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I just got back from a 3-day shopping spree on the mainland. I am experiencing an intense level of spending guilt- but I really do love everything I got. Here goes!

Acrylic False Ear Tapers in “Pink Stars”
$20 (pair); Culture Craze
Before you torture me for not doing the real deal, I do have 14 gauge ear holes, but I am a type 1 diabetic, and healing wounds or scars are near impossible. While I love the idea of how they look now, in my twenties, I won’t love the holes they leave behind when I’m a senior citizen,

Benefit Lemon Aid Color Correcting Eye Primer
$26; Sephora
I did a lot of research on eye primers vs price. We had a lot to choose from- Benefit, NARS, Urban Decay, etc. We even went by MAC. The best primer vs price I could find was this one. Not only was this one twice as big (more product) but it was the cheapest. Great about this one, is that it actually has a great color all on its own! 😛 After a day of wear (12 hours) on one eye, measured against one eye not primed, the difference was pretty pronounced. There was no creasing or smudging on the primed eye, and I have a lot of problems with creasing makeup. Very impressed.

 Make Up For Ever Pigment in “Fuschia”
$19.99; Sephora

Really brilliant colors, applied wet or dry. The display at Sephora contained a lot of tutorials and combination options. I fell in love because I am actually a huge Britney fan, and I wanted to know what the fuss was about when it came to her recent brand affiliation with MUFE. Great products- the colors went on my skin as vibrantly as they looked in the pot, and stayed PUT ALL DAY.
 Make Up For Ever Pigment in “Red”
$19.99; Sephora
I’ve been looking for red eyeshadow forever. The only place I could find it before was Sugarpill, and I’ve never actually tried any of their products.
 Mirrored Aviator-Style Sunglasses
$8; Ardene
BellaPierre Mica Mineral Pigment in “Money”
$10; BellaPierre
BellaPierre Mica Mineral Pigment in “Tin Man”
$10; BellaPierre

BellaPierre Mica Mineral Makeup in “Freeze”
$10; BellaPierre
You may have seen many products from Micabella on my blog so far. I have 10 colors with Micabella. But I got suckered into checking out a Bellapierre kiosk while on holiday, we were curious about the competition, or if they were affiliated. Bellapierre has a much larger selection, while some of the colors are very similar, their prices are also competitive (the same). The colors, however, are much more vibrant, and you can tell just by testing application that they make a far superior product. My only word of warning: Their customer service is kinda iffy and their site has very little
information about where to go to buy their products. It’s sad that such a great product is backed by such a great army of idiots. Unfortunately I didn’t actually get “Freeze” which I wanted. The sales girl screwed up and put in another blue she had said she admired. I was NOT happy, as I couldn’t return to exchange it.
Acrylic False Tapers in “Skulls”
$26; Body Modz
This company has a lot of locations but really ambiguous pricing. Through my trip I came across three locations for Body Modz and saw three dramatically different prices for these, varying from $25 each, to $26 per pair.


 Tish & Snooky’s Manic Panic Lust Dust in “Infra Red”
$7; Millennium Vancouver
Millennium is closing. 😦 Their location in Metrotown could not support the rent they were being asked for and they were incidentally forced to close and move. They moved downtown, right next to Golden Age Comics on Granville. Amazing location, but the loss of revenue and the expense of moving meant that they could not afford to advertise for their new location except via facebook- most of their original patrons were not even aware they had reopened. If you love this shop, please go and buy. They could save their business with some revenue. Lots of steampunk fashions, unfortunately, not the kind of prices you expect at a clearance sale.

Manic panic makes a really good product. This smudges out a bit more than I want for a red, and it isn’t quite as vibrant. It’s a shimmer, and I wanted a red matte. But for $7, Manic Panic does make great products (I have one of their lipsticks as well) and it was worth a try.
Boca Performance Motorsport Fitness Jacket
$15; Sears
Last minute decision. I just randomly happened upon it and fell in love with it at 40% off. Looks really great paired with real clothes and not just a tracksuit.


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~ by Kд§$ị (ИovΔ) on 07/17/2011.

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