Lots of bubbles!

Review: Purplecat Creatives Soap Whips

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So at the end of May I made a little order from Purplecat Creatives for a couple of their soap whips! I got two in Queen of Hearts and Scintillating. Here is my little review. If I had money I would have bought Queen of Hearts ALL THE THINGS, cause ohmygod it is amazing. T.T

Official description
Our Soap Whips have delightful texture and lather, showcasing luxurious fragrances for an absolute bathtime treat.
Queen of Hearts – Blooming roses (which might have been painted red, who can say?) balanced with passionfruit jam tarts (I might have stolen one) woven together with the barest hint of vanilla flower.
Scintillating – Champagne bubbles, crystallized ginger and cardamom balanced with golden notes of amber.

Where to buy
From Purplecat Creatives website – 4 ounce jar for $7.00 USD or 8 ounce jar for $13.00.
From Etsy – 4 ounce jar for $7.00 USD or 8 ounce jar for $13.00. Shipping is calculated by the items in your basket.

Directions
Scoop out a dollop on a washcloth, bath poof or just use your hands. Lather up and enjoy!

Packaging
Product comes in a standard amber color plastic jar with a black screw on lid. Label is tan and black with a steampunk theme. The label is not waterproof and got all messed up after a few uses.

Scent and formula
Queen of Hearts is a passionfruit rose scent. So awesome. It’s not a foodie scent, I didn’t get a feel of tarts, just passionfruits. The vanilla is barely there for me. I was hoping Scintillating would smell more of cardammom, but I didn’t get much of it. It’s more of a fresh baked yummy smelling thing. XD I’m not good at describing scents. The formula in the jar is rather thick and slightly hard. It’s easy to scoop out. The lather is rich and velvety and it bubbles up quite well, especially when used with a bath poof!

Ingredients
Water, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sorbitol, Disodium Lauryl Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Tetrasodium EDTA, sweet almond oil, fragrance. VEGAN

I love, love, love these soap whips. Queen of Hearts is my favorite scent but it’s no longer available. Yay Queen of Hearts has been added to the core line! T.T I’ve used these since the end of may and I have only gone through half of each jar. It doesn’t take much at all to get a lot of foam on a bath poof. These clean extremely well without drying out my already super dry skin. The scent barely lingers after you’ve washed off and disappears within the hour. I’ve had no skin reactions to these, which is amazing. I would highly recommend trying these soap whips. They’re available in lots of scents and there is also a mega jar size!

Purplecat Creatives Soap Whips
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  • Efficacy
  • Texture
  • Application
  • Ingredients

Summary

Pros
Non-drying
Moisturizing
Cleanses well
Smells good
Not expensive

Cons
Non waterproof label

Final thoughts
The only bad thing about this product is the label. I wish it were waterproof and didn't get all gunky, that aside, the product itself is amazing and I love it.

Buy or not
Definitely. I will re-purchase when I run out.

4.7
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Do you think you’ll try these out? Have you tried any of these Soap Whips? What did you think? You can find lots of bath and body stuff from Purplecat Creatives, even artsy things! Eventually I’d like to pick up some more soap whips, some body butter and perhaps some solid perfume!

You can find Purplecat Creatives on their website here, or on Etsy here. You can find them on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can contact TDawn on her contact page here or through Etsy contact here.

Luna

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Teenage Kicks, Europa, Artificial Sweetener & Anything Goes over Foil Me

Swatches: Siren Cosmetics Anything Goes, Artificial Sweetener, Europa, Teenage Kicks, Zero, Party Girl & Elise

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I have a lot of shadows from Siren Cosmetics to swatch. XD For now you get these. I got Europa, Anything Goes, Artificial Sweetener, Zero and Party Girl in sample baggies then threw them into jars. :)

Official descriptions
Anything Goes is a soft black with an explosion of gold, green, pink, lime, red, turquoise & copper sparkle.
Artificial Sweetener is a light pink with a hint of golden shimmer.
Europa is a deep turquoise with green shimmer.
Teenage Kicks is a blend of pitch black pigment and copper & blue cosmetic glitter.
Elise none
Party Girl none
Zero is a translucent white reflecting a rose gold sparkle.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 10g jar with a sifter, packed 4.74g by weight for $7.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard size baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for .50 ¢ USD per baggie.

Glitter
You will receive loose product in a 10g jar with a sifter, packed 4.41g by weight for $5.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard size baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for .50 ¢ USD per baggie.

All photos taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and bare skin.

Anything goes is a satiny gunmetal gray with rainbow sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Calcium, Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate. VEGAN lip safe

Artificial Sweetener is a light pink with a slight golden sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine, Talc, Zinc Stearate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Oxide. May Contain: Iron Oxide, Magnesium Violet, Tin Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Blue #1, Yellow #5, Red #40. NOT VEGAN lip safe

Europa is a jeweled turquoise with a green sheen.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric ferrocyanide, tin dioxide, ferric ammonium ferrocyanide, [glycidoxphenol] propane/bisaminomethylnorborane copolymer, iron oxide, silica. VEGAN not lip safe

Teenage Kicks is a matte black with copper and teal sparks.
Ingredients: d&c black 2, polyester 3, calcium sodium borosilicate, calcium aluminum borosilicate, iron oxide, tin oxide, titanium dioxide, silica, magnesium myristate. VEGAN lip safe

Elise is a cerulean blue.
Ingredients: polyethylene terephthalate. VEGAN

Party Girl is a cerise pink with a tiny bit of violet.
Ingredients: polyethylene terephthalate. VEGAN

Zero is a translucent pale green that shines rose gold.
Ingredients: polyethylene terephthalate. VEGAN

I love Europa and Anything Goes. It’s too bad Anything Goes is discontinued. :( I should have purchased a full size when it was available. Ah well. Teenage Kicks is also gorgeous and makes an awesome liner. I accidentally dumped my little jar of Artificial Sweetener when I was putting the lid back on. T.T It too is discontinued. Boo. I don’t normally go for glitter but I saw Elise and had to have it. After getting Zero I fell in love and definitely want to puck up a full size in the future

You can find Siren Cosmetics online here. You can find them on Facebook here. You can contact Mika through her shop email at mika.minx@yahoo.com.

Luna

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Thursday Guest Post

Thursday Guest Post: Addicted To The Allure Of Beauty…

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junkie
The Look:

BROWS:
Wet N Wild pencil.

EYES:
Concrete Minerals eyeshadow primer.
Darling Girl base in Fluff.
Glamour Doll Eyes shadows in Junkie, Celestial Crow, with just a touch of Makin’ A Scene under my brow.
Essence liner.
Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Black Velvet (lower).
Loreal Miss Manga mascara.

LIPS:
City Color lip balm in Ultra Pink.

Blog: Addicted To The Allure Of Beauty
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Left side

FOTD Nude Unicorn has Mad Cow

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FACE
Etude House Pore Wonder Freshener
Mizon Snail Recovery Repair Gel Cream

CHEEKS
My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush MDMA

BROWS
Sugarpill Cosmetics ChromaLust Smitten
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Amethyst

EYES
Wet N Wild Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer
My Pretty Zombie Mad Cow – all over lid
Fyrinnae Unicorn – inner corner & outer corner
Coastal Scents Hot Pot Nude – crease

LIPS
Notoriously Morbid Coffin Kisser Rotten Rainbow

My skin has been acting wonky, so I haven’t been using any bb creams! I am grateful my skin is doing better overall. Fumiko’s Mamu and Ojiisa got the kiddos school shoes and clothes! Now to wait for them to arrive. :D Fumiko and Sascha also skyped with her Mamu the other day. It’s been a looong time. Jamie(Mamu) told Kai that the kiddos were doing good and skyped with them and got them school stuff. So he emailed me and wanted to pick the kids up today and spend time with them. The kids wanted me to go so we all went to Target. Kiddos got some toys and the rest of the school supplies they needed. Then walked around the mall for a bit waiting for Olive Garden to open. He got us lunch at Olive Garden, which was good and it’s also been a looong time since I’ve been there. Then we went to the park and went down some trails, then came home. It was nice and civil. I was worried. But all went well. Hopefully this will be a good beginning and things will remain okay. He wants to see the kids again next week. We shall see what happens. I am very tired now and my heart is doing a tap dance. D: Stupid tachycardia. I must now edit photos. Wee.

Luna

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House of Usher

Swatches: BeautyBarBaby Mineral Makeup Awesomazing, Blue Moon, Devil’s Breath, Fool’s Gold, Goddess, Night Crawler & House of Usher

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press sample

Nicole from BeautyBarBaby Mineral Makeup sent me some eyeshadows and one of her opulent opaque lipsticks to try out! She sent some really pretty colors! And here are the swatches!

Official descriptions
Awesomazing is a medium violet purple with blue, turquoise & gold color shifting reflections.
Blue Moon is a vivid blue with turquoise glowing undertones & blue glitter through out.
Devil’s Breath is a semi shimmery hot red shade loaded with red sparkles.
Fool’s Gold is a pearlescent soft pink with gold sparkle interference undertones.
Goddess is a beige-bronze with whispers of coppery warmth.
Night Crawler is a matte Black base color loaded with blue sparkle glitter & turquoise interference glowing undertones.
House of Usher is a darkened plum as dark and beautiful as the estate which it is named after.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1g by weight for $5.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar, packed 0.5 teaspoon by weight for $3.00 USD per jar.

Opulent Opaque Lipstick
You will receive cream product in a standard size lip balm tube, packed 0.15 ounces by volume for $6.00 USD per tube.

All photos taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and bare skin.

Awesomazing is a periwinkle purple with aqua and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, synthetic fluorophylogopite, silica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide sericite, carnauba wax, magnesium myristrate, boron nitride. VEGANlip safe

Blue Moon is a bright blue with an aqua sheen and blue sparks.
Ingredients: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, tin oxide, iron oxide, sericite, ultramarines, mica. VEGANnot lip safe

Devil’s Breath is a bright red with gold and red sparks.
Ingredients: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, tin oxide, iron oxide, sericite, carmine, mica. NOT VEGANlip safe

Fool’s Gold is a light pink with a gold shift/sheen.
Ingredients: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, tin oxide, iron oxide, sericite, carmine, mica. NOT VEGANlip safe

Goddess is a bright bronze with copper and silver sparks.
Ingredients: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, tin oxide, iron oxide, sericite, mica. VEGANlip safe

Night Crawler is a matte black with aqua and teal sparks.
Ingredients: titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, tin oxide, iron oxide, sericite, calcium aluminum borosilicare, mica. VEGANlip safe

House of Usher is a plummy brown.
Ingredients: Castor oil, cetyl stearyl alcohol, olive oil, caranuba wax, candelilla wax, beeswax, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin e, red #27, yellow #6, iron oxide, mica. VEGAN

These colors are very pretty and nicely pigmented! I love Fool’s Gold and Night Crawler. Seriously, how pretty is Night Crawler foiled? =O I also liked House of Usher a lot more than I thought I would. I don’t usually pick that type of color for myself. The formula was so creamy and nice. Nicole has a pretty pink Opulent Opaque lipstick I’ve been eyeing since I tried this one! I hope she comes out with a nice magenta shade. <3 What colors did you like?

She’s having an end of summer sale at the moment! You can get up to 40% off until the 31st. So if you plan on picking something up, take advantage of that! You can find BeautyBarBaby Mineral Makeup on Etsy here. You can find them on Facebook here and on Twitter here. You can contact Nicole via Etsy contact here.

Luna

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Dearly Departed over primer

Swatches: Wonderland Beauty Cosmetics Dearly Departed, Mr. Rabbit & True Love

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contest winnings

Not too long ago Michelle from Wonderland Beauty Cosmetics had a little giveaway on her facebook page. I was the lucky winner. :D I won 3 shadows! And now I have swatches of those colors!

Official description
Dearly Departed is a black with purple /red undertones and red sparkles.
Mr. Rabbit is a nice frosty satin white.
True Love is a shimmery pink mauve with golden sparkles.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2.7-3g by weight for $3.25 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.30 USD per baggie.

All photos taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and bare skin.

Dearly Departed is a satin black with red, purple and bronze sparks.
Ingredients: mica, sericite mica, carnauba wax, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, calcium aluminum borosilicate. VEGANlip safe

Mr. Rabbit is a white satin with aqua sparks.
Ingredients: mica, sericite mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate. VEGANlip safe

True Love is a light wine with copper and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, sericite mica, carnauba wax, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, ultramarines, manganese violet, iron oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, carmine, tin oxide, magnesium myristrate, boron nitride. NOT VEGANnot lip safe

These shadows are great. They’re really pigmented! I love Dearly Departed and True Love. I think Dearly Departed would make a fantastic eyeliner. Which colors did you like?

You can find Wonderland Beauty Cosmetics on Etsy here. Find them on Facebook here. You can contact Michelle through Etsy here.

Luna

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Review: up & up™ Maximum Strength Acetone Nail Polish Remover Dip-It

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So I discovered the up & up Maximum Strength Acetone Nail Polish Remover Dip-It some time last year. I saw it mentioned online and decided to give it a try. So glad I did!

Official description
Easily remove your old nail polish with this remover dip from Up & Up. The convenient dip bottle makes it easy to sponge off your nail polish. In seconds you’ll have a blank canvas for your new color.

Where to buy
From Target stores – $2.49-$2.54 for a 9 oz jar.

Directions
To remove artificial nails: Insert finger and soak nail tips, wraps or artificial nails to dissolve and remove them. Scrub fingernail up and down against the bristles. You may need to file any additional residue and clean nail completely before applying any new nail products. Built in brush removes artificial nails quickly. Not for polish removal on artificial nails.

To remove gel polish: Using a medium-coarse file, file away the shiny layer of the gel polish; to scuff surface allowing better removal by the acetone. Soak entire nail(not entire hand) into the remover for 10-15 minutes. Using a wood cuticle pusher, gently scrape away gel from the nails(top and underneath) and skin surrounding the nail. This should be easily removed. If there is resistance, soak nails for another 5-10 minutes. Repeat soak and scrape until all gel polish is removed. Wash hands with soap and water to remove any acetone from the skin and nails. Lightly buff nails to remove all gel nail polish residue from the nails and until nails are smooth. Apply nail oil and/or hand lotion to restore moisture to the nails and hands.

Packaging
Comes in a white tub/jar with a blue lid. Label is white with black text and blue accents. The jar has a blue twist on lid. When you first open it you’ll find a white paper seal with black writing. When you remove that you’re left with a plastic seal. Make sure it’s not pointing at you when you puncture it. Just peal it away. Inside all round the edge are vertical, long, pink plastic bristles.

Scent and formula
It’s your standard clear, watery, stinky acetone.

Ingredients
Acetone, denatonium benzoate.


The label claims it removes gel nail polish, glitter and artificial nails. Well I don’t use gel polish or artificial nails, so I don’t know how this works on those, but I do wear glitter and regular polish! So this is pretty awesome. It’s not like your normal nail polish tubs, it has plastic bristles instead of foam. All you have to do is stick your finger in and rub your nail up and down on the bristles. You want to make sure it’s up and down and not side to side, as the bristles aren’t strong when moving side to side. It only take a couple of seconds to get off normal polish. When removing glitter polish I find I can moving my finger up and down for 12-15 seconds and the glitter is completely gone or there are just a couple of pieces left which flake right off. Now if you use elmer’s glue or some other type of peeling basecoat under your glitter you’ll find that it takes about 6 seconds for the glue to get bubble and then it peels right off. As with all acetone nail polish this leaves a white powdery looking film on your finger/nail. Also to note. There are two holes on top and if you scrub too vigorously acetone will splash out. So don’t get too excited. XD Just wash your hands and you are good to go. I find this easier and less time consuming than using the foil method I was previously using for glitter polish. I’m on my second jar of dip-it. You’ll find after awhile that the remover turns black and begins to stain your nails. I just kept re-filling my jar with acetone. I did that for several months before getting a new jar. I love this thing dude.

up & up™ Maximum Strength Acetone Nail Polish Remover Dip-It
  • Packaging
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  • Texture
  • Application
  • Ingredients

Summary

Pros
Easy to use
Removes glitter easily
Cheap
Widely available

Cons
Acetone can leak out of holes in the jar
Acetone

Final thoughts
This dip-it is great. Works much better than traditional jars with sponges. No one likes using acetone, but let's be honest, it works.

Buy or not
Definitely! I'm on my second jar already.

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