Ok, yesterday’s post featured some pretty flat writing. I’m sorry! I can’t be counted on to deliver quality material 100% of the time though, no matter how hard I try. Hopefully today’s promise of free pancakes will make up for it :D
I originally had the Part III Diandra review planned for today, but then I found out about this nifty thing called National Pancake Day.
Which is obviously more important than any review I could have posted…
I promise I’m not making this up. Go visit your nearest IHOP today, and you can get 3 free pancakes per person until 10 pm! How do I know this? Well, my Chinese teachers are very knowledgeable women.
I just turned your day:
Now for an EOTD that I’ve been sitting on for awhile. Remember my Jill Stuart Seductive Eyes Palette in Mysterious Queen?
You probably don’t. Long story short, my aunt gifted it to me while I was in Taiwan, and I spent quite some time oohing and awwing over the pretty packaging. Of course, it was completely useless to me in Taiwan, since nobody there wears a lick of eyeshadow.
The packaging is gorgeous, of course. Jill Stuart is well known for their elaborate, princessy packaging. I can see how this wouldn’t be everyone’s cup of tea, but I like it a lot. I have to admit that I was quite surprised by how flimsy the case was, though. Doesn’t it look very luxe and substantial?
Well…its not. the part that looks like glass is plastic. The part that looks like weighty metal is…also plastic. On top of that, I wasn’t a huge fan of the shadow texture. I could not for the life of me get them to work with a blending brush, so in the end I did the entire look with one flat eyeshadow brush, dragging and patting instead of blending. Also, you cannot use these shadows without a primer, unless you enjoy looking like the glitter fairy died on your face.
All that being said, the colors are quite pretty:
These are probably the easiest-to-wear pink eyeshadows I’ve ever come across. Hmmm…perhaps it’s because they’re glittery and slightly sheer.
Would I ever pay $50-$70 for this? Nope. I do confess that I’m still eyeing the JS eye jellies, though. Particularly the taupe ones…
Now hurry, and go get your complimentary pancakes!