Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Profusion Feline Lip Luster in Purr

Profusion Luxy Lips in a strong red (L) and Feline Lip Luster in PURR (r)
Pigmented and opaque, Purr is a pinky beige that will probably suit ladies with less pale lips, but personally it washes my pigmented lips out in a very unflattering, chalky manner. 

It makes a pretty good concealer, probably thanks to a decent amount of white pigment.  It acts like my Shu Uemura WH 001 lipstick.  The Feline Lip Luster cream formula is pretty flat - there's not really any shine, although it isn't matte or drying.  The color visibly sinks into lines a bit, but since it isn't too emollient, as a concealer it works pretty well.

One of the more standard pinks probably would have been a better choice for a wearable color, but I prefer beiges to pinks.  I will be using this to tone down my strong lip colors, including the red Profusion Luxy Lips, which is a lot of fun.  Look for these products at the beauty bins in Walgreens - $1 plus tax is hard to beat.  I believe this product is made in China.

I'm going to start ending posts with music videos.  I'll start with my current favorite, the new song from Ameriie, "OUT LOUD":

You may remember Ameriie from when she spelled her name Amerie.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Monetizing privilege

Have you heard about the new service

The original pitch cracks me up:

Friday, March 20, 2015

Profusion lip gloss

Profusion lip gloss can be found at some Walgreens stores in their beauty bins.  The glosses that I found were not labeled with prices but turned out to be $1 plus tax.
I tried out the red gloss - it is a comfortable cream formula with high opacity and highly pigmented.  It does sink into lines but doesn't seem to bleed so far.  It is a true bright blue-ish based red.
The formula seems to be the same in the squeeze tube and hard tube packaging.  There is a bright red orange also available - I am tempted to pick it up also, but I doubt that I will find much occasion to wear it.

I'll update when I try out the more subdued Purr color.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mini Review: Juniper Ridge Desert Pinon Incense, etc.

Juniper Ridge Desert Pinon Incense is not bad, but it wasn't memorable.

By the way, if you come across some resin Pinon incense sticks, be careful.  I got these hand-dipped incense sticks for about $10 and they are terrible at burning - probably all the resin gets in the way.  Also a forgettable smell - no pinon.

So far, my favorite incenses are:
  • Aomori Hiba incense - a great smell, burns easily, and great value.  After a year we've got more than half a box left.
  • Shrinivas Sugandhalaya Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa Incense Sticks - again a great smell, and they burn well.