Illamasqua Betray and brush

Mr. Postman stopped by with a package for me today, and I don't know what to say. I'm not easily touched, but this package actually made me teary-eyed. Why, you ask? Well, I didn't not expect any packages from Illamasqua since I hadn't ordered anything from them lately. Inside the padded envelope I found a cream blush in the color "Betray" (deep rose plum w/ dewy finish) and a blusher brush to use with it. It also contained a personal note, which I want to keep for myself for obvious reasons - but let me just say that it made the rest of 2010 for me!

"Betray" is an absolutely gorgeous cream blush which I'm sure will look stunning on me. I also love the dewy finish it has. The blusher brush can be used for both cream and powder products, and it's actually nothing like any of my other brushes. It has the perfect shape for applying brush if you ask me, I don't really like the angled blusher brushes. And with its soft synthetic bristles it's 100% cruelty-free as well - could it be any better?

Dearest Alex, I really don't know what to say. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much for thinking of me and for putting a smile on my face! I really appreciate it. ♥

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10


Sleek MakeUP i-Divine: Good Girl and Bad Girl

Ever since my first encounter with Sleek MakeUP in February this year I've been a fan of the brand. Their eyeshadow palettes are amazing, and so are the colors, most textures and their customer service as well. Late this October Sleek MakeUP launched two new palettes named "Good Girl" and "Bad Girl", and they arrived in the mail the day after I arrived home from the hospital - such a perfect way of making my week a little better.

Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette: Good GirlSleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette in Good Girl

Sleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette: Bad GirlSleek MakeUP i-Divine Palette in Bad Girl


M·A·C “My Dark Magic” and “She Who Dares”

Lately Mr. Postman has stopped by with a few goodies for me. Not very much though, but enough to keep me happy and occupied for a while. I haven't been wearing any makeup since the classic look I wore for the Karpe Diem concert, and I won't until my body decides to stop acting up. I've been terribly out of shape, my neck is killing me, giving me headaches and making me nauseous.

Anyway, back to the fun stuff. Today Mr. Postman left me a small yellow padded envelope, and inside I found two M·A·C Mineralize Eye Shadow Duos from the latest collection Venomous Villains. "She Who Dares" (deep navy with blue pearl & deep forest green with lime green pearl) and "My Dark Magic" (deep pink with pink pearl & deep plum with purple pearl) are from Maleficent's part of the collection. I'm a little ashamed, I have on several occasions said that I was skipping everything from Venomous Villains, but what do you know - I was dragged into it.

Loving purple the way I do, I'll have to crown "My Dark Magic" my absolute favorite of the two. As you can see of the picture mine has a lot of silvery veining, which I really like. This is my very first encounter with M·A·C Mineralize Eye Shadow, so I'm a bit excited to see if I'll like them or not. I've heard a lot about these MES, both good and bad things, bot I'm still looking forward to trying them out for myself. The thing I like the most about them is that no two eyeshadows are alike when it comes to color and veining.

MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo: My Dark Magic
My Dark Magic
MAC Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo: She Who Dares
She Who Dares

I have also promised my girls Pinch and Fieran to do a look with a black base underneath. I'm a little afraid I'll end up looking like the raccoon-eyed Taylor Momsen, but a promise is a promise! Wink

*doing the happy dance*

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10


Added treasure: Orly and OPI

I haven't bought any nail polish for a long time now, not even the Grafitti Nails from IsaDora, and when Orly came with out with their Cosmic FX collection I knew I had to order "Space Cadet" at least. I've never tried Orly nail polish, so I figured I could order a few more when I was already at it. I wanted the Plastix collection, and decided pick up all four nail polishes: "Retro Red", "Old School Orange", "Viridian Vinyl" and "Purple Pleather". According to Orly the Plastix collection are not quite glossy, not quite matte, and I adore all four of them.

Orly Plastix - Back to School 2010 Collection

This past Tuesday Mr. Postman came a-knocking with a package from Neglelakkmani. I was completely ecstatic as I knew it contained the gorgeous "Unripened" from O·P·I. I fell in love with it when she posted a picture of it on her blog - what a treasure - but since I'm really not up to speed when it comes to nail polish, I was way too late for getting my paws on it. Thanks to Neglelakkmani I now own a full size bottle of "Unripened", and I'm forever grateful. Thank you a million times, dear! Heart

If you are into nail polishes and manicures, visit Neglelakkmani - you won't regret it!

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10