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Entries for Thursday, December 31 2009

EoTD: Seven Swans Swimming

EoTD: Seven Swans Swimming

Posted on Thursday, at

...if they were purple swans, that is. Days six and seven of the 12 Days of Christmas not only continue with the bird-motif, but they pick two with rather uninspiring colors: geese (white or grey), and swans (white). So I chucked those two in the bin, took yesterday off, and today am taking inspiration from a forum-game's “mirror image”. (I'm allowed to do that every once in a while. It's in the rules. What, you didn't read the rules?) Part of...

Entries for Wednesday, December 30 2009

Birthday drawings! The prize packages

Birthday drawings! The prize packages

Posted on Wednesday, at

My site's first birthday is coming up in twelve days!! I've assembled four prize packages that I'll be giving away, all items new, none donated or “sponsored” - these are extras I bought for my own stash, and in a few cases I ended up with duplicates. Giveaways will be open to international folks too, but only for prize packages 2, 3 and 4. (Nail polish can't be sent through regular mail because of their contents, so to minimize my costs I'm limiting...

News and so forth from around the beauty-web

News and so forth from around the beauty-web

Posted on Wednesday, at

You know how it is, you start out posting one little-ish thing, you find a bunch of little-ish things, and pretty soon you're a traffic cone away from a really wild party. So here's a quick round-up. (Okay, the real story is I had wicked insomnia last night, was up until about 3am, and while I'm awake-ish and at the keyboard, I'm not in the mood to do makeup. The next two days in the theme are geese (white) and...

Entries for Tuesday, December 29 2009

EoTD: Five Gold Rings

EoTD: Five Gold Rings

Posted on Tuesday, at

Slightly more leeway color-wise…but not a whole lot. I had to improvise more than a bit for “five gold rings” and add in two other colors that, really, had little to do with gold (except as a contour color [brown] and as another traditionally “rich”/“royal” color [purple].) Part of the One Year Eyecolor Challenge (new colors used: 3)

Entries for Monday, December 28 2009

EoTD: Four Colly Birds

EoTD: Four Colly Birds

Posted on Monday, at

Most of us learned this line as “four calling birds” - but the words are actually “colly birds”, which is “blackbirds”. Which is not exactly an inspiring color-theme. Part of the One Year Eyecolor Challenge (new colors used: 3)

Entries for Sunday, December 27 2009

EoTD: Three French Hens

EoTD: Three French Hens

Posted on Sunday, at

...or is it “three red hens”? I originally learned “French hens”, but lyrics on the web have both versions. (Then again, since I couldn't find any uniform pictures or descriptions of “French hens”, I went with “red hens” for color-choices.) Part of the One Year Eyecolor Challenge (new colors used: 3)

Entries for Saturday, December 26 2009

EoTD: Two Turtledoves

EoTD: Two Turtledoves

Posted on Saturday, at

Second day of the 12 Days of Christmas, and I'm not feeling well. Something I ate last night does not like me very much (and honestly, at this point, the feeling's pretty mutual.) This theme/look was fairly monochromatic to begin with, because even the more colorful turtledoves are colored more for camoflauge than visual appeal. This theme doesn't pick up a whole lot, color-wise, until day nine when we quit with the bird theme. I may start throwing in other...

Entries for Friday, December 25 2009

EoTD: Partridge In A Pear Tree

EoTD: Partridge In A Pear Tree

Posted on Friday, at

Never mind what retailers might have folks believe - Christmas Day begins the 12 Days of Christmas (also known as Christmastide). The period goes from December 25 to January 6…and in some traditions, January 6 is the day of celebration, not December 25th. So everyone who's fretting about a card or package being late…don't worry! It's not late, it'll be just in time for Little Christmas (also known, in Ireland, as Women's Christmas. The men take over all the household chores and...

Entries for Wednesday, December 23 2009

EoTD: Water Sprite

EoTD: Water Sprite

Posted on Wednesday, at

After yesterday's earth-element look comes another element - water - with its blues and greens (and a few appropriately-named shadow colors, as well.) Part of the One Year Eyecolor Challenge (new colors used: 4)

Entries for Tuesday, December 22 2009

EoTD: Earth Angel

EoTD: Earth Angel

Posted on Tuesday, at

Mirroring the colors in the QVC-exclusive Bare Escentuals kit Earth Angel (two old colors - peach and iridescent lavender - and one new color - medium soft purple) using colors from other vendors, plus expanding the color range a bit to fit the name better. Posted so early in the day because I woke up ridiculously early this morning. I'll probably need a nap this afternoon. Part of the One Year Eyecolor Challenge (new colors used: 5)


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