Saturday, December 31, 2011

My Husband

By now I am no longer surprised at my husband's new hobbies. This past year he decided to take up riding, so he bought a horse and took some lessons. He has enjoyed it, as have the older boys. Both Samuel and Nathan have been taking lessons with their dad. Who knows what 2012 will bring? Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Habanera: Swatches and Review


Let's take a break from Rouge Bunny Rouge eyeshadow, and switch over to blush. Habanera is a pinkish terracotta color with a satin finish. It doesn't have visible shimmer, but it also isn't completely matte on the skin.
I compared it to Tarte Exposed and Illamasqua Ambition, both of which turned out to be too pink. I swatched Dior Aurora bronzer on my arm as a last minute thought.

The Dior is closest, but lighter and less pink.
Habanera looks deep and orangey in my swatch, but it is surprisingly natural on my light skin tone. It gives a healthy color to the cheeks as a bronzer would, but I can wear Habanera alone just as well. It is soft in texture and lasts all day. I highly recommend Rouge Bunny Rouge blushes, as I have yet to find one that I don't love!

Here is Habanera on the cheeks with Revlon Fig Jam lip butter:

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou: Swatches and Review

Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou is a deeply blackened blue.
She looks intense and bright in the pan, but this blue is soft and wearable.
Next to both Urban Decay shadows, Mysterious Tinamou has depth. It is slightly blackened, sheerer and less shimmery than Radium and Haight.

Please ignore the swollen pregnancy face, these pictures were taken last year. I wanted to show you how wonderfully Mysterious Tinamou pairs with Abyssinian Catbird.
If you are looking for a versatile blue that doesn't overpower your eyes, Mysterious Tinamou is for you! It has the same soft texture as my other Rouge Bunny Rouge shadows and applies easily.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Quick Delicate Hummingbird Eye Look

The full face pictures were not quite as I had hoped, but I wanted to show you Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird on the eyes.  

I have Delicate Hummingbird all over the lid and crease with RBR Blackpepper Jay in the outer V. Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling is on the inner corners with Bobbi Brown Black Mauve Shimmer Ink on the lower lash line. I used my trusty MAC Blacktrack on the top and L'Oreal Million Lashes mascara.  

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chanel Flirt Rouge Coco: Swatches and Review

I know I said Horizon Blush was my one pick from Chanel Spring, but how could I resist a glossy peach lipstick? I couldn't......
Flirt is a Rouge Coco Shine, which means is it sheer and glossy. When it fades, it leaves behind a soft stain of color. It doesn't last long on the lips, so I haven't purchased many of these lipsticks.
Revlon Tutti Frutti Lip Butter is more orange and vibrant. YSL Tangy Mandarine Sheer Candy is almost identical. The YSL is a touch more pink and lacks the slight shimmer in Chanel Flirt.

In conclusion, Chanel Flirt is not a must have for spring. If you are a peach lipstick or gloss lover, you might want to have a look at Flirt. It is a versatile color with a forgiving finish.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Chanel Spring FOTD

It turns out that some light pink and peach colors were just what I needed on a dreary winter day! I am using Horizon Blush de Chanel as well as Flirt Rouge Coco Shine (review coming soon).
FACE
YSL Teint Resist in Opal
Givenchy Prisme Loose in Light Pastel
Tarte Dark Circle Defense in Fair/Light
Benefit Powderflage
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash

EYES
NARS Smudgeproof Base
Chanel Topkapi Quad
MAC Blacktrack
L'Oreal Million Lashes waterproof

CHEEKS
Horizon Blush de Chanel

LIPS
Chanel Flirt Rouge Coco Shine

Friday, December 16, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Delicate Hummingbird: Swatches and Review

Delicate Hummingbird is a beautiful taupey purple color. It is one of the more talked about shadows from Rouge Bunny Rouge as it is very versatile and flattering on most complexions.
In the world of purples, Delicate Hummingbird is a medium color.  It isn't lavender, nor is it completely taupe.

It has a decently shimmery finish, but still isn't flashy or overpowering on the eye.
I also had to compare it to Chanel Fauve, as they seemed to be close.
In some lights Fauve seems to be deeper. Fauve has silvery shimmer that is separate, while Delicate Hummingbird has a more foiled appearance on the eye.
Fauve also took a few swatches to build up color. If you are not a die hard purple collector, I would definitely recommend the RBR over the Chanel. They are different enough to keep both for me, but I prefer the texture and finish of Delicate Hummingbird.
Delicate Hummingbird is a great starter color if you haven't tried Rouge Bunny Rouge. I think it would flatter most complexions, and the color is easy to wear.  It has the same buttery soft texture as all other Rouge Bunny Rouge shadows I have tried. A winner all around!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel: Swatches and Review

We interrupt this Rouge Bunny Rouge Marathon to bring you Chanel.......
......pink striped Chanel blush! Horizon Blush de Chanel was my pick from Chanel's Spring collection.

Pink + Chanel + blush = true love. I was never a math whiz, so let me just show you some more pictures.
The compact is the same size as a Chanel Joues Contraste. Here she is next to Pink Explosion:
And here is Horizon next to Guerlain Serie Noire Blush G:
A velvet pouch with a tiny and useless brush comes with Horizon. I am just glad they didn't waste space putting the brush inside the compact.
Horizon is swatched alone on the left. For curiosities sake, I swatched the bottom half in the middle, and top half on the right. I probably won't use it that way, but you could if that makes you happy.

Here is Horizon hanging out with her other pink blush BFFs:

Horizon isn't overly frosty or bright. Becca Gyspy is lighter and has a distinct sheen. Pink Explosion is a deeper pink with a matte finish and silver sparkles. Guerlain Serie Noire is a coral pink in comparison.
I also have a picture of it applied, to give you a better idea of the color. Here it is lightly:

And with a heavier application:

Horizon Blush de Chanel is a nicely done pink blush for spring. It isn't revolutionary or different. It is however, a pretty pink blush with a softly shimmery finish. The texture is smooth, and the color should be widely flattering. It can be subtly swept on, or easily built for more drama. If you love pink blush and can make room in your heart for another, you will need Horizon Blush de Chanel.

Resplendent Bejewelled Catbird FOTD

I am using all three Rouge Bunny Rouge shadows I have reviewed so far together here.
And the final look with my glasses and ponytail. I also decided to change the lip color.
FACE
YSL Teint Resist Opal + NARS Sheer Glow Mont Blanc
Givenchy Prisme Loose Powder in Light Pastel
Tarte Dark Circle Defense in Fair/Light
Benefit Powderflage
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Medium Ash

EYES 
NARS Smudgeproof Base
RBR Abyssinian Catbird on lid
RBR Bejewelled Skylark in outer V
RBR Resplendent Quetzal on inner corners and lid
MAC Blacktrack
Tarte Amazonian Clay liner in Bronze
L'Oreal Million Lashes waterproof in Black

CHEEKS
Illamasqua Lover

LIPS 
YSL Tangy Mandarine in first two pictures
Revlon Tutti Frutti lip butter in last picture

Monday, December 12, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Resplendent Quetzal: Swatches and Review

Today I have a slightly different color from Rouge Bunny Rouge to show you. Resplendent Quetzal is a shimmering golden lime green. If ever lime green eyeshadow was subtle and flattering, this is it!
I didn't have anything close so I chose a light mint green and a khaki to compare. I think MAC Lucky Green might be very similar, but I no longer have it to compare.
Resplendent Quetzal has a nice shimmer without being over the top. It is more golden yellow than the Armani Jacquard- that is the lighter of the two greens swatched.  Maui Wowie is more of a khaki beige. 
I hope this helps give you an idea of the tone of Resplendent Quetzal- golden light green.
I think this color will be quite versatile. I can picture using it paired with brown, purple, and even a deep blue. It has the same soft and pigmented formula I have experienced from my other Rouge Bunny Rouge shadows. 

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Rouge Bunny Rouge Bejewelled Skylark: Swatches and Review

I have another versatile beauty from Rouge Bunny Rouge to show you. 
Bejewelled Skylark is a deep bronzed brown.  The texture is smooth and the shadow is very pigmented. Bejewelled Skylark has a shimmery finish, but it isn't overly shiny. I find it adds rich color in the crease without  screaming for attention. 
Here are my closest comparisons:
Too Faced Ever After from the Romantic Palette is a bit cooler in tone and full of chunky shimmer.  Urban Decay Smog is a warmer and lighter color with a shinier finish. Notice the gold tones in Smog in contrast to the red tones in Bejewelled Skylark even though both are warm browns.
I have found Bejewelled Skylark to be a very versatile color, adding depth to the crease or creating a bronze smoky eye. This color is worth adding to your collection if you love a rich brown!