The Face Shop × The Simpsons (Summer 2017)

New Release: The Face Shop × The Simpsons (Summer 2017)

Unfortunately, there are no nail polishes in this collaboration between Korean cosmetics brand The Face Shop (owned by LG) and Fox’s The Simpsons. It’s a collection of sunscreens, hand creams, body oil, and sheet masks.

Hula Marge on the Tanning Oil is my favorite!

The Face Shop × The Simpsons (Summer 2017)

Cosmetic Love (referral link) has all on sale right now.

Happy shopping!

The Face Shop × The Simpsons (Summer 2017)

Bill Nighy as Billy Mack in Love Actually, performing Christmas is All Around

Tag: Favorite Christmas Songs

Everyone’s been doing this, so I just thought I’d throw in my version of this holiday post! I missed Tag Tuesday yesterday, so I’ll just do a late Tag Wednesday.

I am generally a bit of a Scrooge, as I have my birthday in November and I can’t stand it when stores and radio stations are playing Christmas music before it. But, I am pretty much OK with Christmas and other holiday music in December!

Here are some of my favorites from my Christmas playlist, new and old:

Jack Johnson, “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”. I love this slightly re-written version of the classic song.

Guster, “¿Dónde Está Santa Claus?”.

Roxette, “It Must Have Been Love”. Can you believe they meant this as a Christmas song? Its full title is “It Must Have Been Love (Christmas for the Broken-Hearted)”. SO depressing. But I adore it.

Eartha Kitt, “Santa Baby”. I think this one is just perfect!
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New Release: Deborah Lippmann — Empire Collection (TV Tie-In)

Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Set, Empire collection
Image: deborahlippmann.com

Collection: Deborah Lippmann 2015 Winter, Empire (TV tie-in)

Usual readers of my blog will know that I was a big fan of last season’s TV hit, Empire, an addictive musical drama about a music mogul family. I feel like this current second season has slacked off a little, storywise, but it’s still on my weekly watchlist!

Empire TV banner

Now, Deborah Lippmann has released an Empire collection that ties in with the series, and let’s just say these shades are exactly the kind of polishes Cookie would wear! The three shades come in a set of deluxe sizes (8 mL), and retails for US$24.

The three shades are:

  • Hustle Hard (I’m sure this magenta shade is also a reference to Empire stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard co-starring in 2005’s Hustle & Flow)
  • The Power of the Empire (gold glitter)
  • The War of the Roses (red)
Deborah Lippmann Nail Lacquer Set, Empire collection
Image: deborahlippmann.com

New Release: A England — To Emily Brontë (Winter 2015)

Collection: A England 2015 Winter, To Emily Brontë

English indie nail polish brand A England has just released their Winter 2015 collection, To Emily Brontë. Wuthering Heights is one of my favorite books of all time, so I’m sure I’ll sucker myself into picking up a few of these!

A England, To Emily Brontë collection, Winter 2015
Image: a-england.co.uk

The five colors are:

  • Heathcliff, a subtle glitter on a black base
  • Cathy, ghostly, eerie white grey holo with an illusory flash of blue
  • Let Me In, dark red berry holo full of depth and passion
  • Wuthering Heights, soft medium grey holo wrapping multiple reflections
  • Spirit of the Moors, bright blu holo revealing at times tiny surprising green lights

Oh, who am I kidding? I want all five!

Not only have I read the book, but I’ve also seen many of the film and TV adaptations of the classic novel:

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China Glaze Nail Lacquer in Cabin Fever

China Glaze — Cabin Fever (Nail Lacquer) Swatch & Review

Collection: China Glaze 2015 Fall, The Great Outdoors

Welp, my low-buy’s not going that great! I spotted a slew of colors from China Glaze’s new fall collection, The Great Outdoors, at Winners and decided to pick up…several. This is the first China Glaze collection I’ve been wowed by for some time now! I got Cabin Fever, Check Out the Silver Fox, Free Bear Hugs, Pondering, Sleeping Under the Stars, and Wood You Wanna?—I’ll review one today and the remaining five next week.

Cabin Fever (82713) is one of a few iridescent polishes in this collection. It’s a cranberry pink-to-caramel bronze duochrome with a metallic finish. The pink has a touch of plum; the bronze has a touch of antiqued gold.

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The Blogger Recognition Award 2: Game of Snubs

Last month, I was nominated for another Blogger Recognition Award by a most hilarious blogger, Diversion3000. She’s not the typical blogger I follow (i.e., she doesn’t review nail polish and lipstick), but I’ve giggled and snickered at enough of her posts that I’ve become a follower of this engaging 8th grader. Thank you for the nomination, D3! (God, 8th grade was such a long time ago. strokes beard)

Blogger Recognition Award Rules

  1. Write a post explaining why you started blogging along with a few tips.
  2. Nominate some of your fellow bloggers.
  3. Comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

My Answers

I’ve already responded to one of these here.

My Nominees

I’ll take the time to nominate a few blogs that I’ve discovered recently:

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Creative Blogger Award 3: Creative, Stupid, Love

Creative Blogger Award

BePositiveYaroon recently nominated me for another Creative Blogger Award. She makes cool and funky earrings, plus she posts some great nail art!

Creative Blogger Award Rules

  • Nominate 15–20 blogs and notify the nominees.
  • Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
  • Share five random facts about yourself.

Five Facts About Me

1

My favorite color used to be red, but I’m not so sure anymore. I’ve been gravitating to blues and teals a lot! I wonder if that says anything about me.

A Perfect Red, by Amy Butler Greenfield
A fantastic read for those who like a bit of history. Image: amybutlergreenfield.com

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