Since Google is killing their reader on July first a lot of people are weighing in on other readers. I present to you Bloglovin’. I’ve been using it for quite some time now. It displays posts kind of like a blog using the read more feature. You can scroll down and preview posts. You just click on a post you want to read and it pops up in another tab. If you ignore other posts you can just click on the “Mark as all read” at the top of the page. It also features the nice “Scroll to top” button, so if you’re lazy like me and don’t want to scroll up just bop the button and voila you’re at the top!
If also has this little box up at the top, on the right side. This has an “all unread posts” link at the top where you can click on it and have all unread posts pop up. This is nice if you decide not to hit the all read button, this way any unread posts you skip magically pop up and you can go through them. It’s handy if you want to go back to a post later but it’s halfway down the page of a billion posts you intend to read and forget about.
I seriously didn’t mean for this post to be so long. Sorry! OKay. Under the all unread posts link is another link. “Liked posts“. I forgot to mention you can posts to your favorite list. *whistles* Anyways, this link allows you to pull up all of your favorite list to the top. This is also handy. If you favorite a post and really like it and want to go back to it later, you can hit the liked posts link and voila. I think I just repeated myself.
Below those two links is your group links, which I also forgot to mention. Eep. You can add categories for sorting blogs. Also up at the top is a handy little bar that shows you home, popular posts, top blogs and feedback. It also has a litter search box called what else but “search blogs“. This is where you paste the blog link to add to Bloglovin’, after you add a blog it asks what category you want to add it to. Also you can manage your blogs and sort them into lists later if you want.
Oh Goddess this is so long. Novel. It’s a novel. Okay anyways under the all unread posts and liked posts links, by the way liked posts has a cute little heart next to it, D’aawww. You can see your categories. You can click on a category link to show just the posts in that particular category. Under those is a teeny tiny “show read blogs” link.You can click on it and it pops up a tall list of the blogs you marked as read but didn’t actually read. Also up top by the Mark all as read button is a button with a little gear and arrow button where you can sort your blog list. You can sort by blog, sort by date, use small images and big images. I personally prefer big images.
Hokay. I’m almost done, I swear! :shifty: Next to the search blogs feature at the top you’ll find a tiny little picture of you, or whatever swanky picture you want to use. As you hover over your swanky picture you’ll find a little menu of sorts pops up like magic. This allows you to invite friends, edit your blog, manage blogs you follow, this is the category sorting thinger, bloglovn’ buttons(I made my own), help, cause we all need help, settings and sign out. Holy bajeesush we’re almost done!
Now, what I originally meant to post was how to import your Google humans over to Bloglovin‘. It’s pretty simple to do. First you make a Bloglovin’ account here. Then you go fill out your fancy settings. At the bottom of the page(scroll aaaaaall the way down). You’re down right? Right? At the bottom just above the save settings button a button to import blogs. Now when you click on that, it takes you to another page where you can click on Google Reader or OPML/XML, whatever the hell that is. So when you select Google Reader you go to another new page. This page has a button that says Import from Google Reader. So you click that bish and go to yet another page. I swear it’s worth it. Then it asks if Bloglovin’ if it can manage Google Reader’s data. So after you select access a new window pops up and immediately starts importing your data which it is now doing to my Google Reader that I haven’t used in years. Damn you Google!
TEAL DEER: Bloglovin’ is awesome and easy to use. So yeah. Have fun. There is a screenshot below that shows you the basic set up. It says EVERYTHING I just typed up there. *sigh* Oh Goddess, mother, 2[94u82[9uj. It copied over 200+ blogs. Well that’s gonna be fun. I think I posted about everything. If you have questions I can probably answer them, unless they’re about your love life, space, sea creatures etc. Now I’m going to go manage all of my new blogs.
A few quick swatches for Persephone Minerals! These are from the Pearlescent Petals. All swatches are over glitter glue. Will get jar shots tomorrow, body was hating me by the time I got done with just these.
Sakura: A light, glowing pink with a myriad of white & pink shimmer.
Orange Cosmos: An amazingly bright orange with gold & red-yellow color shifting sparkles & a slight golden sheen.
Jamaica: An uber shimmery pink-red saturated with various shades of red & pink sparkle.
First up is Black Rose Minerals is having a flash sale, which I forgot about until now.
[quote]If you use the coupon code FLASH you will save 45% only 24 hours. Ends Saturday at midnight PST. You have all Saturday to get your shop on. http://www.blackroseminerals.com/ and also good at http://brm.storenvy.com/[/quote]
And second of all Solstice Scents Lace Draped Spectre is now endangered. This was one of my favorite scents. It’s a haunting scent to me. Takes me back to a victorian lady, sweaty, hot, exhausted, sitting on a chair by a window, just watching the world go by and feeling content. It’s a beautiful scent. If you like it, pick up a backup or two, if you haven’t tried it, please do. It’s one of those scents that everyone likes.
So Mo over at Madd Style Cosmetics is releasing an awesome new grab bag tonight called Twisted Little Mermaid. Sooo I thought I’d share and post the swatches she posted over on the FB page in case you don’t follow MSC.
[quote]Grab bags will launch Fri 6/21 at 10pm us central time @ www.maddstylecosmetics.com. They will be $20 and will include: 5 new Mermaid inspired colors, 1 deluxe sample of a brand new color, a Coconut Rum lip balm, and each *order* will receive a 20% off coupon for a future order. (note, this coupon is per order, not per grab bag)[/quote]
Kinda, sorta, trying to kick my butt into stuff. It’s not laziness, I wish it were. I just can’t seem to get back into what I was doing before. I want to, I just simply can’t. Mind says DO IT, body says EFF THAT. Part of it is all of the work that comes with swatching. It’s a huge effort for me. I planned on getting back into swatching like I did before; bare skin, primer and glitter glue, but I haven’t. So I guess I’m not really asking a question so much as saying for now, for awhile, I’m just going to do swatches over glitter glue, over primer when I’m up to it. So uh, yeah.
Things are all jumbled right now. Like whoa. I’ve been saving up for my tattoo. Finally. I wish I could go to sleep and wake up on tattoo day. I’m getting my lotus on my chest with “love as thou wilt” above it. Maybe that will kick my butt. Maybe not. We’ll see. The end of the month can’t get here soon enough. One last thing. I’m looking for a real rose gold eyeshadow. I know I’ve seen one somewhere, but I can’t place it. So if anyone knows of any indie shadows that might work please let me know. I guess with my brain all scrambled lately it’s decided it likes gold, which is strange before I love and prefer silver jewelry, not gold, but now? Gold it is I guess. Anyways I’m looking for this, this or this color. I’ve found a few shades that are close, but no buenos. Halp please! икони
Since I’m sure most, if not all of you are familiar with Shiro Cosmetics, you may already know about the new and soon to be gone goodies. I really hope I spelled announcement right, it looks funny. Apparently spellcheck says it’s spelled right. Yay!
New CotM: Damnit, Moon Moon!
BUT ALSO: This is the 12th Color of the Month! So here’s one last chance to get alllll the old colors: ALL OF THE COLORS! Dudes, get them before they go away forever. Go, Go, Go!
AND THIS TOO:
[quote]The custom lipglosses now come in mess-free squeeze tubes! If you’ve ordered a custom lipgloss that came in a jar, please email me with an order number and the number of glosses you ordered, and I’ll issue you a partial credit to be used on a future lipgloss order, as a “sorry for the messiness my bad” token. [/quote]
OMG, YES, YES, YES! I cannot tell you how amazingly happy I am for squeeze tubes. Seriously, I want Caitlin to have my babies now. COME HERE MAMA! Also, you want to get Moon Prism Power as a gloss, no joke, lookit how amazing it is down there! Don’t forget that Moon Prism Power is one of the COTM shades(September), so if you want that baby as a lip gloss you better get your butt in gear and get that bish.
A few quick swatches for Persephone Minerals! Let me just say I totally failed on these swatches. I meant to do three of the Pearlescent Petals collection, but instead I did two Pixie Powders and one Pearlescent Petals. Whoops. So as many of you know, Persephone Mineral’s is back in business. Woot! Vic has come out with a few new collections and has some old and new stock in the shop. Due to my body trying to murder me I’ve only been able to do some quick swatches over glitter glue. Also as you can uh see, my camera, my hands, the sun, the eyeshadow pot, I don’t know what but my camera was not feeling the Pixie Powders. So sorry for the blurry shots yo. I promise to come back later and add the rest, but until then, here you go!
Marigold: A very bright yellow-orange gold saturated with golden sparkle.
Pollen Dust: The most beautiful smattering of multiple shades of gold I think I have ever seen- like pollen that’s been enchanted by fairy dust.
April Showers: A lavish cascade of silver, white & pale blue- like rain drops that have been enchanted by fairy dust.
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