Beauty Stocking Stuffers: Ornamental Gifts

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It’s holiday time! This year, I’m going to be making a lot of posts regarding what gifts are available where, which ones are the best deals for each price range, and which ones I personally recommend. I’m starting with ornamental gifts that include beauty products right in the package. I’m a sucker for gifts that can be taken out of the bag or box and hung right on the tree, and I can’t be the only one. Right? Right?!

I promise!

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Don’t Buy The Illamasqua Mystery Box at Sephora.

Illamasqua Sephora Mystery Box

So, Sephora has not one, but two Mystery Boxes of Illamasqua products, currently.

Illamasqua Sephora Mystery Box

They first started selling Illamasqua Mystery Boxes in December of 2012. I purchased one, as I love Illamasqua and was thrilled with the idea of getting two liners, two lipsticks, two lip glosses, a pressed powder eye shadow, a cream blush, a nail polish, a cream eye shadow, and a loose eye shadow for $70, since Illamasqua is quite pricey.

The products I received were old and in some cases, in discontinued packaging. I received colors … Read more!

Emily Witcher, Divine Etiquette, Project Undefined, and Potential Good News.

Emily Witcher admitting to photo theft and a whole lot more



Okay. For any readers who aren’t aware of the issues with Emily Witcher’s past stores, named ‘Project Undefined’ and ‘Pundefined, there were problems with photo theft, unprofessional behavior, and worries on my part that the products might not be sanitary/safe for consumers, as well as concerns about quality. I noticed the photo theft originally last November, and made this post about it, and some of the actions I had found unprofessional. I also made a follow-up post a few weeks later, and a post … Read more!

Divine Etiquette, Emily Witcher, and The Ashes of Project Undefined.


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Transparency is very important to me, be it from myself, a shop owner, another blogger, the friggin’ government, whoever.  Because of that, I’m adding this preface. It doesn’t concern Ms. Witcher directly, so if you don’t care, I don’t care if you skip it.

This is the second post where I address the lies and falsehoods Emily Witcher, current owner of Divine Etiquette and past owner of Project Undefined and … Read more!

Review of Manic Panic’s Virgin Snow White Toner – Hair Color Dispatch #.75


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Toner? I hardly know ‘er!

There’s your dad-joke for the day.

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Toner is something that not everyone who dyes their own hair uses, for several reasons. One reason is, it’s technically not necessary. You’ve already lifted your hair color with bleach, any dyes you use will still work, although underlying colors may change the resulting color, or remain visible, especially in sunlight. Another reason is that it’s an extra step in a process that is already a minimum … Read more!

Emily Witcher (Project Undefined) is Stealing Photos Again.


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Photo theft just seems to be something Ms. Emily Witcher, of Project Undefined (or Pundefined, as her latest attempt at escaping her repuation has caused her to rename her store) cannot stop doing. She’s doing it again, and if you don’t know why I’m saying ‘again,’ this post will fill you in.

I’m sure they’ll be deleted soon, but these were taken from her new store facebook page today, February 11th, 2014. They were added very recently, I just took this screenshot at noon, Central Time, February 11th, 2014.
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Review of Splat’s Lightening Bleach Kit – Hair Color Dispatch #0.5


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Recently, spurred on by boredom with my natural hair color, hatred of the hair color I’d applied a few months ago, and a love of bright colors, I decided to once again dye my hair a gorgeous shade not found growing from human heads naturally. I ended up using the following products: Splat’s Lightening Bleach Kit, Manic Panic’s Virgin Snow Toner, and Manic Panic Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Enchanted Forest and Purple Haze. I’m going to review … Read more!

Sneak Peek Leak of Upcoming Urban Decay Products, including Electric Palette and Polish Trio.


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So, a sneak peak leak has happened on Reddit. Since a lot of people don’t read Reddit, and many more are confused by the design, I thought I’d repost these (with credit) so more people can find them. Keep in mind, this was supposed to be an in-house memo only, so that’s why the images are rough.

Edit: Having not kept abreast of Urban Decay’s spring releases, I failed to realize a couple of these were from the spring line. The spring line was only covered by bloggers about ten … Read more!

Giveaway: Daily Lovelies ‘Have You Tried Turning It On and Off? Collection’ and Sigma Brushes.

So the wonderful Maggy, owner of Daily Lovelies Cosmetics, is running a Rafflecopter giveaway for a 13-piece, full-sized collection, named “Have You Tried Turning It On and Off?” as well as a nice set of Sigma eye brushes.

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What are you waiting for? Go enter!

Ridiculous Beauty Article Time! Courtesy of Yahoo Shine, Whatever That Is.

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So I ran across this article in a FB group a few days ago. You don’t need to click it, I’m going to quote it and critique it, so if you’d rather not give hits to blatant click-bait, you don’t have to.

The title is Beauty Products You Don’t Need … and a Few You Definitely Do. Very good clickbait title. I was hoping it would cover things that are overpriced and useless, such as Make Up For Ever’s HD Microfinish Powder, which is simply silica powder ($110 a … Read more!