Sunday, May 21, 2017

Chanel Ombre Premiere Long Wear Powder Eyeshadow

Chanel goes solo with the launch of Ombre Premiere  Long Wear Powder Eyeshadows . There are a multitude of shades in a single pan compact.

These new beauties are a silky, smooth formula that's  long wear with rich, deep pigment that blends easily. They do have a little fallout,  but it's minor.  They come in satins ,mattes and metallics.

I have three of the  new shades . Noir Satin is a medium deep black, Desert Rouge , a pink tinged red and Talpa, a perfect wear everyday , always looks good Taupe.  Desert Rouge is the metallic out of the trio.  I found that Noir Satin didn't go on as fully pigmented as the others and needs more building but it's also a more wearable black than a super dark one might be ( at least for me)

You can probably guess that Talpa is my favorite here. One eyeshadow  to get it done every AM when I have little time or energy to blend, mix, contour etc.

Also new are two eye brushes.  I haven't explored Chanel brushes much before and now I am wondering why?   Shown is the dual ended retractable Blender/Shader.

Chanel Ombre Premiere LongWear Powder Eyeshadow are $ 30 each

Retractable Dual Tip Eyeshadow Brush is $ 42

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream W/ SPF 30

One of Kiehl's most popular facial products now has  SPF.

Ultra Facial Cream now comes in a version with SPF 30 . The cream is known for it's 24 hour hydration properties using ingredients including squalene , glycerin and  fountain plant ( this plant is said to  helps hydration and  thrive in dry weather).

The cream itself, while moisturizing feels light on skin. It has an almost whipped consistency.   My skin immediately felt moisturized but not greasy or sticky.   That makes it nice for warmer weather when we especially want SPF but not something that will weigh on skin.  I wasn't sure if it would be too heavy for my normal/oily skin but it worked well ( I didn't use it on my T Zone though) .

The SPF is chemical and broad spectrum.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream W/ SPF 30 is $ 47.50 for 50 ml jar

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

It Cosmetics Travel Sizes

It's easier than ever to take all of IT with you when you hit the road this Summer.

It Cosmetics has made many of their favorites in travel sizes to stash anywhere you need them, beach bag, overnighter or tote.

You can grab minis of Brow Power pencil , No Tug Waterproof eyeliner , CC+ Cream, Bye Bye Under Eye , Confidence in a Cream and Brush Love.

Most of the tubes come in at about 3 " long with the pencils longer. Confidence in a Cream is 0.5 oz .

Confidence in a Cream  is $ 16
It's Your Brush Love & Brow Power are $ 12 each
Bye Bye Under Eye is $ 10
CC + Cream w/ SPF 50 is $ 15

**All prices are for travel sizes 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Demeter Petrichor

Tired of waiting for a Dr. Who inspired fragrance? Demeter has created a fragrance just for Whovians. Well, ok maybe for fragrance fans too but let's face it we'll get IT.

Petrichor  "For The Girl Who Is Tired Of Waiting"  channels the scent of  rain hitting the dry ground. Demeter is known for creating scents around unusual inspirations and they usually work really well.

Petrichor smells dry, earthy and mineral but also aquatic.  I get juniper, soap, wet clay. Maybe there is some vetiver in there too. It's unisex and leans more masculine .

Amy, Rory and Eleven may be gone  but Petrichor can help you remember and will look nice sitting next to your mini TARDIS.

And yes that is a Peter Davison pin in the pic. A relic from my convention days when I almost met him . I loved him as the Dr.


By Viromnibus
The world where I stood was a desert
longing for a kiss that never came.
Not until you did.

Demeter Petrichor is $ 20 for 1oz spray. More sizes along with body lotion and shower gel available at