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Vixenly Villainess, Brought to You by MAC

Hot on the heels of the Maleficent Trailer release, MAC has announced plans for a new beauty collection inspired by everyone’s favorite spindle-loving party crasher.

If this collection is anything like the Venomous Villains collection that was introduced 3 years ago, I’m sure we’re in for a real treat (as an aside, those eyeshadows were my EVERYTHING). Bring on the red lips and pearlescent eyeshadows!

Did you enjoy the 2010 Maleficent set? What are your hopes for the 2013 edition?


I love eyeliner. I really, REALLY love love love eyeliner. So I have decided to dedicate a week of posts to my most favorite member of the beauty arsenal: eyeliner (let’s see how many times I can use the word “eyeliner” in a single post). Prepare your eyeballs to be amazed by the wonders of lining.

If you really want to know the schedule so you can avoid the boring posts (though I can assure you there won’t be any because eyeliner is the most radical and captivating thing EVER) the week will continue as follows:

Monday:  How To: Perfect Winged Eyeliner (Tutorial)

Kat Von D Tattoo Liquid Liner Pen in Trooper (Product Review)

Tuesday:  Universally Flattering: Brown Eyeliner (Product Recommendations)

Wednesday:  Colored Liner (Product Recommendations)

Thursday:  Double-Winged Liner (Tutorial)

Friday:  Dual-Winged Liner (Tutorial)–no, despite the similar name, it’s not the same thing as Double-Winged Liner, and it will blow your freaking mind.

Welcome to Eyeliner Week: Because Shark Week was Three Weeks Ago and I Need a New Themed Week to Give My Life Meaning!

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Welcome to my blog!

Nouveau Nikki is primarily beauty-focused, with product reviews, tutorials, and general beauty musings. However, my cogitations on lifestyle, fashion, fitness, technology, music, politics, food, observational humor, et al. may bleed into some published content.  It’s sort of a package deal.

For all you Francophiles out there, yes, realize that “Nouvelle Nikki” would be more grammatically appropriate, but (a.) I didn’t want to cause any confusion with Nikki Nouvelle, who is apparently a makeup artist with a credit on a smooth jazz album, (b.) des produits cosmétiques are masculine, so, if you think of me as a cosmetic tool for use in your own beauty aspirations, “Nouveau” works, and (c.) the domain was available.

I’m a 20-something Chicago native and recent transplant to Seattle. I live in Ballard with my boyfriend and small collection of neuroses.

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Stay tuned for future posts, or submit a request for a future topic! In the meantime, check out my older (retired) blogs, The Nikkipedia and That Stylish Bitch!