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PSA: Hallow’s Eve Collections 2013

halloween

Chinovi Cosmetics Costume Shop
Persephone Minerals Cocktails from the Crypt
Persephone Minerals Ghost Glimmers
Persephone Minerals All Hallow’s Eve
Persephone Minerals Glittering Gravestones
One Hand Washes the Other Halloween
Darling Clandestine Hellbender
Darling Clandestine Fourscent Suite
Black Rose Minerals Luciferi
Black Rose Minerals Not Another Zombie Collection
Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Halloween 2013
Shiro Cosmetics Halloween 2013
Haus of Gloi Autumn
Oslo Cosmetics Sepulchrum Halloween Collection
Meow Cosmetics Halloween Collections
Femme Fatale Cosmetics Handful of Treats
Darling Girl Cosmetics Darling Ghoul Halloween
Darling Girl Cosmetics Ghost with the Most
Darling Girl Cosmetics Oh the Horror
Darling Girl Cosmetics Zombies
Victorian Disco Cosmetics Right Before Christmas
Madd Style Cosmetics A Clockwork Orange
Madd Style Cosmetics Twisted Neverland
innocent+twisted alchemy curios night

More will be added later. :)

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Review: Oslo Cosmetics

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Incoming giant post lovelies! The owner of Oslo Cosmetics ever so kindly sent me some various products to review. :) I have for you from the Dark Days collection, Orion velvet cream eyeshadow base, and Pyxis pressed eyeshadow. From Rome, Vela loose shadow. From Starlight, Aquarii pressed eyeshadow and from Colossus, Lux loose eyeshadow.

Official Descriptions
Orion: Rich, matte dark drown velvet cream base.
Pyxis: Light iridescent duochrome pink-violet.
Aquarii: Bright, shimmery, oceanic turquoise-green with duochrome green glitter.
Vela: Soft satin mid tone brown with slight color green duochrome shift.
Lux: Soft, shimmery, satin taupe-brown.

All products can be purchased from Oslo Cosmetics here.
You will receive product in one of the following ways:
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2g by weight for $5.50.
You will receive pressed product in a 26mm pan, packed 4g1 by weight for $6.
You will receive pressed product in a 26mm pan inside a pot, packed 4g by weight for $8.
All products have a bottom label with company name, product name and ingredients. Single pans come inside a baggie with a piece of black cardboard covering the face for product protection.

All products swatched under a daylight bulb over Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue, Oslo Cosmetics Velvet Cream Eyeshadow Base and bare skin.


ORION: So first let’s take a look at Orion the velvet cream eyeshadow base. I received a single pan. !’m so glad Joyce sent the velvet cream eyeshadow base in a baggie. It had an accident during it’s arrival and got all over, whoops! I however was able to save it! Orion is a lovely matte dark brown. It’s more solid than soft and yet has a lovely creamy consistency. It’s neither too wet, or too dry. It was very easy to apply with an eyeshadow brush. You can also apply it with your ring finger, but beware, it’s difficult to wash off. Which is a good thing on your eyeballs. XD A little bit goes a long way and it goes on very opaque. It “dries” down to a soft powdery consistency but holds shadow very well which I like. I’ve tried other bases that feel wet and sticky after application and this does not. After applying it, you just pat your shadow on. I did not try this with glitter as I don’t really use glitter. Overall I was very happy with this product.

Ingredients: Mica, Sericite Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax, Dimethicone, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil. VEGAN
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AQUARII: Next up is Aquarii from the Starlight collection. I received a single pan. It’s a beautiful shimery dusty/dark aqua with green glitter. While this shadow is absolutely gorgeous, I had a bit of trouble applying it. I was able to use my finger and get a beautiful application, however using a brush was much more difficult. It was hard to get any of the shade on my brush, and it wanted to apply patchy. The formula was a little dry and hard. I’ve been meaning to ask Joyce about it, but I keep forgetting. The other pressed shadow I have has an amazing formula, so perhaps it was just a batch thing, or perhaps it’s just the way this particular shadow is. Either way, it is beautiful and it is completely possible to build up a nice opaque layer. I talked with Joyce and she thinks she sent me a pan with the earlier formula that she has since re-worked. She’s going to send me a pan of the new version, so I will let you know how that goes!

Ingredients: Mica, Sericite Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Cosmetic Glitter, Allantoin, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimeticone, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil. VEGAN
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PYXIS: Pyxis is a pressed shadow from the Dark Days collection. I received a pan in a pot. It’s a shimmery pink/lilac/peachy shade. It’s absolutely gorgeous and my favorite of the shadows I received. It is a shear formula but can be built up into something more opaque. This formula unlike Aquarii is super soft and buttery and it goes on with ease with a brush. It’s literally like applying velvet to your eyeballs. It may just be my crazy brain, but I swear at different angles it changes from pink to peach to a dusty lilac shade. It’s a perfect highlight shade for me, but it also looks beautiful all over the lid. Love. <3

Ingredients: Mica, Sericite Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Isopropyl Myristate, Dimeticone, Bis-Vinyl Dimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil. VEGAN
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VELA: Vela is a loose shadow from the Rome collection. I received loose shadow in a standard size jar. Vela is a red-toned brown with a bright green shift. While I’m not a huge brown person, this shade is lovely. The loose shadows are a bit different from most loose shadows. While most are a powder, these have more of a dense cream consistency, but aren’t quite a cream. You’ll find that the loose shadows are in little creamy balls rather than a powder. If I recall correctly the loose shadows are filled by weight You’ll find that the jars are half full because the formula is heavier and more compact than a normal powder. Vela was super easy to apply, it was soft and creamy and blended very well. I was able to get good coverage patting it on and didn’t lose any of the pretty blending it out.

Ingredients: Mica, Sericite Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax, Dimethicone, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil. VEGAN
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LUX: Last but not least we have Lux from the Colossus collection. I received loose shadow in a standard size jar. Lux is one of those shades that looks a little dull in the jar but comes alive when you apply it. Photos do it no justice. This shade is a little hard for me to describe. It’s described as a taupe but it’s more of a deepchocolatetaupebrownwithflashesofburgundycopperyredprettyness. It’s really pretty, that’s what it is. I need to try the pressed version. >.> I was really surprised by how much I liked this color. It has the same buttery soft formula of awesome that Vela does. Have I mentioned that I really like her loose formula? No? I do. This makes a gorgeous crease/outer corner shadow. It’s just. Ugh. Smokey and pretty. Just go buy it okay?

Ingredients: Mica, Sericite Mica, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Glycerin, Carnauba Wax, Dimethicone, Vitamin E Oil, Coconut Oil. VEGAN

There is a current sale going on for 25% off with code OSLO25. Current TAT is 2-7 business days. Samples are available here. There is shipping outside of the US. Oslo Cosmetics also offers primer, glitter and blush.
You can purchase here. Joyce can be contacted through her contact page here. Find Oslo Cosmetics on twitter, Facebook and Tumblr.

Luna
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  1. 4-5g for pressed shadow. 3-4g for cream base.

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Homemade Salsa with jalapeño!

Salsa Recipe!

Homemade Salsa with jalapeño!
It’s not makeup, but it’s totally yummy! ^.^ I love, love, love fresh salsa and this, is my all time favorite salsa. It’s delicious. Om, nom, nom. I wish I were able to grow a garden, I’d be all over tomatoes. Garden fresh tomatoes are the best. Maybe next year I’ll attempt them again.

8-10 large-ish tomatoes
4 sticks of celery
1 1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 of a small sweet onion
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne
2-4 tbsp chili seasoning
1 tbsp garlic
1 tsp cumin
2 jalapenos diced(optional – I love fresh jalapenos in it)

Mix it all together. It’s a really hard recipe. Delicious with blue or white corn chips. :YUM:

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