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TOXiD-LOTUS.NET http://toxid-lotus.net Lover of Indie and Asian Beauty! Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:42:48 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 https://i2.wp.com/toxid-lotus.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-pentagramheart.png?fit=32%2C32 TOXiD-LOTUS.NET http://toxid-lotus.net 32 32 25205710 Life update № 001 http://toxid-lotus.net/2017/04/17/life-update-%e2%84%96-001/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2017/04/17/life-update-%e2%84%96-001/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 07:52:58 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=27554 So I’ve been wanting to write up this post for awhile, but life has been busy and stressful and a little scary. I finally got my disability hearing on December 21st. I won’t know the result until March probably. I’ve switched doctors and I finally got a diagnosis. A neurologist diagnosed me with fibromyalgia in […]

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So I’ve been wanting to write up this post for awhile, but life has been busy and stressful and a little scary. I finally got my disability hearing on December 21st. I won’t know the result until March probably. I’ve switched doctors and I finally got a diagnosis. A neurologist diagnosed me with fibromyalgia in November. My PTSD has been rough. I can’t remember if I’ve ever talked about my diagnosis’ here. But I have been diagnosed with PTSD, social anxiety and major depression. I also suffer from pretty bad insomnia. Between the insomnia and PTSD I started having auditory and visual hallucinations last year. They have become progressively worse. I also have pretty bad nightmares and night terrors when I do sleep. I was put on seroquel a couple of weeks ago to try to help. It is helping with sleep. It’s helping with the hallucinations and night terrors. I am still having them, but not as bad. I am able to sleep for an hour or two at a time now before waking up and getting back to sleep is a little easier. But the seroquel is making my muscles burn like crazy all the time, every muscle. They also ache and feel like I’ve pulled every muscle in my body. It also makes me really fucking tired, more tired than I was not sleeping. Everything hurts and nothing is helping and it’s super frustrating.

I stopped blogging because quite frankly it became a chore and I got burned out. I’ve wanted to start posting again for months and I just haven’t been able to. I am exhausted all of the time and in a lot of pain. Between my doctors appointments, group therapy and therapy and the kids appointments, I don’t have any energy left over. Appointments exhaust me both mentally and physically. I have been needing to take an Ativan before my appointments, otherwise my anxiety gets so bad that my blood pressure goes through the roof and I start sweating to death. My heart goes crazy and I feel panicked. I wish I didn’t. I have been having more panic attacks and they have been triggered out of no where. With everything going on, blogging is not a priority. I want to start again and just go at a slow pace. I miss swatching makeup and wearing it. I do good if I can just get some mascara and highlighter on. But I really miss it.

The kids are doing okay. Fumiko has a new therapist who is trained in art therapy. So we’ve been doing watercolor painting in her sessions and she’s responding well to it. She really likes her new therapist. She sees her weekly instead of every other week like her previous therapist was doing. Weekly visits are really good for her. We’ve also been going to Family Night on Tuesdays. Both of the kids really enjoy it. We are learning more about our culture. Some weeks we do simple crafts specifically for the kids and other nights we are able to do more intricate things like making dream catchers. Last year they did beading and moccasins. I am hoping they’ll do it again this year so we can learn. It’s been really good. It is exhausting, but it’s good. Sascha is in high school now. Which is crazy. He has also surpassed me in height. He made me a bulbasaur planter with the 3D printers at school. He’s also been making other random things. xd I am 35 now. I don’t feel 35. Fumiko is 9.

The cats are doing well. Sascha got his sister and himself hamsters for Christmas/Yule. They are Robo dwarf hamsters or Roborovski dwarf hamsters. Robo sounds more fun. xd Fumiko’s hamster is named Dumbledore and Sascha’s is Hagrid. Dubledore is super sweet and nice and Hagrid is a tiny demon spawn from hell. I got myself a hamster a couple of weeks ago. He is a Russian dwarf hamster and is albino. His name is Severus. He is twice the size of the robo hamsters. They are 2 inches long and he is 4 inches long. He is also fat and looks disgruntled all of the time.

Clearly insomnia is hitting me hard tonight. I’m typing this at 6:17am. I haven’t slept yet. I will probably try to sleep while the kids are in school. Umm. Fumiko has seen a pediatric allergist a few times. Not only is she allergic to apples and pears, but walnuts, peanuts and strawberries showed up on the skin test. She has been steadily losing weight this past year. She’s currently 15-20 pounds under weight. I have been giving her high calorie foods and we’ve been trying nutrition shakes. I found out that she is being teased at school. Kids are calling her fat and making fun of her food so she hasn’t been eating. Her doctor and I have been worried about it. Her doctor has talked to her directly about it. We are concerned this is going to spiral into an eating disorder. She eats fine at home, but not at school. She has at least started eating part of her lunches recently. If it gets worse again we are going to be having a meeting with the school to see if she can eat in the classroom or somewhere else away from the other kids. She has an appointment Thursday to get medication refills an to check her weight. I am hoping she’s up at least a few pounds. I have been making soups weekly. Vegetable and beef soup with beef, garnet yams, black beans, kale, tomato, carrots, celery are the main things I also sometimes add yellow squash or zucchini, mustard greens, okra, wild rice, white corn or cauliflower. I have also been making potato, broccoli and cauliflower cheese soup. That has potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, celery, carrots, chicken stock, garlic, 2 types of cheese and some half & half or milk. She loves both and will eat a couple of bowls of it. I sometimes add chia seeds to both soups since they have a decent amount of calories. She prefers to eat pretty healthy. She doesn’t usually do dressing on her salad, she likes my homemade dressing but I haven’t made it in awhile because it’s made with peanut oil and I haven’t found an oil to replace it that the kids like. I’m going to try making it with avocado oil soon. When I have the energy. I have been making Fumiko homemade almond butter for her lunch sandwiches. She likes the Trader Joe’s pumpkin butter and almond butter on them.

This is going to be one rambling post. haha I’ve been gathering some Kat Von D makeups that I want to swatch and post about, also some Sugarpill things. I’ve been using Blackbird Cosmetics pressed shadows when I wear makeup. I am super sad to see Maleah closing down. I hope she comes back with her awesome pressed shadows. She does them really well. I find that a lot of indies that try to do pressed shadows don’t do them very well. But I have been super pleased with Blackbird’s. I had to stock up on the colors I wanted and I had to get a backup of Immortals, I already have a backup of Imogen. Those are the shades I use the most. Watch I’m going to get my package and fall in love with some of the new colors and then I won’t be able to get backups. xd Let’s hope not. I find myself using mostly pressed shadows right now. I run the risk of dumping my loose shadows right now with my hands not fucking working properly. So when I do do my makeup I use my pressed shadows. I keep thinking about going through and pressing all of my favorite loose shadows but I’m afraid of screwing them up. I am planning on changing the way I swatch now. So I don’t get overwhelmed again. I will swatch collections together, but I am going to start swatching individual shades per post. Just to make it easier for me. It’s actually hard for me to swatch several colors at one time. My camera isn’t super heavy but it’s heavy enough that it starts hurting my wrists and arms when I do too many. So I think swatching things individually, especially when I don’t have a complete collection will make things easier on me.

I haven’t used my camera in months. Last year I went through a period of several months where I was having extreme pain in both of my wrists and hands. If I bent them or picked anything up even light things it would cause shooting pains and strange nerve pain. I saw a neurologist about it and he had no answers. He shocked me with a machine which impacted me really badly. I ended up having a severe panic attack and ended up in the ER. I never got any answers about what was going on with my wrists, they eventually stopped hurting. This has been happening off and on for a few years now. It seems like it is carpal tunnel, that’s what my doctor thought it was, but it’s not. This week that pain has started to come back. My left wrist and hand are in pain and my right hand is starting to hurt. The kids have had to help me out while cooking. I can’t open certain things or lift certain things off and on. My hands are not playing nicely all of the time. Did I mention it’s frustrating?

I will also be doing Thursday guest posts again. So if you’re interested, let me know. :) I’ll also be blogging about Asian beauty more. My skincare routine is all Asian beauty right now. I think all of it is actually Korean. It has helped my skin tremendously. Eventually I’ll be blogging about my routines and what not. I have all kinds of plans for blog posts in my head. Let’s see if I can follow through. I am at the point where I miss blogging and having an outlet. I need to do it again, just at my own pace. I have also removed the ads from my blog. They weren’t generating much revenue so there was really no point in having them up. So it’s all ad free. Eventually I might have some affiliate links but those will always be tagged per usual. Oh I also plan on re-swatching my My Pretty Zombie shadows and blush. Some of the swatches/collections are so old that I want to redo them so they look nicer. I still have a big box of indie stuff to swatch that I’ve had for well forever now. We’ll see if I can get through it.

We are signing a 1 year lease here. After that I will be trying for a 3br apartment for the kids and I. Sascha really needs his own room and so do I. We all need a space we can go to to chill out. It gets pretty hectic here. Kids are kids, but their autism and ADHD can make things really interesting and chaotic. So good juju that it all works out. If my disability goes through I will get back pay back to 2013. If it goes through I want to get a used car with good gas mileage. That is a priority. So much hope that it goes through. We have been using med transport for all of our doctor and therapy appointments and borrowing my moms car to go to the grocery store and get Fumiko from her dads twice a month.

I just realized that I have never swatched my Naked 3 palette. I shall have to do that too. And a what’s in my bag thing. When I went through serotonin syndrome about 5 years ago it completely wrecked my teeth among-st other things. Literally months after I had my braces removed serotonin syndrome happened. So I have been getting them pulled to prepare for dentures. It’s embarrassing not having teeth, but I also feel weird about being 35 and needing dentures. But hey, one day I’ll have a pretty smile. I have 7 teeth left on the bottom to be pulled. I’m going to try to get dentures from OHSU. It’s a teaching hospital and their dentist school is supposed to be really good. Eventually I’d like to be able to do simple youtube videos. I can’t even try right now because I am super embarrassed about my mouth. Oh Fumiko is also getting her tonsils and adenoids removed soon. She rated a 4 on the scale that goes from 1-4. She got some big tonsils. Insurance just recently approved it. I’m going to try to schedule it for her spring break so she doesn’t miss a bunch of school. The ENT said she could miss 1-2 weeks of school for recovery. I also need to go to the ENT to see if mine need to be removed. I deal with constant sore throats and get strep throat. Fumiko qualified for 3 out of the 4 requirements to have her tonsils removed. They cover most of her airway, she snores and she breaths through her mouth a lot and she’s had strep throat 3 times a year for the last 3 years. So those puppies are going bye bye. Her scab picking has improved. she was not doing well for awhile. My divorce was finalized on February 29th last year. During it we were all stressed. Her dad wanted full custody of her. She started picking at sores and picking and picking until they were bleeding and causing scars. Her nightmares got really bad and she was having night terrors. She is still having nightmares/night terrors but not as frequently.

I think I am going to attempt a full face of KVD as one of my first blog posts back. I have the MetalMatte palette and recently got the Shade&Light eye palette. I think about the only things I don’t have are her mascara and face primer. Who knows I might pick those up before I end up doing it. I also want the Alchemy palette. Also I have been watching Elementary on Hulu and I like it a lot. I recently watched all of Green Arrow on netflix. That I liked as well.

Oh. I also started Bydureon for my diabetes. It’s not cooperating and hasn’t since I became diabetic after the serotonin synrome. Bydureon is a non insulin injection. I also started Toujeo recently. It’s basically a concentrated version of Lantus. The Bydureon is supposed to help with weight loss as well. Over the last couple of years I’ve lost about 70 pounds. It was mostly due to stress, but hey I am happy to have lost that much. Now I just need to lose some more.

Since I haven’t been blogging I have mostly been active on Facebook and Instagram. It’s not enough of an outlet anymore though. I’m not sure when I’ll start doing blog posts. Soon I hope. Oh. I finally got new glasses. I hadn’t had my eyes checked in 5 years and my glasses were getting pretty blurry. I got them checked in November and I ordered new glasses and sunglasses from Zenni Optical last month. They came a couple of days ago and I love them. I stuck with my winged cat eye frames for my regular frames and I got heart shaped sunglasses with a rose gold mirror finish. I shall definitely be blogging about those. I love the winged cat eye frames. That’s what my previous glasses were. I can’t believe they lasted 5 years. They’ve been dropped so many times that I am honestly surprised they held up as well as they did. xd I am not sponsored by Zenni btw. I just really like their glasses and they are good quality for an inexpensive price. Fumiko has been wanting glasses to wear because I wear them so I think I am going to get her a non Rx pair from their kids glasses.

I must get new pictures of everyone. It is so hard to get a picture of Sascha. He’s 15 and doesn’t want his picture taken. I did get some funny pictures and a short video of him last night at Family Night. Oh so at Family Night at NARA we eat before we do crafts or learning or whatever. They make a spirit plate and then someone prays and then someone takes the spirit plate outside. Fumiko usually volunteers to take the spirit plate out but last night she decided to do the prayer. It was funny and cute. She was all “I pray that this food provides nutrition for everyone” and then she didn’t know what else to say so she whispered to me to help her and I told her to just pray that everyone says safe and healthy and so she said that and we end with Aho. A couple of weeks ago we did karaoke and Fumiko actually sang 4 songs into the mic. I was really proud of her. We listen to music a lot at home and sing a long and we will randomly break out into song sometimes but she doesn’t like to sing in front of other people. So it was really brave of her to get up and do it. `

Mochi just literally walked across my laptop and fucked up my browser. Thank you cat. Oh also I want to blog about my planner. Kristina from Pacific Redhead sent me her Erin Condren planner last year because she switched planners. So I kind of fell in love with it. So I got a LifePlanner for this year. I cannot function without a planner. So I’ll be posting about that too. Also I plan on doing more personal posts this round instead of just swatches and reviews. Honestly Kudos to you if you’ve read this far. I think I am done with this long ass post now.

Lols this draft has been sitting in my dashboard since February. I guess it’s time to post it.

Luna

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Swatches: AFK Cosmetics Otaku Collection http://toxid-lotus.net/2016/04/27/swatches-afk-cosmetics-otaku-collection/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2016/04/27/swatches-afk-cosmetics-otaku-collection/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 01:52:04 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=27051 press sample Official descriptions Best Girl is a bright spring green with a hint of golden undertones. Inspired by all of our favorite Best Girls! Itadakimasu! is a delicious golden brown with a golden sheen. Inspired by the delectable treats we love to see and drool over in Anime! Kawaii is an adorably glittery bubble […]

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Official descriptions
Best Girl is a bright spring green with a hint of golden undertones. Inspired by all of our favorite Best Girls!
Itadakimasu! is a delicious golden brown with a golden sheen. Inspired by the delectable treats we love to see and drool over in Anime!
Kawaii is an adorably glittery bubble gum pink filled with multicolor flecks. Kawaii desu ne?!
Notice Me Senpai is an unassuming nude neutral. Once layered over primer, its gorgeous purpley pink shift comes out to play. The perfect color for finally getting your Senpai to notice you.
Otaku is a deep blue based purple with a lovely ‘screen glare’ blue shift. Ideal for binge watching anime alone in the dark.
Waifu is a light, dusty mauve purple with a lightly blue sheen. Perfect for snuggling up with your waifu inspired dakimakura!

Blush
Baka! is a gorgeous light raspberry pink blush with a slightly shimmery finish. Perfect for a light and natural spring look.

Lip Balm
Sugoi! is a beautiful poppy orange-red lip balm with a slightly satin sheen.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

Blush
You will receive loose product in a 10g jar with a sifter, packed 4-5.5g by weight for $8.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

Lip Balm
You will receive balm product in a 4mL lip balm tube, filled with .20 ounces of product for $6.50 USD per tube.
You will receive balm product in a 2mL, filled with about 2mL of product for $2.50 USD per tube.

Purchase at AFK Cosmetics.
You can purchase the whole collection in sample size for $12.00 USD or full size for $46.50 USD.

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

Otaku Collection Best Girl top label Best Girl bottom label Best Girl Best Girl over bare skin Best Girl over primer Best Girl over Glitter Glue Best Girl over Glitter Glue Best Girl over Glitter Glue T-B Best Girl, Itadakimasu! and Kawaii over Glitter Glue Itadakimasu! top label Itadakimasu! bottom label Itadakimasu! Itadakimasu! over bare skin Itadakimasu! over primer Itadakimasu! over Glitter Glue Itadakimasu! over Glitter Glue Itadakimasu! over Glitter Glue T-B Best Girl, Itadakimasu! and Kawaii over Glitter Glue Kawaii top label Kawaii bottom label Kawaii Kawaii over bare skin Kawaii over primer Kawaii over Glitter Glue Kawaii over Glitter Glue Kawaii over Glitter Glue T-B Best Girl, Itadakimasu! and Kawaii over bare skin T-B Best Girl, Itadakimasu! and Kawaii over primer T-B Best Girl, Itadakimasu! and Kawaii over Glitter Glue Notice Me Senpai top label Notice Me Senpai bottom label Notice Me Senpai Notice Me Senpai over bare skin Notice Me Senpai over primer Notice Me Senpai over Glitter Glue Notice Me Senpai over Glitter Glue Notice Me Senpai over Glitter Glue T-B Notice Me Senpai, Otaku! and Waifu! over Glitter Glue Otaku! top label Otaku! bottom label Otaku! Otaku! over bare skin Otaku! over primer Otaku! over Glitter Glue Otaku! over Glitter Glue Otaku! over Glitter Glue T-B Notice Me Senpai, Otaku! and Waifu! over Glitter Glue Waifu! top label Waifu! bottom label Waifu! Waifu! over bare skin Waifu! over primer Waifu! over Glitter Glue Waifu! over Glitter Glue T-B Notice Me Senpai, Otaku! and Waifu! over bare skin T-B Notice Me Senpai, Otaku! and Waifu! over primer T-B Notice Me Senpai, Otaku! and Waifu! over Glitter Glue Baka! top label Baka! bottom label Baka! Baka! over bare skin Baka! over Paladin Face Primer blended out Baka! over Paladin Face Primer applied heavily Baka! over Paladin Face Primer Sugoi! Sugoi! Sugoi! over bare skin Sugoi! over bare lips Sugoi! over bare skin Sugoi! lip balm, Baka! blush and Otaku! foiled as liner Otaku Collection

Best Girl is a bright grass green with green and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Chromium Oxide, Yellow #5, Blue #1, Bismuth Oxychloride, Calcium Stearate, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Itadakimasu! is a apricot orange with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANlip safe

Kawaii is a bubble gum pink with holographic sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Powder, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Notice Me Senpai is a pale orangey mauve with a silvery pinky purple shift and silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Aluminum Powder, Silica, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Otaku! is a dark blue based purple with an aqua shift and aqua sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Waifu! is a light silvery purple with a subtle blue sheen.
Ingredients: Light, dusty mauve purple with a lightly blue sheen. Perfect for snuggling up with your waifu inspired dakimakura! VEGANnot lip safe

Baka! is a light satin raspberry.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Red #40, Red #6, Red #5, Red#33, Kaolin Clay, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANnot lip safeEye Safe

Sugoi! is an orange based red.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Candellila Wax,Carnauba Wax, Red #40, Castor Oil, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Vitamin E, Sweet Almond Oil, Avacado Oil. VEGANcheek safe

My favorites from this collection were Otaku, Notice Me Senpai and Waifu. They are perfect and I love them. Otaku makes a beautiful eyeliner you guys. The lip balm is beautiful but I don’t think it suits me very well. xd It’s very buildable and comfortable to wear. The blush is bright and beautiful and I had to use a very light hand with it. A little goes a long way. This collection was awesome. The colors are lovely and the label art is just awesome. It’s a cute and fun collection. I highly recommend at least getting the sample set. The label art is by Ziwei Pan.

Find AFK Cosmetics online here. You can contact Dena through her shop email here. Find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Luna

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Swatches: My Pretty Zombie SNAP Cats Benefit Bear & Ojo De Gato Lipstick & Nail Polish http://toxid-lotus.net/2016/04/07/swatches-pretty-zombie-snap-cats-benefit-bear-ojo-de-gato-lipstick-nail-polish/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2016/04/07/swatches-pretty-zombie-snap-cats-benefit-bear-ojo-de-gato-lipstick-nail-polish/#comments Fri, 08 Apr 2016 00:34:33 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=27145 press sample Official descriptions Bear is an orange-y gold shimmer. Lipstick Ojo De Gato is a blackened brown with hints of gold shimmer and copper sparkles. Nail polish Ojo De Gato is a blackened brown with hints of gold shimmer and copper sparkles. Buying options You will receive product in a jar without a sifter, […]

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Official descriptions
Bear is an orange-y gold shimmer.

Lipstick
Ojo De Gato is a blackened brown with hints of gold shimmer and copper sparkles.

Nail polish
Ojo De Gato is a blackened brown with hints of gold shimmer and copper sparkles.

Buying options
You will receive product in a jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $5.00 USD.
You will receive nail product in a glass bottle with black screw on brush cap, filled 13mL by volume.
You will receive lip produce in a slimline lip balm tube, filled 2g by volume.
Purchase from My Pretty Zombie here.

SNAP Cats Benefit full set is $21.00 USD and includes 1 Ojo De Gato lipstick, 1 Ojo De Gato nail polish, 1 sample of Ojo De Gato and 1 full size jar of Bear eyeshadow. Bear & Ojo De Gato lipstick set are $12.00 USD and includes 1 full side Bear eyeshadow jar, 1 Ojo De Gato lipstick and 1 Ojo De Gato eyeshadow sample.

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

SNAP Cats Benefit collection Bear eyeshade & Ojo De Gato lipstick Cat card and button Bear top label Bear bottom label Bear Bear over bare skin Bear over primer Bear over Glitter Glue Bear over Glitter Glue Bear over Glitter Glue Bear over bare skin Ojo De Gato nail polish Ojo De Gato nail polish Ojo De Gato nail polish Ojo De Gato nail polish Ojo De Gato nail polish Ojo De Gato nail polish Ojo De Gato nail polish Ojo De Gato lipstick Ojo De Gato lipstick Ojo De Gato lipstick Ojo De Gato lipstick Ojo De Gato lipstick Ojo De Gato lipstick Ojo De Gato lipstick Ojo De Gato lipstick

Bear is a light orange with a golden shimmer.
Ingredients: mica, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN
lip safe

Nail Polish
Ojo De Gato is a blackened brown with gold and copper sparks.
Ingredients: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, N-Butyl Alcohol, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Mica, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Copper Powder, Glitter, Magnesium Myristrate. VEGAN

Lipstick
Ojo De Gato is a blackened brown with gold and copper sparks.
Ingredients: Castor Seed Oil, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Olive Fruit Oil, Beeswax, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Glycine Soybean Lipds, Lauryl Laurate, Carnauba Wax, Candillia Wax, Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Copper Powder, Glitter, Magnesium Myristrate, Flavor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol. VEGAN

Bear is such a beautiful shade. It’s a light orange with a golden sheen/shimmer. It’s delicate and lovely and glowy. The Ojo De Gato nail polish is fairly thick and I ended up thinning it out a tiny bit which made it really easy to work with. It’s very opaque in just 2 coats. It looks like a blackened brown, but in the sunlight it has beautiful gold and copper sparkle. The lipstick is very nice. The first version was very slippery, but Andrea reformulated it to make it less slippery. It applies really well and is not opaque in 1 swipe but it’s easy to build up and makeup opaque after a couple. Blotting really brings out the copper and gold sparkle. If you want to see swatches of the Ojo De Gato shadow you can see the swatches I did last year here. This set was really nice. I loved the little extras she sent with it. My daughter quickly stole the cat button, card and little cat figurine. Bear and Ojo De Gato are available through April 30. After that they are gone until next year! It’s really wonderful that Andrea does these colors every year. All proceeds go to SNAP Cats.

You can find My Pretty Zombie online here. You can contact Andrea through her contact page here. Find MPZ on Facebook and Instagram.

Luna

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Swatches: Blackbird Cosmetics Blush Délicat Collection http://toxid-lotus.net/2016/03/13/swatches-blackbird-cosmetics-blush-delicat-collection/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2016/03/13/swatches-blackbird-cosmetics-blush-delicat-collection/#comments Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:21:11 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=26990 press sample Official descriptions Blueberry Pookie is a Blueberry toned violet. Kitten Kiss is a Mid/light pink with a gold sheen Moonlight Lover is a Soft reflective lilac. Pumpkin Pie is a Soft peachy neutral. Raz Baby is a Luster mauvey pink. Sleepy Head is a Pink with an electric purple shine. Purchasing options You […]

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Blueberry Pookie is a Blueberry toned violet.
Kitten Kiss is a Mid/light pink with a gold sheen
Moonlight Lover is a Soft reflective lilac.
Pumpkin Pie is a Soft peachy neutral.
Raz Baby is a Luster mauvey pink.
Sleepy Head is a Pink with an electric purple shine.

Purchasing options
You will receive loose product in a 20g jar with a sifter, packed 4.5g by weight for $13.00 USD per jar.
You can purchase the entire collection of 6 blushes for $66.30 USD. That’s 15% off. Blush samples can be “purchased” for the cost of shipping.
Purchase at Blackbird Cosmetics.

These were swatched indoors under a white daylight bulb. Swatched over AFK Cosmetics Paladin Face Primer and bare skin.

Blush Délicat Collection Blueberry Pookie label Blueberry Pookie Blueberry Pookie over bare skin Blueberry Pookie over face primer blended out Blueberry Pookie over face primer applied heavily Blueberry Pookie over face primer Kitten Kiss top label Kitten Kiss bottom label Kitten Kiss Kitten Kiss sifter Kitten Kiss sifter open Kitten Kiss over bare skin Kitten Kiss over face primer blended out Kitten Kiss over face primer applied heavily Kitten Kiss over face primer Moonlight Lover label Moonlight Lover Moonlight Lover over face primer blended out Moonlight Lover over face primer Moonlight Lover over bare skin Pumpkin Pie top label Pumpkin Pie Pumpkin Pie sifter Pumpkin Pie sifter open Pumpkin Pie over bare skin Pumpkin Pie over face primer blended out Pumpkin Pie over face primer applied heavily Pumpkin Pie over face primer Raz Baby label Raz Baby Raz Baby over bare skin Raz Baby over face primer blended out Raz Baby over face primer applied heavily Raz Baby over face primer Sleepy Head label Sleepy Head Sleepy Head over face primer blended out Sleepy Head over face primer applied heavily Sleepy Head over face primer Sleepy Head over bare skin T-B: Sleepy Head, Raz Baby, Pumpkin Pie, Moonlight Lover, Kitten Kiss & Blueberry Pookie over bare skin

Blueberry Pookie is a slightly blue toned violet.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon 12, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauryl Laurate, Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopherol (+/-) Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide. VEGANEye Safenot lip safe

Kitten Kiss is a light pink with a gold sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon 12, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauryl Laurate, Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tin Oxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopherol (+/-) Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides. VEGANEye Safelip safe

Moonlight Lover is a light pinky lilac with a silver sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon 12, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauryl Laurate, Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopherol (+/-) Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide. VEGANEye Safenot lip safe

Pumpkin Pie is a light peach with a gold sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon 12, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauryl Laurate, Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Aluminium Powder & Silica, Tocopherol (+/-) Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides. VEGANEye Safelip safe

Raz Baby is a light mauvy pink with a silver sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon 12, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauryl Laurate, Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopherol (+/-) Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides. VEGANEye Safelip safe

Head Slot is a light pink with a blurple sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Nylon 12, Isopropyl Myristate, Lauryl Laurate, Jojoba Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tin Oxide, Lauroyl Lysine, Tocopherol (+/-) Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide. VEGANEye Safenot lip safe

Maleah sent me these to swatch quite awhile ago. I’ve been dealing with a bunch of life things including divorce. It put me into a serious funk and I haven’t been able to get much of anything done. Divorce is now final so things are slowly becoming normal again. First thing I did was get these swatched. They are beautiful colors. My favorites are Sleepy Head, Moonlight Lover and Kitten Kiss. These more satin blushes, they are not super sparkly but not matte either. They are super fine and buttery and they blend and apply really well. I like all of the shades and want to pick up full sizes of Blueberry Pookie, Moonlight Lover, Raz Baby and Sleepy Head. Those are the 4 I received samples of. I depotted them into 3g jars so they were easier to use. Must get full sizes. Maleah did a really great job with these. Definitely recommend.

You can find Blackbird Cosmetics online here. You can contact Maleah on the shop contact page here. Find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Luna

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Review: Bauana Naturals HYKO! Hyaluronic & Kojic Acid Skin Brightening Serum http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/11/09/review-bauana-naturals-hyko-hyaluronic-kojic-acid-skin-brightening-serum/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/11/09/review-bauana-naturals-hyko-hyaluronic-kojic-acid-skin-brightening-serum/#respond Mon, 09 Nov 2015 21:10:40 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=26904 press sample Official description The Secret for Rejuvenating 5-to-10 Years! You Won’t Find a Better Natural Anti-Aging Skin Brightening Serum on the Market Your search for the best HA & Kojic Serum is over. When you purchase HYKO! today, here are some things to look forward to… – You’ll look and feel 5-to-10 years younger […]

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The Secret for Rejuvenating 5-to-10 Years!

You Won’t Find a Better Natural Anti-Aging Skin Brightening Serum on the Market

Your search for the best HA & Kojic Serum is over. When you purchase HYKO! today, here are some things to look forward to…

– You’ll look and feel 5-to-10 years younger
– Less fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles
– Brightens your skin naturally
– Boosts collagen production
– Penetrates for deeper dark spots
– Lasts longer

Why Is HA Good For You?
HA is an important natural component of your skin. Wrinkles and other skin damage from HA loss show up around late 30s. Preserving or regaining HA is a goal of many skin care products to keep skin supple and youthful-looking.

Why Is Ours Better Than The Others?
– Contains pure plant based HA, as the most expensive serums in the world
– Contains 28 ingredients carefully chosen to enhance final results
– Bottle protects from light
– Treatment pump avoids exposure to air
– Unrestricted 180-day money back guarantee
– Made in USA, for best quality control and accountability

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 1 fluid ounce bottle for $35.00 USD.

Directions
Apply small amount with fingertips to freshly cleansed and toned face, neck and decollete areas (avoid direct contact with eyes). Allow time to absorb prior to moisturizer application.

Packaging
This comes in a glass amber bottle with a black pump top and a clear snap on cap. The label has product an company information on it.

Scent and formula
This smells slightly citrusy and fermented to me. It’s a very thin serum, almost as thin as water but not quite. It’s also a clear formula. It absorbs completely and leaves no residue.

Ingredients
Deionized Aqua (Water) – Organic Aloe Barbardensis Leaf (Aloe Vera Extract) – Cassia Angustifolia Seed Polysaccharide (Plant Based Hyaluronic Acid) – Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) – Kosher Vegetabel Glycerin – Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) – Wildcrafted Ganoderma Lucidum (Kojic Acid) – Glycolic Acid – Hydroxyethyl Cellulose – Carrageenan Gum – Wildcrafted Salix Lucida (Willow Bark/Salicylic Acid) – Organic Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) – Wildcrafted Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) – Organic Wildcrafted Panax Ginseng (Chinese Ginseng) – Organic Pimpinella Anisum (Anise) – Organic Armoracia Rusticana (Horseradish) – Organic Schisandra Chinensis (Schisandra) – Organic Joeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) – Melissa Officinalis (Melissa Essential Oil) – Organic Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Oil) – Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) – Sodium Benzoate – Potassium Sorbate – Ethylhexyl Glycerin – Organic Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola Extract) – Organic Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail Plant Extract) – Organic Pelagonium Gravoleons (Geranium Extract) – Organic Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion Extract).

Hyaluronic & Kojic Acid Skin Brightening Serum Ingredients Directions Pump top Hyaluronic & Kojic Acid Skin Brightening Serum Smoothed out Fully absorbed

This serum absorbs quickly and leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. It reduces puffiness and inflammation and also reduces the appearance of redness and acne scars. This also brightens skin and makes it look less dull. This formula is supposed to be on the thicker side according to the description but I find that it’s very watery. It takes 2 pumps to completely cover my face and neck.

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Review: Waygood Tea Lemon Jasmine Cleanse Tea http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/11/04/review-waygood-tea-lemon-jasmine-cleanse-tea/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/11/04/review-waygood-tea-lemon-jasmine-cleanse-tea/#respond Thu, 05 Nov 2015 04:33:51 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=26887 press sample Official description This tea’s gorgeous floral scents of rose and jasmine welcome you into a state of tranquillity. Treat yourself and let your beauty bloom with this exquisite herbal blend. Skin and body are renewed during the gentle cleansing process. Where to buy From WayGood Tea – You get a box of 22 […]

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Official description
This tea’s gorgeous floral scents of rose and jasmine welcome you into a state of tranquillity. Treat yourself and let your beauty bloom with this exquisite herbal blend. Skin and body are renewed during the gentle cleansing process.

Where to buy
From WayGood Tea – You get a box of 22 sachets of tea for $16.95.

Directions
Bring water to a boil. Pour 8 oz of water over the tea bag in your cup. Let tea steep for 5 minutes or longer if a stronger tea is desired.

Packaging
This tea comes in a lovely cylindrical box with a top that slips on. It comes with some individual tea bags around the inside edge of the box and a package of several individual tea bags in the middle. The tea bags are made of a fine plastic mesh and have a string and tag on them.

Scent and flavor
These smell mostly of jasmine and rose with a little sage. Once brewed the sage is much stronger and the jasmine and rose are less pronounced. It tastes good. I can taste the alfalfa in it along with a lot of sage and a little bit of rose and jasmine.

Ingredients
Jasmine flowers, rose petals, lemon verbena, alfalfa, sage, rosemary and lemon peel.

Lemon Jasmine Cleanse Tea Back of box Top of box Bottom of box Sides of box inside Sides of box inside Sides of box inside Card inside Inside box Bundle of tea bags Individual tea bag Lemon Jasmine Cleanse Tea Lemon Jasmine Cleanse Tea

This tea is delicious. It tastes like sage, alfalfa, rose and jasmine. It’s very comforting. It’s also beautiful. The packaging is really nice and looks good sitting on the counter. It brews really well in 5 minutes but I usually leave the tea bag in when I drink it. It is supposed to be a mild cleansing tea. I haven’t noticed any negative reactions to it at all. You get 22 sachets in the box. Most of them are in one plastic bag, but there are some on the outside that are individually packaged. Overall I’ve really enjoyed this tea and I will be picking it up again at some point.

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Swatches: My Pretty Zombie Meal of Me http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/30/swatches-my-pretty-zombie-meal-of-me/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/30/swatches-my-pretty-zombie-meal-of-me/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 20:18:44 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=26871 press sample Official description Meal of Me is a rusty soft black with a green shift. Perfect for a smokey eye. Purchasing options You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per jar. You will receive loose product in a standard baggie, packed ¼ […]

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Meal of Me is a rusty soft black with a green shift. Perfect for a smokey eye.

Purchasing options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard baggie, packed ¼ by volume for $1.00 USD for 1 sample baggie.

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

Meal of Me label Meal of Me bottom label Meal of Me Meal of Me over bare skin Meal of Me over bare skin Meal of Me over primer Meal of Me over Glitter Glue Meal of Me over Glitter Glue v Meal of Me over Glitter Glue Meal of Me over Glitter Glue, primer and bare skin

Meal of Me is a rusty black base with a green sheen and green sparks.
Ingredients: mica, iron oxide,titanium dioxide, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

So this color is gorgeous. It’s only going to be available tomorrow on October 31st. There are limited quantities of the jar and sample size. So get it while you can. It’s just glowy and sparkly and smoky and beautiful. Andrea did an excellent job with this shadow. :d I’m wearing it tomorrow for Halloween. Apparently I’m being a vampire. xd This looks like of mauvey with aqua green sparks in the jar but when it’s put on over primer or glitter glue it’s just this glowing beautiful green over a smoky rusty base. Just gorgeous.

You can find My Pretty Zombie‘s shop here. You can contact Andrea through her contact page here. You can find her on Instagram and Facebook.

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Review: Pets And More Window Mounted Cat Bed http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/22/review-pets-and-more-window-mounted-cat-bed/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/22/review-pets-and-more-window-mounted-cat-bed/#respond Thu, 22 Oct 2015 07:23:34 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=26818 press sample Official description Cosy and snug a comfortable and warm seat for your favourite cat to rest on and enjoy the day Removable cushion, removable covers, pads and soft fleece cushions to make it more comfortable for your cat, and allow for easy washing Made from durable materials and a strong frame that prevents […]

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  • Cosy and snug a comfortable and warm seat for your favourite cat to rest on and enjoy the day
  • Removable cushion, removable covers, pads and soft fleece cushions to make it more comfortable for your cat, and allow for easy washing
  • Made from durable materials and a strong frame that prevents sagging, the seat is sturdy enough to hold up to 50 pounds of weight
  • Having a non-permanent fixture allows it to be easily installed onto different windows
  • No tools required to install and can work with suction cups

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get one window cat bed for $17.00 USD.

Directions
Directions came pictured on a piece of paper.

Packaging
This comes in a cardboard box in pieces with directions.

Paws and More sticker Product sticker Box Contents Directions Unfolded The furry pad came with a red stain Mochi thinking her window cat bed dreams have come true... Only to be disappointed...

Ugh. This cat bed. First after I unpacked it I noticed a red stain on the furry pad. Oh well I thought. Then came time to assemble it. This people, is a pain in the ass to assemble. If they had just made the openings that the tube pieces go into a hair larger it would have been SO much more easy. Instead it took me a lot of cursing, time and struggle to get it together. I already hated it. Once it was together it was time to stick it to the window. I cleaned the window, and stuck it on. It the top suction cups de-suctioned and it fell down. I stuck it on again, one top suction cup de-suctioned. We played this game for a few minutes until it stayed up. Hooray! I put Mochi on. She sat for a minute and then one of the bottom suctions de-suctioned and she fell down. Guys she only weighs 7 pounds. So I cleaned the suction cups and tried again. Nope. I wet them with water, nope. I spit on them, nope. I seriously hate this cat bed. I have tried countless times over the weeks to get this thing to stick to the window and it does not stay. Within minutes one of the top suction cups comes undone. Seriously the longest it has stayed suction cupped to the window is just under 20 minutes. It has become a game to time it and see how long it stays. I wish I were joking. I threw it away. I wish I could explain to you the amount of pleasure it gave me. This thing is a pain in the ass to put together and refuses to stay suction cupped to the damn window – here’s the replacement idea I come up with, for the future. If it had actually stayed on the window it would have been wonderful. Mochi wanted to use it. She would sit by it and give me puppy eyes just asking for me to stick it up, then I would and it would fall. Be forwarded, this will crush your cats window sleeping dreams if you buy it for them. Just don’t. Don’t crush their dreams. The fuzzy mat that comes with it is super soft, so that’s nice. That’s all I got.

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Review: Brieftons Salad Spinner http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/19/review-brieftons-salad-spinner/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/19/review-brieftons-salad-spinner/#respond Mon, 19 Oct 2015 19:20:14 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=26787 press sample Official description Are you tired of salad spinners that either don’t work or take too much effort to use? If so, the Brieftons Salad Spinner is your answer! Eating raw vegetables and salads is proven to enhance wellbeing. Using the Brieftons Salad Spinner is the fast, affordable, chic way to maintain a healthy […]

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Official description
Are you tired of salad spinners that either don’t work or take too much effort to use?

If so, the Brieftons Salad Spinner is your answer!

Eating raw vegetables and salads is proven to enhance wellbeing. Using the Brieftons Salad Spinner is the fast, affordable, chic way to maintain a healthy lifestyle and improve diet.

Arugula, spinach, frisee, endive, lettuce, romaine, cabbage, broad-leafed herbs, cress, etc. can all be dried effortlessly, ready to be used in your daily salad intake.

BENEFITS

Best Performance: Large 7.3 Quart Capacity for all jobs, big or small. Enjoy a natural, frictionless spin mechanism that works effortlessly. Ergonomic pump handle requires just a few pushes to reach its smooth & ultra quiet maximum spinning velocity. Instant stop button helps to increase the life of the gears. Centrifugal technology spins the food dry just seconds, minimizing germs and potential bacteria. Continuous turning in the same direction results in a higher RPM than most other spinners, and give you the driest, crispest lettuce possible.

Superior Quality: Made from heavy duty, BPA-free, food-safe, ABS plastic for the ulmost safety & durability.

Easy Storage: It is space friendly and non-invasive. Handle locks down for easy storage. Lid can be turned upside down to save space.

Convenience at Your Fingertip: Unique two-in-one design with a large removable colander and bowl that doubles as an elegant serving dish, perfect for juicing prep and party presentation. Easy washing of removable components and dishwasher safe. No assembly required, ready to use.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a salad spinner for $24.99 USD.

Packaging
Salad spinner comes in a cardboard box with product and company information. The spinner is a clear acrylic bowl with a white plastic basket inside. The lid is white plastic and has a green lever with locking button on it as well as a stop button.

Salad Spinner Directions Directions Box top Salad Spinner Lid Basked & bowl

This is my first salad spinner and so far I am pleased. It’s easy to use and easy to clean. It’s easy enough to use that my 7 year old likes doing it. You just place the basked of wet lettuce inside the clear bowl and then place the top on and start pressing down on the green handle. After a few minutes of spinning you can take the lid off and lift out the basked and pour the dirty water in the sink. Salad is fairly dry after a few minutes. It also has a stop button which you can press to stop it from spinning. You are supposed to be able to push the handle down and lock it but the button that you’re supposed to slide to lock the handle won’t work. It’s not a huge problem for us because I don’t store lettuce in it. We usually eat it all. That was the only issue with this. It’s fairly sturdy for the price and it works well. It does hold a decent amount of lettuce. There are 3 people in my household and this hold way more than enough for all of us for dinner.

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Swatches: Dawn Eyes Cosmetics The Fall & Halloween 2015 Collection http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/19/swatches-dawn-eyes-cosmetics-the-fall-halloween-2015-collection/ http://toxid-lotus.net/2015/10/19/swatches-dawn-eyes-cosmetics-the-fall-halloween-2015-collection/#comments Mon, 19 Oct 2015 12:50:30 +0000 http://toxid-lotus.net/?p=26706 press sample Official descriptions The Witching Hour is a luscious purple over a rich brown base, this color is absolutely dripping with deep copper sparkle and blue to purple color changing sparks. The First Frost is a lovely blue head on with a shift to pretty purple and dancing with violet and blue sparks. Golden […]

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The Witching Hour is a luscious purple over a rich brown base, this color is absolutely dripping with deep copper sparkle and blue to purple color changing sparks.
The First Frost is a lovely blue head on with a shift to pretty purple and dancing with violet and blue sparks.
Golden Leaves is a goldish orange with a slight silvery sheen, no added sparkle but has a nice natural shimmer.
Hobgoblin is a dark rich green, this one shifts through to aqua into a deep sea blue with a tiny hint of purple, dancing with green to aqua color changing sparkle and bold golden glitter.
Sleet is a medium sea blue base with a strong golden sheen and beautiful bright blue and aqua sparks throughout.
Fall Fading is a beautiful forest green head on with just the slightest hint of copper sheen and a shift to a lovely deep mauve this one has gorgeous purple and green sparkle shining brightly.
Fearless is a bright and bold poodle pink strewn with brilliant pink and golden stars.
Folly is a Sweet coppery brown with lovely pink undertones and slight golden overtones, no added sparkle but has a natural shimmer of tiny golden lights.
The Great Pumpkin is a deep rusty orange matte base with a strong green sheen and gleaming with little sparks of gold.
The Gloaming is a beautiful gunmetal blue head on with a pretty shift to a rich lush purple, dancing with brilliant copper sparkle.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.2-1.5g by weight for $4.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for .75¢ USD per baggie.

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

The Witching Hour The Witching Hour over bare skin The Witching Hour over primer The Witching Hour over Glitter Glue The Witching Hour over Glitter Glue The Witching Hour over Glitter Glue Golden Leaves, The First Frost & The Witching Hour over Glitter Glue The First Frost The First Frost over bare skin The First Frost over primer The First Frost over Glitter Glue The First Frost over Glitter Glue The First Frost over Glitter Glue Golden Leaves, The First Frost & The Witching Hour over Glitter Glue Golden Leaves Golden Leaves over bare skin Golden Leaves over primer Golden Leaves over Glitter Glue Golden Leaves over Glitter Glue Golden Leaves over Glitter Glue Golden Leaves, The First Frost & The Witching Hour over bare skin Golden Leaves, The First Frost & The Witching Hour over primer Golden Leaves, The First Frost & The Witching Hour over Glitter Glue Hobgoblin Hobgoblin over bare skin Hobgoblin over primer Hobgoblin over Glitter Glue Hobgoblin over Glitter Glue Hobgoblin over Glitter Glue Fall Fading, Sleet & Hobgoblin over Glitter Glue Sleet Sleet over bare skin Sleet over primer Sleet over Glitter Glue Sleet over Glitter Glue Sleet over Glitter Glue Fall Fading, Sleet & Hobgoblin over Glitter Glue Fall Fading Fall Fading over bare skin Fall Fading over primer Fall Fading over Glitter Glue Fall Fading over Glitter Glue Fall Fading over Glitter Glue Fall Fading, Sleet & Hobgoblin over Glitter Glue Fall Fading, Sleet & Hobgoblin over bare skin Fall Fading, Sleet & Hobgoblin over primer Fearless Fearless over bare skin Fearless over primer Fearless over Glitter Glue Fearless over Glitter Glue Fearless over Glitter Glue The Great Pumpkin, The Gloaming, Folly & Fearless over Glitter Glue Folly Folly over bare skin Folly over primer Folly over Glitter Glue Folly over Glitter Glue Folly over Glitter Glue The Great Pumpkin, The Gloaming, Folly & Fearless over Glitter Glue The Great Pumpkin The Great Pumpkin over bare skin The Great Pumpkin over primer The Great Pumpkin over Glitter Glue The Great Pumpkin over Glitter Glue The Great Pumpkin over Glitter Glue The Great Pumpkin, The Gloaming, Folly & Fearless over Glitter Glue The Gloaming The Gloaming over bare skin The Gloaming over primer The Gloaming over Glitter Glue The Gloaming over Glitter Glue The Gloaming over Glitter Glue The Gloaming, The Great Pumpkin, Folly & Fearless over bare skin The Gloaming, The Great Pumpkin, Folly & Fearless over primer

The Witching Hour is a purpley brown with a purple sheen and copper, purple and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Black #2, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Wax, (glycidoxphenol) propane / bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer. VEGANnot lip safe

The First Frost is a sheer light taupe with a silvery blue to purple sheen and purple and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Polymethylhydrogen Siloxane. VEGANlip safe

Golden Leaves is a palish gold with a silver sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Stearate, Synthetic Wax, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. VEGANlip safe

Hobgoblin is an emerald green with an aqua sheen and gold glitter and blue sparks.
Ingredients: D & C Black #2, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Stearate, Magensium Myristrate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyester 3, Tin Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Wax. VEGANlip safe

Sleet is a silvery ocean green with a gold sheen and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, , Ferric Ferrocyanide, Blue #1 AI Lake, Yellow #5 AI Lake, Magnesium Myristrate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Wax, (Glycidoxphenol) Propane /Bisaminomethylnorbornane Copolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid. VEGANnot lip safe

Fall Fading is a sheer purpley brown with a green to copper sheen with green and purple sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Bronze Powder, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Tin Oxide, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Synthetic Wax. VEGANlip safe

Fearless is a bright bold pink with pink and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Manganese Violet, Carmine, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristrate, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Wax, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. NOT VEGANlip safe

Folly is a chocolate brown with a copper sheen and pink and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Silica, Magnesium Myristrate, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Myristic Acid, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone 350, Dimethicone 100, Magnesium Hydroxide, Polymethylhydrogen Siloxane, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. VEGANlip safe

The Great Pumpkin is a dark rusty pumpkin orange/brown with a green sheen and gold and green sparks
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristrate, Synthetic Wax. VEGANlip safe

The Gloaming is a metallic gunmetal blue with purple and copper sparks
Ingredients: Mica, Aluminum Powder, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, D&C Black #2, Polyester 3, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide. VEGANnot lip safe

So Dawn from Dawn Eyes Cosmetics had asked for some swatchers not too long ago and I contacted her about it. She sent me her Halloween set to swatch as well as some other shades! So here we are. I’ll be getting the other swatches up soon. My poor laptop is on its last legs and has been randomly shutting down for awhile now. Well now it’s shutting down before it even starts up. *sigh* So I hijacked Sascha’s laptop today and installed my stuff on it, but I wasn’t able to get my most recent photos off my laptop so I have to retake them. Boo. Oh well.

So my favorites from this collection are The Witching Hour, The First Frost, Sleet, Folly and The Gloaming. They are so beautiful. The Witching Hour is my absolute favorite, it’s a rich, bright gorgeous glittery purple. Ugh. So pretty. The First Frost is so pretty. It’s pale and ice with this subtle glow. Sleet is just one of those pretty oceany green colors that I love, it’s a little pale and silvery ocean green. Folly. I don’t usually like browns, but it has this beautiful coppery glow. It’s just so lovely. And The Gloaming is just this lovely gunmetal blue with a ghostly purple sheen. I love it. All of the colors are beautiful, but those are my favorites. The Great Pumpkin was a big surprise. It’s such a bright, rich purple orange(it’s clearly orange, lack of sleep apparently turns it to purple in my head. oops) over bare skin and then surprise it turns into this dark rusty almost brown orange with a beautiful green sheen. Just fantastic. This is just a lovely collection and it has so many rich beautiful colors and then some pale silvery colors. Just beautiful. Dawn did a wonderful job with this collection.

You can shop Dawn Eyes Cosmetics here. You can contact Dawn through her contact email here. You can find them on Facebook here and Twitter here.

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Luna

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