Xenia, Je t'adores!!!
(Or....”Who's the queen of her domain”?!?!?)
Well, Xenia (Of “Doe Deere” blogazine, which I've mentioned here before) outshines them all-By far!!!
For starters, phawww, the girl is a knock-out-drop-dead-gorgeous! (Although I admit of being undeniably heterosexual, redheads have always been my boiling cup of tea!) She's also extremely successful at being both a talented business woman and as an independent entrepreneur (for some bizarre reason, this strange word reminds me of George-“I'm an importer/exporter”, from “Seinfeld”...).
Angelic-like, 80's glam, rock'n'roll chic or cartoon inspired-Xenia carries them all so well!
Besides being a make up-artist, a singer, a model and a popular blogger, Xenia also runs her OWN make-up line-called “Lime Crime” (Oh yeah, dreams DO come true in the USA....). She adores Vintage fashion, crazy shoes and bright colored outfits that resemble the famous “Harajuku” streetwear style of Tokyo, but with a twist of sophistication that creates a well defined signature look. As I browsed through her posts I couldn't help but wonder to myself out loud: “Damn woman, you've had a real chunky piece of that “Beautiful/Talented/Ambitious” pie! Now move over and let the rest of us sisters have our small share too, huh?!”
Having said all that, no wonder this icy-cold-beauty (Born in Russia and raised in the USA) gladly shows-off her make-up skills on those perfectly structured face of hers. Most of the post images, showing her modeling different outfits and make-up looks, are usually being taken by her husband who's also happen to be a very talented photographer.
I accidentally bumped into Xenia's blogazine over a year ago, while checking out makeup tutorials at “Spektra.Net”. The girls there praised her eyeshadows and their highly pigmented formula and voted the swatches on her site for being very true to color. Constantly seeking for new make up products, I had to check out the goods for myself! I logged on to her site and immediately ordered “Vixen”, “Siren”, “Primadonna” and “Dragon Scales” eyeshadows and “Banshee” glitter.
My conclusions were: Costumer service is courteous, price is reasonable and international shipping was extremely fast (About a week from the US to Israel). I found the “Magic Dusts” to be microfine milled and highly pigmented as promised. Color payoff is huge, which means it really takes a small amount of product in order to achieve a bright effect. Those little babies can also be used on a wet application if you crave even more of that eye-popping brightness. The glitter dust was awesome too and reminded me very much of “M.A.C”'s infamous “reflects” glitter series. Needless to say I loved them ALL very much....
In fact, the only downside I found was the sifter jar packaging (I really hate those!). Since there's no sticker on the cases-some of the product tends to set during shipping...But hey, Green eyed monster took over me, so that's just me being petty...:-d...
It is no wonder then how I got oh-so-excited a while ago to read that Xenia was planning on issuing a new line of lipsticks (Yummy!!!). The much anticipated line (Available online in October) will contain 10 crazy shades of lipsticks, a-la-DoeDeere tradition, including colors like “No she didn't!” (Opaque turquoise blue) and “Styletto” (Creamy black). I do admit I crave all 10 of them, if only for those mega-cute pink containers with holographic unicorn imprints.
In a nutshell, if you didn't know her name by now, I strongly suggest you start memorizing it over and over in your heads! No doubt about it-The girl is a phenomenon in terms of style, imagination and creativeness, which makes me wonder how come no large cosmetic company has yet to jump on this great business opportunity and collaborate with her? Would she agree if such a proposal arrived? Or would it be best for her and her fans if she'd stay a cutting-edge underground-like company?
One thing's for sure though, she's got herself yet another groupie-I just cant wait for her upcoming future collections!!!
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