Tuesday, March 29, 2016

1UP Box VERSUS vs Super Geek Box LIGHTNING vs Loot Crate VERSUS March 2016

I'm cutting it a bit close, but I'm finally getting my geeky subscription box post out before the month ends!  I hope you all like the new picture format.  I like the white background as opposed to the usual blue and the lighting is a lot easier to maintain.  

1UP Box Versus

Batman vs Superman shirt

Ninja Turtles Donatello plush (gave to coworker's kid)

Cute Mario shoelaces

Notoriously Morbid Somebody to Love Tribute Trio and Cosmic Glosses Swatches

Notoriously Morbid's most recent Tribute Trio is dedicated to Queen!  It's called 'Somebody to Love' and includes two eyeshadows and one Cosmic lip gloss.  It also marked the return of the Cosmic lip glosses and showcased three new colors, one of which was snuck into a previous Vanishing Cabinet.

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

Naughty Nanny
Naughty Nanny:  purple with red and purple sparkles

Baroness:  beautiful red with slight copper sheen and gold sparkles

Super Sonic Woman
Super Sonic Woman:  sheer light pink gloss with blue sheen

Nova:  sheer white gloss with blue sparkles and red and gold shimmers.  Yep, I totally recycled these pictures.

Calypso:  sheer purple gloss with blue and red sparkles

Faye:  sheer pink gloss with blue and pink sparkles.  Somehow, I forgot to put Faye in while I was taking pictures so these swatches were taken on a completely different day.  And...I forgot to take a picture of the lip gloss tube :/

Naughty Nanny, Baroness, Super Sonic Woman, Nova, Calypso

- Jolie ♥

Hello Waffle March 2016 Visage - The Three Bears Swatches

Hello Waffle's March 2016 Visage is inspired by The Three Bears.  The box includes one mini eyeshadow, three face products, one full sized slimline lipstick, and one full sized eyeshadow from Rascal Cosmetics.  As usual, the box comes with an informational paper as well as a summary of the story it was inspired by.  The owner, Christine, also included a mini sample of a new liquid matte lipstick formula she created.  It needs around 10 minutes to dry but is extremely comfortable afterward.  

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

A Little Lonely House
A Little Lonely House:  champagne with gold shimmers

Little Bear
Little Bear:  ivory highlight with gold and pink shimmers

Middle Bear
Middle Bear:  pink blush with gold and pink shimmers

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics Fairy Dust Collection and misc. Swatches

I've been on a huge Dawn Eyes Cosmetics kick recently!  Since seeing people post beautiful swatches on r/IMAM, I've really pored through their older collections to try.  I was picking out certain shades from each collection until happening on the Fairy Dust collection and realizing I wanted to add almost all the shades.  I ended up buying samples of the whole thing along with all the individual colors I picked out from the other collections.  The Fairy Dust collection consists of several shades with beautiful holographic sparkles.  I can count the amount of eyeshadows in my personal collection with holographic sparkles on ONE hand, so that shows I was definitely in need of some.  The sparkles don't show up too well on the swatches, but I promise they are there.  You can also sort of see them on the edges of the swatches because that's when the swatch wasn't in focus.

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

Fairy Dust

Puck:  shimmery brown with holographic sparkles

Genie:  olive green with holographic sparkles

Elf:  shimmery deep green

Siren:  burgundy with holographic sparkles

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy March 2016 Subscription Swatches

I have swatches of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's March subscription box today!  This month's theme was inspired by the first season of American Horror Story.  I actually watched half the season, so I sort of know what it's about - it was too creepy for me to continue though.  I am considering watching Coven since I like witches.  The box included four mini eyeshadows, two guest indie shadows, and one guest indie cream highlighter.

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

Frankenstein Complex
Frankenstein Complex:  white with green sheen and gold sparkles

Myriad of Eidola
Myriad of Eidola:  dusty pink with blue shimmers

Old Maid
Old Maid:  rose with gold shimmers and blue sparkles

Dysfunctional:  blue silver with green shimmers

Deep Passion's Flame
Deep Passion's Flame:  red base with orange duochrome and gold sparkles.  This was a sample from Dawn Eyes Cosmetics' recent Valentine's 2016 collection.  Funnily enough, this is the third time I've received this sample, so it's more than enough to press lol.  At least it's a gorgeous shade and a beautiful duochrome.

Terra:  brown with golden pink sheen.  This was an eyeshadow sample from The Chequered Lily.  

Honeymoon:  pink ivory cream highlighter.  This was a cream highlighter sample from Kiss My Sass.  It's pretty and blends onto the skin very easily.  

Frankenstein Complex, Myriad of Eidola, Old Maid, Dysfunctional, Deep Passion's Flame, Terra, Honeymoon

- Jolie ♥