Swatches and Review: Hello Waffle Enabling and 1000 Likes, Darling Girl Fira, for a Dornish Eye

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Do you ever wake up with a perfectly clear picture of what you want to do with your makeup? I suppose maybe it would be better if I woke up with a cure for cancer, or a solution to world peace, but I have to admit it feels pretty damn good to sit down at my vanity and not feel like I am throwing random colors onto my face. Today was inspired by A Song of Ice and Fire, specifically the kingdom of Dorne. While I wait in baited agony for the release of the next book (come on, it COULD be tomorrow! Maybe! Maybe? …anybody?) I’m working on a reread, and Dorne stands out keenly to me as my favorite kingdom. It has fabulous wine. It seems to be one of the only places where somewhat psychologically balanced people come from (excepting Oberyn and the Sand Snakes, I guess… but what other kingdom doesn’t have somebody who we wouldn’t consider to be crazier?). The psychologically unbalanced people they do have are characters you still root for, too. They are smart enough to try to keep the rest of the kingdoms at arm’s length. I could go on, but needless to say it was calling to me this morning, so a look reflecting the gold, red, and orange of the House Martell sigil was in order.

The perfect choices for this were two shadows from Hello Waffle’s newer 1000 Likes collection, and a shadow from Darling Girl I’ve been dying to try. Let’s take a peek…

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Swatches and Review: Tilt/Shift Cosmetic’s BRAND NEW Destiny collection!

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I’m a nerdy gal, with a great appreciation for nerdy things. I haven’t jumped over to play Destiny yet (but now that my hubs and I upgraded to a PS4, MAYBE THIS WILL BECOME A REALITY!), but I have admired it from afar. It’s also no secret that I love Tilt/Shift Cosmetics, run by the amazing Niahm. Her lipsticks have excellent longevity and pigmentation, and the colors she creates for her shadows fall into this magical category of being interesting AND wearable.  When Niahm asked if I would be willing to preview her new Destiny collection… well, you can imagine my reaction. (Hint: It involved a lot of high pitched squeaky noises). Tilt/Shift just recently re-opened, with the Destiny Collection AND three new winter lipstick shades available (sweet jesus Lunar is calling my name), and I am SO excited to show you the amazing new shadows she has created!!

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Look of Today: A delicious day with Blackbird Cosmetics, Hello Waffle, and Black Violet Yuzu Cookies perfume

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The leaves outside are starting to change color!!fps-1-4

Every moment I think “IT’S AUTUMN!!”, suddenly 80 degree weather hits and I shuffle sadly back to my room to take off my sweaters and dejectedly put on t-shirts. But nature doesn’t mean it! It loves me! This is for real this time!

I digress. Fall and winter are my favorite times for berry colored lips, and I’m developing a thing for berry-toned eyeshadow (thanks a lot, Shiro Mother of Dragons). Let’s get a little closer…

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Look of Today: Maybe it’s Hello Waffle Rose Champagne, maybe it’s no makeup? Maybe it’s Maybelline

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(It’s not Maybelline). I’ve been on a no foundation kick recently, which is partway between experimental-skin-care and sheer-laziness. What better to pair this crazy experiment with than a shadow that works perfectly as MLBB (my lids but better) shininess… which recently came in the form of Hello Waffle’s Rose Champagne shadow!

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Look of Today: Black Violet Exclusive Shiro Shadow, Fyrinnae Pygmy Hippo, Shiro Mother of Dragons, Hello Waffle Terra Cotta

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UGH, the past three weeks have been almost entirely makeup-less for me! Eventful, but it was one of those time periods in which I felt proud of myself simply for not doing nothing to my eyebrows before I left the house. I had a schmancy fundraiser gig I had to go to tonight, however, AND I received my Black Violet order that included their absolutely fabulous Celebration oil, as well as the special Shiro shadow ‘Everything Counts’ from their anniversary sale… so what better an occasion to give my new shadow a try?

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Swatches and Review: Tilt Shift Cosmetics Lipslicks

ts-18I love lipsticks. I also love space. One of the great things about indie products is they can marry crazy things like this– like I also love eyeshadow, and I love animal puns. I also love purples, pinks, and reds… so when Tilt/Shift Cosmetics, run by the incomparable Niahm, had a 20% off sale in July, you betcher butt that I went totally insane and bought all the colors of lipslicks available to me in full sizes. Tilt/Shift Cosmetics has just reopened from a brief hiatus, so now is the time to decide which of these gorgeous colors calls to you from across the misty moors, because they are truly lovely.

Onto the lipsticks!!

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