Thursday, December 1, 2016

Notoriously Morbid November 2016 Vanishing Cabinet - Power of Three Swatches and Review

I'm really excited to be showing the swatches of Notoriously Morbid's November Vanishing Cabinet!  It was inspired by the TV series Charmed and included three mini eyeshadows, one mini highlighter, and a lip gloss that was actually a part of the last Vanishing Cabinet.  NM's current TAT is 10 - 14 business days, but the VC operates on a different schedule.  I really enjoyed this box and wore all the products on my face together!  The eyeshadows were all in the purple family which I don't usually prefer, but the purples in this box were great!

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

The Wicca Wonder
The Wicca Wonder:  dark royal purple with pink sparkles and blue shimmers.  This was inspired by the oldest Halliwell sister, Prue.  I actually didn't watch any of the seasons with Prue in them, so I can't really comment on her character :x

Heart of the Family
Heart of the Family:  gray lavender with gold sparkles and pink shimmers.  This was inspired by the second sister, Piper.  I think Piper may have been my favorite sister along with Phoebe.  Heart of the Family is pretty unique in my collection and I love the pink shimmers!

Spell Caster
Spell Caster:  medium blurple with gold, red, and green shimmers.  This was inspired by the third sister, Phoebe.  I think I only liked her character because of Alyssa Milano haha.  Also, I really loved her and Cole together :(

Whitelighter Witch
Whitelighter Witch:  absolutely beautiful pale gold highlighter with red shimmers.  I believe I accidentally swatched this over primer, instead of over bare skin as I normally do with face products, oops!  This was inspired by the youngest (half) sister, Paige.  It's an amazing highlighter with such a beautiful gold sheen.  NM brought it back in pressed form for Black Friday and you can bet your bottom dollar that I picked up one of those!  I would've tried getting a loose one in their overstocks and pressed it myself if I needed to.  Trust me, you NEED this.

Bare lips
You'll Need a Mop
You'll Need a Mop:  moderately opaque dark red gloss with pink shimmers.  As stated above, this isn't part of the Power of Three set and instead part of the Nightmare on NM Street set from last month.  I absolutely love it, the formula is very moisturizing and comfortable.

The Wicca Wonder, Heart of the Family, Spell Caster, Whitelighter Witch, You'll Need a Mop

Bonus EotD and FotD!

Heart of the Family (inner corner), Spell Caster (lid), The Wicca Wonder (outer corner and lower lashline)

Whitelighter Witch (cheek highlight) and You'll Need a Mop (lips)

This has got to be one of my favorite VCs so far!  I love how the eye look turned out and love each individual shade.  I wore the entire look to work the next day and my coworkers asked if I were going on a date later.  I'm taking that to mean I looked nice :P  I can't wait to get the pressed Whitelighter Witch and hope NM releases more pressed face products in the future!

- Jolie ♥

Hello Waffle November 2016 Visage - The Buried Moon Swatches

Today, I have swatches of Hello Waffle's November Visage box!  It was inspired by The Buried Moon and included three mini eyeshadows, one mini blush highlighter, and two guest indies.  It was the second anniversary of the Visage box so the first ever guest indie, Life's Entropy, was brought back to make another product.  Hello Waffle also recently acquired Howl Cosmetics' lipsticks and released some Black Friday shades, so a sample clamshell of one of the shades was included.  Hello Waffle's current TAT is 10 - 15 business days.

Cloak of Light
Cloak of Light (overshadow):  icy blue with silver, blue, and pink sparkles

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy November 2016 Subscription Swatches

Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's penultimate subscription box!  Fear not, this isn't the last time you'll be seeing posts about I+TA, they make some really nice permanent collections as well and I've already placed an order for their newest Bubble Tea inspired collection :)  Their current TAT is 14-18 business days.  November's theme was inspired by the Broadway musical RENT.

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

Kiss, Pookie
Kiss, Pookie:  pale pink with gold sparkles and pink shimmers

Zoom In...
Zoom In...:  burnt orange with slight green duochrome

Feline of Ave B
Feline of Ave B:  turquoise with green shimmers and gold sparkles

Blaze of Glory
Blaze of Glory:  beautiful blue gray with slight gold duochrome and red and green shimmers

1000 Kisses
1000 Kisses:  gorgeous brown with pink duochrome and gold and green shimmers

Yuppie Scum
Yuppie Scum:  gorgeous dark brown with strong green duochrome and gold and red shimmers

Kiss Pookie, Zoom In..., Feline of Ave B, Blaze of Glory, 1000 Kisses, Yuppie Scum

- Jolie ♥

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Notoriously Morbid When the Wolfbane Blooms Swatches and Review

I'm excited to finally be bringing you swatches of Notoriously Morbid's Halloween collection, When the Wolfbane Blooms.  I know it's a bit late and the set isn't available anymore, but there may be some people selling them online!  The set includes NM's first ever pressed eyeshadow palette, a pressed highlighter, and two Mystic Matte liquid lipsticks.  I also have swatches of two other eyeshadows not in the collection.  NM's TAT is currently 10-14 business days due to the Black Friday sales.

When the Wolfbane Blooms is inspired by various werewolves in fiction and features four color shifting or duochrome pressed eyeshadows.  The eyeshadows come in the new semi loose formula as well.  I found the pressed and semi loose formulas held up well throughout my 8+ hour workday and did not crease or fade.

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

Sparkly palette with mirror

Together Forever
Together Forever:  pinky red with blue sparkles and gold shimmers

Deny the Beast
Deny the Beast:  purple with pink sparkles and green shimmers

.44 Bullet
.44 Bullet:  red brown with strong green duochrome

Power Without Guilt
Power Without Guilt:  pink with olive green duochrome

Autumn Moon
Autumn Moon:  lavender highlighter with blue duochrome

Bare lips
Fe Fi Fo Fum
Fe Fi Fo Fum on face
Fe Fi Fo Fum:  matte nude tan lipstick upon application, but dries to a rosy mauve.  It's a good MLBB on me and I hope it comes back in Diablo form!

Serafine:  dusty lavender lipstick with blue shimmers

My Soul's on Fire
My Soul's on Fire:  rose copper with blue shimmers.  I'm absolutely in love with this color!  It's a beautiful color in the rose gold family and it's a great lid shade.  

Sally's Song
Sally's Song:  aquamarine with pink shimmers.  This was the November '16 Color of the Month and features the semi loose formula.  I found it beautiful and extremely pigmented.  I love the gold and pink shift!
Together Forever, Deny the Beast, .44 Bullet, Power Without Guilt, Autumn Moon, Fe Fi Fo Fum, Serafine, My Soul's on Fire, Sally's Song

- Jolie ♥