Saturday, March 31, 2012

Very, very belated Valentine's Day look

Yes, that holiday that was nearly two months ago T__T
Face of the day, February 14, 2012
I decided to go with pink and gold makeup for dinner at our favorite Indian restaurant, and boy did seem to think I looked nice :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just a bit of weekend link lovin'

Here are some excellent blog posts from this week that you won't want to miss!

1 + 1 + 1 = 1

So here's how my pink-gold lipliner, lip balm and lipgloss look together when layered!
Swatches on otherwise bare skin, L-R: Venomous Cosmetics lip liner It's Destiny, Darling Girl Cosmetics tinted lip balm Sugar Rush, Darling Girl Liquid Kiss gloss 24k Rose, all three layered; direct sunlight, no flash
The liner is the palest, while the gloss and balm are nearly identical in color. When all three are combined, the color is not darkened or altered, just intensified. It still looks like just one color, that rosy pink with gold sheen.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Swatches and reviews of five Venomous Cosmetics eyeshadows and one lip pencil

This is an old haul from around Christmastime! I had seen pictures of this limited edition lip liner It's Destiny on the Venomous Cosmetics Facebook page and knew I wanted it, because it is pink with gold shimmer ^_^; Obsessed much?
January Venomous Cosmetics haul. Top: Venomous Cosmetics pen; middle: loose shadow samples in Futuristic, My Favorite Ornament, and O Christmas Tree; bottom: pressed samples in Mermaid and Constellation, lip liner in It's Destiny
I also ordered two pressed eyeshadow samples, Mermaid and Constellation ($2 each), because Venomous is known for being one of the few indies to sell pressed shadows and the only one to sell little samples of the pressed shadows! They are so tiny and cute :D (about the size of a dime)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Sailor Jupiter-inspired look for Sailor Moon collab!

This is an exciting day: the day of round 1 of the Sailor Moon collaboration! I love Sailor Moon, both the TV show and the original, far superior books drawn by Naoko Takeuchi. A bunch of other girls (see the complete list with links to their posts here) and I jumped at Mai's suggestion of doing Sailor Moon-inspired looks in honor of the show's 20th anniversary, and we're each doing one good guy and one baddie. Sailor Jupiter is my good guy!
Jupiter is not the Scout I most identify with - that would be Mars, and Neptune is another fave of mine - but we're both brunettes and I like her color combo! Plus, I just got this in the mail a couple of days ago ...
Book 4 available at

Monday, March 19, 2012

Swatches of two Darling Girl Cosmetics tinted lip balms

I want to start by saying that Susan, the mastermind of Darling Girl Cosmetics, has reformulated the tinted lip balms since I got these, but since the colors haven't changed (except to become a bit more opaque), here are some swatches!
Darling Girl Cosmetics Kiss You Off Color Rich Lip Balms, top to bottom: Poison Plum, Sugar Rush
I fell in love with Poison Plum (yes, like the Sugarpill eyeshadow) when people started blogging about the Halloween collection, and was very glad Susan chose to make this shade permanent! However, it hasn't been reformulated yet and might not be :( Sugar Rush also looked right up my alley, since I seem to collect pink lippies with gold shimmer now xD These were $4.75 each.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Flash review: Benefit benetint, posietint, and high beam

One of the major advantages UK girls have over US ladies is that they often get free gifts with their magazines, particularly Glamour magazine. Luckily for me, the boy is more than willing to grab them for me, which is how I came about these three mini Benefit Cosmetics products (ironic, since Benefit is based 40 miles away from me and these minis came from 5,500 miles away)!
L-R: Benefit Cosmetics posietint, benetint, high beam
These are the little boxes they came in, tucked inside the plastic wrap that covered the magazines. They are each 0.13oz, compared to the roughly 0.4oz that the full-sized versions contain, so they're about 1/4 sized. Considering the magazines were £2 each ($3.16), and the full-sized ones retail for $29, that's not a bad deal at all!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Watercolor Whimsy FOTD feat. Fyrinnae

This is such a springtime-y look, it's kind of funny to realize it was actually from December, just a couple of days before Christmas! I was going out to lunch with my aunts, female cousins and mother, and wanted to wear my Whimsy Beading Fairy Festival jewelry, so I wore a watercolor-type top and tried to use similar colors on my eyes. Not that Tomatina really requires you to be dressed up, but whatever xD
Eye of the day, December 23, 2011
I actually was hoping that by using pastel duochromes on my eyes, it'd sort of mimic the way the earrings and necklace catch the light with different candy colors. It didn't quite work out that way ...
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