Swatches and Review: Hello Waffle January Visage Box

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We are well on our way into 2015 now, folks! The train has left the station, full steam ahead! Of course a new year also meant a new month, and a new month meant… a Hello Waffle Visage box! I signed up for the December box first (and will have a review of that coming with some of the prettiest taupes you ever did see), but because Hello Waffle has a sale starting tomorrow that will include some visage extras I wanted to jump on providing some swatches for this box because they are TRULY beautiful colors, especially if you love peaches as much as I do.

Hello Waffle’s Visage box is a monthly subscription box that costs $25 including shipping and contains products for your eyes, lips, and face. This can include anything from lipgloss to eyeshadow to contour powder, blush, lipstick… the whole gamut. Every month Hello Waffle partners with another indie company to add something in to spice up the box, and perhaps my favorite part of the box is that they are still folklore/fairy tale themed! Past themes have included Grimm’s Summer and Winter Garden and A Christmas Carol, and in each box you get a little letter from Christine including the story that inspired the box and a description of each of the products. Let’s get a closer look!

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Swatches and Review: All four Notoriously Morbid Glass lip tints

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I love me a good lip tint! I was thrilled when I got Notoriously Morbid’s Glass Apples lip tint in my August Vanishing Cabinet, and even more thrilled when I found out that three more were being released (including Glass Berries, which I used in this look here). I’ve done a substantial amount of damage in the past few Black Friday sales I have raided (oh Hello Waffle, I can’t quit you!), but while I’m waiting for all of my goodies to arrive, I have to entertain myself somehow! So why not with lip swatches of all four of the Glass lip tints, huh?

Onward!

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Look of Today: Green eyeshadow and Fyrinnae Triceratops (plus Fyrinnae Burrowing Owl!)

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“You should do a Poison Ivy look today!” my husband said to me recently. WELL DON’T MIND IF I DO. This is a very loosely inspired look, but I had a bit of fun with it and loved finally playing around with Fyrinnae Triceratops. Its been sitting in my lipstick drawer for a bit, and it’s just too pretty to not do anything with.

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Look of Today: Notoriously Morbid Tea Tosh, Stories by the Fire, Autumn Flowers, and Glass Berries lip tint

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My favorite go-to daily look is some combo of neutral, potentially pink-toned eye shadow combined with a lovely cool-toned liner. Indie makeup opened up my eyes to the possibility of expanding my eye liner range with products like Darling Girl Superstar Serum, which allows me to turn amazing colors like Notoriously Morbid’s Autumn Flowers into shimmery liner magic. Today I used some of my favorite Notoriously Morbid shadows for something easy, with just enough whimsy to get me through the day.

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Swatches and Review: Ten Three Labs party! Shadows, salve and smudge sticks, and scents

myshadows2 (3 of 16) Nothing makes me feel like more of a bad ass than a blood red lip and some beautiful, neutral eye shadows. Fortunately for me, I received an amazing package from Cara over at Ten Three Labs recently that totally allows me to fill this need, and I am I am PSYCHED to share on here. Ten Three Labs is a newer indie shop, having just opened last month, and it does basically everything! Shadows, perfumes, lip balms, and tinted balms. Its first shadow collection is Bad Bitches, shadows designed around powerful women throughout history, and it also has a perfume catalog of six General Collection scents and rotating monthly scents. Cara asked me if I would be willing to provide an unbiased review of her shadows and then surprised me by including a whole bunch of other goodies in the package, so naturally I will go over all of them. This is my first experience with Ten Three Labs, so buckle up and let’s see how it went! Continue reading

Swatches and Review: Exchange presents! Darling Girl Soft Focus Blushes, Darling Girl Black Collection glitters, Sixteen92 scents

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My cat loving on her new toy from my exchange partner

I absolutely LOVE gift exchanges! Thanks to Reddit, several times a year I get paired up with a stranger, stalk them relentlessly online, and pick out things I think they will love. Lucky for me, I get this in return! I already received some beautiful Shiro products, which I am using all the time, and also received some incredible Darling Girl and Sixteen92 products… as well as a box of AMAZING Canadian surprises!

Let’s take a look-see!

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Swatches and Review: Blanche Neige Cosmetics Little Mermaid collection and lipsticks

 

adjusted (8 of 11)I just can’t say no to trying out a new indie company, so when Blanche Neige announced they were opening about a week ago and had fantasy/fairy tale themed collections, how could a girl say no? A girl could not! Blanche Neige means ‘Snow White’ in French, and their first eyeshadow collection is Little Mermaid themed. It consists of twelve beautiful shadows in a lovely variety of colors, and they also have some great lipsticks. I may or may not have placed an order that same day, and may or may not have received it two days ago!

We may or may not find out… aw hell, just look at these beautiful shades!

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