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Mani Monday Fatal Attraction, Love Em, Leave Em in Inked Pegasus Poop

I decided to attempt to do some sort of nail art. I managed to find a fine tipped nail brush amongst my stuff. So I did a couple of coats of Pegasus Poop and then used the little brush to do lines of Fatal Attraction, Love ‘Em/Leave ‘Em and Inked towards the base of my nail. It looks really cool with all the holos and then Inked on top! I like it. I must do other variations of this.

Base coat
Nothing!(If you have an extra bottle of base coat you don’t need and would be willing to send out of the goodness of your heart, this desperate penniless human being would be eternally grateful. T.T Yes, I am desperate.)

Nail color
Pegasus Poop x 2 coats
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Fatal Attraction – accents
Color Club Love ‘Em/Leave ‘Em – accents
Wet N Wild Fast Dry Nail Color Inked – accents

Top coat
CND Super Shiney x 2 coats

Bats & Cats,
Luna

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l-r Calcabrina over Turn On The Teal, Sapphire Sensation, Plum Persuasion, Mighty Magenta, Jet Black & Pure White

Swatches: Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli Collection Part 2 Calcabrina, Ciriatto & Draghignazzo

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Yay part 2 of my Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli swatches! Also I uh apparently can’t count. I said there were 3 parts in part 1 and I meant 4. >.> Also, once again I am starting this post way too early in the morning because I can’t sleep. It’s currently 3:45am. Wee.

Official descriptions
Calcabrina is a very deep brown/violet plush matte, with a vivid color traveling teal/blue multichromatic pigment.
Ciriatto is a brown/mauve black plush matte, with a vivid color traveling duochrome that shifts from gold to chartreuse to green.
Draghignazzo is a deep taupe plush matte base. In other light, this base appears more grey.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.2g by weight for $6.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Alternately you can buy the entire collection in sample baggies or jars. You can get the sample collection in baggies for $13.00 USD or in 5 gram jars for $84.50 USD.

Some photos were swatched indoors under a daylight bulb, the rest were swatched outdoors under direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix, bare skin, Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics Eyeliner in Mighty Magenta, Plum Persuasion, Sapphire Sensation and Turn Up to Teal and Nyx Slide On Pencil in Jet Black and Pure White.

Calcabrina is a deep wine with a blue/teal sheen with green and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Ciriatto is a jeweled brown with a green/gold sheen and green sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Draghignazzo is a dark taupe with a teal/purple sheen with blue and teal sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Uggghhh. More fantastic colors! Calcabrina is my favorite of this bunch. I’m a sucker for anything resembling purple as you all probably already know. The color changing and sheen and sparks are all so pretty. It has a very jeweled sheen over all of the different bases and it’s just beautiful. The swatches of Draghignazzo over different bases reminds me of a jeweled forest. A Druid’s circle. It’s so lush and beautiful. I wanna go dance among the pines under the moonlight. That’s how it makes me feel. Ciriatto for some reason makes me think of damp mossy rocks along a beach. And mermaid scales. These colors are so whimsical in my brain. What’s your favorite so far? Have you picked any up? Will you pick any up?

You can find Aromaleigh Cosmetics here. You can contact Kristen on her contact page here. Find Aromaleigh on Facebook and Twitter! Look it’s 5am and I’m done. Woot.

Luna

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In coffee!

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Syrup

You have no idea how delicious this syrup is. I didn’t even strain mine properly because I need to get a fine mesh strainer, but it’s still delicious I put some on some coffee ice cream and it was to die for. I’ve also used this in black tea with some milk and that also is delicious. I’m sure I’ll find many ways to use this. XD It’s also good in coffee. >.> I went through different recipes and decided to do a mix of brown sugar and white sugar. Enjoy!

Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Syrup

From TOXiD-LOTUS.NET | Condiments and Sauces | American

If you like Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte you’ll love this syrup. It’s especially good over coffee ice cream.

00:20

00:05

00:15

cal Calories 70kcal

fat Free Total Fat 0g

sat-fat Free Saturated Fat 0g

chol Free Cholesterol 0mg

sodium Free Sodium 1mg

carbs Total Carbohydrate 18g

Serving size 39g Calories from fat 0kcal Fiber 0g Protein 0g Sugar 18g

20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin puree

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, add water and both sugars. Simmer on medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. This should be around 5 minutes.
  2. Turn the heat down to low and stir in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Don’t let it boil..
  3. Remove from the heat and strain through a mesh strainer.
  4. Store in a glass jar. This will last for around 3 months in the refrigerator.

Luna

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Weekly Poll

Weekly Poll: No 1. Do you like bar glitter? Why or why not?

And the polls shall be weekly! I think that’s more than enough time for people to vote and/or answer a question! This weeks question is do you like bar glitter? Why or why not?

My answer
I personally cannot stand bar glitter. I don’t know why exactly, I just don’t like the way it looks, it rubs me the wrong way. I won’t buy or use a polish with bar glitter in it. Just cannot stand. What about you? Leave a comment and tell me why you do or don’t like it!

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#23, #25 & #36

Review: Born Pretty Store Waterproof Matte Velvet Lip Gloss Long Lasting Lip Pencils #23, #25 & #36

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It’s been awhile since I ordered these. I actually forgot about them until this past week! I have 3 Waterproof Matte Velvet Lip Gloss Long Lasting Lip Pencils from Born Pretty Store. I have colors #23, #25 & #36. These are actually named Me Now Generation II Long Lasting Lip Gloss. Though they are neither a lip gloss or lip pencil but a liquid lipstick similar to the Velvetines from Lime Crime. I however like these much better!

Official description
1. Matte Velvet Kind.
2. It’s Waterproof, and would Not stick on Cup.
3. it’s better to use the lip balm or based lip items before putting it on your lip.
4. Don’t compress lips after applied the gloss, or it will be sticky.
5. It will looks a little darker if you use lip brush than your hands. so Lip brush is strongly recommended.
6. Oil food would make it fade a little,so you might need to avoid french fries when wearing this lip gloss.
7. Please apply the transparent or similar color powder on your lip if you feel it is sticky.
8. Please use professional makeup remover oil to clean them off from lips.

Where to buy
From Born Pretty Store – Colors #1-12. For $4.18 USD you get 4.4g in a lip gloss tube with a doe foot wand.
From Born Pretty Store – Colors #13-24 For $4.18 USD you get 4.4g in a lip gloss tube with a doe foot wand.
From Born Pretty Store – Colors #25-36 For $4.18(these are on sale atm for 3.55 USD) USD you get 4.4g in a lip gloss tube with a doe foot wand.

Packaging
These come in a clear test tube like lip gloss tube with a flat black lid and doe foot wand. It has silver and black detail on the tube.

Scent and formula
The scent is a little odd. It’s kind of a combination of a light fruity scent and vinyl. After a little while the scent goes away. The formula is quite nice, it’s thick and plush when it goes on and dries super matte, but it’s not drying.

Ingredients
I can’t seem to find any ingredients on the internet and it is not listed on the tubes.

#23 is a frosty matte muted rose pink.

#25 is a bright matte raspberry pink.

#36 is a bright matte rose pink.

These are really great. I prefer these over my Pink Velvet Velvetine from Lime Crime. The Velvetine formula is watery and bleeds really bad on me. These are thick and opaque and don’t bleed at all. You can see a comparison in the photos above. They dry super matte, but aren’t drying. Once set, which just takes a minute, they don’t come off. I found that one of these was a tiny bit sticky(#23), still waterproof, but a little sticky. To solve that I just patted a tiny bit of translucent powder where it was sticky and that solved the problem. It only got sticky right along where my lips meet when they’re closed. I can drink with no fading at all. When I eat, it fades a tiny bit, but no touch up is necessary. That’s the great thing, they don’t come off. It’s also not such a great thing. These are nearly impossible to remove. Let me be blunt, this shit don’t come off. XD I’ve tried everything, and ended up actually trying rubbing alcohol. My cleansing oil barely put a dent in it, regular soap doesn’t do a thing, but rubbing alcohol peels this stuff off quick as lightning. Despite being tough as nails to remove, I really like these. I can’t believe I forgot about them for so long. I’m glad I found them again! I want to pick up a couple of more shades. I’ve got my eye on #7, #15 and #22! There are 36 colors total. You should definitely check them out. :) If you decide to pick anything up you can use code UNAT10 to get 10% off your order!

Waterproof Matte Velvet Lip Gloss Long Lasting Lip Pencils
  • Packaging
  • Texture
  • Application
  • Color
  • Longevity

Summary

Pros
Inexpensive
Waterproof
Opaque
Matte
Non-drying

Cons
Too waterproff
Can be a bit sticky

Final thoughts
Bottom line is, I love these. They are hard to take off, but to me that is better than them wearing off and having to re-apply.

Buy or not
Definitely. I will be picking up the others I mentioned when I have funds!

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l-r Alichino over Turn on the Teal, Sapphire Sensation, Plum Persuasion, Mighty Magenta, Jet Black & Pure White

Swatches: Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli Collection Part 1 Alichino, Barbariccia & Cagnazzo

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Not too long ago Aromaleigh Cosmetics asked me if I’d be interested in swatching the new Diavoli collection for them, I of course would, so they sent me off some samples. There are 13 colors which I’m breaking up into 3 posts, because well, you’ll see why. ;) This post is image heavy. Get ready to be blown away!

Official descriptions
Alichino is a muted greyed warm green plush matte base that sometimes appears more blue-grey.
Barbariccia is a muted/greyed dark brown/green “breen” plush matte base that appears more greenish in sunlight and more brownish under indoor lighting.
Cagnazzo is a deep purplish black plush matte base that flashes magenta in certain lighting conditions.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.2g by weight for $6.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Alternately you can buy the entire collection in sample baggies or jars. You can get the sample collection in baggies for $13.00 USD or in 5 gram jars for $84.50 USD.

Some photos were swatched indoors under a daylight bulb, the rest were swatched outdoors under direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix, bare skin, Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics Eyeliner in Mighty Magenta, Plum Persuasion, Sapphire Sensation and Turn Up to Teal and Nyx Slide On Pencil in Jet Black and Pure White.

Alichino is a mossy green with a muted wine to gold shift with green and violet sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGAN not lip safe

Barbariccia is a greenish brown with a gold to bronze sheen with bronze and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGAN not lip safe

Cagnazzo is a blackened wine with a blue sheen with green and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGAN not lip safe

So how pretty are these shadows?! Diavoli is a collection inspired by Dante’s Inferno. These shadows all contain multichromatic color traveling pigments. That means they look different in different lights and at different angles. The colors are really gorgeous. I swatched these over different colored bases and both indoors and outdoors so you could see the differences in the colors in different settings. I think out of these three Alichino is my favorite. I just love the color combination and the way it changes and shifts. So pretty. :3 These colors are perfect for autumn! I’m going to be doing a couple of looks soon. Bottom line is I really like these colors. If I had a penny to my name I’d be picking them up in fullsize! Also if you visit their page check out this months color of the month. It’s Cthulhu and it’s freaking gorgeous. T.T I need it.

You can find Aromaleigh Cosmetics here. You can contact Kristen on her contact page here. Find Aromaleigh on Facebook and Twitter!

Luna

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Samples

Swatches: Performance Colors Bubblegum, Cheekie Monkey, Cool Pink, Hottie, Islander, Mango, Peachy, Rocket, Ruby, South of France, Valentine, Vertigo & Vino

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Let me just start off by saying I’m a bad bad blogger. I received my order from Performance Colors at the end of May 2013. Eek. D: All I can say is a lot(of crap) happened last year and blogging wasn’t a main priority. But I have whipped out my lipsticks to swatch! I also have a few other goodies to swatch and post, but those will be in another post. Also because it’s been so long since I ordered a few of the colors are discontinued, but I had to swatch them anyways, just cause. And next let me say ohmygod. I need Zombie Bride( :GRABBY: ), Badlands and Committed in my life, yesterday. I have been lusting over Zombie Bride since it came out and just discovered Badlands and Committed. Okay now that that is out of the way. Valentine, Vertigo and Vino are semi-matte lipsticks and the rest are the restorative lipstick formula. Also these are all the older formulas and I have a sample and fullsize of mango, but they are different shades since I got one early on when I made an order of cream eyeshadow(which are really awesome by the way) samples in 2012. Swatches!

Official descriptions
Bubblegum is a highly pigmented, baby pink sparkly semi-opaque.
Cheekie Monkey is a super cool wearable flashy lilac, goth by day color.
Cool Pink is a deep rose pink with cool blue shift.
Hottie I couldn’t find the description.
Islander is a deep warm pink color.
Mango is a neon deep peach coral.
Peachy is a highly reflective peach.
Rocket is a red chockful of red sparkles.
Ruby is a deep dark cooler red.
South of France is a medium deep muted raspberry color with hint of apricot bronze.
Valentine is a deep dark and mysterious classic valentine blood red rose color.
Vertigo is a dark violet brown color.
Vino is a deep wine red with purple and burgundy tones.

Ordering options
You will receive cream product in a standard size lip balm tube, packed 5 mL. ounces by volume for $6.00 USD per tube.
You will receive cream product in a 0.05 ounce clamshell, packed 1 gram by volume for $5.00 per 6 clamshells.
There are three listings for Purple, Deep Neutral and Red. You can choose 6 samples for $5.00 USD. There is also a buy 2 get a 3rd lipstick for free for $12.00 USD.

Photos were taken indoors in indirect sunlight.

RESTORATIVE LIP COLOR:
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Beeswax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sweet Almond Oil, Lanolin (anhydrous), Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Vitamin E Tocopherol, Emulsifing Wax, Preservative less than 1%: Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol. Flavor and Fragrance: Vanilla, Stevia extract infused in Coconut Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Red 33, Red 30, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 27, Red 7, Blue 1, Red 40, Red 6, Red 21, Orange 5.

SEMI MATTE LIP COLOR: (discontinued)
Ingredients: Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Beeswax, Macadamina Nut Oil, Ricinus communis (castor oil), Jojoba oil, Kaolin, Silica, Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Lanolin (anhydrous), Vitamin E Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol. Flavor and Fragrance: Vanilla, Stevia extract infused in Coconut Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Red 33, Red 30, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 27, Red 7, Blue 1, Red 40, Red 6, Red 21, Orange 5.

Hottie, Islander and Rocket are discontinued. All of the other shades are still available. So these are the older formulas and not as pigmented as the newer formulas. They are still pretty! I love Vertigo and Vino. I need to get a full size of Vertigo! While I haven’t tried the new formulas yet, I’ve heard nothing but great things about them, and the old formulas were fantastic, so. Look out for a blog post in the next week or so on the other goodies I have to swatch!

You can find Performance Colors on Etsy here. You can contact Tiffany through Etsy here. Find Performance Colors on Facebook.

Luna

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