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Entries for Tuesday, December 25 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 25 - Christmas Feast

BBAC 2012: Day 25 - Christmas Feast

Posted on Tuesday, at

I made it to my parents, we got to their house, I unpacked, we had dinner…and then I slept for the better part of the last two days. Yes, I could have done this at home; but then I wouldn't have gotten to see my parents, and my brother, and my aunt and uncle. And my parents' cats. (The eldest, a 14-year-old black-and-white DSH, is thrilled because she has someone to pay attention to her instead of just to...

Entries for Saturday, December 22 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 22 - Travelling

BBAC 2012: Day 22 - Travelling

Posted on Saturday, at

When I was between 8 and 12 years old, my family flew back to the Midwest once every year. And, like clockwork, I'd get strep throat while we were there. This meant a trip to the doctor to get a shot so that I would be well enough to fly home. I don't know if we stopped visiting the Midwest in winter, or if I grew out of this winter-sickness period; but it didn't get to the point where I associated visits...

Entries for Thursday, December 20 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 20 - Secret Santa

BBAC 2012: Day 20 - Secret Santa

Posted on Thursday, at

I was matched with Tasha, of <a href=“http://bellezakisses.wordpress.com/” target=“_blank”>Bellezakisses</a>. She's a newer blogger, and there were a few reviews on the front page of her site that caught my attention because they were products I'd been wanting to try! We were matched up just before Thanksgiving. We exchanged emails, let each other know what colors/products/et cetera we liked, and each began assembling the others' presents. We were asked to...

Entries for Tuesday, December 18 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 18 - Indie beauty holiday goodies

BBAC 2012: Day 18 - Indie beauty holiday goodies

Posted on Tuesday, at

The beauty goodies are out in force! Everywhere you look, new things to tempt you. And I'm not going to help one bit. I'm going to suggest things! With most of these, it's probably too late to order today and receive the items by December 24th. But there's always New Year's gifts. Or Julian-calendar Christmas, which is on January 7th. Or the ever-popular “Die finem Y” celebrations. Aromaleigh has brought back several of their previous collections, including Holiday Blast and...

Entries for Sunday, December 16 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 16 - CoverGirl’s Liperfection Jumbo Gloss Balms

BBAC 2012: Day 16 - CoverGirl’s Liperfection Jumbo Gloss Balms

Posted on Sunday, at

I read about these over on NouveauCheap, and was looking forward to trying them out. I spotted a stand at my local regional-chain drugstore the other day, and got three of them. I wanted to see how they compared to Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balmstains. I got three colors: Hot Pink, Watermelon, and a medium-deep red color that I think might be Coral, but in their infinite wisdom CoverGirl decided that we don't need to be able to find the...

Entries for Saturday, December 15 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 15 - Ghosts of Christmases Past

BBAC 2012: Day 15 - Ghosts of Christmases Past

Posted on Saturday, at

A few days ago, Xsparkage posted a photo of <a href="http://instagram.com/p/TACaaYFhc_/" target="_blank">a truly stunning "Disneyland" Christmas-light display</a>. Someone asked her where that house was, and she replied, "McDonald and Granite Reef in Scottsdale." ...hey, wait a minute. I think I know where that is!!! I know those street names!! I hit Google Maps, found the intersection of Granite Reef and McDonald Road, and then typed in "Get Directions" to my...

Entries for Friday, December 14 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 14 - Up and Coming

BBAC 2012: Day 14 - Up and Coming

Posted on Friday, at

Sorry, all: I'm utterly brainfried. (Being HOA president + switching property management companies + holiday travel + real life = Frantic Me.) In lieu of a post with Actual Content and Possibly Something Witty, I give you a list of products I'll be reviewing in the new year, that I haven't gotten time to review this year:</p>

Entries for Thursday, December 13 2012

BBAC 2012: Day 13 - the plushest brush in the world

BBAC 2012: Day 13 - the plushest brush in the world

Posted on Thursday, at

I purchase my makeup brushes from a number of sources. It all depends on who has the best value for the tool I need - and sometimes, who has the tool I need. eyeslipsface has a great set of general-purpose brushes, and they're very low cost. But that set doesn't have a really good brush for precisely applying cream or gel liners, and the powder brush is a bit harsh. RealTechniques' stippling and powder brushes are both excellent - lovely...

Entries for Wednesday, December 12 2012

Speciallità‘s Daring

Speciallità‘s Daring

Posted on Wednesday, at

This is somewhat similar to Downtown Brown, from Maybelline's Color Show line; but this shade has more of an aqua tone than a green flash; and the brown is a bit more sheer. I had to use several coats to get it to be as opaque as I did; and I suspect that on really long nails, you'd probably need a fifth just to ensure that the nail line was, indeed, not visible.


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