Some exciting news for ardent TWILIGHT fans and VAMPIRE Lovers!!!
I heard about this 'flying news' via some teenage cousins of mine. (This is the maximum tip i can get for my!!!!)
So immediately searched the internet and found some news on Stylelist.

Cristina Bartolucci, founder of the DuWop cosmetics brand, is the person behind 'Twilight Beauty'. DuWop is famous for it's Lip Venom lip plumper.
They are even releasing a Twilight version of the plumper called Lip Venom V. It is due to release in FALL 09 and is supposed to look like a tube of blood.....eeewww!!!!
It has a shimmering crimson lip stain suspended in it's classic Lip Venom formula, and is to be shaken before using - to represent the human world and vampire world coming together.....????Interesting.......


Luna Twilight Lipstick

The Twilight Collection will have collections by names Luna Twilight and Volturi.
Luna Twilight is more luxurious and glamorous one, while the Volturi will be more 'darker and wicked'
Some of the the product names as per the article were soo very exciting and amazing..."First Light Body Glow," "Mortal Glow Blushing Creme" and Color Palettes in "Bella," "Rosalie," "Alice"
and "Victoria."

Volturi's Crown Mascara

"Deity Body Lotion," "Immortal Body Shimmer" and "Crown Mascara" are few products from the Volturi Collection.
Read the full story in more glamorous and exciting words here.

Though I am not a die hard fan of Twilight saga, i did enjoy the book series (except the Breaking Dawn, which i found horrible and repulsive....) and the movie.
Ya...that Cullen dude is hot too!!!

Would sure love to check the palettes and the packaging......something new and interesting...right??? What do you Make up lovers think?? Would you enjoy...Share your thoughts....:)

Pic courtesy: Duwop, Twilight Beauty and Stylelist.

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Scorching Sun Duo, Firespot, Evening Aura, Rule, Fab-n-Flashy eyeshadows

NARS Fall collection is absolutely gorgeous and its everywhere on the web..and me, i could barely save and pick this Scorching Sun Duo, that is a part of summer collection. I am super excited with this one, because its my first time "buying" a NARS duo....I have used the shadows in past, but "rental"...

Texture of this duo is nice and soft. I didn't find it powdery or chalky. This duo is more wearable than other oranges i have. The sheen on the dark orange is not OTT and the lighter orange is more of a matte colour, though its not a matte texture.


Scorching Sun Duo, Firespot, Evening Aura, Rule, Fab-n-Flashy eyeshadow

Duos are definately expensive. I wish to have a few more. Mediteranee Duo, Misfit, Rated 'R' are on my lemming list. But with Love that Look collection, Rated 'R' has been striked out.

Surabaya and Cordura are other two duos that i always swatch in store but end up telling myself...'dupable'...I know, they are dupable..but at store they all look soo pretty....i can't stop myself from swatching them everytime...Sephora artists must be thinking,...i am jerk, everytime i walk at the counter and leave without picking...:)

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Box of Potions

What it is:
An exclusive, limited-edition kit packed with the cult-favorite Eyeshadow Primer Potion and four new primers for the lips, lashes, and complexion.

What it does:
It's the magic of Eyeshadow Primer Potion—for your lips, lashes, and complexion!
Each product ensures that your makeup applies smoother, stays truer, and lasts longer. The runaway cult product, Primer Potion, is the ultimate eye prep product for crease-proof eyeshadow. The invisible Lip Primer keeps your favorite lipstick or gloss from fading or feathering and the Eyelash Primer builds lashes by coating each one with tiny fibers. The Complexion Primer Potion for Pore Perfecting minimizes the look of pores and fine lines, and the Complexion Primer Potion for Brightening creates beautifully moisturized skin that looks brighter and feels tighter.

This set contains:-
1 oz Complexion Primer Potion - Brightening
1 oz Complexion Primer Potion - Pore Perfecting
0.34 oz Eyeshadow Primer Potion
0.3 oz Eyelash Primer Potion
0.07 oz Lip Primer Potion SPF15

Try Me Vol. 2 Smashbox Superstars

What it is:
A collection of superstar products—all in portable travel sizes to give you a flawless face at home or on the go!

What it does:
Smashbox superstars now come in perfectly portable sizes.
Get your all-time!

This set contains:-
0.17 oz Bionic Mascara In Jet Black - Travel Size
0.19 oz Mini Reflection High Shine Lip Gloss
0.25 oz O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Color - Travel Size
0.25 oz Mini Photo Finish Foundation Primer
0.123 oz Mini Fusion Soft Lights In Baked Starburst

Made In Your Shade Foundation Wardrobe

What it is:
A collection of six top-selling complexion products that work collectively to create fresh, modern skin.

What it does:
Beautiful makeup starts with perfect skin. While your complexion needs may change over time, Stila always has a multitasking, easy-to-use, melt-into-your-skin foundation formula that is right for you. The Made in Your Shade Foundation Wardrobe allows you to try all of Stila's top-selling complexion products.
It features six top sellers—all with different levels of coverage and different finishes so to meet everyone's individual needs. Pick the shade that works for your skintone and spoil your skin silly with these illuminating potions.

This set contains:-
0.07 oz Convertible Color in Peony or Lillium (as per the kit shade)
0.17 oz Natural Finish Oil-Free Makeup in Shade D
0.24 oz Hydrating Primer SPF 15
0.24 oz Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer in Shade 01
0.27 oz Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 in Medium
0.17 oz Illuminating Liquid Foundation in 50 Watts

Bronze & Protect Trio

What it is:
A triply valuable ensemble that creates a flawless, sunkissed glow while providing powerful sun protection.

What it does:
Korres Protect & Bronze Trio brings you three best-selling products to help you achieve a refined, healthy, bronzed look, sans sun damage.

This set contains:-
0.34 oz Face Primer-
1.01 oz Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30-
0.39 oz Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder

What it is formulated WITHOUT:-
Parabens (all)-
Sulfates (all)-
Synthetic Fragrances (primer)-
Synthetic Dyes (all)-
Petrochemicals (all)-
Phthalates (primer)-
GMOs (all)-
Triclosan (primer)

What else you need to know:
Korres' must-have Face Primer is a 99% natural formula that refines skin texture without silicone, minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, reduces pore size, delivers infusions of vitamin E and soothing botanicals, and prepares skin for a flawless makeup application. It is Ecocert Certified, dermatologically tested, and free of PPG, MEA, DEA, TEA and Formaldehyde Donors. Watermelon Lightweight Tinted Moisturiser SPF 30 is a breathable, water resistant, oil-free, complexion-protecting essential that provides uniform color and sheer coverage. Monoi Oil Bronzing Powder provides a velvety finishing touch that imparts a warm, alluring radiance.

7 in 7 Kit

What it is:
A kit that includes 7 of CARGO's tried-and-true- best sellers.

What it does:

CARGO 7 in 7 Kit -gets you pretty, polished, and out the door in 7 minutes. These products are must-have essentials for every woman and are double-duty time-savers (and offered at an incredible value!). Application instructions are included with a convenient static-cling decal that you can stick on your bathroom mirror.

This set contains:-
OneBase™ (02)
Essential Palette (Warm Neutral)
Eye Pencil (Brown)- LashActivator™
BeachBlush™ (Sunset Beach)
Reverse Lip Liner (01)
Classic Lip Gloss with Timestrip Technology (Tobago)

The shades of blushes and foundations in every kit comes in 2-3 shades as per their kits. I found these sets a great way to try face products and primers, which usually takes a bit longer to find the right one. Smashbox, Stila and Cargo have cheek products in their kits. These give an opportunity to try the texture, the shimmer and all over feel of their products on face.

If you guys have tried any of these kits or products mentioned in these kits, just let me know what are your experiances with them and opinion/thoughts in general.

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Ernie Bushmiller – Fritzi Ritz Comics from 1949

Fritzi Ritz at carnival kissing booth Ernie Bushmiller comic book scans
Ernie Bushmiller’s Fritzi Ritz comics are a strange mixture of the truly bizarre and completely pedestrian. Fritzi Ritz started as a comic strip about a young single flapper girl from the Jazz Age of the 1920’s, created by Larry Whittington. When Whittington left the strip, Fritzi Ritz was taken over by his young assistant, Ernie Bushmiller.
Fritzi Ritz crooked floors at her farm house Ernie Bushmiller comic book strip scan leaning tower of Pisa
Ernie Bushmiller introduced the character of Phil Fumble, Fritzi’s boyfriend and funnyman. Many of these strips start with a bizarre close-up on Phil as he utters a single line as the launching pad for the rest of the strip. Looking at the pages on this post alone shows him using this technique 75% of the time!! It’s a very artificial (but extremely economical) way of getting a gag rolling.
Here’s very typical opening panel:
Phil Fumble thinks about girlfriend Fritzi Ritz and her farm Ernie Bushmiller cartoon comic book strip.jpg 
I love that dopey wall-eyed look on Phil’s face!
Ernie Bushmiller comic book Phil goes to nightclub with Fritzi Ritz complaining that everyone wears sunglasses strip scan
Nancy Ernie Bushmiller cartoon girl with ribbon in her hair
Ernie Bushmiller later added a little girl character to the strip… Fritzi Ritz’s niece, Nancy. Eventually, Nancy and her friend Sluggo took over the strip, and those are the characters that brought long-time fame to cartoonist Ernie Bushmiller.
Phil takes Fritzi Ritz shopping for a washing machine Ernie Bushmiller comic book strip scan
These Fritzi Ritz newspaper strips were later reformatted and published in comic book form. These pager are from Fritzi Ritz Comics #3 from 1949
 Phil buys Fritzi Ritz a girdle at the lingerie department store Ernie Bushmiller comic book strip scan 
More on Fritzi Ritz and Ernie Bushmiller at:
Nancy comic strip scans – BIG archive online at:
Link to 1965 Fritzi Ritz Sunday comic strip original art



I got a chance to check this new collection on Saturday….oh, well, I changed all my plans for Saturday, to check this collection. I was super excited for this collection, simply because last year I had tasted the buttery finish….didn’t wanted to miss any this time…


So, with 8 new shades and 4 repromotes, the collection did had something for everyone…from lovely neutrals, to smokey to lovely vibrant shades it had all…

I was very impressed with the swatches of rated R on beauty blogs, but at store I found Strike a pose really striked!!
Its soo gorgeous….its blue…its teal…its not deep truth…its not deep blue green pigment,…its gorgeous!!!
It sure does belong to the blue-green family, but unlike Blue green pigment which turns Blackish on me..this retained its true pot colour on my lids…

Deep blue green pigment, Talent pool, Deep truth, Strike a pose, Plummage


Plumage, Strike a pose, Deep truth, Deep blue-green pigment

One off is well green…Its again not Wonder grass…not Antique green pigment…its just another green….I have a similar green from Stila Precious pearl palette…but again the crazy MAC addict in me had to pick it….I don’t even know how much I am going to use this green, but I had to have it…Its LE!!
Mildew, One-off, Humid, Wondergrass

Mildew, Humid, Wondergrass, Green Space pigment, spiritualize, Scarab, One-off
Rated R is very similar to Sharp, but with better finish n sheen…its not close to Chartreuse pigment. Rated R has is more of a lime green with prominent yellow in it. People say its close to Bitter, but I don’t have Bitter.

Sharp, Chartreuse pigment, Rated R


Rated R, Sharp, Chartreuse pigment swatches

Fashion groupie was gorgeous…I mean amazingly eye-catching and dead similar to Satellite dreams, that is permanent colour. I wished they had changed the color of fashion groupie a bit….so that I could have convinced myself to buy it..
Other new colors like Unbasic white and Ego were not MY colours..I mean I don’t wear much of pinks and I dunno what exactly to do with a White…I had similar pink and white in Stila precious pearl palatte…that one stila palette was worth every penny!!!

The other two new shades Fashion and Style Snob were nice…but I would admit, I had prepared myself saying they were dupable…but now I think I should have paid more attention to those 2 colours and swatched them….
Btw, my MAC took depotted empties…and I cud B2M for 2 colours out of 3...:)
I dint pick any pearl glides…simply because I am very happy with my UD stuff and UD stuff are permanent…
All I can say....LOVE THAT LOOK........ROCKS!!!!!!
I didn't realise that the fonts I used to label the pictures resembled very similar to my fellow blogger and friend Xinarox, until she pointed out that it looked like her twin blog!!! I thought i will put on this disclaimer, before my supportive followers start pointing this out!!
As i have already marked a few more pictures using same font, you would see few of those in coming days...:)

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This is an old haul. I just remembered about these when i started comparing the green eyeshaodw to the 'new' green eyeshadows from 'Love that look' collection.


Urban Decay eyeshadows are very lovely in texture, well atleast most of them. The best thing is their website mentions if the colour has glitter, is metallic whatever. Pretty neat.
I had the Ammo palette and i wanted to buy full size of the colours that i liked from that. I picked Mildew and last call.
Also as i had picked Half-baked long back, i wanted to try their other 'baked' shadows.
So i picked Baked this time.


Baked is a soft, buttery peachy gold colour. It is very very similar to Cosmic eyeshadow from MAC that was a limited edition from Moonbathe collection.
I had hard time picking colours in picture. They just didn't want to be captured on camera.
Baked has a very very smooth texture and high metallic finish....Gorgeous!!!!



Last call was another colour that was lovely in Ammo palette. So i picked that in full size aswell. Its a pretty colour, inclined towards purple side. Its not like Cranberry in my opinion. I don't have cranberry, but i saw it in store...:)


Mildew was another green that i liked and its not like Humid by MAC. Its just true to its name. MILDEW. I also did some swatches in store comparing the other greens from the Urban decay line, but they some how didn't come well in photographs...




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Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli - Worth the 16-Year Wait!

Asterios Polyp and Rubber Blanket by David Mazzucchelli
David Mazzucchelli is one of my favorite cartoonists from the late-eighties and early nineties, but he seemed to drop off the face of the Earth after creating three issues of his “Rubber Blanket” comic, and adapting Paul Auster’s City of Glass. Finally... 

...after sixteen years
of hoping and waiting,
he has released his first new original book since 1993's Rubber Blanket #3 --  Asterios Polyp
is David Mazzucchelli’s new full-color 344-page magnum opus…

definitely worth waiting for!
I just spent the weekend reading this marvelous and engaging and challenging and inspiring graphic novel. It’s huge, sprawling, lovely, multi-layered, melancholy, beautiful…can you tell I loved it?
I was sad that I finished it, but I will probably start from the beginning again very soon.

Asterios Polyp by David Mazzucchelli
I’m not going to attempt to describe the plot or characters…you’ll want to discover all that for yourself. Anyway. this gorgeous book is published by Pantheon Books, so it should be available at regular bookstores or better comic shops. If you can't find it there, you can always find it (at a discount) at ENJOY!
And if you've already read it, I'd love to chat
about it through the comments section below.


Grand Entrance - frosty neutral peach beige
Dreammaker - Frosty yellow gold
Smoke & Diamonds - Frosty dirty taupe
Glamour Check! - Frosty reddish brown
Strike a pose - Dirty/deep blue green
Ego - Light yello pink
Fashion groupie - Light blue violet
Unbasic white - Bright off white
One-off - Mid-tone green with silver pearl
Rated “R” - Bright yellow green
Style snob - Dirt pink brown with gold pearl
Fashion - Light grey green with gold pearl













Pearlglide eye liner:
Black Russian - Black with navy blue glitter
Rave - Deep purple with purple glitter
Molasses - Dirty brown with mid-tone brown glitter
Fly-by-blu - Light blue with blue glitter

Zoom lash mascara

I have been awaiting this collection since the day i heard. Very excited about this, more than Colour Craft.

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