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March 2019

in lipstick, nostalgia

1930 Noir Red


This is the latest Bésame lipstick I’ve purchased. (I want to reiterate that all the Besame products I’m posting about have been purchased with my own money and not received as promotional items.)

I’ve always had an affinity for the 1920s, flappers, and Art Deco style.

Here I am at a 1920s party several years ago

Since this color (and Blood Red) are replicas of 1920s colors (and Noir Red was part of the Gatsby collection several years ago.) I was very interested in them.

Here is the lipstick (with my powder rouge next to it.)

Noir red is a dark, blackberry color. It looks very dramatic against pale skin like mine. Some fair skinned people might not like that. (Depends on the looks you go for. As someone into goth style as well as rockabilly/vintage it’s right up my alley.)

Here’s a swatch of the color.

I really like this shade and am glad I bought it. I have also gotten a number of compliments since I started wearing it.

Here is another look at the color on me.

This is the third Besame lipstick I bought. I originally wasn’t planning on getting another one right now but when I saw this was based on Marilyn Monroe’s favorite color I couldn’t resist. (I’ve been a big Marilyn fan for years.)

The packaging is pretty as all Bésame lipsticks are.

The color is a bright, warm toned red. After reading reviews and looking at swatches I was a little concerned it would look too orange on me. After trying it I saw happily that It didn’t.

It feels light on the lips and wears well without feathering. The texture seems a bit creamier than some of the other Bésame colors but it doesn’t feel greasy or like it will smear a lot.

I am very pleased with the color and how it looks on me, and happy that I bought it.

in fandom

Latest Geeky Haul


Several weeks ago I heard about the Her Universe Captain Marvel collection. Of course I was interested. (I love Her Universe clothes and anything Marvel related.)

I went to Hot Topic recently and picked up a t-shirt from that collection and some pieces of jewelry. (Captain Marvel related but not Her Universe.) Here is what I got.

I only intended to get two necklaces but the jewelry was buy 2 get 2 free so I got the earrings and the Ravenclaw necklace as well. (I’m a proud Slytherin but I still think the diadem necklace looks cool.)

Here is how the shirt looks on.

In retrospect I probably should have gotten the extra small t-shirt but the small is very comfortable and I like having a little extra room in case it shrinks in the wash.

The necklaces are very cool looking. My only complaint is the length of the chains. (A safety pin takes care of that though.)

Overall I am very happy with the shirt and necklaces and have been wearing them often since I got them.