Saturday, June 23, 2007

Father's Day Sales and Greens and Pinks

I took advantage of some companies' Father's Day sale in order to stock up on items, especially body and bath products. I really love Lure Beauty's body butters and creams, so when Jen e-mailed me about their 30% off body creams sale, PLUS a 10% Father's Day discount on top of that, I didn't hesitate to place body butters in my cart because I go through these fairly quickly. I use them liberally and it pays off because I get to have smooth, soft skin the whole day, and my office literally smells good. One of the couriers at work actually asked me, "are you the one who smells like candy? I dropped off something at your office and it smells really good." I found it hilarious that other people can actually smell these creams.

I bought the huge 8 oz jars in order to take advantage of the free shipping after ordering a certain amount. I got exotic butters body cream, exotic butters body parfait with aloe vera, and the very refreshing and moisturizing shea butter and aloe vera body whip. I also got the biggest sugar scrub in the Baby Powder scent. I love all my goodies and the amount in the jars really generous. I love the idea of aloe vera infused in the creams because it literally cools the skin down, and is very refreshing in this summer heat.


my exotic butters, body parfaits and aloe vera body whip


opened


close-up of the aloe vera-infused Vanilla Sweets Shea Butter and Aloe Vera Body Whip

Meow Cosmetics also had their one-day 20% off Father's Day sale, and I took advantage of it to buy full-sizes of the new Manx breed in the novel munchkin sizes. The munchkin sizes really aren't small, but they are when compared to the gigantic full-size tubs! The wide lid for swirling and the jars of the munchkins are similar and even identical to the full-size jars of Everyday Minerals foundation.




munchkin jars

I used the Naughty Manx foundation and I think it's a tad too light on my summer skin. I need to mix some with a little Fierce Manx to create more depth.









Camellia Rose Skin Smoothing primer
Meow Flawless Feline mineral foundation in Naughty Manx
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
J.Lynne Latin Rhythms mineral blush in Paso Doble mixed with Lumiere veena mineral blush in Violacious
MAC Golden Refined bronzer to contour

Lips:
Rimmel 1000 Kisses lipliner in Wild Clover
MAC lustreglass in Spring Bean

Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC Overgrown eyeshadow on lid
MAC pigment in Emerald Green on outer lid and crease
MAC eyeshadow in Lustreleaf to highlight browbone
Meow Feliner in Copycat to line upper lashline
Maybelline XXL mascara

And here's a pink look:





Camellia Rose Skin Smoothing primer
Meow Flawless Feline mineral foundation in Naughty Abyssinian
Mary Kay undereye concealer in Ivory topped with
Bare Escentuals Well Rested
Bare Escentuals mineral veil
MAC beauty powder in Pearl Sunshine

Lips:
Rimmel 1000 Kisses lipliner in Wild Clover
Aromaleigh lipstick in Honey
Lumiere Lumi Lips in Holy Grail

Eyes:
MAC Beige-ing shadestick as base
MAC Jest eyeshadow on lid
MAC eyeshadow in Full Flame on outer lid and crease
Lumiere eye glimmer in Deep Plum on outer V
MAC eyeshadow in Ricepaper to highlight browbone
Meow Feliner in Magi-Cat to line upper lashline
Maybelline XXL mascara

3 comments:

lynn said...

I just found your blog today and i absolutely love it. You are beautiful and the colors make you even better. I went through most of your blog. I cant wait to run out and buy some milani shadows. BTW, hows the denim blue quad? and which lipglosses do you recommend? Thanks!!!!

shades of hue said...

Hi lynn, thanks for the kind words! I love Milani quads. The denim blues quad are really pretty, non-tacky blues. I love the lipglosses in Endulging and Ladylike. Hope that helps!

lynn said...

thanks!!!