I LOVE SURPRISE POLISHES! I got these 2 colours in a destash box and knew they had to be worn together. A vibrant, royal purple and a light purple jelly stuffed with pastel glitter. How can you go wrong? They are just SO SHINY I can’t stop staring. And when the sun hit them later in the evening one of the polishes had a beautiful pink shimmery sheen.
Yes Love ‘Leather’ (Unsure of colour, I’m pretty sure leather is the kind as it has a matte finish)
This is my first order from Aromaleigh, and it was a test in patience waiting for it (not that shipping took super long, just that as soon as something gets in the mail I want it right now!). It arrived in a bubble mailer, nicely wrapped.
I purchased samples of Carina, Accelerated Decrepitude, Bellisima, Damaged & Delusional, Hydra, Ikebana, Samodiva, She Won’t Live, Neptunalia
I also received samples of Rusalka, Pasqua, Musidora, Pharmakon, and Act of Defiance.
Top to bottom the shadows are over Tarte CC eye primer pencil, NYX jumbo pencil in milk, and Urban Decay primer potion.
Left to right we have: Bellisima, Damaged & Delusional, Ikebana, She Won’t Live, Pasqua, Pharmakon, Musidora, Samodiva, Neptunalia, Rusalka, Accelerated Decrepitude, Hydra, Act of Defiance, Carina.
These colours are really stunning, I’m looking forward to playing around with them and seeing how they wear on the eye (especially those minty shades!) I definitely think they look best with a sticky base, but that seems like the rule of thumb with both shimmers and indies.
Quick look done using Bellisima (crease) and Ikebana (lid).
If you’re interested in acquiring any of these shadows for yourself, you can purchase them here.
Look at those shine! I only picked one matte shade, old bruise.
They’re all so absolutely beautiful, and it’s impossible to pick a favourite. They all felt really smooth, and the colour payoff seems fantastic, but definitely need to use a primer or sticky base of some kind for the full effect.
I can definitely see me ordering from them again! If you’re interested, you can find them here, and order full sized, or sample baggies to test out like I did.
Quick test look using grandma cleavage and dissolution.
Today I wanted to talk to you about a store I found through etsy called Dark Beauty Boutique. The owner sells a variety of perfume oils and solids, with the option to have one custom made as well. I looked through all the scents she had to offer, and let her know what I was interested in, and we made something fantastic from there.
I said I wanted fresh basil, wild strawberries, and a dirty/earthy scent to go with it. I envisioned hiking in the forest, smelling the wild things growing around. I was missing home and the nature I grew up with. We settled on dirt, fern, honey and oak moss as the rest of the scents.
This perfume is fantastic, seriously. It starts off very earthy, with a hint of the basil, and as time passes the strawberry takes the front seat with honey and just.. Guh. I love it. I seriously suggest that anyone who wants to have a custom perfume made to check this out, the owner is super helpful, knows her stuff, and the prices are super affordable.
I got the perfume oil option, and it arrived securely with the lid sealed, taped up, inside a small ziplock bag, then wrapped in bubble wrap. I plan on getting another one from her, and this time I think I’ll try the solid kind, to compare.
I love all things galaxies. It took me a long time to get with the trend, and some say it’s over now, but I think it’s just beautiful. A friend of mine commissioned me last year to make her a huge spoon pendant with a galaxy painted inside, and once I started I just couldn’t stop. These are my two latest, and I’ve got others half done and ready to be finished. They sparkle like I can’t even describe, and every one I make I want to keep for myself (but I can’t do that now can I?!) I’ve got them listed in my shop if you’re interested in either of them.
If you’re wondering, yes, I am sitting on the floor in front of my bed, please ignore the background. The window is small and the only way I can get natural light is to crouch, Gollum style, and hope for the best.
Tarte eye primer pencil (HATE IT but I bought it and there’s no Sephora to return it to so I’m SOL)
The Body Shop eyeshadow in Deep Jade
My Beauty Addiction in Sand Dollar below the brow
My Beauty Addiction in Sea Grass along the inner eye and crease
NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm
The Body Shop Eye Definer pencil in Moonstone
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Crave
Make Up For Ever mascara
And as a bonus, because when almost all your pictures of your makeup look bad or out of focus, it’s fun to make things worse…