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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Aromaleigh Birds of a Feather Collection

Sent for review

Hi Everyone!

It's been a while! I've been pretty busy with being a mom and other things, so I haven't been blogging like I should. Hopefully I'll be changing that soon!

Anyway, on to the good stuff!

Recently Kristen from Aromaleigh sent me her newest collection, Birds of a Feather. This collection is based on the feathers and eggs of different types of chickens! Kristen and I both have chickens so this collection was just perfect!

This collection consists of twelve colors- ten are eyeshadows and two are eye-safe glitter blends. The full size collection comes packaged in a beautiful small egg carton topped with artwork. The deluxe samples and full sizes come with artwork as the labels. At first glance, this collection is full of beautiful color shifting pastels that are perfect for Spring. Once I started swatching, I wasn't disappointed at all! The colors are vibrant and shift so smoothly! I had no issues with swatching or wearing these; they all applied like a dream!

For my swatches, I swatched all of these over Brija Cosmetic's Adhesive Eye Wax under a daylight bulb.

Ameraucana- "A pale/medium heathered grey blue with a strong teal/blue shift."

 Brahma- "a delicate pastel pinkish brown with a strong grass green highlight."

Cochin- "A warm golden yellow/orange with a reddish pink shift."
Crevecoeur-"A pale/medium heathered green with a strong purple shift."
Langshan- "A midtone mauve with a strong green shift."
Marans- "A lustrous copper with strong green shift."
Orpington- "Heathered brown with a gold shift."
 Silkie-"This shade is a natural glitter blend, and is super sparkly! A glue base is recommended for maximum payoff and reduction of fallout. This is a translucent white satin base with copious amounts of rose and copper sparks."
Sumatra- "This shade is a natural glitter blend, and is super sparkly! A glue base is recommended for maximum payoff and reduction of fallout. This is a translucent deep grey base with tons of blue and green sparks."
Wyandotte- "A pale pinkish red base with strong blue shift."
Faverolles- "A soft pale taupe with a pink/copper shift."
Sicilian- "Creamy gold with a copper shift."
 To date, I think this is one of my favorite Aromaleigh collections! I just absolutely love the soft and shifty pastels. The overall theme for the collection helps for that favoritism as well. :)

If you'd like to purchase any of these, here's the link to the Birds of a Feather collection: http://aromaleighcosmetics.com/eyes/permanent-eye-collections/birds-of-a-feather/

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy- Release The Clow Collection!

Sent for review/swatches

Hi everyone!

Recently Innocent + Twisted Alchemy released a new collection based on the Card Captor Sakura manga/anime series! This collection comes with 6 eyeshadows, a blush and a lippie slick!

The eyeshadows are the usual formulation; extremely easy to work with, blend and apply smoothly! I had absolutely NO problems with any of the eyeshadows being patchy once applied over Brija Cosmetic's Adhesive Eye Wax (which is sort of a waxy tacky base). The blush applied and blended extremely well also. I was actually very surprised that the blush blended out so well and left a perfect amount of golden sparkle behind. The lippie slick absolutely blew me away! I expected this to be very gloss-like, but it wasn't! If I haven't mentioned it before, I'm not a slick or sticky gloss type person, so this was an extremely pleasant surprise for me. The finish is an almost semi-matte (in my opinion), but still has a bit of a gloss feel. It's kind of hard to describe. I've never experienced a lip product quite like this one. I absolutely love it though and the flavor/scent (Lychee) is amazing! FYI I did apply the product directly to my lips from the tube, then spread the product out with a lip brush.

I feel like I'm sort of rambling on now, but honestly, Linda knocked this collection out of the park! I've never been so in love with a full collection before. Anyway, on to my swatches and product photos! Everything (except for the blush) was swatched over Brija Cosmetic's Adhesive Eye Wax. 

Cherry Blossom Magic - Pink with a copper duochrome and green shimmers 
 *This is a stronger pink and gold than my photo shows!*

Feats of Fashion - Red-violet that has an aqua duochrome and red sparkles 

 Lion of the Sun - Golden Orange that has a metallic-y golden sheen 

 Little Wolf - Shimmering forest green with gold and purple sparkles 

 Moon Castles - Velvety snow white that has a strong aqua duochrome 

 Solitary Savior - Royal purple that has a subtle blue sheen and slight red shimmer 

 Invincible Spell (Blush) - Sheer pink with gold sparkles 

 Innocent Love (Lippie Slick) - Mauve with a pink undertone and has an aqua duochrome with subtle green shimmers
Flavor: Lychee

You can purchase the collection HERE!

If you'd like to purchase these products individually and in deluxe or full sizes, you can here.