Alima Pure Minerals Shimmer Eyeshadow Review – Shades of Green

I’ve been late to jump on the mineral makeup wagon. After reading rave review from Lovely Android and Scenthive, I knew that I should give Alima Pure Minerals a try. I ordered samples from the Portland based company. Each sample comes in a small plastic container with an adorable screen printed silhouette of a songbird in a metallic bronze finish. I ordered many products. Amazingly, many of the colors work for me. They are beautiful “everyday” colors. Here are my “greens”. OK, they all aren’t green but they work very well together.

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NYX Green Spring Leaf Eyeshadow Trio Review

NYX Green Trio Eyeshadow

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NYX Eye Shadow Trio in Number 08 is an affordable green powder eyeshadow trio featuring the following NYX shadow shades: Spring Leaf, Lime Green, and Green Tea.

  • Spring Leaf is a muted Spanish Moss green with silver shimmer.
  • Lime Green is a warm medium green with gold shimmer (my favorite even though with the name one would expect something brighter).
  • Green Tea is a darker version of Spring Leaf, a muted Oak Moss green with silver
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Jordana Color Effects Bright Powder Eyeshadow Review

Jordana Color Effects Bright Eyeshadow Review

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Lovers of bold eyeshadow I summon you! Don’t miss out on this drugstore find!

I was out shopping at my neighborhood Walgreen’s and ran across these Jordana Color Effects Bright Eyeshadows. I saw these eye shadows online on Cherry Culture’s website, but I didn’t order them. I get so tired of being burnt by budget eye shadows that don’t live up to their bold claims. Oh, Jordana has lived up to their bold claims. Above… Continue reading | 24 Comments


MAC To The Beach (Ya’ll) Summer 2010 Color Collection

To be honest, I think the only reason that I like this summer collection is because of the packaging. It’s a “print” that is found throughout my home decor. (Think Thomaspaul creepy sealife prints found on pillows, etc. and antique sealife prints). The motifs are the ones featured on the model’s ill-fitting swimsuit. The colors aren’t anything new. In fact, many are the same colors MAC has all year but in snazzy summer packaging.

The collection describes itself as such: “The seaside has a kind of golden, sexy alchemy we’re


Bobbi Brown Ivy League 2009 Fall Color Collection

Thanks to TV shows like Gossip Girl, NYC Prep, and I am sure there is something I am missing (Ricki Lake’s Charm School, haha), Bobbi Brown’s fall collection is “Ivy League”. It seems many people are obsessed with the prep school elite. Bobbi Brown is giving us the “college” aged version. Prep is in and the pun is on “ivy”. The focus is on pencils, very cute, writing=pencils. It’s a back to school color collection. It’s very neutral and contains functional, every day products.

EYES: There is a