Friday, October 31, 2014

Blind Faith: a SmellyYeti perfume review

Fullsize Queen of the Damned and sample size Buffybot perfumes.

Sometimes life takes some blind faith. It takes courage to really believe in things you can't confirm properly. Like yetis. Or, more often, like buying a fullsize indie perfume you've never smelled before in your life, from a store that has just opened, so you can't rely on reviews either, but you believe with all the blind faith in the world that it will smell good. That's the sort of crazy faith one could only have while drunk.

Good for me I had a couple of ciders the same day SmellyYeti Perfume opened their online doors.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Blackbird Cosmetics Matte shadow swatches (alternate title: prepare to open your wallet and heart)

Samples from Blackbird Cosmetics.
Fall is the perfect matte shadow season for me. They're nice and toned down enough to go with all the big cozy sweaters you pull out of the attic, and they're a welcome change right before the disco-ball glitter fest that every makeup company bursts into at the mere mention of "holidays". Lately I realized that I don't have nearly enough basics in my collection, and I had my eye on Blackbird. I was debating between their company and another, but their more reasonable shipping was what sealed the deal for me, and damn. I think I chose right.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cruel Cruel Summer

Celebration cake!
How is your summer going? Has it been well?

Mine has been so busy and tiring and full of sweat and immigration paperwork--it's a chore to think about it. I clearly haven't had much time to write, I also sadly haven't been wearing much makeup. Something about the heat makes me want to put practically nothing on my face, since I end up plastered in sweat anyway just going to the grocer.

On my eyes are my beloved Darling Girl Barabarella and Fyrinnae Rapunzel!

Thursday I put on a full face of makeup for the first time in weeks, since I had an interview for my residence permit application. They gave me good marks and said I should get a permit just fine, so I'm very happy. I can now melt into a careless puddle for a few weeks.

I hope your summer is finding you equally carefree and worry-free!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

it's raining, it's pouring

Ruby Woo makes everything better.
Yesterday we ended up having a little outing, got dressed up and went out to eat for lunch. The place we ended up going was a cute, kitschy Italian restauraunt called Mama Maria. My favorite part was that on the last page of the menu they listed all their staff and what languages each of them spoke. At least three of them spoke five languages each!

Monday, May 26, 2014

Smell Your Darlings: Darling Clandestine order & review!

Cretaceous lip balm, Small Saga bitsy vial, Harpy solid perfume.

Ugggggghhhhh I smell amazing.

My Darling Clandestine was waiting for me today when I got back from a haircut and visiting my favorite cafe. I let out a little squeal of delight and ripped it right open. Out came a waterfall of delicious candy and, at the bottom, neatly wrapped, were my items.

I ordered a solid I'd been eyeing, a bitsy vial, and a lip balm, because I cannot resist a good lip balm.

Friday, May 23, 2014

I'm blue over you, Laura Mercier Crème Liner in Cobalt!

Laura Mercier Crème Liner in Cobalt with its partner in crime, my MUFE 250 Extra Fine Liner Brush.

Actually wait, that's not right...because I'm over the moon about this little pot. What's the color for happy? Yellow? Hm, that just doesn't quite sound the same...

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Such Makeup. Much Haul. Shiro Anniversary swatches and review. Wow.

 Post ahead. Such eyeshadow contained within. Much sparkle. Very pics.