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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Persephone Minerals Review!

This is extremely overdue and I deeply apologize to Victoria. But on the bright side, my laptop is finally back in my possession and I can finally resume my normal blogging. Today I have Persephone Minerals. This company has some of the nicest customer service I have come across and she has some of the most gorgeous colors. So let's get this review started!

Pricing - 5 Samples  - $5
             5 Senshii Samples - $6.25
             3 Stardust Shimmer or Mystical Highlight Samples - $6
             Full Size Eye Shadow - $5
             Full Size Stardust Shimmer or Mystical Highlight - $10
             Shipping - Full Size (Any) - $3
                             Samples (Any) - $1.75
                             With Another Item - $0.01

TAT + Delivery - Average (2.5 weeks)

Shadow Amounts - Samples - 1/8th tsp
                             Full Size - 1/2 tsp in a 3g jar

Extras - 2 Samples

Packaging - Patterned Organza Bags.

Photo time! These swatches are all dry without primer.

 See how full the full sized jars are!
 Here are the sample bags!

Dead Ringer - is a really gorgeous brown with copper, red and gold sparklies. There is a slight copper shift in some lights. 

Spirit Realm - is probably the most gorgeous shadow I have ever laid eyes on. It is grey in the jar, rubs to a bright green with slight blue accents then suddenly without warning shifts to a bright blue. Please, just buy this color. 

Cotton Candy - is a really pale almost metallic pink with a slight blue shift. 

Delusion - is a satiny purple with purple sparklies. 

Trance - is a slightly greyed pale blue with a slight purple shift. 
Asteri - is a dark navy with some copper sparklies. I adore this color.

Escort - is a bright butt blue with light blue sparklies. Its so bright it almost hurts my eyes. 
Smoke - is a greyed out purple with multi-colored sparkilies.

Bicurious - is absolutely gorgeous. It is a baby blue with a peach/pink shift. 

Another angle of Bicurious.

Pluto Planet Power - is a gorgeous emerald green with green and light blue sparklies. 

Dead Scream - is a sating plum with silver sparklies.
Sailor Pluto - is a darker emerald green with green sparklies. 

Mars Crystal Power - is another gorgeous duo-chrome that starts as a bright red and shifts to a peach/gold.

Rei- is a blackened purple with purple sparklies. 

Elysian - is a brown with some gold accents.
Kore - is a blackened red with some red and gold sparklies. I love this color. 

My Favorites - Kore, Mars Crystal Power, Sailor Pluto, Bicurious, Asteri, Spirit Realm, and Dead Ringer. 

Persephone Minerals is a fantastic company that has some of my favorite colors. Their colors range from fairly simple to the extremely complex and this store is my go-to place for duo-chromes. Victoria is also the sweetest person and is extremely accommodating. If you haven't already, go grab some samples and try some stuff. She also has her new collections out. I ordered some =]. 

I will be posting my giveaway when everything gets here. But I have lots in store for everyone!


Friday, November 18, 2011

VIE Halloween Collection Swatches!

I recently bought samples from VIE's Halloween Collection. I am a sucker for duochromes and couldn't pass these up. This also came with their new Crazy Primer (review to come).

Sample Amount - between 1/16th and 1/8th in baggies (transferred to clamshells)

Price - $14 + Shipping (I bought during a discount and free shipping promotion

Shipping Times- Below Average (3-4 weeks)

Extras - Extra Sample (Hippo)

Witchy - is a really shifty purple/green duochrome. The shift is extremely noticeable and is probably the most noticeable shift of the bunch. 

Love Zombie - is an acid green with a slight gold shift and some black sparklies. This is my least favorite. 

Haunting - is a red/purple shade with copper sparklies. 

Midnight Hour - is a matte black with black and rainbow sparklies. I am really glad that Jenni has updated her formula for mattes since my last order. My last order I received a black matte that was so chalky it was unusable. This formula is a lot smoother and more pigmented.  

Scaredy Cat - is a red with a gold shift. This reminded me of Persephone's Mars Crystal Power, but after a comparison, they are not alike. 

Hippo - is a semi-matte muted purple with subtle purple sparklies. This color is also really pigmented and smooth.

My Favorites: Scaredy Cat, Witchy, and Hippo. 

If you haven't already go ahead and purchase from Virus Insanity Eyeshadow. They are having a pretty intense Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale, so I would wait til then to purchase =]. Here is my original review and swatches


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I don't even know how to start this post. I am just so overjoyed! 100 Followers! And it is around my 1 Year Blogiversay. I appreciate everyone's support so much. There were some points where I was thinking of giving up on blogging; but you are the people who kept me going. So, as promised I am going to have my 100 Follower/1 Year Blogiversay Giveaway! I will not post the giveaway until after all my Black Friday/Cyber Monday Shopping is complete (for more goodies for me and you!) Now, original 100 followers will get an extra entry in my giveaway if they choose to enter! But there will be plenty of chances for everyone to enter! I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and lots of shopping fun!


Monday, November 14, 2011

My Pretty Zombie Blushes

My Pretty Zombie is an amazing company that has recently come out with a new line of really soft pigmented blushes. You can see my review here.

Price: 5 Samples (that's all the blushes) - $5 + $0.64 Shipping
          Single Blush - $8 + $1.75 Shipping
          All 5 Blushes - $32 + $3.50 Shipping

Amount: Sample - about 1/4 teaspoon
              Full Size - about 3.5g (weight) in an 15g container

Onto the photos (swatched on bare skin)!

6-Mam - is a soft mauve with minimal sparklies.
LSD - is a plum with some reddish shifts.
THC - is a bright purple with some sparklies.
MDMA- is a bright pink with some gold sparklies and shifts. 
PCP - is a bright orange with matching sparklies.

Another look at MDMA.

Another look at PCP.

Some of these blushes are lighter than others. Which I find really nice. Also, I like how these are suited for most skin tones. Sadly I feel that PCP is almost too pigmented for my tastes even after rubbing it down. I have the same problem with MDMA. But after rubbing them down for awhile they are more casually wearable (or however it should be said?).

My Favorites are 6-Mam, THC, MDMA, and PCP. 

I really believe everyone should give My Pretty Zombie a try, They have a large multitude of colors and products and they all are amazing quality. So stop on by!


Saturday, November 12, 2011

My Pretty Zombie Re-Visited! (Eye shadows)

My Pretty Zombie is a company that I adore. Since they opened they have increased their eye shadow range and added new products.

Pricing: 3 Samples - $3 + $0.64 Shipping
            Full Size - $5 + $1.75 Shipping
            Set of 3 Full Sizes - $15 + $2 Shipping
            Set of 5 Full Sizes - $20 + $3 Shipping

Shipping -Average (2 week delivery)

Shadow Amounts - Samples - 1/4 teaspoon
                              Full Size - 1.5 grams

Extras - 2 Extra Samples
             Zombie-like Toy Items

Packaging - Comes in a bag or a box depending on your order size.

Swatches (with no primer used!)

Full Sized Jar I purchased awhile back.

Henrywinkle - is a soft greyed lilac shadow with some blue undertones to it. 
Monstrous Industry - is a more metallic lilac with a light blue shift. 
Amacyst - is a blackened purple with purple sparklies. 

Gangrenous - is a semi-metallic purple with green and blue shifts. 
Tarayvonne - is a satin navy with copper and red sparklies.
Maryjane - is a satin greyed forrest green with some pink undertones. 

New Age Dolls - is a semi-matte charcoal with some green undertones. 
Bettie - is a satin dark robins egg blue.
Rabies - is a satin light teal with lilac shifts.

Static - is a satin blackened yellow.
Davanh - is a satin blackened purple, like Anacyst but without the sparklies. 
Disquiet - is a semi-matte lime green with a blue shift. Also this rubs down to a blue too. 

996 - is satin bright blue.
Quinsy - is a semi- matte dark lime with blue sparklies. 
Varicose - is a matte blue with some subtle blue sparklies.

Moist - is a shimmery orange.
Thundernuts - its a semi- matte light brown with blue sparklies.

Unicorn Pee - is a matte white with super amounts of holographic glitter.
Law Firm Lamb Cake - is a matte white with a like purple/pink shift with pastel sparklies. 
Rabid Weasel - is a matte light grey.
Cookie Pants - is a satin brown with a pink shift. 

My Favorites - Henrywinkle, Monstrous Industry, Tarayvonne, Maryjane, Rabies, Disquiet, Law Firm Lamb Cakes, and Unicorn Pee. 

My Pretty Zombie is an amazing company with unique shadows and other unique products. They have very good prices and the personal touches they put in their packages makes then a really awesome company. I suggest you check them out and make a sample order! I will be reviewing the blushes very soon.



Some changes and things!

After some long hard thought. I decided to revisit and re-review some companies that I feel need to be re-reviewed. I have also decided to try a new style of reviewing. It will look more organized then what I had before. I will still keep the old reviews up (even though the pictures suck and things) since some of them are linked to places. I also again apologize for my extreme lack of posting due to my out-of commission laptop, it has been sent for repairs and is in transit to be fixed! Many of my photos of reviews that I haven't done yet are on there. Also, I have made the executive decision to not review Indie Bath items on my blog. I would like to stick to my original object of being a makeup only blog. But I will still continue to purchase Indie Bath whenever I can. Finally, If you haven't already, please follow my blog and share the news because I will be soon having a giveaway!


Goldilocks and the Three Bears

I rather enjoy/love/adore Grimm. Its a fantastic show. Its a realistic spin on Grimm's tales and when the gorgeous Cassia from Trinity Designs wanted to do a colab on this show with me, I was thrilled! Also, I do not have my laptop back unfortunately, but my parentals sent me a replacement (My brother's beat up, the control key doesn't work, laptop) to use for the time being. So, when the sun peeks out, I'll so some swatches. Back to the colab =P. Cassia and I decided we were going to each do an episode we felt passionately towards. I rather enjoyed Goldilocks and the Three Bears as a child and I was really excited to do this look. I hope you enjoy it. Also, I attempted to tightline on my water line!

Things I used:
Virus Insanity Eyeshadow Crazy Primer
Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy
Shu Uemura's Ultimate Expression Mascara
Essence Brow Designer in Light Brown
Tick:Tock Cosmetics Infinity Eye Shadow Base in Black Hole (as liner)
Glamour Doll Eyes in Skin of a Killer (used to blend, at lower lash line and at brow line)
Persephone Minerals in Elysian (crease) (review coming soon)
Sugar Pill Goldilox (at tear)
Unknown shadow in Dubloon (used on lid and lower lash line)

Onto the Pictures!!!

The only natural light photo that I could achieve. 

Please don't mind the eye booger.

Yay tightline!

Well there ya have it folks! Sorry all these photos were taken with flash, lighting here sucks monkey butt. Stay tuned and don't forget that with 8 more followers I'll be hosting a giveaway!! Also, don't forget to follow the lovely Cassia and look out for her lovely looks!