Thursday Guest Post

This is Halloween…Well, not quite yet with Dreadfully Divine

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Hello Lovelies!
I am back with another guest post here. I was thrilled when Luna asked me to do another post for her. However I will freely admit that I almost forgot all about it due to my wedding chaos.

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But I did manage to survive the wedding without a body count so I can attempt to get back to my regularly schedule routine of makeup and blogging. However it is taking me a bit longer to recover from the wedding since I still have a ton of laundry and errands to do.

Weddings make people insane

However today I did my first full face Halloween look. I love Halloween and it is my favorite holiday however I have been slacking with looks due to wedding planning. So in order to makeup up for it I decided to do a full face sugar skull look today.

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I am especially proud of the shading of teeth.bbbsugarskullteeth

I used the following products for this look
BeautyBarBaby’s Cat Fight and Dark Haunting (from the Limited Edition Halloween Collection)

Wolfe FX White and Black

Ben Nye Clown White Face Paint ( I found it to be very thick and hard to apply possibly due to it being cold so I applied Wolfe’s White over it to make it more opaque)

Lit Cosmetic‘s Miss Monroe and Nirvana glitters (you can go vote for me tomorrow on Lit’s IG page for their #glitterfriday if you feel the urge ^_~)

Do you lovelies have any plans for Halloween? What are you planning to haunt the streets as?

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Well lovelies I hope that you enjoyed this look! Until next time!

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She did this bat mask in class last week.

Fumiko & Apple Allergies

Let me give you some history. Both the kids and I suffer from allergies. We’re all on allergy medication. I don’t eat a lot of apples or pears. They both give me a stomach ache and are hard for me to eat. I don’t like soft fruit, I can’t stand the texture, so I eat my fruit on the hard side. Since I am missing so many teeth and have so many broken teeth, that’s really hard. A few weeks ago I picked up a couple of Asian Pears when we went grocery shopping, because I hadn’t purchased any in a long time and they smelled good. Along with those I picked up about 4 peaches. The kids scarfed up the peaches and left the pears. So I decided to slice one up to eat. I sat down with a knife and ate a couple of slices. I noticed my tongue and mouth started to hurt really bad, then my mouth and throat started to burn. When I looked in the mirror my tongue had some big raw spots on it and my mouth was swollen. Then I noticed my arm had a huge rash where I had carried the pear. I broke out in hives on my arm and some on my face.

From there I proceeded to look up symptoms online and found pear and apple allergies. Apparently they can be common for those with hayfever allergies because they all have birch pollen in common. Fumiko had been getting stomach aches and “sore throats” constantly for months. It dawned on me that it might be from all the apples she was eating. So I asked her if her throat hurt or if her mouth and throat burned. She told me her mouth and throat burned. So I asked if it did that all the time or if it was just when she ate. She said when she ate apples she got a sore throat and tummy ache. So no more apples. From what I read it was supposed to be raw pears and apples, however yesterday at school they gave Fumiko apple juice.

I got an email yesterday morning from the school principal telling me Fumiko developed a rash all over her face and forehead. They needed me to pick her up because they were afraid it was contagious. I had emailed them a couple of weeks prior when I first suspected the allergy and told them she wasn’t to have apples or pears. So we picked her up and the first thing I asked was what she had for breakfast. She had apple juice. *face palm* By the time we got home she had hives all over her face, her mouth and throat were burning and swollen and she just didn’t feel good. I started her on benadryl and put some cream on her face. She’s been taking benadryl regularly since yesterday. The swelling and burning in her mouth and throat went away yesterday, but she’s still got hives. They got fairly bad last night, are better today, but they’re still all over.

She wasn’t able to go to school because of the rash today. The school nurse and principal assured me it was in her record now. I was told that Fumiko needed to remember to not have apples at school… I know that they have buttons and whatnot for the kids at school with allergies. An apple allergy is no different than a nut allergy. -.- We have a doctors appointment on Friday. The school wants her to come back with an epi pen and see an allergist. Hopefully I can get an epi pen from the doctor, I don’t know what will happen about an allergist. I’ll see what the doctor says. The hives have cleared up a little bit throughout the day, so I don’t think an emergency trip is necessary, however I’m a little worried about her getting into apple again. The reaction escalated quickly. So from now on our apartment is apple and pear free. I’m going to try to get a bracelet or something when I can that lists it as an allergy. Apples are a no-go bro. D:

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Review: Advil® Film-Coated Tablets

So this month I was sent some samples of Advil® Film-Coated Tablets from Crowdtap! This is my review!

Official description
Our latest innovation in relief stops pain before it gets worse. This Advil® is formulated with a unique Advil Ion Core™ Technology and an ultra thin shell to absorb quickly – in fact nothing is proven to work faster*

Use fast acting Advil® Film-Coated for headaches, muscle aches, toothaches, menstrual cramps, back pain, and aches and pains associated with the common cold. Fast acting Advil® Film-Coated leverages the rapid absorption properties of ibuprofen sodium, now available for the first time in the US.

Where to buy
From Amazon – 20 tablets for $4.97 USD with free shipping. 40 tablets for $3.69 USD with free shipping or 80 tablets for $1.99 + $4.99 shipping USD. 20 caplets for $4.79 USD with free shipping or 80 caplets for $5.49 USD with free shipping.

Directions

  • do not take more than directed
  • the smallest effective dose should be used
  • adults and children 12 years and over: take 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours while symptoms persist
  • if pain or fever does not respond to 1 tablet, 2 tablets may be used
  • do not exceed 6 tablets in 24 hours, unless directed by a doctor
  • children under 12 years: ask a doctor

Packaging
I received samples in foil packets. They are white with blue accents and lettering. They also have the Advil logo. It has product information on both sides.

Scent and formula
These have no scent and the taste is sweet, but there is no flavor. I received the tablets. They are round and flat. The coating is a peachy beige color and the inside is white. The Advil logo is printed on one side in black.

Ingredients
Active: Ibuprofen 200 mg (provided as ibuprofen sodium 256 mg) (NSAID)*. Inactive: acesulfame potassium, caramel color, carnauba wax, colloidal silicon dioxide, copovidone, ferric oxide, hypromellose, mannitol, medium-chain triglycerides, microcrystalline cellulose, natural and artificial flavor, pharmaceutical ink, polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfate, sucralose, titanium dioxide.

I received 8 sample packets and gave 4 away. I’ve taken Advil in the past; migraine, tablets, gel caps, etc. I used to pop Advil Migraine like it was candy. I eventually stopped taking over the counter pain relievers because my pain got so bad they just weren’t helpful anymore. I got on Gabapentin which helped with nerve pain. Over the years I’ve taken over the counter pain pills occasionally, mostly whatever store brand I happened to be at! I’ve taken these a couple of times. I find that they do kick in a little faster than what I normally take, and they do help. I have been getting more headaches and migraines again, while these don’t touch a migraine, they did help with a headache I had which is more than the ones I usually try do. I also took some on Sunday. We did pumpkins on Saturday, which resulted in me doing most of the work and by Saturday night my right shoulder was in a lot of pain. I figured I’d sleep it off, but Sunday it was still hurting, so I popped a couple of these and it took the edge off. I think next time I get some OTC pain relievers I’ll be getting a bottle of these. They seem to work faster and a litter better than what I am use to. I also noticed these to make me sick to my stomach, which is something I’m use to when I take OTC pain relievers. Some upset my stomach worse than others, but these don’t at all, which is a big plus. These are also fairly inexpensive. You can find these online at a lot of place and also in store.

Advil® Film-Coated Tablets
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Summary

Pros
Do not upset stomach
Work fast
Help with pain
Inexpensive

Cons
None

Final thoughts
While I don't use OTC pain relievers a lot, I do use them from time to time. These work faster, relieve pain better and don't upset my stomach. They are inexpensive to boot!

Buy or not
I will definitely be buying these.

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Liars Keep Secrets

Swatches: Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Liars Keep Secrets

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Dun dun dun! I have for you the Liars Keep Secrets collection from Kiss My Sass Cosmetics! This collection is in collaboration with Glamour Doll Eyes and releases on December 2nd! So Elizabeth had a little giveaway for Glamping in her Facebook group and I won. Woo! When I received my package she’d included samples of the other products from the collection! All in all there is 1 lipstick, 1 lip tint, 1 cream shadow and 3 loose shadows. I have swatches for all of you today!

Official descriptions
Friends Share Secrets is a shimmering peach with golden flecks. Based on Allison.
Hope Breeds Eternal Misery is a light peachy nude. Based on Spencer.
If Lying Was A Crime is a bronzed plum with purple & bronze shimmer. Based on Emily.

Cream Shadow
If The Feather Fits is a sheer black base with turquoise & purple shimmer. Based on Hanna.

Lip Tint
Parties & Body Bags is a sheer dark plummy purple. Based on Aria.

Lipstick
Glamping is a dusty rose with hints of mauve. Based on Mona.

Ordering options
Eyeshadow

You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 2×2″ baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

Cream Eyeshadow
You will receive cream product in a 29mm pan compact with mirror, packed 3g by weight for $8.50 USD per compact.
You will receive cream product in a clamshell, packed 1g by weight for $2.50 USD per clamshell.

Lip Tint
You will receive loose product in a standard size lip balm tube, packed 4.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per tube.
You will receive cream product in a clamshell, packed 1g by weight for $2.00 USD per clamshell.

Lipstick
You will receive loose product in a slimline lip tube, packed 2g by weight for $7.00 USD per tube.
You will receive cream product in a clamshell, packed 1g by weight for $2.50 USD per clamshell.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix and bare skin.

If The Feather Fits is a metallic blackened blue with turquoise and pink sparks.
Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, ricinus communis seed oil (castor), iron oxide, euphorbia cerifera wax (candelilla), zinc oxide, oryza sative (rice powder), silicon dioxide. VEGANlip safe

Friends Share Secrets is a light peach with gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, boron nitride, tin oxide, nylon 12, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide. VEGANlip safe

Hope Breeds Eternal Misery is a matte peachy tan.
Ingredients: ultramarines, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, nylon 12, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, boron nitride, silicon dioxide. VEGANnot lip safe

If Lying Was A Crime is a shimmery plum brown.
Ingredients: mica, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, manganese violet, nylon 12, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, boron nitride. VEGANlip safe

Parties & Body Bags is a sheer plum wine.
Ingredients: ricinus communis seed oil (castor), euphorbia cerifera wax (candelilla), mangifera indica seed butter (mango), simmondsia chinensis seed oil (jojoba), manganese violet, orbignya oleifera seed oil, iron oxide, tocopheryl acetate, mentha piperita oil (peppermint essential oil). VEGAN

Glamping is a dusty rose.
Ingredients: ricinus communis seed oil (castor), euphorbia cerifera wax (candelilla), mangifera indica seed butter (mango), simmondsia chinensis seed oil (jojoba), titanium dioxide, orbignya oleifera seed oil, manganese violet, iron oxide, red #40, tocopheryl acetate, menthe piperita oil. VEGAN

Ah these colors are lovely! I love If The Feather Fits and Glamping! Also If Lying Was A Crime. They are are lovely. What was your favorite? Will you be picking any of these up?

You can find Kiss My Sass Cosmetics here. Find them on Facebook and Twitter! You can contact Elizabeth on her contact page here. There’s also a group on Facebook you can join here! Lots of sneak peaks and some giveaways and discounts! Let her know I sent you! ;)

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Weekly Poll: No. 3 Can You Live Without Mascara?

New poll Minks! So can you live without mascara? Do you wear it every day? Only sometimes? Never? Tell me!

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I often wear it even when I don’t put my face on and wear it every time I wear makeup. I couldn’t live without it.

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FOTD Malebranche & Alichino Go Glamping

Dude. Guys. I am so tired. SO TIRED. Too much today with not feeling well. I made stir fry vegetables with fish and rice noodles for lunch, and put on my face, and then we did pumpkins. By we I mean I cut and gutted Fumiko’s and gutted Sascha’s. I made him cut his own shit. But my shoulder that was already sore is way sore and it hurts to move it in any general direction. XD There were lots of pictures which shall be posted tomorrow cause that ain’t happening tonight. Then grocery shopping. See. I typed grocery stopping. Cause I need to stop. I have been nearly falling asleep since like 6pm. Only 18 more minutes until a certain small child’s bedtime appears. THANK THE WORLD. I took a bath and fell asleep in it. Oops. I got stuff for shepards pie and tacos. Woo. Also Fumiko is sick. Argh. Whhyyyy. Yesterday when she got home from school she had a horrible sore throat. Like she came home all was well then she just started screaming that her throat was hurting and yeah it’s a biggy. So she’s been hopped up on herbs and that nasty throat spray that numbs your throat for like .5 seconds and some fever reducer/pain killer syrup. Luckily a box arrived today with dye free berry flavored Children’s Advil. Cause I was almost out of the other stuff we’ve been using. When she’s reaaalllly sick fever reducer/pain relievers are miracles. So thank goodness for that. She HATES the taste of the other one. It’s awful, it smells awful. She actually liked the Children’s Advil. Which I am forever thankful for. There’s nothing more fun than forcing a sick, cranky child to take nasty red syrup that apparently tastes like death. 12 MORE MINUTES. Anyways. I did pumpkin-y colored eyes because it was pumpkin carving day.

FACE
Mizon Snail Recovery Repair Gel Cream
Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream Silky Green
My Pretty Zombie Dr. Pickles Miraculous Beauty Dust Mint
Mehron Barrier Spray Fixer and Sealer

CHEEKS
Glamour Doll Eyes Blush Hot For Teacher – blush

BROWS
Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Smitten
Sugarpill Cosmetics Tako
Sugarpill Cosmetics 2am

EYES
Wet N Wild Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer
Aromaleigh Cosmetics Malebranche – all over lid
Aromaleigh Cosmetics Alichino – outer lower lashline
Coastal Scents Hot Hot Vanilla Sky – crease & brow highlight
Glamour Doll Eyes Static Line Gel Liner – upper lashline
Dark Heart Designs Cosmetics Dark Magic Eyelixer
Fairy Drops Scandal Queen Mascara

LIPS
Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Lipstick Glamping

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Radley Prep, Not Your Secret, Madhouse Mona & Hefty Hanna over bare skin

Swatches: Glamour Doll Eyes Liars Keep Secrets

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Vee from Glamour Doll Eyes sent me the Liars Keep Secrets to swatch. Ugh these colors are so pretty! I did a FOTD with them, which you can see here. I don’t have the eyeliner yet, but as soon as I get it I shall swatch it. :) You can see swatches of the shadows and blush right now though! This collection is inspired by the tv show Pretty Little Liars. It’s also in collaboration with Kiss My Sass Cosmetics! I will be swatching their collection as well! This collection comes out December 2nd. Enjoy minks!

Here are Vee’s notes on all the colors!

Hefty Hanna
Hefty Hanna was a nickname Alison had given Hanna because she was a little overweight. After Alison disappeared she became friends with Mona and lost a lot of weight. “A” still constantly reminds Hanna of her “hefty” past. I chose purple for Hanna because she is very girly. I think she is the girliest out of the 4 and has a very feminine wardrobe. I also chose to incorporate pink into it because she is also the sweetest of the 4.

Madhouse Mona
Madhouse Mona was a name given to the not so popular Mona by Caleb and I think it is a great name for her. Mona was proven to be the original “A” and just caused a lot of trouble for the girls. I chose burgundy for Mona because like a lot of the other girls, she generally has a smokey eye but often rocks a beautiful burgundy lip. I also chose to add some red sheen and sparkle because she plays dirty!

Not Your Secret
Emily I feel is one of the quietest of the group. You can tell she thinkgs a lot. I named this “Not Your Secret” because that is what she told Paige when they started dating and Paige didn’t want to come out. Emily didn’t want to be her secret. I chose blue for Emily for a few different reasons. She is a bit of a tom boy compared to the other girls but she does have a very feminine flare (hence the purple and pink) but also because she is a swimmer and water is blue.

Radley Prep
This color is inspired by and named after Spencer. Spencer is known to be a little preppy, always studying or being studious in school but she also has her dark side which landed her in the Radley Sanitarium. Ever since she has gotten out, she has been falling down a rough path. I chose brown for Spencer because she is very dull (the preppy part) but as I said, has a dark side so I wanted to add some color sparkles that were just insane!

Hot for Teacher
There is no denying that Aria is hot for the teacher. They have been dating for quite a while. Let’s be real, if Ezra was any of our teachers, we would probably date him too. I chose a soft pink blush for Aria because her normal make up is usually a basic smokey eye, like most of the girls but she usually has a soft pink blush on.

Red Coat
Red Coat is crafted mainly for Alison because she is the girl behind the red coat, her disguise to get to the girls and stay in hiding. Alison has beautiful blonde hair which is highlighted in the golden shimmer of this liner.

Official descriptions
Hefty Hanna is a blackened purple with a strong pink sheen and a very subtle copper sparkle.
Madhouse Mona is a burgundy base with a subtle red shift and a golden red sparkle.
Not Your Secret is a medium grey blue with a purple duochrome and a slight pink shimmer.
Radley Prep is a medium brown base with a golden beige overlay and a gold – green – blue sparkle

Blush
Hot For Teacher is a light pink matte base with a subtle golden sparkle.

Static Line Gel Liner
Red Coat is a vibrant red with a golden shimmer.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 1.5×1.5 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.25 per baggie.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed ¼ teaspoon by weight for $2.50 per jar.

Blush
You will receive loose product in a 20g jar with a sifter, packed 4-4.5g by weight for $9.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed ¼ teaspoon by weight for $2.50 per jar.

Eyeliner
You will receive cream product in a glass jar, packed 6.5g by weight for $9.00 per jar

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb(where is my sun?!). Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix & Foil Me and over bare skin.

Hefty Hanna is an eggplant purple with a pink sheen and copper sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ultramarine Blue Pigment, Iron Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica. VEGAN not lip safe

Madhouse Mona is a dark mauve with a red sheen and pink and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Pigment Violet, Iron Oxide, Mica, Black #2, Copper Powder, Aluminum Powder, Silicon Dioxide, (glycidoxphenol) propane / bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica. VEGAN not lip safe

Not Your Secret is a grey/blue with a purple to pink sheen.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Talc, Zinc Stearate. May contain: Ultramarines, Bismuth Oxychloride. VEGAN not lip safe

Radley Prep is a beige with a metallic golish-silver sheen and blue and green sparks.
Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride. VEGAN lip safe

Hot for Teacher is a
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax, Pigment Violet, Tin Oxide, Carmine, Ultramarines, Iron Oxide. NOT VEGAN not lip safe Eye Safe

Red Coat is a
Ingredients: Cyclopentaxiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ceresin, Carnauba Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Sorbitan Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Kaolin, Red #40 Lake, Carmine, Iron Oxide, Magnesium Myristate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid. NOT VEGAN

These colors are so pretty! I love Hefty Hanna and Radley Prep! They are so pretty. The blush is just gorgeous. Will you be picking up this collection when it comes out? I can’t wait to get the eyeliner to swatch. It sounds fabulous!

You can contact Vee on her contact page here. Find Glamour Doll Eyes on Facebook and Twitter. Just so you know the links to GDE are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through my link I get a small percentage. :) There is also a GDE facebook group. You can find sneak peeks, other peoples looks and giveaways! You can join here. Let them know I sent you! ;) If you like this post please like it by clicking like in the top right hand corner!

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