Thursday, July 30, 2015

Notoriously Morbid July 2015 Vanishing Cabinet - Drop Dead Gorgeous Swatches and FotD


Here's the last installment of my indie monthly subscription swatches!  I have Notoriously Morbid's July 2015 Vanishing Cabinet with me today and it was inspired by various spooky ladies.  When it was first announced last month, I freaked out because I love this theme so much.  I loved watching The Addams Family as a little girl and I've been wanting to watch the other ones as well.  There are colors inspired by Morticia, Lily, Vampira, Elvira, and the Bride of Frankenstein.  It includes four shadows and a mini lip gloss!




Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Cara Mia
Cara Mia:  matte dove gray with red shimmers.  This color is inspired by the lovely Morticia Addams.  It's made me go back and rewatch the series in its entirety because I watched it on and off years ago.

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy July 2015 Subscription Swatches


I have swatches of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's July subscription box!  It's tea party inspired with corresponding label art and a few exclusive products created by guest indies.  

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Shortcake Fantasy
Shortcake Fantasy:  pale pink with gold, green, and red shimmers

Aromaleigh July 2015 Ephemera Swatches


Welcome back, everyone!  Today I have swatches of Aromaleigh's July Ephemera inspired by the great Nikola Tesla.  This is the second to last Ephemera box and that makes me very sad because it's one of my absolute favorite subscription boxes.  The level of attention and detail gone into the packaging is very obvious.  This box is a bit different than previous ones in that it doesn't include any face products.  Instead, it includes four eyeshadows, a lip balm, and a perfume sample.



Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Wardenclyffe
Wardenclyffe:  shimmery taupe

Friday, July 24, 2015

Hello Waffle Princess Mononoke Visage Swatches


I have swatches of Hello Waffle's Princess Mononoke inspired Visage products for you today!  I'm not a subscriber, but I managed to pick up these overstocks when they were released.  I'm a big fan of Miyazaki's films and Princess Mononoke holds a special place in my heart because it features giant wolves and wolves are my favorite animals :)  I ended up buying everything that was offered even though I may have some similarities in my collection.  What can I say?  I'm a huge hoarder haha.  Onto the swatches!

Pictures take under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Passage into the Forest
Passage into the Forest:  shimmery white with pink shimmers and green sheen

Aromaleigh Rusalka Menagerie and Goddess Blushes Swatches


I'm really excited to post this review on Aromaleigh Cosmetics' Rusalka Menagerie and Goddess blushes!  Aromaleigh does a mini collection (Menagerie) every month based off a mythical creature/legend and the most recent one was of Rusalka!  They also release monthly face products inspired by various goddesses and feature some really beautiful label art!  I've been trying to stay away from indie blushes because I have many mainstream ones, but the label art always gets me and indie blushes often have gorgeous duochromes that I can't find in drugstores.

Anyway, enough of my rambling, this post has been stuck in draft limbo for awhile waiting for my computer issues to be resolved.  Now that they are, I'm happy to finally be able to show the swatches!

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Samodiva
Samodiva:  ice blue with pink shimmers

Preen Cosmetics First Impression and Swatches!


Today I'm reviewing lipsticks from a newly opened indie makeup shop, Preen Cosmetics.  It was created by a well loved user on IMAM and had received great reviews.  I actually ordered during the second wave because I have so many lip products in my collection already, but seeing all the great swatches and reviews changed my mind.  There are five creamy and pigmented lipsticks in her collection right now and I ordered two full sized tubes in colors I believe I'd wear more often.

When my package arrived, it turned out the owner, Jenn, had sent me samples of the three other lipsticks so I was able to try them all!  The shop and product names are all avian themed and her packaging reflects that.  

Feather sticker

Sweet note from Jenn!

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over bare skin and lips

Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove:  peachy brown nude

Ten Three Labs Phantasmagoria 2 Ellicott City Swatches


Welcome back, everyone!  I was fortunate enough to pick up Ten Three Lab's second installment of their Phantasmagoria box.  The first box was full of purples, so I decided to pass on this one.  However, the second one featured one of my favorite indies, Corvus Cosmetics, so I blind ordered it!  The theme was spooky events around Ellicott City and featured three eyeshadows and a Saucebox Sheen (lip gloss).  The mini eyeshadow from Corvus ended up exploding all over the package.  I contacted Noel, the owner of Corvus, who apologized and immediately offered a replacement.  Since I order very often from Corvus, I let her know she could just include it in my next order :)

Pictures taken under daylight and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Hayden
Hayden:  pink red with blue sparkles