Showing posts with label Purple. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Purple. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Smashbox - Reign Fall 2009 Collection -Review and Giveaway!

Congratulations to 'Miss Manda' the winner of Ascending Butterfly's Smashbox Purple Reign Giveaway!

---Ascending Butterfly's Editorial Team

Smashbox' new Fall Collection - Purple Reign

► REIGN JET SET PALETTE - ($48.00) - Adorn eyes with opulent shades of budge-proof metallic liner. Includes four shades of our cult-favorite waterproof liner (3 brand-new hues and our best-selling deep black) housed in a mirrored airtight compact with a mini arced liner brush for flawless application.Shades: Matte black, Matte deep brown, Metallic deep gold, Metallic bronze

REIGN LIP GLOSS - ($19.00) - Indulge lips in luxurious, creamy color and scandalous shine. This ultra-moisturizing gloss saturates lips in a gorgeous warm nude shade that pairs perfectly with a smoky eye.Shade: Soft peachy pink

REIGN DOUBLETAKE LIP COLOR - ($22.00) - Envelop lips in color to lust after. A long-wearing liner on one end and velvety-smooth lip color on the other in two of Fall’s hottest shades.Amaretto: Nude Pink, Creamy peachy pinkCurrant: Deep wine, Deep berry red

REIGN LASH DNA MASCARA - ($19.00) - Bejewel lashes in a sumptuous new shade fit for a royal. Lash DNA protein and amino acid packed formula dramatically lengthens, strengthens and defines for stand-out eyes.Shade: Shimmering black plum

REIGN FUSION BLUSH ($32.00) - Give cheeks a sensual glow with this dual-toned blush in both matte and shimmer shades, in a gorgeous flip-top mirrored compact. Shades: Matte peachy nude, Shimmery peachy nude

REIGN EYE SHADOW PALETTE ($42.00) - Decadent mirrored compacts with 6 baked shadows in both matte and shimmer for higher pigmentation and longer wear. Wear wet for a metallic look or dry for a sexy wash of color. Majesty: Matte champagne, Shimmery champagne, Matte cabernet, Shimmery cabernet, Matte black, Shimmery black. Monarch: Matte soft gold, Shimmery soft gold, Matte copper, Shimmery copper, Matte deep brown, Shimmery deep brown

WIN IT! - We like to save the best for last! Thanks to our friends at Smashbox, you have the opportunity to win the Reign Eye Shadow Palette of YOUR CHOICE! Monarch or Majesty!
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Tuesday, August 11, 2009 - Today's Words of Inspiration and TWO giveaways!

Purple Tuesday

In honor of our Smashbox giveaway launch, I have dubbed this 'Purple Tuesday'! I will wear Purple, and of course I'm listening to Prince's song 'Purple Rain' in the background as I write today.

Purple is the color for Fall this season, although as far I'm concerned Purple never goes out of style, it's a color I'm very fond of! I love it in it's entire shade range from lavendar to Royal. Purple has a special, almost sacred place in nature: lavender, orchid, lilac, and violet flowers are often delicate and considered precious. Because purple is derived from the mixing of a strong warm and strong cool color it has both warm and cool properties. A purple room can boost a child's imagination or an artist's creativity. Too much purple, like the color blue, could result in moodiness.

The color of mourning for widows in Thailand, purple was the favorite color of Egypt's Cleopatra. It has been traditionally associated with royalty in many cultures. Purple robes were worn by royalty and people of authority or high rank. The Purple Heart is a U.S. Military decoration given to soldiers wounded in battle.

Considering using Purple to decorate this season? Deep or bright purples suggest riches while lighter purples are more romantic and delicate. Use redder purples for a warmer color scheme or the bluer purples to cool down.

There is a lot more to color than meets the eye! Color your space today, color your world!

Use 'Today's Words of Inspiration' as a breathing meditation to still your mind, quiet your thoughts and bring in positive energy. As you inhale bring in only positive energy by saying in your mind, I breathe in positive energy (or you can say creative energy if that is what you wish to create more of) and as you exhale, Affirm out loud today 'I will add color to my life and my space.'

Visualize yourself manifesting something unique, guided by universal forces that emerge spontaneously from within your soul. Do this at least twice today and see how by taking a moment away from the hectic pace and breathing in positive energy and affirming what you wish to create, your thinking will become different.Remember, attitude really does determine altitude.

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Make this your best day ever, Bless and Be Blessed!


Today's Butterfly - Featured Site of the Day - And TWO Giveaways!

1. Enter to win the Reign Eye Shadow Palette of YOUR CHOICE, Majesty or Monarch HERE (you may also press on the Smashbox logo below to be taken directly to the giveaway!

2. Don't forget to enter for a chance to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of our book club of the month title: 'Perseverance' by Carolyn Rubenstein. You can enter for the book HERE (you may also press the cover graphic below) - Stay tuned for an Author Q & A next week. You can begin to send in your questions now. Email your questions for the author to me HERE