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Illamasqua Freak

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
By Glinda

Ok, so I apparently have a bit of a rebel streak in me in that I sort of love this packaging. Yes, I realize that it is deliberately playing a “screw that fairy princess crap” angle. But hey, I’m buying it, hook, line, and sinker.  I love the purple-black bottle, the cut-off edge, and I don’t usually like snails, but I like that one.

Freak is described thusly: a mix of poison hemlock, black davana, belladonna, opium flower, caress and kiss notes. I don’t know what caress and kiss notes are, but I like the way they sound. And of course, how could such a counterculture scent NOT have something like poison hemlock in it?

It’s available at the illamasqua website starting Oct. 20, 2011.

Monday Beauty Poll

Monday, July 11th, 2011
By Glinda

81% of you chose Charlene Wittstock as the bride who did beauty better.  But I agree with most of the comments that Kate Moss looks a hell of a lot happier.  And, I agree with most commenters that I don’t really like Kate Moss, either.  But isn’t it interesting that a “normal” mortal beat out a world-class supermodel?

My apologies for lack of posting last week.  What with the holiday, out of town visitors, and then an unexpected influx of unwanted bodily fluids from my daughter, I found it a bit difficult to get into the routine of posting.  

Billing it as “The Final Act of Self-Expression” British cosmetics company Illamasqua has teamed up with a funeral services company to provide you with a makeover.  Uh, after you have passed away, that is.   I gather from the copy that it is only available in Britain, but still…

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