Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Notoriously Morbid Watercolor Stains Collection and Causeacon Cosmic Glosses Swatches


Happy September, everyone!  I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's Watercolor Stains highlighter palettes and Mystic Matte lipsticks that were released last month!  They were inspired by Tori Amos and while I'm not familiar with her work, I can always appreciate beautiful makeup :)  I also have swatches of three new Cosmic Glosses that were made exclusively for Causeacon!  I actually love Notoriously Morbid's gloss formula because it's so comfortable and moisturizing.  Notoriously Morbid's current TAT is 14 business days.

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

Pictures taken under LED bulb and swatched over bare skin


Orbital


Reflecting Pool
Reflecting Pool:  sparkly silver blue with green shimmers




Saddest Rainstorm
Saddest Rainstorm:  shimmery pink and green




Turquoise Serpents
Turquoise Serpents:  swampy green with green and pink shimmers



Crystalline


Fires are Burning
Fires are Burning:  beautiful copper with gold sheen




Trick of Light
Trick of Light:  warm pink with gold sheen

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy August 2017 Subscription Swatches


Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's August subscription.  The theme for that month was inspired by a comic that the owner, Linda, had been drawing. The mini subscription box is $10/month for US subscribers and usually includes a full sized product and a deluxe product.  In August, we received four deluxe sized eyeshadows and one mini blush.  Unfortunately, one of the shadows was mislabeled and we received duplicates, so I will only be swatching three of the shadows.  Linda will be including the fourth shadow in September's box.  I+TA's current TAT is 10 - 14 business days, though the subscription ships on a different schedule.  My subscription has been automatically canceled since September is the last box :(


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


Shadow Dancer
Shadow Dancer:  blue green with green and red shimmers and silver sparkles




Weapon of Choice
Weapon of Choice:  beautiful forest green with tons of blue sparkles and gold shimmer




Jin
Jin:  gorgeous burgundy with tons of blue sparkles and red and green shimmers




Malaysia
Malaysia:  warm peachy pink blush with pink shimmers; swatched heavily over bare skin


Shadow Dancer, Weapon of Choice, Jin, Malaysia

Overall, August's subscription had some truly stunning colors.  I'm in love with Weapon of Choice and Jin in particular.  The comic also seems intriguing and I would love to read it someday!  I'm sad that September's box will be the last, but I'm happy to have so many beautiful colors to play with from all the boxes over the years :) 

- Jolie ♥

Hello Waffle August 2017 Visage - Mean Girls Swatches and Review


Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Hello Waffle Cosmetics' last Visage subscription box.  The shop isn't closed, but changed hands from Christine to Caitlin from Shiro Cosmetics.  Shiro will be continuing the shop and Visage subscriptions starting September.  The Visage is $30/month for a box full of products for a full face look.  August's theme was Mean Girls, which came out when I was in middle school and can still quote to this day!  The box included three full sized eyeshadows, one mini blush, and a liquid lipstick from BeautyBarBaby.




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


Wednesdays
Wednesdays:  cool pink with tons of pink and gold sparkles with green shimmers




I'm a Cool Mom
I'm a Cool Mom:  matte rosewood with green, red, and gold shimmers




Cold Shiny Hard Plastic
Cold Shiny Hard Plastic:  charcoal with tons of gold sparkles and red and green shimmers




Personally Victimized
Personally Victimized:  beautiful warm pink blush ith gold and red shimmers; swatched heavily over bare skin






Bare lips
So Fetch
So Fetch on face
So Fetch:  opaque slightly metallic medium pink; strong bubblegum scent.  This was a liquid matte lipstick created by BeautyBarBaby exclusively for this box.  I found the formula phenomenal.  It was fast drying, comfortable, and extremely water and budge proof.  While I was washing off my swatches, it did not remove while rubbing with soap and water.  I had to use a makeup wipe to get it off.
Wednesdays, I'm a Cool Mom, Cold Shiny Hard Plastic, Personally Victimized, So Fetch

Overall, this was a good way to end Christine's tenure as Hello Waffle creator.  She created a wildly successful indie company and left it to someone who's proven well equipped to run multiple companies.  Hello Waffle won't be the same without Christine and I'm happy to have been there for its debut and end :')  It's very bittersweet, but I'm happy that she's moving onto bigger and better things!

- Jolie ♥

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Notoriously Morbid Crypt Creation July 2017 Solar Flare Mystic Matte Swatches


Today, I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's July 2017 Crypt Creation as well as the Gift With Purchase that came with that order.  The Crypt Creation was bright orange Mystic Matte lipstick and is no longer available as it was for the month of July.  NM's current TAT is 14 business days.

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

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


Pretty Ugly
Pretty Ugly:  beautiful swampy green with tons of blue sparkles and red and gold shimmers.  This was the GWP with my order and I'm so happy it was included as I love this color.






Bare lips
Solar Flare
Solar Flare on face
Solar Flare:  neon coral with pink sparkles.  I found the formula slightly patchy with one layer, so I recommend applying two thin layers for full opacity.  The pinkness also comes out after pressing lips together and the color becomes darker, so I found it more wearable after doing so.  It's also slightly more drying than other MMs, probably due to the amount of pigment that's used to create such a bold color.

Kinda Ugly, Solar Flare

- Jolie ♥