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    Default Any recent purchases?

    Apart from perfume, have you bought anything lately?

    I got myself a jar of Stephane Marais Cream Foundation and am *very* impressed. I think this might end up as my favourite foundation ever and I've used many (probably 50+).

    Also bought a skincare kit from Dermalogica with travel sizes of cleanser, toner, exfoliator and moisturizer. I chose the kit for dry to very dry skin and like the products so far. I might buy full sizes of the cleanser and moisturizer.


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    My most recent purchases were two Dior kh™l pencils and yet another Dior Addict lipstick but that was in August or September...
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    I just purchased two items from Origins' new cocoa therapy line (the instant chocolate fix and the body butter.)

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    I just bought John Frieda's Brilliant Brunette Shampoo and Conditioner per LadyL's advice on this thread:
    http://www.basenotes.net/cgi-bin/for...num=1090798013

    I've already gone through one tube of the shampoo: it's terrific!

    And I bought a sampler collection of Florence Gunnarson bath oils:
    http://www.florencegunnarson.com/collection.htm

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    Just bought this for my mum for Christmas.

    http://www.directcosmetics.com/detai...amp;wordtype=2

    Maybe the ladies of the board could let me know if the colours look OK!

    So far I guess she will be giving away the bright red lippy, but I can live with that!

    She does like Arden make-up.

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    I'm saving my dough for a NYC trip this week...where I plan to explore Armani and Guerlain...probably also others that I can't find anywhere here. We don't even have a Saks in Seattle...can you imagine my hardship? haha

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    CoL, that's a FABULOUS gift for your mom! Wow! The red lipstick is Red Diamond -- I used to wear it all the time! I had no idea it was still available.

    I've been saving my money, too (sort of). Not for NYC, but for a trip to the Dior counter! ;D Plus, I want to try the new Estee Lauder mascara -- though I can't decide between EL or Dior right now. The only items I've bought are two lipsticks that Perfume Hound talked about under the Red Lipstick thread -- L'Oreal Volume Perfect #400 and Almay #36 -- and L'Oreal Ideal Balance Foundation because I ran out of Feel Naturale and it's discontinued! :-[

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    I hear Diorshow is quite the thing. I hate the feel of mascara, so I only wear it when I'm feeling particularly vampy...which is rarely...haha

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    Dior Show mascara is the one I'm considering. Either that or Estee Lauder Lash XL Maximum Length Mascara. I feel naked without mascara. My little lashes need all the help they can get! :-[

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    I just bought some stuff from direct cosmetics today. A Gale Hayman Eyelift gel,Youth Lift(got the chance to try these and was quite impressed). Less than half price,Indian Summer fragrance for a friend and Kingdom Limited Edition tester.
    DONNA

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    Default Re: Any recent purchases?

    Quote Originally Posted by donna255
    I just bought some stuff from direct cosmetics today. A Gale Hayman Eyelift gel,Youth Lift(got the chance to try these and was quite impressed). Less than half price,Indian Summer fragrance for a friend and Kingdom Limited Edition tester.
    I just bought a Kingdom Ltd Ed tester from DC too! ;D

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    Hey Col,I spotted the Kingdom edtion and got all excited!!! If not for it I would not have bought the other products.
    DONNA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladylonestar
    Dior Show mascara is the one I'm considering. ÊEither that or Estee Lauder Lash XL Maximum Length Mascara. ÊI feel naked without mascara. ÊMy little lashes need all the help they can get! :-[
    Hi Loney . . . don't forget about the castor oil, for your eyelashes. Joan Crawford said it makes them grow like mad. Eyebrows, too. See if you can find that Red Dragon lipstick . . . I forgot to check, during my last trip to Chicago. I really like going to women's counters, Loney! Usually I know more than the sales associates . . . really freaks them out. You should see me 'examining' clothes . . . let's go shopping!

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    Well yesterday I got some MaryKay Mascara. Its called Velocity. I got it because of the colors Blue and Violet (I have hazel eyes) And also because it says its water resistant (not waterproof) and supposed to not smudge.
    Well it worked great and our resident makeup artist (I work at a dayspa) showed me how to do my eyeliner to enhance the color. Normally Im not a Mary Kay fan but I give this mascara 2 thumbs up...I also got the eye primer which is supposed to help shadow stay on and not crease but I havent used it yet. Will try it tomorrow.

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    Philosophy's "The Great One" a peel recommended to me by one of my customers who is an Estethician. She said it was the best peel on the market and let me tell you she hit it on the nail with this one. 65.00. You can use it once or twice a week. Best recommendation I have had all year!!


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    More stuff:

    Stephane Marais loose powder in #1
    Guerlain Divinora e/s quad in Touche de Beige
    NARS #15 Smudge brush
    Shiseido Men - Hydrating lotion
    MAC Sheertone blush in Tenderling

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    I just bought a new tongue cleaner.

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    Default Re: Any recent purchases?

    I've become addicted to Bonne Belle's lipsmackers and have recently purchased a gaggle of them in various flavors. Gotta stay kissable!

    Mgarisbn, how does a tongue cleaner work as opposed to a toothbrush doing the job?
    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." -- Mae West

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    I recently purchased online Shiseido's Zen perfumed radiance body creme.

    I must say it IS a good body creme, softening the skin and definitely exfolitating a little too.............as for fragrance? I could smell none.

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    Now let's see...

    MAC - Vanilla pigment. Pinkish gold iridesence.

    MAC - Intoxicate eye shadow. Deep eggplant shade.

    Becca - Foundation brush.

    Dermalogica - Intensive moisture balance. My favourite moisturizer. Packed with antioxidants and other good stuff.

    Dermalogica - AM/PM kit. Trial size products for overpartied skin.

    DuWop - Lip Venom. Ouch! This gloss hurts (tingles claims the box), but I kinda like it.

    Shiseido blotting papers.

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    I should have named this thread Concord's shopping list.

    Anyhey, here goes:

    Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution. Great lotion cleanser for dry skin. A real skin-saver for me.

    Stephane Marais eye brush #. The perfect, allround eye brush. Picks up, holds amd deposits colour beautifully. I feel my brush collection is complete with this.

    MAC - Prunella eye kohl. A smudgy pencil in a muted eggplant shade.

    Chanel eyeshadow - Tabou. A muted purple. Chanel single eyeshadows are one of the best-textured I know of.

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    Default Re: Any recent purchases?

    Quote Originally Posted by Concord
    I should have named this thread Concord's shopping list.
    ;D

    No worries, your lists are very inspiring!
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: Any recent purchases?

    Kai Body Glow (much more subtle than the oil!)

    Some new Physicians Formula products:

    Wet/Dry Blush (Baked Ginger)

    Wet/Dry Eyeshadow (Baked Sugar)

    Loose Powder Blush (Nude Rose)

    Solar Powder (SPF 20)

    2-in-1 Wet/Dry Concealer & Foundation Stick

    That's all for now!



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    Paula Dorf Foundation
    Mac Studio Tech Foundation
    Stila EyeShadow


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    Stila Re Orient quads in Bambo peach colour and Lotus Blossom pale pinks. This Stila collection is really pretty.
    DONNA

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    Stephane Marais Bronzer #1. A very light bronzer that makes actually makes me look healthy, not dirty or orange. Highly recommended. Cool packaging (it's pink! *gasp*)

    http://www.spacenk.co.uk/SpaceNK/ima.../0199_4593.jpg

    L'Oreal micro-dermabrasion kit. A lot of people love this exfoliating cream with aluminum oxide, but I'm not sure. I used it twice and I feel like I never have to exfoliate again. Too harsch for me.

    Dior Natural Glow self-tanner for the face. I never look as pale and washed-out as I do this time of year, so I thought I'd fake a little colour. Subtly tinted and doesn't give too much colour. You may have to reapply to look real tan, but that's not what I'm after. Heavily perfumed.

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    Default Re: Any recent purchases?

    Dior Addict Red Interference lipstick, the shade falls between Rose Perspective and Solar Red (both of which I have and love... [smiley=rolleyes.gif])
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tigrushka
    Dior Addict Red Interference lipstick, the shade falls between Rose Perspective and Solar Red (both of which I have and love... [smiley=rolleyes.gif])
    And you couldn't mix the two you have? Of course not! Diormania! [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

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    Of course I couldn't! I'm addicted to Addict lipsticks! [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif] [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    The Dior Addict Red Interference lipstick is next on my list to buy!

    I did, however, buy an Estee Lauder lipstick -- it's the Pure Color Red Attitude (#167) and OMG is it ever dark and goth! I saw it in my Saks catalog and it looked like a gorgeous brownish-red, so I tested it on my hand in the store and it looked even more gorgeous. But on my lips it's a very blackish red... so beware of this one. I can't wear it at all but have no idea what to do with it now, though I may return it.

    I also bought:

    Estee Lauder Pure Color Gloss in Wet Plum (#14)
    Estee Lauder Artist's Lip Pencil Crayon in Russet Writer (#10)
    Estee Lauder Automatic Brow Pencil Duo (w/brush and 1 refill) in Dark Brown (#05)
    Paula Dorf Brow Fix
    Lancome Hypnose mascara
    Lancome Cils Booster (Mascara Enhancing Base)
    Lancome Star Gloss Brush-on Lip Shine in Angelic

    I think that's all I've bought recently... [smiley=wink.gif]





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