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I don’t like it!

There are lots of products that I buy and love. (Like the gosh cosmetics primer!) This one is just not one of them. In the style of AllThatGlitters21, I present a series called “I don’t like it!”

The title is pretty self-explanitory, but basically, it’s about a product that I tried and didn’t necessarily like for whatever reason. This one is about from the Physicians Formula: Bamboo Wear line Bambuki!

What really made me realize how much I don’t like this brush is when I was cleaning my brushes tonight! I clean my brushes with baby shampoo, and I LOVE the smell of it, but I noticed that when I was cleaning my bambuki, something smelled like wet dog.ย  And there is no dog in my little apartment! I couldn’t understand where it was coming from, but it finally hit me that it was the brush!! I couldn’t believe it. It’s probably because it’s made out of 100% natural hair, but my MAC 217 is made of goat hair, and that has never, EVER smelled like dog! Maybe this means that they made the bambuki out of dog hair? Who knows.ย  Other than the whole smelling like dog ordeal, it’s incredibly difficult to clean. It feels like every time that I clean it, the bristles get more matted.

The brush itself isn’t overly soft. I had heard from numerous online blogs that kabukis were supposed to be incredibly soft, but had never seen one before, so I never really had anything the bambuki to. At first, I thought it was awesome! It picked up a lot of product, and it looks super cute. HOWEVER, my opinions on this changed dramatically when I went to the mall last weekend and was introduced to the Too Faced kabuki! Oh my gosh. It was just sitting on the shelf not in any packaging, and I’m pretty sure it belonged to the makeup counter, like it wasn’t on the shelf anywhere, but it was THE softest brush I have ever felt in my whole. Life.

From then on, my bambuki has been pretty much dead to me. It’s scratchy, and it just isn’t that good, I wouldn’t waste my 13 dollars on it. In the meantime, I bought an ecotools “bronzer brush” which seems to work in the same fashion as a kabuki. I’ve been using it instead of my bambuki for using setting powder… It’s soft, but it has a really huge handle, which is weird to me. ANYWAYS. I think the next high-end brush I invest in will have to be the too faced kabuki. I wish I had like, asked the makeup counter lady about it. Maybe she would have let me keep it. Or maybe not, haha!




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bonjour; wordpress! :)

KRISTEN; aka; kaleidoscopicat. Drivig in the civ. ๐Ÿ™‚

so; my first post as a wordpresser!
blogs always start out really promising for me, but end up really terribly. I had a blog over at Xanga, however, the blog didn’t really have rhyme nor reason, so I decided to give up on it. (actually, it turned into me being too interested in my dashboard than actually posting, not to mention I didn’t feel like I really had anything to post about, so I just stopped.)

However, I’ve come into this one with a PLAN OF ACTION!ย  (insert superhero music here!)

My plan for kaleidoscopicat is to do reviews of different things (movies, tv, beauty products, youtube… etc.) , give my opinion on different topics, and just talk about day-to-day musings and random thoughts that come into my head.

so, for MARCH 3, 2010, these are my main points:

  • explanation of my screen name
  • explanation of who I am, exactly
  • avalon mall shopping haul! ๐Ÿ˜€ / review of new nailpolish (in a seperate blog. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

SO ! here we go.

what’s a… kaleidoscopicat?

It is a conjunction of the word kaleidoscopic and cat.
I chose kaleidoscopic because I always have random outbursts of the thoughts going through my head.

For example; the other day, my boyfriend and his roomate were in a deep discussion of course requirements for their programs. I was engaged in the conversation as well, when I randomly said “OH MY GOD. The new line of AE underwear comes out next week!”

I’m also kaleidoscopic because of my ever-changing habits, rituals and obsessions. Right now, I’m going through a makeup obsession. I watch Juicystar07 daily for makeup tips and tricks. I also just ordered an 88 shimmer palette from StarsMakeupHaven (I’M SO EXCITED!), AND, as you will see, I have recently bought an AMAZING new nailpolish from lawton’s drugs. I’m sure it’s also available from other drugstores as well, it’s called “Sinful Colors Professional”… anyways, I’ll talk more about that later. (see? kaleidoscopic.)

I also lovelovelove colors! ๐Ÿ™‚ if you’re reading this.. unless you’re my roomate or my boyfriend, you probably haven’t been in my dorm room, but my side of the room is pretty much overflowing with colors. I LOVE anything super colorful. (I’ll post a picture someday… someday being within the next 48 days, when I get to move OUT OF HERE!)

The reasoning for CAT is because my boyfriend (Brandon) has come to the conclusion that I act like a cat. More like a kitten, because I have the tendancy to be somewhat dependant on him, but I sleep a LOT, i’m really cuddly, I love food more than the normal person, and I could honestly nap at any point in the day. ๐Ÿ™‚

so yeah. that’s where that comes from.

who is kaleidescopicat?!

My name is Kristen, I’m originally from Clarenville, Newfoundland, if anybody knows where that is. I’m currently in St. John’s doing my undergraduate in Primary Education with a focus in Music! ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t really feel the need to post ALLย  my favorite things right now, because I’m sure that’d be an excellent idea for another blog, but here are my favorite favorites at the moment! ๐Ÿ™‚

Song in my Head: Come on, Sugar –ย  Joseph Birdsong

Absolute Favorite Food: I’m loving unbreaded chicken breast cheeseburgers. And also, chocolate milk and bananas. ๐Ÿ™‚

Favorite Color (atm) : Teal

Favorite Store: BOOTLEGGER. you’ll see why.

Favorite book:ย  The lovelyย  bones.

So, that’s enough about me for now. On to my Avalon Mall haul!


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