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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Exporting to Wordpress

If you follow me on twitter, you'll know that I've decided to export my blogger to wordpress. It should import EVERYTHING to the new url and automatically redirect you but if not, the URL is:


Hope to update w/ new information soon!

Review: Harajuku Lovers Music

Well, this is my first fragrance review...but we all have to start somewhere! I'll give it my best shot.

Harajuku Lovers retail for 30$ (.3 oz) and 45$ for 1 oz.

For the amount you get though and the price, it's okay. I wish they would give a bit more because it looks tiny without the Harajuku Girl cap. (See picture above--it's just the clear base).

Description from Zappos:
Enter the world of Harajuku Lovers™! Pick the girl that fits your personality or get them all and share with friends! Each Harajuku Lovers girl has her own personality. Music is tough with attitude.

Music is delicate floral. She has notes of sparkling clementine, sweetpea, honeysuckle and creamy vanilla.

Listed Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Aqua/Water/Eau, Parfum/Fragrance,Butylphenyl Methylpropional,Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Geraniol, Benzyl Alcohol, Citral, Acrylates/Octylacrylamide Copolymer,Hydrolized Jojoba Esters.

This is the regular version of the scent (not the Beach Bunny version) and it's very sweet. I love it because it really is fruity but delicate with the slight florals I can smell in it.

However...It doesn't really last. Halfway through a school/work day (5 hours) I can't even discern a wisp of it.

I love the smell, but the lasting power (or lack thereof) doesn't endear itself to me. I'll gladly use what I have up but I won't repurchase.

Monday, August 16, 2010

MAC decides not to ship RODARTE Collection

Link here.

From the MAC Facebook Page:


M·A·C Decides Not to Ship M·A·C Rodarte Makeup Collection Out of Respect for Women & Girls of Juárez and their Families

This decision will not impact M·A·C 's commitment to donate all of its projected profits from the collection to benefit the women and girls of Juarez.

Out of respect for the people of Mexico, the women and girls of Juarez and their families, as well as our M·A·C Mexican staff and colleagues, M·A·C has made the decision not to ship the M·A·C Rodarte limited edition makeup collection. This decision will have no impact on M·A·C's commitment to donate all of its projected global profits from this collection to local and international groups that work to improve the lives of the women and girls of Juarez. We are currently conducting due diligence to ensure we donate to organizations with a proven record of directly supporting the women and girls of Juarez.

M·A·C and Rodarte are deeply and sincerely sorry and we apologize to everyone we offended. We have listened very closely to the feedback of concerned global citizens. We are doing our very best to right this wrong. The essence of M·A·C is to give back and care for the community and Rodarte is committed to using creativity for positive social change. We are grateful for the opportunity to use what we have learned to raise awareness on this important issue. "

I think this is a bit overboard...they already said they'd donate all the money they are projected to earn. It really doesn't do much good if they're just going to trash all the products they've already made (assuming that's where the products will go)...And what if they would've sold much more than ''projected''? Hm.


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