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Hello everyone! I’m Carissa and I run The Indie Makeup Blog. Luna was nice enough to allow me a spot as her guest poster today.

You know how people say that adding mascara ties a whole look together? Well for me it’s a nice bright eyeshadow placed in the inner corner. Even when I just wear liner, I still add an inner corner highlight. It makes you look more awake and I love the effect it gives. Although there are plenty of eye-brightening shades out there, I have a few in my regular rotation that are my tried and trues. I applied these without primer or a glitter fixative because I wanted you to be able to get a better idea of how it would look worn in the inner corner.


Fyrinnae Sled Puppies is a white gold shimmer with subtle blue sparkles. This is my #1 shadow that I reach for to highlight. Pigmented, smooth, and the white gold shimmer seems to complement nearly any look. I’ve also used this as a cheek highlight and it’s very pretty worn that way.


Hello Waffle Sweetie is a shimmery off-white with blue iridescence. The blue shimmer is more apparent in person. This eyeshadow was part of the limited edition Kitty Kingdom collection. For those who don’t know, The Kitty Kingdom collection was inspired by the pet’s of members from Hello Waffle‘s Facebook fan page. A portion of the proceeds were given to a local pet shelter in Christine’s area. I like this shade a lot because of the blue sheen. I use this all the time with other blue eyeshadows such as Femme Fatale Dreamstate and Hello Waffle The Great Catsby.


Fyrinnae Crimson Ghost is a soft white with a prominent pink shift. The shift can look red or pink depending on the lighting and this one is pretty pigmented. It is easily one of my favorite shades from Fyrinnae and I highly recommend picking it up. One of my go-to looks is Fyrinnae Repunzel Has Extensions on the lid, Fyrinnae It Beautifies! in the crease, and Crimson Ghost on the inner corner.


Femme Fatale Perspect-Illusion is a soft pink with a strong blue shift. The blue shift is so intense that it often appears blue instead of pink. Femme Fatale is known as one the best makers of duochromes in the market, and I absolutely agree. This shade is stunning. I like to pair it with Femme Fatale Prismo.


Hello Waffle Snow Bees is an off white with subtle creamsicle shimmer. I wish I had more sunlight the day I swatched these so you could see the shimmer more, but trust me it’s there in person. I tend to use this one with orange shadows such as Hello Waffle Fauxlivia. 


Shiro Moon Prism Power a white gold with a green shift. This is part of Shiro’s High Scores collection and is pretty loved in the indie world. Plus, Sailor Moon. How can you go wrong? This and Femme Fatale Planeshift make the most beautiful combination!


Femme Fatale Bone Dust is a greyed out lilac matte base with pink shimmer. Hello long description! But seriously, this color is so cool. Femme Fatale has a few shadows in the matte base + shimmer formula and I really like them. I don’t have anything like this in my collection and it’s light enough to wear in the inner corner or on the lid.


Aromaleigh 100 Years of Winter is a sheer grey with heavy silver sparkle and a subtle pink shift. This color was actually made to be used as a multipurpose highlighter so I wear it both as an inner corner shade and as a cheek highlight. It was part of the first Aromaleigh Ephemera Subscription box.

That wraps up my most used highlight shades! Hope you guys enjoyed. Thanks again Luna for allowing me to be your guest poster today :)

Official description

Reese’s Spreads Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread is rich, delicious Reese’s Peanut Butter and chocolate in a creamy spread to be used in many ways such as spreading on bread, fruits, wafer cookies, pretzels and crackers. Fine pieces of peanutsdeliver the favorite flavor and texture of the peanut butter centers of the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Reese’s Spreads Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread:

  • Transform a snack into a treat
  • The product contains the same exact peanut butter centers that make up the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Perfect for sharing with your family
  • Kosher

Where to buy
From Walmart – 13 ounces for $3.38 USD.

The Reese’s Spread comes in a clear plastic jar with a an orange screw on lid. The label has product and company information on it and is orange with black, white and yellow details.

Scent and formula
It smells like peanut butter and chocolate, like a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It’s very gritty and waxy feeling and thick. It is brown in color.

Sugar, Peanuts, Vegetable Oil (Sunflower And Palm Oil), Dextrose, Nonfat Milk, Contains 2% Or Less of: Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Cocoa, Salt, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Palm And Canola Oil), Soy Lecithin, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Tbhq (Preservative), Citric Acid. Allergen Information Statement: Contains Peanuts. Manufactured On The Same Equipment That Processes Almonds And Hazelnuts.

I really, really wanted to like this. I do like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups so I thought this would be fantastic. Unfortunately I don’t like it. It gave me a stomach ache both times I tried it. It does taste very similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but it’s very, very, very sweet and it feels waxy. It’s also extremely gritty. The texture is not like crushed peanuts, it’s just gritty and weird. Fumiko didn’t like it either, but Sascha however likes it. So he’s been eating it. He likes it on toast and waffles. I’m glad that it won’t go to waste. But this isn’t for me!


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First Happy Friday the 13th! Second, Fumiko got sick at her dads last Saturday and when she came home Sunday she had a fever and a sore throat. d= I ran to the store and got some OTC fever and cough medicine and started giving it to her. Her fever hovered between 100 and 101 for most of the week. Monday I kept her home because she was just too ill to go to school. Tuesday she looked better so she went back to school. Thursday after school she looked worn out and tired. She had dark circles under her eyes which she often gets when she’s sick, but these were worse than usual.

When we got home I gave her her ADHD medication and a dose of the fever/cough medicine then I called NARA to see if I could get her in that day or Friday and our doctor had nothing available nor did anyone else. So I checked her temperature and it was over 103. I think it was 103.2. It was too high. She was freezing under a blanket on the couch. I got her shoes on her and put her robe on her, got her bottle of tea(the only thing she’d been willing to drink all week and barely that), got my moms kindle and we went to the ER. They got us right into a triage room and started getting her info. Then the nurse took her temperature and she told me it was over 104. t.t It only took us maybe 10 minutes to get to the ER. So they took her straight into a room.

After a couple of minutes a nurse came in and put a cool wet cloth over her forehead and I turned cartoons on for her. The doctor came in not long after and looked at her throat. He said she had a bad case of strep throat. He said “I’m not even going to bother doing a culture, she has big white spots on the back of her throat, she has strep and it looks bad”. So he prescribed her amoxicillin. The nurse gave her some fluids and a dose of motrin/tylenlol and a popsicle. I was told to give her the amoxicillin three times a day for ten days and to get some motrin and tylenol to give her. So home we went. I dropped her off and went to get her Rx and the tylenol/motrin. I have been sick all week and not feeling well and this morning I woke up with a sore throat. Ugh, ugh, ugh. Sascha was coughing all night long and I was afraid I was going to have to take him to the ER. Luckily he doesn’t have a store throat just feels nauseated and has a slight fever. Here’s to hoping he and I don’t get it.

Fumiko is doing better today. Her fever is going up and down between 99 and 100 but that is a whole lot better than 104. Her throat still hurts and she doesn’t feel good but she’s drinking and eating a little more and doesn’t look so pale and ill. I am tired and I want to sleep for a week. But instead I made dinner and am doing laundry. And later I have more pictures to take. Always more pictures!

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Life has been so strange and hectic lately. I got approved for the Act team at NARA so I have been talking to a couple of really nice ladies. Fortunately one of them I saw a lot at NARA Youth and Family Services from taking Sascha and Fumiko to therapy so it was much easier meeting with her. Both of the kids have been recently diagnosed with ADHD on top of their Autism. They are now on a low dose of Methylin. I know that medications have many side effects and I have looked into them, but for right now, for my family, this is what is right. Will they be on them for forever? I don’t know. All I know is that they are both doing better since being on it and they aren’t acting like zombies or having side effects. It’s been two weeks now and they are doing better. I will hopefully be getting help with my credit and housing because of the Act team. Hopefully they have avenues I don’t have access to. Things are moving in the right direction. It’s been busy but good. My migraines are getting bad though and the medication my doctor put me on for it makes me horribly ill. t.t Fumiko got sick at her dads this last weekend and in turn Sascha and I got sick. I am still sick and bleh. Tomorrow the kiddoes go in to see Mary to see how they are doing on their meds and I will hopefully meet with someone from Act about my credit. I am so tired and my head is killing me right now. I am getting caught up on swatches. I have a lot to photograph and it’s taking time. I am still getting use to this camera but I have one company almost done and then I can start on the next. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I can actually get some swatches up. I will be getting a review up in the next couple of days for my current glasses! They are from Firmoo and awesome! ^.^ Also I talked to a lady today from Act and she wants me to do a sleep study thing to see what is going on with my insomnia and she thinks I should go on Abilify. She’s got to look into it. I can’t take anything that works with Serotonin because of the Serotonin Syndrome I had a few years ago. >.< Now I shall go be nauseated and miserable. XD I hope everyone else is doing well and not sick.

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My first ever Life’s Entropy haul finally came in! I made an order during Black Friday after completely falling in love with some samples I got from an exchange.

I was busy with traveling and hadn’t noticed that my package was lost in the abyss of Canadian mail until the store owner, Jane, emailed me. She offered me the choice of either a full refund or a new package and I picked the latter of course, because I wanted my pretties and I had ordered birthday gifts for my friend! I was quite impressed that Jane took the initiative to contact me. She also offered me a discount coupon to make up for the long waiting time. So major points for customer service and you can bet I’ll be putting that coupon to good use sometime. (:

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI got the foundation elixir in yellow, a few Lip Theory and Lip Theory samples, and a full-sized Big Bang Theory because it’s freaking amazing and gorgeous. The little vial is the gift with purchase, Chaos.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESHere’s what the foundation elixir in yellow looks like. It’s darker than I expected. It’s a little tricky to get out of the tube. Even after shaking vigorously, it still comes out looking a little like it’s separated? However, once you mix it up, it functions just fine. I find the tube kind of a pain to use because it’s hard to control how much comes out and I ended up squeezing out a lot more than I had intended to later on.

The only foundation I’ve found that really works and stays on me is Estee Lauder’s Double Wear in 2N1 Desert Beige. Depending on the lighting, sometimes it still looks a smidge too pink on me and hence why I got the foundation elixir to try and play with!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESHere’s a swatch on my arm. On the left is my usual foundation, on the right has a little bit of yellow elixir mixed in.



It’s very easy to mix with your foundation and it doesn’t change the original consistency much. Although, if you’re mixing in a lot more elixir that could change it! I think it works very well to give a yellow tint that doesn’t look too sallow.

After this experiment, I’m starting to realize maybe my original foundation is just fine. Ugh, my foundation woes never end and maybe my eyes are just deluding me! I was hoping this yellow elixir would help me figure it out but now I’m realizing I maybe didn’t need it after all. I might pass it on to someone else because I find it still worked very well as intended. And now that you’ve all witnessed my foolishness when it comes to foundation, we can move on to lip swatches! Yay :d

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThis is what the little samples of the Lip Theory Satin colors look like. They’re small but have a quite good amount of lipstick to try out and I’m sure it’ll last many more uses.


Left to right: Plasma, Flux, Chaos, Apoptosis,  Nucleus, Big Bang Theory

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESI really like the formula of the Lip Theory Satins! I used a lip brush to apply them. They’re really pigmented and creamy, making for a really smooth and easy application.  On my lips, Plasma and Flux seem reaaaally similar, with the latter leaning more red. I’ve seen other swatches where I think Plasma looks quite different though, so it might just be a matter of how pigmented my lips are. Although I love berry shades, I think Flux looks better on me and I quite like it.

Although the colors are really pretty, they’re also quite common colors in my opinion and I probably would not have purchased a full size. I’m glad I got to try out these samples though because they were really nice to use and very opaque.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESThe GWP, a limited edition Lip Theory in Chaos. It comes in a little vial with a doefoot applicator. It’s a very pretty fuschia color and the consistency is more like the usual Lip Theory rather than the Cosmos collection lipsticks. This was an awesome gift, it’s really a fabulous color and I really enjoy the Lip Theory formula so heck yes, give me more!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESApoptosis is really bright on me. While I love the color, it’s just CRAZY NEON in person and it comes off a bit more muted in this photo. I don’t know if I can quite wear it out just like that, haha.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESSo I mixed it with a teensy bit of Big Bang Theory to create a more wearable yet bright color. It turned out quite lovely!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESBlurgh, you can see the area around my lips getting rather red from the constant rubbing off of lipstick. I love Nucleus, it’s really pigmented for a black lipstick and it’s just about as dark as my soul. It’s perfect. I need a full size of this for sure!

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAnd not to mention, it’s a lot of fun for mixing up new colors! Here’s Nucleus with BBT for a very murder-ey look. Also, I got too lazy to keep wiping lipstick off my piercing.

I really wanna get more of these just for the amazing mixing potential! I like the Lip Theories a LOT more than the OCC lip tars I have. My lip tars feather really quickly and bleed even when I have on lip liner |: And that’s never fun to deal with.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAnd just for fun, here’s Placebo with Shiro Cosmetic’s Women’s Weapons. I like mixing it on my own a lot better than purchasing custom glosses from Shiro, especially since the one custom gloss I’ve tried just doesn’t last well on my lips. This stays on a lot better and doesn’t feel so slippery and awkward to work with.

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESMy mixing palette after all of that. SO MUCH FUN, I SWEAR.

And that concludes this guest post! Thanks a ton Luna for letting me guest post again on your pretty pretty blog!Also these emoticons are way too cute. 

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press sample

Official description
True Skin Care’s Proprietary Formula
True Skin Care’s proprietary formula is a unique blend of natural ingredients designed with sensitive skin in mind. Hyaluronic Acid will keep your skin hydrated throughout the day. While Peptides and Green Tea stimulate the skin to reverse the signs of aging and vitamins and peptides nourish your skin to fight free radicals and keep your skin looking fresh!
Unique Blend of Active Ingredients
– Vitamin C
– Hyaluronic Acid
– Green Tea
– Cucumber
– Peptides
– Caffeine

What Makes Our Eye Gel Different?
At True Skin Care we focus on providing the best Under Eye cream on the market. The proven results of our Eye Gel coupled with our attention and hands on approach to make sure every single customer is satisfied is what really separates us from the competition. For example after you purchase our product today, if you need anything at all just send us a message and one of our Founders will personally read and respond to your inquiry within 24 hours. As a family-owned and operated business we appreciate every customer who chooses our product, and we want to make sure that you are 100% satisfied.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 0.5 ounce bottle for $35.95 USD.

Apply a small amount of the eye gel onto your finger, then gently massage around the eye area. Use twice daily.

This comes in a clear frosted pump bottle with a frosted silver cap and base. The pump top is white and silver. the label is clear and frosted with black and green details. It has the product and company information on it.

Scent and formula
It smells like aloe vera gel and has a similar consistency as aloe vera gel. It’s a clear, cloudy gel.

Deionized Water, Butylene Glycol, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Ethoxydiglycol, Hesperidin Methylchalcone, Steareth-20-Dipeptide-2, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Sorbic Acid, Carbomer, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Extract, Euphrasia Officinalis (Eyebright) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Sodium PCA, Triethanolamine, Glycosaminoglycans, Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Allantoin.

I’ve used the True Skin Care Anti-Aging Eye Gel for a couple of weeks now and I like it. It’s a soothing and cooling eye gel that is supposed to also help with under eye circles and help with anti-aging. I have noticed that after using it my eyes look a little less puffy and it most definitely feels good. It’s very cooling. I haven’t notice any difference with under eye circles, but to be honest I don’t have very visible ones so I didn’t expect much of a change. It’s very hydrating without leaving any residue. I like this under eye gel. In general I find that cooling under eye gels tend to burn my eyes but this did not. I like that very much. This is made in the USA in FDA registered facilities and has a money back guarantee. If you aren’t happy with it, just email them and you’ll get your money back!

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press sample

Official description
CreditCovers are the original skins for credit cards. Also called “credit card stickers”, CreditCovers allow you to cover the boring designs on your bank card with cool art or custom messages.

Where to buy
From CreditCovers – You get one CreditCover for $9.99 USD.

You receive a little card that has instructions and company info on it as well as your CreditCover. It appears to be made out of a vinyl material.

I had the opportunity to try out a CreditCover and chose to make my own! I made one of Mochi in space, because I love that image so much. xd It was really easy to make and it was shipped off to me pretty quickly after my order was complete. The colors are vibrant just like the image I used. It was a little tricky to apply to my card only because it was so sticky. I got it on though and haven’t had any issues with it. it’s not peeling off anywhere and I managed to not get any bubbles under it. When you get a CreditCover you can choose from the many they already have, like Hello Kitty or their cute little card creatures, or you can make your own like I did! These are made in the US right here in New York by the way. They are super cute and durable and I like them!

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I have returned with another interview! Today I have an interview from Niamh from Tilt/Shift Cosmetics. Please enjoy!

10954764_1699708843589253_1400035610_nWhere are you from? I love your accent!
I’m from Nottingham, England! But I’ve lived in America for most of my life now, although I do get to visit often!
I would love to be able to visit England one day. England and Scotland. :d

When and why did you start Tilt/Shift Cosmetics?
Tilt/Shift was started about 9 months ago now, and I did it because I was growing tired of being a waitress, despite loving the place I worked it’s not something you want to do forever.
I also around the same time stopped taking photos for money because I was being taken advantage of a lot, as is the problem with lots of visual artists, so I decided to put my creativity into something tangible, and makeup is something I’ve loved since I was about 14, so it was a natural choice!
Aw I’m sorry to hear that. That’s awful. I’m glad you started Tilt/Shift though!

10847669_373467316165916_3768740688892441020_oHow did you come up for the name for Tilt/Shift Cosmetics?
I’ve been taking photos since I was about 10 years old, and until I was about 19-20 it was the love of my life. Tilt/Shift is a type of lens used in photography that creates a really interesting and beautiful effect, I wanted to marry my two loves, hence the name!

What was the first product you made and do you currently still sell it?
The first product I ever made was Chaos, a lilac lipstick, and it’s still one of my favourites! I don’t sell it now but I’d like to try to remake it with the reformulation of my lipsticks.
Oh I would love to see you remake it.

How do you choose the name and colors for your products?
Originally T/S was all space themed, but to be honest I’m kid of branching away from that a bit. I think I’d like to go in a different direction and start taking things which really inspire me and create based off those.
Last night I had a creative surge and started designing packaging and shadows based on my favourite poet’s works!
Oh that’s really awesome to hear. I hope you don’t stop doing space themes altogether though!

10929224_373467292832585_573910970959994993_nWhere do you make your products?
I have a separate room in my house dedicated to T/S things! I create in there and print/come up with ideas in my office, which I share with my husband. I feel very lucky to have a space where I can feel creative! I also feel lucky that I have so many things from my photography work which really help when it comes to Tilt/Shift.

What sizes do you offer for all of your products?
I offer samples which are the standard 1/8th tsp. and full sizes which are 5 grams. I’m currently switching to no sifters so I’ll be shrink-wrapping! Yayy so professional! ;)

Will you be making any new products in the future? New collections?
I’m still working on my lipsticks, but I’m SO close. There’s one more thing I have to order in a bigger size and then I can actually start coming up with the colours!
Right now I am really taken by the idea of doing a collection based on my favourite poet, and kind of moving the brand more toward the direction of things I love which other people may love as well, making it more personal to me and hopefully more unique.
Yessss! Lipsticks! MORE LIPSTICKS!

Is making eyeshadow and lipstick your only job?
T/S is my full time job, which I’m very lucky for, but I do model on the side sometimes, mostly so I can have more money to make more pretty things! Haha!

IMG_2394_c6a2f45a-3a80-4774-a37d-c9ee338b863f_largeWhat would you recommend for new customers to try?
My new X-Files collection coming out on the 31st. ;) There are a handful of colours in it that I’m especially proud of: Smokey Man, Bad Blood, Boyish Agility, and Mr. X namely. Also Hot Toddy! I’ve been wearing that colour a lot, I really like it!

Would product would you say best represents your company as a whole? And why?
I’m not sure that I could pick one product, I think as a whole I’d like T/S to be seen as a creative and unique brand, which still doesn’t sacrifice a good balance of different shades, and classic colours.

Have you had new colors/products go so awry you just trash them?
Yes, haha, but never ones that I’ve already released! There’s a plastic bag full of smaller plastic bags which contain eyeshadow failures.
I also have a drawer of shades which are pretty but don’t fit into the collection, sometimes I dive in there and see if there’s something which catches my eye for a new collection!

1507016_373467249499256_6755776489009703364_nWhat is your favorite product from your company?
I honestly can’t pick a favourite, they are all my babies! But currently I’ve been loving Vulcan! I’ve been digging neutrals lately, especially the reddish brownish 90’s neutrals. Mmm.

What’s your favorite cosmetic product from another company?
Oh man. I’ve been on a super perfume kick lately but as far as cosmetics go I love Blackbird’s Green Magic Trick powder, Hello Waffle‘s Golden Veil highlight and Sweet Tea blush, Beauty Bar Baby‘s Black Gel Liner, Shiro’s Baker’s Boy and Hodor eyeshadows.
Right now though, my favourite has been AFK’s The Thorn’s Embrace tinted balm. It’s the colour I’ve been wearing almost every day for the last month. It’s such a beautiful 90’s brown/red/neutral colour and I can build it up for a dramatic lip or sheer it out for a MLBB tint. The colour is so hot right now! ;) I love it.
Also Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfecter in Moonstone. Not indie but good god the hype is REAL.
I want to try Hello Waffle‘s Golden Veil highlight just because of you!

Random questions!

What’s your favorite color?
BLACK. GRAY. I can’t think of the last time I didn’t wear all black. I also like deep, earthy greens.

IMG_2397_3ca7f239-963f-495c-80d2-385282d9123c_largeDo you have any pets?
I have three, all boys!

An incredibly sweet and loving dog, Booker (named after the Bioshock Infinite character), who is a German Shepherd/Carolina Dingo mix. Yes. Dingo. He was found on the side of the road howling at all of the cars and was taken in by an amazing foster mum, Laura, who then reluctantly let us have him, haha. He still sees her often though!

Dexter, a Tabby cat named after the TV show serial killer because when we first got him he liked to bite. Hard. When we first walked into the “kitten room” at the SPCA he ran up to us and climbed all the way up to sit on our heads. He chose us, haha! He only loves me and my husband, which I secretly like. We get all of his snuggles and sweetness to ourselves!

And Odin, a long furred grey and white tuxedo/tabby/I don’t know, who is the sweetest, dumbest, most vocal little boy. We had less than 5 minutes to pick a new cat before the SPCA closed and we went for him, we couldn’t have made a better choice.
Aww lots of fluffies! Mochi happened to choose me too. xd

What do you do in your spare time?
Play video games, take photos, cook, lift weights, and sing. LOTS of bad singing, pretty much for all of my waking hours. I feel bad for my neighbors.

Do you have any hobbies?
I’m trying to learn guitar and build the confidence to write songs. Guitar is actually going well! Writing not so much. Haha. I’m too much of a perfectionist so I write the first line and I’m like “that’s dumb” and I give up. This has been a daily occurrence for the past few weeks now.
That’s cool. I always wish I had learned an instrument!

What’s your favorite season and why?
I used to be a Fall/Winter person. But I’ve lived around Charleston for 9 years now and nothing beats a Summer here. I’ve gotten so used to it I don’t think I could live anywhere else now.

Would you rather be a bat or crow? And Why?
A crow, because they’re badass and beautiful and haunting all at once. Plus I love their call, so creepy!
Ee. I love their call and the noises they make.

Yay! Thanks for answering all my questions. You rock Niamh! If you guys want to try any of Tilt/Shift’s products you can find the shop here and you can find her on Facebook here.

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press sample

Product description
Give your look a jolt of electric colour, with this limited-edition trio of ultra-bold coloured mascaras for hair and lashes, in three heavily pigmented, buildable colours.
FOR LASHES- Make a subtle statement by adding a pop of colour to the tips of your lashes, or add coats to your entire lashes for a shockingly chic look. The more the better!
AS A HAIR MASCARA- Apply to small sections of hair and swipe through for instant ELECTRIC highlights.

Why don’t we go there- Shock of blue
Does he know?- Pinkest hot pink
Story of my life- Amped canary yellow

Liquilights Glow Gloss sparkles brilliantly during the day and illuminates under UV black light after dark. Enriched with natural oils and vitamin E to keep your lips soft and hydrated all day and all night.
Gloss can be worn alone for a pop of sparkle and color, or paired with One Direction crème lipstick for a bolder look.

Through the Dark- Electric glitter poppy lip gloss that glows to neon red-orange under UV light
Kiss You- Orange glitter rush lip gloss that glows to neon yellow under UV light
Taken – Powerhouse glitter pink lip gloss that glows to neon orange under UV light

ROCK ME NAIL KIT, featuring NEON UV-REACTIVE Nail Varnish and UV-REACTIVE GLITTER nail toppings that add even more sizzle to your mani, for nails that light up day and night.
Sprinkle the glitter over wet polish for a subtle accent, or go for the glitz and dip your entire wet mani in mega-watt sparkle!

Nail Varnish:
Happily– UV iced blue glitter
Moments- UV neon pink
Diana- UV 3D holographic

Glitter Toppings:
Kicks- UV snow cone blue
Not afraid- UV electrified pink glitter
Star– UV holo glitter

Where to buy
Electro Glam Mascara
From Amazon – You get the kit for $16.50 USD.
From Dillards – You get the kit for $16.50 USD.

Liquilights Glow Gloss
From Amazon – You get the kit for $16.50 USD.
From Dillards – You get the kit for $16.50 USD.

Rock Me Nail Kit
From Dillards – You get the kit for $16.50 USD.

All of the kits come in a decorated box with a clear outside sleeve that slips on. The sleeves are also decorated. When you open the box the products are in a black plastic tray. The lip gloss come in a square clear plastic tube. They have a black doe foot wand cap. The caps have a brick emboss. They have the company name on the side and the colors on a sticker on the bottom. The mascaras come in a round tube with a mascara wand cap. The cap is black with brick emboss. The tubes are blue, pink and yellow. They have the company name on the side and the colors on the bottom on a sticker. The nail polish bottles are clear glass. They come with a black lid with nail polish brush. The lids also have a brick emboss on them. They have the company name on the bottles with the color names on the bottom on a sticker. The glitter pots come in a tall square jar with a round lid. They are clear plastic. The company name is on the front and the glitter name and info on a sticker on the back.

Scent and formula
The lip gloss smells faintly of a light almost fruity vanilla. It disappears on your lips. It’s a creamy smooth formula and not sticky at all. The glitter is fine, you can feel it but it’s not gritty feeling. The mascara smells and feels like standard mascara. The nail polish smells, looks, feels and tastes like nail polish. xd

So if you love One Direction you’ll love these Makeup by One Direction sets by Markwins! The lip glosses are really nice. They are creamy and non-sticky. The glitter is very fine and doesn’t feel gritty. The colors are lovely and bright. My favorite is Taken. The mascaras are cool. The blue and pink show up fairly well but the yellow is hard to use on the hair. They all show up really well on the lashes though. They are vibrant colors and look really cool. The nail polish is pretty decent. The blue and pink are super bright and are cream jellies. It takes 3-4 coats to make them opaque. If you know me you my disdain for bar glitter. The holo polish is… pretty but it’s bar glitter and I can’t stand to wear it. The glitters themselves are pretty. The blue and pink are lighter versions of their polish friends. To be honest they aren’t that glittery. I used them several ways on my nails and my favorite way to use them was in a glitter sandwich. I think they looked best that way. Now the holo glitter Star is my favorite. It’s gorgeous. It’s colorful and sparkly and shiny and Oooo. These sets came out in November of 2014 and are available in the following stores Macy’s, Dillards, Boscov’s, Stage, Stores, Beauty Brands, Lord & Taylor. They are also available online at Amazon and Dillard’s. :d I hope you like my little model! Fumiko had been wanting to try the mascara and it was easier to take pictures of it on her! She has the pink mascara on her lashes and in her bangs, the blue mascara in her brows and hair and the yellow in her hair. She thought she looked so cool. :)

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Official description
It’s quick and easy to get salon-quality curls with the revolutionary new InstaWave by KISS. Just push the button to style any type of hair effortlessly.

  • Fully automatic, tangle-free curler
  • Innovative design lets you curl from any position using either hand
  • Curl Dial makes it simple to switch between left and right curl directions
  • Ceramic Ionic Technology protects hair for healthy, shiny results
  • Two heat settings with maximum temperature of 420° F
  • Auto shutoff after 90 minutes for added safety
  • Patent Pending

Where to buy
From Target – for $59.99 USD.
From Ulta – for $59.99 USD.

1. Hold InstaWave up-right and place 1 to 2 inches of hair onto curler.

2. Press button to instantly catch hair and rotate curl barrel. Hold button until hair is fully around barrel, then release.

3. Allow barrel to heat hair for 3 to 10 seconds (time depends on style of curl and hair type).

4. Pull InstaWave gently downward to release a beautiful curl.

It comes in a box with a booklet of instructions.

The Kiss InstaWave is motorized and wraps your hair around the barrel. You can either wrap it left or right. It curls pretty well. I’ve found it works better on longer hair. It does make a low humming sound, but it’s not very loud. The first few times you use it it does have an odd smell, but it doesn’t linger on your hair. This was super easy to use, I think my only complaint that it doesn’t hold the hair as tight on shorter hair, so you don’t get tight curls, other than that it’s great. :)

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Hey there, everybun! Leesha here from Leesha’s Lacquer!

The lovely Luna, who has done a great job guest posting for me, has given me the honor to do a guest post for her!

When I think LUNA, I think crazy, wild and free! I can think of no better way to translate that than ANIMAL PRINT!

Animal Print Nail Art 1

Polishes Used –

Zoya – Raven

Julep – Otte

NYC – French White Tip

Essie – Little Brown Dress

Wet n Wild – Silvivor

Animal Print Nail Art 2

These were so much fun to create! I used a dotting tool for the Cheetah, Leopard and Giraffe Prints and a small brush for the Zebra and Tiger stripes.

Animal Print Nail Art 3

I hope everybun enjoyed this little taste of the nail art world, feel free to visit me on my blog if you’re roarin’ for more (I know, that wasn’t PUNNY..HAHA. KILL ME NOW.)

P.S. OMG look at this adorable kitty I found!

Leesha's Lacquer

Thank to Mieke and her friend Fionn! It came to me all the way from Singapore. It’s a Canon 450D. Fionn even sent both lenses with it and some other stuff for it. It looks awesome and takes great photos. I am very, very happy with it and I appreciate it so much. :d Thank you so much Fionn! It actually arrived last week, but the wrong charger was sent so I found a cheap one on ebay and my mom got it for me since she has stuff she wants me to photograph and the charger got here yesterday! So now I can get caught up on swatches attempt to wear makeup every now and then. xd

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Luna’s Ginger Dressing

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




cal Calories 133kcal
High fat Total Fat 14g
sat fat Saturated Fat 2g
chol Cholesterol 0mg
sodium Sodium 406mg
Low carbs Total Carbohydrate 1g
Serving size 34g Calories from fat 126kcal Fiber 0g Protein 1g Sugar 0g

20 servings


  • 1½-3 teaspoon(s) ginger root, chopped
  • ¼-½ cup celery, chopped
  • ¼-½ cup onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup carrot, chopped
  • ½ cup tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 – 1½ cup peanut oil
  • ½ cup rice vinegar


  1. Just add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.


  • I use tamari sauce instead of soy sauce, because it’s less salty and tastes better. It separates, as you can see in the photo, so make sure you shake it before using. Also I always use extra ginger cause the kiddos and I love it.

I love this dressing. There’s a little sushi place in Michigan that makes my most favourite sushi roll ever, they also have the most amazing ginger dressing! Last time I was there they gave me the list of ingredients that were in it, so I played with the quantities until it tasted the same. So hopefully you enjoy it as well!

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Official Description
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
The most amazing collections of delicious Asian vegan recipes for a healthy lifestyle!

101 original, easy and delicious healthy vegan recipes from 10 different countries (Appetizers, Soups, Main dishes & Desserts )

After the dizzying success of the three previous bestsellers, Jonathan Vine’s foutrh cookbook is mainly for people who are crazy about Asian food and, on the other hand, want to maintain a healthy and harmonious vegan diet.

In 101 Healthy Vegan Asian Food you will find:
1. Chapter 1: Healthy Asian vegan appetizers recipes
2. Chapter 2: Super easy Asian vegan soups recipes
3. Chapter 3: Amazing Asian vegan main dishes recipes
4. Chapter 4: Original Asian Vegan desserts

So, if you want to taste the abundance of flavors Asian cuisine offers while maintaining a healthy and balanced diet, this is the book for you!!

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get an eBook for $3.99 USD.

I have been trying out this book for about a month. So far we have tried the spring rolls, lettuce wraps, Coconut curry soup, peanut noodles and a few others that I can’t recall right now. xd So far we have liked all the recipes. The book has some really nice photos in it and the recipes are easy to follow. The kids and I love Asian food of all kinds so this book has been really great. I will be using it a lot! I really like it and recommend it to those looking for vegan asian recipes or just asian recipes. You could easily add meat or fish to any of these recipes. Do check it out!

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Official description
Your Search For The Perfect Mud Is Finally Over!!

These selected ingredients combine nature, science and beauty in one simple to use product. Hello Cutie Mud Mask
was created in a FDA regulated facility to ensure the highest quality control. Pop open the jar and observe
the refreshing minty aroma. Peppermint and eucalyptus assist in the deeper layers of the skin to extract those
unwanted blackheads, whiteheads and toxins.

What Separates Us From Our Competition? Unlike Most Mud Mask We Use Hyaluronic Acid.

This helps the elasticity in the skin and increases moisture due to aging. Researchers Sato T,Sakamato O, Odanaka W, Yoshida
K, and Urishibata,O found Hyaluronic Acid supplementation to be directly correlated to measured increases in skin moisture.
Microscopic skin surface analysis shows increased skin smoothness, and amelioration of wrinkles.

Unlike other brands we use Vitamin B3( Niacinamide) Dr.OZ stated on his show aired 1/10/14 that Vitamin B3 is “botox in a bottle”
and that “Vitamin B3 is an anti-inflammatory, repair skin, skin cells and improve blood flow that helps with fine line and
wrinkles. If you are not in love with your Hello Cutie Mud Mask within 60 days of purchase return it full or empty and we’ll
return your questions asked. So with confidence order now and when you do consider getting for you and one
for that special person.

Where to buy
From Amazon – You get a 2 ounce jar for $69.99 USD. It’s currently on sale for $34.99 USD.

Take the applicator brush and dip it into the mask and observe its creamy texture.Apply thin strokes and enjoy the relaxing
effect on your face as it goes to work. You will experience a slight tingling while it works then the antioxidants,vitamins and
hyaluronic acid goes in and plumps, firms and tightens leaving your skin glowing.

It comes in a clear, frosted plastic jar with a silver lid. There is a plastic seal inside when you open it. The label is yellow, white and gray with black details. It has the product and company information.

Scent and formula
It smells of eucalyptus and mint with a barely there tinge of mud. It’s a thickish mud that covers well. It’s charcoal gray in color, though it looks slightly green on your face.

Aloe barbadensis leaf, purified water, kaolin, glycerin, iron oxide, magnesium aluminum silicate, caprylyl glycol, phenoxyethanol, xanthan gum, mandelic acid, panthenol, butylene glycol, cmelia oleifera (green tea) leaf extract, sodium pyruvate, punica granatum (pomegranate) extract, eucalyptus globulus leaf oil, chamomile recutita (matricaria) flower extract, glycyrrhiza uralensis (licorice) root extract, helianthus annuss (sunflower) seed oil, calendula officinalis flower extract, hyaluronic acid, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, charcoal powder, symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract, tocopheryl acetate, mentha piperita (peppermint) leaf oil, ascorbyl palmitate, dmae bitartrate, niacinamide.

The Hello Cutie Mud mask is pretty awesome. I have used other mud masks in the past but none really compare to it. The scent is amazing, it smells of eucalyptus and mint. The ingredients are pretty awesome and I was pleased to read them. There are a lot of skin loving ingredients, some which I don’t see often in products like comfrey leaf! I was truly surprised to see it. Unlike other mud masks this mask does not dry my skin out, which honestly surprised me. It left my skin plump and moist, no dryness at all. My skin seemed brighter and less red after I rinsed it off and it just felt good. It feels a little tingly and very cooling when it’s on, which feels really amazing. I have been using it a couple of times a week since I got it a few weeks ago and the jar is still pretty much full. It’s a semi-thick consistency that covers really well with just a small amount. I apply it with the bore fan brush I received with it and leave it on until it’s dry which takes anywhere from 10-20 minutes depending on the state of my face. haha On days where my skin gets oily it takes a little longer to dry. Then I just rinse it off with slightly room temperature water. Normally after a mud mask I have to wash my face and then do my skincare routine, but with this rinsing is enough! I have noticed also that after use my pores appear much smaller than usual which is pretty awesome. This is a high quality mud mask that works extremely well! I believe they are still offering a free bore fan brush with purchase right now!

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