I've always loved Swarovski, but I just stumbled upon the fact that they have a "direct sell" division (called Touchstone Crystals) by chance this past weekend. Of course, I signed right up! Got my enhanced starter kit today and wanted to share a couple of my favorite pieces (I received 25...
Every year, hundreds of juried craftsmen descend on my area of NH for the NH League of Craftsmen Fair. To be a member of the League, the craftsmen must go through the League’s jury process for membership and meet its rigorous standards for creativity, innovation, and technical expertise...
An interesting short interview from one contestant's point of view.
YouTube - Biggest Loser Contestant Allegations
Former contestand Kai Hibbard talks about how much time passes between each "week" of the show, pressure, food/diet and other ways that she believes the show is misleading to...
Let's see, first off: THANK YOU FELLOW SPECKTRA POSTERS for the $35 holiday brush set heads-up for Nordies; I ended up saving $45 on the brush sets!!!
Brush sets, All 3: Basic, Face and Eye sets
Pearlglide liners: fly-by-blu, rave, spare change, wolf
E/S: Top hat, Lotusland...
Another example of how specktra has introduced me to other brands and items that I wouldn't have tried otherwise:
HD Invisible Foundation and Invisible Powder
And randomly throughout the year, Life is Good (a New England-based company) holds "yard sales" at its distribution center in NH...
"Bad Laura" because I should have just said "no".
Starflash: Top Hat, Grand Entrance, Sunset B, Lotusland
Mineralize Blush: Dainty
E/S 15-pan Pallette
Pan shadows: Gesso, Yogurt, Post Haste
Select Sheer Pressed
Studio Fix Concealer
Studio Moisture Fix
Burgundy Lip Pencil...
This is the coolest thing; I've only used one side right now as an upright brush holder, plus there are two more trays that I'm not using yet. This set (for $7.99) also comes with brackets that can be installed inside some of Ikea's "medicine" cabinets. There is a larger version for $9.99. I...
It looks like ebay steals & deals is a new subforum which on its own I don't have an issue with, but...
Am I the only one that is being driven insane by the fact that I've had to scroll through almost 300 new posts today that each list a single ebay item???
Seriously, it is *too* much. My...
On Saturday, March 23, I went to my closest (and favorite) f/s store in Burlington, MA (about 2 hours from home). The MAs are great; no complaints about this location. I bought about 25 items and spent about $250 or so (after discount).
Anyway, fast forward to Friday, I am now in CT (about 3...
I do not mean to offend anyone, but will someone please explain the "fish face" (maybe aka the kiss face?) that so many people do both here in FOTD and in their myspace photos?
I just don't get the appeal of this particular face pose, but would love to know why the people choose it.
After having a chemical cut (aka a stylist burned my hair ) a few months back, I got really sick of waiting for my hair to grow out, so I went today for extensions which I had about 5 years ago. Please ignore the mug shot quality.
The extensions are actually naturally wavy.... here are wavy...
Today I made it to the f/s MAC for the first time since Nov; been ordering online in-between.
(2) 187 brushes
Beauty Powder loose: Sunspill
Beauty Powder loose: Dancing...
So, this is the stuff from the last couple of weeks. Some is in transit (latest MAC, Fyrinnae & MAD Minerals).
MAC stuff first:
15-ct Pallette (not pictured); 2 Foundation pumps (not pictured)
Studio Tech (NW23), Expensive Pink e/s, Rite of Spring e/s, Vex e/s
Mascaras: Pro Longlash, Prep...
So, The never again refers to outlets at midnight after Thanksgiving where traffic backed up as much as four miles for 2-3 lanes deep on the highway at points. :P (Not to mention that someone tapped me (i.e. rear-ended me) albeit with no damage.) Last time some hit the rear of my car, they...
Is it just me? I can't see any entries on the MAC Release Dates calendar anymore. I noticed it after I became a premium member. I was able to view them before.
But maybe it's something else causing it? I have deleted all cookies in case something was screwing it up, but nothing has...
So, last week I waited for my haul from macpro.
Today, I went to the store and got:
Studio Moisture Fix
MSF Northern Lights
Brow Pencil: Strut
Brow set: Beguile
Longwear Lipcolour: For Keeps
e/s: moon's reflection
e/s: parfait amour...
First, I mean absolutely no disrespect; I truly do not know: when I look at the different traincase posts, so many contain photos of unopened boxes upon boxes of product, why? Do you just store them this way (but are using them)? Are they back-up dupes? Are you collecting them for...
So, now I sit & wait for delivery of my just-transmitted order (couldn't convince anyone to road trip with me for the 2 hour trip to the MAC store, so it was macpro for me today):
E/S - Graphology
E/S - Brule
E/S - Deep Truth
E/S - Big T
E/S - Romping
E/S - Plumage
E/S - Vellum
E/S - Star...
I am still working on taking good pics of myself, but all the posts on specktra get me excited about being part of it.
Today (this is a lot of makeup IMHO considering how little it looks like I am wearing):
Everything is MAC, except for the mascara.
FACE (including cheeks)
As my collection has grown, I have quickly realized that all traincases are not created equal.
What's your favorite brand/style? And what works about it? What would you change about it?
Before I invest in a new one, I'd love to hear what others like/use. A lot of them seem to have too...