Monday, October 12, 2009

Skin Deep



I have been feeling disgustingly ill since yesterday morning. Despite my best efforts to combat my cold (with endless mugs of tea, bowls of soup, and too many Advil caplets to count), I slept fitfully through most of today and woke up feeling feverish and totally gross.

So, my solution to feeling better? Lusting after cosmetics. After all, when you feel icky both inside and out, making yourself a little prettier never hurts.

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum Spray. I have sung its praises many times before, but I have yet to get my hands on a bottle! The scent is heady enough for autumn and winter, but also floral enough for the warmer months.
Benefit Georgia. Not quite blush, not quite powder, it would make my pale, sickly face look healthy again! And the packaging is ridiculously adorable.
Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Liner in Baked. I own this in a different color (Air Guitar, kind of a silvery blue), but my friend owns this fantastically gold shade and as soon as I tried hers on I was smitten. Is there anything more festive then insanely glitter eyeliner?
Urban Decay Liquid Liner in Perversion. Normally I use pencil eyeliner, but I have been craving a more dramatic look lately. This would definitely fit the bill for the perfect matte black liquid eyeliner.
Philosophy Melon Daiquiri. Every time I step into a Sephora store, I feel the overwhelming need to sprint over to the bath and body section and sniff every Philosophy product in stock. Feeling the way I do now, I cannot imagine anything more delicious than taking an insanely long bubble bath with an entire bottle of this dumped into the water.
OPI Nail Lacquer in Give Me Moor. As soon as the weather turned chilly, my fantasies of the perfect dark nail polish began. This nearly black inky purple is sophisticated, gorgeously autumnal, and an unusual alternative to black.
Stila Lip Glaze in Brown Sugar. I almost never wear lip gloss anymore. For the most part, I find it sticky and irritating, and lipstick provides much better color anyway. Stila Lip Glaze is the only gloss I can stand, mostly because of its delicious flavors. I have tried the brown sugar and it goes on the perfect warm, slightly shimmery color, not to mention it tastes delicious.
Benefit Erase Paste in Fair. Another product I have tried on at Sephora. It worked stunningly well to cover up my dark circles. Which, after tossing and turning sweatily all night, are much too pronounced for my liking.
Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil. The powder to end all powders! A few of my friends have it (meaning I have used it on many the occasion), and I really need to get my hands on a jar. It's so silky and sheer and totally amazing.

Just looking at all these delightful products has made me feel a little better! And now the savory, garlicky smell of homemade chicken noodle soup is wafting under my bedroom door...

38 comments:

emily said...

i've heard a lot about the flowerbomb perfumes, but i'd have to try it in person first. everyone's raved about it, though...

toxic disco boy said...

i hope you get better soon. ^^

Anna G said...

Sephora is like a wonderland. I now hate going to department stores to buy make up. They were friendly but did not push me to buy products.

ps. I love Urban Decay.

indigotangerine said...

get well soon! I like how beauty supplies cost just a few dollars and can instantly transform a look. I'm a lipstick person too!
-indigo

Lexie said...

my bff has Georgia and it smells SOOOO nice! and it does look soo beautiful on ze skin! i'm not sure why i havent bought this for myself yet.

Grace said...

OPI makes such great colors!

Love Grace.

annie said...

oh wow,
i want to try that perfume!

love annie, xx

Valencia Lia said...

Woooo,this makes me wanna go beauty shopping !!

I really love love the OPI color and the benefit erase paste.

Does it really work ?! I'll have to go and try it soon <3

Isabella said...

i.d. mineral veil.

sighhhhhhhh.

"Will you marry me? Puh-LEASE?"

Parapluie said...

Oh, I hope you're feeling better soon!

Amelia said...

I hope you feel better :) I love makeup packaging.

Also, re your comment: I'm in college. I did an early entrance program, so even though I would normally be a senior in high school this year, I'm a junior in college instead.

Andie said...

woah! im not really into make up, but that heavy metal glitter liner is insane! i must have it!!!! thanks a whole bunch for sharing this!

http://blair-waldork.blogspot.com

daisychain said...

feel better soon!

Fashion Chalet said...

I'm a sucker for beauty products, especially perfumes. I have to stay away from the makeup counters at dept. stores... :) I'm 5'6" almost 5'7", why do you ask?




x, thanks!

Fashion Chalet said...

oh, LOL, thank you =)

PS: chicken noodle sounds so good right now .... <3






x

Manja said...

I have never smelled flowerbomb but I heard it is amazing! My favorite perfume is Rock'N Rose by Valentino.

I have been craving for georgia and the Erase Paste for a while but the benefit products come with such a ridiculous price tag here in Europe :(

cupcake♥trash said...

thanks for the tip on the urban decay liner. love it!

http://cupcaketrash.blogspot.com

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Uhg, I feel totally sick right now too!
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Mouthwash said...

I just bought Flowerbomb on my London layover! (Duty-free shopping). I have been lusting after it for 4 years now. 4 YEARS! Now that I finally have it, I am in love with it more than I have ever been. It's heavenly.

Amber

ambersmouthwash

hannahlizabeth said...

hope you feel better soon, i hate being feverish :(

looking at these products makes me homesick for sephora!

xx

Jaime said...

Thanks for visiting la vie...j'aime! Lovely blog you have.

My mom wears flower bomb- fabulous scent! Splurge for it :)

calivintage said...

oh i have been doing the same thing lately and i'm not even sick. i want to many fancy pretty cosmetics. i love the benefit georgia blush. so pretty!

Yofany said...

i wish you'll get well soon.! :)
xoxo

Marcia B. said...

I hope you feel better soon, you got me into a make-up phase now, gotta go to sephora lol

Savvy Gal said...

ah.. hope you feel better. chicken soup always makes me feel better.

June Paski said...

hope you get better :)

xxx

Emily Cato said...

I hope you feel better soon! <3<3

Ashley said...

I so love that shade of OPI polish, must-buy!!

http://fashionroadkill-halifax.blogspot.com

jessica said...

aw feel better :]
& yes erase paste is heaven sent, so good.
and i lurrrve my bareminerals ♥

brooke said...

owh, i hope you're feeling better soon! these are all such gorgeous products, I'd love to have them!

xx

Summer said...

Hope you get well soon. =D

Summer
A Writers Den
Brown Mestizo

elena-lu said...

call the doctor if you dont get better soon (i had bronchitis!)

E said...

I love that dark OPI color!

Leproust Vintage said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment! Your blog is great...glad I found it!

I love Urban Decay products...they are my favorite!

Adela said...

love the gold nail polish!

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

Forgetmenot said...

I love everything that smells good <3
and also I love smelling good!

Faridah said...

Alas, I have used up my entire bottle of flowerbomb and can't afford a new bottle as well as my ID mineral veil!! I have to agree, they are amazinggg products.

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