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Organic BB Crème

Review: LaMav Organic Skin Science Organic BB Crème

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Official description
Organic BB Creme. All-In-One Foundation, Moisturiser, And UV Protection
La Mav Organic BB Crème is the ultimate multi-tasker and must have product for your makeup bag. Not only the perfect colour balancing makeup base, La Mav Organic BB Crème also provides an anti-ageing remedy and natural protection from the sun all whilst leaving your skin feeling smooth, radiant and hydrated. Reduce your daily makeup routine down to one highly effective product that is easy to apply and very affordable. La Mav BB Crème is perfect for those with hypersensitive skin, or conditions such as Rosacea, Eczema and Acne.

Infused with Vitamin C and Rosehip Oil La Mav Organic BB Crème treats the skin’s impurities whilst also providing anti-ageing benefits and nourishment for long lasting results. Apply La Mav Organic BB Crème daily on top of your La Mav moisturizer for a noticeably flawless and radiant complexion. Use it alone, or for best results, combine it with our Anti-Ageing Mineral Foundation with SPF15 and our Mattifying Powder. Tip: mix with your daily moisturiser for a lighter tint if desired!

Where to buy
From LaMav Organic Skin Science – You get a 50mL pump bottle for $39.95 USD.

Directions
• Apply a small amount to clean skin.
• Blend gently with fingertips for even coverage. Suitable for all skin tones and types.
• Mix with your La Mav moisturiser if a lighter shade is preferred

Packaging
The bottle comes in a cardboard box that has company and product information on it. The BB Creme comes in a white pump bottle with a silver snap on cap. The pump is white. The bottle has product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
It’s a thick kind of cream feeling formula. It smells like soy beans. I don’t know what to say about the shade since it’s several shades darker than I am.

Ingredients
*Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Titanium Dioxide, *Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, *Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Iron Oxides (CI77492), Tocopherol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Caprylate, Iron Oxides (CI77491), Mica, Iron Oxides (CI77499), Sodium Anisate, *Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, *Rosa Eglentaria (Rosehip) Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Alcohol, Ubiquinone, Ascorbic Acid, Aqua, Cucumis Sativus [Cucumber] Fruit Extract, Malpighia Glabra [Acerola] Fruit Extract, Tin Oxide, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract.

* designates an Australian certified organic ingredient

As you can see from the photos this BB cream is way too dark for me. It’s a good BB Cream. It blends out well with a beauty sponge. I found that blended it with my hands or a brush left streaks or patchy areas. It has good coverage and it feels okay on the skin. It does have a strong smell though and it smells like soy beans. La Mav Organic Skin Science is an organic skin care company from Australia. They are cruelty free as well.

LaMav Organic Skin Science Organic BB Crème
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  • Texture
  • Ingredients
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Summary

Pros
Blends well
Good coverage

Cons
Strong smell
Too dark
A little pricey

Final thoughts
If this were lighter and cheaper I might buy it.

Buy or not
No

4.1
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Sting

Review & Swatches: Chirp Cosmetics

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Ordering options
Eyeshadow
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $6.00 CAD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $2.05 CAD per baggie.

Brow Powder
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $8.00 CAD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $2.05 CAD per baggie.

Blush
You will receive loose product in a 20g jar with a sifter, packed 5g by weight for $16.00 CAD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $2.05 CAD per baggie.

Finishing Powder
You will receive loose product in a 30g jar with a sifter, packed 8g by weight for $24.65 CAD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 20g jar with a sifter, packed 5g by weight for $20.00 CAD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $2.05 CAD per baggie.

Lipstick
You will receive lipstick in a bullet, packed 4mL by volume for $12.32 CAD per bullet.
You will receive lipstick in a clamshell, packed 0.5mL by volume for $3.00 CAD per clamshell.

Lip Tint
You will receive lipstick in a lip tube, packed 4mL by volume for $10.00 CAD per lip tube.
You will receive lipstick in a clamshell, packed 0.5mL by volume for $2.05 CAD per clamshell.

Photos were taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Eyeshadow swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs LunatiCK Primer.

I received samples of Chirp Cosmetics products to try out. I was going to do lip swatches of the lipsticks but I didn’t have enough time today. The sun finally came out and the kids and I went for a walk and explored. Hopefully I can take some tomorrow! All of the shadows are soft and buttery and easy to blend. None of them were shear and all were pigmented. Most of the lipsticks were on the sheer side except Red Velvet and Singe, but they apply evenly. They aren’t scented and don’t really have a smell. Bitten is a lip tint that is a sheer balm. It doesn’t have a scent either. The finishing powder is translucent and matte. It applies well. The blushes are all soft and shimmery and apply easily. The brow powders are matte and soft. They’re easy to apply and blend. Chirp is a new company to me but the products are really nice. I contacted them a couple of times on Facebook with questions and got a very quick reply both times. All product ingredients and descriptions are available on their website. I didn’t want to put them all here or it’d be a very, very long post. xd Chirp Cosmetics is located in Ontario, Canada.

Overall I was really pleased with their products. I hope they come out with some magenta-y shaded lipsticks! You can find them on Instagram and Facebook.

Chirp Cosmetics
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  • Color
  • Texture
  • Ingredients
  • Price

Summary

Pros
Good quality
Inexpensive
Great colors
Great texture

Cons
None

Final thoughts
The colors are pretty and the quality is great.

Buy or not
Definitely

4.6
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Cat Eyes

Review & Swatches: Too Faced Cat Eyes Ferociously Feminine Eye Shadow & Liner Collection

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Official description

The timeless Cat Eye just got sexier. From ancient Egypt to the mod ’60s and punk ’80s to today, it’s always been an iconic beauty essential. This classic has been updated with nine matte, shimmer and glitter textures in warm and cool tones. Included are three wet-and-dry formulas for intense precision lining and a perfect wing tip. This Cat Eye Collection comes with our signature Glamour Guide with three beauty looks to get you started.

MORE TO LOVE:

  • An extraordinary range of shades from a sheer wash of color to highly pigmented shadows
  • Nine new shades, three that can be worn wet-and-dry
  • Palette includes lustrous shadows that glide on gently for a weightless sparkle finish and velvety matte shades for eye-catching drama
  • Vivid, long-wearing color
  • Our signature, how-to Glamour Guide offers step-by-step application instructions for three Cat Eye looks.
  • Paraben Free

includes:

  • 3 Eye Shadows (6.0 g / 0.21 oz.)
  • 6 Eye Shadows (5.4 g / 0.18 oz.)
  • Step-by step glamour guide

Where to buy
From Beauty Bridge – Palette is $36.00 USD.

Directions
Follow the steps in the how-to Glamour Guide to achieve stunning cat eyes.

Packaging
The palette comes in a little box decorated with leopard print and has palette and company info on it. The palette itself is tin and has leopard print on it. It has has the palette and company information on it. The inside of the palette has a mirror on the lid and has a little packet of looks for you to do over the mirror. The eyeshadows sit in the bottom part of the tin. It closes with an invisible magnet.

Scent and formula
These don’t really have a scent. They smell a little like flour. That’s it. You have to stick your nose up to the palette and sniff though. They are pressed shadows so they are a solid powder.

Ingredients
Jungle Love: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Methicone, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Kitten: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Kitty Glitter: Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Polyethylene, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Tin Oxide, Sorbic Acid, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Aluminum Powder (CI 77000).

Leopard: Mica, Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Methicone, Sorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Meow: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Panther: Mica, Talc, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Methicone, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Pussy Cat: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Polyethylene, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Purr: Mica, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Polyethylene, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Silica, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

Tiger’s Eye: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Zinc Stearate, Talc, Polyethylene, Boron Nitride, Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

Beauty Bridge sent me this palette to swatch and review! This is my first Too Faced palette and so far I like it. All of the shades with the exception of Kitty Glitter are pigmented and easy to work with. They are buttery soft and blend well. Kitty Glitter was kind of hard to work with. It just doesn’t want to cooperate. The color isn’t buttery and smooth like the others and you have to work at getting a decent amount on your brush. Leopard, Jungle Love and Panther definitely work better wet than dry. I think they definitely work a little better wet than dry. I really like all three of the light shades, Purr, Meow and Kitten. They are just the perfect highlight shades for my skin tone. I will hopefully be doing the looks that came with this palette this week. My face is seriously broke out all over from eating sunflower seeds. xd I have a big ass zit on my nose and a few other mountains on my face. I am hoping they’l be gone or nearly gone this week. This is a really pretty palette. The colors in it really complement each other.

When Beauty Bridge contacted me about reviewing something from their shop I hadn’t heard of them before. Their shop is really clean and easy to navigate. The shipping was really quick and the palette came well packaged and they even included a few skincare samples with it! They offer free shipping over $49. They also have their own skincare products! They carry several brands of cosmetics, skincare and hair care products. Each product page has lots of info about the product inluding ingredients. :) Beauty Bridge is a nice shop, you should check it out!

Too Faced Cat Eyes palette
  • Packaging
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  • Color
  • Texture
  • Ingredients
  • Price

Summary

Pros
Pigmented
Good quality
Pretty colors
Colors apply easily

Cons
Kitty Glitter isn't pigmented and is hard to work with.

Final thoughts
Almost all the shades in this palette are pigmented and easy to work with. Very pretty.

Buy or not
Yes

4.3
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A really simple and quick indie FOTD! (:

Hiii, I’m back with another guest post :d Today’s post is a really simple, minimal-effort type of look with some of my favorite indies.

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I decided to try just doing a one eyeshadow look with a simple wing, because I rarely ever do that although I have a ton of gorgeous eyeshadow colors that would totally work well as standalone shades. I thought it’d be fun to try out something that’s quite new for me!

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I used my Darling Girl Superstar Serum with Fyrinnae‘s Mephisto to create my winged liner. This color is like MAGIC. It’s described as being a deep royal blue with a red sheen, and it comes off as purple in the jar. When I mixed it with the serum, it looked like a gorgeous metallic red but upon applying it, the blue tones definitely shone through. It’s so pretty!

After liner, I patted on some Glitter Glue and then just used DreamWorld Hermetica‘s Little Witch all over my lid and just a little over over my liner too so it’d look more cohesive.

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On my cheeks is some of DreamWorld Hermetica‘s Winnie blush and I have Hello Waffle’s awesome A Tail of Two Kitties lipstick!

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And that’s it for this look! It was fun to try out a one shadow look and I think it turned out pretty nicely. I definitely should get into that habit more. Thanks for reading this post and thank you Luna for letting me guest post once again! It’s always a pleasure (: You can find me blogging more about makeup and stuff on Miekeup! 

I’m Mieke, a short little person that’s quite hopelessly lost in a void of colorful makeup and glitter. Bright and shiny is very much my style! :d
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Drink Nuclear Cola & Sunset Sasparilla over Glitter Glue

Swatches: AFK Cosmetics Drink Nuclear Cola, Sunset Sasparilla, Super Mutant & Three Dog OWWWWW!

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More AFK Cosmetics swatches! Here are a few shades from the Wastelander collection!

Official descriptions
Drink Nuclear Cola is a shimmery brick red with an ever so slight golden sparkle.
Sunset Sasparilla is a dirty mustard yellow with a very light amount of red sparkle.
Super Mutant is a toxic, almost apple green with a golden shimmer.
Three Dog OWWWWW! is an earthy brown with a BUTTLOAD of golden sparkles.

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 baggie, packed ¼teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Drink Nuclear Cola is a metallic burgundy with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Sunset Sasparilla is a matte mustard yellow with red sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Silica Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Super Mutant is a bright pea green with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 2 Lake, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Three Dog OWWWWW! is a light chocolate brown with gold and bronze sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

I really like Sunset Sasparilla and Three Dog OWWWWW! Sunset Sasparilla is a gorgeous mustardy yellow. I don’t like regular yellows, but darker yellows, yes! And Three Dog OWWWWW has some gorgeous sparkle!

You can find AFK Cosmetics shop here. You can contact Dena through the shop email here. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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A Goddess?!, Clean Freak & Mikasa over Glitter Glue

Swatches: AFK Cosmetics A Goddess?!, Clean Freak & Mikasa

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I have a few shades from AFK Cosmetics Fight or Die collection! Sadly when I was swatching these I accidentally knocked Clean Freak off my table and spilled nearly the entire jar on the floor and my chair. t.t I am so sad.

Official descriptions
A Goddess?! is a light and bright buttery golden yellow with a little bit of sparkle and shimmer.
Clean Freak is a soft off white bordering on cream with a slight golden sheen.
Mikasa is a deep jewel toned red bordering on burgundy with a very subtle sparkle.

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 baggie, packed ¼teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

A Goddess?! is a light gold with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Caranauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Clean Freak is a creamy white with a light gold sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Oxide, Chromium Oxide, Caranauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Mikasa is a metallic-y, jewel red with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Copper Powder, Caranauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

I’ve swatched some other shades from the Fight or Die collection in the past, so here are some more! Clean Freak is my favorite it’s a pretty creamy white with a gold-ish sheen. It just kind of glows! Mikasa is a rich gorgeous red as well and A Goddess?! is the perfect gold. Very pretty colors! Later today I should have some more AFK swatches!

You can find AFK Cosmetics on their own site here. You can contact Dena through the shop email afkcosmetics@hotmail.com. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Ojo de Gato over bare skin

Swatches: My Pretty Zombie Ojo de Gato

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If you missed Ojo de Gato last year from My Pretty Zombie you’ll be happy to know it’s back! Starting tomorrow April 1st you can once again get it. This year Andrea is donating to Snap Cats as her kitty charity of choice! Last year she donated to Blind Cat Rescue! Ojo de Gato is gorgeous and has been slightly reformulated this year to be lip safe!

Official description
Ojo de Gato is a blackened dark coppery brown with a touch of glitter.

Ordering options
You will receive product in a jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight.
You can purchase Ojo de Gato here.

Ojo de Gato was swatched over NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone, over Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Ojo de Gato is a blackened copper with copper sparks.
Ingedients: mica. iron oxide, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, bronze powder, silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminum, Polyurethane 33, yellow #5, yellow #6, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

Ojo de Gato is gorgeous and the proceeds go to a great cause. Cats are wonderful, amazing creatures. You know you wanna help them! ;) You can find My Pretty Zombie on Facebook and Instagram!

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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