Aromaleigh Cosmetics Swatches and Review

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.

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Indoor lighting
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Natural light.

aromaleigh cosmetics swatches aromaleigh cosmetics swatches aromaleigh cosmetics swatchesThese 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).

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If you’re interested in acquiring any of these shadows for yourself, you can purchase them here.


My Pretty Zombie Swatches and Review

I’ve been wanting to make an order from My Pretty Zombie for quite a while now, so I’m super excited to really give these a test.

They arrived in a plain white paper envelope in little baggies, and man oh man.. They’re stunning!

I have them swatched over top to bottom: Tarte colored clay CC eye primer pencil, Urban Decay primer potion, NYX jumbo pencil in milk, and bare skin.

Left to right we have:

Anthrax, Tenderloin, Violet Bites, Hoof & Mouth, Trepanation, Grandma Cleavage, Infirmity, Dissolution, Old Bruise, Brisket, Forsaken, Enucleate.

Look at those shine! I only picked one matte shade, old bruise.

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Artificial light.

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my pretty zombie eyeshadow swatches my pretty zombie eyeshadow swatches my pretty zombie eyeshadow swatchesThey’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.

grandma cleavage swatch grandma cleavageQuick test look using grandma cleavage and dissolution.

Dark Beauty Boutique Custom Perfume

Hello lovelies!

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.

Dark Beauty Boutique perfume

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.