Giveaways going on right now!

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My Sobe Botanicals Giveaway Ends Thursday Mar. 10, 2011 (open worldwide) My Senna Giveaway Ends Friday Mar. 11, 2011 (open to US residents) And more will be coming soon!

Illuminate - Fyrinnae

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I'm going to be running a new piece here at Phyrra.net for a while, called Illuminate. This is to 'shine a light'  and get the word out about indie companies that I like that I feel are safe to buy from. These will all be about companies listed on my Creative Companies page. To start it off, I'm going to tell you a little about Fyrinnae. They make eye sha[...]

Cherry Culture Nyx Haul

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This is just a quick post with some swatches of recent Nyx products I purchased from Cherry Culture.com.   Eye Shadows: Extreme Apricot (matte) Red Pink (matte) Opal (sheer/frosty) (dupe for MAC Vellum - a discontinued shade) Kiss in Casablanca (metallic) Hot Orange (matte/glitter) Coral - lip pencil San Paulo (matte lip creme) [...]

Lavender Look

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This is what I wore to my friend's wedding today. I used Morphine (UD's Shadow pencil, not to be confused with a liner), on my lid. It's a gorgeous light purple with a pale blue shift. It practically glows. I used Asphyxia (UD shadow) over it, since it matched. I then used Copperplate in the upper crease and Prussian in the lower crease and outer v. I should[...]

China Glaze Techno Teal

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I did my nails with China Glaze's Techno Teal. It's gorgeous. I stuck a single rose decal over my ring finger on each hand. FINALLY someone told me that I needed to use a stiff brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean up the edges of my nails. This works so much better than a hot wash cloth and soap. Why did no one ever tell me this before? Why did I [...]

Beauty Blogs Backstage: Nicole from Lipstick & Luxury

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This month Beauty Blog's Backstage paired me up with the enchanting Nicole from Lipstick & Luxury. You can read her interview of me here. 1. What are your favorite bright colors to wear for spring? I am not a huge fan of bright colors, I prefer more neutral shades or jet black. I prefer to lean towards the Spring neutral trend with lots of white, cre[...]

Update on Orglamix

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Several people emailed me in the past few hours with a link to this article about Orglamix. It's very long and filled with a lot of information. Please check it out: A Long Tale of Orglamix Organic Ending With Unexpected Big Bang It's my opinion that the key point in the post linked above is this screenshot by Cheri Rychlee (Cheri Tracy), which says: I ha[...]