Friday, October 24, 2014

Notoriously Morbid Winchester Gospels, Slay Me Wave 3, Lip Tints - Swatches and Review

Welcome back, everyone!  As you can tell, I hauled pretty hard during my last Notoriously Morbid haul (there are a billion more baggies behind the two you see in the front).  It was also during a Free Day Friday, where you get one free mini shadow with every $10 you spend.  Since I have almost all of the shadows that have been released, I decided to give the shadows to my best friend.  I spent over $30, which means I got three free shadows; I won't name them here because she still hasn't picked them up yet and I want them to be a surprise :)

Additionally, that day was also when the highly anticipated Winchester Gospels, Wave 3 of the Slay Me collection, and Lip Tints were released.  I was so excited for the Winchester Gospels because I'm a fan of Supernatural and found out she had a color inspired by my favorite character, Cass!  She also brought back the Ripper's Rouge blushes for Crypt members only, so I snagged up a mini jar of Annie's Agony, the only blush I was missing.  The Lip Tints are tinted versions of her famous Coffin Kissers and I'm a lip product junkie, so I bought those too.  As you can see, self control was not practiced that day.

How cute is this candy corn packaging?!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hello Waffle Alternate Universe and 1000 Likes Collection - Swatches and Review

Okay guys, I'm going to try and sound like a sane person in this review even though I'll fail miserably because I'm completely obsessed with Fringe.  For those of you who don't know, Fringe was an AMAZING sci-fi TV show that only ran for 5 seasons and is one of my favorite shows ever.  Sadly, this review isn't about how awesome Fringe is, it's actually about an eyeshadow collection inspired by Fringe!  

Indie cosmetic companies are inspired by lots of things, including shows with huge fandoms such as Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones etc.  However, I had yet to see a Fringe inspired collection and I knew for a fact that my favorite company wasn't going to release one any time soon.  Imagine my surprise and happiness when popular indie Hello Waffle was releasing one!  The owner, Christine, is a godsend and I spammed her so often about this collection, mainly because it holds a very special place in my heart and Christine makes great products.  

You guys know that I rarely buy full sizes because I can never use them up.  However, each jar has a unique label art, so obviously I needed full sizes of the whole collection.  She also got 1000 likes on Facebook around the same time and released a collection commemorating that (and also her birthday).  I decided to pick up samples of that collection along with my full Alternate Universe (Fringe) collection as well.  Hello Waffle's TAT increased around that time because of the influx of orders.  When my order arrived, Christine apologized for the delay and upgraded my 1000 Likes collection to halflings (mini jars) and upgraded my free samples to full sizes!

I feel like I can go on and on about this, so without further ado, here be swatches!  

Warning:  Extremely picture heavy post!

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Essential Primer (click to enlarge)

Free Samples

Dormouse:  shimmery greige with silver sparkles

Ipsy October 2014 - Beauty Candy

The theme for Ipsy's bag this month is Beauty Candy.  If I didn't know any better, I would have assumed it was something aquatic related seeing as most of the things I got were blue and moisturizing/clean.  I received five things in my bag this month and I'm pretty happy with what I got, there was only one item I didn't like but we can talk more about that later. 

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Essential Primer (click to enlarge)

How cute is this bag?  This is my favorite item and it sort of resembles a chocolate bar?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Geek Chic Cosmetics Strange Aeons Collection Swatches

Hey guys, I have a very small swatch post for you today!  During Geek Chic Cosmetic's second Reckoning, I wanted to pick up the entire Strange Aeons collection that was being discontinued.  It's my favorite collection from them so I wanted everything, especially after I've gotten a few samples before and loved them.  However, other people had the same idea, so when I was checking out (8 minutes after the Reckoning started), several shades were already out!  I ended up purchasing from Beauty Bohemia, a store based in Australia which sells many popular brands as well.  Shipping was a lot, but I really wanted the full collection so I chalked it up and bought it.

I bought four other shades as well, but I already swatched Blood Wine previously, so I won't reswatch it here.

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Essential Primer (click to enlarge)

Hellfire:  pale pink with red sheen and silver sparkles.  My jar of this actually leaked a good amount and was pretty messy.  I shot Geek Chic a message with a picture and they sent me a replacement right away.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy October 2014 - Swatches and Review

This month's Innocent + Twisted Alchemy subscription came as a surprise because I received jars instead of clamshells.  I initially thought I received a full-sized subscription by mistake and messaged Linda about it, she assured me that she was trying out jars this month to see how they go.  Personally, I loathe clamshells and I was contemplating on unsubscribing because of all the trouble they've given me.  I+T's products are amazing and beautiful, but the hassle is too huge to ignore.

I received four eyeshadows and one blush from I+T and four additional samples from other companies.  Since this is the first time I'm receiving jars from I+T, let's discuss the packaging.  The jars are not shrink-wrapped, instead they are wrapped with adorable Halloween themed tape.  I experienced some leakage in the square jar, but the tape prevented product from leaking outside.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Dawn Eye's Kate's Color Giratina and more Discontinued Shades - Swatches

I have another swatchfest of Dawn Eyes shadows!  It's true, I decided to create yet another Kate's Color; this should be the last, I promise!  I based this one off of my other favorite legendary Pokemon, Giratina, and I asked for the color to be a dupe of Shiro's discontinued "Party Escort" shadow with additional yellow/gold sparkles.  I wanted the shadow to be predominantly charcoal with strong red sparkles though.  While I was creating this shade, Dawn also put up several of her discontinued shades up for sale, and I bought all of them so she shipped them all together.  She generously gave me a ton of Kate's Colors samples AND two full sized discontinued shades as well!

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Essential Primer (click to enlarge)

Giratina:  shimmery dark charcoal with red and gold sparkles.  I know the sparkles look silver in the swatch, and that's because it's taken under a daylight bulb which brightens the gold sparkles a lot.  The picture in the jar is a more accurate representation of the color.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wet n Wild Halloween 2014 Collection - Swatches and Review

Hey everyone, I have a huge review for you today!  I bought the whole limited edition Halloween collection from Wet n Wild.  The collection comes with five 5-pan palettes, three new MegaSlicks lip glosses, three MegaSlicks Balm Stains, six MegaLast lipsticks, six MegaLast nail polishes, and one MegaRocks glitter nail polish.  All of these things are new and limited edition except for one palette that I will touch up on later.

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Essential Primer (click to enlarge)