Wednesday, November 11, 2009

My Crayola 64

Smashbox Wish Set

Still under the weather and the continued rain isn't helping me finish my planting for my desired "big reveal" in backyard gardening. So the fun cutesy posts continue...


Do you remember that big box of Crayola crayons and how it was the best thing ever? Or perhaps you were fortunate enough to have the Prang crayon carryon case stocked with hundreds (or at least it seemed) colors.
Can you name all 64 colors? Put your color knowledge to the test with the color quizzer!
Yes, I love color. It's one of the reasons why I don't think I can ever do an all-white room, regardless of the various textures, etc. used to keep it interesting.

I received the Ulta gift catalog in the mail yesterday and instantly wanted to buy all these makeup gift sets. Is it because I need them? Of course not. And it's not because I'm a product junkie either. It's just all those colors! Like living versions of paint chips (which I also collect, for no real good reason other than I like to look through them).




Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance Policy



Urban Decay Wallpaper
Ulta Gift of Color



Too Faced Glamour to Go

Benefit Celebutante

Note: no preference for Ulta versus Sephora or Beauty.com- it's just the first one I got in print!

28 comments:

  1. do you think the sephora set is crap? like the quality?

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  2. Ah I loved getting a brand new box of crayons. Such fun. We still have a massive box in my home and it's only me and my hubby.

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  3. Our home is filled with crayons-most of them broken, chewed on, or worn way down-but I do love them.

    I need a new revamping to my make-up kit now that you've brought up this topic. Thanks for making me even think if it! Mommy-brain completely takes over sometimes.

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  4. Hope that you are starting to feel a little better, Emmie. In the mean time, I am enjoying your "fin, cutesy" posts! ;-)

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  5. Hope your feeling better girl! I am totally drooling here...Love it! Hope your having a great day! xoxo

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  6. The Big Box of Crayolas was the best!! Still love 'em. I'm a 'Cornflower' girl, myself. And let me tell you...I am DANGEROUS in Ulta and Sephora!! Self confessed junkie here!

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  7. Love colour too.
    Hope you feel better too.

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  8. Thanks for all the well wishes!

    I don't know about whether the Sephora stuff is crap- I've heard it's pretty good, but I've not bought it. I admit that I totally look for the leaping bunny (cruelty free) and buy stuff that's non animal tested and didn't know if they made the list. Anyone tried Sephora or Ulta brand stuff??

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  9. I am with you! I love color, and collect paint chips too! thanks for stopping by the blog today :)

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  10. I love color too! I also love getting the Ulta catalog because there's usually a coupon attached - love those!

    Hope you're feeling better...

    pk @ Room Remix

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  11. That Smashbox set is calling my name!

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  12. Ulta and Sephora's eyeshadows are awesome. I'm also a fan of Sephora's eyeliners and primer. I use Smashbox Photofinish or Makeup Forever's primer generally, but the other is a good cheaper everyday version. I haven't tried anything else...

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  13. I have always loved crayons and coloured pencils too....xv

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  14. I think we all HAD to have those big boxes of crayola crayons, that even came with a sharpener in the back of the box! What fun!

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  15. All those shades of color. What fun to have all those choices.

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  16. I'm the same way! Of course whenever I actually buy one of these, I only end up wearing a few of the colors, and the others go to waste. But it's just so fun to LOOK at. And I'm a sucker for cute packaging.

    Speaking of cute packaging, that Benefit set is awesome. I may have to get that for my sis for Xmas. She's a Benefit freak.

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  17. Love this post and hope you're feeling better for the weekend! Like one of the previous posters, cornflower was my favorite crayon color. Maybe someone will capture that crayon smell in cosmetics??

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  18. I love color too! I'm partial to MAC eye make-up. It stays on longer than any other!

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  19. Love those sets! The pathetic thing with me, is that I seriously don't use more than 5 different shades... I'm hopeless!!

    Have a great weekend!!!
    xoxo

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  20. Oh I love this time of year when all the companies come out with their make-up sets. It truly is like getting that beloved, cherished big box of 64's. You made the perfect comparison.

    Sending you get-well wishes your way xx

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  21. I need to try out color a little bit more, I think I might have to try the Sephora one to start :)

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  22. I still LOVE crayons :) and all of these pallets are gorgeous. I have one by STILA that I LOVE!

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  23. Like a moth to a flame, I love those sets with all the colors!

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  24. Most of us guys just don't understand. Learning about the Crayola connection might give me a peak at the female psyche.... Nope, never mind.

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  25. I hope this will make you feel better ~~

    You WON the Giveaway on
    Bright, Bold, and Beautiful!!!


    xoxo Laura

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  26. I'm very daring with crayons, but a real coward with make up colors!!!

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  27. Thanks fo coming by.

    I love new makeup-there's something so invigerating about it.

    cheri

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