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Hello, friends! Sophia here, also known as /u/iskindoffunny on reddit, or @fbstonefacekilla on Instagram. Luna recently reached out to me and asked me to do a guest post. While pondering what to do I figured I should do a lotus-inspired look given Luna’s blog name. Low hanging fruit? Maybe… But it did inspire me! Here’s the look!

Lotus Straight On

My general idea for this look was to create a blushed, blooming effect with a lotus’ color palette. Once I had the idea for the forehead lotus, it lead the vision for the rest of the look.

I outlined the lotus freehand with NYX’s White Liquid Liner and heavily shaded  around it with My Pretty Zombie‘s Drugs Like Me Blush in MDMA.  The center is filled with a dusting of My Pretty Zombie‘s Miasma over white, the medium inner petals are just MDMA, the small petals are Fyrinnae‘s Crimson Ghost, and the large petals are Fyrinnae‘s Rapunzel Had Extensions.
Lotus Profile I

I used Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in 110 Porcelain for my base and carried MDMA down onto my cheeks, in the crease, as my nose shading, and on the chin. I wanted to be as radiant as possible so I heavily applied Hello Waffle‘s highlighter in Midna to my cheeks, chin, cupids bow, and nose and layered Femme Fatale’s limited edition highlighter in Diaphanous over it .
Lotus Profile II

In the inner corner I have Shiro’s Cake!, on the lid, Cake! blended into Femme Fatale’s Divinity, and  MDMA in the crease and blown out to the sides. On my bottom lash line is MPZ’s Miasma with a bit of Hello Waffle‘s Ocelot to add more depth. I did my brows very lightly with NYX’s Micro Brow Pencil and a sharp wing with NYX’s Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Black.

A close up of the gradient lip.

Lip Close Up

I used Life’s Entropy’s Lip Theory in Derivative around the perimeter of the lips, layered and blended another Lip Theory in Quantum over it, with NYX’s Macaron Lippie in Citron in the center.

That’s the break down of this look! I hope you like it and if you’d like to see more, check out my Instagram or keep your eye out on r/IndieMakeupandMore for an occasional post! And thank you again to Luna for reaching out and letting me share my makeup enthusiasm with all of you.

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Today is Fumiko’s Birthday Pary! She turned 7 on the 31st. :d This is my face today. Also yay. My moms friend brought a car for us to borrow so I can get to the dentist at Chemawa on Wednesday. Thank goodness.

FACE
Mizon Snail Recovery Repair Gel Cream
Pixi Beauty Flawless & Poreless Primer
Maybelline Dream Wonder Fluid-Touch Foundation in 10 Porcelain Ivory

CHEEKS
Glamour Doll Eyes Blush in Nouveau Riche – blush
Glamour Doll Eyes Blush in Ms. Monroe – highlight

BROWS
Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Smitten
Sugarpill Cosmetics Tako

EYES
NYX Cosmetics Eye Shadow Base Skin Tone
Glamour Doll Eyes Eyeshadow in Mannequin – all over lid & lower lashline
Sugarpill Cosmetics in Dollipop – middle of lid & lower lashline
Sugarpill Cosmetics in Tako – brow highlight
Glamour Doll Eyes Static Line Gel Liner in Bad Seed – upper liner
Rimmel London Scandal Eyes Retro Glam mascara Black

LIPS
Fyrinnae Lip Lustre in Fanservice

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So today was grocery shopping day for the week. I put mah face on. I got my MPZ on today. I wore Henrywinkle with Law Firm Lamb Cake! Law Firm Lamb Cake is similar to Unicorn Pee. It’s a white with a gorgeous pinky shift and rainbow glitz. Henrywinkle is one of the first shadows I got from Andrea at My Pretty Zombie and I still have much fondness for it. Henrywinkle is this gorgeous blue with a violet sheen. It was a beautiful combo! I used MDMA of course cause it’s my holy grail blush, but it was SO hot I ended up getting sick and by the time I got home my nose and cheeks were so red I didn’t need any blush. xd Also a couple of pictures of Sascha and Fumiko. <3

FACE
Etude House Pore Wonder Freshener
Mizon Snail Recovery Repair Gel Cream
Pixi Beauty Flawless & Poreless
Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream Silky Green
My Pretty Zombie Dr. Pickles Miraculous Beauty Dust Mint

CHEEKS
My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush MDMA

BROWS
Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Smitten
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Amethyst
Fyrinnae Unicorn pressed

EYES
Maybelline instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Neutralizer
Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime
My Pretty Zombie Henrywinkle – all over lid
My Pretty Zombie Law Firm Lamb Cake – inner corner & outer corner
NYX Cosmetics Slide On Pencil Jet Black – tightline upper lid & upper liner
L’Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara Blackest Black

LIPS
Fyrinnae Lip Lustre Sexy Nerd

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press sample

So this is kind of a FOTD and swatch/comparison all in one. I have the Dr. Pickles Miraculous Beauty Dusts from My Pretty Zombie for you. I always use the mint shade, mostly because my face likes be red all the time and it helps neutralize the redness a lot. The violet is used for neutralizing yellow in the skin. Anyways, off to the photos.

Official descriptions
Mint if your skin has red undertones.
Violet if your skin has yellow undertones

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 30g jar without a sifter, packed 8g by weight for $12.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard baggie, packed by volume for $1.00 per sample baggie.

Packaging
Both come in a clear 30g square jar with a clear cat label on top and product information label on bottom.

Scent and formula
Neither formula has a scent. Both are silky, fine powders. Mint is a light minty green powder. Violet is a light lavender purple powder.

Ingredients
Mint – Mica, Rice Powder, Silicone Dioxide, Ultramarines, Titanium Dioxide, Chromium Oxide Green, Magnesium Myristrate. VEGAN
Violet – Mica, Rice Powder, Silicone Dioxide, Ultramarines, Magnesium Myristrate. VEGAN

Swatches taken in direct sun and swatched over bare skin.


I don’t know if you can really see much of a difference in the photos. I started a new skin routine using asian skincare products and it’s drastically reduced the redness in my face. But the green powder now totally neutralizes any red in my face, before I started using the asian skin care products it did a pretty god job, but you could still tell I was a little red. I don’t really use the violet because it just sort of enhances the redness a little, which I don’t want. xd I love the green powder though. It leaves no green cast on your face and it helps keep my face from getting oily super fast. The powder itself is very fine and silky. My cheeks tend to always stay dry and this doesn’t enhance that, or make them more dry or flaky. I definitely recommend trying it. At least get a sample to try. I am very happy with it!

Face
Etude House Pore Wonder Freshener
Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream Silky Green
My Pretty Zombie Dr. Pickles Miraculous Beauty Dust Mint

BROWS
Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Smitten
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Amethyst
Fyrinnae Unicorn pressed

EYES
Maybelline instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Neutralizer
de Leon Cosmetics Eye Primer
Oslo Cosmetics Aquarii pressed – foiled as upper liner
Oslo Cosmetics Pegasus pressed – lower outer lash line
Dark Heart Designs Cosmetics Dark Heart Eyelixir – foiled with Aquarii
Milani Ultra Fine Liquid Eye Liner 01 Black Vinyl – upper liner
NYX Cosmetics Slide On Pencil Jet Black – tightline upper lid
NYX Cosmetics Slide On Pencil Pure White – bottom waterline
L’Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara Blackest Black

LIPS
Fyrinnae Lip Luster Sexy Nerd

You can find My Pretty Zombie here. You can contact Andrea on her contact page here. Find My Pretty Zombie on Facebook and Twitter.

Sailor Moon! MOON PRISM POWER!Luna

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Face
Etude House Pore Wonder Freshener
Skin79 Super Plus Triple Functions BB Cream Silky Green
My Pretty Zombie Dr. Pickles Miraculous Beauty Dust Mint

Brows
Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Smitten
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Amethyst

Eyes
Maybelline instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Neutralizer
de Leon Cosmetics Eye Primer
Siren Cosmetics Get Nekkid – used to blend shadow out at crease
Siren Cosmetics Jar of Hearts – all over lid & lower waterline
Siren Cosmetics Funky Sh*t – outer v & crease
Siren Cosmetics Teenage Kicks – mixed with Eyelixir for upper liner
Dark Heart Designs Cosmetics Dark Heart Eyelixir
NYX Cosmetics Slide On Pencil Jet Black – tightline upper lid
NYX Cosmetics Slide On Pencil Pure White – bottom waterline
L’Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara Blackest Black

Lips
Lime Crime Velvetine Pink Velvet

I am also on Reddit and /r/asianbeauty!
Sailor Moon! MOON PRISM POWER!Luna

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I got to have lunch with Kharizma today at Arawan! It was really nice. :d Also my nosebone fell out somewhere between sleep and shower and I can’t find it anywhere. t.t

FACE
Pixi Beauty Flawless & Poreless
Holika Holika Petit BB Moisture
My Pretty Zombie Dr. Pickles Miraculous Beauty Dust Mint

CHEEKS
My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush MDMA

BROWS
Sugarpill Cosmetics Smitten
Sugarpill Cosmetics Tako

EYES
Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime
Maybelline instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Neutralizer
Oslo Cosmetics Pyxis – all over lid
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Gypsy Stone – outer v & crease
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Gypsy Stone – inner corner & brow highlight
Dark Heart Designs Cosmetics Dark Heart Eyelixir
Sugarpill Cosmetics Mochi – mixed with Dark Heart Eyelixir for liner
Nyx Cosmetics Slide On Pencil Jet Black – tightline upper lid
L’Oréal Paris Miss Manga Mascara Blackest Black

LIPS
Notoriously Morbid Coffin Kisser Rotten Rainbow

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FACE
Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Nourishing Facial Cream
Holika Holika Petit BB Moisture
My Pretty Zombie Dr. Pickles Miraculous Beauty Dust Mint

BROWS
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Gypsy Stone
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Gypsy Night

CHEEKS
Notoriously Morbid Ripper’s Rouge Annie’s Agony – blush
Notoriously Morbid Ripper’s Rouge Elizabeth’s Burden – highlight

EYES
de Leon Cosmetics Eye Primer
Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste No. 1 fair
NYX Cosmetics Eye Liner in Pure White – blended over lid
Oslo Cosmetics Pyxis – inner lid and middle lid
Fyrinnae Serendipity – outer v and crease
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Nude – brow highlight
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Tea Rose Pink – inner corner
Milani Cosmetics Ultrafine Liquid Eye Liner Black Vinyl – upper lashline
Pixi Beauty Lash Booster Mascara

LIPS
de Leon Cosmetics Have I Ever Let You Down? Balm – one layer, blotted once, this was 6 hours after applying with no touch ups.

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So I tried to post this last night, but ended up so tired that I passed out while uploading photos and apparently uploaded random photos. Oops. All is well now! So I have my last three NYX Round Lipsticks for you. I have Jupiter, Saturn and Medusa(Medusa was a gift from Jenna <3 ). I love Jupiter and Saturn. I guess I have a think for frosty lipsticks. Medusa is a beautiful purple-y/wine color but darker than I’m use to. All three are lovely. :d

Photos were taken indoors under a daylight bulb.


Luna

Full Disclosure Policy: All products mentioned in this entry were purchased by me in December 2011 or earlier. There are no affiliate links and there is no financial compensation included in this post.

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FACE
Skin79 The Oriental Gold Plus BB Cream
Skinfood Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder
Benefit Cosmetics “that gal”

CHEEKS
Detrivore Cosmetics Thing

BROWS
Black Rose Minerals Spirits

EYES
de Leon Cosmetics Eye Primer
Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue
Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste no. 1 fair
Sugarpill Cosmetics Chroma Lust Decora
innocent+twisted alchemy
Hi-Fi Cosmetics Slime & Snails
RockABetty Beauty Imaginary Friend
Persephone Minerals Corrupt Cupid
wet n wild H2O Proof liquid eyeliner black
Jordana Easyliner For Eyes Black EE-01
essence all eyes on me multi-effect mascara

LIPS
NYX Round Lipstick #515 Clio


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So BeautyJoint has NYX Round Lipstick for $2.50 each. I purchased 3 of them in Snow White, Goddess and Pure Nude. I love, love, love Snow White(you were right Erin). It’s seriously the perfect red. I also really like Goddess, I was afraid I wouldn’t but it’s really pretty. Pure Nude is very pretty but it shows lip imperfections really easily. My lips were dry when I swatched these. I’d used lip balm and waited a few minutes then wiped the majority off, you could still tell my lips were dry after applying Bare Nude. :( Hopefully it’ll work better when my lips AREN’T dry. xd

I was surprised with these lipsticks. The formula is much better than I expected and ohmygod Snow White is amazing. Alrighty enjoy the photoes!

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I’ve been thinking hard about making this post. Did I really want to add to the plethora of blogs posting about the 12th anniversary debacle? I guess I do. First and foremost I’d like to point out that I do understand servers can and will have issues from time to time. I’ve been hosted with the same company since 2003 and I’ve seen them have issues with their servers, I know it happens. However Nyx claims they started having server issues Saturday night, before the sale even started. So they knew something was up.

Sunday rolls around, 12pm rolls around, people are at the website foaming at the mouth waiting to get their hands on precious Nyx products at an amazing price of up to 90% off certain products. Nyx had been promoting the sale for a week, working their loyal customers up, after-all this sale was for us, right? Let me also say, the customer isn’t always right, but, the seller isn’t always right either. In this case? There were several customers flaming the Nyx facebook page, and saying some raunchy things, that wasn’t right. There were also honest to god concerned customers trying to find out what was wrong. Then there was Nyx, trying to smooth things over by saying they were working on it and it would be up soon. In this case, I don’t think either were right.

Is it Nyx’s fault they were having server/site/whatever issues? No it’s not, to put it politely shit happens. However I think they completely dropped the ball and mishandled the situation horribly. They should have stopped the sale, rescheduled it at first sign that it wasn’t working and fixed their crap. At the very least they should have taken the site down when people started complaining about their carts being switch and being able to see credit card and billing information that wasn’t theirs. Would people have been upset? Yes, probably. Many people counted on this sale, some even took time off work to take part in it. But they would have known they were fixing the problem, and they would have known they had another chance to take part in it. At the very least Nyx could have sent out a one time use code, with limited time for people to use. But instead they extend the sale, and offer those of us who couldn’t even load the site in the first place, let alone actually put products in the cart and check out a 50% off code and free shipping. This doesn’t compare to the sale at all. And it wasn’t our fault that we couldn’t take part, so why should we have to take something else?

As it stands now, with the way Nyx has handled this it screams bait & switch. They promised everyone this amazing sale with items for $1.20 each. They advertised and worked people up about it. The majority of their loyal customers weren’t able to load the site, those that could, weren’t able to check out. Only a small handful of people were actually able to purchase products and most of those people ended up with duplicate items and items they didn’t want. Now they’ve changed the terms and are asking people to email them to receive a 50% off discount. Erm no. That’s a slap in the face. People should be able to purchase products for the price they were promised. It wasn’t our fault your site screwed up. You need to honor your sale. So did I email them for the code? Yes I did. I want to see if they actually follow through with their claim. Will I use it? I honestly don’t know. I want their soft matte lip creams like a mad woman, but I’m extremely disappointed in the way they’ve handled this situation and how they are treating their customers. If I ever purchase their products again I won’t be doing it directly from them. It will be from a third party retailer like Beauty Joint or Cherry Culture.

A few key points:

  1. During Sunday’s fiasco Nyx removed the shop tab from their facebook page so people could no longer see what was available.
  2. People who called customer service were receiving different information from the representatives. Some were saying if you got your items in your cart before the sale ended you still got your discount. Others said if you screenshotted your cart you could still get the discount. Others said there was nothing that could be done. They don’t take orders over the phone, and you can’t fax your order in.
  3. People who called customer service were either immediately hung up on, or a representative was extremely rude/yelled at them and then hung up on them.
  4. The website immediately started working fine after the sale ended. Amazing since I’m sure the same amount of people were viewing it.
  5. Items that were listed as sold out while the sale was going on were magically back in stock as soon as it ended. That delivery truck has amazing timing…
  6. Nyx had major issues with a big sale last year as well.

Think of the whole debacle what you will. Nyx didn’t make this happen, but they sure didn’t fix it. Below are some links to other blog posts about the sale.

NYX 12-Hour Non Sale by Grey
Nyx – Customer Service, You’re Doing it Wrong by Phyrra
Where Nyx Went Wrong by Candace
Getting NYX-ed Isn’t Good… So Much For the Anniversary Sale by Amanda
Nyxs Sale: An Exercise in Failure by Chantel
Is the customer always right? By Temptalia
How to Fail by Nyx Cosmtics by Erin
There are a few posts by Reggie
Why I won’t be buying Nyx anymore by VijiiS

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Sooo I ordered some Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils from Cherry Culture. I picked up Milk, Oyster, Electric Blue, Purple Velvet, and Black Bean. So expect new shadow swatches over milk and black bean at least. :p I was super excited to get them and definitely want to pick up some other colors. So onto the swatches.
Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils

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