Thursday, August 18, 2016

Hello Waffle Visage July 2016 - Tamamo no Mae Swatches


Hey, everyone!  I'm excited to finally share swatches of Hello Waffle's July 2016 Visage box!  They are currently on hiatus right now but should return in October.  The Visages are still being shipped out and is the only thing offered during the hiatus.  July's box is inspired by the Japanese tale of Tamamo no Mae.  There were three full sized eyeshadows, one Overshadow, one blush, and an exclusive lipstick from Notoriously Morbid!  The label art is beautiful as well and I'm completely in love with it.





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


New Treasures
New Treasures:  pink with gold and gold sparkles (overshadow)




Fox in Disguise
Fox in Disguise:  pale cream with pink sparkles

AFK Cosmetics Christmas in July 2016 Advent Calendar - Women of Studio Ghibli Swatches


I'm finally getting over my summer laziness and catching up on some overdue blog posts.  Today, I have swatches of AFK Cosmetics' Christmas in July 2015 Advent Calendar.  AFK Cosmetics usually releases two advent calendars per year. one in July and another in December.  This time around, the theme is Women of Studio Ghibli.  I'm a huge fan of Studio Ghibli, I actually like the creatures of Ghibli more than the actual human characters.  AFK's TAT is currently 7-20 business days, though the advent calendars operate on a different schedule.  The calendars come in two sizes, sample and full size.  I normally get the sample set because I never use up products, but this time I splurge on the full size because of the theme!

Sofie sticker

San sticker

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


Satsuki
Satsuki:  pale yellow with red shimmers.  This was an exclusive shadow created by Shiro Cosmetics inspired by the older sister from My Neighbor Totoro.




Mei
Mei:  warm pink with silver sparkles.  This is the other exclusive shadow created by Shiro Cosmetics inspired by the younger sister from My Neighbor Totoro.




Lusheeta
Lusheeta:  amazing peach with strong green duochrome.  This was an exclusive shadow created by Innocent + Twisted Alchemy inspired by Sheeta from Laputa: Castle in the Sky.  This shadow is absolutely beautiful and the duochrome is so much stronger than what my swatch picture shows.  However, the jar was very messy; eyeshadow had leaked all over the insides and it took awhile for me to clean up.

Notoriously Morbid Vanishing Cabinet July 2016 - Spirit Guide Swatches and Review


I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's July Vanishing Cabinet!  It's inspired by the original Ghostbusters movie and includes several different products.  NM's current TAT is 5-10 business days, though the Vanishing Cabinet ships out on its own schedule.  The Vanishing Cabinet is $13.25/month and includes several mini sized products from NM as well as a surprise guest indie product sometimes.

Infocard

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


Are You a God?
Are You a God?:  beautiful medium taupe with gold sparkles and red shimmers




Take Me Now, Subcreature
Take Me Now, Subcreature:  orange blush with gold shimmers






Bare lips
I've Been Slimed
I've Been Slimed on face
I've Been Slimed:  medium golden pink and lime green gloss, strawberry scented.  While it looks sheer in the pictures, the gold sheen actually comes out a lot more in person.




Toasted Destroyer
Toasted Destroyer:  oily lip salve; butter vanilla scent.  While this does moisturize my lips, I do prefer my Vaseline lip balm for nightly application.  My lips seem to prefer thicker and waxier lip treatments.


Are You a God?, Take Me Now Subcreature, I've Been Slimed

- Jolie ♥

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy July 2016 Subscription Swatches


Eeek, I realize I'm a few days late, but I have swatches of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's July subscription box today!  I+TA's current TAT is 14-18 business days, but the subscription doesn't operate on that schedule and instead ships out around the same time every month.  It's $18/month for three to four mini eyeshadows and a full sized guest indie product.  

Now I had a bit of trouble getting my subscription because I had moved and PayPal didn't update my address even though I had manually done it.  My subscription was forwarded from my old address, which took a few days, and then delivered to the wrong place.  The owner, Linda, was so kind and generous to send out a replacement package and it arrived with no snafus!  The theme of the subscription was manga series, Ranma 1/2, which I've never read, but knew enough about the plot to understand some references.

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


Fe+male
Fe+male:  coral with blue shimmers




Amazomiaown
Amazomiaown:  purple with gold sparkles and red shimmers




Forever Lost!
Forever Lost!:  gorgeous rust with strong gold duochrome and gold sparkles




To the Death!!!
To the Death!!!:  gray blue with green and red shimmers




Azusa
Azusa:  pink with gold sparkles and red shimmers.  This was an exclusive full sized shadow created by Corvus Cosmetics.  Corvus is one of my favorite indie brands and Azusa has the same great formula I'm used to from them.


Fe+male, Amazomiaown, Forever Lost!, To the Death!!!, Azusa

- Jolie ♥

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Notoriously Morbid Finding the Cure Tribute Trio and 3rd Anniversary Eyeshadow Swatches


Today I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's third anniversary shadows as well as their Tribute Trio inspired by The Cure.  I also have swatches of the Supernatural themed June CotM which is supposed to be added into the Winchester Gospels at a later date.  Notoriously Morbid's current TAT is 5-10 business days.

Disclaimer:  I am a promoter for Notoriously Morbid.  All items were purchased with my own money using a promoter discount unless otherwise stated.  All opinions are honest and my own.

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


Finding the Cure Tribute Trio


Strange as Angels
Strange as Angels:  beautiful dusty pink with strong green duochrome and blue sparkles




It's Friday..
It's Friday..:  medium purple with pink and gold shimmers






Bare lips
Alone with You
Alone with You on face
Alone with You:  sheer brick red balm with pink shimmers; sangria scented