Ruthless

Swatches: Glamor Doll Eyes Blushes Anastasia, Polish My Halo, Ruthless & Whoa Dog

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I purchased Ruthless and Vee from Glamour Doll Eyes sent me a few blushes to swatch! These would have been up earlier, but I’d completely forgotten about them. Oops. D:

Official descriptions
Anastasia is a vibrant magenta (but more on the purple side) with a copper and pink sheen.
Polish My Halo is a sheer light brown bronzed color with gold shimmers, great as a highlighter.
Ruthless is a neon pink with a soft pink/red sheen.
Whoa Dog is a matte pink toned purple.

Ordering options
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.

All photos were taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over bare skin.

Anastasia is a kind of a dark red toned grape with copper and pink sparks.
Ingredients: Pigment Violet, Ultramarine Violet, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Carmine, Tin Oxide. NOT VEGANNot lip safe

Polish My Halo is a pink toned golden champagne with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Tin Oxide. VEGANLip safe

Ruthless is a super bright pink with a red sheen, with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Red #23, Polyester 3, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Red #22, Iron Oxide, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANlip safeNOT EYE SAFE

Whoa Dog is a bright matte red toned purple.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Ultramarine Violet, Manganese Violet (Pigment Violet 16), Bis (glycidoxyphenyl) propane / Bisaminomethyl-norbornane, Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Violet 2 ext, Red 28, Red 22. VEGANnot lip safeNOT EYE SAFE

I really love all of these blushes. My favorites are Anastasia and Ruthless though. I like Polish My Halo as a highlight. They’re all so pretty! Which blush do you like the best? Do you think you’ll pick one up?

You can contact Vee on her contact page here. Find Glamour Doll Eyes on Facebook and Twitter. Just so you know the links to GDE are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through my link I get a small percentage. :)

Luna

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Top: More Thank This, Up All Night, Save You Tonight. Bottom: Gotta Be You, Another World.

Review + FOTD Makeup by One Direction

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So I received a makeup set from BrandBacker for Makeup by One Direction by Markwins. I received the Up All Night set! Behold, swatches and a FOTD!


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

CHEEKS
Glamour Doll Eyes Powdered Blush Anastasia – blush
Pumpkin & Poppy Lady of Light – highlight

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

EYES
Wet N Wild Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer
Makeup by One Direction More Than This – all over lid
Makeup by One Direction Save You Tonight – lower lashline
Makeup by One Direction Gotta Be You – crease
Makeup by One Direction Another World – upper liner
Makeup by One Direction Up All Night – upper liner
Makeup by One Direction Stand Up Eye and Body Crayon – crease
Makeup by One Direction Little Black Dress mascara

LIPS
Makeup by One Direction Taken
Makeup by One Direction I Should Have Kissed You

Little Black Dress Volumizing Mascara in Perfectly Black
I was pleasantly surprised by this mascara. It didn’t burn my eyes or make them water. Which is a plus. Mascara is usually hit or miss with me. While this didn’t give my lashes much volume, it applied nicely and didn’t clump together or flake off.

4+1 Eye Shadow Palette
The eye shadow palette has 4 shadows and 1 cream glitter. Save You Tonight is a shimmery Sky Blue. More Than This is a matte light peach. Gotta Be You is a matte light taupe. Another World is a shimmery dark royal blue. Up All Night is a royal blue glitter cream. All of the shades are soft and buttery. All are nicely pigmented over some kind of primer or sticky base. These were swatched over Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me.

Liquilights Glow Gloss in Taken
This is a hot pink gloss with holographic glitter. It’s semi-thick, non-sticky formula. I liked it very much. Unfortunately I have no black light so I can’t tell you how it glows. XD

I Should Have Kissed You creme lipstick
This is a matte bubblegum pink lipstick. The formula really drags on the lips, but once on it melts and feels creamy. It’s a very pretty color, though I’m not sure it suits me all that well.

Eye and Body Crayon in Stand Up
This is a lovely navy blue crayon. It appears this crayon is waterproof. It took vigorous rubbing with soap to get most of it off. It’s nice and creamy and opaque.

Na Na Na Nail Polish
This is a metallic teal with a bit of iridescence to it. It’s a sheer polish. It took three coats to build up to the opacity in the photos. It dries very quickly though and so far has lasted a day without any chipping.

Decorator stencils
You get 5 different stencils. You get a card with crossed arrows, a diamond, lightning bolts, a crown and triangles. You’re supposed to be able to use the eye and body crayon to stencil these on, but I found it difficult. The crayon is so big and soft that it didn’t really get into the small corners or shapes. Doing it on myself was impossible. XD So I did a couple on my daughter.

Do you think you’ll be picking up any of the sets when they release? Don’t forget to check below for the release dates!

US release dates
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

Still no international dates!

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Passion Pink

Swatches: Mazzie Cosmetics Blush Paradise, Passion Pink, Rascal & Rust

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Rachel from Mazzie Cosmetics has been working on blush for awhile now! She graciously sent me 4 of them to check out, along with some shadows that I’ll be posting later! She doesn’t have them for sale in her shop quite yet!

All photos taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over bare skin.

Paradise is a matte slightly orange toned terracotta.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, ultramarines, magnesium violet, iron oxides, kaolin clay, magnesium stearate and rice powder. VEGAN

Passion Pink is a matte pale dusty rose pink.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, ultramarines, magnesium violet, iron oxides, kaolin clay, magnesium stearate and rice powder. VEGAN

Rascal is a satiny light pink/coral peach.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, zinc oxide, rice powder, kaolin clay, boron nitride, magnesium stearate, magnesium myristate, methicone, sericite, mica, iron oxides, ultramarines, red #7, hydrogenate polybutene, red #40 and palmitic acid. VEGAN

Rust is a matte rusty dark red.
Ingredients: Titanium dioxide, magnesium violet, iron oxides, kaolin clay, magnesium stearate and rice powder. VEGAN

These blushes are buttery smooth and blend well. My favorite is Rascal followed by Passion Pink! These are more neutral colors to me, but she’s got a couple of bright pinky/purple shades she’s posted on Facebook which I am super excited for! What was your favorite shade? Are you going to pick any up when they go up for sale? Any colors you’d like to see her do?

You can find Mazzie Cosmetics on Facebook and Twitter. You can contact Rachel via Etsy here.

Luna

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Mmmm Sexy Nerd!

FOTD: Henrywinkle’s Law Firm Lamb Cake

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

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

CHEEKS
My Pretty Zombie Drugs Like Me Blush MDMA

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

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

LIPS
Fyrinnae Lip Lustre Sexy Nerd

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Vortex, Taunt & Sparkle Charcoal over Foil Me

Swatches: Mazzie Cosmetics Amputate, Frozen Frost, Muck, Sparkle Charcoal, Taunt & Vortex

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Rachel from Mazzie Cosmetics sent me some of her new blushes and some eyeshadows not too long ago to swatch! So I have six shadows for you and the blush will be up in another post! Yay getting stuff done. Also today a big box was delivered from BzzAgent! They sent some Littlest Pet Shop toys for me to review. Needless to say Fumiko is chomping at the bit waiting to play with them. XD When the box came they were all freaking out about it and kept asking what it was. So I told them it was just some toys for me to review. haha They’re really cute! So those will be up in a future post as well! Anyways. Back on topic! Eyeshadows! These were sent to me in sample baggies and I de-potted them into jars of course. XD

Official descriptions
Amputate is a dark blue with some shimmer.
Frozen Frost is a bright white color with lots of shimmer.
Muck is a dark brown color with shimmer.
Sparkle Charcoal is a black/blue color with silver shimmer.
Taunt is a neutral nude color with shimmer.
Vortex is a dark purple/blue color with shimmer.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 10g jar with a sifter, packed 2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.

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


Amputate is a bright blue with silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Sericite, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Ultramarines, Blue # 1, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, and Palmitic Acid. VEGAN Not Lip Safe

Frozen Frost is a shimmery white with aqua and silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Sericite, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Tin Oxide, and Fluorphiogopite. VEGAN Lip Safe

Muck is a bright brown with copper sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Sericite, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, and Iron Oxide. VEGAN Lip Safe

Sparkle Charcoal is a charcoal gray with rainbow sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Sericite, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Fluorphiogopite, and Ferric Ferrocyanide. VEGAN Not Lip Safe

Taunt is a yellow toned peach with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Sericite, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Iron Oxides, Fluorphiogopite, Aluminum Powder, Silicon Dioxide, and Tin Oxide. VEGAN Lip Safe

Vortex is a dusty plum purple with a blue sheen and blue and silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Sericite, Silica, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Ultramarines, Carmine, Ferric Ferrocyanide, and Tin Oxide. NOT VEGAN Not Lip Safe

What do you think? I really like Vortex, Taunt and Sparkle Charcoal. Though I do have a strong fondness for purples. >.> Do you think you’ll pick any up?

You can find Mazzie Cosmetics on Facebook and Twitter. You can contact Rachel via Etsy here.

Luna

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Take Me Home

PSA: Markwins Makeup by One Direction & Giveaway

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Want the chance to win some new shinies? Read on! Markwins Beauty was founded in 1984, is committed to cruelty-free practices and has worked with Wet N Wild, Physician’s Formula and more! This month they’ll be coming out with three new collections for Makeup by One Direction(check out their facebook page)! Each collection comes in a limited edition tin and includes example eye looks, lip gloss, lipstick, an eyeshadow and glitter cream compact, chubby pencils, mascara, nail polish and a stencil!

US release dates
Macy’s – August 11th
Stage Stores – August 25th
Dillards – August 25th
Beauty Brands – August 25th
Lord and Taylor – August 25th

International release dates haven’t been posted yet! Sorry! D:

So there are three different kits! I was sent the Up All Night kit to play with and I’ll be reviewing that in a later post! But let’s go over the kits!

Midnight Memories

Midnight Memories


So this kit includes:
Through the Dark, a Liquilights Glow Gloss. An electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light.
A 4+1 eye shadow palette in smoky shimmery grays and neutrals. You have Little White Lies a pale warm gray. Don’t Forget Where You Belong, a soft pink shimmer. Half a Heart a metal gray. Strong a charcoal black matte shimmer and Midnight Memories a silver glitter creme.
You have Best Song Ever, a crimson red creme lipstick.
Little Black Dress volumizing mascara in perfectly black.
You have a nail polish in Right Now which is a liquefied metallic steel color.
You also have an eye and body crayon in black called Better Than Words.
Last but not least you have a five piece stencil set to decorate yourself, or your stuff with One Direction doodles!

Take Me Home

Take Me Home


This kit includes the same products in different shades!
So you have the lip gloss in Kiss You which is an orange glitter that glows neon yellow under UV light.
You have the 4+1 eyeshadow palette. You have Back For You, a velvet creme. Change My Mind a peachy shimmer. C’mon, C’mon a soft taupe. Little Things a smoky brown and Take Me Home a golden glitter creme.
For lipstick you have Last First Kiss a nude pink sheer lipstick.
You have the same mascara in Little Black Dress.
Your nail polish is a multi-dimensional gold glitter in Live While We’re Young.
Your eye and body crayon is a warm chocolate brown called I Wish.
And you get a five piece stencil set to decorate with!

Up All Night

Up All Night


This is the kit I have to review!
You have your gloss in Taken, a pink gloss that glows neon orange under UV light.
Your 4+1 eyeshadow palette has More Than This a soft blushing pink. Gotta be You a silver taupe shimmer. Save You Tonight a shimmering turquoise blue. Another World a royal blue shimmer and Up All Night a sapphire glitter creme.
Your lipstick is I should Have Kissed You a bubblegum pink creme.
You have Little Black Dress as your mascara.
Your nail polish is Na Na Na an aqua-blue metallic chrome.
Your eye and body crayon is Stand Up, a dark denim blue.
And your five piece decorator stencil set!

These three kits represent the band and how fun and bold they are! The colors are beautiful and they’re really good quality! These are all full size products by the way. They come in a pretty good size tin. The sleeve on the in lists all the products and ingredients. Inside the tin on the lid it gives you some eye look ideas. So you want the chance to win one? Enter below! The giveaway ends in three days! There will be 50 winners! Be on the lookout for my review coming up on the Up All Night set!

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Monthly Post Recap

Monthly Post Recap: July 2014

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Hooray it’s August! (as of two days ago) XD So let’s have a recap of what happened last month!

Also have been adding more bloggers to the indie blogger list! So if you blog about indie products(makeup, skincare, perfume, whatever) let me know so I can get you added! I am also starting to work on my indie shop lists. I have more to add to the cosmetics, then I will be working on perfumes and so on. So if you know of an indie shop that should be on a list let me know. There’s an awful lot of them. XD Also please let me know if you run across a blogger or shop link that is broken! Thanks so much!

Luna

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July 2014 Monthly Makeup Challenge: Cat’s Eye

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So I started doing makeup challenges in Makeup Monstrosity again! Yes it’s an odd time to start, but that’s how things go. This last months theme was Cat’s Eye. A couple of ladies participated and you can see their looks below! If you’d like to participate feel free to go join Makeup Monstrosity and take part! There are lots of new shiny faces!

Thank you Dreadfully Divine and FACE by Emily for participating! Hopefully more people will participate this month! This months challenge theme is Unicorns! hehe

Luna

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Sparking Lemonade Shower Gel

Review: Happy Bath Sparkling Lemonade Shower Gel

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Earlier this month I ordered a tube of Mizon Snail Recovery Gel Cream from RoseRoseShop. With that, came lots of samples. One of them was for the Happy Bath Sparkling Lemonade Shower Gel. I just ended up using it tonight and man I wish I had more. T.T

I immediately went to RoseRoseShop to find out they don’t have it. To Google! Google tells me that only one place has it right now. D: You can get it from Cosmetic Love. I’ve not ordered from Cosmetic Love before, but I have read positive shopping experiences online. I sent RoseRoseShop a message, hopefully they’re planning on carrying it in the future! Official Happy Bath website is here.

Official description
Orange extracts makes skin lively. Antioxidant effect of lemon extracts. Apple extracts give vitality to skin.

Where to get
From Cosmetic Love – 300mL pump dispenser for $15.53 USD. Shipping is free.

Directions
Get appropriate amount onto wet shower sponge and work up a rich lather. Massage over body and rinse with water.

Packaging
Standard foil sample packet. The label is really bright and fun. It’s a matte yellow and features a lemon slice in the name. The font is red, white and green.

Scent and formula
It seriously smells like carbonated lemonade. It smells amazing. The scent isn’t overpowering though. About an hour after showering I can faintly smell the lemon. It’s a clear gel much like any other shower gel. It was super bubbly and soft.

Ingredients
I can’t translate the packaging or the website. :(


The sample packet was way more than enough to clean my entire body, a few times over with my puff! This left my skin feeling soft and not dry at all. I can still smell a faint hint of the scent on my skin. I unfortunately can’t find ingredients at the moment. Hopefully in the future I can edit this with those!

Luna

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Thursday Guest Post

Dreamworld Hermetica Swatches and Review!

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Hello everyone!  I’m Jolie from Etherealize Me and I’m so excited to be featured on Luna’s blog.  Toxid Lotus was one of the first blogs that got me into indie makeup!  I used to blog about inexpensive drugstore makeup, but my content has shifted almost exclusively to indies.  I really enjoy the community of independent makeup and being able to try out little samples before committing to a full-sized product.  I also love interacting with brand owners and I feel much comfortable asking questions about their products because I know I won’t be receiving a cookie-cutter answer from someone who knows nothing about the product.

Anyway, today I have a review on an indie company called DreamWorld Hermetica.  This isn’t my first time trying their shadows, I actually have an older first impressions review I did when the owner, Ellie, sent some samples of her new formula to me to test out here.

I enjoyed their semi-loose eyeshadow formula immensely because they’re pigmented and long lasting.  Dreamworlds was having a pretty big sale so I decided to finally use that opportunity to pick up a shade that I had been eyeing for awhile (Black Flamed Candle).  Mini-jars normally sell for $2.75 for 1/4 tsp, and full-size jars range from $6 to $8 depending on the collection and formula.  I was also interested in one of their CotMs (Color of the Months) called Plummy Penny.  However, I completely forgot it when I was making my order because it wasn’t in the “Eyes” section of the website.  I only found out afterwards on the indie subreddit and was pretty disappointed that I missed it.

My order came in pretty quickly, I forget the exact time because I’ve decided to stop obsessively checking tracking information (which used to stress me out a lot).  When I opened my package, I noticed this Thank You post-it from Ellie.  I was wondering what surprise she meant…

It turns out this sweet woman saw my post on the sub and decided to throw in a full-sized Plummy Penny in for free!  I was blown away and really shocked that she actually connected my Reddit account to my order.  This was amazing and I’m extremely grateful.  It really is a beautiful color (thank you /u/daisyismydog / Rebecca for suggesting it!) and you’ll see how pretty it is in the swatch below.

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