Mix Maven Update 9-17-2008

Hey Pumps and Glossy Ones,

Just wanted to update you on some Pumps and Gloss info.

I am sure that you have noticed the changes in the layout (not the final layout) and more changes are coming.  One change, better yet addition is the Swatch Gallery (upper right hand area).  I have placed all the swatches that I have posted in previous blog entries, plus additional Too Faced eye shadow swatches.  (Sidebar: I have new found respect for the bloggers that create makeup swatches for readers….my hats off to you!)

More Hello Kitty finds:

Run to your local Target because the Dollar section is being updated with new products, which means items are 50%, which is 50 cents… cannot beat that with a bat! Here are some of my Hello Kitty finds:

Hello Kitty Black Case

Hello Kitty Black Case

I am totally obsessed with travel makeup storage.  I can never have enough!

So I will definitely be using this case for housing eye shadows (can hold about 5 MAC eye shadows and 2 eye shadow brushes) When I am on the go, this case will come in very handy.

Hello Kitty Case Inside

Hello Kitty Case Inside

Pink, Green and White Small Hello Kitty Tote

Pink, Green and White Small Hello Kitty Tote

The cutest little tote bag.  I will use it for storing non-cosmetics HBAs, so I can easily locate them once we arrive at our destination.  I promise that you will not see me toting this adorable little bag on the streets. 🙂

What are some of your fun, inexpensive finds?

Mix Maven

Soap And Glory

I was perusing my local Target when I stumbled on the prettiest pink cosmetic cases from the Soap and Glory Company, started by Marcia Kilgore, founder of Bliss spas.  I noticed that the company sells beauty products e.g. lip plumpers, shimmery lotion, hand creams, and body butter.  The labels are quite busy, so the products did not catch my attention in the display.

The first Soap and Glory case to catch my eye was the Traincase, which is sold for $18.99. The retro-style cosmetic case is made of PVC and the dimensions: 9×4.25×6.25.  (Sidebar: Both cosmetic cases come with detachable mirrors.)

Soap and Glory Traincase

Soap and Glory Traincase

Soap and Glory Traincase Interior

Soap and Glory Traincase Interior

There is something about tassels that make me giddy.

I decided to delay the purchase of the traincase and I bought the cosmetic box instead for $14.99. The dimensions are 9.75×4.25×2.75.

Soap and Glory Cosmetics Case

Soap and Glory Cosmetic Box

Soap and Glory Cosmetics Case Interior

Soap and Glory Cosmetic Box Interior

This case will definitely come in handy to carry my brush cases when I travel.  Currently, I use several Barbie pencil cases that I bought at Target in the dollar section for 50 cents. (Target has the cutest stuff in the dollar area, never pass up the section!)

Barbie Brush Case

Barbie Brush Travel Case

I will also continue to use my trusty Hello Kitty case.  I love this thing and I can carry about 4 pigments and over 10 MAC eye shadows at the same time.

Hello Kitty Makeup Case

Hello Kitty Makeup Travel Case

Be Beautiful,

Mix Maven

Here Kitty Kitty!

I love Hello Kitty, since elementary school when Mummy Maven bought me a Hello Kitty pencil case.  I kept that thing as long as I could. LOL  Now, that I am older and do not have a daughter, I buy Hello Kitty stuff, especially barettes, little purses, stickers and such for 2 of my little cousins, both under 6 years old.

Now, I have a limit to my Hello Kitty love.  I will not wear Hello Kitty apparel (including underwear), shoes.  I do not and will not buy Hello Kitty wallets, jewelery, nor purses. (I will get a tote bag!)  Now, I am all over notepads, mugs, bowls, ziplock bags, ice packs (which come in very handy), pens and pencils.   FYI, check your local Target for Hello Kitty paraphernalia in the Dollar section.

Last year, when it was time to order checks, I ordered Hello Kitty.  Now, I had to check with Mr. Maven because since the account is joint and I did not want him to feel bad about presenting a Hello Kitty check.  Well, he was cool with the idea because he rarely uses checks, especially since I am the Home CFO, so I placed my order.

Hello Kitty Check

Hello Kitty Check (1 of 5 Designs)

Recently, I was in the bank doing a transaction and I gave the teller my Hello Kitty check for deposit. After the transaction, she showed me a Hello Kitty debit card.  Whoa-wee, I was very excited.  The card is too cute. As soon as I got home, I called up my bank and ordered my Hello Kitty check card.

Hello Kitty Debit Card

Hello Kitty Debit Card

There is buzz on Specktra that Hello Kitty and MAC will collaborate for MAC’s anniversary collection. That sounds better than good to me.   Someone cracked me up by saying (paraphrasing), “How can Hello Kitty promote lip gloss when she has no lips?”  Too funny LOL!!!  *Good point* I cannot wait to see the  products and colors that will result from the collabo.  The launch is slated for early 2009.

Mix Maven

Sale Alert: L’Oreal HiP Color Rich Cream Crayon

I was at Target and was too excited about the clearance sales.  There were many clearance items that piqued my interest, but after lingering in the baby department and school supply area, I did not have enough time to check out the beauty clearances, but I did make a stop in the L’Oreal aisle.

There I found:

The L’Oreal HiP Color Rich Cream Crayons had the ubiquitous red stickers on them.  I have a few of the cream crayons and have been pleased with them.  The price is under $6 (for now).  I am not sure if the clearance sale means the items are being discontinued or the stock is being replenished.

L'Oreal Hip Color Rich Cream Crayon in Unmistakable (Pink)

L'Oreal Hip Color Rich Cream Crayon in Unmistakable (Pink)

L'Oreal Hip Color Rich Cream Crayon in Perfectionist (Black)

L'Oreal Hip Color Rich Cream Crayon in Perfectionist (Black)

There was also a few HiP Duos that were marked $2.97, but I did not check if the non-marked ones were on also on clearance.  The tube lip glosses were also marked with clearance stickers.

So RUN to your nearest Target NOW!!!

Mix Maven