Sent for review
I'm totally behind on posting these, I'm so sorry! Many of you have probably already seen these products from other bloggers or you may have seen them on Aromaleigh's Blog for the round-up posts, so feel free to skip this post if you've already seen these. Or if you'd like to look again, I'm cool with that! :)
I'm just going to give a short little description of the boxes then jump to the swatches.
Up first is February 2015's Ephemera box! This month's box was inspired by the movie "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind". I loved the bold and colorful colors of February's box! It was great to see bright colorful colors since I didn't have anything like these already in my collection. The circle swatches will be over NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skintone and the line swatches will be over ELF Glitter Primer.
Meet Me in Montauk (eyeshadow)- "The green of Clementine's hair when she first meets Joel in Montauk, with a smattering of hopeful blue sparkle. Lip, cheek and eye safe."
Remember Me (eyeshadow)- "The coral/orange of Clementine's hair as her love affair with Joel falters, accented by the golden amber glow of dying memories. Lip, cheek and eye safe."
Do I Know You? (eyeshadow)- "Enduring the aftermath of the breakup and memory erasure, Clementine's hair is blue. This shadow is a wintry blue with a lovely copper/rose duochrome shimmer. Finally, she meets Joel again on the train and says, "Do I know you?". Lip, cheek and eye safe."
Blessed are the Forgetful (rouge)- "The vivid warm red of Clementine's hair when she and Joel are happily in love, with a soft coppery glow of emotional states yet to come. Lip, cheek and eye safe." This is built up over bare skin.
February's box featured a sample fragrence from Alchimia Apothecary. I got the sample Love Drops which automatically sends me back to childhood to the Disney Perfume Princess Dolls I had. Obviously it's not an exact scent from them, but it has hints of some of those perfumes I had as a child. Loved them! The first notes I pick up are roses, but not a gross overwhelming fake rose scent, more of a subtle rose smell. I also get the bamboo and a hint of mandarin. It sort of mellows out into a soapy sort of scent? It's not bad. I enjoy it! The official description from Alchimia Apothecary's website is "Pink lotus and hawthorn roses burst with the brightness of Mandarin oranges and fresh green bamboo. Transparent hints of amber work to ground this blend.". It's definitely one of those scents I'll put on for nostalgic purposes.
February's box also featured a sneak peek for March's box and a sample of Origami Unicorn from the Blade Runner inspired collection.
MARCH 2015 EPHEMERA
March's box was inspired by Norse mythology. I don't know much at all about Norse mythology, but it was interesting to read about these with the box's insert. The colors were more subtle for this month, but were still absolutely beautiful! All are swatched over NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skintone.
Ragnarok (eyeshadow)- "Ragnarok is the Norse end of days, a prophecy depicting the demise of the Gods, the destruction of the earth, and the renewel of mankind after a deludge. A deep, warm reddish brown with gold/green interference shimmer. Vegan, eye use only." This color was the hint in last month's box.
Valhalla (eyeshadow)- "Valhalla is the "hall of the slain", a majestic hall located in Asgard, where Odin houses his chosen fallen warriors. A soft pale weathered gold with strong blue interference sparkle. Vegan, eye use only."
Yggdrasil (eyeshadow)- "Yggdrasil is an immense tree that is central in Norse cosmology, in connection to which the nine Norse worlds exist. A midtone heathered green with copper interference shimmer. Vegan, eye use only."
Valkyrie (rouge)- "Valkyries were the choosers of the slain. They hovered over battlefields and decided warrior's fates, ushering the fallen to Valhalla or Folkvangr. An easy-wear, soft warm rose shade. Your cheeks but better. Vegan. Lip, cheek and eye safe."
March's box featured a sample of Sheer Lip Glaze in Daydream from Kiss My Sass Cosmetics. This is swatched over bare skin.
March's box also featured a sneak peek of an eyeshadow for next month's box and a sample of Carina from the "Galactic" collection. The first swatch is next month's sneak peek, the second swatch is of Carina. Both are over NYX Eyeshadow Base in Skintone.
WHEW! I think that's everything! I love Aromaleigh subs! It seems like each month the boxes get better and better!
Here's links if you'd like to purchase anything!
Aromaleigh's February 2015 Round-up Post
Aromaleigh's February 2015 Round-up Post