Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Almost Lipstick has siblings!

Woah. January 4th! I apologize for slacking with the posts. I've been occupied with procrastination, school, and well...laziness. But, I AM HERE NOW, posting. :D As for now, I would like to discuss the bringing back of Almost Lipstick's new shades. But before I start, I have a story:

It was late October, and I had been lusting for a Clinique bonus, which featured a sample of their Chubby Stick. With fourty dollars in hand, I wandered around the series of Clinique counters, trying to decide on my purchase. As I swatched the gold-infused strawberry shadow, I overheard an elderly woman requesting a product with a Clinique consultant.

"I would like to repurchase the Almost Lipstick in that pink shade I used to wear." she exclaimed.

Physically, I continued to swatch, but on the inside, my curiosty peaked. Pink Almost Lipstick? I had heard amazing things about the Black Honey one, but the shade wasn't exactly 'me'. A sheer, girly hue would was more up my alley.


"I'm sorry, but we discontinued all shades of the Almost Lipstick except for one: Black Honey. It suits all skin tones," he told her, "It looks good and different on every one!"

Saturday, December 10, 2011

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 10 ---Merry Clinique: Free Stocking Stuffers!


With your online full size purchase, enjoy a merry gift package and two free deluxe samples, one a stocking stuffer for some one else, and one for you! Check out www.clinique.com!













XOXO,
Gabby

Thursday, December 8, 2011

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 9 -- Stocking Stuffers for Nice Girls! (Part 1 of 2)

She's been angelic all year! She deserves something pink and sweet nestled in her stocking ! Here's my picks:


Clinique Long Last Shine Set ($25.00)
Long last Glosswear SPF 15 in Cabana Crush, Kissyfit, Air Kiss, and Fireberry bring out the nicest in any girl. The formula quenches a thirsty pout and gives lips a dose of the long-lasting shine and SPF she's been craving all year long. Stash them in Clinique's festive silver bag.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 8 -- Snowflake Grapesicle Manicure

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To celebrate the glamour, sparkle, and snow of the season, I dreamt up a festive manicure: Snowflake Grapesicle.
You'll need:
  • Very fine loose white glitter with blue duochrome (I purchased mine in a set at Hobby Lobby.)

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 7 -- Stila Color Me Stila App!


I remember when I had an iPhone  (why do hand-me-downs always break?!) Into the search bar would be the names of popular cosmetic brands. I searched every last app out there, hoping that I would find a makeover app featuring a favorite brand. I was thrilled when Clinique launched a skincare-weather app, but words cannot describe my feelings towards Stila's release of their new app: Color Me Stila. Except disappointment. Disappointment because I don't have an iPhone (or any i-thing with apps.)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mr. Bright's on Sale!

finding mr. brightNo, this doesn't mean you can purchase the man of your dreams for a decent price. *Slap* *Slap* Love should be free! I'm saying that Benefit's Finding Mr. Bright Kit (Originally $36.00) recently dropped it's price on Benefit's website!

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 6 -- Philosophy Much Mistletoeing!

The last thing one would want is dry, unalluring lips under the mistletoe! Philosophy Much Mistletoeing ($20.00 at Sephora) is a festive set of 4 lip shines (meaning you get two free!) in flavors sure to put you win a merry mood! Slightly tinted, these flavorful and glossy lip shines make for a perfect gift for any girl on your list (that includes you!!)


Much Mistletoeing™ Lip Shine Set ($40 Value)What it is:A set of four high-gloss, high-flavor lip shines for sweet holiday kisses under the mistletoe.

What it does:
There'll be much mistletoeing this holiday with these sweet, delicious lip treats. Each emollient formula hydrates, soothes, and softens lips, leaving a sheer, beautiful shine. Kisses under the mistletoe are sure to be make a sweet, lasting impression. May all your kisses be merry.

This set contains:
- 0.5 oz Marshmallows For Toasting (sheer pink shimmer)
- 0.5 oz Cinnamon Buns (light gold sheen)
- 0.5 oz Tinsel Town (sheer red sparkle)
- 0.5 oz Peppermint Bark (sheer brick red)



XOXO,
Gabby

Sunday, December 4, 2011

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 5 -- Benefit Tan About Town

Aloha, gorgeous. Today I have a very miniscule set for you :). It's Benefit's Tan About Town ($10.00). The landscape around you morphs into a white hue around December, but that doesn't mean your skin has to! Benefit agrees, and with their new 3-piece set, you can achieve a bronze glow in the middle of December!

Tan About Town ($37 Value)What it is:A mini three-piece set for a "quickie" tan that's so natural-looking, nobody will know it came from a box.

Friday, December 2, 2011

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 4 -- Stila In The Moment Palette

WOw. Its only December 4th and I failed to give you all 25 days. I blaim Ann (not-justapretty-face.blogspot.com). We spent the entire weekend in each other's presence, leaving no time for my blogging. Apologies. :D

Thursday, December 1, 2011

25 Days of Maquillage: Day 1 -- Clinique A Season's Worth of Pretty Palette

Ah. Finally, December has come. While snow has yet to stay on the ground for more than a mere hour where I am, you can tell it's the holiday season. Contagious giggles, merriment, and refreshing peppermint whispers fill the air.