Saturday, May 1, 2010

A Few Reader Requests

Some of you have requested info, photos and swatches on a few items in the past few weeks. I apologize for the delay, I have not forgotten - here are the swatches and info you have requested. For reference, I am a Chanel Shell 1.5 in Teint Innocence (the liquid version). To see what other foundation shades I am, check out the sidebar - there's a link to my foundation shades.

1) Can you swatch Edward Bess Bare Rose on your lips alone? Here it is by itself, please excuse the skin I don't have any foundation or powder on:

2) Please swatch Paul & Joe 06 Nail Polish! I like this better in the bottle. On my fingers, I feel it's a bit muddy looking. I've seen it on my tan friends (who are the equivalent to NC40 and a bit darker) and it looks gorgeous on them though. Here it is (2 coats):

3) How does NARS Love Devotion compare to last year's Outsider?
Love Devotion is brighter and sheerer. Here they are also compared to Beautiful Liar:

4) Can you swatch Shu IR Brown 850 compared to Shu ME 850? Sure, I'll do one better. Here it is next to the other Shu Uemura taupes that I have. I find it fascinating how the base pulls out different undertones in each taupey color. These are swatched over a moisturized arm:

5) Can you write a post on how you pick out your makeup-of-the-day/look-of-the-day? There's not much to write about this one. I pick out my clothes first and this is based on my mood. Makeup looks are picked out depending how much time I have and the colors I'm wearing for clothes. Sometimes, I'll pick one product and create a look around that color. I'd like to say it's more planned out through a more creative process, but it's really just based on whatever works.

6) Will you show stash/closet pics? Most likely not. It might seem like I'm organized, but I am far from it. Just ask my husband. Granted, I do keep an organized mess - everything has their own section/pile - but it's still very chaotic. I will share an old photo of my purse organization (this is an older photo from long before I started blogging, before I started my MBA, back when I was much more organized):

7) Did you purchase the new Chanel Shanghai-Paris Nail Polishes? What are your thoughts? But of course! How could I resist? I wasn't going to write about these because so many other bloggers did, but since I've received several requests, I will. This one will be a bit more comprehensive, so I will do a separate post on this topic in a few days or so.

8) Will you be swatching NARS Versailles? Here's a swatch, but I plan on this being my next manicure, so stay tuned for more pics! (FYI, I've seen this swatched on other blogs and it looked very streaky, I had to apply with a really steady hand to get an unstreaky result on my finger.)

9) Is there a dupe for Rescue Beauty Lounge Pink Shimmer? Yes - I've found 2 dupes, Chanel Le Perle (long discontinued) and China Glaze Heaven. They look really different in the bottles, but on the nails, the result is strikingly similar. If you look close you can see the difference in finish and opacity, but's not really noticable from afar.


  1. The first lipgloss is SO P R E T T Y ! love it =)

  2. Oh, these are all FABULOUS! Thank you for taking the time to do this!

  3. Great pictures! I love the look of China Glaze Heaven ♥

  4. I love this type of post you did, it's great to be able to see lots of different things in one post. You have me craving Edward Bess products now!

  5. Wow! This post is all sorts of awesome!

    Love Devotion looks so pretty and thanks so much for the swatches of the Shu Uemura taupes!

  6. Love that P&J nail polish - it sounds like it would be a great color on me.

    I finally bought a Chanel foundation - I went with the TI liquid. I went with wheat 6.0 which is darker and a much truer color on my skin than the compact. Sad because I loved that I could put the compact in my makeup bag for after gym touch ups! I also bought Secret rouge coco and Waterlily glossimer ( i really love this one because the gold shimmer really shows on my lips). I'm already building up a list of my next purchases. A big fan of the hydramax+active cream and serum. I just wished that serum wasn't $135!

    I really enjoyed this post - very investigative!

  7. EB Bare Rose is so pretty on you! Have you tried D&G Petal nailpolish? Its a lighter version of P&J #6 with a little peach thrown in... actually I just swatched it yesterday its gorgeous! :)

  8. Great post!
    And very helpful, as I was looking for a dupe of Pink Shimmer for quite a while now! Thank you!


  9. Wow! I was just playing blogspot catch up and saw that you made swatches for my request about the nars lipsticks outsider v love devotion - and threw in beautiful liar.

    Thank you so much!!!!!!
    Great photo- great swatches - Seriously thank you- that answers like 70 questions for me. ha!

  10. omg i love that you have a rainbow of that gorgeous epi bag! I want one! i love the epi - it's such a classy look.

  11. Pls..Pls..Do a bag collection post or something like 10 essential bags one should have...(I wrote 5 bags, then got greedy n made it!)

  12. I am drooling over your purse collection!


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