Saturday, October 31, 2009

Some Bare Escentuals Shopping in MA

I went on a 3 night roadtrip with my BF to celebrate our anniversary and get away from things for a little while. We stayed in Framingham MA which was close to Boston to save money on a hotel. The first day, after checking in, we headed off to Natick Collection and did some shopping. I had caught a cold over the weekend and was still recovering. I felt okay, mostly tired, but I barely had a voice. It made shopping a little difficult. I could barely say thank you after checking out. I didn't buy a lot but still had fun.

I got a couple things at Lush. Then we headed to Bare Escentuals and I picked up a refill of Blemish Therapy and Believe. They were really nice there. They kept trying to show me the new kits and I was like, I already have it. Apparently they were shocked that there was an online preview sale. My BF decided to step in and speak for me and pretty much said this..."She is practically famous. She did this whole project where she wore all her makeup and posted pics of it online. Even Leslie sent her a gift!" He said more than that and I could not really talk. I tried to explain a little better what he was talking about. They were excited and wanted to know what the gift was so I squeaked out as much as I could about the Beautiful in Pearls Body Minerals LOL They gave me a Matte tote and I filled my stamp card so I can use it the next time I get to a boutique. I just thought it was so cute and funny when he started to speak up about me in the boutique like he was bragging about me.

We also went to Burlington Mall and I found 100% Natural Blackberry gloss in Nordstom. So excited!!!!! We stopped at the new Ulta in Framingham but they didn't have any BE that I didn't already have. At least nothing I could see. I figured I should look with the whole free gift offer going on but nothing I needed.


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Saturday, October 24, 2009

The BE Nirvana Official Final Report

I started around May 26 so it has taken me about 5 months to wear 378 colors with only a couple accidental repeats.I did not shop at all during the summer and am trying hard to reign myself in with spontaneous BE buying. My surprise gift from Leslie came at such a perfect time. It feels like a reward for finally accomplishing my goal.

I am going on a much needed 4 day vacation with the BF this week and when I come back, I still start the sorting and decision making process of my Nirvana. I want to see what colors I may not want to keep or might want to split in 1/2. I am sure I will want to keep most of them as I rediscovered some colors I forgot about or discovered some colors I did not like before but do now.

The final tally of colors worn since my last update:
  1. Lemonade
  2. City Lights
  3. Trophy Wife
  4. Wildcat
  5. Meow
  6. Gold Dipped
  7. Fascination
  8. Beautiful Autumn
  9. Enchanting Diamond
  10. Sex Kitten
  11. Black ice
  12. The Gift
  13. Loyalty
  14. SF Velour
  15. SF Linen
  16. SF Tweed
  17. Boardwalk
  18. Queen Marie
  19. Devotion
  20. Here Kitty
  21. Phoebe
  22. Whimsy
  23. Mint
  24. Envy
  25. Fun
  26. 1970s
  27. Exquisite
  28. Present
  29. Chameleon
  30. Azure
  31. Ell if I Know
  32. Skinny Dip
  33. Bahamas
  34. Bubbly
  35. Finesse
  36. Bikini
  37. Passion
  38. Sunshine
  39. Montana
  40. Starlet Karen
  41. Gigi
  42. Blue Hue
  43. 17506
  44. Bluety call
  45. No-eye Deer
  46. Pinot Noir
  47. Daydream
  48. Onyx
  49. Blue Black
  50. Opera
  51. Elegant Diamond
  52. Gold Mine
  53. Hottie
  54. Sublime
  55. Climbing Ivy
  56. Dragonfly
  57. Midnight Sky
  58. Incense
  59. Green Tea
  60. Brocade
  61. Blueberry
  62. Amethyst
  63. Fling
  64. Zen
  65. French Navy
  66. Fashionista
  67. Ocean
  68. Blissful Pearl
  69. Magnificent Pearl
  70. Charcoal Lame
  71. Parisian Gray
  72. Pearl Sateen
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I have reached BE Nirvana!

I have officially worn every single BE eye color I own!!!

I am wearing:

  • Bisque mixed with Summer Bisque as concealer
  • Light Foundation
  • Warmth
  • MV
  • Beautiful in Pearls Body Minerals on cheeks and décolleté
  • Papaya Blush on cheeks
  • Beautiful in Pearls Body Minerals foiled on eyes
  • Bluety Call in crease & V
  • Gigi on outer half of lid
  • Ocean Liner
  • Blue-Black Wetlined
  • 100% Pure Mascara in Black Tea
  • BE 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Biscotti




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Friday, October 23, 2009

I got a gift from Leslie Blodgett - Beautiful in Pearls Body Minerals

A week ago I got a message from Terry over at BE Addicts and was asked to give her my contact info. She said I would be happy if I did. Then I saw a post in the forum saying that BE and Leslie have chosen a BE Addict to receive this special product in advance and another BE Addict will get one in November. It looks like that lucky 1st BE Addict was indeed me!

Today, I saw a box from UPS outside wrapped in a plastic bag and did not want to get my hopes but just had a feeling and there it was, the return address from Bare Escentuals. Woohoo! I got so excited I forgot to get my BF the ice coffee he requested LOL Don't worry, I made it back out and got our lunch and his iced coffee. I took a bunch of pics. The lighting in our apartment is off and it is kind of grey outside but I tried to get the best lighting I could so I could share some nice pics. After all the wonderful experiences I have had with BE and how amazing Leslie is to her customers and employees, I am considering moving to San Francisco to work for them.









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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bare Escentuals - 17506, No Eye Deer and Blueberry with Pure Luxe Olive You!

After this look I only have 4 more BE eye colors to wear and my Nirvana mission is complete! I am now starting to wear my Monave and Pure Luxe eye colors since I need to wear all of those too. I don't own as many of them so I am less worried about how long that will take.

I am wearing:

  • Bisque mixed with Summer Bisque as concealer
  • Light Foundation
  • Warmth
  • MV
  • Soft Focus True on cheeks & eyes
  • Pure Luxe Olive You! on lid
  • No Eye Deer on half lid & V
  • 17506 in crease & V
  • Blueberry Wetlined
  • BE Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
  • BE 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Cupcake





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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bare Escentuals - Blue Hue, Phoebe & Onyx

Only 12 colors left to go before I have worn every BE eye color I own. After this look I am down to 9!!!!!!!!!!

I am wearing:

  • Bisque mixed with Summer Bisque as concealer
  • Light Foundation
  • Warmth
  • MV
  • Soft Focus True on cheeks & eyes
  • Secret Radiance on cheeks & eyes
  • Blue Hue on lid
  • Phoebe in crease & V
  • Onyx Wetlined
  • 100% Pure Mascara in Black Tea
  • BE 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Cassis




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Sunday, October 18, 2009

1st BE nirvana sale at Delphi Forums

I got together all my extras and duplicates and decided to list them for sale on Delphi Forums at BE Addicts and Be Beautiful Cafe. If you are a member, take a look and see if there is anything you might want.

I am selling a lot of sealed eye color minis, some various face colors and some eyeshadow blushes that were tried 1-2 times. I also have some sealed brushes and bags available. Once the sale there is over, I will probably list items on Ebay and post the link here. Pin It StumbleUpon

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bare Escentuals - Beautiful in pearls kit




Finally wearing my pearls. If only I remembered to grab some of my Honora pearls from my jewelry box in storage at my parents' house. I took a few extra pics to do my "Joy" lip gloss pose LOL

I am wearing:

  • bisque mixed with summer bisque as concealer
  • light foundation
  • warmth
  • brightening pearl MV
  • precious pearl blush on cheeks and eyes
  • blissful pearl from lash to brow
  • magnificent pearl in crease & v
  • Intense Black liner, smudged with opposite end liner smudger
  • Sugared Strawberry 100% Natural Gloss




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Bare Escentuals - Beautiful in Pearls Brushes

As requested, here is some more info about the brushes in this kit. The brushes are called Limited Edition Pearl. The bristles are all natural white hair.

In this kit you will get:
  1. Precision Eye Defining Brush
  2. Taper-ed Blush Brush
  3. Flawless Application Brush




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Bare Escentuals - Beautiful in Pearls

This is the Today's Special Value kit that will be on QVC on November 6, 2009.
I was able to order in advance. It is a 10-piece kit and the eye colors, blush and mineral veil are all infused with Honora Cultured Pearls. It also includes a new Big & Bright Eye Liner that comes in pencil form.


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Sunday, October 11, 2009

The end of a cupcake era

I am sad to report that Spa City Cupcakes is closing as of this weekend. They had a yummy variety of cupcakes with tons of buttercream frosting and recently expanded into an adorable new shop. I made it there yesterday to get my last dozen cupcakes, some for me and the BF, some for gifting, and I got a free t-shirt for the memories. There is a new cupcake place coming soon in it's place. I will be sure to check them out once they open and see how they compare, Bettie's Cakes - A Cupcakery Cafe.

Spa City Cupcakes, you (and especially your lemon buttercream) will be missed. Maybe my waistline will be happy with the change LOL Pin It StumbleUpon

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Bare Escentuals Sunshine, Fascination, Black Ice & Elegant Diamond

I am wearing:

  • Bisque mixed with Summer Bisque as concealer
  • Light Foundation
  • Warmth
  • MV
  • Soft Focus True on cheeks
  • Sunshine from lash to brow
  • Fascination on lid
  • Black Ice in crease & V
  • Elegant Diamond Wetlined
  • BE Flawless Definition Mascara in Black
  • BE 100% Natural Lip Gloss in Angel Food Cake


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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Hildene Fall Arts Festival in VT

What a great day and it was so very needed for each of us that went. Things have been far too stressful and this was just what I needed. I won't talk much, the pictures of what I bought will speak for themselves. All I have to say before showing what I bought is the one thing I have wanted for 2 years now but can't afford, this woman makes the most amazing floppy hats, handspun and knit. Someday floppy hat, someday. I also want to give kudos to a new vendor, at least new to me. Missfit has some awesome funky items.


The Flyer for the Hildene Fall Arts Festival. Our annual tradition for many years now.


My awesome new 2-sided green abalone pendant from Moonshadow Creations. I bought this within 5 minutes of being at the festival.


My cool new hand dyed organic cotton t-shirt from Ellen Howard Handmade (I think, there was no card in the bag so I am trying to go by memory on this one).


2 super yummy cookies from Park19, the cinnamon bun cookie (as seen on Rachael Ray Show as snack of the day) and a chocolate & pretzel cookie


This year's purchases from my all time favorite, Lisa Bess. My mom and I got 1 similar necklace, I told her it was ok but she can't wear it at the same time as me LOL


Novation Glass, another favorite who I go back to every year. I said, I am looking for colors I don't already own and she said, you already have them all. Then she said she needed to start doing some new designs LOL


The front of my gorgeous new Severyn hand dyed t-shirt. It was way too hard to choose but this one really stuck out to me. I might have to order more online.


This is the back design. He creates them from original pen and ink artwork designs.
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