Thursday, November 20, 2014

Update on Blog Sale

I have shipped everything that sold, and I am not taking any more orders right now.


I do plan to put up another sale with more items I had set aside, but not listed yet. Be prepared early next week for another bunch of things for sale.

Thanks to all of you who are giving my neglected things a much happier home :)


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Blog Sale

No more orders, blog sale closed! Thank you :)

* U.S. addresses only. I will not be responding to messages asking me to ship internationally.

* Paypal only- I must receive payment within 24 hours or item will be relisted. Make sure your shipping address is correct on Paypal- I will not be able to keep track of requests to ship to a different address.

* Shipping starts at $3.50 for 1 item. Add $.50 for each additional item. I always use delivery confirmation, but will add insurance at your request only.

* Packages are usually shipped within 2-3 days of payment.

* No returns or refunds- I have done my best to take accurate photos and list an estimate of percentages left. Do not use these photos for accurate color representations.

* Contact me - williams.martha (at) gmail (dot) com with "blog sale for (your name)" in the subject and your paypal address in the email.

* I will invoice you from a different email address- DO NOT PAYPAL ME until you receive my invoice!

SOLD$20 Guerlain Les Fumes 80% left (top left)

SOLD$15 Guerlain Bal de Minuit 70% left (top right)

SOLD$25 Guerlain Serie Noire blush 85% left (bottom)

Starting at bottom left corner:

$14 Guerlain Mitsouko 90% left

$14 Guerlain Romance 90% left

$14 Guerlain Cherry Blossom 90% left

$12 Guerlain Mi-Mai Shine Automatique 80% left

$14 Guerlain Attrape Coeur 90% left

SOLD$20 Tom Ford Lovelust 80% left

SOLD$20 Tom Ford Frantic Pink 90% left

SOLD$5 YSL Rose Bergamasque 60% left, tube scratched
SOLD$12 YSL Glossy Stain 15 90% left
SOLD$14 YSL RV Shine Pink in Devotion 95% left
$10 Chanel Island 90% left
$10 Chanel Graphite 90% left
SOLD$14 Chanel Initiation 90% left, sides are shrunken but still moist

SOLD$15 Chanel Inspiration blush 80% left (top)

SOLD$15 Chanel Intonation blush 90% left (bottom)

SOLD$20 Chanel Sable Rose bronzer 85% left

SOLD$18 Chanel In Love blush 80% left

SOLD$24 Chanel Seduction quad 85% left

Starting at bottom left corner:

SOLD$12 Chanel Flirt Coco Shine 80% left

SOLD$14 Chanel Suspense Coco Shine 95% left

SOLD$12 Chanel Paradis Rouge Coco 85% left

SOLD$14 Chanel Destinee Rouge Coco 90% left

SOLD$12 Chanel Joyeuse Rouge Allure 85% left

SOLD$5 Dior Dormeuse gloss 85% left

$18 Dior Coral Cruise blush 95% left

SOLD$15 Dior Aurora bronzer 70% left

SOLD$20 Dior Coral Glow Paradise bronzer duo 90% left

SOLD$15 Dolce & Gabbana Provocative 80% left (top left)

$15 Dolce & Gabbana Rosebud 80% left (top right)

SOLD$18 Dolce & Gabbana Sole 95% left (bottom left)

$15 Dolce & Gabbana Delight 80% left (bottom right)

$18 Dolce & Gabbana Laguna duo 90% left

$20 Armani Boudoir palette 90% left (top)

$28 Armani Scarabeo 2 palette 95% left (left)

SOLD$28 Armani Eccentrico blush 95% left (right)


Scarabeo 2 open:

SOLD$18 NARS Boys Don't Cry 90% left (top left)

SOLD$15 NARS Olympia duo 90% left (top right)

SOLD$15 NARS Coeur Battant 95% left (bottom left)

$15 NARS Final Cut 90% left (bottom middle)

SOLD$12 NARS Rajasthan 80% left (bottom right)


$20 Shiseido Color Bar palette 95% left

$5 Shiseido Portrait Lacquer 65% left (bottom left)

$5 Shiseido Amethyst lacquer 85% left (bottom right)

$12 Shiseido Fire 90% left (top left)

$12 Shiseido Opera 90% left (top right)

$12 Shiseido Lido 90% left (bottom left)

$10 Shiseido Carnation blush 80% left (bottom right)

SOLD$8 Tarte Tickled blush 90% left
$5 Tarte Pure Glamazon lipstick 85% left (left side)
SOLD$12 MAC Adored Mineralize Skinfinish 95% left
SOLD$10 MAC Yield to Love lipstick 95% left (top)
SOLD$10 MAC Godess of the Sea lipstick 95% left (bottom)
$10 MAC It's Physical Fluidline 90% left
$18 Too Faced Pretty Rebel palette 90% left
SOLD$10 Too Faced Melted Coral 90% left
SOLD$10 Too Faced Melted Violet 90% left

$10 Urban Decay Pulp Fiction 95% left

SOLD$15 Lorac Pro to Go 85% left

$8 Clinique Black Honey 90% left (top)

$8 Clinique Olive in my Martini 90% left (left side, top)

$8 Clinique Peach Pop 90% left (left side, bottom)

$8 Clinique Iced Lotus blush 90% left

$14 Smashbox Santigolden Palette 95% left

$5 It Cosmetics Matte Sweet Apple blush 95% left

$5 Bare Minerals The Late Show duo 95% left

$10 Tarina Tarantino Emerald Pretty palette 90% left

$10 Sugarpill Sweet Heart palette 95% left

$5 Sugarpill Magpie 90% left (left)

$5 Sugarpill Starling 90% left (middle)

$5 Sugarpill Darling 90% left (right)


$8 Bite Cava 90% left

SOLD$10 Bite Sophie pencil 95% left

SOLD$10 Bite Lola pencil 95% left

SOLD$10 Bite Grape pencil 90% left


$6 Urban Decay LSD 90% left

$6 Urban Decay Deviant 90% left

$6 Urban Decay Freak 90% left

$6 Urban Decay Graffiti 90% left

$6 Urban Decay Lucky 90% left

SOLD$6 Urban Decay El Dorado 90% left

SOLD$10 Laura Mercier Pink Opal 95% left
$10 Laura Mercier Orchid 90% left
$8 Laura Mercier Khaki 80% left, top loose
SOLD$10 Laura Mercier Cocoa 90% left
$10 Laura Mercier Peacock 95% left

$12 MUFE HD primer 80% left, purchased 3 months ago

$10 NARS Alaska TM 65 % left, purchased 2 years ago

SOLD$14 Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Loose 80% or more left


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayon: Swatches and Review

I am on a roll with lip products lately, and Bite Matte Creme Lip Crayons are at the top of my list. They even edge out NARS Audacious lipsticks, with a slightly longer wear time and a more comfortable feel on the lips.

I have a few different versions, but they all come in a twist up pencil form. They smell amazing- a light fresh orange scent.

Lola and Sophie were Jcrew exclusives. Grape was a color from the first release. The last four are all from the second release of colors, and should still be available at Sephora.

Lola, Sophie, and Grape are all extremely bright. Peche is a semi bright color, but not as neon as the other brights. Glace, Leche, and Amaretto are all understated neutrals.

Wear time is between 4-8 hours, and the brights leave behind a nice stain. These feel moisturizing on my lips and are very comfortable to wear even though they are matte. The pencil form makes them easy to apply.






Bite Matte Lip Crayons are perfect! They have a great range of colors with an excellent formula. The convenient packaging is one of my favorites.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Shiseido Floracouture Eyeshadow Trio: Swatches and Review

Shiseido eyeshadow trios always catch my attention with their unusual color combinations. Floracouture has a striking theme- rich burgundy purple, sunny orange, and light shimmering pink.

The colors have the usual buttery smoothness that I have come to expect from this brand. The orange isn't quite as smooth or pigmented as the other two, but that turns out to be perfect upon application.

Floracouture has more contrast between the shades than my other Shiseido trios. This is perfect for a complete eye look.

I used the pink on my lid, the orange in the crease, and the purple in the outer corners. I have been using this trio very regularly! It is an easy way to bring a bit of fall color into my look, and it really compliments blue eyes.

I highly recommend Shiseido Floracouture. It is an unusual combination that has become an instant favorite for me.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

NARS Audacious Lipstick: Swatches and Review

NARS has a brand new lipstick formula, and I am a big fan. Audacious lipsticks have full coverage, a satin finish, and a beautiful range of colors. The packaging is a heavy metal rectangle with a magnetic closure.

It does show fingerprints easily, but the overall feeling is much more robust than the older lipstick packaging. The above picture will help you know if you have OCD or not. The magnetic closure either repels or attracts the other tubes.

I have a beautiful lipstick rainbow of neutrals along with a couple bolder colors.

These swatches were mostly one swipe only. They are full coverage without being too heavy. The formula does well on healthy lips but isn't quite as forgiving on dry lips. Make sure you start with moisturized and exfoliated lips.

The wear time is between 4-6 hours depending on the shade. No bleeding or uneven fading.

I have a few full face pictures to share, which usually help give a better idea of the color.





I am totally loving NARS Audacious lipsticks! I have been wearing them non-stop for the past month, and I am so happy with the formula and color range.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Wet N Wild Smoke and Melrose Palette: Swatches and Review

I am moving from an expensive disappointment (Chanel Poesie), to bargain success. I love ending August on a good note!

Smoke and Melrose is part of the Wet N Wild fall collection. I hadn't planned to look for these new palettes, but the color scheme got me. I love mauve!

Inside are five different shades with somewhat odd placement suggestions. You can't tell me what to do Wet N Wild.

The colors are amazing! All of them have great pigmentation, and there are a variety of finishes. None of them are overly frosty or shimmery either.


The main comparison that popped into my head was Urban Decay Naked 3. It has a similar color theme- pink toned neutrals.


Urban Decay Dust has much more shimmer than the light pink Wet N Wild shade. Urban Decay Burnout is more shimmery and pink than the Wet N Wild. Urban Decay Limit is lighter than the matte mauve Wet N Wild shade, but Nooner is pretty close.

Urban Decay Trick is similar to the Wet N Wild peach color, but much more sheer.

The Wet N Wild taupe is less shimmery and more brown than Urban Decay Liar. Urban Decay Mugshot is cooler toned than the Wet N Wild taupe shade. The Wet N Wild burgundy color is not similar to Urban Decay Blackheart.

Here is a look with Wet N Wild Smoke and Melrose. I used NARS Love blush and Rikugien Satin Lip Pencil.


I am absolutely in love with this Wet N Wild palette! It has a beautiful color combination with excellent quality. I already have a backup with plans to hoard more.