Monday, September 27, 2010

Meow Cosmetics Feliner Swatches

Sorry, the photos from this post have been lost.

I purchased these Meow Feliner samples over a month ago but hadn't gotten around to swatching them. I put a small amount of each powder into a paint palette, mixed a few drops of water into each, swirled with cotton swab & applied on my arm. Since it's raining out I can't seem to get a decent picture with no flash, there's just not enough light.

All pictures from left to right: Lightning - What the Cat Dragged In - Catwoman - Alleycat - Neurotic - Thunder - Sex Kitty - Abracatadbra

Inside no flash

Inside with flash

Inside with flash

Outside with flash (raining out)

My Color Descriptions:
Lightning - pure white opaque - frosty, multicolored shimmer. Yay for white liner!

What the Cat Dragged In
- a medium matte grey

- medium dark black liner with multicolored shimmer. Great for when you want black but not super dark black!

- charcoal grey with multicolored shimmer. It's a lighter shade than Catwoman, and the shimmer is more intense.

- Black with "gold, green, and blue shimmer." The gold comes through the strongest on me, but I really don't see blue - I see gold, green, and red. When I mixed it with water the base really looked much more gold than the other shades. I'm not a gold/yellow person, but for those of you who are, this would be perfect!

- Wonderfully dark black black! It says matte but my sample bag has a smidge of shimmer in it. It's not overwhelming, but just enough to make it perfect.

Sex Kitty
- Meow's description says purple black with lots of shimmer - on me, it is a very dark almost eggplant purple. It appears very black in normal indoor lighting, but under stronger light, outside, or with the flash it's far more purple than black. I shook the sample baggie before applying, but the shimmer is only slight. Thunder, swatched right next to it, appears more shimmery in person. I actually like it with less, and I could easily add some glitter to it.

- a really pretty light/medium lavender/purple shade with gold & silver shimmer.

These are all really pretty shades. Makes me want to try some of their other colors, especially since I haven't felt like black liner too much lately.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Artwith Latex - latex jewelry

I'm not much of a jewelry wearer, but I do love the latex pieces I have from Artwith Latex
(updated with current link)

What is it? From their website - "Each piece of ARTWITH Designs Wearable Latex Art is a handcrafted original, signed and dated by the artist, no two pieces are exactly a like. We do not use molds or die cutting, everything is squeezed out of a "squeeze" bottle: a combination of drawing, sculpting and painting."

I've had most of my pieces for years. I just wash them in hot water, rinse well, blot excess water, and air dry thoroughly. It's helpful to gently place them on a flat surface so they don't bend. Keep out of sunlight! Artwith recommends shining pieces with Armor All or other silicone based shiner.

I wore a necklace Tuesday. Yes, my hair does tend to get a little tangled in it, but my hair gets tangled in everything. This is the "Ovilla" style.

I have an "Original Green Vines" necklace that I love!

My "Dangle Choker"

My favorite choker - closeup so you can see the material/design. I should've taken a pic of the whole necklace, since it's no longer on their website. I need to Armor All this one.

I only have one bracelet, the Brac 13 style. Here's their stock photo.

If you're interested in buying a piece, check their handy size chart before ordering. Prices vary, more intricate ones are more expensive, but still quite reasonable. They last, are unique works of art, and look damn good on. I think I may have to treat myself to a new which one???