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I love makeup but I've never really experimented with it until I started reading other beauty blogs. I love, love colors.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Meow Cosmetics: ScandalEyes Political Scandals Collection

I am extremely behind in swatching which is great because this means I will always have pretty colors to post about. :D This was a collection I picked up way back during the 2010 holidays. Yes, I know...it's more than 4 months after the fact and only now am I getting around to swatches. Yikes! Since some time freed up for me, I promise to post a bit more often than I have been.

I picked up a set of their Political Scandals eye shadows which is part of their Scandal Eyes collection. It's one of their permanent collections so no worries on having to snatch these up before they disappear!

I love how soft these colors are. I think the formulas for these are a bit better than some of the other Meow eye shadows I've come across. Sometimes, their colors will come out patchy when swatching/during regular use and tend to be a bit hard to blend. These colors were NOT like that.

My favorite colors are Mata H. and Paula J.

Have you tried out anything from this collection? If so, what have your experiences been? Favorite colors?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Darling Girl: 4 New Collections Haul

I made my second ever Darling Girl purchase and as always, great customer service and quick shipping! I finally got around to taking pictures of my haul. I picked up the entire eye shadow collection for All the Pretty Little Horses, Hello Kitty, Spring Fling, and What Dreams May Come. I also picked up 3 holo-glosses in Goldfinger, Peaches, and Pennies From Heaven. My choices were made after seeing some beautiful looks Susan posted at her blog using her own products!

So onto the haul:

And the fantastic freebies I got. A sample of "Peep Show" and a full jar of "New Beginnings"! Eee!

I've already tried out a few of the colors and they're absolutely amazing. I LOVE, LOVE the glosses. A more in-depth review of the holo-glosses is to come along with lots and lots of swatching. :)

Have you guys tried Darling Girl Cosmetics yet? Any recommendations?

Have a good night y'all!

Monday, April 18, 2011

BPAL Lupercalia 2011 "Venusta" Series: Nude Woman Reclining Review

Rundown...I am a hoarder. A BPAL hoarder to be exact. I have perfumes from BPAL's 2009 Halloween, Christmas, and Valentine series that I haven't even sniffed yet. Not to mention all the bottles I got from people selling them on the forum. I just placed another order last night so there are also those to consider. Therefore, I will try to do as many of these as I can here to shake things up a bit. I love swatching but sometimes, a bit of something different is okay. :)

First up is "Nude Woman Reclining" from their Lupercalia 2011 "Venusta" series. I don't think you can get this anymore as it was a part of their Valentine season limited edition series. I think you might be able to find it on the forum.

A tribute to William Etty and the Elegance of the Human Form. - BPAL

Calla lily, honeysuckle, Turkish jasmine, ambrette seed, galbanum, iris, and bourbon vanilla.

My skin chemistry: It loves "Asian" scents. So, jasmine, plum, rice wine, cherry blossoms, tea - these are all very light scents that don't have a great throw or lasts for a very long time. It also loves citrus which, like the other notes, does not stay for long or have a very big throw.

Initial thoughts: Not sure why I got this. There's nothing in the listed notes that really appeal to me except for the calla lily and Turkish jasmine. Everything else - whut?

In the bottle: Smells powdery. There's something incense-y about it. I don't know how different Turkish jasmine smells from just ordinary jasmine (like the jasmine I smell in my tea) but wow, definitely can't pick anything familiar out. It's a bit sharp.

On my skin: Oh gosh, this is sharp. Still a powdery, floral smell. I think this needs to settle a bit. After a few more huffs, I'm starting to pick out some of the complexities of this scent but the incense/soapy smell is still very prevalent. I get a hit of something sweet. Hmm...must be the bourbon vanilla.

1 hr later: Still powdery. I think it's too soft and smells way too much like a powder pot to me.

Have you tried this scent? What do you think?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Fyrinnae: Eye Shadow Pigment Swatches

I love, love Fyrinnae and I love, love swatching their eye shadow pigments, all the while wishing my camera was able to pick up the complexity of their colors. When their store opened back up, I was able to snatch up a couple of colors I had been eyeballing. This was a haul I'd received about 2 months ago. I know, I'm extremely behind on my swatching. I still have a bunch of Meow collections to get through. :X

Apparently, they had sent me a free sample of Sumatran Tiger before but I had forgotten about it. Haha, well now I've got me 2 of these. While swatching, I realized that I had also gotten a Nijiro as a freebie before but since I cannot locate it, purchasing it was a good idea. I'm hoping I find it because I love the color.

Digital Faerie is such a lovely, shimmery teal. True fact: Dinosaur Plushie is impossible to take a picture of. Sakura is aptly named. It's white in the jar but swatched, it's got a very beautiful pink/lavender duo-chrome going on.

Gosh, it's so hard to pick a favorite!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

I have been neglectful.

Argh. I'm a terrible, terrible blogger. Real-life has been hectic and I think it's going to get even more hectic. Before anything else happens, I figured I'd make a post to let everyone know I am alive. I am going to try my hardest to catch up on all the new posts! Wish there was an Android app for Blogger, haha.

I am going to try and do some Fyrinnae swatches tomorrow. In the meantime, here are some pictures of stuff I will be reviewing and a MAC haul I made.

I can't get enough of BPAL. I have so many perfume oils and they all smell wonderful. Some more than the others. Just about an hour ago, I placed another order for some of their Salon scents.

All the freebies they threw in my order. <3

Ugh. This was expensive. And the box is mighty large because all you get is this:

Have you guys tried it? Apparently, the website has a coupon for a Buy 1 Get 1 Free deal. I turned my coupon in so hopefully, they'll ship my second bottle soon. It's only 3ml but apparently, it lasts a while.

I don't usually buy higher end makeup but for some reason, I really wanted a jar of their "Rose" pigment. I went back last weekend and picked up 2 more jars of pigments plus a lip gloss. The sales lady was really good. >_>

Now to catch up on posts. :) Have a lovely weekend everyone! And a great big HULLO to my new followers!