Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Poll (by Joeybunny!)


Two nights ago I received an order from Sugarpill Cosmetics. I’m sure many of you have heard of Sugarpill, and for those of you that haven’t, I’ll be doing a review in the next couple of days of what I ordered. I realized something about myself, though, after I played with my Sugarpill goodies - despite being a beauty blogger, I am slow to hop on beauty bandwagons.


Seriously, I was probably the last person on Earth to try Sugarpill, just like I was the last person on Makeup Alley to try Fyrinnae (and we all know how absolutely in love with Fyrinnae I am now). I don’t know what it is about me, but I tend to stick to what I know and love - or hate, for that matter (a good example of this is Chanel: you couldn’t really pay me to buy their eyeshadows, no matter how many raves they may receive). It’s not that I am not into trying new things, really - I just cannot afford (both financially and emotionally) to be disappointed by makeup! I think my resolution for 2011 will be to try items from brands I haven’t tried yet.


Anyway, on to the poll!

  1. What was the last item or items you received in the mail? Well, like I said above, I got my Sugarpill order two nights ago. I ordered two of the Chromalust Loose Eyeshadows, Weekender (which I am splitting with a friend) and Lumi. A review on both of these should be up sometime next week.
  2. What makeup lines have you not tried yet? Let’s see, the ones that I haven’t yet tried but want to try are: Julie Hewitt, Jouer, Shiro Cosmetics, Kanebo Sensai, and La Prarie.
  3. What makeup lines have disappointed you lately? Well other than MAC (ugh, so pissed that the new Cham Pale paint pots are sparkly!), I have been sadly underwhelmed by YSL lately. This is especially painful since YSL used to be one of my favorite makeup lines! I am very hopeful, however, for the Spring eyeshadow quint - the colors look right up my alley!
  4. Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? Well, besides work I should be spending the better part of my weekend with my boyfriend. I know he bought us tickets to see Tron: Legacy in 3D IMAX for Saturday night. Oh, and Sunday I’m having dinner with my best friend. Also, the boyfriend and I have to find time to watch some “Seinfeld”!
  5. How are you surviving in this cold weather? I personally love winter, so I’ve been happily slathering myself in a crapton of lotion. I find that I have to wear 2-3 different facial moisturizers now, and I have to exfoliate my body more often, but otherwise, I’m ok!

15 comments:

  1. 1. What was the last item or items you received in the mail? An Illamasqua order, most of it is for Christmas gift but I'm keeping Raindrops nailpolish.
    2. What makeup lines have you not tried yet? Suqqu, Chantecaille, Armani and probably a lot more I'd better keep ignoring
    3. What makeup lines have disappointed you lately? Nivea Makeup with their decision to kill the brand :(
    4. Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? getting rid of house chores as quick as possible so I can sleep!
    5. How are you surviving in this cold weather? hardly, my dear, hardly. With tons of moisturizing cream, gloves, scarves and sugar.

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  2. 1 What was the last item or items you received in the mail?

    I haven't gotten mail for over a month since I've moved, but a dear blogger friend sent me something to my hotel!

    2 What makeup lines have you not tried yet?

    Sugarpill, but I'm cutting back on color cosmetics until I can slim down my collection.

    4 What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?

    I agree with MAC. Their collections don't excite me anymore! I spent a lot of time at their stores in both Hawaii and Hong Kong, and yet I didn't feel the need to buy anything.

    5 Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?

    Unpack, take pics, and swatch all the goodies that I bought on my trip, including my 32 pack set of MBD face masks!

    6 How are you surviving in this cold weather?

    Um, not yet. It's below freezing here!

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  3. 1 What was the last item or items you received in the mail?
    I received a Neostrata AHA foaming cleanser. I'm kinda afraid to use it b/c it has 18% glycolic acid and 2% lactic acid. My face may melt off!!! It was a gift so I might re-gift it. We will see.

    2. What makeup lines have you not tried yet?
    Sugarpill, I am lemming the gold loose shadow but I know it will look like shit on me and joeybunny has done a good job of talking me out of it. Most "mineral" cosmetics, LMdB. Yes, that's right. Every time I go to the counter they are OUT of whatever I want to buy so it must be a sign., Sue Devitt. I am dying to try a few of her eyeshadows ever since I saw them featured on The Non-Blonde blog

    3. What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?
    MAC for sure. I grew tired of their LE collection du jour a few years ago, and I'm still weary of buying anything from them since the whole Rodarte Fiasco...however the cham-pale collection is right up my alley, but I need to see the stuff IRL before I decide if I want to give them my money. I'm also disappointed in Givenchy. That taupe quad w/ the varying formulas of shadow all together sucked, and I'm not loving the multi colored baked blushes very much so I might just fall out of love with them.

    4. Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?
    No. It will be spent packing, Cleaning and attending a 4 y.o. birthday party at a moon bounce place. NOT FUN.

    5. How are you surviving in this cold weather?
    I'm doing great. I love the cold b/c I can cover my fat with sweaters and eat carbs. I also love the fact that my face is less oily during the winter. I am not going to survive the fact that my son and husband are total wusses in the cold and are CONSTANTLY complaining about being cold.

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  4. 1 What was the last item or items you received in the mail?

    I purchased Lilash on black friday and got it a few days ago.

    2 What makeup lines have you not tried yet?

    Fyrinnae (don't worry, it's coming)

    4 What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?

    MAC - nothing new or exciting. Ever. Ugh.

    5 Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?

    Yes! I get to do my Christmas celebration with my Dad on Saturday afternoon, girls dinner/dancing at night, and my annual Christmas dinner with my 4 best friends on Sunday evening.

    6 How are you surviving in this cold weather?

    LAYERS!

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  5. 1. What was the last item or items you received in the mail?
    Sephora Monopoly, Illamasqua nail polish and two rock & republic blushes

    2. What makeup lines have you not tried yet?
    There are lots... A few that pop into my head are Fyrinnae, Sugarpill and Shu Uemura.

    3. What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?
    I really wasn't thrilled with a Milani polish I picked up recently (when I usually love them)

    4. Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?
    Been so broke I can't really afford to do much so... No. Staying in and watching movies most likely.

    5. How are you surviving in this cold weather?
    My North Face coat, a cute hat and my warm gloves... Then I'm set to go.

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  6. 1. A wonderful package from Norway! It contained chocolate, a book, and a necklace pendant.

    2. Uhm, several! Illamasqua, Shiseido, Armani, Kanebo Sensai

    3. MAC, My Pretty Zombie

    4. Organizing stuff around the house

    5. I'm suffering! It's been unseasonably cold in FL. By that I mean it's been in the 28s. Blah! I've been layering. Lots of layers.

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  7. Hello my lovely JoeyBunny! I too am hesitant to try new brands sometimes--I thought it was b/c I was old though :)

    1. I just Becca Fallen Angel palette in the mail and can't wait to try it.

    2. Le Metite de Beaute--just too $$$

    3. I am slightly disappointed in BB's Modern Classic palette--I have to really work for the e/s the show up--what't that about?

    4. Shopping on Saturday. something fun on Sunday and then next week off work--yay!

    5. We had tons of snow--now it's been raining for the last 2 weeks. More snow on the way this weekend. Good! I can crawl under my down comforter with a cup of cocoa and catch up on my reading

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  8. 1. What was the last item or items you received in the mail?

    My first order from e.l.f. I bought most of their brushes as well as the HD silica powder (love it) and some blush. I also got a surprise package from a friend, containing some chocolate and 2 Lush bath bombs.

    2. What makeup lines have you not tried yet?

    I have barely tried MAC, believe it or not, but that's ok as I am not a big spender. Just started buying Fresh products (and loving them) as splurges for myself.
    I want to try Sugarpill, Jesse's Girl, and Urban Decay, and I'm about to get my first Stila order.

    3. What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?

    Well, I am still playing around with the eyeshadows I got from e.l.f. and my expectations are pretty low.

    4. Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? Yup- DH and I are leaving Philly for a 10-day trip to Arizona!


    5. How are you surviving in this cold weather? I adore winter! Plus we haven't had real winter in Philly yet. My hands are a mess but that's partly due to some packaging work I did recently for a side project. I recently bought a humidifier for our bedroom because it's the warmest room in the house (even though the heat is set low) and we were waking up severely dehydrated!

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  9. 1 What was the last item or items you received in the mail?
    I received an order of 3 lippies and a bunch of glosses from Evil Shades.

    2 What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?
    MAC, a little dissapointed with Urban Decay, a little upset that Aromaleigh order did not live up to my expectations.

    3 Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?
    I want to go see the Black Swan.

    4 How are you surviving in this cold weather?
    I'm originally from Michigan. This is nothing.

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  10. What was the last item or items you received in the mail?

    Vintage postcards for my collection. Haven't been ordering makeup in the mail lately.

    What makeup lines have you not tried yet? Let’s see, the ones that I haven’t yet tried but want to try are: Julie Hewitt, Jouer, Shiro Cosmetics, Kanebo Sensai, and La Prarie.

    Ditto to all of the above and many, many more!

    What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?

    Lancome eye shadows. They are the sh!t.

    Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?

    No :(

    How are you surviving in this cold weather?

    Thermostat up to 67, sweaters, scarves, snowboots and sweats!

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  11. 1.What was the last item or items you received in the mail?

    My UD FF order, which was the Vegan palette, and Wallflower lip pencil

    2. What makeup lines have you not tried yet?

    The super spendy ones, like Chantecaille and Cle de Peau. Also Becca, which I've really been dying to try!

    3. What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?
    The Sephora brand ones, like Tokidoki & a Kat von D palette

    4.Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?
    Christmas party with some coworkers - not an official one, so we'll be free to drink and vent about work!

    5.How are you surviving in this cold weather?

    What cold weather? I live in CA, and it was almost 90 last weekend!

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  12. 1. A pair of glasses sent by my mum!

    2. Urban Decay, Stila, Sigma, Lunasol and so on so many!

    3. Lancome.

    4. Shopping at my local mall, yeah!!

    5. It's summer here in NZ, wahahaha!!

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  13. 1. I got chante super lip sheer in maia in a swap

    2. I would really like to try le metier...no thanks to you :P

    3. Ive actually been pretty disappointed with chanel lately. I pretty much only like the glossimers anymore.

    4. I have plans to go out with friends...and catch up on sleep. ahhh :)

    5. I'm in southern california so its not really cold here. I actually kind of miss the cold.

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  14. What was the last item or items you received in the mail?
    A Cricut cartridge. Yes, I'm a big scrapbooky nerd. And the package before that was a Clarisonic Mia for my sister-in-law and (finally!) my bottle of $OPI Flurry Up!

    What makeup lines have you not tried yet?
    Hourglass tops the list of brands I want to try (more seriously than just swatching in Sephora).

    What makeup lines have disappointed you lately?
    Honestly? Benefit. I used to be so into it, but in the past couple of years I just feel like the new products aren't as original/innovative.

    Do you have any fun plans for this weekend?
    Probably a little early birthday celebration... mine's on Monday!

    How are you surviving in this cold weather?
    Dude, I live in Alaska. Fo reals. So... yeah. Moisturizer.

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  15. I hope you love Lumi as much as I do! That colour is beautiful ^__^

    1. What was the last item or items you received in the mail? - Lyrical Master, a silver eyeshadow from Hi-Fi Cosmetics. I also got a couple of nice eyeshadow samples and a lipgloss sample with it :3

    2. What makeup lines have you not tried yet? - Fyrinnae, BFTE Cosmetics, Geek Chic, Persephone Minerals....there's a tonne of indie mmu companies I haven't tried. I'm trying to use up some of what I have before I buy from other companies, and I'm also a bit hesitant! I tend to stick with what I know and like :)


    3. What makeup lines have disappointed you lately? - I can't say I can think of anything, though I expected some indie mmu brands to have Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales and they didn't really :P and the MAC Tartan Tale was sheer, overpriced, and the eyeshadow palettes were disappointingly small in person.


    4. Do you have any fun plans for this weekend? - Supposed to be having dinner and looking at Christmas lights with friends, but we're having a bit of friend drama with one of them >_>


    5. How are you surviving in this cold weather? - It's summer where I live :P

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