Wednesday, December 2, 2009

End of the Month Lemmings, November

A couple days late, but better late than never ^_^.

1) General lemming, a power eyeliner.  I don't mean just a regular eyeliner that is in powder form, like Illamasqua Eye Liner Cake, but just in general.  I've been thinking about getting some NARS eyeshadows (darker than what I have), since I have heard good things about them being used as eyeliner.  Also, NYX eyeshadows in blue, black, and brown.  I already tried a red one that I own, and using it wet didn't destroy it (like it does for some).  This will seriously help in the travel department, since they aren't liquid, and the fact that they are powder means that you can use them regular for a less strong liner, wet for strong liner, or just as an eyeshadow.

2) Shiseido Mascasa Base

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I have heard good things about this for a really long time, but just can't seem to justify spending $23 on a mascara base, when it has to be thrown out in 3 months anyway.  Doesn't stop the lemming, though.

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For when I use my eyeliner/eyeshadow power, and want it to be waterproof.  I have used the Too Faced and Urban Decay ones, and didn't like either.  I did hear that this is much better, though, so I definitely need to try this out if I ever do get those powder eyeliners.

4) Makeup Remover & Cleansing Oil In One w/Green Tea Extract

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This lemming is not only for myself, but also for my readers!  I have not heard anything about this product yet, since it is so new, but the ingredients look similar to non-other than shu uemura Skin Purifier High Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O.  Not exact, and not in the same order, but still, similar enough that it peaked my interest.  A cheaper cleansing oil (this only costs $10 online), that is not hard to get?  That would be great.

5) A new perfume.  Specifically, Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs Bewitching Brew The Black Tower.  Known for their perfume oils, that they only make when an order comes in, so it is always the freshest possible, these little beauties cost about $15 for 5ml, or $3.50 for what they call an "Imp's Ear," which is 1/32oz.  Yes, you read that right, this is expensive.  The cost is totally worth it, though, since they contain the highest amount of actual perfume oil (regular eau de toilette is about  4 - 10% perfume oil, this stuff is about 15 - 80% perfume oil, depending on the blend).

The one that I have an eye on, The Black Tower, is described as "white sandalwood, ambergris, wet ozone, galbanum and leather with ebony, teak, burnt grasses, English ivy and a hint of red wine" (note, ambergris in this is actually not the real stuff, it is a vegan blend that is made to smell similar).  Leather?  Wet ozone?  Ivy?  I /need/ this.  What's holding me back?  The holidays.  Once I'm certain that no one has bought this for me already, it is so mine.

So there you have it.  I hope everyone is having a good holiday season, and that the Holiday Muzak is not driving you mad yet.  Just remember, breath, and have a nice piping-hot cup of tea nearby ^_^.

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