Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Loot Crate Limited Edition 2016 Aliens 30th Anniversary Crate

2016 is the 30th anniversary of Aliens, so Loot Crate decided to make a limited edition crate in their honor.  It was a one time charge of $50 and came with several exclusive items.  I'm a big fan of the Aliens franchise so I knew I definitely had to get the crate!

Bug Stomper shirt

Realistic glow in the dark face huggers and Alien eggs

Aliens comic series

Japanese Aliens tin

Exclusive glow in the dark Xenomorph figure

- Jolie ♥

1UP Box RPG vs. Super Geek Box HERO vs. Loot Crate POWER vs. Loot Anime UNITY May 2016 Subscription

Sorry everyone, this post has been super delayed!  I've been dealing with packing for a move and haven't found time to post this up.  I've already received all my boxes for June as well, so hopefully I put that post up once I'm all settled in :)


Cute Assassin's Creed shirt

Sylvanas Pop figure!  I actually wanted to buy this for myself, so I'm glad I got it in a box.

Viking's pin, though it reminds me of Skyrim

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Corvus Cosmetics Le Cirque Collection and Highlighter Swatches

Corvus Cosmetics recently released their newest collection inspired by vintage circuses.  It includes sixteen eyeshadows in bright and bold colors with French names.  During their release, Corvus also introduced all new face highlighters!  The debut product comes in ten beautiful shades, half of which are wearable and the other half are duochrome.  Their TAT is currently 5-30 business days and I found my order shipping within 10 business days.  The Le Cirque collection has the same wonderful formula that I've grown accustomed to from Corvus with the eyeshadows being pigmented even over regular primer and extremely blendable.  

However, the real surprise came from the highlighters.  They're all incredibly creamy and easy to blend into the skin.  I've been wearing a new shade every day for the past week and have found all of them a pleasure to work with.  Depending on how heavy handed the application is, they can be both subtle and intense.  I find them creamier than some of the highlighters from other indie brands that I've been enjoying.  They are also pigmented enough over a sticky base to be used as eyeshadows or inner corner highlights.  I really do recommend trying out at least samples of the highlighters and hope Corvus releases more shades.

Disclaimer:  I am a promoter for Corvus Cosmetics.  I purchased everything with my own money using a promoter discount.  All opinions are honest and my own.  This post also includes affiliate links and if you would like to get a 10% discount on your order, feel free to use my affiliate code 'JOLIE' during checkout.

Nice note from the owner.  Also, I know I'm the best huehuehue :P

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

Le Dompteur de Lions
Le Dompteur de Lions/The Lion Tamer:  yellow with gold sparkles

Monsieur Loyal
Monsieur Loyal/The Ring Master:  orange gold with red and gold shimmers

La Femme à Barbe
La Femme à Barbe/The Bearded Lady:  light mauve pink with blue sparkles

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

AFK Cosmetics Hittin' the Gym and Geek Pride Collections Swatches!

AFK recently combined two of my biggest loves - makeup and Pokemon.  They released a multi product collection based off of the Pokemon gyms in the Kanto region.  It features five eyeshadows, one highlighter, and two tinted lip balms with custom label art.  It was released on Geek Pride Day so a trio of eyeshadows were also created for the occasion.  They were offered as Gifts with Purchase depending on how large the order was.  I didn't realize I was eligible for two free shadows instead of one so the owner threw in another free full sized eyeshadow!  

AFK's TAT is currently 7-20 business days; I find that it's heavily padded and my order actually shipped out the next business day!  Unfortunately, it was also Memorial Day weekend and USPS decided to take a few extra days to bounce back and I ended up receiving my package a bit later.  I also decided to change up my swatching order a bit this time.  I usually swatch colors from lightest to darkest, but since this theme sort of has an order...I'm swatching in the order of the gyms you're supposed to defeat in the games!

Disclaimer: All products were purchased by me unless otherwise stated.

Pokemon themed snowman drawing, thank you, Dena! ♥

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

Boulder:  charcoal with silver sparkles.  Ah, the first gym you encounter in the games, and supposedly the easiest.  I have to shamefully admit that I had a really hard time beating Brock because of my starter type and had to restart my game several times.  

Cascade:  aquamarine with green and red sparkles.  I know it seems more sky blue in the swatch photo, but it's a hair greener.  This jar actually came without a bottom label.  I messaged the owner about it last night and I'm still waiting for a response.  (I asked if she can either send it out or include it in my next order.)