Tales of Adventure from the Beauty Spotlight Team! Shimmering Treasures, Lustrous Seductresses and… WWARD?

Greetings from the feasting table in the tavern, fellow rogues!

Chaos as usual here at Rogue HQ – who would have thought that theses would just literally go on forever, and that it wouldn’t even be within your control? >_<  I apologise for melting back into the shadows a bit recently, but I’ve been posting things regularly on Intagram, if you need your daily dose of rogueishness (or randomness, as the case may be) – you can see the latest in my ramblings down to the right, and I’m using it rather a lot as my micro-adventuring platform during these dark any mysterious times!

Thank you everyone for all your support! ❤

Today though, we have more shinies on ze blog…

What does a group of adventurers do after a long fortnight of successful questing? Why, they gather in the tavern to feast and tell tales of their adventures of course! Grab a tankard of mead, friends, and settle in!

 

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Gosh, they’re just falling over themselves to see me!! *fans self*
…oh, wait…

 

Phyrra shares her March Beauty Favorites! See what makes the cut!

LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick in Seductress and Lip Lustre Gloss in Peach Lustre are so gorgeous that Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog wants to collect many more colors!

Do you have a love affair with nail polish? Beauty Info Zone adores the beautiful shades from KB Shimmer this spring. We think you will too.

Gloss girls out there, rejoice! Sunny shares her first impression and swatches of the new Rouge Dior Brillants on Mostly Sunny!

Jump into Spring with GLOSSYBOX! Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her most recent GLOSSYBOX Box Opening!

Can a concealer be lightweight yet still offer great coverage? Perilously Pale reviews the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer including swatches of four of the eight available shades.

The Painted Rogue is confronting some makeup and beauty dilemmas of truly starting gravity this week! As in all tense situations, you’ve got to ask yourself: What Would a Rogue Do? (WWARD?)

15 Minute Beauty shares her favorite beauty products for teens. Are any of them your favorite?

Prime Beauty takes a weekend walk in the country with Jane Iredale’s Country Weekend Collection!
Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!

Syl

The Beauty Spotlight Team Delves Into Pammy’s Beauty Adventuring Kitbag!

Greetings from the equipment store in the village, fellow rogues!

The Beauty Spotlight Team has a brand new series for 2015, taking you on an incredible journey deep into the kitbags and handbags of our illustrious adventuring team! If, like me, you have an insatiable curiosity for finding out just what others allocate space to in their Bags of Holding, then this is the series for you…

Next up is our champion of every adventuring lady’s gorgeousness and fearless leader of her own growing party, Pammy from Pammy Blogs Beauty! 🙂

 

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Pammy ditches her diaper bag in favor of a chic-er purse/diaper bag hybrid: the Mommy Bag! Come check out what this busy Mommy of 2 under 3 carries around on a daily basis! How many lip products does a Mommy-on-the-Go need? Apparently way too many, lol!

 

Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!

Syl

Beauty Influencers’ Sunday Column, Vol. 4 – Ambassadors: Time To Level Up Speechcraft and Diplomacy!

Greetings from a stalwart party of beauty adventurers, fellow rogues! 😀

 

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If you could be a brand ambassador for a makeup company, what brand would it be and why?

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SARA | Germany | Color Me Loud
I haven’t given it a thought if I could be a good brand ambassador but if I would work with one company, that would be one of my top three brands, Tom Ford, Suqqu or Burberry. These are the brands I see growing in the future and deliver consistent quality. I am a little afraid though that everyone who goes before cameras for Tom Ford has to get naked *chuckle* just joking.

SYL | New Zealand | The Painted Rogue
You know what…I don’t think I can decide on one! There are many brands I admire and enjoy for various combinations of reasons, but I don’t actually know enough about any of them fundamentally (their principles, practices, etc) to want to put my own face and name to their brand. I think it would only happen if I had my own makeup brand, actually! :-D

DEE | Canada | How Does Dee Do It
I’ve  been a legitimately big fan of many of Sephora’s recent products and I really like how they’ve rebranded themselves in terms of their quality and variety of offerings in the past 2 years or so. I’ve bought a LOT of their products and I haven’t had a single dud yet! Plus their customer service rocks. So I think I’d have a boat load of fun being an ambassador for them. :)

ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
My choice would be NARS. They are cruelty-free and ethnically inclusive! They also offer a range of colors so all tastes are represented!

MELISSA | Switzerland | Kiss & Make-up
Tough question. There are so many brands that I love, all for different reasons. But one brand that I can really identify with is Make Up For Ever. They’re not afraid of color, they don’t shy away from extremes and they think outside the box. I respect that. It’s just a really fun brand, ya know. And creative. And ballsy! I like to think that I too am creative, fun and ballsy. At least when it comes to make-up ;-)

JAA | USA/Thailand | Hello Jaa
I shouldn’t have asked this question because I am having a hard time deciding myself! I’d like to say VERSO because I love all the science behind their products but then I realized they are not really a makeup brand! :) I think I’ll go with MAC Cosmetics because it would be so much fun to present and play with new makeup collections all the time! They have some really nice, good-quality, and affordable staple-worthy products in the line-up, too. Their MUAs are also talented, professional, and friendly which are the type of people I want to be working with. :)

[Interested in joining BISC Network? Send your request to jaa*at*hellojaa.com]

There you have it, adventurers! If you could be the ambassador for any makeup brand, which one would it be? Or would it be your own?! 😀

Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!

 

Syl

Tales of Adventure from the Beauty Spotlight Team! Luxury Loot, Couture Loot and Desert Loot!

Greetings from the feasting table in the tavern, fellow rogues!

Chaos as usual here at Rogue HQ – who would have thought that theses would just literally go on forever, and that it wouldn’t even be within your control? >_<  I apologise for melting back into the shadows a bit this past week or so, but this time we’ve had a re-infestation of the internet-cable-chewing giant spiders. T___T  Here’s to coming back out of the shadows a bit soon, but in the meantime…

What does a group of adventurers do after a long fortnight of successful questing? Why, they gather in the tavern to feast and tell tales of their adventures of course! Grab a tankard of mead, friends, and settle in!

 

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This Library is cursed, my thesis is cursed…also I think my hat is cursed… *sigh*

 

 

Rodan+Fields REDEFINE Skincare Line is luxurious, effective and joyful to use. Learn why Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog thinks this is a top-notch anti-aging line worthy of your attention!

Love luxury beauty? Check out the Luxe List at Phyrra!

Prime Beauty is crushing over the POPSUGAR Must Have Box for March: spring freshness, great snacks & travel goodies–yes please!!

Few things scream spring louder than flowers and a coral pink lipstick. Givenchy made the ultimate spring lipstick by combining the two in their Le Rouge Couture Edition! See just how pretty it is on Mostly Sunny!

How many cosmetic items do you use in a day? Beauty Info Zone and Makeup Wars were commissioned to use just five. Could you do that?

There are some new Dior Rouge Dior Lipstick shades hitting counters soon and Christa from Perilously Pale is showing us 6 of the 7 gorgeous spring shades.

Need a new scent for Spring? Pammy Blogs Beauty is loving L’Occitane’s NEW Fleurs de Cerisier!

What if you either lived in a desert climate or visited one? What would you use? Fifteen Minute Beauty shares 13 favorites from a desert living blogger

It’s flashback time here at The Painted Rogue, and this time we’re digging back into that classic dungeoneering manual: the Ultimate Rogueish Guide to Battle-Ready Red Lipsticks! As always, these guides are open to your suggestions, so tell me: what’s YOUR favourite red?

 

Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!

Syl

Tales of Adventure from the Beauty Spotlight Team! Gold and Bronze, Golden Honey and GOLD!

Greetings from the feasting table in the tavern, fellow rogues!

Although disappearing into the shadows is kind of what we rogues do for a living, you may be pardoned for wondering why a blogging rogue does it, and has only published weekend posts recently! The answer is that, as usual, it never rains but it pours brimstone. And zombies. Essentially, the four (count’ em!) jobs I work while battling the thesisbeast and bouncing from conference to symposium went into overdrive the last two or three weeks, as they’re all university jobs, and the new semester just started!  thus, I apologise for my shadowy-ness, but it will sort itself out soon once the new-academic-year madness dies down a bit. In the meantime, I am still posting adventures and rogueish goodness on Instagram and Twitter, and of course these loot-bags of bloggy, share-y gooness on the weekends 🙂

I have a plan to do some more micro-post type things to tide us all over until I ride the brimstone storm out – what do you guys think? What would you like to see from a rogueish micro-post?

*FOOM!* (disappears back into shadows)

In the meantime…

What does a group of adventurers do after a long fortnight of successful questing? Why, they gather in the tavern to feast and tell tales of their adventures of course! Grab a tankard of mead, friends, and settle in!

 

Magical Chest of Inoffensive Pink Lipsticks

A Magical Loot Chest of Link Love and Sharing (also lipsticks)! 😀

Beauty Info Zone has been hit by the love bug. They’ve experienced the beauty of Ardency Inn Modster Manuka Honey Eyeshadows and now there’s no turning back.

What do tulips and the colors gold and bronze have in common? Guess you’ll have to look at Mostly Sunny to find out the answer to that.

It’s time to improve your pout with Pur Minerals Pout Pens and Pammy Blogs Beauty.

Prime Beauty is so ready for spring. She thinks Laura Mercier is too. Soft colors are just the answer.

Are you curious about Benefit Roller Lash Mascara? Perilously Pale will squash that curiosity and have you taking out your wallet.

Phyrra is the Beauty Spotlight Team’s resident hair colorist. She knows bright and beautiful and is sharing how to have temporary coloring fun. Live a little!

Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog unravels the secret of the Memebox and let’s us in it. Aren’t you curious?

Spring is only days away and it’s time for a great blush flush. Let 15 Minute Beauty show you the way.

Thinking about blogging? The Painted Rouge shares some advice from bloggers around the world.

Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!

Syl

Beauty Influencers’ Sunday Column, Vol. 3 – The Mage Can Turn Back Time…What Do You Do?!

Greetings from a stalwart party of beauty adventurers, fellow rogues! 😀

 

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If you could start your blog all over again, what would you do differently?

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DEE | Canada | How Does Dee Do It
1.I would have made sure to choose a theme that allowed for featured images that were at least 640 px wide. I love blogs with large featured images for posts. 2.I would have networked WAY MORE and WAY SOONER..had I known how! I didn’t know how to connect with other bloggers till I was 6 months into my blog. I believed that the Internet would magically connect us :)) Still not a fan of Twitter but I love instagram, Bloglovin and just good old comments! Can’t stress how powerful a tool, as simple a thing as commenting can be.

AGATA | USA | Her and Makeup
Having been a blogger for less than a year, I still learn a lot every day and with time, I find out what works and what doesn’t. If there is one thing that I regret, it is that I did not start writing it earlier. My blog is my creative outlet, a place on the web where I can share my passion with others and interact with other people. I have never expected that Her and Makeup would bring me this much joy and that I would meet so many wonderful people through it- readers and fellow bloggers.

SYL | New Zealand | The Painted Rogue
To be honest, I’m reasonably happy with how my blog has trundled along! If I had things to do-over, however, I would be taking a serious look at my zany idea of starting a blog while wrestling with the end stages of The Battle of The Thesisbeast… ;-) There are so many things I want to do, but I’m forced to think: WHEN YOU’VE FINISHED YOUR PHD SYL, AND NOT BEFORE.

SUNNY | Belgium | Mostly Sunny Blog
“I wish I had/hadn’t…” is simply not a part of my philosophy. With that said, if I could start my blog all over again, I would have joined Instagram sooner. I resisted the idea for the longest time, knowing I am not a very visual person. However, finally joining Instagram has given me the opportunity to rethink a lot of things. What makes a popular Instagram picture? Maybe I can expand on the idea and incorporate it on the blog. As a result, Mostly Sunny has evolved in ways that I could not have foreseen. It’s an amazing ride!

ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
I wouldn’t do much differently. I often see other people’s layouts, color stories, and fonts with a certain air of jealousy but mine looks different and is more candid. The only thing I would chang is I would have waited to apply for Google Adsense until I was back on American soil, they won’t give me an account.

LENA | USA | Lenallure
Looking back, I can’t say I have too many regrets. There are things that I wish I knew back then, though. If I could start my blog all over again, I would spend time to learn basics like photography, blog platforms, SEO, etc. I would be more careful to form my relationships with PR and brands as well. I would always remember quality is more important than quantity, yet I would be more consistent with my posts. I would make the same efforts to stay true to myself, if not more.

JAA | USA/Thailand | Hello Jaa
I’d start experimenting with portrait studio lighting sooner. My older posts would have been more complete. I’d also make sure to choose a layout that accommodates larger picture size because I believe larger photos create higher impact. Another thing would be to tell myself to not be shy and connect with other bloggers sooner! It is more fun to have someone with the same interest to talk to and you just learn so much from them! Last thing would be to implement a Pin It button on all my photos right away because Pinterest is among the top three social networks that drive traffic to my blog the most.

[Interested in joining BISC Network? Send your request to jaa*at*hellojaa.com]

There you have it, adventurers! What would you do if you could start your blog over? What would you do if you could start a blog for the first time? 😀

Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!

 

Syl

Tales of Adventure from the Beauty Spotlight Team! Pastel Bags of Holding, EPIC Lipstick Loot and Monster Bling!

Greetings from the feasting table in the tavern, fellow rogues!

Chaos as usual here at Rogue HQ – who would have thought that theses would just literally go on forever, and that it wouldn’t even be within your control? >_<  I apologise for melting back into the shadows a bit this past week or so, but I’ve had some family things on as well. Can you imagine a whole family of rogues? 😀 Here’s to coming back out of the shadows a bit soon, but in the meantime…

What does a group of adventurers do after a long fortnight of successful questing? Why, they gather in the tavern to feast and tell tales of their adventures of course! Grab a tankard of mead, friends, and settle in!

 

So... when I said 'Yeah, Ondar's Guile makes me nearly arrow-proof'...I didn't mean 'Go right ahead and test that out'...

So… when I said ‘Yeah, Ondar’s Guile makes me nearly arrow-proof’…I didn’t mean ‘Go right ahead and test that out’…

 

 

Little excites Helen from Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog more than big events at Barneys New York, but their Love Yourself Beauty Bag Event from March 10-14 has her doing the happy dance! You will want to bookmark this post filled with everything that you need to know about the Gift Bag and Step-Up Gifts!

Perilously Pale has developed a bit of a Rebecca Minkoff handbag obsession. Check out her new pastel purchases for spring and her wishlist fantasy list of items she would love to get during the Shopbop Discount Code sale ending this weekend.

Phyrra shares the Best Beauty Trends for 2015 and her tips for how to wear them!

Prime Beauty needs to drink more water and so does her skin! Quench your thirsty skin with the new Neutrogena Hydro Boost Moisturizer! This gel moisturizer feels like a dream!

Ready for a Spa-Experience at Home? Pammy Blogs Beauty shares her love of Rituals Body Scrub!

Did you hear any quacking? Beauty Info Zone has a giveaway with a brand you don’t know about. Read and enter, you may be surprised. With a quack here and a quack quack there….

Sunny from Mostly Sunny is a lucky girl who got to play with a lot of new Chanel Rouge Cocos! Check out 4 shades in the pink family to see if there is one or two for you!

polish insomniac has some bling she wants to share with you. Are you a blinger?

The Painted Rogue has been forced to lurk in the shadows a bit recently, so to offer some amusements while she gets things back together, pop over to find out what type of beauty-dungeon-dwelling monster you are! 😀 RARGH!

 

Until next time, don’t forget to check for traps!

Syl