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Ombrè lips

Thursday Guest Post!
Hi amigos! I’m Dimitri from Superdimitri and I’ve been invited to make a Guest post, so here I am.

I was thinking about a topic and since I was out of inspiration for a full makeup look and a product review wasn’t a good idea (since Luna is the best doing that), I decided to show you guys these looks inspired by the ombrè (gradient) trend.

Ombrè is everywhere in the fashion & beauty industry, so you can search for a lot of inspirational images -that’s what I did. I made these lips looks based on this trend, I hope you like it.

Although these looks might appear hard to achieve, they’re actually quite easy to do and I enjoyed a lot when working on them: they allow you  to create hundreds of possibilities, sky is the limit.

Actually I made all these in less than an hour!

Ombrè lips are a pain in the arse for a daily look since you have to carry every shade you used with you for re-applying, so keep that in mind whenever you decide to create a gradient  look.

What do you guys think about this trend?

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My Top Ten Indie List

In no particular order(and by no particular order I apparently meant alphabetical order…) I’m going to list my top ten favorite indie companies and then I’m gonna tag a few people to do the same. ;)

  1. Cocoa Pink – oh man. I fell in love with her scent fear of cemeteries. It’s amazing. She was going to drop her hallow’s eve scents and I bugged her on a few occasions to keep it. Luckily someone suggested changing the name to Dirty Carnation which she liked so yay it stays. I’m in love with her voluptuous body butter and her bubbling scrub is pretty awesome too. Her shampoo is awesome and it makes a great kitty wash. ;)
  2. Darling Girl Cosmetics – Susan has a million and one shades of shadow to choose from. She has some beautiful shadow colors, but I especially like her colored lip balms and her lip scrub in a tube. If you haven’t purchased anything with the rose/passionfruit scent you’re missing out. She also has cream blushes which are awesome, especially Pink no Corisu. ;)
  3. Detrivore Cosmetics – Oh man Distorria has some gorgeous shadows. She also lives within driving distance of me so I get to pick up my packages in person. Woot! I love the theme to her shadows, I love their creepy names and they’re just beautiful. A little birdie also told me that she’ll be selling perfume oils soon too. ;) If you don’t own Omen you need to remedy that. GORGEOUS purple!
  4. Evil Shades Cosmetics – oh man. She has beautiful lippies and shadows and everything. She made a shadow after me called Toxic Lotus, it’s gorgeous, you should get it along with Eplefe and um all of her other shadows. If you like pink lipstick you have to get Fearless, it’s freaking amazing, and Deception? Perfect freaking nude. I want all of her lippies and shadows and blushes, and okay pretty much everything she sells. Her spectrum pots and primer have been the longest lasting eye primers as well. Check them out. ;) Also drooling over her holiday shades!
  5. innocent+twisted alchemy – Gosh these colors are beautiful. They remind me of the old Aromaleigh formulas. They’re just shiny and complex and pretty. She offers sample pods/clamshells and she fills them to the brim, she’s also a sweetheart and does all the art for her company. She’s very talented. Twisted is one of the most amazing colors ever, and I love Innocent as well, I love all of her shades and can’t wait to get my claws on her holiday set.
  6. Linnaeus Cosmetics – Okay so Marin is possibly the sweetest, cutest, quirkiest creeper in the universe. I loves her. Her shadows are rich and beautiful and the formulas are like butter. They’re just wonderful. Plus she was super awesome and made the Axolotl collection for me! *squee* There are no duochromes but her shadows have beautiful sparks of color and look complex. She’s definitely a keeper. Can’t wait for her shop to open back up at the beginning of the year.
  7. Morgana Cryptoria – Oh jeez what can I say, I need one of everything please. She has gorgeous, amazing lippies. I have a few of her balms that are rich and amazing, I’m sad to see them go, but the new glosses and gels look pretty awesome, and she did turn some of the balm colors into glosses. Hooray for diabolical druscilla! I have Azalea and Azalea blue in cute little flower pots that Amanda from Karmic Dreaming sold me during a blog sale. Love them. I currently have an order from her and am trying to patiently wait until Wednesday so I can pay for it. Can’t wait to have more of her lippies!
  8. My Pretty Zombie – Seriously Andrea is a goth Mary Poppins. I kid you not. She’s tied with Marin for cutest, sweetest, quirkiest, most awesomely nice person ever. She’s genuinely nice and aims to please and has the best customer service. Besides her being awesome, she makes amazing shadows, if you want duochromes check her out, because she has some sort of magic touch for duo’s. Kid you not. mNg trio, Husbandry Afflictions collection, monstrous industry, illustrated ink, there are so many pretties it’s hard to choose. PLUS she makes zombie barbies. When I first shopped with her the barbies gave me the creeps, it was mostly the blood painted on, I don’t do well with blood, but now I kinda like them, and kinda want one. She did trade me a zombified barbie hand pendant for a scarf(I’m still making the scarf. >.> ). So check her out cause if you like creepy you’ll like MPZ. Also don’t pass up Unicorn Pee or her MDMA blush of freaking awesome sauce.
  9. One Hand Washes the Other – Becca is a crazy, blunt, firey witch troll that stands over her giant cauldron making black magic soap of amaze. Seriously that stuff is magic. She was also awesome enough to make a glycerin free formula for me, which is even more awesome, AND, AND SHE MADE MY MOST PERFECT SMELL. I Smell Like a Witch is omg perfect. The only thing better is mixing I Smell Like a Witch with Cocoa Pink‘s Fear of Cemeteries. It’s like magic and the most amazing smell EVER. I’m counting the minutes until we get paid so I can order creamy soap and everything possible in I Smell Like a Witch. Seriously, right now, I smell like a witch yo and I like it. Also Becca has black magic soap in jars, and soon she shall have scrubby black magic soap in a jar which I can’t wait to try!
  10. Persephone Minerals – Vic is like the queen of duochrome shadows. She’s got some pretties and holy crap if you haven’t seen her Sailor Senshi collections you must go now and see them, they’re amazing and I need them all. NEED, seriously NEED them. They bring back so many awesome memories of watching Sailor Moon, and YES I do love Sailor Moon, so pffft. Vic has amazing colors and her holiday collections are no disappointment. I’ve been swatching them the past few days and they’re beautiful. All I have left to swatch is the reindeer collection and they’ll all be up for your viewing pleasure.

There are other companies that I love as well like Black Rose Minerals, Venomous Cosmetics, Pollen Cosmetics, and yes even Madd Style Cosmetix(please don’t burn me at the stake). They all have beautiful, amazing, quality shadows and you should check them out. I think next time I’ll do a top 15 or 20 list. XD Some of these companies have been around for awhile, others are brand new, but gosh they’re worth checking out and trying. There are some new companies sprouting up that I’d like to try so maybe next time I decide to make a list I’ll have some new companies up, and well a long list. XD

And now I tag Luna, Amanda, Claire, Mandy, Stephanie, Andrea, Sammi, Angela and Taryn.

Let’s see your favorite top ten! ;)

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4th of July Weekend Sales!

Keep checking back. Sales will be added as I find them. :D

Black Rose Minerals is having a sale! Get 24% off your entire order of $10 or more with coupon code bonanza! Ends Monday July 4th at midnight PST!

Simply Sweet Skin – 20% of everything from July 1st through July 4th at midnight.

Geek Chic Cosmetics is having a 25% off Anniversary sale until July 13th.

Bokeh Face is offering free domestic and international shipping through July 4th.

B.Koi Cosmetics is having a 4th of July sale now through the 4th. 20% off with promo STARSANDSTRIPES on everything including sale items.

Lucky 107 from fri-mon everything except milf {which is the cotw} is 40% off to celebrate independence day! All orders over $40 {before shipping} get the stars & stripes collection free.

High Voltage Cosmetics 20% off sale for Fourth Of July Weekend? Refunds will be sent same day. There’s no special coupon or code or anything. As soon as the payment clears the refund will be sent!

Meow Cosmetics Save 20% on Rainforest and Carnival collections Now through MONDAY code: CatsLuvFireworks

Madd Style Cosmetics All orders over $15 in the artfire shop will recieve 20% off their ENTIRE order! Even better, you may use this coupon as many times as you like from the 1st through the 4th only! (coupon NOT good for holds/reserves) use code FIREWORKZ

Lux Naturals *4th of July Promo* Monday 7/4/11 Only- Free Watermelon Soap with purchase of $20 or more (not including tax and/or shipping). Just write code WAT711 in the comments section during checkout. Can’t be combined with any other offer. Limit one per household.

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Finished product

DIY – How to depot NYX Jumbo Pencils

Let me start off by saying I know there’s a whole slew of videos and instructional posts on how to depot these pencils, I’m adding my own anyways! Who knows maybe someone hasn’t seen this yet. Now let me say, I loathe watching videos. It’s really a combination of it making me literally car sick to see, and I’ve been using Kai’s old laptop since my health got really bad and it takes me at least 10+ minutes to just partially load a video. I also know I’m not the only one who loathes video tutorials! ;) Let me also add that this works on the wetnwild idol eyes. I actually took photos of the process using a wetnwild pencil. Photo thumbnails are displayed in order.

Now! You’ll need the following things:

  1. An old towel or paper towels.
  2. A microwave safe glass, or two or three.
  3. Pliers to remove the plastic cap at the end of the pencils. Please note, sometimes it’s metal.
  4. Empty 5 gram jars with lids, with labels.
  5. Pencils to depot.
  6. A microwave.
  7. A refrigerator. XD

Alrighty! You want to lay your towel out to protect the surface you’re working on. Take your pliers and remove the cap at the end of your pencils. It’s a 50/50 chance of them being glued on. Two of mine weren’t glued and came off fairly easy, the other two were glued on and ended up breaking the ends of the tube when I got them off. On that note, be careful if you break the ends because they can and will leak out the end and go all over your cup.

Once you have the caps off the end of the pencils take an empty jar and set it inside your microwave safe cup, now place the pencil tip down into the jar, so that the butt end of the pencil is resting against the inside of the cup. Now place the pencil inside the jar, inside the microwave safe cup, into the microwave. You’ll want to start with 30 second increments so you can see how long it takes your pencil to melt into the jar. My pencils took anywhere from 2-3 minutes per pencil to fully melt. Also note, if you have a minute plus button, don’t use it. For whatever reason it doesn’t get hot enough to melt the pencils and you end up having to nuke it for a much longer period of time.

Once your pencil is empty be careful taking it out, the cup will be hot. Use your pliers to carefully pull the empty pencil out of the cup. If you’re like me and you used a cup that isn’t that wide you’ll want to use the pliers to carefully grab the edge of the jar and lift it out as well. It will be hot so be careful if you’re taking it out with your hands. Now that you’ve successfully de-potted your NYX or other brand pencil you’ll want to place the jar into the refrigerator for around 10 minutes. This will allow it to solidify. If you have a lot of pencils or a poor memory you’ll want to put labels on your jars to identify your melted pencils. I however like to live on the edge and didn’t label mine.

Easy peasy! Behold step by mostly step photos!

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