Friday, June 30, 2017

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy June 2017 Subscription and Eighth Anniversary Swatches

Happy summer, everyone!  I have swatches of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's June subscription.  The theme for this month is mermaids, which might help cool you down during this intense heat x_x  The mini subscription box is $10/month for US subscribers and includes a full sized product and a deluxe product.  This month, we received a full sized eyeshadow and Lippie Slick (lip gloss).  I+TA's current TAT is 10 - 14 business days, though the subscription ships on a different schedule.  I+TA also celebrated its eighth anniversary recently and released two anniversary shadows, which I scooped up.  Additionally, I purchased a blush that they made for Hello Waffle's Visage monthly subscription box and the owner, Linda, threw in a free deluxe shadow!

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

Sirens:  orchid with red, green, and gold shimmers.  This is a really pretty color, unfortunately, the jar was pretty leaky and was a bit of a hassle to clean up.

Bare lips
Derketo on face
Derketo:  sheer mauve gloss with blue sheen and red and gold sparkles.  It has a fruity scent.  It's a pretty color that shows up more blue in person, but my tube was cracked upon arrival so a bit of product will always ooze out no matter what.  I also find that it clings onto dry skin, so I would exfoliate the lips thoroughly before applying Derketo or apply it as a lipstick topper.

Ashleigh:  shimmery light green with red shimmers.  This was a free shadow that was included in my order.  I believe it's one of the custom shadows made for I+TA's promoters.  It's a very unique and interesting color.

Arie .v.
Arie .v.:  shimmery pale pink with green duochrome

Ophelia .v.
Ophelia .v.:  plum with blue sheen and gold sparkles

King's Horses
King's Horses:  medium pink blush with gold, green, red, and blue shimmers; swatched heavily over bare skin

Sirens, Derketo, Ashleigh, Arie .v., Ophelia .v., King's Horses

- Jolie ♥

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics Spring 2017 Boldly Beautiful! Swatches

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm very excited to show you swatches of Dawn Eyes Cosmetics' newest Spring collection!  It's called Boldly Beautiful! and features fifteen eyeshadows, two of which are in their new semi loose formula.  Dawn Eyes doesn't seem to have an official TAT listed, but most of my orders ship in the next business day or two, so the TAT is very short.

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

The Last Frost
The Last Frost:  white with silver sparkles

Galaxy of Summer Skies
Galaxy of Summer Skies:  semi loose metallic lavender

Spring Dress
Spring Dress:  mustard with gold sparkles and red shimmers

Crystal Jade
Crystal Jade:  yellow green with gold sparkles and green, blue, and red shimmers.  This one needs a sticky base because it's quite sheer over a regular primer.

Dew Drenched Grass
Dew Drenched Grass:  beautiful grass green with green sparkles and shimmers

Rain Washed Sky
Rain Washed Sky:  blue with blue sparkles and shimmers.  I found this slightly patchy over regular primer, so a sticky base is recommended.

The Last Frost, Galaxy of Summer Skies, Spring Dress, Crystal Jade, Dew Drenched Grass, Rain Washed Sky

Notoriously Morbid May 2017 Crypt Creation Sand & Sun Mystic Matte Swatches

Happy almost-Summer, everyone!  I have a short swatch post of Notoriously Morbid's May 2017 Crypt Creation as well as two Gift with Purchase shadows.  NM's current TAT is 14 business days.

Disclosure:  I'm a promoter for Notoriously Morbid and purchased these products using a promoter discount.

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

Eye of the Witch
Eye of the Witch:  semi loose semi sheer pale green with pink sparkles

Tea with Heathens
Tea with Heathens:  mauve with blue sheen and pink and gold sparkles

Bare lips
Sand & Sun
Sand & Sun on face
Sand & Sun:  matte mauve with gold shimmers.  This is a beautiful my lips but better (MLBB) Mystic Matte created by a fellow Maven, Cinthia.  It's so gorgeous and I'm wondering if I should've purchased a backup as I've worn this a few times already.  Hopefully it'll come back as a permanent shade sooner or later!

Eye of the Witch, Tea with Heathens, Sand & Sun

- Jolie ♥

Notoriously Morbid May 2017 Mystic Monthly - Maret Swatches

Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's May Mystic Monthly!  May's MM was inspired by Maret.  It features a gorgeous Mystic Matte liquid lipstick as well as a new Dawn till Dusk lip balm. Notoriously Morbid's current TAT is 14 business days, but the Mystic Monthly bills on the 20th of each month and ships two business days later.  

Pictures taken under LED bulb 

Bare lips
Maret on face
Maret:  peach coral with strong green duochrome.  This MM has a thin, watery formula so it's best to completely wipe off the excess from the wand to prevent dripping.

Red Oil
Red Oil:  deliciously berry scented clear lip balm.  The Dusk till Dawn lip balm is a new vegan balm that NM is introducing.  Unfortunately, this was a bit hard and I couldn't get an even coating onto my lips even after many passes on my fingers.  The owner, Carrie, said she will be reformulating before any official releases.

- Jolie ♥