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Friday, February 20, 2015

Review: Koko Lashes in Goddess

Hello Loves!

Yes, I am still reviewing Koko Lashes back from when I ordered on Black Friday. I'm slow, I know but that just means I'm really meticulous with this. Just wanna make sure you are getting a good review. Today, I am reviewing what I would say is one of the more popular styles, if not the most popular, Goddess. This is the famous House of Lashes Iconic dupe and it is pretty much dead on dupe for those wondering. 

Let's see how these lashes perform....

After the jump.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Indie Spotlight: Femme Fatale Cosmetics Eyeshadow Swatches and Looks

Hello Loves!

I am very excited to be trying a new brand, Femme Fatale Cosmetics! I have heard many things about Femme Fatale and one of them being that they make amazing duochrome eyeshadows. They are an Australian brand of cosmetics and sell makeup but are more well known for their nail polish. I have always wanted to try them because of the talk about them. However, I have never committed to buying mainly because shipping from Australia intimidates me a little bit. I now have a little experience from them so I won't be as scared to order in the future.

These eyeshadows were sent as a press sample for swatching and possible review consideration. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to say anything in this post.

I received notification of the items shipping out on Jan 28th. I live on the east coast of the US and received the items on February 11th. The items took 10 business days to ship, which is the normal time of shipping from Australia to the US according to Google.

All of the items came in a bubble mailer and were packaged in a neon green drawstring bag. I also got a lollipop, which may or may not have been gone by the time I was done taking product photos. All the mini and full size jars came in shrink wrap and then had a seal on the inside preventing products from leaking aka what I like to call the "sifter sticker". Just an FYI but two of the 4 larger sizes I received had the sifter sticker partially removed but the shrink wrap remained undamaged so no product leaked from the jar.

Neon bag! SO BRIGHT.

Sample baggies, 3 minis, and 1 full size

The shrink wrap

Better picture of the shrink wrap

The sifter sticker!
More photos, swatches, and two looks after the jump!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Indie Spotlight: Performance Colors Lipstick Swatches

Hello Loves!

I thought recently how there are many fabulous brands that don't really get a lot of spotlight. We all know about the big brands that Sephora and Ulta carries but what about the small guys? That's where we come to indie makeup companies.

Indie makeup companies are often operated by a small number of people and I have started to dabble into it a couple of years ago. I have been hooked every since I purchased and loved what I got from Shiro Cosmetics. Since then, I have purchased from many other companies and now, I want to show off what I got to the world. Today, I will be swatching some lipsticks that my IMAM exchange partner got me from Performance Colors.

As of the time of the post, the shop is closed. Sad face :(

Swatches after the jump!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Tutorial: Berry Valentines Day Look featuring Hello Waffle and Dawn Eyes

Hello Loves!

Ermergerd. I got two indie makeup orders on the same day! It was pretty exciting to arrive to two packages once getting home, and it was actually a little overwhelming (I may have bought a lot...). I got a lot of stuff from the Hello Waffle Cosmetics anniversary sale and then got the entire sample set of Dawn Eyes Cosmetics Spearl Matte Collection. I have heard much about Hello Waffle and glad to do this tutorial today with many of their eyeshadows! I also used one of the Dawn Eyes matte eyeshadows and really enjoyed using it; I got a recommendation to try these matte shadows from a user on reddit named daisyismydog and really glad to have finally pulled the trigger!

Ok, short story about me being scared of trying Hello Waffle. I have heard lots and lots about them but never tried them because they had so many shimmery shadows. The camera I had before my Canon would make a lot of my shimmery shadows look like garbage when photographed. I would always lean away with anything from shimmer because it just did not look good. Well, my fear was overcame by my new camera because it really captures makeup well and shimmery shades actually look pretty good. No, they do look good. And then they had the anniversary sale... and life digresses.

Anyways, here is the final look!

Tutorial after the jump!