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Monday, July 30, 2012

Ulta Secret Garden Collection Palette

Hi everyone!

Today I have the Ulta Secret Garden Collection Palette. This palette contains 9 Ulta eyeshadow colors, 1 blush, 1 lip color, 1 eyeliner pencil and applicators. All of the eyeshadow colors in this palette have a pearl/shimmery finish. The lip color is a pink/coral color that is very bright and bold while the blush is a bit of a dull medium pink. The eyeliner is just a dark brown color.

All eyeshadow was swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion.

While I like the the packaging and the colors that were picked for this palette, I did have a bit of trouble with some of the eyeshadows. Some of the colors like Gold Leaf and Sage I had to build up and I still didn't get the color I should have. The lip color was also a bit tricky since I had to build it up and it became an almost hot pink/coral color, which is great if that color is for you, but it doesn't look great on me. The blush was pretty easy to apply and looked nice and the eyeliner was great!

I've tried looking on the Ulta website, but I do not see this listed so I'm assuming it isn't available anymore. This was just purchased at my local Ulta store though on clearance for $4.99 so it wasn't that bad for the price. You could possibly still find this at your local store.


*This product was given to me for review. These are my honest opinions about the product.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Femme Fatale Swatches

I believe this should now be ALL of my Femme Fatale eyeshadows at the moment. I'm still ranking this one of my top makeup shops/brands.

All are swatched wet unless noted.

Shooting Stars- "A soft wisteria violet eye shadow tinged with pink, Shooting Stars is highlighted by a heavy duochrome finish." 
This is one of my ALL time favorite shades. Duochrome goodness.

Desecration- "A striking bright green shimmer over a base mixed of cool grey, subtle brown and pearly purple tones."
Smokebomb- "A black based eye shadow with colour shifting shimmer and copper sparkles."

 Rebel swatched dry.

 Rebel- "A muted thulian pink duochrome blush with violet sparkles. Rebel is a soft and lightweight blush of which the colour can be built up to your liking."

Rebel is a blush. I received it in a grab bag with my last order. Since Rebel IS eye and lip safe, I will be wearing it as an eyeshadow since I don't use blush too much. It is a gorgeous metallic sort of shade when swatched wet.


I believe that's all of my eyeshadow right now from Femme Fatale. You can check out my older posts if you'd like to see the other colors. 


Friday, July 27, 2012

I Now Have a Facebook Fan Page!

You can check it out HERE.

Hopefully this will be an easier way to keep up with me, when I post things and news in the beauty world!

Thank you for reading my blog! I truly appreciate every one of you!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Darling Girl Cosmetics Swatches (Part 2)

This is the second part of my Darling Girl Cosmetics Swatches, you can find the first one here.
Also, some shades that are noted are Spectral Shifts and they are described on the website as the following:

"Spectral Shifts are silky, sheer, iridescent, multipurpose shades that can be used as eye shadow, face highlighters, or depending on your complexion, blush.  Don't let the colors fool you -- the shift makes them very wearable."

All are swatched wet unless noted.

Scarecrow is a dark brown color with bit of purple undertones. It has a gold sheen with some copper and gold sparkles.

"Ghost Light (Spectral Shift) is a sheer teal with a touch of green iridescence and a golden shift."

"Tragic Romance is a gorgeous, warm reddish-purple with loads of gold interference."

"Phantom Of The Taupera - Sheer greyish brown with green shift and tiny baby blue sparkles."

Part 3 will be up soon! Keep an eye out for it!


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Can't Get Enough of Femme Fatale Cosmetics! (Part 1)

I really can't! I placed another order on July 10th and just got it yesterday. Woo! This time I ordered a grab bag and a few samples. I'm going to jump right into the swatches and descriptions since I've already reviewed this company before (company review and swatches and even more swatches). 

All are swatched wet unless noted.

Spark of Life- "A soft pale leaf green eye shadow complimented by a striking green duochrome finish." This shade was a Freebie with my purchase.

Hallowed Ground- "A pale asparagus green with stunning red shimmer."

Faerie Fire- "A soft lavender pink with cool undertones, highlighted by a electric lime gold sparkles."

Wrath Baby- "An electric Majorelle blue with a hint of violet, Wrath Baby eye shadow also has a scattering of subtle blue and purple shimmer."

Efflorescence- "A light orchid purple with violet tones, and a soft green shimmer."

 I absolutely love all of these colors (as I usually do). In my opinion, Femme Fatale Cosmetics has some of the best duochromes I've seen in a while. You can purchase these shades and SO many more at Femme Fatale Cosmetics website.

Keep an eye out for Part 2 soon!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Quick Update

I'm in the process of updating some of the older posts on here. I didn't like the pictures in the old posts, so I took new swatch photos. Right now the only new photos are in the Kiss My Sass Cosmetics post. Feel free to check them out!

I've not yet moved over the product photos. Why? Mainly because the originals are on my desktop which I've yet to set up since moving. I primarily use my laptop now, but I need to set up the desktop so I'll let everyone know once they're moved. I also took more product photos, but I'm not the biggest fan of them. So it's up for debate whether or not I drag all my eyeshadows out to do them again in the near future.

I have a lot of new posts coming up in the next few weeks. I've swatched just about everything I own and I'm trying to edit them with the company and name. It takes a while to get everything edited when I have swatched so many things! LOL.

I believe that's it for right now. If you'd like you can check out my nail blog .

Thanks for being a follower/viewer! I truly appreciate everyone!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Darling Girl Cosmetics Part 1

I ordered from Darling Girl Cosmetics around the beginning of this year for a birthday treat to myself. I don't want to make this so long since there will be a lot of parts since I ordered around 30 samples back then. So I'll just give you a quick summary of my experience.

My order was pretty big (sample wise) and I received them within TAT, so that was great. I haven't ordered from the new website, but I have navigated it and I love it SO much. The old website was a bit confusing and hard to find what you'd like. Everything was packaged well and my samples came in baggies (which I quickly put into my own jars). All of the colors are unique and the formula is great. Everything applies smoothly and looks amazing! Now on to the swatches!

All are applied wet. 

"Jeweled Taupe is an amazing, metallic, bronzey taupe with multi-colored shimmer like tiny little jewels ribboned through it."

 "Muddy Waters is a cool, gray-brown (aka taupe) with strong turquoise interference."

 "Roots Radicals" was inspired by Rancid and is a light, mint green with gold and pink sparkles."
 Roots Radical is part of the Darling Grrl Collection.

 "Fireside is an earthy maroon with flashes of silver sparkles."

"Harvest Moon is a slightly blackened golden taupe with bronze afterglow."

 My favorites from these swatches have to be Muddy Waters and Roots Radical.

You can purchase these colors and so many more from Darling Girl Cosmetics.