Guys, it’s my anniversary today! My amazing hubby and I have been married for four years now. It was such a beautiful day, probably the most beautiful of my life. We had our ceremony up in the mountains…
Whew, it’s been a long week! I’ve been recovering from tonsillitis (you know, being sick as an adult is TOTALLY different than being sick as a kid… you keep thinking you should be able to get up, drive around, go to work any moment, when in reality you’re a sad little feverish blob and in no way should be allowed to respond to your work e-mail… sorry co-workers!), so it felt SO good to be able to sit down and have a good play date with my makeup vanity! AND I received not one, but TWO My Pretty Zombie blushes from my amazing swap partner in the r/MakeupAddiction Summer Exchange, so what better reason to play around with some killer blush?
Let’s look at swatches!
Duochromes are the gateway shadow drug of the indie world. Those of us who love makeup have our mainstream favorites, of course– I adore Laura Mercier shadows for their smoothness and blendability, and many of Tarte’s Amazonian clay shadows are creamy and pigmented beyond belief. But there isn’t much out there that is quite like a really good indie duochrome. And believe me, Femme Fatale Cosmetics has some really good indie duochromes. So you can imagine my excitement when my portion of a group buy arrived yesterday!!
Let’s take a closer look!
I finally have an indie nail polish to post about!! Eeee! It took a while to hop across several ponds, but my Femme Fatale polish order arrived this past week and everything is soooo beautiful. I’ll do a little post about each of them, but this one is Lunar Halo, a gorgeous beige with silver, blue, and green shimmer. It is natural enough that it’s wearable in every-day life, but the iridescent glitter makes me feel like a princess.
I am waiting on some either very good or very bad news this week, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t trying to self medicate with makeup. You know, in the distract-at-all-costs sense. So I may have woken up before the sun rose this morning, but instead of pacing around like a mad person, I hupped to doing my makeup right away and actually had time to do proper wings for work. Channel all of that anxiety into productivity!
It’s no secret that I absolutely love Femme Fatale’s Candied Apple shadow. Let me rephrase. Loooooooove it. It finally occurred to me today that Candied Apple also pairs PERFECTLY with my other shadow love, Fyrinnae Jade Ghost. A match made in heaven! The green duochrome of Candied Apple blends beautifully with the luminous wizardry of Jade Ghost.
“It’s summer,” you say to yourself, “Where the hell are my bright blushes?!” Before toying around with Greek Goddess in my look yesterday, this was the thought that went through my head. Never fear, here is a comparison between two very bright, but very different pink blushes that are perfect for looking exquisitely blush-y during these equally bright summer months: Fyrinnae Greek Goddess (featured in my last post) and Fyrinnae Charm (featured above).
Let’s get a closer look!
Do you ever wake up in the morning with a clear thought of what you want to do for your makeup that day? I somehow woke up knowing I wanted bright pink cheeks and lips, and neutral, simple eyes. Maybe I had some sort of a dream that I can’t remember now, about strawberry flavored shaved ice and pink cotton candy, but whatever happened, this is what we came up with!