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If you missed Ojo de Gato last year from My Pretty Zombie you’ll be happy to know it’s back! Starting tomorrow April 1st you can once again get it. This year Andrea is donating to Snap Cats as her kitty charity of choice! Last year she donated to Blind Cat Rescue! Ojo de Gato is gorgeous and has been slightly reformulated this year to be lip safe!

Official description
Ojo de Gato is a blackened dark coppery brown with a touch of glitter.

Ordering options
You will receive product in a jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight.
You can purchase Ojo de Gato here.

Ojo de Gato was swatched over NYX Eye Shadow Base in Skin Tone, over Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Ojo de Gato is a blackened copper with copper sparks.
Ingedients: mica. iron oxide, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, bronze powder, silica, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Aluminum, Polyurethane 33, yellow #5, yellow #6, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

Ojo de Gato is gorgeous and the proceeds go to a great cause. Cats are wonderful, amazing creatures. You know you wanna help them! ;) You can find My Pretty Zombie on Facebook and Instagram!

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Official description
Discover the Secret to Radiant Rejuvenated Skin. Our Vitamin C Serum is Natural, Organic and it WORKS!
Hi this is Jet, founder of Imbue Naturals where our passion is natural skincare. Our 20% Vitamin C Serum is different to other, similar products you may find on the market because we have consulted professional aestheticians and doctors as to how to make the best possible Anti Aging Serum, based on the current scientific findings. We have stripped out common filler/bulker ingredients and replaced them with useful ingredients like Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin E and an Advanced Amino Acid Complex.
Buy with confidence that our product is:

  • Proudly Made in the USA
  • Made in an FDA Inspected Facility
  • Strictly No Alcohol or Parabens
  • 98% Natural 72% Organic
  • Non Genetically Modified Ingredients

Turn the clock back years on your face by nourishing it with Vitamin C.
Reduce wrinkles and sunspots by utilising the hyper moisture retention powers of Hyaluronic acid. Gain even skin tone and beautiful pores with added Vitamin E. Rebuild and regenerate your skin with an Amino Acid Complex that stimulates your skin into producing deep tissue Collagen.
Using our 20% Professional Strength Vitamin C Serum will:

  • Neutralise free radicals and reverse damage to your skin caused by environmental factors like the sun, pollutants or cigarette smoke.
  • Give you a more even skin tone and replace your skin’s natural elasticity.
  • Shrink wrinkles and lines on your face to make you look and feel younger.
  • Diminish scars and Acne marks.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 1 fluid ounce bottle for $49.95 USD. It’s currently on sale for $20.95 USD.
From Imbue Naturals – You get a 1 fluid ounce bottle for $49.95 USD. It’s currently on sale for $20.95 USD.

Directions

Topical application of Vitamin C is 20 times more effective than oral ingestion so only a little bit of Serum needs to be applied once or twice a day. Generally a small pea size amount (a half to a full pump) should be enough to apply to your face in a thin even coat. Remember the Serum is potent so avoid getting it in your eyes.

Depending on your daily ritual you may or may not have some of these steps. However, the key thing to know is just clean your face and pat dry before applying the Serum, wait a minute or two and then moisturize.

In more detail:

  1. Cleanse the face and neck.
  2. Gently exfoliate your skin, pat dry with a nice soft high thread count cloth.
  3. If using a toner, apply now and then allow drying.
  4. I.N. Vitamin C Serum goes on next, a thin layer is all that’s needed. Allow drying or soaking in.

Apply a high-end moisturizer to get the maximum benefit from the Serum.

Packaging
The bottle comes in a white box with gold and black details. One side has a rainbow leaf design. The bottle is a glass amber bottle with white pump top.

Scent and formula
It’s a light weight gel that is slightly creamy colors but clear. It has a bit of a sour scent almost like vinegar but not quite.

Ingredients
Purified Water, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) 20%, Hyaluronic Acid, Amino Acid Complex, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol.

I’ve been using this Vitamin C Serum from Imbue Naturals for a few weeks and you have the chance to win a bottle! But more on the Vitamin C Serum. This is supposed to help rebuild and regenerate your skin and help get rid of damage. It’s supposed to reduce wrinkles and fine lines, increase elasticity, stimulate collagen production, even skin tone, reduce acne and other marks and moisturize. I can attest that it helps with several of these! I don’t have wrinkles, so I can’t tell you how it works with those, but I can tell you how it’s helped in other areas! Some of you may know that I’ve been suffering from cystic acne for awhile now. When I break out it’s usually a few spots but they are huge and painful and end up scarring. On my pale as sin skin they look like giant purple spots. It’s ugly and I hate it. I had a few spots when I started using this and right now they are barely visible. They have gone from dark purple to a very pale pink. It’s also helped keep my poor dry cheeks moisturized and my skin feels more firm and supple. My skin tone has never looked better either. This Vitamin C Serum is really great and is one of the better ones I’ve used! Imbue Naturals also offers a money back guarantee. The Vitamin C Serum has a 2 year shelf life. You can return it any turn during the life of your serum! It’s a really good product and you should check it out. Right now it’s on sale for over 50% off right now.

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Hi guys!  I’m Sarah, and I’ll be your guest writer for today. Today I’ll be sharing with you two looks!

First up is an office-safe mermaid inspired look.

Step 1: Blackbird Cosmetics “Dog Days”, medium-light matte brown, lightly blended into crease.
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Step 2: Ten Three Lab’s “The Buttler”, a deeper matte brown, blended into outer V for depth. (Fun fact: I did the label art for this collection )2ttlb

Step 3: Dawn Eyes “Beloved” patted on the inner to mid lid.  There was some debate at the studio the day I wore this as to whether it leaned more green or more blue, but it’s officially described as a “tealy golden blue” on the Dawn Eyes website.  It’s a perfect mermaid color IMO!
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Step 4: Add some winged liner and mascara!
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The final look under two different lightings.

The final look under two different lightings.

The end result is a very subtle pop of color.  Just enough to liven up your eyeshadow while in situations that call for a more reserved dress code!

This second look was born out of necesity to pack light while traveling.  Samples are super convenient for travel with so I thought it’d be a good opportunity to try out 3 new samples I haven’t had the chance to wear yet!    (Please forgive the drop in photo quality for these, I left my camera at home so all I had to work with was my phone.)

The samples featured are Shiro’s “Kaepora Gaebora”, Blackbird’s “Vintage”, and Dawn Eye’s “Mantle”.
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Step 1: Blend “Vintage”, a mauve matte, into my crease and outer corner.
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Step 2: Pat “Kaepora Gaebora”, a silvery taupe, onto the inner to mid lid section.
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Step 3: Add “Mantle”, a deep purple-brown, to the outer V and lower lashline.  Finish up with mascara!
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All in all, 3 sample baggies and a mascara wand is all you need to pack for this look…. hardly a burden!

Hope you guys liked the looks!  And thanks Luna for the feature!

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Official description
Created for—and inspired by—fans of the world’s biggest band, this limited-edition beauty collection is fun, bold and a tad mischievous, just like ONE DIRECTION.

5 Limited Edition Tins are available (1 for each band member). Tins include:

Eye Shadows:
Nobody Compares- Metallic silver
Tell Me A Lie- Metallic nude pink
Same Mistakes- Metallic mint
I Would- Smokey brown shimmer
Summer Love- Smokey purple haze
Everything About You- Smokey black shimmer

Eye Pencil:
I Want- True matte black

Lip Gloss:
Loved You First- Bubble gum pink
One Thing- Frosted pink ice
Irresistible- Shimmered pearl
Heart Attack- Creamy rose shine

Lip Gloss Top Coat:
Over Again- Silver glitter sparkle

Nail Varnish:
Stole My Heart- Magenta pink shimmer
Alive- Multi-coloured glitter flakes

These new sets are available in stores November 15th at:
Sears USA
Kmart
Target
Walmart Canada

Where to buy
from Amazon – From $12.99 USD to $17.99 USD.

Packaging
There are 5 tins, each have one of the band members on the cover. They all have the same makeup inside. They have a clear plastic sleeve with product information on them.

If you’re a fan of One Direction then you’ve probably seen these limited edition tins floating around! They include almost everything for a full face of makeup. All you need is some foundation and blush! Each tin has the same makeup inside but there are 5 different tins with each band member on the front. The makeup is drugstore quality and perfect for the teen fan! I ended up giving one of my tins to my daughter which she loves as you can see. She’s getting pretty darn good at putting her own makeup on. The colors are really nice. You have metallic and shimmery eye shadows and some decent balms in pinky/peachy colors. The nail polish is bright and pretty. The little brushes that come with the kit are utter rubbish and fell apart the first time they were used. You can find Makeup by One Direction on Facebook here.

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Official description

  • Lift, firm and hydrate the delicate skin of your neck and chest with Body Merry’s Age Defense Neck Cream – a powerful moisturizer that firms, smoothes, moisturizes and improves the suppleness and elasticity of your décolleté.
  • Provide your skin with its daily staple requirements of vitamins, antioxidants and AHAs. 4% Vitamin C, 5% Glycolic Acid and Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) are supported by powerful natural and organic ingredients such as Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid, Propolis, Royal Jelly, Cocoa Butter, Jojoba Oil, Green Tea, Avocado Oil, Licorice, Lemongrass and Rosehip Oil, to name just a few.
  • No fragrances or harsh chemicals such as Parabens, Sulphates or Phthalates.
  • The lotion is made in the USA in an FDA registered and GMP compliant facility. It is not tested on animals.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 1.7 fluid ounce bottle for $49.99 USD. It’s currently on sale for $19.99 USD.

Directions
Apply on your neck and décolleté after cleansing and toning. If using a serum, apply the serum prior to the cream. Can also be used on the face and under makeup. For normal to oily skin, use morning and night. For dry or sensitive skin, use only at night. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Product contains tree nuts. If skin sensitivity occurs or if you suspect an allergic reaction, stop use and consult your doctor. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Since the product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.

Packaging
It’s a black plastic pump bottle with a red label with white details. Has product and company information on the label.

Scent and formula
It’s a white creamy lotion that is slightly thick. It smells herbal with a hint of that acid smell you get with glycolic acid.

Ingredients
Organic Herbal Mix, Organic Aloe, Organic Sunflower Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, Octyl Palmitate, Glycolic Acid, Organic Coconut Oil, Squalane, Lactic Acid, Palm Oil, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Cocoa Butter, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Stearate, Organic Beeswax, Plant Derived Hyaluronic Acid, Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Cucumber Distillate, Royal Jelly, Wildcrafted Propolis, Wildcrafted Verbascum Olympicum & Thapsus (Mullein), Organic Jojoba Oil, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Phytic Acid, Phospholipids, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Wildcrafted Oregon Grape, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Camellia Oil, Avocado Oil, Wildcrafted Eyebright, Helichrysum Essential Oil, Organic Licorice, Lemongrass, Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C Palmitate), Acetyl Hexapeptide-3, Tamanu Oil, Wildcrafted Wild Indigo, Organic Borage Oil, Organic Flax Seed Oil, Organic Evening Primrose Oil, Organic Rose Hip Oil, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Wildcrafted Arnica, Organic Lavender, Organic Calendula, Organic Chamomile, Macadamia Nut Oil, Sodium Carbomer, Sclerotium Gum, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Lecithin, Lemon, Sugar Cane, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.

This is a neck cream that you can use on your face and chest also. I actually just used it on my neck! This smoothes skin and makes it firm and supple while hydrating. It’s not greasy at all and absorbs really well. It has a slight scent but once it’s absorbed you can’t smell anything. I definitely noticed a difference over the last few weeks that I’ve used this. I think my only complaint is that sometimes it balls up on me when I’m massaging it in. I think maybe it’s reacting with some of my other skincare products that I bring down onto my neck, but I’m not positive. Body Merry offers a 90 day 100% money back guarantee, no need to send in the bottle either!

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Official description

  • 5 POWERFUL ANTI AGING INGREDIENTS IN ONE BOTTLE: Adeline’s Anti-Aging Face Cream is formulated with 5 powerful ingredients that fight wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin: Matrixyl, Witch Hazel, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C & Vitamin E. The results on your skin are fantastic! You would normally have to purchase multiple creams to attain the benefits that we pack into one of our bottles. Our customers discover they don’t want or need to use any other creams on their face after using our skin cream.
  • SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN to double the amount of collagen needed to give the skin its elasticity. This means your wrinkles are going to fade and you will no longer be looking at celebrities and other women wondering how they look so young because you now know the secret. Start feeling more confident. Your search for the perfect anti-aging skin cream is over!

Where to buy
From Amazon – One ounce bottle for $35.25 USD.
From Adeline Skin Care – One ounce bottle for $37.50 USD.

Directions
Cleanse face then apply daily to face and neck or body.

Packaging
You’ll receive a silver and clear plastic pump bottle. The cap and bottom of the bottle are silver, the middle of the bottle is clear. The details are mostly black with some teal. The label has the product and company info in it. The pump is white and silver.

Scent and formula
The formula is white and it’s not thick, a tiny bit thin. It smells like peppermint, but the scent isn’t too strong.

Ingredients
Deionized Water, Witch Hazel Extract, Glycerol Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Shea Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, PEG-8, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate VP Copolymer, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, PPG-12 SMDI/Copolymer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Peppermint Oil, Green Tea Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate.

Adeline’s face cream is quite nice. The formula isn’t very thick and it’s almost a little watery, but it smooths out and absorbs really well. It leaves your skin quite soft and smooth and very moisturized. It does have a peppermint scent, but it dissipates not long after it’s been absorbed. You only need one pump to completely cover your face and neck. This leaves my skin feeling super soft and smooth and a little bit plump. There’s no oiliness at all. I don’t have wrinkles so I’m not sure how well it works to smooth them out. This moisturizer has ingredients that stimulate collagen production and skin regeneration and lift, tone and oxygenate the skin.

They also offer a 100% Empty bottle guarantee! If you aren’t satisfied with your purchase, even if the bottle is completely empty you can contact them for a full refund.

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Official description
Zenwise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins formula contains our distinct blend of 27 ingredients, including 5000 mcg of Biotin, that promote hair growth and overall hair health. This formula also provides essential vitamins and antioxidants to address deficiencies that have been shown to cause hair loss.

Our all Natural formula can be used to:
Promote Thicker Fuller Hair
Stimulate Hair Growth
Address Vitamin Deficiencies Associated with Hair Loss

Key Ingredients:
Biotin
MSM (Methyl Sulfonyl Methane)
Grapeseed Extract
Saw Palmetto
Pumpkin (Seed-Curcubita Pepo)(4:1)
Gotu Kola (Herb-Centella Asiatica) (4:1)
Ginkgo Biloba (Leaf)
L-Lysine Hcl
L-Proline
Kelp
Citrus Bioflavanoids
Nettle (Leaf-Urtica Dioica)
Catalase
Resveratrol

Where to buy
From Zenwise Labs – Bottle of 60 capsules for $27.95 USD.

Directions
Adults, take two capsules daily, preferably with a meal.

Packaging
It comes in a white bottle with a green, black and white label. It has the product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
Supplement comes in a capsule made out of vegetable cellulose. Has a general supplement smell.

Ingredients
Vitamin A(acetate), ascorbic acid, vitamin D3(cholecalciferol), vitamin E(DL-Alpha tocopheryl acetate), thiamine Hcl, niacinamide, pyridoxine hcl, folic acid, cyanocobalamin, biotin pantothenic acid, iodine, zinc oxide, citrus bioflavanoids, ginkgo biloba leaf, grapeseed extract, kelp, l-lysine hcl, l-proline, MSM, nettle leaf, saw palmetto berry, resveratrol, catalase, gotu kola, pumpkin seed, magnesium oxide.

I took Zenwise Labs Hair Growth Vitamins + DHT Blocker for a month. I noticed that during the time I took this I lost less hair and my hair seemed a little more full. It was really easy to take. Not too much taste and it didn’t give me any stomach ache. My hair normally falls out constantly and it’s super thin and fine and I just don’t have much of it. I definitely noticed an improvement while I was taking this!

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Hello! My name is Jules, and I consider myself to be a Makeup Enthusiast. I am not a professional by any means, but makeup is definitely my hobby. I enjoy a blend of mainstream and indie makeup, and I love comparing and contrasting the two, especially to find color dupes.

Today I wanted to work with one of the Life’s Entropy Cosmos lipsticks,  a product that was highly coveted, and limited edition. I only snagged samples of most of the collection, but I’m happy that I did! Although there were some complaints about the product (sweating, for the most part)  I was really pleased. I find the formula to be comfortable to wear, and non-drying.

When swatching these, I wanted to see if I had any similar colors in my collection, and I thought that Blackbody would be a close color match for Cyber, a permanent shade in MAC’s lipstick line.

The following swatches were done over bare skin, under a daylight bulb, with flash.

Leftm MAC Cyber; Right, Life's Entropy Blackbody

Left, MAC Cyber; Right, Life’s Entropy Blackbody

Left, Life’s Entropy Blackbody; Right, MAC Cyber

From the swatches, it looks like Blackbody has more of a brighter red tone to it. Cyber can be worn in a light layer as shown here, or be layered to become a more deeper plum, where it would have less of a red tone, and lose its closeness to Blackbody. In terms of finish, Cyber is more of a matte/satin finish, while Blackbody has more shine to it. Cyber also has a drier texture than Blackbody, and to me, is less comfortable to wear. (However, I wear all products with a lip primer!)

I know the Cosmos lipstick line was supposed to be a line of dupes for some of the shades in the NARS Audacious line, so before you come running to me telling me the obvious dupe for Blackbody, I wanted to see what else might be close! (Also, cheaper!)

If you liked this post, you can find me over at The Brauhaus! Thanks for reading!

 

I am currently dealing with pneumonia. Wee. I’ve been sick for the last couple of weeks. Thursday I saw my doctor who confirmed it was pneumonia. I am on antibiotics at the moment and I have a couple of inhalers that she’s added to my long list of medications. I don’t feel like death warmed over anymore, but I still feel weak and sick. My lungs are pretty angry. Hopefully after being on the antibiotics a few more days I’ll feel better. *crosses fingers* The kiddo’s are doing well and are no longer sick, just a bit of a lingering cough. So yay for them. Let’s pray my little plaguebearer’s don’t bring anything else home. t.t First it was Fumiko with strep throat and then last week Sascha came home with a viral infection. I ended up having to take him to the ER because of constant throwing up. They put him on some anti-nausea medication and told me it would take a bout a week for the virus to run through him. Which it did. No more sickness please! I am never going to get caught up!

Also I started a little side blog for me to keep up with my diet and blood sugar. It’s too difficult for me to remember to pick up a pen and write in a note book. This will be easier. I have to get caught up from the weekend but so far it’s working. Om Nom Nom food & blood sugar logging!

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I was recently contacted by someone from DreamWorks Animation in Portland. They wanted to give my readers an opportunity to go to a free screening for HOME. You’ll find the dates and places and information on passes below!

 

Trailer: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLGDJkhYnVc

Synopsis: After a hive-minded alien race called the Boov conquer the Earth, they relocate the planet’s human population — all except for a little girl named Tip (Rihanna), who’s managed to hide from the aliens. When Tip meets a fugitive Boov called Oh (Jim Parsons), there’s mutual distrust. However, Oh is not like his comrades; he craves friendship and fun. As their distrust fades, the pair set out together to find Tip’s mother, but, unbeknown to them, the Gorg — enemies of the Boov — are en route.

 


Screening Date: 
Saturday, March 14

Screening Time:  10:00AM

Location:  Regal Lloyd Center

Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code:  gmMDF88212

 

Screening Date:  Thursday, March 19  

Screening Time:  7:00PM

Location:  Pioneer Place

Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code: xbdLt95065

 

Screening Date:  Saturday, March 21

Screening Time:  10:00AM

Location: Regal Bridgeport

Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM   Enter Code:  ozDOW68557

 

Screening Date:  Tuesday, March 24

Screening Time:  7:00PM

Location:  Regal Tigard

Passes: http://www.gofobo.com/REDEEM  Enter Code: KcZul95514

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.Hey there guys! My names Lauren, otherwise known as Laurensics, and I’m an indie makeup and Orphan Black addict. If you’re anything like me you probably squealed when you saw the Project Leda collection from Ten Three Labs. Consisting of six perfumes, three smudge sticks (tinted balms), and one salve stick, the collection is based on the characters and references from the show.

Whole Project Leda collection

Cara, the owner of Ten Three Labs, was lovely as always. I have a nut allergy and can’t wear products with sweet almond oil, so she made a set of samples with coconut oil for the base. Cara is always communicative and willing to help, offering to help me track down my package when it got stuck in customs. Based on the US weather and Australian customs, I won’t comment on the shipping time.

Onto the products!

Perfumes

The sample perfumes come in cute 1 mL bottles, and have a stopper controlling the flow of perfume. This is one of the best sample designs I’ve seen from an indie company, there’s no risk of losing the sample if you drop it, something I’ve done on multiple occasions. They’re priced $3.50 USD for a single sample, and packs of 3, 5 and 10 are available for a discounted price.

The bottles which the Ten Three Labs samples come in. Look at the stopper!

The bottles which the Ten Three Labs samples come in. Look at the stopper!

I wore each perfume for at least one day, and my review is blind, I didn’t read any of the notes before wearing the perfume.

All the perfumes contain osmanthus as a base note, and as I’ve found, osmanthus doesn’t agree with my skin chemistry. Nearly all of the perfumes came off quite musty on my skin. As they say, your mileage may vary.

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Amber, patchouli, nag champa, osmanthus.

Cosima is probably the coolest Clone on the show, a fellow scientist, with a French girlfriend, and a pretty cool wardrobe.

From the bottle, it smelt quite floral, and almost like an incense or herbal shop. I was slightly put off, as I thought it would be quite strong.

It smelt a lot better on skin. Initially the smell was quite musky, almost like a lolly banana, however that faded quite quickly to make a more mature floral. There was no fading over the next few hours, by the third hour, all muskiness was gone, leaving a musty floral- the patchouli came through quite strong. I had to re-apply in just under 5 hours.

Final verdict-This is nice, but honestly not my favourite in the collection.

Brother Seestra

Labdanum absolute, petitgrain, smoke, peppered poppies, bergamot.

Brother Seestra, named for Felix, Sarah’s long suffering foster brother, is the only perfume with a different base note. It’s also my favourite perfume in the collection.

In the bottle this smells quite fruity, but also masculine, some amber comes through. Even from the bottle I knew this would be my favourite perfume.

When I smelt this on my skin, my first reaction was “Wood? And candy! Yay!” An amber smell came through quite strongly (a result of the labdanum), and while masculine, it was quite wearable. The amber smell faded slightly by the end of an hour, but the wood and petitgrain notes were still strong. This lasted five hours before I needed to re-apply.

Final verdict-My favourite. The different base note makes it work for me, and I’ll be purchasing this in full size.

Corporate Clone

Hinoki wood, green tea, cucumber, blackberry, osmanthus.

I had assumed I wouldn’t like this perfume, Rachel isn’t my favourite clone, and I’m not a big fan of corporate scents. However, I really like it.

Bottled, the tea note comes out quite strongly, masking most of the other scents in the bottle. I may have sat smelling this for a while until I convinced myself to make some actual tea.

This one started out quite woody, with the tea note also prominent. It smelt kind of like a forest. By one hour in however, the wood note was completely faded, but the tea note and cucumber were prominent. It was starting to smell musty, a result of the base note. By three hours the smell was really faint and I had to re-apply.

Final verdict-A close second favourite of the collection.

Homicidal Soccer Mum

Merlot, chardonnay, petitgrain, orange blossom, osmanthus.

Oh Alison, of course your scent has wine in it. Of all the Clones, I identify with Alison the most-something that utterly terrifies me.

It’s really hard to get a read on this from the bottle, it’s chaotic, and no note is stronger than the others.

On skin, it initially smelt like wine, but thankfully not alcohol. The base note came through strongly, making it more mature-but not quite musty. After an hour this faded to a musty, grape smell. I had to re-apply within three hours.

Final verdict-Very nice, very Alison, just not very Lauren. I would certainly wear this to the Glendale Community Theatre.

Mirror Twin

Almond, oleander, osmanthus, a small dose of dirt, a hint of blood.

Helena, one of my favourite clones, can shift from axe-murderer to small child within 2.5 seconds, and I still feel oddly protective towards her.

I actually laughed when I saw the list of notes, I would not have figured that there was blood in this. From the bottle, and on skin, my first thought was “Oh, yum! Lime ghost drops.” The sourness faded over the day, leaving a pretty fruity scent, and I had to reapply within four hours.

Final verdict-I really liked this one, it was fun and sweet, but still complex-just like Helena

Not Beth

Leather, tobacco, smoke, blood orange, osmanthus.

Sarah is the most resourceful and impulsive of the Clones, she’s the one who started everything.

In the bottle the tobacco and smoke were really overpowering, to the point of giving me a headache.

On my skin, the same thing happened, it smelt a lot like green wood, and it just stuck. It didn’t fade for around three hours, when it became quite musty, almost like the smell after it rains. I didn’t have to reapply for over five hours, which is my luck- the one I like the least has stuck.

Final verdict- This doesn’t work for me at all. Wouldn’t buy  it again.

Lip Products

The Project Leda collection also has  three smudge sticks, and one salve stick. One of the smudge sticks, The German, was a gift for a friend, so that isn’t swatched. The salve sticks are $4.00 USD, while the smudge sticks are $5.00 USD.Project Leda lip swatches

 

Codified Attraction

Codified Attraction in tube

A very light peachy pink neutral. This will be nice to throw on on days when I don’t want to wear a lot of makeup. I managed to get two hours of wear out of this one. It doesn’t last through either eating or drinking.

Codified attraction face swatch

Codified Attraction face swatch. The photo was taken under shade, and my foundation match is Nars Groenland.

 

Morgue Water

Morgue Water

A blue-tinged green with a metallic sheen, it looks almost black in the tube. This was a definite surprise in my package, and while everyone who has seen this has questioned my lipstick choices, I love it. I only get an hour out of this one, but it leaves a slight stain. It’s quite opaque as well.

Morgue Water Face Swatch

Morgue Water face swatch. This photo was taken under shade, and my foundation match is Nars Groenland. I apologise for the brightness, but this photo showed the shade off best.

 

Monkey Bum FaceMonkey Bum Face

Before I say anything else, how great is this name? Poor Alison must’ve been a terrible actress if it only took five minutes for Kira to figure it out.

It smells, and tastes, just like brown sugar. It reminds me a lot of hot cinnamon doughnuts, which is a plus. Like my other salve sticks, this lasts around two to three hours on my lips, although the taste only lasts around an hour and a half. It’s really moisturizing.

Where to buy?

http://tenthreelabs.com/, or more specifically, http://tenthreelabs.com/product-category/the-project-leda-collection/

Cara has also just released the Marshmallow Menagerie collection, a collection of mashmallow scented perfumes.

Thank you all for reading, and A HUGE thank you to Luna for giving me a guest post on her blog! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Official description

  • GENTLE EXFOLIATION: The La Lune Naturals Konjac Sponge gently exfoliates your skin and reveals a smoother texture and brighter looking skin.
  • 100% NATURAL KONJAC: The konjac sponge is made from the sustainable konjac plant, and is free of chemicals, paragons, sulphates and is biodegradable. Our sponge is cruelty-free and vegan.
  • PREVENT BREAKOUTS AND BLACKHEADS! Brighter, smoother looking skin begins with our gentle exfoliating sponge that contains the essential minerals. When using our sponge you’ll see fewer blackheads and breakouts. REMOVES TOXINS AND IMPURITIES: The natural konjac fibers massage away impurities and toxins in your skin
  • FREE eBook INCLUDED! FREE eBook, The Ultimate All-Natural Skin Care Guide includes a simple 5-Step Skin care system recommended by dermatologists PLUS tons of free mask, scrub and wrap recipes for your skin!
  • 2 SPONGES FOR THE PRICE OF ONE & FREE SUCTION HOOK: Hang dry your konjac sponge with our easy-to-use suction hook! This is a must have convenience to keep your konjac sponge fresh and ready to use.

Where to buy
From Amazon – Two sponges with suction hook & ebook for $12.99 USD.
From La Lune Naturals – Two sponges & suction hook for $14.99 USD.

Directions

  1. Rinse or soak the sponge in warm water. If it has dried out, allow it to fully absorb water before using
  2. Squeeze excess water out gently between your two hands (don’t wring it)
  3. Massage your face with the sponge in a circular motion to gently cleanse your skin.
  4. After use, rinse your sponge and squeeze water out before hanging to dry

Packaging
The sponges come sealed in clear plastic packaging in their soft condition. They come in a a cardboard box that has a printed paper wrap on it. It has directions and product information as well as company information. It also comes with a coupon that has their other products on the other side. The paper wrap has a picture printed on it and is detailed in blacks and greens and white.

Scent and formula
It has no scent wet or dry. When it’s wet it feels like a sponge that is slightly jelly feeling. When it’s dry it feels like paper that had been wet, but it also feels like it could be sharp, if that makes any sense. It’s a weird feeling when it’s dry. The sponges are a dark gray almost black in color and have a white string through them so they can be hung up.

Ingredients
Natural konjac powder made from konjac potato, and it has the addition of bamboo charcoal extract.


I’ve been using this Konjac sponge from La Lune once a day for a few weeks now. It exfoliates well, but it’s gentle. My face is smoother and feels squeaky clean after using it. I don’t know if it’s helped prevent breakouts because I don’t get that many so it’s just hard to tell. My blackheads to appear to look smaller though.
La Lune recommends replacing your konjac sponge every 2-3 months and sanitizing it in the microwave every 2-3 weeks. :) You can sanitize it by microwaving it for one minute. Overall these sponges are great, they exfoliate really well and my face does feel more clean when I use it with my cleanser versus when I use my cleanser alone. The quality is great and the price is wonderful.

La Lune also makes other natural and organic products such as sea weed powder, indian healing clay and more!

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Official description

  • pH Dips are super fast and give you results – they display complex chemistry with a beautiful colorful matrix – these strips get it done.
  • Each test strip can indicate the pH of a liquid or gel, even solutions with light color. Each box contains 100 test strips and each strip may be used one time.
  • Each of four colored pads on the business end of the strip will reliably change color depending upon the pH of the liquid. Comparing to the color chart is fun and easy.
  • This is a simple clean method for determining the pH quickly and accurately; as well, the box is a perfect size.
  • The instructions are helpful and informative; these strips have so many applications, they are truly universal, testing from 0 to 14.

Where to buy
From Amazon – 100 strips for $8.97 USD.

Directions
Grip a single test strip from the plastic box, hold the end away from colored pads. Careflly dip strip into any liquid or gel, allow all four pads to get wet and remove – colors will change almost immediately. This test is fast and simple. Compare the colors of the test strip to the colors on the box. Match the closest pH.

Packaging
Test strips come in a clear plastic box. It has an insert which has the different pH colors and instructions. The strips are white plastic and have 4 colored pads on one end.

I’ve been using these test strips for a little while now. They are Ph Dips from Kruzco. I’ve used a few different types and I’ve come to really like these. They are easy to use and easy to read the results. I find these to be the most accurate that I’ve used. I use these to test the pH of my skincare products. They make it super easy. I get results within seconds. These can be used to test the pH of all sorts of liquid products! These are fairly inexpensive and are really great. I definitely recommend themm.

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Hey! My name’s Wakenda, and I love colorful indie eyeshadows. If your like me, you probably have a few colors in your stash that you’re not quite sure what to do with. Sure, swatches are gorgeous on your arm, but how do you use them on your face?

Wakenda's Red Shadows

Red eyeshadow is one of those colors that can be totally intimidating. When I first got into indies I had no idea what I would ever do with it. But as I’ve branched out, it’s developed into one of my favorite colors to wear, in part because it’s bolder and more out there than the neutrals and purples I used to stick to. So today I’d like to share some ideas on how to use the red eyeshadows sitting in your stash.

Wakenda's Peachy Red Look

Look 1: Subtle Peachy Look with Red in the Outer V, using Hello Waffle’s Cortexiphan, Fey and 23

This is pretty much the first look that I ever did with red eyeshadow, and it’s a great place to start if you’r new to the color, because it’s simple and pretty and the red’s there, but not too bold. It reminds me of the patch of red on a delicious fresh peach!

Wakenda's Peachy Red Shadows

For this peachy look, I used Hello Waffle‘s Cortexiphan, Fey and 23. I primed my lids and then applied Fey, a gorgeous peachy rosy gold, all over my lid, concentrating on the inner portion. 23, a pinky gold, goes on the outer third to half of the lid.  Then I used a very fine tapered brush to carefully apply a line of Cortexiphan, a warm red with a satin finish, directly into the outer half of my crease. I angled another line of red up and out from my outer corner to meet the first line in a V. Then I used a clean, fluffy blending blush to blend, blend, blend! The goal is for the original line of red to be entirely diffused. When all the harshness of the red is blended out, you can stop blending, add some winged liner and mascara and call it done!

Wakenda's Smoky Red Look

Look 2: Matte Red and Black Smoky Eye, using Notoriously Morbid’s Boca Del Infierno, Bloody Awful Poet and Gypsy Curse

This one is a pretty classic smoky eye look, with red added to the lid. With my more hooded eyelids, the red stays pretty subtle when my eyes are open. I feel very gothic, but that’s appropriate for a look that uses shadows named after two vampires and the hellmouth on Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Wakenda's Smoky Red Shadows

For this smoky eye, I used three colors from Notoriously Morbid‘s Slay Me collection, Boca Del Infierno, Bloody Awful Poet and Gypsy Curse. As always, I primed my lids before I began with the shadows. I pressed Boca del Infierno, a matte burgundy red, all over my lid, making sure the coverage was rich and even. Then I used a q-tip dipped in some facial lotion to tidy up the edges and made sure the shape was flattering to my face and even on both sides. This left crisp edges to be blended out later. Then I used a flat brush to press Bloody Awful Poet, a matte black, into my upper lashes and on top of the outer corner of the red, like I was tracing over the bottom edge of the shape I’d drawn with the red shadow. I blended the two together. Next I took a round blending brush and used Gypsy Curse, a matte taupe/grey, to blend out the entire top edge of the red shadow, eliminating any harsh edges. I lined my upper lashes and lower waterline with black pencil liner, and then smudged some more red below the outer third of my lower lashes. I finished with curled lashes and a heavy coat of mascara.

Wakenda's Red White and Blue Look

Look 3: Red, White and Blue with Sparkly Red Liner, using Shiro’s Unforgettable, Glowstick of Destiny and Cake!

I wanted to pair red liner with a contrasting color. As I was looking through my stash, Shiro’s Glowstick of Destiny caught my eye, so I decided to go with a patriotic red, white and blue look. I love how sparkly and fun this look is, and will probably wind up wearing something similar when the Fourth of July finally rolls around.

Wakenda's Red, White and Blue Shadows

For my Fourth of July-inspired look, I used Shiro’s Unforgettable, Glowstick of Destiny and Cake! I primed my entire eye area and then carefully patted Fyrinnae‘s Pixie Epoxy, a glitter fixative, onto my mobile lid. I waited 20 seconds for it to set and then patted plenty of Glowstick of Destiny, a pale blue with a strong gold duochrome, on top. I used my highlighting brush to sweep Cake!, a white with a reddish sheen, from my crease up to my brow. Then I applied black liquid liner along my upper lashes, winging it out at the outer corners. I mixed Unforgettable, a sparkly red, with Darling Girl’s Superstar Serum and used a liner brush to trace the mixture along the upper edge of the black liner. I also mixed some Superstar Serum with Cake and applied it on the lower waterline. I finished the look with a coat of black mascara.

Wakenda's Red Looks for Toxid Lotus

So there you have it. Three ways to actually wear your red eyeshadows, from the mattes to the sparklebombs. Are any of these looks you’d consider? I think the third one’s my favorite, which definitely surprised me. It just feels fresh and fun. If none of these looks are your style but you have reds you’d like to find a way to wear, check out my blog. I have a bunch more red eyeshadow looks over there. Thanks for reading, and thanks for having me, Luna!

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Official description
These great eyeglasses are consisted of retro style front frame and metal alloy arms. Plastic covered tips ensure comfortable fit.Don’t never miss these terrific conbination of vintage and modern! computer glasses,fashion eyeglasses

Where to buy
From Firmoo – They are normally $39.00 USD but are currently on sale for $19.00 USD for the next 6 days! The price also includes their standard 1.50 lenses.

Packaging
The glasses come in a sturdy eyeglass case that has a map pattern on it. They come with a black pouch, a cleaning cloth(I got yellow this time) and a mini screwdriver on a keychain!

Size

Specs!

Specs!

Firmoo is an online shop where you can get prescription or non-prescription glasses and sunglasses! They are very inexpensive and the glasses are really durable and high quality. A rep from Firmoo contacted me and asked if I’d like to review another pair of glasses and I of course said yes. This is my second pair of glasses from them. I love them so very much! The design is just sleek and awesome. When I first put them on I had to take them off to make sure they had lenses. They are so light and so clear. They also have a scratch resistant coating on them. They are super comfortable as well. I have been wanting white frames for a long time, but hadn’t been able to find a design I liked. When I saw these I had to have them. I’ve actually been stopped a couple of times by strangers asking where I got them. xd They are awesome! It took less than 2 weeks for my glasses to arrive once I’d ordered them. Their shipping seems to be faster than other companies I’ve gotten glasses from. Also at Firmoo you can get regular, bi-focal, progressive or free form progressive lens! You can also select the tint for your glasses or sunglasses if you like. Their anti-scratch coating is always free, but they also offer Anti-Reflective/Anti-radiation, UV coating, Super Hydrophobic Water Resistant A/R coating and Oleophobic Fingerprint Resistant A/R Coating.

Firmoo makes buying glasses easy. They have a couple of great features to help you out. For one you can upload a picture of yourself and try on glasses. This allows you to see how they’ll look on you, so you know for sure what you’re getting. They also have a favorites list so you can add all the frames you’re considering to it to keep track of them. They also allow you to save your prescriptions so it’s easy for you to go back later and pick up a new pair!

Also if you remember from my last review, Firmoo offers free frames for your first order! They update the free frames page regularly also. They almost always have some cute frames up. All you have to do is pay for shipping which is $6.95 USD and the lenses. Their cheapest lenses are their 1.57 lenses which are only $9.95 USD. Simply use code FREEFIRMOO for your free frames!

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