  This post is going to be short and sweet, because frankly, I had a bit o' wine while cooking dinner, and I'm just not so much with the words right now.

The lip gloss comes in a clear, square tube with a metal wand that has the Burberry plaid check design etched into it.  The applicator is a doe-foot, which I know is not a favorite of many, but I don't mind it.  The lipstick comes in a heavy metal case which has a magnetic closure and is also etched with the plaid check design.

Swatches after the jump.

23 January 2011

Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Rosewood and Taupe

I've had these shadows for awhile, but I'm just getting around to posting the swatches now because I'm lazy.  Sorry, it's the cold, hard truth.  I have a couple of lip products to post, too.  Judging by how long it took me to post the shadows, I should have the lip stuff up by spring.  Kidding, kidding...it'll be summer before I get around to it.

OK, in all seriousness, I'll get the lip products posted tomorrow.  I actually have huge backlog of stuff, not including the few new things I've gotten in, PLUS the plans I have for swatching my current holdings.

Now for today's post, Burberry Sheer Eyeshadows in Rosewood and Taupe.  These shadows are anything but sheer.  They are silky soft and highly pigmented, and are etched with the iconic Burberry plaid check design.  They come in a sturdy, mirrored compact with a magnetic closure.  The compact is etched with same plaid check design and tucked into a velvet protective case (much like Chanel's).  Truly everything a luxury product should be.

See the swatches after the jump!

16 January 2011

Urban Decay 15th Anniversary 24/7 Liner Collection: Review and Swatches

Well, I finally got a few moments of sunshine so that I could do swatches...most of 'em anyway.  Urban Decay 24/7 Liners are some of my favorite liners.  They don't smudge or crease and the color-range is phenomenal, especially in this collection.  Now for swatches!!

Perversion, Zero, Uzi

I used to think Zero was the blackest black.  But UD stepped it up and brought out Perversion.  Swatched next to Zero, you can see how deep, carbon black Perversion really is.  Zero is still black and I'll still love it, especially since Zero is part of the permanent collection whereas Perversion is exclusive to this Anniversary Collection.  But, if you're looking for the darkest black possible, Perversion it is.  Not to be left out, Uzi is a deep charcoal grey with silver sparkles, and is also exclusive to this Collection.  Uzi is quite a bit darker than Gunmetal.  Gunmetal looks practically silver next to Uzi.

Click for the rest of the collection!

08 January 2011

03 January 2011

Collection Les Perles De Chanel

In an effort to get all my seasonal relevant posts out of the way, I've got a few items from Collection Les Perles De Chanel from Spring 2011 that I swatched.  I know winter juuuuust got under way, and spring seems like a long way off, but perhaps these goodies will get in you the mood.  I'm also not one to limit colors to a specific season, and these Chanel spring colors are very versatile.  From the collection, I picked up all three Le Vernis, Black Pearl, Pearl Drop, and Peach Nacree, and the Ombres Perlees quint.

Click the jump for the swatches!

02 January 2011

MAC Cham Pale Collection

The Cham Pale Collection from MAC is the first one in a while that has caught my eye.  I've been focusing on exploring other brands, so I'd been passing on MAC in favor of other stuff.  I'd been looking for a couple new bases and once I saw the polishes, being the polish-hoor I am, decided I couldn't pass on those.  I ended up purchasing Dangerous Cuvee and Vintage Selection Paint Pots, and Soiree and Very Important Platinum (which is just about the least creative name ever) Polishes.

Keep reading for swatches!