Thursday, June 18, 2009

Brand new love: iMomoko

Let me start off by prefacing that I bought something from today because of Fuzkittie.

I've been busy with summer session at my uni and I had planned on my next few posts to be about Fresh products. Brand Loyalty anyone? However, as I'm in the middle of baking cookies and salt caramels, I have to write this post. iMomoko has wonderful customer service!

Within a few minutes of sending an inquiry on whether or not AMEX is accepted (the footer says it is), a reply was sent clarifying that AMEX is accepted but only through paypal. And paypal woes begin once more. As soon as I sign in it asks me to update an old credit card. I cancelled and next thing I know I'm taken to the "Thank you for the purchase" page. Apparently paypal took it out from a spare bank account. Translation: not enough funds and I don't want to be slapped with a $40 overdraft fee.

A quick inquiry to iMomoko, and BAM! as Emeril Lagasse would say. My order was cancelled and I went ahead to re-order this time with AMEX (after I added it to paypal). I'm very excited about my minature haul.

Why I'm in love with iMomoko now:
  • Excellent customer service
  • Free shipping over orders of $50
  • Wonderful brands, reasonable prices and a partridge in a pear tree
  • Betty is amazing. Crotchfairy's a fan
In addition to Fresh reviews, I also have one planned for... Sisley's Emulsion Ecologique

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Phaidon Press has nothing on these scintillating sensations

Admittedly, I'm a fan of PP because of their packaging, but that's neither here nor there.

Reviews to come:
Fresh's Sake
Fresh's Sugar Lemon
Fresh's Sugar Lychee
Fresh's Cannabis Santal
Fresh's Citron de Vigne
Tom Ford's Black Orchid
Tom Ford's Black Orchid Voile de Fleur

Fresh's Rose Face Mask
Fresh's Umbrian Clay Face Treatment
Fresh's Sugar Lemon Body Lotion
Fresh's Sugar Lemon Bath & Shower Gel
Fresh's Appleseed Brightening Exfoliant

Eventually I will break down and buy D&G's Light Blue.

Lush's Jungle (Application is messy, I'd rather wear it as a perfume)
Lush's Demon in the Dark

Fresh makes marvelous and usually unique scents but staying power is about zilch on my skin.


And I have a follower; be still my beating heart! Over the weekend I received a brand new nail polish, my second OPI by Sephora: 212-Sephora, a LE shade available at their Times Square location or online. I picked up two (Thank you, ebates for the $10 gift certificate you sent me when I signed up). Its neatness really shines in the Summer sun. The Nailphile has a swatch of it here. Sephora describes it as "smoky black with iridescent, gold and copper glitter." I see flakies, and not the goldfish kind so the chorus swells.

Lemmings (with swatches from my favorite blogs):

mattes (July 1)
Dare (July 15)

mattes (July 1)

Deborah Lippman (released sometime July):
10th Anniversary Trio
Marquee Moon
Party Like a Rockstar set

Mash (OOS)
Platoon (OOS)
Nars Single Eye Shadow in Tropic (from Summer 2009 collection)
Nars highlighting/bronzing blush duo in Hungry Heart (Spring 2009 collection)

Illamasqua (Note: Excellent customer service. If your desired color is OOS, send them an email and they can place you on a waiting list):

60 (website says it's not available for order, eh?)

Sally Hansen:
HD Opulent Cloud

New York Summer (for frankening purposes):
Hot Sky Blue

Kevin Beautymaker stuff. A plague on your house, Fuz

Urban Outfitters: (Got it. I have a wonderful SO)
Spy Glass Wall Art by Wary Meyers

Urban Decay Cream Eye Shadow in Grass
Dr. Scholl QTTO SLeepwear stockings M
St. Clara Sebum Treatment Set MP3