Sunday, March 22, 2015

Fixing Photos?

Some of the older posts have spots where photos used to be.....I'm going to spend a little time trying to fix what I can, and remove any big empty spots if the photos are no longer.  

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Lime Crime Cashmere Dupe - LA Splash Ghoulish?

nothing to disclose, I purchased the items.

We all love a good dupe, and here's one that's pretty close.  Cashmere is just ever so slightly more pink.  It also applied easier, with a slightly angled doe foot applicator, whereas Ghoulish has a longer, straight applicator. 

Two coats of each swatched on bare skin.  Photos taken inside, no flash.

Hope you've found these photos helpful, and thanks for looking.

LA Splash Ghoulish and Ravens Claw swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product.

I bought Ravens Claw from the Smitten Liptint Mousse collection and Ghoulish from the Lip Couture collection.   Both were $11.98.    The label on each tube says "nt wt 0.10oz (3.0ml)" but this information does not seem to be anywhere easily located on their website.

I applied a layer and went over it back & forth with applicator so it would be even; went back and added a second coat once it was dry.  Swatched on bare skin, photos taken inside, no flash.

The doe foot applicator on Ravens Claw was wonderful, slight angle, while Ghoulish was longer and straight, which wasn't as nice to use.  Nothing to worry about, just made it harder to do a neat swatch. 

I haven't worn them yet other than a quick try on.  Ravens Claw is that super deep reddish shade I love.  Ghoulish is a shade I love on everyone else but it doesn't seem to suit me.  It needs a dark eye, I think.

Hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Darling Girl - a few neutral swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the product shown.

I ordered a few Darling Girl neutral shades and received the last, Lil Ass Kicker, as a free gift with purchase.   It's rare that I order several shades and am impressed with them all; this is one of those times.

Shadows swatched over TFSI using dampened brush, photos taken inside, no flash

A "down the arm" shot so you can see the sparkle

Darling Girl's Color Descriptions:
Tragic Death of Mr. Stay Puft (from Who Ya Gonna Call collection) - light toasted tan with a hint of blue, red and gold iridescence

City Chic (from Paper Runway collection) - palest nude pink with gold sheen

Jeweled Taupe -  an amazing, metallic, bronzey taupe with multi-colored shimmer like tiny little jewels ribboned through it. (note you can find this by searching the shade name on DG's search feature, or by color, under taupe.)

Hot as Baelfire (from Fairy Tale Romance collection) - mid tone matte plummy brown

Lil Ass Kicker (gift with purchase) - GWPs change weekly, so this one's gone...but perhaps will return someday?

All of these shades are much more impressive in person; my photos really don't do them justice.  Use that as an excuse to place an order so you can see these for yourself.

Hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

NYX Simply Vamp lip cream Covet, Aphrodisiac, She Devil swatches

Nothing to disclose, I purchased the items shown.

I bought these back at Christmas and just opened them!  I have to do a lipstick destash but can't do it until I've worn everything first, right?

Swatched on bare skin, inside photo, no flash

NYX's color decriptions:
Covet - light rust with red pearl (looks slightly metallic blood type red)
Aphrodisiac - light brown plum (looks burgundy red to me)
She Devil - deep plum

Haven't worn them yet, since I just opened them.  I have a feeling they'll survive the destash.

Hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.