Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dream a Little Dream Of Me: Too Faced Glamour To Go

We had some of the most adorable trick-or-treaters Monday night! We also had one who's parents need a stern talking to, but I'll get to that later. First, the cutie-pies!

The Dread Pirate Li'l Bit
This little guy was, maybe, two, and all decked-out with a fake beard and everything. Mom and I asked him if he could say, "Aaarrr," and the poor baby just froze. After a couple of minutes (there were other children getting candy, and the runt got pushed out of the way), he mustered up a pretty decent, "AAARRRRRR!!" with all his might, and proceeded to use his Nerf sword to beat the ever living crud out of Thomas (who was hooking up the sound system and had his back turned--never knew what hit him!). Then he rushed to the candy and started taking out every piece in the bucket until his Mom picked him up, apologized, and ran off. The baby pirate pillaged the treat bucket! I don't think I've ever laughed so hard in my life.

The Internet Meme
I still have no idea who this guy was. A teenager shows up in an inside-out, backwards t-shirt, with some sort of leg-like, wing-ish contraption taped to the back. I asked who he was, and he just sighed, rolled his eyes, and said he was an internet meme, like that explained everything and I should have known better. I still have no clue. Any ideas?

The Fairly Odd-Parents
I got this one!!! Two teens--guy and a girl--showed up in green and pink hoodies, with pink wings taped to the backs, yellow construction paper crowns, and plastic wands. The boy looked less than thrilled. I guessed, and they lit up like the Fourth of July. I have a feeling no one else on the street had an inkling of what they were supposed to be. Thing is, the costumes were pretty spot on. Good job, kids!

Ghost Rider
This kid. This. Kid. This...adorable?...child showed up three times. He only got candy once, and was quite honest about having gotten the candy the first time. He just wanted to keep reminding Thomas (dressed as Ghost Face) that he was watching him--complete with the hand gesture. His costume was cool: leather jacket, all black pants and shirt, orange-painted hair, and chain whip. Thing was, the chain whip was real, and our 8 year-old crime fighter didn't seem to realize (or care) that swinging it around was a bad idea, especially when there were crowds of people he could hit. I think he just didn't understand how dangerous that "prop" could be. He was extremely well-behaved, aside from that.

All in all, Halloween was a complete success. The yard looked fantastic, and loads of parents appreciated having a cool photo op for their tiny-mites. It's all down now, but that just means it's time to start planning for next year!

It also means that it's now, officially, Christmas. Well, at least according to the local mall. The festive cherry picker was out yesterday, allowing the seasonal elves to deck the halls with boughs of holly.'s too early.

It's not just the mall, though. Trees have been up at Walmart for months. Michael's started putting out Christmas decorations while putting out Halloween. MAC has already sold out of some of their holiday items (within mere seconds of sending out the email notification that they had even arrived! I'm sorry about that. Guess that's one I can't review...), and for about three weeks, I've been sitting on a Too Faced "holiday" palette, waiting until the actual "holidays" to review it for you guys. I guess that's now, huh?

I'm just going to cut to the chase on this one. If you need a stocking stuffer for Mom, Sis, teenage (or older) cousin, wife, girlfriend, or sweet Aunt Sue, this is it. If you are constantly on the go, and need a little touch-up palette to toss in your purse, this is it. If you just want a no-brainer way to put on makeup in the morning, this is it. This is one darn nice palette.

Too Faced has released a brand new Glamour To Go palette in conjunction with their Dream-themed Holiday campaign. If you're not familiar with Glamour To Go, they're pocket-sized palettes that are positively stuffed to the gills with goodies. Small palettes, small pricetags, tons of looks. This is the first I've ever owned, but I've been looking at them for years, and they're freaking awesome. ($22, Too Faced)

Look: The Dream Edition is roughly the size of a credit card when closed, and about the tickness of an Android phone with case. It will fit in a pocket, but not discreetly. It's sturdy, black plastic with excellent clasps, so no worries of spillage. The inside lid houses a large mirror for ease in application. The outside of the lid is my only complaint. It's a little kiddie-ish, with a plastic bow and sticker label. Still, it's an attractive, well-made case. 7 out of 10.
Photo Credit: Too Faced
Products: Eight not-tiny eyeshadows take up the upper level, and a good sized-blush (slightly larger than the one in the Urban Decay Face Case palette), bronzer, and lipgloss reside in the lower.

The eyeshadows are arranged in such a way that complimentary shades are grouped together. Now, there are several other combinations than just these, but if you don't feel like thinking, you can count on this palette to do it for you. Lighter color is first, followed by crease.

Peachy Beige and Metallic Gray: This is a pale pink with glitter chunks (but no fall out!), and a soft, sueded, silvery gray.

Champagne Sparkle and Black Shimmer: Pale yellow with gold sparkle, and rich black with multi-color sparkle.

Purple and Matte Brown: The purple is so gorgeous that no picture does it justice. It's an irridescent purple with a little blue shimmer running through. The matte brown looks like a square of Hershey's chocolate.

Light Brown and Plum Brown: I don't know what they're talking about, calling the light brown "brown". It's really a shimmering rose bronze, and the plum brown is a soft brown with plum shimmer. Eyeshadows: 8 out of 10.

Blush--Sheer Coral: This is very sheer, so it takes a little layering to build it up to the right color for my pale skin. It is lovely, though; a peachy pink with a fair amount of shimmer for a natural flush that slightly sparkles. 7 out of 10.

Bronzer--Sun Bunny Light: I'm in love with this bronzer, anyway, so having it in a travel palette is just the icing on the cake. It's a gorgeous, fair bronze, with just a hint of pink shimmer running through. It look amazing on, and I can't say enough good about it. 10 out of 10.

Lip Gloss--Bright Pink: This is a non-sticky, Barbie doll pink with golden shimmer to warm it up a bit. It's not the longest-lasting, but it looks really sweet and innocent when applied with a (clean) fingertip. Yummy vanilla scent. 8 out of 10.

Final Verdict: 8 out of 10. Toss it in your purse with a mini-brush kit, and never worry about looking good again!

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