Thursday, June 28, 2012

Darling Girl - Darling Grrl Collection Swatches

Hey everyone! Today I want to share with you an amazing collection from Darling Girl. By now you probably know I love Susan and think she is one of the best out there. Nothing I have bought from her has ever been a disappointment. Everything is beautiful and of amazing quality.

Darling Grrl Collection: Avid punk/psychedelic rockers unite with this fun and spunky collection from Darling Girl Cosmetics. Each color is based on a few of Darling Girl's most avid fans' favorite punk rock or psychedelic rock bands from the '80s and beyond. Each color is unique, hand blended and seriously "created to ROCK!"

Love In A Void - was inspired by one of my favorite women or rock, Siouxsie Sioux of Siouxsie and the Banshees. It;s a white pearl with pink shift and black and red sparkles
Vicar in a Tutu - was inspired by The Smiths and is a cool cucumber green with a subtle pink and orange duo-chome
Die, Die, My Darling - was inspired by one of my favorite bands, The Misfits. It is a gorgeous kelly green with pink and gold sparkles
Roots Radical - was inspired by Rancid and is a light, mint green with gold and pink sparkles
How Soon is Now - was inspired by The Smiths. It is a medium gray with pink and aqua sparkles
London Calling - was inspired by punk pioneers, The Clash. Oh how this song brings back memories of skateboarding under the Burnside Bridge (or should I say hanging out with cute boys and pretending to skateboard) It's an indigo base with heavy red shift

Love In A Void

Vicar In A Tutu

Die, Die My Darling

Roots Radical

How Soon Is Now

London Calling

swatched over bare skin - no primer

Love In A Void, Vicar In A Tutu, Die, Die My Darling, Roots Radical, How Soon Is Now, London Calling

I love all of these colors. Love In A Void is so unique. I had never seen a color like this before with the red glitters. Vicar In A Tutu is a very pretty green. It would be great for an inner corner highlight. Die, Die My Darling is a beautiful rich green with almost a purple duo-chrome. Roots Radical is a very pretty sea foam, but more intense, with a gold sheen. How soon is now is a very interested greyish taupe full of blue and pink sparkles! London Calling is pretty much perfect. It is a deep plummy purple with a pretty golden/red sheen.

What do you think of these colors? Do you have a favorite? Are you thinking of picking any of these up?

Everyday is an adventure.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Femme Fatal Cosmetics - Swatches

After seeing swatches on a blog, I feel in love with Desecration and HAD TO HAVE IT! So I checked out their site to see what other pretty colors they may have and ended up placing an large order. The good news is all of this cost me about $20 for all the new pretties to play with not to mention surprisingly fast shipping! I got:

Divinity - a lovely pale pink eye shadow with a sublt orange duochrome finish
Sunfire - a sweet peachy pink with coral tones and a striking copper gold shine
Poison - a vivid chartreuse green eye shadow with a scattering of golden shimmer
Hallowed Ground - a pale asparagus green with stunning red shimmer 
Shadow Dance - a cool grey with bluish undertones and a scattering of subtle blue and pink sparkles
Starcaller - a light periwinkle blue highlighted by a pinkish red shimmer, and violet and red sparkles
Dreamstate - an Egyptian blue with dazzling blue sparkles and color shifting shimmer which alternates between purple and blue depending on the angle of the light
Frostfire - a strong azure blue with teal undertones, Frostfire has a soft reddish shine and a scattering of pink and golden sparkles
Space Cow - a soft lavender eye shadow tinged with grey and highlighted by a muted reddish pink shimmer
Haunt - a vibrant royal purple eye shadow with a soft red duochrome finish
Wrath Baby - an electric Majorelle blue with a hint of violet, Wrath Baby eye shadow also has a scattering of subtle blue and purple shimmer
Exorcism - a medium toned purple with a stunning color shifting shimmer with alternates between a complimentary purple and a sea green depending on the angle of the light
Spirit Bond - a deep midnight blue with strong purple undertones and a shimmery golden finish
Jinx - a pigmented mid purple with blue undertones and a warm tone(copper/red) duochrome finish
Desecration - is striking bright green shimmer over a base mixed of cool grey, subtle brown and pearly purple tones
Spirit Bond - a deep midnight blue with strong purple undertones and a shimmery golden finish
Smokebomb - a black based eye shadow with color shifting shimmer and copper sparks
Unholy - a black based eye shadow with a color shifting shimmer

Dispersion - a deep mulberry with bold teal blue shimmers
Incantation - a burgundy based eye shadow with a scattering of pink sparkles
Heroic - a soft copper-tinged peach based shadow, highlighted by an incredible golden shimmer

Divinity, Sunfire

Poison, Hallowed Ground, Shadow Dance

Star Caller, Dreamstate, Frostfire

Space Cow, Haunt, Wrath Baby, Exorcism

Spirit Bond, Jinx, Desecration

Spirit Bond, Smokebomb, Unholy

Dispersion, Incantation, Heroic

I literally just realized I ordered two of spirit bond. Oops. Good thing I really like it! If you were to ask what my favorite was, I am not sure I would be able to pick. These are all very unique colors. The are pigmented and complex and shimmery and everyone could find something they love. I am excited to try some of the darker ones and see how they hold up with a bunch of blending. If I don't like it, I will say this now, they will make for an amazing liner.

What do you think of these colors? Do you have a favorite Femme Fatale color?

Everyday is an adventure.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Chinovi Cosmetics Swatches

So I finally caved in and ordered from Chinovi. I was not sure what colors to pick up, so I trued to get a little of everything. I had been looking for some good highlight colors and I have been really loving dark colors for liners and I have been trying to be less afraid of a dark crease color so dark colors it is too!

Cake pops - is an iridescent purple with turquoise sparkles
Superstar - is an iridescent gold and copper mix
Whisper - is a soft nude beige with golden sparkles
Cloud - is iridescent blue with purple shifts and blue sparkles
Nieces - is a peachy pink with a golden sheen
Princess - is a barbie pink with golden sparkles
Hiccup - is a golden purple with golden shimmer
Marquee - is a blackened purple taupe with a pink sheen
Fairy - is a dark periwinkle with purple and aqua sparkles
Troll - is a pale blue toned purple with aqua sparkles
Unicorn - is a deep inky purple with a blue cast and red sparkles
Monster - is a mid-toned purple with a faded royal blue cast and aqua sparkles
Secrets - is a rich red based purple with lots of blue sparkles
Candy Hearts - is a vibrant pink with a golden sheen and gold sparkles
Bubble - is a soft peachy pink with a purple/blue sheen
Goddess (free sample) - is a mid-tone golden brown

swatched over bare skin - no primer

Cake pops, Superstar, Whisper, Cloud

Cake pops, Superstar, Whisper, Cloud

Cake pops, Superstar, Whisper, Cloud

Nieces, Princess, Hiccup, Marquee

Fairy, Troll, Unicorn, Monster, Secrets

Candy <3, Bubble, Goddess

I was very pleasantly surprise with these eyeshadows and I cannot wait to play with them. I love cake pops. These photos cannot do it justice. I tried, but I just cannot seem to capture how pretty it is. The closest is actually the lid of the clamshell. So pretty! At first I overlooked superstar, but looking at the photos, this is also an amazing color. With a greyish base and buttery yellow sparkles I am in love. Nieces is a really pretty coral color. I have been trying to find the perfect coral eyeshadow and this may be it. Hiccup and Marquee look quite similar, maybe I didn't need them both. Bubbles is a very nice golden coral. I also really love unicorn and secrets. They are two very pretty dark sparkly purples! You must have these two. Actually you need all of the purples, blues, blurples that I ordered. They are very pretty and unique.

 Everyday is an adventure.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fyrinnae Swatches

I finally decided on what I wanted to try so I FINALLY ordered from Fyrinnae. I picked five shades that I thought I would really love. I hate to say this, but I was not completely in love with everything I received. Everyone always talked about how wonderful everything was, I really only loved half of my order. Maybe I didn't order the right things? Opinion? on to the photos!

Top - Picture It: Sicily, Sugar Skulls, Candy Coated(free sample)
Bottom - Pumpkinfire, Orangutan, Te Amo

Top - Picture It: Sicily, Sugar Skulls, Candy Coated (free sample)
Bottom - Pumpkinfire, Orangutan, Te Amo

Top - Picture It: Sicily, Sugar Skulls, Candy Coated(free sample)
Bottom - Pumpkinfire, Orangutan, Te Amo

Picture it: Sicily

Sugar Skulls

Candy Coated (free sample)



Te Amo

swatched over bare skin - no primer

Picture it: Sicily, Sugar Skulls, Candy Coated (free sample)

Pumpkinfire, Orangutan, Te Amo

I am in love with orangutan and I am sure I will love pumpkinfire over a sticky base, but mostly Te Amo! After seeing Lily use it here, I knew I just had to have it. It was the most amazingly interestingly complex neutral color you could possibly own! I am not really all the impressed with Sugar Skulls in person. It looked nice on their site, but it just doesn't do anything for me. I am really dissapointed with my lack of love for Picture it: Sicily. I saw swatches and looks using it everywhere and love it. As soon as I got it, it was like meh. My biggest dissapointment was Candy Coated the free sample I received. I know I shouldn't complain about a free sample, but it just wasn't amazing to me. It wasn't really unique to me, as I am sure I have two similar colors, and it really is not a color I would wear often.

What are your thoughts on these colors? 
Do you think they hype build up made it so I was so let down or did I just not order the right eye shadows? Suggestions?

Everyday is an adventure.