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I'm looking at the blog you posted a link to Mango:

http://watercoloursky.blogspot.com/2008/01...erals-haul.html

(thanks again for posting it!)

I am really liking the look of Cookie Sheet blush. I think it's going into my cart....

Also, I think I am going to swap out Pressed Olive for Shopping Spree.

The little color swatches the blogger put on her arm are really helpful to see what the color looks like on the skin. The Pressed Olive looks too light for what I am looking for, like her I assumed it would be a rich "Olive".

I really like the look, and description of Shopping Spree.

Anybody have these colors, and what are your thoughts about them?

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Anybody have these colors, and what are your thoughts about them?

Pressed Olive is very, very light. It's basically a subtle green sparkle. I don't think you would like it if you're looking for a rich green. If you don't already have Emerald, that one's a nice matte, darker green.

I decided to add Shopping Spree after seeing that blog too. It looks gorgeous. I'm also really wanting to try Cookie Sheet and Theme Park.

I wore Daydream blush today and really liked it. It's a brown, but it doesn't look too brown on my skin. It just sort of brings out a natural flush.

Also, I cheated on EM a bit today :ph34r::lol:

Larenim Minerals had some really pretty pink blushes on display at my local HFS. They are expensive, but all the EM pinks (except Light Pink) morph into muted brown/orange type shades on my skin :unsure: I'm surprisingly liking the EM browns, but once in a while I need a pop of pink :D

Oh - and Donna, you look so good!!!!!

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Donna, YAY on the lip gloss find :D

Have you tried using one level lighter than the color of foundation you are using now?? Just to rule out the lines being caused by using too dark of foundation.

Yay on the 2 convertees :lol: Excellent work!

Sounds like you are having fun experimenting with everything :D

LOL my husband told me earlier that he wishes they were a direct sale company like Avon or PartyLite (done them both) so I could sell their stuff!

I tried fair concealer, multi-tasking concealer, and now sunlight concealer. It's not as noticeable when I finish blending everything, but I still see it....though my husband says they make me look "distinguished" LMAO!

I'm having so much fun.....I put together the mini eyeshadow kit earlier, I can't wait until after the 15th to see the new special so I can order more colors!!!

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Those pictures in that link are great Mango! Thanks for posting. It would be so nice if EM could do that for light/medium/dark skin types in the colors that would go the best with each skin tone.

Anybody have these colors, and what are your thoughts about them?

I have quite a few of the blushes!

Anytime - very light lavendar. Too light for medium skin, but can be used mixed w/ darker colors

Text Message - kind of a brownish/peach, but looks good if applied lightly

Corner Office - kind of an orange-ish color, but works if applied lightly. I think I got a bad batch of this one because it looks so nice in the swatch and on the EM site?

Cookie Sheet - really like this a pretty pink that is more of a deep pink instead of pale

Photo Album - very pretty pink, but a bit dark for me.

Eye shadows I have are:

Snowflakes - very pretty color lavendar/grey

Pressed Olive - yes this is very light - but a pretty color as a highlighter

Cypress - darker than Pressed Olive, but not a lot darker

I'm ordering Best Friends and I'm thinking about Once and Again, it looks very pretty! I see more cart swapping in my near future!

I like the looks of Oasis and Shopping Spree. Luckily I already had those in my cart - I think! I need a copy of the spreadsheet I'm starting to get confused over my color choices, lol!

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Ugh, so no DHL today. :( I am so bummed, I was SOOO looking forward to my new order! Oh well. Does anyone know if they deliver on Saturdays?

So sorry, I know how you feel. I am hating on DHL right now.

Hey guys - I just found a really great blog with good photos, swatches and reviews of EM colors:

http://watercoloursky.blogspot.com/2008/01...erals-haul.html

Those are great pictures. Thanks for posting those, Mango

So I have made up my mind, I am not going to place my order.

I decided I am going to wait it out until after Feb 15, crossing fingers (and toes :lol: ) that the new products will be added by then and a super dooper fantastic fabulous new special will be announced.

:D:D:D:D

Wow, I am totally impressed with your fortitude. I hope they have a good special for you.

Maybe my order is just not meant to be...after it was cancelled due to a hitch in the ordering (computer lost the order info), I reordered. It should have arrived today but there was a mistake in the address and it is being sent back.

Maybe there will be a really really good special coming up!!!

Sorry to hear you are having such bad luck. They should give you your own super special just for all the trouble you have had.

LOL my husband told me earlier that he wishes they were a direct sale company like Avon or PartyLite (done them both) so I could sell their stuff!

It is great that your husband is on board.

Donna - your new avitar is the best yet. You look beautiful.

Well, I finally got home last night and got to play with some of my new goodies.

So far I love Girls Day blush - very pretty. I hope it doesn't turn orange as the day goes on.

I got the lip gloss too, which I like, but it seems a little more red than the blush. Time will tell on both of those.

I absolutely love the Samba lessons eye shadow.

I don't really know about the rest yet. I will be playing around with those this morning and let you know.

I did get a clarisonic the day I left. My husband got it for my birthday. I have used it a couple of times and like it so far. I made the mistake of using the cleanser that came with it though, and it has made my face burn and itch for 2 days. I will have to see how it does with my own cleanser.

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hey so i am sure you all have already done this, but i got the Pink Pajamas eyeshadow wet and it went on with the brightness I want!! its not that light pink like normal, its vibrant and shiny!!! anyhow i was excited!!

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So sorry, I know how you feel. I am hating on DHL right now.

LOL! Me too! I don't like them at all now! I ordered something on amazon the other day and it came 2 days later! But the EM package I ordered days and days ago (well, or it seems :lol:) and I still haven't gotten it! Haruumph!

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Today's new product: Bisque Color Corrector. Now when this came, I just couldn't imagine what I would use it for, but it was free and on the EM boards someone mentioned using it as an eyeshadow. I got plenty o'eyeshadow ( :lol: ) but figured I'd find SOMEWAY to use it. Well, I just used it as it was intended, lol. My facial skin is MUCH pinker than my neck, so I didn't think I could use this as it's a bit pink, but I mixed it with a little water and applied it wet to my undereye area, and the dark spot under my eyes. It worked great and didn't look pink at all. I also applied it wet to my eyelids...made a nice base. Applying the concealor wet helped that wrinkly look under my eyes too.

Today I used BABY BATH, lol. It was GREAT!!! Not too light...in fact, just right. Love this shade. I used an older shadow Cypress for the contouring. I used smokey as a liner.

COOKIE SHEET!!!! Yes, very nice blush. Looks dark on my margerine lid but went on very nice...not too dark and not too light.

I got two more convertees today!

Woohoo, way to go, lol!

You look terrific in your new avatar! Seems like the foundation matches perfectly and your eyes look great!

Thank you so much for that information. That book sounds like such a wealth of information. I am surprised how complex makeup and it's proper applications actually are.

Thanks! The foundation looked great after it was on and I had the other color on, but when it first went on it looked like someone hit me with a powder puff, lol. I think it matches my neck better than most of the other shades I have. I may have to have this one for winter.

The makeovers in the book actually look VERY natural....these are some of the prettiest makeovers I've ever seen, but yeah...lots to think about, which is why I usually don't, lol.

The little color swatches the blogger put on her arm are really helpful to see what the color looks like on the skin. The Pressed Olive looks too light for what I am looking for, like her I assumed it would be a rich "Olive".

I really like the look, and description of Shopping Spree.

Hum, my trusty spreadsheet says that Shopping Spree is a darker color and would make a nice liner. Now, what's dark for me is probably not that dark on a lot of people, but I really liked this color and my notes say it was dark for me. :P

Pressed Olive, I liked at lot. My notes tell me I thought it was "Very subtle, looks good as a smoky liner"--it gave just a hint of color that way. I think I put it mostly at my lash line...you really couldn't see a lot of color but it made that area smokey looking.

Oh - and Donna, you look so good!!!!!

Thank you!

LOL my husband told me earlier that he wishes they were a direct sale company like Avon or PartyLite (done them both) so I could sell their stuff!

:lol: I always LOVE to hear hubbie comments.

I like the looks of Oasis and Shopping Spree. Luckily I already had those in my cart - I think! I need a copy of the spreadsheet I'm starting to get confused over my color choices, lol!

:lol: I loved both of these colors.

Donna - your new avitar is the best yet. You look beautiful.

...

So far I love Girls Day blush - very pretty. I hope it doesn't turn orange as the day goes on.

I got the lip gloss too, which I like, but it seems a little more red than the blush. Time will tell on both of those.

I absolutely love the Samba lessons eye shadow.

I don't really know about the rest yet. I will be playing around with those this morning and let you know.

Thank you! May have to try Girls Day. :) I loved Samba too! Very nice color!

hey so i am sure you all have already done this, but i got the Pink Pajamas eyeshadow wet and it went on with the brightness I want!! its not that light pink like normal, its vibrant and shiny!!! anyhow i was excited!!

Pink Pajamas is up for me tomorrow, lol! Can't wait to try it.

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hey so i am sure you all have already done this, but i got the Pink Pajamas eyeshadow wet and it went on with the brightness I want!! its not that light pink like normal, its vibrant and shiny!!! anyhow i was excited!!

Good tip!

COOKIE SHEET!!!! Yes, very nice blush. Looks dark on my margerine lid but went on very nice...not too dark and not too light.

Good to know. I'm definitely getting Cookie Sheet with my next order. I think I'm going to try and stand strong (with Julie lol) and wait to order. If nothing exciting happens by the 20th though I'm giving up :P

Does anybody here happen to own a MacBook? I somehow managed to spill Jump Rope all over mine yesterday, and now the white keyboard is a pretty shade of mauve. I'm wondering how the heck to get it off. A damp cloth doesn't do much and I'm afraid to use cleaning chemicals on it.

Oh, and I have a friend in real life who found our cult :ph34r::lol: and placed and order. Woohooo. We are going to convert the entire world! LOL

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Does anybody here happen to own a MacBook? I somehow managed to spill Jump Rope all over mine yesterday, and now the white keyboard is a pretty shade of mauve. I'm wondering how the heck to get it off. A damp cloth doesn't do much and I'm afraid to use cleaning chemicals on it.

LOL! :lol: I know CarlaB does. You may PM her. She may be able to help you.

I found this when I googled "clean macbook"

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Hi Everyone. :lol:

Thursday I got together with one of my friends (who I converted) for a makeup-fest. :D I love the combination of Wild Flower/Shopping Spree/Mystic Night. Also, my new order came in Friday, and there was a dance yesterday, so I wore Baby Bath/Oasis and Plumb Dust blush. :wub:

Now I'm working on converting my mom and sister. :P

Kassandra,

Has your package come in yet? Darned DHL!

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Kassandra,

Has your package come in yet? Darned DHL!

NO! Ugh! I don't like DHL at all! :angry: I sure hope I get it tomorrow. I have places to go...things to do! And I need my new make-up! LOL! :lol:

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Does anybody here happen to own a MacBook? I somehow managed to spill Jump Rope all over mine yesterday, and now the white keyboard is a pretty shade of mauve. I'm wondering how the heck to get it off. A damp cloth doesn't do much and I'm afraid to use cleaning chemicals on it.

Well, in my extensive experience with spilled minerals (dumped a whole container of BLACK BM EYELINER on my WHITE BATHROOM floor)...um, you can never get it all off. :rolleyes::lol: I STILL, after 5 years or so, have black eyeliner minerals in the crack between the floor and the bathroom cabinet...

On my counter, I use a cotton pad and some of my facial toner, lol. That seems to work reasonably well. Don't know what that will do to my countertop, but so far so good and I need to replace it anyway. :P

Oh, and I have a friend in real life who found our cult :ph34r::lol: and placed and order. Woohooo. We are going to convert the entire world! LOL

:lol:

Now I'm working on converting my mom and sister. :P

Yay...more conversions...a cult is nothing without it's conversions!!! :lol:

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Well, in my extensive experience with spilled minerals (dumped a whole container of BLACK BM EYELINER on my WHITE BATHROOM floor)...um, you can never get it all off. :rolleyes::lol: I STILL, after 5 years or so, have black eyeliner minerals in the crack between the floor and the bathroom cabinet...

On my counter, I use a cotton pad and some of my facial toner, lol. That seems to work reasonably well. Don't know what that will do to my countertop, but so far so good and I need to replace it anyway. :P

Mr. Clean Magic Eraser = Really Seriously Magical

My computer is bright white, and various other surfaces around the house (that I previously couldn't get clean) are sparkly once again! :D

You should try it! It doesn't have a scent or anything that bothers me. It's just a little sponge of magic that I love LOL

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Oh - and Donna, you look so good!!!!!

I agree. Each one of your avatars gets progressively prettier. Take a few more pictures and you will melt all our screens. Rowr. ;)

hey so i am sure you all have already done this, but i got the Pink Pajamas eyeshadow wet and it went on with the brightness I want!! its not that light pink like normal, its vibrant and shiny!!! anyhow i was excited!!

Thanks for the tip. Another thing to try. Not sure if I have pink pajamas yet, but I will consult my spreadsheet and find out.

COOKIE SHEET!!!! Yes, very nice blush. Looks dark on my margerine lid but went on very nice...not too dark and not too light.

Pressed Olive, I liked at lot. My notes tell me I thought it was "Very subtle, looks good as a smoky liner"--it gave just a hint of color that way. I think I put it mostly at my lash line...you really couldn't see a lot of color but it made that area smokey looking.

OK - that clinches it. I am definitely getting cookie sheet on my next order. I also love pressed olive. I love the smoky green it gives.

OK - you guys probably already know this, but I just discovered the coolest thing. Down at the bottom of the message, right below the last post is a box that says search keywords. I can put any words I want in there (an eyeshadow color for example) and see what you all thought about it. Clikcking search topic polls up all the posts that have the wrods you search on mentioned. Then click on the post preview and it will pull up the post. That way I don't have to try to struggle through thousands of posts :blink: to see if any of you like the blush I'm thinking of buying.

Today I had a new dress and shoes to wear to church. I wore chit chat blush, good china as a base, favorite hoodie mixed with hot chocolate on the lid and samba lessons as a liner. The combo of favorite hoodie and hot chocolate made the perfect brown to match the dress I was wearing. I feel like a mad scientist doing all this mixing. :lol:

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Good to know. I'm definitely getting Cookie Sheet with my next order. I think I'm going to try and stand strong (with Julie lol) and wait to order. If nothing exciting happens by the 20th though I'm giving up :P

And me too! So far I've been toughing it out and it's NOT been easy! The hardest part is that I keep changing my cart. The longer I wait, the more changes I make! :lol:

OK - you guys probably already know this, but I just discovered the coolest thing. Down at the bottom of the message, right below the last post is a box that says search keywords. I can put any words I want in there (an eyeshadow color for example) and see what you all thought about it. Clikcking search topic polls up all the posts that have the wrods you search on mentioned. Then click on the post preview and it will pull up the post. That way I don't have to try to struggle through thousands of posts :blink: to see if any of you like the blush I'm thinking of buying.

I feel like a mad scientist doing all this mixing. :lol:

Thank you for mentioning the search option. I had no idea it worked that way! Great to know.

Yes, I often feel like a mad scientist too. That's part of the fun! :D

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It does look like her!

Every time I try to butterfly eyes the gentle blending of the colors seems to be the hardest part. The dark ends up too high or in with the light areas. :P

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Ok i have been working on a order for awhile now this morning, and i forgot the things that everyone has been completely raving about on here.

I need help in the powders and blush colors, and if anyone loves the finsighing powder, i want to make sure before i spend the 12 bucks on one thing lol.

I have the eyeshadows pretty much figured out, i bought all the ones with shimmer that i didnt have, well besides the couple i dont like at all lol.

I also got the sunlight concelor and nick nack blush and 2 other ones, i have to go back and check lol.

I will post what i have in a few once i blow dry my hair and see what you all think before i hit send lol

paula

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Waffle Cone

Cookie Sheet

Nick Nack

Intensive Concealer Medium

Natural Reflections Medium Bronzer (Small)

Cozy Night Lip Gloss (lip color size)

in the mini kit

in the eyeshadows

Countryside (Small)

To Do List (Small)

Cherry Fizz (Small)

Pressed Olive (Small)

Snowflakes (Small)

Thank You (Small)

Well Being (Small)

Cool Breeze (Small)

Shopping Spree (Small)

Emerald Eyeliner (Small

free sample kit

Foundations (3)

Cool-Medium Summer Intensive (2.5g)

Olive-Golden Medium Intensive (2.5g)

Warm-Medium Beige Summer Intensive (2.5g)

Blushes & Face Colors (1)

Sparkle Bronzer (2.5g)

Concealers (1)

Sunlight Color Corrector (2.5g)

any comments would be appreciated

paula

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:wub: Sunset Vogage!!! :wub: My new product of the day! I LOVE this shade. Kind of an apricoty color. This and ginger peach, may just be my all time favorite eye colors. I also kind of played around and with the little bit of minerals left on my margerine lid after I had applied to my eyes, I wet my finger and painted some of it on the back of my hand. Um, I haven't been TOOOO tempted to apply my eyeshadows wet, but this one made me think IMMEDIATELY "I have to apply this wet next time." Very, very pretty. Lots of sparkle to appease my inner sparkle goddess. And, mixed with the pink pajama and put on wet, it was kind of a pinky-apricotty stripe of goodness. :P

I also used Pink Pajama all over the eye lid as a base...did that first then put on Sunset Voyage.

That was all new...used Samba Lessons again as a liner...LOVE this color too.

Tried Soft Touch as a blush, but it was still too light. I think I'll try it one more time with ivory foundation. I am wearing Golden Light today, which I think may be too dark for Soft Touch to show. I'll try the ivory which is much lighter and see if it shows that way.

Jump Rope went on over the Soft Touch...very nice, ahhhhhh. :P

You should try it! It doesn't have a scent or anything that bothers me. It's just a little sponge of magic that I love LOL

Hum, I MIGHT have one of these around the house...never knew what to do with it...there ya go, lol!

I agree. Each one of your avatars gets progressively prettier. Take a few more pictures and you will melt all our screens. Rowr. ;)

Thank you, lol!!!

OK - you guys probably already know this, but I just discovered the coolest thing. Down at the bottom of the message, right below the last post is a box that says search keywords. I can put any words I want in there (an eyeshadow color for example) and see what you all thought about it. Clikcking search topic polls up all the posts that have the wrods you search on mentioned. Then click on the post preview and it will pull up the post. That way I don't have to try to struggle through thousands of posts :blink: to see if any of you like the blush I'm thinking of buying.

Yes, I discovered that a while ago in the huge OMG thread...there's NO WAY to go back in THAT thread, so I discovered that little box a few months ago...great feature to search just within the thread you are in. Love that!

I feel like a mad scientist doing all this mixing. :lol:

Yes, I often feel like a mad scientist too. That's part of the fun! :D

I know, it's fun and exciting, lol!

Check out this girl's eye make-up.

Very pretty!!!! Love her eyes!

Waffle Cone

Cookie Sheet

Nick Nack

Intensive Concealer Medium

Well, you've hit four of my all time favorite products here, lol.

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Oh, and I forgot to say that I am trying Bisque again, and today for some reason I can see it through my foundation. I couldn't yesterday. Wearing the same foundation, and as far as I know I did everything the same as I did yesterday...can't quite figure it out, but I don't like the pinkness showing through. <_<

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Ok i got up early to exercise this morning so i had some time to play, i tried olive oil for an moisturizer and omg what an difference it made. I used my mint councelor next and then my light tan foundation and it looks flawless, then i used snooze bar for blush and on my eyes i used birthday cake wet for an base then used ginger peach wet on the bottom lid and it did make an difference, then i used comfy at the crease, Donna it is comfy for the crease not exhale like i had said last week lol.

paula

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I love the combination of Wild Flower/Shopping Spree/Mystic Night.

Thanks for the heads up on this combo. After I do the laundry and the shirt I have in mind to go with this look is clean, I am going to try it. :)

Ok i got up early to exercise this morning so i had some time to play, i tried olive oil for an moisturizer and omg what an difference it made.

paula

Paula - I am very interested in hearing how the olive oil holds up as the day goes on. Does it turn greasy after a while? How much did you use? Seems like more than a few drops would be overkill. I want a full report at the end of the day. ;)

Today I decided to try some of the colors I got in my last sampler. I put on pots and pans as a base (love this color. It's good for everything). Then I put on thank you on the lid. It was a little dramatic for day wear. So I covered it with good china. That mellowed it out just enough to look good for daytime. I can't go to work wearing stripper makeup. The IT guys I work with can't write code if they are distracted. :) Follow up with samba lessons as a liner and I am looking good for the day. I also used thank you on my lips mixed in to some clear lip gloss. Fun stuff!

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