Pretties over bare skin!

Swatches: DreamWorld Hermetica Medieval Grendel’s Mother, Mistletoe, Sonnet & Windsong and Eye of Ra in Eye Dew

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Ellie from DreamWorld Hermetica had asked awhile ago on Reddit for people to test her new mattes and semi loose shadows. I contacted her about her semi loose shadows as I don’t use a lot of mattes. I completely forgot she’d sent these to me to try. D: I’m sorry! I ran across these last week and felt really bad. T.T So I have them swatched as well as comparisons between her Eye of Ra Eye Dew and Foil Me from Glamour Doll Eyes. Eye Dew is a tacky primer that helps keep glitter on and enhances eyeshadows.

Official descriptions
Grendel’s Mother is a deep mauve with lavender undertones.
Mistletoe is a soft gold that shifts to bluish white.
Sonnet is a soft pink that shifts to green and back again!
Windsong is a deep pink.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with or without a sifter, packed 2g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 1.5×1.5 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.00 per baggie.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1g by volume for $3.25 per jar.

Eye of Ra Eye Dew
You will receive gel product in a tube with doe foot applicator, packed 6g by weight for $5.39.

All swatches were taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me, DreamWorld Hermetica Eye of Ra Eye Dew and bare skin.

Grendel’s Mother is a bright magenta with a purple sheen.
Ingredients: Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Tin Oxide, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510). VEGAN
lip safe

Mistletoe is a light gold with a bluish to white sheen.
Ingredients: INGREDIENTS: Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510). VEGANlip safe

Sonnet is a champagne pink with a slight green shift/sheen.
Ingredients: Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492). VEGANlip safe

Windsong is a slightly pale metallic red.
Ingredients: Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Tin Oxide, Dimethicone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isododecane, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica MAY CONTAIN: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492). VEGANlip safe

Eye of Ra Eye Dew is a cloudy white gel.
Ingredients: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice , Glycerin (veg), Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Acrylates/C-1o Alkyl Arylates, Phenoxyethanol and Caprylyl Glycol. VEGAN

I bet you have no idea which color was my favorite! >.> I love, love, love Grendel’s Mother. It’s so pretty! I also really like Sonnet. The Eye of Ra Eye Dew is really nice. As you can see in the photos there’s a very slight difference in the way the shadows look between the Foil Me and Eye Dew. It performed very well and indeed enhanced the shadows! The eyeshadow formulas are very nice. They are creamy and smooth and very opaque with no primer at all. Definitely check these out. There are a couple of other colors I’d like to pick up! What color was your favorite?

You can find DreamWorld Hermetica on Facebook here and Twitter here. You can contact Ellie through her contact page here. Also I wanted to let you know that because she has foundations, you can contact her for help with finding a foundation to match your skintone, so definitely take advantage of that!

Luna

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Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleanser

Review: Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam

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This is Etude House Baking Powder Pore Cleansing Foam, one of the samples I received in my Lucky Box from eopenmarket.

Official description
Formulated with baking powder and to gently exfoliate skin and penetrate pores for a thorough cleanse.

Where to buy
From eopenmarket – 170mL squeeze tube for $5.85 USD. Shipping is calculated by weight and distance.

Directions
Wet face and dispense small amount onto hands. Lather and apply foam to face, gently massaging entire area. Wash and rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Packaging
This came in your standard foil sample packet. The labeling is bright and cheery, light blue and red.

Scent and formula
The cleansing foam is white, thick and velvety and a tiny bit gritty. It has a light fragrance that smelled citrus-y.

Ingredients: glycerin, water, potassium stearate, potassium myristate, peg-32, stearic acid, microcrystalline cellulose, myristic acid, potassium laurate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium carbonate[0.01%], lemon peel oil, orange peel oil, glyceryl stearate, disodium edta, lauramide dea, peg-100 stearate, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium benzoate. VEGAN

Let me say in general I don’t do well with baking soda on my skin. :( I thought that maybe because this was in a foaming cleanser it would be okay. It foamed up really well and cleansed my face really well, but the baking soda stung and irritated my skin. My face ended up being red and blotchy afterwards. :( If you’re not sensitive to baking soda I think this would be a good cleanser.

Luna

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Bare Indian Ocean

Mani Monday Bare Indian Ocean

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Base coat
Nail Tek Ridge Filling Base Coat Foundation II x 1 coat

Nail color
Sinful Colors Bare #1031 x 3 coats
Models Own Indian Ocean #NP133 x 1 coat

Top coat
CND Super Shiney x 1 coat

Wee. A quick mani monday. I originally just used bare, but then decided I must use Indian Ocean after spotting it. >.>

Luna

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Looking for Guest Posters!

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I would like to continue doing Thursday Guest Posts! So I am looking for some people interested in doing guest posts on Thursdays! I have someone for this week and next week, but no one after that. So if you’re interested either leave me a comment or shoot me an email at toxidlotus@gmail.com! Posts can be about anything indie beauty relate D: makeup, bath & body, perfume, nail polish, looks, etc. Thank you lovelies! :ILU:

Luna

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Socialite collection

Swatches: Glamour Doll Eyes Deadly Hollywood Socialite collection

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Vee from Glamour Doll Eyes sent me this collection to swatch. Both parts of the Deadly Hollywood collection will be available on August 18th. The entire collection consists of 6 shadows, 2 blush, 1 glitter tube, 1 hydraglaze and 2 gel liners! The Socialite part of the collection that I have swatched includes 3 shadows, 1 hydraglaze, 1 blush and 1 gel liner! This is a pretty set!

Official descriptions
Celebrity Sighting is an opaque satin white with a coppery red sheen and a strong red sparkle.
Espionage is matte black base with a red shift and intense silver sparkle.
Pollution is a light beige with a low sheen, a copper and orange shift and a very subtle golden shimmer.

Hydraglaze
Homicide is a matte, true red gloss with a buttercream scent.

Blush
Hollywood Affair is a darken rose/mauve with golden pink shimmers.

Static Line Eyeliner
Debutante is a medium brown based liner with a golden sparkle.

Ordering options
Eyeshadow
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 1.5×1.5 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.25 per baggie.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed ¼ teaspoon by weight for $2.50 per jar.
You can purchase the entire collection in sample baggies for $3.00, in mini jars for $7.00 or in full size jars for $20.25(3 shadows + 1 hydraglaze). If you want to add on the blush sample jars will be an additional $1.87 and full size jar will be an additional $6.75. If you want to add on the liner it will be $7.50.

Blush
You will receive loose product in a 20g jar with a sifter, packed 4-4.5g by weight for $9.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed ¼ teaspoon by weight for $2.50 per jar.

Eyeliner
You will receive cream product in a glass jar, packed 6.5g by weight for $9.00 per jar

Hydraglaze
You will receive lip gloss product in a 8mL squeeze tube with doe foot applicator, filled 1.5 teaspoon by volume for $9.00 per tube.

If you want the full Deadly Hollywood collection, both Outcast and Socialite, you will get 6 shadows packaged in their prospective pill bottles with an awesome “Outcast” and “Socialite” sticker on it, 2 blushes, 1 HydraGlaze, 1 glitter tube and 2 stickers (1 Socialite and 1 Outcast). $45.00. You can choose to add on the Gel Liners if you wish $7.50 each or $15.00 for both. You can also purchase the stickers for $1 each.

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


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