Swatches and Review: Shiro Anniversary Sale Haul!


OK, with those stupid gifs now out of my system, IĀ  can now move onto more important things. Like smearing eyeshadow all over my arms for a few hours. This is a joy I would never have anticipated before I got into indies, and swatching my entire Shiro order was a pleasure that was a bit difficult to explain to my husband (who thankfully is understanding of the whole insanity in the first place, but fears a bit for our scotch tape supply). You are now forewarned that I went a little hog wild with photos of the shadows and blushes, because damnit, they are just so pretty! See for yourself!

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Wherefore art thou, Shiro?: A story in gifs

Monday morning, I woke up to a confirmation e-mail from Shiro… MY ORDER HAD SHIPPED.


Then began the torture of waiting for the rest of the week. Thanks for nothing, Memorial Day.tumblr_m8kbw5SxhQ1r6zyb4o1_500

Yesterday morning, it was OUT FOR DELIVERY.EXCITEDIn some ways, maybe it was better I wasn’t there when the mailman arrived…

how-i-greet-my-mailman-oAnd in the past day since I’ve received my package, I’ve gone from this:


To this:SmeagolPrecious

And considering my trajectory, I think we can expect in the next week to get to this point:R4hux

Except with killer wings and some eyebrows, of course.

Stay tuned for swatches and a look!

Look of Today: Darling Girl Papercut and Fyrinnae Jade Ghost


I know they say that green is the color of envy, but to me, it’s the color of impatience. Green things want to grow. Green things hunger for more (water, sunlight, space). Green things have trouble letting a day pass without some change, even the most minute.

So today I wanted to be green! Since it’s a work day, I had to rein it in just a bit, but I would be lying if I didn’t say I was tickled when a woman stopped me to say she liked my eyeshadow. Teehee šŸ™‚

In my swatches of Darling Girl’s Papercut I saw a lot more teal, but applied it is very evidently that light grassy green described on the website. And once again, Jade Ghost is a perfect inner highlight color.

The look:

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Review and Swatches: Darling Girl Order, 12 Shadows and Fantasia blush

Saturday was one of those rare, unanticipated, hyper-productive days that turns you into a tornado of GETTING SHIT DONE-NESS. I deep cleaned and re-arranged my bedroom. I hung up pictures on my walls that have been gathering dust in a corner since I moved in six months ago. I washed my pup’s dog bed. I made low-carb Thai peanut sauce noodles for dinner (food baby much? Worth it).

And the gods must have seen my diligence and saw it fit to reward me, because my Darling Girl order that was supposed to arrive Tuesday did NOT arrive Tuesday. Oh no!

It arrived SATURDAY.

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Happy Makeuping!



  • NARS Smudgeproof primer
  • Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy
  • Fyrinnae Mephisto
  • Shiro Master of Whispers
  • Fyrinnae Jade Chost
  • Dawn Eyes Mossy Mauve
  • L’oreal Voluminous Lashes
  • Urban Decay 24/7 liner in tornado
  • Anastasia brow wiz in Caramel and powder in Strawburn
  • Fyrinnae Pygmy Hippo lip lustre
  • Other face stuff: MUFE HD foundation in 110, Laura Mercier secret concealer and brightening powder, Hourglass Dim Infusion blush